Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 15 October 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.

Architect
England > South West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 35 25
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 512 277 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.47% 5.07% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.92% 5.32% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 172 260
South West median daily rate £525 £528 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.47% -4.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £400
90th Percentile £675 £656 £700
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
England median hourly rate £54.39 £60.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -9.35% +39.53% +4.88%

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 5,737 5,203 5,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.26% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,527 3,243 3,547
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 241 329
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.91%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 2018.

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
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 15 October 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
Wiltshire +7 284 £545 -0.91% 27
Bristol +3 98 £500 -4.76% 60
Gloucestershire +12 32 £525 +5.00% 13
Devon +20 26 £600 +37.14% 3
Dorset +9 19 £525 +16.67% 8
Somerset -3 13 £463 -7.50% 6
Cornwall -6 3 £500 - 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 156 (30.47%) Security Cleared
2 127 (24.80%) Finance
3 112 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (16.80%) SC Cleared
5 84 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (15.82%) Microsoft
7 77 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 65 (12.70%) TOGAF
9 57 (11.13%) Microservices
10 56 (10.94%) .NET
11 54 (10.55%) Linux
12 53 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 52 (10.16%) Banking
13 52 (10.16%) IT Strategy
14 50 (9.77%) Migration
14 50 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (9.77%) Technical Architecture
15 49 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (9.38%) DevOps
17 46 (8.98%) DV Cleared
18 44 (8.59%) SQL Server
19 41 (8.01%) Enterprise Architecture
20 39 (7.62%) Windows
20 39 (7.62%) SAP
20 39 (7.62%) Critical Thinking
21 38 (7.42%) Cisco
22 36 (7.03%) Data Modelling
23 34 (6.64%) Data Centre
24 33 (6.45%) Java
25 32 (6.25%) Test Automation

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 16 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.54%) Confluence
3 11 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.76%) JBoss
5 7 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.78%) Apache
7 4 (0.78%) Jetty
7 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.59%) Site Server
8 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.20%) Appian
10 1 (0.20%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) CATIA
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) BASE24
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) StreamServe
3 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.39%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.69%) SaaS
4 23 (4.49%) Office 365
5 20 (3.91%) PaaS
6 17 (3.32%) IaaS
7 7 (1.37%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.17%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.78%) npm
9 4 (0.78%) NuGet
10 3 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.20%) G Suite
12 1 (0.20%) Serverless
12 1 (0.20%) Slack
12 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.88%) Firewall
2 14 (2.73%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (2.15%) Software-Defined Networking
4 8 (1.56%) DMVPN
4 8 (1.56%) Multicast
5 7 (1.37%) BGP
5 7 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.37%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.37%) OSPF
5 7 (1.37%) Unified Communications
5 7 (1.37%) WAN
6 6 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (1.17%) Network Security
6 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.17%) VPN
6 6 (1.17%) VXLAN
7 5 (0.98%) DNS
8 4 (0.78%) HTTP
8 4 (0.78%) VSAN
9 3 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.52%) Big Data
4 11 (2.15%) Power BI
5 9 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.37%) EDRMS
7 6 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.17%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.59%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.39%) DB2
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.93%) JIRA
2 14 (2.73%) Cucumber
2 14 (2.73%) ERwin
2 14 (2.73%) Selenium
3 11 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.56%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.17%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.98%) JMeter
8 3 (0.59%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.59%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (0.59%) WebStorm
9 2 (0.39%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (24.80%) Finance
2 52 (10.16%) Banking
3 28 (5.47%) Manufacturing
4 23 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.91%) Marketing
6 17 (3.32%) Electronics
7 12 (2.34%) Retail
8 10 (1.95%) Back Office
9 8 (1.56%) Military
10 6 (1.17%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.78%) Publishing
12 3 (0.59%) Automotive
12 3 (0.59%) Law
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.94%) .NET
2 25 (4.88%) Web Services
3 24 (4.69%) SOAP
4 21 (4.10%) .NET Framework
4 21 (4.10%) Middleware
4 21 (4.10%) REST
5 13 (2.54%) JSON
6 11 (2.15%) XML
7 10 (1.95%) J2EE
7 10 (1.95%) SAML
8 9 (1.76%) JSP
8 9 (1.76%) React
9 8 (1.56%) .NET Core
9 8 (1.56%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.37%) Java EE
10 7 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.17%) IBM Integration Bus
12 5 (0.98%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.64%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.27%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.32%) DataPower
5 14 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.17%) NHS
9 6 (1.17%) Taxonomies
10 5 (0.98%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.98%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.78%) CMDB
11 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.78%) Minimum Viable Product
11 4 (0.78%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Robotics
12 3 (0.59%) Clustering
12 3 (0.59%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 54 (10.55%) Linux
2 39 (7.62%) Windows
3 32 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.93%) AIX
4 15 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.17%) Unix
7 6 (1.17%) zOS
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) MVS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (12.70%) TOGAF
3 57 (11.13%) Microservices
4 53 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (10.16%) IT Strategy
6 50 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (9.77%) Migration
6 50 (9.77%) Technical Architecture
7 48 (9.38%) DevOps
8 41 (8.01%) Enterprise Architecture
9 39 (7.62%) Critical Thinking
10 36 (7.03%) Data Modelling
11 32 (6.25%) Test Automation
12 30 (5.86%) Security Architecture
13 29 (5.66%) ITIL
14 28 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (5.08%) Data Architecture
15 26 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
16 25 (4.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.45%) Java
2 27 (5.27%) Python
2 27 (5.27%) SQL
3 23 (4.49%) C#
4 16 (3.13%) C
5 12 (2.34%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.95%) C++
7 8 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.39%) R
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby
9 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.20%) Groovy
10 1 (0.20%) SOQL
10 1 (0.20%) SOSL
10 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (30.47%) Security Cleared
2 86 (16.80%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.98%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.73%) Degree
5 13 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.15%) CCIE
7 10 (1.95%) CCNP
7 10 (1.95%) CISSP
8 9 (1.76%) CISM
8 9 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.56%) CISA
9 8 (1.56%) ISSAP
9 8 (1.56%) ISSEP
9 8 (1.56%) RHCE
10 7 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.98%) MBA
13 4 (0.78%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.88%) HMG Infosec
1 25 (4.88%) JSP 440
2 24 (4.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (1.76%) SLA
4 4 (0.78%) PMO
4 4 (0.78%) QA
5 3 (0.59%) RMADS
6 2 (0.39%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.39%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) PSD2
6 2 (0.39%) SEPA
7 1 (0.20%) BS25999
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.69%) Docker
3 22 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.59%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.39%) Xen
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (4.49%) SCCM
2 22 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.54%) vCenter Server
4 11 (2.15%) SCOM
5 10 (1.95%) Puppet
5 10 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.17%) Terraform
7 4 (0.78%) Grafana
7 4 (0.78%) vRealize
8 3 (0.59%) Ansible
8 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.59%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.20%) Kibana
10 1 (0.20%) logstash
10 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.62%) SAP
3 38 (7.42%) Cisco
4 27 (5.27%) VMware
5 22 (4.30%) IBM
6 20 (3.91%) Oracle
7 15 (2.93%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.95%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.37%) Google
10 7 (1.37%) Unisys
11 6 (1.17%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.17%) Avaya
11 6 (1.17%) Splunk
11 6 (1.17%) Tableau
12 5 (0.98%) Apigee
12 5 (0.98%) McAfee
12 5 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.78%) NetIQ
13 4 (0.78%) Pega