Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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 West
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 22 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 547 352 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.79% 6.86% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.24% 7.19% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 218 206
South West median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
90th Percentile £738 £725 £679
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £53.38 £50.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.43% +4.98% -10.60%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.15 £42.50
% change year-on-year -28.79% +15.65% -22.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,917 4,898 5,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.46% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,828 2,998 3,259
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £213
90th Percentile £613 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 270 319
South West median hourly rate £36.98 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.34% -32.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.59 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.91% -1.58% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the South West

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 Architect in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the South West

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the South West

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the South West

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in the South West

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 Architect within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. 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
Wiltshire 0 294 £575 - 41
Bristol +14 131 £550 +10.00% 39
Devon +12 28 £700 +16.67% 5
Gloucestershire -22 28 £650 +25.91% 14
Somerset +1 17 £525 +5.00% 7
Dorset +5 9 £625 - 6
Avon 0 1 £450 -10.00%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 167 (30.53%) Security Cleared
2 164 (29.98%) Finance
3 147 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (17.37%) SC Cleared
5 91 (16.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (15.17%) Amazon AWS
7 81 (14.81%) DV Cleared
8 79 (14.44%) Microservices
9 77 (14.08%) Microsoft
10 73 (13.35%) TOGAF
11 70 (12.80%) Banking
12 68 (12.43%) Java
13 66 (12.07%) Web Services
13 66 (12.07%) Technical Architecture
14 60 (10.97%) .NET
15 59 (10.79%) Linux
16 53 (9.69%) SAP
17 50 (9.14%) JSON
18 48 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
18 48 (8.78%) Windows
19 47 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
20 46 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 45 (8.23%) SQL
22 42 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
22 42 (7.68%) XML
23 40 (7.31%) SOA
23 40 (7.31%) Docker
23 40 (7.31%) Kubernetes
23 40 (7.31%) REST
24 39 (7.13%) Information Security

