The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Architect
Rank 531 550 528
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 89 107 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 70
Median daily rate £525 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £395 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £590 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £527
% change year-on-year
- -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median 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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Applications Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Architect in the job title.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 82 £525 +5.00% 19
London -22 22 £563 +7.14% 6
North West +11 16 £600 +26.31% 2
North East - 13 £400 -
South East +9 12 £525 +5.00% 3
Tyne and Wear - 12 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £405 -
Cheshire +14 8 £675 -3.57% 1
Hampshire +25 6 £525 +50.00% 1
South West +15 5 £550 +1.94% 1
Scotland +12 5 £600 +41.17%
Wiltshire +1 5 £550 +1.94%
City of London 0 5 £528 +14.05% 3
East Midlands -1 5 £525 +10.52%
West Midlands -14 5 £500 - 1
Swindon +4 4 £550 +1.94%
Warrington +2 4 £675 -3.57%
Crewe - 4 - - 1
Edinburgh +14 3 £275 -35.29%
Manchester +1 3 £525 +10.52% 1
East of England +9 2 - - 5
Wolverhampton +5 2 £500 +11.11%
West Sussex +1 2 £438 -12.50%
Suffolk 0 2 - -
Ipswich -2 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £538 -
Glasgow - 2 £600 -
Surrey +20 1 £413 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +17 1 - -

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Applications Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 44 (23.53%) Oracle
2 35 (18.72%) .NET
3 34 (18.18%) Migration
4 33 (17.65%) SQL
4 33 (17.65%) Java
5 31 (16.58%) Finance
6 28 (14.97%) Linux
7 27 (14.44%) SOA
7 27 (14.44%) Microsoft
8 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
9 22 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 21 (11.23%) XML
10 21 (11.23%) Windows
10 21 (11.23%) AIX
11 20 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (10.16%) IBM
12 19 (10.16%) Middleware
13 17 (9.09%) HTML
14 16 (8.56%) C#
14 16 (8.56%) JavaScript
14 16 (8.56%) SAP
14 16 (8.56%) Active Directory
14 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (8.56%) Software Architecture
15 15 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (8.02%) Solaris
15 15 (8.02%) CRM
16 14 (7.49%) HPUX
16 14 (7.49%) CSS
16 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.21%) CMS
4 5 (2.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (2.14%) Drupal
5 4 (2.14%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.53%) CICS
8 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.53%) Mule
8 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.07%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.07%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.53%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.53%) Maximo
4 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.53%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.53%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.53%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.14%) SaaS
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.07%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.53%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.28%) LAN
1 8 (4.28%) WAN
2 4 (2.14%) Firewall
3 2 (1.07%) IPv4
3 2 (1.07%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) DHCP
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
1 12 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.35%) Data Mining
4 9 (4.81%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.28%) Big Data
6 7 (3.74%) DB2
7 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.60%) MarkLogic
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.07%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.07%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.07%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.07%) OLTP
10 2 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) JIRA
1 2 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (16.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.35%) Banking
3 5 (2.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) Legal
4 4 (2.14%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.07%) Local Government
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.72%) .NET
2 21 (11.23%) XML
3 19 (10.16%) Middleware
4 17 (9.09%) HTML
5 14 (7.49%) CSS
6 12 (6.42%) JSON
7 11 (5.88%) Web Services
8 9 (4.81%) HTML5
8 9 (4.81%) Java EE
9 8 (4.28%) J2EE
9 8 (4.28%) Natural Language Processing
9 8 (4.28%) SOAP
9 8 (4.28%) XSLT
10 5 (2.67%) JSON Schema
10 5 (2.67%) Spring
11 4 (2.14%) SAML
11 4 (2.14%) WCF
12 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (1.07%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.35%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.67%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.07%) iPad
5 2 (1.07%) PKI
5 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Statistics
6 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.97%) Linux
2 21 (11.23%) AIX
2 21 (11.23%) Windows
3 15 (8.02%) Solaris
4 14 (7.49%) HPUX
5 10 (5.35%) Unix
6 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.67%) Android
9 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.07%) SUSE
9 2 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.18%) Migration
2 27 (14.44%) SOA
3 20 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.56%) Software Architecture
5 15 (8.02%) CRM
5 15 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (7.49%) High Availability
7 13 (6.95%) Process Improvement
7 13 (6.95%) TOGAF
8 12 (6.42%) Business Continuity
8 12 (6.42%) Data Protection
8 12 (6.42%) DevOps
9 10 (5.35%) Network Design
9 10 (5.35%) Project Management
9 10 (5.35%) Security Patching
9 10 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.81%) Application Discovery
10 9 (4.81%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.81%) ERP
10 9 (4.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.65%) Java
1 33 (17.65%) SQL
2 16 (8.56%) C#
2 16 (8.56%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.88%) C++
4 8 (4.28%) PHP
5 4 (2.14%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.60%) C
6 3 (1.60%) Python
7 2 (1.07%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.53%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.35%) Degree
4 2 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.07%) CISSP
5 1 (0.53%) CISA
5 1 (0.53%) CISM
5 1 (0.53%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.53%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.07%) SCOM
2 2 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.53%) Nagios
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (23.53%) Oracle
2 27 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.16%) IBM
4 16 (8.56%) SAP
5 6 (3.21%) HP
5 6 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.21%) VMware
6 5 (2.67%) Informatica
7 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.60%) Adobe
8 3 (1.60%) OpenText
9 2 (1.07%) Google
9 2 (1.07%) Nintex
9 2 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.07%) Symantec
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix
10 1 (0.53%) Novell
10 1 (0.53%) Temenos
10 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
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