Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 16 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6,455 4,435 3,647
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.19% 9.83% 8.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.85% 10.59% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,350 2,938 2,390
10th Percentile £513 £450 £450
25th Percentile £563 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £588 £600
Median % change year-on-year +10.64% -2.08% +4.35%
75th Percentile £738 £675 £675
90th Percentile £813 £738 £750
UK median daily rate £650 £586 £600
% change year-on-year +10.92% -2.33% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 25
10th Percentile £55.00 £33.94 £41.75
25th Percentile £56.50 £51.50 £49.25
Median hourly rate £68.00 £58.50 £53.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.24% +10.38% -31.92%
75th Percentile £72.03 £65.00 £62.50
90th Percentile £80.28 £71.27 £70.19
UK median hourly rate £66.00 £57.84 £53.00
% change year-on-year +14.11% +9.13% -29.33%

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 65,539 41,878 42,029
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 92.79% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,736 28,943 28,314
10th Percentile £313 £285 £250
25th Percentile £425 £385 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,812 1,422 1,503
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.27% +18.42% +5.56%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 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
London 0 3,694 £654 +9.04% 501
South East -3 705 £625 +9.90% 120
North of England -5 526 £625 +10.42% 140
Midlands -5 424 £625 +13.64% 84
West Midlands 0 353 £625 +13.64% 61
North West -4 309 £613 +7.27% 82
South West -1 306 £625 +4.17% 53
Yorkshire -9 196 £625 +13.64% 45
East of England -14 110 £650 +25.00% 64
East Midlands -21 66 £575 +9.73% 22
North East -4 32 £590 +7.27% 13
South Coast - 2 £800 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, Architect contract jobs required the following 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 1,936 (29.99%) Azure
2 1,501 (23.25%) Agile
3 1,497 (23.19%) Finance
4 1,389 (21.52%) Social Skills
5 1,316 (20.39%) AWS
6 960 (14.87%) Security Cleared
7 947 (14.67%) Migration
8 925 (14.33%) Microsoft
9 914 (14.16%) DevOps
10 746 (11.56%) SC Cleared
11 729 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 700 (10.84%) TOGAF
13 650 (10.07%) Data Modelling
14 636 (9.85%) Microservices
15 619 (9.59%) Enterprise Architecture
16 596 (9.23%) Public Sector
17 543 (8.41%) Data Architecture
18 537 (8.32%) CI/CD
19 521 (8.07%) Banking
20 519 (8.04%) GCP
21 509 (7.89%) Java
22 501 (7.76%) SaaS
23 492 (7.62%) Analytics
24 449 (6.96%) SQL
25 440 (6.82%) Windows
26 433 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
27 422 (6.54%) SAP
28 421 (6.52%) Kubernetes
29 413 (6.40%) Oracle
30 412 (6.38%) PaaS

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
1 141 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 140 (2.17%) Confluence
3 74 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 59 (0.91%) Apache
5 43 (0.67%) WebSphere
6 36 (0.56%) CMS
7 32 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 32 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 29 (0.45%) JBoss
9 25 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 21 (0.33%) IIS
11 20 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 20 (0.31%) SAS
12 17 (0.26%) nginx
13 16 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
13 16 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.22%) Apache Qpid
15 13 (0.20%) Drupal
15 13 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 47 (0.73%) MS Visio
2 36 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 7 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.077%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.062%) Revit
8 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.031%) InDesign
9 1 (0.015%) Sketch
9 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 73 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 63 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 35 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
6 22 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.23%) Sentinel
8 14 (0.22%) Maximo
8 14 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.12%) Avolution ABACUS
12 8 (0.12%) SAP CO
12 8 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.12%) SAP MM
13 7 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
13 7 (0.11%) SAP CRM
13 7 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,936 (29.99%) Azure
2 1,316 (20.39%) AWS
3 519 (8.04%) GCP
4 501 (7.76%) SaaS
5 412 (6.38%) PaaS
6 316 (4.90%) IaaS
7 261 (4.04%) Microsoft 365
8 243 (3.76%) Serverless
9 204 (3.16%) Power Platform
10 190 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 123 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
12 114 (1.77%) GitHub
13 101 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
14 95 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
15 84 (1.30%) Amazon S3
16 79 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
17 72 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
18 71 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 71 (1.10%) PowerApps
19 68 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 336 (5.21%) Firewall
2 193 (2.99%) Network Security
3 167 (2.59%) WAN
4 126 (1.95%) DNS
5 115 (1.78%) LAN
6 106 (1.64%) VPN
7 65 (1.01%) Internet
8 63 (0.98%) SD-WAN
9 54 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
10 52 (0.81%) SAN
11 48 (0.74%) DHCP
12 42 (0.65%) Wireless
13 41 (0.64%) MPLS
14 40 (0.62%) BGP
15 35 (0.54%) SSL
16 26 (0.40%) OSPF
17 25 (0.39%) TCP/IP
17 25 (0.39%) VSAN
18 23 (0.36%) VLAN
19 22 (0.34%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
2 270 (4.18%) Big Data
3 228 (3.53%) Data Lake
4 224 (3.47%) SQL Server
5 184 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 158 (2.45%) Metadata
7 113 (1.75%) Power BI
7 113 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 90 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 61 (0.95%) MySQL
11 59 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 58 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 55 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
13 55 (0.85%) BigQuery
14 53 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
15 48 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
16 44 (0.68%) Metadata Repository
17 33 (0.51%) DB2
18 31 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 160 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 155 (2.40%) JIRA
3 74 (1.15%) ERwin
4 73 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 61 (0.95%) PowerDesigner
6 54 (0.84%) Maven
7 45 (0.70%) kappa
8 44 (0.68%) Gradle
9 38 (0.59%) GitLab
9 38 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 19 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 14 (0.22%) Terragrunt
12 13 (0.20%) SonarQube
13 12 (0.19%) ER Studio
14 11 (0.17%) Selenium
15 10 (0.15%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.14%) Artifactory
16 9 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.14%) JUnit
16 9 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,497 (23.19%) Finance
2 1,389 (21.52%) Social Skills
3 596 (9.23%) Public Sector
4 521 (8.07%) Banking
5 433 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
6 346 (5.36%) Retail
7 278 (4.31%) Telecoms
8 247 (3.83%) Marketing
9 193 (2.99%) Manufacturing
10 170 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
11 169 (2.62%) Influencing Skills
12 130 (2.01%) Legal
13 126 (1.95%) Electronics
14 100 (1.55%) Law
15 96 (1.49%) Investment Banking
16 92 (1.43%) Front Office
17 64 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
18 59 (0.91%) Billing
19 51 (0.79%) Financial Institution
20 43 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (3.92%) .NET
2 203 (3.14%) Kafka
3 173 (2.68%) REST
4 130 (2.01%) Middleware
5 118 (1.83%) Web Services
6 108 (1.67%) React
7 105 (1.63%) JSON
8 100 (1.55%) RESTful
9 91 (1.41%) XML
10 84 (1.30%) Node.js
11 77 (1.19%) SOAP
12 71 (1.10%) OAuth
13 66 (1.02%) Spring
14 59 (0.91%) AngularJS
15 56 (0.87%) HTML
16 51 (0.79%) SAML
17 49 (0.76%) .NET Core
18 48 (0.74%) CSS
18 48 (0.74%) OpenID
19 47 (0.73%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 376 (5.82%) Public Cloud
2 306 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 253 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 204 (3.16%) Cloud Native
5 145 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
6 126 (1.95%) Legacy Systems
7 114 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
8 113 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 111 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 109 (1.69%) User Experience
11 100 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 98 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
13 88 (1.36%) Virtual Team
14 83 (1.29%) Data Structures
15 82 (1.27%) IoT
16 77 (1.19%) PKI
17 68 (1.05%) Mobile App
18 44 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 42 (0.65%) Replication
20 40 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 440 (6.82%) Windows
2 357 (5.53%) Linux
3 158 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 152 (2.35%) Unix
5 65 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 54 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (0.76%) VMS
8 26 (0.40%) AIX
8 26 (0.40%) Solaris
9 19 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.26%) Android
10 17 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 17 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.17%) CentOS
14 8 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.077%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,501 (23.25%) Agile
2 947 (14.67%) Migration
3 914 (14.16%) DevOps
4 729 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 700 (10.84%) TOGAF
6 650 (10.07%) Data Modelling
7 636 (9.85%) Microservices
8 619 (9.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 543 (8.41%) Data Architecture
10 537 (8.32%) CI/CD
11 492 (7.62%) Analytics
12 385 (5.96%) Security Architecture
13 382 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
14 377 (5.84%) Cybersecurity
15 372 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
16 370 (5.73%) Technical Architecture
17 347 (5.38%) ITIL
18 310 (4.80%) IT Strategy
19 308 (4.77%) Scrum
20 293 (4.54%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 509 (7.89%) Java
2 449 (6.96%) SQL
3 367 (5.69%) Python
4 191 (2.96%) C#
5 188 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 177 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 101 (1.56%) C
8 93 (1.44%) Bash
9 69 (1.07%) Scala
10 52 (0.81%) C++
11 40 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 28 (0.43%) PHP
13 27 (0.42%) Ruby
14 26 (0.40%) Apex Code
14 26 (0.40%) R
15 23 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.26%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.23%) Perl
18 14 (0.22%) Go
19 10 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 960 (14.87%) Security Cleared
2 746 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 280 (4.34%) Degree
4 160 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 157 (2.43%) TOGAF Certification
6 134 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 131 (2.03%) CISSP
8 89 (1.38%) AWS Certification
9 66 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 63 (0.98%) CISM
11 49 (0.76%) MCSE
12 48 (0.74%) Master's Degree
13 46 (0.71%) CCNA
14 45 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 43 (0.67%) CCIE
16 39 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
17 36 (0.56%) CCNP
17 36 (0.56%) CISA
18 33 (0.51%) CRISC
19 30 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (2.73%) GDPR
2 140 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 131 (2.03%) NIST
4 120 (1.86%) QA
5 114 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (0.79%) NCSC
7 49 (0.76%) COBIT
8 35 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 33 (0.51%) SLA
10 30 (0.46%) NIST 800
11 27 (0.42%) Accessibility
12 24 (0.37%) ISO 20022
13 23 (0.36%) JSP 440
14 20 (0.31%) GRC
15 15 (0.23%) PMO
15 15 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 14 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 11 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
17 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 10 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 329 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 320 (4.96%) Docker
3 203 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.68%) VMware NSX
6 42 (0.65%) vSphere
7 31 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 27 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.40%) XenApp
10 22 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (0.25%) vCloud
13 11 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.14%) Firmware
16 8 (0.12%) KVM
17 7 (0.11%) OpenSSH
18 6 (0.093%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 421 (6.52%) Kubernetes
2 299 (4.63%) Terraform
3 142 (2.20%) Ansible
4 70 (1.08%) SCCM
5 69 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
6 42 (0.65%) Puppet
7 39 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 38 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 38 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (0.48%) vRealize
10 29 (0.45%) FortiGate
11 19 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 18 (0.28%) Istio
12 18 (0.28%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.25%) CASB
14 14 (0.22%) Grafana
15 13 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.20%) Kibana
16 12 (0.19%) Nessus
16 12 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 925 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 422 (6.54%) SAP
3 413 (6.40%) Oracle
4 302 (4.68%) Google
5 300 (4.65%) VMware
6 237 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
7 203 (3.14%) Cisco
8 142 (2.20%) Databricks
9 131 (2.03%) ServiceNow
10 127 (1.97%) Citrix
11 122 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 121 (1.87%) MuleSoft
13 104 (1.61%) IBM
14 87 (1.35%) Sparx
15 84 (1.30%) Splunk
16 77 (1.19%) BiZZdesign
17 62 (0.96%) F5
17 62 (0.96%) Juniper
18 56 (0.87%) Informatica
18 56 (0.87%) Palo Alto