Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £594 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 71 82 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.85% 10.01% 4.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 10.31% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 25
Essex median daily rate £594 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +57.14% -33.33%
10th Percentile £500 £457 £316
90th Percentile £699 £663 £525
East of England median daily rate £550 £535 £500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.82
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.84

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 979 795 837
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.41% 97.07% 97.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 522 475
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £232 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 75 170
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +20.37% -14.34%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.56 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.88 £63.75 £42.86
East of England median hourly rate £17.46 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.00% -11.42% -3.82%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Essex

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Essex

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Essex over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Essex

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Essex

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Southend-on-Sea -6 30 £560 -4.76% 2
Chelmsford +3 4 £700 +24.44% 2
Grays - 1 £550 -
Harlow - 1 £500 -
Basildon - 1 - - 1
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 Essex region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) Linux
2 23 (32.39%) Ansible
3 22 (30.99%) Scrum
4 19 (26.76%) Unix
5 18 (25.35%) User Stories
5 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (25.35%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (23.94%) Git (software)
6 17 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (23.94%) Subversion
7 16 (22.54%) HTTP
7 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
7 16 (22.54%) SSL
7 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
7 16 (22.54%) Strategic Thinking
8 15 (21.13%) Kanban
8 15 (21.13%) TDD
8 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
8 15 (21.13%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (19.72%) Java
9 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
10 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
10 12 (16.90%) Microservices
11 10 (14.08%) Migration
12 9 (12.68%) Finance
12 9 (12.68%) TOGAF
12 9 (12.68%) Data Modelling
12 9 (12.68%) Security Architecture
12 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
1 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.82%) Apache
2 2 (2.82%) JBoss
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) AquaLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Jetty
3 1 (1.41%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) nginx
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.41%) AtomSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Boomi
3 1 (1.41%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) HTTP
1 16 (22.54%) SSL
1 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.23%) Network Security
2 3 (4.23%) Skype
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.41%) DHCP
3 1 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) FTP
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) IPsec
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) SMS
3 1 (1.41%) VLAN
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
3 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Git (software)
1 17 (23.94%) Subversion
2 5 (7.04%) Maven
3 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
4 3 (4.23%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.41%) Ant
6 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) GitLab
6 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.41%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Marketing
3 7 (9.86%) Electronics
3 7 (9.86%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) J2EE
1 8 (11.27%) Middleware
2 7 (9.86%) XML
3 6 (8.45%) SAML
4 4 (5.63%) Spring
4 4 (5.63%) XML Schema
5 3 (4.23%) .NET
5 3 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.82%) EDI
6 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.82%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.82%) Web Services
6 2 (2.82%) XSD
7 1 (1.41%) EJB
7 1 (1.41%) Java EE
7 1 (1.41%) JSP
7 1 (1.41%) Servlets
7 1 (1.41%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (8.45%) Clustering
3 5 (7.04%) Data Structures
3 5 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (7.04%) Reference Data
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.23%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.41%) NHS
7 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Linux
2 19 (26.76%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) CentOS
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Scrum
3 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (25.35%) Deployment Automation
3 18 (25.35%) User Stories
4 16 (22.54%) Strategic Thinking
4 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
5 15 (21.13%) Kanban
5 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
5 15 (21.13%) TDD
6 12 (16.90%) Microservices
7 10 (14.08%) Migration
8 9 (12.68%) Data Modelling
8 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.68%) Security Architecture
8 9 (12.68%) TOGAF
9 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.86%) SOA
10 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) Java
2 8 (11.27%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) C
4 1 (1.41%) Java 8
4 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (4.23%) CISSP
5 2 (2.82%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (32.39%) Ansible
2 6 (8.45%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (5.63%) Terraform
4 2 (2.82%) Puppet
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.41%) QRadar
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle
1 7 (9.86%) SAP
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.82%) IBM
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco
4 1 (1.41%) Dell
4 1 (1.41%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) JDA
4 1 (1.41%) VMware