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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3492 3345 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.17% 6.35% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 6.84% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2169 1984 1740
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 14
Average hourly rate £46.00 £46.25 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.54% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.91 £27.50 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £75.00 £75.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 3229 £510 +2.00% 531
London -1 1602 £550 +4.76% 265
South East -3 566 £475 +1.06% 82
City of London -6 341 £550 +3.04% 96
North West +4 228 £500 +17.64% 40
West Midlands +9 194 £475 +6.74% 20
Berkshire -2 190 £480 +2.12% 22
South West +8 185 £500 +12.75% 28
East of England -12 167 £500 - 41
Hampshire -5 124 £450 -4.25% 22
Yorkshire +8 111 £450 +4.04% 32
Scotland -12 108 £475 +15.71% 20
Surrey +18 104 £488 +14.70% 16
West Yorkshire +13 100 £450 -5.26% 29
Cheshire +25 96 £500 +14.28% 8
East Midlands +7 81 £466 +9.06% 9
Leeds +31 70 £455 -4.21% 18
Reading -9 59 £525 +16.66% 13
Buckinghamshire -15 57 £533 +18.33% 3
Manchester -20 57 £500 +15.94% 23
Birmingham +13 49 £464 -3.38% 12
Hertfordshire -13 48 £500 - 4
Warwickshire +21 47 £425 -11.45% 3
Essex 0 47 £463 -13.95% 11
Edinburgh -23 47 £480 +16.78% 4
Bristol -8 42 £488 +21.72% 8
Milton Keynes 0 41 £500 +11.11% 3
Wiltshire -6 41 £502 +8.30% 6
Warrington +13 38 £568 +31.59% 2
Lancashire +2 37 £505 +44.28% 3

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1221 (19.18%) Finance
2 1108 (17.41%) Oracle
3 807 (12.68%) TOGAF
4 752 (11.81%) Microsoft
5 738 (11.59%) Java
6 681 (10.70%) Windows
7 625 (9.82%) SOA
8 609 (9.57%) Security Cleared
9 601 (9.44%) SQL
10 578 (9.08%) Migration
11 576 (9.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 535 (8.41%) Data Modelling
13 533 (8.37%) .NET
14 465 (7.31%) SAP
15 456 (7.16%) Banking
16 446 (7.01%) SC Cleared
17 439 (6.90%) SQL Server
18 426 (6.69%) Linux
18 426 (6.69%) Retail
19 420 (6.60%) VMware
20 414 (6.50%) CRM
21 406 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
22 395 (6.21%) Web Services
23 387 (6.08%) ITIL
24 371 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
25 367 (5.77%) Data Architecture
26 364 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
27 362 (5.69%) Technical Architecture
27 362 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
28 357 (5.61%) Cisco

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 309 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 207 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 122 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 106 (1.67%) Apache
5 104 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 97 (1.52%) Lync
7 92 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 78 (1.23%) CMS
9 70 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 66 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 64 (1.01%) IIS
12 63 (0.99%) Tomcat
13 44 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 43 (0.68%) SAS
15 41 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
16 35 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 33 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 32 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
19 29 (0.46%) FileNet
20 28 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 258 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 55 (0.86%) MS Office
4 40 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.58%) MS Project
6 15 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 12 (0.19%) SPSS
8 12 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.19%) Revit
9 10 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.079%) Stata
12 4 (0.063%) Casewise Modeler
13 3 (0.047%) InDesign
14 2 (0.031%) PowerPivot
15 1 (0.016%) Windchill
15 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 125 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 94 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 33 (0.52%) SAP FI
6 31 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
6 31 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 31 (0.49%) SAP CO
7 28 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
8 25 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 23 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
10 21 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
11 19 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
12 16 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
12 16 (0.25%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.24%) SAP SD
14 14 (0.22%) ResourceLink
15 11 (0.17%) SAP CRM
15 11 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
15 11 (0.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 150 (2.36%) SaaS
2 112 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (1.52%) PaaS
3 97 (1.52%) Office 365
4 78 (1.23%) IaaS
4 78 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 55 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (0.41%) Force.com
7 19 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.11%) GitHub
10 6 (0.094%) Heroku
11 5 (0.079%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.031%) Taleo
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.016%) Route 53
14 1 (0.016%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 261 (4.10%) Firewall
2 219 (3.44%) SAN
3 218 (3.42%) WAN
4 202 (3.17%) LAN
5 170 (2.67%) Internet
6 99 (1.56%) Network Security
7 93 (1.46%) DNS
8 80 (1.26%) VPN
9 72 (1.13%) Wireless
10 71 (1.12%) TCP/IP
11 70 (1.10%) NAS
12 67 (1.05%) MPLS
13 62 (0.97%) HTTP
14 53 (0.83%) LDAP
15 52 (0.82%) BGP
16 51 (0.80%) 3G
17 50 (0.79%) OSPF
18 48 (0.75%) VoIP
19 45 (0.71%) LTE
20 43 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 362 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
3 211 (3.32%) Oracle Database
4 200 (3.14%) Big Data
5 178 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 168 (2.64%) NoSQL
7 153 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 126 (1.98%) MySQL
9 113 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 98 (1.54%) DB2
11 93 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 83 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 82 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 79 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
15 72 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
16 69 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 65 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 60 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 54 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
20 52 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 66 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 61 (0.96%) JUnit
3 60 (0.94%) Maven
4 58 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 51 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 42 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (0.58%) Axure RP
8 36 (0.57%) JIRA
9 31 (0.49%) ERwin
10 28 (0.44%) Selenium
11 27 (0.42%) Ant
12 24 (0.38%) Eclipse
13 23 (0.36%) Subversion
14 21 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
15 20 (0.31%) Cucumber
16 19 (0.30%) Hudson
17 18 (0.28%) TeamCity
18 16 (0.25%) JMeter
18 16 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
19 15 (0.24%) RSpec
General
1 1221 (19.18%) Finance
2 456 (7.16%) Banking
3 426 (6.69%) Retail
4 330 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 143 (2.25%) Marketing
6 124 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 115 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 94 (1.48%) Billing
9 69 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 53 (0.83%) Back Office
11 48 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 47 (0.74%) Publishing
13 46 (0.72%) Legal
14 42 (0.66%) Advertising
15 37 (0.58%) Front Office
16 35 (0.55%) German Language
17 33 (0.52%) Automotive
18 26 (0.41%) Law
18 26 (0.41%) Local Government
19 25 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (8.37%) .NET
2 395 (6.21%) Web Services
3 345 (5.42%) Middleware
4 283 (4.45%) XML
5 261 (4.10%) HTML
6 241 (3.79%) J2EE
7 183 (2.88%) SOAP
8 165 (2.59%) CSS
8 165 (2.59%) REST
9 132 (2.07%) HTML5
10 105 (1.65%) ASP.NET
11 99 (1.56%) Spring
11 99 (1.56%) JSON
12 83 (1.30%) Hibernate
13 82 (1.29%) XSLT
14 79 (1.24%) jQuery
15 78 (1.23%) JMS
16 73 (1.15%) .NET Framework
17 69 (1.08%) Ajax
18 68 (1.07%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 233 (3.66%) Open Source
2 195 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 159 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 156 (2.45%) Data Integration
5 124 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 117 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 84 (1.32%) Reference Data
8 81 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 76 (1.19%) CESG
10 72 (1.13%) Clustering
11 60 (0.94%) Replication
12 53 (0.83%) NHS
13 52 (0.82%) FMCG
14 47 (0.74%) Visualisation
15 40 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (0.55%) N-Tier
17 34 (0.53%) Client/Server
17 34 (0.53%) PKI
18 29 (0.46%) iPad
18 29 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 681 (10.70%) Windows
2 426 (6.69%) Linux
3 351 (5.51%) UNIX
4 148 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 134 (2.11%) Solaris
6 109 (1.71%) Android
7 105 (1.65%) Apple iOS
8 102 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 96 (1.51%) AIX
10 72 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 68 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 28 (0.44%) HPUX
13 28 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.42%) MVS
15 22 (0.35%) VME
16 21 (0.33%) CentOS
17 19 (0.30%) VMS
18 18 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (12.68%) TOGAF
2 625 (9.82%) SOA
3 578 (9.08%) Migration
4 576 (9.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 535 (8.41%) Data Modelling
6 414 (6.50%) CRM
7 406 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 387 (6.08%) ITIL
9 371 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
10 367 (5.77%) Data Architecture
11 364 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
12 362 (5.69%) Technical Architecture
13 295 (4.63%) Project Management
14 292 (4.59%) E-Commerce
15 231 (3.63%) UML
16 228 (3.58%) ETL
17 221 (3.47%) Scrum
18 215 (3.38%) Security Architecture
19 203 (3.19%) Analytics
20 200 (3.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 738 (11.59%) Java
2 601 (9.44%) SQL
3 219 (3.44%) C#
4 167 (2.62%) JavaScript
5 107 (1.68%) PHP
6 100 (1.57%) C
7 99 (1.56%) Python
8 87 (1.37%) Perl
9 81 (1.27%) Ruby
10 79 (1.24%) Scala
11 71 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 65 (1.02%) C++
13 59 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 46 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 41 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 36 (0.57%) Apex Code
17 25 (0.39%) Objective-C
18 23 (0.36%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.36%) VBA
19 21 (0.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 609 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 446 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 312 (4.90%) Degree
4 103 (1.62%) CISSP
5 102 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 66 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (1.02%) CCIE
9 43 (0.68%) CCNP
10 40 (0.63%) MCSE
11 39 (0.61%) CISM
12 28 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.39%) CCNA
14 23 (0.36%) CCDP
15 22 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (0.30%) CISA
17 17 (0.27%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.24%) CEH
18 15 (0.24%) ISEB
19 13 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (1.60%) QA
2 63 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 47 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 41 (0.64%) SLA
6 28 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.39%) COBIT
8 14 (0.22%) EMIR
9 12 (0.19%) BS7799
10 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.14%) Basel III
13 5 (0.079%) HL7
13 5 (0.079%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.079%) FATCA
14 4 (0.063%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.063%) GxP
14 4 (0.063%) MiFID
System Software
1 286 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 264 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 72 (1.13%) XenApp
5 71 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
6 42 (0.66%) vSphere
7 41 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 36 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.25%) HDFS
10 16 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 14 (0.22%) NFS
11 14 (0.22%) Xen
12 12 (0.19%) UAG
12 12 (0.19%) XenServer
13 11 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.16%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 117 (1.84%) SCCM
2 96 (1.51%) Puppet
3 59 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 41 (0.64%) SCOM
6 20 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 19 (0.30%) Oozie
7 19 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 17 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 16 (0.25%) Ambari
10 14 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.19%) Nagios
12 12 (0.19%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.19%) Salt
12 12 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.19%) Cacti
13 11 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.17%) Backup Exec
14 9 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1108 (17.41%) Oracle
2 752 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 465 (7.31%) SAP
4 420 (6.60%) VMware
5 357 (5.61%) Cisco
6 319 (5.01%) IBM
7 196 (3.08%) Citrix
8 172 (2.70%) HP
9 142 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 106 (1.67%) EMC
11 94 (1.48%) JBoss
11 94 (1.48%) Juniper
12 91 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 90 (1.41%) Siebel
13 90 (1.41%) Informatica
14 77 (1.21%) NetApp
15 66 (1.04%) Sybase
16 65 (1.02%) Adobe
17 63 (0.99%) TIBCO
18 62 (0.97%) Dell
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + maybe negotiate higher
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cyber Team
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday