The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Architect
Rank 579 536 547
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 35 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.080% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.086% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 26
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £425 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £670 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £415
% change year-on-year
- +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

IT Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -26 30 £500 - 8
London +9 11 £440 -18.89% 2
North West +5 6 £500 +48.14%
City of London +18 4 £404 -7.71% 1
West Midlands -11 3 £450 - 1
South East -20 3 £575 +21.05%
South West - 3 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £488 -
Scotland -11 2 £420 -16.00%
West Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Bristol - 2 £488 - 1
East of England -28 1 £375 -28.57% 1
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £420 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Architect in their job title.

1 16 (22.22%) ITIL
2 15 (20.83%) Finance
3 12 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 12 (16.67%) Oracle
4 11 (15.28%) Security Architecture
5 8 (11.11%) SAP
5 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.11%) Banking
5 8 (11.11%) Degree
5 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (9.72%) SOA
6 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
6 7 (9.72%) SQL
6 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) VMware
7 6 (8.33%) Information Security
7 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 6 (8.33%) Java
7 6 (8.33%) Windows
7 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 6 (8.33%) CISSP
7 6 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.94%) SAN
8 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
8 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.94%) Service Management
8 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.94%) Firewall
9 4 (5.56%) Change Management

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) Lync
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.39%) Drupal
4 1 (1.39%) Moodle
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.39%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.78%) PaaS
2 2 (2.78%) IaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Taleo
3 1 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) SAN
1 5 (6.94%) Firewall
2 4 (5.56%) Network Security
3 3 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.17%) VLAN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.78%) LDAP
4 2 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) X.500
5 1 (1.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (1.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) MS Access
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) JUnit
1 1 (1.39%) Lombardi
1 1 (1.39%) jMock
1 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) International Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
1 3 (4.17%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) J2EE
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) Java EE
3 1 (1.39%) JSON
3 1 (1.39%) Zend Framework
3 1 (1.39%) JPA
3 1 (1.39%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.39%) SAML
3 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.39%) Spring
3 1 (1.39%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) CESG
4 2 (2.78%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
5 1 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.39%) Tandem
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 11 (15.28%) Security Architecture
4 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.72%) SOA
5 6 (8.33%) Information Security
5 6 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.94%) Service Management
6 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.56%) Change Management
7 4 (5.56%) Project Management
7 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.56%) Line Management
8 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) Release Management
8 3 (4.17%) Migration
8 3 (4.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) PHP
3 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.78%) VBScript
5 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.39%) VBA
5 1 (1.39%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) C++
5 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
1 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) CISSP
3 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.56%) CISM
3 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) CISA
5 2 (2.78%) CEH
5 2 (2.78%) ISEB
6 1 (1.39%) CCSP
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.39%) GIAC
6 1 (1.39%) SSCP
6 1 (1.39%) CISMP
6 1 (1.39%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.39%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) COBIT
2 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.39%) BS7799
4 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (1.39%) vCloud
4 1 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
2 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.39%) OpenView
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) SAP
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Citrix
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.17%) JBoss
6 2 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.78%) Adobe
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Dell
6 2 (2.78%) EMC
6 2 (2.78%) webMethods
6 2 (2.78%) McAfee
6 2 (2.78%) Tableau
6 2 (2.78%) Primavera
6 2 (2.78%) Vertica
7 1 (1.39%) Talend
7 1 (1.39%) Lumesse
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