The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 16 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4208 3835 3625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.90% 6.63% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.34% 6.98% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2703 2429 2304
Median daily rate £525 £508 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 21
Median hourly rate £43.92 £43.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% -7.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £25.75 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.30 £69.07 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £37.82 £47.00
% change year-on-year
+13.27% -19.53%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Architect in the job title.

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 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 4002 £525 +2.18% 520
London +10 1865 £550 - 245
South East +4 700 £500 +4.16% 98
North West -3 302 £520 -0.95% 26
West Midlands +1 295 £500 +1.26% 33
Berkshire +11 282 £550 +14.58% 30
Yorkshire +20 202 £525 +5.00% 30
City of London -2 201 £535 -0.46% 77
East Midlands +6 158 £550 +4.76% 18
Hampshire -4 158 £511 +7.63% 22
East of England +1 154 £500 - 29
South West -1 153 £500 -2.05% 26
Manchester -1 146 £475 +0.52% 14
West Yorkshire +19 135 £525 +5.00% 25
Scotland -8 112 £475 +5.55% 17
Leeds +19 104 £525 +5.00% 18
North East -8 100 £445 -22.60% 9
Tyne and Wear -8 93 £440 -26.66% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 90 £445 -25.83% 8
Surrey +12 71 £475 -1.04% 14
Northamptonshire +3 69 £550 - 7
Edinburgh -4 67 £493 +9.44% 4
Wiltshire +7 63 £525 -4.54% 3
Shropshire -2 61 £475 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 59 £450 -3.22% 11
Cheshire -13 59 £650 +23.80% 8
Hertfordshire +16 57 £550 - 16
Swindon +10 57 £525 - 2
Telford -3 56 £475 +5.55% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 54 £508 +12.77% 6

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1618 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1410 (15.88%) Finance
3 1235 (13.91%) Java
4 1174 (13.22%) Security Cleared
5 1156 (13.02%) TOGAF
6 1135 (12.78%) Microsoft
7 1007 (11.34%) Oracle
8 897 (10.10%) Windows
9 893 (10.06%) SC Cleared
10 867 (9.77%) Migration
11 772 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 771 (8.68%) SOA
13 747 (8.41%) SQL
14 744 (8.38%) Enterprise Architecture
15 743 (8.37%) Linux
16 728 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 707 (7.96%) Data Modelling
18 650 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
19 642 (7.23%) VMware
20 641 (7.22%) Banking
21 625 (7.04%) Retail
22 609 (6.86%) Data Centre
23 593 (6.68%) Active Directory
24 586 (6.60%) Cisco
25 541 (6.09%) Web Services
26 522 (5.88%) .NET
27 497 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
28 492 (5.54%) CRM
29 486 (5.47%) ITIL
30 472 (5.32%) IBM

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 282 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 151 (1.70%) CMS
3 135 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 123 (1.39%) Apache
5 122 (1.37%) JBoss
6 115 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 115 (1.30%) Confluence
7 111 (1.25%) Skype for Business
8 110 (1.24%) Apache Spark
9 98 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 98 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 87 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 87 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 73 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 72 (0.81%) IIS
13 66 (0.74%) Mule
14 65 (0.73%) SAS
14 65 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
15 58 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
16 45 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 358 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 84 (0.95%) MS Office
3 53 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (0.090%) MS Project
7 4 (0.045%) HipChat
8 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.034%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.023%) InVision
9 2 (0.023%) Simulink
9 2 (0.023%) SPSS
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.011%) Revit
10 1 (0.011%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.011%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 188 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 87 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 60 (0.68%) Eloqua
4 47 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 39 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 36 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 33 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 32 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 31 (0.35%) SAP CRM
10 30 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
11 27 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
12 25 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
12 25 (0.28%) Unica
13 24 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
14 21 (0.24%) SAP HCM
15 19 (0.21%) SAP ERP
15 19 (0.21%) SAP MDM
16 17 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 16 (0.18%) SAP HR
17 16 (0.18%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 728 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 650 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 359 (4.04%) PaaS
4 348 (3.92%) SaaS
5 332 (3.74%) IaaS
6 325 (3.66%) Office 365
7 88 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 85 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (0.59%) GitHub
10 41 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
11 38 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 25 (0.28%) Google Apps
13 25 (0.28%) Yammer
14 23 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (0.24%) Boomi
16 19 (0.21%) Force.com
16 19 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
17 17 (0.19%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 452 (5.09%) Firewall
2 431 (4.85%) WAN
3 408 (4.60%) LAN
4 230 (2.59%) Network Security
5 172 (1.94%) SAN
6 161 (1.81%) Wireless
7 150 (1.69%) Internet
8 146 (1.64%) VPN
9 132 (1.49%) HTTP
10 122 (1.37%) DNS
11 111 (1.25%) LDAP
12 108 (1.22%) MPLS
13 106 (1.19%) VoIP
14 96 (1.08%) TCP/IP
15 95 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
16 72 (0.81%) NAS
17 70 (0.79%) Unified Communications
18 69 (0.78%) Skype
18 69 (0.78%) SSL
19 66 (0.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 406 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 390 (4.39%) Big Data
4 299 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 258 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 206 (2.32%) NoSQL
7 200 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 168 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 145 (1.63%) MySQL
10 117 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
11 93 (1.05%) DB2
12 90 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
13 85 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 75 (0.84%) Apache Hive
15 72 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 64 (0.72%) SAP HANA
17 63 (0.71%) HBase
18 61 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 56 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
20 51 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 205 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 183 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 176 (1.98%) JIRA
4 126 (1.42%) Maven
5 63 (0.71%) Subversion
6 59 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 50 (0.56%) Selenium
9 44 (0.50%) SoapUI
10 42 (0.47%) ERwin
11 38 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 37 (0.42%) JUnit
13 36 (0.41%) Ant
14 32 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.33%) Axure RP
15 29 (0.33%) ClearQuest
16 28 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
17 24 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
18 23 (0.26%) Cucumber
19 20 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 1410 (15.88%) Finance
2 641 (7.22%) Banking
3 625 (7.04%) Retail
4 321 (3.62%) Marketing
5 281 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 167 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 101 (1.14%) Legal
8 86 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 72 (0.81%) Publishing
10 66 (0.74%) Law
11 52 (0.59%) Billing
11 52 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 49 (0.55%) Automotive
13 48 (0.54%) Back Office
14 38 (0.43%) Advertising
15 37 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 33 (0.37%) Electronics
17 27 (0.30%) Games
18 26 (0.29%) Front Office
19 21 (0.24%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (6.09%) Web Services
2 522 (5.88%) .NET
3 417 (4.70%) Middleware
4 411 (4.63%) REST
5 384 (4.33%) HTML
6 373 (4.20%) XML
7 288 (3.24%) SOAP
8 262 (2.95%) Spring
9 258 (2.91%) CSS
10 245 (2.76%) J2EE
11 240 (2.70%) JSON
12 193 (2.17%) HTML5
13 162 (1.82%) RESTful
14 152 (1.71%) AngularJS
15 102 (1.15%) ASP.NET
16 96 (1.08%) CSS3
17 93 (1.05%) Java EE
17 93 (1.05%) Node.js
18 91 (1.03%) .NET Framework
19 90 (1.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 609 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 365 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 265 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 213 (2.40%) Data Integration
5 204 (2.30%) User Experience
6 188 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 136 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 126 (1.42%) Mainframe
9 124 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 122 (1.37%) Computer Science
11 119 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 119 (1.34%) PKI
12 107 (1.21%) CESG
13 95 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 89 (1.00%) Visualisation
15 87 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 71 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 63 (0.71%) NHS
18 57 (0.64%) Clustering
19 56 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 897 (10.10%) Windows
2 743 (8.37%) Linux
3 361 (4.07%) Unix
4 323 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 197 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 174 (1.96%) AIX
7 173 (1.95%) Solaris
8 172 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 131 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 84 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 68 (0.77%) Android
14 58 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 46 (0.52%) HPUX
16 31 (0.35%) Mac OS X
17 27 (0.30%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.26%) zOS
19 20 (0.23%) SUSE
20 15 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1618 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1156 (13.02%) TOGAF
3 867 (9.77%) Migration
4 772 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 771 (8.68%) SOA
6 744 (8.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 707 (7.96%) Data Modelling
8 497 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
9 492 (5.54%) CRM
10 486 (5.47%) ITIL
11 465 (5.24%) DevOps
12 454 (5.11%) Data Architecture
13 449 (5.06%) Technical Architecture
14 440 (4.96%) Open Source
15 433 (4.88%) Scrum
16 405 (4.56%) Data Management
17 386 (4.35%) E-Commerce
18 335 (3.77%) Security Architecture
19 333 (3.75%) Project Management
20 325 (3.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1235 (13.91%) Java
2 747 (8.41%) SQL
3 416 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 235 (2.65%) C#
5 215 (2.42%) Python
6 142 (1.60%) Scala
7 133 (1.50%) Ruby
8 115 (1.30%) PHP
9 110 (1.24%) C
10 95 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 88 (0.99%) C++
12 80 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 70 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 58 (0.65%) Perl
15 38 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 36 (0.41%) COBOL
17 31 (0.35%) R
18 29 (0.33%) Apex Code
19 25 (0.28%) VB
20 20 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1174 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 893 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 354 (3.99%) Degree
4 283 (3.19%) CISSP
5 219 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 143 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 122 (1.37%) CCIE
8 121 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 102 (1.15%) CCNP
10 86 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 79 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
12 78 (0.88%) MCSE
13 76 (0.86%) CISM
14 60 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
15 54 (0.61%) CCNA
16 53 (0.60%) CLAS
17 42 (0.47%) CISA
18 36 (0.41%) CRISC
19 28 (0.32%) JNCIA
19 28 (0.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 145 (1.63%) QA
3 139 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 120 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 94 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
6 53 (0.60%) COBIT
6 53 (0.60%) SLA
7 27 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.26%) HL7
9 19 (0.21%) MiFID
10 18 (0.20%) ISO20022
11 16 (0.18%) JSP 440
12 15 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.16%) RMADS
14 13 (0.15%) SEPA
15 10 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
16 8 (0.090%) PA-DSS
17 7 (0.079%) EMIR
17 7 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 7 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 593 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 389 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 124 (1.40%) Docker
5 77 (0.87%) XenApp
6 65 (0.73%) Xen
7 64 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 56 (0.63%) vSphere
9 43 (0.48%) KVM
10 42 (0.47%) vCloud
10 42 (0.47%) VMware ESX
11 37 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
13 30 (0.34%) HDFS
14 29 (0.33%) NFS
14 29 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 28 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
15 28 (0.32%) XenServer
16 27 (0.30%) Apache Flume
16 27 (0.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 258 (2.91%) Puppet
2 212 (2.39%) SCCM
3 125 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 112 (1.26%) Ansible
5 71 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 53 (0.60%) SCOM
7 37 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 36 (0.41%) Graphite
9 33 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 25 (0.28%) Nagios
11 23 (0.26%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
12 21 (0.24%) WSUS
13 19 (0.21%) Grafana
13 19 (0.21%) Terraform
14 18 (0.20%) logstash
15 16 (0.18%) FortiGate
16 14 (0.16%) Kibana
16 14 (0.16%) OpenAM
16 14 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1135 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 1007 (11.34%) Oracle
3 642 (7.23%) VMware
4 586 (6.60%) Cisco
5 472 (5.32%) IBM
6 462 (5.20%) SAP
7 319 (3.59%) Citrix
8 219 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
9 191 (2.15%) HP
10 172 (1.94%) Juniper
11 135 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 125 (1.41%) EMC
13 118 (1.33%) Adobe
14 117 (1.32%) Google
15 109 (1.23%) F5
16 108 (1.22%) CheckPoint
17 105 (1.18%) MuleSoft
18 102 (1.15%) Informatica
19 88 (0.99%) Pega
20 86 (0.97%) Palo Alto
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 53 minutes ago
London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 53 minutes ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day + expenses
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £350 - £570 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £501 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: up to £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: (£) Excellent
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £700 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago