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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 539 490 492
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 75 88 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 75
Average daily rate
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£523 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £498 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.55% -0.50%
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -36 68 £550 +4.76% 13
London +6 32 £500 -9.09% 3
South East -27 10 £636 +21.04% 2
North West +1 6 £463 -7.50% 3
City of London +8 5 £550 -6.58%
Manchester -9 5 £450 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -12 5 £510 +23.63%
Scotland - 5 £475 -
Surrey -8 4 £675 +82.43% 2
Hampshire -13 2 £583 +24.37%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 3
Leeds +1 1 - - 2
Birmingham -5 1 - -
West Yorkshire -7 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 £475 -
Harrogate - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Doncaster - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 40 (29.85%) Java
2 32 (23.88%) Oracle
3 30 (22.39%) SOA
4 27 (20.15%) Finance
5 24 (17.91%) TOGAF
6 23 (17.16%) Migration
7 22 (16.42%) .NET
8 17 (12.69%) SAP
8 17 (12.69%) Middleware
9 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
9 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
9 16 (11.94%) Web Services
9 16 (11.94%) UML
9 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
10 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (11.19%) Banking
11 14 (10.45%) Windows
11 14 (10.45%) SharePoint
11 14 (10.45%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (9.70%) SQL
12 13 (9.70%) J2EE
12 13 (9.70%) Hibernate
13 12 (8.96%) Retail
13 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (8.96%) XML
14 11 (8.21%) JBoss
14 11 (8.21%) E-Commerce
14 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
14 11 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.21%) ERP

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 14 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.97%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.73%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.99%) IIS
5 4 (2.99%) Apache
6 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.49%) CICS
7 2 (1.49%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.49%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.75%) Documentum
8 1 (0.75%) SAS
8 1 (0.75%) Node.js
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.99%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) SPSS
4 1 (0.75%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.75%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.75%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) SaaS
2 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) Taleo
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) HTTPS
1 4 (2.99%) Network Security
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
3 2 (1.49%) Firewall
3 2 (1.49%) SSH
3 2 (1.49%) SAN
3 2 (1.49%) DNS
3 2 (1.49%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.75%) AMQP
4 1 (0.75%) DMZ
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.75%) ATM
4 1 (0.75%) FTP
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.48%) SAP BI
6 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.99%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.24%) Ingres
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.49%) Big Data
9 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.49%) JasperReports
9 2 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Introscope
1 2 (1.49%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.75%) Ant
2 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) Maven
2 1 (0.75%) StarTeam
General
1 27 (20.15%) Finance
2 15 (11.19%) Banking
3 12 (8.96%) Retail
4 5 (3.73%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Military
6 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.24%) Front Office
6 3 (2.24%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.42%) .NET
2 17 (12.69%) Middleware
3 16 (11.94%) Web Services
4 13 (9.70%) J2EE
4 13 (9.70%) Hibernate
5 12 (8.96%) XML
6 11 (8.21%) JSF
7 8 (5.97%) Java EE
7 8 (5.97%) JPA
8 7 (5.22%) SAP PI
8 7 (5.22%) HTML
9 6 (4.48%) Spring
9 6 (4.48%) RichFaces
9 6 (4.48%) OSGi
10 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.73%) SOAP
10 5 (3.73%) XSLT
11 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.99%) CSS
11 4 (2.99%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.22%) Open Source
3 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.24%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.24%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.49%) Clustering
5 2 (1.49%) PKI
5 2 (1.49%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) DTV
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) UNIX
3 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.22%) Linux
3 7 (5.22%) VME
4 3 (2.24%) VMS
4 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.39%) SOA
2 24 (17.91%) TOGAF
3 23 (17.16%) Migration
4 16 (11.94%) UML
5 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.21%) MVC
7 11 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.21%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.21%) ERP
7 11 (8.21%) Zachman Framework
7 11 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (7.46%) OO
9 7 (5.22%) ITIL
9 7 (5.22%) Project Management
9 7 (5.22%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (5.22%) Data Management
10 6 (4.48%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.48%) Data Architecture
10 6 (4.48%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.85%) Java
2 13 (9.70%) SQL
3 9 (6.72%) C#
4 8 (5.97%) COBOL
5 5 (3.73%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.24%) Perl
8 2 (1.49%) PHP
8 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.49%) C
8 2 (1.49%) VB
8 2 (1.49%) Korn
8 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) XPath
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.75%) VBScript
9 1 (0.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) MCSE
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) NFS
2 2 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) MOM
1 2 (1.49%) CA Wily
1 2 (1.49%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) SCOM
2 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (23.88%) Oracle
2 17 (12.69%) SAP
3 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.21%) JBoss
5 8 (5.97%) VMware
6 7 (5.22%) ICL
7 6 (4.48%) Fujitsu
8 5 (3.73%) IBM
8 5 (3.73%) Citrix
8 5 (3.73%) Hyperion
9 3 (2.24%) CA
9 3 (2.24%) EMC
9 3 (2.24%) Unisys
9 3 (2.24%) Cisco
9 3 (2.24%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.49%) HP
10 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.49%) Mercator
10 2 (1.49%) ESRI
11 1 (0.75%) Metastorm
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