The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £483 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Application Architect
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 135 138
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £483 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.58% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £600 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £639 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2845 2953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.83% 95.44% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1839 1907
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 140 196
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Applications Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in the South West

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Architect in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in the South West

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in the South West

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Wiltshire +2 5 £450 -25.00%
Bristol - 5 £563 -
Gloucestershire +12 1 £515 -19.21% 2
Applications Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Applications 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 West region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
1 4 (36.36%) XML
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) UML
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (18.18%) Hudson
3 2 (18.18%) GitHub
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Service Design
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (18.18%) Business Process Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) WSDL
3 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) NHS

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Hudson
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
1 4 (36.36%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) WSDL
3 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
3 2 (18.18%) XSD
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Ext JS
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) React
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) UML
2 2 (18.18%) BPMN
2 2 (18.18%) Business Process Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) MODAF
2 2 (18.18%) Service Design
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Cognos
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Sencha