Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6200 8531 7188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.06% 8.41% 7.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.44% 8.84% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 5564 4581
England median daily rate £550 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £416 £408 £400
90th Percentile £700 £680 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £505
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 39
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.91 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +19.78% +2.37%
10th Percentile £27.25 £16.86 £32.50
90th Percentile £67.85 £97.00 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £55.41 £47.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.64% +19.78% -30.43%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83303 96531 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54418 63584 61482
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2635 2831 3798
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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
London -8 2998 £575 +4.55% 268
South East -6 1146 £525 +5.00% 79
North of England -5 769 £525 +5.00% 83
Midlands -8 598 £525 +5.00% 46
North West -5 405 £525 +10.53% 42
East of England -5 349 £548 +11.17% 26
West Midlands -7 345 £515 +3.00% 25
South West -7 293 £525 -4.55% 23
Yorkshire -6 291 £545 +3.81% 32
East Midlands -14 201 £525 +5.00% 19
North East -6 75 £485 +2.32% 9
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1308 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1184 (19.10%) Finance
3 835 (13.47%) Microsoft
4 815 (13.15%) Java
5 795 (12.82%) Security Cleared
6 753 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
7 750 (12.10%) TOGAF
8 715 (11.53%) Migration
9 708 (11.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 657 (10.60%) Oracle
11 629 (10.15%) SC Cleared
12 615 (9.92%) Windows
13 569 (9.18%) Banking
14 538 (8.68%) Enterprise Architecture
15 526 (8.48%) Data Modelling
16 503 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 501 (8.08%) SOA
18 465 (7.50%) DevOps
19 443 (7.15%) SQL
20 436 (7.03%) Linux
21 424 (6.84%) Data Centre
22 406 (6.55%) SAP
23 401 (6.47%) Retail
24 396 (6.39%) Cisco
25 388 (6.26%) ITIL
26 380 (6.13%) VMware
27 376 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
27 376 (6.06%) Office 365
28 374 (6.03%) Active Directory
29 371 (5.98%) Data Architecture

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
1 193 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 129 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 120 (1.94%) Confluence
4 115 (1.85%) CMS
5 106 (1.71%) JBoss
6 104 (1.68%) Apache
7 84 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 84 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 82 (1.32%) Skype for Business
9 79 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 78 (1.26%) MS Exchange
11 74 (1.19%) Tomcat
12 72 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
13 60 (0.97%) OpenStack
14 53 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
15 52 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 48 (0.77%) IIS
17 41 (0.66%) SAS
18 39 (0.63%) nginx
19 38 (0.61%) Mule
Applications
1 91 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 43 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.21%) SPSS
7 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.065%) HipChat
11 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.032%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.032%) Snagit
12 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.016%) GIMP
12 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.016%) InVision
12 1 (0.016%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.016%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 91 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 20 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 19 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.27%) SAP Retail
7 16 (0.26%) Magento
7 16 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
10 13 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.21%) Teamcenter
10 13 (0.21%) Temenos T24
11 12 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 12 (0.19%) Pega PRPC
11 12 (0.19%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 11 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
12 11 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 753 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 708 (11.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 376 (6.06%) Office 365
4 286 (4.61%) PaaS
5 197 (3.18%) IaaS
6 183 (2.95%) SaaS
7 85 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (1.00%) OpenShift
9 49 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 39 (0.63%) GitHub
11 38 (0.61%) OneDrive
12 37 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 34 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
14 32 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
14 32 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
15 30 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (0.47%) Heroku
16 29 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
17 26 (0.42%) Amazon S3
18 22 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 318 (5.13%) Firewall
2 228 (3.68%) WAN
3 192 (3.10%) LAN
4 159 (2.56%) Internet
5 150 (2.42%) VPN
6 137 (2.21%) DNS
7 128 (2.06%) Network Security
8 94 (1.52%) SAN
9 84 (1.35%) TCP/IP
10 81 (1.31%) BGP
11 75 (1.21%) SSL
12 73 (1.18%) MPLS
13 71 (1.15%) Skype
13 71 (1.15%) Wireless
14 67 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
15 66 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 65 (1.05%) LDAP
17 54 (0.87%) OSPF
18 52 (0.84%) HTTP
19 50 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 332 (5.35%) Big Data
3 252 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 207 (3.34%) Hadoop
5 148 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 148 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 137 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 126 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 97 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 82 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 77 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (1.05%) MySQL
12 62 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 53 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 50 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
14 50 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 47 (0.76%) DB2
16 45 (0.73%) HBase
17 43 (0.69%) Apache Hive
17 43 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 197 (3.18%) Jenkins
2 166 (2.68%) JIRA
3 123 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 51 (0.82%) Maven
5 43 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 43 (0.69%) Selenium
6 39 (0.63%) Subversion
7 36 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
8 32 (0.52%) Axure RP
9 27 (0.44%) ERwin
10 25 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 23 (0.37%) Visual Studio
12 22 (0.35%) JUnit
12 22 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (0.32%) ProC
14 19 (0.31%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.29%) Ant
15 18 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1184 (19.10%) Finance
2 569 (9.18%) Banking
3 401 (6.47%) Retail
4 285 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 172 (2.77%) Marketing
6 132 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 99 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 96 (1.55%) Legal
9 87 (1.40%) Billing
10 69 (1.11%) Law
11 54 (0.87%) Electronics
12 53 (0.85%) Back Office
13 47 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 39 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.53%) Advertising
15 33 (0.53%) Publishing
16 32 (0.52%) Front Office
17 28 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.40%) Military
19 23 (0.37%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (5.97%) Web Services
2 313 (5.05%) .NET
3 290 (4.68%) REST
4 220 (3.55%) HTML
5 218 (3.52%) Spring
6 203 (3.27%) Middleware
6 203 (3.27%) SOAP
7 192 (3.10%) XML
8 171 (2.76%) J2EE
9 152 (2.45%) CSS
10 138 (2.23%) JSON
11 127 (2.05%) Node.js
12 110 (1.77%) AngularJS
13 108 (1.74%) HTML5
13 108 (1.74%) RESTful
14 97 (1.56%) Hibernate
15 81 (1.31%) JMS
16 71 (1.15%) CSS3
17 70 (1.13%) Ajax
18 61 (0.98%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 424 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 315 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (3.00%) User Experience
4 164 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 143 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 124 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 118 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 118 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 96 (1.55%) PKI
9 92 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 85 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 81 (1.31%) Virtual Team
12 79 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
13 61 (0.98%) Reference Data
14 60 (0.97%) Data Structures
15 51 (0.82%) NHS
16 50 (0.81%) Cloud Native
17 42 (0.68%) Replication
18 37 (0.60%) Clustering
18 37 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 615 (9.92%) Windows
2 436 (7.03%) Linux
3 233 (3.76%) Unix
4 147 (2.37%) Windows 10
5 126 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 72 (1.16%) AIX
7 70 (1.13%) Android
8 67 (1.08%) Solaris
9 65 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 41 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 40 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (0.50%) CentOS
15 27 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.37%) HPUX
17 21 (0.34%) Windows Vista
18 17 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.16%) zOS
20 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1308 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 750 (12.10%) TOGAF
3 715 (11.53%) Migration
4 538 (8.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 526 (8.48%) Data Modelling
6 503 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 501 (8.08%) SOA
8 465 (7.50%) DevOps
9 388 (6.26%) ITIL
10 376 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
11 371 (5.98%) Data Architecture
12 359 (5.79%) Microservices
13 349 (5.63%) Open Source
14 343 (5.53%) Scrum
15 328 (5.29%) Analytics
16 299 (4.82%) E-Commerce
17 279 (4.50%) Project Management
18 270 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
19 269 (4.34%) IT Strategy
20 268 (4.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 815 (13.15%) Java
2 443 (7.15%) SQL
3 260 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 240 (3.87%) Python
5 160 (2.58%) C#
6 140 (2.26%) Ruby
7 124 (2.00%) C
8 106 (1.71%) PowerShell
9 84 (1.35%) Perl
10 81 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 78 (1.26%) Scala
12 66 (1.06%) PHP
13 59 (0.95%) C++
14 57 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 51 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 36 (0.58%) Apex Code
17 28 (0.45%) R
18 25 (0.40%) Go
19 23 (0.37%) T-SQL
20 20 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 795 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 629 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 326 (5.26%) Degree
4 157 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 125 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 91 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 86 (1.39%) CCIE
8 70 (1.13%) CISSP
9 63 (1.02%) CCNP
10 60 (0.97%) MCSE
11 55 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 46 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (0.68%) CISM
14 40 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
15 38 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 34 (0.55%) CCNA
17 32 (0.52%) JNCIE
18 29 (0.47%) Master's Degree
19 27 (0.44%) AWS Certification
20 26 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (2.53%) QA
2 139 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 105 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 84 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (1.13%) GDPR
6 48 (0.77%) SLA
7 43 (0.69%) COBIT
8 32 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 27 (0.44%) SEPA
10 25 (0.40%) MiFID
11 18 (0.29%) GPG13
12 14 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.19%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.15%) FedRAMP
16 8 (0.13%) GxP
16 8 (0.13%) HL7
16 8 (0.13%) ISO 20022
17 7 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 374 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 248 (4.00%) Docker
3 234 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 55 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (0.65%) XenApp
7 38 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 31 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (0.45%) vSphere
11 26 (0.42%) vCloud
12 25 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 22 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 19 (0.31%) HDFS
15 17 (0.27%) Apache Flume
16 12 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.16%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.15%) OpenIDM
18 9 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 206 (3.32%) Puppet
2 199 (3.21%) Ansible
3 153 (2.47%) SCCM
4 121 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (1.63%) Terraform
6 94 (1.52%) Kubernetes
7 53 (0.85%) SCOM
8 37 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (0.40%) FortiGate
9 25 (0.40%) Kibana
10 24 (0.39%) logstash
11 20 (0.32%) vRealize
12 18 (0.29%) AppDNA
12 18 (0.29%) Nagios
13 16 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
13 16 (0.26%) Netcool
13 16 (0.26%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 12 (0.19%) AirWatch
15 12 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 835 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 657 (10.60%) Oracle
3 406 (6.55%) SAP
4 396 (6.39%) Cisco
5 380 (6.13%) VMware
6 207 (3.34%) Citrix
7 195 (3.15%) IBM
8 167 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
9 142 (2.29%) ServiceNow
10 120 (1.94%) Red Hat
11 112 (1.81%) HP
12 93 (1.50%) Pega
13 81 (1.31%) Juniper
14 80 (1.29%) Adobe
14 80 (1.29%) Google
15 71 (1.15%) Informatica
16 65 (1.05%) CheckPoint
16 65 (1.05%) hybris
17 64 (1.03%) F5
18 59 (0.95%) Splunk
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £555.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £720 to £766 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 6 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £600 - £625 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Resource Group
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday