Period
to 21 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 16 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 108 44 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.07% 8.59% 6.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.42% 9.05% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 17 76
10th Percentile £396 £413 £406
25th Percentile £463 £419 £457
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £528
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% -5.21% +1.44%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £582
90th Percentile £688 £630 £638
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £67.50
England median hourly rate £60.00 £55.00 £73.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% -25.42% +10.76%

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 1,282 486 1,906
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 94.92% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 312 1,160
10th Percentile £153 £150 £185
25th Percentile £300 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
75th Percentile £500 £438 £488
90th Percentile £588 £524 £560
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 32 123
10th Percentile £9.28 £9.59 £10.36
25th Percentile £11.40 £11.48 £11.17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.26
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.19% -8.00%
75th Percentile £20.00 £28.22 £18.63
90th Percentile £42.48 £43.75 £44.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the East Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the East Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the East Midlands.

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 21 September 2021. 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 43 £600 +23.08% 24
Northamptonshire +15 31 £495 +8.49% 4
Leicestershire -13 10 £475 -18.28% 4
Derbyshire -15 8 £490 -34.67% 7
Lincolnshire - 2 £500 - 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 59 (54.63%) Azure
2 29 (26.85%) AWS
3 28 (25.93%) DevOps
4 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (19.44%) Migration
7 20 (18.52%) Social Skills
8 18 (16.67%) Data Lake
8 18 (16.67%) SQL
9 17 (15.74%) TOGAF
10 16 (14.81%) Finance
11 15 (13.89%) Git (software)
11 15 (13.89%) Banking
11 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
12 14 (12.96%) Microservices
12 14 (12.96%) Architectural Design
13 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
13 13 (12.04%) SaaS
14 12 (11.11%) JIRA
14 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
14 12 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (9.26%) IaaS
15 10 (9.26%) Analytics
15 10 (9.26%) Power Platform
15 10 (9.26%) IT Strategy
16 9 (8.33%) GDPR
16 9 (8.33%) Data Engineering
16 9 (8.33%) High Availability

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 8 (7.41%) JBoss
2 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
4 3 (2.78%) NetWeaver
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Synapse
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.93%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (54.63%) Azure
2 29 (26.85%) AWS
3 13 (12.04%) SaaS
4 10 (9.26%) IaaS
4 10 (9.26%) Power Platform
5 9 (8.33%) PaaS
6 8 (7.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 7 (6.48%) GCP
8 6 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (3.70%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 4 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (3.70%) Serverless
10 3 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (2.78%) Azure Logic Apps
10 3 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (2.78%) NuGet
10 3 (2.78%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.85%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) Firewall
2 5 (4.63%) DNS
3 4 (3.70%) MPLS
3 4 (3.70%) SD-WAN
3 4 (3.70%) VPN
3 4 (3.70%) WAN
4 3 (2.78%) DHCP
4 3 (2.78%) PBX
4 3 (2.78%) Skype
4 3 (2.78%) VoIP
4 3 (2.78%) Wireless
5 2 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) Data Lake
2 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
3 12 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.41%) Big Data
5 7 (6.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (5.56%) Power BI
7 5 (4.63%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.78%) DB2
9 3 (2.78%) MariaDB
9 3 (2.78%) MySQL
9 3 (2.78%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.85%) Redis
10 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 20 (18.52%) Social Skills
2 16 (14.81%) Finance
3 15 (13.89%) Banking
4 6 (5.56%) Retail
5 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.78%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.85%) Legal
8 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.93%) Automotive
9 1 (0.93%) Electronics
9 1 (0.93%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) .NET
1 8 (7.41%) REST
2 6 (5.56%) Middleware
3 5 (4.63%) RAML
4 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.70%) CSS
4 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 4 (3.70%) J2EE
4 4 (3.70%) SOAP
4 4 (3.70%) Spring
5 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.78%) HTML5
5 3 (2.78%) JDBC
5 3 (2.78%) Kafka
5 3 (2.78%) LESS
5 3 (2.78%) RESTful
5 3 (2.78%) SAP Basis
5 3 (2.78%) Sass
5 3 (2.78%) Spring MVC
5 3 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.48%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.78%) Cloud Native
3 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.78%) PKI
4 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) BYOD
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Unix
3 4 (3.70%) Windows
4 3 (2.78%) AIX
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.93%) DevOps
2 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (19.44%) Migration
4 17 (15.74%) TOGAF
5 14 (12.96%) Architectural Design
5 14 (12.96%) Microservices
6 12 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.26%) Analytics
7 10 (9.26%) IT Strategy
8 9 (8.33%) Data Engineering
8 9 (8.33%) High Availability
8 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.41%) ITIL
9 8 (7.41%) SOA
10 7 (6.48%) Decision-Making
10 7 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (5.56%) MVC
11 6 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) SQL
2 9 (8.33%) Java
3 6 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (2.78%) Python
4 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.93%) R
5 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (1.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) GDPR
2 5 (4.63%) COBIT
2 5 (4.63%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.78%) QA
4 2 (1.85%) SOC 1
4 2 (1.85%) SOC 2
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.78%) Docker
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.63%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (1.85%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Istio
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (7.41%) SAP
3 6 (5.56%) Citrix
3 6 (5.56%) Databricks
3 6 (5.56%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.63%) Software AG
5 4 (3.70%) Cisco
6 3 (2.78%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.85%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.93%) Google
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Juniper
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Workday
8 1 (0.93%) Xamarin