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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Architect
UK
Rank 574 613 588
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 8 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.028% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.029% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
Median daily rate £525 £550 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £438
% change year-on-year
- +25.71%
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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

Platform Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 3 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 21 January 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 +16 8 £525 -4.54% 2
London +13 8 £525 -12.50% 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £563 -

Platform Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 11 (40.74%) DevOps
2 10 (37.04%) Banking
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) MuleSoft
3 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (29.63%) REST
4 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (22.22%) PaaS
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) JSON
5 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
5 5 (18.52%) Spring
5 5 (18.52%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (18.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
6 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (14.81%) Puppet
6 4 (14.81%) OAuth
6 4 (14.81%) Mule
6 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) SOAP
6 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.81%) CA
6 4 (14.81%) Apigee
7 3 (11.11%) Adobe

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 5 (18.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (14.81%) Mule
3 3 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (11.11%) CMS
4 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.70%) Confluence
5 1 (3.70%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) PaaS
3 3 (11.11%) IaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Boomi
4 2 (7.41%) iPaaS
5 1 (3.70%) CloudBees
5 1 (3.70%) GitHub
5 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.70%) Google Drive
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (37.04%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) REST
2 5 (18.52%) JSON
2 5 (18.52%) Spring
3 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.81%) OAuth
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
4 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (11.11%) Middleware
4 3 (11.11%) Velocity
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) JDBC
5 2 (7.41%) JMS
5 2 (7.41%) Spring Boot
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) WebSockets
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) Node.js
6 1 (3.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) DevOps
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Microservices
5 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) B2B
6 2 (7.41%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Android Development
7 1 (3.70%) ATDD
7 1 (3.70%) BDD
7 1 (3.70%) High Availability
7 1 (3.70%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.70%) Kanban
7 1 (3.70%) Open Source
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (14.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) MuleSoft
2 5 (18.52%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (14.81%) Apigee
3 4 (14.81%) CA
4 3 (11.11%) Adobe
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Teradata
4 3 (11.11%) Vertica
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Informatica
5 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) SnapLogic
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) Mashery
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat