Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 342 370 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.96% 7.32% 6.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 7.75% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 233 190
East of England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £469 £436 £350
90th Percentile £653 £675 £632
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
East of England median hourly rate £38.00 - £42.82
10th Percentile £35.55 - £42.18
90th Percentile £40.85 - £43.60
England median hourly rate £53.79 £49.15 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.43% +9.22% -10.00%

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 4,614 4,776 4,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.48% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 2,767 2,621
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 352 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.13 £11.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.60
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 74 £550 - 27
Essex -10 72 £575 +4.55% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 60 £550 -7.56% 11
Bedfordshire -7 54 £581 +2.65% 12
Norfolk +3 44 £523 +10.00% 2
East Anglia - 21 £519 - 9
Suffolk -11 11 £500 -4.76% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 110 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (25.15%) Finance
3 57 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (16.08%) Migration
5 46 (13.45%) Data Centre
6 44 (12.87%) SOA
7 43 (12.57%) Java
8 41 (11.99%) Data Modelling
9 39 (11.40%) Retail
10 36 (10.53%) TOGAF
11 34 (9.94%) Scrum
12 33 (9.65%) Coaching
13 32 (9.36%) Mentoring
13 32 (9.36%) Microservices
13 32 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (9.06%) ITIL
15 30 (8.77%) Linux
15 30 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
16 29 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (8.48%) Middleware
17 28 (8.19%) Microsoft
17 28 (8.19%) Oracle
17 28 (8.19%) GDPR
18 27 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (7.89%) Unix
18 27 (7.89%) Security Cleared
19 26 (7.60%) Security Architecture
19 26 (7.60%) Ansible
20 25 (7.31%) .NET
21 24 (7.02%) Big Data

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 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.05%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.75%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.88%) CMS
6 3 (0.88%) IBM Connections
6 3 (0.88%) Mule
6 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Apache
7 2 (0.58%) CloudStack
7 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Jetty
8 1 (0.29%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (1.17%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.68%) SaaS
4 10 (2.92%) IaaS
5 8 (2.34%) PaaS
6 7 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.05%) Office 365
7 6 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.88%) G Suite
9 3 (0.88%) Serverless
9 3 (0.88%) Taleo
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.56%) Internet
2 18 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.97%) HTTP
3 17 (4.97%) SSL
4 14 (4.09%) LAN
4 14 (4.09%) WAN
5 9 (2.63%) Firewall
5 9 (2.63%) Network Security
6 5 (1.46%) Wireless
7 4 (1.17%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.17%) DNS
7 4 (1.17%) VPN
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.88%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.88%) MPLS
8 3 (0.88%) OSPF
8 3 (0.88%) Skype
8 3 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.88%) VLAN
9 2 (0.58%) BGP-4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.02%) Big Data
2 20 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.39%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.34%) MySQL
7 7 (2.05%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.05%) OLTP
7 7 (2.05%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.75%) Amazon Athena
8 6 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.75%) Power BI
9 5 (1.46%) Apache Kudu
9 5 (1.46%) Impala
10 4 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.17%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.26%) Subversion
3 6 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.46%) JIRA
4 5 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.88%) Maven
5 3 (0.88%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.58%) Ant
6 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.58%) ERwin
6 2 (0.58%) Hudson
6 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.29%) GitLab
7 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
General
1 86 (25.15%) Finance
2 39 (11.40%) Retail
3 22 (6.43%) Law
4 11 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.92%) Marketing
6 7 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.17%) Electronics
8 3 (0.88%) Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.48%) Middleware
2 25 (7.31%) .NET
3 23 (6.73%) Web Services
4 17 (4.97%) Spring
5 13 (3.80%) REST
6 11 (3.22%) J2EE
7 10 (2.92%) XML
8 8 (2.34%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.34%) SOAP
9 7 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (1.75%) Kafka
10 6 (1.75%) SAML
11 5 (1.46%) Java EE
11 5 (1.46%) jQuery
11 5 (1.46%) OAuth
11 5 (1.46%) React
12 4 (1.17%) EDI
12 4 (1.17%) JSON
12 4 (1.17%) Spring MVC
12 4 (1.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.80%) Mainframe
4 13 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.34%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.05%) Clustering
7 7 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.17%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.17%) User Experience
11 3 (0.88%) PKI
11 3 (0.88%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.58%) CESG
12 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.77%) Linux
2 27 (7.89%) Unix
3 23 (6.73%) Windows
4 5 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.88%) Android
6 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.58%) CentOS
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) HPUX
8 1 (0.29%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (16.08%) Migration
3 44 (12.87%) SOA
4 41 (11.99%) Data Modelling
5 36 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 34 (9.94%) Scrum
7 33 (9.65%) Coaching
8 32 (9.36%) Mentoring
8 32 (9.36%) Microservices
8 32 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (9.06%) ITIL
10 29 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (7.60%) Security Architecture
13 24 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (7.02%) User Stories
14 22 (6.43%) Data Protection
15 21 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (6.14%) Infrastructure Management
16 20 (5.85%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.57%) Java
2 16 (4.68%) SQL
3 9 (2.63%) Python
4 8 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.17%) C
7 4 (1.17%) C#
8 3 (0.88%) C++
9 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) Java 8
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.68%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.09%) CISSP
3 14 (4.09%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (3.22%) Degree
5 8 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.46%) CEH
6 5 (1.46%) CISM
6 5 (1.46%) CRISC
7 4 (1.17%) CCNP
7 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.58%) CCDE
9 2 (0.58%) CCIE
9 2 (0.58%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (0.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.58%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.19%) GDPR
2 11 (3.22%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.92%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.17%) QA
6 3 (0.88%) COBIT
6 3 (0.88%) COSO
7 1 (0.29%) GLP
7 1 (0.29%) GMP
7 1 (0.29%) GxP
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.34%) Docker
2 8 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.75%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.75%) HDFS
4 6 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (7.60%) Ansible
2 11 (3.22%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.46%) Oozie
3 5 (1.46%) SCCM
3 5 (1.46%) Terraform
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.88%) Puppet
5 2 (0.58%) Cloudify
5 2 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.29%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.29%) QRadar
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (8.19%) Microsoft
1 28 (8.19%) Oracle
2 23 (6.73%) SAP
3 14 (4.09%) Cisco
3 14 (4.09%) VMware
4 9 (2.63%) Google
4 9 (2.63%) IBM
5 7 (2.05%) Citrix
5 7 (2.05%) hybris
5 7 (2.05%) Workday
6 6 (1.75%) F5
7 5 (1.46%) ForeScout
7 5 (1.46%) Hyperion
7 5 (1.46%) Informatica
7 5 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (1.46%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.46%) Splunk
8 4 (1.17%) HP
8 4 (1.17%) Marketo
8 4 (1.17%) Tableau