Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -17 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 189 195 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.63% 6.30% 9.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.02% 6.62% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 124 194
East Midlands median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £387 £413 £413
90th Percentile £638 £600 £659
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.22 - -
England median hourly rate £45.97 £39.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +16.37% -16.84% +18.75%

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 2,692 2,944 3,030
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 95.18% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,647 1,817 1,845
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £223 £235 £225
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 155 137 116
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £13.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.43% +6.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.21 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.92 £35.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 70 £568 +5.09% 7
Nottinghamshire +1 48 £520 +4.00% 16
Leicestershire +25 34 £475 -11.63% 9
Derbyshire -4 15 £520 +5.32% 2
Lincolnshire +6 6 £335 -25.76% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 57 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (26.46%) Java
3 36 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (17.46%) DevOps
5 33 (17.46%) .NET
6 27 (14.29%) C#
7 26 (13.76%) Retail
8 25 (13.23%) SQL
9 24 (12.70%) TOGAF
10 23 (12.17%) Microservices
11 22 (11.64%) Spring
12 21 (11.11%) Degree
13 20 (10.58%) JavaScript
13 20 (10.58%) Oracle
13 20 (10.58%) SAP
14 18 (9.52%) PaaS
15 17 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (8.99%) Security Cleared
15 17 (8.99%) Unix
15 17 (8.99%) E-Commerce
15 17 (8.99%) Migration
16 16 (8.47%) CISSP
16 16 (8.47%) HTML
16 16 (8.47%) Scrum
16 16 (8.47%) SaaS
17 15 (7.94%) Security Architecture
17 15 (7.94%) REST
17 15 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (7.94%) 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 8 (4.23%) JBoss
2 7 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (3.17%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.17%) CMS
4 4 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.12%) Confluence
4 4 (2.12%) WildFly
5 3 (1.59%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.06%) Mule
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.53%) Appian
7 1 (0.53%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.53%) Documentum
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) CATIA
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.53%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (9.52%) PaaS
4 16 (8.47%) SaaS
5 11 (5.82%) Office 365
6 9 (4.76%) IaaS
7 6 (3.17%) GitHub
8 4 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.06%) Boomi
9 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.53%) Runscope
10 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) Firewall
2 7 (3.70%) Wireless
3 5 (2.65%) Network Security
4 3 (1.59%) Internet
4 3 (1.59%) LAN
4 3 (1.59%) WAN
5 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.06%) VPN
6 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.53%) MPLS
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (4.23%) Big Data
3 8 (4.23%) MySQL
4 7 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.59%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.06%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.06%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Maven
2 9 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (3.17%) Gradle
5 5 (2.65%) JIRA
6 4 (2.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.12%) GitLab
6 4 (2.12%) JUnit
7 3 (1.59%) DbUnit
7 3 (1.59%) JMeter
7 3 (1.59%) Selenium
8 2 (1.06%) gulp
8 2 (1.06%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.53%) Ant
9 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (13.76%) Retail
2 13 (6.88%) Finance
3 11 (5.82%) Banking
3 11 (5.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.12%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.06%) Back Office
5 2 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.46%) .NET
2 22 (11.64%) Spring
3 16 (8.47%) HTML
4 15 (7.94%) REST
5 14 (7.41%) Hibernate
6 13 (6.88%) Web Services
7 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET
7 11 (5.82%) RESTful
8 10 (5.29%) WCF
8 10 (5.29%) WPF
9 7 (3.70%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.70%) Java EE
9 7 (3.70%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.17%) Middleware
11 5 (2.65%) CSS
11 5 (2.65%) J2EE
12 4 (2.12%) JPA
12 4 (2.12%) OAuth
12 4 (2.12%) OAuth2
12 4 (2.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.12%) FMCG
5 4 (2.12%) PKI
5 4 (2.12%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.59%) Fintech
6 3 (1.59%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.99%) Unix
2 9 (4.76%) Linux
3 8 (4.23%) Windows
4 4 (2.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (17.46%) DevOps
3 24 (12.70%) TOGAF
4 23 (12.17%) Microservices
5 17 (8.99%) E-Commerce
5 17 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (8.99%) Migration
6 16 (8.47%) Scrum
7 15 (7.94%) Security Architecture
7 15 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (7.41%) Information Security
8 14 (7.41%) IT Strategy
8 14 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 13 (6.88%) CRM
10 12 (6.35%) ERP
11 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.82%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (5.82%) Risk Management
11 11 (5.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.46%) Java
2 27 (14.29%) C#
3 25 (13.23%) SQL
4 20 (10.58%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.88%) Shell Script
6 12 (6.35%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.76%) Java 8
8 4 (2.12%) Python
9 3 (1.59%) R
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) Go
10 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (11.11%) Degree
2 17 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.47%) CISSP
4 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.23%) CISM
6 6 (3.17%) CEH
6 6 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (2.65%) SSCP
8 4 (2.12%) CISA
8 4 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.12%) ISSAP
8 4 (2.12%) ISSEP
9 3 (1.59%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.59%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.59%) SANS
10 2 (1.06%) CCNP
10 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.06%) MCSA
10 2 (1.06%) MCSE
10 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.65%) GDPR
2 5 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.12%) GCP
4 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.53%) QA
6 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.82%) Docker
2 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.59%) vCloud
3 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.59%) vSphere
4 2 (1.06%) HDFS
4 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.06%) Samba
4 2 (1.06%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.76%) Puppet
2 8 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (1.06%) Oozie
4 2 (1.06%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (10.58%) Oracle
1 20 (10.58%) SAP
2 14 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.70%) VMware
4 6 (3.17%) Pega
5 5 (2.65%) Cisco
6 4 (2.12%) Talend
7 3 (1.59%) Citrix
7 3 (1.59%) Google
7 3 (1.59%) Infor
7 3 (1.59%) Informatica
7 3 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.59%) WSO2
8 2 (1.06%) Adobe
8 2 (1.06%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.06%) IBM
8 2 (1.06%) JDA
8 2 (1.06%) Splunk
8 2 (1.06%) Veeam
8 2 (1.06%) Veritas