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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Architect
Rank 605 577 605
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.015% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £700 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +133.33%
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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 9 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 18 September 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 -30 7 £550 -21.42% 1
London -6 5 £550 -21.42% 1
North West - 1 - -
South East - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (25.00%) Lync
5 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (25.00%) Office 365
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
7 2 (12.50%) C++

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (25.00%) Lync
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) MediaWiki
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) X.500
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) wxWidgets
2 2 (12.50%) Qt
3 1 (6.25%) XACML
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (6.25%) OAuth
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) SAML
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) iSeries
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (12.50%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) UAG
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) MIIS
2 1 (6.25%) WMI
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Blue Martini
3 2 (12.50%) hybris
4 1 (6.25%) Demandware
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) ATG