Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 519 1,423 1,349
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 8.48% 9.39% 7.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.06% 9.88% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 807 748
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £425 £425
90th Percentile £700 £675 £694
England median daily rate £600 £575 £570
% change year-on-year +4.35% +0.88% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £80.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.75% +45.45% +83.82%
10th Percentile £35.00 £55.28 £22.85
90th Percentile £79.69 £87.50 £80.73
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £53.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -0.94% +23.98%

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 5,726 14,403 16,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 95.00% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,332 8,580 9,575
Median daily rate £450 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +3.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £261
90th Percentile £603 £600 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 635 693
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +20.32% +6.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.35 £55.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the South East

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 -6 242 £538 -2.27% 47
Hampshire +9 199 £550 - 28
Berkshire -5 184 £550 - 26
Surrey -8 41 £590 +1.07% 10
Buckinghamshire -10 38 £520 -5.45% 13
Oxfordshire +11 20 £538 -2.27% 8
West Sussex -2 14 £586 -2.42% 5
East Sussex +28 8 £700 +24.44% 8
Kent -9 5 £491 -13.63% 6
Middlesex +7 2 £500 -15.61%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 128 (24.66%) Azure
2 112 (21.58%) Security Cleared
3 103 (19.85%) AWS
4 80 (15.41%) Migration
5 77 (14.84%) DevOps
6 75 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (14.45%) SC Cleared
7 73 (14.07%) Microsoft
8 58 (11.18%) Telecoms
9 56 (10.79%) SQL
10 51 (9.83%) Cisco
11 49 (9.44%) Oracle
11 49 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (9.25%) Data Modelling
13 47 (9.06%) Office 365
14 46 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (8.86%) SAP
14 46 (8.86%) Windows
15 45 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 44 (8.48%) VMware
17 41 (7.90%) Enterprise Architecture
18 40 (7.71%) Data Architecture
19 39 (7.51%) Java
19 39 (7.51%) WAN
20 38 (7.32%) ERP
21 37 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (6.94%) IaaS
22 36 (6.94%) Power Platform
22 36 (6.94%) Firewall
22 36 (6.94%) Finance

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 17 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.73%) Confluence
5 7 (1.35%) CMS
6 6 (1.16%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.16%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Fuse
6 6 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.96%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.96%) SAP EP
7 5 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.77%) IIS
8 4 (0.77%) JBoss
8 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.39%) Apache
9 2 (0.39%) Jetty
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.77%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (3.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.73%) SAP ERP
6 6 (1.16%) SAP MDG
7 5 (0.96%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.77%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.58%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.58%) Shopify
10 2 (0.39%) BigMachines
10 2 (0.39%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.39%) SAP Travel Management
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.19%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 128 (24.66%) Azure
2 103 (19.85%) AWS
3 47 (9.06%) Office 365
4 36 (6.94%) IaaS
4 36 (6.94%) Power Platform
5 34 (6.55%) PaaS
6 24 (4.62%) SaaS
7 15 (2.89%) G Suite
8 14 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (2.70%) Serverless
9 12 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.31%) GCP
10 11 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (2.12%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (1.16%) PowerApps
12 6 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 5 (0.96%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.51%) WAN
2 36 (6.94%) Firewall
3 26 (5.01%) LAN
4 18 (3.47%) DNS
5 13 (2.50%) 5G
5 13 (2.50%) MPLS
5 13 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (2.50%) VPN
6 12 (2.31%) Network Security
6 12 (2.31%) SNMP
7 11 (2.12%) Broadband
8 10 (1.93%) Internet
9 9 (1.73%) Unified Communications
10 8 (1.54%) VLAN
11 7 (1.35%) BGP
11 7 (1.35%) LTE
11 7 (1.35%) Skype
11 7 (1.35%) Wireless
12 6 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.55%) Power BI
2 31 (5.97%) Big Data
3 26 (5.01%) Data Lake
4 25 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (3.66%) SQL Server
6 18 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.89%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.73%) Geospatial Data
9 6 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.96%) GIS
10 5 (0.96%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.96%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.50%) JIRA
2 7 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.96%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.77%) ERwin
5 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.39%) GitLab
6 2 (0.39%) Maven
6 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (11.18%) Telecoms
2 36 (6.94%) Finance
3 28 (5.39%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.31%) Retail
5 10 (1.93%) Marketing
6 7 (1.35%) Billing
7 4 (0.77%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.58%) Electronics
8 3 (0.58%) Law
8 3 (0.58%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Police
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.74%) Web Services
2 26 (5.01%) Middleware
3 24 (4.62%) REST
4 19 (3.66%) SOAP
5 15 (2.89%) XML
6 13 (2.50%) .NET
6 13 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (2.12%) SAML
8 10 (1.93%) Node.js
8 10 (1.93%) OAuth
8 10 (1.93%) SAP Fiori
9 9 (1.73%) OpenID
10 6 (1.16%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.16%) CSS
11 5 (0.96%) HTML
11 5 (0.96%) J2EE
11 5 (0.96%) LDAP
11 5 (0.96%) WSDL
11 5 (0.96%) XSD
11 5 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.01%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.70%) User Experience
5 13 (2.50%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.31%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.93%) Clustering
7 10 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.73%) PKI
9 8 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.16%) Replication
11 4 (0.77%) Life Science
11 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.58%) CMDB
12 3 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.86%) Windows
2 32 (6.17%) Linux
3 20 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.66%) VMS
5 11 (2.12%) Unix
6 8 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.77%) AIX
9 4 (0.77%) Android
9 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Fedora
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.41%) Migration
2 77 (14.84%) DevOps
3 75 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (9.25%) Data Modelling
6 46 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (7.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 40 (7.71%) Data Architecture
10 38 (7.32%) ERP
11 35 (6.74%) Analytics
11 35 (6.74%) CRM
12 32 (6.17%) Machine Learning
13 31 (5.97%) ITIL
13 31 (5.97%) TOGAF
14 28 (5.39%) Network Design
15 26 (5.01%) Service Management
15 26 (5.01%) SOA
15 26 (5.01%) Technical Leadership
16 25 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.79%) SQL
2 39 (7.51%) Java
3 35 (6.74%) PowerShell
4 27 (5.20%) Python
5 24 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.62%) Shell Script
6 21 (4.05%) Perl
7 12 (2.31%) PHP
8 9 (1.73%) ABAP
9 6 (1.16%) C++
10 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.96%) C#
10 5 (0.96%) Go
10 5 (0.96%) Scala
10 5 (0.96%) XQuery
11 4 (0.77%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.58%) C
12 3 (0.58%) Ruby
13 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 75 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (5.20%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.62%) Degree
6 18 (3.47%) CCIE
7 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.73%) CCNP
8 9 (1.73%) CISSP
9 7 (1.35%) CCNA
9 7 (1.35%) CISM
9 7 (1.35%) MCSE
10 6 (1.16%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.96%) CISA
11 5 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.77%) CCDA
12 4 (0.77%) CCDP
12 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.77%) JNCIE
12 4 (0.77%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.93%) GDPR
3 8 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.35%) NIST
5 6 (1.16%) QA
5 6 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.77%) GxP
6 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.58%) NCSC
7 3 (0.58%) PMO
8 2 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.39%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) GMP
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS
9 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 33 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.85%) Docker
4 14 (2.70%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.31%) vSphere
6 8 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.96%) vCloud
9 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.77%) XenApp
10 1 (0.19%) HDFS
10 1 (0.19%) KVM
10 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 23 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.85%) Netcool
3 19 (3.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 18 (3.47%) Ansible
5 16 (3.08%) Terraform
6 11 (2.12%) Amdocs OSS
7 10 (1.93%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (1.54%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.16%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.16%) vRealize
11 5 (0.96%) Puppet
11 5 (0.96%) SCCM
12 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.77%) RSA Archer
13 3 (0.58%) Nessus
14 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.39%) SCOM
14 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 73 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.83%) Cisco
3 49 (9.44%) Oracle
4 46 (8.86%) SAP
5 44 (8.48%) VMware
6 30 (5.78%) IBM
7 22 (4.24%) Juniper
7 22 (4.24%) ServiceNow
8 17 (3.28%) BMC
8 17 (3.28%) Remedy
9 15 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (2.50%) F5
10 13 (2.50%) Siebel
10 13 (2.50%) xMatters
11 12 (2.31%) Citrix
11 12 (2.31%) IronPort
11 12 (2.31%) Proofpoint
12 11 (2.12%) Ariba
12 11 (2.12%) Cramer
12 11 (2.12%) Google