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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3672 3162 2655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.79% 6.03% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 6.53% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2220 1939 1532
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £644 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £473
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 19
Average hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.80 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £71.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.18%

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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 3389 £504 +0.75% 714
London -1 1377 £525 - 341
South East +3 683 £500 +3.35% 119
North West +24 333 £475 -4.04% 51
City of London +1 296 £550 +4.76% 82
East of England +16 263 £525 +5.00% 41
West Midlands +12 243 £463 +2.66% 29
Berkshire +5 232 £500 +5.26% 34
South West +6 194 £545 +11.79% 53
Scotland +4 170 £488 +2.63% 30
East Midlands +22 131 £475 - 12
Hampshire +12 123 £500 +5.26% 23
Manchester +16 116 £475 +5.55% 24
Edinburgh -1 108 £475 -5.00% 16
Cheshire +27 97 £475 -6.86% 16
Buckinghamshire +1 90 £500 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire -9 90 £450 - 49
Reading +6 87 £475 -5.00% 13
Hertfordshire +20 85 £475 -5.00% 9
Surrey +2 84 £550 +21.54% 17
Milton Keynes +5 76 £500 +11.11% 10
Birmingham +24 74 £459 -0.81% 11
Bedfordshire +10 70 £575 +15.00% 2
West Yorkshire -11 68 £450 - 35
Oxfordshire +18 66 £536 +5.66% 14
Northamptonshire +20 58 £506 -7.03% 3
Wiltshire +9 50 £548 +9.50% 7
Bristol +4 48 £500 +11.11% 18
Glasgow +24 46 £500 +29.03% 6
Lancashire +12 46 £500 -5.66% 2

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1388 (19.30%) Finance
2 1141 (15.86%) Oracle
3 1046 (14.54%) Java
4 1038 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
5 971 (13.50%) Microsoft
6 860 (11.96%) TOGAF
7 782 (10.87%) Windows
8 742 (10.32%) SOA
8 742 (10.32%) Security Cleared
9 704 (9.79%) .NET
10 666 (9.26%) Migration
11 649 (9.02%) SQL
12 643 (8.94%) SQL Server
13 621 (8.63%) Banking
14 582 (8.09%) Data Modelling
15 537 (7.47%) Linux
16 529 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
17 523 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 507 (7.05%) SC Cleared
19 501 (6.97%) Retail
20 500 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
21 487 (6.77%) SAP
22 470 (6.53%) Web Services
23 468 (6.51%) UNIX
24 447 (6.21%) CRM
25 443 (6.16%) VMware
26 441 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
27 440 (6.12%) E-Commerce
28 416 (5.78%) Cisco
29 388 (5.39%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 340 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 167 (2.32%) WebSphere
3 149 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
4 132 (1.84%) Apache
5 128 (1.78%) IIS
6 127 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 117 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 103 (1.43%) CMS
9 86 (1.20%) Lync
10 82 (1.14%) Node.js
11 81 (1.13%) MS Exchange
12 77 (1.07%) JBoss
13 67 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
14 65 (0.90%) SAS
15 62 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
16 58 (0.81%) Tomcat
17 54 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
18 44 (0.61%) Confluence
19 43 (0.60%) Documentum
19 43 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 246 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 106 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 59 (0.82%) MS Office
4 38 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
6 27 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.17%) SPSS
11 10 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.097%) InDesign
12 7 (0.097%) Simulink
13 6 (0.083%) MS Project
14 4 (0.056%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.056%) Revit
15 1 (0.014%) ProjectWise
15 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 139 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 65 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 33 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 28 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
7 20 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.25%) SAP CRM
8 18 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
9 17 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 16 (0.22%) SAP ERP
10 16 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 13 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.18%) SAP FI
11 13 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.17%) Summit
13 9 (0.13%) Maximo
14 8 (0.11%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 170 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (1.95%) SaaS
3 102 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 81 (1.13%) PaaS
4 81 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 80 (1.11%) IaaS
6 73 (1.01%) Office 365
7 28 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.18%) Force.com
11 11 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.14%) GitHub
13 9 (0.13%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.11%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.097%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.070%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 5 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.070%) ElastiCache
17 4 (0.056%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 365 (5.07%) Firewall
2 308 (4.28%) WAN
3 256 (3.56%) LAN
4 212 (2.95%) SAN
5 177 (2.46%) Internet
6 128 (1.78%) VPN
7 116 (1.61%) Network Security
8 100 (1.39%) MPLS
9 88 (1.22%) DNS
10 87 (1.21%) NAS
11 79 (1.10%) BGP
12 70 (0.97%) OSPF
13 69 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (0.93%) Wireless
15 61 (0.85%) VoIP
16 56 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (0.67%) VLAN
17 48 (0.67%) TCP/IP
18 43 (0.60%) HTTP
19 41 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 441 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
3 302 (4.20%) Big Data
4 246 (3.42%) Hadoop
5 239 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 190 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 181 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 155 (2.15%) MySQL
9 130 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 126 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 110 (1.53%) DB2
12 104 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 95 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 92 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 87 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
16 84 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
17 64 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
18 59 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
19 58 (0.81%) RDBMS
20 56 (0.78%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 114 (1.58%) Jenkins
2 77 (1.07%) Maven
3 76 (1.06%) JIRA
4 66 (0.92%) ERwin
5 63 (0.88%) Subversion
6 58 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 50 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 47 (0.65%) Selenium
9 41 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 39 (0.54%) Axure RP
11 36 (0.50%) Hudson
12 25 (0.35%) JUnit
13 20 (0.28%) Ant
14 15 (0.21%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
17 12 (0.17%) NUnit
17 12 (0.17%) SoapUI
17 12 (0.17%) Cucumber
18 9 (0.13%) RSpec
General
1 1388 (19.30%) Finance
2 621 (8.63%) Banking
3 501 (6.97%) Retail
4 371 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 153 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 147 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 115 (1.60%) Marketing
8 78 (1.08%) Legal
9 76 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 71 (0.99%) Publishing
11 69 (0.96%) Billing
12 48 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 41 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.57%) Games
13 41 (0.57%) Automotive
14 36 (0.50%) Front Office
15 35 (0.49%) Local Government
16 34 (0.47%) Electronics
17 32 (0.44%) Back Office
18 27 (0.38%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 704 (9.79%) .NET
2 470 (6.53%) Web Services
3 321 (4.46%) Middleware
4 312 (4.34%) HTML
5 257 (3.57%) XML
6 206 (2.86%) J2EE
7 199 (2.77%) REST
8 189 (2.63%) CSS
9 167 (2.32%) ASP.NET
10 163 (2.27%) HTML5
11 150 (2.09%) SOAP
12 140 (1.95%) Spring
13 119 (1.65%) JSON
14 113 (1.57%) .NET Framework
15 111 (1.54%) AngularJS
16 108 (1.50%) WCF
17 97 (1.35%) jQuery
18 88 (1.22%) Java EE
19 82 (1.14%) RESTful
20 74 (1.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 315 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (4.00%) Open Source
3 196 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 192 (2.67%) User Experience
5 153 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 130 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 117 (1.63%) Clustering
8 114 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 94 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 85 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 75 (1.04%) PKI
12 73 (1.01%) Visualisation
13 69 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 67 (0.93%) Replication
15 52 (0.72%) Private Cloud
16 51 (0.71%) N-Tier
17 50 (0.70%) GIS
18 47 (0.65%) NHS
19 45 (0.63%) Reference Data
20 43 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 782 (10.87%) Windows
2 537 (7.47%) Linux
3 468 (6.51%) UNIX
4 135 (1.88%) Solaris
5 120 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (1.63%) AIX
7 104 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 101 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (1.07%) Apple iOS
10 76 (1.06%) Android
11 71 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 63 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 27 (0.38%) CentOS
14 20 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.28%) HPUX
15 17 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 16 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.18%) zOS
18 11 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1038 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
2 860 (11.96%) TOGAF
3 742 (10.32%) SOA
4 666 (9.26%) Migration
5 582 (8.09%) Data Modelling
6 529 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 523 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 500 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
9 447 (6.21%) CRM
10 440 (6.12%) E-Commerce
11 388 (5.39%) ITIL
12 382 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
13 370 (5.14%) Data Architecture
14 321 (4.46%) ETL
15 291 (4.05%) Scrum
16 273 (3.80%) Project Management
17 247 (3.43%) UML
18 240 (3.34%) Data Management
18 240 (3.34%) Analytics
19 226 (3.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1046 (14.54%) Java
2 649 (9.02%) SQL
3 381 (5.30%) C#
4 311 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 154 (2.14%) Ruby
6 138 (1.92%) Python
7 122 (1.70%) Scala
8 94 (1.31%) PL/SQL
9 91 (1.27%) C++
10 90 (1.25%) C
11 75 (1.04%) Perl
11 75 (1.04%) PHP
12 54 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 52 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 49 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 42 (0.58%) VB
16 39 (0.54%) R
17 30 (0.42%) VB.NET
18 29 (0.40%) ABAP
19 26 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 742 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 507 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 330 (4.59%) Degree
4 142 (1.97%) DV Cleared
5 123 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (1.42%) CISSP
7 67 (0.93%) CCIE
8 65 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 62 (0.86%) CCNP
10 45 (0.63%) CCNA
11 42 (0.58%) CISM
12 36 (0.50%) ISEB
13 33 (0.46%) CCDP
14 29 (0.40%) MCSE
15 25 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (0.33%) PMI Certification
17 21 (0.29%) ISSAP
18 19 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 17 (0.24%) MCITP
19 17 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (1.65%) QA
2 80 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 53 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.54%) COBIT
5 39 (0.54%) SLA
6 27 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 16 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.19%) GxP
8 14 (0.19%) GMP
9 13 (0.18%) GAAP
9 13 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 9 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.097%) HL7
12 7 (0.097%) FATCA
13 6 (0.083%) Basel III
14 5 (0.070%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
15 2 (0.028%) EMIR
System Software
1 333 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 283 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 77 (1.07%) vSphere
5 60 (0.83%) XenApp
6 43 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 42 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 31 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (0.32%) Docker
11 21 (0.29%) HDFS
12 20 (0.28%) Xen
13 19 (0.26%) NFS
13 19 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (0.24%) Terminal Services
15 16 (0.22%) SRDF
16 15 (0.21%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.21%) KVM
17 14 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 13 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 113 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 111 (1.54%) Puppet
3 86 (1.20%) SCCM
4 36 (0.50%) SCOM
5 34 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 30 (0.42%) StatsD
7 23 (0.32%) Salt
8 15 (0.21%) Ansible
9 14 (0.19%) Oozie
9 14 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
9 14 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (0.18%) Cacti
10 13 (0.18%) Nagios
11 12 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.14%) Windows Intune
13 9 (0.13%) CA LISA
14 8 (0.11%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1141 (15.86%) Oracle
2 971 (13.50%) Microsoft
3 487 (6.77%) SAP
4 443 (6.16%) VMware
5 416 (5.78%) Cisco
6 366 (5.09%) IBM
7 246 (3.42%) Citrix
8 163 (2.27%) HP
9 126 (1.75%) EMC
9 126 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 121 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 118 (1.64%) TIBCO
12 114 (1.58%) NetApp
13 110 (1.53%) Informatica
14 96 (1.33%) Teradata
15 91 (1.27%) Juniper
16 81 (1.13%) Business Objects
17 80 (1.11%) F5
18 79 (1.10%) CheckPoint
19 73 (1.01%) Adobe
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