Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 362 343 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.16% 7.90% 9.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.60% 8.31% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 230 307
East of England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £439 £413 £406
90th Percentile £677 £639 £638
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £66.25 - £62.50
10th Percentile £42.63 - £56.80
90th Percentile £90.88 - £62.80
England median hourly rate £53.00 £46.69 £55.00
% change year-on-year +13.51% -15.11% +45.50%

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 4,209 4,130 4,734
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.16% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,378 2,455 2,758
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £582 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 320 369
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% -2.33% +4.88%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.45
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.33% +11.16%

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 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 May 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 +13 114 £500 -9.09% 22
Bedfordshire -5 67 £570 +8.57% 12
Essex +11 60 £630 +16.40% 4
Norfolk +1 60 £513 +7.89% 13
Cambridgeshire -10 59 £575 +17.95% 18
East Anglia +4 14 £550 -
Suffolk -8 5 £500 -6.98% 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 96 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (21.27%) Finance
3 64 (17.68%) SOA
4 58 (16.02%) Data Centre
5 56 (15.47%) Retail
6 50 (13.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 49 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
8 46 (12.71%) TOGAF
8 46 (12.71%) Migration
9 39 (10.77%) Mentoring
10 38 (10.50%) ITIL
11 37 (10.22%) Java
11 37 (10.22%) E-Commerce
12 36 (9.94%) SAP
13 34 (9.39%) Data Modelling
14 32 (8.84%) Microservices
15 30 (8.29%) Oracle
15 30 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (8.29%) Analytics
15 30 (8.29%) Data Architecture
16 28 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
17 27 (7.46%) Security Architecture
18 25 (6.91%) Service Management
18 25 (6.91%) .NET
18 25 (6.91%) Cybersecurity
18 25 (6.91%) Marketing
19 24 (6.63%) Coaching
19 24 (6.63%) UML
19 24 (6.63%) Scrum
20 23 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement

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 18 (4.97%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.76%) CMS
2 10 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.21%) Confluence
3 8 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (1.66%) JBoss
4 6 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.66%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.83%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.83%) Commerce Server
6 3 (0.83%) IIS
6 3 (0.83%) Mule
7 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.93%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.83%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.83%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.55%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Endur
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.28%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.97%) PaaS
4 16 (4.42%) Google Analytics
5 11 (3.04%) Office 365
5 11 (3.04%) SaaS
6 3 (0.83%) Akamai
6 3 (0.83%) Veeva
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 2 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.28%) Force.com
8 1 (0.28%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.87%) HTTP
2 11 (3.04%) Firewall
3 10 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.49%) Network Security
4 9 (2.49%) Wireless
5 8 (2.21%) MPLS
5 8 (2.21%) SSL
5 8 (2.21%) VPN
6 7 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (1.93%) Internet
6 7 (1.93%) LAN
6 7 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.66%) OSPF
7 6 (1.66%) VXLAN
8 4 (1.10%) ADSL
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (1.10%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.10%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.52%) NoSQL
2 19 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.97%) MongoDB
4 16 (4.42%) SQL Server
5 14 (3.87%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.66%) Big Data
8 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.10%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.10%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.10%) HBase
9 4 (1.10%) Impala
10 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.83%) DB2
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.55%) OLTP
11 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.76%) JIRA
2 8 (2.21%) Maven
3 7 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.38%) Subversion
5 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.83%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.55%) MSI
7 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.55%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.28%) ERwin
8 1 (0.28%) Selenium
8 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 77 (21.27%) Finance
2 56 (15.47%) Retail
3 25 (6.91%) Marketing
4 21 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 19 (5.25%) Manufacturing
6 18 (4.97%) Law
7 16 (4.42%) Advertising
8 8 (2.21%) Electronics
9 5 (1.38%) Billing
9 5 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.91%) .NET
2 22 (6.08%) Web Services
3 20 (5.52%) Kafka
3 20 (5.52%) Middleware
3 20 (5.52%) Node.js
4 17 (4.70%) REST
5 16 (4.42%) .NET Core
5 16 (4.42%) J2EE
6 10 (2.76%) XML
7 9 (2.49%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (2.21%) SOAP
9 7 (1.93%) JSON
9 7 (1.93%) XSD
10 6 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (1.38%) RESTful
11 5 (1.38%) Visualforce
12 4 (1.10%) Java EE
13 3 (0.83%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.83%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.76%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.21%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.21%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.93%) EPoS
8 6 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.66%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.38%) CESG
9 5 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.38%) DataPower
10 4 (1.10%) FMCG
11 3 (0.83%) Life Science
11 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.08%) Windows
2 13 (3.59%) Unix
3 10 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.49%) Linux
5 7 (1.93%) Solaris
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.55%) Android
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) SUSE
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (17.68%) SOA
3 50 (13.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 46 (12.71%) Migration
4 46 (12.71%) TOGAF
5 39 (10.77%) Mentoring
6 38 (10.50%) ITIL
7 37 (10.22%) E-Commerce
8 34 (9.39%) Data Modelling
9 32 (8.84%) Microservices
10 30 (8.29%) Analytics
10 30 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (8.29%) Data Architecture
11 27 (7.46%) Security Architecture
12 25 (6.91%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (6.91%) Service Management
13 24 (6.63%) Coaching
13 24 (6.63%) Scrum
13 24 (6.63%) UML
14 23 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.22%) Java
2 21 (5.80%) C#
3 17 (4.70%) SQL
4 11 (3.04%) C
4 11 (3.04%) Python
5 9 (2.49%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.66%) Perl
6 6 (1.66%) VBScript
7 5 (1.38%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.10%) VB
9 3 (0.83%) Ruby
10 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) ABAP
11 1 (0.28%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.28%) JCL
11 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.28%) R
11 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.21%) CCNP
3 8 (2.21%) CISSP
4 6 (1.66%) Degree
4 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.38%) CCIE
6 4 (1.10%) CCNA
6 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.10%) JNCIE
7 3 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.83%) CCDA
7 3 (0.83%) MCSE
7 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.55%) CISA
8 2 (0.55%) CISM
9 1 (0.28%) ACCA
9 1 (0.28%) CCDP
9 1 (0.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.42%) COBIT
1 16 (4.42%) GDPR
2 15 (4.14%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.59%) QA
4 11 (3.04%) COSO
5 10 (2.76%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (5.80%) Docker
2 12 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.93%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.10%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.83%) HDFS
6 3 (0.83%) XenApp
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.38%) Oozie
3 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 3 (0.83%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.83%) Puppet
4 3 (0.83%) QRadar
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.55%) SCCM
5 2 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.28%) CASB
6 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.28%) MOM
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (9.94%) SAP
2 30 (8.29%) Oracle
3 18 (4.97%) Cisco
4 16 (4.42%) Google
4 16 (4.42%) IBM
5 15 (4.14%) TIBCO
6 13 (3.59%) Microsoft
7 12 (3.31%) VMware
8 6 (1.66%) Juniper
8 6 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.38%) Splunk
10 4 (1.10%) ForeScout
10 4 (1.10%) Lumesse
10 4 (1.10%) Meraki
10 4 (1.10%) Thycotic
10 4 (1.10%) webMethods
11 3 (0.83%) Arista
11 3 (0.83%) BMC
11 3 (0.83%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.83%) Remedy