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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 507 497 473
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 92 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 46
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£500 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £417 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £538 £550
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £55.00
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 March 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 +15 86 £500 -5.88% 10
London +3 29 £550 +10.00% 2
South East -32 14 £500 -6.97% 2
City of London +20 12 £588 +4.44%
North West -8 10 £450 - 1
Berkshire -12 10 £410 -23.72% 1
East of England +9 8 £475 -17.39% 3
West Midlands -6 7 - -
Reading 0 6 £405 -17.47%
Lancashire - 6 £425 -
East Midlands - 6 £450 -
South West - 5 £538 - 2
West Yorkshire -4 3 £444 -19.31%
Yorkshire -13 3 £444 -19.31%
Scotland -14 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 £450 -
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +4 2 £400 - 2
Hampshire -12 2 £525 -
Norfolk - 2 £475 -
Leeds -12 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £380 -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 46 (22.66%) Oracle
2 44 (21.67%) Java
3 42 (20.69%) SQL Server
4 41 (20.20%) Windows
5 40 (19.70%) SOA
5 40 (19.70%) Finance
5 40 (19.70%) TOGAF
6 35 (17.24%) .NET
7 33 (16.26%) Microsoft
7 33 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 28 (13.79%) Migration
10 25 (12.32%) SQL
11 23 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (11.33%) Banking
11 23 (11.33%) Retail
11 23 (11.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
12 19 (9.36%) SharePoint
13 18 (8.87%) VMware
14 17 (8.37%) JavaScript
15 16 (7.88%) HTML
15 16 (7.88%) UML
16 14 (6.90%) C#
16 14 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
16 14 (6.90%) Open Source
17 13 (6.40%) Web Services
17 13 (6.40%) Middleware
17 13 (6.40%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (5.91%) MS Excel

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.40%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (5.42%) CMS
4 8 (3.94%) IIS
5 5 (2.46%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.97%) Tuxedo
7 3 (1.48%) TeamSite
7 3 (1.48%) SAS
7 3 (1.48%) Lync
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.99%) Documentum
8 2 (0.99%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.99%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.49%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.49%) JBoss
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 12 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) SPSS
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.46%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.48%) Exstream
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.49%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.97%) PaaS
1 4 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (1.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.99%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.96%) WAN
2 5 (2.46%) Firewall
3 4 (1.97%) FTP
4 3 (1.48%) VPN
4 3 (1.48%) Network Security
5 2 (0.99%) Internet
5 2 (0.99%) DNS
5 2 (0.99%) HTTP
6 1 (0.49%) SNMP
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.49%) SAN
6 1 (0.49%) PPTP
6 1 (0.49%) SMTP
6 1 (0.49%) DHCP
6 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.49%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.43%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.94%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.46%) Big Data
8 4 (1.97%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.48%) MySQL
9 3 (1.48%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.99%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.49%) Introscope
2 1 (0.49%) Maven
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Selenium
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) Ant
2 1 (0.49%) JUnit
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (19.70%) Finance
2 23 (11.33%) Banking
2 23 (11.33%) Retail
3 6 (2.96%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Games
5 4 (1.97%) French Language
5 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.24%) .NET
2 16 (7.88%) HTML
3 13 (6.40%) Web Services
3 13 (6.40%) Middleware
4 10 (4.93%) HTML5
5 9 (4.43%) XML
5 9 (4.43%) CSS
6 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.46%) MSMQ
7 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.46%) OAuth
8 4 (1.97%) Ajax
8 4 (1.97%) J2EE
8 4 (1.97%) SOAP
8 4 (1.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.48%) CSS3
9 3 (1.48%) JSP
9 3 (1.48%) XSLT
9 3 (1.48%) jQuery
9 3 (1.48%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.90%) Open Source
2 11 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.45%) PKI
4 7 (3.45%) User Experience
5 6 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.46%) EPoS
6 5 (2.46%) Clustering
7 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.97%) Replication
7 4 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Social Media
8 3 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.49%) Derivative
10 1 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.20%) Windows
2 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.94%) Linux
4 5 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) UNIX
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) VME
6 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.70%) SOA
1 40 (19.70%) TOGAF
2 33 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.79%) Migration
4 23 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (11.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (7.88%) UML
6 14 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
7 12 (5.91%) Business Analysis
8 11 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.93%) DevOps
9 10 (4.93%) Release Management
9 10 (4.93%) CRM
10 9 (4.43%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (4.43%) Web Development
10 9 (4.43%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.94%) Data Management
11 8 (3.94%) Scrum
12 7 (3.45%) Project Management
12 7 (3.45%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.67%) Java
2 25 (12.32%) SQL
3 17 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.90%) C#
5 7 (3.45%) PHP
6 6 (2.96%) Ruby
7 5 (2.46%) VB
7 5 (2.46%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.99%) VBScript
9 2 (0.99%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.49%) VB6
10 1 (0.49%) Python
10 1 (0.49%) Korn
10 1 (0.49%) PHP5
10 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.49%) C
10 1 (0.49%) COBOL
10 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.42%) Degree
4 5 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.99%) CCIE
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) MCPD
7 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) NFS
6 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.49%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.97%) SCCM
2 3 (1.48%) SCOM
3 2 (0.99%) MOM
3 2 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (22.66%) Oracle
2 33 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.87%) VMware
4 11 (5.42%) TIBCO
4 11 (5.42%) Citrix
4 11 (5.42%) SAP
5 8 (3.94%) Cisco
5 8 (3.94%) IBM
5 8 (3.94%) HP
5 8 (3.94%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.45%) EMC
7 5 (2.46%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.97%) Unisys
8 4 (1.97%) Tableau
8 4 (1.97%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.97%) Infor
9 3 (1.48%) Capita
9 3 (1.48%) Amdocs
9 3 (1.48%) OpenText
9 3 (1.48%) Nintex
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