Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 31 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 72 48 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.66% 5.76% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.96% 5.94% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 25
Essex median daily rate £550 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -16.67% -15.25%
10th Percentile £464 £324 £355
90th Percentile £675 £575 £670
East of England median daily rate £550 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Essex median hourly rate - £42.80 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.04% -5.59%
East of England median hourly rate - £42.82 £39.25
% change year-on-year - +9.10% -5.59%

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 723 808 1093
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 96.88% 96.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 489 592
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 137 162
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £32.40 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £13.85 £15.75 £15.03
90th Percentile £59.75 £42.90 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +2.44%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 39 £595 +53.55% 1
Brentwood -21 1 £300 -52.00%
Colchester - 1 £450 -
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 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 Essex region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (58.33%) Scrum
3 40 (55.56%) SOA
4 28 (38.89%) Middleware
5 27 (37.50%) TDD
6 26 (36.11%) Kanban
7 23 (31.94%) Mentoring
8 22 (30.56%) User Stories
9 20 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (27.78%) HTTP
10 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
10 19 (26.39%) SSL
10 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (26.39%) DevOps
11 18 (25.00%) Unix
12 15 (20.83%) Coaching
12 15 (20.83%) Relational Database
13 14 (19.44%) Java
14 13 (18.06%) WebLogic
14 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
14 13 (18.06%) Subversion
14 13 (18.06%) API Design
15 12 (16.67%) TOGAF
15 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
15 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (16.67%) Solaris
15 12 (16.67%) Linux
15 12 (16.67%) JBoss
16 11 (15.28%) Critical Success Factor

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 13 (18.06%) WebLogic
2 12 (16.67%) JBoss
3 8 (11.11%) Mule
4 7 (9.72%) Confluence
4 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.11%) PaaS
4 7 (9.72%) IaaS
5 5 (6.94%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.78%) HTTP
2 19 (26.39%) SSL
2 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) DSL
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) SMS
3 1 (1.39%) VDSL
3 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
1 13 (18.06%) Subversion
2 7 (9.72%) JIRA
3 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.94%) Maven
4 2 (2.78%) PowerDesigner
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.89%) Middleware
2 9 (12.50%) J2EE
3 7 (9.72%) XML
4 6 (8.33%) Web Services
5 5 (6.94%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (6.94%) Java EE
5 5 (6.94%) Java SE
5 5 (6.94%) JSON
5 5 (6.94%) JSON Schema
5 5 (6.94%) OAuth
5 5 (6.94%) REST
5 5 (6.94%) SOAP
5 5 (6.94%) Spring
5 5 (6.94%) Spring Boot
5 5 (6.94%) WSDL
5 5 (6.94%) XSLT
6 2 (2.78%) XML Schema
6 2 (2.78%) XSD
7 1 (1.39%) .NET
7 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Reference Data
2 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Unix
2 12 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) Solaris
3 6 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.94%) AIX
4 5 (6.94%) HPUX
4 5 (6.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (58.33%) Scrum
3 40 (55.56%) SOA
4 27 (37.50%) TDD
5 26 (36.11%) Kanban
6 23 (31.94%) Mentoring
7 22 (30.56%) User Stories
8 19 (26.39%) DevOps
9 15 (20.83%) Coaching
10 13 (18.06%) API Design
11 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 12 (16.67%) TOGAF
12 11 (15.28%) Critical Success Factor
13 10 (13.89%) Software Architecture
14 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (12.50%) Migration
15 7 (9.72%) Strategic Thinking
15 7 (9.72%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) Java
2 9 (12.50%) C
3 8 (11.11%) SQL
4 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.94%) Groovy
5 5 (6.94%) XPath
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.78%) CISSP
2 2 (2.78%) MCSE
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) Ansible
2 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) WSO2
2 5 (6.94%) webMethods
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.39%) Capita
5 1 (1.39%) Google
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) SAP