Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,362 1,294 1,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.22% 8.41% 7.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.74% 8.97% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 743 924
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £419 £410 £388
90th Percentile £656 £688 £650
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 17
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £48.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.60% -7.14% +54.41%
England median hourly rate £50.58 £46.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +8.76% -11.43% +21.42%

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 15,585 14,423 17,061
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 93.74% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,318 8,531 10,060
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 746 883
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.98 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 24 January 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
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 24 January 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 -2 647 £525 - 65
Berkshire -2 439 £525 -3.23% 41
Hampshire -1 307 £550 +4.76% 73
Surrey +6 207 £550 +10.00% 32
Buckinghamshire -18 145 £500 - 10
West Sussex +14 112 £575 +15.00% 9
Oxfordshire +6 64 £550 -4.35% 14
Kent -2 26 £550 -2.65% 4
East Sussex -8 16 £513 +2.50% 7
Middlesex -11 9 £580 +10.48%
Sussex +2 5 £525 -
M4 Corridor +1 3 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 233 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 206 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (14.90%) TOGAF
4 202 (14.83%) Security Cleared
5 198 (14.54%) Windows
6 177 (13.00%) Finance
7 172 (12.63%) Migration
7 172 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 143 (10.50%) SC Cleared
9 142 (10.43%) Oracle
10 141 (10.35%) Firewall
11 137 (10.06%) Cisco
12 135 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
13 124 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 122 (8.96%) Linux
14 122 (8.96%) Active Directory
15 118 (8.66%) SAP
16 117 (8.59%) Java
16 117 (8.59%) Telecoms
17 116 (8.52%) VMware
18 114 (8.37%) Enterprise Architecture
19 106 (7.78%) IT Strategy
20 102 (7.49%) SQL
21 98 (7.20%) Data Architecture
22 97 (7.12%) WAN
23 96 (7.05%) ITIL
24 93 (6.83%) Data Centre
25 89 (6.53%) Retail
26 88 (6.46%) Data Modelling
27 86 (6.31%) Citrix

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 39 (2.86%) OpenStack
2 35 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 24 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.69%) Skype for Business
6 14 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (0.88%) CMS
7 12 (0.88%) IIS
8 11 (0.81%) Apache
8 11 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.73%) Apache Pig
9 10 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.66%) SAS
11 8 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.51%) JBoss
12 7 (0.51%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.37%) Confluence
13 5 (0.37%) Documentum
13 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.59%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
8 3 (0.22%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.22%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.22%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.15%) Magento
9 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 172 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (5.65%) SaaS
4 70 (5.14%) IaaS
5 69 (5.07%) PaaS
6 53 (3.89%) Office 365
7 28 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.40%) Serverless
9 18 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 11 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 11 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.81%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.73%) iPaaS
12 10 (0.73%) Slack
13 9 (0.66%) Force.com
13 9 (0.66%) G Suite
13 9 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.59%) npm
14 8 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 141 (10.35%) Firewall
2 97 (7.12%) WAN
3 68 (4.99%) LAN
4 57 (4.19%) DNS
5 48 (3.52%) Network Security
6 41 (3.01%) VPN
7 39 (2.86%) SAN
8 36 (2.64%) HTTP
8 36 (2.64%) TCP/IP
9 29 (2.13%) NetScaler
9 29 (2.13%) VoIP
10 28 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
11 27 (1.98%) Wireless
12 23 (1.69%) DAB
12 23 (1.69%) Internet
13 21 (1.54%) MPLS
14 19 (1.40%) LTE
15 16 (1.17%) Ethernet
16 15 (1.10%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.85%) Big Data
2 55 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 46 (3.38%) Hadoop
4 39 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 29 (2.13%) MySQL
6 28 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
9 20 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.32%) Apache Hive
10 18 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.95%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.95%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (0.95%) Sqoop
13 12 (0.88%) HBase
14 10 (0.73%) SAP BW
15 9 (0.66%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 35 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 32 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.06%) JIRA
4 16 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.88%) Subversion
6 10 (0.73%) Android Studio
6 10 (0.73%) Xcode
7 9 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.51%) JMeter
8 7 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.44%) Gatling
9 6 (0.44%) Grunt
9 6 (0.44%) gulp
9 6 (0.44%) webpack
10 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.37%) Selenium
11 4 (0.29%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.15%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
General
1 177 (13.00%) Finance
2 117 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 89 (6.53%) Retail
4 43 (3.16%) Marketing
5 40 (2.94%) Banking
6 25 (1.84%) Publishing
7 22 (1.62%) Billing
8 18 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.03%) Automotive
9 14 (1.03%) Legal
10 11 (0.81%) Local Government
11 8 (0.59%) Law
12 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.37%) Advertising
13 5 (0.37%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.073%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.073%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (5.51%) Web Services
2 66 (4.85%) XML
3 60 (4.41%) REST
4 51 (3.74%) .NET
5 50 (3.67%) HTML
6 40 (2.94%) JSON
7 38 (2.79%) CSS
8 34 (2.50%) SOAP
9 30 (2.20%) Middleware
10 29 (2.13%) Spring
11 26 (1.91%) Ajax
11 26 (1.91%) J2EE
12 25 (1.84%) HTML5
13 20 (1.47%) AngularJS
13 20 (1.47%) CSS3
13 20 (1.47%) Kafka
13 20 (1.47%) Node.js
14 17 (1.25%) RESTful
15 14 (1.03%) WCF
16 13 (0.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.83%) Data Centre
2 61 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 40 (2.94%) User Experience
4 28 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 27 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.62%) CMDB
7 22 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 19 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.40%) PKI
9 18 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.17%) Clustering
11 12 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.66%) Fintech
13 9 (0.66%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.59%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 198 (14.54%) Windows
2 122 (8.96%) Linux
3 77 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 40 (2.94%) Unix
5 29 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 29 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.47%) Android
9 15 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.10%) SUSE
9 15 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.88%) AIX
11 11 (0.81%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.73%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.73%) Solaris
13 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (14.90%) TOGAF
3 172 (12.63%) Migration
4 124 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 114 (8.37%) Enterprise Architecture
6 106 (7.78%) IT Strategy
7 98 (7.20%) Data Architecture
8 96 (7.05%) ITIL
9 88 (6.46%) Data Modelling
10 74 (5.43%) DevOps
11 71 (5.21%) Data Management
12 66 (4.85%) Analytics
13 65 (4.77%) Service Design
13 65 (4.77%) Technical Architecture
14 64 (4.70%) Scrum
15 63 (4.63%) Mentoring
16 60 (4.41%) Configuration Management
17 58 (4.26%) Project Management
18 57 (4.19%) SOA
19 56 (4.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 117 (8.59%) Java
2 102 (7.49%) SQL
3 52 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 44 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 31 (2.28%) C#
6 24 (1.76%) Scala
7 21 (1.54%) Python
8 18 (1.32%) Ruby
9 15 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.66%) Apex Code
10 9 (0.66%) Apple Swift
10 9 (0.66%) PHP
11 8 (0.59%) C
11 8 (0.59%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.29%) AWK
13 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.29%) C++
13 4 (0.29%) sed
14 3 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 202 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 143 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.41%) Degree
4 59 (4.33%) DV Cleared
5 55 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (2.35%) CCNA
7 32 (2.35%) MCSE
8 28 (2.06%) CCIE
9 26 (1.91%) CCNP
9 26 (1.91%) CISSP
10 9 (0.66%) CCSP
10 9 (0.66%) CISM
10 9 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.59%) JNCIE
11 8 (0.59%) MCSA
11 8 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (0.51%) CISA
12 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (3.30%) QA
3 34 (2.50%) GDPR
4 19 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.29%) COBIT
6 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.29%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.15%) PSD2
8 2 (0.15%) RosettaNet
8 2 (0.15%) SLA
9 1 (0.073%) ECSS
9 1 (0.073%) GCP
9 1 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.073%) NIST 800
System Software
1 122 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.79%) Docker
4 35 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.40%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.03%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.95%) XenApp
8 13 (0.95%) XenServer
9 12 (0.88%) HDFS
9 12 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.59%) vSphere
11 6 (0.44%) KVM
12 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.37%) UAG
13 4 (0.29%) vCloud
14 3 (0.22%) Firmware
14 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (4.11%) SCCM
2 23 (1.69%) SCOM
3 21 (1.54%) Ansible
4 14 (1.03%) Terraform
5 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (0.95%) Puppet
6 12 (0.88%) SCVMM
7 9 (0.66%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.66%) Oozie
8 8 (0.59%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.37%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.29%) Amdocs OSS
12 4 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 233 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 142 (10.43%) Oracle
3 137 (10.06%) Cisco
4 118 (8.66%) SAP
5 116 (8.52%) VMware
6 86 (6.31%) Citrix
7 63 (4.63%) Juniper
8 58 (4.26%) IBM
9 42 (3.08%) HP
10 36 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (2.57%) Google
12 33 (2.42%) CheckPoint
13 26 (1.91%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.47%) Cloudera
14 20 (1.47%) EMC
14 20 (1.47%) Forcepoint
15 17 (1.25%) Adobe
15 17 (1.25%) F5
15 17 (1.25%) Remedy
16 16 (1.17%) Apple