The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 598 505 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.48% 5.99% 6.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.08% 6.55% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 259 258
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £616 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £44.63 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.17% -6.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £44.33 £46.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £44.93 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -1.66%
Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the South East region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the South East region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 231 £519 +10.96% 52
Hampshire -3 124 £500 +6.89% 31
Surrey -4 83 £500 +11.11% 24
Buckinghamshire -6 57 £475 +5.55% 11
Oxfordshire +10 41 £533 +18.33% 21
West Sussex -4 29 £488 -2.50% 2
Middlesex -8 5 £425 -27.65% 2
East Sussex -10 5 £463 -11.05%
M4 Corridor +3 3 - -
Kent -15 1 £450 +15.38% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 222 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 206 (16.75%) Microsoft
3 183 (14.88%) TOGAF
4 167 (13.58%) Telecoms
5 164 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 150 (12.20%) Oracle
7 142 (11.54%) Finance
8 135 (10.98%) SOA
9 127 (10.33%) VMware
10 126 (10.24%) Java
11 125 (10.16%) Windows
11 125 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
12 105 (8.54%) SQL
13 101 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
14 97 (7.89%) Linux
15 92 (7.48%) UNIX
15 92 (7.48%) CRM
15 92 (7.48%) Cisco
16 90 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
16 90 (7.32%) SharePoint
16 90 (7.32%) .NET
17 87 (7.07%) Active Directory
18 82 (6.67%) IBM
19 81 (6.59%) Degree
20 79 (6.42%) Migration
21 78 (6.34%) DV Cleared
22 77 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
22 77 (6.26%) SAP
23 76 (6.18%) Retail
23 76 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 90 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 58 (4.72%) Lync
3 52 (4.23%) Apache
3 52 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 47 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
5 36 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 33 (2.68%) WebSphere
7 31 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (2.44%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.06%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.89%) CMS
11 10 (0.81%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (0.73%) IIS
12 9 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.65%) JBoss
14 7 (0.57%) Documentum
14 7 (0.57%) MQSeries
14 7 (0.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 44 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.54%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.57%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.49%) InDesign
9 5 (0.41%) MS Office
10 3 (0.24%) MS Project
11 1 (0.081%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 42 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.24%) SAP SCM
10 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
11 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.16%) HFM
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.90%) SaaS
2 31 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.30%) Office 365
5 15 (1.22%) PaaS
6 11 (0.89%) IaaS
7 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.41%) Force.com
9 2 (0.16%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 73 (5.93%) Internet
2 70 (5.69%) Firewall
3 55 (4.47%) WAN
4 52 (4.23%) LAN
5 50 (4.07%) SAN
6 39 (3.17%) 3G
7 28 (2.28%) Broadband
7 28 (2.28%) VoIP
8 24 (1.95%) MPLS
8 24 (1.95%) BGP
9 20 (1.63%) Intranet
10 19 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (1.46%) MVNO
11 18 (1.46%) NAS
12 17 (1.38%) DNS
13 16 (1.30%) VPN
14 15 (1.22%) LTE
14 15 (1.22%) 4G
15 14 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
15 14 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (3.58%) Big Data
4 35 (2.85%) Hadoop
5 21 (1.71%) MySQL
5 21 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 18 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
7 17 (1.38%) HPCC
8 14 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.14%) SAP BW
9 12 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.65%) DB2
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.49%) PerformancePoint
13 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (2.20%) Maven
2 25 (2.03%) Eclipse
2 25 (2.03%) JIRA
3 22 (1.79%) Axure RP
4 18 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.06%) FitNesse
5 13 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.16%) Selenium
8 2 (0.16%) JUnit
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.081%) ERwin
9 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.081%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.081%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.081%) Subversion
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.081%) jMock
General
1 167 (13.58%) Telecoms
2 142 (11.54%) Finance
3 76 (6.18%) Retail
4 45 (3.66%) Billing
5 30 (2.44%) Marketing
6 23 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.87%) Banking
7 18 (1.46%) Interactive Media
8 12 (0.98%) Publishing
9 11 (0.89%) Legal
10 9 (0.73%) Electronics
10 9 (0.73%) Back Office
11 8 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.57%) Military
13 6 (0.49%) Advertising
14 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) Local Government
