The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 547 539
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 80 107 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 57
Median daily rate £520 £490 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £600 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 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 27 June 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 -5 74 £525 +7.41% 11
London 0 26 £558 +27.42% 4
South East +10 15 £494 -1.20% 3
North West +24 13 £525 +10.52% 1
South West +9 11 £483 -19.58% 1
Hampshire - 9 £507 - 1
Lancashire +12 8 £525 -6.66%
Preston -13 7 £513 -8.88%
West Midlands +18 6 - -
Birmingham - 6 - -
Wiltshire +2 5 £450 -25.00%
Cardiff - 5 £380 -
Bristol - 5 £563 -
South Wales - 5 £380 -
Wales - 5 £380 -
Berkshire +17 3 £613 +22.50%
Swindon - 3 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 £447 - 1
Eastleigh - 3 £588 -
Manchester +13 2 £500 -4.76% 1
Corsham -3 2 - -
East Midlands -7 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £425 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £425 -
Brentford - 2 £385 -
Cheshire +20 1 £525 +20.68%
Gloucestershire +12 1 £515 -19.21% 1
Surrey - 1 £398 - 1

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (20.69%) TOGAF
2 31 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.09%) Java
4 27 (15.52%) Web Services
5 26 (14.94%) Microsoft
5 26 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (14.37%) Finance
6 25 (14.37%) SOA
7 23 (13.22%) Migration
8 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
9 20 (11.49%) Use Case
9 20 (11.49%) Oracle
10 19 (10.92%) Windows
10 19 (10.92%) SC Cleared
11 18 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
12 17 (9.77%) REST
12 17 (9.77%) UML
12 17 (9.77%) Middleware
13 16 (9.20%) SDLC
14 15 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (8.62%) Degree
14 15 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (8.05%) ITIL
15 14 (8.05%) .NET
16 13 (7.47%) SAP
16 13 (7.47%) SOAP
16 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
17 12 (6.90%) CRM
17 12 (6.90%) Banking
17 12 (6.90%) Retail

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 8 (4.60%) JBoss
1 8 (4.60%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.02%) Apache
2 7 (4.02%) Apache Solr
2 7 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.02%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.45%) Confluence
3 6 (3.45%) Mule
4 5 (2.87%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.30%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.30%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.15%) CMS
6 2 (1.15%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.57%) CICS
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.57%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.45%) PaaS
5 4 (2.30%) IaaS
5 4 (2.30%) SaaS
6 2 (1.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) Office 365
7 1 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.87%) LTE
1 5 (2.87%) Network Security
2 3 (1.72%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.72%) NFC
2 3 (1.72%) Tactical Data Link
2 3 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.57%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) GSM
3 1 (0.57%) HSPA
3 1 (0.57%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.57%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.57%) VPN
3 1 (0.57%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.32%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.02%) DataStax
4 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.30%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.30%) Big Data
5 4 (2.30%) HBase
5 4 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.30%) Sqoop
6 3 (1.72%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) BODI
8 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
8 1 (0.57%) Endeca
8 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.57%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.02%) Hudson
2 7 (4.02%) Xcode
3 6 (3.45%) JIRA
4 5 (2.87%) Android Studio
4 5 (2.87%) MSI
5 3 (1.72%) Maven
6 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.57%) Ant
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.57%) Gradle
7 1 (0.57%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.57%) JUnit
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.57%) Selenium
7 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.57%) Subversion
7 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (14.37%) Finance
2 12 (6.90%) Banking
2 12 (6.90%) Retail
3 6 (3.45%) Billing
3 6 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.87%) Publishing
5 4 (2.30%) Front Office
6 2 (1.15%) Back Office
6 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.15%) Legal
6 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.15%) Marketing
6 2 (1.15%) Military
6 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.15%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.52%) Web Services
2 17 (9.77%) Middleware
2 17 (9.77%) REST
3 14 (8.05%) .NET
4 13 (7.47%) SOAP
5 10 (5.75%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.17%) HTML
7 8 (4.60%) CSS
7 8 (4.60%) HTML5
8 7 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (4.02%) RESTful
8 7 (4.02%) Spring
9 6 (3.45%) Ajax
9 6 (3.45%) J2EE
9 6 (3.45%) JMS
9 6 (3.45%) jQuery
9 6 (3.45%) SAP Basis
9 6 (3.45%) Struts
9 6 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.60%) Client/Server
2 8 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (4.60%) NHS
2 8 (4.60%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.15%) CESG
6 2 (1.15%) EPoS
6 2 (1.15%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) Fintech
7 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.92%) Windows
2 11 (6.32%) Linux
3 10 (5.75%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.17%) Android
5 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.87%) Unix
8 2 (1.15%) AIX
8 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.57%) HPUX
9 1 (0.57%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.69%) TOGAF
2 31 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.37%) SOA
4 23 (13.22%) Migration
5 20 (11.49%) Use Case
6 17 (9.77%) UML
7 16 (9.20%) SDLC
8 15 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (8.05%) ITIL
10 12 (6.90%) Conceptual Models
10 12 (6.90%) CRM
10 12 (6.90%) Data Migration
11 11 (6.32%) Microservices
11 11 (6.32%) Project Management
11 11 (6.32%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (5.75%) DevOps
12 10 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (5.17%) Data Modelling
14 8 (4.60%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.09%) Java
2 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.02%) SQL
4 5 (2.87%) Python
5 4 (2.30%) C#
6 3 (1.72%) Apple Swift
6 3 (1.72%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.15%) C
8 1 (0.57%) ABAP
8 1 (0.57%) Ada
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) Scala
8 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.62%) Degree
4 7 (4.02%) CISA
4 7 (4.02%) CISM
4 7 (4.02%) CISSP
5 3 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.72%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) HL7
2 7 (4.02%) FedRAMP
2 7 (4.02%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.87%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) COBIT
4 2 (1.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.57%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (4.02%) Apache Flume
1 7 (4.02%) Docker
2 5 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.30%) HDFS
4 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.15%) Xen
6 1 (0.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 9 (5.17%) SCCM
2 7 (4.02%) Kibana
2 7 (4.02%) logstash
3 2 (1.15%) Ansible
3 2 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.57%) Mesos
4 1 (0.57%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.49%) Oracle
3 13 (7.47%) SAP
4 11 (6.32%) IBM
5 8 (4.60%) Apple
5 8 (4.60%) ESRI
6 7 (4.02%) Cloudera
7 6 (3.45%) Citrix
7 6 (3.45%) VMware
8 5 (2.87%) HP
9 4 (2.30%) Ab Initio
9 4 (2.30%) Informatica
10 3 (1.72%) Google
11 2 (1.15%) Adobe
11 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.15%) Cisco
11 2 (1.15%) Cognos
11 2 (1.15%) Intel
11 2 (1.15%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
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