The median contractor rate for a Applications Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Architect
UK
Rank 494 543 536
Rank change year-on-year +49 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 99 101 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 49
Median daily rate £550 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £668 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £531 £475
% change year-on-year -8.23% +11.84%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +21 88 £600 +11.62% 8
South East +44 38 £550 -4.34%
London +22 32 £640 +19.06% 4
Hampshire +21 12 £531 +6.10%
Southampton - 11 £474 -
Berkshire +26 10 £600 +2.12%
Wales - 10 £296 -
South Wales - 9 £293 -
Cardiff - 9 £293 -
North West +23 6 £500 -11.11%
West Midlands +13 6 £500 -20.00%
Surrey - 6 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £550 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £550 -
Slough - 4 £600 -
Manchester +11 3 £494 -12.22%
City of London +2 3 £625 -1.96% 1
Lancashire +17 2 £535 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £750 +50.00%
East of England 0 2 £488 -25.00% 2
Preston -1 2 £535 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 2 £633 +20.47%
North East -11 2 £633 +20.47%
Tyne and Wear -12 2 £633 +20.47%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £488 - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £488 - 1
Cheshire +27 1 - -
Scotland +21 1 £450 - 1

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 39 (20.74%) Java
1 39 (20.74%) Oracle
2 35 (18.62%) Finance
3 30 (15.96%) .NET
4 29 (15.43%) TOGAF
4 29 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (13.83%) Web Services
5 26 (13.83%) Windows
6 24 (12.77%) SOA
6 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (12.23%) Migration
8 22 (11.70%) SAP
8 22 (11.70%) Microsoft
9 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (10.11%) Linux
11 18 (9.57%) Security Cleared
11 18 (9.57%) SDLC
12 17 (9.04%) Project Management
13 16 (8.51%) SQL
13 16 (8.51%) Degree
13 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (7.98%) Use Case
14 15 (7.98%) JavaScript
14 15 (7.98%) UML
14 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
15 13 (6.91%) ITIL
15 13 (6.91%) Middleware
15 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
15 13 (6.91%) QA
15 13 (6.91%) Banking

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (3.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.19%) Apache
2 6 (3.19%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.66%) JBoss
3 5 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.13%) Mule
5 3 (1.60%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.06%) CMS
6 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) CICS
7 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) Simulink
3 1 (0.53%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.53%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.53%) Maximo
4 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.53%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.19%) SaaS
4 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.06%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.66%) LTE
1 5 (2.66%) Network Security
2 3 (1.60%) Firewall
2 3 (1.60%) Internet
2 3 (1.60%) IPv4
3 2 (1.06%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.06%) NFC
3 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.53%) DHCP
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) GSM
4 1 (0.53%) HSPA
4 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.91%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.72%) Big Data
5 6 (3.19%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.66%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.13%) DB2
8 3 (1.60%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.60%) DataStax
8 3 (1.60%) HBase
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.06%) BODI
9 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.06%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.06%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Xcode
2 5 (2.66%) Android Studio
2 5 (2.66%) MSI
3 4 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.60%) Hudson
4 3 (1.60%) JMeter
4 3 (1.60%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.60%) Selenium
4 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (18.62%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Banking
3 11 (5.85%) Retail
4 5 (2.66%) Publishing
4 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.13%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Billing
6 2 (1.06%) Front Office
6 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.96%) .NET
2 26 (13.83%) Web Services
3 13 (6.91%) Middleware
4 12 (6.38%) J2EE
5 9 (4.79%) SOAP
6 8 (4.26%) CSS
6 8 (4.26%) REST
7 6 (3.19%) HTML
7 6 (3.19%) Java EE
7 6 (3.19%) RESTful
7 6 (3.19%) XML
8 5 (2.66%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.66%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.66%) jQuery
8 5 (2.66%) Node.js
8 5 (2.66%) SAP Basis
8 5 (2.66%) Spring
9 4 (2.13%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.13%) JSON
10 3 (1.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.13%) NHS
6 3 (1.60%) Clustering
6 3 (1.60%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.60%) iPad
6 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.06%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) EPoS
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.83%) Windows
2 19 (10.11%) Linux
3 10 (5.32%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.79%) AIX
4 9 (4.79%) Android
5 7 (3.72%) HPUX
5 7 (3.72%) Solaris
6 6 (3.19%) Unix
6 6 (3.19%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.66%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.43%) TOGAF
2 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.77%) SOA
3 23 (12.23%) Migration
4 18 (9.57%) SDLC
5 17 (9.04%) Project Management
6 15 (7.98%) UML
6 15 (7.98%) Use Case
7 13 (6.91%) ITIL
8 11 (5.85%) E-Commerce
8 11 (5.85%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.32%) DevOps
9 10 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.79%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.79%) MVC
11 8 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (4.26%) Microservices
11 8 (4.26%) OO
11 8 (4.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.74%) Java
2 16 (8.51%) SQL
3 15 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.32%) C#
5 8 (4.26%) Python
6 4 (2.13%) C
6 4 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.60%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.60%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.06%) C++
8 2 (1.06%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.53%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.51%) Degree
3 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.13%) CISSP
4 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.60%) CISA
5 3 (1.60%) CISM
6 1 (0.53%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.53%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) QA
2 8 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.13%) HL7
4 3 (1.60%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.53%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.60%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.60%) Docker
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.06%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.79%) SCCM
2 3 (1.60%) Kibana
2 3 (1.60%) logstash
3 2 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.53%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (20.74%) Oracle
2 22 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.70%) SAP
3 12 (6.38%) IBM
4 8 (4.26%) ESRI
5 7 (3.72%) Apple
6 6 (3.19%) VMware
7 4 (2.13%) Google
7 4 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.60%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco
8 3 (1.60%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.60%) HP
8 3 (1.60%) hybris
8 3 (1.60%) Informatica
8 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.06%) Adobe
9 2 (1.06%) F5
9 2 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.06%) TIBCO
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