Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 of England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 24 32
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 121 121 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.83% 6.09% 5.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 6.60% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 72 70
10th Percentile £513 £491 £433
25th Percentile £547 £500 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £533 £563
Median % change year-on-year +22.07% -5.33% +2.27%
75th Percentile £720 £641 £678
90th Percentile £789 £678 £725
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £60.92 £60.00 £62.25
% change year-on-year +1.53% -3.61% -20.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,272 1,832 1,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.66% 92.20% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,385 1,054 1,162
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £468 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.45% -3.00% -4.97%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 256 121
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.19% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.11 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.63 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +4.28%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +12 63 £650 +0.04% 22
Essex -9 21 £656 +26.51% 3
Bedfordshire 0 19 £625 +19.05% 3
Cambridgeshire -27 9 £645 +30.30% 4
Norfolk -12 4 £725 +39.42% 2
Suffolk -15 4 £500 -13.04% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Architect contract jobs required the following 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 of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 42 (34.71%) Agile
2 37 (30.58%) Azure
3 29 (23.97%) Migration
4 23 (19.01%) AWS
4 23 (19.01%) Microservices
5 21 (17.36%) Scrum
5 21 (17.36%) Finance
6 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
6 19 (15.70%) Social Skills
7 17 (14.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (14.05%) DevOps
7 17 (14.05%) TOGAF
8 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
9 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
10 13 (10.74%) Spring
10 13 (10.74%) Java
10 13 (10.74%) CRM
10 13 (10.74%) GCP
11 12 (9.92%) CI/CD
11 12 (9.92%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.92%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (9.09%) SaaS
12 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
12 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (9.09%) Cloud Native
13 10 (8.26%) Data Centre
13 10 (8.26%) Data Management
13 10 (8.26%) ERP
13 10 (8.26%) Oracle
13 10 (8.26%) Analytics

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (6.61%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (30.58%) Azure
2 23 (19.01%) AWS
3 13 (10.74%) GCP
4 11 (9.09%) SaaS
5 6 (4.96%) Collibra
5 6 (4.96%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.13%) IaaS
7 4 (3.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (3.31%) Azure Service Bus
7 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.31%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 3 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (2.48%) Azure AKS
8 3 (2.48%) Google Kubernetes Engine
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.48%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.65%) Google Workspace
9 2 (1.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) BGP
1 4 (3.31%) DNS
1 4 (3.31%) Firewall
1 4 (3.31%) NetScaler
2 3 (2.48%) Broadband
2 3 (2.48%) DHCP
2 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.48%) Internet
2 3 (2.48%) IPsec
2 3 (2.48%) MPLS
2 3 (2.48%) OSPF
2 3 (2.48%) SAN
2 3 (2.48%) SD-WAN
2 3 (2.48%) SSL
2 3 (2.48%) VPN
2 3 (2.48%) WAN
2 3 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.48%) Wireless
3 2 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.83%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) Big Data
2 6 (4.96%) Metadata
2 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.13%) Data Mining
3 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.31%) Power BI
5 2 (1.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.83%) MySQL
6 1 (0.83%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.83%) Stardog
6 1 (0.83%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
1 8 (6.61%) JIRA
2 5 (4.13%) SonarQube
3 4 (3.31%) Maven
4 2 (1.65%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.83%) GitLab
5 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 19 (15.70%) Social Skills
3 9 (7.44%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.96%) Retail
6 5 (4.13%) Aerospace
7 4 (3.31%) Automotive
7 4 (3.31%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.31%) Marketing
7 4 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.48%) Publishing
9 2 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.65%) Local Government
10 1 (0.83%) Aviation
10 1 (0.83%) Law
10 1 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.74%) Spring
2 8 (6.61%) XML
3 7 (5.79%) Web Services
4 6 (4.96%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.13%) .NET
6 4 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.48%) JSON
7 3 (2.48%) REST
7 3 (2.48%) WSDL
8 2 (1.65%) HTML
8 2 (1.65%) HTML5
8 2 (1.65%) React
8 2 (1.65%) RESTful
8 2 (1.65%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.83%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Cloud Native
1 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.79%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) User Experience
6 4 (3.31%) CMDB
6 4 (3.31%) IoT
7 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.65%) NHS
7 2 (1.65%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) FMCG
8 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.83%) VMS
2 1 (0.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.71%) Agile
2 29 (23.97%) Migration
3 23 (19.01%) Microservices
4 21 (17.36%) Scrum
5 17 (14.05%) DevOps
5 17 (14.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (14.05%) TOGAF
6 13 (10.74%) CRM
7 12 (9.92%) CI/CD
7 12 (9.92%) E-Commerce
7 12 (9.92%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
9 10 (8.26%) Analytics
9 10 (8.26%) Data Management
9 10 (8.26%) ERP
10 9 (7.44%) BPMN
10 9 (7.44%) Business Case
10 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.61%) Machine Learning
11 8 (6.61%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) Java
2 3 (2.48%) C
2 3 (2.48%) SQL
3 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.65%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Bash
4 1 (0.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.96%) AWS Certification
3 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.31%) CCNP
4 4 (3.31%) Degree
5 3 (2.48%) CCDE
5 3 (2.48%) CCDP
5 3 (2.48%) RHCA
6 2 (1.65%) CCIE
6 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) CCSP
7 1 (0.83%) CEH
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) OSCP
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) HL7
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) NIST
3 1 (0.83%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) Docker
3 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) KVM
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) Ansible
2 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.31%) Terraform
3 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.26%) Oracle
3 8 (6.61%) Cisco
4 7 (5.79%) Google
5 6 (4.96%) IBM
6 4 (3.31%) Cloudera
6 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.48%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.48%) Juniper
7 3 (2.48%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.48%) SAP
7 3 (2.48%) VMware
8 2 (1.65%) HP
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix
9 1 (0.83%) EMC
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) NetApp
9 1 (0.83%) OpenText
9 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com