Period
to 20 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 20 May 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
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 28 39
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 40 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.87% 8.81% 6.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 9.23% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 36
Essex median daily rate £550 £630 £541
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.70% +16.40% +15.78%
10th Percentile £485 £500 £350
90th Percentile £658 £688 £675
East of England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £92.50 -
East of England median hourly rate - £66.25 -

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 800 650 774
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 95.45% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 405 517
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.77% +13.61%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £242
90th Percentile £575 £621 £566
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 62
Essex median hourly rate £20.00 £31.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.04% -9.24% +84.21%
10th Percentile £10.81 £14.06 £15.08
90th Percentile £44.50 £72.75 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% -20.24% -2.33%

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 May 2019.

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 May 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
Southend-on-Sea -28 20 £543 -13.20%
Harlow - 3 £538 -
Basildon -5 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £600 - 2
Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 Essex region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (32.50%) Oracle
5 10 (25.00%) Solaris
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (25.00%) VMware
6 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
7 6 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
7 6 (15.00%) Presales
7 6 (15.00%) IBM
7 6 (15.00%) Middleware
7 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (15.00%) ETL
7 6 (15.00%) AIX
7 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.50%) Business Development
8 5 (12.50%) Information Security
8 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (12.50%) CISSP
8 5 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (12.50%) PQQ

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 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) VLAN
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (5.00%) Network Security
2 2 (5.00%) Skype
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) NAS
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) VXLAN
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.50%) Big Data
3 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (7.50%) BODI
5 3 (7.50%) Ingres
6 2 (5.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.50%) DB2
7 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.50%) HBase
7 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.50%) PowerCenter
7 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
1 2 (5.00%) JUnit
1 2 (5.00%) TestNG
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) Mockito
2 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) Spring
3 2 (5.00%) JDBC
3 2 (5.00%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.50%) Hystrix
4 1 (2.50%) Kafka
4 1 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.50%) Sensu
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.50%) WireMock
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.50%) CCTV
5 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Solaris
2 6 (15.00%) AIX
3 4 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Windows
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (15.00%) ETL
2 6 (15.00%) Presales
2 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (12.50%) Analytics
3 5 (12.50%) Business Development
3 5 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 5 (12.50%) Data Strategy
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security
3 5 (12.50%) Innovative Thinking
3 5 (12.50%) PQQ
3 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.50%) SABSA
3 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Thought Leadership
4 4 (10.00%) Data Security
4 4 (10.00%) Scrum
4 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java 8
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) CISSP
3 5 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 5 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.50%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) IBM
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.50%) Equitrac
7 1 (2.50%) Informatica
7 1 (2.50%) QNAP
7 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.50%) Sophos