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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 25 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3952 3454 3343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.65% 6.21% 6.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.17% 6.72% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2504 2148 1983
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% +0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £499 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 26
Average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.13 £39.72 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.26 £71.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +54.28%

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +3 3640 £504 -1.17% 674
London -3 1541 £550 - 285
South East +4 745 £476 -0.41% 92
North West +3 355 £515 +3.00% 70
City of London -2 320 £550 - 71
Hampshire +18 262 £475 +5.55% 13
West Midlands +9 218 £478 +0.52% 49
South West +2 190 £500 - 37
Berkshire 0 181 £500 +2.56% 28
East of England +9 179 £500 - 38
Scotland +16 173 £450 -5.26% 31
Manchester +24 169 £475 -5.00% 40
Yorkshire -1 145 £488 +8.33% 54
East Midlands +7 128 £525 +12.60% 31
Edinburgh +19 107 £475 -0.52% 11
West Yorkshire -14 104 £500 +11.11% 33
Buckinghamshire +10 103 £465 -12.67% 3
North East +21 93 £513 -3.07% 8
Cheshire -9 92 £550 +10.00% 12
Leeds -12 80 £500 +9.89% 31
Wales +19 76 £450 -5.26% 13
Surrey -14 73 £450 -7.69% 16
Reading 0 72 £500 -4.76% 10
Milton Keynes +12 69 £450 -10.00% 2
Tyne and Wear +11 69 £563 +6.38% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 67 £548 +3.54% 5
Cambridgeshire +20 62 £525 +23.52% 8
South Wales +11 61 £444 -6.57% 12
Wiltshire +8 59 £500 -0.39% 6
Southampton +18 56 £363 -14.70% 1

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1486 (19.29%) Finance
2 1216 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1204 (15.63%) Oracle
4 1165 (15.13%) Java
5 1020 (13.24%) Microsoft
6 944 (12.26%) TOGAF
7 806 (10.46%) Windows
8 777 (10.09%) SOA
9 708 (9.19%) Enterprise Architecture
10 688 (8.93%) Security Cleared
11 670 (8.70%) Migration
12 640 (8.31%) SQL
13 613 (7.96%) Data Modelling
14 605 (7.86%) Banking
15 592 (7.69%) .NET
16 567 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 564 (7.32%) Linux
18 536 (6.96%) UNIX
19 528 (6.86%) SQL Server
20 527 (6.84%) VMware
21 503 (6.53%) Technical Architecture
22 499 (6.48%) Retail
23 484 (6.28%) Data Centre
24 478 (6.21%) SAP
25 465 (6.04%) Web Services
26 456 (5.92%) Middleware
26 456 (5.92%) SC Cleared
27 441 (5.73%) CRM
28 437 (5.67%) Cisco
29 434 (5.63%) Business Intelligence

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 322 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 244 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 142 (1.84%) WebLogic
4 135 (1.75%) JBoss
5 122 (1.58%) CMS
6 118 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 116 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
8 109 (1.42%) Apache
9 100 (1.30%) IIS
10 99 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 98 (1.27%) Node.js
12 75 (0.97%) Lync
13 71 (0.92%) SAS
14 62 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
15 58 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 55 (0.71%) Confluence
17 54 (0.70%) Tomcat
17 54 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
18 44 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
19 42 (0.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 251 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 131 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 90 (1.17%) MS Office
4 61 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
6 17 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.14%) MS Project
10 10 (0.13%) SPSS
10 10 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.12%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.10%) InDesign
13 7 (0.091%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.091%) Siemens NX
14 6 (0.078%) Mingle
15 5 (0.065%) Simulink
15 5 (0.065%) CATIA
15 5 (0.065%) InfoPath
16 1 (0.013%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 153 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 69 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 42 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.34%) SAP CRM
6 25 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 25 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 24 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 21 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.27%) Maximo
10 20 (0.26%) Teamcenter
11 18 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 17 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
13 15 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
15 12 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
15 12 (0.16%) SAP EWM
16 11 (0.14%) SAP HCM
16 11 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 347 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 259 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (2.03%) SaaS
4 126 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 121 (1.57%) PaaS
6 118 (1.53%) IaaS
7 112 (1.45%) Office 365
8 20 (0.26%) Force.com
9 19 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 18 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 16 (0.21%) Google Apps
13 14 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.17%) GitHub
15 12 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
16 11 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 409 (5.31%) Firewall
2 270 (3.51%) WAN
3 250 (3.25%) LAN
4 200 (2.60%) SAN
5 187 (2.43%) Internet
6 134 (1.74%) VPN
7 126 (1.64%) DNS
8 121 (1.57%) MPLS
9 110 (1.43%) Network Security
10 99 (1.29%) Wireless
11 81 (1.05%) VoIP
12 78 (1.01%) Unified Communications
13 75 (0.97%) NAS
14 72 (0.93%) TCP/IP
15 71 (0.92%) VLAN
15 71 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 70 (0.91%) SSL
17 67 (0.87%) HTTP
18 66 (0.86%) LDAP
19 62 (0.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 433 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 311 (4.04%) Big Data
4 267 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 250 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 231 (3.00%) Hadoop
7 208 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 193 (2.51%) NoSQL
9 163 (2.12%) MySQL
10 117 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 105 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 94 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 90 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 89 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 70 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
16 68 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 68 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
17 58 (0.75%) DB2
18 56 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
19 46 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 142 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 95 (1.23%) JIRA
3 88 (1.14%) Selenium
4 74 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 65 (0.84%) ERwin
6 62 (0.80%) Maven
7 57 (0.74%) Subversion
8 55 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (0.48%) Ant
9 37 (0.48%) JUnit
10 35 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 32 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 32 (0.42%) Axure RP
12 29 (0.38%) Cucumber
13 28 (0.36%) Hudson
14 25 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
15 24 (0.31%) TeamCity
16 20 (0.26%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.23%) SpecFlow
18 16 (0.21%) Lombardi
General
1 1486 (19.29%) Finance
2 605 (7.86%) Banking
3 499 (6.48%) Retail
4 355 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 175 (2.27%) Marketing
6 150 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 145 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 83 (1.08%) Legal
9 80 (1.04%) Billing
10 75 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 60 (0.78%) Publishing
12 58 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 55 (0.71%) Automotive
14 48 (0.62%) Military
15 47 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.55%) Law
17 40 (0.52%) Games
18 33 (0.43%) Advertising
19 31 (0.40%) Back Office
20 27 (0.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (7.69%) .NET
2 465 (6.04%) Web Services
3 456 (5.92%) Middleware
4 388 (5.04%) HTML
5 272 (3.53%) XML
6 265 (3.44%) J2EE
7 230 (2.99%) REST
8 199 (2.58%) SOAP
9 198 (2.57%) HTML5
10 197 (2.56%) CSS
11 196 (2.54%) Spring
12 188 (2.44%) JSON
13 165 (2.14%) RESTful
14 128 (1.66%) AngularJS
15 124 (1.61%) ASP.NET
16 121 (1.57%) .NET Framework
17 88 (1.14%) Hibernate
18 83 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 82 (1.06%) Ajax
19 82 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 484 (6.28%) Data Centre
2 331 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 245 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 223 (2.90%) User Experience
5 221 (2.87%) Data Integration
6 169 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 121 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 117 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 113 (1.47%) Visualisation
10 102 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 91 (1.18%) Reference Data
12 90 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 79 (1.03%) GIS
14 73 (0.95%) PKI
15 66 (0.86%) NHS
16 62 (0.80%) Private Cloud
17 61 (0.79%) Clustering
18 57 (0.74%) N-Tier
19 55 (0.71%) Replication
20 50 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 806 (10.46%) Windows
2 564 (7.32%) Linux
3 536 (6.96%) UNIX
4 137 (1.78%) AIX
5 128 (1.66%) Solaris
6 124 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 123 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 91 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (1.12%) Android
11 80 (1.04%) Windows 7
12 66 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 46 (0.60%) HPUX
14 33 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 27 (0.35%) MVS
16 25 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
17 23 (0.30%) VME
18 19 (0.25%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.22%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1216 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 944 (12.26%) TOGAF
3 777 (10.09%) SOA
4 708 (9.19%) Enterprise Architecture
5 670 (8.70%) Migration
6 613 (7.96%) Data Modelling
7 567 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 503 (6.53%) Technical Architecture
9 441 (5.73%) CRM
10 434 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
11 417 (5.41%) Data Architecture
12 404 (5.25%) ITIL
13 394 (5.12%) E-Commerce
14 357 (4.64%) Project Management
15 354 (4.60%) Open Source
16 345 (4.48%) Scrum
17 338 (4.39%) UML
18 322 (4.18%) ETL
19 321 (4.17%) Data Management
20 312 (4.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1165 (15.13%) Java
2 640 (8.31%) SQL
3 386 (5.01%) JavaScript
4 303 (3.93%) C#
5 199 (2.58%) Ruby
6 167 (2.17%) Python
7 133 (1.73%) Scala
8 92 (1.19%) C
9 83 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 69 (0.90%) C++
11 60 (0.78%) R
12 58 (0.75%) PHP
12 58 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 56 (0.73%) VB
14 55 (0.71%) PowerShell
15 37 (0.48%) Perl
16 30 (0.39%) COBOL
17 28 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 28 (0.36%) Clojure
18 23 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 688 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 456 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 344 (4.47%) Degree
4 194 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 154 (2.00%) CISSP
6 134 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 95 (1.23%) CCNP
7 95 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 78 (1.01%) CCIE
9 70 (0.91%) CCNA
10 68 (0.88%) CISM
11 48 (0.62%) MCSE
12 32 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.35%) ISEB
13 27 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (0.31%) PMI Certification
15 20 (0.26%) CISA
15 20 (0.26%) ISSAP
16 18 (0.23%) MCITP
17 17 (0.22%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (2.23%) QA
2 135 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 43 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.51%) SLA
6 32 (0.42%) COBIT
7 17 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 16 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.19%) GxP
9 15 (0.19%) COREP
10 14 (0.18%) Basel II
10 14 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.16%) GMP
13 11 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.10%) Basel III
14 8 (0.10%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.091%) FINREP
16 6 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 336 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 332 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 155 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 80 (1.04%) vSphere
5 79 (1.03%) XenApp
6 61 (0.79%) Docker
7 57 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 49 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 44 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 32 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.40%) NFS
12 29 (0.38%) vCloud
13 24 (0.31%) Xen
14 22 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (0.25%) ProxySG
16 16 (0.21%) XenServer
17 14 (0.18%) SRDF
17 14 (0.18%) HDFS
18 12 (0.16%) Apache Flume
18 12 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 162 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
2 151 (1.96%) Puppet
3 69 (0.90%) SCCM
4 44 (0.57%) Ansible
5 43 (0.56%) StatsD
6 38 (0.49%) SCOM
7 28 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 23 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (0.27%) Salt
10 19 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 15 (0.19%) XenMobile
12 15 (0.19%) OpenView
12 15 (0.19%) Control-M
12 15 (0.19%) BladeLogic
13 14 (0.18%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.17%) EMC VPLEX
15 11 (0.14%) Vagrant
16 10 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1204 (15.63%) Oracle
2 1020 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 527 (6.84%) VMware
4 478 (6.21%) SAP
5 437 (5.67%) Cisco
6 423 (5.49%) IBM
7 285 (3.70%) Citrix
8 218 (2.83%) HP
9 128 (1.66%) Adobe
10 127 (1.65%) Juniper
11 122 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 120 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
13 115 (1.49%) NetApp
14 107 (1.39%) Pega
15 105 (1.36%) CheckPoint
16 102 (1.32%) Informatica
17 101 (1.31%) EMC
18 99 (1.29%) TIBCO
18 99 (1.29%) hybris
19 90 (1.17%) Teradata
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