Period
to 26 February 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 17 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,642 5,016 7,266
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.51% 8.15% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.26% 8.68% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,040 3,311 4,851
Median daily rate £575 £585 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £432 £450 £450
90th Percentile £738 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 25
Median hourly rate £57.50 £53.00 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.49% -5.36% +4.19%
10th Percentile £24.35 £41.16 £42.10
90th Percentile £79.50 £81.38 £90.20
UK median hourly rate £58.50 £57.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +10.09%

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 35,481 57,798 86,043
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 93.97% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,309 39,110 58,642
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,327 2,079 2,508
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.90
% change year-on-year +21.62% +3.35% -0.56%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +2 1,871 £600 - 468
South East +2 529 £550 - 166
North of England +1 381 £550 - 191
Midlands +1 269 £525 -4.55% 114
North West +4 231 £560 +1.82% 103
South West +4 191 £575 -4.17% 87
West Midlands +1 175 £525 -4.55% 78
Yorkshire +1 118 £550 -1.79% 65
East of England -3 84 £508 -11.74% 55
East Midlands +5 82 £520 -5.45% 35
North East -3 33 £550 +1.85% 23
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1,022 (28.06%) Azure
2 871 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
3 726 (19.93%) AWS
4 682 (18.73%) Security Cleared
5 632 (17.35%) Finance
6 521 (14.31%) DevOps
7 492 (13.51%) SC Cleared
8 455 (12.49%) Microsoft
9 439 (12.05%) Data Modelling
10 438 (12.03%) Migration
11 403 (11.07%) Microservices
12 379 (10.41%) Public Sector
13 378 (10.38%) TOGAF
14 346 (9.50%) Java
15 323 (8.87%) SQL
16 309 (8.48%) Data Architecture
17 297 (8.15%) Oracle
18 288 (7.91%) Enterprise Architecture
19 273 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
20 270 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 264 (7.25%) Analytics
22 263 (7.22%) GCP
22 263 (7.22%) Banking
23 252 (6.92%) Windows
24 248 (6.81%) SAP
25 236 (6.48%) VMware
26 234 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
27 228 (6.26%) Linux
28 217 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
29 216 (5.93%) 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 97 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.78%) CMS
3 52 (1.43%) Apache
3 52 (1.43%) Confluence
4 48 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 34 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 27 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.66%) IIS
10 23 (0.63%) Skype for Business
11 22 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
13 18 (0.49%) Headless CMS
14 15 (0.41%) SAS
15 14 (0.38%) JBoss
16 13 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.36%) Mule
17 11 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.055%) SPSS
9 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 81 (2.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 33 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
3 27 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 18 (0.49%) Magento
5 15 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
6 14 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.38%) Teamcenter
7 12 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
9 10 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.14%) SAP APO
12 5 (0.14%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,022 (28.06%) Azure
2 726 (19.93%) AWS
3 263 (7.22%) GCP
4 216 (5.93%) PaaS
5 187 (5.13%) SaaS
6 169 (4.64%) Microsoft 365
7 165 (4.53%) IaaS
8 133 (3.65%) Power Platform
9 99 (2.72%) Serverless
10 87 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 54 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
12 51 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
13 50 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 49 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
15 46 (1.26%) PowerApps
16 41 (1.13%) GitHub
17 38 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
18 37 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 36 (0.99%) Amazon S3
20 34 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 172 (4.72%) Firewall
2 136 (3.73%) WAN
3 110 (3.02%) LAN
4 93 (2.55%) DNS
5 69 (1.89%) Network Security
6 68 (1.87%) VPN
7 43 (1.18%) Wireless
8 41 (1.13%) DHCP
9 37 (1.02%) Internet
10 34 (0.93%) MPLS
11 31 (0.85%) TCP/IP
12 30 (0.82%) SAN
13 29 (0.80%) Skype
14 28 (0.77%) BGP
14 28 (0.77%) HTTP
15 24 (0.66%) Unified Communications
16 23 (0.63%) SSL
17 22 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (0.44%) Multicast
18 16 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 178 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
3 171 (4.70%) Big Data
4 112 (3.08%) Data Lake
5 104 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 101 (2.77%) Power BI
7 77 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 74 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 62 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 47 (1.29%) MySQL
12 45 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 45 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
14 35 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
15 33 (0.91%) Tableau
16 32 (0.88%) DB2
16 32 (0.88%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 21 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 127 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 90 (2.47%) JIRA
3 78 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 30 (0.82%) Maven
5 28 (0.77%) ERwin
6 27 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
7 24 (0.66%) GitLab
8 21 (0.58%) kappa
9 20 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 19 (0.52%) Selenium
11 15 (0.41%) ER Studio
11 15 (0.41%) SonarQube
12 14 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.36%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.30%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.30%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (0.25%) Artifactory
General
1 632 (17.35%) Finance
2 379 (10.41%) Public Sector
3 263 (7.22%) Banking
4 194 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 177 (4.86%) Marketing
6 139 (3.82%) Retail
7 134 (3.68%) Manufacturing
8 97 (2.66%) Electronics
9 60 (1.65%) Law
10 45 (1.24%) Legal
11 36 (0.99%) Billing
12 35 (0.96%) Back Office
13 32 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 21 (0.58%) Publishing
16 20 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 20 (0.55%) Police
17 19 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.44%) Financial Institution
19 13 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (4.53%) Web Services
2 132 (3.62%) REST
3 126 (3.46%) Middleware
4 125 (3.43%) JSON
5 122 (3.35%) .NET
6 81 (2.22%) XML
7 79 (2.17%) Kafka
8 75 (2.06%) Spring
9 68 (1.87%) RESTful
10 59 (1.62%) HTML
11 58 (1.59%) SOAP
12 52 (1.43%) Spring Boot
13 48 (1.32%) CSS
13 48 (1.32%) Node.js
14 46 (1.26%) OAuth
15 42 (1.15%) J2EE
16 40 (1.10%) AngularJS
17 34 (0.93%) Hibernate
18 33 (0.91%) Visualforce
19 32 (0.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 234 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 130 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 102 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 101 (2.77%) Cloud Native
6 75 (2.06%) User Experience
7 60 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 58 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 52 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 51 (1.40%) NHS
11 50 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 47 (1.29%) Clustering
13 45 (1.24%) Reference Data
14 39 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
15 37 (1.02%) Data Structures
16 36 (0.99%) Mobile App
16 36 (0.99%) Virtual Team
17 27 (0.74%) PKI
18 22 (0.60%) Credit Risk
18 22 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 252 (6.92%) Windows
2 228 (6.26%) Linux
3 81 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 65 (1.78%) Windows 10
5 48 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (1.18%) Unix
7 27 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.71%) Solaris
9 25 (0.69%) Android
10 18 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.36%) AIX
13 10 (0.27%) HPUX
13 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (0.27%) zOS
14 9 (0.25%) VMS
15 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.14%) MVS
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (14.31%) DevOps
3 439 (12.05%) Data Modelling
4 438 (12.03%) Migration
5 403 (11.07%) Microservices
6 378 (10.38%) TOGAF
7 309 (8.48%) Data Architecture
8 288 (7.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 273 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 270 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 264 (7.25%) Analytics
12 189 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
13 176 (4.83%) Security Architecture
14 171 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
15 169 (4.64%) Data Management
16 157 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
17 152 (4.17%) Architectural Design
17 152 (4.17%) Scrum
18 146 (4.01%) ITIL
19 141 (3.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 346 (9.50%) Java
2 323 (8.87%) SQL
3 140 (3.84%) Python
4 128 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 86 (2.36%) PowerShell
6 60 (1.65%) C#
7 42 (1.15%) C
8 39 (1.07%) Apex Code
9 29 (0.80%) PHP
10 27 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 19 (0.52%) Java 8
12 18 (0.49%) Ruby
13 16 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.41%) R
14 15 (0.41%) Scala
15 14 (0.38%) Go
16 13 (0.36%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.33%) C++
18 10 (0.27%) SPARQL
19 9 (0.25%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 682 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 492 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 113 (3.10%) DV Cleared
4 111 (3.05%) Degree
5 94 (2.58%) CISSP
6 89 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 72 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (0.91%) CISM
10 29 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (0.77%) CCNA
12 26 (0.71%) CCIE
12 26 (0.71%) CCNP
13 22 (0.60%) AWS Certification
14 20 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
15 19 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 19 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (0.47%) MCSE
17 15 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (2.97%) Data Quality
2 84 (2.31%) NIST
3 61 (1.67%) GDPR
4 60 (1.65%) QA
5 52 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.74%) NCSC
8 20 (0.55%) COBIT
9 19 (0.52%) IFRS
10 17 (0.47%) NIST 800
11 15 (0.41%) HL7
12 12 (0.33%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.27%) SLA
15 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (0.22%) Dublin Core
16 8 (0.22%) PMO
17 7 (0.19%) HIPAA
System Software
1 178 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 154 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (3.82%) Docker
4 45 (1.24%) VMware NSX
5 38 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.96%) vSphere
8 31 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.60%) HDFS
10 19 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.38%) KVM
11 14 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.27%) Xen
13 7 (0.19%) vCloud
14 6 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.16%) NFS
14 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.14%) XenApp
16 4 (0.11%) SRDF
17 3 (0.082%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 188 (5.16%) Kubernetes
2 161 (4.42%) Terraform
3 130 (3.57%) Ansible
4 46 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (1.15%) SCCM
6 35 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
7 34 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (0.71%) Puppet
9 22 (0.60%) vCenter Server
10 15 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.38%) IBM BigFix
11 14 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (0.38%) vRealize
12 11 (0.30%) Kibana
13 10 (0.27%) FortiGate
13 10 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
13 10 (0.27%) Istio
14 9 (0.25%) Grafana
14 9 (0.25%) SCOM
15 8 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 455 (12.49%) Microsoft
2 297 (8.15%) Oracle
3 248 (6.81%) SAP
4 236 (6.48%) VMware
5 217 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
6 171 (4.70%) Google
7 147 (4.04%) Cisco
8 90 (2.47%) MuleSoft
9 88 (2.42%) Sparx
10 76 (2.09%) IBM
11 75 (2.06%) ServiceNow
12 65 (1.78%) Red Hat
13 58 (1.59%) Databricks
14 56 (1.54%) Informatica
15 53 (1.46%) Citrix
16 50 (1.37%) Remedy
17 46 (1.26%) Pega
18 44 (1.21%) Cloudera
19 41 (1.13%) Splunk
20 36 (0.99%) F5