The median contractor rate for an Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 28 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 32 42
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.70% 1.86% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.90% 1.89% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £650 £617 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.34% +12.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £434 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £940 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.92 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £43.15
% change year-on-year +27.77% +4.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 231 318 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 95.06% 98.76% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 212 139
Median daily rate £365 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £735 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Kent

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Kent

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Kent

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Kent

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Kent over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in Kent

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 1 £650 -
Rochester - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Kent region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) High Availability
3 7 (41.18%) MCSA
3 7 (41.18%) NHS
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (35.29%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) WLAN
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) CCNA
6 3 (17.65%) Informatics
6 3 (17.65%) Health Informatics
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) PaaS
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 3 (17.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DBAmp
1 1 (5.88%) NewSQL
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) EDI
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (5.88%) WCF
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 9 (52.94%) High Availability
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Health Informatics
4 3 (17.65%) Informatics
4 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Information Management
6 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.88%) Microservices
6 1 (5.88%) Service Design
6 1 (5.88%) Storage Virtualisation
6 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCSA
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.88%) Jitterbit
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Workday