Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £570 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,135 1,251 1,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.90% 7.69% 8.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.31% 8.12% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 707 873
South East median daily rate £570 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £444 £413 £408
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
South East median hourly rate £73.34 £62.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.29% +19.23% +9.47%
10th Percentile £36.52 £62.00 £16.20
90th Percentile £82.93 £62.00 £59.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £60.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +39.53% +2.38%

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 15,529 15,402 16,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,308 9,154 9,623
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £228
90th Percentile £580 £574 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 624 793
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -5 517 £550 +4.76% 96
Berkshire -2 348 £550 +1.85% 48
Hampshire -6 279 £555 +5.71% 48
Surrey +1 203 £600 +14.29% 36
Oxfordshire +39 84 £600 +14.29% 22
Buckinghamshire -21 84 £535 +4.90% 26
West Sussex -18 76 £550 +4.76% 20
East Sussex +3 19 £500 - 6
Middlesex +13 9 £708 +21.98%
Kent +4 9 £538 -10.42% 6
M4 Corridor +2 8 £450 -
Sussex +2 2 £700 +33.33%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 244 (21.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 204 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (17.27%) Microsoft
4 181 (15.95%) Security Cleared
5 151 (13.30%) TOGAF
6 148 (13.04%) Oracle
7 138 (12.16%) Windows
8 135 (11.89%) Migration
9 131 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
10 129 (11.37%) SC Cleared
11 114 (10.04%) VMware
12 109 (9.60%) SQL
13 106 (9.34%) Finance
14 104 (9.16%) Java
15 100 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
16 93 (8.19%) Telecoms
17 92 (8.11%) Firewall
18 90 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
19 89 (7.84%) DevOps
20 87 (7.67%) .NET
21 86 (7.58%) SAP
22 85 (7.49%) Linux
22 85 (7.49%) Active Directory
23 83 (7.31%) SaaS
24 77 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
25 75 (6.61%) Cisco
26 74 (6.52%) Windows Server
27 73 (6.43%) Data Centre
27 73 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
28 72 (6.34%) ITIL

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 27 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 26 (2.29%) OpenStack
2 26 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.94%) Apache
4 21 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.59%) IIS
6 13 (1.15%) Apache Solr
7 11 (0.97%) Confluence
8 10 (0.88%) CMS
8 10 (0.88%) Jupyter
9 9 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.79%) SAS
10 8 (0.70%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.62%) Drupal
11 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.088%) CATIA
3 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.97%) SAP CRM
3 10 (0.88%) SAP BPC
3 10 (0.88%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.44%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.26%) HFM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP GTS
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.26%) SAP IBP
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 244 (21.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (7.31%) SaaS
4 61 (5.37%) IaaS
4 61 (5.37%) PaaS
5 48 (4.23%) Office 365
6 35 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.06%) Apigee
8 12 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.97%) Serverless
10 10 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.53%) Data Lake Analytics
11 6 (0.53%) Heroku
11 6 (0.53%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.44%) Force.com
12 5 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 92 (8.11%) Firewall
2 51 (4.49%) WAN
3 46 (4.05%) LAN
4 42 (3.70%) DNS
5 37 (3.26%) Internet
6 32 (2.82%) Network Security
6 32 (2.82%) SAN
7 30 (2.64%) VPN
8 28 (2.47%) Wireless
9 24 (2.11%) DHCP
10 22 (1.94%) NetScaler
10 22 (1.94%) TCP/IP
11 18 (1.59%) MPLS
12 15 (1.32%) DAB
12 15 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (1.06%) NAS
14 11 (0.97%) BGP
14 11 (0.97%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.88%) OSPF
15 10 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.05%) Big Data
3 38 (3.35%) Hadoop
4 35 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.47%) Data Lake
6 26 (2.29%) Power BI
7 21 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.76%) MySQL
8 20 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.59%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.32%) SAP BW
11 15 (1.32%) SAP HANA
12 14 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (1.59%) JIRA
2 14 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.79%) Selenium
5 9 (0.79%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.62%) Rational Rose
7 6 (0.53%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.53%) Subversion
8 5 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.44%) GitLab
8 5 (0.44%) Maven
8 5 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.35%) JUnit
10 3 (0.26%) Ant
10 3 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.26%) Mockito
10 3 (0.26%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 106 (9.34%) Finance
2 93 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.32%) Retail
4 18 (1.59%) Billing
5 13 (1.15%) Legal
5 13 (1.15%) Marketing
6 12 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.97%) Banking
8 9 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.79%) Back Office
9 4 (0.35%) Games
9 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.26%) Advertising
10 3 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.18%) Military
11 2 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.088%) Automotive
12 1 (0.088%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.088%) Electronics
12 1 (0.088%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (7.67%) .NET
2 65 (5.73%) Middleware
3 61 (5.37%) Web Services
4 59 (5.20%) REST
5 39 (3.44%) JSON
6 30 (2.64%) SOAP
6 30 (2.64%) Spring
7 25 (2.20%) Kafka
8 24 (2.11%) OAuth
8 24 (2.11%) Spring Boot
9 23 (2.03%) XML
10 18 (1.59%) J2EE
10 18 (1.59%) Node.js
11 15 (1.32%) AngularJS
12 14 (1.23%) HTML
12 14 (1.23%) Java EE
12 14 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
12 14 (1.23%) OAuth2
13 13 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.88%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.47%) PKI
7 27 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.23%) User Experience
11 13 (1.15%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.06%) Replication
13 10 (0.88%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Licensing
13 10 (0.88%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.79%) iPad
15 8 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.62%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 138 (12.16%) Windows
2 85 (7.49%) Linux
3 74 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 53 (4.67%) Windows 10
5 42 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (3.35%) Unix
7 29 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (2.03%) AIX
9 16 (1.41%) CentOS
10 15 (1.32%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.79%) SUSE
11 9 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.62%) Android
12 7 (0.62%) Solaris
13 6 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.088%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (13.30%) TOGAF
3 135 (11.89%) Migration
4 100 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (7.84%) DevOps
6 77 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 72 (6.34%) ITIL
7 72 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
8 71 (6.26%) Analytics
8 71 (6.26%) Data Modelling
8 71 (6.26%) Microservices
9 64 (5.64%) Security Architecture
10 61 (5.37%) Scrum
11 57 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (5.02%) Network Design
12 56 (4.93%) CRM
13 53 (4.67%) SOA
14 50 (4.41%) Service Management
15 48 (4.23%) ERP
16 45 (3.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 109 (9.60%) SQL
2 104 (9.16%) Java
3 58 (5.11%) C#
4 42 (3.70%) Python
5 36 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 29 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.67%) Scala
8 17 (1.50%) PHP
9 13 (1.15%) C
10 12 (1.06%) ABAP
10 12 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.79%) Perl
11 9 (0.79%) Ruby
12 7 (0.62%) Java 8
12 7 (0.62%) VBA
13 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.44%) R
14 4 (0.35%) C++
14 4 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 181 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 129 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.88%) Degree
4 37 (3.26%) DV Cleared
5 33 (2.91%) CISSP
6 30 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.20%) CISM
8 19 (1.67%) CISA
9 17 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
10 15 (1.32%) CCIE
10 15 (1.32%) CCNP
11 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.79%) CREST Certified
12 9 (0.79%) IISP
13 7 (0.62%) CCNA
13 7 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.53%) CCDP
14 6 (0.53%) CEH
14 6 (0.53%) MCSE
15 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.08%) GDPR
2 29 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.29%) QA
4 21 (1.85%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.79%) ISAE 3402
7 9 (0.79%) ISO 22301
7 9 (0.79%) ISO 31000
7 9 (0.79%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (0.79%) NIST 800
8 6 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.44%) COBIT
9 5 (0.44%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.26%) ISO 26262
11 3 (0.26%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.18%) IFRS
13 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 85 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 73 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.32%) Docker
4 46 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 34 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (2.73%) XenApp
7 19 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.70%) iptables
12 7 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.53%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.53%) KVM
13 6 (0.53%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.53%) vSphere
14 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.35%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.35%) vCloud
15 4 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (3.08%) SCCM
2 27 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 25 (2.20%) Ansible
4 23 (2.03%) Puppet
5 15 (1.32%) Data Guard
5 15 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.15%) SCOM
7 11 (0.97%) logstash
7 11 (0.97%) Nessus
7 11 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.88%) Kibana
8 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.79%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.79%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 8 (0.70%) SELinux
11 7 (0.62%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.62%) Terraform
11 7 (0.62%) yum
12 5 (0.44%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 196 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 148 (13.04%) Oracle
3 114 (10.04%) VMware
4 86 (7.58%) SAP
5 75 (6.61%) Cisco
6 53 (4.67%) Citrix
7 50 (4.41%) IBM
8 40 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (3.26%) Red Hat
10 33 (2.91%) Juniper
11 30 (2.64%) HP
12 27 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 24 (2.11%) Google
14 21 (1.85%) CheckPoint
14 21 (1.85%) Remedy
14 21 (1.85%) Splunk
15 19 (1.67%) Palo Alto
16 17 (1.50%) Adobe
17 14 (1.23%) 3PAR
17 14 (1.23%) Talend