16 1 (0.081%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.32%) .NET
2 71 (5.77%) Web Services
3 70 (5.69%) Middleware
4 50 (4.07%) J2EE
5 45 (3.66%) HTML
6 31 (2.52%) XML
7 30 (2.44%) SOAP
8 26 (2.11%) Application Packaging
9 25 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 22 (1.79%) CSS
11 20 (1.63%) PostGIS
11 20 (1.63%) Java EE
12 19 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
13 17 (1.38%) REST
14 16 (1.30%) HTML5
15 15 (1.22%) RESTful
16 13 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
17 12 (0.98%) WCF
17 12 (0.98%) .NET Framework
17 12 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.74%) Open Source
2 39 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 34 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.68%) User Experience
5 32 (2.60%) Clustering
6 30 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.20%) PKI
9 23 (1.87%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.71%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.38%) iSeries
13 13 (1.06%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.89%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.89%) Taxonomies
15 8 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.65%) Social Media
15 8 (0.65%) GIS
15 8 (0.65%) DTV
16 7 (0.57%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 125 (10.16%) Windows
2 97 (7.89%) Linux
3 92 (7.48%) UNIX
4 25 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.30%) AIX
7 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.06%) Solaris
8 13 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.41%) Android
11 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.24%) HPUX
12 3 (0.24%) VMS
12 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.081%) SUSE
14 1 (0.081%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (14.88%) TOGAF
2 135 (10.98%) SOA
3 125 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 92 (7.48%) CRM
6 90 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 79 (6.42%) Migration
8 77 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (5.69%) ITIL
10 68 (5.53%) Data Modelling
11 65 (5.28%) Technical Architecture
12 51 (4.15%) Project Management
13 50 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (4.07%) Scrum
14 46 (3.74%) E-Commerce
14 46 (3.74%) Security Architecture
14 46 (3.74%) Analytics
15 40 (3.25%) ETL
15 40 (3.25%) Data Architecture
16 36 (2.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (10.24%) Java
2 105 (8.54%) SQL
3 40 (3.25%) C#
4 38 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.95%) C
6 20 (1.63%) PHP
7 18 (1.46%) C++
8 17 (1.38%) Perl
8 17 (1.38%) Python
9 11 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.65%) Scala
11 8 (0.65%) Ruby
12 6 (0.49%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.49%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.41%) ABAP
14 4 (0.33%) VBA
15 3 (0.24%) VBScript
15 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 222 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 81 (6.59%) Degree
4 78 (6.34%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (2.11%) CISSP
7 22 (1.79%) CCIE
8 20 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.14%) MCSE
9 14 (1.14%) CCNP
10 11 (0.89%) CISM
11 9 (0.73%) CCNA
11 9 (0.73%) MCITP
12 6 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.49%) MCTS
13 5 (0.41%) CCIP
13 5 (0.41%) MCSA
14 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.24%) CCDP
14 3 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.30%) QA
2 11 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.57%) COBIT
4 6 (0.49%) SLA
5 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.16%) GCP
7 2 (0.16%) GMP
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.081%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 87 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 76 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.71%) vSphere
5 14 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
6 12 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (0.89%) ISA Server
8 10 (0.81%) UAG
8 10 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.73%) XenApp
10 6 (0.49%) vCloud
10 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.41%) KVM
12 4 (0.33%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.33%) XenServer
12 4 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (1.63%) SCCM
2 19 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 15 (1.22%) SCOM
3 15 (1.22%) Puppet
4 12 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (0.41%) OpenView
6 4 (0.33%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.33%) WSUS
6 4 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.24%) Netcool
7 3 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.24%) NSN NetAct
7 3 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 206 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 150 (12.20%) Oracle
3 127 (10.33%) VMware
4 92 (7.48%) Cisco
5 82 (6.67%) IBM
6 77 (6.26%) SAP
7 53 (4.31%) HP
8 44 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (3.17%) Citrix
10 32 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 30 (2.44%) NetApp
12 25 (2.03%) EMC
12 25 (2.03%) F5
13 20 (1.63%) BMC
13 20 (1.63%) Juniper
14 19 (1.54%) Business Objects
15 15 (1.22%) SolarWinds
16 14 (1.14%) Informatica
17 12 (0.98%) Adobe
17 12 (0.98%) McAfee
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London/Milton Keynes
Church International
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Church International
Rate: £650-£800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago