The first table below looks at the demand for the Platform 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 Platform Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Architect
Rank 598 550 589
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £398 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% -43.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Platform Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Platform Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 5 £425 +6.71%
London -36 2 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Platform 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 Platform Architect in their job title.

1 10 (45.45%) WebLogic
1 10 (45.45%) Apache
1 10 (45.45%) AIX
1 10 (45.45%) Solaris
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Squid
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
3 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (36.36%) F5
3 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) J2EE
3 8 (36.36%) Internet
4 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
8 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) UNIX
9 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (4.55%) Perl
9 1 (4.55%) SQL
9 1 (4.55%) IBM

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Platform 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 Platform Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) WebLogic
1 10 (45.45%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
3 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (36.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) HBase
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) AIX
1 10 (45.45%) Solaris
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Scrum
2 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Parallel Computing
4 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Squid
2 1 (4.55%) Varnish
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) F5
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Martini
4 1 (4.55%) IBM