The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3929 4106 3695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.93% 7.45% 6.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.38% 7.86% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2537 2524 2341
Median daily rate £550 £520 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 18
Median hourly rate £46.50 £50.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% +22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £28.66 £26.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £100.00 £74.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.98 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.02% +2.43%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
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 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect within the UK.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect within the UK.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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 +7 3692 £550 +4.76% 499
London +8 1808 £575 +4.54% 241
South East +4 626 £525 +5.00% 76
West Midlands -5 248 £513 +2.50% 22
North West -10 244 £600 +17.07% 47
City of London +9 237 £600 +9.09% 65
Hampshire +3 186 £525 +6.70% 16
Berkshire +3 176 £525 +5.00% 23
South West -1 169 £525 +5.00% 41
East of England -9 157 £500 -4.80% 29
Scotland -12 135 £500 +11.11% 19
East Midlands -2 130 £525 +16.66% 14
Yorkshire -8 129 £525 +4.89% 29
North East +26 116 £475 -24.00%
Tyne and Wear +24 111 £463 -26.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 102 £488 -22.00%
Manchester -5 102 £525 +10.52% 38
West Yorkshire -4 101 £525 +0.96% 26
Buckinghamshire +15 98 £520 +4.00% 6
Leeds -5 82 £525 +0.96% 22
Edinburgh -6 81 £525 +5.52% 18
Cheshire -2 79 £650 +23.80% 5
Birmingham +9 75 £525 +5.00% 13
Milton Keynes +12 71 £525 +10.52% 1
Wiltshire +4 69 £525 +5.00% 4
Warrington +1 61 £650 +8.33% 1
Bristol +7 57 £463 -9.75% 15
Surrey -9 51 £450 -13.46% 14
Reading -8 50 £488 -4.59% 7
Wales +19 48 £506 +6.57% 4

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 1600 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1432 (17.08%) Finance
3 1111 (13.25%) Microsoft
4 1070 (12.76%) Security Cleared
5 1055 (12.58%) Java
6 1006 (12.00%) TOGAF
7 967 (11.53%) Oracle
8 821 (9.79%) SC Cleared
9 809 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 796 (9.49%) Windows
11 790 (9.42%) Migration
12 745 (8.88%) SQL
13 743 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 739 (8.81%) Data Modelling
15 676 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
16 669 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
17 654 (7.80%) SOA
18 632 (7.54%) Banking
19 607 (7.24%) Linux
20 593 (7.07%) VMware
21 585 (6.98%) Cisco
22 568 (6.77%) Retail
23 564 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
24 556 (6.63%) Data Centre
25 534 (6.37%) SAP
26 528 (6.30%) .NET
27 525 (6.26%) Active Directory
28 518 (6.18%) SQL Server
29 491 (5.86%) DevOps
30 490 (5.84%) CRM

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
1 280 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 176 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 172 (2.05%) Apache
4 135 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 134 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 120 (1.43%) Skype for Business
7 119 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 113 (1.35%) CMS
9 105 (1.25%) Confluence
10 104 (1.24%) JBoss
11 102 (1.22%) Tomcat
12 93 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 91 (1.09%) MS Exchange
14 72 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 68 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
15 68 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
16 66 (0.79%) IIS
16 66 (0.79%) WebLogic
17 54 (0.64%) SAS
17 54 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 328 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 105 (1.25%) MS Office
3 66 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.30%) MS Project
5 9 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.083%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.072%) Simulink
8 5 (0.060%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.036%) Windchill
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.024%) HipChat
11 2 (0.024%) InVision
11 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.024%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.024%) SPSS
12 1 (0.012%) CATIA
12 1 (0.012%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 198 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 49 (0.58%) Eloqua
4 47 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 42 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 38 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 34 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 30 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 25 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
10 24 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 24 (0.29%) SAP HR
10 24 (0.29%) SAP MDM
11 23 (0.27%) SAP CRM
11 23 (0.27%) SAP HCM
12 21 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
12 21 (0.25%) SAP FI
13 20 (0.24%) SAP ERP
14 19 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 16 (0.19%) Unica
16 15 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 809 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 676 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 322 (3.84%) Office 365
4 301 (3.59%) PaaS
5 280 (3.34%) IaaS
6 260 (3.10%) SaaS
7 101 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 67 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 48 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
10 43 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 41 (0.49%) GitHub
12 37 (0.44%) Amazon S3
13 33 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 28 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
14 28 (0.33%) Yammer
15 27 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
16 26 (0.31%) Boomi
17 22 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
18 19 (0.23%) CloudBees
18 19 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 435 (5.19%) WAN
2 394 (4.70%) LAN
3 377 (4.50%) Firewall
4 215 (2.56%) Network Security
5 170 (2.03%) VPN
6 169 (2.02%) Internet
7 167 (1.99%) DNS
8 128 (1.53%) Wireless
9 127 (1.51%) MPLS
10 124 (1.48%) SAN
11 107 (1.28%) TCP/IP
12 106 (1.26%) HTTP
13 105 (1.25%) VoIP
14 92 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
15 88 (1.05%) Skype
16 82 (0.98%) LDAP
17 81 (0.97%) DHCP
18 67 (0.80%) Unified Communications
19 64 (0.76%) VLAN
20 63 (0.75%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 467 (5.57%) Big Data
3 423 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
4 356 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 275 (3.28%) MongoDB
6 269 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 217 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 163 (1.94%) Oracle Database
9 147 (1.75%) MySQL
10 140 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 126 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 105 (1.25%) Apache Hive
13 101 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 90 (1.07%) HBase
15 83 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 79 (0.94%) SAP HANA
17 75 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
17 75 (0.89%) DB2
18 65 (0.78%) RDBMS
18 65 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 226 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 179 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 174 (2.08%) JIRA
4 79 (0.94%) Maven
5 61 (0.73%) Selenium
5 61 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (0.57%) Subversion
6 48 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 46 (0.55%) ERwin
8 37 (0.44%) Ant
8 37 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 34 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
11 30 (0.36%) JUnit
12 26 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
13 25 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 25 (0.30%) SonarQube
14 23 (0.27%) Axure RP
15 22 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
16 20 (0.24%) Cucumber
General
1 1432 (17.08%) Finance
2 632 (7.54%) Banking
3 568 (6.77%) Retail
4 319 (3.80%) Marketing
5 239 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 180 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 91 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 82 (0.98%) Legal
9 66 (0.79%) Advertising
10 64 (0.76%) Billing
11 59 (0.70%) Publishing
12 53 (0.63%) Law
13 50 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 48 (0.57%) Automotive
15 47 (0.56%) Back Office
16 43 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 37 (0.44%) Electronics
18 27 (0.32%) Local Government
19 21 (0.25%) Front Office
19 21 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (6.30%) .NET
2 486 (5.80%) Web Services
3 397 (4.73%) HTML
4 360 (4.29%) REST
5 358 (4.27%) Middleware
6 317 (3.78%) XML
7 288 (3.43%) CSS
8 256 (3.05%) JSON
9 251 (2.99%) J2EE
10 242 (2.89%) SOAP
11 233 (2.78%) Spring
12 186 (2.22%) HTML5
13 184 (2.19%) RESTful
14 172 (2.05%) AngularJS
15 131 (1.56%) ASP.NET
16 111 (1.32%) jQuery
17 108 (1.29%) CSS3
18 102 (1.22%) Node.js
19 81 (0.97%) Java EE
20 78 (0.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 556 (6.63%) Data Centre
2 367 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (2.79%) Data Integration
3 234 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 190 (2.27%) User Experience
5 159 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 149 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 119 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 115 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 114 (1.36%) Visualisation
10 110 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 109 (1.30%) Data Structures
12 103 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 103 (1.23%) PKI
13 94 (1.12%) Mainframe
14 66 (0.79%) Reference Data
14 66 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 65 (0.78%) CESG
16 59 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 58 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 796 (9.49%) Windows
2 607 (7.24%) Linux
3 319 (3.80%) Unix
4 254 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 155 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (1.69%) Solaris
7 140 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 134 (1.60%) AIX
9 105 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 82 (0.98%) Windows 10
11 72 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (0.61%) Android
13 42 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 35 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 35 (0.42%) HPUX
15 24 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 20 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.18%) SUSE
17 15 (0.18%) zOS
18 11 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1600 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1006 (12.00%) TOGAF
3 790 (9.42%) Migration
4 743 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 739 (8.81%) Data Modelling
6 669 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 654 (7.80%) SOA
8 564 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
9 491 (5.86%) DevOps
10 490 (5.84%) CRM
11 469 (5.59%) Data Architecture
12 463 (5.52%) Technical Architecture
13 457 (5.45%) Scrum
14 401 (4.78%) E-Commerce
15 394 (4.70%) ITIL
16 379 (4.52%) Open Source
17 347 (4.14%) Data Management
18 320 (3.82%) Analytics
19 308 (3.67%) Security Architecture
20 302 (3.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1055 (12.58%) Java
2 745 (8.88%) SQL
3 430 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 250 (2.98%) C#
5 246 (2.93%) Python
6 148 (1.77%) Ruby
7 139 (1.66%) Scala
8 136 (1.62%) C
9 94 (1.12%) PHP
10 77 (0.92%) C++
11 70 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 63 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 62 (0.74%) Perl
14 61 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 60 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 50 (0.60%) R
17 32 (0.38%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.36%) Apex Code
19 23 (0.27%) ABAP
20 18 (0.21%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1070 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 821 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 353 (4.21%) Degree
4 215 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 214 (2.55%) CISSP
6 157 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 129 (1.54%) CCIE
8 118 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 101 (1.20%) CCNP
10 79 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 71 (0.85%) MCSE
12 69 (0.82%) CISM
13 56 (0.67%) CLAS
14 48 (0.57%) CCNA
14 48 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (0.51%) ISEB
16 42 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
17 36 (0.43%) CRISC
18 35 (0.42%) AWS Certification
19 30 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 142 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 135 (1.61%) QA
4 112 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
6 56 (0.67%) SLA
7 41 (0.49%) COBIT
8 32 (0.38%) MiFID
9 21 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.23%) ISO20022
11 17 (0.20%) FATCA
12 13 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
13 12 (0.14%) PA-DSS
14 10 (0.12%) RMADS
15 9 (0.11%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.11%) SEPA
15 9 (0.11%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.083%) EMIR
17 6 (0.072%) Dublin Core
18 5 (0.060%) HIPAA
System Software
1 525 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 309 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 150 (1.79%) Docker
5 74 (0.88%) XenApp
6 50 (0.60%) vSphere
7 48 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 47 (0.56%) vCloud
9 40 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (0.47%) VMware ESX
11 37 (0.44%) KVM
12 35 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 34 (0.41%) Apache Flume
14 33 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
15 32 (0.38%) HDFS
16 31 (0.37%) Xen
17 29 (0.35%) NFS
17 29 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
18 26 (0.31%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 219 (2.61%) Puppet
2 154 (1.84%) SCCM
3 133 (1.59%) Ansible
4 123 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (0.58%) SCOM
6 44 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 40 (0.48%) Tivoli
8 39 (0.47%) Terraform
9 36 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 24 (0.29%) Kubernetes
10 24 (0.29%) MOM
10 24 (0.29%) Nagios
11 23 (0.27%) Packer
12 18 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 18 (0.21%) Graphite
12 18 (0.21%) logstash
13 17 (0.20%) FortiGate
13 17 (0.20%) vRealize
14 15 (0.18%) Consul
14 15 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1111 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 967 (11.53%) Oracle
3 593 (7.07%) VMware
4 585 (6.98%) Cisco
5 534 (6.37%) SAP
6 452 (5.39%) IBM
7 239 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
8 232 (2.77%) Citrix
9 151 (1.80%) HP
10 142 (1.69%) Adobe
11 138 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 126 (1.50%) Juniper
13 119 (1.42%) MuleSoft
14 116 (1.38%) Google
15 113 (1.35%) CheckPoint
16 94 (1.12%) Splunk
17 90 (1.07%) F5
18 87 (1.04%) Informatica
18 87 (1.04%) NetApp
19 86 (1.03%) EMC
Brighton, East Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Robert Half
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £800 - £875 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £410 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networkers
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £416 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £550.00 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
PMC retail
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day 500-650pd all inclusive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago