The median contractor rate for a Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 25 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 15 43 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.79% 10.57% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 10.80% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 12
Median daily rate £525 £435 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -13.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £413 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

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 292 398 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.29% 97.79% 97.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 253 181
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 24
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Cambridge

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (22.22%) SAP
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) Content Management
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Content Management
3 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) ITSM
4 3 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (11.11%) CMS
4 3 (11.11%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (11.11%) ArchiMate
4 3 (11.11%) API Design
4 3 (11.11%) Service Design
5 2 (7.41%) Record to Report
5 2 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (7.41%) Master Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
5 2 (7.41%) Talend
5 2 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (7.41%) SAP MDG

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Alfresco
2 2 (7.41%) Documentum
3 1 (3.70%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Kentico
3 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Sitefinity
3 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (7.41%) SAP MDG
2 2 (7.41%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (7.41%) PowerCenter
1 2 (7.41%) Spotfire
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.70%) JMeter
2 1 (3.70%) NUnit
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) OAuth
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Java EE
3 1 (3.70%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Content Management
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Content Management
3 3 (11.11%) API Design
3 3 (11.11%) ArchiMate
3 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) ITSM
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Service Design
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Data Management
4 2 (7.41%) DRM
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Information Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Master Data Management
4 2 (7.41%) Process Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Record to Report
4 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Groovy
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CCIE
1 1 (3.70%) CCNA
1 1 (3.70%) CCSA
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.70%) CISM
1 1 (3.70%) CISSP
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) HL7
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Embarcadero
4 2 (7.41%) Informatica
4 2 (7.41%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (7.41%) Talend
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.70%) OpenText
5 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) Sitecore