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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4540 3910 2950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.46% 6.98% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.92% 7.37% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2866 2364 1791
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 14
Median hourly rate £47.91 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.48% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £34.30 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £46.60 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.91 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+26.74% -

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +5 4238 £525 - 575
London +4 1809 £550 - 263
South East +8 798 £500 - 102
North West -3 370 £480 -4.00% 35
West Midlands -1 260 £494 +3.94% 40
Yorkshire +26 242 £488 +1.56% 30
Berkshire +3 242 £500 - 22
Hampshire +9 217 £500 +8.69% 22
East of England +14 213 £480 -8.57% 39
South West 0 211 £550 +4.76% 40
Scotland +2 201 £477 -2.25% 28
City of London -6 201 £550 - 73
West Yorkshire +22 158 £500 +4.16% 27
East Midlands +7 148 £500 - 18
Manchester +5 147 £500 +8.69% 16
Cheshire -1 127 £475 -6.17% 9
Leeds +21 124 £488 -2.01% 18
Edinburgh +3 124 £500 +5.26% 10
North East -18 107 £500 +5.26% 5
Tyne and Wear -16 97 £500 +5.82% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 94 £500 +6.38% 4
Nottinghamshire +29 91 £525 +13.51% 5
Warrington 0 89 £475 -19.49% 3
Surrey +3 88 £523 -5.00% 24
Buckinghamshire +8 86 £500 +6.38% 10
Nottingham +24 85 £525 +13.51% 3
Wiltshire +10 85 £550 - 10
Shropshire 0 81 £488 +11.11% 3
Telford 0 73 £488 +14.03% 2
South Yorkshire +32 70 £500 +6.66% 2

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1648 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1465 (16.86%) Finance
3 1272 (14.64%) Java
4 1252 (14.41%) Security Cleared
5 1248 (14.36%) TOGAF
6 1153 (13.27%) Oracle
7 1099 (12.65%) Microsoft
8 962 (11.07%) Migration
9 911 (10.48%) SC Cleared
10 834 (9.60%) SOA
11 807 (9.29%) Windows
12 784 (9.02%) Linux
13 780 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
14 712 (8.19%) SQL
15 674 (7.76%) Data Modelling
16 633 (7.28%) VMware
17 599 (6.89%) Banking
18 595 (6.85%) Data Centre
19 574 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
20 573 (6.59%) Retail
21 569 (6.55%) .NET
22 551 (6.34%) Technical Architecture
23 537 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
24 533 (6.13%) Web Services
25 526 (6.05%) ITIL
26 524 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
27 487 (5.60%) SQL Server
28 485 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
29 483 (5.56%) Active Directory
30 472 (5.43%) Cisco

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
1 268 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 205 (2.36%) CMS
3 194 (2.23%) WebSphere
4 170 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 168 (1.93%) JBoss
6 115 (1.32%) Apache
7 105 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 100 (1.15%) SAS
9 99 (1.14%) Confluence
10 92 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 86 (0.99%) Node.js
12 83 (0.96%) Skype for Business
13 81 (0.93%) IIS
14 73 (0.84%) OpenStack
15 72 (0.83%) Apache Spark
16 64 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
17 61 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 55 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
18 55 (0.63%) Mule
18 55 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 325 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 97 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 57 (0.66%) MS Office
4 41 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 19 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.15%) MS Project
8 11 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.081%) SPSS
10 2 (0.023%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.023%) HipChat
10 2 (0.023%) InDesign
10 2 (0.023%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.012%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.012%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 155 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
4 32 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 25 (0.29%) Maximo
5 25 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
6 24 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 21 (0.24%) SAP CRM
7 21 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 19 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 18 (0.21%) Unica
10 15 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
10 15 (0.17%) Teamcenter
11 13 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.14%) Magento
13 11 (0.13%) SAP HR
13 11 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 537 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 485 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 301 (3.46%) SaaS
4 282 (3.24%) IaaS
5 247 (2.84%) PaaS
6 236 (2.72%) Office 365
7 119 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 55 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 34 (0.39%) GitHub
10 34 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
11 31 (0.36%) Heroku
12 28 (0.32%) Force.com
13 25 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 22 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (0.24%) Yammer
16 20 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
18 14 (0.16%) OneDrive
18 14 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 450 (5.18%) Firewall
2 341 (3.92%) LAN
3 331 (3.81%) WAN
4 220 (2.53%) Network Security
5 212 (2.44%) Internet
6 195 (2.24%) SAN
7 118 (1.36%) DNS
8 109 (1.25%) VPN
9 97 (1.12%) Wireless
10 96 (1.10%) HTTP
11 88 (1.01%) NAS
12 81 (0.93%) MPLS
13 72 (0.83%) VoIP
14 64 (0.74%) LDAP
15 59 (0.68%) Skype
16 58 (0.67%) SSL
17 55 (0.63%) DHCP
18 50 (0.58%) VLAN
19 47 (0.54%) TCP/IP
20 46 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 440 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 261 (3.00%) Big Data
4 253 (2.91%) Hadoop
5 230 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 214 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 196 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 171 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 140 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 122 (1.40%) MySQL
11 96 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 94 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
13 83 (0.96%) DB2
14 79 (0.91%) Apache Hive
15 75 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
16 73 (0.84%) RDBMS
17 67 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 66 (0.76%) HBase
18 66 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 65 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 150 (1.73%) Maven
2 147 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 133 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 130 (1.50%) JIRA
5 62 (0.71%) ERwin
6 61 (0.70%) Axure RP
7 60 (0.69%) SoapUI
8 54 (0.62%) JUnit
9 51 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 48 (0.55%) Selenium
11 42 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 41 (0.47%) ClearQuest
13 39 (0.45%) ClearCase
13 39 (0.45%) Subversion
14 38 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (0.39%) WebDriver
16 28 (0.32%) Cucumber
16 28 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
17 25 (0.29%) Visual Studio
18 22 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 1465 (16.86%) Finance
2 599 (6.89%) Banking
3 573 (6.59%) Retail
4 367 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 231 (2.66%) Marketing
6 130 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 102 (1.17%) Billing
8 100 (1.15%) Legal
9 86 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 69 (0.79%) Publishing
11 51 (0.59%) Advertising
12 50 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 46 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 45 (0.52%) Back Office
14 45 (0.52%) Games
15 43 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.48%) Automotive
17 37 (0.43%) Law
18 33 (0.38%) Electronics
18 33 (0.38%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (6.55%) .NET
2 533 (6.13%) Web Services
3 411 (4.73%) Middleware
4 362 (4.17%) REST
5 324 (3.73%) XML
6 322 (3.70%) HTML
7 301 (3.46%) SOAP
8 259 (2.98%) Spring
9 245 (2.82%) J2EE
10 221 (2.54%) CSS
11 179 (2.06%) JSON
12 136 (1.56%) RESTful
13 126 (1.45%) Java EE
14 120 (1.38%) HTML5
15 111 (1.28%) Hibernate
16 110 (1.27%) AngularJS
17 95 (1.09%) ASP.NET
18 91 (1.05%) XSD
19 90 (1.04%) .NET Framework
20 88 (1.01%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 595 (6.85%) Data Centre
2 442 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 228 (2.62%) User Experience
5 206 (2.37%) Data Integration
6 153 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 124 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 122 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 106 (1.22%) Mainframe
9 106 (1.22%) Visualisation
10 100 (1.15%) PKI
11 98 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 98 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 83 (0.96%) Public Cloud
13 70 (0.81%) CESG
14 59 (0.68%) Cryptography
15 57 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 48 (0.55%) Reference Data
17 47 (0.54%) Social Media
18 46 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 807 (9.29%) Windows
2 784 (9.02%) Linux
3 455 (5.24%) Unix
4 267 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 142 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (1.54%) AIX
7 118 (1.36%) Solaris
8 108 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (0.70%) Windows 10
12 55 (0.63%) Android
12 55 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 47 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 46 (0.53%) HPUX
15 30 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 25 (0.29%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 20 (0.23%) zOS
19 19 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1648 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1248 (14.36%) TOGAF
3 962 (11.07%) Migration
4 834 (9.60%) SOA
5 780 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 674 (7.76%) Data Modelling
7 574 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 551 (6.34%) Technical Architecture
9 526 (6.05%) ITIL
10 524 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
11 469 (5.40%) CRM
12 455 (5.24%) Data Architecture
13 443 (5.10%) Project Management
14 396 (4.56%) E-Commerce
15 381 (4.38%) Open Source
16 349 (4.02%) Data Management
17 345 (3.97%) Scrum
18 337 (3.88%) UML
19 336 (3.87%) Security Architecture
20 324 (3.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1272 (14.64%) Java
2 712 (8.19%) SQL
3 441 (5.07%) JavaScript
4 268 (3.08%) C#
5 207 (2.38%) Python
6 137 (1.58%) Ruby
7 132 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 123 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 114 (1.31%) C++
10 113 (1.30%) Scala
11 112 (1.29%) PHP
12 90 (1.04%) C
13 88 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 71 (0.82%) Perl
15 56 (0.64%) COBOL
16 39 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 38 (0.44%) VB
18 28 (0.32%) Apex Code
19 24 (0.28%) Bash Shell
20 21 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 1252 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 911 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 415 (4.78%) Degree
4 235 (2.70%) CISSP
5 189 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 168 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 102 (1.17%) CCNP
8 93 (1.07%) CISM
9 83 (0.96%) CCIE
10 75 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
11 72 (0.83%) CCNA
12 70 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 68 (0.78%) CLAS
14 65 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 49 (0.56%) CISA
16 48 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
17 34 (0.39%) MCSE
18 30 (0.35%) MBCS
19 29 (0.33%) BC Cleared
20 27 (0.31%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 178 (2.05%) QA
3 173 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 96 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 86 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 79 (0.91%) COBIT
7 33 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.38%) SLA
8 30 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.23%) RMADS
9 20 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 19 (0.22%) HL7
10 19 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 19 (0.22%) ISO27005
11 17 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 13 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
12 13 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
13 10 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.12%) ISO20022
14 9 (0.10%) ISO27002
System Software
1 483 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 391 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (1.39%) Docker
3 121 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 54 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 47 (0.54%) Xen
6 45 (0.52%) vSphere
7 39 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 34 (0.39%) XenApp
9 30 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 28 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.29%) HDFS
11 25 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 21 (0.24%) KVM
13 19 (0.22%) vCloud
14 17 (0.20%) XenServer
15 16 (0.18%) NFS
15 16 (0.18%) SRDF
16 15 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 244 (2.81%) Puppet
2 156 (1.79%) SCCM
3 117 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (1.02%) Ansible
5 61 (0.70%) SCOM
6 41 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 32 (0.37%) Graphite
8 23 (0.26%) Windows Intune
9 22 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
10 21 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
11 20 (0.23%) Grafana
11 20 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 19 (0.22%) Nagios
13 18 (0.21%) Bareos
13 18 (0.21%) NetBackup
13 18 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (0.21%) yum
14 15 (0.17%) StatsD
15 14 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1153 (13.27%) Oracle
2 1099 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 633 (7.28%) VMware
4 472 (5.43%) Cisco
5 381 (4.38%) IBM
6 376 (4.33%) SAP
7 288 (3.31%) Citrix
8 248 (2.85%) HP
9 170 (1.96%) EMC
10 169 (1.94%) Juniper
11 164 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
12 160 (1.84%) Red Hat
13 147 (1.69%) Pega
14 141 (1.62%) Informatica
15 110 (1.27%) CA
16 103 (1.19%) CheckPoint
17 102 (1.17%) hybris
18 100 (1.15%) NetApp
19 97 (1.12%) ServiceNow
19 97 (1.12%) Sitecore
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £1000.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £900.00 - £1000.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Montash
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £450 - £600 per day, Benefits Expenses payable
Posted: 2 days ago