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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Architect
Rank 549 567 505
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -62
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 37 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.048% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.052% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 21
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£500 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £440 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £500 £550
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -9.09%
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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 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 1 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 +6 36 £500 - 5
South East -12 12 £458 -12.85%
London +12 11 £525 +7.69% 3
East of England - 7 £513 - 1
Surrey - 6 £550 -
City of London +24 5 £450 -5.26%
Hampshire -5 3 £365 -36.52%
West Midlands -5 3 £440 -2.27% 1
Berkshire -9 3 £350 -30.00%
North West -18 2 £475 -3.55%
Reading +1 1 - -
Cheshire -5 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Malmesbury - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 (29.03%) Finance
2 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.81%) Windows
4 11 (17.74%) TOGAF
4 11 (17.74%) Security Architecture
4 11 (17.74%) Information Security
4 11 (17.74%) Manufacturing
5 9 (14.52%) VMware
5 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
5 9 (14.52%) Linux
5 9 (14.52%) Cisco
6 8 (12.90%) WAN
6 8 (12.90%) C#
6 8 (12.90%) .NET
7 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.29%) Degree
8 6 (9.68%) Retail
8 6 (9.68%) Oracle
9 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.06%) LAN
9 5 (8.06%) EMC
9 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (8.06%) SAN
9 5 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (8.06%) Migration
9 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
9 5 (8.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (8.06%) Network Security
9 5 (8.06%) Cyber Security
10 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.45%) Documentum
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) SAS
2 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Maximo
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) IaaS
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
1 2 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) WAN
2 5 (8.06%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) SAN
2 5 (8.06%) Network Security
3 3 (4.84%) WLAN
3 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.23%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) Wireless
5 1 (1.61%) DMZ
5 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) OLAP
4 1 (1.61%) OLTP
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.68%) Retail
4 5 (8.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Military
6 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.61%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.45%) ADO
2 4 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) JSP
4 1 (1.61%) WCF
4 1 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) PKI
3 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) RMADS
5 1 (1.61%) Open Source
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) UNIX
3 2 (3.23%) AIX
3 2 (3.23%) HPUX
3 2 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) TOGAF
1 11 (17.74%) Security Architecture
1 11 (17.74%) Information Security
2 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (8.06%) Migration
3 5 (8.06%) Cyber Security
4 4 (6.45%) Information Assurance
4 4 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 4 (6.45%) Data Security
4 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.45%) Document Management
4 4 (6.45%) OOD
4 4 (6.45%) OO
4 4 (6.45%) ITIL
5 3 (4.84%) UML
5 3 (4.84%) ERP
5 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (6.45%) VB
3 2 (3.23%) C
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (6.45%) CISM
3 4 (6.45%) CISSP
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) CISA
5 2 (3.23%) CCIE
5 2 (3.23%) CCNP
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (1.61%) HND
6 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) COBIT
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) HL7
3 1 (1.61%) DICOM
3 1 (1.61%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) VMware
2 9 (14.52%) Cisco
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 5 (8.06%) EMC
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix
5 4 (6.45%) SAP
6 3 (4.84%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) Tableau
7 2 (3.23%) BMC
7 2 (3.23%) Kofax
7 2 (3.23%) Sun
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) Dell
7 2 (3.23%) Software AG
8 1 (1.61%) Sybase
8 1 (1.61%) Juniper
8 1 (1.61%) Ariba
8 1 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.61%) Motorola
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