Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6,085 6,886 6,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.99% 7.24% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.50% 7.64% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,752 4,371 4,025
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £455 £450 £420
90th Percentile £750 £725 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 31 23
England median hourly rate £67.50 £53.79 £49.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.50% +9.43% +12.99%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £30.61
90th Percentile £84.15 £83.00 £59.90
UK median hourly rate £65.21 £60.00 £49.15
% change year-on-year +8.68% +22.08% +9.22%

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 71,620 90,152 89,288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.78% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,455 60,283 59,461
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,595 2,765 2,647
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -0.86% +0.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +11 2,873 £600 +0.04% 477
South East +12 1,207 £550 -1.79% 215
North of England +7 663 £550 +4.76% 188
South West -1 539 £575 +9.52% 109
Midlands +3 491 £550 - 135
North West -2 378 £550 +4.76% 103
West Midlands +3 338 £550 - 97
East of England +2 253 £563 +2.36% 71
Yorkshire -2 227 £550 - 71
East Midlands +1 137 £550 +5.77% 37
North East +7 58 £550 +8.91% 14
South Coast +3 5 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1,679 (27.59%) Azure
2 1,192 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1,187 (19.51%) AWS
4 1,038 (17.06%) Finance
5 1,023 (16.81%) Security Cleared
6 1,011 (16.61%) Microsoft
7 914 (15.02%) Migration
8 726 (11.93%) SC Cleared
9 680 (11.18%) DevOps
10 644 (10.58%) TOGAF
11 617 (10.14%) Java
12 590 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 528 (8.68%) SQL
14 500 (8.22%) Windows
15 492 (8.09%) Enterprise Architecture
16 460 (7.56%) Microservices
17 456 (7.49%) Analytics
18 440 (7.23%) Data Centre
19 435 (7.15%) Data Modelling
20 423 (6.95%) Oracle
21 422 (6.94%) PaaS
22 410 (6.74%) Web Services
23 403 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
24 400 (6.57%) Office 365
25 399 (6.56%) Active Directory
26 383 (6.29%) Public Sector
27 379 (6.23%) SAP
28 374 (6.15%) IaaS
29 358 (5.88%) Python
30 356 (5.85%) SaaS

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
1 167 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.76%) Apache Spark
3 89 (1.46%) Confluence
4 87 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 67 (1.10%) OpenStack
6 58 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 51 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 41 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 40 (0.66%) JBoss
9 40 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (0.61%) CMS
11 35 (0.58%) Apache
12 30 (0.49%) IIS
13 26 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 24 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 22 (0.36%) MQSeries
15 22 (0.36%) SAS
16 21 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 18 (0.30%) Anypoint
Applications
1 80 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.099%) Sketch
5 6 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.082%) SPSS
7 4 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.066%) InVision
7 4 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.066%) Windchill
8 3 (0.049%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.033%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.033%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.016%) CATIA
10 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 119 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 69 (1.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 38 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 33 (0.54%) SAP ERP
6 25 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 16 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 16 (0.26%) SAP MDG
9 15 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 14 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
11 13 (0.21%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.18%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.15%) Endur
13 9 (0.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
13 9 (0.15%) Teamcenter
14 8 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
15 7 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,679 (27.59%) Azure
2 1,187 (19.51%) AWS
3 422 (6.94%) PaaS
4 400 (6.57%) Office 365
5 374 (6.15%) IaaS
6 356 (5.85%) SaaS
7 260 (4.27%) GCP
8 210 (3.45%) Power Platform
9 175 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 168 (2.76%) Serverless
11 132 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
12 97 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
13 91 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
14 86 (1.41%) Amazon S3
15 85 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
16 82 (1.35%) GitHub
17 67 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 57 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
19 55 (0.90%) OpenShift
20 53 (0.87%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 353 (5.80%) Firewall
2 259 (4.26%) WAN
3 183 (3.01%) LAN
4 170 (2.79%) Network Security
5 152 (2.50%) DNS
6 147 (2.42%) Internet
7 118 (1.94%) VPN
8 92 (1.51%) Skype
9 83 (1.36%) TCP/IP
10 71 (1.17%) SAN
11 68 (1.12%) DHCP
12 61 (1.00%) Wireless
13 56 (0.92%) BGP
14 50 (0.82%) Unified Communications
15 47 (0.77%) NAS
15 47 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (0.67%) VLAN
17 40 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (0.66%) MPLS
17 40 (0.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (5.51%) Big Data
2 290 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 287 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 202 (3.32%) Data Lake
5 185 (3.04%) Power BI
6 154 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 127 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 121 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 110 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 94 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 85 (1.40%) MySQL
12 82 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
13 75 (1.23%) MongoDB
14 68 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 65 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 62 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 59 (0.97%) Oracle Database
18 58 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 49 (0.81%) Apache Hive
20 47 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 143 (2.35%) JIRA
2 129 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 128 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 40 (0.66%) Maven
5 32 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 26 (0.43%) JUnit
7 25 (0.41%) Subversion
8 24 (0.39%) ERwin
9 22 (0.36%) Selenium
10 21 (0.35%) Gradle
11 20 (0.33%) Ant
11 20 (0.33%) GitLab
12 18 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.28%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.28%) IntelliJ
