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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 526 549 491
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -58
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 107 61 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 55
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£475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £469
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 97 £475 -13.63% 10
London +14 34 £450 -10.00% 5
South East +1 33 £500 -25.92% 2
Berkshire - 15 £500 -
West Sussex - 13 £500 -
Reading - 13 £500 -
Crawley - 12 £500 -
North West -26 11 £425 -12.82%
City of London +11 10 £413 -27.47% 1
Scotland -7 9 £538 +13.15%
South West -3 6 £500 -13.04%
East Midlands - 6 - -
Edinburgh -13 5 £600 +26.31%
Glasgow +11 4 £475 -
Manchester -17 4 £418 -13.24%
Hampshire +1 3 £463 -18.85% 1
West Midlands +7 2 £415 -18.62%
Birmingham +6 2 £415 -
Wiltshire +5 2 £575 -
Dorset 0 2 £450 -
Swindon -2 2 £575 -
Bristol -5 2 £500 -
Cheshire - 2 £423 -
Bournemouth - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £575 - 1
East of England +3 1 £425 -22.72% 2
Milton Keynes -8 1 £425 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £425 +6.25%
Lancashire -15 1 £700 +43.58%
Wales -20 1 - -

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 61 (27.73%) TOGAF
2 48 (21.82%) Java
3 45 (20.45%) Oracle
4 43 (19.55%) SOA
5 39 (17.73%) Web Services
6 37 (16.82%) .NET
7 35 (15.91%) SharePoint
8 31 (14.09%) Finance
9 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 29 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 26 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (10.45%) Microsoft
13 22 (10.00%) SQL
14 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 19 (8.64%) QA
15 19 (8.64%) Spring
15 19 (8.64%) C#
16 18 (8.18%) PRINCE2
17 17 (7.73%) J2EE
17 17 (7.73%) UML
17 17 (7.73%) Project Management
18 16 (7.27%) SC Cleared
18 16 (7.27%) REST
19 15 (6.82%) Relational Database
19 15 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (6.82%) JavaScript
20 14 (6.36%) HTML
20 14 (6.36%) Windows
20 14 (6.36%) CMS

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 35 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.36%) CMS
3 13 (5.91%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (5.91%) JBoss
4 6 (2.73%) IIS
4 6 (2.73%) Tuxedo
5 5 (2.27%) Apache
6 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.36%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.91%) nginx
8 2 (0.91%) Lync
8 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.45%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Maximo
2 7 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.82%) Aligne
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.36%) PaaS
2 13 (5.91%) SaaS
3 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.91%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.00%) Intranet
1 11 (5.00%) Internet
2 10 (4.55%) Extranet
3 5 (2.27%) FTP
4 4 (1.82%) HTTP
5 3 (1.36%) SMTP
6 2 (0.91%) Firewall
6 2 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.91%) SNMP
6 2 (0.91%) SSL
7 1 (0.45%) MPLS
7 1 (0.45%) LDAP
7 1 (0.45%) ATM
7 1 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.27%) MySQL
7 5 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.36%) Maven
3 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (14.09%) Finance
2 11 (5.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.64%) Retail
3 8 (3.64%) Law
3 8 (3.64%) Legal
4 5 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.82%) Local Government
5 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.91%) French Language
6 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.73%) Web Services
2 37 (16.82%) .NET
3 19 (8.64%) Spring
4 17 (7.73%) J2EE
5 16 (7.27%) REST
6 14 (6.36%) HTML
7 11 (5.00%) SOAP
8 10 (4.55%) XML
9 9 (4.09%) ASP.NET
9 9 (4.09%) Apache Camel
10 8 (3.64%) Middleware
11 7 (3.18%) WCF
11 7 (3.18%) OAuth
11 7 (3.18%) RESTful
12 6 (2.73%) WPF
12 6 (2.73%) CSS
13 5 (2.27%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.27%) Entity Framework
14 4 (1.82%) CSS3
14 4 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 8 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.18%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.73%) GIS
7 4 (1.82%) PKI
7 4 (1.82%) iPad
8 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.91%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
10 1 (0.45%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.45%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) FMCG
10 1 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.45%) Social Media
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.36%) Windows
2 10 (4.55%) UNIX
3 8 (3.64%) Linux
4 6 (2.73%) VME
5 5 (2.27%) Android
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.73%) TOGAF
2 43 (19.55%) SOA
3 29 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 18 (8.18%) PRINCE2
5 17 (7.73%) UML
5 17 (7.73%) Project Management
6 15 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.36%) Workflow
7 14 (6.36%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.91%) CRM
8 13 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (5.45%) API Integration
10 11 (5.00%) Content Management
10 11 (5.00%) Business Development
10 11 (5.00%) ITIL
11 10 (4.55%) MVC
11 10 (4.55%) Validation
11 10 (4.55%) Migration
11 10 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.82%) Java
2 22 (10.00%) SQL
3 19 (8.64%) C#
4 15 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.64%) COBOL
7 7 (3.18%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.45%) Degree
4 5 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.91%) CCIE
5 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) MCPD
6 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.18%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.91%) Varnish
3 2 (0.91%) Docker
4 1 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (1.82%) SCCM
1 4 (1.82%) SCOM
2 2 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.91%) MOM
3 1 (0.45%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.45%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 45 (20.45%) Oracle
2 23 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.00%) Citrix
4 10 (4.55%) IBM
5 7 (3.18%) SAP
6 6 (2.73%) ESRI
7 5 (2.27%) HP
7 5 (2.27%) VMware
8 4 (1.82%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.82%) Nintex
9 3 (1.36%) Capita
10 2 (0.91%) Google
10 2 (0.91%) Northgate
10 2 (0.91%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.91%) Tableau
10 2 (0.91%) Amdocs
10 2 (0.91%) OpenText
10 2 (0.91%) Cisco
10 2 (0.91%) Genesys
10 2 (0.91%) BMC
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