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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 481 496 463
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 114 86 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 54 68
Average daily rate
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£550 £454 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.07% -9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £635 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £525
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £110.00

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 109 £550 +19.95% 7
London +15 55 £550 +7.31% 5
South East -15 18 £529 +11.36% 2
South West -9 15 £575 +35.29%
City of London +7 13 £588 -7.48% 2
Berkshire +7 12 £550 +12.82% 2
West Yorkshire - 9 £415 -
Yorkshire - 9 £415 -
Hertfordshire +4 6 £500 +17.64%
East of England -13 6 £500 +32.45%
Bristol - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
Watford - 5 £513 -
West Midlands -12 4 - -
Hampshire -16 3 £596 -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £450 - 2
Reading +18 2 - - 1
East Midlands +3 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £475 -
Crawley - 2 £475 -
Cheshire +6 1 £425 -5.55%
Basingstoke +2 1 - -
North West -13 1 £425 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £529 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Reigate - - - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 51 (26.98%) Java
2 41 (21.69%) Windows
2 41 (21.69%) Finance
3 34 (17.99%) Oracle
4 33 (17.46%) TOGAF
5 32 (16.93%) SQL Server
6 31 (16.40%) SOA
6 31 (16.40%) Migration
7 28 (14.81%) Banking
7 28 (14.81%) Retail
8 27 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (14.29%) .NET
9 26 (13.76%) Microsoft
10 24 (12.70%) SAP
11 23 (12.17%) SQL
12 22 (11.64%) Enterprise Architecture
12 22 (11.64%) Security Cleared
13 19 (10.05%) UML
14 18 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (8.99%) VMware
15 17 (8.99%) SharePoint
15 17 (8.99%) C#
15 17 (8.99%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
17 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (7.41%) HTML
17 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
17 14 (7.41%) Web Services
17 14 (7.41%) Zachman Framework

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.23%) IIS
3 8 (4.23%) CMS
3 8 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.65%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.12%) JBoss
5 4 (2.12%) Apache
6 3 (1.59%) Tuxedo
6 3 (1.59%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.59%) TeamSite
6 3 (1.59%) SAS
6 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.06%) CICS
7 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.12%) MS Office
3 4 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.65%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.12%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.12%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.59%) Exstream
3 3 (1.59%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.53%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Taleo
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) Firewall
2 4 (2.12%) FTP
2 4 (2.12%) WAN
3 3 (1.59%) SSH
3 3 (1.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.59%) SAN
3 3 (1.59%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.59%) DNS
3 3 (1.59%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.06%) Network Security
4 2 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.29%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (5.29%) RDBMS
3 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.65%) SAP BI
6 5 (2.65%) Big Data
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.12%) Ingres
8 3 (1.59%) JasperReports
8 3 (1.59%) Spotfire
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.59%) PHPUnit
3 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.06%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) Ant
4 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (21.69%) Finance
2 28 (14.81%) Banking
2 28 (14.81%) Retail
3 6 (3.17%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.65%) Front Office
5 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.12%) Games
6 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.29%) .NET
2 14 (7.41%) HTML
2 14 (7.41%) Web Services
3 10 (5.29%) Middleware
4 9 (4.76%) XML
4 9 (4.76%) SAP PI
5 8 (4.23%) HTML5
5 8 (4.23%) J2EE
5 8 (4.23%) Hibernate
6 7 (3.70%) CSS
7 5 (2.65%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.65%) MSMQ
7 5 (2.65%) SOAP
8 4 (2.12%) Laravel
8 4 (2.12%) XSLT
8 4 (2.12%) JDBC
8 4 (2.12%) Spring
8 4 (2.12%) JSF
9 3 (1.59%) DAO
9 3 (1.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.99%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.29%) Open Source
3 8 (4.23%) PKI
4 6 (3.17%) User Experience
4 6 (3.17%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.65%) EPoS
5 5 (2.65%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.12%) Social Media
6 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.12%) Clustering
6 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.59%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.69%) Windows
2 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.35%) Linux
4 7 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.17%) UNIX
6 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.12%) VMS
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.06%) Android
7 2 (1.06%) VME
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.53%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.46%) TOGAF
2 31 (16.40%) SOA
2 31 (16.40%) Migration
3 27 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (10.05%) UML
6 18 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (6.35%) MVC
10 11 (5.82%) Business Analysis
10 11 (5.82%) Release Management
11 10 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.29%) DevOps
11 10 (5.29%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.29%) Data Management
12 9 (4.76%) OO
13 8 (4.23%) Analytics
13 8 (4.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.98%) Java
2 23 (12.17%) SQL
3 17 (8.99%) C#
4 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.29%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.76%) PHP
7 6 (3.17%) Ruby
8 5 (2.65%) VB
8 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.59%) Korn
9 3 (1.59%) Perl
9 3 (1.59%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.06%) VBScript
10 2 (1.06%) C
10 2 (1.06%) COBOL
11 1 (0.53%) XPath
11 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.53%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 22 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.17%) Degree
4 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (0.53%) CITP
7 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) QA
1 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.59%) NFS
4 3 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.12%) SCCM
1 4 (2.12%) SCOM
2 3 (1.59%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (17.99%) Oracle
2 26 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 24 (12.70%) SAP
4 17 (8.99%) VMware
5 9 (4.76%) IBM
6 8 (4.23%) EMC
7 7 (3.70%) Cisco
7 7 (3.70%) Citrix
7 7 (3.70%) HP
8 5 (2.65%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.65%) Unisys
8 5 (2.65%) Tableau
8 5 (2.65%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.12%) Nintex
9 4 (2.12%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.12%) Metastorm
10 3 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.59%) Infor
11 2 (1.06%) Lotus
11 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
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