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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 45 71 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.19% 21.98% 19.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.31% 22.83% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 67
Median daily rate £525 £588 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £494
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £52.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%

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
260 311 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.53% 96.28% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 215 305
Median daily rate £445 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.73% +111.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 February 2017.

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 February 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
Luton +2 24 £573 -2.55% 1
Dunstable - 5 £525 - 2
Bedford -8 1 £480 +12.94%
Architect
East of England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) E-Commerce
3 18 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (20.27%) High Availability
4 15 (20.27%) IaaS
5 14 (18.92%) TOGAF
5 14 (18.92%) WAN
6 13 (17.57%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (16.22%) Service Management
7 12 (16.22%) SOA
8 11 (14.86%) DNS
8 11 (14.86%) Linux
8 11 (14.86%) Load Balancing
8 11 (14.86%) Relational Database
9 10 (13.51%) C#
9 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (10.81%) Degree
11 8 (10.81%) Migration
11 8 (10.81%) .NET
11 8 (10.81%) Oracle
11 8 (10.81%) Data Modelling
12 7 (9.46%) Windows
12 7 (9.46%) Finance
12 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
12 7 (9.46%) LAN
12 7 (9.46%) Retail
12 7 (9.46%) Capacity Management
13 6 (8.11%) Analytics

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 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (20.27%) IaaS
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) WAN
2 11 (14.86%) DNS
3 7 (9.46%) LAN
4 3 (4.05%) Firewall
4 3 (4.05%) MPLS
4 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.35%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.35%) HSRP
6 1 (1.35%) Network Security
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
6 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) Relational Database
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) Data Mart
3 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.76%) MS Access
3 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.76%) OLAP
3 5 (6.76%) OLTP
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.70%) Big Data
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
1 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
1 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 4 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.76%) Linked Data
2 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) MVS
4 2 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) E-Commerce
3 18 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (20.27%) High Availability
5 14 (18.92%) TOGAF
6 13 (17.57%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (16.22%) Service Management
7 12 (16.22%) SOA
8 11 (14.86%) Load Balancing
9 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (10.81%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.81%) Migration
11 7 (9.46%) Capacity Management
11 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.11%) Analytics
12 6 (8.11%) Information Security
12 6 (8.11%) Logical Data Model
12 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.76%) ETL
13 5 (6.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) C#
2 5 (6.76%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) MCITP
2 2 (2.70%) MCSE
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) CCDE
3 1 (1.35%) CCIE
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) VCAP
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) Data Quality
1 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
2 2 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) SDET
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.70%) vSphere
4 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) Simpana
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) Teradata
2 5 (6.76%) VMware
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco
4 3 (4.05%) Citrix
4 3 (4.05%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.70%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.70%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.70%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.70%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.70%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.70%) Proofpoint
5 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) CommVault
6 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.35%) Meru Networks
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec