Period
to 24 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 398 685 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.44% 9.11% 8.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.87% 9.56% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 429 409
Midlands median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +0.33%
10th Percentile £450 £412 £405
90th Percentile £700 £675 £665
England median daily rate £586 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -18.18%
England median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £52.13
% change year-on-year -7.89% -8.87% +17.80%

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 4,489 7,169 7,519
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.36% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,648 4,521 4,664
Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.14%
10th Percentile £185 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 287 352
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.17 £9.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £41.70 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020. 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 -1 265 £550 - 74
East Midlands -4 123 £550 +7.84% 44
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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.

1 153 (38.44%) Azure
2 106 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (25.38%) Microsoft
4 69 (17.34%) Migration
5 65 (16.33%) AWS
6 50 (12.56%) Security Cleared
7 49 (12.31%) Windows
8 47 (11.81%) Finance
9 44 (11.06%) TOGAF
10 42 (10.55%) Cisco
11 40 (10.05%) Office 365
12 38 (9.55%) Data Modelling
12 38 (9.55%) DevOps
13 37 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (9.05%) SQL
14 36 (9.05%) Oracle
14 36 (9.05%) PaaS
14 36 (9.05%) Data Centre
15 35 (8.79%) Analytics
15 35 (8.79%) Active Directory
16 33 (8.29%) Data Architecture
17 31 (7.79%) SC Cleared
18 30 (7.54%) VMware
19 28 (7.04%) SaaS
20 27 (6.78%) .NET
21 26 (6.53%) SQL Server
21 26 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
22 25 (6.28%) Scrum
22 25 (6.28%) Java
22 25 (6.28%) SAP

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 12 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.26%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.51%) Confluence
5 5 (1.26%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) IIS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (1.51%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.50%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.25%) RMDS
7 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 153 (38.44%) Azure
2 65 (16.33%) AWS
3 40 (10.05%) Office 365
4 36 (9.05%) PaaS
5 28 (7.04%) SaaS
6 22 (5.53%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (5.03%) IaaS
8 16 (4.02%) Power Platform
9 14 (3.52%) Serverless
10 10 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (2.26%) PowerApps
12 8 (2.01%) GCP
13 7 (1.76%) HP Helion
14 6 (1.51%) Azure Functions
15 5 (1.26%) G Suite
15 5 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (1.01%) Azure Stack
16 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.27%) WAN
2 11 (2.76%) Firewall
2 11 (2.76%) VPN
3 10 (2.51%) LAN
4 5 (1.26%) BGP
4 5 (1.26%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (1.26%) SAN
4 5 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (1.01%) DAB
5 4 (1.01%) MPLS
5 4 (1.01%) OSPF
6 3 (0.75%) DHCP
6 3 (0.75%) DNS
6 3 (0.75%) Network Security
6 3 (0.75%) Wireless
7 2 (0.50%) FTP
7 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.50%) NAS
7 2 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.27%) Data Lake
4 10 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (2.01%) Power BI
5 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.76%) Big Data
6 7 (1.76%) MySQL
6 7 (1.76%) PowerCenter
6 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.51%) GIS
8 4 (1.01%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.01%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.76%) RStudio
2 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.75%) JIRA
4 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.50%) JMeter
4 2 (0.50%) Maven
4 2 (0.50%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) Ant
5 1 (0.25%) Charles Proxy
5 1 (0.25%) ERwin
5 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.25%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (11.81%) Finance
2 19 (4.77%) Public Sector
3 17 (4.27%) Retail
4 11 (2.76%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.01%) Automotive
6 8 (2.01%) Banking
6 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.51%) Legal
8 3 (0.75%) Electronics
8 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.50%) Billing
9 2 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.78%) .NET
2 13 (3.27%) Web Services
3 12 (3.02%) SAML
4 9 (2.26%) Middleware
5 7 (1.76%) JSON
5 7 (1.76%) RESTful
5 7 (1.76%) XML
6 6 (1.51%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (1.01%) HTML
7 4 (1.01%) Node.js
7 4 (1.01%) REST
8 3 (0.75%) OAuth
8 3 (0.75%) SAP Fiori
8 3 (0.75%) SOAP
8 3 (0.75%) WCF
9 2 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.50%) JSP
9 2 (0.50%) Spring
9 2 (0.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.02%) Reference Data
5 9 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.01%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.01%) NHS
9 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.75%) PKI
9 3 (0.75%) Robotics
9 3 (0.75%) SCADA
9 3 (0.75%) User Experience
9 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.31%) Windows
2 20 (5.03%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.02%) Linux
3 16 (4.02%) Windows 10
4 13 (3.27%) Unix
5 12 (3.02%) Solaris
6 11 (2.76%) Android
6 11 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.01%) VMS
9 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.34%) Migration
3 44 (11.06%) TOGAF
4 38 (9.55%) Data Modelling
4 38 (9.55%) DevOps
5 37 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (8.79%) Analytics
7 33 (8.29%) Data Architecture
8 26 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (6.28%) ETL
9 25 (6.28%) Scrum
10 23 (5.78%) CRM
10 23 (5.78%) Data Management
10 23 (5.78%) IT Strategy
11 21 (5.28%) ITIL
11 21 (5.28%) UML
12 20 (5.03%) Microservices
13 18 (4.52%) Enterprise Architecture
14 17 (4.27%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.27%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.05%) SQL
2 25 (6.28%) Java
3 23 (5.78%) C#
4 12 (3.02%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.26%) Python
7 4 (1.01%) C
8 3 (0.75%) ABAP
8 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.75%) R
8 3 (0.75%) Ruby
9 2 (0.50%) Perl
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.27%) CCDP
4 17 (4.27%) CCNP
4 17 (4.27%) CISSP
5 15 (3.77%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (2.51%) Degree
7 8 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.01%) MCSE
7 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.51%) CISM
8 6 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.01%) MCSD
10 2 (0.50%) CCIE
10 2 (0.50%) CCNA
10 2 (0.50%) CCSP
10 2 (0.50%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.50%) MCSA
10 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.03%) GDPR
2 7 (1.76%) NCSC
2 7 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.51%) NIST
4 5 (1.26%) COBIT
4 5 (1.26%) QA
5 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.50%) HL7
6 2 (0.50%) PSD2
7 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.01%) Docker
4 4 (1.01%) vCloud
4 4 (1.01%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.01%) vSphere
5 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.25%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.76%) SCCM
3 9 (2.26%) Terraform
4 4 (1.01%) Ansible
4 4 (1.01%) Puppet
4 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.75%) CASB
5 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.75%) QRadar
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.50%) Nagios
6 2 (0.50%) SCSM
6 2 (0.50%) vRealize
7 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 101 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.55%) Cisco
3 36 (9.05%) Oracle
4 30 (7.54%) VMware
5 25 (6.28%) SAP
6 20 (5.03%) IBM
7 17 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (3.52%) Sparx
9 13 (3.27%) Informatica
10 12 (3.02%) Juniper
11 10 (2.51%) Citrix
11 10 (2.51%) Google
11 10 (2.51%) MuleSoft
11 10 (2.51%) Zscaler
12 9 (2.26%) CA
13 7 (1.76%) HP
14 6 (1.51%) Databricks
15 5 (1.26%) ESRI
15 5 (1.26%) Palo Alto
15 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow