Period
to 17 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6,294 2,480 6,135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.46% 9.34% 7.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.12% 10.09% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,173 1,640 3,923
10th Percentile £495 £425 £456
25th Percentile £531 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - -
75th Percentile £713 £675 £663
90th Percentile £775 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £613 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +6.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 12 45
10th Percentile £44.90 £22.03 £38.20
25th Percentile £47.00 £29.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £75.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33% +33.33%
75th Percentile £73.82 £65.39 £82.50
90th Percentile £79.00 £87.13 £83.75
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £73.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -32.20% +22.92%

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 62,165 24,580 73,176
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 92.55% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,768 16,884 49,596
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,835 775 2,381
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £13.65
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.36% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £19.89 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +15.79% +8.57%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Architect in England

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Architect in England

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Architect in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 +3 3,517 £650 +8.33% 723
South East -3 732 £587 +6.77% 190
North of England +3 588 £590 +7.27% 239
Midlands -2 409 £550 +1.85% 149
South West -4 312 £600 +2.13% 108
West Midlands -2 301 £555 +0.91% 101
Yorkshire +30 278 £580 +10.48% 72
North West -16 263 £600 +9.09% 143
East of England -1 140 £623 +13.18% 80
East Midlands -7 104 £525 +4.22% 48
North East +13 54 £600 +9.09% 24
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 1,874 (29.77%) Azure
2 1,397 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1,375 (21.85%) AWS
4 1,294 (20.56%) Social Skills
5 1,232 (19.57%) Finance
6 975 (15.49%) DevOps
7 860 (13.66%) Microsoft
8 814 (12.93%) Migration
9 792 (12.58%) Security Cleared
10 720 (11.44%) Microservices
11 669 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 665 (10.57%) Java
13 655 (10.41%) Enterprise Architecture
14 623 (9.90%) TOGAF
15 622 (9.88%) Data Modelling
16 611 (9.71%) SC Cleared
17 575 (9.14%) Analytics
18 539 (8.56%) GCP
19 507 (8.06%) Banking
20 490 (7.79%) SQL
20 490 (7.79%) Data Architecture
21 474 (7.53%) SaaS
22 469 (7.45%) PaaS
23 467 (7.42%) Public Sector
24 465 (7.39%) Kubernetes
25 436 (6.93%) Salesforce.com
26 428 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
27 421 (6.69%) Oracle
28 394 (6.26%) Windows
29 392 (6.23%) SAP

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
1 151 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 133 (2.11%) Confluence
3 102 (1.62%) Apache Spark
4 76 (1.21%) CMS
5 53 (0.84%) Apache
6 52 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 34 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 33 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 32 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 29 (0.46%) SAS
11 25 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 24 (0.38%) Drupal
13 21 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (0.30%) JBoss
15 18 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
16 17 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.27%) Liferay
16 17 (0.27%) MS Exchange
17 16 (0.25%) IIS
18 15 (0.24%) Anypoint
Applications
1 51 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 24 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.064%) Maple
8 3 (0.048%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.032%) Figma
9 2 (0.032%) InVision
9 2 (0.032%) Sketch
9 2 (0.032%) SPSS
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.016%) InDesign
10 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.016%) Revit
10 1 (0.016%) Simulink
10 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.016%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 64 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 49 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 32 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 20 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 18 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 15 (0.24%) SAP MDG
8 14 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
10 12 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
13 9 (0.14%) Magento
13 9 (0.14%) SAP Retail
14 8 (0.13%) Sentinel
15 7 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
15 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
15 7 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,874 (29.77%) Azure
2 1,375 (21.85%) AWS
3 539 (8.56%) GCP
4 474 (7.53%) SaaS
5 469 (7.45%) PaaS
6 383 (6.09%) IaaS
7 309 (4.91%) Serverless
8 292 (4.64%) Microsoft 365
9 229 (3.64%) Power Platform
10 176 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 159 (2.53%) GitHub
12 132 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 128 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
14 104 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
15 103 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
16 86 (1.37%) Azure Functions
17 82 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
18 75 (1.19%) OpenShift
19 74 (1.18%) Amazon S3
20 67 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 276 (4.39%) Firewall
2 192 (3.05%) WAN
3 143 (2.27%) Network Security
4 136 (2.16%) LAN
5 126 (2.00%) DNS
6 89 (1.41%) SD-WAN
7 84 (1.33%) VPN
8 67 (1.06%) SAN
9 66 (1.05%) Internet
10 62 (0.99%) DHCP
11 55 (0.87%) VoIP
12 54 (0.86%) Wireless
13 47 (0.75%) BGP
13 47 (0.75%) SSL
14 43 (0.68%) HTTP
14 43 (0.68%) MPLS
15 39 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (0.60%) 5G
17 36 (0.57%) NAS
18 34 (0.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
2 316 (5.02%) Big Data
3 232 (3.69%) SQL Server
4 211 (3.35%) Data Lake
5 196 (3.11%) NoSQL
6 171 (2.72%) Power BI
7 167 (2.65%) Metadata
8 118 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 103 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 95 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 90 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
12 73 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 70 (1.11%) BigQuery
14 68 (1.08%) MySQL
15 64 (1.02%) Tableau
16 60 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 58 (0.92%) Oracle Database
18 56 (0.89%) RDBMS
19 51 (0.81%) Metadata Repository
20 47 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 217 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 210 (3.34%) JIRA
3 129 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 80 (1.27%) Maven
5 77 (1.22%) PowerDesigner
6 46 (0.73%) GitLab
7 44 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 41 (0.65%) Gradle
8 41 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 39 (0.62%) ERwin
10 35 (0.56%) Subversion
11 30 (0.48%) Postman
12 24 (0.38%) Cucumber
12 24 (0.38%) JUnit
12 24 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (0.35%) SonarQube
14 20 (0.32%) Terragrunt
15 19 (0.30%) CircleCI
16 17 (0.27%) Selenium
17 13 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 1,294 (20.56%) Social Skills
2 1,232 (19.57%) Finance
3 507 (8.06%) Banking
4 467 (7.42%) Public Sector
5 370 (5.88%) Retail
6 360 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
7 320 (5.08%) Telecoms
8 252 (4.00%) Marketing
9 188 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
10 175 (2.78%) Manufacturing
11 136 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
12 122 (1.94%) Legal
13 110 (1.75%) Electronics
14 83 (1.32%) Financial Institution
15 75 (1.19%) Law
16 74 (1.18%) Investment Banking
17 72 (1.14%) Billing
17 72 (1.14%) Retail Banking
18 68 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
19 44 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (3.46%) .NET
2 203 (3.23%) REST
3 197 (3.13%) Web Services
4 170 (2.70%) Kafka
5 161 (2.56%) Middleware
6 120 (1.91%) SOAP
7 119 (1.89%) JSON
8 105 (1.67%) Spring
9 104 (1.65%) Node.js
10 101 (1.60%) RESTful
11 99 (1.57%) HTML
12 98 (1.56%) React
13 91 (1.45%) SAML
14 88 (1.40%) OAuth
15 87 (1.38%) XML
16 83 (1.32%) Spring Boot
17 76 (1.21%) OpenID
18 73 (1.16%) AngularJS
19 65 (1.03%) CSS
20 53 (0.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 298 (4.73%) Public Cloud
2 268 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 204 (3.24%) Cloud Native
4 157 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 133 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 112 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
7 104 (1.65%) Virtual Team
8 100 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 100 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
9 94 (1.49%) User Experience
10 93 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
11 89 (1.41%) Private Cloud
12 77 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 75 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
14 64 (1.02%) NHS
15 58 (0.92%) Hedge funds
16 57 (0.91%) Reference Data
17 56 (0.89%) Data Structures
18 49 (0.78%) Legacy Applications
19 46 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 394 (6.26%) Windows
2 278 (4.42%) Linux
3 123 (1.95%) Windows Server
4 82 (1.30%) Unix
5 64 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 27 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 24 (0.38%) Solaris
10 23 (0.37%) Android
11 22 (0.35%) AIX
12 21 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.13%) CentOS
16 6 (0.095%) HPUX
16 6 (0.095%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.095%) VMS
16 6 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,397 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
2 975 (15.49%) DevOps
3 814 (12.93%) Migration
4 720 (11.44%) Microservices
5 669 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 655 (10.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 623 (9.90%) TOGAF
8 622 (9.88%) Data Modelling
9 575 (9.14%) Analytics
10 490 (7.79%) Data Architecture
11 428 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
12 353 (5.61%) Scrum
13 345 (5.48%) CRM
14 344 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
15 332 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
16 329 (5.23%) Security Architecture
17 327 (5.20%) Technical Architecture
18 293 (4.66%) ITIL
19 287 (4.56%) IT Strategy
20 248 (3.94%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 665 (10.57%) Java
2 490 (7.79%) SQL
3 347 (5.51%) Python
4 258 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 192 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 169 (2.69%) C#
7 85 (1.35%) C
8 84 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 71 (1.13%) C++
10 40 (0.64%) Scala
11 39 (0.62%) Apex Code
11 39 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 33 (0.52%) Go
13 26 (0.41%) Java 8
14 25 (0.40%) TypeScript
15 24 (0.38%) Shell Script
16 23 (0.37%) PHP
17 19 (0.30%) Groovy
17 19 (0.30%) Ruby
18 17 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 792 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 611 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 224 (3.56%) Degree
4 162 (2.57%) CISSP
5 155 (2.46%) TOGAF Certification
6 113 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 103 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 92 (1.46%) AWS Certification
9 61 (0.97%) CISM
10 49 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 43 (0.68%) CCNA
11 43 (0.68%) CCNP
12 39 (0.62%) CRISC
13 36 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
15 32 (0.51%) CISA
15 32 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
16 30 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 30 (0.48%) SANS
17 25 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (3.15%) GDPR
2 120 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 115 (1.83%) QA
4 99 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (1.35%) NIST
6 53 (0.84%) NCSC
7 47 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 31 (0.49%) COBIT
9 25 (0.40%) PMO
10 24 (0.38%) NIST 800
11 20 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 20 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.27%) JSP 440
13 15 (0.24%) Accessibility
13 15 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
14 14 (0.22%) SLA
15 13 (0.21%) HL7
16 12 (0.19%) GRC
16 12 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 12 (0.19%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 346 (5.50%) Docker
2 328 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 184 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.51%) vSphere
6 31 (0.49%) VMware NSX
7 23 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (0.35%) XenApp
9 16 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (0.24%) OpenAM
11 13 (0.21%) KVM
11 13 (0.21%) NFS
11 13 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (0.21%) vCloud
12 12 (0.19%) RACF
13 11 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 465 (7.39%) Kubernetes
2 351 (5.58%) Terraform
3 132 (2.10%) Ansible
4 68 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
5 53 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 45 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 44 (0.70%) Puppet
8 43 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 42 (0.67%) SCCM
10 18 (0.29%) FortiGate
10 18 (0.29%) vRealize
11 14 (0.22%) Kibana
12 13 (0.21%) SCOM
12 13 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 12 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 11 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.17%) Packer
15 8 (0.13%) Grafana
15 8 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 8 (0.13%) Istio
Vendors
1 860 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 436 (6.93%) Salesforce.com
3 421 (6.69%) Oracle
4 392 (6.23%) SAP
5 318 (5.05%) Google
6 306 (4.86%) VMware
7 241 (3.83%) Cisco
8 154 (2.45%) Databricks
9 151 (2.40%) MuleSoft
10 116 (1.84%) IBM
11 113 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 95 (1.51%) ServiceNow
12 95 (1.51%) Sparx
13 93 (1.48%) BiZZdesign
14 89 (1.41%) Citrix
15 82 (1.30%) Splunk
16 73 (1.16%) Pega
17 67 (1.06%) Informatica
18 60 (0.95%) Remedy
19 52 (0.83%) Juniper