The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 596 588 574
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 47 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.095% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.10% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 28
Median daily rate £525 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £488 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £550 £558
% change year-on-year
-6.81% -1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

IT Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Architect in the job title.

IT Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

IT Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

IT Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 41 £525 -6.99% 17
South East +14 16 £525 -16.00% 1
London +13 15 £575 -4.16% 8
Surrey +1 6 £525 -
West Yorkshire +10 4 £475 - 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £475 - 1
Berkshire -9 4 - -
Scotland -9 4 £500 +2.56% 1
West Sussex -14 4 £600 +9.09%
Edinburgh -10 3 £475 -
East of England +14 2 £595 - 1
South West -3 2 £588 +6.81% 2
Leeds -4 2 £475 - 1
Redhill - 2 £450 -
Croydon - 2 £433 -
Bristol - 2 £588 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £595 -
Hampshire +3 1 - - 1
Glasgow +2 1 £500 +2.56% 1
Reading -3 1 - -
Warwickshire -12 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 £600 -14.28% 1
North West -15 1 £600 -14.28% 1
West Midlands -29 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Dunstable - 1 £595 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Architect in the job title.

1 21 (23.86%) ITIL
2 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 15 (17.05%) Information Security
2 15 (17.05%) Banking
2 15 (17.05%) TOGAF
3 14 (15.91%) Security Architecture
3 14 (15.91%) Firewall
3 14 (15.91%) SAN
4 13 (14.77%) CISSP
4 13 (14.77%) Windows
4 13 (14.77%) Project Management
4 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.64%) Cisco
6 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (11.36%) VMware
7 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.36%) Citrix
7 10 (11.36%) PCI DSS
8 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (10.23%) Retail
8 9 (10.23%) Information Management
8 9 (10.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
8 9 (10.23%) Linux
9 8 (9.09%) Internet
9 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (7.95%) Juniper
10 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
10 7 (7.95%) Network Security

IT Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) Captiva
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.14%) SAS
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.14%) SAP GTS
1 1 (1.14%) Summit
1 1 (1.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) IaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Office 365
3 2 (2.27%) PaaS
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) Firewall
1 14 (15.91%) SAN
2 8 (9.09%) Internet
3 7 (7.95%) Network Security
4 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.55%) LAN
5 4 (4.55%) WAN
6 3 (3.41%) Intranet
6 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.27%) 3G
7 2 (2.27%) LTE
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.14%) DNS
8 1 (1.14%) GPON
8 1 (1.14%) MPLS
8 1 (1.14%) NAS
8 1 (1.14%) SSL
8 1 (1.14%) VPN
8 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) QlikView
2 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.14%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (17.05%) Banking
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Retail
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.68%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Legal
6 3 (3.41%) Front Office
6 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.27%) Automotive
7 2 (2.27%) Back Office
7 2 (2.27%) Billing
8 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.14%) German Language
8 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (3.41%) Web Services
3 2 (2.27%) Java EE
3 2 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.14%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.14%) EJB
4 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.14%) JPA
4 1 (1.14%) JSP
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.14%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) SOAP
4 1 (1.14%) Spring
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.41%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) CCTV
5 2 (2.27%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) SCADA
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.14%) FMCG
6 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Life Science
6 1 (1.14%) RIA
6 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.86%) ITIL
2 15 (17.05%) Information Security
2 15 (17.05%) TOGAF
3 14 (15.91%) Security Architecture
4 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.77%) Project Management
5 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.23%) Information Management
7 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.95%) SIEM
9 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (5.68%) CRM
10 5 (5.68%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.68%) Security Management
10 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.55%) OWASP
11 4 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (2.27%) C#
2 2 (2.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) C++
3 1 (1.14%) PHP
3 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.14%) Python
3 1 (1.14%) Ruby
3 1 (1.14%) VB
3 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) CISSP
2 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) CCNP
4 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.55%) CISA
5 4 (4.55%) MCSE
5 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.41%) CISM
7 2 (2.27%) CLAS
7 2 (2.27%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.27%) GWAPT
7 2 (2.27%) OSCE
7 2 (2.27%) OSCP
7 2 (2.27%) SANS
8 1 (1.14%) APMP
8 1 (1.14%) CRISC
8 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) PCI DSS
2 9 (10.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.41%) COBIT
4 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.27%) QA
5 1 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (1.14%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.14%) Snort
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.14%) vSphere
2 1 (1.14%) XenApp
2 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Cisco
2 10 (11.36%) Citrix
2 10 (11.36%) VMware
3 7 (7.95%) Juniper
4 6 (6.82%) Oracle
5 4 (4.55%) HP
5 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.55%) SAP
6 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.27%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.14%) EMC
8 1 (1.14%) F5
8 1 (1.14%) IFS
8 1 (1.14%) Infor
8 1 (1.14%) Intel
8 1 (1.14%) Retalix
8 1 (1.14%) Siebel
8 1 (1.14%) Splunk
8 1 (1.14%) SunGard