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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3725 3139 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.38% 5.98% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 6.45% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2406 1891 1695
Average daily rate
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£520 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £650 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £58.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.40% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.30 £95.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 0 3468 £525 +5.00% 623
London 0 1705 £550 +4.76% 286
South East +1 617 £500 +5.26% 123
City of London -1 395 £550 +6.74% 92
South West +19 257 £525 +5.00% 43
Berkshire +4 246 £490 +5.60% 55
East of England +26 230 £550 +12.82% 39
North West +1 221 £500 +8.10% 35
West Midlands +1 181 £450 - 29
Hampshire +7 137 £460 -3.15% 23
Scotland -10 126 £500 +11.11% 20
Yorkshire +12 97 £450 - 39
Cheshire +15 87 £500 +11.11% 7
East Midlands +15 85 £500 +5.26% 14
Reading 0 85 £545 +25.28% 27
West Yorkshire +4 78 £450 -10.00% 21
Surrey +6 74 £496 +4.47% 14
Edinburgh -8 69 £475 +2.15% 13
Bristol +11 68 £525 +10.52% 15
Manchester -11 68 £450 -5.26% 21
Wiltshire +3 66 £550 +10.00% 16
Buckinghamshire -4 57 £520 +16.20% 7
Bedfordshire +16 54 £600 +4.34% 12
Warwickshire +15 52 £425 +6.25% 1
Hertfordshire +1 52 £525 +12.00% 7
Warrington +14 47 £556 +11.25% 1
Wales -4 47 £450 -5.26% 13
Leeds +7 46 £450 -14.28% 12
Swindon +8 45 £550 -2.65% 16
North East -5 44 £510 +7.08% 3

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1238 (17.92%) Finance
2 1200 (17.37%) Oracle
3 896 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
4 872 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 846 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 819 (11.85%) Java
7 718 (10.39%) Windows
8 694 (10.04%) Security Cleared
9 683 (9.88%) SOA
10 664 (9.61%) SQL
11 616 (8.91%) Migration
12 582 (8.42%) Enterprise Architecture
12 582 (8.42%) Data Modelling
13 558 (8.08%) .NET
14 524 (7.58%) Banking
15 491 (7.11%) SQL Server
16 482 (6.98%) Linux
17 478 (6.92%) SC Cleared
18 476 (6.89%) Retail
19 469 (6.79%) VMware
20 461 (6.67%) SAP
20 461 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
21 458 (6.63%) CRM
22 445 (6.44%) UNIX
23 435 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
24 430 (6.22%) Web Services
25 423 (6.12%) Data Architecture
26 408 (5.90%) ITIL
27 396 (5.73%) Cisco
28 381 (5.51%) Telecoms

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 333 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 202 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 140 (2.03%) Apache
4 138 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 132 (1.91%) Lync
6 105 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 101 (1.46%) MS Exchange
8 100 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 96 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 95 (1.37%) CMS
11 83 (1.20%) JBoss
12 71 (1.03%) IIS
13 62 (0.90%) Tomcat
14 61 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
15 54 (0.78%) SAS
16 39 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
17 38 (0.55%) Node.js
18 35 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
19 30 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 280 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 119 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 65 (0.94%) MS Office
4 47 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.43%) MS Project
6 24 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
8 21 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 18 (0.26%) Revit
11 16 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.23%) SPSS
12 15 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
13 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.087%) InDesign
15 3 (0.043%) PowerPivot
16 2 (0.029%) Stata
17 1 (0.014%) Windchill
17 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
17 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 152 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 113 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 58 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 53 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 32 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
6 29 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
7 25 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 22 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
10 21 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
11 18 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
12 16 (0.23%) ResourceLink
12 16 (0.23%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.22%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
14 12 (0.17%) SAP CO
14 12 (0.17%) SAP CRM
15 11 (0.16%) Tridion
15 11 (0.16%) Summit
16 10 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 166 (2.40%) SaaS
2 108 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (1.51%) Office 365
4 101 (1.46%) PaaS
5 97 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 88 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 84 (1.22%) IaaS
8 31 (0.45%) Force.com
9 18 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
10 7 (0.10%) Heroku
11 3 (0.043%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.043%) GitHub
11 3 (0.043%) Taleo
12 2 (0.029%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.014%) Route 53
13 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.014%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.014%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 269 (3.89%) Firewall
2 253 (3.66%) WAN
3 231 (3.34%) LAN
4 214 (3.10%) Internet
5 213 (3.08%) SAN
6 102 (1.48%) Network Security
7 94 (1.36%) DNS
8 80 (1.16%) VPN
9 79 (1.14%) MPLS
9 79 (1.14%) NAS
10 69 (1.00%) 3G
11 65 (0.94%) BGP
12 60 (0.87%) OSPF
12 60 (0.87%) Wireless
12 60 (0.87%) HTTP
13 57 (0.82%) LDAP
14 49 (0.71%) TCP/IP
15 48 (0.69%) 4G
16 47 (0.68%) VoIP
17 45 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 365 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
3 243 (3.52%) Big Data
4 212 (3.07%) Oracle Database
5 208 (3.01%) Hadoop
6 207 (3.00%) NoSQL
7 166 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 166 (2.40%) Relational Database
8 164 (2.37%) MySQL
9 123 (1.78%) DB2
10 97 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 94 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 92 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 80 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
14 79 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
16 76 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 70 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
18 68 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
19 65 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 102 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 69 (1.00%) Maven
3 56 (0.81%) JIRA
4 52 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 49 (0.71%) Axure RP
7 48 (0.69%) Git (software)
8 46 (0.67%) Selenium
9 41 (0.59%) JUnit
10 33 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 28 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 26 (0.38%) Hudson
12 26 (0.38%) ERwin
13 22 (0.32%) FitNesse
13 22 (0.32%) Subversion
14 21 (0.30%) JMeter
14 21 (0.30%) TeamCity
15 19 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
16 17 (0.25%) Ant
16 17 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 1238 (17.92%) Finance
2 524 (7.58%) Banking
3 476 (6.89%) Retail
4 381 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 151 (2.19%) Marketing
6 136 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 133 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 101 (1.46%) Billing
9 75 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 51 (0.74%) Legal
11 46 (0.67%) Publishing
11 46 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 40 (0.58%) Back Office
12 40 (0.58%) Local Government
13 39 (0.56%) Front Office
14 31 (0.45%) Advertising
15 30 (0.43%) Automotive
16 29 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.38%) French Language
18 25 (0.36%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 558 (8.08%) .NET
2 430 (6.22%) Web Services
3 319 (4.62%) Middleware
4 291 (4.21%) XML
5 284 (4.11%) HTML
6 252 (3.65%) J2EE
7 205 (2.97%) SOAP
8 180 (2.60%) REST
9 162 (2.34%) CSS
10 132 (1.91%) HTML5
11 120 (1.74%) Spring
12 103 (1.49%) ASP.NET
13 96 (1.39%) JSON
14 94 (1.36%) jQuery
15 85 (1.23%) RESTful
16 75 (1.09%) Hibernate
17 74 (1.07%) .NET Framework
17 74 (1.07%) JMS
18 73 (1.06%) XSLT
19 68 (0.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 309 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (4.05%) Open Source
3 215 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 181 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
5 171 (2.47%) User Experience
6 144 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 133 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 94 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 93 (1.35%) Clustering
10 91 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 90 (1.30%) Reference Data
12 84 (1.22%) Mainframe
13 76 (1.10%) CESG
14 67 (0.97%) Visualisation
15 55 (0.80%) NHS
16 51 (0.74%) FMCG
17 48 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 42 (0.61%) Replication
19 39 (0.56%) PKI
20 37 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 718 (10.39%) Windows
2 482 (6.98%) Linux
3 445 (6.44%) UNIX
4 136 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 115 (1.66%) Solaris
6 96 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (1.23%) AIX
8 68 (0.98%) Android
9 63 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 62 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 54 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 32 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 29 (0.42%) CentOS
14 27 (0.39%) MVS
15 23 (0.33%) zOS
16 22 (0.32%) Debian
17 20 (0.29%) HPUX
17 20 (0.29%) VMS
17 20 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
2 846 (12.24%) TOGAF
3 683 (9.88%) SOA
4 616 (8.91%) Migration
5 582 (8.42%) Data Modelling
5 582 (8.42%) Enterprise Architecture
6 461 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 458 (6.63%) CRM
8 435 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 423 (6.12%) Data Architecture
10 408 (5.90%) ITIL
11 367 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
12 354 (5.12%) E-Commerce
13 286 (4.14%) Project Management
14 250 (3.62%) Scrum
15 248 (3.59%) ETL
16 230 (3.33%) Security Architecture
17 229 (3.31%) Data Management
18 225 (3.26%) UML
19 220 (3.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 819 (11.85%) Java
2 664 (9.61%) SQL
3 256 (3.70%) C#
4 203 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 126 (1.82%) PHP
6 122 (1.77%) Python
7 118 (1.71%) Scala
8 115 (1.66%) C
9 111 (1.61%) Ruby
10 105 (1.52%) Perl
11 98 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 71 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 61 (0.88%) C++
14 55 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 49 (0.71%) T-SQL
16 44 (0.64%) Apex Code
17 35 (0.51%) Bash Shell
18 29 (0.42%) VBA
19 28 (0.41%) VB
20 23 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 694 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 478 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 359 (5.20%) Degree
4 112 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 98 (1.42%) CISSP
6 95 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 67 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 59 (0.85%) CCIE
9 46 (0.67%) MCSE
10 37 (0.54%) CCNP
11 34 (0.49%) CCNA
12 32 (0.46%) CCDP
12 32 (0.46%) CISM
13 28 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (0.33%) ISEB
16 21 (0.30%) CISA
17 20 (0.29%) ISSAP
18 19 (0.27%) CEH
19 16 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (1.49%) QA
2 75 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 44 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.51%) SLA
5 30 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 27 (0.39%) COBIT
7 14 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 12 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 12 (0.17%) Basel III
8 12 (0.17%) BS7799
9 9 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.087%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.087%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.072%) GxP
12 4 (0.058%) GAAP
12 4 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.058%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.058%) GCP
System Software
1 343 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 302 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 76 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 75 (1.09%) XenApp
6 59 (0.85%) vSphere
7 49 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 32 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 29 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 24 (0.35%) HDFS
11 23 (0.33%) Apache Flume
12 19 (0.27%) XenServer
13 17 (0.25%) NFS
14 15 (0.22%) UAG
14 15 (0.22%) vCloud
15 13 (0.19%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.17%) PowerHA
17 11 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
18 10 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 109 (1.58%) Puppet
2 108 (1.56%) SCCM
3 73 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (0.59%) SCOM
5 35 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 27 (0.39%) Oozie
7 22 (0.32%) Ambari
8 19 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 18 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (0.25%) Salt
10 17 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 17 (0.25%) Cacti
10 17 (0.25%) Nagios
11 15 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (0.19%) OpenView
13 13 (0.19%) Control-M
13 13 (0.19%) NetBackup
14 12 (0.17%) Netcool
15 11 (0.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1200 (17.37%) Oracle
2 872 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 469 (6.79%) VMware
4 461 (6.67%) SAP
5 396 (5.73%) Cisco
6 356 (5.15%) IBM
7 200 (2.89%) Citrix
8 158 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
9 157 (2.27%) HP
10 124 (1.79%) EMC
11 98 (1.42%) Informatica
12 89 (1.29%) Siebel
13 88 (1.27%) Sybase
14 87 (1.26%) Adobe
14 87 (1.26%) Juniper
15 83 (1.20%) Red Hat
16 82 (1.19%) NetApp
17 78 (1.13%) Dell
18 77 (1.11%) Teradata
19 68 (0.98%) F5
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