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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 604 581 569
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 37 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.091% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.096% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 30
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £513 £513
% change year-on-year
+1.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 25 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 6 May 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 -43 31 £510 -2.85% 14
London -18 13 £488 -7.14% 5
South East -17 11 £523 -3.90% 3
Scotland -3 6 £488 -
Edinburgh -4 6 £488 -
Surrey -7 4 £458 -16.81%
West Sussex - 3 £600 - 2
Yorkshire +4 2 - - 1
East of England +4 2 £510 -0.48%
Berkshire -3 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £433 -
Ealing - 2 £450 -
Watford - 2 £510 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £510 -
City of London +37 1 £500 +11.11%
South West -1 1 £575 +1.86% 3
Manchester -9 1 - - 1
North West -13 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £575 - 1
Midlands - 1 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (20.20%) Finance
1 20 (20.20%) VMware
1 20 (20.20%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) Data Centre
3 18 (18.18%) ITIL
4 17 (17.17%) Cisco
4 17 (17.17%) TOGAF
4 17 (17.17%) Security Architecture
5 16 (16.16%) Citrix
5 16 (16.16%) Linux
6 15 (15.15%) Project Management
6 15 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
7 14 (14.14%) Information Security
7 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (13.13%) Banking
9 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (12.12%) Firewall
9 12 (12.12%) SAN
10 11 (11.11%) HP
10 11 (11.11%) Retail
10 11 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
11 10 (10.10%) CISSP
12 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.09%) WAN
12 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
12 9 (9.09%) Information Management
13 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity

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 3 (3.03%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) Captiva
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.01%) Node.js
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.01%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) IaaS
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) Firewall
1 12 (12.12%) SAN
2 9 (9.09%) WAN
3 6 (6.06%) Internet
4 5 (5.05%) Network Security
5 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.02%) LAN
6 2 (2.02%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.01%) 3G
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.01%) Intranet
7 1 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.01%) LTE
7 1 (1.01%) SSL
7 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.01%) DataStage
3 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) QlikView
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.01%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MorphX
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Banking
3 11 (11.11%) Retail
4 5 (5.05%) Legal
4 5 (5.05%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Front Office
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Billing
7 1 (1.01%) French Language
7 1 (1.01%) German Language
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) Middleware
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.01%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.01%) EJB
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) Java EE
3 1 (1.01%) JPA
3 1 (1.01%) JSP
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.01%) REST
3 1 (1.01%) SOAP
3 1 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.08%) FlexPod
3 8 (8.08%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (7.07%) Clustering
5 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.02%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.02%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) FMCG
8 1 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.01%) Life Science
8 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) RIA
8 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.20%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) Linux
3 7 (7.07%) AIX
3 7 (7.07%) HPUX
3 7 (7.07%) Solaris
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Unix
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.18%) ITIL
2 17 (17.17%) Security Architecture
2 17 (17.17%) TOGAF
3 15 (15.15%) Project Management
4 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.14%) Information Security
5 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (9.09%) Information Management
8 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (8.08%) Migration
9 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (6.06%) Service Management
10 6 (6.06%) SIEM
10 6 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
11 5 (5.05%) Security Management
11 5 (5.05%) SOA
11 5 (5.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.05%) Java
2 2 (2.02%) C#
2 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.02%) Python
2 2 (2.02%) SQL
3 1 (1.01%) C++
3 1 (1.01%) PHP
3 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.01%) Ruby
3 1 (1.01%) VB
3 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.01%) VB6
3 1 (1.01%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) CISSP
2 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) Degree
5 4 (4.04%) CISA
5 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.04%) MCSE
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.03%) CCNP
6 3 (3.03%) CLAS
7 2 (2.02%) CISM
7 2 (2.02%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.02%) GWAPT
7 2 (2.02%) OSCE
7 2 (2.02%) OSCP
7 2 (2.02%) SANS
8 1 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
8 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.02%) COBIT
4 2 (2.02%) QA
5 1 (1.01%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.01%) ISO27002
System Software
1 15 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.03%) XenServer
5 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.02%) vSphere
5 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.01%) SCOM
2 1 (1.01%) StatsD
2 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) VMware
2 17 (17.17%) Cisco
3 16 (16.16%) Citrix
4 11 (11.11%) HP
5 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.08%) IBM
7 7 (7.07%) Dell
7 7 (7.07%) Sun
8 5 (5.05%) Juniper
9 3 (3.03%) Oracle
10 2 (2.02%) CA
10 2 (2.02%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.02%) EMC
10 2 (2.02%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.02%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.02%) SAP
11 1 (1.01%) Retalix
11 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.01%) Teradata
11 1 (1.01%) TIBCO