Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,041 7,235 7,032
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 8.24% 8.46% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 8.95% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,014 4,799 4,440
Median daily rate £600 £575 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +0.88% +3.64%
10th Percentile £450 £459 £438
90th Percentile £750 £725 £738
UK median daily rate £591 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.78% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £53.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -0.94% +23.98%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -30.35% -8.64% -0.73%

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 34,596 80,861 90,033
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.57% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,056 53,832 59,491
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,373 2,559 2,891
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.82 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.03% +8.33% -3.86%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -3 1,466 £615 +2.50% 160
South East -2 519 £550 - 106
North of England +9 391 £575 +6.48% 94
South West -5 240 £590 +2.61% 37
Midlands +1 234 £550 - 28
North West +1 214 £575 +4.55% 56
West Midlands -3 160 £550 -3.30% 18
East of England -16 121 £550 +2.33% 35
Yorkshire +12 120 £595 +8.18% 28
East Midlands +13 64 £547 +4.13% 10
North East +14 55 £525 - 10
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 777 (25.55%) Azure
2 678 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
3 677 (22.26%) AWS
4 586 (19.27%) Security Cleared
5 474 (15.59%) Finance
6 455 (14.96%) Migration
7 435 (14.30%) DevOps
8 418 (13.75%) SC Cleared
9 411 (13.52%) Microsoft
10 342 (11.25%) Java
11 290 (9.54%) SQL
12 288 (9.47%) Public Sector
13 275 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 256 (8.42%) Data Modelling
15 236 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
16 235 (7.73%) Oracle
17 233 (7.66%) Analytics
18 232 (7.63%) Microservices
19 227 (7.46%) Data Architecture
20 222 (7.30%) TOGAF
21 221 (7.27%) Web Services
22 214 (7.04%) SAP
23 211 (6.94%) Python
24 208 (6.84%) Enterprise Architecture
25 197 (6.48%) Windows
26 195 (6.41%) CRM
27 180 (5.92%) GCP
28 170 (5.59%) SQL Server
29 169 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
29 169 (5.56%) Security Architecture

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 70 (2.30%) Confluence
2 63 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 51 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 41 (1.35%) Red Hat Fuse
5 40 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 39 (1.28%) CMS
7 34 (1.12%) JBoss
8 31 (1.02%) Apache
9 27 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 25 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 24 (0.79%) MQSeries
12 17 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (0.46%) IIS
15 13 (0.43%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.39%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 32 (1.05%) MS Visio
2 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.066%) CATIA
8 2 (0.066%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.033%) Maya
Business Applications
1 74 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 30 (0.99%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 27 (0.89%) Markit EDM
5 26 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
6 18 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
7 14 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.46%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
9 11 (0.36%) SAP MDG
10 9 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.23%) Magento
11 7 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.20%) SAP MDM
12 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.20%) SAP SD
12 6 (0.20%) SAP Travel Management
12 6 (0.20%) Shopify
13 5 (0.16%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 777 (25.55%) Azure
2 677 (22.26%) AWS
3 180 (5.92%) GCP
4 165 (5.43%) Office 365
5 164 (5.39%) PaaS
6 141 (4.64%) IaaS
7 133 (4.37%) SaaS
8 111 (3.65%) Serverless
9 90 (2.96%) Power Platform
10 71 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
11 64 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
12 57 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 52 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
14 47 (1.55%) Amazon S3
15 39 (1.28%) OpenShift
16 37 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (1.22%) GitHub
17 32 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
19 21 (0.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 141 (4.64%) Firewall
2 103 (3.39%) WAN
3 84 (2.76%) LAN
4 66 (2.17%) DNS
5 63 (2.07%) VPN
6 60 (1.97%) Network Security
7 51 (1.68%) Skype
8 45 (1.48%) Internet
9 37 (1.22%) VoIP
10 33 (1.09%) Unified Communications
11 32 (1.05%) Wireless
12 29 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (0.95%) SSL
13 28 (0.92%) 5G
14 26 (0.85%) HTTP
14 26 (0.85%) MPLS
15 23 (0.76%) BGP
16 20 (0.66%) DHCP
17 19 (0.62%) 4G
17 19 (0.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 159 (5.23%) Big Data
4 91 (2.99%) Data Lake
5 80 (2.63%) Power BI
6 79 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 78 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
8 73 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 54 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 49 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
11 47 (1.55%) MySQL
12 45 (1.48%) Relational Database
13 41 (1.35%) SAP HANA
14 38 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 32 (1.05%) MongoDB
16 31 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 27 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
19 26 (0.85%) Apache Hive
20 23 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 97 (3.19%) JIRA
2 74 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 74 (2.43%) Jenkins
3 49 (1.61%) GitLab
4 26 (0.85%) Artifactory
5 24 (0.79%) Bitbucket
6 23 (0.76%) Maven
7 22 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (0.69%) ERwin
9 18 (0.59%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.43%) Grunt
10 13 (0.43%) gulp
11 11 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.33%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.33%) JUnit
13 9 (0.30%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.30%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.26%) JMeter
14 8 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 474 (15.59%) Finance
2 288 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 151 (4.97%) Banking
4 138 (4.54%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.98%) Retail
6 87 (2.86%) Marketing
7 70 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 56 (1.84%) Law
9 54 (1.78%) Front Office
10 33 (1.09%) Billing
11 31 (1.02%) Back Office
12 27 (0.89%) Electronics
13 26 (0.85%) Legal
14 23 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.46%) Games
17 12 (0.39%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.33%) Police
18 10 (0.33%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (7.27%) Web Services
2 146 (4.80%) .NET
3 121 (3.98%) REST
4 118 (3.88%) XML
5 92 (3.03%) JSON
6 91 (2.99%) Middleware
7 72 (2.37%) SOAP
8 67 (2.20%) React
9 59 (1.94%) Node.js
9 59 (1.94%) Spring
10 56 (1.84%) HTML
11 51 (1.68%) AngularJS
11 51 (1.68%) SAML
12 46 (1.51%) RabbitMQ
12 46 (1.51%) Spring Boot
13 45 (1.48%) Kafka
13 45 (1.48%) OAuth
14 40 (1.32%) CSS
15 37 (1.22%) LDAP
16 31 (1.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 152 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (4.47%) Data Centre
3 109 (3.58%) Public Cloud
4 88 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 75 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
6 63 (2.07%) Hedge funds
7 62 (2.04%) Cloud Native
8 61 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (1.78%) PKI
10 51 (1.68%) Fixed Income
11 46 (1.51%) Equities
12 45 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 45 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
13 44 (1.45%) User Experience
14 43 (1.41%) Reference Data
15 34 (1.12%) FMCG
16 32 (1.05%) NHS
17 28 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
18 27 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 26 (0.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 197 (6.48%) Windows
2 163 (5.36%) Linux
3 71 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 70 (2.30%) Unix
5 51 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 26 (0.85%) VMS
7 23 (0.76%) Android
8 20 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
10 16 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.46%) AIX
12 11 (0.36%) Solaris
12 11 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.16%) Debian
17 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (14.96%) Migration
3 435 (14.30%) DevOps
4 275 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 256 (8.42%) Data Modelling
6 236 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
7 233 (7.66%) Analytics
8 232 (7.63%) Microservices
9 227 (7.46%) Data Architecture
10 222 (7.30%) TOGAF
11 208 (6.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 195 (6.41%) CRM
13 169 (5.56%) Security Architecture
14 153 (5.03%) Problem-Solving
15 150 (4.93%) Scrum
16 142 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
17 134 (4.41%) ITIL
18 126 (4.14%) Architectural Design
19 120 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
20 118 (3.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (11.25%) Java
2 290 (9.54%) SQL
3 211 (6.94%) Python
4 141 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 102 (3.35%) C#
6 87 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 49 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 43 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 39 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 38 (1.25%) PHP
11 35 (1.15%) C
12 32 (1.05%) C++
12 32 (1.05%) Perl
13 28 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 24 (0.79%) R
15 22 (0.72%) Ruby
16 20 (0.66%) Go
17 19 (0.62%) Java 8
18 17 (0.56%) Scala
19 16 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 586 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 418 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 136 (4.47%) DV Cleared
4 114 (3.75%) Degree
5 97 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (2.83%) CISSP
7 54 (1.78%) CCIE
8 53 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
9 50 (1.64%) CCNP
10 41 (1.35%) CISM
11 40 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 32 (1.05%) CCNA
13 31 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (0.92%) CCDP
15 24 (0.79%) AWS Certification
16 20 (0.66%) GIAC
17 18 (0.59%) CISA
18 15 (0.49%) MCSE
19 13 (0.43%) DBS Check
19 13 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 42 (1.38%) QA
4 41 (1.35%) GDPR
5 30 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.95%) NIST
7 25 (0.82%) COBIT
8 22 (0.72%) NCSC
9 21 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.49%) PMO
11 13 (0.43%) SLA
12 11 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.33%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
16 4 (0.13%) GxP
17 3 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
17 3 (0.099%) ISO 13485
17 3 (0.099%) PSD2
System Software
1 164 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 145 (4.77%) Docker
3 84 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.18%) VMware NSX
5 23 (0.76%) vSphere
6 17 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.39%) HDFS
10 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.23%) vCloud
11 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.20%) XenApp
12 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.099%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 3 (0.099%) NDS
13 3 (0.099%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.066%) IAG
14 2 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 142 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 100 (3.29%) Terraform
3 80 (2.63%) Ansible
4 39 (1.28%) SCCM
4 39 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
5 38 (1.25%) Puppet
6 36 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.66%) Netcool
9 19 (0.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 13 (0.43%) vRealize
11 11 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
11 11 (0.36%) QRadar
11 11 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.33%) FortiGate
12 10 (0.33%) RSA Archer
12 10 (0.33%) SCOM
13 9 (0.30%) Packer
14 7 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 411 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 235 (7.73%) Oracle
3 214 (7.04%) SAP
4 164 (5.39%) Cisco
5 134 (4.41%) VMware
6 130 (4.27%) Google
7 126 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
8 88 (2.89%) IBM
9 55 (1.81%) MuleSoft
10 50 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 47 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 43 (1.41%) Juniper
13 36 (1.18%) Sparx
14 34 (1.12%) Informatica
15 33 (1.09%) Sybase
16 32 (1.05%) Cloudera
16 32 (1.05%) F5
16 32 (1.05%) Splunk
17 28 (0.92%) Charles River
17 28 (0.92%) Dell