13 17 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.23%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,038 (17.06%) Finance
2 383 (6.29%) Public Sector
3 328 (5.39%) Banking
4 306 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 290 (4.77%) Retail
6 202 (3.32%) Marketing
7 134 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 127 (2.09%) Legal
9 69 (1.13%) Electronics
10 68 (1.12%) Front Office
11 57 (0.94%) Billing
12 51 (0.84%) Law
13 42 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 41 (0.67%) Advertising
15 38 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 37 (0.61%) Back Office
17 31 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 28 (0.46%) Financial Institution
19 24 (0.39%) Aerospace
20 23 (0.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (6.74%) Web Services
2 324 (5.32%) .NET
3 217 (3.57%) XML
4 203 (3.34%) REST
5 195 (3.20%) JSON
6 175 (2.88%) Node.js
7 162 (2.66%) Middleware
8 137 (2.25%) SOAP
9 117 (1.92%) React
10 116 (1.91%) Kafka
11 110 (1.81%) HTML
12 100 (1.64%) RESTful
13 99 (1.63%) AngularJS
14 89 (1.46%) CSS
15 71 (1.17%) SAML
16 70 (1.15%) Spring
17 63 (1.04%) OAuth
18 57 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
19 55 (0.90%) OpenID
20 48 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 440 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 266 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 213 (3.50%) Public Cloud
5 152 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 151 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 113 (1.86%) User Experience
8 108 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 97 (1.59%) PKI
10 72 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 70 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 68 (1.12%) Replication
13 55 (0.90%) Derivative
14 54 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 51 (0.84%) Fixed Income
15 51 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 51 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 42 (0.69%) Reference Data
17 41 (0.67%) Data Structures
18 36 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 500 (8.22%) Windows
2 301 (4.95%) Linux
3 142 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 126 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 125 (2.05%) Unix
6 67 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 40 (0.66%) Android
9 35 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 34 (0.56%) VMS
11 25 (0.41%) Solaris
12 24 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.36%) AIX
14 19 (0.31%) CentOS
15 17 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,192 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
2 914 (15.02%) Migration
3 680 (11.18%) DevOps
4 644 (10.58%) TOGAF
5 590 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 492 (8.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 460 (7.56%) Microservices
8 456 (7.49%) Analytics
9 435 (7.15%) Data Modelling
10 403 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
11 341 (5.60%) Security Architecture
12 338 (5.55%) Data Architecture
13 318 (5.23%) CRM
14 306 (5.03%) Information Security
15 301 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
16 298 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
17 296 (4.86%) Technical Leadership
18 295 (4.85%) ITIL
19 269 (4.42%) Architectural Design
20 266 (4.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 617 (10.14%) Java
2 528 (8.68%) SQL
3 358 (5.88%) Python
4 257 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 207 (3.40%) C#
6 158 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 103 (1.69%) C
8 88 (1.45%) C++
9 86 (1.41%) Ruby
10 65 (1.07%) Apex Code
11 64 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 58 (0.95%) Scala
13 46 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 44 (0.72%) Perl
15 37 (0.61%) Bash Shell
16 27 (0.44%) PHP
17 25 (0.41%) R
17 25 (0.41%) Shell Script
18 23 (0.38%) ABAP
19 21 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,023 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 726 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 252 (4.14%) Degree
4 211 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 195 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
6 194 (3.19%) CISSP
7 172 (2.83%) TOGAF Certification
8 103 (1.69%) CCIE
9 98 (1.61%) CCNP
10 68 (1.12%) CISM
11 66 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 58 (0.95%) CCNA
13 53 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 51 (0.84%) AWS Certification
15 45 (0.74%) MCSE
16 42 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 34 (0.56%) SANS
18 29 (0.48%) GIAC
19 27 (0.44%) CISA
20 26 (0.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 125 (2.05%) GDPR
3 116 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 109 (1.79%) QA
5 73 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 70 (1.15%) NIST
7 50 (0.82%) COBIT
7 50 (0.82%) NCSC
8 29 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 23 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (0.35%) JSP 440
11 20 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
13 15 (0.25%) SLA
14 14 (0.23%) PMO
15 13 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
15 13 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 11 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
17 10 (0.16%) PSD2
18 9 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 399 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 242 (3.98%) Docker
3 174 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 43 (0.71%) vSphere
6 40 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 38 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (0.49%) HDFS
9 30 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (0.38%) vCloud
11 19 (0.31%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.28%) XenApp
13 11 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.13%) OpenAM
15 7 (0.12%) NFS
15 7 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.12%) Postfix
16 6 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 282 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 174 (2.86%) Ansible
3 136 (2.24%) Terraform
4 121 (1.99%) SCCM
5 115 (1.89%) Puppet
6 68 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 64 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 43 (0.71%) vRealize
10 36 (0.59%) vCenter Server
11 31 (0.51%) CASB
12 27 (0.44%) Packer
13 24 (0.39%) AirWatch
13 24 (0.39%) Amdocs OSS
13 24 (0.39%) SCOM
14 20 (0.33%) Nagios
15 17 (0.28%) Consul
16 15 (0.25%) FortiGate
17 14 (0.23%) Salt
18 13 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,011 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 423 (6.95%) Oracle
3 379 (6.23%) SAP
4 328 (5.39%) Cisco
5 321 (5.28%) VMware
6 298 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
7 216 (3.55%) Google
8 135 (2.22%) MuleSoft
9 109 (1.79%) Citrix
10 102 (1.68%) IBM
11 94 (1.54%) Dell
12 91 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 85 (1.40%) Red Hat
14 72 (1.18%) Sparx
15 71 (1.17%) Informatica
16 68 (1.12%) F5
17 67 (1.10%) Databricks
18 65 (1.07%) Cloudera
19 64 (1.05%) Splunk
20 61 (1.00%) Tableau