Period
to 25 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 52 28
Rank change year-on-year +26 -24 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 132 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.04% 3.07% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 3.23% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 29 55
Bristol median daily rate £550 £513 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £463 £453 £425
90th Percentile £711 £638 £830
South West median daily rate £575 £550 £545
% change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £46.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.73% -0.41% -17.91%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £50.85
% change year-on-year -17.65% -16.41% -10.60%

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 1,799 1,643 1,534
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.30% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,228 1,047 1,039
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £225
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 62 56
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £21.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% -11.10% -39.74%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.24 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.51 £47.00 £46.60
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £26.99 £38.00
% change year-on-year +48.20% -28.97% +1.33%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Bristol over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 53 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Security Cleared
3 29 (21.97%) B2C
3 29 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (21.21%) Finance
5 25 (18.94%) JSON
5 25 (18.94%) SC Cleared
6 24 (18.18%) Boomi
6 24 (18.18%) Dell
7 23 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (15.91%) Data Management
9 18 (13.64%) SOA
10 17 (12.88%) XML
10 17 (12.88%) TOGAF
10 17 (12.88%) SaaS
10 17 (12.88%) PaaS
10 17 (12.88%) IaaS
11 16 (12.12%) Data Architecture
11 16 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (12.12%) SQL
12 15 (11.36%) DV Cleared
13 13 (9.85%) Web Services
13 13 (9.85%) Data Modelling
14 12 (9.09%) Data Integration
14 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
15 11 (8.33%) DevOps
16 10 (7.58%) Microservices
16 10 (7.58%) Reference Data
17 9 (6.82%) Technical Architecture

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 4 (3.03%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (18.18%) Boomi
3 17 (12.88%) IaaS
3 17 (12.88%) PaaS
3 17 (12.88%) SaaS
4 16 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (6.06%) iPaaS
6 5 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.79%) Office 365
7 4 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (3.03%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) LAN
1 6 (4.55%) WAN
2 5 (3.79%) Firewall
3 4 (3.03%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.27%) FTP
4 3 (2.27%) SMTP
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.76%) Internet
6 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.76%) SAN
6 1 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) Big Data
2 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.76%) OLAP
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.76%) Ant
2 1 (0.76%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (0.76%) Gradle
2 1 (0.76%) Maven
2 1 (0.76%) Selenium
2 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.55%) Law
4 3 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.94%) JSON
2 17 (12.88%) XML
3 13 (9.85%) Web Services
4 5 (3.79%) Middleware
4 5 (3.79%) REST
4 5 (3.79%) SOAP
5 2 (1.52%) .NET
5 2 (1.52%) JFC
5 2 (1.52%) WSDL
5 2 (1.52%) XSD
6 1 (0.76%) Java EE
6 1 (0.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Reference Data
2 8 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.79%) User Experience
4 4 (3.03%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.52%) Linux
1 2 (1.52%) Unix
1 2 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.97%) B2C
3 23 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.91%) Data Management
5 18 (13.64%) SOA
6 17 (12.88%) TOGAF
7 16 (12.12%) Data Architecture
8 13 (9.85%) Data Modelling
9 12 (9.09%) Data Integration
9 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 11 (8.33%) DevOps
11 10 (7.58%) Microservices
12 9 (6.82%) Analytics
12 9 (6.82%) Coaching
12 9 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (6.06%) Technical Leadership
14 7 (5.30%) Decision-Making
14 7 (5.30%) Security Architecture
15 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.12%) SQL
2 5 (3.79%) Java
3 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.76%) C
4 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (31.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.94%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.79%) Degree
6 4 (3.03%) CISSP
6 4 (3.03%) ISSAP
7 3 (2.27%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (2.27%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.52%) CCIE
8 2 (1.52%) CCNP
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.52%) MBCS
9 1 (0.76%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.03%) COBIT
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Ansible
1 4 (3.03%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.03%) Terraform
2 2 (1.52%) MOM
2 2 (1.52%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 24 (18.18%) Dell
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.79%) Cisco
4 4 (3.03%) Google
4 4 (3.03%) VMware
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle
6 2 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.52%) Juniper
6 2 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) JDA
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) UiPath