Period
to 9 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 28 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 110 132 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 6.97% 6.53% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 6.80% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 93 43
Median daily rate £600 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £499 £458 £425
90th Percentile £831 £715 £638
South West median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -23.53% +27.44%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year - -35.78% +16.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,496 1,942 1,659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 96.09% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 1,343 1,100
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £281 £250
90th Percentile £615 £588 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 90 58
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +100.00% -13.43%
10th Percentile £15.18 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.03 £43.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +55.56% -30.77%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Bristol over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 Bristol region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 41 (37.27%) Azure
2 37 (33.64%) CRM
3 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 36 (32.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 31 (28.18%) Active Directory
4 31 (28.18%) Migration
5 30 (27.27%) Dynamics 365
6 29 (26.36%) Sparx
7 28 (25.45%) Open Source
7 28 (25.45%) ArchiMate
7 28 (25.45%) DevOps
7 28 (25.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 27 (24.55%) Visual Studio
9 26 (23.64%) Microsoft Excel
9 26 (23.64%) MS Visio
10 25 (22.73%) SaaS
11 23 (20.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (20.91%) Public Sector
12 21 (19.09%) SharePoint
13 20 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 20 (18.18%) Power Platform
14 19 (17.27%) PowerApps
14 19 (17.27%) Microsoft Flow
14 19 (17.27%) Serverless
14 19 (17.27%) Power BI
15 18 (16.36%) Azure Functions
15 18 (16.36%) B2C
16 17 (15.45%) Finance
16 17 (15.45%) Data Modelling
16 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Integration Services

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 21 (19.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (25.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (23.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 36 (32.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.91%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.91%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.27%) Azure
2 30 (27.27%) Dynamics 365
3 25 (22.73%) SaaS
4 23 (20.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (18.18%) Power Platform
6 19 (17.27%) Microsoft Flow
6 19 (17.27%) PowerApps
6 19 (17.27%) Serverless
7 18 (16.36%) Azure Functions
8 16 (14.55%) Office 365
9 5 (4.55%) AWS
10 2 (1.82%) IaaS
11 1 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) Firewall
1 7 (6.36%) Network Security
2 6 (5.45%) X.509
3 5 (4.55%) Skype
4 3 (2.73%) Internet
4 3 (2.73%) WAN
5 2 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.91%) FWSM
6 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.91%) VPN
6 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.27%) Power BI
3 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.91%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (24.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (20.91%) Public Sector
2 17 (15.45%) Finance
3 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.45%) Electronics
4 6 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.45%) Marketing
5 5 (4.55%) Banking
6 3 (2.73%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Automotive
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) SAML
3 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (0.91%) COM
4 1 (0.91%) J2EE
4 1 (0.91%) JDBC
4 1 (0.91%) JSP
4 1 (0.91%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.91%) PKI
3 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.36%) Windows
2 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.73%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.64%) CRM
2 31 (28.18%) Migration
3 28 (25.45%) ArchiMate
3 28 (25.45%) DevOps
3 28 (25.45%) Open Source
4 18 (16.36%) B2C
5 17 (15.45%) Data Modelling
6 16 (14.55%) Data Architecture
6 16 (14.55%) Project Delivery
7 12 (10.91%) Security Architecture
8 10 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (7.27%) Programme Management
10 7 (6.36%) Metadata Management
11 6 (5.45%) Decision-Making
11 6 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (5.45%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (5.45%) Server Hardening
11 6 (5.45%) SIEM
11 6 (5.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) C#
1 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
2 3 (2.73%) Java
3 2 (1.82%) SQL
4 1 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.91%) Degree
5 1 (0.91%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.82%) GDPR
3 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.91%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (28.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.91%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (26.36%) Sparx
3 7 (6.36%) SAP
4 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco
4 1 (0.91%) F5
4 1 (0.91%) IBM
4 1 (0.91%) McAfee
4 1 (0.91%) Pega
4 1 (0.91%) RedPrairie
4 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.91%) Zscaler