Period
to 28 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 September 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 > South East
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 364 1,317 1,147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 10.51% 9.30% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.29% 9.88% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 766 644
Median daily rate £550 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £406 £434 £430
90th Percentile £688 £675 £700
England median daily rate £575 £575 £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 12
Median hourly rate £30.00 £77.50 £73.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +5.67% +145.12%
10th Percentile £25.47 £57.88 £36.52
90th Percentile £70.32 £85.10 £82.93
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £57.91
% change year-on-year -51.72% +25.19% +20.03%

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 3,224 13,329 15,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 94.16% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 7,938 9,313
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £232 £257
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 586 667
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.06 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.12% +21.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.86 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.43 £62.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.85 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +54.25% +11.11% -3.74%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the South East

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Architect in the South East

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 Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 September 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
Thames Valley -1 186 £536 -2.50% 39
Hampshire +8 121 £550 - 18
Berkshire -3 107 £550 - 23
Buckinghamshire +6 69 £533 -3.18% 9
West Sussex +24 21 £586 -2.33% 10
Surrey -6 12 £525 -8.70% 15
Oxfordshire +24 10 £600 +9.09% 7
Kent +6 7 £470 -14.55% 3
East Sussex +26 5 £400 -30.43% 4
Sussex +7 1 £550 -8.33% 3
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 105 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 78 (21.43%) Azure
3 71 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (17.58%) SC Cleared
5 57 (15.66%) Migration
6 48 (13.19%) Microsoft
7 45 (12.36%) AWS
8 44 (12.09%) VMware
9 43 (11.81%) Telecoms
9 43 (11.81%) DevOps
10 37 (10.16%) DV Cleared
11 34 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (9.34%) Public Sector
12 33 (9.07%) Oracle
13 32 (8.79%) Enterprise Architecture
14 31 (8.52%) SAP
14 31 (8.52%) Windows
15 30 (8.24%) SQL
15 30 (8.24%) Data Modelling
15 30 (8.24%) Cisco
16 29 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (7.97%) ITIL
16 29 (7.97%) TOGAF
17 28 (7.69%) Data Architecture
17 28 (7.69%) Data Centre
18 27 (7.42%) Strategic Roadmap
18 27 (7.42%) Technical Leadership
18 27 (7.42%) PaaS
18 27 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (7.14%) Firewall

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 17 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.47%) CMS
3 6 (1.65%) NetWeaver
4 5 (1.37%) Confluence
4 5 (1.37%) SAP EP
5 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.82%) IIS
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.55%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.27%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) nginx
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.82%) SPSS
3 1 (0.27%) Maya
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.37%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.10%) Shopify
4 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.82%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.55%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.55%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.27%) Maximo
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.27%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.27%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 78 (21.43%) Azure
2 45 (12.36%) AWS
3 27 (7.42%) PaaS
4 25 (6.87%) IaaS
5 21 (5.77%) Office 365
6 15 (4.12%) Power Platform
7 12 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.47%) SaaS
9 7 (1.92%) GCP
10 6 (1.65%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.10%) Azure Stack
12 4 (1.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.82%) Apigee
14 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.55%) GitHub
14 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.14%) Firewall
2 24 (6.59%) WAN
3 13 (3.57%) DNS
4 12 (3.30%) LAN
5 10 (2.75%) MPLS
6 9 (2.47%) VPN
7 8 (2.20%) Internet
8 7 (1.92%) Skype
9 6 (1.65%) BGP
9 6 (1.65%) Broadband
9 6 (1.65%) OSPF
10 5 (1.37%) DHCP
10 5 (1.37%) Network Security
10 5 (1.37%) VLAN
10 5 (1.37%) VSAN
11 4 (1.10%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.10%) SAN
12 3 (0.82%) DMZ
12 3 (0.82%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.87%) Big Data
2 24 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.85%) Data Lake
4 13 (3.57%) Power BI
4 13 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.47%) Geospatial Data
5 9 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.20%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.92%) GIS
8 5 (1.37%) QlikView
9 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.10%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.82%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.55%) DB2
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.92%) JIRA
2 6 (1.65%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.37%) ERwin
4 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.82%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.27%) GitLab
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) JUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (11.81%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.34%) Public Sector
3 23 (6.32%) Finance
4 15 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.85%) Marketing
6 7 (1.92%) Electronics
6 7 (1.92%) Retail
7 4 (1.10%) Automotive
7 4 (1.10%) Back Office
8 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.82%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Front Office
9 2 (0.55%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Police
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.95%) REST
2 13 (3.57%) Middleware
2 13 (3.57%) RESTful
2 13 (3.57%) SOAP
2 13 (3.57%) Web Services
3 9 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (2.20%) J2EE
4 8 (2.20%) SAML
5 7 (1.92%) OpenID
6 6 (1.65%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.65%) SAP Fiori
6 6 (1.65%) Visualforce
7 5 (1.37%) .NET
7 5 (1.37%) OAuth
7 5 (1.37%) SAP PI
7 5 (1.37%) SAPUI5
8 4 (1.10%) HTML
8 4 (1.10%) HTML5
8 4 (1.10%) XML
9 3 (0.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 15 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.85%) User Experience
5 13 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.10%) Replication
11 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.82%) Life Science
11 3 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.82%) PKI
11 3 (0.82%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.52%) Windows
2 12 (3.30%) Windows 10
3 11 (3.02%) Linux
4 7 (1.92%) VMS
4 7 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.10%) Unix
7 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 2 (0.55%) Android
7 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Tizen
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (15.66%) Migration
3 43 (11.81%) DevOps
4 32 (8.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (8.24%) Data Modelling
6 29 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (7.97%) ITIL
6 29 (7.97%) TOGAF
7 28 (7.69%) Data Architecture
8 27 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (7.42%) Strategic Roadmap
8 27 (7.42%) Technical Leadership
9 24 (6.59%) Analytics
10 23 (6.32%) CRM
10 23 (6.32%) Data Management
11 22 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (5.49%) ERP
12 20 (5.49%) Microservices
13 19 (5.22%) Service Design
13 19 (5.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.24%) SQL
2 21 (5.77%) Java
3 12 (3.30%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.92%) Python
5 6 (1.65%) Apex Code
5 6 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.65%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.37%) ABAP
7 4 (1.10%) C
7 4 (1.10%) C++
8 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.82%) Perl
9 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) C#
10 1 (0.27%) Go
10 1 (0.27%) Java 8
10 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 64 (17.58%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.16%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.02%) CISSP
5 10 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.75%) Degree
6 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.65%) CISM
7 6 (1.65%) MCSE
8 5 (1.37%) CCIE
9 4 (1.10%) CCNA
9 4 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.10%) JNCIE
9 4 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.82%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.82%) CCNP
10 3 (0.82%) MCAD
11 2 (0.55%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.20%) NIST
2 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.37%) NCSC
5 4 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.82%) GDPR
6 3 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.82%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.82%) ISO 31000
6 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.82%) QA
7 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.55%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.55%) RMADS
8 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 34 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.95%) VMware NSX
4 7 (1.92%) vSphere
5 6 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.37%) Docker
6 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.55%) KVM
8 2 (0.55%) vCloud
9 1 (0.27%) HDFS
9 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (4.12%) SCCM
2 11 (3.02%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.65%) Terraform
5 5 (1.37%) Ansible
6 4 (1.10%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.10%) SCOM
6 4 (1.10%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.10%) vRealize
7 3 (0.82%) IBM Guardium
7 3 (0.82%) Nessus
7 3 (0.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.55%) Istio
8 2 (0.55%) Netcool
8 2 (0.55%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.55%) Puppet
9 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 48 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.09%) VMware
3 33 (9.07%) Oracle
4 31 (8.52%) SAP
5 30 (8.24%) Cisco
6 21 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (5.22%) IBM
8 14 (3.85%) Juniper
9 13 (3.57%) Citrix
10 8 (2.20%) F5
11 7 (1.92%) Ariba
12 6 (1.65%) Centrify
12 6 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.37%) Pardot
13 5 (1.37%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.10%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.10%) CyberArk
14 4 (1.10%) Ingenico
14 4 (1.10%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.10%) Palo Alto