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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Architect
Rank 601 576 548
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.012% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£451 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 11 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 22 May 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 -26 6 £451 +6.00% 2
West Midlands -8 3 £451 -
Telford - 2 £451 -
Shropshire - 2 £451 -
London -10 1 £450 - 1
South East -14 1 £400 -5.88%
Ipswich - 1 £508 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £508 - 1
Reading - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £508 - 1

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (71.43%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) WebLogic
3 11 (52.38%) UNIX
3 11 (52.38%) Subversion
3 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
4 10 (47.62%) Puppet
4 10 (47.62%) Apache
4 10 (47.62%) J2EE
5 9 (42.86%) JBoss
5 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (38.10%) BEA
6 8 (38.10%) Oracle
6 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
6 8 (38.10%) Open Source
6 8 (38.10%) Confluence
6 8 (38.10%) Hudson
6 8 (38.10%) JIRA
6 8 (38.10%) Maven
7 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (33.33%) AIX
7 7 (33.33%) Solaris
7 7 (33.33%) Perl
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 7 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (23.81%) Squid

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (52.38%) WebLogic
2 10 (47.62%) Apache
3 9 (42.86%) JBoss
4 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
4 8 (38.10%) Confluence
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) NFC
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Subversion
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (38.10%) Hudson
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) Maven
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) J2EE
2 7 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Open Source
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.52%) EMV
4 2 (9.52%) Smartcard
4 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (33.33%) AIX
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
3 7 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) Information Management
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Kanban
4 2 (9.52%) Android Development
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Squid
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) BEA
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) BT
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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