Period
to 25 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 15 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 124 204 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.97% 8.36% 10.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.38% 8.77% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 136 184
East Midlands median daily rate £550 £510 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £420 £412 £382
90th Percentile £688 £675 £659
England median daily rate £588 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
East Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57% -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £52.13
% change year-on-year -7.89% -8.87% +17.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,480 2,326 2,839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.29% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 1,491 1,752
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.04% +4.53%
10th Percentile £150 £225 £218
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 141 164
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -9.37% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.52 £9.75
90th Percentile £43.30 £25.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the East Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the East Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the East Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the East Midlands

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +8 47 £569 +8.33% 18
Derbyshire -8 32 £538 +7.50% 7
Northamptonshire +10 17 £500 +2.56% 12
Leicestershire -15 15 £500 -3.85% 7
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 East Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.58%) Azure
2 28 (22.58%) AWS
3 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
4 24 (19.35%) Data Modelling
4 24 (19.35%) Analytics
5 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
6 22 (17.74%) Windows
7 21 (16.94%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (15.32%) Cisco
8 19 (15.32%) Migration
9 18 (14.52%) Finance
9 18 (14.52%) DevOps
10 17 (13.71%) Data Management
11 16 (12.90%) ETL
11 16 (12.90%) Oracle
12 15 (12.10%) TOGAF
12 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
13 13 (10.48%) Office 365
13 13 (10.48%) Scrum
13 13 (10.48%) SAP
14 12 (9.68%) SQL
14 12 (9.68%) Business Analytics
14 12 (9.68%) Reference Data
14 12 (9.68%) Reference Data Management
15 11 (8.87%) Windows Server
15 11 (8.87%) Public Cloud
15 11 (8.87%) Aerospace
16 10 (8.06%) Retail
17 9 (7.26%) VMware

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (3.23%) Confluence
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.81%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (1.61%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.61%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.81%) RMDS
3 1 (0.81%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.58%) AWS
1 28 (22.58%) Azure
2 13 (10.48%) Office 365
3 8 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (5.65%) HP Helion
5 5 (4.03%) SaaS
6 3 (2.42%) GCP
6 3 (2.42%) IaaS
6 3 (2.42%) PaaS
7 2 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.61%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.81%) Apigee
8 1 (0.81%) Fastly
8 1 (0.81%) G Suite
8 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.81%) Serverless
8 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) WAN
2 7 (5.65%) LAN
3 6 (4.84%) Firewall
4 5 (4.03%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.61%) FTP
5 2 (1.61%) SAN
5 2 (1.61%) Skype
6 1 (0.81%) Multicast
6 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.42%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.61%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) Power BI
5 1 (0.81%) QlikView
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Selenium
2 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Maven
2 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Aerospace
3 10 (8.06%) Retail
4 7 (5.65%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.23%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 2 (1.61%) Law
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) Middleware
2 4 (3.23%) .NET
2 4 (3.23%) Web Services
3 3 (2.42%) Node.js
4 2 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.61%) REST
4 2 (1.61%) Spring
4 2 (1.61%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.81%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.81%) IDoc
5 1 (0.81%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) JSP
5 1 (0.81%) React
5 1 (0.81%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.81%) WCF
5 1 (0.81%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Reference Data
2 11 (8.87%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.61%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.61%) Clustering
7 2 (1.61%) e-Health
7 2 (1.61%) LIMS
7 2 (1.61%) NHS
7 2 (1.61%) PACS
7 2 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.61%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.74%) Windows
2 11 (8.87%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.26%) Unix
4 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.42%) Solaris
5 3 (2.42%) VMS
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.61%) Android
6 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.35%) Analytics
2 24 (19.35%) Data Modelling
3 21 (16.94%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (15.32%) Migration
5 18 (14.52%) DevOps
6 17 (13.71%) Data Management
7 16 (12.90%) ETL
8 15 (12.10%) TOGAF
9 13 (10.48%) Scrum
10 12 (9.68%) Business Analytics
10 12 (9.68%) Reference Data Management
11 8 (6.45%) Data Architecture
11 8 (6.45%) Data Migration
11 8 (6.45%) Data Strategy
12 7 (5.65%) Data Privacy
12 7 (5.65%) DoDAF
12 7 (5.65%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.65%) ITIL
12 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Java
3 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.42%) Python
4 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.61%) C
4 2 (1.61%) C#
4 2 (1.61%) Perl
4 2 (1.61%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) ABAP
5 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.26%) Degree
4 8 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.65%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.84%) CCDP
6 6 (4.84%) CCNP
7 5 (4.03%) CISSP
8 1 (0.81%) CCIE
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) CISA
8 1 (0.81%) CISM
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) MBCS
8 1 (0.81%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.81%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) GDPR
1 6 (4.84%) NCSC
1 6 (4.84%) NIST
2 5 (4.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 2 (1.61%) HL7
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) PSD2
5 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.03%) Terraform
3 3 (2.42%) SCCM
4 2 (1.61%) Ansible
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.61%) Nagios
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.32%) Cisco
3 16 (12.90%) Oracle
4 13 (10.48%) SAP
5 9 (7.26%) VMware
6 7 (5.65%) Citrix
6 7 (5.65%) HP
6 7 (5.65%) IBM
6 7 (5.65%) Informatica
6 7 (5.65%) Sparx
7 5 (4.03%) Google
7 5 (4.03%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.23%) TSYS
9 3 (2.42%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.61%) hybris
10 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.61%) Tableau
11 1 (0.81%) BT
11 1 (0.81%) JDA
11 1 (0.81%) Teradata