Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 25 April 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 57 58 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 7.64% 8.03% 9.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.15% 8.36% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 56
Sheffield median daily rate £550 £531 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £439 £413 £425
90th Percentile £750 £688 £775
South Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £496
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.79% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 699 694 835
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 96.12% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 422 582
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +26.15%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £611
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 23
Sheffield median hourly rate £17.51 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.69% -7.14% +22.40%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.90 £24.95 £20.00
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.33 £13.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +53.42% -1.85% +7.83%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Sheffield

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Sheffield

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Sheffield over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Sheffield

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

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

1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (26.32%) Finance
4 13 (22.81%) Java
4 13 (22.81%) Open Source
5 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 8 (14.04%) Data Architecture
6 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (14.04%) HTML
6 8 (14.04%) CSS
6 8 (14.04%) Linux
6 8 (14.04%) Unix
6 8 (14.04%) Banking
7 7 (12.28%) Ruby
7 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.28%) Web Services
7 7 (12.28%) Information Security
7 7 (12.28%) Docker
7 7 (12.28%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.53%) Play Framework
8 6 (10.53%) DevOps
8 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
8 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 6 (10.53%) Scala
8 6 (10.53%) Node.js
8 6 (10.53%) Mac OS X
8 6 (10.53%) Windows
8 6 (10.53%) Python
9 5 (8.77%) DNS
9 5 (8.77%) Investment Management

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.51%) Office 365
5 1 (1.75%) CloudBees
5 1 (1.75%) GitHub
5 1 (1.75%) OpenDNS
5 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) DHCP
2 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.02%) SMTP
2 4 (7.02%) SSL
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) SMS
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.51%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) DTS
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.51%) HBase
2 2 (3.51%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (3.51%) AppScan
3 2 (3.51%) ERwin
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) CSS
1 8 (14.04%) HTML
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 6 (10.53%) Node.js
3 6 (10.53%) Play Framework
4 5 (8.77%) React
4 5 (8.77%) REST
5 3 (5.26%) SOAP
5 3 (5.26%) Spring
6 2 (3.51%) .NET
6 2 (3.51%) JSON
7 1 (1.75%) Ajax
7 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.75%) CSS3
7 1 (1.75%) Django
7 1 (1.75%) HTML5
7 1 (1.75%) J2EE
7 1 (1.75%) jQuery
7 1 (1.75%) RESTful
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
1 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.26%) Social Media
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.75%) CESG
4 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
1 8 (14.04%) Unix
2 6 (10.53%) Mac OS X
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (22.81%) Open Source
4 8 (14.04%) Data Architecture
5 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.28%) Information Security
5 7 (12.28%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.53%) DevOps
6 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
7 5 (8.77%) Investment Management
7 5 (8.77%) SFIA
7 5 (8.77%) Web Development
8 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.02%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (7.02%) Scrum
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (7.02%) Validation
8 4 (7.02%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) Ruby
3 6 (10.53%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) Scala
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) CISSP
4 2 (3.51%) CISA
4 2 (3.51%) CISM
4 2 (3.51%) CRISC
4 2 (3.51%) CSSLP
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) GIAC
4 2 (3.51%) GSSP-.NET
4 2 (3.51%) GSSP-JAVA
4 2 (3.51%) GWAPT
4 2 (3.51%) ISACA
4 2 (3.51%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CITP
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) IISP
5 1 (1.75%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) PSD2
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.51%) ISO 20022
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Docker
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.02%) Terminal Server
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) XenApp
2 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
2 4 (7.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) EdgeSight
2 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.51%) Nessus
2 2 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Citrix
1 4 (7.02%) Ivanti
1 4 (7.02%) VMware
2 3 (5.26%) Google
2 3 (5.26%) MuleSoft
3 2 (3.51%) CA
3 2 (3.51%) Informatica
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.51%) Tableau
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco