Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,436 1,203 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.55% 7.68% 8.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.05% 8.19% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 644 920
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £512
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.59% +2.35%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £410
90th Percentile £663 £677 £638
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £29.92 £52.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.82% -43.14% +54.78%
England median hourly rate £50.08 £42.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +17.13% -22.27% +46.67%

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 15,863 14,689 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.79% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,306 8,425 10,355
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 743 808
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +10.65%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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 -1 603 £550 +4.76% 76
Hampshire +3 414 £525 +4.90% 36
Berkshire 0 400 £550 +4.76% 42
Surrey +15 233 £550 -2.65% 35
Buckinghamshire -23 124 £500 -4.76% 10
West Sussex +19 104 £538 +7.50% 2
Oxfordshire +13 80 £575 - 24
Kent +24 34 £488 -11.36% 2
East Sussex -4 15 £520 +4.00% 7
M4 Corridor - 13 - -
Middlesex +1 9 £450 -25.00% 4
Sussex +2 3 £665 +47.78%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 241 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
1 241 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 220 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (14.69%) Microsoft
4 198 (13.79%) Migration
5 195 (13.58%) TOGAF
6 186 (12.95%) Windows
7 184 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
8 176 (12.26%) SC Cleared
9 165 (11.49%) Cisco
10 138 (9.61%) Oracle
11 137 (9.54%) Firewall
12 135 (9.40%) SQL
13 133 (9.26%) Finance
13 133 (9.26%) VMware
14 129 (8.98%) Active Directory
15 127 (8.84%) Linux
16 122 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 120 (8.36%) ITIL
18 118 (8.22%) Telecoms
19 116 (8.08%) Java
20 100 (6.96%) DevOps
21 95 (6.62%) XML
21 95 (6.62%) REST
22 94 (6.55%) SAP
23 91 (6.34%) Data Modelling
24 90 (6.27%) .NET
25 89 (6.20%) SQL Server
25 89 (6.20%) Data Centre
26 88 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure

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 47 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.58%) OpenStack
3 29 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.95%) Apache
5 21 (1.46%) Confluence
6 18 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.04%) IIS
9 13 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.77%) JBoss
12 10 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.63%) CMS
14 8 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.35%) Drupal
16 5 (0.35%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.35%) SAS
17 3 (0.21%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.070%) CATIA
6 1 (0.070%) Revit
6 1 (0.070%) Simulink
6 1 (0.070%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.35%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) INSURE/90
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 220 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 184 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (5.36%) SaaS
4 70 (4.87%) PaaS
5 67 (4.67%) Office 365
6 57 (3.97%) IaaS
7 26 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.04%) Slack
9 14 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 12 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (0.77%) GitHub
12 10 (0.70%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.63%) G Suite
14 8 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.56%) Force.com
14 8 (0.56%) Serverless
15 7 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (9.54%) Firewall
2 85 (5.92%) WAN
3 66 (4.60%) LAN
4 51 (3.55%) DNS
5 50 (3.48%) VPN
6 39 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (2.72%) Network Security
6 39 (2.72%) Wireless
7 34 (2.37%) SAN
8 31 (2.16%) HTTP
9 30 (2.09%) BGP
10 29 (2.02%) OSPF
11 26 (1.81%) TCP/IP
12 23 (1.60%) VLAN
13 21 (1.46%) DAB
13 21 (1.46%) Software-Defined Networking
14 20 (1.39%) MPLS
15 19 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (1.32%) DHCP
15 19 (1.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.74%) Big Data
3 41 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 39 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 31 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.95%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.74%) MySQL
9 24 (1.67%) Power BI
10 23 (1.60%) Data Lake
11 21 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.91%) GIS
16 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.63%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 50 (3.48%) JIRA
2 38 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 34 (2.37%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.04%) Subversion
7 9 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.49%) Selenium
10 6 (0.42%) Gradle
10 6 (0.42%) Grunt
10 6 (0.42%) gulp
10 6 (0.42%) webpack
11 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.35%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.35%) NUnit
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.35%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 133 (9.26%) Finance
2 118 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.48%) Retail
4 32 (2.23%) Marketing
5 23 (1.60%) Billing
6 22 (1.53%) Banking
7 19 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.97%) Automotive
9 11 (0.77%) Publishing
10 10 (0.70%) Legal
11 8 (0.56%) Games
12 7 (0.49%) Local Government
13 5 (0.35%) Military
14 4 (0.28%) Advertising
14 4 (0.28%) Electronics
14 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Law
16 1 (0.070%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.62%) REST
1 95 (6.62%) XML
2 90 (6.27%) .NET
3 74 (5.15%) Web Services
4 63 (4.39%) JSON
5 60 (4.18%) Middleware
6 51 (3.55%) HTML
7 40 (2.79%) CSS
8 34 (2.37%) AngularJS
8 34 (2.37%) SOAP
9 28 (1.95%) Node.js
10 26 (1.81%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.81%) RESTful
11 25 (1.74%) HTML5
11 25 (1.74%) Spring
12 22 (1.53%) CSS3
13 20 (1.39%) ASP.NET
14 19 (1.32%) Ajax
14 19 (1.32%) WCF
15 17 (1.18%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.20%) Data Centre
2 69 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (2.86%) User Experience
4 32 (2.23%) Mobile App
5 28 (1.95%) Public Cloud
6 27 (1.88%) CMDB
7 23 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.32%) Clustering
10 18 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.11%) Computer Science
12 15 (1.04%) BYOD
12 15 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.63%) iPad
17 8 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 186 (12.95%) Windows
2 127 (8.84%) Linux
3 63 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 59 (4.11%) Unix
5 38 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 23 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.04%) Android
11 12 (0.84%) Solaris
11 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.77%) AIX
13 10 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.70%) SUSE
14 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.42%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.28%) Debian
16 4 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (13.79%) Migration
3 195 (13.58%) TOGAF
4 122 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (8.36%) ITIL
6 100 (6.96%) DevOps
7 91 (6.34%) Data Modelling
8 78 (5.43%) IT Strategy
9 76 (5.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 71 (4.94%) Analytics
11 70 (4.87%) SOA
12 69 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
13 65 (4.53%) Microservices
14 63 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (4.18%) Security Architecture
16 58 (4.04%) Project Management
17 57 (3.97%) Scrum
17 57 (3.97%) Service Design
18 56 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
19 55 (3.83%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 135 (9.40%) SQL
2 116 (8.08%) Java
3 65 (4.53%) JavaScript
4 64 (4.46%) C#
4 64 (4.46%) PowerShell
5 30 (2.09%) Python
6 19 (1.32%) Scala
7 17 (1.18%) C
8 16 (1.11%) TypeScript
9 12 (0.84%) Ruby
9 12 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.77%) Apex Code
10 11 (0.77%) PHP
10 11 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.63%) C++
12 8 (0.56%) Perl
13 7 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.35%) R
16 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 176 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (3.97%) Degree
5 56 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 44 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (2.44%) MCSE
8 34 (2.37%) CCNP
9 27 (1.88%) CISSP
10 24 (1.67%) CCIE
10 24 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
11 20 (1.39%) CCDP
11 20 (1.39%) CCNA
12 17 (1.18%) JNCIS
13 12 (0.84%) CISM
14 10 (0.70%) CISA
14 10 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.42%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.42%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.25%) GDPR
2 51 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.58%) QA
4 28 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.77%) NIST 800
6 10 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.63%) GCP
7 9 (0.63%) SLA
8 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.28%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.14%) PMO
11 2 (0.14%) PSD2
12 1 (0.070%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.070%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.070%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 129 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 88 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.20%) Docker
5 20 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.25%) XenApp
7 14 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.91%) VMware NSX
9 12 (0.84%) vSphere
9 12 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.42%) HDFS
11 6 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.42%) UAG
12 5 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.35%) XenServer
13 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.14%) Snort
14 2 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 69 (4.81%) SCCM
2 31 (2.16%) SCOM
3 20 (1.39%) Puppet
3 20 (1.39%) SCVMM
4 19 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.97%) Ansible
6 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (0.77%) Terraform
7 9 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.42%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.42%) Netcool
10 6 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.35%) Oozie
12 4 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.28%) QRadar
Vendors
1 211 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 165 (11.49%) Cisco
3 138 (9.61%) Oracle
4 133 (9.26%) VMware
5 94 (6.55%) SAP
6 79 (5.50%) Citrix
7 66 (4.60%) Juniper
8 51 (3.55%) HP
9 40 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (2.37%) NetApp
11 32 (2.23%) Remedy
12 31 (2.16%) CheckPoint
12 31 (2.16%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.88%) IBM
14 25 (1.74%) Google
15 21 (1.46%) Blue Coat
16 19 (1.32%) Palo Alto
16 19 (1.32%) Splunk
17 17 (1.18%) Brocade
18 14 (0.97%) SolarWinds