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 13 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.83%) JBoss
4 9 (1.65%) Confluence
5 7 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (0.91%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.73%) Apache
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.37%) CMS
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.18%) IIS
10 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (1.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.37%) SAP Retail
2 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.18%) BASE24
3 1 (0.18%) Quorum
3 1 (0.18%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.18%) Ripple XRP
3 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 91 (16.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (15.17%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.12%) PaaS
4 25 (4.57%) IaaS
5 24 (4.39%) Boomi
5 24 (4.39%) SaaS
6 21 (3.84%) OpenShift
7 20 (3.66%) Office 365
8 9 (1.65%) Apigee
8 9 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.46%) iPaaS
10 7 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.10%) GitHub
12 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle CX
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.66%) LAN
2 17 (3.11%) WAN
3 14 (2.56%) Firewall
4 13 (2.38%) SAN
5 10 (1.83%) DNS
6 7 (1.28%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.91%) VPN
7 5 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.73%) FTP
8 4 (0.73%) Internet
8 4 (0.73%) SMTP
8 4 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (0.55%) MQTT
9 3 (0.55%) Network Security
10 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.11%) Big Data
3 15 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.28%) DB2
6 6 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.91%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.73%) NonStop SQL
8 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 13 (2.38%) JIRA
2 11 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.55%) Artifactory
3 3 (0.55%) CircleCI
3 3 (0.55%) Selenium
3 3 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.18%) JMeter
5 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.18%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 164 (29.98%) Finance
2 70 (12.80%) Banking
3 36 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.03%) Manufacturing
5 29 (5.30%) Electronics
5 29 (5.30%) Marketing
6 16 (2.93%) Retail
7 12 (2.19%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.65%) Military
9 6 (1.10%) Law
10 5 (0.91%) Back Office
10 5 (0.91%) Publishing
11 3 (0.55%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.07%) Web Services
2 60 (10.97%) .NET
3 50 (9.14%) JSON
4 42 (7.68%) XML
5 40 (7.31%) REST
6 37 (6.76%) SOAP
7 35 (6.40%) Middleware
8 28 (5.12%) .NET Core
9 22 (4.02%) .NET Framework
9 22 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (3.66%) JSP
11 19 (3.47%) Redux
12 13 (2.38%) RESTful
13 12 (2.19%) Node.js
13 12 (2.19%) OAuth
14 11 (2.01%) OpenID
15 9 (1.65%) Spring
16 8 (1.46%) Java EE
16 8 (1.46%) Kafka
16 8 (1.46%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.56%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.83%) iPad
5 10 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.83%) Taxonomies
6 9 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.46%) Replication
8 7 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.28%) NHS
8 7 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.10%) DataPower
10 5 (0.91%) PKI
11 4 (0.73%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.55%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.55%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.79%) Linux
2 48 (8.78%) Windows
3 19 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.19%) Unix
6 9 (1.65%) CentOS
7 8 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.28%) Solaris
9 2 (0.37%) AIX
9 2 (0.37%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.37%) zOS
10 1 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (14.44%) Microservices
3 73 (13.35%) TOGAF
4 66 (12.07%) Technical Architecture
5 48 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 46 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (7.31%) SOA
9 39 (7.13%) Information Security
10 37 (6.76%) DevOps
11 36 (6.58%) Data Architecture
11 36 (6.58%) IT Strategy
12 33 (6.03%) Critical Thinking
13 32 (5.85%) B2C
14 31 (5.67%) Migration
15 30 (5.48%) Programme Management
16 29 (5.30%) Digital Marketing
17 27 (4.94%) Service Design
18 25 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (4.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 68 (12.43%) Java
2 45 (8.23%) SQL
3 33 (6.03%) Python
4 29 (5.30%) PowerShell
5 26 (4.75%) C
5 26 (4.75%) C#
6 20 (3.66%) C++
7 12 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.73%) Go
9 3 (0.55%) Java 8
9 3 (0.55%) Rust
10 1 (0.18%) ES7
10 1 (0.18%) R
10 1 (0.18%) Scala
10 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 167 (30.53%) Security Cleared
2 95 (17.37%) SC Cleared
3 81 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (2.56%) Degree
6 12 (2.19%) CISSP
7 8 (1.46%) CISA
7 8 (1.46%) CISM
7 8 (1.46%) ISSAP
7 8 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.10%) MCSA
8 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.10%) RHCE
9 5 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (0.91%) SANS
10 4 (0.73%) CCNP
10 4 (0.73%) ISSEP
11 3 (0.55%) CCIE
11 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.20%) HMG Infosec
1 23 (4.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 23 (4.20%) JSP 440
2 17 (3.11%) PSD2
3 7 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.91%) COBIT
5 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.73%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.73%) QA
7 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.37%) GDPR
7 2 (0.37%) RMADS
8 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (7.31%) Docker
2 27 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.73%) NDS
6 4 (0.73%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.37%) HDFS
8 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (7.31%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.29%) Ansible
3 14 (2.56%) Puppet
4 9 (1.65%) Terraform
4 9 (1.65%) vRealize
5 8 (1.46%) SCCM
5 8 (1.46%) SCOM
6 7 (1.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 7 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.91%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.91%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.55%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.37%) MOM
10 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 77 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.69%) SAP
3 30 (5.48%) VMware
4 25 (4.57%) Dell
5 24 (4.39%) Cisco
6 22 (4.02%) Oracle
7 21 (3.84%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.93%) IBM
9 9 (1.65%) F5
9 9 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.46%) NetIQ
11 7 (1.28%) ForgeRock
12 6 (1.10%) Citrix
12 6 (1.10%) Google
12 6 (1.10%) Micro Focus
13 5 (0.91%) HP
13 5 (0.91%) Juniper
13 5 (0.91%) Okta
14 4 (0.73%) Apple
14 4 (0.73%) Unisys