Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 158 198 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.00% 7.57% 6.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 7.90% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 145 199
Leeds median daily rate £545 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £425 £429 £419
90th Percentile £675 £691 £700
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £505
% change year-on-year - +3.96% +12.22%
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 2178 2507 3098
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 95.83% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1665 2141
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 97
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £8.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.60 £35.82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 Leeds region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 45 (28.48%) Finance
2 39 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (22.15%) TOGAF
4 28 (17.72%) SaaS
5 27 (17.09%) PaaS
6 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
7 25 (15.82%) Data Modelling
7 25 (15.82%) IaaS
8 22 (13.92%) Service Design
8 22 (13.92%) IT Strategy
8 22 (13.92%) Project Management
9 21 (13.29%) Data Architecture
10 19 (12.03%) Six Sigma
10 19 (12.03%) Data Integration
10 19 (12.03%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (12.03%) Lean Six Sigma
10 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (12.03%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (10.76%) Change Management
11 17 (10.76%) MVC
11 17 (10.76%) SOA
12 16 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (10.13%) Data Quality
12 16 (10.13%) Reference Data
13 15 (9.49%) SQL
14 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
14 14 (8.86%) Open Source
15 13 (8.23%) Java
15 13 (8.23%) Oracle
15 13 (8.23%) NHS

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 4 (2.53%) SAS
2 3 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.63%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.72%) SaaS
2 27 (17.09%) PaaS
3 25 (15.82%) IaaS
4 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.53%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.90%) Office 365
9 2 (1.27%) Heroku
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.63%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.70%) DNS
2 4 (2.53%) SAN
3 3 (1.90%) Firewall
3 3 (1.90%) SMS
3 3 (1.90%) VPN
3 3 (1.90%) WAN
4 2 (1.27%) MPLS
5 1 (0.63%) BGP
5 1 (0.63%) DHCP
5 1 (0.63%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.63%) HSRP
5 1 (0.63%) IPsec
5 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.63%) LAN
5 1 (0.63%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) VLAN
5 1 (0.63%) VPLS
5 1 (0.63%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.16%) Big Data
3 5 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.53%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.53%) Data Lake
4 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.90%) HBase
5 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.90%) Pentaho
5 3 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.27%) Power BI
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.90%) ERwin
3 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (28.48%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Banking
2 10 (6.33%) Retail
3 3 (1.90%) Games
4 2 (1.27%) Local Government
4 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) iGaming
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.70%) .NET
2 7 (4.43%) SAML
3 6 (3.80%) HTML
3 6 (3.80%) Middleware
3 6 (3.80%) Web Services
4 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.53%) JSON
5 4 (2.53%) Spring
6 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.90%) CSS
6 3 (1.90%) REST
7 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.27%) J2EE
7 2 (1.27%) jQuery
7 2 (1.27%) Node.js
7 2 (1.27%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.27%) RESTful
7 2 (1.27%) Swagger
7 2 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (10.13%) Reference Data
3 13 (8.23%) NHS
4 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.33%) User Experience
6 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.06%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.06%) PKI
7 7 (4.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.90%) Blog
10 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.27%) Clustering
10 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.27%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.63%) AS400
11 1 (0.63%) Fintech
11 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.06%) Linux
2 6 (3.80%) Windows
3 5 (3.16%) Unix
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.15%) TOGAF
3 25 (15.82%) Data Modelling
4 22 (13.92%) IT Strategy
4 22 (13.92%) Project Management
4 22 (13.92%) Service Design
5 21 (13.29%) Data Architecture
6 19 (12.03%) Data Integration
6 19 (12.03%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (12.03%) Lean Six Sigma
6 19 (12.03%) Six Sigma
7 17 (10.76%) Change Management
7 17 (10.76%) MVC
7 17 (10.76%) SOA
8 16 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (8.86%) Open Source
10 11 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (6.96%) Data Strategy
10 11 (6.96%) Scrum
10 11 (6.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) SQL
2 13 (8.23%) Java
3 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.06%) C#
5 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.90%) Scala
5 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) Degree
2 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.63%) CCNA
4 1 (0.63%) CISA
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) CISSP
4 1 (0.63%) JNCIE
4 1 (0.63%) MCSA
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.43%) QA
3 6 (3.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (3.16%) HL7
5 4 (2.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.63%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.23%) Oracle
3 10 (6.33%) VMware
4 7 (4.43%) Dell
5 4 (2.53%) Apigee
5 4 (2.53%) Informatica
5 4 (2.53%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.53%) Tableau
6 3 (1.90%) CA
6 3 (1.90%) Cisco
6 3 (1.90%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.27%) Adobe
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix
8 1 (0.63%) EMC
8 1 (0.63%) Genesys
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) Juniper
8 1 (0.63%) NetApp
8 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.63%) Trillium