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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 22 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3852 3070 2845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.89% 5.62% 5.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.46% 6.09% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2302 1868 1562
Average daily rate
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£501 £500 £496
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.10% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.03 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.59% -24.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £30.00 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £71.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £41.03 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -25.40%

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 3571 £506 +1.10% 580
London +5 1493 £540 +2.85% 301
South East +13 720 £500 +8.10% 82
North West +30 384 £500 +1.01% 28
City of London +5 322 £550 +4.76% 97
Berkshire +11 233 £488 +8.33% 23
West Midlands +7 233 £463 -0.21% 28
East of England +8 215 £538 +7.50% 34
South West +3 174 £530 +6.00% 23
Scotland +2 153 £475 - 10
Hampshire +8 139 £458 +1.66% 18
Cheshire +32 121 £481 -3.75% 9
Yorkshire +10 121 £450 +12.50% 39
East Midlands +27 120 £475 -5.00% 21
Manchester +26 118 £460 +2.22% 11
Buckinghamshire +12 100 £465 +1.91% 4
Edinburgh -4 95 £475 -5.00% 4
West Yorkshire +7 93 £450 +12.50% 25
Reading +10 89 £494 +9.72% 10
Milton Keynes +23 82 £460 -8.00%
Surrey +5 80 £550 +15.78% 24
Oxfordshire +19 70 £500 -13.04% 4
Lancashire +19 69 £545 +9.00% 2
Birmingham +22 68 £459 -0.81% 12
Hertfordshire +7 65 £450 -9.09% 3
Leeds 0 58 £475 +14.45% 18
North East +19 55 £458 +1.66% 8
Warrington +7 55 £525 -1.86% 1
West Sussex +5 53 £438 -12.50% 2
Northamptonshire +27 52 £511 +6.45% 5

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1445 (20.03%) Finance
2 1149 (15.93%) Oracle
3 1047 (14.52%) Java
4 999 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
5 957 (13.27%) Microsoft
6 852 (11.81%) TOGAF
7 797 (11.05%) Windows
8 774 (10.73%) SOA
9 694 (9.62%) .NET
10 679 (9.41%) Security Cleared
11 646 (8.96%) SQL
12 624 (8.65%) SQL Server
13 614 (8.51%) Migration
14 598 (8.29%) Banking
15 579 (8.03%) Data Modelling
16 556 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
17 544 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 516 (7.15%) Linux
19 493 (6.83%) Retail
20 484 (6.71%) SAP
21 474 (6.57%) Web Services
22 454 (6.29%) CRM
23 451 (6.25%) VMware
24 449 (6.22%) SC Cleared
25 443 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
26 436 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
27 432 (5.99%) UNIX
28 419 (5.81%) Cisco
29 418 (5.80%) E-Commerce
30 395 (5.48%) Firewall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 308 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 186 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 130 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
4 127 (1.76%) IIS
5 119 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 118 (1.64%) Apache
7 96 (1.33%) JBoss
8 92 (1.28%) CMS
9 87 (1.21%) Node.js
10 86 (1.19%) MS Exchange
10 86 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 83 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 71 (0.98%) Lync
13 59 (0.82%) SAS
14 50 (0.69%) Documentum
15 47 (0.65%) Tomcat
16 44 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
17 43 (0.60%) Confluence
18 41 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
19 40 (0.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 234 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 101 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 55 (0.76%) MS Office
4 43 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.15%) SPSS
10 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 7 (0.097%) MS Project
12 6 (0.083%) Simulink
12 6 (0.083%) InDesign
13 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.014%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.014%) Revit
14 1 (0.014%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 125 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 59 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 40 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
5 36 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 32 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 28 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
8 22 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
9 18 (0.25%) SAP CRM
9 18 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 16 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.19%) Agresso
12 14 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
13 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
13 13 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
