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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Architect
Rank 577 527 581
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +54
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Architect 24 48 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.090% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.097% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £525 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £460 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £650 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £488 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

.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 20 August 2014.

.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 20 August 2014. 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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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 -52 23 £350 -33.33% 17
London -7 16 £340 -38.18% 5
City of London +23 4 £313 -41.31% 2
East of England -20 3 £325 -35.00% 3
North West - 2 £700 - 2
Surrey +1 1 - - 2
Birmingham +1 1 £425 -
South East -3 1 - - 4
West Midlands -12 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £400 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £400 - 1
Egham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 3

.NET Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (65.96%) C#
3 28 (59.57%) MVC
4 25 (53.19%) ASP.NET
5 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
6 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
8 12 (25.53%) Visual Studio
8 12 (25.53%) SQL
8 12 (25.53%) WCF
9 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
10 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
11 8 (17.02%) SOA
11 8 (17.02%) Windows
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.89%) Scrum
13 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.77%) Banking
14 5 (10.64%) TDD
14 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (10.64%) Sitecore
14 5 (10.64%) MCSD
14 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
14 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
14 5 (10.64%) HTML
14 5 (10.64%) XML
15 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
15 4 (8.51%) CSS
15 4 (8.51%) Web Services

.NET Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
2 4 (8.51%) CMS
3 3 (6.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.13%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MS Access
2 2 (4.26%) DTS
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) MSTest
4 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.13%) NUnit
General
1 6 (12.77%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (53.19%) ASP.NET
3 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (25.53%) WCF
5 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.64%) HTML
6 5 (10.64%) XML
7 4 (8.51%) CSS
7 4 (8.51%) Web Services
7 4 (8.51%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (8.51%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (6.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (6.38%) HTML5
8 3 (6.38%) WF
8 3 (6.38%) LINQ
8 3 (6.38%) XML Messaging
9 2 (4.26%) jQuery
9 2 (4.26%) XMPP
9 2 (4.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.26%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) MVC
2 8 (17.02%) SOA
3 7 (14.89%) Scrum
4 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.64%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) OOP
6 4 (8.51%) OO
6 4 (8.51%) Web Development
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Workflow
8 2 (4.26%) CRM
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Migration
9 1 (2.13%) Data Transformation
9 1 (2.13%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.13%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.13%) Content Management
9 1 (2.13%) MVVM
9 1 (2.13%) BDD
9 1 (2.13%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) VBA
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) XAML
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) MCSD
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) MCPD
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) MCTS
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCAD
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Sitecore
3 4 (8.51%) Lotus
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Facebook
5 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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