Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,318 1,140 1,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.96% 7.39% 8.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.42% 7.82% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 595 914
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £502
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.69% +0.30%
10th Percentile £425 £407 £413
90th Percentile £690 £660 £625
England median daily rate £570 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 16
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £29.92 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.82% -43.01% +40.94%
10th Percentile £22.85 £26.11 £31.00
90th Percentile £80.73 £69.87 £60.00
England median hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -19.05% +38.89%

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 15,651 14,574 17,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 94.48% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,204 8,361 10,434
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £245 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 687 769
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% -13.58% +19.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -2 545 £550 +4.76% 70
Hampshire +3 387 £550 +10.00% 62
Berkshire -1 367 £550 +4.76% 49
Surrey +17 230 £575 +5.50% 31
Buckinghamshire -21 100 £525 - 10
West Sussex +21 92 £538 +7.50% 10
Oxfordshire +36 78 £625 +25.00% 11
Kent +12 19 £500 - 3
East Sussex +6 17 £475 - 5
M4 Corridor +1 12 £650 -
Middlesex +4 6 £475 - 1
Sussex +2 4 £658 +46.11% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 226 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 220 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 203 (15.40%) Security Cleared
5 172 (13.05%) TOGAF
6 169 (12.82%) Migration
7 168 (12.75%) Windows
8 166 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
9 149 (11.31%) Oracle
10 146 (11.08%) Cisco
11 142 (10.77%) VMware
12 138 (10.47%) SC Cleared
13 136 (10.32%) SQL
14 127 (9.64%) Firewall
15 122 (9.26%) Java
16 112 (8.50%) Finance
16 112 (8.50%) Linux
17 108 (8.19%) Active Directory
18 107 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 101 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 101 (7.66%) ITIL
19 101 (7.66%) SAP
20 94 (7.13%) Telecoms
21 91 (6.90%) DevOps
22 89 (6.75%) Data Modelling
23 84 (6.37%) .NET
24 83 (6.30%) REST
25 82 (6.22%) SQL Server
26 81 (6.15%) Analytics
27 78 (5.92%) Analytical Skills

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 41 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 29 (2.20%) Apache
4 27 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.52%) Confluence
6 14 (1.06%) IIS
6 14 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (0.99%) CMS
8 12 (0.91%) Drupal
8 12 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.91%) JBoss
8 12 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.15%) CATIA
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.076%) Revit
5 1 (0.076%) Simulink
5 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.76%) SAP IS-U
1 10 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.53%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.30%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.15%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.15%) INSURE/90
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 220 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (5.92%) SaaS
4 63 (4.78%) PaaS
5 55 (4.17%) Office 365
6 50 (3.79%) IaaS
7 22 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
9 13 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 13 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.76%) Slack
11 9 (0.68%) Force.com
11 9 (0.68%) GitHub
12 8 (0.61%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 8 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 127 (9.64%) Firewall
2 72 (5.46%) WAN
3 61 (4.63%) LAN
4 47 (3.57%) VPN
5 41 (3.11%) DNS
5 41 (3.11%) Network Security
6 40 (3.03%) Wireless
7 36 (2.73%) SAN
8 33 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (2.12%) Software-Defined Networking
10 27 (2.05%) BGP
10 27 (2.05%) DHCP
10 27 (2.05%) VLAN
11 26 (1.97%) OSPF
12 24 (1.82%) TCP/IP
13 14 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
13 14 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (1.06%) HTTP
13 14 (1.06%) MPLS
14 13 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.78%) Big Data
3 50 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 30 (2.28%) Power BI
7 28 (2.12%) Data Lake
8 26 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (1.14%) MySQL
14 15 (1.14%) NoSQL
15 14 (1.06%) SAP BW
16 12 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (0.83%) SAP HANA
18 10 (0.76%) GIS
19 7 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 35 (2.66%) JIRA
2 29 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.99%) Subversion
7 9 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.46%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.46%) Gradle
10 5 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.38%) NUnit
10 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.38%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.30%) Selenium
11 4 (0.30%) XMLSpy
12 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.23%) Fiddler
General
1 112 (8.50%) Finance
2 94 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.72%) Retail
4 24 (1.82%) Marketing
5 21 (1.59%) Billing
6 14 (1.06%) Banking
6 14 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.83%) Games
8 8 (0.61%) Automotive
9 6 (0.46%) Legal
10 5 (0.38%) Local Government
11 4 (0.30%) Military
11 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.30%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.076%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.076%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.076%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.37%) .NET
2 83 (6.30%) REST
3 77 (5.84%) XML
4 74 (5.61%) Middleware
5 65 (4.93%) Web Services
6 52 (3.95%) JSON
7 34 (2.58%) HTML
8 31 (2.35%) Node.js
9 28 (2.12%) SOAP
9 28 (2.12%) Spring
10 26 (1.97%) AngularJS
11 25 (1.90%) CSS
12 24 (1.82%) ASP.NET
13 23 (1.75%) .NET Framework
14 22 (1.67%) RESTful
15 19 (1.44%) Kafka
15 19 (1.44%) Spring Boot
16 18 (1.37%) React
17 17 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (1.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 29 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 26 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.90%) CMDB
6 22 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (1.67%) User Experience
7 20 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.99%) PKI
11 11 (0.83%) BYOD
11 11 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.83%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.76%) Clustering
12 10 (0.76%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.68%) iPad
13 9 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 168 (12.75%) Windows
2 112 (8.50%) Linux
3 60 (4.55%) Unix
4 58 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 51 (3.87%) Windows 10
6 23 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.59%) AIX
8 18 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.21%) Android
11 12 (0.91%) SUSE
12 11 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.53%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.46%) Solaris
16 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (13.05%) TOGAF
3 169 (12.82%) Migration
4 101 (7.66%) ITIL
4 101 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (6.90%) DevOps
6 89 (6.75%) Data Modelling
7 81 (6.15%) Analytics
8 75 (5.69%) Microservices
9 70 (5.31%) Security Architecture
10 68 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
11 66 (5.01%) Enterprise Architecture
12 63 (4.78%) SOA
13 56 (4.25%) CRM
14 51 (3.87%) IT Strategy
15 50 (3.79%) Service Management
16 49 (3.72%) E-Commerce
17 48 (3.64%) Project Management
17 48 (3.64%) Scrum
18 47 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 136 (10.32%) SQL
2 122 (9.26%) Java
3 66 (5.01%) C#
4 59 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.41%) PowerShell
6 31 (2.35%) Python
7 17 (1.29%) C
8 16 (1.21%) PHP
9 14 (1.06%) TypeScript
10 12 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.91%) Scala
11 11 (0.83%) C++
12 9 (0.68%) Perl
13 8 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.53%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.53%) Ruby
15 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.46%) R
16 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 203 (15.40%) Security Cleared
2 138 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (4.25%) Degree
5 49 (3.72%) DV Cleared
6 40 (3.03%) CCNP
7 28 (2.12%) CISSP
8 26 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.82%) CCIE
10 23 (1.75%) CCDP
11 20 (1.52%) MCSE
11 20 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (1.44%) CISA
12 19 (1.44%) JNCIS
13 18 (1.37%) CISM
14 12 (0.91%) CCNA
15 7 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.38%) IISP
17 5 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.08%) GDPR
2 39 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.97%) QA
5 19 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.06%) NIST 800
7 13 (0.99%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.91%) GCP
9 11 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.61%) SLA
11 7 (0.53%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.38%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.38%) ISO 31000
12 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.23%) PMO
14 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 1 (0.076%) COBIT
15 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 108 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 107 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.57%) Docker
5 27 (2.05%) XenApp
6 19 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.14%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.99%) vSphere
10 12 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.53%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.46%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.38%) HDFS
14 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.23%) Snort
14 3 (0.23%) UAG
14 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (4.17%) SCCM
2 25 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.29%) Puppet
3 17 (1.29%) SCOM
4 16 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (0.99%) SCVMM
6 12 (0.91%) Terraform
7 9 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.61%) Ansible
8 8 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (0.53%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.53%) Nessus
9 7 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.46%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.38%) Netcool
11 5 (0.38%) QRadar
11 5 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 222 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 149 (11.31%) Oracle
3 146 (11.08%) Cisco
4 142 (10.77%) VMware
5 101 (7.66%) SAP
6 59 (4.48%) Citrix
7 49 (3.72%) HP
8 46 (3.49%) Juniper
9 40 (3.03%) IBM
10 34 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (2.50%) NetApp
12 31 (2.35%) Red Hat
13 28 (2.12%) Remedy
14 26 (1.97%) Splunk
15 24 (1.82%) CheckPoint
16 22 (1.67%) Blue Coat
17 19 (1.44%) Brocade
17 19 (1.44%) Palo Alto
17 19 (1.44%) ServiceNow
18 18 (1.37%) Sitecore