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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
UK
Rank 14 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3516 3960 3327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.98% 7.79% 6.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.43% 8.23% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2231 2374 2016
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 15
Median hourly rate £55.00 £56.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +46.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £33.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £100.00 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £55.50 £36.13
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +53.63%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 3330 £550 +4.76% 503
London +9 1657 £575 +4.54% 225
South East +5 607 £525 +0.96% 77
City of London +11 209 £600 +9.09% 59
West Midlands -3 193 £514 +2.75% 22
East of England -4 187 £508 -7.72% 26
North West -10 187 £543 +8.50% 40
Hampshire +1 176 £525 - 16
Berkshire -1 170 £513 +2.50% 17
South West +2 147 £550 +11.11% 46
Yorkshire +5 135 £525 - 39
East Midlands +4 124 £500 +11.11% 15
Scotland -11 109 £500 +11.11% 14
West Yorkshire +4 103 £525 - 32
Buckinghamshire +17 89 £525 +2.43% 9
Manchester +1 88 £550 +15.78% 31
Edinburgh -7 69 £500 +1.01% 12
Leeds -8 69 £520 -0.95% 20
Birmingham +4 66 £513 +2.50% 10
Milton Keynes +14 63 £525 +1.69% 5
Bristol +3 57 £555 +11.00% 26
Wiltshire +5 55 £525 +5.00% 2
North East -12 50 £445 -11.00% 3
Bedfordshire +1 48 £525 -10.63% 4
Tyne and Wear -19 47 £445 -11.00% 2
Surrey -9 45 £558 +11.50% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 45 £445 -11.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +18 44 £475 -13.63% 10
Northamptonshire +9 44 £525 +5.00% 3
Basingstoke +5 44 £460 -0.54% 3

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 1513 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1343 (17.52%) Finance
3 1064 (13.88%) Microsoft
4 1004 (13.10%) Java
5 976 (12.73%) Security Cleared
6 928 (12.11%) TOGAF
7 860 (11.22%) Oracle
8 757 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 749 (9.77%) SC Cleared
10 727 (9.48%) Migration
11 710 (9.26%) Windows
12 677 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 676 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
14 671 (8.75%) SQL
15 667 (8.70%) Data Modelling
16 593 (7.74%) Banking
16 593 (7.74%) SOA
17 591 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
18 558 (7.28%) Linux
19 532 (6.94%) VMware
20 526 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
21 520 (6.78%) Cisco
22 519 (6.77%) SAP
23 510 (6.65%) Web Services
23 510 (6.65%) SQL Server
24 499 (6.51%) Retail
25 474 (6.18%) .NET
26 467 (6.09%) Data Centre
27 452 (5.90%) Active Directory
28 440 (5.74%) Scrum

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
1 261 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 178 (2.32%) Apache
3 161 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 122 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 110 (1.43%) CMS
5 110 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 105 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 105 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 104 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 98 (1.28%) JBoss
9 96 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 92 (1.20%) Confluence
11 91 (1.19%) MS Exchange
12 87 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 71 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
14 62 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
15 56 (0.73%) IIS
16 55 (0.72%) OpenStack
17 45 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
18 42 (0.55%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 301 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 94 (1.23%) MS Office
3 72 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.43%) MS Project
5 10 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.078%) Simulink
7 6 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.065%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.052%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.052%) Windchill
10 3 (0.039%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.039%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.026%) HipChat
12 1 (0.013%) CATIA
12 1 (0.013%) InDesign
12 1 (0.013%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 180 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 30 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 28 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 27 (0.35%) SAP HCM
7 26 (0.34%) Maximo
8 25 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
8 25 (0.33%) SAP MDM
9 23 (0.30%) SAP CRM
10 22 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 22 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
11 21 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 21 (0.27%) SAP FI
12 19 (0.25%) SAP hybris
13 18 (0.23%) Magento
14 15 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
14 15 (0.20%) SAP CO
