The median contractor rate for a Architect was £594 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 22 7 18
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.45% 10.58% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 11.34% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £594 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +46.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 152 97 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 93.25% 93.27% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 47
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 10 21
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.45 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.30% -4.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £47.63 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Portsmouth

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Portsmouth

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Portsmouth

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 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 Portsmouth region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UML
2 4 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Docker
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (40.00%) SOA
1 4 (40.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Intel
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle