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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 501 526 478
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 106 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 34 38
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£450 £488 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £505
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +31 96 £450 -0.55% 17
London +5 25 £513 +13.25% 5
North West -2 20 £450 -
East of England +17 12 £463 -19.56% 2
North East -5 11 £405 -7.32%
Hertfordshire +9 10 £463 -
South East -16 10 £525 +27.27% 5
Scotland -13 8 £469 -14.77% 1
Glasgow -1 7 £488 +2.63% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 7 £415 +10.96%
Manchester -6 7 £404 -10.22%
Tyne and Wear -9 7 £415 -5.03%
Lancashire - 7 £425 -
Berkshire -2 6 £400 -5.88%
Yorkshire - 6 £444 - 1
City of London +9 5 £590 +30.38% 2
West Midlands -8 5 £525 -0.94%
Cheshire - 5 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £444 -
South West - 4 £538 - 1
Watford - 4 £488 -
Chester - 4 £450 -
Hampshire -4 3 £650 +40.54%
Halifax - 3 £450 -
Reading +10 2 £400 -
Fareham - 2 £600 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £538 - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (27.80%) Oracle
2 47 (22.93%) SQL Server
3 46 (22.44%) SOA
4 45 (21.95%) TOGAF
5 39 (19.02%) .NET
6 37 (18.05%) Finance
7 36 (17.56%) Java
8 35 (17.07%) Microsoft
9 33 (16.10%) Windows
10 28 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (13.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 26 (12.68%) SharePoint
12 24 (11.71%) Migration
13 23 (11.22%) SQL
14 21 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (10.24%) Security Cleared
14 21 (10.24%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (9.76%) Relational Database
16 17 (8.29%) SC Cleared
16 17 (8.29%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (7.80%) Middleware
17 16 (7.80%) Banking
18 15 (7.32%) Zachman Framework
18 15 (7.32%) VMware
18 15 (7.32%) Citrix
18 15 (7.32%) C#
18 15 (7.32%) HTML
18 15 (7.32%) Web Services
18 15 (7.32%) Open Source
19 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2012

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.29%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (4.88%) Tuxedo
4 9 (4.39%) CMS
5 8 (3.90%) JBoss
6 6 (2.93%) IIS
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.46%) SAS
7 3 (1.46%) Lync
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.98%) Documentum
8 2 (0.98%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.49%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.49%) Drupal
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.49%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.98%) SPSS
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Maximo
2 6 (2.93%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.95%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.46%) Exstream
5 2 (0.98%) Aligne
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.34%) PaaS
2 10 (4.88%) SaaS
3 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.44%) FTP
2 4 (1.95%) WAN
3 3 (1.46%) HTTP
4 2 (0.98%) VPN
4 2 (0.98%) SNMP
4 2 (0.98%) SMTP
4 2 (0.98%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.49%) DHCP
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) DNS
5 1 (0.49%) PPTP
5 1 (0.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (6.34%) RDBMS
4 13 (6.34%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.95%) MySQL
8 4 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.46%) Big Data
10 2 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.98%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.49%) Selenium
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) Introscope
3 1 (0.49%) Ant
3 1 (0.49%) JUnit
3 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (18.05%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Banking
3 13 (6.34%) Retail
4 5 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.95%) Legal
5 4 (1.95%) Local Government
5 4 (1.95%) French Language
6 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.02%) .NET
2 16 (7.80%) Middleware
3 15 (7.32%) HTML
3 15 (7.32%) Web Services
4 14 (6.83%) J2EE
5 10 (4.88%) HTML5
5 10 (4.88%) XML
6 9 (4.39%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.90%) SOAP
8 7 (3.41%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.41%) CSS
8 7 (3.41%) Apache Camel
8 7 (3.41%) OAuth
9 6 (2.93%) SAP PI
9 6 (2.93%) REST
10 4 (1.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.95%) CSS3
10 4 (1.95%) SAML
10 4 (1.95%) XSLT
11 3 (1.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.24%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.32%) Open Source
3 9 (4.39%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.90%) PKI
5 5 (2.44%) GIS
5 5 (2.44%) User Experience
5 5 (2.44%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.95%) Social Media
6 4 (1.95%) iPad
6 4 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.95%) Clustering
6 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.46%) Replication
7 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.10%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) VME
3 5 (2.44%) Linux
3 5 (2.44%) Android
4 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.95%) UNIX
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) AIX
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.44%) SOA
2 45 (21.95%) TOGAF
3 28 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.66%) Enterprise Architecture
4 24 (11.71%) Migration
5 21 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (7.32%) Zachman Framework
7 14 (6.83%) UML
7 14 (6.83%) Business Analysis
8 13 (6.34%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.34%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.85%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.85%) Portfolio Management
9 12 (5.85%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (5.37%) Validation
11 10 (4.88%) CRM
11 10 (4.88%) Network Design
12 9 (4.39%) Scrum
12 9 (4.39%) Change Management
13 8 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.56%) Java
2 23 (11.22%) SQL
3 15 (7.32%) C#
4 14 (6.83%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.41%) COBOL
6 5 (2.44%) Ruby
7 4 (1.95%) PHP
7 4 (1.95%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.95%) VB
8 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.98%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.98%) C
10 1 (0.49%) VB6
10 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.85%) Degree
4 5 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) CCIE
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.98%) MCPD
7 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.41%) SCCM
2 6 (2.93%) SCOM
3 4 (1.95%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.46%) TeamSite
4 3 (1.46%) MOM
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 57 (27.80%) Oracle
2 35 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.32%) VMware
3 15 (7.32%) Citrix
4 11 (5.37%) HP
4 11 (5.37%) SAP
5 10 (4.88%) TIBCO
6 9 (4.39%) IBM
7 7 (3.41%) Metastorm
8 6 (2.93%) Nintex
9 5 (2.44%) ESRI
9 5 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (2.44%) EMC
9 5 (2.44%) Cisco
10 4 (1.95%) Infor
10 4 (1.95%) Tableau
10 4 (1.95%) Capita
11 3 (1.46%) Amdocs
11 3 (1.46%) OpenText
11 3 (1.46%) Sun
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