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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
.NET Architect
Rank 595 592 544
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -48
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Architect 30 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.043% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.047% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 37
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £290 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £670 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

.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 28 August 2015.

.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 19 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 28 August 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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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 -5 30 £500 +42.85% 4
London +20 18 £500 +47.05% 3
South East -14 6 £413 - 1
South West - 4 £431 -
City of London +2 2 £500 +60.00%
Surrey -2 2 £500 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £431 -
Southampton - 2 £375 -
Bath - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £375 -
West Midlands 0 1 - -
Reading - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

.NET Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 19 (42.22%) C#
5 17 (37.78%) ASP.NET
5 17 (37.78%) MVC
6 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (28.89%) .NET Framework
8 12 (26.67%) TDD
9 11 (24.44%) WCF
10 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 9 (20.00%) SQL
11 9 (20.00%) CRM
11 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (20.00%) BDD
12 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
12 8 (17.78%) Finance
13 7 (15.56%) Banking
13 7 (15.56%) Dynamics CRM
13 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
13 7 (15.56%) UML
13 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (13.33%) CMS
14 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (13.33%) Sitecore
15 5 (11.11%) jQuery
15 5 (11.11%) Node.js
15 5 (11.11%) KnockoutJS

.NET Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) CMS
2 6 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (11.11%) Node.js
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
5 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (8.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) RSpec
3 1 (2.22%) MSTest
3 1 (2.22%) Moq
3 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) NUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Dutch Language
4 2 (4.44%) French Language
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (37.78%) ASP.NET
3 13 (28.89%) .NET Framework
4 11 (24.44%) WCF
5 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
7 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 5 (11.11%) jQuery
9 4 (8.89%) WPF
9 4 (8.89%) SOAP
10 3 (6.67%) Web Services
10 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET
10 3 (6.67%) RESTful
10 3 (6.67%) Middleware
11 2 (4.44%) XML
11 2 (4.44%) CSS
11 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (4.44%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
1 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) MVC
2 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) TDD
4 9 (20.00%) CRM
4 9 (20.00%) BDD
5 7 (15.56%) UML
6 4 (8.89%) SOA
6 4 (8.89%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (8.89%) SDLC
7 3 (6.67%) Web Application Development
7 3 (6.67%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.67%) Web Development
7 3 (6.67%) Release Management
7 3 (6.67%) OO
7 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.22%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Facebook
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.22%) Twitter
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) HP