Period
to 30 March 2020

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £628 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Architect
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 710 720
Rank change year-on-year +151 +10 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 119 127 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 89 104
Median daily rate £628 £550 £548
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% +0.42% -0.41%
10th Percentile £505 £450 £455
90th Percentile £794 £713 £754
UK median daily rate £628 £550 £540
% change year-on-year +14.09% +1.85% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 53,084 84,283 89,069
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.75% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,204 56,411 59,170
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £243 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,224 2,527 2,715
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.89 £48.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £18.63
% change year-on-year +7.76% -0.38% +0.70%

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Applications Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Applications Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Applications Architect in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Applications Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +162 69 £700 +16.67% 7
South East +91 22 £520 -5.45% 4
South West +18 10 £723 +31.36% 2
North of England +57 9 £525 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire +50 7 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England +42 6 £580 +10.48% 3
West Midlands +60 3 - - 1
Midlands +53 3 - - 1
North West +30 1 - - 1
North East +11 1 - - 1
Applications Architect
UK

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, Applications Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 60 (50.42%) Azure
2 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (34.45%) AWS
4 39 (32.77%) SQL
5 36 (30.25%) SQL Server
5 36 (30.25%) XML
6 35 (29.41%) Java
7 32 (26.89%) JSON
8 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
8 31 (26.05%) Oracle
9 30 (25.21%) Waterfall
10 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
10 26 (21.85%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (21.85%) Hibernate
10 26 (21.85%) MuleSoft
11 25 (21.01%) JBoss
12 24 (20.17%) WebLogic
12 24 (20.17%) PL/SQL
12 24 (20.17%) RabbitMQ
12 24 (20.17%) REST
12 24 (20.17%) Apache Camel
13 23 (19.33%) Sybase
13 23 (19.33%) T-SQL
13 23 (19.33%) MQSeries
13 23 (19.33%) Red Hat
13 23 (19.33%) ActiveMQ
13 23 (19.33%) Red Hat Fuse
14 22 (18.49%) MSMQ
14 22 (18.49%) Axway
14 22 (18.49%) JIRA

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (21.01%) JBoss
2 24 (20.17%) WebLogic
3 23 (19.33%) MQSeries
3 23 (19.33%) Red Hat Fuse
4 21 (17.65%) Confluence
5 4 (3.36%) CMS
6 3 (2.52%) IIS
6 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.84%) Jetty
8 1 (0.84%) Mule
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 60 (50.42%) Azure
2 41 (34.45%) AWS
3 8 (6.72%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (3.36%) Serverless
5 3 (2.52%) GCP
5 3 (2.52%) IaaS
5 3 (2.52%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) Office 365
7 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.84%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.84%) GitHub
7 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.25%) SQL Server
2 26 (21.85%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.04%) MySQL
5 4 (3.36%) Big Data
5 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.52%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.52%) Neo4j
6 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (18.49%) JIRA
2 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.68%) Gradle
4 2 (1.68%) Hudson
4 2 (1.68%) Maven
5 1 (0.84%) Ant
5 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.84%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.84%) FishEye
5 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.84%) JUnit
5 1 (0.84%) Leiningen
5 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.84%) Poseidon for UML
5 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.04%) Marketing
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
4 3 (2.52%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Law
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.25%) XML
2 32 (26.89%) JSON
3 26 (21.85%) Hibernate
4 24 (20.17%) Apache Camel
4 24 (20.17%) RabbitMQ
4 24 (20.17%) REST
5 23 (19.33%) ActiveMQ
6 22 (18.49%) MSMQ
7 17 (14.29%) Web Services
8 12 (10.08%) HTML
9 11 (9.24%) .NET
9 11 (9.24%) CSS
10 7 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
10 7 (5.88%) SOAP
10 7 (5.88%) Spring
11 6 (5.04%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.20%) HTML5
12 5 (4.20%) Middleware
12 5 (4.20%) React
12 5 (4.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.52%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.52%) PKI
5 3 (2.52%) User Experience
6 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.84%) CMDB
7 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.84%) DataPower
7 1 (0.84%) Derivative
7 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.84%) Life Science
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.20%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Android
2 3 (2.52%) Linux
2 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.68%) CentOS
3 2 (1.68%) Debian
3 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) Waterfall
3 15 (12.61%) Microservices
4 13 (10.92%) Migration
5 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (9.24%) CRM
7 10 (8.40%) SDLC
8 9 (7.56%) Project Management
9 8 (6.72%) DevOps
10 7 (5.88%) Architectural Design
10 7 (5.88%) Data Architecture
10 7 (5.88%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.88%) MVC
10 7 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.88%) Technology Roadmap
11 6 (5.04%) API Design
11 6 (5.04%) SOA
11 6 (5.04%) UML
12 5 (4.20%) Data Integration
12 5 (4.20%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.77%) SQL
2 35 (29.41%) Java
3 24 (20.17%) PL/SQL
4 23 (19.33%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.72%) C#
7 7 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (3.36%) C++
9 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.68%) Ruby
9 2 (1.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.84%) Clojure
10 1 (0.84%) ClojureScript
10 1 (0.84%) Groovy
10 1 (0.84%) Java 9
10 1 (0.84%) Perl
10 1 (0.84%) Solidity
10 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) GxP
2 1 (0.84%) GDPR
2 1 (0.84%) GMP
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) PingFederate
3 1 (0.84%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) Salt
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (26.05%) Oracle
2 26 (21.85%) MuleSoft
3 23 (19.33%) Red Hat
3 23 (19.33%) Sybase
4 22 (18.49%) Axway
5 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
6 13 (10.92%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (5.88%) SAP
8 4 (3.36%) Splunk
9 3 (2.52%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.52%) BMC
9 3 (2.52%) Google
9 3 (2.52%) VMware
10 2 (1.68%) IBM
10 2 (1.68%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.84%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.84%) Pardot
11 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.84%) Talend