Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 37 33
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 64 42 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.39% 4.66% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.78% 4.78% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 18 39
Essex median daily rate £563 £375 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -31.82% +1.20%
10th Percentile £477 £320 £392
90th Percentile £675 £550 £653
East of England median daily rate £548 £489 £513
% change year-on-year +12.02% -4.63% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Essex median hourly rate - £42.65 -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.65 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +12.24% -2.75%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 823 878 1119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.03% 97.34% 97.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 447 659
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £210 £205
90th Percentile £583 £522 £538
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 170 104
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -39.07% +15.18%
10th Percentile £11.91 £15.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £62.65 £42.89 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.88% +1.60% -4.76%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -13 31 £585 +14.71%
Chelmsford +3 6 £563 +60.71%
Brentwood -1 6 - -
Harlow - 1 £600 - 1
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) Scrum
3 28 (43.75%) Middleware
4 23 (35.94%) TDD
5 21 (32.81%) SOA
6 20 (31.25%) Kanban
7 18 (28.13%) Mentoring
7 18 (28.13%) Java
8 17 (26.56%) Unix
9 16 (25.00%) DevOps
9 16 (25.00%) User Stories
10 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (23.44%) Linux
10 15 (23.44%) HTTP
10 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
10 15 (23.44%) SSL
11 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
11 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (21.88%) Ansible
11 14 (21.88%) API Design
12 12 (18.75%) Critical Success Factor
12 12 (18.75%) Finance
12 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
13 11 (17.19%) Coaching
13 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
14 10 (15.63%) Open Source
14 10 (15.63%) Software Architecture
14 10 (15.63%) Mac OS X
14 10 (15.63%) XML

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 9 (14.06%) WebLogic
2 7 (10.94%) JBoss
3 6 (9.38%) Mule
4 3 (4.69%) Confluence
4 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (10.94%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.56%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.56%) Odoo
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.94%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (7.81%) IaaS
3 5 (7.81%) PaaS
3 5 (7.81%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) HTTP
1 15 (23.44%) SSL
1 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
1 7 (10.94%) Subversion
2 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.25%) Maven
2 4 (6.25%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (4.69%) JIRA
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Local Government
3 4 (6.25%) Back Office
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (4.69%) Electronics
4 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (43.75%) Middleware
2 10 (15.63%) J2EE
2 10 (15.63%) XML
3 7 (10.94%) JSON
3 7 (10.94%) XSLT
4 5 (7.81%) Web Services
4 5 (7.81%) XSD
5 4 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (6.25%) Java EE
5 4 (6.25%) Java SE
5 4 (6.25%) JSON Schema
5 4 (6.25%) OAuth
5 4 (6.25%) REST
5 4 (6.25%) SOAP
5 4 (6.25%) Spring
5 4 (6.25%) Spring Boot
5 4 (6.25%) WSDL
5 4 (6.25%) XML Schema
6 3 (4.69%) Play Framework
6 3 (4.69%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.69%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.56%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.56%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) RIA
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Unix
2 15 (23.44%) Linux
3 10 (15.63%) Mac OS X
4 9 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.94%) Solaris
6 5 (7.81%) Windows
7 4 (6.25%) AIX
7 4 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) Scrum
3 23 (35.94%) TDD
4 21 (32.81%) SOA
5 20 (31.25%) Kanban
6 18 (28.13%) Mentoring
7 16 (25.00%) DevOps
7 16 (25.00%) User Stories
8 14 (21.88%) API Design
8 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 12 (18.75%) Critical Success Factor
9 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 11 (17.19%) Coaching
11 10 (15.63%) Open Source
11 10 (15.63%) Software Architecture
12 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
13 8 (12.50%) Data Modelling
14 7 (10.94%) ERP
14 7 (10.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) Java
2 7 (10.94%) XPath
3 6 (9.38%) C
4 5 (7.81%) SQL
5 4 (6.25%) Groovy
5 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.56%) CCNP
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.56%) CITP
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 4 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.56%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) WSO2
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.25%) webMethods
5 3 (4.69%) SAP
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.56%) Adobe
7 1 (1.56%) Brocade
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) EMC
7 1 (1.56%) Epicor
7 1 (1.56%) Google
7 1 (1.56%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.56%) NetApp
7 1 (1.56%) Sage
7 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow