Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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.

Architect
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1306 1365 1480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.76% 8.19% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.21% 8.71% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 824 976
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +0.50% +0.51%
10th Percentile £416 £406 £369
90th Percentile £675 £675 £649
England median daily rate £550 £538 £520
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
South East median hourly rate - £52.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +29.03%
England median hourly rate £49.15 £44.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +11.07% -11.50% +20.26%

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 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
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 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 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
Thames Valley -3 634 £538 +7.45% 37
Berkshire -2 425 £525 - 14
Hampshire -2 302 £525 +2.94% 20
Surrey +8 182 £538 +13.16% 15
Buckinghamshire -12 157 £500 +5.26% 6
West Sussex +5 108 £550 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +17 53 £550 +4.76% 17
Kent -5 18 £600 +5.49% 2
East Sussex -1 12 £525 -0.24% 2
Middlesex -20 10 £580 +9.43%
Sussex +1 6 £525 - 1
M4 Corridor +3 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 241 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 226 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (15.54%) Security Cleared
4 188 (14.40%) Windows
5 183 (14.01%) Finance
6 181 (13.86%) TOGAF
7 166 (12.71%) Migration
8 155 (11.87%) SC Cleared
9 150 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
10 138 (10.57%) Oracle
11 134 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 125 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
13 122 (9.34%) SAP
13 122 (9.34%) Cisco
14 118 (9.04%) Telecoms
15 117 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
16 115 (8.81%) Linux
16 115 (8.81%) Data Architecture
17 114 (8.73%) SQL
17 114 (8.73%) Firewall
18 109 (8.35%) VMware
19 106 (8.12%) Data Modelling
20 99 (7.58%) Java
20 99 (7.58%) Active Directory
21 97 (7.43%) ITIL
22 96 (7.35%) Retail
23 93 (7.12%) Data Centre
23 93 (7.12%) IT Strategy
24 84 (6.43%) WAN
25 79 (6.05%) Citrix

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 39 (2.99%) OpenStack
2 29 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 19 (1.45%) CMS
4 19 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (0.92%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.84%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.77%) IIS
9 8 (0.61%) SAS
10 7 (0.54%) JBoss
10 7 (0.54%) NetWeaver
10 7 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.46%) Apache
12 5 (0.38%) Confluence
12 5 (0.38%) Documentum
12 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.69%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.61%) SAP PSCD
5 7 (0.54%) Magento
5 7 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
6 6 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.38%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.31%) Maximo
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle BRM
8 4 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.31%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 150 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (5.28%) IaaS
4 61 (4.67%) PaaS
5 57 (4.36%) SaaS
6 43 (3.29%) Office 365
7 32 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.07%) Serverless
10 12 (0.92%) Slack
11 10 (0.77%) iPaaS
11 10 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 10 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 9 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.61%) Force.com
14 7 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 114 (8.73%) Firewall
2 84 (6.43%) WAN
3 63 (4.82%) LAN
4 51 (3.91%) DNS
5 45 (3.45%) Network Security
6 42 (3.22%) SAN
7 36 (2.76%) VPN
8 31 (2.37%) VoIP
9 25 (1.91%) Internet
10 24 (1.84%) NetScaler
10 24 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (1.61%) LTE
11 21 (1.61%) Wireless
12 20 (1.53%) TCP/IP
13 19 (1.45%) MPLS
14 17 (1.30%) DAB
15 14 (1.07%) HTTP
16 13 (1.00%) DHCP
17 12 (0.92%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.51%) Big Data
2 59 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 49 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 28 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (1.99%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.68%) IBM InfoSphere
7 19 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.38%) Apache Hive
9 13 (1.00%) MySQL
10 12 (0.92%) HBase
10 12 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
11 11 (0.84%) Data Lake
11 11 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.84%) Sqoop
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.61%) NewSQL
14 8 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (2.37%) Jenkins
1 31 (2.37%) JIRA
2 25 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (0.77%) Android Studio
5 10 (0.77%) Xcode
6 9 (0.69%) JMeter
7 7 (0.54%) Gatling
7 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.46%) Subversion
9 5 (0.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.23%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.15%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 183 (14.01%) Finance
2 118 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 96 (7.35%) Retail
4 45 (3.45%) Marketing
5 38 (2.91%) Banking
6 26 (1.99%) Billing
6 26 (1.99%) Publishing
7 14 (1.07%) Local Government
8 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.77%) Legal
10 8 (0.61%) Law
11 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 5 (0.38%) Electronics
13 4 (0.31%) German Language
13 4 (0.31%) Military
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.05%) Web Services
2 44 (3.37%) HTML
2 44 (3.37%) XML
3 40 (3.06%) .NET
4 38 (2.91%) REST
5 35 (2.68%) SOAP
6 31 (2.37%) J2EE
7 29 (2.22%) CSS
7 29 (2.22%) JSON
8 28 (2.14%) Middleware
9 26 (1.99%) Spring
10 17 (1.30%) Ajax
10 17 (1.30%) Kafka
11 16 (1.23%) Struts
12 14 (1.07%) HTML5
13 13 (1.00%) EJB
13 13 (1.00%) JSP
14 12 (0.92%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.92%) RESTful
15 11 (0.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.12%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.83%) Public Cloud
4 36 (2.76%) User Experience
5 33 (2.53%) CMDB
6 31 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.99%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.45%) PKI
10 17 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.07%) Clustering
13 12 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.69%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.61%) Social Media
17 7 (0.54%) FMCG
17 7 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 188 (14.40%) Windows
2 115 (8.81%) Linux
3 72 (5.51%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.22%) Unix
5 32 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.61%) Windows 10
9 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (1.38%) Android
11 13 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.84%) AIX
13 8 (0.61%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.54%) Solaris
14 7 (0.54%) SUSE
15 6 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.31%) Debian
17 4 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (13.86%) TOGAF
3 166 (12.71%) Migration
4 134 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 117 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
6 115 (8.81%) Data Architecture
7 106 (8.12%) Data Modelling
8 97 (7.43%) ITIL
9 93 (7.12%) IT Strategy
10 77 (5.90%) DevOps
11 72 (5.51%) Analytics
11 72 (5.51%) Technical Architecture
12 70 (5.36%) Data Management
12 70 (5.36%) Service Design
12 70 (5.36%) SOA
13 69 (5.28%) Project Management
14 68 (5.21%) Scrum
15 62 (4.75%) Mentoring
16 58 (4.44%) CRM
17 57 (4.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (8.73%) SQL
2 99 (7.58%) Java
3 44 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 40 (3.06%) PowerShell
5 31 (2.37%) Python
6 20 (1.53%) C#
6 20 (1.53%) Ruby
7 19 (1.45%) Scala
8 16 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.07%) C
10 11 (0.84%) Apex Code
10 11 (0.84%) PHP
11 9 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.61%) Apple Swift
12 8 (0.61%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.38%) Go
14 5 (0.38%) Perl
15 4 (0.31%) AWK
15 4 (0.31%) sed
Qualifications
1 203 (15.54%) Security Cleared
2 155 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.75%) Degree
4 54 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (2.37%) MCSE
8 24 (1.84%) CCNA
9 19 (1.45%) CCIE
9 19 (1.45%) CCNP
10 17 (1.30%) CISSP
11 13 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (0.61%) MCSA
13 8 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (0.54%) CISM
14 7 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (3.98%) QA
3 27 (2.07%) GDPR
4 13 (1.00%) SLA
5 12 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) COBIT
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.31%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) PSD2
10 2 (0.15%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.077%) ECSS
11 1 (0.077%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 99 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.60%) Docker
5 30 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.00%) Apache Flume
7 13 (1.00%) HDFS
7 13 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.00%) vSphere
8 11 (0.84%) XenServer
9 10 (0.77%) XenApp
10 7 (0.54%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.46%) KVM
12 5 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.31%) vCloud
13 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.23%) Firmware
14 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (3.14%) SCCM
2 33 (2.53%) Ansible
3 20 (1.53%) Puppet
4 18 (1.38%) SCOM
5 13 (1.00%) Terraform
6 11 (0.84%) vCenter Server
7 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.61%) Netcool
9 8 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.54%) Oozie
11 6 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.38%) vRealize
13 4 (0.31%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 241 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 138 (10.57%) Oracle
3 122 (9.34%) Cisco
3 122 (9.34%) SAP
4 109 (8.35%) VMware
5 79 (6.05%) Citrix
6 62 (4.75%) IBM
7 44 (3.37%) Juniper
8 40 (3.06%) HP
9 30 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (2.22%) CheckPoint
11 27 (2.07%) Google
12 25 (1.91%) Cloudera
13 20 (1.53%) Adobe
14 19 (1.45%) Forcepoint
14 19 (1.45%) NetApp
15 18 (1.38%) Remedy
15 18 (1.38%) Symantec
16 17 (1.30%) JDA