Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 29 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 144 140 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.77% 6.57% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 6.70% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 106 196
Leeds median daily rate £535 £545 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +9.00% -
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £699 £615 £688
West Yorkshire median daily rate £530 £545 £515
% change year-on-year -2.75% +5.83% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,392 2,091 2,884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 98.08% 96.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,661 1,441 2,015
Leeds median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £290
90th Percentile £550 £550 £570
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 24 52
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +38.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.60 £40.55 £17.48
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.43 £12.25
% change year-on-year +15.41% +9.63% -9.89%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Leeds

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Leeds

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Leeds

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 Leeds region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 34 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.28%) TOGAF
4 21 (14.58%) Java
5 19 (13.19%) Firewall
5 19 (13.19%) Migration
6 18 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (11.81%) Open Source
7 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (10.42%) Degree
8 15 (10.42%) Serverless
9 13 (9.03%) IaaS
9 13 (9.03%) NoSQL
9 13 (9.03%) Data Modelling
9 13 (9.03%) NHS
10 12 (8.33%) PaaS
10 12 (8.33%) Relational Database
10 12 (8.33%) Microservices
11 11 (7.64%) Public Cloud
11 11 (7.64%) Computer Science
11 11 (7.64%) Reference Data
11 11 (7.64%) Publishing
11 11 (7.64%) Scrum
11 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.64%) Linux
12 10 (6.94%) Web Services
12 10 (6.94%) VMware
12 10 (6.94%) Finance
12 10 (6.94%) HL7
12 10 (6.94%) Technical Architecture

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 7 (4.86%) Apache
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.08%) CMS
4 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.39%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.69%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.42%) Serverless
4 13 (9.03%) IaaS
5 12 (8.33%) PaaS
6 8 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (5.56%) Amazon S3
6 8 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (5.56%) Office 365
6 8 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (4.17%) SaaS
8 3 (2.08%) Trello
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (1.39%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.69%) Force.com
10 1 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.19%) Firewall
2 8 (5.56%) Network Security
2 8 (5.56%) VPN
3 7 (4.86%) WAN
4 6 (4.17%) HTTP
4 6 (4.17%) LAN
5 5 (3.47%) MPLS
6 3 (2.08%) Internet
6 3 (2.08%) Wireless
7 2 (1.39%) BGP
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.39%) DNS
7 2 (1.39%) OSPF
7 2 (1.39%) Skype
7 2 (1.39%) SMS
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.69%) VXLAN
8 1 (0.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.03%) NoSQL
2 12 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.17%) Big Data
5 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.08%) MySQL
6 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.08%) Redis
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.39%) OLAP
7 2 (1.39%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.39%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (7.64%) Publishing
2 10 (6.94%) Finance
3 7 (4.86%) Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Legal
5 4 (2.78%) Retail
6 3 (2.08%) Games
7 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) Node.js
1 10 (6.94%) Web Services
2 9 (6.25%) .NET
2 9 (6.25%) REST
2 9 (6.25%) Spring
3 8 (5.56%) HTML
4 7 (4.86%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (4.86%) HTML5
5 6 (4.17%) SOAP
5 6 (4.17%) XML
6 4 (2.78%) Kafka
7 3 (2.08%) GraphQL
7 3 (2.08%) React
8 2 (1.39%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.39%) CSS
8 2 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.69%) CSS3
9 1 (0.69%) RESTful
9 1 (0.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) NHS
2 11 (7.64%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.64%) Public Cloud
2 11 (7.64%) Reference Data
3 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.39%) PKI
7 2 (1.39%) Social Media
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) Linux
2 9 (6.25%) VMS
3 7 (4.86%) Android
3 7 (4.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.17%) Windows
5 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) AIX
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.28%) TOGAF
3 19 (13.19%) Migration
4 18 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (11.81%) Open Source
6 13 (9.03%) Data Modelling
7 12 (8.33%) Microservices
8 11 (7.64%) Scrum
9 10 (6.94%) SIEM
9 10 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (6.25%) DevOps
10 9 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (6.25%) Network Management
10 9 (6.25%) SOA
10 9 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (5.56%) Information Security
11 8 (5.56%) IT Strategy
12 7 (4.86%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.58%) Java
2 8 (5.56%) PHP
3 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.17%) SQL
4 2 (1.39%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.69%) C
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) ES6
5 1 (0.69%) Go
5 1 (0.69%) Java 8
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) Ruby
5 1 (0.69%) Scala
5 1 (0.69%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.42%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) CISSP
2 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) CISM
3 7 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.78%) CISA
6 3 (2.08%) CCNP
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.39%) CCDE
7 2 (1.39%) CEH
7 2 (1.39%) GIAC
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CCIE
8 1 (0.69%) CISMP
8 1 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) HL7
2 9 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.47%) SLA
5 3 (2.08%) FISMA
5 3 (2.08%) HIPAA
5 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.17%) VMware Server
3 4 (2.78%) Docker
4 3 (2.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Nessus
1 8 (5.56%) Terraform
2 5 (3.47%) Ansible
3 3 (2.08%) Puppet
4 2 (1.39%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.39%) OpenView
4 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.69%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) VMware
3 9 (6.25%) Cisco
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle
4 8 (5.56%) McAfee
5 7 (4.86%) CyberArk
6 6 (4.17%) Xamarin
7 3 (2.08%) Citrix
7 3 (2.08%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) BMC
8 2 (1.39%) F5
8 2 (1.39%) HP
8 2 (1.39%) Juniper
8 2 (1.39%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.39%) Splunk
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.69%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.69%) Pega
9 1 (0.69%) Tableau