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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Architect
UK
Rank 557 593 581
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 44 43 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.084% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.088% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 19
Median daily rate £563 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £405 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £875 £643 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £57.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £63.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +57.50%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +15 41 £563 +25.00% 10
London +14 14 £613 +36.11% 3
South East +27 12 £463 -7.50% 3
East of England +1 9 £463 -21.27%
Berkshire - 7 £425 - 1
Norfolk +9 4 £886 +50.85%
Hampshire +10 3 £500 - 1
Essex -3 3 £350 -
Yorkshire +21 2 £413 -13.15%
West Yorkshire +14 2 £413 -13.15%
Reading - 2 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +19 1 £475 -5.00%
Scotland +16 1 £475 -5.00%
North West +13 1 - - 1
Manchester +10 1 - - 1
Bradford +9 1 £375 -21.05%
Basingstoke +9 1 £413 -
West Midlands +8 1 £475 +20.25% 1
City of London 0 1 £700 -12.50% 1
South West -3 1 £680 +64.84% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £575 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £588 -
Castleford - 1 £450 -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 26 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 21 (23.08%) SOA
3 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 13 (14.29%) Java
6 12 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.09%) Windows
7 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.09%) Data Architecture
7 11 (12.09%) Analytics
7 11 (12.09%) Degree
8 10 (10.99%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (10.99%) Big Data
8 10 (10.99%) Open Source
8 10 (10.99%) .NET
8 10 (10.99%) J2EE
8 10 (10.99%) Oracle
8 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.89%) Oracle Database
9 9 (9.89%) Web Services
9 9 (9.89%) UML
9 9 (9.89%) OO
9 9 (9.89%) Legal
9 9 (9.89%) Banking
9 9 (9.89%) CISSP
9 9 (9.89%) Big Data Analytics
9 9 (9.89%) Data Analytics
9 9 (9.89%) Marketing

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 8 (8.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) JBoss
3 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.10%) Akamai
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.10%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) SMS
2 5 (5.49%) Firewall
3 4 (4.40%) WAN
4 3 (3.30%) LAN
4 3 (3.30%) MPLS
4 3 (3.30%) Network Security
4 3 (3.30%) VPN
5 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.20%) VoIP
6 1 (1.10%) DNS
6 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.10%) Internet
6 1 (1.10%) IPsec
6 1 (1.10%) PSTN
6 1 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.10%) SAN
6 1 (1.10%) Skype
6 1 (1.10%) SNMP
6 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) Big Data
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.20%) QlikView
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.10%) HBase
6 1 (1.10%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.10%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Legal
2 9 (9.89%) Marketing
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.10%) French Language
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) .NET
1 10 (10.99%) J2EE
2 9 (9.89%) Web Services
3 5 (5.49%) XML
4 3 (3.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.20%) HTML5
5 2 (2.20%) Middleware
5 2 (2.20%) REST
5 2 (2.20%) SOAP
6 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.10%) Java EE
6 1 (1.10%) JSF
6 1 (1.10%) JSON
6 1 (1.10%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.10%) WCF
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (1.10%) WinForms
6 1 (1.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Social Media
1 8 (8.79%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Equities
3 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) EPoS
4 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.10%) PKI
4 1 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.09%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.30%) Unix
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Android
5 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 21 (23.08%) SOA
3 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.09%) Analytics
6 11 (12.09%) Data Architecture
7 10 (10.99%) Open Source
7 10 (10.99%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (9.89%) Big Data Analytics
8 9 (9.89%) Data Analytics
8 9 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (9.89%) OO
8 9 (9.89%) UML
8 9 (9.89%) Zachman Framework
9 7 (7.69%) SDLC
9 7 (7.69%) Security Architecture
9 7 (7.69%) Security Management
9 7 (7.69%) Security Operations
10 6 (6.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) C#
3 1 (1.10%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) CISSP
4 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) CISA
5 2 (2.20%) GIAC
5 2 (2.20%) ISEB
5 2 (2.20%) ISSAP
5 2 (2.20%) SANS
6 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.10%) CEH
6 1 (1.10%) CISM
6 1 (1.10%) CISMP
6 1 (1.10%) CITP
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.30%) PA-DSS
3 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) MiFID
4 1 (1.10%) COBIT
4 1 (1.10%) GDPR
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Snort
2 2 (2.20%) vSphere
3 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.10%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) HDFS
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) vRealize
2 1 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.10%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle
2 8 (8.79%) Adobe
2 8 (8.79%) Splunk
3 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.49%) VMware
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco
4 4 (4.40%) SAP
5 3 (3.30%) Gemalto
5 3 (3.30%) Kaspersky
5 3 (3.30%) NetApp
5 3 (3.30%) Tripwire
6 2 (2.20%) F5
6 2 (2.20%) IBM
6 2 (2.20%) Intel
6 2 (2.20%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.10%) Citrix
7 1 (1.10%) HP
7 1 (1.10%) PTC
7 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago