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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 17 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4058 3373 3230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.01% 6.59% 6.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.47% 6.98% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2482 2031 1990
Average daily rate £525 £511 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £479
% change year-on-year
- +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.65 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £70.20 £70.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £49.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+8.71% +10.92%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 3751 £525 +0.96% 812
London +6 1638 £550 +4.76% 374
South East +7 671 £500 - 130
North West +5 357 £500 +3.09% 47
West Midlands +6 271 £500 +11.11% 56
Berkshire +2 229 £500 -3.61% 39
Scotland +16 227 £451 +0.22% 29
East of England +5 214 £550 +4.76% 48
Yorkshire +13 195 £550 +10.00% 64
Hampshire +10 175 £500 - 13
West Yorkshire +17 170 £550 +8.37% 48
City of London -1 163 £550 +4.76% 90
South West -16 160 £500 -9.09% 45
Cheshire +16 146 £550 +17.33% 10
Edinburgh +4 132 £500 +5.26% 16
East Midlands -3 132 £450 -5.26% 26
Leeds +10 131 £550 +4.76% 44
Manchester -7 112 £475 -2.56% 28
Warrington +21 89 £550 +22.22% 5
Surrey +4 84 £525 +3.70% 32
Buckinghamshire +8 75 £475 -5.00% 12
Reading -3 75 £500 - 16
Bedfordshire +1 73 £588 +4.44% 12
North East +7 65 £500 +5.26% 12
Shropshire +2 58 £510 +16.57% 3
Nottinghamshire -2 56 £525 +13.51% 7
Glasgow +20 54 £425 -1.73% 11
Tyne and Wear +8 54 £500 +7.93% 11
Birmingham -1 53 £500 +11.11% 24
Nottingham -4 53 £525 +13.51% 7

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1542 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1420 (17.71%) Finance
3 1151 (14.36%) Oracle
4 1145 (14.28%) Java
4 1145 (14.28%) TOGAF
5 1029 (12.84%) Security Cleared
6 1003 (12.51%) Microsoft
7 872 (10.88%) Migration
8 827 (10.32%) SOA
9 797 (9.94%) Windows
10 754 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
11 737 (9.19%) SQL
12 732 (9.13%) Data Modelling
13 718 (8.96%) SC Cleared
14 628 (7.83%) Linux
15 615 (7.67%) Data Centre
16 614 (7.66%) Banking
17 569 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 568 (7.08%) SQL Server
19 552 (6.89%) Technical Architecture
20 551 (6.87%) .NET
21 548 (6.84%) VMware
22 526 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
23 522 (6.51%) Unix
24 521 (6.50%) Retail
25 495 (6.17%) CRM
26 494 (6.16%) Web Services
27 455 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
28 437 (5.45%) Cisco
29 436 (5.44%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 264 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 228 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 199 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 192 (2.39%) CMS
5 151 (1.88%) JBoss
6 110 (1.37%) Node.js
7 83 (1.04%) Apache
8 81 (1.01%) SAS
9 79 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 75 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
11 73 (0.91%) Skype for Business
12 71 (0.89%) Confluence
13 69 (0.86%) MS Exchange
14 67 (0.84%) Tomcat
15 60 (0.75%) IIS
16 56 (0.70%) Apache Spark
17 55 (0.69%) OpenStack
18 43 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
19 41 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 35 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 250 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 104 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 64 (0.80%) MS Office
4 29 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 20 (0.25%) SPSS
7 16 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.14%) MS Project
10 6 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.075%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.075%) Siemens NX
11 4 (0.050%) HipChat
12 3 (0.037%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.012%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.012%) Simulink
13 1 (0.012%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.012%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 147 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 40 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 39 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 37 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 31 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
7 25 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 25 (0.31%) Maximo
8 17 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 15 (0.19%) Magento
10 14 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 13 (0.16%) Teamcenter
12 11 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 10 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 10 (0.12%) BASE24
13 10 (0.12%) BigMachines
13 10 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
14 9 (0.11%) BusinessWare
Cloud Services
1 381 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (2.67%) SaaS
4 180 (2.25%) IaaS
5 165 (2.06%) Office 365
6 132 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 131 (1.63%) PaaS
8 24 (0.30%) SoftLayer
9 22 (0.27%) Force.com
9 22 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
11 18 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.15%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.12%) GitHub
16 10 (0.12%) Yammer
17 9 (0.11%) CloudFront
17 9 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 400 (4.99%) Firewall
2 323 (4.03%) LAN
3 310 (3.87%) WAN
4 213 (2.66%) SAN
5 197 (2.46%) Internet
6 157 (1.96%) Network Security
7 153 (1.91%) DNS
8 136 (1.70%) VPN
9 124 (1.55%) MPLS
10 106 (1.32%) NAS
11 94 (1.17%) VoIP
12 73 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
13 71 (0.89%) VLAN
14 61 (0.76%) Wireless
15 55 (0.69%) TCP/IP
16 53 (0.66%) Unified Communications
17 51 (0.64%) MVNO
18 49 (0.61%) Skype
19 48 (0.60%) DHCP
19 48 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 455 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
3 332 (4.14%) Big Data
4 228 (2.84%) Hadoop
5 225 (2.81%) Relational Database
6 210 (2.62%) NoSQL
7 200 (2.49%) Oracle Database
8 197 (2.46%) MongoDB
9 136 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 124 (1.55%) MySQL
11 112 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 100 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 88 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 86 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 84 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
16 74 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
17 71 (0.89%) DB2
18 67 (0.84%) RDBMS
19 62 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
20 60 (0.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 140 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 124 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 117 (1.46%) JIRA
4 107 (1.33%) Maven
5 76 (0.95%) Selenium
6 64 (0.80%) JUnit
7 55 (0.69%) Axure RP
8 46 (0.57%) ERwin
9 43 (0.54%) Subversion
10 41 (0.51%) ClearCase
11 39 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 33 (0.41%) ClearQuest
14 31 (0.39%) Visual Studio
15 29 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
16 28 (0.35%) Cucumber
16 28 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 22 (0.27%) Ant
17 22 (0.27%) SonarQube
18 21 (0.26%) Liquibase
General
1 1420 (17.71%) Finance
2 614 (7.66%) Banking
3 521 (6.50%) Retail
4 380 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 219 (2.73%) Marketing
6 121 (1.51%) Billing
7 117 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 93 (1.16%) Legal
9 91 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 83 (1.04%) Publishing
11 67 (0.84%) Advertising
12 61 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 58 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 58 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 49 (0.61%) Automotive
15 43 (0.54%) Electronics
16 38 (0.47%) Military
17 33 (0.41%) Back Office
17 33 (0.41%) Games
18 27 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (6.87%) .NET
2 494 (6.16%) Web Services
3 383 (4.78%) Middleware
4 329 (4.10%) REST
5 312 (3.89%) HTML
6 261 (3.26%) J2EE
7 252 (3.14%) SOAP
8 226 (2.82%) XML
9 193 (2.41%) CSS
10 188 (2.35%) Spring
11 131 (1.63%) JSON
12 126 (1.57%) WCF
13 119 (1.48%) Hibernate
14 117 (1.46%) AngularJS
15 115 (1.43%) HTML5
16 107 (1.33%) RESTful
17 91 (1.14%) Java EE
18 87 (1.09%) ASP.NET
19 74 (0.92%) Ajax
20 73 (0.91%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 615 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 421 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (3.19%) User Experience
4 252 (3.14%) Data Integration
5 228 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 156 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 119 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 110 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 106 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 104 (1.30%) Visualisation
11 101 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 89 (1.11%) Public Cloud
13 62 (0.77%) PKI
13 62 (0.77%) Reference Data
14 61 (0.76%) Clustering
15 57 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 54 (0.67%) Social Media
17 46 (0.57%) Cryptography
18 44 (0.55%) Replication
19 40 (0.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 797 (9.94%) Windows
2 628 (7.83%) Linux
3 522 (6.51%) Unix
4 265 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 147 (1.83%) Solaris
6 140 (1.75%) AIX
7 109 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 90 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 80 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 78 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (0.67%) Android
12 52 (0.65%) HPUX
13 39 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 38 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 35 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 29 (0.36%) MVS
17 28 (0.35%) CentOS
18 26 (0.32%) Windows 10
19 25 (0.31%) zOS
20 24 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1542 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (14.28%) TOGAF
3 872 (10.88%) Migration
4 827 (10.32%) SOA
5 754 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 732 (9.13%) Data Modelling
7 569 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 552 (6.89%) Technical Architecture
9 526 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
10 495 (6.17%) CRM
11 436 (5.44%) ITIL
12 403 (5.03%) Data Architecture
13 394 (4.91%) E-Commerce
14 378 (4.71%) Analytics
15 373 (4.65%) Scrum
16 356 (4.44%) Project Management
17 333 (4.15%) UML
18 331 (4.13%) ETL
19 316 (3.94%) Open Source
20 308 (3.84%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1145 (14.28%) Java
2 737 (9.19%) SQL
3 402 (5.01%) JavaScript
4 301 (3.75%) C#
5 225 (2.81%) Python
6 168 (2.10%) Ruby
7 112 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 105 (1.31%) Perl
9 102 (1.27%) C
10 98 (1.22%) Scala
11 95 (1.18%) C++
12 92 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 85 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 59 (0.74%) PHP
15 44 (0.55%) T-SQL
16 39 (0.49%) COBOL
17 36 (0.45%) R
18 29 (0.36%) Bash Shell
19 21 (0.26%) Groovy
19 21 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 1029 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 718 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 403 (5.03%) Degree
4 202 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (2.36%) CISSP
6 147 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 94 (1.17%) CISM
8 92 (1.15%) CCIE
9 81 (1.01%) CCNP
10 79 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 73 (0.91%) CCNA
12 63 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 59 (0.74%) CLAS
14 49 (0.61%) MCSE
15 39 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
16 36 (0.45%) CISA
17 25 (0.31%) ISEB
17 25 (0.31%) MBCS
18 24 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (2.26%) QA
2 175 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 117 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 80 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 52 (0.65%) COBIT
7 34 (0.42%) SLA
8 31 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.29%) ISO20022
11 13 (0.16%) MiFID
12 11 (0.14%) ISO27002
12 11 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.11%) ISO 8583
14 8 (0.100%) Basel II
14 8 (0.100%) ISO27005
14 8 (0.100%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.087%) ISAE 3402
15 7 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 7 (0.087%) SEPA
System Software
1 376 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 342 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (1.73%) Hyper-V
4 82 (1.02%) Docker
5 73 (0.91%) vSphere
6 45 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 44 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.46%) XenApp
8 37 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 31 (0.39%) vCloud
10 29 (0.36%) XenServer
11 25 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.29%) HDFS
14 16 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.19%) NFS
16 14 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 12 (0.15%) Veritas File System
18 10 (0.12%) Apache Flume
18 10 (0.12%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 169 (2.11%) Puppet
2 107 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (0.89%) SCCM
4 55 (0.69%) Ansible
5 28 (0.35%) SCOM
6 25 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 21 (0.26%) Bareos
7 21 (0.26%) yum
8 19 (0.24%) Control-M
8 19 (0.24%) StatsD
9 16 (0.20%) NetBackup
10 15 (0.19%) Salt
10 15 (0.19%) ZABBIX
11 14 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.17%) Kubernetes
12 11 (0.14%) XenMobile
13 10 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (0.12%) Oozie
13 10 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1151 (14.36%) Oracle
2 1003 (12.51%) Microsoft
3 548 (6.84%) VMware
4 437 (5.45%) Cisco
5 419 (5.23%) SAP
6 389 (4.85%) IBM
7 243 (3.03%) Citrix
8 207 (2.58%) HP
9 175 (2.18%) Red Hat
10 150 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 144 (1.80%) EMC
12 137 (1.71%) Juniper
13 134 (1.67%) Pega
14 126 (1.57%) NetApp
15 124 (1.55%) Informatica
16 115 (1.43%) hybris
17 109 (1.36%) Adobe
18 99 (1.23%) CheckPoint
19 90 (1.12%) ServiceNow
20 83 (1.04%) F5
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £425 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
MPower+
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: ££ Excellent Day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fox IT SM ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified Daily rate dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £720 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Xcede
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday