Period
to 5 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 13 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 781 1,409 1,397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 8.08% 8.95% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.61% 9.48% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 803 745
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £438 £413
90th Percentile £700 £688 £662
England median daily rate £588 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £80.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -50.45% +169.82%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% -15.69% +19.30%

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 9,076 14,868 15,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.47% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,318 8,994 9,312
Median daily rate £434 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 617 614
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.85 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -1 414 £525 -4.55% 71
Berkshire -2 315 £525 -2.78% 49
Hampshire +5 239 £550 - 42
Surrey -8 73 £590 +2.61% 9
Buckinghamshire -1 67 £515 -6.36% 10
Oxfordshire +6 32 £700 +21.74% 12
West Sussex -9 26 £586 +6.55% 7
East Sussex +7 18 £638 +10.87% 5
Kent -11 6 £570 +3.64%
Middlesex +8 2 £500 -18.03%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 176 (22.54%) Azure
2 155 (19.85%) Security Cleared
3 129 (16.52%) Microsoft
4 123 (15.75%) Migration
5 114 (14.60%) SC Cleared
6 108 (13.83%) AWS
7 91 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (10.88%) Telecoms
9 82 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 81 (10.37%) Windows
10 81 (10.37%) DevOps
11 80 (10.24%) Oracle
12 75 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (9.35%) SQL
14 68 (8.71%) Firewall
14 68 (8.71%) SAP
14 68 (8.71%) Web Services
14 68 (8.71%) Office 365
15 67 (8.58%) VMware
16 65 (8.32%) CRM
16 65 (8.32%) Data Modelling
17 64 (8.19%) Java
18 63 (8.07%) Cisco
18 63 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
19 60 (7.68%) TOGAF
20 59 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
21 57 (7.30%) Active Directory
22 56 (7.17%) ERP
23 52 (6.66%) IBM
23 52 (6.66%) 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 25 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.07%) OpenStack
3 19 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (2.30%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.54%) NetWeaver
6 11 (1.41%) SAP EP
6 11 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.15%) CMS
7 9 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.02%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Fuse
11 4 (0.51%) Apache
11 4 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.51%) Confluence
11 4 (0.51%) IIS
12 3 (0.38%) JBoss
13 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.13%) Maya
5 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (3.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (3.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (2.18%) SAP MDG
5 11 (1.41%) SAP CRM
6 10 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (1.02%) SAP ERP
7 8 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 7 (0.90%) SAP MDM
9 5 (0.64%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.51%) SAP GRC
10 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.38%) Maximo
11 3 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
12 2 (0.26%) BigMachines
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 176 (22.54%) Azure
2 108 (13.83%) AWS
3 68 (8.71%) Office 365
4 46 (5.89%) SaaS
5 41 (5.25%) IaaS
6 38 (4.87%) PaaS
7 31 (3.97%) Power Platform
8 23 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 17 (2.18%) Serverless
11 16 (2.05%) G Suite
12 15 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (1.79%) GCP
13 14 (1.79%) OpenShift
14 13 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
16 9 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (1.02%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.71%) Firewall
2 38 (4.87%) WAN
3 32 (4.10%) Radio Access Network
4 30 (3.84%) LAN
5 23 (2.94%) DNS
5 23 (2.94%) SNMP
6 19 (2.43%) 5G
7 15 (1.92%) 4G
8 13 (1.66%) Internet
8 13 (1.66%) Unified Communications
8 13 (1.66%) VPN
9 12 (1.54%) Skype
9 12 (1.54%) Wireless
10 11 (1.41%) 3G
10 11 (1.41%) LTE
11 10 (1.28%) BGP
11 10 (1.28%) SAN
11 10 (1.28%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.71%) Power BI
2 27 (3.46%) Big Data
2 27 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.20%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.69%) SQL Server
5 18 (2.30%) Data Lake
6 14 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (1.02%) Amazon Athena
8 8 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (0.77%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.64%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.51%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.51%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.15%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.02%) ERwin
3 7 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.77%) JIRA
5 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.26%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.26%) MagicDraw
7 2 (0.26%) Maven
7 2 (0.26%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) GitLab
8 1 (0.13%) Postman
8 1 (0.13%) Selenium
8 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 85 (10.88%) Telecoms
2 52 (6.66%) Finance
3 29 (3.71%) Public Sector
3 29 (3.71%) Retail
4 18 (2.30%) Marketing
5 17 (2.18%) Legal
6 16 (2.05%) Billing
7 10 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.51%) Local Government
8 4 (0.51%) Publishing
9 3 (0.38%) Military
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Automotive
10 2 (0.26%) Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Romanian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.71%) Web Services
2 42 (5.38%) REST
2 42 (5.38%) SOAP
3 41 (5.25%) Middleware
4 23 (2.94%) .NET
5 19 (2.43%) XML
6 18 (2.30%) SAP PI
7 16 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (2.05%) SAP Fiori
8 11 (1.41%) Node.js
8 11 (1.41%) SAPUI5
9 9 (1.15%) Kafka
9 9 (1.15%) OAuth
9 9 (1.15%) XSD
10 7 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (0.90%) WSDL
11 6 (0.77%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.77%) CSS
12 5 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 29 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.30%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.18%) Cloud Native
6 14 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.79%) PKI
7 13 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.66%) Replication
8 12 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.28%) Clustering
9 10 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.28%) User Experience
10 9 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.77%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.51%) IVR
13 4 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.37%) Windows
2 40 (5.12%) Linux
3 27 (3.46%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.66%) Unix
5 13 (1.66%) VMS
6 11 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.28%) AIX
8 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.90%) Android
10 7 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.38%) Solaris
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.26%) HPUX
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (15.75%) Migration
2 91 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (10.37%) DevOps
5 75 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (8.32%) CRM
6 65 (8.32%) Data Modelling
7 60 (7.68%) TOGAF
8 59 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
9 56 (7.17%) ERP
10 49 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
11 47 (6.02%) ITIL
12 44 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (5.63%) Network Design
12 44 (5.63%) SOA
13 43 (5.51%) Technical Leadership
14 39 (4.99%) Data Architecture
15 38 (4.87%) Information Security
16 36 (4.61%) Analytics
17 35 (4.48%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 73 (9.35%) SQL
2 64 (8.19%) Java
3 40 (5.12%) PowerShell
4 35 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 34 (4.35%) Python
6 32 (4.10%) Perl
6 32 (4.10%) Shell Script
7 24 (3.07%) PHP
8 20 (2.56%) ABAP
9 10 (1.28%) C#
9 10 (1.28%) VB
10 7 (0.90%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.77%) C++
11 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.64%) C
12 5 (0.64%) Scala
12 5 (0.64%) XQuery
13 4 (0.51%) Go
13 4 (0.51%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 155 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 114 (14.60%) SC Cleared
3 47 (6.02%) Degree
4 37 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 25 (3.20%) CCIE
7 23 (2.94%) CISSP
8 22 (2.82%) TOGAF Certification
9 15 (1.92%) CCNP
9 15 (1.92%) SANS
10 14 (1.79%) GIAC
10 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (1.66%) CLAS
12 10 (1.28%) CCNA
13 9 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.15%) MCSE
14 8 (1.02%) AWS Certification
14 8 (1.02%) CCDP
15 7 (0.90%) CISM
16 6 (0.77%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.46%) GDPR
2 26 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.28%) QA
6 5 (0.64%) COBIT
6 5 (0.64%) NIST
6 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.51%) GxP
8 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.38%) PMO
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.26%) SLA
10 1 (0.13%) GMP
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS
10 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 57 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 45 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.94%) Docker
4 17 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (1.66%) vSphere
7 10 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.02%) vCloud
9 7 (0.90%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.90%) XenApp
10 6 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.64%) NFS
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.26%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.26%) VMFS
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (4.61%) Netcool
2 33 (4.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 25 (3.20%) Kubernetes
4 24 (3.07%) Amdocs OSS
5 23 (2.94%) Ansible
6 22 (2.82%) Terraform
7 17 (2.18%) SCCM
8 13 (1.66%) vCenter Server
9 11 (1.41%) Nessus
9 11 (1.41%) vRealize
10 10 (1.28%) Puppet
11 9 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.64%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (0.64%) WSUS
14 4 (0.51%) RSA Archer
14 4 (0.51%) SCOM
14 4 (0.51%) Tivoli
15 3 (0.38%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 129 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 80 (10.24%) Oracle
3 68 (8.71%) SAP
4 67 (8.58%) VMware
5 63 (8.07%) Cisco
6 52 (6.66%) IBM
7 48 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (5.12%) ServiceNow
9 31 (3.97%) BMC
10 30 (3.84%) Citrix
10 30 (3.84%) Remedy
11 24 (3.07%) Cramer
12 23 (2.94%) Siebel
12 23 (2.94%) xMatters
13 22 (2.82%) Juniper
13 22 (2.82%) Red Hat
14 16 (2.05%) Ariba
14 16 (2.05%) Informatica
15 15 (1.92%) Huawei
15 15 (1.92%) Nokia