The median contractor rate for a Applications Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 515 517
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 82 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 67 54
Median daily rate £600 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £718 £667 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -8.33% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in England

Applications Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +36 36 £569 -1.08%
London +9 30 £640 +19.06% 5
West Midlands +14 6 £500 -20.00%
North West +22 4 £494 +3.94%
Yorkshire +3 2 £750 +50.00%
East of England +1 2 £488 -25.00% 2
North East -13 2 £633 +20.47%
Applications Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Applications Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 37 (21.76%) Oracle
2 35 (20.59%) Java
3 34 (20.00%) Finance
4 28 (16.47%) TOGAF
5 27 (15.88%) .NET
6 26 (15.29%) Windows
6 26 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (12.94%) Migration
9 21 (12.35%) SAP
9 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
10 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (11.18%) Web Services
12 18 (10.59%) Linux
12 18 (10.59%) SDLC
13 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 15 (8.82%) SQL
14 15 (8.82%) Project Management
14 15 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (8.24%) MS Excel
15 14 (8.24%) SOA
16 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
16 13 (7.65%) Middleware
16 13 (7.65%) QA
16 13 (7.65%) SC Cleared
16 13 (7.65%) Oracle Database
17 12 (7.06%) Banking
17 12 (7.06%) J2EE
17 12 (7.06%) ITIL
18 11 (6.47%) IBM

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 6 (3.53%) Apache
1 6 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (3.53%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.94%) JBoss
2 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.35%) Mule
4 3 (1.76%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Simulink
3 1 (0.59%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.59%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.59%) Maximo
4 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.59%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.94%) SaaS
4 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.18%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.59%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) LTE
1 5 (2.94%) Network Security
2 3 (1.76%) Firewall
2 3 (1.76%) Internet
2 3 (1.76%) IPv4
3 2 (1.18%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.18%) NFC
3 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.59%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.59%) DHCP
4 1 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.59%) GSM
4 1 (0.59%) HSPA
4 1 (0.59%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.59%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.59%) VPN
4 1 (0.59%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.53%) Big Data
4 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.35%) DB2
7 3 (1.76%) DataStax
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.18%) BODI
8 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.18%) HBase
8 2 (1.18%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.18%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.59%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Xcode
2 5 (2.94%) Android Studio
2 5 (2.94%) MSI
3 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.76%) Hudson
4 3 (1.76%) JMeter
4 3 (1.76%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.76%) Selenium
4 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.59%) JIRA
6 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (7.06%) Banking
3 11 (6.47%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Publishing
4 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.35%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Billing
6 2 (1.18%) Front Office
6 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.88%) .NET
2 19 (11.18%) Web Services
3 13 (7.65%) Middleware
4 12 (7.06%) J2EE
5 9 (5.29%) SOAP
6 8 (4.71%) CSS
6 8 (4.71%) REST
7 6 (3.53%) HTML
7 6 (3.53%) Java EE
7 6 (3.53%) RESTful
7 6 (3.53%) XML
8 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.94%) jQuery
8 5 (2.94%) Node.js
8 5 (2.94%) SAP Basis
8 5 (2.94%) Spring
9 4 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.35%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.35%) JSON
10 3 (1.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.76%) Clustering
5 3 (1.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.76%) iPad
5 3 (1.76%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.76%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.18%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.59%) EPoS
7 1 (0.59%) Fintech
7 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) PKI
7 1 (0.59%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.29%) Windows
2 18 (10.59%) Linux
3 10 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.29%) AIX
4 9 (5.29%) Android
5 7 (4.12%) HPUX
5 7 (4.12%) Solaris
6 6 (3.53%) Unix
6 6 (3.53%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.47%) TOGAF
2 23 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.94%) Migration
4 18 (10.59%) SDLC
5 15 (8.82%) Project Management
6 14 (8.24%) SOA
7 12 (7.06%) ITIL
8 11 (6.47%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.47%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.29%) Data Migration
10 9 (5.29%) DevOps
10 9 (5.29%) MVC
11 8 (4.71%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (4.71%) Software Distribution
11 8 (4.71%) Use Case
12 7 (4.12%) Microservices
12 7 (4.12%) Service Design
12 7 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.59%) Java
2 15 (8.82%) SQL
3 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.88%) C#
5 8 (4.71%) Python
6 4 (2.35%) C
6 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.76%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.76%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.18%) C++
8 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.59%) PHP
9 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.29%) Degree
4 4 (2.35%) CISSP
4 4 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.76%) CISA
5 3 (1.76%) CISM
6 1 (0.59%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.59%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.65%) QA
2 8 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.76%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.59%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.76%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.76%) Docker
3 3 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.76%) Kibana
2 3 (1.76%) logstash
3 2 (1.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.59%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (21.76%) Oracle
2 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.35%) SAP
3 11 (6.47%) IBM
4 8 (4.71%) ESRI
5 7 (4.12%) Apple
6 6 (3.53%) VMware
7 4 (2.35%) Google
8 3 (1.76%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.76%) Cisco
8 3 (1.76%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.76%) HP
8 3 (1.76%) hybris
8 3 (1.76%) Informatica
9 2 (1.18%) Adobe
9 2 (1.18%) F5
9 2 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.18%) TIBCO
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