Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 323 337 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.42% 6.89% 7.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 7.33% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 217 232
East of England median daily rate £550 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £459 £413 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.80
England median hourly rate £63.66 £52.50 £42.84
% change year-on-year +21.26% +22.55% +7.10%

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 4,733 4,597 4,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.04% 94.03% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 2,688 2,778
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 364 385
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.97 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.85 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +18 74 £550 - 28
Essex -12 66 £575 +2.22% 9
Cambridgeshire +2 60 £550 +10.00% 21
Bedfordshire -8 51 £572 +6.42% 19
Norfolk +6 34 £511 +10.54% 3
East Anglia +1 24 £525 - 7
Suffolk -15 13 £475 -3.06% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 92 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (21.67%) Finance
3 68 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (16.41%) Data Centre
5 51 (15.79%) Retail
6 50 (15.48%) Migration
7 43 (13.31%) Java
8 41 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (12.38%) TOGAF
10 38 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (11.46%) SOA
12 35 (10.84%) Unix
13 34 (10.53%) Oracle
13 34 (10.53%) Data Modelling
13 34 (10.53%) Scrum
14 33 (10.22%) SAP
15 32 (9.91%) Linux
15 32 (9.91%) ITIL
15 32 (9.91%) Data Architecture
16 30 (9.29%) User Stories
17 27 (8.36%) Web Services
18 26 (8.05%) Microservices
19 25 (7.74%) E-Commerce
20 24 (7.43%) Big Data
21 23 (7.12%) Ansible
21 23 (7.12%) Windows
21 23 (7.12%) Microsoft
22 22 (6.81%) .NET
22 22 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
22 22 (6.81%) SaaS

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 (3.10%) CMS
2 8 (2.48%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.86%) Mule
4 6 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.93%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.93%) IIS
7 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.62%) Apache
8 2 (0.62%) Confluence
8 2 (0.62%) JBoss
8 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.86%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.81%) SaaS
4 9 (2.79%) IaaS
5 7 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.17%) PaaS
6 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.93%) Office 365
10 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.31%) AtomSphere
11 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.31%) Boomi
11 1 (0.31%) Route 53
11 1 (0.31%) Serverless
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.19%) HTTP
1 20 (6.19%) SSL
1 20 (6.19%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.72%) Firewall
3 10 (3.10%) Internet
3 10 (3.10%) Network Security
4 7 (2.17%) VPN
4 7 (2.17%) Wireless
5 5 (1.55%) LAN
5 5 (1.55%) VLAN
6 4 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.24%) DNS
6 4 (1.24%) SAN
6 4 (1.24%) WAN
7 3 (0.93%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.93%) MPLS
7 3 (0.93%) OSPF
7 3 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.62%) BGP-4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.43%) Big Data
2 22 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.33%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.33%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.72%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.48%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.17%) OLTP
8 6 (1.86%) Impala
8 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.55%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.55%) Apache Kudu
9 5 (1.55%) Power BI
10 4 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.24%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.24%) DB2
10 4 (1.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 17 (5.26%) Subversion
2 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.93%) JIRA
2 3 (0.93%) Maven
2 3 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.31%) GitLab
4 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 70 (21.67%) Finance
2 51 (15.79%) Retail
3 17 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.95%) Law
5 13 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.41%) Marketing
7 6 (1.86%) Electronics
8 5 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.62%) Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.36%) Web Services
2 22 (6.81%) .NET
3 19 (5.88%) REST
4 17 (5.26%) Middleware
5 15 (4.64%) Spring
6 14 (4.33%) J2EE
7 10 (3.10%) XML
8 8 (2.48%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (2.17%) SAML
9 7 (2.17%) SOAP
9 7 (2.17%) XSD
10 6 (1.86%) JPA
10 6 (1.86%) Kafka
10 6 (1.86%) OAuth
11 5 (1.55%) Java EE
11 5 (1.55%) jQuery
11 5 (1.55%) React
11 5 (1.55%) Spring MVC
12 4 (1.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.57%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.79%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.79%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.48%) EPoS
7 6 (1.86%) Clustering
7 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.93%) PKI
10 3 (0.93%) User Experience
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.84%) Unix
2 32 (9.91%) Linux
3 23 (7.12%) Windows
4 7 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.93%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.62%) CentOS
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (15.48%) Migration
3 41 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (12.38%) TOGAF
5 37 (11.46%) SOA
6 34 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 34 (10.53%) Scrum
7 32 (9.91%) Data Architecture
7 32 (9.91%) ITIL
8 30 (9.29%) User Stories
9 26 (8.05%) Microservices
10 25 (7.74%) E-Commerce
11 21 (6.50%) CRM
11 21 (6.50%) Mentoring
11 21 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (6.50%) Security Architecture
12 20 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 19 (5.88%) UML
14 18 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.31%) Java
2 18 (5.57%) SQL
3 9 (2.79%) Python
4 7 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.55%) C
5 5 (1.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.93%) C#
6 3 (0.93%) C++
7 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.31%) ABAP
8 1 (0.31%) Java 8
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) R
8 1 (0.31%) Ruby
8 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.10%) TOGAF Certification
4 8 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.17%) Degree
6 6 (1.86%) CCNP
7 5 (1.55%) CISSP
8 3 (0.93%) CCIE
8 3 (0.93%) MCSE
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.62%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.62%) CCDE
9 2 (0.62%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (0.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.62%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.19%) GDPR
2 13 (4.02%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.41%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.48%) QA
5 6 (1.86%) COBIT
5 6 (1.86%) COSO
6 4 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.62%) GCP
8 1 (0.31%) GLP
8 1 (0.31%) GMP
8 1 (0.31%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.17%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.86%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.86%) HDFS
5 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.31%) Docker
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (7.12%) Ansible
2 19 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.86%) Oozie
4 5 (1.55%) Terraform
5 4 (1.24%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.62%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) SCCM
6 2 (0.62%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.31%) CASB
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.31%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) MOM
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (10.53%) Oracle
2 33 (10.22%) SAP
3 23 (7.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.64%) Cisco
5 14 (4.33%) VMware
6 9 (2.79%) IBM
7 7 (2.17%) hybris
8 6 (1.86%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.86%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.55%) ForeScout
9 5 (1.55%) Google
9 5 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.24%) F5
10 4 (1.24%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.24%) Informatica
10 4 (1.24%) Marketo
10 4 (1.24%) Splunk
10 4 (1.24%) Tableau
10 4 (1.24%) Talend
11 3 (0.93%) Lumesse