Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 41 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 115 79 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.73% 5.49% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 6.00% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 51 128
10th Percentile £413 £363 £486
25th Percentile £519 £459 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £515 £575
Median % change year-on-year +16.50% -10.43% +4.55%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £650
90th Percentile £750 £644 £775
England median daily rate £625 £575 £588
% change year-on-year +8.70% -2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
England median hourly rate £69.05 £57.50 £61.35
% change year-on-year +20.09% -6.27% +10.53%

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 2,247 1,317 3,352
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 91.59% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 782 2,050
10th Percentile £158 £150 £181
25th Percentile £289 £256 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £630 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 164 269
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.27 £10.96
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate £14.75 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -26.25% +21.21% -
75th Percentile £28.31 £45.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £50.60 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the East of England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the East of England.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +5 44 £625 +10.13% 35
Bedfordshire -4 19 £663 +165.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -33 17 £600 +23.08% 10
Essex -25 16 £575 +12.20% 10
Suffolk +1 12 £500 - 1
Norfolk -4 6 £533 +37.42% 1
East Anglia - 1 £390 - 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 31 (26.96%) AWS
2 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (20.00%) Azure
4 21 (18.26%) Social Skills
5 20 (17.39%) Microservices
5 20 (17.39%) Oracle
6 17 (14.78%) Java
7 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
7 16 (13.91%) TOGAF
7 16 (13.91%) CI/CD
8 15 (13.04%) Migration
8 15 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 15 (13.04%) DevOps
9 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
9 13 (11.30%) Retail
9 13 (11.30%) Decision-Making
10 12 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (10.43%) GCP
11 11 (9.57%) Cloud Native
12 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (8.70%) Finance
12 10 (8.70%) Oracle Database
13 9 (7.83%) Kubernetes
13 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (7.83%) Active Directory
13 9 (7.83%) Linux
13 9 (7.83%) Public Cloud
13 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure as Code
14 8 (6.96%) Architectural Design

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 6 (5.22%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.74%) CMS
4 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Shopify
1 2 (1.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.96%) AWS
2 23 (20.00%) Azure
3 12 (10.43%) GCP
4 7 (6.09%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (5.22%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (5.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (3.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (3.48%) Azure Service Bus
7 4 (3.48%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.48%) SaaS
8 3 (2.61%) Akamai
8 3 (2.61%) Apigee
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.74%) Algolia
9 2 (1.74%) Amplience
9 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.74%) Serverless
9 2 (1.74%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) 5G
1 3 (2.61%) DHCP
1 3 (2.61%) DNS
1 3 (2.61%) Firewall
1 3 (2.61%) LAN
2 2 (1.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.74%) RTP
2 2 (1.74%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) Broadband
3 1 (0.87%) DMZ
3 1 (0.87%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.87%) Network Security
3 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (5.22%) Big Data
3 6 (5.22%) Data Lake
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.48%) Power BI
6 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.61%) CircleCI
2 3 (2.61%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.74%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.87%) Checkstyle
4 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) JMeter
4 1 (0.87%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (18.26%) Social Skills
2 13 (11.30%) Retail
3 10 (8.70%) Finance
4 7 (6.09%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.48%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.61%) Military
8 2 (1.74%) Local Government
8 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.87%) Advertising
9 1 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) REST
2 7 (6.09%) XML
3 6 (5.22%) .NET
3 6 (5.22%) JSON
3 6 (5.22%) Web Services
3 6 (5.22%) WSDL
4 4 (3.48%) Spring
5 3 (2.61%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.74%) React
6 2 (1.74%) RESTful
6 2 (1.74%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.87%) JMS
7 1 (0.87%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.87%) SOAP
7 1 (0.87%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Cloud Native
2 9 (7.83%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.09%) User Experience
4 6 (5.22%) Clustering
4 6 (5.22%) iPad
5 4 (3.48%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.48%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.74%) Social Media
8 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Linux
2 6 (5.22%) CentOS
2 6 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (5.22%) Windows
3 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.61%) AIX
4 3 (2.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) Android
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.39%) Microservices
3 16 (13.91%) CI/CD
3 16 (13.91%) TOGAF
4 15 (13.04%) DevOps
4 15 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 15 (13.04%) Migration
5 13 (11.30%) Decision-Making
6 12 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure as Code
9 8 (6.96%) Architectural Design
9 8 (6.96%) High Availability
10 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (6.09%) SOA
10 7 (6.09%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.78%) Java
2 4 (3.48%) Python
3 3 (2.61%) C
3 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.61%) Scala
4 2 (1.74%) Kotlin
4 2 (1.74%) SQL
4 2 (1.74%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.74%) VB
5 1 (0.87%) Go
5 1 (0.87%) Java 11
5 1 (0.87%) Java 8
5 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
4 4 (3.48%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.61%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) CISA
7 1 (0.87%) CISM
7 1 (0.87%) CISSP
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.87%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.61%) GDPR
1 3 (2.61%) PMO
1 3 (2.61%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) COBIT
2 2 (1.74%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.87%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.22%) Docker
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.09%) Terraform
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.61%) SCCM
4 2 (1.74%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.87%) Ansible
5 1 (0.87%) Puppet
5 1 (0.87%) Rancher
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Oracle
2 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.35%) SAP
5 4 (3.48%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.48%) Google
6 3 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.61%) Skytap
6 3 (2.61%) VMware
6 3 (2.61%) Xerox
7 2 (1.74%) Elastic Path
7 2 (1.74%) hybris
7 2 (1.74%) IDERA
7 2 (1.74%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.74%) Shavlik
7 2 (1.74%) Sparx
7 2 (1.74%) Workday
8 1 (0.87%) Juniper
8 1 (0.87%) Rackspace