The median contractor rate for a IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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.

IT Architect
England / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 268 246
Rank change year-on-year +28 -22  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 19 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.082% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.086% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
Median daily rate £575 £520 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% -3.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £505 £513
% change year-on-year +11.38% -1.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7773 9296 9407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.96% 95.58% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 5688 5143
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 375 455
Median hourly rate £17.73 £17.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.28% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured IT Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Architect in the South East

IT 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 IT Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Architect in the South East

IT Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Architect in the South East

IT 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 IT Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Architect in the South East

IT 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 IT Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 7 £575 -
Hampshire - 6 £538 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £600 -
Surrey +4 2 - - 1
IT Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring IT Architect in the job title.

1 8 (27.59%) SOA
2 7 (24.14%) Data Security
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Security Management
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) XML
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle
4 5 (17.24%) CRM
4 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 5 (17.24%) Retail
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) Data Architecture
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (17.24%) DevOps
4 5 (17.24%) IT Strategy
5 4 (13.79%) Banking
5 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (13.79%) CISSP
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) UML
6 3 (10.34%) JBoss

IT 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 5 (17.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) ATM
3 1 (3.45%) DMZ
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) EPoS
2 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) SOA
2 7 (24.14%) Data Security
3 6 (20.69%) Security Management
4 5 (17.24%) CRM
4 5 (17.24%) Data Architecture
4 5 (17.24%) DevOps
4 5 (17.24%) IT Strategy
5 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
6 3 (10.34%) UML
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.90%) ERD
7 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) CISSP
4 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PA-DSS
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) F5
4 3 (10.34%) Gemalto
4 3 (10.34%) Kaspersky
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
4 3 (10.34%) Splunk
4 3 (10.34%) Tripwire
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Thales
5 1 (3.45%) VMware