Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,277 1,153 1,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.65% 7.23% 8.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.07% 7.63% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 628 938
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £431 £411 £408
90th Percentile £700 £675 £634
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
South East median hourly rate £28.97 £29.92 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.19% -42.46% +40.54%
10th Percentile £16.75 £26.11 £19.80
90th Percentile £50.75 £39.54 £60.00
England median hourly rate £45.97 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +31.33% -26.32% +18.75%

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 15,823 15,118 17,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.77% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,378 8,702 10,540
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 668 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £47.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 +2 563 £575 +9.52% 76
Berkshire -1 378 £550 +1.85% 42
Hampshire 0 356 £550 +10.00% 39
Surrey +4 223 £575 +6.98% 34
Oxfordshire +42 94 £600 +20.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -22 91 £550 +4.76% 20
West Sussex -7 69 £538 +9.69% 9
East Sussex +9 20 £500 +11.11% 2
Kent +9 11 £525 -8.70% 2
M4 Corridor +2 11 £425 -
Middlesex +8 8 £588 +14.63% 1
Sussex +3 4 £658 +46.11%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 246 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (16.84%) Microsoft
4 206 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 169 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
6 168 (13.16%) Oracle
6 168 (13.16%) Migration
7 165 (12.92%) Windows
8 150 (11.75%) TOGAF
9 140 (10.96%) SC Cleared
10 130 (10.18%) SQL
11 127 (9.95%) Cisco
12 121 (9.48%) Java
13 116 (9.08%) VMware
14 112 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 112 (8.77%) Finance
15 111 (8.69%) Firewall
16 106 (8.30%) SAP
17 102 (7.99%) Telecoms
18 100 (7.83%) Linux
18 100 (7.83%) Data Modelling
19 95 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
20 94 (7.36%) DevOps
21 93 (7.28%) SaaS
22 89 (6.97%) Microservices
22 89 (6.97%) Analytics
22 89 (6.97%) Active Directory
23 85 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
24 84 (6.58%) ITIL
25 83 (6.50%) .NET

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 28 (2.19%) OpenStack
2 25 (1.96%) Apache
3 24 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.33%) Confluence
7 16 (1.25%) IIS
7 16 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 15 (1.17%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.02%) CMS
11 12 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.86%) Drupal
12 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.70%) SAS
14 8 (0.63%) JBoss
14 8 (0.63%) NetWeaver
15 7 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.16%) CATIA
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.078%) Revit
6 1 (0.078%) Simulink
6 1 (0.078%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) SAP CRM
2 10 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.23%) HFM
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 246 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 169 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (7.28%) SaaS
4 70 (5.48%) PaaS
5 65 (5.09%) IaaS
6 55 (4.31%) Office 365
7 37 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 16 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
12 10 (0.78%) Force.com
12 10 (0.78%) Slack
13 7 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 6 (0.47%) GitHub
15 5 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 111 (8.69%) Firewall
2 62 (4.86%) WAN
3 52 (4.07%) LAN
4 44 (3.45%) DNS
4 44 (3.45%) VPN
5 42 (3.29%) Wireless
6 38 (2.98%) SAN
7 37 (2.90%) Network Security
8 31 (2.43%) Internet
9 27 (2.11%) DHCP
10 24 (1.88%) TCP/IP
11 23 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (1.72%) BGP
12 22 (1.72%) MPLS
12 22 (1.72%) OSPF
13 19 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
14 16 (1.25%) VLAN
15 14 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (1.10%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.86%) Big Data
3 52 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 35 (2.74%) Data Lake
6 31 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.35%) Power BI
8 25 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.64%) MySQL
11 20 (1.57%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.02%) SAP BW
14 13 (1.02%) SAP HANA
14 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.86%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 33 (2.58%) JIRA
2 16 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.63%) Rational Rose
7 7 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.55%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.47%) Subversion
9 5 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.31%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.31%) GitLab
10 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.31%) XMLSpy
11 3 (0.23%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.23%) Rational Team Concert
11 3 (0.23%) RhodeCode
General
1 112 (8.77%) Finance
2 102 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.92%) Retail
4 20 (1.57%) Billing
5 19 (1.49%) Marketing
6 12 (0.94%) Banking
7 11 (0.86%) Legal
7 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.55%) Back Office
8 7 (0.55%) Games
8 7 (0.55%) Local Government
9 6 (0.47%) Military
10 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.31%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Automotive
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.078%) French Language
14 1 (0.078%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (6.50%) .NET
2 81 (6.34%) REST
3 79 (6.19%) Middleware
4 66 (5.17%) Web Services
5 54 (4.23%) XML
6 50 (3.92%) JSON
7 34 (2.66%) Spring
8 31 (2.43%) SOAP
9 26 (2.04%) Node.js
10 24 (1.88%) Spring Boot
11 23 (1.80%) Kafka
12 22 (1.72%) HTML
13 19 (1.49%) J2EE
14 18 (1.41%) CSS
14 18 (1.41%) RESTful
15 17 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (1.33%) OAuth
16 15 (1.17%) .NET Framework
17 14 (1.10%) ASP.NET
18 13 (1.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 36 (2.82%) Public Cloud
4 35 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.04%) User Experience
7 22 (1.72%) CMDB
7 22 (1.72%) PKI
8 21 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (0.78%) Cloud Native
11 10 (0.78%) Clustering
11 10 (0.78%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.78%) Replication
11 10 (0.78%) Smart Meter
11 10 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 165 (12.92%) Windows
2 100 (7.83%) Linux
3 71 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 57 (4.46%) Windows 10
5 54 (4.23%) Unix
6 35 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (2.43%) AIX
8 28 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 15 (1.17%) Android
11 14 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.63%) Solaris
13 8 (0.63%) SUSE
13 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.55%) CentOS
15 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.16%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (13.16%) Migration
3 150 (11.75%) TOGAF
4 112 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (7.83%) Data Modelling
6 94 (7.36%) DevOps
7 89 (6.97%) Analytics
7 89 (6.97%) Microservices
8 84 (6.58%) ITIL
9 72 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
9 72 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
10 71 (5.56%) SOA
11 68 (5.32%) Security Architecture
12 59 (4.62%) E-Commerce
13 56 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (4.31%) Network Design
14 55 (4.31%) Scrum
15 53 (4.15%) Technical Architecture
16 52 (4.07%) Service Management
17 50 (3.92%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 130 (10.18%) SQL
2 121 (9.48%) Java
3 57 (4.46%) C#
4 42 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 34 (2.66%) PowerShell
6 33 (2.58%) Python
7 19 (1.49%) C
7 19 (1.49%) Scala
8 17 (1.33%) PHP
9 11 (0.86%) Ruby
10 8 (0.63%) ABAP
10 8 (0.63%) R
11 7 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.47%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.47%) Java 8
13 5 (0.39%) C++
13 5 (0.39%) Perl
14 4 (0.31%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.23%) Natural
Qualifications
1 206 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 140 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.84%) Degree
4 48 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 30 (2.35%) CCNP
7 27 (2.11%) CISSP
8 22 (1.72%) CISM
9 18 (1.41%) CISA
9 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.33%) CCIE
11 16 (1.25%) CCDP
12 15 (1.17%) MCSE
13 14 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
14 12 (0.94%) JNCIS
15 10 (0.78%) CCNA
16 7 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.55%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.55%) IISP
17 6 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.95%) GDPR
2 35 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.35%) QA
4 27 (2.11%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.02%) GCP
6 13 (1.02%) NIST 800
7 10 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.55%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
8 7 (0.55%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.55%) ISO 31000
8 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (0.47%) SLA
10 3 (0.23%) COBIT
10 3 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 89 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 85 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 45 (3.52%) Docker
5 28 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 28 (2.19%) XenApp
6 15 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.10%) vSphere
8 11 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.78%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.55%) iptables
11 7 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.47%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.31%) XenServer
14 3 (0.23%) Snort
14 3 (0.23%) vCloud
15 2 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (2.74%) SCCM
2 21 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.64%) Puppet
3 20 (1.57%) Ansible
4 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (1.17%) Data Guard
5 15 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.86%) SCOM
6 11 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (0.70%) Nessus
8 7 (0.55%) SELinux
8 7 (0.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 6 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.47%) Terraform
9 6 (0.47%) yum
10 5 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.39%) logstash
10 5 (0.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 215 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 168 (13.16%) Oracle
3 127 (9.95%) Cisco
4 116 (9.08%) VMware
5 106 (8.30%) SAP
6 56 (4.39%) Citrix
6 56 (4.39%) IBM
7 42 (3.29%) HP
8 36 (2.82%) Juniper
9 35 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 29 (2.27%) NetApp
11 29 (2.27%) Splunk
12 21 (1.64%) Palo Alto
13 20 (1.57%) Sitecore
14 19 (1.49%) Google
14 19 (1.49%) Remedy
15 17 (1.33%) ServiceNow
16 16 (1.25%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.17%) Okta