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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 23 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3938 3004 3056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.04% 5.58% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.61% 6.03% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2378 1830 1703
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £462
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 28
Average hourly rate £36.90 £50.79 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.34% +26.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.95 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £71.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +28.57%

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 3635 £520 +4.00% 720
London +10 1663 £550 +1.85% 348
South East +5 652 £480 +1.05% 121
City of London +7 361 £550 +4.76% 120
North West +19 333 £500 - 39
West Midlands +4 203 £471 -3.87% 48
Berkshire +4 194 £515 +8.42% 45
South West +2 184 £500 - 51
East of England +10 177 £525 +16.66% 37
Hampshire +12 176 £450 -0.71% 21
Yorkshire +4 159 £480 +9.71% 42
Scotland +3 154 £475 +1.06% 21
East Midlands +29 124 £525 +9.37% 22
West Yorkshire -6 122 £480 +6.66% 29
Manchester +35 116 £488 -2.50% 23
Cheshire +6 106 £500 - 12
Leeds -1 102 £480 +5.49% 25
North East +14 87 £475 +18.75% 5
Surrey -8 86 £513 +9.62% 24
Edinburgh -5 82 £488 +0.51% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 79 £480 +9.09% 10
Milton Keynes +24 65 £470 +4.44% 1
Reading +1 61 £525 - 18
Wales +2 58 £450 -14.28% 3
Tyne and Wear +7 56 £475 +18.75% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 52 £475 +18.75% 2
Birmingham -4 50 £451 -9.85% 29
Northamptonshire +19 48 £525 +16.66% 6
Essex +10 45 £550 +22.22% 2
Wiltshire +4 45 £522 +0.40% 6

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1437 (18.75%) Finance
2 1252 (16.34%) Oracle
3 1153 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
4 1116 (14.56%) Java
5 1081 (14.11%) Microsoft
6 945 (12.33%) TOGAF
7 859 (11.21%) Windows
8 817 (10.66%) SOA
9 687 (8.97%) SQL
10 670 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
11 667 (8.70%) .NET
12 661 (8.63%) Migration
13 652 (8.51%) Security Cleared
14 614 (8.01%) Banking
15 613 (8.00%) Data Modelling
16 610 (7.96%) SQL Server
17 600 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
18 551 (7.19%) UNIX
19 542 (7.07%) Linux
20 526 (6.86%) VMware
21 508 (6.63%) Retail
22 507 (6.62%) Data Centre
23 497 (6.49%) SAP
24 492 (6.42%) Web Services
25 481 (6.28%) CRM
26 457 (5.96%) Middleware
27 453 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
28 447 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
29 433 (5.65%) SC Cleared
30 432 (5.64%) E-Commerce

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 314 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 227 (2.96%) WebSphere
3 137 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 129 (1.68%) Apache
5 119 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 118 (1.54%) IIS
7 113 (1.47%) MS Exchange
8 109 (1.42%) JBoss
9 94 (1.23%) CMS
10 84 (1.10%) Node.js
11 81 (1.06%) Lync
12 69 (0.90%) SAS
13 68 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 61 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
15 60 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 54 (0.70%) Tomcat
17 53 (0.69%) Documentum
18 49 (0.64%) OpenStack
19 48 (0.63%) NetWeaver
20 45 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 267 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 107 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 77 (1.00%) MS Office
4 44 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.12%) MS Project
11 9 (0.12%) SPSS
12 8 (0.10%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.10%) Simulink
12 8 (0.10%) InDesign
13 7 (0.091%) Siemens NX
14 4 (0.052%) CATIA
15 1 (0.013%) HipChat
15 1 (0.013%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 151 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 53 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 49 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 24 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 23 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 22 (0.29%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 20 (0.26%) SAP CRM
11 19 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 19 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
12 18 (0.23%) Maximo
12 18 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.21%) Teamcenter
13 16 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
13 16 (0.21%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
14 14 (0.18%) Agresso
15 12 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 311 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 238 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (1.96%) SaaS
4 120 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 114 (1.49%) PaaS
6 109 (1.42%) IaaS
7 92 (1.20%) Office 365
8 28 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (0.23%) Force.com
12 17 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
13 16 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 14 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.13%) OpenShift
17 9 (0.12%) GitHub
17 9 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 401 (5.23%) Firewall
2 298 (3.89%) WAN
3 250 (3.26%) LAN
4 208 (2.71%) SAN
5 178 (2.32%) Internet
6 149 (1.94%) VPN
7 112 (1.46%) DNS
7 112 (1.46%) Network Security
8 106 (1.38%) MPLS
9 96 (1.25%) Wireless
10 79 (1.03%) NAS
11 68 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 67 (0.87%) VLAN
13 64 (0.84%) Unified Communications
13 64 (0.84%) VoIP
14 63 (0.82%) TCP/IP
15 62 (0.81%) LDAP
16 53 (0.69%) HTTP
17 52 (0.68%) SSL
18 51 (0.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 610 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 447 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
3 301 (3.93%) Big Data
4 282 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 221 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 214 (2.79%) Hadoop
7 201 (2.62%) Relational Database
8 175 (2.28%) NoSQL
9 167 (2.18%) MySQL
10 137 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 109 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 99 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 89 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 88 (1.15%) DB2
15 83 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
16 76 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 76 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
17 60 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
18 53 (0.69%) DataStage
19 49 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 129 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 87 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 81 (1.06%) JIRA
4 72 (0.94%) ERwin
5 66 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (0.82%) Subversion
7 55 (0.72%) Selenium
8 51 (0.67%) Maven
9 39 (0.51%) Visual Studio
10 37 (0.48%) JUnit
11 25 (0.33%) Ant
12 24 (0.31%) SoapUI
13 23 (0.30%) Axure RP
13 23 (0.30%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.25%) Hudson
15 18 (0.23%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.22%) Lombardi
17 14 (0.18%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
18 13 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1437 (18.75%) Finance
2 614 (8.01%) Banking
3 508 (6.63%) Retail
4 336 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 161 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 160 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 122 (1.59%) Marketing
8 83 (1.08%) Legal
9 80 (1.04%) Billing
10 79 (1.03%) Publishing
11 70 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 57 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 51 (0.67%) Automotive
14 47 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.61%) Games
15 30 (0.39%) Back Office
16 29 (0.38%) Front Office
16 29 (0.38%) Local Government
17 24 (0.31%) Law
17 24 (0.31%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 667 (8.70%) .NET
2 492 (6.42%) Web Services
3 457 (5.96%) Middleware
4 336 (4.38%) HTML
5 313 (4.08%) XML
6 258 (3.37%) J2EE
7 213 (2.78%) REST
8 188 (2.45%) SOAP
9 175 (2.28%) CSS
10 161 (2.10%) HTML5
11 154 (2.01%) Spring
12 150 (1.96%) ASP.NET
12 150 (1.96%) JSON
13 146 (1.91%) RESTful
14 121 (1.58%) .NET Framework
14 121 (1.58%) AngularJS
15 102 (1.33%) WCF
16 100 (1.30%) Java EE
17 85 (1.11%) Hibernate
18 80 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 507 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 321 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 176 (2.30%) User Experience
5 173 (2.26%) Data Integration
6 152 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 129 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 115 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 105 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 96 (1.25%) Mainframe
11 88 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 86 (1.12%) Clustering
13 82 (1.07%) NHS
14 78 (1.02%) GIS
15 77 (1.00%) Replication
16 76 (0.99%) PKI
17 74 (0.97%) Reference Data
18 68 (0.89%) Private Cloud
19 54 (0.70%) N-Tier
20 49 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 859 (11.21%) Windows
2 551 (7.19%) UNIX
3 542 (7.07%) Linux
4 131 (1.71%) Solaris
4 131 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 125 (1.63%) AIX
7 89 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 88 (1.15%) Android
9 83 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 83 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 72 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 28 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 26 (0.34%) HPUX
14 21 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.26%) VME
16 19 (0.25%) CentOS
17 15 (0.20%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1153 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
2 945 (12.33%) TOGAF
3 817 (10.66%) SOA
4 670 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 661 (8.63%) Migration
6 613 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 600 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 481 (6.28%) CRM
9 453 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
10 432 (5.64%) E-Commerce
11 420 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
12 409 (5.34%) ITIL
13 404 (5.27%) Data Architecture
14 351 (4.58%) Scrum
15 348 (4.54%) UML
16 347 (4.53%) ETL
17 333 (4.35%) Project Management
18 309 (4.03%) Open Source
19 307 (4.01%) Data Management
20 271 (3.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1116 (14.56%) Java
2 687 (8.97%) SQL
3 374 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 340 (4.44%) C#
5 162 (2.11%) Ruby
6 139 (1.81%) Python
7 111 (1.45%) Scala
8 102 (1.33%) C
9 98 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 77 (1.00%) C++
11 59 (0.77%) PHP
12 57 (0.74%) VB
13 56 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 54 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 51 (0.67%) R
16 45 (0.59%) Perl
17 39 (0.51%) T-SQL
18 32 (0.42%) ABAP
19 24 (0.31%) VB.NET
19 24 (0.31%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 652 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 433 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 354 (4.62%) Degree
4 153 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 132 (1.72%) CISSP
6 113 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 94 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 73 (0.95%) CCNP
9 62 (0.81%) CCIE
10 58 (0.76%) CISM
11 54 (0.70%) CCNA
12 38 (0.50%) MCSE
13 36 (0.47%) ISEB
14 35 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (0.43%) PMI Certification
16 32 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (0.34%) MCITP
18 23 (0.30%) ISSAP
19 22 (0.29%) CCDP
20 20 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (2.09%) QA
2 130 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 43 (0.56%) COBIT
5 42 (0.55%) SLA
6 32 (0.42%) ISO 9000
7 30 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.26%) GxP
9 17 (0.22%) GMP
10 15 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 13 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.13%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.12%) JSP 440
14 8 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.10%) FATCA
15 6 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.078%) HL7
16 5 (0.065%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.065%) FINREP
17 4 (0.052%) Basel III
System Software
1 360 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 330 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 85 (1.11%) XenApp
5 77 (1.00%) vSphere
6 64 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 52 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 49 (0.64%) Docker
9 44 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
11 33 (0.43%) Xen
12 28 (0.37%) NFS
13 24 (0.31%) vCloud
14 23 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 20 (0.26%) HDFS
16 18 (0.23%) XenServer
16 18 (0.23%) ProxySG
17 16 (0.21%) SRDF
18 13 (0.17%) KVM
19 12 (0.16%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 142 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 134 (1.75%) Puppet
3 96 (1.25%) SCCM
4 43 (0.56%) SCOM
5 39 (0.51%) StatsD
6 30 (0.39%) Ansible
7 23 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 23 (0.30%) Salt
8 19 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (0.22%) OpenView
10 16 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 16 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (0.20%) Control-M
12 14 (0.18%) BladeLogic
12 14 (0.18%) CA LISA
13 12 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
14 11 (0.14%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 10 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1252 (16.34%) Oracle
2 1081 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 526 (6.86%) VMware
4 497 (6.49%) SAP
5 430 (5.61%) Cisco
6 412 (5.38%) IBM
7 299 (3.90%) Citrix
8 202 (2.64%) HP
9 128 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 128 (1.67%) TIBCO
10 122 (1.59%) NetApp
11 112 (1.46%) Juniper
12 111 (1.45%) Informatica
13 110 (1.44%) EMC
14 105 (1.37%) Pega
15 102 (1.33%) Red Hat
16 99 (1.29%) CheckPoint
17 88 (1.15%) Teradata
18 85 (1.11%) Adobe
19 77 (1.00%) webMethods
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