Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 370 331 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.15% 6.85% 6.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.61% 7.16% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 201 268
East of England median daily rate £538 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £425 £350 £400
90th Percentile £675 £638 £700
England median daily rate £550 £538 £520
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
East of England median hourly rate - £42.82 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.10% -5.59%
England median hourly rate £49.15 £43.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +12.99% -13.00% +20.26%

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 4865 4626 5605
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.68% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2793 2671 3283
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 371 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.41 £10.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Bedfordshire +1 91 £550 - 10
Cambridgeshire +2 83 £573 +19.27% 12
Essex +7 78 £550 +46.67% 2
Hertfordshire -20 63 £544 +3.57% 7
Norfolk +3 42 £463 -3.14% 3
Suffolk +8 21 £508 -7.73%
East Anglia -2 1 £525 +5.00%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 151 (40.81%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (28.65%) SOA
3 70 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (18.11%) Finance
5 61 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 60 (16.22%) Mentoring
7 58 (15.68%) Scrum
8 52 (14.05%) E-Commerce
8 52 (14.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 50 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 47 (12.70%) Middleware
12 44 (11.89%) Coaching
13 42 (11.35%) Migration
14 41 (11.08%) TOGAF
15 39 (10.54%) TDD
16 37 (10.00%) Java
17 34 (9.19%) Unix
18 33 (8.92%) Windows
18 33 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (8.92%) Analytics
18 33 (8.92%) User Stories
19 31 (8.38%) Oracle
19 31 (8.38%) Web Services
20 30 (8.11%) Data Modelling
20 30 (8.11%) Retail
20 30 (8.11%) Kanban
21 29 (7.84%) DevOps
22 28 (7.57%) Data Centre
23 27 (7.30%) Active Directory

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 16 (4.32%) JBoss
1 16 (4.32%) WebLogic
2 13 (3.51%) Confluence
3 11 (2.97%) CMS
4 10 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.43%) Mule
5 9 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.43%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.62%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.08%) IIS
9 4 (1.08%) WildFly
10 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.27%) CATIA
2 1 (0.27%) HipChat
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (0.27%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.27%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.81%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.81%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.81%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 70 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.49%) Office 365
4 22 (5.95%) PaaS
5 18 (4.86%) SaaS
6 12 (3.24%) Google Analytics
6 12 (3.24%) IaaS
7 6 (1.62%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.81%) Yammer
11 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.27%) Force.com
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.03%) SSL
2 24 (6.49%) HTTP
3 22 (5.95%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.51%) Firewall
5 12 (3.24%) Skype
6 10 (2.70%) NetScaler
7 9 (2.43%) DNS
8 8 (2.16%) LAN
8 8 (2.16%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.89%) WAN
10 6 (1.62%) Network Security
11 5 (1.35%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.35%) Internet
11 5 (1.35%) Profibus
11 5 (1.35%) SAN
12 4 (1.08%) AMQP
12 4 (1.08%) Wireless
13 3 (0.81%) H.323
13 3 (0.81%) IPsec
13 3 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.76%) Relational Database
2 23 (6.22%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.32%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.78%) Big Data
5 12 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.24%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.16%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.62%) Amazon QuickSight
9 6 (1.62%) Impala
10 5 (1.35%) HBase
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.08%) QlikView
11 4 (1.08%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.14%) JIRA
1 19 (5.14%) Subversion
2 15 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.62%) Maven
5 5 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.81%) MorphX
8 2 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.27%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) ERwin
9 1 (0.27%) JMeter
9 1 (0.27%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (18.11%) Finance
2 30 (8.11%) Retail
3 16 (4.32%) Law
4 15 (4.05%) Marketing
5 9 (2.43%) Advertising
6 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.35%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Automotive
8 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.70%) Middleware
2 31 (8.38%) Web Services
3 26 (7.03%) .NET
4 17 (4.59%) REST
5 15 (4.05%) SOAP
6 13 (3.51%) JMS
7 12 (3.24%) Kafka
8 11 (2.97%) Java EE
9 10 (2.70%) J2EE
10 9 (2.43%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.43%) Node.js
10 9 (2.43%) XML
11 7 (1.89%) Spring
12 6 (1.62%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.62%) OAuth
13 5 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (1.35%) Java SE
13 5 (1.35%) JSON
13 5 (1.35%) JSON Schema
13 5 (1.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.57%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.51%) Virtual Team
3 11 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.35%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 5 (1.35%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.35%) SCADA
7 5 (1.35%) User Experience
8 4 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.08%) DataPower
8 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) RIA
9 3 (0.81%) Blog
9 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.19%) Unix
2 33 (8.92%) Windows
3 27 (7.30%) Linux
4 19 (5.14%) Solaris
5 14 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.24%) Mac OS X
7 9 (2.43%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.62%) AIX
8 6 (1.62%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.35%) HPUX
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (40.81%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (28.65%) SOA
3 60 (16.22%) Mentoring
4 58 (15.68%) Scrum
5 52 (14.05%) E-Commerce
5 52 (14.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 48 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 44 (11.89%) Coaching
8 42 (11.35%) Migration
9 41 (11.08%) TOGAF
10 39 (10.54%) TDD
11 33 (8.92%) Analytics
11 33 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (8.92%) User Stories
12 30 (8.11%) Data Modelling
12 30 (8.11%) Kanban
13 29 (7.84%) DevOps
14 23 (6.22%) Project Management
15 21 (5.68%) Microservices
15 21 (5.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.00%) Java
2 21 (5.68%) SQL
3 20 (5.41%) C#
4 13 (3.51%) C
5 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.62%) VBScript
7 5 (1.35%) C++
7 5 (1.35%) Groovy
7 5 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.35%) XPath
8 3 (0.81%) X++
9 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.54%) PHP
9 2 (0.54%) Python
9 2 (0.54%) R
9 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.59%) MCSE
3 16 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (3.24%) Degree
4 12 (3.24%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.08%) CCA
7 4 (1.08%) CCNA
7 4 (1.08%) CISSP
7 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.08%) MCSA
7 4 (1.08%) VCAP
8 3 (0.81%) CCIE
8 3 (0.81%) CCNP
8 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) CCSP
9 2 (0.54%) CISM
9 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (4.05%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.43%) GDPR
3 7 (1.89%) QA
4 6 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.54%) COBIT
5 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.54%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.70%) Docker
3 10 (2.70%) XenApp
4 8 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.81%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.81%) HDFS
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (4.59%) Ansible
2 10 (2.70%) Puppet
3 6 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.35%) AppDNA
5 4 (1.08%) Mesos
6 3 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.81%) Oozie
7 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.54%) Nessus
7 2 (0.54%) SCCM
7 2 (0.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.27%) Rancher
8 1 (0.27%) Terraform
8 1 (0.27%) yum
Vendors
1 61 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.38%) Oracle
3 27 (7.30%) Citrix
4 20 (5.41%) VMware
5 16 (4.32%) SAP
6 15 (4.05%) Google
7 14 (3.78%) Cisco
8 12 (3.24%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.70%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.16%) WSO2
11 7 (1.89%) IBM
11 7 (1.89%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.62%) HP
13 5 (1.35%) AppSense
13 5 (1.35%) hybris
13 5 (1.35%) webMethods
14 4 (1.08%) Genesys
14 4 (1.08%) Tableau
15 3 (0.81%) BMC
15 3 (0.81%) NetApp