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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Architect
Rank 559 573 515
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -58
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 43 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.060% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 17
Average daily rate
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£513 £510 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £448 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £575 £602
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 +18 42 £513 +0.49% 9
London +5 14 £575 +10.04% 8
South East +2 13 £458 -12.85%
Surrey - 6 £550 -
East of England - 6 £513 -
City of London +21 5 £450 -13.46%
West Midlands -5 5 £440 -2.27% 1
Hampshire -10 4 £365 -36.52%
Berkshire -4 3 £350 -30.00%
North West -16 3 £475 -11.21%
Southampton - 2 - -
Reading -1 1 - -
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Cheshire -7 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Harrow - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 16 (25.00%) Windows
3 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
4 12 (18.75%) Information Security
5 11 (17.19%) Manufacturing
5 11 (17.19%) TOGAF
6 9 (14.06%) VMware
6 9 (14.06%) Cisco
6 9 (14.06%) Linux
6 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
6 9 (14.06%) Security Architecture
7 8 (12.50%) Degree
7 8 (12.50%) C#
7 8 (12.50%) .NET
7 8 (12.50%) WAN
8 6 (9.38%) Retail
8 6 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (9.38%) Information Assurance
9 5 (7.81%) Network Security
9 5 (7.81%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (7.81%) SAN
9 5 (7.81%) Migration
9 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
9 5 (7.81%) LAN
9 5 (7.81%) EMC
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (7.81%) Oracle
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.25%) OO

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (6.25%) Documentum
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Agresso
1 1 (1.56%) Maximo
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.56%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.56%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
1 2 (3.13%) PaaS
1 2 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) WAN
2 5 (7.81%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) SAN
2 5 (7.81%) Network Security
3 3 (4.69%) Firewall
3 3 (4.69%) WLAN
4 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.56%) OLAP
3 1 (1.56%) OLTP
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (9.38%) Retail
4 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.13%) Military
6 2 (3.13%) Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.56%) German Language
7 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) ADO
2 4 (6.25%) XML
2 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.69%) JSP
4 2 (3.13%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) WCF
5 1 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) CESG
3 3 (4.69%) PKI
3 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.69%) RMADS
4 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.13%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) AIX
3 2 (3.13%) HPUX
3 2 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Information Security
2 11 (17.19%) TOGAF
3 9 (14.06%) Security Architecture
4 6 (9.38%) Information Assurance
5 5 (7.81%) Migration
5 5 (7.81%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (7.81%) ITIL
5 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.25%) OO
6 4 (6.25%) OOD
6 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.25%) Document Management
6 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.25%) Data Security
6 4 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.69%) Business Process Improvement
7 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) C#
2 4 (6.25%) VB
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (6.25%) CISM
3 4 (6.25%) CISSP
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) CCNP
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) CISA
5 2 (3.13%) MCP
5 2 (3.13%) CCIE
6 1 (1.56%) HND
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.69%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (4.69%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) HL7
3 1 (1.56%) DICOM
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Cisco
2 9 (14.06%) VMware
3 5 (7.81%) EMC
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 4 (6.25%) SAP
5 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 3 (4.69%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) Software AG
6 2 (3.13%) Sun
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) Dell
6 2 (3.13%) Kofax
6 2 (3.13%) Tableau
7 1 (1.56%) Intel
7 1 (1.56%) Lagan
7 1 (1.56%) Juniper
7 1 (1.56%) Ariba
7 1 (1.56%) BMC
7 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
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