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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 4 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 43 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.39% 4.91% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.15% 5.19% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 11
Median daily rate £588 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £620 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £490
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-22.26% -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
327 366 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.24% 94.57% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 251 313
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £520 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.97 £27.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 23 £588 +2.17% 2
Dunstable +8 13 £595 +70.00%
Architect
East of England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 28 (34.15%) E-Commerce
1 28 (34.15%) SOA
2 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.85%) Retail
4 13 (15.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (15.85%) Microservices
5 12 (14.63%) REST
5 12 (14.63%) C#
5 12 (14.63%) SOAP
6 11 (13.41%) .NET
6 11 (13.41%) Oracle
7 10 (12.20%) Middleware
7 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
7 10 (12.20%) Security Architecture
8 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (10.98%) Finance
8 9 (10.98%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.76%) API Design
9 8 (9.76%) High Availability
9 8 (9.76%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (8.54%) JBoss
10 7 (8.54%) Migration
11 6 (7.32%) TOGAF
11 6 (7.32%) SAP
11 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
11 6 (7.32%) CRM
11 6 (7.32%) WAN
11 6 (7.32%) WCF

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 (8.54%) JBoss
2 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) Mule
3 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.44%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.10%) IaaS
2 5 (6.10%) SaaS
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.88%) Office 365
4 2 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) WAN
2 3 (3.66%) LAN
2 3 (3.66%) MPLS
2 3 (3.66%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.44%) DNS
3 2 (2.44%) Firewall
3 2 (2.44%) Network Security
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.22%) HSRP
4 1 (1.22%) Skype
4 1 (1.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) ERwin
General
1 13 (15.85%) Retail
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) REST
1 12 (14.63%) SOAP
2 11 (13.41%) .NET
3 10 (12.20%) Middleware
4 6 (7.32%) WCF
5 5 (6.10%) Spring
5 5 (6.10%) Web Services
6 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.66%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.66%) RESTful
8 2 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.44%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.22%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.44%) CCTV
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.44%) SCADA
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Android
2 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.66%) Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) E-Commerce
1 28 (34.15%) SOA
2 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (15.85%) Microservices
4 10 (12.20%) Security Architecture
4 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.98%) Data Modelling
6 8 (9.76%) API Design
6 8 (9.76%) High Availability
6 8 (9.76%) Reverse Engineering
7 7 (8.54%) Migration
8 6 (7.32%) CRM
8 6 (7.32%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.10%) Business Development
9 5 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.88%) Logical Data Model
10 4 (4.88%) Low Latency
10 4 (4.88%) TDD
10 4 (4.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) C#
2 5 (6.10%) Java
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) VB
3 2 (2.44%) VB6
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) CISSP
1 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.44%) MCITP
2 2 (2.44%) MCSE
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) CCDE
3 1 (1.22%) CCIE
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) VCAP
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
3 2 (2.44%) XenApp
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.22%) SCOM
2 1 (1.22%) Simpana
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) SAP
4 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
5 4 (4.88%) hybris
5 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.88%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.44%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (2.44%) HP
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) CommVault
8 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.22%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.22%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.22%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.22%) TIBCO