Period
to 3 August 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 18 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 5,620 2,656 6,873
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.73% 8.30% 8.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.45% 8.88% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,738 1,737 4,469
10th Percentile £469 £450 £456
25th Percentile £518 £510 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
75th Percentile £694 £675 £650
90th Percentile £775 £750 £738
UK median daily rate £600 £588 £575
% change year-on-year +2.13% +2.17% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 30
10th Percentile £36.97 £55.10 £34.77
25th Percentile £48.44 £66.25 £57.75
Median hourly rate £59.09 £70.00 £73.75
Median % change year-on-year -15.59% -5.08% +39.15%
75th Percentile £67.63 £70.32 £83.44
90th Percentile £73.45 £89.70 £85.48
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £70.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -3.45% +31.82%

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 53,764 29,910 79,139
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 93.44% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,370 20,212 53,506
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
25th Percentile £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,730 988 2,465
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.48 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.37 £13.50
Median hourly rate £19.89 £20.38 £18.88
Median % change year-on-year -2.39% +7.95% +7.86%
75th Percentile £43.00 £43.49 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.50 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £18.70
% change year-on-year -0.55% +7.54% +6.86%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +8 3,076 £625 - 685
South East +1 666 £575 +4.55% 176
North of England +2 553 £575 +3.37% 208
Midlands 0 362 £550 - 166
South West +7 310 £600 +4.35% 71
West Midlands -1 266 £550 - 119
Yorkshire +13 256 £575 -4.17% 78
North West -3 240 £575 +4.55% 114
East of England -6 129 £550 -4.35% 70
East Midlands -4 95 £530 +0.95% 47
North East +2 58 £575 +9.52% 16
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,756 (31.25%) Azure
2 1,259 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1,243 (22.12%) AWS
4 1,066 (18.97%) Social Skills
5 1,065 (18.95%) Finance
6 870 (15.48%) DevOps
7 817 (14.54%) Microsoft
8 757 (13.47%) Security Cleared
9 723 (12.86%) Migration
10 603 (10.73%) Microservices
11 585 (10.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 579 (10.30%) Data Modelling
13 572 (10.18%) SC Cleared
14 563 (10.02%) Java
15 560 (9.96%) TOGAF
16 543 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 508 (9.04%) GCP
18 490 (8.72%) SQL
19 466 (8.29%) Analytics
20 463 (8.24%) Banking
21 442 (7.86%) Oracle
22 423 (7.53%) PaaS
23 419 (7.46%) Data Architecture
24 415 (7.38%) Public Sector
25 393 (6.99%) Kubernetes
26 383 (6.81%) Windows
27 377 (6.71%) SAP
28 374 (6.65%) Salesforce.com
29 373 (6.64%) SaaS
30 369 (6.57%) Business Intelligence

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
1 144 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.92%) Confluence
3 90 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 65 (1.16%) Apache
4 65 (1.16%) CMS
5 38 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 33 (0.59%) OpenStack
7 30 (0.53%) SAS
8 28 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 28 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
9 26 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 26 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.34%) Drupal
11 19 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.28%) Liferay
13 15 (0.27%) Appian
13 15 (0.27%) JBoss
14 14 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 50 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 30 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.071%) Maple
7 4 (0.071%) SPSS
8 3 (0.053%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.036%) Figma
9 2 (0.036%) InVision
9 2 (0.036%) Sketch
10 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.018%) InDesign
10 1 (0.018%) Marvel
10 1 (0.018%) Revit
10 1 (0.018%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 62 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 54 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 53 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 24 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 19 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.23%) Magento
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.20%) SAP Retail
12 10 (0.18%) NetSuite
12 10 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
13 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (0.16%) Teamcenter
14 8 (0.14%) Workday HCM
15 7 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
15 7 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
15 7 (0.12%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1,756 (31.25%) Azure
2 1,243 (22.12%) AWS
3 508 (9.04%) GCP
4 423 (7.53%) PaaS
5 373 (6.64%) SaaS
6 343 (6.10%) IaaS
7 258 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
8 253 (4.50%) Serverless
9 194 (3.45%) Power Platform
10 175 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 121 (2.15%) GitHub
12 117 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
13 103 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 96 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
15 92 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
16 81 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
17 73 (1.30%) Azure Functions
18 72 (1.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 68 (1.21%) OpenShift
19 68 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 200 (3.56%) Firewall
2 162 (2.88%) WAN
3 127 (2.26%) LAN
4 103 (1.83%) DNS
5 100 (1.78%) Network Security
6 77 (1.37%) SAN
7 71 (1.26%) VPN
8 60 (1.07%) SD-WAN
9 57 (1.01%) Internet
10 51 (0.91%) DHCP
11 40 (0.71%) MPLS
11 40 (0.71%) SSL
11 40 (0.71%) Unified Communications
12 39 (0.69%) NAS
12 39 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (0.66%) VoIP
13 37 (0.66%) Wireless
14 32 (0.57%) TCP/IP
15 31 (0.55%) HTTP
16 30 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (5.52%) Big Data
2 279 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
3 189 (3.36%) Data Lake
4 185 (3.29%) SQL Server
5 150 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 147 (2.62%) Metadata
7 145 (2.58%) Power BI
8 116 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 93 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 87 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 73 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 70 (1.25%) Tableau
13 63 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
14 56 (1.00%) BigQuery
15 50 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 48 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 48 (0.85%) Oracle Database
17 45 (0.80%) MySQL
18 39 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 35 (0.62%) Metadata Repository
Development Applications
1 198 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 160 (2.85%) JIRA
3 128 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 71 (1.26%) PowerDesigner
5 65 (1.16%) Maven
6 41 (0.73%) Bitbucket
6 41 (0.73%) GitLab
7 31 (0.55%) Postman
8 30 (0.53%) Subversion
9 27 (0.48%) ERwin
10 26 (0.46%) TeamCity
11 24 (0.43%) Gradle
12 23 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 23 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (0.36%) SonarQube
14 19 (0.34%) kappa
14 19 (0.34%) Selenium
15 17 (0.30%) JUnit
16 15 (0.27%) CircleCI
17 13 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,066 (18.97%) Social Skills
2 1,065 (18.95%) Finance
3 463 (8.24%) Banking
4 415 (7.38%) Public Sector
5 295 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
6 293 (5.21%) Retail
7 250 (4.45%) Telecoms
8 218 (3.88%) Marketing
9 164 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
10 147 (2.62%) Manufacturing
11 137 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
12 92 (1.64%) Electronics
13 82 (1.46%) Legal
14 69 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
15 60 (1.07%) Billing
16 59 (1.05%) Retail Banking
17 58 (1.03%) Investment Banking
18 50 (0.89%) Financial Institution
19 43 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
20 35 (0.62%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (3.45%) Web Services
2 190 (3.38%) .NET
3 188 (3.35%) REST
4 154 (2.74%) Middleware
5 118 (2.10%) SOAP
6 116 (2.06%) Kafka
7 112 (1.99%) Spring
8 108 (1.92%) RESTful
9 104 (1.85%) JSON
10 96 (1.71%) HTML
10 96 (1.71%) Node.js
11 90 (1.60%) XML
12 84 (1.49%) React
13 78 (1.39%) Spring Boot
14 76 (1.35%) AngularJS
15 74 (1.32%) OAuth
16 72 (1.28%) SAML
17 62 (1.10%) OpenID
18 59 (1.05%) CSS
19 50 (0.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 280 (4.98%) Public Cloud
2 234 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 214 (3.81%) Cloud Native
4 129 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 112 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 100 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 100 (1.78%) Virtual Team
7 87 (1.55%) Legacy Systems
8 83 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 70 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
10 68 (1.21%) NHS
11 67 (1.19%) User Experience
12 65 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
13 60 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
14 59 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 50 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 46 (0.82%) Reference Data
17 37 (0.66%) Legacy Applications
18 35 (0.62%) CMDB
19 33 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 383 (6.81%) Windows
2 273 (4.86%) Linux
3 123 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 60 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (0.89%) Windows 10
6 46 (0.82%) Unix
7 36 (0.64%) Solaris
8 27 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
10 24 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 20 (0.36%) AIX
11 20 (0.36%) Android
11 20 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.18%) HPUX
13 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.14%) VMS
15 7 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.11%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,259 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (15.48%) DevOps
3 723 (12.86%) Migration
4 603 (10.73%) Microservices
5 585 (10.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 579 (10.30%) Data Modelling
7 560 (9.96%) TOGAF
8 543 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 466 (8.29%) Analytics
10 419 (7.46%) Data Architecture
11 369 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
12 315 (5.60%) Technical Architecture
13 306 (5.44%) Scrum
14 289 (5.14%) Security Architecture
15 279 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
16 262 (4.66%) CRM
17 259 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
18 242 (4.31%) Infrastructure as Code
19 241 (4.29%) Architectural Design
20 228 (4.06%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 563 (10.02%) Java
2 490 (8.72%) SQL
3 297 (5.28%) Python
4 225 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 195 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 123 (2.19%) C#
7 65 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 65 (1.16%) C
8 54 (0.96%) Apex Code
9 45 (0.80%) C++
9 45 (0.80%) Scala
10 29 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 26 (0.46%) Java 8
11 26 (0.46%) PHP
12 24 (0.43%) Go
12 24 (0.43%) TypeScript
13 22 (0.39%) R
14 19 (0.34%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.27%) Ruby
16 12 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 757 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 572 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 201 (3.58%) Degree
4 139 (2.47%) CISSP
5 121 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
6 120 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 116 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 74 (1.32%) AWS Certification
9 59 (1.05%) CISM
10 43 (0.77%) CCNA
11 37 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 36 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (0.62%) CCIE
13 35 (0.62%) CCNP
14 33 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
15 31 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 30 (0.53%) CISA
17 29 (0.52%) SANS
18 25 (0.44%) CRISC
19 24 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (2.70%) GDPR
2 134 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 105 (1.87%) QA
4 98 (1.74%) NIST
5 76 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.55%) COBIT
8 26 (0.46%) NCSC
9 25 (0.44%) NIST 800
10 18 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.32%) SLA
11 17 (0.30%) Accessibility
12 16 (0.28%) IFRS
13 15 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 14 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
16 12 (0.21%) JSP 440
17 11 (0.20%) HL7
17 11 (0.20%) SEPA
18 10 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 298 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 278 (4.95%) Docker
3 191 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.60%) XenApp
6 32 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.39%) vSphere
10 18 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.28%) KVM
11 16 (0.28%) NFS
12 13 (0.23%) SRDF
12 13 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.21%) RACF
14 11 (0.20%) Xen
15 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.12%) HDFS
17 5 (0.089%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 393 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 307 (5.46%) Terraform
3 145 (2.58%) Ansible
4 53 (0.94%) Puppet
5 52 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
6 48 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 42 (0.75%) SCCM
8 41 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 20 (0.36%) vRealize
11 15 (0.27%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.21%) Istio
12 12 (0.21%) Packer
12 12 (0.21%) SCOM
13 11 (0.20%) Kibana
14 8 (0.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 7 (0.12%) CASB
15 7 (0.12%) CloudHub
15 7 (0.12%) Grafana
15 7 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 817 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 442 (7.86%) Oracle
3 377 (6.71%) SAP
4 374 (6.65%) Salesforce.com
5 340 (6.05%) Google
6 306 (5.44%) VMware
7 199 (3.54%) Cisco
8 143 (2.54%) Databricks
9 140 (2.49%) MuleSoft
10 112 (1.99%) IBM
11 99 (1.76%) Red Hat
12 98 (1.74%) Citrix
13 90 (1.60%) ServiceNow
14 77 (1.37%) BiZZdesign
15 75 (1.33%) Sparx
16 64 (1.14%) Splunk
17 55 (0.98%) Informatica
18 53 (0.94%) Pega
19 45 (0.80%) Remedy
20 42 (0.75%) F5