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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Architect
Rank 594 579 575
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£450 £498 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 2 July 2015.

Platform Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 8 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 2 July 2015. 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 -13 9 £450 -9.54%
East of England - 4 £463 -
Ipswich - 4 £463 -
Suffolk - 4 £463 -
London +1 3 £375 -24.62%
Middlesex - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
City of London -4 1 - -

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) Puppet
5 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
5 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
5 5 (26.32%) Server Hardening
5 5 (26.32%) Client/Server
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Information Management
6 4 (21.05%) Subversion
6 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
6 4 (21.05%) Open Source
6 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (15.79%) Hudson
7 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
7 3 (15.79%) Eucalyptus
7 3 (15.79%) IaaS
7 3 (15.79%) vSphere

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (15.79%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) Eucalyptus
2 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
3 2 (10.53%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
1 3 (15.79%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) NFC
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Hudson
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Client/Server
1 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (10.53%) EMV
4 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
4 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 3 (15.79%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Information Management
1 5 (26.32%) Server Hardening
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps
2 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 4 (21.05%) User Stories
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Kanban
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Android Development
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) C
2 2 (10.53%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.53%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) EMC
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) BEA
2 3 (15.79%) CA
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) BT