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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4739 3887 2945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.80% 7.05% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.29% 7.44% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3053 2353 1780
Median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 14
Median hourly rate £46.25 £36.90 £50.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £35.00 £33.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.25 £54.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.15 £50.79
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -15.03%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 4405 £525 +0.96% 503
London +8 1958 £550 - 248
South East +10 781 £500 +5.15% 81
North West -2 356 £475 -5.00% 31
West Midlands +3 310 £488 +5.97% 33
Berkshire +6 243 £500 -2.67% 21
Yorkshire +16 227 £500 +4.16% 44
City of London -5 218 £550 - 46
South West +10 217 £550 +10.00% 29
Scotland +2 217 £475 - 27
East of England +12 214 £480 -8.57% 14
Hampshire +4 205 £487 +8.22% 18
West Yorkshire +12 172 £513 +6.77% 40
East Midlands +7 156 £525 +5.00% 12
Manchester +1 147 £486 -2.75% 22
Edinburgh +10 130 £500 - 12
North East -26 125 £493 +3.68% 1
Leeds +5 113 £500 +4.16% 24
Tyne and Wear -23 113 £485 +2.10% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 109 £500 +5.82% 1
Cheshire +4 104 £473 -5.50% 5
Shropshire -2 96 £488 +8.33% 1
Wiltshire +14 94 £550 +5.11% 9
Nottinghamshire +23 91 £565 +25.55% 1
Nottingham +20 87 £563 +25.00%
Surrey +2 84 £525 - 13
Buckinghamshire +6 81 £500 +5.26% 9
Telford -2 81 £488 +8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +35 69 £450 -13.25% 2
Birmingham +7 68 £500 +11.11% 9

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1684 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1544 (17.17%) Finance
3 1316 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 1264 (14.06%) Java
5 1248 (13.88%) TOGAF
6 1180 (13.12%) Oracle
7 1090 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 983 (10.93%) SC Cleared
9 940 (10.45%) Migration
10 882 (9.81%) Windows
11 827 (9.20%) Linux
12 815 (9.06%) SOA
13 792 (8.81%) Enterprise Architecture
14 731 (8.13%) SQL
15 693 (7.71%) Data Modelling
16 655 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 646 (7.18%) VMware
18 638 (7.09%) Banking
19 613 (6.82%) Data Centre
20 599 (6.66%) .NET
21 591 (6.57%) Retail
22 567 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
23 558 (6.20%) Technical Architecture
23 558 (6.20%) Web Services
24 550 (6.12%) Active Directory
25 547 (6.08%) ITIL
26 532 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
27 529 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
28 515 (5.73%) Cisco
29 495 (5.50%) Data Architecture

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 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 197 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 191 (2.12%) CMS
4 167 (1.86%) JBoss
5 146 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 112 (1.25%) Apache
7 110 (1.22%) MS Exchange
8 108 (1.20%) SAS
9 97 (1.08%) Skype for Business
10 94 (1.05%) Confluence
11 92 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 81 (0.90%) IIS
13 80 (0.89%) Apache Spark
14 77 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 67 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
16 66 (0.73%) Mule
17 60 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
18 57 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 53 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
20 44 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 338 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 89 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 71 (0.79%) MS Office
4 43 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.13%) MS Project
9 6 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.033%) SPSS
11 2 (0.022%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.022%) HipChat
11 2 (0.022%) InDesign
11 2 (0.022%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.022%) Simulink
12 1 (0.011%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 168 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 36 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 31 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 30 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
6 30 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 29 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 29 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 29 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
8 24 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
9 23 (0.26%) Unica
10 22 (0.24%) SAP CRM
11 21 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
12 20 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 19 (0.21%) Maximo
14 14 (0.16%) Teamcenter
15 12 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
15 12 (0.13%) SAP MDM
15 12 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 567 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 529 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 307 (3.41%) SaaS
4 294 (3.27%) IaaS
5 283 (3.15%) PaaS
6 270 (3.00%) Office 365
7 98 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 61 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.42%) GitHub
11 33 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
12 31 (0.34%) Heroku
13 25 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 25 (0.28%) Yammer
14 23 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (0.24%) Force.com
16 21 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
17 16 (0.18%) OneDrive
18 13 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 458 (5.09%) Firewall
2 388 (4.31%) LAN
3 378 (4.20%) WAN
4 218 (2.42%) Network Security
5 206 (2.29%) SAN
6 203 (2.26%) Internet
7 128 (1.42%) Wireless
8 122 (1.36%) VPN
9 114 (1.27%) DNS
10 100 (1.11%) HTTP
11 90 (1.00%) NAS
12 83 (0.92%) MPLS
13 76 (0.85%) LDAP
14 73 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
15 71 (0.79%) VoIP
16 70 (0.78%) Skype
17 68 (0.76%) DHCP
18 65 (0.72%) SSL
18 65 (0.72%) TCP/IP
19 50 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 458 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
3 295 (3.28%) Big Data
4 291 (3.24%) Hadoop
5 260 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 215 (2.39%) Relational Database
7 207 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 168 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 136 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
10 113 (1.26%) MySQL
11 97 (1.08%) DB2
12 94 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 90 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
14 87 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 81 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
16 80 (0.89%) Apache Hive
16 80 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 78 (0.87%) HBase
18 69 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
19 62 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (1.62%) Maven
2 135 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 131 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 124 (1.38%) JIRA
5 68 (0.76%) ERwin
6 67 (0.75%) SoapUI
7 63 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 50 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 48 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 48 (0.53%) JUnit
10 45 (0.50%) Selenium
11 42 (0.47%) Subversion
11 42 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (0.46%) ClearQuest
13 37 (0.41%) ClearCase
14 33 (0.37%) WebDriver
15 28 (0.31%) Visual Studio
16 25 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
17 22 (0.24%) Cucumber
18 20 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1544 (17.17%) Finance
2 638 (7.09%) Banking
3 591 (6.57%) Retail
4 358 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 266 (2.96%) Marketing
6 150 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 101 (1.12%) Legal
8 90 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 71 (0.79%) Billing
10 64 (0.71%) Publishing
11 55 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 52 (0.58%) Law
13 49 (0.54%) Back Office
14 46 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 45 (0.50%) Advertising
15 45 (0.50%) Automotive
16 43 (0.48%) Front Office
17 42 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 40 (0.44%) Electronics
19 39 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (6.66%) .NET
2 558 (6.20%) Web Services
3 420 (4.67%) Middleware
4 371 (4.13%) REST
5 353 (3.93%) XML
6 325 (3.61%) HTML
7 289 (3.21%) SOAP
8 262 (2.91%) Spring
9 238 (2.65%) J2EE
10 233 (2.59%) CSS
11 189 (2.10%) JSON
12 139 (1.55%) RESTful
13 134 (1.49%) HTML5
14 124 (1.38%) AngularJS
15 123 (1.37%) Java EE
16 109 (1.21%) ASP.NET
17 103 (1.15%) XSD
18 99 (1.10%) .NET Framework
19 96 (1.07%) Hibernate
20 94 (1.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 613 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 430 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 276 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 243 (2.70%) User Experience
5 196 (2.18%) Data Integration
6 179 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 125 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 114 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 112 (1.25%) PKI
10 109 (1.21%) Private Cloud
11 106 (1.18%) Visualisation
12 104 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 103 (1.15%) Mobile App
14 99 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 87 (0.97%) CESG
16 77 (0.86%) Public Cloud
17 66 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 63 (0.70%) Algorithms
19 62 (0.69%) NHS
20 52 (0.58%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 882 (9.81%) Windows
2 827 (9.20%) Linux
3 454 (5.05%) Unix
4 301 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 167 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 155 (1.72%) AIX
7 145 (1.61%) Solaris
8 128 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 79 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 79 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 62 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 58 (0.64%) Android
13 57 (0.63%) Windows 7
14 52 (0.58%) HPUX
15 32 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.27%) zOS
17 22 (0.24%) Windows XP
18 19 (0.21%) Windows 8
19 18 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1684 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1248 (13.88%) TOGAF
3 940 (10.45%) Migration
4 815 (9.06%) SOA
5 792 (8.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 693 (7.71%) Data Modelling
7 655 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 558 (6.20%) Technical Architecture
9 547 (6.08%) ITIL
10 532 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
11 495 (5.50%) Data Architecture
12 490 (5.45%) CRM
13 459 (5.10%) Project Management
14 426 (4.74%) Open Source
15 374 (4.16%) Data Management
16 370 (4.11%) Scrum
17 357 (3.97%) UML
18 354 (3.94%) DevOps
19 348 (3.87%) E-Commerce
20 330 (3.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1264 (14.06%) Java
2 731 (8.13%) SQL
3 445 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 270 (3.00%) C#
5 193 (2.15%) Python
6 133 (1.48%) PowerShell
7 130 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 123 (1.37%) Ruby
9 119 (1.32%) PHP
10 113 (1.26%) C++
11 112 (1.25%) Scala
12 91 (1.01%) C
13 79 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 62 (0.69%) Perl
15 47 (0.52%) COBOL
16 39 (0.43%) VB
17 35 (0.39%) T-SQL
18 29 (0.32%) Apex Code
19 24 (0.27%) R
20 22 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1316 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 983 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 405 (4.50%) Degree
4 283 (3.15%) CISSP
5 192 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 170 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 109 (1.21%) CCNP
8 90 (1.00%) CCIE
9 83 (0.92%) CISM
10 82 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 82 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
11 71 (0.79%) CLAS
12 66 (0.73%) CCNA
13 64 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 61 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (0.46%) CISA
16 34 (0.38%) MCSE
17 33 (0.37%) CRISC
18 31 (0.34%) ISSAP
19 28 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 165 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 152 (1.69%) QA
4 90 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 86 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 76 (0.85%) COBIT
7 37 (0.41%) SLA
8 28 (0.31%) RMADS
9 27 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 23 (0.26%) HL7
11 18 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 18 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 18 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 15 (0.17%) SEPA
13 14 (0.16%) ISO27005
14 13 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
15 12 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 9 (0.10%) FIPS 140-2
17 8 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 550 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 401 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (1.48%) Docker
4 124 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 67 (0.75%) Xen
6 53 (0.59%) VMware ESX
7 52 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 46 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 43 (0.48%) XenApp
10 41 (0.46%) vSphere
11 39 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
12 35 (0.39%) KVM
12 35 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (0.31%) NFS
14 27 (0.30%) HDFS
14 27 (0.30%) SRDF
15 26 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
16 23 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
17 22 (0.24%) Apache Flume
17 22 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 263 (2.92%) Puppet
2 204 (2.27%) SCCM
3 122 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (1.12%) Ansible
5 67 (0.75%) SCOM
6 65 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 47 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 43 (0.48%) Graphite
9 30 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 28 (0.31%) Grafana
11 24 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
12 23 (0.26%) Nagios
13 21 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
13 21 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 19 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 17 (0.19%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.19%) WSUS
16 15 (0.17%) AirWatch
16 15 (0.17%) Kubernetes
16 15 (0.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1180 (13.12%) Oracle
2 1090 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 646 (7.18%) VMware
4 515 (5.73%) Cisco
5 418 (4.65%) IBM
6 390 (4.34%) SAP
7 322 (3.58%) Citrix
8 239 (2.66%) HP
9 208 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 194 (2.16%) EMC
11 177 (1.97%) Juniper
12 147 (1.63%) Red Hat
13 145 (1.61%) Informatica
14 140 (1.56%) Pega
15 115 (1.28%) CA
16 107 (1.19%) Adobe
17 106 (1.18%) CheckPoint
18 101 (1.12%) ServiceNow
19 95 (1.06%) NetApp
20 93 (1.03%) TIBCO
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
EXCELerate
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £550 to £650 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £610 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £775 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday