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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
UK
Rank 18 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3478 4203 3386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 8.08% 6.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.09% 8.51% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2152 2566 2016
Median daily rate £550 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 18
Median hourly rate £42.75 £52.56 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +11.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £32.50 £33.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.95 £100.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £52.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +1 3272 £550 +4.76% 516
London +3 1584 £575 +4.54% 257
South East +4 638 £525 +1.69% 76
Berkshire -1 225 £525 +5.00% 18
City of London +10 206 £595 +8.18% 60
East of England -4 196 £525 -4.54% 25
West Midlands -7 187 £513 +2.50% 27
North West -11 179 £530 +6.00% 38
Hampshire +5 169 £513 - 19
Yorkshire +4 151 £525 - 38
South West -2 141 £560 +12.00% 27
West Yorkshire -2 113 £525 -4.54% 15
East Midlands -3 104 £500 +11.11% 24
Scotland -14 93 £488 +2.63% 15
Manchester -2 78 £525 +10.52% 26
Birmingham +5 70 £513 +2.50% 15
Leeds -14 69 £525 -4.54% 12
Buckinghamshire +5 68 £525 +6.32% 7
Bristol +11 62 £600 +20.60% 13
Milton Keynes +11 56 £538 +8.31% 4
Bracknell +2 52 £550 +4.76% 3
Surrey -9 52 £538 +2.38% 14
Edinburgh -18 50 £500 - 13
Cambridgeshire +3 46 £488 -3.46% 7
Bedfordshire +1 46 £525 -10.63% 4
Wales +42 43 £450 +7.78% 5
South Wales +48 41 £450 +16.88% 5
Lancashire +6 41 £535 +9.74% 2
Reading -12 41 £500 - 5
North East -31 40 £445 -11.00% 3

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1538 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1356 (17.91%) Finance
3 1059 (13.99%) Microsoft
4 977 (12.90%) Java
5 955 (12.61%) Security Cleared
6 906 (11.97%) TOGAF
7 897 (11.85%) Oracle
8 808 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 740 (9.77%) SC Cleared
10 734 (9.69%) Windows
11 710 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
12 703 (9.29%) Migration
13 694 (9.17%) Data Modelling
14 668 (8.82%) SQL
15 637 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 583 (7.70%) Enterprise Architecture
17 574 (7.58%) Banking
18 572 (7.56%) SOA
19 549 (7.25%) Linux
20 533 (7.04%) Web Services
21 529 (6.99%) SQL Server
22 525 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
23 513 (6.78%) SAP
24 494 (6.52%) Cisco
25 483 (6.38%) VMware
26 469 (6.19%) .NET
27 462 (6.10%) Data Centre
28 457 (6.04%) Retail
29 445 (5.88%) Active Directory
30 438 (5.79%) Data Architecture

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
1 273 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 209 (2.76%) Apache
3 158 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 138 (1.82%) Skype for Business
5 122 (1.61%) CMS
6 120 (1.58%) Apache Spark
7 115 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 110 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 109 (1.44%) JBoss
10 103 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 97 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
12 90 (1.19%) Confluence
13 88 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 83 (1.10%) MS Exchange
15 71 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
16 67 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
17 63 (0.83%) IIS
18 57 (0.75%) OpenStack
19 47 (0.62%) SAS
20 45 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 312 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 103 (1.36%) MS Office
3 76 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.45%) MS Project
5 10 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.079%) Simulink
8 5 (0.066%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.053%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.053%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.040%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.040%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.040%) SPSS
10 3 (0.040%) Windchill
11 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.026%) InVision
12 1 (0.013%) InDesign
12 1 (0.013%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 184 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 38 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 37 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.38%) SAP HR
6 28 (0.37%) Maximo
7 24 (0.32%) SAP MDM
8 23 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 23 (0.30%) SAP HCM
9 21 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
9 21 (0.28%) SAP MDG
10 20 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
10 20 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
11 18 (0.24%) SAP CRM
11 18 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 18 (0.24%) SAP FI
12 17 (0.22%) SAP Retail
13 15 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 14 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 808 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 710 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 332 (4.39%) Office 365
4 267 (3.53%) PaaS
5 254 (3.35%) IaaS
6 208 (2.75%) SaaS
7 85 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 73 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.49%) Amazon S3
11 35 (0.46%) GitHub
12 34 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 33 (0.44%) OpenShift
14 32 (0.42%) Yammer
15 30 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
16 27 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
17 24 (0.32%) OneDrive
18 19 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
19 17 (0.22%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 384 (5.07%) WAN
2 363 (4.79%) Firewall
3 308 (4.07%) LAN
4 211 (2.79%) Network Security
5 196 (2.59%) DNS
6 195 (2.58%) Internet
7 173 (2.29%) VPN
8 117 (1.55%) MPLS
9 112 (1.48%) Skype
10 106 (1.40%) SAN
11 95 (1.25%) DHCP
11 95 (1.25%) LDAP
12 78 (1.03%) HTTP
13 73 (0.96%) TCP/IP
14 72 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
14 72 (0.95%) Wireless
15 71 (0.94%) VoIP
16 57 (0.75%) VLAN
17 50 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 430 (5.68%) Big Data
3 349 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 341 (4.50%) Hadoop
5 292 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 267 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 218 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 174 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 154 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 139 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 137 (1.81%) MySQL
12 115 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 108 (1.43%) Apache Hive
14 94 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 93 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
16 90 (1.19%) HBase
17 75 (0.99%) SAP HANA
17 75 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 73 (0.96%) DB2
19 69 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 214 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 156 (2.06%) JIRA
3 132 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 56 (0.74%) ERwin
4 56 (0.74%) Selenium
5 51 (0.67%) Maven
6 41 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 36 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
8 33 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 31 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 29 (0.38%) Ant
12 28 (0.37%) Axure RP
13 24 (0.32%) JUnit
13 24 (0.32%) Subversion
14 23 (0.30%) Cucumber
14 23 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
15 22 (0.29%) JMeter
15 22 (0.29%) ProC
16 20 (0.26%) Xcode
General
1 1356 (17.91%) Finance
2 574 (7.58%) Banking
3 457 (6.04%) Retail
4 239 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 213 (2.81%) Marketing
6 150 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 98 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 87 (1.15%) Legal
9 80 (1.06%) Advertising
10 74 (0.98%) Billing
11 67 (0.88%) Publishing
12 60 (0.79%) Back Office
13 52 (0.69%) Law
14 42 (0.55%) Electronics
15 40 (0.53%) Automotive
16 34 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 30 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 29 (0.38%) Local Government
19 24 (0.32%) Games
20 21 (0.28%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (7.04%) Web Services
2 469 (6.19%) .NET
3 366 (4.83%) HTML
4 347 (4.58%) REST
5 313 (4.13%) XML
6 297 (3.92%) Middleware
7 253 (3.34%) CSS
7 253 (3.34%) J2EE
8 249 (3.29%) JSON
9 248 (3.28%) Spring
10 232 (3.06%) SOAP
11 165 (2.18%) AngularJS
12 158 (2.09%) HTML5
13 153 (2.02%) RESTful
14 117 (1.55%) ASP.NET
15 114 (1.51%) CSS3
16 109 (1.44%) Node.js
17 98 (1.29%) jQuery
18 95 (1.25%) Hibernate
19 92 (1.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 462 (6.10%) Data Centre
2 394 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (2.88%) User Experience
4 203 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 155 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 121 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 119 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 117 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 116 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 116 (1.53%) PKI
10 104 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 83 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 74 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 68 (0.90%) Mainframe
14 66 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 65 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 54 (0.71%) Clustering
17 49 (0.65%) Client/Server
18 46 (0.61%) Replication
19 45 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 734 (9.69%) Windows
2 549 (7.25%) Linux
3 288 (3.80%) Unix
4 216 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 126 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 105 (1.39%) AIX
9 93 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 84 (1.11%) Solaris
11 72 (0.95%) Android
12 51 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 35 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 27 (0.36%) HPUX
16 10 (0.13%) CentOS
16 10 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1538 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 906 (11.97%) TOGAF
3 703 (9.29%) Migration
4 694 (9.17%) Data Modelling
5 637 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 583 (7.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 572 (7.56%) SOA
8 525 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
9 438 (5.79%) Data Architecture
10 429 (5.67%) Scrum
11 421 (5.56%) DevOps
12 404 (5.34%) ITIL
13 402 (5.31%) CRM
14 385 (5.09%) Technical Architecture
15 380 (5.02%) E-Commerce
16 363 (4.79%) Open Source
17 343 (4.53%) Analytics
18 317 (4.19%) ETL
19 297 (3.92%) Data Management
20 289 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 977 (12.90%) Java
2 668 (8.82%) SQL
3 430 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 257 (3.39%) Python
5 230 (3.04%) C#
6 158 (2.09%) C
7 154 (2.03%) Ruby
8 129 (1.70%) Scala
9 100 (1.32%) PHP
10 92 (1.22%) Perl
11 85 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 79 (1.04%) C++
13 69 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 53 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 46 (0.61%) R
16 42 (0.55%) Shell Script
17 33 (0.44%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.30%) Apple Swift
19 22 (0.29%) Apex Code
20 21 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 955 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 740 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 391 (5.16%) Degree
4 211 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (1.81%) CCIE
6 135 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 127 (1.68%) CISSP
8 113 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 96 (1.27%) CCNP
10 68 (0.90%) MCSE
11 65 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 52 (0.69%) CCNA
13 46 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 45 (0.59%) CLAS
15 44 (0.58%) CISM
16 35 (0.46%) ISEB
17 30 (0.40%) PMP
18 28 (0.37%) SANS
19 27 (0.36%) AWS Certification
20 24 (0.32%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (2.19%) QA
2 148 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 105 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 102 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
6 56 (0.74%) SLA
7 41 (0.54%) MiFID
8 30 (0.40%) COBIT
9 22 (0.29%) SEPA
10 20 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.25%) FATCA
12 16 (0.21%) IFRS
12 16 (0.21%) ISO20022
13 15 (0.20%) GDPR
14 13 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 12 (0.16%) IFRS 9
16 10 (0.13%) PA-DSS
17 9 (0.12%) HL7
18 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
19 7 (0.092%) RMADS
System Software
1 445 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 251 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (2.51%) Docker
4 134 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.75%) vCloud
6 56 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (0.63%) vSphere
8 45 (0.59%) XenApp
9 42 (0.55%) VMware ESX
10 39 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 33 (0.44%) Apache Flume
12 30 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 29 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (0.36%) XenDesktop
15 19 (0.25%) HDFS
15 19 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (0.24%) SRDF
16 18 (0.24%) XenServer
17 15 (0.20%) KVM
18 14 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 183 (2.42%) Puppet
2 139 (1.84%) Ansible
3 107 (1.41%) SCCM
4 101 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (0.77%) Terraform
6 51 (0.67%) SCOM
7 49 (0.65%) Kubernetes
8 44 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 34 (0.45%) Nagios
10 33 (0.44%) vRealize
11 30 (0.40%) Packer
12 28 (0.37%) MOM
12 28 (0.37%) ZABBIX
13 24 (0.32%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 21 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 19 (0.25%) Consul
15 19 (0.25%) Rsyslog
16 18 (0.24%) yum
17 16 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 1059 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 897 (11.85%) Oracle
3 513 (6.78%) SAP
4 494 (6.52%) Cisco
5 483 (6.38%) VMware
6 293 (3.87%) IBM
7 184 (2.43%) Citrix
8 171 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
9 140 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 133 (1.76%) Adobe
11 119 (1.57%) HP
12 110 (1.45%) Splunk
13 108 (1.43%) CheckPoint
14 107 (1.41%) MuleSoft
15 94 (1.24%) Juniper
16 88 (1.16%) Informatica
17 80 (1.06%) Tableau
18 79 (1.04%) F5
19 74 (0.98%) EMC
19 74 (0.98%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £41709.00 - £52793.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
PMC retail
Rate: From £600 to £750 per day 600-750pd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AdRoc Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate, Great Client, Exciting Programme
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £550 to £680 per day
Posted: 2 days ago