Period
to 10 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £586 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4,312 3,815 7,141
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.75% 8.19% 8.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.51% 8.73% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,858 2,482 4,708
10th Percentile £450 £450 £456
25th Percentile £513 £513 £510
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £586 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year -2.29% +4.35% +2.22%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £650
90th Percentile £738 £750 £734
UK median daily rate £584 £589 £575
% change year-on-year -0.90% +2.43% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 15
10th Percentile £46.40 £42.00 £30.85
25th Percentile £52.81 £49.25 £49.00
Median hourly rate £59.25 £53.00 £77.85
Median % change year-on-year +11.79% -31.92% +35.98%
75th Percentile £65.00 £62.81 £83.75
90th Percentile £67.85 £70.13 "
UK median hourly rate £58.34 £53.00 £71.25
% change year-on-year +10.08% -25.61% +23.91%

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 41,020 43,709 80,419
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.74% 93.89% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,341 29,369 54,604
10th Percentile £281 £245 £276
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,428 1,585 2,350
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.74 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.03% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.55 £36.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.23% +3.17%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +4 2,307 £600 -2.04% 430
South East +2 582 £569 +3.36% 176
North of England -2 400 £563 -2.17% 190
Midlands +1 292 £545 -0.91% 113
South West 0 220 £600 - 73
North West -1 207 £570 -0.87% 95
West Midlands 0 203 £550 - 76
Yorkshire +4 165 £550 -7.56% 76
East of England -1 94 £520 -5.45% 60
East Midlands +7 82 £523 -4.91% 36
North East -6 28 £550 +11.11% 19
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,331 (30.87%) Azure
2 975 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
3 896 (20.78%) AWS
4 819 (18.99%) Social Skills
5 805 (18.67%) Finance
6 706 (16.37%) Security Cleared
7 618 (14.33%) Microsoft
8 613 (14.22%) DevOps
9 561 (13.01%) Migration
10 521 (12.08%) Data Modelling
11 518 (12.01%) SC Cleared
12 466 (10.81%) TOGAF
13 419 (9.72%) Microservices
14 401 (9.30%) Public Sector
14 401 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
15 399 (9.25%) SQL
16 377 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 368 (8.53%) Java
18 357 (8.28%) Oracle
18 357 (8.28%) GCP
19 354 (8.21%) Analytics
20 343 (7.95%) Data Architecture
21 307 (7.12%) Banking
22 302 (7.00%) SAP
23 300 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
24 295 (6.84%) Salesforce.com
25 282 (6.54%) PaaS
26 280 (6.49%) Windows
27 267 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
28 263 (6.10%) VMware

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
1 126 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 67 (1.55%) CMS
3 65 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 65 (1.51%) Confluence
4 63 (1.46%) Apache
5 33 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 30 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 28 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 27 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
9 22 (0.51%) IIS
10 20 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (0.44%) Headless CMS
12 18 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
12 18 (0.42%) SAS
13 15 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.30%) JBoss
14 13 (0.30%) Mule
15 12 (0.28%) Anypoint
Applications
1 37 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 33 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.093%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.070%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.070%) SPSS
8 2 (0.046%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.023%) Figma
9 1 (0.023%) Revit
9 1 (0.023%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 67 (1.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 44 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 43 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 24 (0.56%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.39%) Magento
7 16 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 15 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
9 13 (0.30%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.28%) Teamcenter
11 11 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
14 8 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
14 8 (0.19%) SAP CO
14 8 (0.19%) SAP FI
14 8 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
15 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
16 6 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,331 (30.87%) Azure
2 896 (20.78%) AWS
3 357 (8.28%) GCP
4 282 (6.54%) PaaS
5 257 (5.96%) SaaS
6 209 (4.85%) IaaS
7 199 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
8 157 (3.64%) Power Platform
9 153 (3.55%) Serverless
10 134 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 79 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
12 67 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
13 66 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
14 61 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 57 (1.32%) GitHub
16 54 (1.25%) Amazon S3
16 54 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 52 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
18 51 (1.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 51 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 175 (4.06%) Firewall
2 150 (3.48%) WAN
3 118 (2.74%) LAN
4 106 (2.46%) DNS
5 88 (2.04%) Network Security
6 83 (1.92%) VPN
7 45 (1.04%) DHCP
7 45 (1.04%) Internet
8 44 (1.02%) SD-WAN
9 43 (1.00%) SAN
10 42 (0.97%) TCP/IP
11 39 (0.90%) Unified Communications
12 37 (0.86%) Wireless
13 36 (0.83%) MPLS
14 32 (0.74%) HTTP
15 31 (0.72%) SSL
15 31 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (0.60%) BGP
17 20 (0.46%) Skype
18 19 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (5.50%) Big Data
2 216 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
3 177 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 129 (2.99%) Data Lake
5 118 (2.74%) Power BI
6 95 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 86 (1.99%) Hadoop
8 81 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 66 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 62 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
11 61 (1.41%) Tableau
12 51 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
13 42 (0.97%) BigQuery
14 41 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 37 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 36 (0.83%) MySQL
17 33 (0.77%) Oracle Database
18 31 (0.72%) Snowflake Schema
19 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 29 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 130 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 103 (2.39%) JIRA
3 82 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 44 (1.02%) PowerDesigner
5 39 (0.90%) Maven
6 26 (0.60%) ERwin
7 23 (0.53%) GitLab
7 23 (0.53%) kappa
8 21 (0.49%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.39%) SonarQube
10 16 (0.37%) Selenium
11 15 (0.35%) Subversion
11 15 (0.35%) Visual Studio
12 14 (0.32%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (0.26%) JUnit
15 9 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 819 (18.99%) Social Skills
2 805 (18.67%) Finance
3 401 (9.30%) Public Sector
4 307 (7.12%) Banking
5 267 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
6 213 (4.94%) Marketing
7 205 (4.75%) Telecoms
8 184 (4.27%) Retail
9 141 (3.27%) Manufacturing
10 133 (3.08%) Presentation Skills
11 106 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
12 93 (2.16%) Electronics
13 57 (1.32%) Legal
14 49 (1.14%) Law
15 39 (0.90%) Billing
16 31 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.65%) Investment Banking
17 28 (0.65%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.58%) Back Office
19 21 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (3.50%) Web Services
2 142 (3.29%) .NET
3 140 (3.25%) REST
4 122 (2.83%) Middleware
5 106 (2.46%) JSON
6 85 (1.97%) SOAP
7 84 (1.95%) Spring
8 77 (1.79%) XML
9 73 (1.69%) RESTful
10 71 (1.65%) HTML
11 64 (1.48%) Kafka
12 63 (1.46%) Node.js
13 61 (1.41%) React
14 54 (1.25%) J2EE
15 53 (1.23%) OAuth
16 52 (1.21%) AngularJS
16 52 (1.21%) CSS
17 50 (1.16%) Spring Boot
18 39 (0.90%) SAML
19 34 (0.79%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 204 (4.73%) Data Centre
2 191 (4.43%) Public Cloud
3 164 (3.80%) Cloud Native
4 97 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 81 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 74 (1.72%) User Experience
7 66 (1.53%) NHS
8 65 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 63 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 57 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 56 (1.30%) Reference Data
12 51 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 50 (1.16%) Clustering
14 48 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 48 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
15 40 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
16 24 (0.56%) CMDB
17 23 (0.53%) Mainframe
17 23 (0.53%) PKI
18 22 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 280 (6.49%) Windows
2 256 (5.94%) Linux
3 112 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 67 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.02%) Unix
7 38 (0.88%) Solaris
8 21 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (0.35%) AIX
10 15 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.30%) Android
12 12 (0.28%) HPUX
12 12 (0.28%) VMS
12 12 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.12%) zOS
15 4 (0.093%) CentOS
15 4 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (14.22%) DevOps
3 561 (13.01%) Migration
4 521 (12.08%) Data Modelling
5 466 (10.81%) TOGAF
6 419 (9.72%) Microservices
7 401 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
8 377 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 354 (8.21%) Analytics
10 343 (7.95%) Data Architecture
11 300 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
12 222 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
13 217 (5.03%) Security Architecture
14 203 (4.71%) Architectural Design
15 192 (4.45%) Problem-Solving
16 191 (4.43%) Data Management
17 189 (4.38%) Scrum
18 182 (4.22%) ERP
19 181 (4.20%) CRM
20 180 (4.17%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 399 (9.25%) SQL
2 368 (8.53%) Java
3 177 (4.10%) Python
4 139 (3.22%) JavaScript
5 121 (2.81%) PowerShell
6 70 (1.62%) C#
7 46 (1.07%) Apex Code
8 45 (1.04%) C
9 28 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 28 (0.65%) Scala
10 26 (0.60%) PHP
11 23 (0.53%) Java 8
12 21 (0.49%) R
13 18 (0.42%) Ruby
14 17 (0.39%) C++
14 17 (0.39%) TypeScript
15 16 (0.37%) Go
15 16 (0.37%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 706 (16.37%) Security Cleared
2 518 (12.01%) SC Cleared
3 155 (3.59%) Degree
4 111 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 105 (2.44%) CISSP
6 91 (2.11%) TOGAF Certification
7 84 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.07%) CISM
9 36 (0.83%) CCIE
9 36 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 35 (0.81%) CCNA
11 32 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.58%) CCNP
13 24 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.46%) Master's Degree
15 19 (0.44%) GIAC
15 19 (0.44%) SANS
16 18 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
16 18 (0.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (3.18%) Data Quality
2 96 (2.23%) QA
3 86 (1.99%) NIST
4 77 (1.79%) GDPR
5 52 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.74%) COBIT
7 31 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.58%) NCSC
9 23 (0.53%) NIST 800
10 22 (0.51%) IFRS
11 19 (0.44%) SLA
12 16 (0.37%) HL7
13 11 (0.26%) ISO 20022
14 10 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.23%) SEPA
15 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.21%) PMO
16 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 234 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 170 (3.94%) Docker
3 166 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 38 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.53%) vSphere
8 23 (0.53%) XenApp
9 20 (0.46%) VMware NSX
10 18 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.28%) HDFS
12 10 (0.23%) KVM
13 8 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.19%) Xen
14 7 (0.16%) NFS
14 7 (0.16%) SRDF
14 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.12%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 248 (5.75%) Kubernetes
2 202 (4.68%) Terraform
3 127 (2.95%) Ansible
4 54 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 44 (1.02%) SCCM
6 37 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
7 32 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.74%) Puppet
8 18 (0.42%) vRealize
9 17 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
11 14 (0.32%) Istio
12 12 (0.28%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (0.21%) CloudHub
14 9 (0.21%) Packer
14 9 (0.21%) SCOM
15 8 (0.19%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 618 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 357 (8.28%) Oracle
3 302 (7.00%) SAP
4 295 (6.84%) Salesforce.com
5 263 (6.10%) VMware
6 246 (5.71%) Google
7 156 (3.62%) Cisco
8 114 (2.64%) MuleSoft
9 100 (2.32%) Red Hat
10 91 (2.11%) IBM
11 90 (2.09%) Databricks
12 76 (1.76%) ServiceNow
13 75 (1.74%) Sparx
14 74 (1.72%) Citrix
15 54 (1.25%) Remedy
16 49 (1.14%) Cloudera
17 44 (1.02%) BiZZdesign
18 43 (1.00%) Informatica
19 41 (0.95%) Pega
20 38 (0.88%) F5