Period
to 23 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 16 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2,321 6,447 6,526
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 8.98% 8.01% 7.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.69% 8.51% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 4,170 4,227
Median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £419 £458 £450
90th Percentile £750 £745 £738
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £565
% change year-on-year - +1.77% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 59 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +31.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £25.63 £35.00 £21.42
90th Percentile £90.75 £85.70 £83.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year -51.72% +20.83% +4.35%

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 23,954 75,774 87,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 94.17% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,310 50,314 58,166
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 2,520 2,818
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.09
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year +37.50% +12.96% -6.42%

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020. 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 -1 1,146 £600 - 242
South East -1 373 £550 - 79
North of England +8 263 £550 - 152
North West +9 186 £550 - 87
South West +4 186 £576 +0.17% 40
Midlands +1 154 £540 -1.82% 78
West Midlands -6 103 £550 - 44
East of England 0 78 £550 +4.27% 39
Yorkshire 0 54 £525 -4.55% 50
East Midlands +10 46 £488 -8.02% 34
North East +5 21 £550 - 15
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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.

1 635 (27.36%) Azure
2 546 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
3 505 (21.76%) Security Cleared
4 465 (20.03%) AWS
5 386 (16.63%) Finance
6 349 (15.04%) DevOps
7 343 (14.78%) SC Cleared
8 341 (14.69%) Microsoft
9 303 (13.05%) Migration
10 251 (10.81%) Java
11 226 (9.74%) Public Sector
12 220 (9.48%) Data Modelling
13 219 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 217 (9.35%) Microservices
15 209 (9.00%) SQL
16 196 (8.44%) TOGAF
17 189 (8.14%) SAP
18 186 (8.01%) Oracle
19 181 (7.80%) Windows
20 173 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
21 172 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
22 166 (7.15%) Data Architecture
23 163 (7.02%) GCP
24 160 (6.89%) Web Services
25 156 (6.72%) Python
26 151 (6.51%) Banking
27 148 (6.38%) Active Directory
28 140 (6.03%) PaaS
28 140 (6.03%) Analytics
29 137 (5.90%) Kubernetes

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 61 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.81%) Apache
3 40 (1.72%) Confluence
4 29 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 25 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 24 (1.03%) CMS
7 20 (0.86%) JBoss
8 18 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (0.73%) IIS
9 17 (0.73%) Red Hat Fuse
10 15 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.56%) MQSeries
12 11 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.43%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.30%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 6 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 21 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.39%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.086%) CATIA
8 2 (0.086%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.043%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.043%) Maya
Business Applications
1 71 (3.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 37 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (1.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
5 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.34%) SAP Travel Management
6 7 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 7 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.30%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.26%) SAP APO
7 6 (0.26%) SAP MII
7 6 (0.26%) SAP PLM
8 5 (0.22%) Magento
8 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.22%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.22%) Shopify
8 5 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 635 (27.36%) Azure
2 465 (20.03%) AWS
3 163 (7.02%) GCP
4 140 (6.03%) PaaS
5 106 (4.57%) IaaS
6 98 (4.22%) Office 365
7 95 (4.09%) SaaS
8 88 (3.79%) Serverless
9 72 (3.10%) Power Platform
10 60 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
11 39 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
12 36 (1.55%) Apigee
13 34 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 27 (1.16%) Amazon ECS
15 25 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
16 24 (1.03%) GitHub
17 22 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
18 21 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 18 (0.78%) Amazon S3
19 18 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 109 (4.70%) Firewall
2 93 (4.01%) WAN
3 63 (2.71%) LAN
4 60 (2.59%) Skype
5 54 (2.33%) DNS
6 51 (2.20%) Network Security
6 51 (2.20%) VPN
7 36 (1.55%) Internet
8 33 (1.42%) MPLS
8 33 (1.42%) VoIP
9 28 (1.21%) Wireless
10 21 (0.90%) DMZ
10 21 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (0.86%) Unified Communications
12 19 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (0.78%) DHCP
14 17 (0.73%) Broadband
15 14 (0.60%) BGP
16 13 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
2 133 (5.73%) SQL Server
3 102 (4.39%) Big Data
4 77 (3.32%) Data Lake
5 60 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (2.59%) Power BI
6 58 (2.50%) MySQL
7 53 (2.28%) NoSQL
8 50 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 46 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 34 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
11 33 (1.42%) SAP HANA
12 29 (1.25%) MongoDB
13 28 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
15 23 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.95%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
18 16 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 81 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 71 (3.06%) JIRA
3 52 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 42 (1.81%) GitLab
5 33 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 26 (1.12%) Maven
7 19 (0.82%) ERwin
8 13 (0.56%) Grunt
8 13 (0.56%) gulp
9 12 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.47%) ER Studio
10 11 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (0.39%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.39%) Gradle
11 9 (0.39%) JMeter
11 9 (0.39%) Selenium
12 8 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.30%) Hudson
13 7 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 386 (16.63%) Finance
2 226 (9.74%) Public Sector
3 151 (6.51%) Banking
4 118 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 77 (3.32%) Manufacturing
5 77 (3.32%) Retail
6 69 (2.97%) Marketing
7 50 (2.15%) Law
8 36 (1.55%) Front Office
9 33 (1.42%) Back Office
9 33 (1.42%) Electronics
10 31 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (0.82%) Legal
12 17 (0.73%) Billing
13 16 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 16 (0.69%) Police
14 14 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 11 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.30%) Games
16 7 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (6.89%) Web Services
2 86 (3.71%) .NET
3 82 (3.53%) REST
4 69 (2.97%) Middleware
5 62 (2.67%) XML
6 61 (2.63%) JSON
7 60 (2.59%) React
8 53 (2.28%) AngularJS
9 52 (2.24%) HTML
10 51 (2.20%) Spring
11 48 (2.07%) Node.js
12 47 (2.02%) OAuth
12 47 (2.02%) RESTful
12 47 (2.02%) SOAP
13 39 (1.68%) Spring Boot
13 39 (1.68%) Swagger
14 36 (1.55%) CSS
15 34 (1.46%) Kafka
15 34 (1.46%) SAML
16 33 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 91 (3.92%) Data Centre
2 90 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 67 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 66 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 60 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 46 (1.98%) User Experience
8 41 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 36 (1.55%) Cloud Native
11 35 (1.51%) PKI
12 34 (1.46%) Derivative
12 34 (1.46%) FMCG
12 34 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 33 (1.42%) Equities
14 29 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 25 (1.08%) Reference Data
17 23 (0.99%) NHS
18 22 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 181 (7.80%) Windows
2 111 (4.78%) Linux
3 67 (2.89%) Windows 10
4 52 (2.24%) Unix
5 40 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 22 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.78%) Android
9 11 (0.47%) VMS
10 10 (0.43%) AIX
10 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.39%) Debian
11 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.34%) Solaris
12 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.26%) CentOS
14 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (15.04%) DevOps
3 303 (13.05%) Migration
4 220 (9.48%) Data Modelling
5 219 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 217 (9.35%) Microservices
7 196 (8.44%) TOGAF
8 173 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
9 172 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 166 (7.15%) Data Architecture
11 140 (6.03%) Analytics
12 129 (5.56%) Security Architecture
13 123 (5.30%) ITIL
14 120 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
15 104 (4.48%) Scrum
16 102 (4.39%) Architectural Design
17 98 (4.22%) Technical Leadership
18 94 (4.05%) Problem-Solving
19 90 (3.88%) CRM
19 90 (3.88%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 251 (10.81%) Java
2 209 (9.00%) SQL
3 156 (6.72%) Python
4 132 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 57 (2.46%) C#
6 40 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 28 (1.21%) C
8 27 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 25 (1.08%) Ruby
10 23 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 21 (0.90%) C++
12 20 (0.86%) Perl
12 20 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 17 (0.73%) PHP
13 17 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 17 (0.73%) Scala
14 14 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 14 (0.60%) R
15 11 (0.47%) Java 8
16 9 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 505 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 343 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 131 (5.64%) DV Cleared
4 79 (3.40%) CISSP
5 65 (2.80%) Degree
6 63 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
8 40 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (1.64%) CCNP
10 34 (1.46%) CCIE
11 26 (1.12%) CISM
12 24 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (1.03%) Sun Certification
13 18 (0.78%) AWS Certification
13 18 (0.78%) GIAC
14 17 (0.73%) CCNA
14 17 (0.73%) CISA
15 12 (0.52%) CCIE Collaboration
16 11 (0.47%) CCDP
16 11 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 36 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.51%) NIST
4 33 (1.42%) QA
5 28 (1.21%) GDPR
6 25 (1.08%) COBIT
7 23 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.56%) NIST 800
10 12 (0.52%) NCSC
11 10 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (0.43%) PMO
12 8 (0.34%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.34%) SLA
13 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.22%) RMADS
15 4 (0.17%) GxP
15 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 148 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 109 (4.70%) Docker
3 93 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.51%) VMware NSX
5 22 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 21 (0.90%) vSphere
7 18 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.26%) KVM
11 5 (0.22%) HDFS
12 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.17%) vCloud
13 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.13%) Xen
14 2 (0.086%) IAG
14 2 (0.086%) NDS
14 2 (0.086%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.086%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 137 (5.90%) Kubernetes
2 61 (2.63%) Terraform
3 56 (2.41%) Ansible
4 45 (1.94%) SCCM
5 33 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 29 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (1.21%) Puppet
8 24 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.56%) vRealize
10 12 (0.52%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.52%) SCOM
11 9 (0.39%) QRadar
12 8 (0.34%) Packer
13 7 (0.30%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.26%) Grafana
14 6 (0.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 6 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.26%) WSUS
15 5 (0.22%) Kibana
15 5 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 341 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 189 (8.14%) SAP
3 186 (8.01%) Oracle
4 134 (5.77%) VMware
5 128 (5.51%) Google
6 127 (5.47%) Cisco
7 102 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
8 53 (2.28%) IBM
9 47 (2.02%) Splunk
10 42 (1.81%) MuleSoft
11 37 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 37 (1.59%) Sparx
12 35 (1.51%) Citrix
13 34 (1.46%) Pega
14 32 (1.38%) Cloudera
15 30 (1.29%) Databricks
16 26 (1.12%) Informatica
16 26 (1.12%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.95%) F5
18 21 (0.90%) ForgeRock