The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3953 3225 3245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.93% 5.90% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 6.38% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2463 1939 1873
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £632 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £496 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 29
Average hourly rate £50.00 £61.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +68.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £38.06 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.16 £71.00 £63.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £61.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.45% +74.28%

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
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 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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 +5 3653 £511 +2.20% 585
London +3 1621 £550 +4.76% 295
South East +1 676 £480 +1.05% 98
City of London +6 363 £550 +4.76% 79
North West +9 331 £506 +1.20% 31
West Midlands +3 213 £475 -5.00% 32
Hampshire +11 199 £460 +2.22% 21
Berkshire +6 197 £500 +2.56% 31
East of England +7 172 £500 +11.11% 24
South West +5 169 £500 +1.52% 33
Scotland +5 155 £475 +5.55% 21
Yorkshire +2 153 £480 -1.03% 34
East Midlands +18 148 £525 +15.06% 25
Manchester +26 138 £475 -5.00% 25
North East +24 113 £475 +18.75% 5
West Yorkshire -7 108 £480 +1.05% 24
Cheshire +7 97 £550 +10.55% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 95 £475 +5.55% 7
Leeds -13 88 £491 +1.28% 18
Tyne and Wear +16 87 £475 +18.75% 5
Edinburgh +4 85 £495 +7.60% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 81 £475 +18.75% 5
Surrey -19 81 £500 +8.69% 14
Northamptonshire +14 68 £525 +11.70% 6
Milton Keynes +3 63 £450 - 4
Reading -4 61 £500 -4.76% 14
Wales +3 56 £450 -14.28% 10
Cambridgeshire +7 50 £500 +17.64% 7
Birmingham +2 50 £475 -5.00% 12
Wiltshire +3 46 £483 -6.99% 6

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Architect in their job title.

1 1456 (18.79%) Finance
2 1244 (16.06%) Oracle
3 1179 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1111 (14.34%) Java
5 1050 (13.55%) Microsoft
6 919 (11.86%) TOGAF
7 827 (10.68%) Windows
8 793 (10.24%) SOA
9 706 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 703 (9.07%) Migration
11 668 (8.62%) Security Cleared
12 666 (8.60%) SQL
13 652 (8.42%) .NET
14 646 (8.34%) Data Modelling
15 595 (7.68%) Banking
16 583 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 566 (7.31%) SQL Server
18 549 (7.09%) UNIX
19 536 (6.92%) VMware
20 534 (6.89%) Linux
21 498 (6.43%) SAP
22 496 (6.40%) Technical Architecture
23 490 (6.33%) Data Centre
24 489 (6.31%) Web Services
25 484 (6.25%) Retail
26 465 (6.00%) Middleware
27 456 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
28 443 (5.72%) CRM
28 443 (5.72%) Cisco
29 441 (5.69%) Business Intelligence

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 307 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 229 (2.96%) WebSphere
3 133 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 127 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 121 (1.56%) Apache
6 119 (1.54%) JBoss
7 118 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 109 (1.41%) IIS
9 105 (1.36%) CMS
10 86 (1.11%) Node.js
11 84 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 79 (1.02%) Lync
13 75 (0.97%) SAS
14 64 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
15 58 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 56 (0.72%) Tomcat
17 54 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
18 51 (0.66%) Confluence
19 47 (0.61%) Documentum
20 46 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 258 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 116 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 83 (1.07%) MS Office
4 57 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.18%) MS Project
9 12 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.13%) SPSS
11 9 (0.12%) InDesign
12 8 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.10%) Simulink
13 7 (0.090%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.090%) Siemens NX
14 6 (0.077%) Mingle
14 6 (0.077%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.065%) CATIA
16 1 (0.013%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 142 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 65 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 42 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
6 26 (0.34%) SAP FI
7 23 (0.30%) SAP CRM
7 23 (0.30%) SAP CO
8 22 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.27%) Teamcenter
10 20 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 20 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
11 19 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
12 18 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
13 17 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
14 16 (0.21%) Maximo
14 16 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
15 14 (0.18%) Agresso
16 12 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (0.15%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 332 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 252 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (1.90%) SaaS
4 123 (1.59%) PaaS
5 121 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 112 (1.45%) IaaS
7 98 (1.27%) Office 365
8 24 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (0.28%) Force.com
9 22 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 16 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 14 (0.18%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.14%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.13%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.13%) GitHub
16 10 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 394 (5.09%) Firewall
2 294 (3.80%) WAN
3 248 (3.20%) LAN
4 213 (2.75%) SAN
5 189 (2.44%) Internet
6 143 (1.85%) VPN
7 122 (1.57%) MPLS
8 118 (1.52%) Network Security
9 113 (1.46%) DNS
10 98 (1.27%) Wireless
11 84 (1.08%) NAS
12 71 (0.92%) Unified Communications
12 71 (0.92%) VLAN
13 70 (0.90%) VoIP
14 69 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 65 (0.84%) TCP/IP
16 63 (0.81%) LDAP
17 59 (0.76%) HTTP
18 58 (0.75%) BGP
19 55 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 456 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
3 316 (4.08%) Big Data
4 294 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 236 (3.05%) MongoDB
6 229 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 214 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 184 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 163 (2.10%) MySQL
10 115 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 113 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 98 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 91 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 85 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
15 70 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
16 69 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 66 (0.85%) DB2
18 59 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
19 54 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
20 53 (0.68%) HBase
Development Applications
1 141 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 92 (1.19%) JIRA
3 84 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 82 (1.06%) ERwin
5 79 (1.02%) Selenium
6 65 (0.84%) Subversion
7 63 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 57 (0.74%) Maven
9 38 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 33 (0.43%) Ant
10 33 (0.43%) JUnit
11 29 (0.37%) Axure RP
12 28 (0.36%) Cucumber
12 28 (0.36%) SoapUI
12 28 (0.36%) Hudson
13 25 (0.32%) Eclipse
14 21 (0.27%) TeamCity
15 19 (0.25%) SpecFlow
16 17 (0.22%) Lombardi
17 14 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 1456 (18.79%) Finance
2 595 (7.68%) Banking
3 484 (6.25%) Retail
4 348 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 162 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 158 (2.04%) Marketing
7 154 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 88 (1.14%) Billing
8 88 (1.14%) Legal
9 77 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 72 (0.93%) Publishing
11 56 (0.72%) Automotive
12 50 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 48 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 45 (0.58%) Games
15 34 (0.44%) Law
16 31 (0.40%) Back Office
17 28 (0.36%) Front Office
17 28 (0.36%) Local Government
18 25 (0.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 652 (8.42%) .NET
2 489 (6.31%) Web Services
3 465 (6.00%) Middleware
4 372 (4.80%) HTML
5 305 (3.94%) XML
6 242 (3.12%) J2EE
7 211 (2.72%) REST
8 194 (2.50%) CSS
9 191 (2.47%) HTML5
10 190 (2.45%) SOAP
11 177 (2.28%) JSON
12 167 (2.16%) RESTful
13 158 (2.04%) Spring
14 140 (1.81%) ASP.NET
15 122 (1.57%) AngularJS
16 116 (1.50%) .NET Framework
17 90 (1.16%) WCF
18 87 (1.12%) Hibernate
19 79 (1.02%) Java EE
20 78 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 490 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 327 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 205 (2.65%) Data Integration
5 199 (2.57%) User Experience
6 157 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 130 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 129 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 108 (1.39%) Visualisation
10 93 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 90 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 90 (1.16%) Reference Data
12 81 (1.05%) Clustering
13 79 (1.02%) GIS
14 74 (0.96%) PKI
15 71 (0.92%) Replication
16 69 (0.89%) NHS
17 66 (0.85%) Private Cloud
18 54 (0.70%) N-Tier
19 51 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 827 (10.68%) Windows
2 549 (7.09%) UNIX
3 534 (6.89%) Linux
4 138 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 135 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (1.65%) Solaris
7 113 (1.46%) AIX
8 101 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 95 (1.23%) Android
10 90 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 81 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 75 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (0.41%) HPUX
14 30 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 26 (0.34%) VME
15 26 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 21 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 20 (0.26%) MVS
18 19 (0.25%) CentOS
19 17 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1179 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
2 919 (11.86%) TOGAF
3 793 (10.24%) SOA
4 706 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 703 (9.07%) Migration
6 646 (8.34%) Data Modelling
7 583 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 496 (6.40%) Technical Architecture
9 443 (5.72%) CRM
10 441 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
11 438 (5.65%) Data Architecture
12 422 (5.45%) E-Commerce
13 401 (5.18%) ITIL
14 350 (4.52%) Project Management
15 347 (4.48%) Scrum
16 340 (4.39%) Data Management
17 339 (4.38%) ETL
18 335 (4.32%) UML
19 333 (4.30%) Open Source
20 285 (3.68%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1111 (14.34%) Java
2 666 (8.60%) SQL
3 380 (4.91%) JavaScript
4 331 (4.27%) C#
5 178 (2.30%) Ruby
6 156 (2.01%) Python
7 120 (1.55%) Scala
8 102 (1.32%) C
9 89 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 74 (0.96%) C++
11 67 (0.86%) PHP
12 56 (0.72%) VB
12 56 (0.72%) PowerShell
12 56 (0.72%) R
13 53 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 42 (0.54%) Perl
15 27 (0.35%) COBOL
15 27 (0.35%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.34%) Clojure
17 25 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 668 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 430 (5.55%) SC Cleared
3 348 (4.49%) Degree
4 174 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 137 (1.77%) CISSP
7 90 (1.16%) CCNP
8 89 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 68 (0.88%) CCIE
10 63 (0.81%) CISM
11 61 (0.79%) CCNA
12 41 (0.53%) MCSE
13 34 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 30 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (0.39%) ISEB
15 26 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (0.26%) ISSAP
16 20 (0.26%) CCDP
16 20 (0.26%) CISA
17 18 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (1.92%) QA
2 128 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 89 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 46 (0.59%) SLA
5 38 (0.49%) COBIT
6 37 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.26%) GxP
8 19 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 17 (0.22%) GMP
10 15 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 13 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.17%) COREP
12 12 (0.15%) Basel II
13 11 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.13%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.077%) FATCA
17 6 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
17 6 (0.077%) FINREP
System Software
1 346 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 341 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 169 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 87 (1.12%) XenApp
5 77 (0.99%) vSphere
6 69 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 55 (0.71%) Docker
8 50 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 44 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
11 32 (0.41%) Xen
12 31 (0.40%) NFS
13 28 (0.36%) vCloud
14 25 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
15 22 (0.28%) HDFS
16 19 (0.25%) XenServer
16 19 (0.25%) ProxySG
17 16 (0.21%) SRDF
17 16 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 14 (0.18%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 152 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 144 (1.86%) Puppet
3 93 (1.20%) SCCM
4 39 (0.50%) StatsD
4 39 (0.50%) Ansible
5 37 (0.48%) SCOM
6 27 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 25 (0.32%) Salt
8 23 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.21%) OpenView
10 16 (0.21%) EMC VPLEX
11 15 (0.19%) Control-M
11 15 (0.19%) BladeLogic
11 15 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (0.17%) CA LISA
13 11 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 11 (0.14%) XenMobile
14 10 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1244 (16.06%) Oracle
2 1050 (13.55%) Microsoft
3 536 (6.92%) VMware
4 498 (6.43%) SAP
5 443 (5.72%) Cisco
6 423 (5.46%) IBM
7 309 (3.99%) Citrix
8 217 (2.80%) HP
9 121 (1.56%) NetApp
10 120 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 120 (1.55%) EMC
11 118 (1.52%) Juniper
12 113 (1.46%) TIBCO
13 111 (1.43%) Informatica
14 110 (1.42%) Adobe
15 107 (1.38%) Red Hat
15 107 (1.38%) Pega
16 105 (1.36%) CheckPoint
17 90 (1.16%) Teradata
18 79 (1.02%) hybris
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