The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
.NET Architect
Rank 567 531 538
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Architect 52 70 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 31
Average daily rate £500 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £646 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

.NET Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

.NET Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Architect within the UK.

.NET Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

.NET Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Architect within the UK.

.NET Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -18 52 £500 +2.56% 17
London -25 22 £550 +15.78% 8
West Midlands -3 13 £500 +37.93%
South West +5 5 £590 +38.82% 1
Birmingham -1 5 £500 +37.93%
Hertfordshire +8 4 £644 +0.98%
East of England -2 4 £644 +6.18%
East Midlands -7 4 £500 +8.10% 2
Solihull - 4 £438 -
City of London +29 3 £575 +33.72% 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £663 +55.88%
West Yorkshire -3 2 £450 - 3
South East -6 2 £575 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire -9 2 £450 +28.57% 3
Redditch - 2 £500 -
Bristol - 2 £518 - 1
Coventry - 2 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £500 -
Kettering - 2 £500 -
Northampton - 2 £500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £500 - 1
Nuneaton - 2 £500 -
Rugby - 2 £500 -
Leeds - 2 £450 - 3
Berkshire +3 1 £450 -23.40%
Swindon -4 1 £663 +55.88%
Nottinghamshire -11 1 £450 -2.70%
Nottingham -12 1 £450 -2.70%
Reading -12 1 £450 -23.40%

.NET Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET 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 .NET Architect in their job title.

1 113 (100.00%) .NET
2 63 (55.75%) C#
3 37 (32.74%) SQL Server
3 37 (32.74%) ASP.NET
3 37 (32.74%) Microsoft
4 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (26.55%) SQL
6 29 (25.66%) MVC
7 26 (23.01%) SOA
8 25 (22.12%) WCF
9 24 (21.24%) TDD
10 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (16.81%) TOGAF
11 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
12 17 (15.04%) SharePoint
13 16 (14.16%) CMS
13 16 (14.16%) .NET Framework
14 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (12.39%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (12.39%) Sitecore
14 14 (12.39%) HTML
15 13 (11.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (11.50%) REST
16 12 (10.62%) Java
16 12 (10.62%) CSS
17 11 (9.73%) Oracle
17 11 (9.73%) Finance
17 11 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (9.73%) SOLID

.NET Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET 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 .NET Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.04%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.16%) CMS
3 14 (12.39%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (7.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (6.19%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.31%) Umbraco
7 3 (2.65%) Node.js
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.77%) Confluence
8 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.77%) IIS
8 2 (1.77%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.88%) JBoss
9 1 (0.88%) Mule
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.54%) IaaS
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.65%) Office 365
5 2 (1.77%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (11.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.31%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.54%) RavenDB
8 3 (2.65%) Big Data
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.77%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.77%) MySQL
10 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.88%) Redis
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.65%) NUnit
2 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) JIRA
3 2 (1.77%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.77%) Moq
3 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.77%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.88%) Selenium
4 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Advertising
3 5 (4.42%) Legal
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Electronics
5 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (32.74%) ASP.NET
3 25 (22.12%) WCF
4 16 (14.16%) .NET Framework
5 14 (12.39%) HTML
6 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (11.50%) REST
7 12 (10.62%) CSS
8 8 (7.08%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.19%) Web Services
9 7 (6.19%) WPF
10 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (5.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.65%) HTML5
11 3 (2.65%) WF
11 3 (2.65%) WinForms
11 3 (2.65%) XML
12 2 (1.77%) CSS3
12 2 (1.77%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) Clustering
4 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.77%) Social Media
4 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Windows
2 5 (4.42%) Unix
3 4 (3.54%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) MVC
3 26 (23.01%) SOA
4 24 (21.24%) TDD
5 19 (16.81%) TOGAF
6 11 (9.73%) SOLID
7 10 (8.85%) CRM
7 10 (8.85%) Scrum
7 10 (8.85%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (7.08%) BDD
10 7 (6.19%) Open Source
11 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.31%) Migration
11 6 (5.31%) MVVM
12 5 (4.42%) OO
12 5 (4.42%) Project Management
12 5 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) C#
2 30 (26.55%) SQL
3 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.62%) Java
5 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.65%) Python
5 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
7 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.65%) PMP
4 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) MBA
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
1 2 (1.77%) StatsD
2 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (32.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.39%) Sitecore
3 11 (9.73%) Oracle
4 6 (5.31%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.65%) SAP
6 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Apigee
7 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) IFS
7 1 (0.88%) Mashery
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) webMethods
7 1 (0.88%) WSO2
7 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
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