The median contractor rate for an Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 14 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 540 774 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.97% 8.64% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.38% 9.09% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 463 370
Median daily rate £513 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £600 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.05% +25.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 158 £481 -3.85% 16
Berkshire -4 154 £547 +9.40% 22
Buckinghamshire +3 101 £525 +5.00% 9
Surrey -15 54 £550 +4.76% 14
West Sussex 0 36 £463 -7.50% 2
Oxfordshire -38 15 £475 -5.00% 3
Kent +3 10 £613 -0.72% 3
East Sussex -8 6 £450 -10.00% 1
M4 Corridor +6 1 - -
Middlesex -14 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 249 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 201 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (17.27%) SC Cleared
4 186 (16.30%) Microsoft
5 164 (14.37%) Finance
6 147 (12.88%) Oracle
7 141 (12.36%) Windows
8 121 (10.60%) ITIL
9 120 (10.52%) Telecoms
10 117 (10.25%) Migration
11 116 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 114 (9.99%) TOGAF
13 105 (9.20%) Cisco
14 104 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 102 (8.94%) VMware
16 100 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
17 99 (8.68%) Data Modelling
18 94 (8.24%) Java
19 92 (8.06%) Office 365
20 90 (7.89%) Active Directory
20 90 (7.89%) Service Management
21 88 (7.71%) Project Management
22 86 (7.54%) Linux
22 86 (7.54%) Firewall
23 82 (7.19%) Degree
23 82 (7.19%) SAP
24 75 (6.57%) SOA
24 75 (6.57%) Service Design
25 73 (6.40%) WAN
25 73 (6.40%) Retail

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 38 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.07%) Apache
3 32 (2.80%) OpenStack
4 29 (2.54%) WebLogic
5 28 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.93%) nginx
7 20 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (1.58%) CMS
9 16 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 15 (1.31%) Skype for Business
11 12 (1.05%) JBoss
12 10 (0.88%) NetWeaver
13 9 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.61%) IIS
16 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.53%) FileNet
16 6 (0.53%) SAS
17 5 (0.44%) Confluence
18 4 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.088%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.53%) Maximo
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.44%) Pega PRPC
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.26%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 116 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (8.06%) Office 365
4 39 (3.42%) PaaS
5 31 (2.72%) IaaS
6 15 (1.31%) OneDrive
6 15 (1.31%) SaaS
7 11 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.96%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (0.53%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.35%) Boomi
10 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
11 3 (0.26%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.18%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.54%) Firewall
2 73 (6.40%) WAN
3 50 (4.38%) LAN
4 29 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (2.54%) VPN
5 28 (2.45%) BGP
6 26 (2.28%) SAN
7 25 (2.19%) LTE
8 23 (2.02%) Internet
9 21 (1.84%) DNS
9 21 (1.84%) VLAN
10 19 (1.67%) MVNO
10 19 (1.67%) Wireless
11 18 (1.58%) DHCP
12 17 (1.49%) Network Security
13 15 (1.31%) DAB
14 13 (1.14%) GSM
14 13 (1.14%) OSPF
15 12 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (4.29%) Big Data
3 46 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 25 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 24 (2.10%) Oracle Database
6 18 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.23%) DB2
9 10 (0.88%) Power BI
10 8 (0.70%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.53%) Adabas
12 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.93%) ProC
4 16 (1.40%) Android Studio
4 16 (1.40%) Xcode
5 12 (1.05%) JIRA
6 8 (0.70%) MSI
7 7 (0.61%) Selenium
8 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.53%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.44%) ERwin
10 4 (0.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (0.35%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.35%) Maven
10 4 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.26%) Appium
11 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.26%) Calabash
11 3 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 164 (14.37%) Finance
2 120 (10.52%) Telecoms
3 73 (6.40%) Retail
4 37 (3.24%) Banking
5 32 (2.80%) Marketing
6 27 (2.37%) Billing
7 26 (2.28%) Publishing
8 14 (1.23%) Electronics
9 13 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.88%) Legal
11 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.44%) Advertising
14 4 (0.35%) Local Government
14 4 (0.35%) Military
14 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.26%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Law
16 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.38%) HTML
2 45 (3.94%) Web Services
3 34 (2.98%) .NET
4 31 (2.72%) XML
5 30 (2.63%) REST
6 29 (2.54%) Middleware
7 21 (1.84%) J2EE
7 21 (1.84%) Spring
8 20 (1.75%) SOAP
9 15 (1.31%) CSS
10 14 (1.23%) SAP Basis
11 11 (0.96%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.96%) HTML5
11 11 (0.96%) Node.js
11 11 (0.96%) RESTful
12 9 (0.79%) WebCenter
13 8 (0.70%) JMS
14 7 (0.61%) Hibernate
14 7 (0.61%) Java EE
15 6 (0.53%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.96%) Data Centre
2 62 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.02%) User Experience
6 21 (1.84%) PKI
6 21 (1.84%) Private Cloud
7 20 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.14%) CMDB
12 11 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.88%) Clustering
13 10 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.79%) FMCG
14 9 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 141 (12.36%) Windows
2 86 (7.54%) Linux
3 54 (4.73%) Windows 10
4 46 (4.03%) Unix
5 34 (2.98%) AIX
6 27 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 24 (2.10%) Android
8 16 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.23%) Solaris
9 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.05%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.26%) CentOS
16 2 (0.18%) HPUX
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (10.60%) ITIL
3 117 (10.25%) Migration
4 114 (9.99%) TOGAF
5 104 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (8.68%) Data Modelling
7 90 (7.89%) Service Management
8 88 (7.71%) Project Management
9 75 (6.57%) Service Design
9 75 (6.57%) SOA
10 71 (6.22%) DevOps
11 70 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
12 69 (6.05%) Data Architecture
13 67 (5.87%) Enterprise Architecture
14 61 (5.35%) Analytics
15 59 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
16 58 (5.08%) IT Strategy
17 53 (4.65%) CRM
17 53 (4.65%) ITIL V3
18 51 (4.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (8.24%) Java
2 52 (4.56%) SQL
3 50 (4.38%) JavaScript
4 47 (4.12%) Python
5 34 (2.98%) C
6 29 (2.54%) Perl
7 28 (2.45%) PowerShell
8 25 (2.19%) PHP
9 20 (1.75%) Apple Swift
10 17 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 16 (1.40%) Ruby
12 13 (1.14%) C#
13 10 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.61%) C++
15 6 (0.53%) Go
16 4 (0.35%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.35%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.35%) VB
16 4 (0.35%) VBA
17 3 (0.26%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 249 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 197 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 82 (7.19%) Degree
4 71 (6.22%) DV Cleared
5 50 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (2.28%) CCNP
7 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.31%) CCIE
8 15 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.14%) CISSP
10 10 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (0.79%) CCDP
11 9 (0.79%) CCNA
11 9 (0.79%) MCSE
12 8 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (0.61%) CISM
13 7 (0.61%) MCSA
14 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.33%) QA
2 29 (2.54%) SLA
3 23 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.93%) GDPR
4 22 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.67%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.05%) GPG13
7 7 (0.61%) COBIT
8 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.44%) PA-DSS
9 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.088%) SEPA
11 1 (0.088%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 90 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 69 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.59%) Docker
4 25 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.14%) XenApp
8 12 (1.05%) vCloud
9 11 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.88%) vSphere
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.18%) iptables
13 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.088%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.088%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.088%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (2.89%) SCCM
2 27 (2.37%) Ansible
3 21 (1.84%) Puppet
4 16 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.14%) AppDNA
5 13 (1.14%) Netcool
5 13 (1.14%) SCOM
5 13 (1.14%) vRealize
6 10 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (0.53%) OVSD
7 6 (0.53%) Terraform
8 5 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.44%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 186 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 147 (12.88%) Oracle
3 105 (9.20%) Cisco
4 102 (8.94%) VMware
5 82 (7.19%) SAP
6 55 (4.82%) Citrix
7 39 (3.42%) Red Hat
8 31 (2.72%) HP
9 27 (2.37%) Juniper
10 26 (2.28%) IBM
11 23 (2.02%) Palo Alto
12 19 (1.67%) F5
12 19 (1.67%) NetApp
12 19 (1.67%) Pega
13 18 (1.58%) ServiceNow
14 15 (1.31%) Apple
14 15 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.31%) Splunk
15 14 (1.23%) ESRI
15 14 (1.23%) Forcepoint
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