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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 480 473 470
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 98 84 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 46
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£550 £490 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £610 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £550
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £110.00

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 -14 91 £550 +11.11% 18
London -9 38 £550 +10.00% 8
South East -24 17 £525 - 4
Berkshire +4 12 £480 -10.69% 4
South West -8 11 £575 - 1
City of London +14 10 £638 +24.39% 4
West Yorkshire - 9 £415 -
Yorkshire - 9 £415 -
West Midlands +6 7 - - 2
East of England +12 6 £488 +29.13% 3
Leeds - 6 - -
Bristol - 5 - -
Reading +10 4 £410 -25.45% 1
Hertfordshire +5 4 £513 +20.58% 2
Watford - 4 £513 - 2
Birmingham - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands +10 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £475 -
West Sussex - 2 £475 -
Cheshire +5 1 £425 -5.55%
Surrey -2 1 £575 +35.29%
North West -7 1 £425 -5.55%
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 52 (27.08%) Java
2 44 (22.92%) Finance
3 43 (22.40%) Windows
4 37 (19.27%) SOA
5 34 (17.71%) SQL Server
6 32 (16.67%) Banking
7 31 (16.15%) Migration
7 31 (16.15%) Oracle
8 30 (15.63%) Retail
9 29 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (15.10%) .NET
10 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
10 27 (14.06%) TOGAF
11 24 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 21 (10.94%) SQL
12 21 (10.94%) SAP
12 21 (10.94%) SharePoint
12 21 (10.94%) Security Cleared
13 20 (10.42%) UML
13 20 (10.42%) VMware
14 18 (9.38%) E-Commerce
15 16 (8.33%) C#
15 16 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (7.81%) SC Cleared
16 15 (7.81%) Web Services
17 14 (7.29%) HTML
17 14 (7.29%) JavaScript
17 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (6.77%) BizTalk Server

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.77%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.69%) CMS
4 8 (4.17%) IIS
5 5 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.08%) JBoss
6 4 (2.08%) Tuxedo
6 4 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.56%) TeamSite
7 3 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.56%) Apache
7 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.04%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.04%) CICS
8 2 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.04%) SPSS
4 1 (0.52%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.56%) Exstream
3 3 (1.56%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.52%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) IaaS
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Taleo
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.60%) Firewall
2 4 (2.08%) FTP
2 4 (2.08%) WAN
3 3 (1.56%) DNS
3 3 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.56%) SAN
3 3 (1.56%) SSH
3 3 (1.56%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.04%) Network Security
4 2 (1.04%) Internet
4 2 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (5.73%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.21%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.60%) Big Data
9 4 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.08%) Ingres
10 3 (1.56%) JasperReports
11 2 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.04%) Spotfire
11 2 (1.04%) DB2
12 1 (0.52%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.56%) PHPUnit
3 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.04%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.52%) Ant
4 1 (0.52%) Introscope
4 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (22.92%) Finance
2 32 (16.67%) Banking
3 30 (15.63%) Retail
4 8 (4.17%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.60%) Front Office
7 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.08%) Games
8 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.04%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.10%) .NET
2 15 (7.81%) Web Services
3 14 (7.29%) HTML
4 10 (5.21%) Middleware
5 8 (4.17%) HTML5
5 8 (4.17%) Hibernate
5 8 (4.17%) XML
6 7 (3.65%) CSS
6 7 (3.65%) J2EE
7 6 (3.13%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.60%) MSMQ
8 5 (2.60%) SAP PI
9 4 (2.08%) Laravel
9 4 (2.08%) JSF
9 4 (2.08%) SOAP
10 3 (1.56%) CGI
10 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.56%) XSLT
10 3 (1.56%) JDBC
10 3 (1.56%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.69%) Open Source
3 7 (3.65%) PKI
3 7 (3.65%) Mobile Banking
3 7 (3.65%) User Experience
4 6 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.60%) EPoS
6 4 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.08%) Social Media
6 4 (2.08%) Clustering
6 4 (2.08%) Replication
6 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.56%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.04%) iPad
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.40%) Windows
2 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.73%) Linux
4 7 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.60%) UNIX
6 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.08%) VMS
7 2 (1.04%) Android
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.52%) CentOS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.27%) SOA
2 31 (16.15%) Migration
3 29 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.06%) TOGAF
5 24 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 20 (10.42%) UML
7 18 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.25%) MVC
9 11 (5.73%) Data Management
10 10 (5.21%) DevOps
10 10 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.21%) Release Management
10 10 (5.21%) Zachman Framework
10 10 (5.21%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.21%) OO
11 9 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (4.69%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.17%) Data Security
12 8 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.08%) Java
2 21 (10.94%) SQL
3 16 (8.33%) C#
4 14 (7.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.21%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.69%) PHP
7 6 (3.13%) Ruby
7 6 (3.13%) VB
8 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.56%) Perl
9 3 (1.56%) Korn
9 3 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.04%) VBScript
10 2 (1.04%) C
11 1 (0.52%) Pascal
11 1 (0.52%) Python
11 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.52%) VB6
11 1 (0.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.13%) Degree
4 4 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.04%) MCSE
7 1 (0.52%) CITP
7 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.56%) NFS
5 3 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) SCCM
2 4 (2.08%) SCOM
2 4 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (16.15%) Oracle
2 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.94%) SAP
4 20 (10.42%) VMware
5 12 (6.25%) IBM
6 10 (5.21%) EMC
7 9 (4.69%) Citrix
7 9 (4.69%) Cisco
8 8 (4.17%) TIBCO
9 7 (3.65%) Unisys
9 7 (3.65%) HP
10 6 (3.13%) Sitecore
11 5 (2.60%) Metastorm
12 4 (2.08%) Nintex
12 4 (2.08%) Tableau
12 4 (2.08%) Infor
13 2 (1.04%) Siebel
13 2 (1.04%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.04%) Vignette
13 2 (1.04%) Mercator
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