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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 517 543 493
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -50
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 94 57 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 48
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£450 £515 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £675 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £540 £463
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.75%
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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +25 84 £450 -10.00% 11
London +15 31 £453 -9.50% 8
North West -10 11 £421 -13.58%
City of London +7 9 £416 -34.70% 1
Scotland -4 9 £506 -7.95% 2
South East -26 9 £498 +15.36% 2
East Midlands - 8 - -
Glasgow +9 6 £488 +2.63%
South West +8 6 £500 -
Tyne and Wear -19 6 £420 -23.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 6 £420 -23.78%
North East -22 6 £420 -23.78%
Yorkshire - 6 £450 -
Manchester - 6 £418 -
Berkshire - 6 £475 -
Reading - 5 £500 -
West Midlands +3 3 £415 -24.88%
Edinburgh -9 3 £525 -4.54%
Birmingham - 3 £415 -
East of England +1 2 £438 -
Hampshire +1 2 £523 +12.97%
Bristol -9 2 £500 -
Dorset - 2 £450 -
Wiltshire - 2 £575 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £575 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £450 -
Havant - 2 £523 -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (28.85%) Oracle
2 58 (27.88%) TOGAF
3 44 (21.15%) .NET
3 44 (21.15%) SOA
4 37 (17.79%) SQL Server
5 30 (14.42%) Finance
6 29 (13.94%) Java
7 28 (13.46%) SharePoint
7 28 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (12.98%) Enterprise Architecture
9 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 24 (11.54%) SQL
11 22 (10.58%) Security Cleared
11 22 (10.58%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (10.10%) C#
13 18 (8.65%) J2EE
14 17 (8.17%) JavaScript
14 17 (8.17%) Web Services
14 17 (8.17%) PRINCE2
14 17 (8.17%) Service Delivery
14 17 (8.17%) SC Cleared
15 16 (7.69%) Relational Database
15 16 (7.69%) Windows
15 16 (7.69%) Migration
16 15 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (7.21%) Technical Architecture
17 14 (6.73%) CMS
17 14 (6.73%) UML
17 14 (6.73%) CRM
17 14 (6.73%) HTML

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.73%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (6.73%) CMS
3 12 (5.77%) JBoss
4 6 (2.88%) IIS
4 6 (2.88%) Tuxedo
5 4 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.44%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.44%) Apache
6 3 (1.44%) Lync
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.48%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) Drupal
8 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Maximo
2 7 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.92%) Aligne
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.73%) PaaS
2 13 (6.25%) SaaS
3 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.81%) Intranet
2 9 (4.33%) Internet
2 9 (4.33%) Extranet
3 5 (2.40%) FTP
4 3 (1.44%) HTTP
4 3 (1.44%) SMTP
5 2 (0.96%) SNMP
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
6 1 (0.48%) MPLS
6 1 (0.48%) PPTP
6 1 (0.48%) Network Security
6 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.48%) VPN
6 1 (0.48%) DNS
6 1 (0.48%) DHCP
6 1 (0.48%) LDAP
6 1 (0.48%) ATM
6 1 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.73%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (2.88%) MySQL
7 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.48%) MS Access
10 1 (0.48%) DB2
10 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.48%) Big Data
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.96%) Maven
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Selenium
3 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.48%) Ant
3 1 (0.48%) JUnit
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.42%) Finance
2 9 (4.33%) Banking
3 8 (3.85%) Retail
3 8 (3.85%) Legal
4 7 (3.37%) Law
5 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.92%) Local Government
5 4 (1.92%) French Language
6 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.48%) Military
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.15%) .NET
2 18 (8.65%) J2EE
3 17 (8.17%) Web Services
4 14 (6.73%) HTML
5 13 (6.25%) XML
5 13 (6.25%) Middleware
6 11 (5.29%) SOAP
6 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.33%) Apache Camel
8 7 (3.37%) REST
8 7 (3.37%) CSS
8 7 (3.37%) WCF
8 7 (3.37%) OAuth
9 6 (2.88%) WPF
9 6 (2.88%) Spring
10 5 (2.40%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.40%) JSON
10 5 (2.40%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.40%) RESTful
11 4 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.58%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.29%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.33%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.88%) GIS
6 6 (2.88%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.40%) PKI
8 4 (1.92%) iPad
9 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.44%) Clustering
10 2 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.48%) User Experience
11 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.69%) Windows
2 9 (4.33%) UNIX
3 7 (3.37%) VME
4 5 (2.40%) Android
4 5 (2.40%) Linux
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.88%) TOGAF
2 44 (21.15%) SOA
3 28 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (12.98%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (8.17%) PRINCE2
5 17 (8.17%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.69%) Migration
7 15 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.21%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (6.73%) UML
8 14 (6.73%) CRM
9 13 (6.25%) Workflow
10 12 (5.77%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (5.77%) Content Management
10 12 (5.77%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (5.29%) Validation
11 11 (5.29%) ITIL
11 11 (5.29%) Project Management
11 11 (5.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.94%) Java
2 24 (11.54%) SQL
3 21 (10.10%) C#
4 17 (8.17%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.81%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.33%) COBOL
7 7 (3.37%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.96%) C
9 1 (0.48%) Scala
9 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.77%) Degree
4 5 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.96%) MCPD
5 2 (0.96%) CCIE
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.29%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.92%) SCCM
1 4 (1.92%) SCOM
2 3 (1.44%) MOM
3 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 60 (28.85%) Oracle
2 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.73%) Citrix
4 9 (4.33%) IBM
5 7 (3.37%) SAP
6 6 (2.88%) ESRI
6 6 (2.88%) VMware
7 5 (2.40%) HP
8 4 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.92%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.92%) Capita
8 4 (1.92%) Nintex
9 3 (1.44%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.44%) Amdocs
9 3 (1.44%) Sun
10 2 (0.96%) Cisco
10 2 (0.96%) Genesys
10 2 (0.96%) BMC
10 2 (0.96%) Lotus
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