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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Architect
Rank 520 516 555
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 138 115 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 65 35
Average daily rate £525 £470 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.70% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £661 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £59.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £59.00 -
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -5 132 £525 +11.11% 15
London +19 55 £525 -4.54% 4
South East -12 22 £500 - 1
North West -8 16 £500 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +11 13 £525 +31.25%
Yorkshire +7 10 £500 +12.67% 3
West Midlands -1 10 £480 -9.85% 4
West Yorkshire +5 9 £508 +14.36% 3
East of England -2 9 £625 +31.57% 2
Leeds - 9 £508 - 2
Hertfordshire +2 7 £625 +35.13%
Manchester -7 7 £525 +29.95% 1
West Sussex -9 7 £500 -
City of London +40 5 £600 -3.22%
South West +8 5 £488 -11.36%
Warwickshire +4 5 £425 -17.47%
Croydon -8 5 £335 +11.66%
Lancashire 0 4 £563 +32.35%
Cheshire -5 4 £435 -3.33%
Scotland -18 4 £600 +33.33%
Edinburgh -10 3 £600 +33.33%
Gatwick - 3 £500 -
Somerset - 3 £475 -
Preston - 3 £563 -
Taunton - 3 £475 -
Warwick - 3 £453 -
Swindon +3 2 £600 +4.34%
Wiltshire -2 2 £600 +9.09%
Birmingham - 2 £544 - 2
Solihull - 2 £625 -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 66 (29.60%) Java
2 47 (21.08%) Finance
3 41 (18.39%) TOGAF
4 39 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (15.70%) Web Services
6 34 (15.25%) Migration
7 29 (13.00%) Security Cleared
8 27 (12.11%) Oracle
9 26 (11.66%) SOA
10 25 (11.21%) CRM
11 24 (10.76%) SQL
11 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
12 23 (10.31%) Data Centre
13 21 (9.42%) SC Cleared
13 21 (9.42%) Technical Architecture
14 19 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
14 19 (8.52%) .NET
14 19 (8.52%) SQL Server
15 17 (7.62%) Linux
15 17 (7.62%) OO
15 17 (7.62%) Hibernate
16 16 (7.17%) Banking
16 16 (7.17%) Spring
16 16 (7.17%) J2EE
16 16 (7.17%) IBM
16 16 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (6.73%) Windows
17 15 (6.73%) Degree
18 14 (6.28%) JavaScript
18 14 (6.28%) HTML

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 10 (4.48%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.04%) CMS
3 8 (3.59%) Confluence
4 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.35%) Liferay
8 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.90%) IIS
9 2 (0.90%) JBoss
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.45%) Apache
10 1 (0.45%) FileNet
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle 10gAS
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.35%) Maximo
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.14%) SaaS
3 5 (2.24%) IaaS
3 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) Firewall
2 5 (2.24%) FTP
3 4 (1.79%) HTTP
4 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.45%) DHCP
5 1 (0.45%) DNS
5 1 (0.45%) IPsec
5 1 (0.45%) SSL
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.04%) MySQL
4 8 (3.59%) DB2
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.69%) Big Data
6 6 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.79%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.79%) GIS
8 4 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.35%) DTS
9 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.90%) Impala
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.90%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Maven
2 8 (3.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.59%) JIRA
3 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.79%) Gradle
4 2 (0.90%) JUnit
4 2 (0.90%) Liquibase
4 2 (0.90%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.90%) Subversion
5 1 (0.45%) Ant
5 1 (0.45%) AppScan
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) Log4j
5 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
5 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.45%) Travis CI
General
1 47 (21.08%) Finance
2 16 (7.17%) Banking
3 10 (4.48%) Retail
4 8 (3.59%) Billing
5 5 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.90%) French Language
8 2 (0.90%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.70%) Web Services
2 19 (8.52%) .NET
3 17 (7.62%) Hibernate
4 16 (7.17%) J2EE
4 16 (7.17%) Spring
5 14 (6.28%) HTML
6 12 (5.38%) REST
7 11 (4.93%) JSF
7 11 (4.93%) Middleware
8 9 (4.04%) RichFaces
9 8 (3.59%) Ajax
9 8 (3.59%) GWT
9 8 (3.59%) HTML5
9 8 (3.59%) SOAP
9 8 (3.59%) XML
10 7 (3.14%) Apache CXF
10 7 (3.14%) JPA
11 6 (2.69%) Apache OpenJPA
11 6 (2.69%) CSS
11 6 (2.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.69%) Cryptography
5 6 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.69%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.24%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.35%) CESG
7 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.35%) User Experience
8 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.90%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.62%) Linux
2 15 (6.73%) Windows
3 11 (4.93%) AIX
4 7 (3.14%) Solaris
5 6 (2.69%) Unix
5 6 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.39%) TOGAF
2 39 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.25%) Migration
4 26 (11.66%) SOA
5 25 (11.21%) CRM
6 21 (9.42%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (7.62%) OO
9 14 (6.28%) Use Case
10 13 (5.83%) Data Modelling
10 13 (5.83%) SDLC
10 13 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.93%) Analytics
11 11 (4.93%) ERP
11 11 (4.93%) MVC
11 11 (4.93%) OOA/OOD
11 11 (4.93%) UML
12 10 (4.48%) Information Security
12 10 (4.48%) Project Management
12 10 (4.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.60%) Java
2 24 (10.76%) SQL
3 14 (6.28%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.93%) C
5 10 (4.48%) C++
6 7 (3.14%) C#
7 5 (2.24%) VB
8 3 (1.35%) PHP
8 3 (1.35%) Python
8 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.35%) XPath
9 2 (0.90%) Groovy
9 2 (0.90%) Perl
9 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.73%) Degree
4 7 (3.14%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.79%) ISACA
5 4 (1.79%) SANS
6 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.45%) CEH
7 1 (0.45%) CISA
7 1 (0.45%) CISM
7 1 (0.45%) CISSP
7 1 (0.45%) CRISC
7 1 (0.45%) GIAC
7 1 (0.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO27005
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.90%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.90%) XenServer
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) TeamSite
2 3 (1.35%) Puppet
3 2 (0.90%) Bareos
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.90%) yum
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.45%) Nessus
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (12.11%) Oracle
2 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.17%) IBM
4 11 (4.93%) Google
5 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.59%) Citrix
7 7 (3.14%) VMware
8 6 (2.69%) Adobe
8 6 (2.69%) HP
8 6 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.69%) SAP
9 4 (1.79%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.79%) Cognos
9 4 (1.79%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.35%) EMC
10 3 (1.35%) ESRI
10 3 (1.35%) Infor
10 3 (1.35%) Siebel
10 3 (1.35%) Sun
11 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
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