The median contractor rate for a Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3243 4273 3531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.58% 8.31% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.02% 8.73% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1989 2736 2169
Median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £415 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 26
Median hourly rate £32.46 £52.50 £37.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.17% +39.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £32.50 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.87 £80.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £47.91 £42.00
% change year-on-year -12.33% +14.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40460 48938 48186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26404 32302 29712
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1317 1391 1944
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in England

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 1628 £575 +4.54% 263
South East -4 597 £515 +3.00% 79
North West -7 180 £500 +5.26% 30
West Midlands -3 165 £500 - 30
Yorkshire -4 163 £525 +5.00% 26
South West -2 155 £525 +5.00% 25
East of England -9 155 £550 +10.00% 34
East Midlands -14 100 £520 +15.55% 17
North East -3 44 £475 +5.55% 11
Midlands 0 38 £550 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1363 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1271 (19.38%) Finance
3 932 (14.21%) Security Cleared
4 908 (13.85%) Java
5 893 (13.62%) Microsoft
6 807 (12.31%) Oracle
7 751 (11.45%) TOGAF
8 749 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
9 740 (11.29%) SC Cleared
10 739 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 688 (10.49%) Windows
12 685 (10.45%) Migration
13 580 (8.85%) Banking
14 539 (8.22%) Data Modelling
15 533 (8.13%) SOA
16 525 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
17 517 (7.88%) SQL
18 510 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
19 502 (7.66%) Linux
20 463 (7.06%) Web Services
21 454 (6.92%) Retail
22 442 (6.74%) Cisco
23 432 (6.59%) SAP
23 432 (6.59%) DevOps
24 427 (6.51%) VMware
25 421 (6.42%) SQL Server
26 411 (6.27%) Data Centre
27 403 (6.15%) Active Directory
28 396 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
29 381 (5.81%) ITIL

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
1 226 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 190 (2.90%) Apache
3 135 (2.06%) CMS
4 134 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 133 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 118 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 106 (1.62%) JBoss
7 106 (1.62%) Skype for Business
8 101 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 97 (1.48%) Confluence
10 78 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 78 (1.19%) Apache Spark
11 64 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 64 (0.98%) MS Exchange
12 59 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
13 52 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 52 (0.79%) OpenStack
14 47 (0.72%) IIS
15 41 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
16 40 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 112 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 47 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.17%) SPSS
6 9 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.061%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.046%) HipChat
10 3 (0.046%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.031%) Windchill
12 1 (0.015%) GIMP
12 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 132 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 32 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 29 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 28 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
6 21 (0.32%) Maximo
7 20 (0.31%) SAP Retail
8 19 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.27%) SAP HCM
9 18 (0.27%) SAP MDG
10 15 (0.23%) Magento
10 15 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
11 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 11 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
12 11 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
12 11 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 749 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
2 739 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 360 (5.49%) Office 365
4 233 (3.55%) PaaS
5 210 (3.20%) IaaS
6 186 (2.84%) SaaS
7 86 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 37 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 32 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 30 (0.46%) GitHub
13 30 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
14 28 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
16 24 (0.37%) Yammer
17 23 (0.35%) Boomi
17 23 (0.35%) OneDrive
18 20 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 366 (5.58%) Firewall
2 320 (4.88%) WAN
3 243 (3.71%) LAN
4 194 (2.96%) DNS
5 181 (2.76%) Internet
5 181 (2.76%) VPN
6 164 (2.50%) Network Security
7 108 (1.65%) SAN
8 92 (1.40%) Skype
9 89 (1.36%) LDAP
10 85 (1.30%) MPLS
11 84 (1.28%) DHCP
12 76 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 74 (1.13%) BGP
14 73 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
15 68 (1.04%) Wireless
16 61 (0.93%) TCP/IP
16 61 (0.93%) VLAN
17 60 (0.92%) SSL
18 53 (0.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 328 (5.00%) Big Data
3 250 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 235 (3.58%) Hadoop
5 225 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 179 (2.73%) MongoDB
7 159 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 150 (2.29%) Oracle Database
9 146 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 111 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 98 (1.49%) MySQL
12 86 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 71 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
14 63 (0.96%) DB2
15 60 (0.92%) RDBMS
15 60 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 57 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 55 (0.84%) HBase
18 54 (0.82%) SAP HANA
19 53 (0.81%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 189 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 146 (2.23%) JIRA
3 107 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 59 (0.90%) Maven
5 44 (0.67%) Selenium
6 42 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 39 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 33 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 31 (0.47%) ERwin
10 29 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 27 (0.41%) Subversion
12 26 (0.40%) Axure RP
12 26 (0.40%) JUnit
12 26 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
13 25 (0.38%) Cucumber
14 23 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
15 22 (0.34%) ProC
15 22 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (0.32%) Ant
16 21 (0.32%) JMeter
General
1 1271 (19.38%) Finance
2 580 (8.85%) Banking
3 454 (6.92%) Retail
4 251 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 184 (2.81%) Marketing
6 122 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 99 (1.51%) Legal
8 95 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 76 (1.16%) Billing
10 58 (0.88%) Advertising
11 57 (0.87%) Publishing
12 54 (0.82%) Law
13 52 (0.79%) Back Office
14 51 (0.78%) Electronics
15 28 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 28 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.37%) Front Office
17 22 (0.34%) Automotive
17 22 (0.34%) Games
17 22 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (7.06%) Web Services
2 380 (5.80%) .NET
3 304 (4.64%) REST
4 273 (4.16%) XML
5 271 (4.13%) HTML
6 238 (3.63%) Spring
7 222 (3.39%) J2EE
8 221 (3.37%) Middleware
9 216 (3.29%) SOAP
10 207 (3.16%) JSON
11 189 (2.88%) CSS
12 142 (2.17%) Node.js
13 134 (2.04%) RESTful
14 124 (1.89%) HTML5
15 117 (1.78%) AngularJS
16 106 (1.62%) Hibernate
17 88 (1.34%) CSS3
18 81 (1.24%) XSLT
19 80 (1.22%) SAML
20 75 (1.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 411 (6.27%) Data Centre
2 340 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (2.84%) User Experience
4 168 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 128 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
6 124 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 118 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 113 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 109 (1.66%) PKI
10 105 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 102 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 92 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 83 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 64 (0.98%) Reference Data
15 60 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 59 (0.90%) Mainframe
17 48 (0.73%) Replication
18 46 (0.70%) SWIFT
19 42 (0.64%) Clustering
20 41 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 688 (10.49%) Windows
2 502 (7.66%) Linux
3 251 (3.83%) Unix
4 166 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 160 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 80 (1.22%) Android
7 78 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (1.01%) Solaris
10 65 (0.99%) AIX
10 65 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 33 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.44%) CentOS
15 26 (0.40%) HPUX
16 14 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.15%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.14%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.092%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1363 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 751 (11.45%) TOGAF
3 685 (10.45%) Migration
4 539 (8.22%) Data Modelling
5 533 (8.13%) SOA
6 525 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 510 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 432 (6.59%) DevOps
9 396 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
10 381 (5.81%) ITIL
11 377 (5.75%) Open Source
12 370 (5.64%) Scrum
13 349 (5.32%) E-Commerce
14 339 (5.17%) Data Architecture
15 333 (5.08%) CRM
16 306 (4.67%) Analytics
16 306 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
17 273 (4.16%) Microservices
18 254 (3.87%) ETL
19 250 (3.81%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 908 (13.85%) Java
2 517 (7.88%) SQL
3 311 (4.74%) JavaScript
4 231 (3.52%) Python
5 187 (2.85%) C#
6 141 (2.15%) C
7 137 (2.09%) Ruby
8 96 (1.46%) Perl
8 96 (1.46%) Scala
9 80 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 73 (1.11%) C++
10 73 (1.11%) PHP
11 62 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 59 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 36 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 35 (0.53%) R
14 35 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.50%) Apex Code
16 27 (0.41%) Apple Swift
17 24 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 932 (14.21%) Security Cleared
2 740 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 320 (4.88%) Degree
4 173 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 97 (1.48%) CCIE
7 92 (1.40%) CISSP
8 86 (1.31%) CCNP
9 77 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 49 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 39 (0.59%) CISM
12 33 (0.50%) CCNA
12 33 (0.50%) MCSE
13 31 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (0.44%) CLAS
15 26 (0.40%) CCDP
16 24 (0.37%) AWS Certification
17 22 (0.34%) ISEB
17 22 (0.34%) MCSA
18 21 (0.32%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (2.44%) QA
2 123 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 86 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 85 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 45 (0.69%) SLA
6 36 (0.55%) SEPA
7 34 (0.52%) COBIT
8 28 (0.43%) GDPR
9 26 (0.40%) MiFID
10 16 (0.24%) GPG13
10 16 (0.24%) JSP 440
11 13 (0.20%) IFRS
12 12 (0.18%) ISO20022
12 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.14%) FATCA
14 8 (0.12%) GxP
14 8 (0.12%) IFRS 9
14 8 (0.12%) PMO
15 6 (0.092%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 403 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 246 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (3.54%) Docker
4 106 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 51 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (0.66%) vCloud
7 42 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (0.61%) vSphere
9 39 (0.59%) XenApp
10 32 (0.49%) VMware ESX
11 25 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.37%) Apache Flume
13 23 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
14 21 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 16 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.20%) HDFS
16 13 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.17%) SRDF
17 11 (0.17%) Terminal Services
18 10 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 163 (2.49%) Puppet
2 150 (2.29%) Ansible
3 136 (2.07%) SCCM
4 86 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (1.31%) Terraform
5 71 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 45 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 44 (0.67%) SCOM
8 27 (0.41%) Nagios
8 27 (0.41%) vRealize
9 25 (0.38%) ZABBIX
10 23 (0.35%) FortiGate
11 21 (0.32%) MOM
12 19 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 16 (0.24%) logstash
14 15 (0.23%) AirWatch
14 15 (0.23%) AppDNA
14 15 (0.23%) Packer
14 15 (0.23%) Rsyslog
15 14 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 893 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 807 (12.31%) Oracle
3 442 (6.74%) Cisco
4 432 (6.59%) SAP
5 427 (6.51%) VMware
6 240 (3.66%) IBM
7 194 (2.96%) Citrix
8 154 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 127 (1.94%) HP
10 112 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 109 (1.66%) Adobe
12 96 (1.46%) Juniper
13 94 (1.43%) Pega
14 91 (1.39%) CheckPoint
15 87 (1.33%) Informatica
16 86 (1.31%) ServiceNow
17 85 (1.30%) Google
17 85 (1.30%) Splunk
18 84 (1.28%) F5
19 78 (1.19%) EMC
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £601 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £651 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £638 to £799 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Formula Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Code Red Associates
Rate: Depending on location / experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
University Of Bristol
Rate: From £49,772 to £55,998 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Acumin
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Michael Page International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Michael Page International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £695 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago