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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 606 592 575
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 40 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.095% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.100% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 28
Median daily rate £510 £531 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £525 £530
% change year-on-year
-0.95% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 29 May 2016.

IT Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Architect
Top 29 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 May 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 -6 34 £523 -3.90% 16
South East +2 16 £525 -4.54% 1
London -1 10 £488 -13.33% 7
Surrey -6 6 £525 -4.54% 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £475 - 1
Scotland -18 5 £475 -2.56% 2
West Sussex -21 4 £600 +9.09%
East of England +5 3 £510 -0.48% 2
Berkshire -11 3 - -
Yorkshire +11 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £510 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £433 -
Watford - 2 £510 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £450 -
City of London +37 1 £500 +2.56% 2
Hampshire +1 1 - -
North West +1 1 - -
South West -5 1 £575 +1.86% 3
Manchester -8 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £575 - 2
Midlands - 1 £600 -
Ealing - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £433 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
3 15 (18.07%) Cisco
3 15 (18.07%) Finance
3 15 (18.07%) VMware
3 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
4 14 (16.87%) Firewall
5 13 (15.66%) Information Security
5 13 (15.66%) SAN
5 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (15.66%) TOGAF
6 12 (14.46%) Banking
6 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
6 12 (14.46%) Linux
6 12 (14.46%) Project Management
7 11 (13.25%) Citrix
7 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.05%) PCI DSS
8 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.84%) CISSP
9 9 (10.84%) Information Management
9 9 (10.84%) Retail
10 8 (9.64%) HP
11 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.43%) Internet
11 7 (8.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (8.43%) Degree
11 7 (8.43%) Computer Science

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 (2.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Captiva
2 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.20%) Summit
1 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) IaaS
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.41%) PaaS
3 2 (2.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) Firewall
2 13 (15.66%) SAN
3 7 (8.43%) Internet
3 7 (8.43%) Network Security
4 6 (7.23%) WAN
5 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.61%) Intranet
6 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.41%) 3G
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.41%) LAN
7 2 (2.41%) LTE
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.20%) SSL
8 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.20%) DataStage
2 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.20%) QlikView
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.20%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MorphX
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Banking
3 9 (10.84%) Retail
4 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Legal
5 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.41%) Billing
7 2 (2.41%) Front Office
7 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Automotive
8 1 (1.20%) French Language
8 1 (1.20%) German Language
8 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.20%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.20%) EJB
3 1 (1.20%) J2EE
3 1 (1.20%) Java EE
3 1 (1.20%) JPA
3 1 (1.20%) JSP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.20%) REST
3 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.02%) FlexPod
4 5 (6.02%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (4.82%) Clustering
6 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.41%) CCTV
7 2 (2.41%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.41%) PKI
7 2 (2.41%) SCADA
8 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) Life Science
8 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) AIX
3 4 (4.82%) HPUX
3 4 (4.82%) Solaris
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
3 13 (15.66%) Information Security
3 13 (15.66%) TOGAF
4 12 (14.46%) Project Management
5 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.84%) Information Management
6 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (6.02%) CRM
8 5 (6.02%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.02%) Migration
8 5 (6.02%) SIEM
8 5 (6.02%) SOA
8 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.82%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) Java
2 2 (2.41%) C#
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) C++
3 1 (1.20%) PHP
3 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.20%) Python
3 1 (1.20%) Ruby
3 1 (1.20%) VB
3 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.20%) VB6
3 1 (1.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) CISSP
2 7 (8.43%) Degree
3 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.02%) MCSE
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) CCNP
5 4 (4.82%) CISA
6 2 (2.41%) CISM
6 2 (2.41%) CLAS
6 2 (2.41%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.41%) GWAPT
6 2 (2.41%) OSCE
6 2 (2.41%) OSCP
6 2 (2.41%) SANS
7 1 (1.20%) CCNA
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) PCI DSS
2 7 (8.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.82%) COBIT
4 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.41%) QA
6 1 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.20%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.20%) ISO27002
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Cisco
1 15 (18.07%) VMware
2 11 (13.25%) Citrix
3 8 (9.64%) HP
4 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.23%) Juniper
6 5 (6.02%) IBM
6 5 (6.02%) Oracle
7 4 (4.82%) Dell
7 4 (4.82%) Sun
8 3 (3.61%) SAP
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.41%) EMC
9 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.20%) Avaya
10 1 (1.20%) CA
10 1 (1.20%) CommVault
10 1 (1.20%) Nimsoft
10 1 (1.20%) Retalix
10 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds