Period
to 15 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £604 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 11 6
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 11 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 6.40% 11.27% 15.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.88% 12.26% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 35
Luton median daily rate £604 £573 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +4.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £325 £424 £425
90th Percentile £676 £625 £675
Bedfordshire median daily rate £608 £569 £536
% change year-on-year +6.86% +6.01% -6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Luton median hourly rate £47.50 - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 160 261 288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 91.90% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 202 212
Luton median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £126 £225 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £595
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Luton median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £31.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% -45.01% -30.92%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.65 £17.48
90th Percentile £49.75 £75.50 £46.83
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +13.33% -62.50%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Luton

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Luton

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Luton over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Luton

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 Luton region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) AWS
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Informatica
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Azure
4 3 (27.27%) Big Data
4 3 (27.27%) Data Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
4 3 (27.27%) Data Science
5 2 (18.18%) Qubole
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (18.18%) Data Lake
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (18.18%) Privileged Identity Management
5 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) PySpark
5 2 (18.18%) Runbook
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (18.18%) GCP
5 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
5 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) AWS
2 3 (27.27%) Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (18.18%) GCP
3 2 (18.18%) IaaS
3 2 (18.18%) PaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Qubole
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
1 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (18.18%) Data Lake
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Parquet
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) Kafka
1 2 (18.18%) PySpark
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Data Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Data Science
2 3 (27.27%) ETL
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Application Rationalisation
3 2 (18.18%) Data Ingestion
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (18.18%) Privileged Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Go
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) R
2 2 (18.18%) Scala
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (9.09%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) CRISC
2 1 (9.09%) CSSLP
2 1 (9.09%) ISSAP
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Informatica
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Talend
3 1 (9.09%) Cloudera
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle