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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3535 3287 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.15% 6.22% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 6.71% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1941 1756
Average daily rate
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£510 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 15
Average hourly rate £57.50 £57.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £83.00 £74.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -5.26%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 3266 £513 +2.50% 607
London 0 1623 £550 +4.76% 279
South East +2 592 £500 +6.38% 110
City of London -3 354 £550 +4.76% 96
North West +4 224 £500 +17.64% 42
Berkshire -5 202 £500 +6.38% 33
South West +8 185 £500 +10.86% 43
West Midlands +10 184 £453 +2.84% 24
East of England -5 176 £525 +5.00% 49
Hampshire +7 143 £450 -2.96% 30
Scotland -12 126 £500 +17.64% 20
Yorkshire 0 96 £450 +5.88% 35
Surrey +17 95 £450 - 20
Cheshire +28 87 £505 +18.82% 12
East Midlands +11 84 £475 +10.14% 11
West Yorkshire +8 81 £425 -10.52% 27
Reading -7 71 £540 +20.00% 17
Manchester -16 64 £488 +18.18% 21
Edinburgh -19 58 £495 +15.11% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 56 £553 +16.31% 9
Warwickshire +20 50 £424 -11.71% 4
Leeds +19 50 £450 +1.40% 21
Hertfordshire -11 48 £506 +3.84% 6
Birmingham +13 46 £475 +3.26% 9
Essex 0 44 £525 -2.32% 9
Wiltshire -4 41 £520 +4.00% 9
Bristol -10 41 £488 +21.41% 12
Warrington +17 40 £574 +33.04% 1
Milton Keynes +7 39 £530 +11.57% 5
Lancashire -7 38 £499 +42.50% 3

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1234 (18.89%) Finance
2 1137 (17.41%) Oracle
3 815 (12.48%) TOGAF
4 814 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
5 775 (11.87%) Microsoft
6 754 (11.54%) Java
7 706 (10.81%) Windows
8 651 (9.97%) SOA
9 632 (9.68%) SQL
10 612 (9.37%) Security Cleared
11 597 (9.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 567 (8.68%) Migration
13 550 (8.42%) Data Modelling
14 543 (8.31%) .NET
15 502 (7.69%) Banking
16 456 (6.98%) SAP
17 450 (6.89%) SQL Server
18 444 (6.80%) Linux
19 439 (6.72%) VMware
20 437 (6.69%) Retail
21 434 (6.65%) SC Cleared
22 432 (6.61%) CRM
23 429 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
24 399 (6.11%) Web Services
25 394 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
26 387 (5.93%) ITIL
27 386 (5.91%) Data Architecture
28 378 (5.79%) UNIX
29 372 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
30 364 (5.57%) Cisco

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 326 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 208 (3.18%) WebSphere
3 117 (1.79%) Apache
4 115 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
5 112 (1.71%) MS Exchange
6 105 (1.61%) Lync
7 97 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 87 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 87 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 84 (1.29%) CMS
10 65 (1.00%) IIS
11 64 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 48 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
13 42 (0.64%) SAS
14 41 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
15 39 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
16 33 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
17 31 (0.47%) Node.js
18 30 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 29 (0.44%) FileNet
Applications
1 264 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 101 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 56 (0.86%) MS Office
4 41 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.52%) MS Project
6 14 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 14 (0.21%) SPSS
7 13 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) Revit
8 12 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.077%) Stata
11 3 (0.046%) InDesign
12 2 (0.031%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.015%) Windchill
13 1 (0.015%) Casewise Modeler
13 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 138 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 54 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 47 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 27 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 24 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 22 (0.34%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
9 21 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
10 20 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
10 20 (0.31%) SAP CO
11 17 (0.26%) SAP ERP
12 16 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
13 15 (0.23%) ResourceLink
14 12 (0.18%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.17%) SAP CRM
15 11 (0.17%) Tridion
15 11 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 164 (2.51%) SaaS
