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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 28 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3393 2843 3491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.90% 5.85% 5.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.40% 6.33% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2058 1609 1963
Average daily rate £500 £500 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £646 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 13
Average hourly rate £50.88 £55.00 £43.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.98 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £63.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
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 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -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 16 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 16 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 16 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 3102 £500 - 674
London -3 1568 £525 +5.00% 335
South East -4 571 £475 - 96
City of London -7 353 £525 +5.00% 125
South West +13 210 £500 +2.30% 62
Berkshire 0 205 £473 -5.50% 28
East of England +6 190 £500 +0.05% 38
West Midlands +13 169 £467 -6.55% 31
North West -5 157 £495 +10.00% 35
Scotland +3 149 £475 - 19
Edinburgh -4 124 £500 - 12
Yorkshire -19 104 £425 - 44
Hampshire -9 99 £456 +1.38% 21
Buckinghamshire -7 86 £450 +4.04% 12
West Yorkshire -18 83 £425 - 25
Reading -2 80 £500 +5.26% 8
Surrey -14 72 £475 -5.00% 12
Milton Keynes -4 60 £475 +6.44% 8
Essex +25 59 £588 +40.29% 2
Bristol +4 57 £450 -8.62% 21
Manchester -4 57 £450 +7.46% 20
East Midlands +7 53 £478 +12.35% 17
Leeds -15 53 £425 - 22
Wales +6 52 £500 +15.60% 7
Hertfordshire 0 52 £500 -9.09% 13
Bedfordshire +1 42 £500 - 13
South Wales +13 41 £500 +13.31% 3
Cheshire -6 41 £505 +12.22% 8
Wiltshire -3 39 £500 +11.11% 14
Coventry +9 38 £456 -16.28% 3

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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 1203 (18.85%) Finance
2 1095 (17.15%) Oracle
3 797 (12.49%) Java
4 738 (11.56%) Microsoft
5 702 (11.00%) TOGAF
6 668 (10.47%) Windows
7 626 (9.81%) Banking
8 625 (9.79%) SOA
9 564 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 551 (8.63%) Migration
11 546 (8.55%) SQL
12 534 (8.37%) .NET
13 530 (8.30%) Data Modelling
14 517 (8.10%) Security Cleared
15 513 (8.04%) SQL Server
16 467 (7.32%) SAP
17 453 (7.10%) Retail
18 424 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 420 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
20 405 (6.34%) VMware
21 392 (6.14%) Linux
22 386 (6.05%) Technical Architecture
23 381 (5.97%) Telecoms
24 380 (5.95%) Cisco
25 379 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
26 376 (5.89%) SC Cleared
27 363 (5.69%) E-Commerce
28 356 (5.58%) Web Services
29 354 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
30 353 (5.53%) CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 347 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 220 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 149 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 117 (1.83%) Apache
5 107 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 104 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 102 (1.60%) IIS
8 89 (1.39%) Lync
9 84 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 81 (1.27%) CMS
11 71 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 71 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 60 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 46 (0.72%) SAS
14 43 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
15 40 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 39 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.60%) WebSphere Process Server
18 31 (0.49%) Documentum
19 30 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 247 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 88 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 70 (1.10%) MS Office
4 38 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.39%) MS Project
6 17 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.16%) Casewise Modeler
11 6 (0.094%) InDesign
12 5 (0.078%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.078%) SPSS
12 5 (0.078%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.047%) Stata
14 1 (0.016%) Simulink
14 1 (0.016%) Maya
Business Applications
1 91 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.81%) SAP FI
3 42 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 42 (0.66%) SAP CO
4 38 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 33 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 30 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
7 28 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
8 27 (0.42%) SAP CRM
9 24 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
10 23 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
11 21 (0.33%) SAP SD
12 20 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
13 16 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
13 16 (0.25%) SAP MM
13 16 (0.25%) Oracle BRM
14 15 (0.23%) SAP Retail
15 14 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
16 12 (0.19%) SAP ERP
17 11 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 87 (1.36%) SaaS
2 70 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 57 (0.89%) IaaS
5 53 (0.83%) PaaS
6 51 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (0.70%) Office 365
8 17 (0.27%) Force.com
9 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.047%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.047%) GitHub
10 3 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.047%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.016%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.016%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 293 (4.59%) Firewall
2 248 (3.89%) WAN
3 224 (3.51%) LAN
4 188 (2.95%) SAN
5 166 (2.60%) Internet
6 113 (1.77%) Network Security
7 98 (1.54%) TCP/IP
8 86 (1.35%) VPN
8 86 (1.35%) Wireless
9 80 (1.25%) DNS
10 62 (0.97%) LDAP
11 59 (0.92%) HTTP
12 58 (0.91%) MPLS
13 55 (0.86%) NAS
14 54 (0.85%) VLAN
15 50 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
16 48 (0.75%) VoIP
17 44 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (0.66%) Unified Communications
18 42 (0.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 354 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
3 236 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 182 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 172 (2.69%) Big Data
6 128 (2.01%) MySQL
7 120 (1.88%) NoSQL
8 102 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 98 (1.54%) DB2
9 98 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 93 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 92 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 84 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 84 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 83 (1.30%) MongoDB
14 63 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 60 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 55 (0.86%) SAP BW
17 50 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
18 41 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 86 (1.35%) Maven
2 69 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 68 (1.07%) JUnit
4 54 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 52 (0.81%) Ant
6 47 (0.74%) Subversion
7 44 (0.69%) Axure RP
8 41 (0.64%) Visual Studio
9 37 (0.58%) PowerDesigner
10 36 (0.56%) Jenkins
10 36 (0.56%) JIRA
11 32 (0.50%) ERwin
12 31 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 27 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
14 25 (0.39%) TeamCity
15 23 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (0.25%) Hudson
16 16 (0.25%) Selenium
17 13 (0.20%) ClearQuest
18 11 (0.17%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1203 (18.85%) Finance
2 626 (9.81%) Banking
3 453 (7.10%) Retail
4 381 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 149 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 135 (2.11%) Marketing
7 110 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 102 (1.60%) Billing
9 88 (1.38%) Publishing
10 75 (1.17%) Retail Banking
11 61 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 59 (0.92%) Back Office
13 52 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.77%) Legal
15 34 (0.53%) Front Office
16 30 (0.47%) Advertising
16 30 (0.47%) Automotive
17 27 (0.42%) German Language
18 24 (0.38%) Law
19 20 (0.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (8.37%) .NET
2 356 (5.58%) Web Services
3 343 (5.37%) Middleware
4 294 (4.61%) XML
5 285 (4.46%) J2EE
6 282 (4.42%) HTML
7 183 (2.87%) CSS
8 148 (2.32%) REST
9 141 (2.21%) Spring
10 125 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 119 (1.86%) JSON
12 110 (1.72%) HTML5
13 108 (1.69%) Java EE
13 108 (1.69%) XSLT
14 94 (1.47%) SOAP
15 92 (1.44%) Hibernate
16 90 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
17 78 (1.22%) Ajax
18 77 (1.21%) .NET Framework
19 68 (1.07%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 213 (3.34%) Management Information System
2 155 (2.43%) Data Integration
3 135 (2.11%) Open Source
4 131 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 127 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 99 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 97 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 87 (1.36%) Clustering
9 81 (1.27%) Taxonomies
10 68 (1.07%) Replication
11 60 (0.94%) Reference Data
12 51 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 51 (0.80%) PKI
13 49 (0.77%) NHS
13 49 (0.77%) DataPower
14 46 (0.72%) Online Banking
15 44 (0.69%) N-Tier
16 40 (0.63%) Data Conversion
17 37 (0.58%) CESG
18 36 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 668 (10.47%) Windows
2 392 (6.14%) Linux
3 318 (4.98%) UNIX
4 140 (2.19%) Solaris
5 135 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 132 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (2.04%) Android
8 110 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 107 (1.68%) AIX
10 95 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 89 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.42%) VME
14 27 (0.42%) VMS
15 26 (0.41%) Windows XP
16 24 (0.38%) HPUX
17 22 (0.34%) MVS
18 21 (0.33%) zOS
19 16 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (11.00%) TOGAF
2 625 (9.79%) SOA
3 564 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
4 551 (8.63%) Migration
5 530 (8.30%) Data Modelling
6 424 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 420 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
8 386 (6.05%) Technical Architecture
9 379 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
10 363 (5.69%) E-Commerce
11 353 (5.53%) CRM
12 352 (5.51%) ITIL
13 342 (5.36%) Project Management
14 331 (5.19%) Data Architecture
15 266 (4.17%) UML
16 232 (3.63%) ETL
17 221 (3.46%) Scrum
18 203 (3.18%) Service Management
19 183 (2.87%) Zachman Framework
20 180 (2.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 797 (12.49%) Java
2 546 (8.55%) SQL
3 280 (4.39%) C#
4 172 (2.69%) JavaScript
5 114 (1.79%) C
6 97 (1.52%) C++
7 93 (1.46%) Ruby
8 90 (1.41%) Python
9 79 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 64 (1.00%) PHP
11 60 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 51 (0.80%) Scala
13 43 (0.67%) Perl
14 34 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 33 (0.52%) VB
16 26 (0.41%) VBScript
16 26 (0.41%) COBOL
16 26 (0.41%) SPARQL
17 25 (0.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 517 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 376 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 324 (5.08%) Degree
4 142 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (1.68%) CISSP
6 79 (1.24%) CCIE
7 77 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 64 (1.00%) CCNP
9 63 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (0.94%) CISM
11 39 (0.61%) MCSE
12 31 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (0.45%) CCDP
14 28 (0.44%) CCNA
15 23 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (0.27%) MCTS
17 17 (0.27%) JNCIE
18 16 (0.25%) MCITP
18 16 (0.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (1.66%) QA
2 46 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 44 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.64%) SLA
5 38 (0.60%) COBIT
6 32 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.17%) FATCA
11 9 (0.14%) EMIR
12 8 (0.13%) Basel III
12 8 (0.13%) HL7
13 7 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.11%) BS7799
14 6 (0.094%) ISO 14001
14 6 (0.094%) GAAP
14 6 (0.094%) WCAG
14 6 (0.094%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 272 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 256 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 107 (1.68%) XenApp
4 81 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 69 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 52 (0.81%) vSphere
6 52 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 45 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.34%) SRDF
10 20 (0.31%) NFS
10 20 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.30%) UAG
12 16 (0.25%) Xen
13 14 (0.22%) XenServer
14 12 (0.19%) Varnish
15 10 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 10 (0.16%) Veritas File System
16 9 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.14%) IAG
Systems Management
1 117 (1.83%) SCCM
2 76 (1.19%) Puppet
3 67 (1.05%) Tivoli
4 53 (0.83%) SCOM
5 48 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 20 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 19 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 17 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
11 13 (0.20%) WMI
12 11 (0.17%) AppDNA
13 10 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 10 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 9 (0.14%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
15 8 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1095 (17.15%) Oracle
2 738 (11.56%) Microsoft
3 467 (7.32%) SAP
4 405 (6.34%) VMware
5 380 (5.95%) Cisco
6 331 (5.19%) IBM
7 258 (4.04%) Citrix
8 226 (3.54%) HP
9 143 (2.24%) EMC
10 117 (1.83%) Red Hat
11 116 (1.82%) TIBCO
12 111 (1.74%) JBoss
13 110 (1.72%) Informatica
14 103 (1.61%) Juniper
15 84 (1.32%) NetApp
16 78 (1.22%) Business Objects
16 78 (1.22%) Siebel
16 78 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
17 76 (1.19%) CheckPoint
18 65 (1.02%) ATG
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 32 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derbyshire
JM
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + negoitiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Steria
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: £417.61 - £584.66 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday