Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 17 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 24 15
Rank change year-on-year -11 -9 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 141 151 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.02% 6.66% 9.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 6.95% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 109 226
Leeds median daily rate £525 £525 £534
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.64% +6.75%
10th Percentile £453 £452 £419
90th Percentile £645 £638 £700
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £525
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 2,242 2,173 2,851
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 95.90% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,567 1,390 1,937
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £262 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 48 70
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.41 £8.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.23 £29.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +12.69% -4.38% +8.76%

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 February 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 February 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 31 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.57%) Finance
2 29 (20.57%) Java
3 26 (18.44%) Microservices
4 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (14.18%) Data Modelling
6 18 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.35%) TOGAF
7 16 (11.35%) PaaS
7 16 (11.35%) DevOps
7 16 (11.35%) IT Strategy
8 15 (10.64%) IaaS
8 15 (10.64%) SaaS
8 15 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 14 (9.93%) Open Source
9 14 (9.93%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (8.51%) MVC
10 12 (8.51%) Scrum
10 12 (8.51%) SOA
10 12 (8.51%) .NET
10 12 (8.51%) Oracle
11 11 (7.80%) Service Design
11 11 (7.80%) Data Architecture
11 11 (7.80%) Node.js
11 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
11 11 (7.80%) Linux
11 11 (7.80%) Cisco
11 11 (7.80%) Firewall
11 11 (7.80%) Project Management

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 5 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (3.55%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.84%) CMS
2 4 (2.84%) Confluence
2 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.13%) Apache
3 3 (2.13%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (2.13%) Apache Synapse
3 3 (2.13%) JBoss
3 3 (2.13%) nginx
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.13%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (11.35%) PaaS
4 15 (10.64%) IaaS
4 15 (10.64%) SaaS
5 4 (2.84%) Office 365
6 3 (2.13%) CloudBees
6 3 (2.13%) GitHub
6 3 (2.13%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.42%) Heroku
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.71%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) Firewall
2 5 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (3.55%) DNS
2 5 (3.55%) SAN
3 4 (2.84%) VPN
4 3 (2.13%) AMQP
4 3 (2.13%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.13%) MPLS
4 3 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (1.42%) BGP
5 2 (1.42%) SMS
6 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) IPsec
6 1 (0.71%) LAN
6 1 (0.71%) OSPF
6 1 (0.71%) SSL
6 1 (0.71%) VLAN
6 1 (0.71%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.84%) Big Data
4 4 (2.84%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.13%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.13%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.13%) HBase
5 3 (2.13%) MySQL
5 3 (2.13%) Redis
6 2 (1.42%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.42%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.42%) Power BI
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.42%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.13%) ERwin
2 3 (2.13%) JIRA
2 3 (2.13%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.42%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.71%) Axure RP
General
1 29 (20.57%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Retail
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.84%) Games
4 4 (2.84%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) iGaming
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.51%) .NET
2 11 (7.80%) Node.js
3 10 (7.09%) HTML
4 9 (6.38%) Spring
5 7 (4.96%) CSS
5 7 (4.96%) REST
6 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (4.26%) Kafka
6 6 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (3.55%) HTML5
7 5 (3.55%) jQuery
7 5 (3.55%) JSON
7 5 (3.55%) RESTful
7 5 (3.55%) Web Services
8 4 (2.84%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.84%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.84%) CSS3
8 4 (2.84%) Play Framework
8 4 (2.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.84%) User Experience
5 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.13%) NHS
5 3 (2.13%) PKI
5 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.13%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.13%) TM Forum
6 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Blog
7 1 (0.71%) EPoS
7 1 (0.71%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.80%) Linux
2 8 (5.67%) Android
2 8 (5.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.26%) Windows
4 3 (2.13%) Unix
5 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.44%) Microservices
3 20 (14.18%) Data Modelling
4 18 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (11.35%) DevOps
5 16 (11.35%) IT Strategy
5 16 (11.35%) TOGAF
6 14 (9.93%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (9.93%) Open Source
7 12 (8.51%) MVC
7 12 (8.51%) Scrum
7 12 (8.51%) SOA
8 11 (7.80%) Data Architecture
8 11 (7.80%) Project Management
8 11 (7.80%) Service Design
9 10 (7.09%) Lean Six Sigma
9 10 (7.09%) Six Sigma
10 9 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (5.67%) Software Delivery
11 8 (5.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.57%) Java
2 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.96%) C#
4 6 (4.26%) PHP
4 6 (4.26%) SQL
5 4 (2.84%) Scala
6 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.42%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (2.84%) CISSP
2 3 (2.13%) CEH
2 3 (2.13%) CISM
2 3 (2.13%) GIAC
2 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) CCNA
3 1 (0.71%) CISA
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.71%) Degree
3 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
3 1 (0.71%) MCSA
3 1 (0.71%) MCSE
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) GDPR
2 5 (3.55%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.55%) SLA
3 4 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.71%) GCP
5 1 (0.71%) HL7
5 1 (0.71%) PMO
5 1 (0.71%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.13%) Varnish
3 2 (1.42%) Docker
4 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) Puppet
2 4 (2.84%) vRealize
3 2 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.42%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.51%) Oracle
3 11 (7.80%) Cisco
4 10 (7.09%) VMware
5 9 (6.38%) F5
6 5 (3.55%) MuleSoft
6 5 (3.55%) Xamarin
7 4 (2.84%) Apigee
7 4 (2.84%) Dell
7 4 (2.84%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.13%) EMC
8 3 (2.13%) IBM
8 3 (2.13%) NetApp
8 3 (2.13%) Splunk
8 3 (2.13%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.42%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.42%) Google
9 2 (1.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.71%) CA
10 1 (0.71%) Informatica