The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional 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
Functional Architect
Rank 599 580 598
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Architect 7 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.024% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 9
Average daily rate
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£420 £550 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +37.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £643 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £525 £428
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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%

Functional Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Architect within the UK.

Functional Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Architect within the UK.

Functional Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Architect
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional 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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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 -6 7 £420 -23.63% 1
City of London +22 3 - -
London +15 3 - -
North West -3 3 £420 +20.00% 1
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Functional Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional 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 Functional Architect in their job title.

1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) DB2
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) HPUX
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
3 3 (15.79%) Curam
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Derivative
4 2 (10.53%) Endeca
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) hybris
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (5.26%) PLM
5 1 (5.26%) PDM
5 1 (5.26%) Windchill
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

Functional Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional 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 Functional Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) AIX
1 3 (15.79%) HPUX
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Validation
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
1 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
1 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
1 2 (10.53%) SOA
1 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
1 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) UML
2 1 (5.26%) CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.26%) Use Case
2 1 (5.26%) Release Management
2 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) PLM
2 1 (5.26%) PDM
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Basel III
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
2 3 (15.79%) Curam
3 2 (10.53%) Endeca
3 2 (10.53%) hybris
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Siebel