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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 480 529 480
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -49
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 114 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 46
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£475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 - £55.00

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +46 107 £475 -5.00% 19
London +17 32 £550 -2.22% 5
North West -5 17 £450 - 4
East of England +31 14 £463 -19.56%
South East -12 13 £500 +5.26% 4
City of London +19 9 £588 +4.44% 1
Hertfordshire +13 9 £450 -
Berkshire -8 8 £400 -25.58%
Lancashire - 7 £425 -
East Midlands - 7 £450 -
South West - 6 £550 -
Cheshire - 6 £450 -
Scotland 0 5 £450 -10.00% 2
North East -5 5 £380 -13.04%
West Midlands -13 5 £533 +12.10% 4
Suffolk - 5 £550 -
Chester - 5 £450 -
Reading -1 4 £400 -7.30%
West Yorkshire -8 4 £444 -19.31% 2
Hampshire -12 4 £600 +29.72%
Manchester -12 4 £396 -11.94% 4
Yorkshire -14 4 £444 -19.31% 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Watford - 4 £488 -
Glasgow - 4 - - 1
Halifax - 3 £450 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £550 -
Dorset - 2 - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 54 (25.47%) Oracle
2 50 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 50 (23.58%) SOA
3 47 (22.17%) TOGAF
4 42 (19.81%) Java
5 41 (19.34%) Windows
6 40 (18.87%) .NET
7 39 (18.40%) Finance
8 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
9 33 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (14.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 27 (12.74%) SQL
12 25 (11.79%) SharePoint
12 25 (11.79%) Migration
13 23 (10.85%) Security Cleared
14 21 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (9.91%) Banking
15 19 (8.96%) SC Cleared
16 18 (8.49%) Retail
17 17 (8.02%) VMware
17 17 (8.02%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (8.02%) JavaScript
17 17 (8.02%) HTML
17 17 (8.02%) Open Source
18 16 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (7.55%) C#
18 16 (7.55%) Web Services
18 16 (7.55%) Middleware
19 15 (7.08%) UML
19 15 (7.08%) Zachman Framework

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (11.79%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.02%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.25%) CMS
4 8 (3.77%) IIS
5 4 (1.89%) JBoss
5 4 (1.89%) Tuxedo
6 3 (1.42%) Lync
6 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.42%) SAS
6 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.94%) Documentum
7 2 (0.94%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.47%) Confluence
8 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) SPSS
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.83%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.89%) Maximo
2 4 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.42%) Exstream
3 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.19%) PaaS
2 9 (4.25%) SaaS
3 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.36%) WAN
1 5 (2.36%) FTP
2 3 (1.42%) Network Security
2 3 (1.42%) VPN
2 3 (1.42%) HTTP
2 3 (1.42%) Firewall
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
3 2 (0.94%) SNMP
3 2 (0.94%) SMTP
4 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.47%) DHCP
4 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.89%) MySQL
7 4 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.89%) Big Data
8 3 (1.42%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.94%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) Ant
2 1 (0.47%) JUnit
2 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.47%) Introscope
2 1 (0.47%) Maven
2 1 (0.47%) Selenium
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 39 (18.40%) Finance
2 21 (9.91%) Banking
3 18 (8.49%) Retail
4 5 (2.36%) Legal
4 5 (2.36%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.36%) French Language
5 4 (1.89%) Local Government
5 4 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Military
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.87%) .NET
2 17 (8.02%) HTML
3 16 (7.55%) Web Services
3 16 (7.55%) Middleware
4 12 (5.66%) XML
5 11 (5.19%) HTML5
6 9 (4.25%) SOAP
6 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.25%) CSS
6 9 (4.25%) J2EE
7 7 (3.30%) OAuth
8 6 (2.83%) SAP PI
8 6 (2.83%) REST
9 5 (2.36%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.89%) SAML
10 4 (1.89%) XSLT
10 4 (1.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.89%) CSS3
11 3 (1.42%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Open Source
2 16 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.72%) PKI
4 9 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.83%) User Experience
6 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.89%) Clustering
7 4 (1.89%) Replication
7 4 (1.89%) GIS
7 4 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.89%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.89%) Social Media
7 4 (1.89%) iPad
8 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.94%) EPoS
9 2 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.34%) Windows
2 8 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.30%) Linux
4 5 (2.36%) Android
5 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.94%) UNIX
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) CentOS
7 1 (0.47%) VME
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.58%) SOA
2 47 (22.17%) TOGAF
3 33 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (14.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 25 (11.79%) Migration
6 21 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.08%) UML
7 15 (7.08%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (6.13%) Business Analysis
9 12 (5.66%) Portfolio Management
10 11 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (4.72%) Scrum
11 10 (4.72%) Network Design
11 10 (4.72%) DevOps
12 9 (4.25%) CRM
12 9 (4.25%) Project Management
12 9 (4.25%) Change Management
13 8 (3.77%) Workflow
13 8 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.81%) Java
2 27 (12.74%) SQL
3 17 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.55%) C#
5 6 (2.83%) Ruby
6 5 (2.36%) PHP
6 5 (2.36%) VB
7 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.94%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.94%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) COBOL
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.60%) Degree
4 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) MCPD
7 2 (0.94%) CCIE
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (4.72%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.30%) SCCM
2 6 (2.83%) SCOM
3 4 (1.89%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.42%) TeamSite
4 3 (1.42%) MOM
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 54 (25.47%) Oracle
2 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.02%) VMware
4 14 (6.60%) Citrix
5 13 (6.13%) SAP
6 12 (5.66%) HP
7 11 (5.19%) TIBCO
8 9 (4.25%) IBM
9 7 (3.30%) Metastorm
10 6 (2.83%) Cisco
10 6 (2.83%) EMC
10 6 (2.83%) Nintex
11 5 (2.36%) Sitecore
11 5 (2.36%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.89%) Capita
12 4 (1.89%) ESRI
12 4 (1.89%) Infor
12 4 (1.89%) Tableau
13 3 (1.42%) Sun
13 3 (1.42%) OpenText
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