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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 599 599 578
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 62 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 31
Median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £670 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-16.81% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -4 55 £580 +7.90% 15
London +9 25 £613 +11.36% 5
West Yorkshire +14 7 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +2 7 £475 - 3
East of England +15 6 £350 -2.09%
South East +12 6 £616 +12.04% 4
North West +19 5 £465 -36.94%
Essex +11 5 £350 +20.68%
Berkshire +7 4 - -
City of London +33 3 £650 +10.63% 3
South West +9 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol 0 3 £450 +28.57%
Cheshire - 3 £395 -
Warwickshire -10 2 - -
West Midlands -46 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 £475 - 2
Kent - 2 £616 -
East Midlands - 2 £538 -
Warrington - 2 £325 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £616 -
Scotland +16 1 £500 -
Reading +10 1 - -
Bedfordshire +2 1 £595 +40.00%
Manchester -12 1 £600 -18.64%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £625 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £595 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 29 (28.71%) TOGAF
2 20 (19.80%) Finance
3 19 (18.81%) ITIL
4 16 (15.84%) Banking
5 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (11.88%) Retail
6 12 (11.88%) PCI DSS
6 12 (11.88%) Java
6 12 (11.88%) CISSP
6 12 (11.88%) Firewall
6 12 (11.88%) Data Centre
7 11 (10.89%) Big Data
7 11 (10.89%) Information Security
7 11 (10.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (10.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (9.90%) .NET
9 9 (8.91%) SOA
9 9 (8.91%) Cisco
9 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.91%) VMware
9 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
9 9 (8.91%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
10 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (7.92%) Open Source
10 8 (7.92%) Security Architecture
10 8 (7.92%) Degree
10 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
10 8 (7.92%) CCNP

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 5 (4.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.99%) SAS
2 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.99%) Summit
2 1 (0.99%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.97%) IaaS
3 3 (2.97%) Office 365
3 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 3 (2.97%) SaaS
4 2 (1.98%) Yammer
5 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Firewall
2 7 (6.93%) Network Security
2 7 (6.93%) SAN
3 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.95%) Internet
4 5 (4.95%) Intranet
4 5 (4.95%) SMS
5 4 (3.96%) 3G
5 4 (3.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.96%) LTE
5 4 (3.96%) WAN
6 3 (2.97%) LAN
7 2 (1.98%) MPLS
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
7 2 (1.98%) VPN
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.99%) GPON
8 1 (0.99%) NAS
8 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) Big Data
2 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.99%) QlikView
4 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) SAP HANA
General
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 16 (15.84%) Banking
3 12 (11.88%) Retail
4 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.94%) Legal
5 6 (5.94%) Marketing
6 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
7 4 (3.96%) Billing
7 4 (3.96%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.98%) Automotive
9 2 (1.98%) Back Office
10 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.99%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 5 (4.95%) J2EE
3 2 (1.98%) Middleware
3 2 (1.98%) Velocity
4 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.99%) COM
4 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.99%) Java EE
4 1 (0.99%) Spring
4 1 (0.99%) Web Services
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.95%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.95%) Social Media
3 5 (4.95%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.98%) CCTV
5 2 (1.98%) EPoS
5 2 (1.98%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) SCADA
5 2 (1.98%) Social Network
6 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.99%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.71%) TOGAF
2 19 (18.81%) ITIL
3 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (10.89%) Information Security
5 9 (8.91%) SOA
5 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.91%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (7.92%) ITIL V3
6 8 (7.92%) Open Source
6 8 (7.92%) Security Architecture
7 7 (6.93%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (5.94%) CRM
8 6 (5.94%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (5.94%) eTOM
8 6 (5.94%) Logistics
8 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.94%) SDLC
8 6 (5.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) Java
2 6 (5.94%) SQL
3 2 (1.98%) C
4 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) CISSP
2 8 (7.92%) CCNP
2 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.93%) CISA
4 6 (5.94%) CISM
5 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) MCSE
6 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.99%) APMP
7 1 (0.99%) CLAS
7 1 (0.99%) CRISC
7 1 (0.99%) ISEB
7 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) PCI DSS
2 11 (10.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.97%) COBIT
4 2 (1.98%) MiFID
4 2 (1.98%) QA
5 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.99%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.99%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
3 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) Snort
4 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) Cisco
1 9 (8.91%) VMware
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle
3 7 (6.93%) Juniper
4 5 (4.95%) Adobe
5 4 (3.96%) HP
5 4 (3.96%) SAP
6 3 (2.97%) Citrix
7 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.98%) IBM
7 2 (1.98%) Infor
8 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.99%) F5
8 1 (0.99%) FireEye
8 1 (0.99%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.99%) IFS
8 1 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.99%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.99%) Splunk