Period
to 26 March 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 14 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,384 1,408 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.84% 8.45% 7.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.37% 8.95% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 747 643
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £431 £413 £413
90th Percentile £688 £663 £677
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £80.73 £29.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.45% +169.82% -44.40%
10th Percentile £36.00 £57.87 £26.11
90th Percentile £44.00 £80.73 £71.84
England median hourly rate £39.76 £51.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -22.04% +17.24% -20.91%

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 14,772 15,726 14,411
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.37% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,917 9,221 8,248
South East median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 612 769
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.27% -8.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.39
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year -1.33% +0.27% -1.58%

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 26 March 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
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 26 March 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 +3 657 £550 - 122
Berkshire +2 519 £539 -2.05% 73
Hampshire -4 345 £550 +4.76% 65
Surrey -3 202 £584 +6.14% 49
Buckinghamshire +12 95 £550 +10.00% 31
West Sussex -16 72 £564 +2.55% 16
Oxfordshire +3 44 £575 - 18
East Sussex +16 38 £575 +15.00% 10
Kent +10 33 £550 +10.00% 9
Middlesex +10 9 £593 +31.67% 6
M4 Corridor +1 6 £600 -
Sussex +1 4 £500 -4.76%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 368 (26.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 274 (19.80%) Security Cleared
3 266 (19.22%) Microsoft
4 245 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (15.82%) SC Cleared
6 199 (14.38%) TOGAF
7 192 (13.87%) Migration
8 179 (12.93%) DevOps
9 174 (12.57%) Windows
10 171 (12.36%) Telecoms
11 167 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
12 160 (11.56%) Oracle
13 150 (10.84%) VMware
14 143 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 124 (8.96%) Firewall
16 123 (8.89%) SQL
17 111 (8.02%) Active Directory
18 110 (7.95%) ITIL
19 109 (7.88%) Finance
20 106 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
21 104 (7.51%) Java
22 102 (7.37%) Enterprise Architecture
23 101 (7.30%) Web Services
23 101 (7.30%) Technical Leadership
24 97 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
25 96 (6.94%) SAP
26 95 (6.86%) Microservices
27 94 (6.79%) PaaS
28 91 (6.58%) CRM
29 87 (6.29%) Data Centre

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 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.10%) Apache
4 23 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.45%) Confluence
7 19 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.16%) IIS
9 11 (0.79%) NetWeaver
10 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.51%) nginx
12 7 (0.51%) Traefik
13 6 (0.43%) CMS
13 6 (0.43%) Jupyter
13 6 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.29%) SAP EP
Applications
1 20 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.43%) CATIA
4 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (0.51%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.43%) ENOVIA
4 6 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.36%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.36%) SAP MDG
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.29%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.22%) Magento
7 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 368 (26.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (6.79%) PaaS
4 86 (6.21%) SaaS
5 79 (5.71%) IaaS
6 69 (4.99%) Office 365
7 45 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 36 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (1.73%) Serverless
10 19 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
12 15 (1.08%) GitHub
13 12 (0.87%) Boomi
14 10 (0.72%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.58%) Apigee
16 8 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 124 (8.96%) Firewall
2 45 (3.25%) DNS
3 44 (3.18%) Internet
4 41 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 40 (2.89%) VPN
5 40 (2.89%) WAN
6 33 (2.38%) LAN
7 31 (2.24%) Unified Communications
8 26 (1.88%) Reverse Proxy
9 24 (1.73%) SAN
9 24 (1.73%) Skype
10 17 (1.23%) Network Security
11 15 (1.08%) NAS
12 14 (1.01%) DHCP
13 13 (0.94%) DAB
14 12 (0.87%) IP Telephony
14 12 (0.87%) MPLS
15 11 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
16 10 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.97%) Big Data
3 47 (3.40%) Oracle Database
4 45 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.96%) Data Lake
6 40 (2.89%) NoSQL
7 31 (2.24%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.16%) MySQL
9 15 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
11 11 (0.79%) Power BI
12 10 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
12 10 (0.72%) NewSQL
13 9 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.58%) HBase
14 8 (0.58%) SAP HANA
14 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (2.60%) JIRA
2 26 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.37%) SonarQube
4 11 (0.79%) Subversion
5 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.58%) ERwin
6 8 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.43%) Rational Rose
7 6 (0.43%) Selenium
8 3 (0.22%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.22%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.22%) NWDI
9 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.14%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.14%) ER Studio
9 2 (0.14%) GitLab
9 2 (0.14%) Hudson
10 1 (0.072%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.072%) CF BOSH
General
1 171 (12.36%) Telecoms
2 109 (7.88%) Finance
3 59 (4.26%) Retail
4 41 (2.96%) Billing
5 34 (2.46%) Marketing
6 21 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.79%) Legal
8 10 (0.72%) Aerospace
8 10 (0.72%) Automotive
8 10 (0.72%) Back Office
8 10 (0.72%) Electronics
8 10 (0.72%) Military
8 10 (0.72%) Publishing
9 8 (0.58%) Banking
9 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.22%) Local Government
11 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.14%) Law
11 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (7.30%) Web Services
2 69 (4.99%) .NET
3 60 (4.34%) Middleware
4 38 (2.75%) JSON
5 37 (2.67%) REST
6 36 (2.60%) AngularJS
6 36 (2.60%) XML
7 35 (2.53%) SOAP
8 32 (2.31%) Oracle Fusion
9 23 (1.66%) RESTful
10 20 (1.45%) Kafka
11 18 (1.30%) .NET Core
12 17 (1.23%) ASP.NET
13 16 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (1.16%) OAuth
14 12 (0.87%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.87%) React
14 12 (0.87%) SAML
14 12 (0.87%) SAP Fiori
15 11 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 67 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 47 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.75%) Cloud Native
6 31 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.73%) Replication
9 20 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Licensing
12 16 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.08%) iPad
14 14 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.01%) User Experience
15 13 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.87%) Clustering
16 12 (0.87%) Reference Data
17 11 (0.79%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 174 (12.57%) Windows
2 81 (5.85%) Linux
3 66 (4.77%) Windows Server
4 39 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 38 (2.75%) Unix
6 24 (1.73%) AIX
7 22 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.30%) Android
8 18 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 17 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.65%) Solaris
11 6 (0.43%) VMS
11 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.072%) CentOS
15 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (14.38%) TOGAF
3 192 (13.87%) Migration
4 179 (12.93%) DevOps
5 143 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (7.95%) ITIL
7 102 (7.37%) Enterprise Architecture
8 101 (7.30%) Technical Leadership
9 95 (6.86%) Microservices
10 91 (6.58%) CRM
11 82 (5.92%) IT Strategy
12 75 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (5.27%) Data Modelling
14 62 (4.48%) Data Architecture
15 61 (4.41%) Project Management
16 60 (4.34%) Information Security
16 60 (4.34%) Service Design
16 60 (4.34%) SOA
17 57 (4.12%) Data Protection
18 55 (3.97%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 123 (8.89%) SQL
2 104 (7.51%) Java
3 52 (3.76%) C#
4 41 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 36 (2.60%) Python
6 20 (1.45%) C
6 20 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.01%) ABAP
8 13 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.72%) Apex Code
10 8 (0.58%) PHP
10 8 (0.58%) Scala
11 7 (0.51%) Perl
11 7 (0.51%) PHP 7
12 6 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.43%) Groovy
13 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.29%) Java 8
14 4 (0.29%) VB
15 3 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 274 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 219 (15.82%) SC Cleared
3 65 (4.70%) Degree
4 63 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 54 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (3.54%) TOGAF Certification
7 41 (2.96%) MCSE
8 34 (2.46%) CISSP
9 25 (1.81%) CCIE
10 18 (1.30%) CLAS
11 17 (1.23%) CCNA
12 15 (1.08%) CCNP
12 15 (1.08%) CISM
13 14 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.72%) CCDP
16 10 (0.72%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.18%) GDPR
2 42 (3.03%) QA
3 41 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.65%) ISO 31000
8 8 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (0.58%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (0.43%) COBIT
9 6 (0.43%) SLA
10 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.22%) RMADS
12 2 (0.14%) PMO
13 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 111 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 97 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.89%) Docker
4 25 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.94%) XenApp
8 12 (0.87%) vSphere
9 11 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.65%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.58%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.43%) NFS
13 5 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.29%) vCloud
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.22%) HDFS
15 3 (0.22%) KVM
15 3 (0.22%) Samba
15 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (2.53%) SCCM
2 34 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 32 (2.31%) Ansible
4 13 (0.94%) Amdocs OSS
4 13 (0.94%) Terraform
5 12 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.79%) Nessus
6 11 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.79%) SCOM
7 10 (0.72%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.65%) Puppet
8 9 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.65%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.58%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (0.51%) Oozie
11 6 (0.43%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.43%) Kibana
11 6 (0.43%) logstash
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 266 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 160 (11.56%) Oracle
3 150 (10.84%) VMware
4 96 (6.94%) SAP
5 84 (6.07%) Cisco
6 72 (5.20%) Citrix
7 53 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (3.18%) IBM
9 41 (2.96%) Google
10 29 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 28 (2.02%) Juniper
12 24 (1.73%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.52%) HP
14 20 (1.45%) EMC
14 20 (1.45%) Talend
15 17 (1.23%) Dell
15 17 (1.23%) Splunk
16 16 (1.16%) Qualys
17 15 (1.08%) Ariba
17 15 (1.08%) NetApp