Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 663 783 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.40% 8.88% 9.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.85% 9.34% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 490 428
Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £419 £400
90th Percentile £675 £650 £691
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +69.26% -9.03%
10th Percentile £30.50 £52.50 £31.65
90th Percentile £51.23 £97.50 £33.34
England median hourly rate £50.58 £46.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +8.76% -11.43% +21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,492 8,379 7,913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.06% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,670 5,099 4,496
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 362 399
Midlands median hourly rate £15.53 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £9.80 £10.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £37.55
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -7 344 £520 +1.46% 81
East Midlands +5 293 £535 +1.90% 43
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 128 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (14.18%) Migration
4 81 (12.22%) Security Cleared
5 76 (11.46%) DevOps
6 75 (11.31%) Oracle
7 71 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 70 (10.56%) Windows
8 70 (10.56%) Finance
9 68 (10.26%) TOGAF
10 67 (10.11%) Microsoft
11 66 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
12 64 (9.65%) LAN
13 63 (9.50%) .NET
13 63 (9.50%) SC Cleared
14 59 (8.90%) Linux
15 58 (8.75%) WAN
16 56 (8.45%) SAP
17 54 (8.14%) Java
18 53 (7.99%) SQL
19 52 (7.84%) SOA
19 52 (7.84%) Degree
19 52 (7.84%) Presales
19 52 (7.84%) IT Strategy
20 50 (7.54%) E-Commerce
21 47 (7.09%) Microservices
21 47 (7.09%) Active Directory
21 47 (7.09%) PaaS
22 46 (6.94%) C#
22 46 (6.94%) ITIL

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.66%) JBoss
5 8 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.06%) Anypoint
6 7 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.06%) CMS
7 4 (0.60%) Apache
7 4 (0.60%) Documentum
7 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.45%) Liferay
8 3 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.30%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.51%) Teamcenter
3 8 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.75%) Magento
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.45%) Infor CloudSuite
6 3 (0.45%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.45%) Maximo
6 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.15%) Lawson
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 128 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (7.09%) PaaS
4 31 (4.68%) SaaS
5 29 (4.37%) Office 365
6 20 (3.02%) IaaS
7 18 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.36%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.60%) Heroku
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.30%) Boomi
13 2 (0.30%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.30%) npm
13 2 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.65%) LAN
2 58 (8.75%) WAN
3 46 (6.94%) Firewall
4 23 (3.47%) VPN
5 18 (2.71%) MPLS
6 15 (2.26%) Network Security
7 14 (2.11%) SAN
7 14 (2.11%) VLAN
8 12 (1.81%) VoIP
9 11 (1.66%) Internet
9 11 (1.66%) SNMP
10 10 (1.51%) Wireless
11 9 (1.36%) DNS
12 8 (1.21%) 5G
12 8 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.06%) 3G
13 7 (1.06%) 4G
13 7 (1.06%) Bluetooth
13 7 (1.06%) RFID
13 7 (1.06%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.77%) Big Data
3 20 (3.02%) MongoDB
4 17 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.06%) MySQL
10 6 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.60%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.60%) Power BI
12 4 (0.60%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.60%) Sqoop
13 3 (0.45%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 15 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.21%) Subversion
3 6 (0.90%) GitLab
3 6 (0.90%) Selenium
3 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (0.90%) WebDriver
4 5 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.75%) JIRA
4 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.60%) JMeter
6 3 (0.45%) VersionOne
7 2 (0.30%) Bower
7 2 (0.30%) Grunt
7 2 (0.30%) gulp
7 2 (0.30%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.30%) Protractor
7 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.30%) webpack
General
1 70 (10.56%) Finance
2 40 (6.03%) Manufacturing
3 33 (4.98%) Retail
4 19 (2.87%) Automotive
5 17 (2.56%) Marketing
6 15 (2.26%) Aerospace
7 14 (2.11%) Advertising
7 14 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.66%) Banking
9 6 (0.90%) Electronics
9 6 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.75%) Legal
11 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.50%) .NET
2 43 (6.49%) Web Services
3 29 (4.37%) RESTful
4 28 (4.22%) SOAP
5 24 (3.62%) REST
6 20 (3.02%) Middleware
7 14 (2.11%) Node.js
8 13 (1.96%) HTML
8 13 (1.96%) JSON
8 13 (1.96%) Spring
9 11 (1.66%) Kafka
10 10 (1.51%) .NET Core
10 10 (1.51%) J2EE
11 9 (1.36%) WCF
12 8 (1.21%) CSS
12 8 (1.21%) WPF
13 7 (1.06%) JMS
14 6 (0.90%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.90%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.90%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.87%) User Experience
5 17 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.96%) Life Science
7 12 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.66%) PKI
9 10 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.75%) DataPower
12 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.45%) Infotainment
13 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.45%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.56%) Windows
2 59 (8.90%) Linux
3 36 (5.43%) Unix
4 15 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.60%) Solaris
9 3 (0.45%) VMS
10 2 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (14.18%) Migration
3 76 (11.46%) DevOps
4 71 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 68 (10.26%) TOGAF
6 52 (7.84%) IT Strategy
6 52 (7.84%) Presales
6 52 (7.84%) SOA
7 50 (7.54%) E-Commerce
8 47 (7.09%) Microservices
9 46 (6.94%) ITIL
10 39 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
11 38 (5.73%) CRM
11 38 (5.73%) ERP
11 38 (5.73%) Information Security
12 37 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (5.43%) Data Migration
14 34 (5.13%) Project Management
15 33 (4.98%) Security Architecture
16 32 (4.83%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.14%) Java
2 53 (7.99%) SQL
3 46 (6.94%) C#
4 20 (3.02%) Python
5 18 (2.71%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.26%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.81%) Perl
7 12 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.66%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.36%) ABAP
10 8 (1.21%) Ruby
10 8 (1.21%) Scala
11 5 (0.75%) C
12 3 (0.45%) C++
13 2 (0.30%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.30%) Clojure
13 2 (0.30%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.15%) Go
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
14 1 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 81 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 63 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 52 (7.84%) Degree
4 30 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.32%) CCNP
6 16 (2.41%) CCIE
7 15 (2.26%) CISSP
8 12 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.51%) CCNA
10 7 (1.06%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.75%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.75%) MCSE
11 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.75%) SANS
12 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.60%) CISM
13 3 (0.45%) CCDP
13 3 (0.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.87%) GDPR
1 19 (2.87%) HIPAA
1 19 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (2.71%) Actionable Recommendations
3 14 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.36%) COBIT
5 6 (0.90%) SLA
6 4 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.60%) QA
6 4 (0.60%) RMADS
7 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.30%) CDISC
8 2 (0.30%) GxP
8 2 (0.30%) HL7
8 2 (0.30%) PMO
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 47 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.41%) Docker
5 6 (0.90%) vSphere
6 4 (0.60%) HDFS
6 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.45%) XenApp
7 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.15%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (1.51%) Ansible
2 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (1.21%) Puppet
3 7 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.75%) Graylog
4 5 (0.75%) logstash
4 5 (0.75%) Nagios
4 5 (0.75%) QRadar
4 5 (0.75%) Rundeck
4 5 (0.75%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.60%) RSA Archer
5 4 (0.60%) SCCM
6 3 (0.45%) Oozie
6 3 (0.45%) Terraform
7 2 (0.30%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (0.30%) MOM
8 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (11.31%) Oracle
2 67 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 56 (8.45%) SAP
4 41 (6.18%) Cisco
5 27 (4.07%) VMware
6 19 (2.87%) Google
7 17 (2.56%) IBM
8 14 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.11%) Citrix
9 11 (1.66%) Juniper
9 11 (1.66%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.21%) F5
11 8 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.06%) EMC
12 7 (1.06%) Siemens
12 7 (1.06%) Sigfox
12 7 (1.06%) Splunk
13 6 (0.90%) Capita
14 5 (0.75%) Infor