Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 26 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 219 189 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.51% 6.35% 9.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.95% 6.63% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 118 177
East Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £369 £413 £388
90th Percentile £638 £600 £663
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £53.00 £44.85 £55.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -18.46% +41.39%

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 2,756 2,850 3,035
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 95.70% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,755 1,795
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £220 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 125 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £13.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.43% -1.00% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £9.72
90th Percentile £45.09 £39.70 £40.13
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Nottinghamshire +6 86 £525 +7.36% 6
Northamptonshire +5 55 £525 - 9
Derbyshire +4 31 £525 -4.55% 1
Lincolnshire +11 16 £335 -31.63%
Leicestershire +15 15 £513 +2.50% 4
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 62 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (25.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (21.00%) Java
4 43 (19.63%) .NET
5 42 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
6 31 (14.16%) SQL
6 31 (14.16%) Oracle
7 30 (13.70%) DevOps
8 29 (13.24%) C#
8 29 (13.24%) Microsoft
8 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
9 27 (12.33%) Migration
10 25 (11.42%) PaaS
11 24 (10.96%) SC Cleared
12 22 (10.05%) Microservices
13 21 (9.59%) Office 365
13 21 (9.59%) Unix
14 20 (9.13%) TDD
15 19 (8.68%) E-Commerce
16 18 (8.22%) SQL Server
16 18 (8.22%) Analytics
17 17 (7.76%) Docker
17 17 (7.76%) SaaS
17 17 (7.76%) Retail
17 17 (7.76%) Spring
17 17 (7.76%) JavaScript
17 17 (7.76%) PL/SQL
18 16 (7.31%) OO
18 16 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (7.31%) Firewall

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 10 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.11%) CMS
3 7 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (2.74%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.74%) JBoss
5 5 (2.28%) WildFly
6 4 (1.83%) Confluence
6 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.37%) Apache
7 3 (1.37%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.37%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.91%) Mule
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.46%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.37%) Infor CloudSuite
3 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 56 (25.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (11.42%) PaaS
4 21 (9.59%) Office 365
5 17 (7.76%) SaaS
6 8 (3.65%) Google Analytics
7 6 (2.74%) IaaS
8 4 (1.83%) Boomi
8 4 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.91%) GitHub
9 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.46%) Runscope
10 1 (0.46%) Serverless
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.31%) Firewall
2 7 (3.20%) VPN
3 6 (2.74%) Internet
4 5 (2.28%) Network Security
5 4 (1.83%) LAN
5 4 (1.83%) WAN
5 4 (1.83%) Wireless
6 3 (1.37%) BIG-IP
6 3 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (1.37%) SAN
7 2 (0.91%) DNS
8 1 (0.46%) MPLS
8 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.31%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.94%) Big Data
5 11 (5.02%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (4.11%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.20%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (3.20%) Sqoop
9 6 (2.74%) Power BI
10 5 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.83%) MySQL
12 3 (1.37%) PowerCenter
12 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.91%) Endeca
13 2 (0.91%) HBase
13 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.02%) JIRA
2 8 (3.65%) VersionOne
3 7 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.20%) Maven
4 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.37%) Gradle
5 3 (1.37%) Selenium
5 3 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.91%) gulp
7 1 (0.46%) Appium
7 1 (0.46%) JMeter
7 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.46%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.46%) WinRunner
General
1 17 (7.76%) Retail
2 11 (5.02%) Finance
3 10 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.11%) Local Government
4 9 (4.11%) Marketing
5 8 (3.65%) Advertising
6 7 (3.20%) Back Office
6 7 (3.20%) Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.63%) .NET
2 17 (7.76%) Spring
3 13 (5.94%) HTML
3 13 (5.94%) REST
4 11 (5.02%) Node.js
5 10 (4.57%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.57%) WCF
5 10 (4.57%) Web Services
5 10 (4.57%) WPF
6 9 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.11%) Kafka
7 8 (3.65%) .NET Core
7 8 (3.65%) RESTful
8 7 (3.20%) Spring Boot
9 6 (2.74%) Middleware
10 5 (2.28%) J2EE
11 4 (1.83%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (1.37%) JMS
12 3 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.39%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.65%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.28%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) Fintech
8 3 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) DataPower
9 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) AS400
10 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.46%) Clustering
10 1 (0.46%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.59%) Unix
2 10 (4.57%) Windows
3 8 (3.65%) Linux
3 8 (3.65%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.83%) VMS
5 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (13.70%) DevOps
3 27 (12.33%) Migration
4 22 (10.05%) Microservices
5 20 (9.13%) TDD
6 19 (8.68%) E-Commerce
7 18 (8.22%) Analytics
8 16 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (7.31%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (7.31%) OO
8 16 (7.31%) TOGAF
9 13 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (5.94%) Project Management
9 13 (5.94%) Security Architecture
10 11 (5.02%) ERP
10 11 (5.02%) IT Strategy
10 11 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.57%) CRM
11 10 (4.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.00%) Java
2 31 (14.16%) SQL
3 29 (13.24%) C#
4 17 (7.76%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.76%) PL/SQL
5 16 (7.31%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.20%) Java 8
7 5 (2.28%) Python
8 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.37%) R
10 2 (0.91%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.91%) Go
11 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.31%) Degree
4 11 (5.02%) CISSP
4 11 (5.02%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (4.57%) MCSE
5 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.11%) CCNP
6 9 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.65%) AWS Certification
7 8 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.83%) CCIE
8 4 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.91%) CEH
9 2 (0.91%) MCSA
10 1 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (1.83%) JSP 440
1 4 (1.83%) QA
1 4 (1.83%) RMADS
1 4 (1.83%) SLA
2 3 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (7.76%) Docker
2 8 (3.65%) vSphere
3 7 (3.20%) HDFS
3 7 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.83%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.37%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.37%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.91%) Samba
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.91%) XenApp
7 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.46%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.20%) Puppet
2 6 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.28%) Oozie
4 4 (1.83%) Ansible
5 3 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.91%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (14.16%) Oracle
2 29 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.39%) SAP
4 13 (5.94%) Cisco
4 13 (5.94%) Google
4 13 (5.94%) VMware
5 7 (3.20%) Talend
6 6 (2.74%) Infor
7 5 (2.28%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.28%) Citrix
8 4 (1.83%) F5
8 4 (1.83%) Informatica
8 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.83%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.37%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.37%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.37%) IBM
9 3 (1.37%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.37%) Pega
9 3 (1.37%) WSO2