The median contractor rate for a Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
England / South East
Rank 18 18 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 600 744 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.76% 8.07% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.25% 8.49% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 400 382
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £620 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £521 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.15% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Median hourly rate £29.92 £53.75 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.33% +44.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £45.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.89 £60.30 £40.25
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the South East

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 Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the South East

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire 0 210 £500 -4.76% 11
Hampshire +2 152 £500 -4.76% 12
Buckinghamshire +2 82 £525 +13.51% 7
Surrey -10 61 £538 +2.38% 18
Oxfordshire +6 25 £550 +7.31% 7
West Sussex -8 23 £510 -1.92% 5
East Sussex -7 9 £550 +29.41% 1
Kent +8 7 £207 -61.48% 1
Middlesex -1 3 - - 2
Home Counties -4 2 - -
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 251 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 207 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 178 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 167 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (12.97%) Oracle
6 153 (12.48%) Cisco
7 147 (11.99%) Finance
8 129 (10.52%) Migration
8 129 (10.52%) Windows
9 119 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 109 (8.89%) Java
11 108 (8.81%) Data Modelling
12 105 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 105 (8.56%) TOGAF
13 103 (8.40%) ITIL
14 98 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
15 96 (7.83%) Active Directory
16 93 (7.59%) Linux
17 91 (7.42%) Retail
17 91 (7.42%) VMware
18 83 (6.77%) Data Centre
19 82 (6.69%) Firewall
19 82 (6.69%) SAP
20 79 (6.44%) Degree
21 76 (6.20%) WAN
22 75 (6.12%) Telecoms
22 75 (6.12%) Office 365
23 73 (5.95%) CRM
24 72 (5.87%) Analytics
25 71 (5.79%) Service Management

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 41 (3.34%) Apache
2 35 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 30 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 27 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 25 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 22 (1.79%) nginx
8 18 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.39%) JBoss
10 14 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 14 (1.14%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.90%) CMS
12 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.65%) NetWeaver
12 8 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.49%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.34%) MS Office
3 12 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.49%) Simulink
5 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.63%) Maximo
2 16 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.49%) SAP Retail
6 5 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.33%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 119 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (6.12%) Office 365
4 46 (3.75%) IaaS
5 42 (3.43%) PaaS
6 28 (2.28%) SaaS
7 15 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.57%) Boomi
9 7 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.41%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.41%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) CallidusCloud
12 2 (0.16%) GitHub
12 2 (0.16%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.69%) Firewall
2 76 (6.20%) WAN
3 52 (4.24%) LAN
4 38 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (2.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (2.28%) SAN
7 25 (2.04%) Network Security
7 25 (2.04%) VPN
8 24 (1.96%) Skype
9 23 (1.88%) BGP
10 21 (1.71%) DNS
10 21 (1.71%) VLAN
11 20 (1.63%) MPLS
12 19 (1.55%) NetScaler
13 17 (1.39%) DHCP
13 17 (1.39%) LDAP
13 17 (1.39%) LTE
14 16 (1.31%) Internet
15 15 (1.22%) SMTP
16 14 (1.14%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (4.49%) Big Data
3 54 (4.40%) SQL Server
4 43 (3.51%) Hadoop
5 28 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.14%) DB2
8 14 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.90%) HBase
9 11 (0.90%) Neo4j
9 11 (0.90%) Power BI
10 10 (0.82%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.82%) SAP HANA
11 9 (0.73%) MySQL
11 9 (0.73%) OLAP
12 8 (0.65%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.57%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 35 (2.85%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.79%) ProC
4 16 (1.31%) Android Studio
4 16 (1.31%) Xcode
5 11 (0.90%) JIRA
6 8 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.49%) ClearCase
7 6 (0.49%) MSI
8 5 (0.41%) Maven
9 4 (0.33%) Gradle
9 4 (0.33%) Selenium
10 3 (0.24%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.24%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.24%) JUnit
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.24%) Subversion
10 3 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 147 (11.99%) Finance
2 91 (7.42%) Retail
3 75 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.61%) Publishing
5 31 (2.53%) Billing
6 25 (2.04%) Marketing
7 23 (1.88%) Banking
8 13 (1.06%) Back Office
9 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.65%) Advertising
10 8 (0.65%) Electronics
11 5 (0.41%) French Language
11 5 (0.41%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.33%) Legal
12 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Military
14 1 (0.082%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.082%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.57%) Web Services
2 50 (4.08%) .NET
2 50 (4.08%) HTML
3 39 (3.18%) Middleware
4 38 (3.10%) XML
5 25 (2.04%) SOAP
6 20 (1.63%) CSS
7 19 (1.55%) REST
8 17 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.39%) J2EE
9 13 (1.06%) Java EE
9 13 (1.06%) Kafka
9 13 (1.06%) Node.js
9 13 (1.06%) SAML
9 13 (1.06%) Spring
10 12 (0.98%) SAP Basis
11 9 (0.73%) RESTful
12 8 (0.65%) OAuth
13 7 (0.57%) HTML5
13 7 (0.57%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.96%) PKI
6 22 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.39%) User Experience
8 16 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 12 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 12 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 10 (0.82%) Clustering
11 9 (0.73%) FlexPod
11 9 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.73%) NHS
12 8 (0.65%) CMDB
12 8 (0.65%) IVR
12 8 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 129 (10.52%) Windows
2 93 (7.59%) Linux
3 53 (4.32%) Unix
4 40 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 36 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 28 (2.28%) AIX
7 26 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.71%) Android
9 19 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.90%) Solaris
10 11 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.41%) CentOS
14 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.16%) HPUX
16 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.082%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (10.52%) Migration
3 108 (8.81%) Data Modelling
4 105 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (8.56%) TOGAF
5 103 (8.40%) ITIL
6 73 (5.95%) CRM
7 72 (5.87%) Analytics
8 71 (5.79%) Service Management
9 69 (5.63%) Data Architecture
10 64 (5.22%) SOA
11 63 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (4.73%) Enterprise Architecture
13 57 (4.65%) IT Strategy
13 57 (4.65%) Service Design
14 54 (4.40%) Project Management
15 53 (4.32%) ETL
16 46 (3.75%) Configuration Management
16 46 (3.75%) SDLC
16 46 (3.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 109 (8.89%) Java
2 56 (4.57%) SQL
3 50 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 37 (3.02%) C
5 36 (2.94%) Python
6 34 (2.77%) Perl
7 32 (2.61%) PHP
8 16 (1.31%) Apple Swift
8 16 (1.31%) Objective-C
9 13 (1.06%) C#
9 13 (1.06%) C++
9 13 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 12 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.73%) Ruby
12 6 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.33%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.33%) VBA
14 3 (0.24%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 251 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 207 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.44%) Degree
4 60 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 54 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.69%) CCNP
7 27 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.96%) CCIE
9 17 (1.39%) CISSP
10 12 (0.98%) CCNA
11 9 (0.73%) CLAS
11 9 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.73%) MCSE
12 8 (0.65%) CCDP
12 8 (0.65%) MCSA
12 8 (0.65%) SANS
13 7 (0.57%) CISMP
13 7 (0.57%) CRISC
13 7 (0.57%) GIAC
14 6 (0.49%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 28 (2.28%) PCI DSS
2 26 (2.12%) QA
3 20 (1.63%) SLA
4 11 (0.90%) GPG13
5 10 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.65%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.49%) GDPR
7 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.33%) COBIT
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.082%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.082%) RMADS
11 1 (0.082%) WCAG
11 1 (0.082%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 96 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.26%) Docker
4 24 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (1.55%) vCloud
7 16 (1.31%) XenApp
8 15 (1.22%) vSphere
8 15 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.33%) XenServer
13 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.082%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 23 (1.88%) Puppet
2 19 (1.55%) SCCM
3 14 (1.14%) Ansible
3 14 (1.14%) vRealize
4 12 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.82%) AppDNA
5 10 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.65%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.41%) vMotion
10 4 (0.33%) SCOM
11 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.24%) Nagios
11 3 (0.24%) OVSD
Vendors
1 178 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 159 (12.97%) Oracle
3 153 (12.48%) Cisco
4 91 (7.42%) VMware
5 82 (6.69%) SAP
6 46 (3.75%) Citrix
7 41 (3.34%) Juniper
8 38 (3.10%) IBM
9 36 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.20%) CheckPoint
10 27 (2.20%) HP
11 26 (2.12%) Palo Alto
12 22 (1.79%) F5
12 22 (1.79%) NetApp
13 20 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.55%) Forcepoint
15 16 (1.31%) Pega
16 15 (1.22%) Apple
17 14 (1.14%) CA
17 14 (1.14%) ESRI
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