The median contractor rate for an Architect was £580 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 3 months to 23 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
London / Croydon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 27 24
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 9 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.59% 5.42% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 5.75% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Median daily rate £580 £454 £571
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.75% -20.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £285 £548
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £575 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.05% +25.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 187 226 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 95.41% 94.17% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 159 87
Median daily rate £450 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £165.00 £15.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1000.00% -46.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Croydon

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Croydon

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Croydon over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Croydon

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Croydon region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (26.09%) VPN
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Firewall
6 4 (17.39%) Docker
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) Kubernetes
6 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (17.39%) Terraform
6 4 (17.39%) Puppet
6 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (17.39%) WAN
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) Apache
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA
7 3 (13.04%) Spring
7 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) CCIE
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
7 3 (13.04%) Windows

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (17.39%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) VPN
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) DNS
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (8.70%) SNMP
5 2 (8.70%) SSL
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.35%) DbUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) jMock
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
4 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (8.70%) Spring Security
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.35%) Apache CXF
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) PowerMock
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Microservices
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.70%) Master Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Server Building
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V2
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (13.04%) CCIE
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) CCNP
5 2 (8.70%) MCITP
5 2 (8.70%) MCP
5 2 (8.70%) MCSE
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Kubernetes
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Terraform
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Consul
2 2 (8.70%) Packer
2 2 (8.70%) Rsyslog
2 2 (8.70%) yum
2 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) AppDynamics
2 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.70%) CA
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.35%) Intel
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds