Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 329 364 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.03% 8.19% 8.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.57% 8.62% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 210 251
East of England median daily rate £550 £534 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +1.67% +2.44%
10th Percentile £500 £450 £400
90th Percentile £675 £678 £650
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
East of England median hourly rate £41.00 £66.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.11% +57.74% -32.80%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.08 £42.50
% change year-on-year -30.10% +17.82% -22.73%

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 3,841 4,221 4,157
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.96% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,247 2,388 2,471
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £205 £193 £200
90th Percentile £588 £584 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 289 333
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -20.93% +2.38%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.66 £10.63
90th Percentile £50.50 £46.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.88 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.94% -1.58% -

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +5 121 £550 +4.76% 45
Cambridgeshire +4 63 £600 +0.84% 26
Norfolk +1 58 £513 - 8
Essex -24 40 £550 -12.00% 6
Bedfordshire -3 35 £600 +5.03% 10
Suffolk +17 6 £550 +4.76% 2
East Anglia 0 4 £513 - 9
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 97 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.05%) Finance
3 62 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (17.93%) Data Centre
5 54 (16.41%) Migration
6 49 (14.89%) SOA
7 47 (14.29%) Oracle
8 45 (13.68%) Retail
8 45 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 43 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (12.77%) Security Cleared
11 41 (12.46%) TOGAF
12 36 (10.94%) Data Modelling
13 35 (10.64%) Cisco
14 34 (10.33%) Analytics
15 33 (10.03%) ITIL
16 32 (9.73%) Microsoft
17 30 (9.12%) Java
18 29 (8.81%) VMware
19 28 (8.51%) Mentoring
20 27 (8.21%) Coaching
20 27 (8.21%) Microservices
20 27 (8.21%) Middleware
21 25 (7.60%) WAN
21 25 (7.60%) UML
22 24 (7.29%) Security Architecture
23 23 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
24 22 (6.69%) Project Management
25 21 (6.38%) Mainframe
25 21 (6.38%) IBM

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 10 (3.04%) Apache
2 8 (2.43%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.43%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.43%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.82%) Confluence
4 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.22%) CloudStack
6 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.30%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.30%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.04%) Office 365
4 7 (2.13%) Akamai
4 7 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.82%) SaaS
6 5 (1.52%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.52%) Serverless
7 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.22%) IaaS
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.60%) WAN
2 21 (6.38%) Firewall
3 15 (4.56%) LAN
4 14 (4.26%) DNS
5 13 (3.95%) Network Security
6 10 (3.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (3.04%) DMZ
7 8 (2.43%) DHCP
8 7 (2.13%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.82%) Wireless
10 5 (1.52%) HTTP
11 4 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.22%) Skype
11 4 (1.22%) SSL
12 3 (0.91%) SAN
12 3 (0.91%) VLAN
12 3 (0.91%) VPN
12 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.61%) NAS
13 2 (0.61%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.95%) Big Data
4 11 (3.34%) MySQL
5 10 (3.04%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.52%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.22%) Amazon QuickSight
10 4 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.22%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.91%) BODI
11 3 (0.91%) HBase
11 3 (0.91%) Ingres
11 3 (0.91%) Parquet
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.43%) JIRA
2 7 (2.13%) ERwin
2 7 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.91%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.61%) JUnit
5 2 (0.61%) TestNG
6 1 (0.30%) Ant
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.30%) JMeter
6 1 (0.30%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.30%) Maven
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.30%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (27.05%) Finance
2 45 (13.68%) Retail
3 11 (3.34%) Law
4 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Billing
8 2 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.21%) Middleware
2 20 (6.08%) .NET
3 11 (3.34%) 802.1X
3 11 (3.34%) REST
4 10 (3.04%) J2EE
5 9 (2.74%) LDAP
5 9 (2.74%) Web Services
6 8 (2.43%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.43%) JSON
6 8 (2.43%) XML
7 6 (1.82%) Kafka
7 6 (1.82%) SOAP
7 6 (1.82%) Spring
8 5 (1.52%) HTML
8 5 (1.52%) JMS
8 5 (1.52%) OpenID
8 5 (1.52%) SAML
9 4 (1.22%) Apache Avro
9 4 (1.22%) OpenDaylight
10 3 (0.91%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.38%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.04%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.13%) EMC VNX
7 7 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.22%) Life Science
9 3 (0.91%) CCTV
9 3 (0.91%) CMDB
9 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.91%) PKI
10 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.61%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.61%) RIA
10 2 (0.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.47%) Windows
2 12 (3.65%) Linux
3 10 (3.04%) Solaris
3 10 (3.04%) Unix
4 8 (2.43%) AIX
5 7 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.91%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.61%) HPUX
7 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.61%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.41%) Migration
3 49 (14.89%) SOA
4 43 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (12.46%) TOGAF
6 36 (10.94%) Data Modelling
7 34 (10.33%) Analytics
8 33 (10.03%) ITIL
9 28 (8.51%) Mentoring
10 27 (8.21%) Coaching
10 27 (8.21%) Microservices
11 25 (7.60%) UML
12 24 (7.29%) Security Architecture
13 23 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (6.69%) Project Management
15 19 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (5.78%) Enterprise Architecture
16 18 (5.47%) Data Security
17 17 (5.17%) DevOps
17 17 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.12%) Java
2 15 (4.56%) SQL
3 12 (3.65%) Python
4 8 (2.43%) VB
4 8 (2.43%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.91%) C
5 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.61%) C#
6 2 (0.61%) Java 8
6 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.30%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) Go
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) R
7 1 (0.30%) Scala
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.04%) CISSP
4 7 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.52%) CISM
6 5 (1.52%) CRISC
6 5 (1.52%) Degree
6 5 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.22%) CEH
7 4 (1.22%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.61%) CCNP
9 1 (0.30%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) CISA
9 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.04%) GDPR
3 8 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.82%) COBIT
5 6 (1.82%) COSO
6 5 (1.52%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.91%) QA
8 2 (0.61%) HL7
8 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.30%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.74%) vSphere
4 7 (2.13%) Docker
4 7 (2.13%) Squid
4 7 (2.13%) Varnish
5 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.91%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.61%) HDFS
7 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) vCloud
8 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (2.43%) SCCM
1 8 (2.43%) vCenter Server
2 7 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.13%) Puppet
3 5 (1.52%) SCOM
4 4 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.22%) Cloudify
4 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.61%) Oozie
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.61%) PowerBroker
5 2 (0.61%) QRadar
5 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.30%) MOM
6 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.30%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (14.29%) Oracle
2 35 (10.64%) Cisco
3 32 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 29 (8.81%) VMware
5 21 (6.38%) IBM
6 20 (6.08%) F5
6 20 (6.08%) Palo Alto
7 11 (3.34%) Arista
7 11 (3.34%) Blue Coat
7 11 (3.34%) Juniper
7 11 (3.34%) Riverbed
8 10 (3.04%) Citrix
8 10 (3.04%) Zscaler
9 8 (2.43%) SAP
10 7 (2.13%) EMC
10 7 (2.13%) Unisys
11 6 (1.82%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.52%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.52%) HP
12 5 (1.52%) Red Hat