Period
to 29 November 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 16 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2,806 5,958 6,926
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 9.16% 7.99% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.90% 8.50% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,035 3,752 4,508
Median daily rate £550 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £419 £455 £450
90th Percentile £738 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £570
% change year-on-year -4.35% +0.88% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £65.21 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.33% +24.21% +6.98%
10th Percentile £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £80.00 £83.33 £83.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £62.92 £58.75
% change year-on-year -44.37% +7.10% +19.90%

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 28,348 70,110 90,036
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.54% 93.97% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,176 46,370 60,307
Median daily rate £475 £465 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.22% +0.11%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 2,587 2,791
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.46 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.16% +5.19% -
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.17 £11.07
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £29.50 £19.68 £18.00
% change year-on-year +49.94% +9.31% -2.70%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +1 1,418 £586 -2.33% 309
South East +2 461 £545 -0.91% 144
North of England +5 318 £525 -4.55% 133
North West +9 210 £540 -1.82% 80
Midlands -3 185 £520 -5.45% 75
South West +4 176 £588 +2.17% 47
West Midlands -8 113 £509 -7.45% 47
Yorkshire -3 79 £525 -4.55% 39
East of England -8 64 £514 -8.67% 52
East Midlands +2 63 £520 -5.45% 27
North East +14 30 £550 - 14
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 765 (27.26%) Azure
2 707 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (20.92%) Security Cleared
4 571 (20.35%) AWS
5 462 (16.46%) Finance
6 425 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 400 (14.26%) DevOps
8 390 (13.90%) Microsoft
9 354 (12.62%) Migration
10 328 (11.69%) Data Modelling
11 301 (10.73%) Microservices
12 295 (10.51%) Java
13 280 (9.98%) Public Sector
14 275 (9.80%) TOGAF
15 268 (9.55%) SQL
16 245 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
17 227 (8.09%) Data Architecture
18 224 (7.98%) Windows
19 222 (7.91%) Oracle
20 219 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
21 218 (7.77%) SAP
22 217 (7.73%) GCP
23 195 (6.95%) Banking
24 193 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
25 187 (6.66%) Analytics
26 182 (6.49%) VMware
27 170 (6.06%) PaaS
28 169 (6.02%) Active Directory
29 168 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
30 165 (5.88%) SQL Server

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 80 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (1.53%) Confluence
4 41 (1.46%) Apache
5 39 (1.39%) CMS
6 33 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 24 (0.86%) Red Hat Fuse
8 22 (0.78%) MQSeries
9 21 (0.75%) JBoss
9 21 (0.75%) Skype for Business
10 20 (0.71%) IIS
11 19 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 17 (0.61%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.50%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.43%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.036%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 61 (2.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 42 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.25%) Magento
6 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.21%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.18%) SAP Travel Management
8 5 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.18%) Shopify
8 5 (0.18%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.18%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.14%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 765 (27.26%) Azure
2 571 (20.35%) AWS
3 217 (7.73%) GCP
4 170 (6.06%) PaaS
5 139 (4.95%) SaaS
6 138 (4.92%) IaaS
7 122 (4.35%) Office 365
8 109 (3.88%) Power Platform
9 93 (3.31%) Serverless
10 79 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 42 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 37 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
13 36 (1.28%) Apigee
14 31 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (1.10%) PowerApps
15 28 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
15 28 (1.00%) GitHub
15 28 (1.00%) OpenShift
16 27 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (4.88%) Firewall
2 111 (3.96%) WAN
3 74 (2.64%) LAN
4 72 (2.57%) DNS
5 60 (2.14%) Network Security
6 47 (1.67%) Skype
7 42 (1.50%) VPN
8 36 (1.28%) DHCP
9 35 (1.25%) Internet
10 32 (1.14%) MPLS
11 27 (0.96%) VoIP
12 26 (0.93%) Wireless
13 21 (0.75%) HTTP
13 21 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (0.71%) SSL
15 17 (0.61%) BGP
15 17 (0.61%) SAN
15 17 (0.61%) Unified Communications
16 14 (0.50%) VSAN
17 13 (0.46%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
2 165 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 122 (4.35%) Big Data
4 106 (3.78%) Data Lake
5 90 (3.21%) Power BI
6 78 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 70 (2.49%) NoSQL
8 66 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 55 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 53 (1.89%) MySQL
11 41 (1.46%) MongoDB
12 36 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
13 35 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (1.00%) SAP HANA
15 27 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (0.96%) Tableau
16 26 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
17 25 (0.89%) Oracle Database
18 23 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 107 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 80 (2.85%) Git (software)
2 80 (2.85%) JIRA
3 38 (1.35%) Maven
4 36 (1.28%) GitLab
5 27 (0.96%) Artifactory
6 19 (0.68%) ERwin
6 19 (0.68%) Selenium
7 18 (0.64%) Grunt
8 17 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 17 (0.61%) gulp
9 14 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.36%) ER Studio
11 10 (0.36%) Subversion
12 9 (0.32%) Ant
12 9 (0.32%) Hudson
12 9 (0.32%) IntelliJ
12 9 (0.32%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 462 (16.46%) Finance
2 280 (9.98%) Public Sector
3 195 (6.95%) Banking
4 152 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 103 (3.67%) Marketing
6 100 (3.56%) Retail
7 96 (3.42%) Manufacturing
8 56 (2.00%) Electronics
9 52 (1.85%) Law
10 43 (1.53%) Back Office
11 30 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 28 (1.00%) Front Office
12 28 (1.00%) Legal
13 23 (0.82%) Police
14 22 (0.78%) Aerospace
15 18 (0.64%) Billing
15 18 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.64%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.50%) Local Government
16 14 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (5.74%) Web Services
2 111 (3.96%) REST
3 106 (3.78%) Middleware
4 100 (3.56%) .NET
5 98 (3.49%) JSON
6 69 (2.46%) RESTful
6 69 (2.46%) XML
7 67 (2.39%) Kafka
8 64 (2.28%) Spring
9 63 (2.25%) HTML
10 60 (2.14%) AngularJS
11 55 (1.96%) React
12 53 (1.89%) Node.js
12 53 (1.89%) SOAP
13 50 (1.78%) Spring Boot
14 47 (1.67%) CSS
15 45 (1.60%) OAuth
16 42 (1.50%) HTML5
17 39 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
18 37 (1.32%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.85%) Data Centre
2 128 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 79 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 69 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
6 68 (2.42%) User Experience
7 55 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 45 (1.60%) Cloud Native
10 44 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 41 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 41 (1.46%) PKI
12 36 (1.28%) NHS
13 29 (1.03%) Derivative
14 27 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 26 (0.93%) Fixed Income
15 26 (0.93%) FMCG
16 25 (0.89%) Clustering
17 24 (0.86%) Reference Data
18 23 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (7.98%) Windows
2 151 (5.38%) Linux
3 74 (2.64%) Windows 10
4 52 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 46 (1.64%) Unix
6 32 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 25 (0.89%) Android
9 10 (0.36%) Solaris
10 9 (0.32%) Debian
10 9 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.25%) AIX
12 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.21%) CentOS
14 5 (0.18%) VMS
14 5 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (14.26%) DevOps
3 354 (12.62%) Migration
4 328 (11.69%) Data Modelling
5 301 (10.73%) Microservices
6 275 (9.80%) TOGAF
7 245 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
8 227 (8.09%) Data Architecture
9 219 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 193 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 187 (6.66%) Analytics
12 154 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
13 144 (5.13%) Scrum
14 143 (5.10%) ITIL
15 142 (5.06%) Security Architecture
16 123 (4.38%) Technical Architecture
17 117 (4.17%) Service Management
17 117 (4.17%) Technical Leadership
18 114 (4.06%) Data Management
18 114 (4.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 295 (10.51%) Java
2 268 (9.55%) SQL
3 148 (5.27%) Python
4 136 (4.85%) JavaScript
5 59 (2.10%) C#
6 54 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 30 (1.07%) C
8 26 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 24 (0.86%) Ruby
10 22 (0.78%) PHP
10 22 (0.78%) Scala
10 22 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 21 (0.75%) Apex Code
12 20 (0.71%) C++
13 14 (0.50%) Perl
13 14 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.50%) R
14 13 (0.46%) Java 8
15 9 (0.32%) Go
16 8 (0.29%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 587 (20.92%) Security Cleared
2 425 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 124 (4.42%) DV Cleared
4 81 (2.89%) CISSP
5 79 (2.82%) TOGAF Certification
6 75 (2.67%) Degree
7 62 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (1.10%) CISM
10 27 (0.96%) CCIE
11 26 (0.93%) CCNP
12 24 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (0.71%) CISA
14 19 (0.68%) AWS Certification
14 19 (0.68%) CCNA
14 19 (0.68%) Sun Certification
15 16 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
17 14 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 12 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 62 (2.21%) NIST
3 54 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (1.71%) GDPR
5 42 (1.50%) QA
6 35 (1.25%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.82%) NCSC
8 20 (0.71%) COBIT
9 19 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 13 (0.46%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.32%) NIST 800
12 8 (0.29%) Dublin Core
12 8 (0.29%) PMO
13 7 (0.25%) IFRS
14 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.21%) SLA
15 5 (0.18%) GxP
15 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 130 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.99%) Docker
4 46 (1.64%) VMware NSX
5 31 (1.10%) vSphere
6 24 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 21 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.46%) HDFS
11 12 (0.43%) KVM
12 10 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.25%) vCloud
14 6 (0.21%) Xen
15 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.071%) Firmware
15 2 (0.071%) NFS
15 2 (0.071%) Varnish
15 2 (0.071%) VMFS
15 2 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 154 (5.49%) Kubernetes
2 96 (3.42%) Terraform
3 82 (2.92%) Ansible
4 50 (1.78%) SCCM
5 42 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 33 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.07%) Puppet
8 25 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 15 (0.53%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.50%) vRealize
12 13 (0.46%) Kibana
13 10 (0.36%) FortiGate
13 10 (0.36%) Grafana
14 9 (0.32%) SCOM
15 8 (0.29%) Nessus
15 8 (0.29%) QRadar
16 6 (0.21%) Consul
16 6 (0.21%) Packer
16 6 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 390 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 222 (7.91%) Oracle
3 218 (7.77%) SAP
4 182 (6.49%) VMware
5 151 (5.38%) Google
6 142 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
7 135 (4.81%) Cisco
8 78 (2.78%) MuleSoft
9 69 (2.46%) Sparx
10 56 (2.00%) Splunk
11 53 (1.89%) ServiceNow
12 51 (1.82%) IBM
13 43 (1.53%) Citrix
13 43 (1.53%) Red Hat
14 39 (1.39%) Databricks
15 36 (1.28%) Informatica
16 35 (1.25%) Pega
17 32 (1.14%) F5
18 31 (1.10%) Dell
19 27 (0.96%) Cloudera