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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3494 3423 3051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.19% 6.40% 5.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.72% 6.90% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2176 2030 1725
Average daily rate
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£505 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +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 £490 £451 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 14
Average hourly rate £47.00 £53.75 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +23.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £81.00 £75.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £40.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -12.43%

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
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 2007 2141 2629
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 £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 3219 £513 +2.50% 647
London -1 1600 £550 +4.76% 325
South East -1 570 £480 +2.12% 105
City of London -6 345 £550 +3.77% 107
North West +3 220 £500 +17.64% 42
West Midlands +8 195 £475 +5.55% 31
Berkshire -6 186 £475 +1.06% 30
South West +6 185 £500 +11.11% 39
East of England -10 167 £500 - 45
Hampshire -6 127 £450 -4.25% 24
Scotland -13 114 £475 +15.85% 20
Surrey +21 105 £500 +11.11% 21
Yorkshire +3 101 £450 +1.98% 37
Cheshire +34 92 £511 +16.85% 5
West Yorkshire +6 90 £450 -5.26% 34
East Midlands +11 81 £470 +9.94% 10
Reading -7 60 £525 +16.66% 17
Leeds +30 59 £450 -5.26% 23
Buckinghamshire -12 58 £533 +18.33% 4
Manchester -18 57 £500 +12.67% 28
Edinburgh -26 53 £490 +19.22% 6
Warwickshire +20 48 £425 -11.45% 5
Birmingham +17 47 £453 -5.72% 15
Essex -1 46 £475 -11.62% 12
Hertfordshire -13 46 £500 - 9
Milton Keynes 0 42 £500 +11.11% 2
Wiltshire -1 40 £518 +8.94% 10
Wales -6 40 £425 -10.52% 13
Bristol -11 39 £488 +21.72% 16
Warrington +16 36 £580 +34.49% 2

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1239 (19.36%) Finance
2 1127 (17.61%) Oracle
3 811 (12.67%) TOGAF
4 760 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 737 (11.52%) Java
6 680 (10.63%) Windows
7 621 (9.70%) SOA
8 606 (9.47%) Security Cleared
9 604 (9.44%) SQL
10 588 (9.19%) Enterprise Architecture
11 573 (8.95%) Migration
12 537 (8.39%) Data Modelling
13 536 (8.38%) .NET
14 475 (7.42%) Banking
15 464 (7.25%) SAP
16 443 (6.92%) SQL Server
17 438 (6.84%) SC Cleared
18 437 (6.83%) Retail
19 426 (6.66%) Linux
20 421 (6.58%) VMware
21 415 (6.49%) CRM
22 412 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
23 394 (6.16%) Web Services
24 387 (6.05%) ITIL
25 377 (5.89%) Data Architecture
26 373 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
27 371 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
28 368 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
29 359 (5.61%) Cisco
29 359 (5.61%) Technical Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 306 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 207 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 122 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 107 (1.67%) Apache
5 103 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 95 (1.48%) Lync
7 94 (1.47%) WebLogic
8 80 (1.25%) CMS
9 69 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 67 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 64 (1.00%) IIS
12 63 (0.98%) Tomcat
13 44 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 43 (0.67%) SAS
15 41 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
16 34 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
17 32 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
17 32 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 29 (0.45%) FileNet
19 28 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 263 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 56 (0.88%) MS Office
4 41 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.58%) MS Project
6 16 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 12 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.19%) SPSS
8 12 (0.19%) Revit
8 12 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.078%) 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
1 122 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 96 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 29 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 29 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 27 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 27 (0.42%) SAP CO
8 25 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 22 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
10 21 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
11 19 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
12 16 (0.25%) SAP ERP
12 16 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
13 14 (0.22%) ResourceLink
13 14 (0.22%) SAP SD
14 12 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
15 11 (0.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 153 (2.39%) SaaS
2 113 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (1.53%) PaaS
4 95 (1.48%) Office 365
5 79 (1.23%) IaaS
6 76 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 55 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (0.41%) Force.com
9 18 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.11%) GitHub
11 7 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
12 6 (0.094%) Heroku
13 3 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.031%) Taleo
15 1 (0.016%) Route 53
15 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.016%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 265 (4.14%) Firewall
2 220 (3.44%) WAN
3 219 (3.42%) SAN
4 203 (3.17%) LAN
5 173 (2.70%) Internet
6 101 (1.58%) Network Security
7 91 (1.42%) DNS
8 81 (1.27%) VPN
9 73 (1.14%) Wireless
10 69 (1.08%) TCP/IP
10 69 (1.08%) NAS
11 68 (1.06%) MPLS
12 62 (0.97%) HTTP
13 53 (0.83%) LDAP
13 53 (0.83%) BGP
14 51 (0.80%) OSPF
15 50 (0.78%) 3G
16 48 (0.75%) VoIP
17 45 (0.70%) LTE
18 43 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 368 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 212 (3.31%) Oracle Database
4 203 (3.17%) Big Data
5 181 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 168 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 157 (2.45%) Hadoop
8 125 (1.95%) MySQL
9 114 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 100 (1.56%) DB2
11 93 (1.45%) RDBMS
12 84 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 81 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 79 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 71 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
16 66 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 65 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 60 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 53 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
20 52 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 66 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 61 (0.95%) JUnit
3 60 (0.94%) Maven
4 57 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 51 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 42 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (0.56%) JIRA
8 35 (0.55%) Axure RP
9 31 (0.48%) 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
19 15 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
19 15 (0.23%) RSpec
General
1 1239 (19.36%) Finance
2 475 (7.42%) Banking
3 437 (6.83%) Retail
4 329 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 149 (2.33%) Marketing
6 123 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 118 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 97 (1.52%) Billing
9 76 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 52 (0.81%) Back Office
11 48 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 46 (0.72%) Publishing
12 46 (0.72%) Legal
13 44 (0.69%) Advertising
14 37 (0.58%) Front Office
15 35 (0.55%) German Language
16 32 (0.50%) Automotive
17 26 (0.41%) Law
17 26 (0.41%) Local Government
18 25 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (8.38%) .NET
2 394 (6.16%) Web Services
3 343 (5.36%) Middleware
4 288 (4.50%) XML
5 261 (4.08%) HTML
6 240 (3.75%) J2EE
7 191 (2.98%) SOAP
8 173 (2.70%) REST
9 163 (2.55%) CSS
10 133 (2.08%) HTML5
11 105 (1.64%) ASP.NET
12 99 (1.55%) Spring
13 98 (1.53%) JSON
14 80 (1.25%) jQuery
14 80 (1.25%) XSLT
15 78 (1.22%) JMS
16 77 (1.20%) Hibernate
17 72 (1.13%) .NET Framework
18 70 (1.09%) Ajax
19 62 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 238 (3.72%) Open Source
2 195 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 160 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 155 (2.42%) Data Integration
5 125 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 117 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 84 (1.31%) Reference Data
8 82 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 77 (1.20%) CESG
10 72 (1.13%) Clustering
11 58 (0.91%) Replication
12 57 (0.89%) NHS
13 53 (0.83%) FMCG
14 47 (0.73%) Visualisation
15 40 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 36 (0.56%) N-Tier
17 34 (0.53%) Client/Server
17 34 (0.53%) PKI
18 30 (0.47%) Blackberry
19 29 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 680 (10.63%) Windows
2 426 (6.66%) Linux
3 356 (5.56%) UNIX
4 147 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (2.08%) Solaris
6 108 (1.69%) Android
7 104 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 101 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 96 (1.50%) AIX
10 71 (1.11%) Windows 7
11 67 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 66 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
14 28 (0.44%) HPUX
15 27 (0.42%) MVS
15 27 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.34%) VME
17 21 (0.33%) CentOS
18 20 (0.31%) zOS
19 18 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (12.67%) TOGAF
2 621 (9.70%) SOA
3 588 (9.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 573 (8.95%) Migration
5 537 (8.39%) Data Modelling
6 415 (6.49%) CRM
7 412 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 387 (6.05%) ITIL
9 377 (5.89%) Data Architecture
10 373 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
11 371 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
12 359 (5.61%) Technical Architecture
13 298 (4.66%) Project Management
14 297 (4.64%) E-Commerce
15 243 (3.80%) UML
16 226 (3.53%) ETL
17 220 (3.44%) Security Architecture
18 218 (3.41%) Scrum
19 208 (3.25%) Analytics
20 201 (3.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 737 (11.52%) Java
2 604 (9.44%) SQL
3 224 (3.50%) C#
4 167 (2.61%) JavaScript
5 108 (1.69%) PHP
6 101 (1.58%) C
7 99 (1.55%) Python
8 86 (1.34%) Perl
9 81 (1.27%) Ruby
10 79 (1.23%) Scala
11 72 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 64 (1.00%) C++
13 59 (0.92%) PowerShell
14 46 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 41 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 36 (0.56%) Apex Code
17 25 (0.39%) Objective-C
18 24 (0.38%) VBA
19 23 (0.36%) Bash Shell
20 21 (0.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 606 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 438 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 318 (4.97%) Degree
4 102 (1.59%) CISSP
5 100 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 65 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (1.00%) CCIE
9 42 (0.66%) CCNP
10 39 (0.61%) MCSE
11 38 (0.59%) CISM
12 28 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.38%) CCNA
14 23 (0.36%) CCDP
15 22 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (0.30%) CISA
17 17 (0.27%) PMI Certification
18 16 (0.25%) CEH
19 15 (0.23%) ISEB
20 13 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (1.61%) QA
2 65 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 47 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.63%) SLA
6 28 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.39%) COBIT
8 17 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.22%) EMIR
10 12 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 12 (0.19%) BS7799
10 12 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.16%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.14%) Basel III
13 5 (0.078%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.078%) HL7
13 5 (0.078%) FATCA
13 5 (0.078%) GxP
14 4 (0.063%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.063%) MiFID
System Software
1 286 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 265 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 73 (1.14%) XenApp
5 71 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
6 43 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 42 (0.66%) vSphere
8 36 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 26 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.25%) HDFS
11 14 (0.22%) Xen
11 14 (0.22%) NFS
12 13 (0.20%) UAG
12 13 (0.20%) XenServer
13 11 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 117 (1.83%) SCCM
2 96 (1.50%) Puppet
3 59 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 41 (0.64%) SCOM
6 19 (0.30%) Data Guard
6 19 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 19 (0.30%) Oozie
7 17 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 16 (0.25%) Ambari
9 14 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.19%) Nagios
11 12 (0.19%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.19%) Cacti
11 12 (0.19%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.19%) Salt
12 11 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1127 (17.61%) Oracle
2 760 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 464 (7.25%) SAP
4 421 (6.58%) VMware
5 359 (5.61%) Cisco
6 328 (5.13%) IBM
7 197 (3.08%) Citrix
8 172 (2.69%) HP
9 141 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
10 105 (1.64%) EMC
11 93 (1.45%) Juniper
12 90 (1.41%) Siebel
12 90 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 89 (1.39%) Informatica
14 86 (1.34%) JBoss
15 76 (1.19%) NetApp
16 67 (1.05%) Sybase
17 65 (1.02%) Adobe
18 63 (0.98%) TIBCO
19 62 (0.97%) Dell
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Jonathan Garth
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per day + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £750 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £720.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 420-500
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £1 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago