Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 28 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 35 30 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.96% 4.84% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.27% 5.09% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 61
Cambridge median daily rate £638 £505 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.24% -12.17% +21.05%
10th Percentile £431 £425 £413
90th Percentile £768 £633 £700
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £573 £480 £575
% change year-on-year +19.27% -16.52% +21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridge median hourly rate - - £48.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £48.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 664 589 908
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 95.00% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 301 596
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £208 £248
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 58 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £38.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +18.08% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.34 £14.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.38 £52.00 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +70.73% -17.17%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cambridge over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 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 Cambridge region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 8 (22.86%) Finance
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) MVC
4 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.29%) Web Services
4 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.43%) Coaching
5 4 (11.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.43%) VBScript
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) SDL Web 8
5 4 (11.43%) CMS
5 4 (11.43%) Subversion
5 4 (11.43%) Content Management
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
5 4 (11.43%) Data Strategy
6 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL

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 4 (11.43%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Mule
3 1 (2.86%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.57%) Office 365
4 1 (2.86%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (2.86%) GitHub
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) HDInsight
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.86%) Power BI
1 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (11.43%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) OAuth
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) MVC
3 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.43%) Coaching
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Content Management
4 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
4 4 (11.43%) Data Strategy
4 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Service Design
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Data Management
6 2 (5.71%) ITSM
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.43%) VBScript
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.86%) GDPR
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) PMO
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) NetApp
4 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas