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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Architect
Rank 605 568 569
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Architect 8 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.017% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.018% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £588 £755
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £480
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.08%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Functional Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 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 24 October 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 -27 8 £575 +4.54% 2
London -4 7 £575 +4.54% 1
City of London +16 4 £550 -
North West -10 1 £420 +20.00%
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Functional Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
2 3 (21.43%) HPUX
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Curam
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Siebel
4 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Derivative
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development

Functional Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) AIX
1 3 (21.43%) HPUX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) SOA
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Use Case
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Basel III
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Curam
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Siebel
3 1 (7.14%) Guidewire