Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 166 160 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.95% 7.15% 7.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.28% 7.39% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 127 146
Leeds median daily rate £550 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +2.94%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £700 £675 £691
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £533 £525
% change year-on-year +3.24% +1.48% +4.43%
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 2,279 2,165 2,484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 96.74% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,586 1,529 1,652
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £270
90th Percentile £575 £546 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 39 43
Leeds median hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +48.15% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £10.20
90th Percentile £26.50 £40.00 £31.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.75% +9.23% -4.38%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 41 (24.70%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (19.88%) TOGAF
3 31 (18.67%) Migration
3 31 (18.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 30 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (13.86%) Degree
6 20 (12.05%) Serverless
7 19 (11.45%) IaaS
8 18 (10.84%) Computer Science
9 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (9.04%) PaaS
10 15 (9.04%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (8.43%) CMS
11 14 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (7.83%) Finance
12 13 (7.83%) .NET
12 13 (7.83%) NHS
13 12 (7.23%) SaaS
13 12 (7.23%) Web Services
13 12 (7.23%) Publishing
13 12 (7.23%) Infrastructure Management
13 12 (7.23%) Public Cloud
14 11 (6.63%) Translating Business Requirements
14 11 (6.63%) IT Strategy
14 11 (6.63%) DevOps
14 11 (6.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (6.63%) Firewall
14 11 (6.63%) SQL
14 11 (6.63%) Windows
14 11 (6.63%) VMS

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 14 (8.43%) CMS
2 11 (6.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.20%) CICS
3 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.60%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (24.70%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.05%) Serverless
3 19 (11.45%) IaaS
4 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (9.04%) PaaS
6 12 (7.23%) SaaS
7 11 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (6.63%) Amazon S3
7 11 (6.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (5.42%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (5.42%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.41%) iPaaS
11 3 (1.81%) Trello
12 2 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (1.20%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (1.20%) Office 365
13 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.63%) Firewall
2 4 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (1.20%) BGP
3 2 (1.20%) LAN
3 2 (1.20%) MPLS
3 2 (1.20%) Network Security
3 2 (1.20%) OSPF
3 2 (1.20%) SMS
3 2 (1.20%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.60%) DHCP
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.42%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (4.22%) Big Data
3 6 (3.61%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.01%) SAP HANA
4 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.41%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.20%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.20%) DB2
7 2 (1.20%) MySQL
7 2 (1.20%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.81%) JIRA
3 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.60%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (7.83%) Finance
2 12 (7.23%) Publishing
3 7 (4.22%) Legal
3 7 (4.22%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.83%) .NET
2 12 (7.23%) Web Services
3 10 (6.02%) RESTful
4 8 (4.82%) Spring
5 6 (3.61%) Spring Boot
6 5 (3.01%) J2EE
6 5 (3.01%) OAuth
6 5 (3.01%) OpenID
7 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.20%) JSON
7 2 (1.20%) Kafka
7 2 (1.20%) React
7 2 (1.20%) XML
8 1 (0.60%) CSS3
8 1 (0.60%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.60%) HTML5
8 1 (0.60%) Middleware
8 1 (0.60%) Node.js
8 1 (0.60%) REST
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.83%) NHS
3 12 (7.23%) Public Cloud
4 11 (6.63%) Reference Data
5 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.01%) IVR
6 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.41%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.41%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) PKI
9 2 (1.20%) User Experience
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.63%) VMS
1 11 (6.63%) Windows
2 8 (4.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.22%) Linux
4 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.20%) AIX
5 2 (1.20%) Solaris
5 2 (1.20%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.88%) TOGAF
2 31 (18.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 31 (18.67%) Migration
3 30 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.04%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (7.23%) Infrastructure Management
6 11 (6.63%) DevOps
6 11 (6.63%) IT Strategy
6 11 (6.63%) Network Management
6 11 (6.63%) Translating Business Requirements
7 10 (6.02%) Data Architecture
7 10 (6.02%) Microservices
7 10 (6.02%) Open Source
7 10 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.42%) Scrum
8 9 (5.42%) SDLC
8 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.82%) Auto-Scaling
9 8 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.82%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.63%) SQL
2 2 (1.20%) C#
2 2 (1.20%) COBOL
2 2 (1.20%) Java
2 2 (1.20%) JCL
2 2 (1.20%) Python
2 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.60%) C
3 1 (0.60%) ES6
3 1 (0.60%) Go
3 1 (0.60%) Java 8
3 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.60%) PHP
3 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.60%) Ruby
3 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Degree
2 14 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.61%) CISSP
4 4 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.81%) CISM
6 2 (1.20%) CCIE
6 2 (1.20%) CCNP
6 2 (1.20%) GIAC
6 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CEH
7 1 (0.60%) CISMP
7 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.60%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) HL7
2 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) Docker
2 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) Terraform
2 7 (4.22%) Ansible
3 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.20%) Nessus
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) SCCM
4 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 11 (6.63%) Sitecore
2 7 (4.22%) Cisco
2 7 (4.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.22%) SAP
3 5 (3.01%) Perfecto Mobile
4 4 (2.41%) Citrix
4 4 (2.41%) Splunk
4 4 (2.41%) VMware
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle
6 2 (1.20%) BMC
6 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.20%) F5
6 2 (1.20%) McAfee
6 2 (1.20%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.60%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.60%) Remedy