Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Architect
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 333 374
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41 -16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 23 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 10
South East median daily rate £450 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% -24.53%
10th Percentile £243 £423 £325
90th Percentile £700 £614 £641
England median daily rate £600 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £50.99

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 15,533 14,456 17,392
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 93.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,290 8,542 10,276
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £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 565 738 900
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.31 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.15 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 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
Hampshire +10 13 £345 -31.00% 2
Thames Valley -13 9 £538 +7.50% 3
Berkshire -10 7 £500 - 2
West Sussex -2 1 £700 +47.37%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £575 - 1
IT Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 9 (39.13%) HP
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) Information Security
4 6 (26.09%) TOGAF
4 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (21.74%) Firewall
5 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
5 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 5 (21.74%) VPN
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 5 (21.74%) DMZ
5 5 (21.74%) IIS
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (21.74%) UAG
5 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (21.74%) Server Hardening
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 5 (21.74%) Web Filtering
5 5 (21.74%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (21.74%) IT Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Line Management
6 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) QA
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
7 3 (13.04%) HTML

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 (21.74%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Akamai
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
1 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
1 2 (8.70%) npm
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
1 2 (8.70%) Serverless
1 2 (8.70%) Slack
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (21.74%) DMZ
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) Kalido
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) CSS
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) Express
2 2 (8.70%) Google Maps API
2 2 (8.70%) Node.js
2 2 (8.70%) Symfony
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) IVR
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) TOGAF
3 5 (21.74%) IT Strategy
3 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (21.74%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (21.74%) Server Hardening
3 5 (21.74%) Web Filtering
4 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Modelling
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Line Management
5 3 (13.04%) Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Microservices
6 2 (8.70%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.04%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.35%) CISA
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
1 5 (21.74%) UAG
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Google
4 2 (8.70%) New Relic
4 2 (8.70%) Splunk
5 1 (4.35%) Cloudera
5 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle