Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 7,053 6,977 6,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.35% 7.39% 7.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.84% 7.79% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,527 4,333 3,826
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £458 £448 £416
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 25
England median hourly rate £58.75 £46.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.34% +9.41% -11.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £27.63
90th Percentile £86.38 £86.00 £67.80
UK median hourly rate £54.75 £53.00 £55.20
% change year-on-year +3.30% -3.99% +15.22%

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 79,774 89,508 83,109
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.82% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,054 59,223 54,213
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,555 2,887 2,680
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.05% -1.07% -3.78%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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 +6 3,433 £600 - 547
South East +8 1,384 £550 - 265
North of England +5 691 £538 +2.38% 169
Midlands +4 604 £550 - 142
South West +8 556 £575 +4.55% 85
West Midlands +8 464 £550 - 113
North West +4 370 £550 +1.62% 96
East of England +2 332 £550 +4.27% 67
Yorkshire -1 248 £538 +2.38% 65
East Midlands -9 116 £525 - 28
North East +26 75 £525 +1.20% 8
South Coast -1 5 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 1,684 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,584 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
3 1,450 (20.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1,374 (19.48%) Finance
5 1,097 (15.55%) Migration
6 1,045 (14.82%) Microsoft
7 907 (12.86%) Security Cleared
8 804 (11.40%) Java
9 784 (11.12%) DevOps
10 763 (10.82%) TOGAF
11 707 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 666 (9.44%) Microservices
13 655 (9.29%) SC Cleared
14 544 (7.71%) Windows
15 538 (7.63%) SQL
16 522 (7.40%) Banking
17 516 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
18 510 (7.23%) Data Centre
19 497 (7.05%) Oracle
20 480 (6.81%) Web Services
21 475 (6.73%) Analytics
22 451 (6.39%) Data Modelling
23 445 (6.31%) Office 365
24 441 (6.25%) SAP
25 440 (6.24%) Active Directory
26 433 (6.14%) PaaS
27 424 (6.01%) Retail
28 409 (5.80%) VMware
28 409 (5.80%) Big Data
29 404 (5.73%) .NET

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
1 164 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 134 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 97 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 87 (1.23%) Confluence
5 78 (1.11%) OpenStack
6 68 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (0.84%) Apache
8 54 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 50 (0.71%) SAS
10 48 (0.68%) IIS
10 48 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 39 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 37 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (0.48%) JBoss
14 33 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 31 (0.44%) Tomcat
16 30 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 29 (0.41%) CMS
18 25 (0.35%) Apache Solr
19 10 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 103 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 37 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.14%) InVision
7 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.11%) Sketch
8 6 (0.085%) CATIA
8 6 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.085%) SPSS
9 5 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.057%) Stata
11 3 (0.043%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.028%) Windchill
13 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 107 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 105 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 61 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 31 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 28 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 23 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.27%) SAP FI
7 19 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
8 18 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.24%) SAP MDG
9 17 (0.24%) SAP Retail
10 16 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
11 15 (0.21%) SAP CO
11 15 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
12 14 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
13 12 (0.17%) NetSuite
13 12 (0.17%) SAP BPC
14 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
15 10 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
16 9 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,684 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,450 (20.56%) Amazon AWS
3 445 (6.31%) Office 365
4 433 (6.14%) PaaS
5 363 (5.15%) IaaS
6 359 (5.09%) SaaS
7 282 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 185 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 155 (2.20%) Power Platform
10 123 (1.74%) Serverless
11 113 (1.60%) GitHub
12 107 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
13 80 (1.13%) Amazon S3
14 72 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
15 71 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 71 (1.01%) OpenShift
16 70 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
17 67 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
18 66 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
19 56 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 374 (5.30%) Firewall
2 289 (4.10%) WAN
3 193 (2.74%) LAN
4 174 (2.47%) Network Security
5 155 (2.20%) DNS
6 137 (1.94%) Internet
7 132 (1.87%) VPN
8 107 (1.52%) Skype
9 79 (1.12%) SAN
10 75 (1.06%) Wireless
11 69 (0.98%) Unified Communications
12 64 (0.91%) TCP/IP
13 61 (0.86%) DHCP
14 60 (0.85%) MPLS
15 50 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
16 49 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (0.67%) VLAN
18 40 (0.57%) BGP
19 36 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (5.80%) Big Data
2 312 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 245 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
4 208 (2.95%) Hadoop
5 170 (2.41%) Data Lake
6 168 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 133 (1.89%) Power BI
8 129 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 110 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 85 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 84 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 79 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
13 78 (1.11%) MySQL
14 75 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
16 67 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
16 67 (0.95%) Oracle Database
17 65 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 61 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 46 (0.65%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 181 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 137 (1.94%) JIRA
3 131 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 55 (0.78%) Maven
5 36 (0.51%) ERwin
6 35 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 33 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 30 (0.43%) Ant
9 27 (0.38%) Gradle
10 25 (0.35%) Eclipse
11 22 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (0.30%) Cucumber
13 20 (0.28%) Selenium
14 19 (0.27%) IntelliJ
14 19 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
15 18 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.24%) Subversion
17 14 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
17 14 (0.20%) GitLab
18 13 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,374 (19.48%) Finance
2 522 (7.40%) Banking
3 424 (6.01%) Retail
4 380 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 216 (3.06%) Marketing
6 138 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 95 (1.35%) Legal
8 81 (1.15%) Electronics
9 69 (0.98%) Billing
10 55 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 45 (0.64%) Front Office
11 45 (0.64%) Law
12 43 (0.61%) Advertising
12 43 (0.61%) Back Office
13 41 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 37 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.33%) Publishing
16 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 21 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (6.81%) Web Services
2 404 (5.73%) .NET
3 307 (4.35%) REST
4 235 (3.33%) XML
5 232 (3.29%) Middleware
6 198 (2.81%) SOAP
7 196 (2.78%) JSON
8 168 (2.38%) Kafka
9 163 (2.31%) HTML
10 132 (1.87%) Node.js
11 131 (1.86%) RESTful
12 121 (1.72%) Spring
13 120 (1.70%) CSS
14 99 (1.40%) AngularJS
14 99 (1.40%) React
15 82 (1.16%) J2EE
16 71 (1.01%) OAuth
17 70 (0.99%) LDAP
18 66 (0.94%) SAML
19 63 (0.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 510 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 370 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 193 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 180 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
6 158 (2.24%) User Experience
7 157 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 141 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 118 (1.67%) PKI
10 100 (1.42%) Cloud Native
11 79 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 78 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
13 71 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 63 (0.89%) Virtual Team
15 52 (0.74%) Data Structures
16 46 (0.65%) Mainframe
17 44 (0.62%) Replication
18 40 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
19 39 (0.55%) Reference Data
20 37 (0.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 544 (7.71%) Windows
2 374 (5.30%) Linux
3 170 (2.41%) Windows 10
4 161 (2.28%) Unix
5 126 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 75 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (0.84%) Solaris
8 47 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 42 (0.60%) Android
10 30 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (0.37%) AIX
13 22 (0.31%) CentOS
14 21 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (0.23%) VMS
17 13 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.17%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.13%) VME
20 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,584 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,097 (15.55%) Migration
3 784 (11.12%) DevOps
4 763 (10.82%) TOGAF
5 707 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 666 (9.44%) Microservices
7 516 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 475 (6.73%) Analytics
9 451 (6.39%) Data Modelling
10 388 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
11 375 (5.32%) Data Architecture
12 371 (5.26%) Security Architecture
13 358 (5.08%) SOA
14 348 (4.93%) ITIL
15 343 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
16 325 (4.61%) Technical Architecture
17 314 (4.45%) Scrum
18 307 (4.35%) Information Security
19 289 (4.10%) Technical Leadership
20 277 (3.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 804 (11.40%) Java
2 538 (7.63%) SQL
3 375 (5.32%) Python
4 306 (4.34%) JavaScript
5 183 (2.59%) C#
6 152 (2.16%) PowerShell
7 107 (1.52%) C
8 104 (1.47%) Ruby
9 71 (1.01%) Scala
10 61 (0.86%) C++
11 49 (0.69%) Apex Code
12 48 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 39 (0.55%) R
14 35 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 32 (0.45%) Perl
16 31 (0.44%) Go
17 29 (0.41%) Java 8
18 28 (0.40%) Bash Shell
19 23 (0.33%) PHP
19 23 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 907 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 655 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 294 (4.17%) Degree
4 225 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 198 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
6 196 (2.78%) CISSP
7 187 (2.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 101 (1.43%) CCIE
9 98 (1.39%) CCNP
10 80 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 74 (1.05%) CISM
13 66 (0.94%) AWS Certification
14 61 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
14 61 (0.86%) MCSE
15 55 (0.78%) CCNA
16 42 (0.60%) CISA
17 37 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (0.50%) Master's Degree
19 33 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (1.69%) GDPR
3 105 (1.49%) QA
4 101 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 100 (1.42%) PCI DSS
6 59 (0.84%) NIST
7 42 (0.60%) COBIT
8 28 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 26 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.35%) PSD2
11 20 (0.28%) SLA
12 15 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 14 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
14 13 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 12 (0.17%) NCSC
15 12 (0.17%) PMO
16 11 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
17 10 (0.14%) HL7
17 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 440 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 325 (4.61%) Docker
3 223 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 55 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (0.72%) vSphere
7 43 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (0.54%) HDFS
9 30 (0.43%) XenApp
10 23 (0.33%) VMware NSX
11 21 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.24%) vCloud
13 16 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 15 (0.21%) OpenAM
15 11 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 11 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.11%) OpenDJ
18 6 (0.085%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 356 (5.05%) Kubernetes
2 196 (2.78%) Ansible
3 169 (2.40%) Terraform
4 161 (2.28%) SCCM
5 158 (2.24%) Puppet
6 87 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 82 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 77 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
9 38 (0.54%) vRealize
10 35 (0.50%) Amdocs OSS
11 33 (0.47%) SCOM
12 29 (0.41%) vCenter Server
13 25 (0.35%) Packer
14 22 (0.31%) CASB
14 22 (0.31%) Consul
15 19 (0.27%) QRadar
16 18 (0.26%) Data Guard
16 18 (0.26%) Nagios
17 17 (0.24%) AirWatch
17 17 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,045 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 497 (7.05%) Oracle
3 441 (6.25%) SAP
4 409 (5.80%) VMware
5 378 (5.36%) Cisco
6 298 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
7 264 (3.74%) Google
8 171 (2.42%) Citrix
9 140 (1.98%) IBM
10 103 (1.46%) ServiceNow
11 87 (1.23%) MuleSoft
11 87 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 86 (1.22%) F5
13 85 (1.21%) Juniper
14 79 (1.12%) Dell
15 70 (0.99%) CheckPoint
16 64 (0.91%) Sparx
17 62 (0.88%) Palo Alto
18 61 (0.86%) Pega
19 58 (0.82%) EMC