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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 591 608 592
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 62 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.095% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.100% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 33
Median daily rate £556 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.27% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £741 £628 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 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 +15 57 £563 +21.62% 13
London +5 26 £600 +41.17% 5
South East +16 8 £563 +21.62% 1
East of England +14 7 £350 - 3
Essex +9 7 £350 +9.37% 1
City of London +16 5 £619 -4.80% 2
West Midlands -34 5 £450 -18.18% 2
North West +11 4 £463 -40.32% 1
Berkshire +1 4 £450 -28.00%
Warwickshire -2 4 £450 -
West Yorkshire +13 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +9 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 £463 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £563 -
Warrington - 3 £463 -
Kent - 3 £563 -
South West +10 2 £300 -24.52%
Bristol +1 2 £300 -14.28%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £450 -
Scotland +15 1 £538 -
Edinburgh +13 1 £538 -
Hampshire +4 1 - -
Canary Wharf -1 1 £600 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £625 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £625 -
Jersey - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 31 (28.18%) TOGAF
2 27 (24.55%) Finance
3 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (16.36%) ITIL
5 15 (13.64%) Java
5 15 (13.64%) Banking
6 14 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (12.73%) PCI DSS
7 13 (11.82%) CISSP
7 13 (11.82%) Big Data
8 12 (10.91%) SOA
8 12 (10.91%) Oracle
8 12 (10.91%) .NET
8 12 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (9.09%) Data Centre
10 10 (9.09%) Security Architecture
10 10 (9.09%) Firewall
11 9 (8.18%) J2EE
11 9 (8.18%) Windows
11 9 (8.18%) Open Source
11 9 (8.18%) Information Security
11 9 (8.18%) Data Management
11 9 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (8.18%) Degree
11 9 (8.18%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database
12 8 (7.27%) SDLC
12 8 (7.27%) Marketing
12 8 (7.27%) Zachman Framework

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 7 (6.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.91%) JBoss
3 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.91%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.73%) IaaS
2 3 (2.73%) Office 365
2 3 (2.73%) PaaS
2 3 (2.73%) SaaS
3 2 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (6.36%) Network Security
2 7 (6.36%) SMS
3 6 (5.45%) SAN
4 5 (4.55%) Intranet
4 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.55%) WAN
5 4 (3.64%) 3G
5 4 (3.64%) Internet
5 4 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.64%) LAN
5 4 (3.64%) LTE
5 4 (3.64%) MPLS
6 3 (2.73%) VPN
7 2 (1.82%) SSL
7 2 (1.82%) VoIP
8 1 (0.91%) DNS
8 1 (0.91%) FTP
8 1 (0.91%) HTTP
8 1 (0.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) Big Data
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (24.55%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Banking
3 8 (7.27%) Legal
3 8 (7.27%) Marketing
3 8 (7.27%) Retail
3 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Billing
6 2 (1.82%) Automotive
6 2 (1.82%) Back Office
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.91%) French Language
7 1 (0.91%) Front Office
7 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.91%) .NET
2 9 (8.18%) J2EE
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
3 2 (1.82%) HTML5
3 2 (1.82%) Middleware
3 2 (1.82%) Velocity
3 2 (1.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.91%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.91%) Java EE
4 1 (0.91%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.91%) REST
4 1 (0.91%) SAML
4 1 (0.91%) Spring
4 1 (0.91%) WCF
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (0.91%) WinForms
4 1 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.36%) Social Media
2 7 (6.36%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.55%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.73%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.82%) CCTV
6 2 (1.82%) EPoS
6 2 (1.82%) Equities
6 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.82%) PKI
6 2 (1.82%) SCADA
6 2 (1.82%) Social Network
7 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.91%) Derivative
7 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 3 (2.73%) Linux
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.18%) TOGAF
2 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.36%) ITIL
4 14 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (10.91%) SOA
5 12 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (9.09%) Security Architecture
8 9 (8.18%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (8.18%) Data Management
8 9 (8.18%) Information Security
8 9 (8.18%) Open Source
9 8 (7.27%) Data Architecture
9 8 (7.27%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (7.27%) SDLC
9 8 (7.27%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (6.36%) Analytics
10 7 (6.36%) Big Data Analytics
10 7 (6.36%) Data Analytics
10 7 (6.36%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.64%) Java
2 8 (7.27%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) C
4 1 (0.91%) C#
4 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) CISSP
2 9 (8.18%) Degree
3 8 (7.27%) CISA
3 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.36%) CCNP
4 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.36%) CISM
5 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) MCSE
6 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.91%) APMP
7 1 (0.91%) CRISC
7 1 (0.91%) ISEB
7 1 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.73%) PCI DSS
2 9 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.64%) MiFID
4 3 (2.73%) COBIT
4 3 (2.73%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.82%) QA
6 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.91%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.82%) vSphere
3 2 (1.82%) XenApp
3 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.91%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Oracle
2 8 (7.27%) VMware
3 7 (6.36%) Adobe
3 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.45%) Cisco
5 5 (4.55%) Juniper
6 4 (3.64%) HP
7 3 (2.73%) Citrix
7 3 (2.73%) Intel
7 3 (2.73%) SAP
8 2 (1.82%) IBM
8 2 (1.82%) Infor
8 2 (1.82%) Splunk
9 1 (0.91%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.91%) F5
9 1 (0.91%) FireEye
9 1 (0.91%) Gemalto
9 1 (0.91%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.91%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.91%) Tripwire