Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 375 371
Rank change year-on-year +46 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 31 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 9
South East median daily rate £575 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £485 £440 £354
90th Percentile £628 £600 £610
England median daily rate £558 £525 £538
% change year-on-year +6.19% -2.33% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -
England median hourly rate - £60.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year - +35.59% -

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 15163 17702 18615
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.46% 95.02% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8741 10704 10486
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £231 £227
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 759 895
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.11% +2.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.48 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 +22 16 £575 +27.78% 3
Berkshire +41 13 £575 - 2
Hampshire +33 11 £575 - 1
Surrey 0 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £600 -
IT Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (22.58%) SOA
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Data Security
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
3 5 (16.13%) CRM
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) CISSP
3 5 (16.13%) IT Strategy
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 4 (12.90%) XML
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) Cryptography
4 4 (12.90%) Security Management
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.68%) Kaspersky
5 3 (9.68%) PA-DSS
5 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture

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 4 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) OpenShift
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) ATM
3 1 (3.23%) DMZ
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
1 4 (12.90%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Online Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) EPoS
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) SOA
2 6 (19.35%) Data Security
3 5 (16.13%) CRM
3 5 (16.13%) IT Strategy
3 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.90%) Cryptography
4 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps
4 4 (12.90%) Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Security Operations
5 3 (9.68%) UML
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (6.45%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PA-DSS
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) F5
3 3 (9.68%) Gemalto
3 3 (9.68%) Kaspersky
3 3 (9.68%) NetApp
3 3 (9.68%) Splunk
3 3 (9.68%) Tripwire
4 2 (6.45%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.23%) Thales