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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4391 3908 3487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.24% 6.70% 6.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.69% 7.06% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2815 2485 2174
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £490
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 17
Median hourly rate £48.50 £59.50 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.48% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £41.00 £39.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.50 £69.07 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-26.18% -2.45%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +8 4139 £525 +2.94% 515
London +10 1974 £550 - 223
South East +7 712 £500 +4.16% 81
West Midlands +1 326 £500 +5.26% 40
Berkshire +11 267 £525 +5.00% 27
North West -1 259 £475 -7.76% 27
Yorkshire +22 239 £544 +11.53% 43
City of London -8 193 £525 -4.54% 56
West Yorkshire +22 174 £544 +8.75% 31
South West +3 174 £550 +10.00% 34
Hampshire -6 173 £500 +5.26% 17
East of England +3 169 £500 - 24
East Midlands +9 159 £550 +4.76% 22
Manchester -3 146 £475 - 17
Scotland 0 145 £475 +5.55% 7
Leeds +16 120 £550 +10.00% 22
Edinburgh -3 90 £488 +5.40% 4
Shropshire 0 86 £468 +3.88% 1
Telford -1 75 £465 +3.33% 1
Wiltshire +5 73 £550 +5.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 73 £450 -4.25% 8
Nottinghamshire +15 69 £525 +16.66% 9
North East -27 66 £450 -14.28% 15
Tyne and Wear -21 63 £445 -22.60% 15
Surrey -3 62 £500 +11.11% 18
Nottingham +14 60 £525 +9.09% 9
Milton Keynes +5 60 £450 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 60 £448 -22.17% 15
Birmingham +2 59 £538 +7.50% 20
Swindon +11 58 £550 +2.32% 1

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1564 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1491 (16.57%) Finance
3 1268 (14.09%) Security Cleared
4 1265 (14.06%) Java
5 1158 (12.87%) Microsoft
6 1156 (12.85%) TOGAF
7 1071 (11.90%) Oracle
8 967 (10.75%) SC Cleared
9 883 (9.81%) Migration
10 878 (9.76%) Windows
11 809 (8.99%) SOA
12 756 (8.40%) Linux
13 743 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
14 733 (8.15%) SQL
15 713 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 710 (7.89%) Data Modelling
17 674 (7.49%) Banking
18 673 (7.48%) VMware
19 641 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 636 (7.07%) Retail
21 617 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
22 599 (6.66%) Active Directory
23 591 (6.57%) Data Centre
24 580 (6.45%) Cisco
25 560 (6.22%) .NET
26 535 (5.95%) Web Services
27 514 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
28 507 (5.63%) ITIL
29 505 (5.61%) Technical Architecture
30 484 (5.38%) 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
1 284 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 158 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 144 (1.60%) CMS
4 120 (1.33%) JBoss
5 117 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 112 (1.24%) Apache
6 112 (1.24%) Confluence
7 104 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 99 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 97 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
10 96 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 95 (1.06%) SAS
12 93 (1.03%) Apache Spark
13 81 (0.90%) IIS
14 79 (0.88%) OpenStack
15 74 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 67 (0.74%) Mule
17 66 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
18 52 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
19 47 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 355 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 85 (0.94%) MS Office
3 70 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.10%) MS Project
8 4 (0.044%) HipChat
9 3 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.033%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.033%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.033%) SPSS
10 2 (0.022%) InDesign
10 2 (0.022%) InVision
11 1 (0.011%) Revit
11 1 (0.011%) Simulink
11 1 (0.011%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 167 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 89 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 60 (0.67%) Eloqua
4 43 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 36 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 33 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 33 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 32 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 30 (0.33%) SAP CRM
9 27 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 27 (0.30%) SAP ERP
10 25 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
11 24 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
12 23 (0.26%) Unica
13 21 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
14 19 (0.21%) SAP MDM
15 18 (0.20%) SAP HCM
15 18 (0.20%) SAP HR
16 16 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 15 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 641 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 617 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 343 (3.81%) PaaS
4 335 (3.72%) SaaS
5 327 (3.63%) IaaS
6 273 (3.03%) Office 365
7 92 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 78 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 46 (0.51%) GitHub
10 44 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
11 40 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (0.26%) Google Apps
15 20 (0.22%) Boomi
16 19 (0.21%) Yammer
17 16 (0.18%) Heroku
17 16 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
18 15 (0.17%) Force.com
19 14 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 467 (5.19%) Firewall
2 423 (4.70%) WAN
3 409 (4.55%) LAN
4 232 (2.58%) Network Security
5 179 (1.99%) SAN
6 159 (1.77%) Internet
7 145 (1.61%) Wireless
8 137 (1.52%) VPN
9 120 (1.33%) HTTP
10 116 (1.29%) DNS
11 106 (1.18%) LDAP
12 93 (1.03%) VoIP
13 86 (0.96%) MPLS
14 85 (0.94%) TCP/IP
14 85 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
15 77 (0.86%) SSL
16 76 (0.84%) NAS
17 67 (0.74%) DHCP
18 66 (0.73%) Unified Communications
19 65 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 427 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
3 347 (3.86%) Big Data
4 298 (3.31%) Hadoop
5 258 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 209 (2.32%) Relational Database
7 184 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 182 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 143 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 132 (1.47%) MySQL
11 93 (1.03%) DB2
12 89 (0.99%) Apache Hive
13 88 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 83 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 80 (0.89%) HBase
16 76 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
16 76 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 74 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
18 58 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 53 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 179 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 174 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 162 (1.80%) JIRA
4 143 (1.59%) Maven
5 63 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 61 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 60 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 59 (0.66%) ERwin
9 56 (0.62%) Subversion
10 45 (0.50%) Selenium
11 43 (0.48%) Visual Studio
12 42 (0.47%) ClearQuest
13 35 (0.39%) Axure RP
14 34 (0.38%) JUnit
15 30 (0.33%) Eclipse
16 28 (0.31%) ClearCase
17 27 (0.30%) Ant
18 26 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 26 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
19 22 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1491 (16.57%) Finance
2 674 (7.49%) Banking
3 636 (7.07%) Retail
4 320 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 304 (3.38%) Marketing
6 159 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 104 (1.16%) Legal
8 87 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 79 (0.88%) Publishing
10 65 (0.72%) Law
11 57 (0.63%) Retail Banking
12 55 (0.61%) Billing
13 48 (0.53%) Automotive
14 41 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.40%) Back Office
16 33 (0.37%) Games
17 32 (0.36%) Electronics
18 31 (0.34%) Front Office
19 28 (0.31%) Advertising
20 24 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (6.22%) .NET
2 535 (5.95%) Web Services
3 409 (4.55%) Middleware
4 383 (4.26%) REST
5 366 (4.07%) XML
6 349 (3.88%) HTML
7 289 (3.21%) SOAP
8 267 (2.97%) Spring
9 243 (2.70%) CSS
9 243 (2.70%) J2EE
10 220 (2.44%) JSON
11 168 (1.87%) HTML5
12 150 (1.67%) RESTful
13 124 (1.38%) AngularJS
14 111 (1.23%) ASP.NET
15 101 (1.12%) Java EE
16 96 (1.07%) Node.js
17 93 (1.03%) XSD
18 91 (1.01%) .NET Framework
19 83 (0.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 591 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 383 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 284 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 219 (2.43%) Data Integration
5 204 (2.27%) User Experience
6 195 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 131 (1.46%) Private Cloud
8 129 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 127 (1.41%) PKI
10 123 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 117 (1.30%) Mainframe
12 116 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 107 (1.19%) CESG
14 93 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 89 (0.99%) Visualisation
16 80 (0.89%) Public Cloud
17 71 (0.79%) Algorithms
18 64 (0.71%) NHS
19 63 (0.70%) Virtual Team
20 54 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 878 (9.76%) Windows
2 756 (8.40%) Linux
3 396 (4.40%) Unix
4 324 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 202 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 164 (1.82%) AIX
6 164 (1.82%) Solaris
7 153 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 121 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 94 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 82 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 65 (0.72%) Android
12 62 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 60 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 40 (0.44%) HPUX
15 30 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 26 (0.29%) zOS
18 23 (0.26%) SUSE
19 19 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1564 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1156 (12.85%) TOGAF
3 883 (9.81%) Migration
4 809 (8.99%) SOA
5 743 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 713 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 710 (7.89%) Data Modelling
8 514 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 507 (5.63%) ITIL
10 505 (5.61%) Technical Architecture
11 484 (5.38%) CRM
12 457 (5.08%) Data Architecture
13 439 (4.88%) Open Source
14 426 (4.73%) DevOps
15 411 (4.57%) Data Management
16 398 (4.42%) Scrum
17 389 (4.32%) Project Management
18 345 (3.83%) Security Architecture
19 343 (3.81%) Information Security
20 339 (3.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1265 (14.06%) Java
2 733 (8.15%) SQL
3 411 (4.57%) JavaScript
4 247 (2.75%) C#
5 211 (2.34%) Python
6 133 (1.48%) Scala
7 128 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 122 (1.36%) Ruby
9 121 (1.34%) PHP
10 111 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 108 (1.20%) C++
12 104 (1.16%) C
13 72 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 53 (0.59%) Perl
15 37 (0.41%) COBOL
15 37 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 32 (0.36%) VB
17 27 (0.30%) Apex Code
18 21 (0.23%) R
19 18 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1268 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 967 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 353 (3.92%) Degree
4 289 (3.21%) CISSP
5 196 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 160 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 96 (1.07%) CCNP
8 94 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 93 (1.03%) CCIE
10 82 (0.91%) CISM
11 80 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 77 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
13 66 (0.73%) CLAS
14 63 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 58 (0.64%) CCNA
16 52 (0.58%) MCSE
17 47 (0.52%) CISA
18 37 (0.41%) CRISC
19 30 (0.33%) BC Cleared
20 28 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 144 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 135 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 127 (1.41%) QA
5 82 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 73 (0.81%) COBIT
7 43 (0.48%) SLA
8 28 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 23 (0.26%) HL7
10 21 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
11 18 (0.20%) JSP 440
11 18 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 14 (0.16%) RMADS
13 14 (0.16%) SEPA
14 12 (0.13%) ISO20022
15 11 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 11 (0.12%) MiFID
16 8 (0.089%) ISO 9001
17 7 (0.078%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 599 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 426 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 134 (1.49%) Docker
5 71 (0.79%) XenApp
6 68 (0.76%) Xen
7 55 (0.61%) vSphere
8 54 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 49 (0.54%) VMware ESX
10 42 (0.47%) KVM
11 38 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
12 36 (0.40%) vCloud
13 34 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
14 33 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
15 31 (0.34%) HDFS
16 30 (0.33%) NFS
17 27 (0.30%) SRDF
18 25 (0.28%) Apache Flume
19 22 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
20 20 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 273 (3.03%) Puppet
2 234 (2.60%) SCCM
3 128 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (1.23%) Ansible
5 74 (0.82%) SCOM
6 72 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 51 (0.57%) Tivoli
8 43 (0.48%) Graphite
9 39 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 27 (0.30%) Grafana
11 26 (0.29%) AirWatch
12 22 (0.24%) Nagios
12 22 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
13 19 (0.21%) WSUS
14 18 (0.20%) FortiGate
15 17 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
15 17 (0.19%) Terraform
16 16 (0.18%) logstash
17 15 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
18 14 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1158 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 1071 (11.90%) Oracle
3 673 (7.48%) VMware
4 580 (6.45%) Cisco
5 476 (5.29%) IBM
6 439 (4.88%) SAP
7 308 (3.42%) Citrix
8 224 (2.49%) HP
9 213 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
10 184 (2.04%) Juniper
11 144 (1.60%) EMC
12 141 (1.57%) Informatica
13 134 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 112 (1.24%) Google
15 111 (1.23%) CheckPoint
16 110 (1.22%) Pega
17 108 (1.20%) CA
18 105 (1.17%) Adobe
19 100 (1.11%) F5
20 93 (1.03%) ServiceNow
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £550 - £645 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £325 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday