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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 22 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3785 2933 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.99% 5.57% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.57% 6.03% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2291 1784 1547
Average daily rate
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£515 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 27
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £42.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £30.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.05 £71.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 3523 £520 +4.00% 721
London +7 1549 £550 +4.76% 340
South East +13 669 £500 +8.69% 121
North West +24 362 £500 - 41
City of London +5 336 £550 +4.76% 108
West Midlands +7 216 £475 - 36
Berkshire +15 211 £500 +11.11% 27
East of England 0 182 £525 +5.00% 42
South West +12 181 £525 +5.00% 50
Scotland -4 145 £494 +3.94% 18
Hampshire +10 140 £451 +0.32% 16
Yorkshire 0 128 £480 +12.94% 27
Cheshire +28 126 £500 - 14
East Midlands +29 114 £475 -0.52% 34
Manchester +23 112 £475 +5.55% 19
West Yorkshire -2 98 £480 +12.94% 13
Edinburgh -7 87 £475 -5.00% 7
Surrey +10 85 £550 +22.22% 33
Buckinghamshire -1 84 £464 +3.05% 10
North East +20 77 £470 +10.58% 10
Reading +13 75 £525 +16.66% 9
Birmingham +15 70 £475 - 15
Leeds -1 69 £495 +16.47% 11
Milton Keynes +19 65 £450 - 9
Lancashire +13 63 £548 +1.86% 1
Oxfordshire +14 60 £500 - 4
Warrington +10 55 £590 +10.28% 1
Hertfordshire +1 55 £450 -5.26% 9
Tyne and Wear +16 54 £470 +17.50% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 50 £470 +17.50% 5

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1411 (19.51%) Finance
2 1154 (15.96%) Oracle
3 1060 (14.66%) Java
4 1026 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
5 993 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 858 (11.87%) TOGAF
7 817 (11.30%) Windows
8 777 (10.75%) SOA
9 673 (9.31%) Security Cleared
10 670 (9.27%) .NET
11 619 (8.56%) SQL
12 602 (8.33%) SQL Server
13 600 (8.30%) Migration
14 591 (8.17%) Banking
15 573 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
16 564 (7.80%) Data Modelling
17 563 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 524 (7.25%) Linux
19 474 (6.56%) SAP
20 468 (6.47%) UNIX
21 466 (6.44%) Web Services
22 464 (6.42%) CRM
23 459 (6.35%) Retail
24 453 (6.26%) VMware
25 450 (6.22%) SC Cleared
26 440 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
27 420 (5.81%) Cisco
28 414 (5.73%) E-Commerce
28 414 (5.73%) Firewall
29 406 (5.61%) Business Intelligence

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 308 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 196 (2.71%) WebSphere
3 130 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
4 125 (1.73%) WebLogic
5 121 (1.67%) IIS
6 113 (1.56%) Apache
7 97 (1.34%) MS Exchange
8 92 (1.27%) JBoss
9 91 (1.26%) Node.js
10 88 (1.22%) CMS
11 77 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 77 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 75 (1.04%) Lync
13 60 (0.83%) SAS
14 54 (0.75%) Documentum
15 48 (0.66%) Tomcat
16 45 (0.62%) NetWeaver
17 44 (0.61%) Confluence
17 44 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
18 43 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 239 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 103 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 67 (0.93%) MS Office
4 40 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
6 16 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.14%) SPSS
11 8 (0.11%) InDesign
12 7 (0.097%) MS Project
13 6 (0.083%) Simulink
14 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.014%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.014%) Revit
15 1 (0.014%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 129 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 45 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
5 31 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 31 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 25 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
7 23 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 22 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 22 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
9 19 (0.26%) SAP CRM
9 19 (0.26%) SAP ERP
10 15 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.21%) Maximo
11 14 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 14 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 14 (0.19%) Agresso
12 12 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 240 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 204 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (1.98%) SaaS
4 112 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 108 (1.49%) PaaS
6 99 (1.37%) IaaS
7 76 (1.05%) Office 365
8 19 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (0.25%) Force.com
9 18 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.17%) GitHub
12 11 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.12%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.11%) Boomi
16 6 (0.083%) HP Helion
16 6 (0.083%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 414 (5.73%) Firewall
2 320 (4.43%) WAN
3 272 (3.76%) LAN
4 203 (2.81%) SAN
5 160 (2.21%) VPN
6 153 (2.12%) Internet
7 118 (1.63%) MPLS
8 114 (1.58%) Network Security
9 106 (1.47%) DNS
10 76 (1.05%) Wireless
11 69 (0.95%) NAS
12 67 (0.93%) BGP
13 64 (0.89%) VoIP
14 62 (0.86%) OSPF
14 62 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 62 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 59 (0.82%) VLAN
16 57 (0.79%) Unified Communications
17 53 (0.73%) HTTP
18 51 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 602 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 440 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
3 307 (4.25%) Big Data
4 253 (3.50%) Oracle Database
5 213 (2.95%) Hadoop
6 195 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 184 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 168 (2.32%) NoSQL
9 137 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 130 (1.80%) MySQL
11 105 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 103 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 96 (1.33%) DB2
14 88 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 81 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
16 80 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 79 (1.09%) RDBMS
18 64 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
19 49 (0.68%) DataStage
20 48 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 119 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 77 (1.06%) JIRA
3 74 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 65 (0.90%) ERwin
5 62 (0.86%) Maven
6 58 (0.80%) Subversion
7 54 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 47 (0.65%) Selenium
9 39 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 36 (0.50%) JUnit
11 25 (0.35%) Axure RP
12 22 (0.30%) Ant
13 21 (0.29%) Hudson
14 15 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (0.21%) SoapUI
15 13 (0.18%) Lombardi
15 13 (0.18%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.18%) TeamCity
16 12 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
16 12 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 1411 (19.51%) Finance
2 591 (8.17%) Banking
3 459 (6.35%) Retail
4 353 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 154 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 154 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 117 (1.62%) Marketing
7 76 (1.05%) Legal
8 75 (1.04%) Billing
9 74 (1.02%) Publishing
10 66 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 55 (0.76%) Games
12 53 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 42 (0.58%) Automotive
14 38 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.43%) Law
16 28 (0.39%) Front Office
16 28 (0.39%) Electronics
17 27 (0.37%) Local Government
18 26 (0.36%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (9.27%) .NET
2 466 (6.44%) Web Services
3 397 (5.49%) Middleware
4 317 (4.38%) HTML
5 269 (3.72%) XML
6 209 (2.89%) J2EE
7 206 (2.85%) REST
8 173 (2.39%) CSS
9 164 (2.27%) ASP.NET
10 157 (2.17%) SOAP
11 153 (2.12%) HTML5
12 147 (2.03%) Spring
13 135 (1.87%) JSON
14 129 (1.78%) AngularJS
15 121 (1.67%) .NET Framework
16 108 (1.49%) WCF
17 101 (1.40%) RESTful
18 85 (1.18%) Java EE
19 77 (1.06%) Hibernate
19 77 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 309 (4.27%) Open Source
2 292 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 169 (2.34%) User Experience
5 154 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 145 (2.01%) Data Integration
7 120 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 110 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 91 (1.26%) Visualisation
10 89 (1.23%) Clustering
11 88 (1.22%) Mainframe
12 84 (1.16%) PKI
13 72 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 70 (0.97%) Replication
15 63 (0.87%) GIS
16 61 (0.84%) Reference Data
17 60 (0.83%) NHS
18 50 (0.69%) Private Cloud
19 48 (0.66%) Data Structures
20 47 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 817 (11.30%) Windows
2 524 (7.25%) Linux
3 468 (6.47%) UNIX
4 111 (1.54%) AIX
5 109 (1.51%) Solaris
6 101 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 95 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 95 (1.31%) Android
9 87 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 76 (1.05%) Windows 7
12 24 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 20 (0.28%) VME
14 19 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (0.25%) CentOS
16 15 (0.21%) HPUX
17 12 (0.17%) MVS
18 11 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1026 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
2 858 (11.87%) TOGAF
3 777 (10.75%) SOA
4 600 (8.30%) Migration
5 573 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 564 (7.80%) Data Modelling
7 563 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 464 (6.42%) CRM
9 414 (5.73%) E-Commerce
10 406 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
11 381 (5.27%) Technical Architecture
12 369 (5.10%) ITIL
12 369 (5.10%) Data Architecture
13 320 (4.43%) ETL
14 304 (4.20%) UML
15 302 (4.18%) Project Management
16 292 (4.04%) Scrum
17 265 (3.66%) Data Management
18 254 (3.51%) Analytics
19 219 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1060 (14.66%) Java
2 619 (8.56%) SQL
3 369 (5.10%) C#
4 345 (4.77%) JavaScript
5 173 (2.39%) Ruby
6 151 (2.09%) Python
7 111 (1.54%) Scala
8 85 (1.18%) C++
9 83 (1.15%) C
10 82 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 64 (0.89%) PHP
12 53 (0.73%) VB
13 51 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 49 (0.68%) Perl
15 48 (0.66%) R
16 40 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 38 (0.53%) Shell Script
18 31 (0.43%) ABAP
19 29 (0.40%) VB.NET
20 25 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 673 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 450 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 338 (4.67%) Degree
4 146 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 117 (1.62%) CISSP
7 83 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (0.97%) CCNP
9 69 (0.95%) CCIE
10 50 (0.69%) CCNA
11 42 (0.58%) CISM
12 34 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 30 (0.41%) ISEB
15 28 (0.39%) MCSE
15 28 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (0.37%) MCITP
17 24 (0.33%) CCDP
18 23 (0.32%) ISSAP
19 17 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (1.99%) QA
2 114 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 50 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 49 (0.68%) SLA
6 36 (0.50%) COBIT
7 25 (0.35%) ISO 9000
8 20 (0.28%) GxP
9 17 (0.24%) GMP
10 15 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 15 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 14 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.097%) FATCA
14 5 (0.069%) GAAP
14 5 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.055%) FINREP
15 4 (0.055%) Basel III
15 4 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 339 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 281 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 74 (1.02%) XenApp
5 67 (0.93%) vSphere
6 56 (0.77%) VMware ESX
7 49 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 45 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 31 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (0.36%) Docker
11 22 (0.30%) vCloud
11 22 (0.30%) HDFS
12 18 (0.25%) XenServer
12 18 (0.25%) Xen
13 17 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.22%) Apache Flume
14 16 (0.22%) NFS
15 13 (0.18%) Squid
16 12 (0.17%) SRDF
17 11 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 116 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 106 (1.47%) Puppet
3 79 (1.09%) SCCM
4 43 (0.59%) SCOM
5 40 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 38 (0.53%) StatsD
7 27 (0.37%) Ansible
8 25 (0.35%) Salt
9 14 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (0.18%) CA LISA
10 13 (0.18%) HAProxy
10 13 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.15%) OpenView
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (0.15%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1154 (15.96%) Oracle
2 993 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 474 (6.56%) SAP
4 453 (6.26%) VMware
5 420 (5.81%) Cisco
6 381 (5.27%) IBM
7 272 (3.76%) Citrix
8 204 (2.82%) HP
9 128 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 121 (1.67%) Juniper
11 119 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 118 (1.63%) TIBCO
13 117 (1.62%) NetApp
14 106 (1.47%) CheckPoint
15 103 (1.42%) Informatica
16 97 (1.34%) EMC
17 95 (1.31%) Teradata
18 94 (1.30%) Pega
19 92 (1.27%) Adobe
20 75 (1.04%) Business Objects
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