Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £581 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 54 96 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.02% 14.44% 11.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.93% 14.98% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 66 48
Bedfordshire median daily rate £581 £566 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +2.95% -4.35%
10th Percentile £524 £428 £417
90th Percentile £634 £706 £637
East of England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £38.00 - £42.82

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 494 641 596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.65% 96.39% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 441 391
Bedfordshire median daily rate £416 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.76% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £200
90th Percentile £584 £615 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 12
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £12.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.74% -67.93%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.76 £10.55
90th Percentile £46.10 £44.89 £23.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.77% +1.93% -6.98%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -3 35 £575 - 10
Dunstable - 2 - -
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 22 (40.74%) Retail
2 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (24.07%) Big Data
5 12 (22.22%) Java
5 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 11 (20.37%) Finance
7 10 (18.52%) SAP
7 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
8 9 (16.67%) CRM
8 9 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (14.81%) Python
9 8 (14.81%) Web Services
9 8 (14.81%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (12.96%) Apache Spark
10 7 (12.96%) Software Delivery
10 7 (12.96%) Workday
10 7 (12.96%) Content Management
10 7 (12.96%) hybris
10 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (12.96%) Migration
11 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle
11 6 (11.11%) SOA
11 6 (11.11%) High Availability
11 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 6 (11.11%) TOGAF
11 6 (11.11%) Spring

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 7 (12.96%) Apache Spark
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.70%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (7.41%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (5.56%) Taleo
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.70%) SaaS
5 2 (3.70%) Serverless
6 1 (1.85%) Akamai
6 1 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) Big Data
2 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
3 9 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.26%) Apache Hive
4 5 (9.26%) Apache Kudu
4 5 (9.26%) Impala
4 5 (9.26%) OLTP
4 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.41%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (3.70%) Amazon QuickSight
7 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.70%) Power BI
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 22 (40.74%) Retail
2 11 (20.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Web Services
2 6 (11.11%) Spring
3 5 (9.26%) Kafka
4 4 (7.41%) JPA
5 3 (5.56%) Java EE
5 3 (5.56%) Middleware
5 3 (5.56%) REST
5 3 (5.56%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.70%) .NET
6 2 (3.70%) J2EE
6 2 (3.70%) JMS
7 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Avro
7 1 (1.85%) Node.js
7 1 (1.85%) Servlets
7 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Unix
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 9 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.67%) CRM
4 8 (14.81%) Technical Leadership
5 7 (12.96%) Content Management
5 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (12.96%) Migration
5 7 (12.96%) Software Delivery
6 6 (11.11%) High Availability
6 6 (11.11%) Microservices
6 6 (11.11%) SOA
6 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.26%) Analytics
7 5 (9.26%) Scrum
8 4 (7.41%) Data Engineering
8 4 (7.41%) Data Science
8 4 (7.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) Java
2 8 (14.81%) Python
3 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) CCNP
1 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) HDFS
2 5 (9.26%) Apache Flume
3 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Oozie
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.85%) Terraform
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) SAP
2 7 (12.96%) hybris
2 7 (12.96%) Workday
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle
4 5 (9.26%) ForeScout
5 4 (7.41%) Splunk
5 4 (7.41%) TIBCO
6 3 (5.56%) Lumesse
6 3 (5.56%) Thycotic
7 2 (3.70%) Avaya
7 2 (3.70%) CyberArk
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.70%) Tableau
8 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.85%) BT
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco
8 1 (1.85%) F5
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.85%) Talend
8 1 (1.85%) VMware