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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3225 3245 3141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.90% 6.36% 5.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 6.88% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1939 1873 1820
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 14
Average hourly rate £61.00 £36.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.27% +34.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 2950 £500 - 637
London -4 1422 £525 -2.77% 302
South East -1 592 £475 +1.06% 117
City of London -10 295 £525 -2.77% 106
West Midlands +20 199 £500 +13.63% 26
North West +4 193 £500 +22.32% 41
Berkshire -8 177 £488 +2.63% 44
Hampshire -1 147 £450 -4.25% 15
South West +1 145 £493 +10.98% 32
East of England -15 143 £450 -4.25% 40
Scotland -12 130 £450 +2.85% 22
Surrey +21 124 £460 +2.22% 23
Yorkshire +9 107 £485 +9.91% 45
West Yorkshire +8 97 £475 - 39
Buckinghamshire +3 80 £450 +4.04% 7
Leeds +30 72 £485 -0.51% 33
East Midlands -4 69 £456 +1.38% 14
Edinburgh -21 68 £460 +8.23% 7
Cheshire +28 67 £498 +17.05% 9
Reading -8 64 £525 +5.00% 23
Birmingham +17 55 £500 +9.28% 14
Manchester -19 48 £500 +25.00% 22
Wales +6 46 £525 +23.52% 10
Lancashire +8 44 £525 +50.00% 5
Milton Keynes +13 43 £450 +5.88% 4
Hertfordshire -9 40 £488 +3.17% 8
Coventry +3 37 £420 -12.50% 4
Essex +10 36 £450 -14.28% 5
Wiltshire +1 36 £519 +10.97% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 36 £425 -22.72% 13

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1173 (18.51%) Finance
2 1038 (16.38%) Oracle
3 779 (12.29%) TOGAF
4 754 (11.90%) Java
5 721 (11.38%) Microsoft
6 677 (10.68%) Windows
7 672 (10.60%) SOA
8 596 (9.41%) Security Cleared
9 594 (9.37%) SQL
10 574 (9.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 552 (8.71%) .NET
12 549 (8.66%) Migration
13 532 (8.40%) Data Modelling
14 475 (7.50%) Banking
15 471 (7.43%) SAP
16 468 (7.39%) SQL Server
17 437 (6.90%) Retail
18 436 (6.88%) SC Cleared
19 412 (6.50%) VMware
20 400 (6.31%) Web Services
21 392 (6.19%) CRM
22 390 (6.15%) Linux
22 390 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
23 384 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
24 375 (5.92%) Cisco
25 370 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
26 368 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
27 357 (5.63%) ITIL
28 356 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
29 346 (5.46%) Telecoms

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 310 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 217 (3.42%) WebSphere
3 107 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 103 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
5 94 (1.48%) Apache
6 93 (1.47%) IIS
7 91 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 85 (1.34%) CMS
9 81 (1.28%) Lync
10 73 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 70 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (0.87%) Tomcat
13 46 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 44 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 37 (0.58%) Node.js
15 37 (0.58%) SAS
16 34 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
17 32 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
17 32 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 243 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 104 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 58 (0.92%) MS Office
4 43 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.65%) MS Project
6 19 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.16%) Casewise Modeler
10 9 (0.14%) InDesign
10 9 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.13%) Revit
12 7 (0.11%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.079%) Stata
14 4 (0.063%) SPSS
15 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.016%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 102 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 40 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 40 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 36 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 31 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
8 25 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 23 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
10 21 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
11 19 (0.30%) SAP ERP
12 16 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 16 (0.25%) SAP SD
13 15 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
14 14 (0.22%) ResourceLink
14 14 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
14 14 (0.22%) SAP CRM
15 12 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 151 (2.38%) SaaS
2 97 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (1.47%) PaaS
4 82 (1.29%) Office 365
5 69 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 66 (1.04%) IaaS
7 60 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.30%) Force.com
8 19 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.095%) GitHub
11 3 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.047%) Heroku
11 3 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.032%) Taleo
13 1 (0.016%) Route 53
13 1 (0.016%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.016%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 283 (4.47%) Firewall
2 212 (3.35%) WAN
3 209 (3.30%) SAN
4 190 (3.00%) LAN
5 161 (2.54%) Internet
6 119 (1.88%) Network Security
7 87 (1.37%) TCP/IP
8 83 (1.31%) DNS
9 76 (1.20%) VPN
10 73 (1.15%) Wireless
11 70 (1.10%) NAS
12 59 (0.93%) HTTP
12 59 (0.93%) MPLS
13 51 (0.80%) LDAP
14 50 (0.79%) 3G
15 49 (0.77%) VoIP
16 47 (0.74%) OSPF
16 47 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (0.73%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 468 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 356 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 210 (3.31%) Oracle Database
4 188 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 178 (2.81%) Big Data
6 161 (2.54%) NoSQL
7 132 (2.08%) MySQL
8 127 (2.00%) Hadoop
9 110 (1.74%) MongoDB
10 102 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 97 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 95 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 89 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 84 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 80 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
15 80 (1.26%) DB2
16 71 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 70 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
18 49 (0.77%) SAP BW
18 49 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 64 (1.01%) JUnit
2 60 (0.95%) Visual Studio
2 60 (0.95%) Maven
2 60 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 55 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 46 (0.73%) Axure RP
5 45 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (0.52%) Ant
7 30 (0.47%) ERwin
8 28 (0.44%) Subversion
9 27 (0.43%) JIRA
10 25 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
11 24 (0.38%) Selenium
12 23 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
12 23 (0.36%) TeamCity
13 17 (0.27%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.25%) JMeter
15 15 (0.24%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.21%) Hudson
17 12 (0.19%) RSpec
General
1 1173 (18.51%) Finance
2 475 (7.50%) Banking
3 437 (6.90%) Retail
4 346 (5.46%) Telecoms
5 139 (2.19%) Marketing
6 129 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 123 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 93 (1.47%) Billing
9 75 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 65 (1.03%) Back Office
11 64 (1.01%) Publishing
12 54 (0.85%) Legal
13 50 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
14 41 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.58%) Automotive
16 36 (0.57%) German Language
17 35 (0.55%) Front Office
18 34 (0.54%) Advertising
19 26 (0.41%) Law
19 26 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 552 (8.71%) .NET
2 400 (6.31%) Web Services
3 318 (5.02%) Middleware
4 293 (4.62%) XML
5 276 (4.36%) HTML
6 236 (3.72%) J2EE
7 185 (2.92%) REST
8 181 (2.86%) CSS
9 169 (2.67%) SOAP
10 125 (1.97%) HTML5
11 117 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 107 (1.69%) Spring
13 103 (1.63%) JSON
14 91 (1.44%) Java EE
15 77 (1.22%) Hibernate
16 76 (1.20%) XSLT
16 76 (1.20%) .NET Framework
16 76 (1.20%) jQuery
17 74 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
18 70 (1.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 206 (3.25%) Open Source
2 187 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 151 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 145 (2.29%) Data Integration
5 128 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 103 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 84 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 79 (1.25%) Clustering
9 72 (1.14%) Reference Data
10 61 (0.96%) Replication
11 60 (0.95%) CESG
12 48 (0.76%) NHS
12 48 (0.76%) PKI
13 40 (0.63%) N-Tier
14 39 (0.62%) Client/Server
14 39 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 37 (0.58%) FMCG
16 36 (0.57%) DataPower
17 31 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
18 29 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 677 (10.68%) Windows
2 390 (6.15%) Linux
3 322 (5.08%) UNIX
4 162 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (2.02%) Android
5 128 (2.02%) Solaris
6 121 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 102 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 91 (1.44%) AIX
9 87 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 77 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 31 (0.49%) HPUX
14 30 (0.47%) VMS
15 23 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 20 (0.32%) MVS
17 19 (0.30%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.28%) SUSE
18 18 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (12.29%) TOGAF
2 672 (10.60%) SOA
3 574 (9.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 549 (8.66%) Migration
5 532 (8.40%) Data Modelling
6 392 (6.19%) CRM
7 390 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 384 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 370 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
10 368 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
11 357 (5.63%) ITIL
12 334 (5.27%) Data Architecture
13 325 (5.13%) Project Management
14 299 (4.72%) E-Commerce
15 271 (4.28%) UML
16 234 (3.69%) Scrum
17 229 (3.61%) ETL
18 210 (3.31%) Security Architecture
19 195 (3.08%) Zachman Framework
20 194 (3.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 754 (11.90%) Java
2 594 (9.37%) SQL
3 192 (3.03%) C#
4 179 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 103 (1.63%) C
6 99 (1.56%) Ruby
6 99 (1.56%) PHP
7 98 (1.55%) Python
8 83 (1.31%) Perl
9 82 (1.29%) Scala
10 78 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 63 (0.99%) C++
12 57 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 50 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 42 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 36 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 30 (0.47%) Apex Code
17 25 (0.39%) VB
18 21 (0.33%) VBA
19 20 (0.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 596 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 436 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 335 (5.29%) Degree
4 114 (1.80%) CISSP
5 113 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 66 (1.04%) CCIE
8 65 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (0.93%) CISM
10 52 (0.82%) CCNP
11 36 (0.57%) MCSE
12 29 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (0.43%) CCDP
13 27 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.36%) CCNA
15 19 (0.30%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.30%) MCTS
16 16 (0.25%) PMP
17 15 (0.24%) CISA
17 15 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (1.36%) QA
2 60 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 48 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 41 (0.65%) SLA
6 28 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 28 (0.44%) COBIT
7 18 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.16%) EMIR
9 10 (0.16%) Basel III
10 9 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.13%) BS7799
12 7 (0.11%) FATCA
13 6 (0.095%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.095%) ISO 9000
14 4 (0.063%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.063%) WCAG
15 3 (0.047%) GxP
15 3 (0.047%) HL7
System Software
1 283 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 264 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 83 (1.31%) XenApp
5 63 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 45 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 41 (0.65%) vSphere
8 32 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (0.24%) Xen
11 13 (0.21%) XenServer
11 13 (0.21%) NFS
11 13 (0.21%) SRDF
11 13 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.11%) vCloud
14 6 (0.095%) UAG
14 6 (0.095%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.095%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 113 (1.78%) SCCM
2 92 (1.45%) Puppet
3 67 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 32 (0.50%) SCOM
6 24 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 21 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 13 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 12 (0.19%) Backup Exec
9 12 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.17%) Nagios
11 10 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.14%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
12 9 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.13%) Cacti
13 8 (0.13%) Control-M
13 8 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1038 (16.38%) Oracle
2 721 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 471 (7.43%) SAP
4 412 (6.50%) VMware
5 375 (5.92%) Cisco
6 310 (4.89%) IBM
7 214 (3.38%) Citrix
8 183 (2.89%) HP
9 126 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 111 (1.75%) Juniper
11 106 (1.67%) EMC
12 101 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 100 (1.58%) JBoss
14 95 (1.50%) TIBCO
15 93 (1.47%) Siebel
16 84 (1.33%) Informatica
17 73 (1.15%) NetApp
18 71 (1.12%) Adobe
19 65 (1.03%) CheckPoint
20 63 (0.99%) webMethods
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