Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 704 706
Rank change year-on-year -27 +2 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 158 183 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 128 142
UK median daily rate £525 £519 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% -9.09%
10th Percentile £405 £400 £399
90th Percentile £746 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Top 15 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +23 152 £545 +3.81% 9
UK excluding London +1 79 £525 +5.00% 5
London +4 78 £558 -3.04% 4
South East +10 21 £550 +10.00% 2
North of England +48 20 £500 +21.95% 2
South West +20 16 £540 -1.82%
Midlands +15 15 £525 -4.55% 1
North West +23 14 £513 -6.82% 1
West Midlands +41 12 £488 +6.85% 1
Yorkshire +22 4 £500 +11.23%
Scotland -5 4 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands -9 3 £600 +9.09%
North East +54 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £380 -
East of England -25 1 £475 -

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 36 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.62%) Java
3 30 (18.99%) Security Cleared
4 27 (17.09%) Finance
5 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (15.19%) SOA
7 23 (14.56%) Microsoft
8 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
9 21 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (13.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (12.03%) Migration
10 19 (12.03%) Oracle
11 18 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (11.39%) Microservices
12 17 (10.76%) REST
12 17 (10.76%) CRM
13 16 (10.13%) Data Modelling
13 16 (10.13%) Web Services
13 16 (10.13%) TOGAF
13 16 (10.13%) DevOps
14 15 (9.49%) PaaS
14 15 (9.49%) Middleware
15 14 (8.86%) Project Management
15 14 (8.86%) Scrum
15 14 (8.86%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (7.59%) ERP
17 12 (7.59%) Degree
17 12 (7.59%) QA
18 11 (6.96%) Banking

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (3.80%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (3.80%) Confluence
2 5 (3.16%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.53%) JBoss
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.90%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (1.27%) Mule
5 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.90%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.27%) Maximo
5 1 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.63%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (9.49%) PaaS
4 8 (5.06%) IaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Boomi
5 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.90%) GitHub
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.63%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.63%) npm
7 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.16%) LTE
2 3 (1.90%) GSM
2 3 (1.90%) HSPA
2 3 (1.90%) LAN
2 3 (1.90%) Tactical Data Link
2 3 (1.90%) VoLTE
2 3 (1.90%) VoWiFi
2 3 (1.90%) WAN
2 3 (1.90%) WCDMA
3 2 (1.27%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) Network Security
4 1 (0.63%) 3G
4 1 (0.63%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) NFC
4 1 (0.63%) Skype
4 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.90%) DataStax
3 3 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.63%) HBase
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) JIRA
2 5 (3.16%) Android Studio
2 5 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.16%) Xcode
3 4 (2.53%) Maven
4 3 (1.90%) Hudson
5 2 (1.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) Ant
6 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.63%) Gradle
6 1 (0.63%) Grunt
6 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.63%) JUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.63%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 27 (17.09%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Banking
3 7 (4.43%) Publishing
4 5 (3.16%) Back Office
4 5 (3.16%) Billing
4 5 (3.16%) Front Office
4 5 (3.16%) Marketing
5 4 (2.53%) Law
5 4 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (2.53%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.90%) Local Government
6 3 (1.90%) Military
7 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.76%) REST
2 16 (10.13%) Web Services
3 15 (9.49%) Middleware
4 10 (6.33%) HTML
5 9 (5.70%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.70%) SOAP
6 8 (5.06%) HTML5
6 8 (5.06%) XML
7 6 (3.80%) .NET
7 6 (3.80%) Spring
8 5 (3.16%) Kafka
8 5 (3.16%) RESTful
9 4 (2.53%) CSS
9 4 (2.53%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.53%) JSON
9 4 (2.53%) Node.js
10 3 (1.90%) Ajax
10 3 (1.90%) J2EE
10 3 (1.90%) Java EE
10 3 (1.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.53%) FMCG
4 4 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.53%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.90%) CESG
5 3 (1.90%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) Android
1 7 (4.43%) Unix
2 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.16%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) AIX
3 2 (1.27%) Windows
3 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.19%) SOA
3 21 (13.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 19 (12.03%) Migration
5 18 (11.39%) Microservices
5 18 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (10.76%) CRM
7 16 (10.13%) Data Modelling
7 16 (10.13%) DevOps
7 16 (10.13%) TOGAF
8 14 (8.86%) Project Management
8 14 (8.86%) Scrum
9 12 (7.59%) ERP
10 10 (6.33%) Service Design
10 10 (6.33%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (5.70%) Data Migration
12 8 (5.06%) Asset Management
12 8 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.62%) Java
2 11 (6.96%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.43%) SQL
4 5 (3.16%) C
4 5 (3.16%) C#
4 5 (3.16%) C++
5 3 (1.90%) Apple Swift
5 3 (1.90%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.27%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) ABAP
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.59%) Degree
4 7 (4.43%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) CISA
5 4 (2.53%) CISM
5 4 (2.53%) CISSP
6 3 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.63%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.63%) CISMP
7 1 (0.63%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.59%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) FedRAMP
2 3 (1.90%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) COBIT
3 2 (1.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Docker
2 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.90%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.27%) Xen
5 1 (0.63%) HDFS
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Kibana
1 3 (1.90%) logstash
2 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.27%) AppDNA
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.03%) Oracle
3 9 (5.70%) Citrix
4 8 (5.06%) SAP
5 7 (4.43%) MuleSoft
6 6 (3.80%) Apple
7 5 (3.16%) Cognos
7 5 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.53%) Calypso
8 4 (2.53%) VMware
9 3 (1.90%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.90%) IBM
9 3 (1.90%) Informatica
10 2 (1.27%) Adobe
10 2 (1.27%) Altiris
10 2 (1.27%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.27%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.63%) Google
11 1 (0.63%) HP
11 1 (0.63%) Siebel