Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Architect
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 355 336
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 20 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 49
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -12.28%
10th Percentile £456 £418 £405
90th Percentile £622 £538 £555
England median daily rate £545 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in the South East

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in the South East

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in the South East

Applications Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Architect in the South East

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Berkshire -2 8 £613 +22.50%
Thames Valley -18 8 £613 +24.05%
Hampshire +11 7 £463 -11.81% 2
West Sussex - 5 £538 -
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Applications 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 South East region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 8 (40.00%) SOA
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) CRM
2 7 (35.00%) Publishing
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
4 5 (25.00%) Android
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Apple
4 5 (25.00%) Middleware
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) Xcode
4 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (25.00%) Docker
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) Android Studio
4 5 (25.00%) Service Design
5 4 (20.00%) IaaS
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) OpenStack
5 4 (20.00%) PaaS
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) ERP
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) IaaS
1 4 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) LTE
2 3 (15.00%) GSM
2 3 (15.00%) HSPA
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) Tactical Data Link
2 3 (15.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (15.00%) VoWiFi
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
3 2 (10.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (5.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Android Studio
1 5 (25.00%) Xcode
General
1 7 (35.00%) Publishing
2 3 (15.00%) Billing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Military
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) FMCG
4 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Android
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) SOA
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) CRM
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Service Design
4 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (20.00%) ERP
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
5 3 (15.00%) MODAF
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Apple
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) SAP