The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 28 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3241 2907 3441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.76% 6.00% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 6.49% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1959 1633 1926
Average daily rate £500 £498 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £363 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 14
Average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £42.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +28.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.98 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £63.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.03 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.40% +57.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 2963 £500 - 514
London -6 1476 £525 +5.00% 258
South East -8 539 £475 - 81
City of London -9 333 £525 +5.00% 97
South West +11 201 £500 +4.71% 33
Berkshire -2 197 £450 -10.00% 26
East of England +10 188 £500 - 31
West Midlands +5 164 £465 -5.20% 23
North West -6 159 £495 +16.47% 30
Scotland -1 144 £475 - 25
Edinburgh -6 118 £500 - 13
Yorkshire -20 103 £425 - 32
Hampshire -16 102 £450 - 13
West Yorkshire -18 82 £425 -4.49% 21
Reading 0 77 £469 -1.31% 8
Buckinghamshire -11 72 £450 +0.84% 11
Surrey -12 65 £475 -9.52% 9
Manchester +6 63 £450 +9.09% 16
East Midlands +6 57 £500 +17.64% 10
Essex +22 56 £600 +43.28% 3
Bristol -1 55 £450 -7.21% 10
Leeds -21 55 £425 - 20
Hertfordshire +4 53 £495 -10.00% 9
Wales +3 48 £500 +15.60% 5
Milton Keynes -13 47 £500 +10.98% 7
Coventry +8 39 £463 -15.13% 2
Bedfordshire +2 39 £500 - 15
Cheshire -8 39 £505 +13.80% 4
Wiltshire -12 38 £500 +11.11% 8
South Wales -1 37 £500 +13.31% 3

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1189 (18.87%) Finance
2 1075 (17.06%) Oracle
3 798 (12.66%) Java
4 724 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 694 (11.01%) TOGAF
6 661 (10.49%) Windows
7 618 (9.81%) SOA
8 616 (9.77%) Banking
9 569 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
10 545 (8.65%) SQL
11 541 (8.58%) .NET
12 540 (8.57%) Migration
13 521 (8.27%) Data Modelling
14 515 (8.17%) Security Cleared
15 504 (8.00%) SQL Server
16 466 (7.39%) SAP
17 452 (7.17%) Retail
18 432 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
19 415 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
20 396 (6.28%) VMware
21 384 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
21 384 (6.09%) Linux
22 378 (6.00%) SC Cleared
23 376 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
24 368 (5.84%) Telecoms
25 363 (5.76%) CRM
25 363 (5.76%) Cisco
26 362 (5.74%) E-Commerce
27 360 (5.71%) Web Services
28 359 (5.70%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 343 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 222 (3.52%) WebSphere
3 143 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 112 (1.78%) Apache
5 105 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 103 (1.63%) IIS
7 99 (1.57%) MS Exchange
8 85 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 84 (1.33%) Lync
10 79 (1.25%) CMS
11 70 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 68 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 62 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
14 44 (0.70%) SAS
15 43 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
16 41 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.60%) WebSphere Process Server
18 36 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
19 32 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
20 30 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 240 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 85 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 67 (1.06%) MS Office
4 41 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.43%) MS Project
6 16 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.16%) Casewise Modeler
11 6 (0.095%) InDesign
12 5 (0.079%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.079%) SPSS
13 4 (0.063%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.048%) Stata
15 1 (0.016%) Maya
15 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 93 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.84%) SAP FI
3 43 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 43 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 36 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.46%) SAP CRM
7 27 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
8 26 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
9 24 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
10 23 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
11 21 (0.33%) SAP SD
12 19 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
13 18 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
14 16 (0.25%) SAP MM
14 16 (0.25%) SAP Retail
15 14 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
16 13 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
17 12 (0.19%) SAP ERP
18 11 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 86 (1.36%) SaaS
2 69 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 55 (0.87%) IaaS
4 52 (0.83%) PaaS
5 51 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 47 (0.75%) Office 365
7 18 (0.29%) Force.com
8 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.063%) GitHub
10 3 (0.048%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.048%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.032%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.016%) Joyent
12 1 (0.016%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 287 (4.55%) Firewall
2 239 (3.79%) WAN
3 216 (3.43%) LAN
4 180 (2.86%) SAN
5 162 (2.57%) Internet
6 115 (1.82%) Network Security
7 98 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 89 (1.41%) Wireless
9 83 (1.32%) VPN
10 78 (1.24%) DNS
11 58 (0.92%) MPLS
12 57 (0.90%) HTTP
13 56 (0.89%) LDAP
14 53 (0.84%) NAS
15 51 (0.81%) VLAN
16 47 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (0.71%) VoIP
18 43 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (0.67%) NetScaler
19 42 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 356 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 233 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 175 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 173 (2.75%) Big Data
6 126 (2.00%) MySQL
7 121 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 102 (1.62%) Hadoop
9 95 (1.51%) DB2
10 93 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 92 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 92 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 84 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 82 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 80 (1.27%) MongoDB
15 64 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 58 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
17 53 (0.84%) SAP BW
18 51 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
19 40 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 84 (1.33%) Maven
2 69 (1.09%) JUnit
3 68 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 53 (0.84%) Ant
4 53 (0.84%) Eclipse
5 47 (0.75%) Subversion
6 42 (0.67%) Axure RP
7 41 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 37 (0.59%) Jenkins
9 36 (0.57%) JIRA
10 31 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (0.49%) ERwin
11 30 (0.48%) PowerDesigner
12 25 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
13 24 (0.38%) TeamCity
14 22 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (0.25%) Selenium
15 16 (0.25%) Hudson
16 12 (0.19%) ClearQuest
17 11 (0.17%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1189 (18.87%) Finance
2 616 (9.77%) Banking
3 452 (7.17%) Retail
4 368 (5.84%) Telecoms
5 148 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 136 (2.16%) Marketing
7 109 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 98 (1.56%) Billing
9 81 (1.29%) Publishing
10 75 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 60 (0.95%) Back Office
11 60 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 52 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 49 (0.78%) Legal
14 34 (0.54%) Front Office
14 34 (0.54%) Advertising
15 33 (0.52%) Automotive
16 26 (0.41%) German Language
17 25 (0.40%) Law
18 20 (0.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (8.58%) .NET
2 360 (5.71%) Web Services
3 338 (5.36%) Middleware
4 289 (4.59%) J2EE
5 285 (4.52%) XML
6 272 (4.32%) HTML
7 170 (2.70%) CSS
8 145 (2.30%) REST
9 134 (2.13%) Spring
10 120 (1.90%) ASP.NET
11 118 (1.87%) JSON
12 109 (1.73%) HTML5
13 107 (1.70%) Java EE
14 94 (1.49%) SOAP
14 94 (1.49%) XSLT
15 90 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
16 87 (1.38%) Hibernate
17 79 (1.25%) .NET Framework
18 76 (1.21%) Ajax
19 68 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 206 (3.27%) Management Information System
2 152 (2.41%) Data Integration
3 134 (2.13%) Open Source
4 133 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 133 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 101 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 99 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 86 (1.36%) Clustering
8 81 (1.29%) Taxonomies
9 64 (1.02%) Replication
10 59 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 53 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 50 (0.79%) PKI
13 49 (0.78%) DataPower
14 48 (0.76%) NHS
15 46 (0.73%) Online Banking
16 45 (0.71%) N-Tier
17 38 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 36 (0.57%) CESG
19 34 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 661 (10.49%) Windows
2 384 (6.09%) Linux
3 321 (5.09%) UNIX
4 141 (2.24%) Solaris
5 135 (2.14%) Android
5 135 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 134 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 117 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 111 (1.76%) AIX
9 89 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 84 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 27 (0.43%) VME
13 27 (0.43%) VMS
14 25 (0.40%) Windows XP
15 23 (0.36%) HPUX
16 22 (0.35%) MVS
17 17 (0.27%) zOS
18 16 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (11.01%) TOGAF
2 618 (9.81%) SOA
3 569 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 540 (8.57%) Migration
5 521 (8.27%) Data Modelling
6 432 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 415 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
8 384 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
9 376 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
10 363 (5.76%) CRM
11 362 (5.74%) E-Commerce
12 359 (5.70%) ITIL
13 342 (5.43%) Project Management
14 325 (5.16%) Data Architecture
15 267 (4.24%) UML
16 228 (3.62%) ETL
17 225 (3.57%) Scrum
18 207 (3.28%) Service Management
19 184 (2.92%) Zachman Framework
20 181 (2.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 798 (12.66%) Java
2 545 (8.65%) SQL
3 272 (4.32%) C#
4 174 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 111 (1.76%) C
6 92 (1.46%) Ruby
7 91 (1.44%) C++
8 82 (1.30%) Python
9 74 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 67 (1.06%) PHP
11 56 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 51 (0.81%) Scala
13 44 (0.70%) Perl
14 36 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 36 (0.57%) Objective-C
15 33 (0.52%) VB
16 26 (0.41%) Apex Code
17 25 (0.40%) VBScript
18 21 (0.33%) Shell Script
18 21 (0.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 515 (8.17%) Security Cleared
2 378 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 316 (5.01%) Degree
4 136 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (1.67%) CISSP
6 78 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 72 (1.14%) CCIE
8 62 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 60 (0.95%) CCNP
10 59 (0.94%) CISM
11 38 (0.60%) MCSE
12 31 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.43%) CCDP
14 26 (0.41%) CCNA
15 22 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
16 21 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 18 (0.29%) MCTS
18 17 (0.27%) CISA
19 16 (0.25%) JNCIE
19 16 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (1.60%) QA
2 46 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 45 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 41 (0.65%) SLA
5 38 (0.60%) COBIT
6 36 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.17%) FATCA
10 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.16%) EMIR
12 9 (0.14%) Basel III
13 8 (0.13%) HL7
14 7 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.11%) BS7799
15 6 (0.095%) GAAP
15 6 (0.095%) ISO 14001
15 6 (0.095%) WCAG
15 6 (0.095%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 261 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 253 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 106 (1.68%) XenApp
4 76 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 52 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 51 (0.81%) vSphere
8 46 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 31 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.33%) SRDF
11 20 (0.32%) NFS
12 19 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.27%) UAG
14 16 (0.25%) Xen
15 15 (0.24%) XenServer
16 11 (0.17%) Varnish
17 10 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (0.16%) Veritas File System
18 9 (0.14%) IAG
Systems Management
1 112 (1.78%) SCCM
2 76 (1.21%) Puppet
3 68 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 52 (0.83%) SCOM
5 49 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 21 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 19 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 17 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
11 12 (0.19%) WMI
12 11 (0.17%) AppDNA
13 10 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (0.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 9 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 9 (0.14%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
16 7 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1075 (17.06%) Oracle
2 724 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 466 (7.39%) SAP
4 396 (6.28%) VMware
5 363 (5.76%) Cisco
6 330 (5.24%) IBM
7 249 (3.95%) Citrix
8 216 (3.43%) HP
9 134 (2.13%) EMC
10 117 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 116 (1.84%) TIBCO
12 113 (1.79%) Informatica
13 111 (1.76%) JBoss
14 102 (1.62%) Juniper
15 83 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
15 83 (1.32%) NetApp
16 76 (1.21%) Siebel
17 75 (1.19%) Business Objects
18 73 (1.16%) CheckPoint
19 66 (1.05%) ATG
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Scotland
Sanderson
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £550 - £630 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + (remote working allowed)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday