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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Architect
Rank 585 586 552
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 45 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.053% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.058% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 27
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £48.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - £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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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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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 +9 44 £500 +5.26% 6
West Midlands +18 13 £550 +22.22%
London 0 13 £463 +15.98% 4
South East -7 7 £513 -12.39% 1
Warwickshire +12 5 £550 +10.00%
Birmingham +10 5 £550 +37.50%
East of England +6 4 £350 -37.77%
South West -7 3 - -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £406 -30.55%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £406 -30.55%
Yorkshire -24 3 - - 1
Sheffield - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Berkshire -1 2 £600 - 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £600 -
Essex - 2 £320 -
City of London +10 1 £525 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - -
Cambridge -6 1 - -
Gloucestershire -7 1 - -
Scotland -8 1 - -
North West -36 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Crawley - 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 26 (28.26%) TOGAF
2 24 (26.09%) Finance
3 17 (18.48%) Security Architecture
4 16 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.22%) Information Security
7 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
8 12 (13.04%) Windows
8 12 (13.04%) Banking
9 11 (11.96%) SOA
9 11 (11.96%) Project Management
10 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
11 9 (9.78%) Retail
11 9 (9.78%) Java
11 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.78%) UML
12 8 (8.70%) C#
12 8 (8.70%) .NET
12 8 (8.70%) CISSP
13 7 (7.61%) VMware
13 7 (7.61%) Oracle
13 7 (7.61%) Linux
13 7 (7.61%) Network Security
13 7 (7.61%) SDLC
14 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
14 6 (6.52%) Degree
14 6 (6.52%) XML
14 6 (6.52%) ITIL
14 6 (6.52%) CISM
14 6 (6.52%) Firewall

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (4.35%) Documentum
2 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.09%) Agresso
3 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.09%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.09%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Network Security
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
3 4 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (3.26%) LAN
4 3 (3.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.26%) SAN
4 3 (3.26%) Intranet
5 2 (2.17%) VPN
5 2 (2.17%) Extranet
5 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.09%) VLAN
6 1 (1.09%) DNS
6 1 (1.09%) DHCP
6 1 (1.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 24 (26.09%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Banking
3 9 (9.78%) Retail
4 5 (5.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.26%) Law
5 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Military
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) International Banking
7 1 (1.09%) German Language
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (1.09%) Automotive
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) .NET
2 6 (6.52%) XML
3 4 (4.35%) ADO
3 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.26%) J2EE
4 3 (3.26%) JSP
5 2 (2.17%) Middleware
6 1 (1.09%) Spring
6 1 (1.09%) HTML
6 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.09%) JSON
6 1 (1.09%) WCF
6 1 (1.09%) Django
6 1 (1.09%) RESTful
6 1 (1.09%) HTML5
6 1 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) PKI
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.35%) CESG
4 3 (3.26%) RMADS
4 3 (3.26%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) IVR
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) CMDB
5 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.17%) Frameworx
5 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.17%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) TOGAF
2 17 (18.48%) Security Architecture
3 16 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (15.22%) Information Security
6 11 (11.96%) Project Management
6 11 (11.96%) SOA
7 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.78%) UML
8 7 (7.61%) SDLC
9 6 (6.52%) ITIL
10 5 (5.43%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.43%) Information Assurance
10 5 (5.43%) SIEM
11 4 (4.35%) SABSA
11 4 (4.35%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (4.35%) Content Management
11 4 (4.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) Java
2 8 (8.70%) C#
3 4 (4.35%) C
3 4 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby
4 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.09%) Scala
4 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) CISSP
2 6 (6.52%) CISM
2 6 (6.52%) Degree
3 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.26%) CISA
5 2 (2.17%) MCP
5 2 (2.17%) HND
5 2 (2.17%) GWAPT
5 2 (2.17%) OSCP
5 2 (2.17%) OSCE
6 1 (1.09%) MCSE
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) ACCA
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) COBIT
2 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.26%) CESG Infosec
2 3 (3.26%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.09%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
1 1 (1.09%) SCOM
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
1 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) VMware
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) EMC
5 3 (3.26%) Intel
5 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.17%) Software AG
6 2 (2.17%) Kofax
7 1 (1.09%) Juniper
7 1 (1.09%) NetApp
7 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.09%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.09%) Remedy
7 1 (1.09%) Teradata
7 1 (1.09%) Capita
7 1 (1.09%) F5
7 1 (1.09%) Splunk
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix
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Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day depending on experience
Posted: 55 minutes ago