Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 7,094 6,520 7,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.36% 6.86% 8.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% 7.22% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,550 4,094 5,138
England median daily rate £575 £550 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +3.85%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £719 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 28
England median hourly rate £53.79 £49.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.77% +8.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.61 £27.33
90th Percentile £83.00 £59.50 £97.50
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £49.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +13.27% +5.38% -7.00%

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 91,273 90,247 91,046
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.90% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,205 60,367 59,925
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,752 2,615 3,022
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.89% -

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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
London +3 3,420 £600 +4.35% 597
South East -7 1,244 £550 +2.33% 229
North of England -6 778 £539 +2.62% 198
Midlands -2 702 £550 +4.76% 166
South West +13 584 £550 +4.76% 125
West Midlands +7 465 £558 +6.35% 124
North West -1 425 £550 - 114
East of England -7 334 £550 - 72
Yorkshire -8 289 £550 +4.76% 60
East Midlands -11 215 £525 - 41
North East -6 67 £500 -9.09% 24
South Coast - 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,548 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,473 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,337 (18.85%) Finance
4 1,231 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
5 957 (13.49%) Microsoft
6 937 (13.21%) Security Cleared
7 929 (13.10%) Migration
8 837 (11.80%) Java
9 753 (10.61%) DevOps
10 689 (9.71%) SC Cleared
11 681 (9.60%) TOGAF
12 673 (9.49%) Windows
13 641 (9.04%) Microservices
14 613 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 612 (8.63%) Oracle
16 597 (8.42%) SQL
17 570 (8.03%) Linux
18 556 (7.84%) Data Modelling
19 553 (7.80%) Banking
20 488 (6.88%) Web Services
21 468 (6.60%) .NET
22 454 (6.40%) Data Centre
23 451 (6.36%) Enterprise Architecture
24 436 (6.15%) VMware
25 426 (6.01%) Retail
26 424 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
27 417 (5.88%) SAP
28 412 (5.81%) PaaS
29 404 (5.69%) SOA
30 403 (5.68%) SQL Server

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
1 188 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 109 (1.54%) Apache Spark
3 103 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 93 (1.31%) Confluence
5 89 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 88 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 87 (1.23%) Apache
8 61 (0.86%) JBoss
9 60 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 58 (0.82%) CMS
11 53 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 49 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 45 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 39 (0.55%) MS Exchange
15 37 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
15 37 (0.52%) IIS
16 36 (0.51%) Mule
17 28 (0.39%) SAS
18 27 (0.38%) Apache Solr
19 23 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 64 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.14%) CATIA
6 9 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.085%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.070%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.028%) SPSS
11 1 (0.014%) InVision
11 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.014%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 101 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 50 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 20 (0.28%) Magento
6 19 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 16 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
9 15 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 14 (0.20%) SAP MDG
11 12 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 11 (0.16%) NetSuite
13 10 (0.14%) ENOVIA
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.14%) SAP BPC
14 9 (0.13%) SAP CRM
15 8 (0.11%) HFM
16 7 (0.099%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,473 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,231 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
3 412 (5.81%) PaaS
4 369 (5.20%) Office 365
5 358 (5.05%) IaaS
5 358 (5.05%) SaaS
6 174 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 136 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 133 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
9 115 (1.62%) Serverless
10 110 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 71 (1.00%) GitHub
13 67 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 63 (0.89%) OpenShift
15 58 (0.82%) Apigee
16 51 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
16 51 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
17 50 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 45 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 367 (5.17%) Firewall
2 216 (3.04%) WAN
3 175 (2.47%) LAN
4 163 (2.30%) DNS
5 149 (2.10%) VPN
6 134 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 131 (1.85%) Internet
8 122 (1.72%) Network Security
9 97 (1.37%) SAN
10 77 (1.09%) MPLS
11 71 (1.00%) HTTP
11 71 (1.00%) Skype
12 70 (0.99%) SSL
12 70 (0.99%) Wireless
13 64 (0.90%) Unified Communications
14 57 (0.80%) Kerberos
15 50 (0.70%) DHCP
16 45 (0.63%) VoIP
17 37 (0.52%) OSPF
18 36 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 372 (5.24%) Big Data
3 277 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 244 (3.44%) Hadoop
5 193 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 150 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 135 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 133 (1.87%) Data Lake
9 116 (1.64%) MySQL
10 106 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 99 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 96 (1.35%) Power BI
13 84 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 72 (1.01%) Apache Hive
15 64 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
16 62 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
16 62 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
17 60 (0.85%) RDBMS
18 57 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 51 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 288 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 196 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 162 (2.28%) JIRA
4 98 (1.38%) Maven
5 69 (0.97%) Selenium
6 66 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 58 (0.82%) ERwin
8 56 (0.79%) Subversion
9 54 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 54 (0.76%) SonarQube
10 51 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 50 (0.70%) Artifactory
12 49 (0.69%) Visual Studio
13 47 (0.66%) Bitbucket
14 39 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
15 31 (0.44%) Ant
16 29 (0.41%) Hudson
17 26 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
18 25 (0.35%) GitLab
19 22 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 1,337 (18.85%) Finance
2 553 (7.80%) Banking
3 426 (6.01%) Retail
4 272 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 128 (1.80%) Marketing
6 125 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 73 (1.03%) Law
8 67 (0.94%) Back Office
9 64 (0.90%) Legal
10 63 (0.89%) Investment Banking
10 63 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 55 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 49 (0.69%) Front Office
13 45 (0.63%) Electronics
14 43 (0.61%) Billing
15 39 (0.55%) Publishing
16 27 (0.38%) Advertising
16 27 (0.38%) Automotive
17 26 (0.37%) Aerospace
18 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (6.88%) Web Services
2 468 (6.60%) .NET
3 299 (4.21%) Middleware
4 293 (4.13%) REST
5 235 (3.31%) JSON
6 206 (2.90%) SOAP
7 198 (2.79%) Spring
8 162 (2.28%) XML
9 127 (1.79%) AngularJS
10 126 (1.78%) J2EE
11 124 (1.75%) RESTful
12 118 (1.66%) HTML
13 116 (1.64%) OAuth
14 112 (1.58%) Node.js
15 108 (1.52%) Spring Boot
16 99 (1.40%) Kafka
16 99 (1.40%) SAML
17 96 (1.35%) CSS
18 85 (1.20%) React
19 65 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 454 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 424 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (2.82%) Public Cloud
4 199 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 132 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 129 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 129 (1.82%) User Experience
7 119 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 118 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 107 (1.51%) PKI
10 97 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 96 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 91 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 70 (0.99%) Fintech
13 70 (0.99%) Mainframe
14 68 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 66 (0.93%) Taxonomies
16 52 (0.73%) Virtual Team
17 47 (0.66%) Replication
18 44 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 673 (9.49%) Windows
2 570 (8.03%) Linux
3 284 (4.00%) Unix
4 214 (3.02%) Windows Server
5 142 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 140 (1.97%) Windows 10
7 64 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 57 (0.80%) AIX
10 55 (0.78%) Solaris
11 52 (0.73%) Android
12 27 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.28%) CentOS
15 19 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 18 (0.25%) VMS
17 14 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (0.20%) zOS
18 11 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,548 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (13.10%) Migration
3 753 (10.61%) DevOps
4 681 (9.60%) TOGAF
5 641 (9.04%) Microservices
6 613 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 556 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 451 (6.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 404 (5.69%) SOA
10 393 (5.54%) Analytics
11 386 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
12 372 (5.24%) Technical Architecture
13 370 (5.22%) ITIL
14 355 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
15 353 (4.98%) Security Architecture
16 339 (4.78%) Scrum
17 329 (4.64%) Technical Leadership
18 321 (4.52%) Data Architecture
19 303 (4.27%) CRM
20 291 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 837 (11.80%) Java
2 597 (8.42%) SQL
3 376 (5.30%) Python
4 269 (3.79%) C#
5 260 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 221 (3.12%) PowerShell
7 121 (1.71%) C++
8 108 (1.52%) C
9 74 (1.04%) Ruby
10 65 (0.92%) Scala
11 55 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 48 (0.68%) PHP
13 47 (0.66%) Java 8
14 44 (0.62%) Perl
14 44 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 40 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 30 (0.42%) T-SQL
17 28 (0.39%) ABAP
18 27 (0.38%) R
19 25 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 937 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 689 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 243 (3.43%) Degree
4 181 (2.55%) CISSP
5 157 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 143 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 118 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
8 108 (1.52%) CISM
9 73 (1.03%) AWS Certification
10 69 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 64 (0.90%) CCIE
11 64 (0.90%) CCNP
12 60 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
13 54 (0.76%) CISA
14 48 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
15 44 (0.62%) MCSE
16 40 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
17 38 (0.54%) ISSAP
18 35 (0.49%) CCNA
19 27 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (2.30%) GDPR
2 141 (1.99%) QA
3 110 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 84 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 81 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 51 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 45 (0.63%) JSP 440
8 42 (0.59%) PSD2
8 42 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
10 26 (0.37%) COBIT
10 26 (0.37%) SLA
11 21 (0.30%) PMO
12 19 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 18 (0.25%) IFRS
14 14 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
15 13 (0.18%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
16 11 (0.16%) NIST 800
17 10 (0.14%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 376 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 349 (4.92%) Docker
3 275 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 62 (0.87%) XenApp
7 45 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 40 (0.56%) vSphere
9 38 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 28 (0.39%) HDFS
12 24 (0.34%) Apache Flume
13 19 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 17 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (0.24%) vCloud
16 15 (0.21%) NFS
17 14 (0.20%) OpenAM
18 12 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 254 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 216 (3.04%) Ansible
3 160 (2.26%) Puppet
4 151 (2.13%) Terraform
5 132 (1.86%) SCCM
6 106 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 101 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
8 65 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 48 (0.68%) SCOM
10 27 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
11 26 (0.37%) Kibana
12 24 (0.34%) logstash
13 19 (0.27%) CASB
14 18 (0.25%) Nagios
15 17 (0.24%) Data Guard
15 17 (0.24%) vRealize
16 16 (0.23%) FortiGate
16 16 (0.23%) HP Fortify
16 16 (0.23%) NetBackup
17 15 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 957 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 612 (8.63%) Oracle
3 436 (6.15%) VMware
4 417 (5.88%) SAP
5 367 (5.17%) Cisco
6 246 (3.47%) IBM
7 212 (2.99%) Google
8 191 (2.69%) Citrix
9 155 (2.18%) Red Hat
10 135 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 98 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 92 (1.30%) Splunk
13 68 (0.96%) Juniper
14 66 (0.93%) MuleSoft
15 62 (0.87%) CheckPoint
16 59 (0.83%) F5
16 59 (0.83%) HP
16 59 (0.83%) Pega
17 58 (0.82%) Dell
17 58 (0.82%) hybris