Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 7,136 6,829 6,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.07% 7.36% 7.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.52% 7.76% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,575 4,250 4,238
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 28
England median hourly rate £39.76 £51.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.04% +15.25% -17.77%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £29.92
90th Percentile £58.85 £80.73 £81.28
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £51.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year -12.62% +19.08% -17.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 83,730 87,979 81,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.83% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,022 58,653 53,384
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.48%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,496 2,661 2,827
England median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.36 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -1.07% +1.74% -3.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in England over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in England over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in England

Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
London +5 3,419 £600 +4.30% 628
South East -2 1,347 £550 - 276
North of England +1 784 £550 +4.76% 256
Midlands 0 690 £550 +4.76% 172
South West +11 541 £575 +4.55% 116
West Midlands +3 487 £550 +4.76% 117
North West +9 437 £575 +4.55% 131
East of England -1 332 £550 +2.33% 90
Yorkshire -10 265 £550 +4.76% 103
East Midlands -6 186 £510 -2.86% 54
North East -6 86 £525 -4.55% 22
South Coast 0 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,738 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,719 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1,367 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1,309 (18.34%) Finance
5 1,060 (14.85%) Microsoft
6 984 (13.79%) Migration
7 924 (12.95%) Security Cleared
8 857 (12.01%) DevOps
9 829 (11.62%) Java
10 760 (10.65%) TOGAF
11 690 (9.67%) SC Cleared
12 672 (9.42%) Microservices
13 659 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 641 (8.98%) SQL
15 639 (8.95%) Windows
16 625 (8.76%) Oracle
17 566 (7.93%) Banking
18 522 (7.32%) Data Modelling
19 504 (7.06%) Data Centre
20 498 (6.98%) Linux
21 481 (6.74%) PaaS
22 464 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
23 463 (6.49%) VMware
24 454 (6.36%) Web Services
25 441 (6.18%) Analytics
26 433 (6.07%) Retail
27 430 (6.03%) .NET
28 426 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
29 421 (5.90%) SQL Server
30 410 (5.75%) Active Directory

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 183 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 104 (1.46%) Confluence
4 89 (1.25%) Apache
5 85 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 76 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 76 (1.07%) WebLogic
7 70 (0.98%) OpenStack
8 63 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 59 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 59 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 59 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 53 (0.74%) JBoss
11 39 (0.55%) IIS
12 38 (0.53%) SAS
13 36 (0.50%) CMS
14 22 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (0.29%) NetWeaver
16 20 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 74 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 24 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.11%) CATIA
5 8 (0.11%) InVision
5 8 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.084%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.070%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.070%) SPSS
8 4 (0.056%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.042%) Stata
10 1 (0.014%) Revit
10 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.014%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 132 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 27 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 24 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 19 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 16 (0.22%) Magento
10 13 (0.18%) Endur
10 13 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
10 13 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 12 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
12 11 (0.15%) SAP BPC
13 10 (0.14%) SAP GRC
14 8 (0.11%) ENOVIA
14 8 (0.11%) SAP MDG
15 7 (0.098%) SAP HR
15 7 (0.098%) SAP Retail
15 7 (0.098%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,738 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,367 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
3 481 (6.74%) PaaS
4 372 (5.21%) IaaS
5 364 (5.10%) Office 365
6 326 (4.57%) SaaS
7 289 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 168 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 133 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
10 126 (1.77%) Serverless
11 94 (1.32%) GitHub
12 84 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 80 (1.12%) Boomi
14 75 (1.05%) OpenShift
15 71 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 65 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
17 62 (0.87%) Amazon S3
18 53 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
19 51 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
19 51 (0.71%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 374 (5.24%) Firewall
2 216 (3.03%) WAN
3 189 (2.65%) DNS
4 176 (2.47%) VPN
5 165 (2.31%) LAN
6 133 (1.86%) Internet
7 123 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 105 (1.47%) Network Security
9 81 (1.14%) SAN
10 65 (0.91%) MPLS
10 65 (0.91%) Skype
10 65 (0.91%) Unified Communications
11 56 (0.78%) Wireless
12 53 (0.74%) DHCP
13 47 (0.66%) HTTP
14 46 (0.64%) SSL
15 45 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 44 (0.62%) BGP
17 42 (0.59%) Kerberos
17 42 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 410 (5.75%) Big Data
3 301 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
4 239 (3.35%) Hadoop
5 230 (3.22%) NoSQL
6 161 (2.26%) Data Lake
7 141 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 129 (1.81%) Oracle Database
9 119 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
10 113 (1.58%) MongoDB
10 113 (1.58%) MySQL
11 109 (1.53%) Power BI
12 94 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 77 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 73 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 72 (1.01%) Apache Hive
16 67 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
17 62 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 61 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
19 59 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 247 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 158 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 156 (2.19%) JIRA
4 80 (1.12%) Maven
5 65 (0.91%) ERwin
6 52 (0.73%) SonarQube
7 47 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 46 (0.64%) Visual Studio
9 36 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 35 (0.49%) Selenium
10 35 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 33 (0.46%) Bitbucket
12 30 (0.42%) Artifactory
12 30 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 27 (0.38%) Subversion
14 22 (0.31%) Ant
14 22 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
15 19 (0.27%) GitLab
15 19 (0.27%) Gradle
15 19 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 1,309 (18.34%) Finance
2 566 (7.93%) Banking
3 433 (6.07%) Retail
4 315 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 164 (2.30%) Marketing
6 114 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 67 (0.94%) Billing
8 64 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 63 (0.88%) Law
10 62 (0.87%) Legal
11 57 (0.80%) Back Office
12 52 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 48 (0.67%) Electronics
14 45 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 43 (0.60%) Front Office
16 40 (0.56%) Publishing
17 26 (0.36%) Advertising
18 25 (0.35%) Military
19 24 (0.34%) Automotive
19 24 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (6.36%) Web Services
2 430 (6.03%) .NET
3 294 (4.12%) REST
4 258 (3.62%) Middleware
5 221 (3.10%) JSON
6 201 (2.82%) XML
7 179 (2.51%) SOAP
8 147 (2.06%) RESTful
9 137 (1.92%) Kafka
10 134 (1.88%) Node.js
11 127 (1.78%) HTML
12 118 (1.65%) Spring
13 111 (1.56%) AngularJS
14 92 (1.29%) OAuth
15 91 (1.28%) React
16 90 (1.26%) CSS
16 90 (1.26%) J2EE
17 74 (1.04%) SAML
18 70 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
19 66 (0.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 504 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 426 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 191 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 150 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 139 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
7 123 (1.72%) User Experience
8 119 (1.67%) Cloud Native
9 114 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 96 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 89 (1.25%) Data Structures
13 71 (0.99%) Mainframe
14 68 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 67 (0.94%) PKI
16 57 (0.80%) Mobile App
17 53 (0.74%) Fintech
18 48 (0.67%) Algorithms
18 48 (0.67%) Replication
19 43 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 639 (8.95%) Windows
2 498 (6.98%) Linux
3 221 (3.10%) Unix
4 156 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 129 (1.81%) Windows 10
6 118 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (1.02%) Solaris
8 61 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 51 (0.71%) Android
11 49 (0.69%) AIX
12 21 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.20%) CentOS
15 14 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.17%) VMS
17 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.070%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,719 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
2 984 (13.79%) Migration
3 857 (12.01%) DevOps
4 760 (10.65%) TOGAF
5 672 (9.42%) Microservices
6 659 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 522 (7.32%) Data Modelling
8 464 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 441 (6.18%) Analytics
10 394 (5.52%) SOA
11 387 (5.42%) Technical Architecture
12 378 (5.30%) ITIL
13 374 (5.24%) Data Architecture
14 371 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
15 350 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
16 327 (4.58%) Technical Leadership
17 319 (4.47%) Scrum
18 302 (4.23%) Security Architecture
19 301 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
20 300 (4.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 829 (11.62%) Java
2 641 (8.98%) SQL
3 379 (5.31%) Python
4 251 (3.52%) JavaScript
5 244 (3.42%) C#
6 217 (3.04%) PowerShell
7 99 (1.39%) C
8 85 (1.19%) C++
9 80 (1.12%) Ruby
10 73 (1.02%) Scala
11 46 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 44 (0.62%) Perl
13 39 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 39 (0.55%) R
14 30 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 29 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 27 (0.38%) Go
17 26 (0.36%) ABAP
17 26 (0.36%) Java 8
18 23 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 924 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 690 (9.67%) SC Cleared
3 257 (3.60%) Degree
4 185 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 168 (2.35%) CISSP
6 161 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
7 159 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 103 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 97 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 85 (1.19%) CISM
11 74 (1.04%) MCSE
12 70 (0.98%) AWS Certification
12 70 (0.98%) CCNP
13 69 (0.97%) CCIE
14 47 (0.66%) CCNA
15 46 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (0.45%) CISA
16 32 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
17 30 (0.42%) RHCE
17 30 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (1.96%) GDPR
2 133 (1.86%) QA
3 125 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 93 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 88 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 49 (0.69%) PSD2
7 33 (0.46%) COBIT
8 32 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 32 (0.45%) JSP 440
9 30 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
11 24 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 23 (0.32%) SLA
13 22 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
14 19 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 12 (0.17%) IFRS
16 9 (0.13%) ISO 31000
16 9 (0.13%) PMO
17 8 (0.11%) ISO 20022
17 8 (0.11%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 410 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 307 (4.30%) Docker
3 283 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 53 (0.74%) vSphere
7 39 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.52%) XenApp
9 33 (0.46%) HDFS
10 29 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 28 (0.39%) Apache Flume
12 27 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.35%) XenDesktop
14 22 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
15 18 (0.25%) VMware NSX
16 16 (0.22%) OpenAM
17 14 (0.20%) NFS
18 10 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
19 9 (0.13%) vCloud
20 8 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 306 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 224 (3.14%) Ansible
3 179 (2.51%) Terraform
4 153 (2.14%) Puppet
5 121 (1.70%) SCCM
6 110 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 87 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
8 55 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 37 (0.52%) SCOM
10 24 (0.34%) Kibana
10 24 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 23 (0.32%) logstash
12 20 (0.28%) QRadar
13 19 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
13 19 (0.27%) vRealize
14 18 (0.25%) Data Guard
14 18 (0.25%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
15 16 (0.22%) Nagios
16 14 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,060 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 625 (8.76%) Oracle
3 463 (6.49%) VMware
4 366 (5.13%) SAP
5 354 (4.96%) Cisco
6 272 (3.81%) Google
7 209 (2.93%) Citrix
8 197 (2.76%) IBM
9 171 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
10 135 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 108 (1.51%) Dell
12 100 (1.40%) ServiceNow
13 98 (1.37%) Juniper
14 80 (1.12%) F5
15 70 (0.98%) Splunk
16 69 (0.97%) CheckPoint
17 63 (0.88%) Cloudera
18 56 (0.78%) Tableau
19 55 (0.77%) MuleSoft
20 51 (0.71%) HP