The median contractor rate for a Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 44 46 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.66% 14.89% 15.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.36% 15.65% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 61
Median daily rate £525 £578 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +0.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 269 294 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.73% 95.15% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 195 301
Median daily rate £438 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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 0 18 £554 -5.74% 2
Dunstable -1 6 £525 - 2
Bedford -5 1 - - 1
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 26 (31.71%) E-Commerce
2 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.51%) Retail
3 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (19.51%) High Availability
4 15 (18.29%) IaaS
4 15 (18.29%) Service Management
4 15 (18.29%) TOGAF
4 15 (18.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (17.07%) WAN
6 13 (15.85%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (13.41%) Finance
7 11 (13.41%) SOA
7 11 (13.41%) Linux
7 11 (13.41%) DNS
7 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
7 11 (13.41%) Load Balancing
8 10 (12.20%) CRM
8 10 (12.20%) Migration
8 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.98%) Oracle
10 7 (8.54%) LAN
10 7 (8.54%) SAP
10 7 (8.54%) Java
10 7 (8.54%) Windows
10 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.54%) Marketing
10 7 (8.54%) Capacity Management
11 6 (7.32%) Logical Data Model

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 4 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (3.66%) Unica
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.29%) IaaS
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.88%) Office 365
4 3 (3.66%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) WAN
2 11 (13.41%) DNS
3 7 (8.54%) LAN
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (4.88%) Firewall
4 4 (4.88%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.66%) MPLS
6 2 (2.44%) DHCP
6 2 (2.44%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.44%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) BGP
7 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.22%) HSRP
7 1 (1.22%) Network Security
7 1 (1.22%) OSPF
7 1 (1.22%) Skype
7 1 (1.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.10%) Data Mart
2 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.10%) MS Access
2 5 (6.10%) OLAP
2 5 (6.10%) OLTP
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle ODI
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
1 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (19.51%) Retail
2 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 7 (8.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) XML
2 5 (6.10%) Web Services
3 4 (4.88%) JMS
3 4 (4.88%) JPA
4 3 (3.66%) .NET
4 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.66%) EJB
4 3 (3.66%) Java EE
4 3 (3.66%) JDBC
4 3 (3.66%) Servlets
5 2 (2.44%) SOAP
6 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.22%) Middleware
6 1 (1.22%) REST
6 1 (1.22%) Spring
6 1 (1.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) MVS
4 2 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) E-Commerce
2 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.51%) High Availability
4 15 (18.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (18.29%) Service Management
4 15 (18.29%) TOGAF
5 13 (15.85%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (13.41%) Load Balancing
6 11 (13.41%) SOA
7 10 (12.20%) CRM
7 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (12.20%) Migration
8 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.54%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.32%) ETL
10 6 (7.32%) Information Security
10 6 (7.32%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (6.10%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.54%) Java
2 5 (6.10%) C#
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) CCIE
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
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%) CCNP
3 1 (1.22%) CISSP
3 1 (1.22%) HP APS
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) VCAP
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.44%) GDPR
3 2 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) SDET
4 1 (1.22%) GPG13
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) XenApp
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.22%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) Simpana
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Oracle
2 7 (8.54%) SAP
3 6 (7.32%) Cisco
3 6 (7.32%) hybris
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.10%) Teradata
4 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 3 (3.66%) HP
6 3 (3.66%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) Palo Alto
6 3 (3.66%) Pega
6 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.44%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.44%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.44%) Meru Networks
7 2 (2.44%) Proofpoint
7 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.22%) AppSense
8 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
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