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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Architect
Rank 559 535 542
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 36 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.081% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.087% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 23
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£500 £538 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £678 £770
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £426
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.16%
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -30 30 £500 -9.09% 9
North West +9 9 £500 - 1
London +6 7 £360 -37.39% 4
City of London +29 3 £438 - 2
South East -10 3 £585 +6.36%
East of England -29 3 £563 +7.14% 1
South West - 3 £504 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £563 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £563 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £585 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £585 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £435 - 3
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £420 - 2
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £540 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (18.84%) TOGAF
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Finance
3 10 (14.49%) Oracle
4 9 (13.04%) SAP
4 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.59%) Zachman Framework
5 8 (11.59%) Java
5 8 (11.59%) SOA
5 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
6 7 (10.14%) Security Architecture
6 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
6 7 (10.14%) Banking
6 7 (10.14%) VMware
6 7 (10.14%) Service Management
7 6 (8.70%) Firewall
7 6 (8.70%) SQL
8 5 (7.25%) JBoss
8 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
8 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
8 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (5.80%) Degree
9 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
9 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.80%) Change Management
9 4 (5.80%) Project Management

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) Lync
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.45%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.45%) Moodle
4 1 (1.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.45%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
1 2 (2.90%) Taleo
2 1 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) WAN
3 3 (4.35%) VLAN
3 3 (4.35%) Network Security
4 2 (2.90%) LDAP
4 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) X.500
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) JUnit
1 1 (1.45%) Lombardi
1 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.45%) jMock
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.90%) Publishing
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Front Office
6 1 (1.45%) French Language
6 1 (1.45%) German Language
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.45%) International Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
1 3 (4.35%) J2EE
2 2 (2.90%) JPA
2 2 (2.90%) JSF
2 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.90%) Java EE
2 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) SAML
3 1 (1.45%) JAAS
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.45%) Spring
3 1 (1.45%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.45%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.90%) CESG
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Tandem
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Social Media
3 1 (1.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Solaris
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Android
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) TOGAF
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (11.59%) Zachman Framework
3 8 (11.59%) SOA
3 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (10.14%) Security Architecture
4 7 (10.14%) Service Management
5 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.80%) Change Management
5 4 (5.80%) Project Management
6 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.35%) Content Management
6 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.35%) Information Security
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.35%) Release Management
7 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) PHP
3 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.45%) VBA
4 1 (1.45%) Perl
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Degree
3 4 (5.80%) CISSP
3 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) CEH
4 2 (2.90%) CISM
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CCSP
5 1 (1.45%) CISA
5 1 (1.45%) SSCP
5 1 (1.45%) GIAC
5 1 (1.45%) CRISC
5 1 (1.45%) CISMP
5 1 (1.45%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
1 2 (2.90%) COBIT
1 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) BS7799
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) vCloud
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.45%) OpenView
1 1 (1.45%) Puppet
1 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) SAP
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.14%) VMware
5 5 (7.25%) JBoss
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.90%) Tableau
8 2 (2.90%) Vertica
8 2 (2.90%) Primavera
8 2 (2.90%) Adobe
8 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) webMethods
9 1 (1.45%) Remedy
9 1 (1.45%) McAfee
9 1 (1.45%) Informatica
9 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.45%) Software AG
9 1 (1.45%) Juniper
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago