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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 482 479 479
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 94 87 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 56 36
Average daily rate
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£538 £503 £535
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.96% -6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £590 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £548
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £82.50

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -12 90 £544 +5.58% 15
London -23 33 £550 +11.11% 6
City of London +20 12 £585 +6.36% 4
South East -41 12 £500 -6.97% 2
South West -10 11 £575 -
Berkshire -9 9 £410 -23.72% 1
East of England +10 8 £475 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire -5 7 £415 -24.54%
West Yorkshire -7 7 £415 -24.54%
East Midlands - 7 £450 -
West Midlands -6 6 - - 4
Reading +1 5 £410 -25.45%
Leeds -3 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Hampshire -15 2 £500 -
North West -15 2 £575 +27.77%
Hertfordshire - 2 £488 - 1
Watford - 2 £488 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 1 £380 -15.55% 1
Tyne and Wear +6 1 £380 -15.55% 1
North East -2 1 £380 -15.55% 1
Manchester -10 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £575 -
Surrey - 1 £575 -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (24.75%) Java
2 42 (21.21%) Oracle
2 42 (21.21%) Windows
3 41 (20.71%) SQL Server
4 40 (20.20%) Finance
5 39 (19.70%) SOA
6 36 (18.18%) Migration
7 33 (16.67%) .NET
8 31 (15.66%) Microsoft
8 31 (15.66%) Banking
8 31 (15.66%) TOGAF
9 28 (14.14%) Retail
9 28 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (11.62%) SQL
11 23 (11.62%) UML
11 23 (11.62%) Security Cleared
12 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (9.60%) VMware
13 18 (9.09%) SharePoint
14 17 (8.59%) SC Cleared
15 16 (8.08%) C#
16 15 (7.58%) JavaScript
16 15 (7.58%) Zachman Framework
16 15 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (7.07%) HTML
17 14 (7.07%) SAP
17 14 (7.07%) Web Services
18 13 (6.57%) E-Commerce
18 13 (6.57%) MS Excel

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (5.05%) CMS
4 8 (4.04%) IIS
5 6 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.02%) Tuxedo
7 3 (1.52%) TeamSite
7 3 (1.52%) SAS
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.01%) Documentum
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.01%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.01%) SPSS
3 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.53%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (1.52%) Exstream
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.51%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Taleo
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.03%) WAN
2 5 (2.53%) Firewall
3 3 (1.52%) Network Security
3 3 (1.52%) FTP
3 3 (1.52%) VPN
3 3 (1.52%) DNS
4 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.01%) SAN
4 2 (1.01%) Internet
4 2 (1.01%) SSH
4 2 (1.01%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.51%) PPTP
5 1 (0.51%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.04%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.03%) Big Data
7 4 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.01%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.01%) Ingres
9 2 (1.01%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.01%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) Ant
3 1 (0.51%) JUnit
3 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.51%) Introscope
3 1 (0.51%) Maven
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (20.20%) Finance
2 31 (15.66%) Banking
3 28 (14.14%) Retail
4 7 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.54%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.53%) Front Office
6 4 (2.02%) French Language
6 4 (2.02%) Games
7 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.67%) .NET
2 14 (7.07%) HTML
2 14 (7.07%) Web Services
3 12 (6.06%) Middleware
4 8 (4.04%) HTML5
5 7 (3.54%) XML
5 7 (3.54%) CSS
6 6 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.53%) MSMQ
7 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.53%) J2EE
8 4 (2.02%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.52%) Laravel
9 3 (1.52%) SOAP
9 3 (1.52%) jQuery
9 3 (1.52%) OAuth
9 3 (1.52%) SAP PI
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.56%) Open Source
3 7 (3.54%) User Experience
3 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.54%) PKI
4 6 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.53%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.53%) EPoS
6 4 (2.02%) Replication
6 4 (2.02%) Clustering
6 4 (2.02%) Social Media
7 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.51%) iPad
9 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.21%) Windows
2 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.56%) Linux
4 6 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.52%) VMS
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.01%) UNIX
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) VME
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.70%) SOA
2 36 (18.18%) Migration
3 31 (15.66%) TOGAF
4 28 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (11.62%) UML
7 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.58%) Zachman Framework
9 13 (6.57%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.05%) DevOps
11 10 (5.05%) MVC
11 10 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (5.05%) Release Management
12 9 (4.55%) Data Management
12 9 (4.55%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.55%) CRM
12 9 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.04%) RUP
13 8 (4.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.75%) Java
2 23 (11.62%) SQL
3 16 (8.08%) C#
4 15 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.04%) PHP
5 8 (4.04%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.03%) Ruby
7 5 (2.53%) VB
8 4 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.01%) VBScript
9 2 (1.01%) Perl
9 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.01%) Korn
9 2 (1.01%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.51%) VB6
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) PHP5
10 1 (0.51%) COBOL
10 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) Degree
4 5 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCPD
6 1 (0.51%) CITP
6 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.51%) VCP4
6 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) Tivoli
1 4 (2.02%) SCCM
2 3 (1.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.01%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (21.21%) Oracle
2 31 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.60%) VMware
4 14 (7.07%) SAP
5 10 (5.05%) TIBCO
6 9 (4.55%) IBM
6 9 (4.55%) EMC
7 8 (4.04%) Citrix
7 8 (4.04%) Cisco
7 8 (4.04%) HP
7 8 (4.04%) Sitecore
8 6 (3.03%) Unisys
9 5 (2.53%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (2.02%) Infor
10 4 (2.02%) Tableau
10 4 (2.02%) Metastorm
11 3 (1.52%) Nintex
11 3 (1.52%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.01%) Siebel
12 2 (1.01%) Sun
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