Period
to 13 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,216 1,175 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.88% 7.06% 7.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.47% 7.48% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 644 706
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80% +4.39%
10th Percentile £439 £430 £416
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 0
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £73.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £52.50 £49.15
% change year-on-year +33.33% +6.82% +12.99%

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 12,840 15,704 15,844
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.39% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,593 9,483 9,388
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £238
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 608 648
South East median hourly rate £21.98 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.04% +3.86%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 -2.27% 96
Berkshire +1 491 £525 -2.78% 66
Hampshire +10 330 £550 - 86
Surrey +8 142 £590 +0.43% 27
Buckinghamshire +23 120 £550 +1.38% 15
West Sussex -11 41 £600 +9.09% 5
Oxfordshire -9 25 £550 -8.33% 15
Kent +25 22 £630 +22.93% 6
East Sussex +2 20 £550 - 4
Middlesex +9 8 £515 -27.21%
M4 Corridor -2 1 - -
Sussex -3 1 £600 -20.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 341 (28.04%) Azure
2 259 (21.30%) Security Cleared
3 255 (20.97%) Microsoft
4 188 (15.46%) SC Cleared
5 173 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
6 167 (13.73%) Migration
7 159 (13.08%) Oracle
8 153 (12.58%) Telecoms
9 151 (12.42%) TOGAF
10 148 (12.17%) Windows
11 134 (11.02%) AWS
12 126 (10.36%) PaaS
13 125 (10.28%) Firewall
13 125 (10.28%) Web Services
14 123 (10.12%) Enterprise Architecture
15 122 (10.03%) SaaS
16 121 (9.95%) Office 365
17 118 (9.70%) SQL
18 116 (9.54%) IaaS
19 115 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
20 114 (9.38%) Finance
21 113 (9.29%) VMware
22 111 (9.13%) Data Centre
23 109 (8.96%) Active Directory
24 99 (8.14%) DevOps
25 95 (7.81%) Cisco
25 95 (7.81%) Data Modelling
25 95 (7.81%) Degree
26 82 (6.74%) Data Architecture
27 81 (6.66%) Technical Leadership

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 50 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 21 (1.73%) WebLogic
4 18 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.82%) CMS
8 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.58%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.58%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.58%) SAS
9 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.49%) SAP EP
11 5 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.33%) IIS
12 4 (0.33%) nginx
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 47 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) SPSS
5 1 (0.082%) CATIA
5 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.66%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.66%) SAP MDG
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.49%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.33%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 341 (28.04%) Azure
2 134 (11.02%) AWS
3 126 (10.36%) PaaS
4 122 (10.03%) SaaS
5 121 (9.95%) Office 365
6 116 (9.54%) IaaS
7 45 (3.70%) Power Platform
8 43 (3.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 41 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
10 26 (2.14%) Serverless
11 24 (1.97%) iPaaS
12 18 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (1.23%) Boomi
14 15 (1.23%) GCP
15 14 (1.15%) GitHub
16 11 (0.90%) OneDrive
17 7 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (10.28%) Firewall
2 75 (6.17%) DNS
3 66 (5.43%) WAN
4 57 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 55 (4.52%) VPN
6 53 (4.36%) LAN
7 49 (4.03%) Internet
8 47 (3.87%) Network Security
9 40 (3.29%) SAN
10 36 (2.96%) Reverse Proxy
11 28 (2.30%) NAS
12 23 (1.89%) DHCP
13 22 (1.81%) Radio Access Network
14 18 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (1.48%) SMTP
15 17 (1.40%) Skype
15 17 (1.40%) Software-Defined Networking
16 15 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (1.15%) BGP
17 14 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.44%) Big Data
1 54 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (4.03%) Data Lake
4 47 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (3.29%) Power BI
6 32 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 29 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.48%) Data Mart
8 18 (1.48%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
9 17 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.07%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.07%) MySQL
11 13 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.90%) Apache Hive
13 10 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.66%) Burp Suite
3 7 (0.58%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.49%) Maven
5 5 (0.41%) ERwin
5 5 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.33%) Concordion
6 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.33%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.33%) Gradle
6 4 (0.33%) JIRA
6 4 (0.33%) Mockito
6 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.25%) Subversion
8 2 (0.16%) MSI
8 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
General
1 153 (12.58%) Telecoms
2 114 (9.38%) Finance
3 57 (4.69%) Retail
4 36 (2.96%) Public Sector
5 32 (2.63%) Legal
6 27 (2.22%) Banking
7 21 (1.73%) Billing
8 20 (1.64%) Marketing
9 14 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.41%) Publishing
11 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 4 (0.33%) Automotive
11 4 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.16%) Electronics
12 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.16%) Military
12 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.082%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (10.28%) Web Services
2 54 (4.44%) SOAP
3 52 (4.28%) REST
4 49 (4.03%) XML
5 38 (3.13%) Middleware
6 31 (2.55%) Oracle Fusion
7 30 (2.47%) Kafka
8 26 (2.14%) .NET
9 22 (1.81%) OAuth
10 19 (1.56%) JSON
11 17 (1.40%) JDBC
11 17 (1.40%) ODBC
12 16 (1.32%) OpenID
12 16 (1.32%) SAML
13 15 (1.23%) J2EE
13 15 (1.23%) JMS
14 13 (1.07%) SAP PI
14 13 (1.07%) XSD
15 10 (0.82%) LDAP
15 10 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.03%) Public Cloud
3 48 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.21%) Replication
6 38 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 24 (1.97%) PKI
7 24 (1.97%) Private Cloud
8 19 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.23%) User Experience
10 14 (1.15%) Microsoft Licensing
11 11 (0.90%) Clustering
11 11 (0.90%) Digital Signage
12 10 (0.82%) Frameworx
12 10 (0.82%) TM Forum
13 9 (0.74%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (12.17%) Windows
2 56 (4.61%) Linux
3 46 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 26 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (1.97%) Unix
7 12 (0.99%) VMS
8 11 (0.90%) Android
8 11 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.82%) AIX
9 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.66%) CentOS
11 7 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.16%) Solaris
15 1 (0.082%) HPUX
15 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.082%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (13.73%) Migration
3 151 (12.42%) TOGAF
4 123 (10.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 115 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (8.14%) DevOps
7 95 (7.81%) Data Modelling
8 82 (6.74%) Data Architecture
9 81 (6.66%) Technical Leadership
10 75 (6.17%) Information Security
10 75 (6.17%) ITIL
11 74 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (5.84%) Computer Science
13 67 (5.51%) ERP
14 66 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
15 64 (5.26%) Security Architecture
16 63 (5.18%) Analytics
17 61 (5.02%) Technical Architecture
18 60 (4.93%) SOA
19 59 (4.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 118 (9.70%) SQL
2 72 (5.92%) Java
3 37 (3.04%) PowerShell
4 29 (2.38%) Python
5 24 (1.97%) PL/SQL
6 22 (1.81%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.56%) C#
8 15 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.07%) ABAP
10 11 (0.90%) C
11 10 (0.82%) XQuery
12 9 (0.74%) Perl
13 8 (0.66%) PHP
14 7 (0.58%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.49%) XPath
16 5 (0.41%) Scala
17 3 (0.25%) Go
17 3 (0.25%) Ruby
17 3 (0.25%) VB
18 2 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 259 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 188 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 95 (7.81%) Degree
4 73 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (5.10%) CISSP
6 57 (4.69%) TOGAF Certification
7 50 (4.11%) CCIE
8 36 (2.96%) CCNP
8 36 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 26 (2.14%) CCNA
10 22 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.48%) CISM
12 16 (1.32%) MCSE
13 11 (0.90%) CLAS
13 11 (0.90%) GIAC
13 11 (0.90%) SANS
14 9 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (0.66%) CEH
16 7 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.19%) GDPR
2 40 (3.29%) Data Quality
3 37 (3.04%) QA
4 35 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.73%) COBIT
6 19 (1.56%) NIST
7 18 (1.48%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.58%) NCSC
10 6 (0.49%) SLA
11 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 26262
13 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.082%) BS7799
14 1 (0.082%) GAMP
14 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.082%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 109 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 65 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.55%) Docker
5 17 (1.40%) vCloud
6 14 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.99%) vSphere
8 11 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.90%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.58%) HDFS
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.25%) NFS
14 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.16%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 29 (2.38%) SCCM
3 27 (2.22%) Amdocs OSS
4 22 (1.81%) Terraform
5 20 (1.64%) Ansible
6 18 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (1.15%) vCenter Server
9 12 (0.99%) vRealize
10 9 (0.74%) Nessus
10 9 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.74%) Puppet
11 8 (0.66%) Netcool
11 8 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 7 (0.58%) Kibana
12 7 (0.58%) logstash
12 7 (0.58%) Oozie
13 6 (0.49%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.49%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 255 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 159 (13.08%) Oracle
3 113 (9.29%) VMware
4 95 (7.81%) Cisco
5 59 (4.85%) SAP
6 53 (4.36%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (3.70%) Citrix
8 35 (2.88%) IBM
9 29 (2.38%) Workday
10 28 (2.30%) Cramer
11 25 (2.06%) Juniper
12 23 (1.89%) Dell
13 22 (1.81%) Databricks
14 21 (1.73%) Nokia
15 20 (1.64%) F5
15 20 (1.64%) Red Hat
16 18 (1.48%) ServiceNow
17 16 (1.32%) Google
17 16 (1.32%) MuleSoft
18 15 (1.23%) CheckPoint