The median contractor rate for a Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 10 52
Rank change year-on-year -31 +42  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 49 159 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.83% 11.05% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 11.42% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 127 24
Median daily rate £550 £550 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £670 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.30% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.96 £52.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -31.50% +12.90%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 989 1392 1115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.44% 96.73% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 971 732
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 50 (40.98%) Java
2 48 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.59%) Open Source
4 25 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (19.67%) MongoDB
6 23 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
7 22 (18.03%) Spring
8 21 (17.21%) Finance
8 21 (17.21%) HTML
8 21 (17.21%) Linux
9 20 (16.39%) PHP
9 20 (16.39%) Scrum
9 20 (16.39%) HTML5
10 19 (15.57%) JSON
11 18 (14.75%) Scala
11 18 (14.75%) TDD
11 18 (14.75%) Microsoft
12 17 (13.93%) Retail
12 17 (13.93%) Ruby
12 17 (13.93%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
12 17 (13.93%) Play Framework
13 16 (13.11%) Splunk
13 16 (13.11%) Kanban
14 15 (12.30%) Django
14 15 (12.30%) REST
14 15 (12.30%) Apache
15 14 (11.48%) Jenkins
15 14 (11.48%) Microservices

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 15 (12.30%) Apache
2 13 (10.66%) Confluence
3 10 (8.20%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.28%) CMS
5 4 (3.28%) Mule
6 3 (2.46%) IIS
7 2 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.82%) Site Server
8 1 (0.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP HCM
1 3 (2.46%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.56%) PaaS
4 5 (4.10%) IaaS
4 5 (4.10%) Office 365
5 3 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.46%) CloudBees
5 3 (2.46%) GitHub
5 3 (2.46%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) Internet
2 9 (7.38%) OpenLDAP
3 6 (4.92%) Network Security
4 4 (3.28%) AMQP
4 4 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.46%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.46%) LAN
5 3 (2.46%) MPLS
5 3 (2.46%) VPN
6 2 (1.64%) HTTP
6 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.82%) DHCP
7 1 (0.82%) DNS
7 1 (0.82%) Firewall
7 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) MongoDB
2 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
2 17 (13.93%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (9.84%) MySQL
4 9 (7.38%) Redis
5 8 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.46%) Big Data
9 2 (1.64%) Informix
10 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.82%) OLAP
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.84%) JIRA
3 9 (7.38%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.74%) JMeter
4 7 (5.74%) Selenium
5 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.46%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.64%) Xcode
8 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.82%) Maven
8 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Retail
3 12 (9.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.28%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Games
6 2 (1.64%) Advertising
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
7 1 (0.82%) iGaming
7 1 (0.82%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.03%) Spring
2 21 (17.21%) HTML
3 20 (16.39%) HTML5
4 19 (15.57%) JSON
5 17 (13.93%) Play Framework
6 15 (12.30%) Django
6 15 (12.30%) REST
7 13 (10.66%) CSS
7 13 (10.66%) CSS3
8 12 (9.84%) RESTful
9 9 (7.38%) Ajax
9 9 (7.38%) LAPP Stack
9 9 (7.38%) Spring Boot
10 8 (6.56%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (5.74%) Node.js
11 7 (5.74%) SOAP
11 7 (5.74%) Web Services
12 6 (4.92%) .NET
13 5 (4.10%) Middleware
13 5 (4.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.38%) NHS
3 8 (6.56%) User Experience
4 6 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.92%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (4.10%) Social Media
6 4 (3.28%) Tandem
7 3 (2.46%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.46%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.46%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.64%) Clustering
8 2 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.64%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.64%) RIA
9 1 (0.82%) FMCG
9 1 (0.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.21%) Linux
2 5 (4.10%) Windows
3 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.64%) Android
4 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.59%) Open Source
3 20 (16.39%) Scrum
4 18 (14.75%) TDD
5 16 (13.11%) Kanban
6 14 (11.48%) Microservices
7 12 (9.84%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.84%) DevOps
8 11 (9.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (9.02%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.38%) Data Modelling
10 9 (7.38%) Load Balancing
10 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
10 9 (7.38%) Product Management
10 9 (7.38%) Software Architecture
11 8 (6.56%) Prototyping
11 8 (6.56%) SOA
11 8 (6.56%) UML
12 7 (5.74%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.98%) Java
2 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.39%) PHP
4 18 (14.75%) Scala
5 17 (13.93%) Ruby
6 9 (7.38%) SQL
7 7 (5.74%) Python
8 3 (2.46%) C#
9 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.82%) Degree
3 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 5 (4.10%) IFRS
2 5 (4.10%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.64%) HL7
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Docker
2 8 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) Puppet
2 7 (5.74%) Nagios
2 7 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.82%) Ansible
4 1 (0.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.11%) Splunk
3 14 (11.48%) MuleSoft
4 6 (4.92%) Citrix
4 6 (4.92%) Cognos
5 5 (4.10%) SAP
5 5 (4.10%) VMware
6 4 (3.28%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.28%) New Relic
7 3 (2.46%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.64%) Adobe
8 2 (1.64%) hybris
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle
8 2 (1.64%) Tealium
9 1 (0.82%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.82%) Imperva
9 1 (0.82%) Qualys
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