Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6,414 7,300 7,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.95% 8.13% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.33% 8.59% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,041 4,718 4,580
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £520
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 55
England median hourly rate £49.15 £48.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.87% -8.10% +21.42%
10th Percentile £30.95 £41.70 £28.88
90th Percentile £80.73 £97.50 £100.00
UK median hourly rate £49.15 £45.75 £50.99
% change year-on-year +7.43% -10.28% +13.31%

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 87,492 85,020 93,402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.74% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,750 56,010 60,380
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,541 2,892 3,573
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -12 2,952 £575 - 629
South East 0 1,356 £550 +4.76% 197
North of England -2 773 £525 - 170
Midlands 0 670 £525 - 120
North West -3 408 £565 +2.73% 94
East of England +4 360 £538 +7.50% 77
West Midlands -6 347 £515 +0.49% 80
Yorkshire -2 300 £525 - 55
East Midlands +4 295 £525 - 39
South West +2 286 £525 - 73
North East -5 71 £550 +22.22% 21
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 1,433 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,162 (18.12%) Finance
3 880 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 869 (13.55%) Java
5 840 (13.10%) Microsoft
6 815 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
7 733 (11.43%) TOGAF
8 712 (11.10%) Security Cleared
9 692 (10.79%) Migration
10 614 (9.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 575 (8.96%) Windows
12 569 (8.87%) Oracle
13 565 (8.81%) Data Modelling
14 513 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 510 (7.95%) DevOps
16 505 (7.87%) SC Cleared
17 472 (7.36%) SOA
18 467 (7.28%) SQL
19 453 (7.06%) Banking
20 441 (6.88%) Web Services
21 420 (6.55%) Linux
22 417 (6.50%) Data Architecture
23 399 (6.22%) Active Directory
24 393 (6.13%) Analytics
25 388 (6.05%) Retail
26 386 (6.02%) Microservices
27 385 (6.00%) SAP
28 377 (5.88%) .NET
28 377 (5.88%) Big Data
29 375 (5.85%) 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
1 154 (2.40%) Apache Spark
1 154 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 100 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 99 (1.54%) CMS
4 73 (1.14%) Confluence
4 73 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 68 (1.06%) JBoss
6 59 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 54 (0.84%) Skype for Business
8 52 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 51 (0.80%) SAS
9 51 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 49 (0.76%) Apache
11 39 (0.61%) IIS
11 39 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
13 34 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 32 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 29 (0.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 74 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 36 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.17%) SPSS
6 5 (0.078%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.047%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.031%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.031%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.031%) Revit
9 1 (0.016%) HipChat
9 1 (0.016%) InVision
9 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 94 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (0.33%) Magento
5 18 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 16 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 14 (0.22%) Maximo
8 14 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 13 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 11 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.17%) Teamcenter
11 10 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
11 10 (0.16%) SAP MDG
12 9 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
12 9 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 880 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 815 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
3 358 (5.58%) PaaS
4 323 (5.04%) SaaS
5 285 (4.44%) IaaS
6 274 (4.27%) Office 365
7 105 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
8 81 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 64 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 51 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 45 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 44 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 43 (0.67%) Serverless
15 33 (0.51%) Heroku
16 31 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
17 29 (0.45%) GitHub
18 28 (0.44%) Google Analytics
18 28 (0.44%) iPaaS
18 28 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 361 (5.63%) Firewall
2 286 (4.46%) WAN
3 252 (3.93%) LAN
4 144 (2.25%) Internet
5 140 (2.18%) VPN
6 129 (2.01%) DNS
6 129 (2.01%) Network Security
7 97 (1.51%) TCP/IP
8 93 (1.45%) SAN
9 90 (1.40%) MPLS
10 80 (1.25%) HTTP
11 73 (1.14%) Wireless
12 69 (1.08%) SSL
13 56 (0.87%) Skype
14 54 (0.84%) BGP
15 52 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (0.80%) LDAP
17 47 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
17 47 (0.73%) OSPF
18 46 (0.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (5.88%) Big Data
2 325 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 260 (4.05%) Hadoop
4 236 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
5 177 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 141 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 133 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 91 (1.42%) HBase
9 89 (1.39%) Oracle Database
10 87 (1.36%) Apache Hive
11 78 (1.22%) MySQL
12 75 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 72 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
13 72 (1.12%) RDBMS
14 56 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 54 (0.84%) Data Lake
16 47 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
17 45 (0.70%) Power BI
18 43 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 39 (0.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 155 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 134 (2.09%) JIRA
3 115 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 51 (0.80%) Subversion
5 45 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 42 (0.65%) Selenium
7 40 (0.62%) ERwin
8 35 (0.55%) Maven
9 23 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 22 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (0.31%) Axure RP
12 19 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.28%) IntelliJ
13 18 (0.28%) WebDriver
14 17 (0.27%) Ant
14 17 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.27%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.25%) JMeter
16 15 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 1,162 (18.12%) Finance
2 453 (7.06%) Banking
3 388 (6.05%) Retail
4 233 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 197 (3.07%) Marketing
6 113 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 91 (1.42%) Legal
8 75 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 74 (1.15%) Law
10 54 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 52 (0.81%) Billing
12 50 (0.78%) Advertising
13 49 (0.76%) Publishing
14 42 (0.65%) Back Office
15 40 (0.62%) Automotive
16 33 (0.51%) Front Office
17 32 (0.50%) Local Government
17 32 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 28 (0.44%) Electronics
19 23 (0.36%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (6.88%) Web Services
2 377 (5.88%) .NET
3 333 (5.19%) REST
4 200 (3.12%) XML
5 196 (3.06%) HTML
6 190 (2.96%) Middleware
7 182 (2.84%) JSON
8 178 (2.78%) Spring
9 174 (2.71%) SOAP
10 164 (2.56%) Node.js
11 161 (2.51%) Kafka
12 157 (2.45%) RESTful
13 152 (2.37%) CSS
14 142 (2.21%) J2EE
15 112 (1.75%) AngularJS
16 82 (1.28%) Ajax
17 70 (1.09%) Java EE
18 69 (1.08%) HTML5
19 66 (1.03%) ASP.NET
20 61 (0.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 358 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 351 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 162 (2.53%) Public Cloud
5 161 (2.51%) User Experience
6 134 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 134 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 122 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 120 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 95 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 80 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 79 (1.23%) PKI
12 73 (1.14%) Reference Data
13 68 (1.06%) Data Structures
14 64 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 47 (0.73%) Fintech
16 43 (0.67%) Social Media
16 43 (0.67%) Taxonomies
17 41 (0.64%) Clustering
18 40 (0.62%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 575 (8.96%) Windows
2 420 (6.55%) Linux
3 208 (3.24%) Unix
4 169 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 100 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 72 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (1.11%) Android
8 67 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 58 (0.90%) Solaris
10 54 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (0.61%) Windows 7
14 37 (0.58%) AIX
15 20 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.30%) SUSE
17 17 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.17%) HPUX
20 10 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,433 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 733 (11.43%) TOGAF
3 692 (10.79%) Migration
4 614 (9.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 565 (8.81%) Data Modelling
6 513 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 510 (7.95%) DevOps
8 472 (7.36%) SOA
9 417 (6.50%) Data Architecture
10 393 (6.13%) Analytics
11 386 (6.02%) Microservices
12 375 (5.85%) ITIL
13 364 (5.68%) Scrum
14 348 (5.43%) IT Strategy
15 324 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
16 323 (5.04%) Open Source
17 316 (4.93%) Mentoring
18 314 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
19 307 (4.79%) Project Management
20 278 (4.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 869 (13.55%) Java
2 467 (7.28%) SQL
3 278 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 220 (3.43%) Python
5 212 (3.31%) C#
6 121 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 100 (1.56%) Ruby
8 99 (1.54%) Scala
9 72 (1.12%) C
10 68 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 54 (0.84%) Perl
11 54 (0.84%) PHP
12 48 (0.75%) Apex Code
12 48 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 43 (0.67%) C++
14 41 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 31 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 28 (0.44%) R
17 18 (0.28%) ABAP
18 17 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 712 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 505 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 261 (4.07%) Degree
4 187 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 117 (1.82%) CISSP
7 113 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 96 (1.50%) CCIE
9 91 (1.42%) MCSE
10 79 (1.23%) CCNP
11 74 (1.15%) CCNA
12 55 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
13 45 (0.70%) CISM
14 43 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 37 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
16 36 (0.56%) AWS Certification
17 34 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
18 30 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 29 (0.45%) CCSP
20 23 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (3.45%) QA
2 164 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 135 (2.10%) GDPR
4 111 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 48 (0.75%) COBIT
7 35 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 35 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 31 (0.48%) SLA
9 22 (0.34%) MiFID
10 20 (0.31%) HIPAA
11 19 (0.30%) HL7
12 18 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
12 18 (0.28%) GCP
13 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 10 (0.16%) RMADS
15 9 (0.14%) PMO
16 8 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
17 7 (0.11%) EMIR
17 7 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 399 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 202 (3.15%) Docker
3 194 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.95%) HDFS
6 59 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 43 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 39 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 30 (0.47%) XenApp
12 29 (0.45%) vSphere
13 28 (0.44%) VMware NSX
14 17 (0.27%) XenServer
15 16 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.17%) vCloud
17 8 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
18 7 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 6 (0.094%) Firmware
19 6 (0.094%) KVM
Systems Management
1 117 (1.82%) SCCM
2 111 (1.73%) Ansible
3 96 (1.50%) Puppet
4 82 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 73 (1.14%) Terraform
6 55 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (0.73%) SCOM
8 33 (0.51%) Oozie
9 25 (0.39%) AirWatch
10 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 16 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
11 16 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (0.25%) Nagios
11 16 (0.25%) Packer
12 13 (0.20%) Consul
12 13 (0.20%) SCVMM
13 12 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.19%) QRadar
13 12 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 840 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 569 (8.87%) Oracle
3 385 (6.00%) SAP
4 347 (5.41%) Cisco
5 321 (5.00%) VMware
6 230 (3.59%) IBM
7 187 (2.92%) Citrix
8 176 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 134 (2.09%) Google
10 127 (1.98%) ServiceNow
11 120 (1.87%) Juniper
12 98 (1.53%) CheckPoint
13 88 (1.37%) HP
14 77 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 62 (0.97%) MuleSoft
16 61 (0.95%) Adobe
16 61 (0.95%) Sitecore
17 60 (0.94%) Tableau
18 53 (0.83%) Informatica
19 46 (0.72%) EMC