Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,377 1,191 1,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.46% 7.18% 7.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.04% 7.58% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 672 697
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £431 £430 £413
90th Percentile £675 £700 £663
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 4
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £73.34 £29.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +145.12% -42.46%
10th Percentile £57.50 £24.30 £27.25
90th Percentile £85.25 £82.93 £52.38
England median hourly rate £72.50 £63.66 £52.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +21.26% +22.55%

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 13,712 15,704 15,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 94.71% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,168 9,400 9,081
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 682 630
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.94% +8.01% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.76 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.85 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +9 749 £550 - 86
Berkshire +6 571 £550 - 55
Hampshire +3 323 £550 - 73
Surrey +12 172 £590 +0.43% 28
Buckinghamshire +25 146 £550 - 19
West Sussex -9 42 £625 +16.28% 7
Kent +29 39 £550 +7.32% 3
Oxfordshire -8 34 £563 -6.25% 12
East Sussex +3 17 £550 +7.84% 7
Middlesex +10 12 £600 -15.19% 1
M4 Corridor -2 2 - -
Sussex +1 1 £600 -7.69%
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 18 September 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.

1 381 (27.67%) Azure
2 268 (19.46%) Microsoft
3 261 (18.95%) Security Cleared
4 225 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (14.23%) TOGAF
6 193 (14.02%) Migration
7 192 (13.94%) Telecoms
7 192 (13.94%) SC Cleared
8 160 (11.62%) Oracle
9 149 (10.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 149 (10.82%) PaaS
10 145 (10.53%) Windows
11 144 (10.46%) AWS
12 143 (10.38%) Finance
13 140 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 138 (10.02%) SaaS
15 136 (9.88%) IaaS
16 135 (9.80%) Firewall
17 130 (9.44%) Web Services
18 129 (9.37%) SQL
19 128 (9.30%) DevOps
20 126 (9.15%) Data Centre
21 123 (8.93%) Cisco
22 121 (8.79%) VMware
23 105 (7.63%) Degree
24 104 (7.55%) Active Directory
24 104 (7.55%) Office 365
25 94 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
26 93 (6.75%) ITIL
27 90 (6.54%) Data Modelling

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 44 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.82%) Skype for Business
3 24 (1.74%) WebLogic
4 18 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.73%) IIS
8 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.51%) Confluence
9 7 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.51%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.51%) SAS
10 6 (0.44%) Apache
11 5 (0.36%) CMS
12 4 (0.29%) nginx
13 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.65%) Chatbot
2 9 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.073%) CATIA
4 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.65%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 381 (27.67%) Azure
2 149 (10.82%) PaaS
3 144 (10.46%) AWS
4 138 (10.02%) SaaS
5 136 (9.88%) IaaS
6 104 (7.55%) Office 365
7 46 (3.34%) Power Platform
8 41 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 38 (2.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 31 (2.25%) Serverless
11 30 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
12 29 (2.11%) iPaaS
13 19 (1.38%) Boomi
14 12 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
14 12 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.87%) GitHub
15 11 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
17 9 (0.65%) Apigee
17 9 (0.65%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 135 (9.80%) Firewall
2 83 (6.03%) WAN
3 78 (5.66%) DNS
4 60 (4.36%) LAN
5 57 (4.14%) VPN
6 56 (4.07%) Network Security
7 52 (3.78%) TCP/IP
8 48 (3.49%) Internet
9 45 (3.27%) SAN
10 31 (2.25%) Reverse Proxy
11 30 (2.18%) Skype
12 26 (1.89%) DHCP
13 24 (1.74%) SMTP
14 23 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (1.53%) NAS
16 18 (1.31%) Radio Access Network
16 18 (1.31%) Unified Communications
17 15 (1.09%) 4G
17 15 (1.09%) BGP
17 15 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.14%) Big Data
3 52 (3.78%) Data Lake
4 48 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (2.76%) Power BI
7 28 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
10 18 (1.31%) Data Mart
10 18 (1.31%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.23%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 14 (1.02%) MySQL
12 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.87%) Apache Hive
14 12 (0.87%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.58%) JIRA
3 7 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.51%) Maven
4 6 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.36%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.29%) Concordion
6 4 (0.29%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.29%) Gradle
6 4 (0.29%) Mockito
6 4 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.22%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.22%) ERwin
7 3 (0.22%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.22%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 192 (13.94%) Telecoms
2 143 (10.38%) Finance
3 65 (4.72%) Retail
4 37 (2.69%) Banking
5 28 (2.03%) Public Sector
6 24 (1.74%) Legal
7 23 (1.67%) Marketing
8 21 (1.53%) Billing
9 16 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.73%) Publishing
11 7 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.36%) Automotive
13 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.22%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Law
14 3 (0.22%) Local Government
14 3 (0.22%) Military
15 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (9.44%) Web Services
2 59 (4.28%) SOAP
3 56 (4.07%) REST
3 56 (4.07%) XML
4 48 (3.49%) .NET
5 38 (2.76%) Middleware
6 30 (2.18%) Kafka
6 30 (2.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 23 (1.67%) J2EE
7 23 (1.67%) JMS
8 22 (1.60%) JSON
9 19 (1.38%) .NET Core
10 18 (1.31%) OAuth
11 17 (1.23%) JDBC
11 17 (1.23%) ODBC
12 16 (1.16%) LDAP
12 16 (1.16%) SAML
13 14 (1.02%) OpenID
14 12 (0.87%) XSD
15 11 (0.80%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 126 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 65 (4.72%) Public Cloud
3 45 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (2.47%) Replication
7 31 (2.25%) PKI
8 29 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.96%) User Experience
10 21 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.23%) TM Forum
13 16 (1.16%) CMDB
14 15 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
17 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Licensing
17 11 (0.80%) Reference Data
18 10 (0.73%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 145 (10.53%) Windows
2 55 (3.99%) Linux
3 47 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 40 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.74%) Unix
6 23 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.16%) Android
7 16 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.87%) VMS
9 9 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.51%) AIX
11 7 (0.51%) CentOS
11 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.073%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (14.23%) TOGAF
3 193 (14.02%) Migration
4 149 (10.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 140 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 128 (9.30%) DevOps
7 93 (6.75%) ITIL
8 90 (6.54%) Data Modelling
9 83 (6.03%) Data Architecture
10 81 (5.88%) Computer Science
11 79 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (5.52%) Technical Leadership
13 74 (5.37%) Information Security
14 65 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
14 65 (4.72%) Strategic Roadmap
15 64 (4.65%) SOA
16 63 (4.58%) Security Architecture
17 62 (4.50%) Network Design
18 61 (4.43%) Architecture Roadmap
19 60 (4.36%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 129 (9.37%) SQL
2 84 (6.10%) Java
3 48 (3.49%) PowerShell
4 32 (2.32%) Python
5 28 (2.03%) PL/SQL
6 21 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.31%) C#
8 14 (1.02%) C
9 10 (0.73%) XQuery
10 9 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.58%) ABAP
12 6 (0.44%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.44%) XPath
13 5 (0.36%) Perl
13 5 (0.36%) Scala
14 4 (0.29%) Groovy
14 4 (0.29%) Ruby
15 3 (0.22%) C++
15 3 (0.22%) Go
15 3 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 261 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 192 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 105 (7.63%) Degree
4 94 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (4.65%) CCIE
6 62 (4.50%) TOGAF Certification
7 55 (3.99%) CISSP
8 48 (3.49%) CCNP
9 40 (2.90%) DV Cleared
10 30 (2.18%) CCNA
11 26 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (1.53%) MCSE
13 16 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.02%) CISM
15 11 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.65%) CEH
16 9 (0.65%) MCP
17 7 (0.51%) CCDP
17 7 (0.51%) CRISC
17 7 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.12%) GDPR
2 37 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 36 (2.61%) QA
4 33 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.53%) NIST
6 20 (1.45%) COBIT
7 16 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.51%) NCSC
8 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.51%) SLA
9 5 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.073%) Dublin Core
11 1 (0.073%) GAMP
11 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.073%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 70 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.27%) Docker
4 37 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.02%) vSphere
7 13 (0.94%) vCloud
8 12 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.73%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.58%) HDFS
10 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.22%) XenApp
13 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (3.34%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.76%) SCCM
3 33 (2.40%) Amdocs OSS
4 24 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (1.23%) Ansible
7 13 (0.94%) Terraform
8 12 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.73%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.58%) SCOM
11 7 (0.51%) Kibana
11 7 (0.51%) logstash
11 7 (0.51%) Oozie
11 7 (0.51%) vRealize
12 6 (0.44%) Netcool
12 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.44%) Puppet
13 5 (0.36%) RSA Archer
14 4 (0.29%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 268 (19.46%) Microsoft
2 160 (11.62%) Oracle
3 123 (8.93%) Cisco
4 121 (8.79%) VMware
5 75 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (4.72%) SAP
7 51 (3.70%) Citrix
8 38 (2.76%) Workday
9 35 (2.54%) Cramer
10 32 (2.32%) IBM
11 27 (1.96%) Juniper
12 25 (1.82%) F5
13 24 (1.74%) CheckPoint
13 24 (1.74%) Dell
13 24 (1.74%) Nokia
14 23 (1.67%) Databricks
15 22 (1.60%) Red Hat
16 19 (1.38%) NetApp
17 18 (1.31%) MuleSoft
17 18 (1.31%) ServiceNow