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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 534 489 514
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 65 84 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 57
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£500 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £363 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £621
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £500 £532
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -6.01%
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -39 56 £513 -2.38% 12
London -3 27 £500 -9.09% 5
South East -13 10 £569 +8.33% 4
City of London +19 7 £594 -1.04% 1
Scotland - 7 £475 - 1
Surrey +2 5 £675 - 1
West Midlands -12 5 £510 +23.63%
North West -6 4 £488 +13.04% 2
Hampshire -8 2 £463 -6.32%
Manchester -18 2 £481 +32.75% 1
Birmingham -4 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £475 - 1
Harrogate - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (31.40%) Java
2 35 (28.93%) Oracle
3 30 (24.79%) SOA
4 24 (19.83%) Finance
5 21 (17.36%) Web Services
6 20 (16.53%) .NET
6 20 (16.53%) TOGAF
7 19 (15.70%) Hibernate
8 18 (14.88%) JBoss
9 17 (14.05%) Middleware
9 17 (14.05%) Migration
10 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
10 16 (13.22%) JSF
11 14 (11.57%) SAP
11 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
11 14 (11.57%) Java EE
11 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
11 14 (11.57%) JPA
12 13 (10.74%) XML
13 12 (9.92%) SQL
13 12 (9.92%) UML
13 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (9.92%) OSGi
14 11 (9.09%) J2EE
14 11 (9.09%) Windows
15 10 (8.26%) OO
15 10 (8.26%) ERP
15 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (8.26%) RichFaces
16 9 (7.44%) HTML

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.96%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.13%) IIS
4 3 (2.48%) Apache
5 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.65%) CICS
5 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.65%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.65%) Node.js
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.83%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.83%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.13%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.83%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.83%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) SaaS
2 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) Network Security
2 3 (2.48%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.48%) Internet
3 2 (1.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) SSH
4 1 (0.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.83%) DMZ
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) ATM
4 1 (0.83%) FTP
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) AMQP
4 1 (0.83%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.61%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.96%) SAP BI
4 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.65%) Big Data
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.65%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Introscope
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
2 1 (0.83%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) Ant
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Military
5 2 (1.65%) Publishing
5 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.36%) Web Services
2 20 (16.53%) .NET
3 19 (15.70%) Hibernate
4 17 (14.05%) Middleware
5 16 (13.22%) JSF
6 14 (11.57%) Java EE
6 14 (11.57%) JPA
7 13 (10.74%) XML
8 12 (9.92%) OSGi
9 11 (9.09%) J2EE
10 10 (8.26%) RichFaces
11 9 (7.44%) HTML
12 7 (5.79%) SOAP
12 7 (5.79%) SAP PI
13 6 (4.96%) Apache CXF
13 6 (4.96%) CSS
13 6 (4.96%) Spring
14 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET
14 5 (4.13%) XSLT
15 4 (3.31%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Open Source
1 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.31%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.48%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) PKI
5 2 (1.65%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) W3C
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) UNIX
3 7 (5.79%) VME
4 5 (4.13%) Linux
4 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.65%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.83%) VMS
7 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.79%) SOA
2 20 (16.53%) TOGAF
3 17 (14.05%) Migration
4 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.92%) UML
5 10 (8.26%) OO
5 10 (8.26%) ERP
5 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.79%) Zachman Framework
7 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.96%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.13%) MVC
8 5 (4.13%) Workflow
8 5 (4.13%) Project Management
8 5 (4.13%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.13%) ITIL
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.40%) Java
2 12 (9.92%) SQL
3 8 (6.61%) COBOL
4 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.13%) C#
6 3 (2.48%) C
7 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.65%) Perl
7 2 (1.65%) Python
7 2 (1.65%) VB
7 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.83%) VBScript
8 1 (0.83%) XQuery
8 1 (0.83%) Pascal
8 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.48%) Degree
3 3 (2.48%) MCSE
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.83%) CISM
4 1 (0.83%) CISSP
4 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) MOM
1 2 (1.65%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) SCOM
2 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) Oracle
2 18 (14.88%) JBoss
3 14 (11.57%) SAP
3 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.79%) ICL
5 6 (4.96%) Fujitsu
6 5 (4.13%) VMware
6 5 (4.13%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.48%) IBM
7 3 (2.48%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.48%) Citrix
7 3 (2.48%) CA
8 2 (1.65%) HP
8 2 (1.65%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.65%) Mercator
8 2 (1.65%) ESRI
9 1 (0.83%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Veritas
9 1 (0.83%) Borland
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