Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £573 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 26 September 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 52 87 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.37% 12.79% 11.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.12% 13.26% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 65 58
Bedfordshire median daily rate £573 £548 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% -2.67% -2.17%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £419
90th Percentile £625 £675 £625
East of England median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.80

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 514 656 633
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.61% 96.47% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 455 423
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £265 £214
90th Percentile £584 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +28.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.05 £11.80
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.35 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Bedfordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Bedfordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Bedfordshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect 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 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -5 33 £573 +4.09% 18
Bedford - 2 - - 1
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 24 (46.15%) Retail
1 24 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (32.69%) E-Commerce
3 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) Big Data
4 14 (26.92%) Java
5 13 (25.00%) SAP
5 13 (25.00%) Web Services
5 13 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (23.08%) Hadoop
7 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (19.23%) TOGAF
8 10 (19.23%) CRM
9 9 (17.31%) Python
9 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
10 8 (15.38%) Migration
10 8 (15.38%) UML
10 8 (15.38%) Analytics
10 8 (15.38%) Apache Spark
10 8 (15.38%) Data Science
11 7 (13.46%) Microservices
11 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (13.46%) Oracle
11 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (13.46%) SOA
11 7 (13.46%) hybris
11 7 (13.46%) REST
11 7 (13.46%) Content Management
12 6 (11.54%) Spring
12 6 (11.54%) JPA

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.85%) Mule
5 1 (1.92%) Apache
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.77%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (3.85%) SaaS
6 1 (1.92%) Akamai
6 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.92%) IaaS
6 1 (1.92%) Office 365
6 1 (1.92%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Firewall
1 3 (5.77%) VLAN
2 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) Big Data
2 12 (23.08%) Hadoop
3 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (11.54%) Apache Hive
4 6 (11.54%) Impala
4 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
5 5 (9.62%) Apache Kudu
5 5 (9.62%) OLTP
5 5 (9.62%) RDBMS
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.77%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (5.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.85%) Parquet
7 2 (3.85%) Power BI
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 24 (46.15%) Retail
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Web Services
2 7 (13.46%) REST
3 6 (11.54%) JPA
3 6 (11.54%) Kafka
3 6 (11.54%) Spring
4 5 (9.62%) J2EE
4 5 (9.62%) Spring MVC
5 3 (5.77%) .NET
6 2 (3.85%) Apache Avro
6 2 (3.85%) JMS
6 2 (3.85%) JSON
7 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.92%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.92%) Java EE
7 1 (1.92%) Middleware
7 1 (1.92%) Servlets
7 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.85%) PKI
3 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) E-Commerce
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (19.23%) CRM
4 10 (19.23%) TOGAF
5 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
6 8 (15.38%) Analytics
6 8 (15.38%) Data Science
6 8 (15.38%) Migration
6 8 (15.38%) UML
7 7 (13.46%) Content Management
7 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (13.46%) Microservices
7 7 (13.46%) SOA
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
9 5 (9.62%) Data Integration
9 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (9.62%) MVC
9 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.69%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) Python
3 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.77%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) R
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 6 (11.54%) Apache Flume
1 6 (11.54%) HDFS
2 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Oozie
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.92%) Kibana
2 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.92%) Terraform
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) SAP
2 7 (13.46%) hybris
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) TIBCO
4 5 (9.62%) ForeScout
5 4 (7.69%) Splunk
6 3 (5.77%) Lumesse
6 3 (5.77%) Thycotic
7 2 (3.85%) Avaya
7 2 (3.85%) Tableau
7 2 (3.85%) Workday
8 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.92%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (1.92%) BT
8 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.92%) F5
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) Talend
8 1 (1.92%) VMware