Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £587 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 18 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 5,018 7,123 6,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.09% 7.96% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.61% 8.41% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,100 4,551 4,192
England median daily rate £587 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £450 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 33
England median hourly rate £47.00 £47.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.05% -8.65% +15.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £31.85
90th Percentile £78.75 £82.63 £80.73
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £52.50 £52.13
% change year-on-year -3.81% +0.72% +19.83%

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 58,276 84,714 87,601
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.72% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38,225 56,693 58,705
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,278 2,567 2,605
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.33 £48.75 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 +6 2,330 £613 +2.08% 520
South East +2 920 £550 - 244
North of England +7 686 £550 - 201
South West -9 417 £600 +9.09% 83
Midlands -1 398 £550 +3.04% 132
North West -2 370 £550 - 123
West Midlands -1 269 £550 - 78
Yorkshire +16 236 £559 +1.59% 63
East of England -3 221 £575 +4.55% 79
East Midlands -5 118 £550 +7.84% 52
North East +18 82 £513 +2.50% 15
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,373 (27.36%) Azure
2 1,078 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
3 957 (19.07%) AWS
4 857 (17.08%) Security Cleared
5 806 (16.06%) Finance
6 772 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 745 (14.85%) Migration
8 634 (12.63%) SC Cleared
9 573 (11.42%) DevOps
10 496 (9.88%) Java
11 485 (9.67%) TOGAF
12 481 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 462 (9.21%) SQL
14 418 (8.33%) Data Modelling
15 409 (8.15%) Windows
16 390 (7.77%) Analytics
17 384 (7.65%) Public Sector
18 378 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
19 368 (7.33%) Oracle
20 336 (6.70%) Data Architecture
21 324 (6.46%) CRM
22 321 (6.40%) Microservices
23 319 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
24 306 (6.10%) SAP
24 306 (6.10%) Office 365
25 305 (6.08%) Web Services
26 302 (6.02%) Data Centre
27 294 (5.86%) .NET
28 293 (5.84%) PaaS
29 291 (5.80%) 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
1 169 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 82 (1.63%) Confluence
3 75 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 69 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 59 (1.18%) CMS
6 57 (1.14%) Skype for Business
7 50 (1.00%) JBoss
8 49 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 45 (0.90%) Red Hat Fuse
10 41 (0.82%) MQSeries
11 39 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 32 (0.64%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 28 (0.56%) Apache
15 25 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (0.36%) IIS
17 16 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
17 16 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.30%) Anypoint
Applications
1 51 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 42 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.100%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.080%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.080%) Sketch
8 3 (0.060%) PlantUML
9 2 (0.040%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.040%) InVision
9 2 (0.040%) SPSS
9 2 (0.040%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.040%) Windchill
9 2 (0.040%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.020%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 145 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 43 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 42 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 31 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
6 29 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
7 23 (0.46%) SAP ERP
8 21 (0.42%) SAP MDG
9 16 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 15 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 13 (0.26%) Endur
12 12 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 11 (0.22%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.22%) SAP FI
14 10 (0.20%) Magento
15 8 (0.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
15 8 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
15 8 (0.16%) SAP CO
15 8 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
15 8 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,373 (27.36%) Azure
2 957 (19.07%) AWS
3 306 (6.10%) Office 365
4 293 (5.84%) PaaS
5 263 (5.24%) SaaS
6 262 (5.22%) IaaS
7 237 (4.72%) GCP
8 167 (3.33%) Power Platform
9 161 (3.21%) Serverless
10 143 (2.85%) Dynamics 365
11 130 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
12 84 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 78 (1.55%) Amazon S3
14 73 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
15 61 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
16 56 (1.12%) GitHub
17 52 (1.04%) Azure Functions
18 46 (0.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 43 (0.86%) PowerApps
20 41 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 237 (4.72%) Firewall
2 131 (2.61%) WAN
3 121 (2.41%) Network Security
4 102 (2.03%) LAN
5 95 (1.89%) DNS
6 77 (1.53%) Internet
7 62 (1.24%) VPN
8 59 (1.18%) Skype
9 46 (0.92%) DHCP
10 43 (0.86%) SAN
11 39 (0.78%) TCP/IP
11 39 (0.78%) Unified Communications
12 38 (0.76%) BGP
12 38 (0.76%) MPLS
13 33 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
13 33 (0.66%) Wireless
14 32 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (0.54%) HTTP
15 27 (0.54%) NAS
16 26 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 269 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 254 (5.06%) Big Data
4 180 (3.59%) Data Lake
5 152 (3.03%) Power BI
6 113 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 104 (2.07%) Hadoop
8 98 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
9 93 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 74 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 68 (1.36%) MySQL
12 63 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 58 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 56 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 56 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 55 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
16 52 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
17 50 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
18 41 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 39 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 120 (2.39%) JIRA
2 97 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 76 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 39 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 27 (0.54%) GitLab
6 22 (0.44%) Maven
7 21 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (0.38%) Artifactory
8 19 (0.38%) ERwin
9 18 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 18 (0.36%) Selenium
10 16 (0.32%) JUnit
10 16 (0.32%) Subversion
11 12 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.18%) Burp Suite
13 9 (0.18%) ER Studio
13 9 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.16%) Axure RP
14 8 (0.16%) Gradle
General
1 806 (16.06%) Finance
2 384 (7.65%) Public Sector
3 208 (4.15%) Banking
4 200 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 197 (3.93%) Retail
6 147 (2.93%) Marketing
7 117 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 96 (1.91%) Legal
9 72 (1.43%) Front Office
10 45 (0.90%) Electronics
11 44 (0.88%) Billing
12 36 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 33 (0.66%) Law
14 27 (0.54%) Advertising
15 25 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 23 (0.46%) Back Office
18 17 (0.34%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.28%) Local Government
19 14 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (6.08%) Web Services
2 294 (5.86%) .NET
3 175 (3.49%) REST
4 162 (3.23%) XML
5 161 (3.21%) Node.js
6 128 (2.55%) Middleware
7 127 (2.53%) JSON
8 95 (1.89%) SOAP
9 84 (1.67%) React
10 76 (1.51%) RabbitMQ
11 74 (1.47%) Kafka
12 65 (1.30%) HTML
13 64 (1.28%) SAML
14 58 (1.16%) RESTful
15 57 (1.14%) AngularJS
16 55 (1.10%) CSS
17 49 (0.98%) Spring
18 47 (0.94%) Hibernate
19 43 (0.86%) Apache Camel
20 41 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 302 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 236 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (3.71%) Public Cloud
4 169 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 128 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
5 128 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 103 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 95 (1.89%) User Experience
8 58 (1.16%) Reference Data
8 58 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
9 52 (1.04%) Cloud Native
10 51 (1.02%) Fixed Income
10 51 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 46 (0.92%) PKI
12 45 (0.90%) Derivative
13 41 (0.82%) Replication
14 37 (0.74%) Virtual Team
15 32 (0.64%) NHS
16 30 (0.60%) CMDB
17 26 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 409 (8.15%) Windows
2 230 (4.58%) Linux
3 122 (2.43%) Windows Server
4 110 (2.19%) Windows 10
5 96 (1.91%) Unix
6 44 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 39 (0.78%) Android
9 28 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 25 (0.50%) Solaris
10 25 (0.50%) VMS
11 19 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.24%) AIX
14 9 (0.18%) CentOS
14 9 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,078 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (14.85%) Migration
3 573 (11.42%) DevOps
4 485 (9.67%) TOGAF
5 481 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 418 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 390 (7.77%) Analytics
8 378 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 336 (6.70%) Data Architecture
10 324 (6.46%) CRM
11 321 (6.40%) Microservices
12 319 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
13 240 (4.78%) Technical Leadership
14 233 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
14 233 (4.64%) Technical Architecture
15 231 (4.60%) Scrum
16 230 (4.58%) Security Architecture
17 208 (4.15%) ITIL
18 205 (4.09%) ERP
19 200 (3.99%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 496 (9.88%) Java
2 462 (9.21%) SQL
3 276 (5.50%) Python
4 207 (4.13%) C#
5 206 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 125 (2.49%) PowerShell
7 63 (1.26%) Ruby
8 61 (1.22%) C++
9 55 (1.10%) C
9 55 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 53 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 52 (1.04%) Scala
12 48 (0.96%) Perl
12 48 (0.96%) PHP
13 46 (0.92%) Apex Code
14 37 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 31 (0.62%) R
16 30 (0.60%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.54%) ABAP
18 22 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 857 (17.08%) Security Cleared
2 634 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 190 (3.79%) Degree
4 155 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 129 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
6 127 (2.53%) CISSP
7 102 (2.03%) TOGAF Certification
8 80 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 64 (1.28%) CCIE
9 64 (1.28%) CCNP
10 49 (0.98%) CISM
11 47 (0.94%) AWS Certification
12 43 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (0.68%) CCNA
14 32 (0.64%) GIAC
14 32 (0.64%) SANS
15 31 (0.62%) MCSE
16 29 (0.58%) CCDP
16 29 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (0.36%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (2.15%) GDPR
2 79 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 70 (1.39%) QA
5 64 (1.28%) NCSC
6 51 (1.02%) NIST
7 40 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.52%) COBIT
9 22 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 21 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.42%) SLA
11 15 (0.30%) PMO
12 11 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.14%) RMADS
15 6 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.100%) IFRS
16 5 (0.100%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.100%) NIST 800
System Software
1 291 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 161 (3.21%) Docker
3 154 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.90%) vSphere
5 43 (0.86%) VMware NSX
6 38 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 24 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 24 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.44%) HDFS
8 22 (0.44%) vCloud
9 19 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.16%) XenApp
14 7 (0.14%) NFS
15 5 (0.100%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 4 (0.080%) KVM
16 4 (0.080%) NDS
16 4 (0.080%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 188 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 147 (2.93%) Ansible
3 125 (2.49%) Terraform
4 86 (1.71%) SCCM
5 70 (1.39%) Puppet
6 52 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
8 35 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (0.64%) Netcool
10 29 (0.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 29 (0.58%) vRealize
11 27 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 21 (0.42%) Amdocs OSS
13 16 (0.32%) AirWatch
14 14 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 12 (0.24%) RSA Archer
16 11 (0.22%) CASB
17 10 (0.20%) Nagios
17 10 (0.20%) Nessus
18 9 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 772 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 368 (7.33%) Oracle
3 306 (6.10%) SAP
4 265 (5.28%) VMware
5 264 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 238 (4.74%) Cisco
7 174 (3.47%) Google
8 120 (2.39%) MuleSoft
9 98 (1.95%) IBM
10 86 (1.71%) ServiceNow
11 76 (1.51%) Red Hat
12 75 (1.49%) Citrix
13 69 (1.38%) Sparx
14 61 (1.22%) Informatica
15 54 (1.08%) Dell
16 53 (1.06%) Databricks
17 51 (1.02%) Axway
18 49 (0.98%) Splunk
18 49 (0.98%) Tableau
19 45 (0.90%) Juniper