Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 76 81 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.08% 14.09% 14.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.62% 15.08% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 81
Bedfordshire median daily rate £550 £520 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -9.57% -
10th Percentile £424 £413 £450
90th Percentile £728 £643 £638
East of England median daily rate £538 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +7.50% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £66.25 £42.84 £45.98
% change year-on-year +54.65% -6.82% +4.55%

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 602 537 576
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 93.39% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 350 387
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £130 £205 £238
90th Percentile £594 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 61
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.05 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.48% -67.87% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.00 £15.04
90th Percentile £44.89 £14.00 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year -2.50% -9.86% +10.94%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 43 £565 +7.62% 5
Bedford +6 5 £610 +27.08%
Dunstable -5 1 - -
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) E-Commerce
3 21 (27.63%) Analytics
4 20 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (26.32%) SOA
5 18 (23.68%) TOGAF
5 18 (23.68%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (22.37%) Retail
7 14 (18.42%) Migration
7 14 (18.42%) Web Services
8 13 (17.11%) PaaS
9 12 (15.79%) Kafka
9 12 (15.79%) Microservices
9 12 (15.79%) C#
10 10 (13.16%) .NET
10 10 (13.16%) Oracle
10 10 (13.16%) Data Modelling
10 10 (13.16%) UML
10 10 (13.16%) Data Analytics
10 10 (13.16%) Data Integration
11 9 (11.84%) BDD
11 9 (11.84%) Node.js
11 9 (11.84%) TDD
11 9 (11.84%) Google
11 9 (11.84%) Marketing
11 9 (11.84%) JMS
12 8 (10.53%) OO
12 8 (10.53%) Java
12 8 (10.53%) SOAP
12 8 (10.53%) Microsoft

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 (9.21%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.26%) WildFly
4 3 (3.95%) CMS
4 3 (3.95%) JBoss
5 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.11%) PaaS
3 8 (10.53%) Google Analytics
4 6 (7.89%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (7.89%) Amazon Kinesis
4 6 (7.89%) IaaS
5 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (6.58%) SaaS
6 4 (5.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.63%) Office 365
8 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.32%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Internet
1 4 (5.26%) LAN
1 4 (5.26%) WAN
2 3 (3.95%) DNS
2 3 (3.95%) H.323
2 3 (3.95%) IPsec
2 3 (3.95%) MPLS
2 3 (3.95%) PSTN
2 3 (3.95%) SSL
2 3 (3.95%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.95%) Wireless
3 2 (2.63%) AMQP
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Big Data
1 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 8 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon QuickSight
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon Redshift
2 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.21%) Impala
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (7.89%) HBase
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.26%) Parquet
4 4 (5.26%) QlikView
4 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) Snowflake Schema
4 4 (5.26%) Sqoop
5 3 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Gatling
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) JMeter
General
1 17 (22.37%) Retail
2 9 (11.84%) Marketing
3 8 (10.53%) Advertising
4 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) Web Services
2 12 (15.79%) Kafka
3 10 (13.16%) .NET
4 9 (11.84%) JMS
4 9 (11.84%) Node.js
5 8 (10.53%) .NET Core
5 8 (10.53%) SOAP
6 7 (9.21%) REST
7 5 (6.58%) Java EE
7 5 (6.58%) Servlets
8 4 (5.26%) Apache Avro
8 4 (5.26%) EJB
8 4 (5.26%) JDBC
8 4 (5.26%) JPA
9 3 (3.95%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (3.95%) Middleware
10 2 (2.63%) GraphX
10 2 (2.63%) MLlib
10 2 (2.63%) MSMQ
10 2 (2.63%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Exalytics
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Solaris
2 3 (3.95%) Unix
2 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.32%) AIX
3 1 (1.32%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) E-Commerce
3 21 (27.63%) Analytics
4 20 (26.32%) SOA
5 18 (23.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 18 (23.68%) TOGAF
6 14 (18.42%) Migration
7 12 (15.79%) Microservices
8 10 (13.16%) Data Analytics
8 10 (13.16%) Data Integration
8 10 (13.16%) Data Modelling
8 10 (13.16%) UML
9 9 (11.84%) BDD
9 9 (11.84%) TDD
10 8 (10.53%) API Design
10 8 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (10.53%) OO
10 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.21%) Project Management
12 6 (7.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C#
2 8 (10.53%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) C++
4 2 (2.63%) R
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) CCA
2 2 (2.63%) CCNA
2 2 (2.63%) CCNP
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.63%) CISSP
2 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (2.63%) MCSA
2 2 (2.63%) MCSE
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.63%) Sun Certification
2 2 (2.63%) VCAP
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.32%) CCDE
3 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Docker
2 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Apache Flume
3 4 (5.26%) HDFS
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Oozie
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (3.95%) Mesos
3 1 (1.32%) Ansible
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Google
3 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.21%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) SAP
5 4 (5.26%) Tableau
5 4 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 4 (5.26%) webMethods
6 3 (3.95%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) CommVault
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Pega
8 1 (1.32%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.32%) hybris
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Sitecore