Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 13 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 172 266 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.60% 8.85% 7.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.96% 9.30% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 134 136
East Midlands median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £406 £358 £410
90th Percentile £675 £688 £600
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £51.25 £47.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.55% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.08 £42.75
% change year-on-year -30.10% +17.13% -22.27%

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 2,162 2,861 2,996
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.18% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,392 1,744 1,811
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £220 £210
90th Percentile £550 £543 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 145 133
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.26 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.53% +7.46% +0.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £10.40
90th Percentile £19.00 £47.50 £42.00
England median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -1.58% -

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 18 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 April 2019. 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
Derbyshire +6 52 £500 -4.76% 7
Nottinghamshire -13 46 £538 -2.27% 24
Northamptonshire -14 34 £433 -17.52% 7
Leicestershire +28 24 £523 -0.48% 6
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 55 (31.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (18.60%) Cisco
5 31 (18.02%) Security Cleared
6 30 (17.44%) TOGAF
7 28 (16.28%) VMware
8 26 (15.12%) Oracle
8 26 (15.12%) DevOps
9 25 (14.53%) Java
10 24 (13.95%) Windows
10 24 (13.95%) Data Modelling
10 24 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (12.79%) Manufacturing
11 22 (12.79%) Microsoft
12 21 (12.21%) Linux
12 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
13 20 (11.63%) PaaS
13 20 (11.63%) Finance
14 19 (11.05%) SQL
14 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
14 19 (11.05%) SOA
14 19 (11.05%) IBM
15 18 (10.47%) ERP
16 17 (9.88%) Migration
16 17 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (9.88%) Firewall
16 17 (9.88%) Retail
17 16 (9.30%) Middleware
18 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management

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 14 (8.14%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (4.07%) NetWeaver
4 6 (3.49%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.74%) JBoss
6 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (2.91%) HFM
1 5 (2.91%) Maximo
1 5 (2.91%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.16%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 55 (31.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (11.63%) PaaS
4 10 (5.81%) Boomi
5 8 (4.65%) Office 365
6 6 (3.49%) IaaS
6 6 (3.49%) iPaaS
7 5 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.58%) SaaS
9 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.88%) Firewall
2 14 (8.14%) Cisco IOS
2 14 (8.14%) VPN
3 9 (5.23%) LAN
3 9 (5.23%) WAN
4 8 (4.65%) BGP
4 8 (4.65%) EIGRP
4 8 (4.65%) OSPF
5 6 (3.49%) SAN
6 5 (2.91%) MPLS
6 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.74%) Network Security
9 1 (0.58%) Internet
9 1 (0.58%) NAS
9 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.49%) Blockchain
3 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.91%) Power BI
4 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.91%) SSDT
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.16%) Big Data
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.58%) ERwin
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (12.79%) Manufacturing
2 20 (11.63%) Finance
3 17 (9.88%) Retail
4 8 (4.65%) Banking
5 7 (4.07%) Aerospace
6 6 (3.49%) Back Office
7 3 (1.74%) Marketing
7 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.16%) Automotive
8 2 (1.16%) Electronics
8 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.30%) Middleware
2 14 (8.14%) Web Services
3 12 (6.98%) .NET
4 8 (4.65%) IDoc
4 8 (4.65%) RESTful
4 8 (4.65%) SAP PI
4 8 (4.65%) SAP XI
4 8 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (4.07%) SOAP
6 4 (2.33%) REST
7 3 (1.74%) JDBC
8 2 (1.16%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.16%) J2EE
8 2 (1.16%) JSON
8 2 (1.16%) LDAP
8 2 (1.16%) Spring
9 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.58%) Velocity
9 1 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.07%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.74%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.95%) Windows
2 21 (12.21%) Linux
3 12 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.40%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.65%) Solaris
6 7 (4.07%) Unix
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.44%) TOGAF
3 26 (15.12%) DevOps
4 24 (13.95%) Data Modelling
5 19 (11.05%) SOA
6 18 (10.47%) ERP
7 17 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (9.88%) Migration
8 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.14%) CRM
9 14 (8.14%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (7.56%) Data Architecture
11 12 (6.98%) SABSA
11 12 (6.98%) Security Architecture
12 11 (6.40%) Analytics
12 11 (6.40%) Data Acquisition
12 11 (6.40%) ITIL
12 11 (6.40%) Microservices
12 11 (6.40%) Scrum
13 10 (5.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.53%) Java
2 19 (11.05%) SQL
3 8 (4.65%) ABAP
4 5 (2.91%) C
4 5 (2.91%) TypeScript
5 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
7 1 (0.58%) R
7 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (18.02%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (4.65%) Degree
4 8 (4.65%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (2.33%) MCSE
5 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.74%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.74%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.74%) CISSP
7 2 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.58%) CCNA
8 1 (0.58%) CCSP
8 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) MCITP
8 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) COBIT
2 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 24 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.81%) vSphere
3 8 (4.65%) Docker
4 7 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.49%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.91%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.16%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.58%) XenApp
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) Puppet
2 7 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.07%) Terraform
3 5 (2.91%) Ansible
4 2 (1.16%) SCCM
4 2 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.58%) logstash
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (18.60%) Cisco
2 28 (16.28%) VMware
3 26 (15.12%) Oracle
4 22 (12.79%) Microsoft
5 19 (11.05%) IBM
6 12 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 12 (6.98%) SAP
7 10 (5.81%) Dell
8 9 (5.23%) F5
8 9 (5.23%) Google
9 8 (4.65%) Citrix
9 8 (4.65%) Sun
10 5 (2.91%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.33%) Juniper
12 3 (1.74%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.16%) Workday
14 1 (0.58%) Avaya
14 1 (0.58%) Pega
14 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.58%) Tableau