13 13 (0.18%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.17%) Maximo
15 9 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
16 8 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 248 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (1.98%) SaaS
4 99 (1.37%) PaaS
5 97 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 96 (1.33%) IaaS
7 72 (1.00%) Office 365
8 25 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (0.25%) Force.com
9 18 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.15%) GitHub
11 11 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.12%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.097%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.097%) Boomi
15 6 (0.083%) HP Helion
15 6 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 395 (5.48%) Firewall
2 322 (4.46%) WAN
3 275 (3.81%) LAN
4 214 (2.97%) SAN
5 163 (2.26%) Internet
6 157 (2.18%) VPN
7 114 (1.58%) MPLS
8 113 (1.57%) Network Security
9 99 (1.37%) DNS
10 78 (1.08%) NAS
11 74 (1.03%) Wireless
12 71 (0.98%) BGP
13 66 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
14 63 (0.87%) OSPF
14 63 (0.87%) VoIP
15 59 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
16 55 (0.76%) VLAN
17 46 (0.64%) TCP/IP
18 45 (0.62%) HTTP
18 45 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 624 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 443 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
3 300 (4.16%) Big Data
4 243 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 225 (3.12%) Hadoop
6 191 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 174 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 166 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 131 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 118 (1.64%) MySQL
11 106 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 95 (1.32%) DB2
13 89 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 80 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
15 77 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 76 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
17 73 (1.01%) RDBMS
18 64 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
19 54 (0.75%) Apache Hive
20 51 (0.71%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 119 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 75 (1.04%) JIRA
3 70 (0.97%) Maven
4 65 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 65 (0.90%) ERwin
5 60 (0.83%) Subversion
6 51 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (0.62%) Selenium
8 42 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 31 (0.43%) Axure RP
9 31 (0.43%) JUnit
10 29 (0.40%) Hudson
11 19 (0.26%) Ant
12 15 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (0.18%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.17%) Toad
14 12 (0.17%) Lombardi
14 12 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
14 12 (0.17%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 1445 (20.03%) Finance
2 598 (8.29%) Banking
3 493 (6.83%) Retail
4 348 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 147 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 147 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 122 (1.69%) Marketing
7 76 (1.05%) Legal
8 74 (1.03%) Publishing
9 72 (1.00%) Billing
10 65 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 61 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 52 (0.72%) Games
13 44 (0.61%) Automotive
14 42 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.44%) Back Office
15 32 (0.44%) Electronics
16 30 (0.42%) Local Government
17 29 (0.40%) Front Office
17 29 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (9.62%) .NET
2 474 (6.57%) Web Services
3 377 (5.23%) Middleware
4 314 (4.35%) HTML
5 273 (3.78%) XML
6 212 (2.94%) J2EE
7 208 (2.88%) REST
8 178 (2.47%) CSS
9 172 (2.38%) ASP.NET
10 159 (2.20%) HTML5
11 157 (2.18%) SOAP
12 144 (2.00%) Spring
13 129 (1.79%) JSON
14 124 (1.72%) AngularJS
15 120 (1.66%) .NET Framework
16 112 (1.55%) WCF
17 86 (1.19%) Java EE
18 79 (1.10%) jQuery
19 76 (1.05%) RESTful
20 72 (1.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 310 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
2 295 (4.09%) Open Source
3 192 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 177 (2.45%) User Experience
5 152 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 148 (2.05%) Data Integration
7 116 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 105 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 95 (1.32%) Clustering
10 89 (1.23%) Mainframe
11 82 (1.14%) PKI
12 78 (1.08%) Visualisation
13 72 (1.00%) Replication
14 62 (0.86%) GIS
15 59 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 59 (0.82%) NHS
16 55 (0.76%) Reference Data
17 54 (0.75%) Client/Server
18 53 (0.73%) Private Cloud
19 51 (0.71%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 797 (11.05%) Windows
2 516 (7.15%) Linux
3 432 (5.99%) UNIX
4 122 (1.69%) Solaris
5 117 (1.62%) AIX
6 111 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 98 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 91 (1.26%) Android
10 89 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 76 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 66 (0.92%) Windows 7
13 21 (0.29%) CentOS
14 19 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.26%) HPUX
15 17 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
16 15 (0.21%) VME
17 14 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
2 852 (11.81%) TOGAF
3 774 (10.73%) SOA
4 614 (8.51%) Migration
5 579 (8.03%) Data Modelling
6 556 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 544 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 454 (6.29%) CRM
9 436 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
10 418 (5.80%) E-Commerce
11 374 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
12 371 (5.14%) Data Architecture
13 365 (5.06%) ITIL
14 315 (4.37%) ETL
15 283 (3.92%) Project Management
16 281 (3.90%) Scrum
17 279 (3.87%) UML
18 258 (3.58%) Data Management
19 243 (3.37%) Analytics
20 218 (3.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1047 (14.52%) Java
2 646 (8.96%) SQL
3 377 (5.23%) C#
4 337 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 147 (2.04%) Ruby
6 134 (1.86%) Python
7 103 (1.43%) Scala
8 90 (1.25%) C++
9 84 (1.16%) C
10 82 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 62 (0.86%) Perl
12 55 (0.76%) VB
13 53 (0.73%) PowerShell
13 53 (0.73%) PHP
14 48 (0.67%) R
15 42 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 40 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 32 (0.44%) VB.NET
18 31 (0.43%) ABAP
19 25 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 679 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 449 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 320 (4.44%) Degree
4 139 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 137 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 113 (1.57%) CISSP
7 75 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (0.97%) CCNP
9 69 (0.96%) CCIE
10 49 (0.68%) CCNA
11 44 (0.61%) CISM
12 32 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (0.42%) ISEB
14 29 (0.40%) PMI Certification
15 27 (0.37%) CCDP
16 24 (0.33%) MCITP
17 23 (0.32%) ISSAP
17 23 (0.32%) MCSE
18 21 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 16 (0.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (1.87%) QA
2 101 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 46 (0.64%) SLA
6 35 (0.49%) COBIT
7 25 (0.35%) ISO 9000
8 17 (0.24%) GMP
8 17 (0.24%) GxP
9 15 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 12 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.11%) GAAP
14 7 (0.097%) HL7
15 6 (0.083%) FATCA
16 5 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
17 4 (0.055%) Basel III
18 3 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 318 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 286 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 78 (1.08%) vSphere
5 64 (0.89%) XenApp
6 48 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 46 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
8 41 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 29 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.33%) Docker
11 23 (0.32%) HDFS
11 23 (0.32%) Xen
12 21 (0.29%) NFS
13 18 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.25%) vCloud
14 17 (0.24%) XenServer
14 17 (0.24%) SRDF
15 15 (0.21%) Squid
16 14 (0.19%) KVM
16 14 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 117 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
2 110 (1.53%) Puppet
3 71 (0.98%) SCCM
4 40 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 38 (0.53%) StatsD
5 38 (0.53%) SCOM
6 22 (0.31%) Salt
7 19 (0.26%) Ansible
8 14 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 11 (0.15%) CA LISA
10 11 (0.15%) Oozie
10 11 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.12%) Cacti
12 9 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1149 (15.93%) Oracle
2 957 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 484 (6.71%) SAP
4 451 (6.25%) VMware
5 419 (5.81%) Cisco
6 376 (5.21%) IBM
7 259 (3.59%) Citrix
8 185 (2.56%) HP
9 130 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 128 (1.77%) NetApp
11 126 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 121 (1.68%) TIBCO
13 119 (1.65%) Juniper
14 111 (1.54%) Informatica
15 109 (1.51%) EMC
16 99 (1.37%) CheckPoint
17 97 (1.34%) Teradata
18 87 (1.21%) Adobe
19 76 (1.05%) F5
20 74 (1.03%) Business Objects
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c. £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £1000.00 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £1000.00 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago