Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £555 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,245 1,324 1,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.33% 7.95% 8.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% 8.41% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 719 809
South East median daily rate £555 £538 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.30% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £450 £416 £406
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £575 £550 £540
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 4
South East median hourly rate £73.34 - £53.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £43.43
90th Percentile £82.85 - £61.88
England median hourly rate £53.79 £49.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.77% +8.89% -10.88%

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 16,020 15,737 15,244
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.51% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,646 9,351 9,066
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 621 780
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -1 573 £550 +2.80% 97
Berkshire 0 414 £550 +4.76% 58
Hampshire -5 302 £550 +4.76% 50
Surrey 0 216 £600 +11.63% 52
Buckinghamshire -8 95 £550 +10.00% 23
West Sussex -18 79 £550 - 9
Oxfordshire +16 64 £600 +9.09% 16
East Sussex 0 32 £570 +11.22% 6
Middlesex +11 11 £708 +29.52% 1
M4 Corridor +5 9 £450 -
Kent -13 5 £450 -22.08% 3
Sussex 0 1 £750 +42.86%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 287 (23.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 234 (18.80%) Security Cleared
3 223 (17.91%) Microsoft
4 213 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (13.90%) SC Cleared
6 167 (13.41%) TOGAF
7 164 (13.17%) Oracle
8 153 (12.29%) Windows
9 148 (11.89%) Migration
10 139 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
11 131 (10.52%) VMware
12 127 (10.20%) SQL
13 126 (10.12%) DevOps
14 123 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 112 (9.00%) Telecoms
15 112 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
16 111 (8.92%) Finance
17 97 (7.79%) Firewall
18 94 (7.55%) Java
19 91 (7.31%) Active Directory
20 90 (7.23%) .NET
20 90 (7.23%) Linux
21 89 (7.15%) Microservices
22 88 (7.07%) SaaS
23 84 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
24 82 (6.59%) SAP
24 82 (6.59%) Enterprise Architecture
25 81 (6.51%) Windows Server
26 80 (6.43%) Web Services
27 79 (6.35%) Technical Leadership

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 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.49%) Apache
3 28 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 25 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (1.53%) OpenStack
7 16 (1.29%) IIS
8 15 (1.20%) Confluence
9 13 (1.04%) NetWeaver
10 12 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.88%) Jupyter
12 10 (0.80%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.64%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.64%) SAS
15 7 (0.56%) SAP EP
16 6 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.48%) nginx
16 6 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.40%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.32%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.24%) HFM
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP GTS
6 3 (0.24%) SAP IBP
6 3 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.16%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 287 (23.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (7.07%) SaaS
4 72 (5.78%) PaaS
5 69 (5.54%) IaaS
6 58 (4.66%) Office 365
7 36 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (1.20%) GitHub
11 15 (1.20%) Serverless
12 14 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
12 14 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
13 11 (0.88%) Apigee
14 8 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
14 8 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
15 7 (0.56%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (0.48%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.79%) Firewall
2 46 (3.69%) Internet
3 42 (3.37%) DNS
4 37 (2.97%) WAN
5 36 (2.89%) VPN
6 32 (2.57%) LAN
6 32 (2.57%) SAN
7 29 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.17%) Network Security
9 21 (1.69%) MPLS
9 21 (1.69%) NetScaler
10 20 (1.61%) DAB
11 19 (1.53%) Reverse Proxy
12 18 (1.45%) DHCP
12 18 (1.45%) Wireless
13 14 (1.12%) NAS
14 13 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (1.04%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.88%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.10%) Big Data
3 42 (3.37%) Hadoop
4 37 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (2.73%) Data Lake
6 28 (2.25%) MySQL
7 26 (2.09%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.09%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.01%) Power BI
9 23 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.04%) SAP HANA
12 12 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
13 11 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.72%) GIS
14 9 (0.72%) Redis
14 9 (0.72%) SAP BW
14 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (2.49%) JIRA
2 20 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.20%) SonarQube
3 15 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.12%) Subversion
5 13 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.72%) Selenium
8 8 (0.64%) Rational Rose
9 6 (0.48%) GitLab
9 6 (0.48%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.32%) Maven
12 3 (0.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.24%) JUnit
12 3 (0.24%) NWDI
12 3 (0.24%) Rational Team Concert
13 2 (0.16%) ERwin
13 2 (0.16%) Liquibase
General
1 112 (9.00%) Telecoms
2 111 (8.92%) Finance
3 47 (3.78%) Retail
4 27 (2.17%) Billing
5 17 (1.37%) Marketing
6 15 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 14 (1.12%) Back Office
7 14 (1.12%) Legal
8 13 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.72%) Banking
10 6 (0.48%) Publishing
11 5 (0.40%) Automotive
12 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.16%) Advertising
14 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.16%) German Language
14 2 (0.16%) Law
14 2 (0.16%) Military
14 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.23%) .NET
2 80 (6.43%) Web Services
3 70 (5.62%) Middleware
4 65 (5.22%) REST
5 41 (3.29%) JSON
6 30 (2.41%) SOAP
7 28 (2.25%) Kafka
8 27 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 27 (2.17%) Spring
9 23 (1.85%) Spring Boot
10 22 (1.77%) OAuth
11 19 (1.53%) J2EE
11 19 (1.53%) XML
12 17 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (1.37%) SAP Fiori
13 16 (1.29%) .NET Core
14 15 (1.20%) Natural Language Processing
15 14 (1.12%) ASP.NET
16 13 (1.04%) TensorFlow
17 12 (0.96%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.02%) Public Cloud
4 40 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.25%) Cloud Native
5 28 (2.25%) PKI
6 26 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.61%) Replication
9 18 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
12 13 (1.04%) iPad
12 13 (1.04%) User Experience
13 12 (0.96%) Reference Data
14 11 (0.88%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.64%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 153 (12.29%) Windows
2 90 (7.23%) Linux
3 81 (6.51%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.94%) Unix
5 48 (3.86%) Windows 10
6 42 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (2.01%) AIX
9 15 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 14 (1.12%) CentOS
11 11 (0.88%) Solaris
12 8 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.56%) SUSE
13 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.40%) Android
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (13.41%) TOGAF
3 148 (11.89%) Migration
4 126 (10.12%) DevOps
5 123 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (7.15%) Microservices
7 82 (6.59%) Enterprise Architecture
8 79 (6.35%) Technical Leadership
9 77 (6.18%) ITIL
9 77 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
10 75 (6.02%) Data Modelling
11 70 (5.62%) CRM
12 67 (5.38%) Analytics
13 63 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (4.98%) Network Design
15 60 (4.82%) Security Architecture
16 58 (4.66%) Data Architecture
16 58 (4.66%) Scrum
16 58 (4.66%) SOA
17 55 (4.42%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 127 (10.20%) SQL
2 94 (7.55%) Java
3 61 (4.90%) C#
4 43 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 43 (3.45%) Python
5 26 (2.09%) JavaScript
6 22 (1.77%) C
7 18 (1.45%) PHP
8 16 (1.29%) ABAP
8 16 (1.29%) Scala
9 15 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.88%) Perl
11 9 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.64%) VBA
13 7 (0.56%) Ruby
14 6 (0.48%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.48%) Java 8
14 6 (0.48%) PHP 7
15 5 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 234 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 173 (13.90%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.18%) Degree
4 51 (4.10%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.81%) CISSP
6 31 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
8 27 (2.17%) CISM
9 18 (1.45%) CISA
9 18 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.20%) CCIE
11 14 (1.12%) CCNP
12 10 (0.80%) CREST Certified
12 10 (0.80%) IISP
13 9 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.72%) CLAS
14 8 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (0.64%) CCDP
14 8 (0.64%) CCSP
15 7 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.22%) GDPR
2 34 (2.73%) QA
3 28 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.80%) ISAE 3402
7 10 (0.80%) ISO 22301
7 10 (0.80%) ISO 31000
7 10 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.64%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.40%) COBIT
11 4 (0.32%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.24%) ISO 26262
12 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.16%) RMADS
13 2 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (4.42%) Docker
4 43 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 30 (2.41%) XenApp
7 18 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.64%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.64%) KVM
11 8 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.56%) vSphere
13 6 (0.48%) iptables
13 6 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.40%) NFS
14 5 (0.40%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.32%) vCloud
15 4 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (2.65%) Ansible
2 31 (2.49%) SCCM
3 29 (2.33%) Kubernetes
4 24 (1.93%) Puppet
5 15 (1.20%) Data Guard
5 15 (1.20%) SCOM
6 14 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.88%) Kibana
7 11 (0.88%) logstash
7 11 (0.88%) Nessus
8 10 (0.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 9 (0.72%) Terraform
10 8 (0.64%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.56%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.48%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.48%) SELinux
13 5 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 223 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 164 (13.17%) Oracle
3 131 (10.52%) VMware
4 82 (6.59%) SAP
5 67 (5.38%) Cisco
6 65 (5.22%) Citrix
7 56 (4.50%) IBM
8 44 (3.53%) Red Hat
9 42 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (2.49%) Juniper
11 30 (2.41%) Google
12 27 (2.17%) HP
13 22 (1.77%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.61%) Splunk
15 18 (1.45%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.37%) Remedy
16 17 (1.37%) Talend
17 16 (1.29%) Palo Alto
18 15 (1.20%) 3PAR
18 15 (1.20%) McAfee