Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £531 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 July 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 of England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 345 362 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.24% 7.69% 8.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.67% 8.16% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 238 281
East of England median daily rate £531 £548 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.97% +9.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.65
England median hourly rate £45.97 £42.50 £47.91
% change year-on-year +8.15% -11.29% +19.78%

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 4,499 4,436 4,975
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 94.22% 96.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,566 2,631 2,893
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £205 £207
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 344 356
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.50 £11.44
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in the East of England.

Contractor 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 21 July 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
Hertfordshire +8 93 £500 -9.09% 18
Bedfordshire -4 66 £571 +6.73% 16
Norfolk +1 58 £513 +7.89% 11
Essex +3 57 £600 +6.67% 3
Cambridgeshire -14 49 £550 +10.61% 29
East Anglia +5 21 £538 +2.38%
Suffolk -22 6 £500 -16.67% 8
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 81 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (21.16%) Finance
3 65 (18.84%) Retail
4 64 (18.55%) Data Centre
5 55 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (14.78%) TOGAF
6 51 (14.78%) Migration
7 44 (12.75%) SAP
8 43 (12.46%) SOA
9 39 (11.30%) ITIL
9 39 (11.30%) Enterprise Architecture
10 38 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (9.57%) Data Modelling
12 32 (9.28%) Data Architecture
13 30 (8.70%) UML
14 28 (8.12%) Web Services
14 28 (8.12%) Java
14 28 (8.12%) Security Architecture
14 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
15 27 (7.83%) Oracle
16 26 (7.54%) E-Commerce
16 26 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (7.25%) Windows
17 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (6.96%) Microservices
18 24 (6.96%) Telecoms
19 23 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
20 22 (6.38%) Management Information System
21 21 (6.09%) Manufacturing
22 20 (5.80%) 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 11 (3.19%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.90%) CMS
3 9 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.74%) Mule
5 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.87%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.87%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.87%) Confluence
7 3 (0.87%) JBoss
7 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.58%) IIS
9 1 (0.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.58%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.29%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.51%) SaaS
4 6 (1.74%) PaaS
5 5 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.16%) Akamai
6 4 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.16%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.58%) Office 365
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.29%) Route 53
8 1 (0.29%) Serverless
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.19%) Firewall
1 11 (3.19%) VPN
2 10 (2.90%) Internet
3 9 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (2.61%) HTTP
3 9 (2.61%) Network Security
3 9 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.61%) Wireless
4 8 (2.32%) OSPF
5 7 (2.03%) LAN
6 6 (1.74%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (1.74%) DNS
6 6 (1.74%) SSL
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (1.45%) MPLS
7 5 (1.45%) VXLAN
8 4 (1.16%) BGP
8 4 (1.16%) SAN
8 4 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.93%) Big Data
4 14 (4.06%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.06%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.61%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.03%) OLTP
8 6 (1.74%) Impala
8 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.45%) Apache Kudu
9 5 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.16%) DB2
10 4 (1.16%) MySQL
11 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Maven
2 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.16%) JIRA
2 4 (1.16%) Subversion
3 3 (0.87%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.29%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.29%) ERwin
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) Selenium
4 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 73 (21.16%) Finance
2 65 (18.84%) Retail
3 24 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.09%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.22%) Law
5 18 (5.22%) Marketing
6 9 (2.61%) Electronics
7 4 (1.16%) Advertising
8 3 (0.87%) Billing
9 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.12%) Web Services
2 17 (4.93%) REST
3 15 (4.35%) Middleware
4 14 (4.06%) .NET
4 14 (4.06%) J2EE
5 10 (2.90%) Kafka
5 10 (2.90%) XML
6 7 (2.03%) XSD
7 6 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.74%) Java EE
7 6 (1.74%) RESTful
7 6 (1.74%) SOAP
8 5 (1.45%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (1.45%) JMS
8 5 (1.45%) JSON
9 4 (1.16%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.16%) JPA
9 4 (1.16%) Node.js
9 4 (1.16%) SAML
9 4 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.90%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.32%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.32%) EPoS
7 6 (1.74%) CESG
7 6 (1.74%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.16%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.87%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.58%) Clustering
11 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.58%) DataPower
11 2 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.25%) Windows
2 20 (5.80%) Unix
3 15 (4.35%) Linux
4 8 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.87%) Solaris
7 2 (0.58%) AIX
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) SUSE
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.78%) Migration
2 51 (14.78%) TOGAF
3 43 (12.46%) SOA
4 39 (11.30%) Enterprise Architecture
4 39 (11.30%) ITIL
5 38 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (9.57%) Data Modelling
7 32 (9.28%) Data Architecture
8 30 (8.70%) UML
9 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
9 28 (8.12%) Security Architecture
10 26 (7.54%) E-Commerce
10 26 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (6.96%) Microservices
12 20 (5.80%) Analytics
13 19 (5.51%) Coaching
13 19 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (5.51%) Scrum
13 19 (5.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.12%) Java
2 14 (4.06%) SQL
3 12 (3.48%) Python
4 9 (2.61%) C
5 5 (1.45%) C#
5 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.87%) C++
6 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.29%) ABAP
7 1 (0.29%) PHP
7 1 (0.29%) R
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
7 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.90%) CCNP
4 9 (2.61%) Degree
5 8 (2.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (1.45%) CISSP
7 3 (0.87%) CCIE
7 3 (0.87%) CCNA
7 3 (0.87%) MCSE
7 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.58%) CCDA
8 2 (0.58%) CCDE
8 2 (0.58%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (0.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.29%) CLAS
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.22%) GDPR
2 16 (4.64%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.06%) COBIT
4 13 (3.77%) Data Quality
5 12 (3.48%) QA
6 11 (3.19%) COSO
7 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.61%) VMware NSX
3 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.74%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.74%) HDFS
5 4 (1.16%) Docker
5 4 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.87%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.64%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (2.03%) Oozie
3 6 (1.74%) Ansible
4 3 (0.87%) SCCM
4 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.58%) Puppet
5 2 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.58%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.29%) CASB
6 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.29%) Kibana
6 1 (0.29%) MOM
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.29%) Terraform
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 44 (12.75%) SAP
2 27 (7.83%) Oracle
3 19 (5.51%) Cisco
4 18 (5.22%) Microsoft
5 16 (4.64%) VMware
6 14 (4.06%) TIBCO
7 11 (3.19%) IBM
8 6 (1.74%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.45%) Citrix
9 5 (1.45%) F5
9 5 (1.45%) hybris
10 4 (1.16%) EMC
10 4 (1.16%) Google
10 4 (1.16%) Juniper
10 4 (1.16%) Lumesse
10 4 (1.16%) Marketo
10 4 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.16%) Splunk
10 4 (1.16%) Talend
10 4 (1.16%) Thycotic