2 117 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (1.55%) PaaS
4 94 (1.44%) Office 365
5 81 (1.24%) IaaS
6 80 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 70 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.43%) Force.com
9 18 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
12 6 (0.092%) Heroku
13 5 (0.077%) GitHub
14 3 (0.046%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.046%) Taleo
15 2 (0.031%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.015%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 265 (4.06%) Firewall
2 230 (3.52%) WAN
3 219 (3.35%) SAN
4 210 (3.22%) LAN
5 180 (2.76%) Internet
6 98 (1.50%) Network Security
7 95 (1.45%) DNS
8 86 (1.32%) VPN
9 72 (1.10%) Wireless
10 70 (1.07%) MPLS
11 68 (1.04%) TCP/IP
11 68 (1.04%) NAS
12 63 (0.96%) HTTP
13 60 (0.92%) BGP
14 57 (0.87%) OSPF
15 56 (0.86%) LDAP
16 55 (0.84%) 3G
17 47 (0.72%) VoIP
18 46 (0.70%) LTE
19 41 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 372 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
3 219 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 216 (3.31%) Big Data
5 191 (2.92%) NoSQL
6 178 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 170 (2.60%) Hadoop
8 151 (2.31%) MySQL
9 140 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 103 (1.58%) DB2
11 92 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 86 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 85 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 85 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
14 84 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
15 64 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 64 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 61 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 60 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
18 56 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 73 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 63 (0.96%) Maven
3 56 (0.86%) JUnit
4 52 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 51 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 43 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (0.63%) JIRA
8 38 (0.58%) Axure RP
9 32 (0.49%) ERwin
10 29 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 28 (0.43%) Selenium
12 25 (0.38%) Cucumber
13 23 (0.35%) Subversion
14 22 (0.34%) Ant
15 21 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
16 20 (0.31%) Hudson
17 18 (0.28%) TeamCity
17 18 (0.28%) FitNesse
17 18 (0.28%) JMeter
18 15 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1234 (18.89%) Finance
2 502 (7.69%) Banking
3 437 (6.69%) Retail
4 344 (5.27%) Telecoms
5 158 (2.42%) Marketing
6 129 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 126 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 99 (1.52%) Billing
9 74 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 52 (0.80%) Back Office
11 51 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 49 (0.75%) Legal
13 45 (0.69%) Publishing
14 44 (0.67%) Advertising
15 38 (0.58%) Front Office
16 34 (0.52%) Local Government
17 32 (0.49%) German Language
18 31 (0.47%) Automotive
19 30 (0.46%) Financial Institution
20 27 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (8.31%) .NET
2 399 (6.11%) Web Services
3 348 (5.33%) Middleware
4 298 (4.56%) XML
5 274 (4.20%) HTML
6 246 (3.77%) J2EE
7 199 (3.05%) SOAP
8 190 (2.91%) REST
9 170 (2.60%) CSS
10 138 (2.11%) HTML5
11 106 (1.62%) ASP.NET
12 104 (1.59%) JSON
13 98 (1.50%) Spring
14 84 (1.29%) jQuery
15 79 (1.21%) XSLT
15 79 (1.21%) JMS
16 78 (1.19%) Hibernate
17 74 (1.13%) Ajax
18 73 (1.12%) .NET Framework
19 72 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 277 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 253 (3.87%) Open Source
3 199 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 170 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 153 (2.34%) User Experience
5 153 (2.34%) Data Integration
6 124 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 119 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 87 (1.33%) Reference Data
9 85 (1.30%) Clustering
10 84 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 78 (1.19%) CESG
12 58 (0.89%) Replication
13 56 (0.86%) NHS
14 54 (0.83%) Visualisation
15 53 (0.81%) FMCG
16 44 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 36 (0.55%) N-Tier
18 30 (0.46%) Client/Server
18 30 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 706 (10.81%) Windows
2 444 (6.80%) Linux
3 378 (5.79%) UNIX
4 150 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 132 (2.02%) Solaris
6 104 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 103 (1.58%) Android
8 98 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 95 (1.45%) AIX
10 69 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (1.04%) Windows 7
12 64 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 29 (0.44%) HPUX
14 28 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 27 (0.41%) MVS
16 22 (0.34%) CentOS
16 22 (0.34%) VME
17 20 (0.31%) zOS
18 19 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (12.48%) TOGAF
2 814 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
3 651 (9.97%) SOA
4 597 (9.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 567 (8.68%) Migration
6 550 (8.42%) Data Modelling
7 432 (6.61%) CRM
8 429 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 394 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
10 387 (5.93%) ITIL
11 386 (5.91%) Data Architecture
12 357 (5.47%) Technical Architecture
13 307 (4.70%) E-Commerce
14 304 (4.65%) Project Management
15 246 (3.77%) UML
16 226 (3.46%) Scrum
17 224 (3.43%) ETL
18 221 (3.38%) Analytics
19 220 (3.37%) Security Architecture
20 211 (3.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 754 (11.54%) Java
2 632 (9.68%) SQL
3 230 (3.52%) C#
4 182 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 111 (1.70%) PHP
6 105 (1.61%) C
7 103 (1.58%) Python
8 95 (1.45%) Scala
9 93 (1.42%) Ruby
10 92 (1.41%) Perl
11 77 (1.18%) PL/SQL
12 64 (0.98%) C++
13 59 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 50 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 45 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 38 (0.58%) Apex Code
17 27 (0.41%) Bash Shell
18 25 (0.38%) VBA
19 23 (0.35%) Objective-C
20 22 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 612 (9.37%) Security Cleared
2 434 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 324 (4.96%) Degree
4 102 (1.56%) CISSP
5 97 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 67 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (0.95%) CCIE
9 42 (0.64%) MCSE
10 39 (0.60%) CCNP
11 37 (0.57%) CISM
12 29 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.40%) CCNA
14 24 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (0.35%) CCDP
16 21 (0.32%) CISA
17 17 (0.26%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.26%) ISEB
17 17 (0.26%) CEH
18 15 (0.23%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (1.59%) QA
2 69 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 41 (0.63%) SLA
6 29 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 27 (0.41%) COBIT
8 16 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 12 (0.18%) EMIR
10 12 (0.18%) BS7799
10 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.14%) Basel III
13 6 (0.092%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.077%) HL7
14 5 (0.077%) GxP
15 4 (0.061%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.061%) GCP
System Software
1 301 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 276 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (2.39%) Hyper-V
4 80 (1.22%) XenApp
5 78 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
6 51 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 44 (0.67%) vSphere
8 39 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 31 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (0.31%) Apache Flume
10 20 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (0.31%) HDFS
11 18 (0.28%) XenServer
12 16 (0.24%) NFS
13 14 (0.21%) Xen
13 14 (0.21%) UAG
14 12 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
14 12 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 12 (0.18%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (1.91%) SCCM
2 104 (1.59%) Puppet
3 57 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (0.67%) SCOM
5 42 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 23 (0.35%) Oozie
7 20 (0.31%) Ambari
8 19 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 17 (0.26%) SCOrch
10 16 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 16 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 13 (0.20%) Nagios
12 13 (0.20%) ZABBIX
12 13 (0.20%) Cacti
12 13 (0.20%) Salt
13 12 (0.18%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.17%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.15%) Netcool
15 10 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1137 (17.41%) Oracle
2 775 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 456 (6.98%) SAP
4 439 (6.72%) VMware
5 364 (5.57%) Cisco
6 334 (5.11%) IBM
7 210 (3.22%) Citrix
8 171 (2.62%) HP
9 147 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
10 111 (1.70%) EMC
11 97 (1.49%) Informatica
12 93 (1.42%) Juniper
13 87 (1.33%) Siebel
14 86 (1.32%) Red Hat
15 83 (1.27%) JBoss
16 75 (1.15%) NetApp
17 71 (1.09%) Sybase
17 71 (1.09%) Adobe
18 69 (1.06%) Teradata
19 66 (1.01%) TIBCO
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Somerset
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £1000 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
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Posted: 20 hours ago