Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 598 1021 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.73% 10.65% 8.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.14% 11.15% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 595 412
Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £363
90th Percentile £625 £648 £613
England median daily rate £550 £525 £511
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.74% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Midlands median hourly rate - £15.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.99% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.29% +19.78% +2.37%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7344 9159 8282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 94.96% 95.50% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 5391 4762
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £210
90th Percentile £538 £550 £527
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 298 494
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +2.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £43.60 £38.75 £38.18
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 July 2017.

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
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 July 2017. 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 -7 349 £522 +4.30% 20
East Midlands -12 196 £525 +5.00% 19
Architect
England

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

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

1 113 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (12.88%) Security Cleared
5 76 (12.71%) Java
6 67 (11.20%) SC Cleared
7 66 (11.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 64 (10.70%) Windows
9 60 (10.03%) Finance
9 60 (10.03%) TOGAF
10 56 (9.36%) SAP
10 56 (9.36%) Microsoft
11 52 (8.70%) Migration
12 51 (8.53%) Manufacturing
13 47 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (7.86%) Linux
13 47 (7.86%) REST
13 47 (7.86%) Docker
14 45 (7.53%) Microservices
15 43 (7.19%) Puppet
16 39 (6.52%) ERP
16 39 (6.52%) Oracle
16 39 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
17 38 (6.35%) ITIL
18 37 (6.19%) Presales
19 36 (6.02%) DevOps
19 36 (6.02%) .NET
20 35 (5.85%) SQL
20 35 (5.85%) Firewall
20 35 (5.85%) Ruby

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 27 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (4.18%) Confluence
3 22 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (3.01%) JBoss
6 11 (1.84%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.51%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.00%) CMS
9 6 (1.00%) IIS
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.00%) SAS
9 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.84%) Documentum
11 4 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.67%) Mule
11 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.67%) WinCC
12 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Teamcenter
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.00%) Magento
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.50%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP CAR
5 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.33%) Shopify
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.17%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 102 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (5.85%) PaaS
4 32 (5.35%) SaaS
5 30 (5.02%) Office 365
6 25 (4.18%) IaaS
7 24 (4.01%) Heroku
8 19 (3.18%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.84%) GitHub
10 7 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.67%) Boomi
13 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.17%) G Suite
15 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.85%) Firewall
2 32 (5.35%) LAN
3 28 (4.68%) WAN
4 18 (3.01%) Network Security
5 16 (2.68%) Internet
6 14 (2.34%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.51%) VoIP
8 8 (1.34%) HTTP
8 8 (1.34%) Wireless
9 7 (1.17%) 4G
9 7 (1.17%) DNS
9 7 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.00%) 3G
10 6 (1.00%) 5G
10 6 (1.00%) BGP
10 6 (1.00%) Bluetooth
10 6 (1.00%) RFID
10 6 (1.00%) SAN
10 6 (1.00%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.18%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.68%) MySQL
6 14 (2.34%) Big Data
7 13 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (2.17%) SAP HANA
8 9 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 6 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.00%) SAP BW
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (4.52%) JIRA
2 13 (2.17%) WebDriver
3 11 (1.84%) Bitbucket
3 11 (1.84%) GitLab
4 10 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.51%) Selenium
6 8 (1.34%) Bower
6 8 (1.34%) Grunt
6 8 (1.34%) gulp
6 8 (1.34%) Jasmine
6 8 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (1.34%) Protractor
6 8 (1.34%) webpack
7 6 (1.00%) Subversion
8 4 (0.67%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.50%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.50%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.50%) Maven
9 3 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (10.03%) Finance
2 51 (8.53%) Manufacturing
3 33 (5.52%) Retail
4 26 (4.35%) Billing
5 19 (3.18%) Banking
5 19 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.68%) Automotive
7 13 (2.17%) Marketing
8 9 (1.51%) Legal
9 7 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.84%) Electronics
10 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Publishing
12 3 (0.50%) Local Government
12 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Advertising
13 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.86%) REST
2 36 (6.02%) .NET
3 33 (5.52%) Spring
4 31 (5.18%) HTML
4 31 (5.18%) Web Services
5 29 (4.85%) SOAP
6 27 (4.52%) CSS
7 25 (4.18%) JSON
8 23 (3.85%) Spring Boot
9 22 (3.68%) J2EE
10 21 (3.51%) CSS3
10 21 (3.51%) HTML5
11 17 (2.84%) Middleware
11 17 (2.84%) Play Framework
12 13 (2.17%) AngularJS
13 12 (2.01%) Ajax
14 11 (1.84%) Django
14 11 (1.84%) Java EE
14 11 (1.84%) Ruby on Rails
15 10 (1.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.69%) User Experience
2 31 (5.18%) Public Cloud
3 28 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.17%) SCADA
8 6 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.84%) Blog
9 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.67%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.50%) PKI
12 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.33%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.70%) Windows
2 47 (7.86%) Linux
3 26 (4.35%) Unix
4 24 (4.01%) CentOS
5 13 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.00%) Android
8 5 (0.84%) Solaris
9 4 (0.67%) AIX
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) HPUX
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (11.04%) Enterprise Architecture
3 60 (10.03%) TOGAF
4 52 (8.70%) Migration
5 47 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (7.53%) Microservices
7 39 (6.52%) ERP
8 38 (6.35%) ITIL
9 37 (6.19%) Presales
10 36 (6.02%) DevOps
11 33 (5.52%) IT Strategy
12 31 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (5.18%) E-Commerce
12 31 (5.18%) Service Delivery
12 31 (5.18%) Technical Architecture
13 30 (5.02%) Scrum
14 28 (4.68%) API Design
14 28 (4.68%) Data Modelling
15 27 (4.52%) SOA
16 26 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (12.71%) Java
2 35 (5.85%) Ruby
2 35 (5.85%) SQL
3 29 (4.85%) Python
4 24 (4.01%) Bash Shell
4 24 (4.01%) C#
5 20 (3.34%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.01%) Scala
7 10 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.51%) ABAP
9 8 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.34%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.00%) Perl
12 3 (0.50%) C
13 2 (0.33%) Groovy
13 2 (0.33%) PHP
13 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.33%) X++
13 2 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 77 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.68%) Degree
4 13 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.51%) CCNA
7 7 (1.17%) CCNP
8 6 (1.00%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.67%) MCSE
11 3 (0.50%) CISM
11 3 (0.50%) ISEB
11 3 (0.50%) MCSA
12 2 (0.33%) CISA
12 2 (0.33%) CISSP
12 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.68%) QA
2 6 (1.00%) COBIT
3 5 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 47 (7.86%) Docker
2 26 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.50%) vSphere
5 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) vCloud
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (7.19%) Puppet
2 31 (5.18%) Ansible
3 25 (4.18%) Terraform
4 19 (3.18%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.34%) SCCM
7 4 (0.67%) OVSD
8 3 (0.50%) QRadar
8 3 (0.50%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.33%) SCOM
10 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.17%) Kibana
10 1 (0.17%) logstash
10 1 (0.17%) Nagios
10 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.17%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 56 (9.36%) Microsoft
1 56 (9.36%) SAP
2 39 (6.52%) Oracle
3 27 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (4.01%) Cisco
5 18 (3.01%) VMware
6 17 (2.84%) MuleSoft
7 14 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.84%) Apigee
8 11 (1.84%) Pega
8 11 (1.84%) webMethods
8 11 (1.84%) WSO2
9 10 (1.67%) EMC
9 10 (1.67%) IBM
10 9 (1.51%) Juniper
10 9 (1.51%) Siemens
11 7 (1.17%) HP
12 5 (0.84%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.84%) Citrix
12 5 (0.84%) Informatica
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
DNS Recruitment
Rate: From £35 to £38 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Venn Group
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 24 days ago