Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 36 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 139 123 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.49% 5.84% 8.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 5.99% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 201
Leeds median daily rate £525 £534 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £450 £426 £413
90th Percentile £635 £624 £688
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £528 £515
% change year-on-year -0.47% +2.43% +3.00%
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 2,441 2,055 2,821
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.62% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,679 1,361 1,966
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year - +1.14% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 31 54
Leeds median hourly rate £21.50 £13.60 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.15% +8.76% +0.64%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £29.13 £19.93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.83 £12.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.02% -2.00% -8.05%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 39 (28.06%) Java
2 26 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (18.71%) Microservices
3 25 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (15.83%) Data Modelling
6 20 (14.39%) Open Source
7 19 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (12.95%) Firewall
8 18 (12.95%) .NET
8 18 (12.95%) Node.js
9 17 (12.23%) VMware
9 17 (12.23%) DevOps
10 16 (11.51%) Scrum
11 15 (10.79%) Finance
11 15 (10.79%) NoSQL
11 15 (10.79%) Apple iOS
11 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (10.79%) Android
11 15 (10.79%) Git (software)
12 14 (10.07%) HTML
12 14 (10.07%) Oracle
12 14 (10.07%) Jenkins
13 13 (9.35%) PHP
13 13 (9.35%) Spring
13 13 (9.35%) REST
14 12 (8.63%) PCI DSS
14 12 (8.63%) SOA
14 12 (8.63%) Cisco
14 12 (8.63%) Microsoft

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 9 (6.47%) Apache
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.88%) CMS
3 4 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.16%) Confluence
4 3 (2.16%) nginx
4 3 (2.16%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.44%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.44%) Apache Synapse
5 2 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.44%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.72%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.76%) Office 365
3 8 (5.76%) PaaS
4 7 (5.04%) IaaS
5 3 (2.16%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.16%) SaaS
6 2 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.44%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.44%) GitHub
6 2 (1.44%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.44%) Serverless
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.72%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.72%) Force.com
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.95%) Firewall
2 9 (6.47%) VPN
3 7 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (4.32%) HTTP
4 6 (4.32%) Network Security
4 6 (4.32%) WAN
5 5 (3.60%) LAN
5 5 (3.60%) MPLS
6 4 (2.88%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (2.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (2.88%) Internet
7 3 (2.16%) AMQP
7 3 (2.16%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.16%) DNS
7 3 (2.16%) Wireless
8 2 (1.44%) BGP
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.44%) OSPF
8 2 (1.44%) SAN
8 2 (1.44%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) NoSQL
2 10 (7.19%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.47%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.60%) Big Data
4 5 (3.60%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.60%) Redis
5 4 (2.88%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.88%) MySQL
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.16%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.44%) Bigtable
7 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) HBase
7 2 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.44%) OLAP
7 2 (1.44%) Power BI
7 2 (1.44%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (1.44%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 15 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.07%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.44%) ERwin
4 2 (1.44%) JIRA
4 2 (1.44%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (1.44%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.72%) ER Studio
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Games
3 6 (4.32%) Publishing
4 5 (3.60%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) .NET
1 18 (12.95%) Node.js
2 14 (10.07%) HTML
3 13 (9.35%) REST
3 13 (9.35%) Spring
4 11 (7.91%) HTML5
5 10 (7.19%) ActiveMQ
6 8 (5.76%) Kafka
6 8 (5.76%) SOAP
7 7 (5.04%) CSS
7 7 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (4.32%) XML
9 5 (3.60%) jQuery
9 5 (3.60%) RESTful
9 5 (3.60%) Web Services
10 4 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.88%) CSS3
10 4 (2.88%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.04%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.32%) NHS
3 6 (4.32%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.60%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.60%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) User Experience
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.44%) Social Media
6 2 (1.44%) TM Forum
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Android
1 15 (10.79%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.19%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Windows
4 2 (1.44%) VMS
4 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) Microservices
2 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.83%) Data Modelling
4 20 (14.39%) Open Source
5 19 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (12.23%) DevOps
7 16 (11.51%) Scrum
8 12 (8.63%) SOA
9 11 (7.91%) TOGAF
10 10 (7.19%) Co-Creation
10 10 (7.19%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.19%) Software Delivery
11 9 (6.47%) Information Security
11 9 (6.47%) IT Strategy
12 7 (5.04%) Change Control
12 7 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.04%) Data Architecture
12 7 (5.04%) Privileged Access Management
12 7 (5.04%) SIEM
12 7 (5.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.06%) Java
2 13 (9.35%) PHP
3 10 (7.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.60%) C#
5 2 (1.44%) Kotlin
5 2 (1.44%) Scala
5 2 (1.44%) SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.72%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.47%) CISSP
2 8 (5.76%) CISM
3 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.60%) Degree
5 4 (2.88%) CEH
5 4 (2.88%) CISA
5 4 (2.88%) GIAC
6 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.44%) CCDE
6 2 (1.44%) CCNP
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.72%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) PCI DSS
2 10 (7.19%) SLA
3 6 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.88%) HL7
4 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.16%) FISMA
5 3 (2.16%) HIPAA
5 3 (2.16%) QA
5 3 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.44%) PMO
7 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.72%) GCP
7 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.32%) VMware Server
3 4 (2.88%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.16%) Docker
4 3 (2.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Nessus
2 6 (4.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 5 (3.60%) Puppet
4 4 (2.88%) vRealize
5 2 (1.44%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.44%) OpenView
5 2 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.44%) Terraform
6 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (12.23%) VMware
2 14 (10.07%) Oracle
3 12 (8.63%) Cisco
3 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.91%) Xamarin
5 9 (6.47%) F5
6 7 (5.04%) CyberArk
6 7 (5.04%) McAfee
7 4 (2.88%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.16%) Dell
8 3 (2.16%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.16%) SAP
9 2 (1.44%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.44%) EMC
9 2 (1.44%) HP
9 2 (1.44%) IBM
9 2 (1.44%) Juniper
9 2 (1.44%) NetApp
9 2 (1.44%) Nimsoft
9 2 (1.44%) Splunk