The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Platform Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Architect
Rank 639 665 609
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 21 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.016% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.017% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 2
Median daily rate £602 £450 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £338 £476
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £491 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £463 -
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Platform Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Platform Architect in the job title.

Platform Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK.

Platform Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Platform Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Platform Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
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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 -2 21 £602 +33.72% 3
London +14 13 £616 +64.26% 3
South East +7 7 £535 -
Middlesex -3 4 £535 -
Feltham - 4 £616 -
City of London +51 2 £850 - 1
Leeds - 1 £700 -
Yorkshire - 1 £700 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £700 -
Surrey - 1 £625 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £370 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £625 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £370 -

Platform Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Platform 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 Platform Architect in the job title.

1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
1 10 (32.26%) AngularJS
1 10 (32.26%) ServiceNow
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) Content Management
3 7 (22.58%) CMDB
3 7 (22.58%) CMS
3 7 (22.58%) Analytics
3 7 (22.58%) User Experience
3 7 (22.58%) Translating Business Requirements
3 7 (22.58%) Portfolio Management
3 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
5 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 4 (12.90%) Unix
6 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 3 (9.68%) Reuters
7 3 (9.68%) Bloomberg
7 3 (9.68%) AIX
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) DNS
7 3 (9.68%) IBM

Platform 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 7 (22.58%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (6.45%) Google App Engine
3 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (6.45%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) PaaS
3 2 (6.45%) Route 53
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.45%) BigQuery
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
3 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) OLTP
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) AngularJS
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) LAMP
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) CMDB
1 7 (22.58%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Robotics
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Semantic Web
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Unix
4 3 (9.68%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Analytics
2 7 (22.58%) Content Management
2 7 (22.58%) Portfolio Management
2 7 (22.58%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (16.13%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) High Availability
4 3 (9.68%) Low Latency
4 3 (9.68%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Open Source
6 1 (3.23%) Robotic Automation
6 1 (3.23%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.23%) Use Case
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) ServiceNow
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) Bloomberg
5 3 (9.68%) Dell
5 3 (9.68%) Hortonworks
5 3 (9.68%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 3 (9.68%) Reuters
6 2 (6.45%) Google
6 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (6.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.23%) hybris
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
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