14 15 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 757 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 676 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 309 (4.03%) Office 365
4 283 (3.69%) PaaS
5 271 (3.54%) IaaS
6 226 (2.95%) SaaS
7 84 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 45 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 42 (0.55%) GitHub
11 40 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
12 37 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
13 36 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 36 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 27 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
15 26 (0.34%) Yammer
16 22 (0.29%) Boomi
17 21 (0.27%) OneDrive
18 17 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 17 (0.22%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 398 (5.19%) WAN
2 370 (4.83%) Firewall
3 320 (4.17%) LAN
4 223 (2.91%) Network Security
5 190 (2.48%) DNS
6 184 (2.40%) Internet
7 161 (2.10%) VPN
8 121 (1.58%) MPLS
9 112 (1.46%) SAN
10 98 (1.28%) LDAP
11 88 (1.15%) DHCP
12 83 (1.08%) VoIP
13 82 (1.07%) HTTP
14 80 (1.04%) Skype
15 77 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
15 77 (1.00%) Wireless
16 69 (0.90%) TCP/IP
17 59 (0.77%) VLAN
18 55 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
19 53 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 438 (5.71%) Big Data
3 365 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 333 (4.34%) Hadoop
5 292 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 283 (3.69%) MongoDB
7 207 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 156 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 147 (1.92%) MySQL
9 147 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 136 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 106 (1.38%) Apache Hive
12 99 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 94 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
14 87 (1.13%) HBase
15 85 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 82 (1.07%) DB2
16 82 (1.07%) SAP HANA
17 66 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 62 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 217 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 164 (2.14%) JIRA
3 146 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 63 (0.82%) Maven
5 57 (0.74%) Selenium
6 52 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 45 (0.59%) ERwin
9 37 (0.48%) Ant
10 34 (0.44%) Subversion
10 34 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
11 27 (0.35%) Eclipse
12 24 (0.31%) Bitbucket
12 24 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 24 (0.31%) JUnit
13 22 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (0.29%) JMeter
13 22 (0.29%) SonarQube
14 21 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
15 20 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1343 (17.52%) Finance
2 593 (7.74%) Banking
3 499 (6.51%) Retail
4 236 (3.08%) Marketing
5 216 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 158 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 94 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 83 (1.08%) Legal
9 74 (0.97%) Advertising
10 73 (0.95%) Billing
11 58 (0.76%) Publishing
12 52 (0.68%) Back Office
13 48 (0.63%) Law
14 47 (0.61%) Automotive
15 42 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 36 (0.47%) Electronics
18 25 (0.33%) Local Government
19 22 (0.29%) Games
20 18 (0.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 510 (6.65%) Web Services
2 474 (6.18%) .NET
3 376 (4.90%) HTML
4 369 (4.81%) REST
5 317 (4.14%) Middleware
6 315 (4.11%) XML
7 268 (3.50%) CSS
8 265 (3.46%) JSON
9 255 (3.33%) Spring
10 252 (3.29%) J2EE
11 242 (3.16%) SOAP
12 175 (2.28%) HTML5
13 166 (2.17%) RESTful
14 159 (2.07%) AngularJS
15 118 (1.54%) CSS3
16 116 (1.51%) ASP.NET
17 105 (1.37%) jQuery
18 100 (1.30%) Node.js
19 92 (1.20%) Kafka
20 88 (1.15%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 467 (6.09%) Data Centre
2 379 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 224 (2.92%) Data Integration
4 216 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 185 (2.41%) User Experience
6 146 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 145 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 119 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 118 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 111 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 109 (1.42%) Visualisation
12 103 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 103 (1.34%) PKI
13 90 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 80 (1.04%) Mainframe
15 66 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 66 (0.86%) Reference Data
16 65 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 59 (0.77%) Clustering
18 53 (0.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 710 (9.26%) Windows
2 558 (7.28%) Linux
3 287 (3.74%) Unix
4 221 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 127 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (1.42%) Solaris
8 105 (1.37%) AIX
9 95 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 79 (1.03%) Windows 10
11 60 (0.78%) Android
12 59 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 36 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 27 (0.35%) HPUX
16 14 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.14%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.14%) SUSE
18 9 (0.12%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1513 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (12.11%) TOGAF
3 727 (9.48%) Migration
4 677 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 667 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 593 (7.74%) SOA
7 591 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 526 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
9 440 (5.74%) Scrum
10 439 (5.73%) DevOps
11 429 (5.60%) CRM
12 418 (5.45%) Data Architecture
13 403 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
14 391 (5.10%) E-Commerce
15 377 (4.92%) ITIL
16 368 (4.80%) Open Source
17 328 (4.28%) Analytics
18 307 (4.00%) Data Management
19 304 (3.97%) ETL
20 289 (3.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1004 (13.10%) Java
2 671 (8.75%) SQL
3 420 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 256 (3.34%) Python
5 238 (3.10%) C#
6 158 (2.06%) Ruby
7 140 (1.83%) Scala
8 136 (1.77%) C
9 86 (1.12%) PHP
10 75 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 74 (0.97%) C++
11 74 (0.97%) Perl
12 65 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 56 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 47 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 41 (0.53%) R
16 24 (0.31%) Apex Code
17 21 (0.27%) ABAP
17 21 (0.27%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 976 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 749 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 338 (4.41%) Degree
4 205 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (2.02%) CISSP
6 139 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 132 (1.72%) CCIE
8 120 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 95 (1.24%) CCNP
10 70 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 70 (0.91%) MCSE
11 55 (0.72%) CISM
12 50 (0.65%) CCNA
13 48 (0.63%) CLAS
14 45 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (0.51%) ISEB
16 34 (0.44%) AWS Certification
17 31 (0.40%) PMP
18 27 (0.35%) SANS
19 26 (0.34%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (2.05%) QA
2 142 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 127 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 104 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 79 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 57 (0.74%) SLA
7 38 (0.50%) COBIT
8 37 (0.48%) MiFID
9 23 (0.30%) ISO20022
10 19 (0.25%) FATCA
10 19 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 12 (0.16%) SEPA
13 11 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.12%) PA-DSS
15 7 (0.091%) EMIR
15 7 (0.091%) RMADS
16 6 (0.078%) Dublin Core
16 6 (0.078%) Solvency II
17 4 (0.052%) HIPAA
System Software
1 452 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 292 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 151 (1.97%) Docker
5 59 (0.77%) XenApp
6 57 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 55 (0.72%) vCloud
8 53 (0.69%) vSphere
9 48 (0.63%) VMware ESX
10 36 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 33 (0.43%) Apache Flume
12 29 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 23 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
16 20 (0.26%) HDFS
17 19 (0.25%) KVM
17 19 (0.25%) SRDF
17 19 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
18 18 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 187 (2.44%) Puppet
2 125 (1.63%) Ansible
3 113 (1.47%) SCCM
4 108 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (0.51%) SCOM
5 39 (0.51%) Terraform
6 37 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 35 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 32 (0.42%) MOM
8 32 (0.42%) Nagios
9 31 (0.40%) Tivoli
10 27 (0.35%) Packer
10 27 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 27 (0.35%) vRealize
11 23 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.23%) Consul
13 17 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 16 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 16 (0.21%) Rsyslog
15 15 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 1064 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 860 (11.22%) Oracle
3 532 (6.94%) VMware
4 520 (6.78%) Cisco
5 519 (6.77%) SAP
6 354 (4.62%) IBM
7 192 (2.50%) Citrix
8 166 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 137 (1.79%) HP
10 132 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 127 (1.66%) Adobe
12 117 (1.53%) MuleSoft
13 114 (1.49%) CheckPoint
14 110 (1.43%) Splunk
15 97 (1.27%) Juniper
16 89 (1.16%) Google
17 85 (1.11%) Informatica
18 84 (1.10%) F5
19 81 (1.06%) hybris
20 80 (1.04%) NetApp
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + Highly Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £630 per day + -
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £675 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £543 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £575.00 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per annum excellent rates, 6 months contract initial
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago