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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 564 557 523
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 59 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.075% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 34
Average daily rate £475 £563 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £411 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £715 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.99 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £63.00 - -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 53 £463 -17.77% 24
London +8 24 £450 -25.00% 13
North West -4 11 £550 +25.71%
Cheshire +1 8 £300 -33.33%
South East +13 7 £438 -4.37% 3
Macclesfield +2 7 £281 -37.50%
Edinburgh - 5 £488 - 1
Scotland - 5 £488 - 2
City of London +49 4 £600 -17.24% 3
Hampshire +15 4 £350 -4.10%
South West 0 3 £413 -28.26% 1
West Midlands -21 3 £395 +4.08% 2
East Sussex - 3 £500 -
Brighton - 3 £500 -
East of England +3 2 £588 +23.68% 4
West Yorkshire -8 2 £475 -5.00%
Yorkshire -11 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Manchester -15 2 £800 +88.23%
Leeds - 2 £588 -
Bradford +12 1 £475 -5.00%
Basingstoke +2 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 £395 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £550 -
Norwich - 1 £588 -

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.59%) Windows
4 20 (19.61%) TOGAF
5 19 (18.63%) Citrix
6 18 (17.65%) Linux
6 18 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (15.69%) VMware
7 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (14.71%) Information Security
8 15 (14.71%) ITIL
8 15 (14.71%) Security Architecture
9 14 (13.73%) Data Centre
10 13 (12.75%) Java
10 13 (12.75%) Active Directory
10 13 (12.75%) Project Management
11 12 (11.76%) CISSP
11 12 (11.76%) Cisco
11 12 (11.76%) .NET
11 12 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 12 (11.76%) Banking
12 11 (10.78%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
12 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
13 10 (9.80%) Retail
14 9 (8.82%) Information Management
14 9 (8.82%) Degree
14 9 (8.82%) IBM
14 9 (8.82%) WAN
14 9 (8.82%) Solaris

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (4.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.96%) Node.js
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.98%) Captiva
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.98%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
3 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) BASE24
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.98%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) IaaS
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.96%) PaaS
4 2 (1.96%) SaaS
5 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) WAN
2 8 (7.84%) SAN
3 6 (5.88%) Internet
4 5 (4.90%) Firewall
5 4 (3.92%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.96%) LAN
7 1 (0.98%) 3G
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.98%) FCoE
7 1 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.98%) HTTP
7 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.98%) LTE
7 1 (0.98%) Multicast
7 1 (0.98%) NAS
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
7 1 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.96%) HBase
5 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
6 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.98%) DataStage
6 1 (0.98%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) OLTP
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MorphX
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Automotive
5 4 (3.92%) Legal
5 4 (3.92%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Billing
6 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.96%) Back Office
7 2 (1.96%) Front Office
8 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.98%) French Language
8 1 (0.98%) German Language
8 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.98%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) J2EE
3 4 (3.92%) Middleware
4 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.96%) Web Services
4 2 (1.96%) XML
5 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.98%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.98%) EJB
5 1 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.98%) JPA
5 1 (0.98%) JSP
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.98%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.98%) REST
5 1 (0.98%) SAML
5 1 (0.98%) SOAP
5 1 (0.98%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.86%) Clustering
4 7 (6.86%) FlexPod
4 7 (6.86%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (3.92%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) PKI
8 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.98%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) IVR
8 1 (0.98%) Life Science
8 1 (0.98%) Replication
8 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 18 (17.65%) Linux
3 9 (8.82%) Solaris
4 7 (6.86%) AIX
4 7 (6.86%) HPUX
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) TOGAF
3 18 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (14.71%) Information Security
4 15 (14.71%) ITIL
4 15 (14.71%) Security Architecture
5 13 (12.75%) Project Management
6 11 (10.78%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (8.82%) Information Management
8 8 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (7.84%) SIEM
8 8 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.86%) Analytics
9 7 (6.86%) Migration
9 7 (6.86%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (6.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (6.86%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.88%) CRM
10 6 (5.88%) Open Source
10 6 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) Java
2 9 (8.82%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (0.98%) C#
5 1 (0.98%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.98%) Ruby
5 1 (0.98%) VB
5 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.98%) VB6
5 1 (0.98%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) CISSP
2 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) Degree
4 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) CISA
6 4 (3.92%) CISM
6 4 (3.92%) CREST Certified
6 4 (3.92%) GWAPT
6 4 (3.92%) OSCE
6 4 (3.92%) OSCP
6 4 (3.92%) SANS
7 2 (1.96%) CLAS
7 2 (1.96%) GIAC
8 1 (0.98%) CCNA
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) ISEB
8 1 (0.98%) MCSE
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.96%) QA
4 1 (0.98%) COBIT
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.98%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.98%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.90%) XenServer
5 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.92%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.98%) KVM
6 1 (0.98%) NFS
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.98%) SRDF
6 1 (0.98%) vSphere
6 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.96%) StatsD
2 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.98%) SCOM
2 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Citrix
2 16 (15.69%) VMware
3 12 (11.76%) Cisco
4 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.82%) IBM
6 8 (7.84%) HP
7 7 (6.86%) Dell
7 7 (6.86%) Sun
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle
9 3 (2.94%) Informatica
9 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.94%) SAP
9 3 (2.94%) Teradata
10 2 (1.96%) CA
10 2 (1.96%) EMC
10 2 (1.96%) Nimsoft
11 1 (0.98%) Intel
11 1 (0.98%) Siebel
11 1 (0.98%) Sybase
11 1 (0.98%) Tableau
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