The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Architect
Rank 575 530 564
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +34
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Architect 18 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.074% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.081% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £469 £500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

.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 25 July 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 27 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 25 July 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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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 -48 18 £425 -22.72% 4
London -13 13 £450 -25.00% 2
City of London +3 2 £313 -43.18% 1
South East -9 2 £400 -11.11%
Surrey - 2 £400 -
Birmingham -2 1 £425 -
West Midlands -13 1 £425 -
East of England -29 1 £270 -46.00%
North West - 1 £700 -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Cobham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Scotland - - - - 3

.NET Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) C#
3 25 (59.52%) MVC
4 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
5 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (26.19%) WCF
8 10 (23.81%) SOA
8 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
10 7 (16.67%) Sitecore
10 7 (16.67%) TDD
10 7 (16.67%) XML
10 7 (16.67%) Windows
11 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 6 (14.29%) CMS
11 6 (14.29%) Scrum
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (11.90%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (11.90%) OOP
12 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
12 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
12 5 (11.90%) HTML
13 4 (9.52%) CSS
13 4 (9.52%) IBM Notes
13 4 (9.52%) MCSD

.NET Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (14.29%) CMS
2 5 (11.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.38%) Node.js
5 1 (2.38%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) GitHub
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) DTS
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.14%) MSTest
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (26.19%) WCF
5 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
6 7 (16.67%) XML
7 5 (11.90%) HTML
8 4 (9.52%) CSS
8 4 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (7.14%) REST
9 3 (7.14%) HTML5
9 3 (7.14%) WF
9 3 (7.14%) LINQ
9 3 (7.14%) jQuery
9 3 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (7.14%) XML Messaging
10 2 (4.76%) Ajax
10 2 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.76%) iPhone
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) MVC
2 10 (23.81%) SOA
3 7 (16.67%) TDD
4 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.90%) OOP
6 4 (9.52%) Web Development
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.14%) OO
7 3 (7.14%) Workflow
7 3 (7.14%) Content Management
8 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.76%) BDD
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Database Tuning
9 1 (2.38%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.38%) MVVM
9 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) C#
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) XAML
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) MCSD
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) MCPD
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) MCAD
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 4 (9.52%) Lotus
4 3 (7.14%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.38%) Facebook
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
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