Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 149 353 364
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.08% 8.58% 8.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 9.17% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 250 219
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £450 £475 £433
90th Percentile £725 £651 £680
England median daily rate £600 £575 £563
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £92.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -33.96% +23.98%

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 2,278 3,850 4,213
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.98% 93.54% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,318 2,270 2,383
Median daily rate £425 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £588 £582
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 266 283
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -20.50%
10th Percentile £12.13 £10.40 £10.80
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
% change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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
Essex +43 49 £545 -0.91% 4
Hertfordshire -16 47 £538 -2.27% 16
Cambridgeshire -16 31 £575 -1.92% 4
Bedfordshire -8 10 £625 +4.17% 6
Norfolk -10 7 £513 -
Suffolk +5 5 £600 +9.09%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 38 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.83%) Security Cleared
3 35 (23.49%) AWS
4 24 (16.11%) Java
4 24 (16.11%) Microservices
5 19 (12.75%) Web Services
6 18 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (12.08%) Azure
6 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
7 17 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (10.74%) DevOps
8 16 (10.74%) Spring
9 15 (10.07%) DV Cleared
9 15 (10.07%) Software Architecture
9 15 (10.07%) Migration
9 15 (10.07%) Data Modelling
9 15 (10.07%) LAN
10 14 (9.40%) Cisco
10 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
10 14 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (9.40%) Linux
10 14 (9.40%) SQL
10 14 (9.40%) Finance
10 14 (9.40%) TOGAF
11 13 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (8.72%) PaaS
11 13 (8.72%) IaaS
12 12 (8.05%) JSON
12 12 (8.05%) VMware
12 12 (8.05%) XML

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 6 (4.03%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.36%) Confluence
3 4 (2.68%) Apache
4 3 (2.01%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.34%) JBoss
5 2 (1.34%) Mule
5 2 (1.34%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.67%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.34%) Magento
2 2 (1.34%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.67%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.49%) AWS
2 18 (12.08%) Azure
3 13 (8.72%) IaaS
3 13 (8.72%) PaaS
4 9 (6.04%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.68%) GCP
6 3 (2.01%) SaaS
6 3 (2.01%) Twilio
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.34%) Serverless
7 2 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.67%) Boomi
8 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.07%) LAN
2 11 (7.38%) Firewall
3 8 (5.37%) DHCP
4 6 (4.03%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.03%) Software-Defined Networking
4 6 (4.03%) VLAN
4 6 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.36%) VPN
6 4 (2.68%) Broadband
6 4 (2.68%) HTTP
7 3 (2.01%) IPsec
7 3 (2.01%) WAN
7 3 (2.01%) Wireless
7 3 (2.01%) WLAN
8 2 (1.34%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (1.34%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.34%) PPP
8 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.34%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.04%) Power BI
4 8 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.03%) MySQL
6 5 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.68%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.01%) Big Data
8 3 (2.01%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.01%) SAP HANA
8 3 (2.01%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.04%) JIRA
2 4 (2.68%) ERwin
2 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.68%) Redmine
3 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.01%) JMeter
3 3 (2.01%) Subversion
4 2 (1.34%) ER Studio
4 2 (1.34%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.67%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.67%) LSMW
5 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (9.40%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 6 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.68%) Billing
6 3 (2.01%) Law
6 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.34%) Games
7 2 (1.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) Web Services
2 16 (10.74%) Spring
3 12 (8.05%) JSON
3 12 (8.05%) XML
4 10 (6.71%) Spring Boot
5 9 (6.04%) REST
6 8 (5.37%) WSDL
7 6 (4.03%) .NET
7 6 (4.03%) XML Schema
8 5 (3.36%) Middleware
9 3 (2.01%) HTML
10 2 (1.34%) 802.1X
10 2 (1.34%) CSS
10 2 (1.34%) LAMP
10 2 (1.34%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (1.34%) SAML
10 2 (1.34%) XHTML
10 2 (1.34%) XSL
11 1 (0.67%) IDoc
11 1 (0.67%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.03%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.68%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.68%) Device Driver
3 4 (2.68%) PKI
4 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) FMCG
5 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.34%) NHS
5 2 (1.34%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.67%) CMDB
6 1 (0.67%) Life Science
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) Social Media
6 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.40%) Linux
2 6 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (2.68%) Unix
3 4 (2.68%) Windows
4 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.11%) Microservices
3 18 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (10.74%) DevOps
6 15 (10.07%) Data Modelling
6 15 (10.07%) Migration
6 15 (10.07%) Software Architecture
7 14 (9.40%) TOGAF
8 13 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.05%) SOA
10 11 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.38%) Scrum
11 10 (6.71%) ETL
12 9 (6.04%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (6.04%) Kanban
12 9 (6.04%) Open Source
12 9 (6.04%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (6.04%) Security Testing
12 9 (6.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.11%) Java
2 14 (9.40%) SQL
3 7 (4.70%) Java 8
4 6 (4.03%) Python
5 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.34%) C
6 2 (1.34%) PHP
7 1 (0.67%) ABAP
7 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (24.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.07%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.04%) CISSP
5 4 (2.68%) Degree
6 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.34%) CCIE
6 2 (1.34%) CCNP
6 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) NCSC
2 4 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.68%) PMO
2 4 (2.68%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.67%) DICOM
4 1 (0.67%) NIST
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (4.70%) VMware NSX
2 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (2.01%) Terraform
2 2 (1.34%) Ansible
2 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.34%) Puppet
2 2 (1.34%) SCCM
2 2 (1.34%) systemd
3 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (9.40%) Cisco
1 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.05%) VMware
3 9 (6.04%) AppDynamics
3 9 (6.04%) SAP
4 8 (5.37%) Oracle
5 6 (4.03%) IBM
6 4 (2.68%) Tableau
6 4 (2.68%) Talend
7 3 (2.01%) Google
8 2 (1.34%) Ariba
8 2 (1.34%) Avaya
8 2 (1.34%) F5
8 2 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.34%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.34%) Pega
8 2 (1.34%) Zend
9 1 (0.67%) IDERA
9 1 (0.67%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.67%) Shavlik