Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 21 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 177 247 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.44% 8.06% 9.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.78% 8.51% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 168 217
East Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £413
90th Percentile £636 £600 £675
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £54.39 £60.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -9.35% +39.53% +2.38%

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 2,610 2,904 3,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.78% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,783 1,968
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £225 £247
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 162 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £31.50 £45.00 £34.25
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -10 57 £563 +4.65% 6
Leicestershire +35 54 £510 +2.00% 5
Nottinghamshire -31 33 £531 +1.19% 32
Derbyshire -10 19 £545 +11.79% 11
Lincolnshire +3 2 - - 6
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 46 (25.99%) Retail
2 41 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.60%) Java
4 35 (19.77%) DevOps
5 29 (16.38%) SAP
5 29 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (14.69%) TOGAF
7 23 (12.99%) Oracle
8 22 (12.43%) C#
8 22 (12.43%) E-Commerce
9 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
9 21 (11.86%) .NET
10 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
11 18 (10.17%) Spring
11 18 (10.17%) Microservices
12 17 (9.60%) IT Strategy
12 17 (9.60%) Firewall
13 16 (9.04%) Migration
13 16 (9.04%) SQL
13 16 (9.04%) Security Architecture
13 16 (9.04%) Security Cleared
14 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (8.47%) Relational Database
14 15 (8.47%) REST
15 14 (7.91%) CISSP
15 14 (7.91%) Degree
16 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
16 13 (7.34%) Scrum
16 13 (7.34%) Information Security

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 12 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (2.82%) CMS
4 5 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.69%) JBoss
5 3 (1.69%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.13%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.13%) Mule
6 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.13%) WildFly
7 1 (0.56%) Appian
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Documentum
7 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) CATIA
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.69%) SAP Retail
3 2 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.56%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.56%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.78%) PaaS
4 10 (5.65%) SaaS
5 8 (4.52%) IaaS
6 5 (2.82%) Office 365
7 4 (2.26%) GitHub
7 4 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Boomi
8 1 (0.56%) Serverless
8 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.60%) Firewall
2 11 (6.21%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.21%) VPN
3 10 (5.65%) MPLS
4 6 (3.39%) Network Security
5 5 (2.82%) Wireless
6 2 (1.13%) Internet
6 2 (1.13%) LAN
6 2 (1.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.65%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.08%) Big Data
5 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.82%) MySQL
6 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.13%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Maven
2 4 (2.26%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.26%) GitLab
2 4 (2.26%) JUnit
2 4 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.69%) DbUnit
3 3 (1.69%) Gradle
3 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.69%) JMeter
3 3 (1.69%) Selenium
4 2 (1.13%) gulp
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (25.99%) Retail
2 12 (6.78%) Finance
3 6 (3.39%) Banking
3 6 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.26%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.13%) Law
5 2 (1.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.13%) Social Science
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.86%) .NET
2 18 (10.17%) Spring
3 15 (8.47%) REST
4 13 (7.34%) Middleware
5 10 (5.65%) Web Services
6 9 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (5.08%) HTML
7 8 (4.52%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.95%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.95%) RESTful
8 7 (3.95%) WCF
8 7 (3.95%) WPF
9 6 (3.39%) J2EE
10 5 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.26%) Java EE
11 4 (2.26%) JPA
11 4 (2.26%) OAuth
11 4 (2.26%) OAuth2
11 4 (2.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.82%) FMCG
4 5 (2.82%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.26%) PKI
6 2 (1.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.13%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.56%) AS400
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.65%) Linux
2 8 (4.52%) Unix
3 5 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.77%) DevOps
3 26 (14.69%) TOGAF
4 22 (12.43%) E-Commerce
5 18 (10.17%) Microservices
6 17 (9.60%) IT Strategy
7 16 (9.04%) Migration
7 16 (9.04%) Security Architecture
8 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.34%) Information Security
9 13 (7.34%) Scrum
10 11 (6.21%) CRM
10 11 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (6.21%) ERP
10 11 (6.21%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.65%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.65%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.65%) MVC
12 9 (5.08%) SOA
12 9 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.60%) Java
2 22 (12.43%) C#
3 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.04%) SQL
5 9 (5.08%) Python
6 6 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.82%) Java 8
7 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) C
8 1 (0.56%) Go
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.91%) CISSP
2 14 (7.91%) Degree
3 12 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.08%) CISM
5 6 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (2.82%) SSCP
7 4 (2.26%) CEH
7 4 (2.26%) CISA
7 4 (2.26%) ISSAP
7 4 (2.26%) ISSEP
8 3 (1.69%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.69%) SANS
9 2 (1.13%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.52%) SLA
3 7 (3.95%) GDPR
4 5 (2.82%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 7 (3.95%) Docker
2 6 (3.39%) vSphere
3 4 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.69%) vCloud
5 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (4.52%) Kibana
1 8 (4.52%) logstash
1 8 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.52%) Puppet
2 3 (1.69%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (16.38%) SAP
2 23 (12.99%) Oracle
3 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.65%) IBM
4 10 (5.65%) VMware
5 9 (5.08%) Citrix
6 8 (4.52%) Hortonworks
7 7 (3.95%) Cisco
8 6 (3.39%) JDA
9 5 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.26%) Pega
11 3 (1.69%) Infor
12 2 (1.13%) Adobe
12 2 (1.13%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
13 1 (0.56%) ATG
13 1 (0.56%) F5
13 1 (0.56%) McAfee
13 1 (0.56%) RedPrairie