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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 540 494 467
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 83 80 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 82
Average daily rate
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£538 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £362 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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 -31 76 £550 +4.76% 13
London +5 36 £520 -5.45% 4
South East -24 11 £636 +21.04% 3
City of London +13 7 £550 -6.58% 2
North West -5 6 £463 -11.90% 2
West Midlands -15 6 £510 +17.24%
Manchester -6 5 £450 - 1
Scotland - 5 £475 -
Surrey -13 4 £675 +82.43% 1
Berkshire +4 2 - - 1
Hampshire -13 2 £583 +24.37% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 39 (27.86%) Java
2 32 (22.86%) Oracle
3 30 (21.43%) Finance
4 29 (20.71%) SOA
5 25 (17.86%) Migration
5 25 (17.86%) TOGAF
6 19 (13.57%) .NET
6 19 (13.57%) SAP
7 18 (12.86%) Banking
8 17 (12.14%) Web Services
9 16 (11.43%) UML
9 16 (11.43%) Middleware
9 16 (11.43%) Retail
9 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 15 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 13 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (9.29%) J2EE
12 13 (9.29%) Windows
12 13 (9.29%) E-Commerce
12 13 (9.29%) Hibernate
12 13 (9.29%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (8.57%) MVC
13 12 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (8.57%) SQL
14 11 (7.86%) ERP
14 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
14 11 (7.86%) SharePoint

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.43%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.57%) Apache
5 5 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.86%) IIS
7 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.14%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.43%) CICS
8 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.71%) Liferay
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.71%) Node.js
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.71%) Documentum
9 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.86%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) SPSS
4 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.71%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.71%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.71%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.86%) Network Security
3 3 (2.14%) PuTTY
3 3 (2.14%) Internet
3 3 (2.14%) SAN
3 3 (2.14%) DNS
3 3 (2.14%) SSH
4 2 (1.43%) Firewall
4 2 (1.43%) FTP
5 1 (0.71%) AMQP
5 1 (0.71%) LDAP
5 1 (0.71%) DMZ
5 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.29%) SAP BI
4 6 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.86%) Ingres
6 4 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.14%) Big Data
7 3 (2.14%) JasperReports
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.43%) Introscope
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) Ant
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.71%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 30 (21.43%) Finance
2 18 (12.86%) Banking
3 16 (11.43%) Retail
4 6 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Military
5 4 (2.86%) Front Office
5 4 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) German Language
8 1 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.57%) .NET
2 17 (12.14%) Web Services
3 16 (11.43%) Middleware
4 13 (9.29%) J2EE
4 13 (9.29%) Hibernate
5 11 (7.86%) XML
6 9 (6.43%) JSF
7 8 (5.71%) Java EE
7 8 (5.71%) HTML
8 7 (5.00%) SAP PI
9 6 (4.29%) Spring
9 6 (4.29%) JPA
10 5 (3.57%) OSGi
10 5 (3.57%) SOAP
10 5 (3.57%) CSS
11 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.86%) JMS
11 4 (2.86%) JDBC
11 4 (2.86%) XSLT
11 4 (2.86%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.00%) Open Source
3 5 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.14%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.14%) Clustering
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) PKI
6 2 (1.43%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.71%) iPad
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) DTV
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.29%) Windows
2 11 (7.86%) UNIX
3 8 (5.71%) Linux
4 7 (5.00%) VME
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.86%) VMS
6 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.71%) Solaris
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.71%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.71%) SOA
2 25 (17.86%) Migration
2 25 (17.86%) TOGAF
3 16 (11.43%) UML
4 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (9.29%) E-Commerce
5 13 (9.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (8.57%) MVC
6 12 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.86%) ERP
7 11 (7.86%) Zachman Framework
8 10 (7.14%) OO
9 8 (5.71%) ITIL
10 7 (5.00%) Project Management
10 7 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (5.00%) Data Management
11 6 (4.29%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.86%) Java
2 12 (8.57%) SQL
3 8 (5.71%) COBOL
4 7 (5.00%) C#
5 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.86%) Perl
7 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.14%) PHP
7 3 (2.14%) Korn
8 2 (1.43%) VB
8 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) Python
9 1 (0.71%) VBA
9 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.71%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.14%) MCSE
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.14%) Degree
4 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) SLA
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (2.14%) NFS
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Puppet
2 2 (1.43%) MOM
2 2 (1.43%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (22.86%) Oracle
2 19 (13.57%) SAP
3 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.14%) VMware
5 9 (6.43%) JBoss
6 7 (5.00%) ICL
7 6 (4.29%) Fujitsu
7 6 (4.29%) IBM
7 6 (4.29%) Citrix
8 5 (3.57%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.86%) Unisys
9 4 (2.86%) EMC
9 4 (2.86%) Cisco
10 3 (2.14%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.14%) CA
11 2 (1.43%) HP
11 2 (1.43%) Informatica
11 2 (1.43%) Mercator
11 2 (1.43%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.71%) Splunk
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