Period
to 17 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 134 177 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.58% 6.38% 6.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.73% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 108 137
East Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £405 £393 £413
90th Percentile £638 £629 £600
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £67.50 £45.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.29% - -
England median hourly rate £71.25 £63.66 £48.25
% change year-on-year +11.92% +31.94% +12.63%

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 1,936 2,629 2,953
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 94.77% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,627 1,806
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £219 £225
90th Percentile £561 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 158 159
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £15.50 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.87% +11.83% +6.62%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.33 £9.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.23 £42.09
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -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 17 September 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
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 17 September 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
Nottinghamshire +24 63 £550 +5.26% 22
Derbyshire +22 28 £525 +9.95% 5
Northamptonshire -13 16 £427 -22.45% 8
Leicestershire -27 15 £513 +0.49% 8
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 46 (34.33%) Azure
2 30 (22.39%) AWS
3 28 (20.90%) Finance
3 28 (20.90%) Microsoft
4 22 (16.42%) Java
4 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (15.67%) Migration
6 20 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
7 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
8 17 (12.69%) SQL
8 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
9 15 (11.19%) Middleware
10 14 (10.45%) Cisco
10 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
10 14 (10.45%) Microservices
11 13 (9.70%) TOGAF
11 13 (9.70%) WAN
11 13 (9.70%) Oracle
12 12 (8.96%) Skype
12 12 (8.96%) Windows
12 12 (8.96%) Manufacturing
12 12 (8.96%) Banking
12 12 (8.96%) Retail
12 12 (8.96%) DevOps
12 12 (8.96%) Degree
13 11 (8.21%) Skype for Business
14 10 (7.46%) Public Cloud
14 10 (7.46%) Architectural Design
15 9 (6.72%) Project Delivery

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 11 (8.21%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.48%) Apache
3 4 (2.99%) Confluence
4 2 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.49%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.75%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 46 (34.33%) Azure
2 30 (22.39%) AWS
3 7 (5.22%) PaaS
4 6 (4.48%) IaaS
4 6 (4.48%) Serverless
5 5 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (3.73%) SaaS
6 4 (2.99%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (2.24%) Amazon SageMaker
8 2 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.49%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.49%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.49%) Apigee
8 2 (1.49%) Datadog
8 2 (1.49%) Fastly
8 2 (1.49%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) WAN
2 12 (8.96%) Skype
3 9 (6.72%) LAN
4 6 (4.48%) Firewall
5 5 (3.73%) Internet
6 2 (1.49%) Intranet
6 2 (1.49%) VoIP
6 2 (1.49%) VPN
7 1 (0.75%) MPLS
7 1 (0.75%) Network Security
7 1 (0.75%) SAN
7 1 (0.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.24%) Big Data
3 3 (2.24%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.49%) DB2
4 2 (1.49%) Informix
4 2 (1.49%) MySQL
4 2 (1.49%) Power BI
4 2 (1.49%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) JIRA
2 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.49%) GitLab
2 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Banking
2 12 (8.96%) Manufacturing
2 12 (8.96%) Retail
3 9 (6.72%) Aerospace
4 7 (5.22%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.19%) Middleware
2 9 (6.72%) Node.js
3 7 (5.22%) REST
4 6 (4.48%) Apache NiFi
5 5 (3.73%) React
5 5 (3.73%) Web Services
6 4 (2.99%) .NET
7 2 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.49%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.75%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.75%) JSON
8 1 (0.75%) JSON Schema
8 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.46%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.22%) User Experience
4 7 (5.22%) Virtual Team
5 6 (4.48%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.48%) Hedge funds
6 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.24%) Blog
8 3 (2.24%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.75%) AS400
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.96%) Windows
2 8 (5.97%) Unix
2 8 (5.97%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.48%) Linux
4 3 (2.24%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.49%) Android
5 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.67%) Migration
3 20 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.45%) Microservices
5 13 (9.70%) TOGAF
6 12 (8.96%) DevOps
7 10 (7.46%) Architectural Design
8 9 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (6.72%) IT Strategy
8 9 (6.72%) Project Delivery
8 9 (6.72%) Waterfall
9 8 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.97%) Data Migration
9 8 (5.97%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (5.22%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
11 6 (4.48%) Data Architecture
11 6 (4.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.42%) Java
2 17 (12.69%) SQL
3 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.48%) Python
4 4 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.24%) C#
6 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.49%) Go
6 2 (1.49%) Perl
6 2 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.96%) Degree
4 6 (4.48%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.24%) CCIE
5 3 (2.24%) CCNA
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.24%) MCSE
5 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCDA
6 1 (0.75%) CCIE Data Center
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) GDPR
2 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.75%) NCSC
2 1 (0.75%) NIST
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.73%) Puppet
2 5 (3.73%) Terraform
3 4 (2.99%) Ansible
4 2 (1.49%) Consul
4 2 (1.49%) Mesos
4 2 (1.49%) Nagios
4 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.45%) Cisco
3 13 (9.70%) Oracle
4 9 (6.72%) SAP
5 8 (5.97%) Google
5 8 (5.97%) Informatica
6 4 (2.99%) Splunk
7 3 (2.24%) TSYS
7 3 (2.24%) VMware
8 2 (1.49%) Citrix
8 2 (1.49%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.49%) hybris
8 2 (1.49%) New Relic
8 2 (1.49%) Siemens
8 2 (1.49%) Sparx
8 2 (1.49%) Sybase
9 1 (0.75%) Alibaba
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
9 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.75%) Talend