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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3745 3196 3172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.43% 6.08% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.09% 6.56% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2408 1924 1741
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 £653 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £58.69 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.31% +30.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.70 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £95.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £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 2104 2105 2558
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 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -1 3481 £525 +5.00% 589
London 0 1713 £550 +4.76% 281
South East +1 626 £500 +5.26% 106
City of London +1 392 £550 +4.76% 97
South West +20 257 £525 +10.52% 37
Berkshire +4 243 £483 +3.98% 43
East of England +23 219 £538 +10.25% 35
North West -2 217 £500 +11.11% 34
West Midlands +3 185 £450 - 31
Hampshire +9 135 £455 -4.21% 18
Scotland -9 130 £500 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire +9 98 £450 +1.12% 35
Cheshire +19 88 £500 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +12 84 £500 +5.26% 11
Reading +2 84 £545 +21.11% 16
Surrey +10 80 £496 +4.47% 15
West Yorkshire +12 79 £450 -10.00% 20
Edinburgh -7 69 £475 +3.82% 9
Bristol +8 67 £525 +10.52% 10
Manchester -15 66 £450 -5.26% 20
Wiltshire +2 64 £550 +10.00% 15
Buckinghamshire -7 63 £545 +21.11% 8
Hertfordshire +6 56 £513 +7.89% 6
Warwickshire +16 49 £425 +6.25% 1
Wales -3 49 £450 -4.00% 9
Milton Keynes -4 49 £529 +17.55% 8
Leeds +14 48 £450 -10.00% 10
Bedfordshire +12 47 £594 +3.26% 10
Warrington +13 46 £556 +14.10% 2
Swindon +7 44 £550 -2.65% 15

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 1228 (18.11%) Finance
2 1165 (17.18%) Oracle
3 885 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
4 856 (12.63%) Microsoft
5 835 (12.32%) TOGAF
6 812 (11.98%) Java
7 710 (10.47%) Windows
8 679 (10.01%) SOA
8 679 (10.01%) Security Cleared
9 648 (9.56%) SQL
10 594 (8.76%) Migration
11 575 (8.48%) Enterprise Architecture
12 566 (8.35%) Data Modelling
13 542 (7.99%) .NET
14 515 (7.60%) Banking
15 477 (7.04%) SQL Server
16 474 (6.99%) Linux
17 471 (6.95%) Retail
18 467 (6.89%) SC Cleared
19 463 (6.83%) VMware
20 451 (6.65%) SAP
21 448 (6.61%) CRM
22 445 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
23 431 (6.36%) UNIX
24 426 (6.28%) Web Services
25 425 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
26 413 (6.09%) Data Architecture
27 398 (5.87%) ITIL
28 391 (5.77%) Cisco
29 373 (5.50%) Telecoms

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 329 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 202 (2.98%) WebSphere
3 138 (2.04%) Apache
4 136 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
5 133 (1.96%) Lync
6 103 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 103 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 100 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 93 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 92 (1.36%) CMS
10 81 (1.19%) JBoss
11 71 (1.05%) IIS
12 61 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 61 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 53 (0.78%) SAS
14 40 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
15 38 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
15 38 (0.56%) Node.js
16 35 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
17 30 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 273 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 113 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 63 (0.93%) MS Office
4 47 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.44%) MS Project
6 22 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 19 (0.28%) AutoCAD
10 18 (0.27%) Revit
11 16 (0.24%) SPSS
12 15 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
13 14 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
14 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.074%) InDesign
16 3 (0.044%) PowerPivot
17 2 (0.029%) Stata
18 1 (0.015%) Windchill
18 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
18 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 151 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 58 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 53 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 32 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 29 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
7 23 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 23 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
9 21 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
10 17 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
11 16 (0.24%) ResourceLink
11 16 (0.24%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.21%) SAP FI
13 12 (0.18%) SAP CRM
14 11 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
14 11 (0.16%) SAP CO
14 11 (0.16%) Tridion
15 10 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
15 10 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 162 (2.39%) SaaS
2 108 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (1.53%) Office 365
4 101 (1.49%) PaaS
5 97 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 85 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 84 (1.24%) IaaS
8 32 (0.47%) Force.com
9 18 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
10 7 (0.10%) Heroku
11 5 (0.074%) GitHub
12 3 (0.044%) Taleo
12 3 (0.044%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.029%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.015%) Route 53
14 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.015%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.015%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 267 (3.94%) Firewall
2 247 (3.64%) WAN
3 227 (3.35%) LAN
4 213 (3.14%) Internet
5 210 (3.10%) SAN
6 103 (1.52%) Network Security
7 96 (1.42%) DNS
8 83 (1.22%) VPN
9 79 (1.17%) MPLS
10 78 (1.15%) NAS
11 68 (1.00%) 3G
12 65 (0.96%) BGP
13 62 (0.91%) Wireless
14 61 (0.90%) HTTP
15 60 (0.88%) OSPF
16 58 (0.86%) LDAP
17 50 (0.74%) TCP/IP
18 48 (0.71%) 4G
19 46 (0.68%) VoIP
20 45 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 355 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
3 234 (3.45%) Big Data
4 206 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 203 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 199 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 166 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 162 (2.39%) MongoDB
9 161 (2.37%) MySQL
10 119 (1.76%) DB2
11 94 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 93 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 86 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 80 (1.18%) RDBMS
15 79 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
16 74 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 71 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
18 67 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
19 66 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
20 64 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 103 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 69 (1.02%) Maven
3 55 (0.81%) JIRA
4 52 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 50 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 47 (0.69%) Axure RP
7 45 (0.66%) Selenium
8 41 (0.60%) JUnit
9 33 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 28 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 26 (0.38%) Hudson
12 25 (0.37%) ERwin
13 23 (0.34%) Subversion
14 22 (0.32%) FitNesse
15 21 (0.31%) JMeter
16 20 (0.29%) TeamCity
17 19 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
17 19 (0.28%) Ant
18 16 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 1228 (18.11%) Finance
2 515 (7.60%) Banking
3 471 (6.95%) Retail
4 373 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 150 (2.21%) Marketing
6 132 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 129 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 101 (1.49%) Billing
9 73 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 48 (0.71%) Legal
11 46 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 45 (0.66%) Publishing
13 42 (0.62%) Back Office
14 38 (0.56%) Front Office
15 34 (0.50%) Local Government
16 31 (0.46%) Automotive
17 30 (0.44%) Advertising
18 29 (0.43%) Financial Institution
19 26 (0.38%) French Language
20 25 (0.37%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (7.99%) .NET
2 426 (6.28%) Web Services
3 315 (4.65%) Middleware
4 292 (4.31%) XML
5 279 (4.12%) HTML
6 252 (3.72%) J2EE
7 203 (2.99%) SOAP
8 177 (2.61%) REST
9 159 (2.35%) CSS
10 130 (1.92%) HTML5
11 116 (1.71%) Spring
12 102 (1.50%) ASP.NET
13 95 (1.40%) JSON
14 92 (1.36%) jQuery
15 88 (1.30%) RESTful
16 75 (1.11%) Hibernate
17 74 (1.09%) .NET Framework
17 74 (1.09%) JMS
18 73 (1.08%) XSLT
19 64 (0.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 306 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (4.13%) Open Source
3 209 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 181 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 168 (2.48%) User Experience
6 141 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 132 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 100 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 94 (1.39%) Clustering
10 89 (1.31%) Reference Data
11 86 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 83 (1.22%) Mainframe
13 77 (1.14%) CESG
14 67 (0.99%) Visualisation
15 55 (0.81%) NHS
16 50 (0.74%) FMCG
17 46 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 42 (0.62%) Replication
19 41 (0.60%) PKI
20 34 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 710 (10.47%) Windows
2 474 (6.99%) Linux
3 431 (6.36%) UNIX
4 136 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (1.67%) Solaris
6 97 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (1.27%) AIX
8 71 (1.05%) Android
9 67 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 64 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 31 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 29 (0.43%) CentOS
15 27 (0.40%) MVS
16 22 (0.32%) Debian
17 20 (0.29%) zOS
17 20 (0.29%) VMS
17 20 (0.29%) Windows 8
18 19 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (12.32%) TOGAF
3 679 (10.01%) SOA
4 594 (8.76%) Migration
5 575 (8.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 566 (8.35%) Data Modelling
7 448 (6.61%) CRM
8 445 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 425 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 413 (6.09%) Data Architecture
11 398 (5.87%) ITIL
12 365 (5.38%) Technical Architecture
13 336 (4.96%) E-Commerce
14 277 (4.09%) Project Management
15 245 (3.61%) Scrum
16 238 (3.51%) ETL
17 230 (3.39%) Security Architecture
18 229 (3.38%) UML
19 221 (3.26%) Data Management
20 216 (3.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 812 (11.98%) Java
2 648 (9.56%) SQL
3 247 (3.64%) C#
4 202 (2.98%) JavaScript
5 125 (1.84%) PHP
6 121 (1.78%) Python
7 114 (1.68%) C
7 114 (1.68%) Scala
8 110 (1.62%) Ruby
9 105 (1.55%) Perl
10 92 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 65 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 61 (0.90%) C++
13 55 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 44 (0.65%) Apex Code
15 43 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 35 (0.52%) Bash Shell
17 28 (0.41%) VBA
18 27 (0.40%) VB
19 22 (0.32%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 679 (10.01%) Security Cleared
2 467 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 355 (5.24%) Degree
4 110 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 96 (1.42%) CISSP
6 93 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (0.84%) CCIE
9 46 (0.68%) MCSE
10 35 (0.52%) CCNP
11 33 (0.49%) CCNA
12 31 (0.46%) CCDP
12 31 (0.46%) CISM
13 28 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (0.34%) ISEB
16 20 (0.29%) CISA
16 20 (0.29%) ISSAP
17 19 (0.28%) CEH
18 16 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (1.53%) QA
2 76 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 36 (0.53%) SLA
6 30 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 26 (0.38%) COBIT
8 14 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 13 (0.19%) Basel III
10 12 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 12 (0.18%) BS7799
11 10 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.088%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.088%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.074%) GxP
15 4 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 4 (0.059%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.059%) GCP
15 4 (0.059%) GMP
System Software
1 341 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 298 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 77 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
5 76 (1.12%) XenApp
6 60 (0.88%) vSphere
7 49 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 32 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 27 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.35%) HDFS
11 23 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 23 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 18 (0.27%) XenServer
13 17 (0.25%) NFS
14 15 (0.22%) UAG
15 14 (0.21%) vCloud
16 13 (0.19%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.18%) PowerHA
18 11 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
19 9 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 108 (1.59%) SCCM
2 107 (1.58%) Puppet
3 72 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (0.60%) SCOM
5 36 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 26 (0.38%) Oozie
7 22 (0.32%) Ambari
8 19 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 18 (0.27%) 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 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (0.19%) OpenView
13 13 (0.19%) Control-M
13 13 (0.19%) NetBackup
14 12 (0.18%) Netcool
15 11 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1165 (17.18%) Oracle
2 856 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 463 (6.83%) VMware
4 451 (6.65%) SAP
5 391 (5.77%) Cisco
6 359 (5.29%) IBM
7 199 (2.94%) Citrix
8 161 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 158 (2.33%) HP
10 120 (1.77%) EMC
11 92 (1.36%) Informatica
12 88 (1.30%) Juniper
13 86 (1.27%) Adobe
14 83 (1.22%) Siebel
14 83 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 82 (1.21%) NetApp
16 80 (1.18%) Sybase
17 78 (1.15%) Dell
18 75 (1.11%) Teradata
19 68 (1.00%) F5
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £720 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £ Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Technology Sourcing Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Synergy Health
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday