Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 90 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.27% 10.75% 8.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.91% 11.39% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 49
Bedfordshire median daily rate £550 £550 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.51% -2.98%
10th Percentile £413 £419 £450
90th Percentile £695 £648 £625
East of England median daily rate £539 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.75% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.82 £39.25
% change year-on-year - +9.10% -5.59%

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 647 588 645
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.38% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 378 430
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £196 £200 £212
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 46
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +1 68 £563 -2.17% 6
Bedford - 1 £425 - 2
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 41 (45.56%) E-Commerce
2 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 22 (24.44%) SOA
4 22 (24.44%) Retail
5 20 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 20 (22.22%) Data Integration
5 20 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (17.78%) Analytics
7 15 (16.67%) Migration
8 13 (14.44%) Data Modelling
9 12 (13.33%) Red Hat
9 12 (13.33%) C#
9 12 (13.33%) VMware
9 12 (13.33%) Big Data
9 12 (13.33%) Security Architecture
10 11 (12.22%) Oracle
10 11 (12.22%) Web Services
11 10 (11.11%) UML
11 10 (11.11%) Citrix
11 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (11.11%) Data Architecture
11 10 (11.11%) Data Analytics
12 9 (10.00%) REST
12 9 (10.00%) SaaS
12 9 (10.00%) Information Security
12 9 (10.00%) JMS
12 9 (10.00%) SOAP
13 8 (8.89%) Unix

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 6 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.44%) Confluence
2 4 (4.44%) WildFly
3 3 (3.33%) CMS
3 3 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.22%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) SessionCam
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.00%) SaaS
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (5.56%) Google Analytics
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.56%) PaaS
4 4 (4.44%) IaaS
5 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.33%) Office 365
6 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.11%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Network Security
2 5 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 4 (4.44%) AMQP
3 4 (4.44%) Skype
3 4 (4.44%) Wireless
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.33%) DNS
4 3 (3.33%) Firewall
4 3 (3.33%) H.323
4 3 (3.33%) Internet
4 3 (3.33%) IPsec
4 3 (3.33%) LAN
4 3 (3.33%) MPLS
4 3 (3.33%) PSTN
4 3 (3.33%) SSL
4 3 (3.33%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.33%) WAN
5 2 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (1.11%) BGP
6 1 (1.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) Big Data
2 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.78%) Hadoop
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Exadata
2 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.67%) Amazon QuickSight
3 6 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.67%) Impala
4 5 (5.56%) HBase
5 4 (4.44%) QlikView
5 4 (4.44%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.44%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.33%) Parquet
6 3 (3.33%) Sqoop
7 2 (2.22%) Mahout
7 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Gatling
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 22 (24.44%) Retail
2 6 (6.67%) Marketing
3 5 (5.56%) Finance
4 4 (4.44%) Legal
4 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Advertising
5 2 (2.22%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Web Services
2 9 (10.00%) JMS
2 9 (10.00%) REST
2 9 (10.00%) SOAP
3 8 (8.89%) .NET
4 5 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (5.56%) Java EE
4 5 (5.56%) Kafka
4 5 (5.56%) Middleware
4 5 (5.56%) Servlets
5 4 (4.44%) EJB
5 4 (4.44%) JDBC
5 4 (4.44%) JPA
5 4 (4.44%) MSMQ
6 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.33%) Apache Avro
6 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.33%) RESTful
7 2 (2.22%) GraphX
7 2 (2.22%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) RIA
3 3 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Exalytics
5 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Unix
2 5 (5.56%) Solaris
3 4 (4.44%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) Windows
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.56%) E-Commerce
2 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (24.44%) SOA
4 20 (22.22%) Data Integration
4 20 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 16 (17.78%) Analytics
6 15 (16.67%) Migration
7 13 (14.44%) Data Modelling
8 12 (13.33%) Security Architecture
9 10 (11.11%) Data Analytics
9 10 (11.11%) Data Architecture
9 10 (11.11%) UML
10 9 (10.00%) Information Security
11 8 (8.89%) CMMI
11 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.78%) Change Management
12 7 (7.78%) Microservices
12 7 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (6.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.33%) C#
2 8 (8.89%) Java
3 5 (5.56%) SQL
4 4 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) CCA
1 4 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
1 4 (4.44%) MCSA
1 4 (4.44%) MCSE
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.44%) VCAP
1 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (3.33%) CCNP
2 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.22%) CCNA
3 2 (2.22%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.11%) CCDE
4 1 (1.11%) CCIE
4 1 (1.11%) CCIE Security
4 1 (1.11%) CISSP
4 1 (1.11%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.44%) XenApp
4 3 (3.33%) Apache Flume
4 3 (3.33%) HDFS
5 2 (2.22%) Docker
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (3.33%) Mesos
1 3 (3.33%) Oozie
2 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 12 (13.33%) VMware
3 11 (12.22%) Oracle
4 10 (11.11%) Citrix
5 8 (8.89%) Cisco
6 6 (6.67%) Google
6 6 (6.67%) Sitecore
7 5 (5.56%) hybris
8 4 (4.44%) Atlassian
8 4 (4.44%) SAP
8 4 (4.44%) Tableau
9 3 (3.33%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.33%) Ensighten
9 3 (3.33%) HP
10 2 (2.22%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.22%) Avaya
10 2 (2.22%) CommVault
11 1 (1.11%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.11%) Trustwave