Period
to 4 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4,516 7,252 6,906
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 8.15% 8.23% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.68% 8.69% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,890 4,794 4,352
Median daily rate £588 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £450 £450 £425
90th Percentile £763 £725 £720
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 32 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -15.69% +19.30%
UK median hourly rate £38.63 £47.75 £52.00
% change year-on-year -19.11% -8.17% +21.64%

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 52,033 83,496 88,532
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,507 55,900 58,765
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,200 2,506 2,696
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - +1.08%

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 4 April 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 4 April 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 4 April 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 2,111 £613 +2.08% 277
South East 0 781 £550 - 142
North of England +9 645 £554 +0.68% 109
South West -7 391 £600 +4.35% 51
Midlands -3 332 £550 - 83
North West 0 328 £556 -2.84% 65
Yorkshire +16 231 £575 +4.55% 39
West Midlands -3 218 £550 - 57
East of England -12 201 £560 +1.82% 73
East Midlands -3 100 £525 +5.00% 25
North East +21 87 £513 -2.38% 5
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 1,204 (26.66%) Azure
2 970 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
3 903 (20.00%) AWS
4 785 (17.38%) Security Cleared
5 687 (15.21%) Microsoft
6 682 (15.10%) Finance
7 679 (15.04%) Migration
8 570 (12.62%) SC Cleared
9 543 (12.02%) DevOps
10 470 (10.41%) Java
11 443 (9.81%) SQL
12 413 (9.15%) Data Modelling
13 409 (9.06%) TOGAF
14 404 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 391 (8.66%) Public Sector
16 364 (8.06%) Analytics
17 357 (7.91%) Oracle
18 346 (7.66%) Windows
19 332 (7.35%) Data Architecture
20 327 (7.24%) Enterprise Architecture
21 315 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
22 312 (6.91%) CRM
23 305 (6.75%) SAP
24 279 (6.18%) Python
25 276 (6.11%) Office 365
26 273 (6.05%) Microservices
27 270 (5.98%) Web Services
28 256 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
29 254 (5.62%) SQL Server
30 252 (5.58%) Active Directory

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
1 150 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 86 (1.90%) Confluence
3 76 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 70 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 60 (1.33%) CMS
6 58 (1.28%) JBoss
6 58 (1.28%) Red Hat Fuse
7 45 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 43 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 42 (0.93%) MQSeries
10 36 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 35 (0.78%) Apache
11 35 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 31 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (0.40%) IIS
15 17 (0.38%) NetWeaver
16 16 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 48 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.089%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.089%) Sketch
9 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.044%) InVision
9 2 (0.044%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.044%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.022%) Maya
10 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 143 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 41 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 34 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 23 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.47%) Markit EDM
7 21 (0.47%) SAP MDG
8 20 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
9 19 (0.42%) SAP ERP
10 17 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
11 14 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 13 (0.29%) Endur
13 11 (0.24%) Magento
13 11 (0.24%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.24%) SAP CRM
14 10 (0.22%) SAP MDM
14 10 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,204 (26.66%) Azure
2 903 (20.00%) AWS
3 276 (6.11%) Office 365
4 228 (5.05%) PaaS
5 226 (5.00%) GCP
6 224 (4.96%) SaaS
7 213 (4.72%) IaaS
8 148 (3.28%) Power Platform
9 142 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
10 123 (2.72%) Serverless
11 107 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 74 (1.64%) Amazon S3
13 67 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
14 56 (1.24%) GitHub
15 50 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 50 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
15 50 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
16 46 (1.02%) Azure Functions
17 42 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
17 42 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 224 (4.96%) Firewall
2 133 (2.95%) WAN
3 113 (2.50%) LAN
4 102 (2.26%) Network Security
5 82 (1.82%) DNS
6 61 (1.35%) VPN
7 59 (1.31%) Internet
8 55 (1.22%) Skype
9 42 (0.93%) DHCP
10 39 (0.86%) BGP
11 38 (0.84%) Wireless
12 37 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 36 (0.80%) 5G
13 36 (0.80%) HTTP
13 36 (0.80%) MPLS
14 35 (0.78%) 4G
14 35 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
16 31 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
2 254 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 221 (4.89%) Big Data
4 154 (3.41%) Data Lake
5 135 (2.99%) Power BI
6 111 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 97 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 94 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 86 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 69 (1.53%) Relational Database
11 61 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 60 (1.33%) MySQL
12 60 (1.33%) Oracle Database
13 55 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 49 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
15 46 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 45 (1.00%) SAP HANA
17 43 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
17 43 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
18 39 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 122 (2.70%) JIRA
2 94 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 87 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 44 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 35 (0.78%) GitLab
6 34 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.53%) ERwin
8 23 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.38%) Artifactory
9 17 (0.38%) Maven
10 16 (0.35%) JUnit
11 15 (0.33%) Subversion
12 14 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.27%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.24%) Selenium
15 10 (0.22%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.20%) Burp Suite
16 9 (0.20%) ER Studio
16 9 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 682 (15.10%) Finance
2 391 (8.66%) Public Sector
3 196 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 180 (3.99%) Retail
5 177 (3.92%) Banking
6 124 (2.75%) Marketing
7 97 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 76 (1.68%) Legal
9 60 (1.33%) Front Office
10 44 (0.97%) Billing
11 41 (0.91%) Electronics
12 32 (0.71%) Law
13 23 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.49%) Advertising
15 19 (0.42%) Back Office
15 19 (0.42%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.38%) Publishing
17 16 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.33%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (5.98%) Web Services
2 232 (5.14%) .NET
3 169 (3.74%) REST
4 162 (3.59%) XML
5 129 (2.86%) JSON
6 110 (2.44%) Node.js
7 108 (2.39%) Middleware
8 105 (2.33%) SOAP
9 72 (1.59%) HTML
10 65 (1.44%) React
10 65 (1.44%) SAML
11 64 (1.42%) Kafka
12 62 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
13 57 (1.26%) CSS
14 54 (1.20%) Spring
15 49 (1.09%) Hibernate
16 47 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
17 46 (1.02%) Apache Camel
17 46 (1.02%) RESTful
18 44 (0.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 239 (5.29%) Data Centre
2 234 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (3.52%) Public Cloud
4 129 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 104 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
6 102 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 84 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 76 (1.68%) User Experience
9 70 (1.55%) Cloud Native
10 65 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
11 56 (1.24%) PKI
12 55 (1.22%) Reference Data
13 47 (1.04%) Fixed Income
14 39 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 36 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 35 (0.78%) Equities
16 35 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (0.78%) NHS
17 33 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 30 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 346 (7.66%) Windows
2 233 (5.16%) Linux
3 111 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 98 (2.17%) Unix
5 88 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 42 (0.93%) Android
7 34 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 29 (0.64%) VMS
10 28 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 27 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
12 25 (0.55%) Solaris
13 20 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.42%) AIX
15 17 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.38%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
18 6 (0.13%) CentOS
18 6 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (15.04%) Migration
3 543 (12.02%) DevOps
4 413 (9.15%) Data Modelling
5 409 (9.06%) TOGAF
6 404 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 364 (8.06%) Analytics
8 332 (7.35%) Data Architecture
9 327 (7.24%) Enterprise Architecture
10 315 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 312 (6.91%) CRM
12 273 (6.05%) Microservices
13 226 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
13 226 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
14 215 (4.76%) Security Architecture
15 185 (4.10%) Scrum
16 180 (3.99%) Architectural Design
17 173 (3.83%) ITIL
17 173 (3.83%) Technical Leadership
18 171 (3.79%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 470 (10.41%) Java
2 443 (9.81%) SQL
3 279 (6.18%) Python
4 198 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 155 (3.43%) C#
6 128 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 71 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 62 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 59 (1.31%) PHP
10 53 (1.17%) Ruby
11 50 (1.11%) C++
11 50 (1.11%) Perl
12 45 (1.00%) Scala
13 44 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 42 (0.93%) C
15 38 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 37 (0.82%) R
17 33 (0.73%) Apex Code
18 30 (0.66%) ABAP
19 25 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 785 (17.38%) Security Cleared
2 570 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 163 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 160 (3.54%) Degree
5 119 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (2.39%) CISSP
7 87 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
8 76 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 59 (1.31%) CCIE
10 55 (1.22%) CCNP
11 45 (1.00%) CISM
12 41 (0.91%) AWS Certification
13 36 (0.80%) CCDP
13 36 (0.80%) CCNA
14 34 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (0.60%) GIAC
16 25 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
17 24 (0.53%) SANS
18 21 (0.47%) MCSE
19 18 (0.40%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (1.99%) GDPR
3 60 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 56 (1.24%) NCSC
5 52 (1.15%) QA
6 48 (1.06%) NIST
7 36 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.49%) COBIT
9 19 (0.42%) PMO
9 19 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.40%) SLA
11 9 (0.20%) RMADS
12 8 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.13%) HL7
14 6 (0.13%) IFRS
14 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.13%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 252 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 145 (3.21%) Docker
3 111 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.84%) VMware NSX
5 36 (0.80%) vSphere
6 26 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.49%) HDFS
8 20 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.27%) vCloud
11 10 (0.22%) XenApp
12 7 (0.16%) NFS
13 5 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.066%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.066%) GridGain
14 3 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 163 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 120 (2.66%) Ansible
3 117 (2.59%) Terraform
4 75 (1.66%) SCCM
5 64 (1.42%) Puppet
6 49 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (0.80%) Netcool
9 35 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
10 33 (0.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 24 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
12 21 (0.47%) vRealize
13 19 (0.42%) vCenter Server
14 15 (0.33%) AirWatch
15 13 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 12 (0.27%) Nessus
17 10 (0.22%) NetBackup
17 10 (0.22%) RSA Archer
18 9 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 9 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 687 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 357 (7.91%) Oracle
3 305 (6.75%) SAP
4 212 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
5 203 (4.50%) Cisco
6 198 (4.38%) VMware
7 168 (3.72%) Google
8 115 (2.55%) MuleSoft
9 109 (2.41%) IBM
10 83 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 77 (1.71%) ServiceNow
12 67 (1.48%) Sparx
13 61 (1.35%) Citrix
14 60 (1.33%) Informatica
15 53 (1.17%) Sybase
16 52 (1.15%) Axway
16 52 (1.15%) Juniper
17 49 (1.09%) Tableau
18 44 (0.97%) Splunk
19 42 (0.93%) Databricks