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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 25 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3406 3120 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.67% 6.48% 5.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 7.00% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2063 1919 1428
Average daily rate
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£512 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 19
Average hourly rate £38.25 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £37.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £68.95 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -6.84%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -1 3150 £520 +3.84% 739
London -2 1368 £525 -2.32% 324
South East -1 596 £500 +5.26% 145
City of London -10 278 £510 -7.27% 111
East of England +28 257 £525 +10.52% 42
South West +5 241 £550 +18.27% 54
North West +7 225 £500 - 44
Berkshire +9 220 £525 +8.52% 43
West Midlands +8 170 £450 -5.26% 36
Scotland -7 154 £450 - 20
Yorkshire +22 138 £500 +2.06% 44
Hampshire -4 125 £500 +9.28% 36
East Midlands +32 100 £475 +5.55% 24
West Yorkshire +12 100 £500 +1.28% 30
Edinburgh -7 97 £475 +3.26% 6
Manchester +11 91 £500 +11.11% 22
Reading +11 91 £550 +10.00% 21
Surrey -6 81 £500 +9.89% 27
Bedfordshire +17 78 £550 +10.00% 11
Leeds +10 77 £520 -0.95% 23
Hertfordshire +18 73 £475 -13.63% 5
Bristol +4 70 £518 +11.89% 21
Wiltshire -2 68 £550 +9.83% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 61 £476 +5.66% 15
Swindon +2 57 £550 +9.18% 5
Cheshire 0 52 £475 -6.86% 12
Birmingham +17 51 £475 -13.63% 9
Milton Keynes -3 50 £500 +5.26% 10
Lancashire +9 47 £505 +2.41% 2
Oxfordshire +10 46 £543 +18.90% 13

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1343 (19.03%) Finance
2 1093 (15.49%) Oracle
3 989 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
4 961 (13.62%) Microsoft
5 950 (13.46%) Java
6 858 (12.16%) TOGAF
7 730 (10.35%) Windows
8 716 (10.15%) Security Cleared
9 712 (10.09%) SOA
10 646 (9.16%) .NET
11 639 (9.06%) SQL
12 630 (8.93%) Migration
13 618 (8.76%) Banking
14 603 (8.55%) SQL Server
15 585 (8.29%) Enterprise Architecture
16 558 (7.91%) Data Modelling
17 534 (7.57%) Linux
18 524 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
19 519 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
20 518 (7.34%) Retail
21 478 (6.77%) SC Cleared
22 460 (6.52%) SAP
23 448 (6.35%) CRM
24 443 (6.28%) UNIX
25 433 (6.14%) Web Services
26 432 (6.12%) VMware
27 430 (6.09%) ITIL
28 422 (5.98%) E-Commerce
29 398 (5.64%) Cisco
30 395 (5.60%) Data Warehouse

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 383 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 144 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 142 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
4 139 (1.97%) Lync
5 133 (1.88%) Apache
6 130 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 114 (1.62%) WebLogic
8 101 (1.43%) IIS
9 99 (1.40%) CMS
10 96 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 92 (1.30%) MS Exchange
12 77 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 75 (1.06%) JBoss
14 66 (0.94%) SAS
15 59 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
16 55 (0.78%) Tomcat
17 43 (0.61%) Node.js
18 41 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
19 40 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
20 31 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 257 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 121 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 54 (0.77%) MS Office
4 41 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
7 20 (0.28%) SPSS
8 17 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.21%) MS Project
11 10 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.14%) Revit
12 7 (0.099%) PowerPivot
13 6 (0.085%) InDesign
14 1 (0.014%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 155 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 78 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
4 41 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 33 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 24 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 22 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 21 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 20 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
10 19 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
10 19 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
11 18 (0.26%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.20%) SAP CRM
13 12 (0.17%) SAP FI
14 10 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
14 10 (0.14%) SAP CO
14 10 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
15 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 158 (2.24%) SaaS
2 152 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (1.26%) Office 365
5 84 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 69 (0.98%) PaaS
7 63 (0.89%) IaaS
8 26 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.35%) Force.com
10 12 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.14%) GitHub
12 7 (0.099%) IBM SmartCloud
12 7 (0.099%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.057%) Heroku
13 4 (0.057%) ElastiCache
13 4 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.043%) Yammer
14 3 (0.043%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.043%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 320 (4.54%) Firewall
2 297 (4.21%) WAN
3 264 (3.74%) LAN
4 212 (3.00%) SAN
5 187 (2.65%) Internet
6 104 (1.47%) VPN
7 101 (1.43%) Network Security
8 89 (1.26%) MPLS
9 86 (1.22%) DNS
10 82 (1.16%) NAS
11 76 (1.08%) BGP
12 66 (0.94%) OSPF
13 61 (0.86%) VoIP
14 51 (0.72%) Wireless
15 50 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (0.62%) VLAN
18 43 (0.61%) LDAP
18 43 (0.61%) Intranet
19 42 (0.60%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 395 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 272 (3.85%) Big Data
4 225 (3.19%) Hadoop
5 208 (2.95%) Oracle Database
6 197 (2.79%) NoSQL
7 172 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 169 (2.40%) MySQL
9 125 (1.77%) DB2
10 119 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 116 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 93 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
13 90 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
14 88 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 88 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 85 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 82 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 72 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
18 63 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
19 56 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 115 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 89 (1.26%) Maven
3 71 (1.01%) JIRA
4 51 (0.72%) Axure RP
5 47 (0.67%) Selenium
6 44 (0.62%) Subversion
6 44 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (0.61%) ERwin
8 41 (0.58%) Git (software)
9 37 (0.52%) Hudson
10 32 (0.45%) JUnit
11 31 (0.44%) Visual Studio
12 29 (0.41%) Eclipse
13 20 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
14 18 (0.26%) Ant
15 17 (0.24%) FitNesse
15 17 (0.24%) Cucumber
16 15 (0.21%) NUnit
17 14 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 13 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1343 (19.03%) Finance
2 618 (8.76%) Banking
3 518 (7.34%) Retail
4 390 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 138 (1.96%) Marketing
6 136 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 135 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 90 (1.28%) Retail Banking
9 65 (0.92%) Billing
10 63 (0.89%) Legal
11 43 (0.61%) Publishing
12 41 (0.58%) Front Office
13 38 (0.54%) Games
14 37 (0.52%) Electronics
15 36 (0.51%) Back Office
15 36 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 36 (0.51%) Local Government
16 33 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 30 (0.43%) Law
17 30 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (9.16%) .NET
2 433 (6.14%) Web Services
3 295 (4.18%) HTML
4 287 (4.07%) Middleware
5 249 (3.53%) XML
6 243 (3.44%) J2EE
7 187 (2.65%) REST
8 176 (2.49%) CSS
9 154 (2.18%) SOAP
10 152 (2.15%) HTML5
11 146 (2.07%) ASP.NET
12 138 (1.96%) Spring
13 96 (1.36%) .NET Framework
14 94 (1.33%) jQuery
15 90 (1.28%) WCF
16 88 (1.25%) JSON
17 86 (1.22%) RESTful
18 79 (1.12%) Java EE
19 71 (1.01%) Hibernate
20 66 (0.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 317 (4.49%) Open Source
2 307 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (2.99%) User Experience
4 188 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 185 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 122 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 116 (1.64%) Data Integration
8 96 (1.36%) Clustering
8 96 (1.36%) Mainframe
9 80 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 79 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 73 (1.03%) Visualisation
12 61 (0.86%) CESG
13 60 (0.85%) NHS
14 59 (0.84%) Replication
15 57 (0.81%) PKI
16 56 (0.79%) Reference Data
17 44 (0.62%) N-Tier
18 43 (0.61%) Social Media
18 43 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 730 (10.35%) Windows
2 534 (7.57%) Linux
3 443 (6.28%) UNIX
4 109 (1.54%) Solaris
5 105 (1.49%) AIX
6 101 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 79 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 63 (0.89%) Android
10 56 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 34 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 25 (0.35%) CentOS
14 20 (0.28%) zOS
15 19 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (0.24%) VMS
17 16 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.21%) Debian
19 14 (0.20%) HPUX
20 11 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 989 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
2 858 (12.16%) TOGAF
3 712 (10.09%) SOA
4 630 (8.93%) Migration
5 585 (8.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 558 (7.91%) Data Modelling
7 524 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
8 519 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 448 (6.35%) CRM
10 430 (6.09%) ITIL
11 422 (5.98%) E-Commerce
12 391 (5.54%) Data Architecture
13 369 (5.23%) Technical Architecture
14 285 (4.04%) Scrum
15 276 (3.91%) ETL
16 272 (3.85%) Project Management
17 241 (3.42%) Analytics
18 240 (3.40%) UML
19 232 (3.29%) Service Management
20 226 (3.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 950 (13.46%) Java
2 639 (9.06%) SQL
3 351 (4.97%) C#
4 251 (3.56%) JavaScript
5 151 (2.14%) Ruby
6 125 (1.77%) Scala
7 121 (1.71%) Python
8 96 (1.36%) C++
9 95 (1.35%) PHP
10 92 (1.30%) C
11 88 (1.25%) PL/SQL
12 86 (1.22%) Perl
13 66 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 61 (0.86%) PowerShell
15 49 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 39 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 34 (0.48%) VB
18 31 (0.44%) VB.NET
19 30 (0.43%) Apex Code
20 26 (0.37%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 716 (10.15%) Security Cleared
2 478 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 326 (4.62%) Degree
4 137 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 113 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (1.35%) CISSP
7 69 (0.98%) CCIE
8 60 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 53 (0.75%) CCNP
10 45 (0.64%) CCNA
11 40 (0.57%) MCSE
12 37 (0.52%) ISEB
13 36 (0.51%) CCDP
14 34 (0.48%) CISM
15 26 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.30%) ISSAP
17 19 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (0.21%) BC Cleared
19 14 (0.20%) MCITP
19 14 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (1.66%) QA
2 86 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 58 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 35 (0.50%) COBIT
5 35 (0.50%) SLA
6 23 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 19 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.18%) GAAP
9 12 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 8 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.085%) HL7
13 5 (0.071%) Basel III
13 5 (0.071%) BS7799
14 4 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 4 (0.057%) EMIR
14 4 (0.057%) FATCA
15 3 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 330 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 276 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 81 (1.15%) vSphere
5 57 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 48 (0.68%) XenApp
7 44 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 33 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 30 (0.43%) HDFS
10 28 (0.40%) Apache Flume
10 28 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 23 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.27%) NFS
13 17 (0.24%) XenServer
14 15 (0.21%) KVM
14 15 (0.21%) SRDF
14 15 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
16 12 (0.17%) Squid
16 12 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 125 (1.77%) Puppet
2 87 (1.23%) SCCM
3 84 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (0.67%) SCOM
5 39 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 31 (0.44%) Oozie
7 22 (0.31%) Ambari
8 19 (0.27%) Salt
9 16 (0.23%) Nagios
9 16 (0.23%) ZABBIX
9 16 (0.23%) Cacti
10 15 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 14 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (0.16%) SCOrch
13 10 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
13 10 (0.14%) Ansible
14 9 (0.13%) Windows Intune
14 9 (0.13%) SCVMM
14 9 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1093 (15.49%) Oracle
2 961 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 460 (6.52%) SAP
4 432 (6.12%) VMware
5 398 (5.64%) Cisco
6 369 (5.23%) IBM
7 173 (2.45%) Citrix
8 164 (2.32%) HP
9 145 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 124 (1.76%) EMC
11 118 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 101 (1.43%) Informatica
13 100 (1.42%) NetApp
14 86 (1.22%) TIBCO
15 81 (1.15%) Teradata
15 81 (1.15%) Adobe
16 79 (1.12%) Juniper
17 72 (1.02%) Sybase
17 72 (1.02%) CheckPoint
18 70 (0.99%) F5
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Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £500 - £630 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
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Posted: 7 hours ago
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Vertical IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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Rate: £25 - £30 p/h
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £500 - £520 per day
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Rate: £500 per day (up to 12 months)
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Rate: £600 - £850 per day + Competitive
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Rate: £400 - £420 per day
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