The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Architect
Rank 594 574 598
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.002% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£498 £638 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.96% +34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £638 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £638 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 6 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 20 August 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
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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 -21 7 £498 -21.96%
London +18 5 £498 -21.96%
City of London +32 1 £525 -17.64%
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
5 2 (15.38%) Blue Martini
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Lync

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) Lync
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) Qt
2 2 (15.38%) wxWidgets
3 1 (7.69%) OAuth
3 1 (7.69%) XACML
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) iSeries
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
1 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) WMI
2 1 (7.69%) MIIS
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Blue Martini
3 2 (15.38%) hybris
4 1 (7.69%) Demandware
4 1 (7.69%) ATG
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus