The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 9 40
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 13 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.39% 10.83% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 11.24% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 32 12
Median daily rate £550 £425 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £43.15
% change year-on-year +21.05% +10.08%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 278 338 438
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.92% 96.30% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 199 311
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Cambridge

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Cambridge

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cambridge region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) Office 365
5 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Content Management
5 4 (14.29%) Content Management
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) SAP
5 4 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (10.71%) ArchiMate
6 3 (10.71%) API Design
6 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
6 3 (10.71%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.71%) CMS
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (7.14%) Talend
7 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (7.14%) Master Data Management

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (10.71%) CMS
1 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Alfresco
2 2 (7.14%) Documentum
3 1 (3.57%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.57%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.57%) Kentico
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Sitefinity
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (7.14%) SAP MDG
2 2 (7.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Office 365
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.57%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (7.14%) PowerCenter
1 2 (7.14%) Spotfire
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) OAuth
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) LAMP
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) BYOD
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Content Management
2 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Content Management
2 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) API Design
3 3 (10.71%) ArchiMate
3 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) DRM
4 2 (7.14%) Information Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 2 (7.14%) Master Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Record to Report
4 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Security Management
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Embarcadero
4 2 (7.14%) Informatica
4 2 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (7.14%) Talend
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) OpenText
5 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas