The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 8 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 37 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.36% 5.01% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.85% 5.38% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 14
Median daily rate £581 £560 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £436 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £621 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £490
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -2.45%
Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
341 353 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.52% 93.14% 98.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 238 338
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Architect in the job title.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Bedfordshire region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +10 28 £581 +1.08% 6
Dunstable - 6 £548 -
Architect
East of England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 30 (38.96%) SOA
2 22 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
4 15 (19.48%) C#
4 15 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (16.88%) .NET
5 13 (16.88%) Retail
6 11 (14.29%) SOAP
6 11 (14.29%) REST
6 11 (14.29%) Microservices
7 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
7 10 (12.99%) Security Architecture
7 10 (12.99%) TOGAF
8 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.69%) Business Development
8 9 (11.69%) Oracle
8 9 (11.69%) Data Modelling
8 9 (11.69%) API Design
9 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
9 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
9 8 (10.39%) Migration
10 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.09%) Finance
10 7 (9.09%) VMware
10 7 (9.09%) Citrix
10 7 (9.09%) Middleware
10 7 (9.09%) Web Services
10 7 (9.09%) SharePoint

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) JBoss
3 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) Mule
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Office 365
2 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.19%) IaaS
3 4 (5.19%) SaaS
4 3 (3.90%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) WAN
2 6 (7.79%) MPLS
2 6 (7.79%) NetScaler
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.90%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.60%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.60%) HSRP
5 2 (2.60%) Network Security
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
5 2 (2.60%) Wireless
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.30%) DNS
6 1 (1.30%) FTP
6 1 (1.30%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) ERwin
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 13 (16.88%) Retail
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 11 (14.29%) REST
2 11 (14.29%) SOAP
3 7 (9.09%) Middleware
3 7 (9.09%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) WCF
5 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.60%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.60%) RESTful
6 2 (2.60%) Spring
7 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) Linked Data
5 2 (2.60%) CCTV
5 2 (2.60%) SCADA
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Solaris
2 3 (3.90%) Android
2 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) SOA
2 22 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (14.29%) Microservices
6 10 (12.99%) Security Architecture
6 10 (12.99%) TOGAF
7 9 (11.69%) API Design
7 9 (11.69%) Business Development
7 9 (11.69%) Data Modelling
7 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.39%) Migration
9 7 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.79%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (6.49%) CRM
11 5 (6.49%) High Availability
11 5 (6.49%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (6.49%) Supplier Management
12 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) C#
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
3 2 (2.60%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) MCITP
2 4 (5.19%) MCSE
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) CISSP
4 2 (2.60%) CCDE
4 2 (2.60%) CCIE
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.60%) VCAP
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (5.19%) vSphere
3 4 (5.19%) XenApp
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.60%) Simpana
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) Citrix
3 7 (9.09%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.49%) SAP
5 4 (5.19%) 3PAR
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco
5 4 (5.19%) HP
5 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.90%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (2.60%) CommVault
7 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.60%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.60%) Meru Networks
7 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.30%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.30%) TIBCO