Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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.

Architect
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 18 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 10.39% 2.13% 11.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.39% 2.20% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 17
Bedford median daily rate £610 £480 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.08% +9.71% -20.45%
10th Percentile £488 £465 £425
90th Percentile £619 £495 £444
Bedfordshire median daily rate £570 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +8.57% -8.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford. 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
Bedford
Contract vacancies in Bedford with a recognized job title 77 91 52
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 96.81% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 63 40
Bedford median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £130 £263 £170
90th Percentile £488 £450 £475
Bedfordshire median daily rate £446 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Bedford median hourly rate £12.96 £12.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.37% -32.03% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.33 £18.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £45.11
% change year-on-year +14.29% -68.96% +100.49%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Bedford

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Bedford

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Bedford over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Bedford

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedford region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) JSON
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
3 3 (37.50%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) webMethods
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Mule
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Mule
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) BPR
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Stewardship
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) webMethods
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Mashery