Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £571 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 77 92 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.16% 15.78% 16.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.96% 16.76% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 67 103
Bedfordshire median daily rate £571 £525 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% -9.48% +0.87%
10th Percentile £451 £425 £431
90th Percentile £698 £631 £638
East of England median daily rate £534 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +1.67% +2.44% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £66.25 £42.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year +57.74% -32.80% +127.27%

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 594 549 627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.84% 94.17% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 383 437
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £130 £213 £256
90th Percentile £597 £575 £611
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -67.06% +123.68%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.16 £15.00
90th Percentile £26.00 £21.38 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38% +7.69%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 32 £570 -0.87% 5
Bedford +2 6 £610 +27.08% 2
Dunstable -4 4 - - 1
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (31.17%) Retail
2 23 (29.87%) Analytics
3 22 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (25.97%) TOGAF
4 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.97%) E-Commerce
5 18 (23.38%) SOA
6 17 (22.08%) Migration
7 16 (20.78%) PaaS
7 16 (20.78%) Kafka
8 15 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (18.18%) TIBCO
9 14 (18.18%) Data Modelling
10 12 (15.58%) Node.js
10 12 (15.58%) Microservices
10 12 (15.58%) .NET
10 12 (15.58%) Google
11 11 (14.29%) Marketing
11 11 (14.29%) TDD
11 11 (14.29%) Google Analytics
11 11 (14.29%) C#
11 11 (14.29%) Web Services
11 11 (14.29%) OO
11 11 (14.29%) Advertising
11 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (14.29%) Docker
11 11 (14.29%) BDD
11 11 (14.29%) MongoDB
11 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
11 11 (14.29%) .NET Core

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 (10.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.49%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (20.78%) PaaS
3 11 (14.29%) Google Analytics
4 8 (10.39%) SaaS
5 6 (7.79%) IaaS
6 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (5.19%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (5.19%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (5.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
1 3 (3.90%) VLAN
2 2 (2.60%) Network Security
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.49%) Big Data
3 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.49%) Impala
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon QuickSight
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (5.19%) HBase
4 4 (5.19%) Parquet
4 4 (5.19%) Sqoop
5 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.30%) Essbase
6 1 (1.30%) OLTP
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) ER Studio
1 1 (1.30%) ERwin
1 1 (1.30%) Toad
General
1 24 (31.17%) Retail
2 11 (14.29%) Advertising
2 11 (14.29%) Marketing
3 6 (7.79%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) Kafka
2 12 (15.58%) .NET
2 12 (15.58%) Node.js
3 11 (14.29%) .NET Core
3 11 (14.29%) Web Services
4 9 (11.69%) REST
5 8 (10.39%) SOAP
6 7 (9.09%) JMS
7 4 (5.19%) Apache Avro
8 3 (3.90%) RESTful
9 2 (2.60%) J2EE
9 2 (2.60%) JSON
9 2 (2.60%) Middleware
9 2 (2.60%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (2.60%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
1 3 (3.90%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.30%) FMCG
3 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
1 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.60%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Unix
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Analytics
2 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) E-Commerce
2 20 (25.97%) TOGAF
3 18 (23.38%) SOA
4 17 (22.08%) Migration
5 15 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 12 (15.58%) Microservices
8 11 (14.29%) BDD
8 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (14.29%) OO
8 11 (14.29%) TDD
9 10 (12.99%) Data Integration
10 9 (11.69%) Data Analytics
10 9 (11.69%) Information Security
11 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (10.39%) CRM
11 8 (10.39%) UML
12 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) C#
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) Python
3 2 (2.60%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) Ruby
4 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) CISSP
3 1 (1.30%) CCDE
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Docker
2 5 (6.49%) Apache Flume
2 5 (6.49%) HDFS
3 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Oozie
2 2 (2.60%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (1.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) TIBCO
2 12 (15.58%) Google
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle
4 6 (7.79%) SAP
5 4 (5.19%) ForeScout
5 4 (5.19%) Lumesse
5 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.19%) Splunk
5 4 (5.19%) Thycotic
5 4 (5.19%) webMethods
6 3 (3.90%) Pega
6 3 (3.90%) VMware
7 2 (2.60%) Avaya
7 2 (2.60%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.60%) Mashery
8 1 (1.30%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.30%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.30%) Informatica
8 1 (1.30%) Tableau
8 1 (1.30%) Talend