The median contractor rate for a Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 29 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 45 16
Rank change year-on-year +11 -29  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 24 8 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.32% 1.60% 9.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 1.66% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 48
Median daily rate £550 £500 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
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 Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 543 481 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.84% 96.39% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 369 398
Median daily rate £375 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 62
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Oxfordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Oxfordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Oxfordshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Oxfordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +7 15 £500 +5.26% 2
Banbury +2 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.08%) HTML
3 12 (23.08%) Java
3 12 (23.08%) SOA
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Publishing
5 9 (17.31%) Windows
5 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
6 8 (15.38%) Linux
6 8 (15.38%) XML
6 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 8 (15.38%) .NET
6 8 (15.38%) Network Design
7 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 7 (13.46%) Migration
7 7 (13.46%) CMS
7 7 (13.46%) Back Office
7 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
7 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (11.54%) Analytics
8 6 (11.54%) Unix
8 6 (11.54%) Oracle
8 6 (11.54%) C++
8 6 (11.54%) LAN
8 6 (11.54%) WAN
9 5 (9.62%) Web Services
9 5 (9.62%) Perl
9 5 (9.62%) C#

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 7 (13.46%) CMS
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) nginx
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.62%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) GitHub
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) LAN
1 6 (11.54%) WAN
2 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
4 2 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (1.92%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) Big Data
2 3 (5.77%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.85%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) Babel
2 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Gradle
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) JUnit
2 1 (1.92%) Mockito
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 10 (19.23%) Publishing
2 7 (13.46%) Back Office
3 4 (7.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) HTML
2 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
4 4 (7.69%) Node.js
5 3 (5.77%) Spring
5 3 (5.77%) XSLT
6 2 (3.85%) Java EE
6 2 (3.85%) JSP
6 2 (3.85%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.92%) Ajax
7 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.92%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.92%) HTML5
7 1 (1.92%) JMS
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (1.92%) RESTful
7 1 (1.92%) Sass
7 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) BBC
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) New Media
3 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Unix
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) SOA
3 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 8 (15.38%) Network Design
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
4 7 (13.46%) Scrum
5 6 (11.54%) Analytics
6 5 (9.62%) ETL
7 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.69%) Content Management
7 4 (7.69%) CRM
7 4 (7.69%) OO
7 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.77%) Change Management
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security
8 3 (5.77%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.77%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) Java
2 10 (19.23%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.54%) C++
5 5 (9.62%) C#
5 5 (9.62%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) PHP
7 2 (3.85%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.92%) C
8 1 (1.92%) ES6
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) CEH
1 3 (5.77%) CISA
1 3 (5.77%) CISSP
1 3 (5.77%) CREST Certified
1 3 (5.77%) PCI QSA
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Reuters
2 3 (5.77%) SAP
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.92%) Siebel
4 1 (1.92%) Talend
4 1 (1.92%) VMware