The median contractor rate for a Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 28 March 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
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 18 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 7 3 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 5.69% 2.42% 22.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 2.42% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 24
Median daily rate £538 £438 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.85% -15.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £348 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 120 124 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 97.56% 100.00% 97.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 97
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £12.10 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Ipswich

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Ipswich

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Ipswich over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Ipswich

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Ipswich

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Ipswich region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Java EE
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
4 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
4 5 (31.25%) IPv4
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) High Availability
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) SIEM
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Clustering
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (12.50%) IIS
7 2 (12.50%) SOA
7 2 (12.50%) LAN

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Pig
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) IPv4
2 5 (31.25%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data
3 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.25%) JBehave
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Redmine
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Java EE
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) OSGi
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) High Availability
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) SIEM
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Secure Coding
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Management
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Groovy
2 1 (6.25%) Scala
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Imperva
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Qualys
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk