The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications 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 Applications 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
Application Architect
Rank 523 508 495
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 96 93 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 60
Average daily rate £503 £531 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £641 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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% -

Applications Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Applications Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Applications Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Applications Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications 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 Applications 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 +2 88 £523 -2.79% 18
London +2 44 £525 -4.54% 6
Yorkshire -3 15 £500 +20.48% 4
West Yorkshire +1 14 £500 +20.48% 3
Leeds -9 13 £500 - 2
Scotland -4 7 £450 -
Edinburgh -10 7 £450 -
West Midlands -14 7 £550 -
South East -6 6 £350 -33.33% 2
North West -13 5 £485 +14.11% 2
Manchester - 4 £520 - 2
City of London +30 3 £600 -4.00% 1
Hampshire +6 3 £350 -41.27%
Birmingham -4 3 £550 -
Solihull - 3 £650 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £525 -
North East - 3 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £525 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £525 -
East of England -3 2 £525 +10.52%
Berkshire -4 2 - - 1
South West -5 2 £482 -16.13% 1
Reading -13 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £538 -
Farnborough +9 1 £500 -16.10%
Wiltshire -5 1 £540 -6.17%
Swindon -6 1 £540 -6.17%
East Midlands -10 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £360 -
Taunton - 1 £425 - 1

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 77 (38.89%) Java
2 59 (29.80%) Web Services
3 47 (23.74%) TOGAF
4 39 (19.70%) SOA
5 37 (18.69%) Finance
6 32 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (14.65%) Spring
7 29 (14.65%) REST
8 26 (13.13%) Migration
9 25 (12.63%) UML
9 25 (12.63%) Oracle
10 24 (12.12%) SharePoint
11 23 (11.62%) SQL Server
11 23 (11.62%) .NET
12 21 (10.61%) API Integration
13 20 (10.10%) Data Centre
13 20 (10.10%) SQL
13 20 (10.10%) CRM
14 19 (9.60%) MS Visio
14 19 (9.60%) JavaScript
14 19 (9.60%) Security Cleared
15 17 (8.59%) Microservices
15 17 (8.59%) HTML
15 17 (8.59%) Technical Architecture
16 16 (8.08%) Degree
16 16 (8.08%) OO
16 16 (8.08%) Microsoft
16 16 (8.08%) Relational Database
17 15 (7.58%) API Development
17 15 (7.58%) API Design

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 24 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (5.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.53%) JBoss
6 4 (2.02%) IIS
6 4 (2.02%) Lync
7 3 (1.52%) Apache
7 3 (1.52%) Confluence
7 3 (1.52%) nginx
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.01%) SAS
9 1 (0.51%) Liferay
9 1 (0.51%) Node.js
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (9.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Maximo
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.02%) IaaS
2 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.02%) PaaS
2 4 (2.02%) SaaS
3 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.01%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.05%) Firewall
2 6 (3.03%) FTP
3 5 (2.53%) HTTP
4 4 (2.02%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.52%) SSL
6 2 (1.01%) Internet
6 2 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.51%) DHCP
7 1 (0.51%) DNS
7 1 (0.51%) Extranet
7 1 (0.51%) Intranet
7 1 (0.51%) IPsec
7 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.08%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.54%) DTS
5 6 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.03%) MySQL
5 6 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.02%) GIS
8 3 (1.52%) Big Data
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.01%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.01%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.01%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.01%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.55%) Maven
2 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.02%) JIRA
4 3 (1.52%) JUnit
5 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.01%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.01%) Selenium
5 2 (1.01%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.51%) Ant
6 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.51%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.51%) ERwin
6 1 (0.51%) JMeter
6 1 (0.51%) Log4j
6 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
6 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (18.69%) Finance
2 13 (6.57%) Banking
3 8 (4.04%) Retail
4 5 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Billing
6 2 (1.01%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.01%) French Language
7 1 (0.51%) International Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (29.80%) Web Services
2 29 (14.65%) REST
2 29 (14.65%) Spring
3 23 (11.62%) .NET
4 17 (8.59%) HTML
5 13 (6.57%) SOAP
6 11 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 11 (5.56%) XML
7 10 (5.05%) HTML5
7 10 (5.05%) JSF
8 9 (4.55%) Ajax
9 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.04%) RichFaces
10 7 (3.54%) EDI
10 7 (3.54%) JPA
10 7 (3.54%) WCF
11 6 (3.03%) Apache CXF
11 6 (3.03%) J2EE
11 6 (3.03%) Middleware
12 5 (2.53%) Apache OpenJPA
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (5.05%) Data Integration
4 7 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.54%) Cryptography
5 6 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.02%) CESG
6 4 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (0.51%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) DataPower
8 1 (0.51%) FMCG
8 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.07%) Windows
2 9 (4.55%) Unix
3 8 (4.04%) Linux
4 6 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.02%) AIX
5 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.01%) Android
6 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.74%) TOGAF
2 39 (19.70%) SOA
3 32 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (13.13%) Migration
5 25 (12.63%) UML
6 21 (10.61%) API Integration
7 20 (10.10%) CRM
8 17 (8.59%) Microservices
8 17 (8.59%) Technical Architecture
9 16 (8.08%) OO
10 15 (7.58%) API Design
10 15 (7.58%) API Development
10 15 (7.58%) Project Management
11 14 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (6.06%) Analytics
12 12 (6.06%) SDLC
12 12 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.56%) Use Case
13 11 (5.56%) Web Development
14 10 (5.05%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 77 (38.89%) Java
2 20 (10.10%) SQL
3 19 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.55%) VB
5 7 (3.54%) C#
5 7 (3.54%) XPath
6 5 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.08%) Degree
3 12 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) ISACA
4 5 (2.53%) SANS
5 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.02%) XenDesktop
2 4 (2.02%) XenServer
3 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.01%) Docker
3 2 (1.01%) Varnish
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) TeamSite
2 3 (1.52%) Puppet
3 2 (1.01%) Bareos
3 2 (1.01%) yum
4 1 (0.51%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.51%) OpenView
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (12.63%) Oracle
2 16 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.05%) IBM
4 9 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.04%) Citrix
5 8 (4.04%) VMware
6 6 (3.03%) Google
6 6 (3.03%) HP
7 4 (2.02%) Cognos
7 4 (2.02%) Informatica
7 4 (2.02%) SAP
7 4 (2.02%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.52%) EMC
8 3 (1.52%) ESRI
8 3 (1.52%) Infor
8 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.52%) Siebel
9 2 (1.01%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.01%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.51%) 3PAR
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