The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Architect
Rank 557 527 532
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 36 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.080% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.087% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 20
Average daily rate
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£502 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £625 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £504 £525 £415
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +26.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -28 31 £502 -8.72% 8
London -5 10 £500 -13.04%
North West +6 8 £500 - 2
South East -13 5 £575 +4.54% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £575 -
Scotland -19 3 £450 -4.25% 1
East of England - 3 £563 -
South West - 3 £504 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £563 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £563 -
Wiltshire - 2 £531 -
City of London +11 1 £625 +20.77%
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 2
Cheltenham - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 £420 -
Leeds - 1 £500 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £540 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Woking - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (18.18%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 10 (15.15%) SAP
3 10 (15.15%) Oracle
4 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (13.64%) SOA
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
5 8 (12.12%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
6 7 (10.61%) Java
6 7 (10.61%) Banking
6 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.61%) Firewall
6 7 (10.61%) Service Management
7 6 (9.09%) VMware
7 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 6 (9.09%) Security Architecture
8 5 (7.58%) SQL
8 5 (7.58%) Windows
8 5 (7.58%) Retail
8 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
9 4 (6.06%) Migration
9 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (6.06%) JBoss
9 4 (6.06%) Citrix
9 4 (6.06%) CISSP
9 4 (6.06%) SAN
9 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) Lync
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.52%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Taleo
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) SAN
3 3 (4.55%) VLAN
3 3 (4.55%) Network Security
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
4 2 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) LDAP
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.52%) Wireless
5 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) MS Access
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.52%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JUnit
1 1 (1.52%) jMock
1 1 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Publishing
4 2 (3.03%) International Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
1 3 (4.55%) J2EE
1 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.03%) JSF
2 2 (3.03%) Java EE
2 2 (3.03%) JPA
2 2 (3.03%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) Zend Framework
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) Spring
3 1 (1.52%) JAAS
3 1 (1.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.03%) CESG
2 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Social Media
3 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.52%) GIS
3 1 (1.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Solaris
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) UNIX
3 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 9 (13.64%) SOA
3 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (12.12%) Zachman Framework
5 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.61%) Service Management
6 6 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.06%) Migration
8 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.55%) Project Management
8 3 (4.55%) Information Security
8 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.55%) Change Management
8 3 (4.55%) ITSM
8 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.55%) Release Management
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) Java
2 5 (7.58%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.52%) Perl
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) VBA
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) CISSP
3 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) CISM
4 2 (3.03%) CEH
5 1 (1.52%) CISMP
5 1 (1.52%) GIAC
5 1 (1.52%) SSCP
5 1 (1.52%) CISA
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCSP
5 1 (1.52%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.52%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) BS7799
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) vSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle
1 10 (15.15%) SAP
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) VMware
4 4 (6.06%) JBoss
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (3.03%) webMethods
6 2 (3.03%) Adobe
6 2 (3.03%) Tableau
6 2 (3.03%) Vertica
6 2 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (1.52%) Talend
7 1 (1.52%) Lumesse
7 1 (1.52%) Facebook
7 1 (1.52%) Twitter
7 1 (1.52%) HP
7 1 (1.52%) Remedy
7 1 (1.52%) McAfee
7 1 (1.52%) Primavera
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