Period
to 17 January 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 17 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.

Architect
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 29 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 290 288 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.50% 5.38% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 5.65% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 205 240
South West median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £413 £394 £375
90th Percentile £688 £638 £699
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
South West median hourly rate £52.50 - -
England median hourly rate £49.15 £48.25 £52.50
% change year-on-year +1.87% -8.10% +21.42%

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 5,008 5,098 5,892
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.18% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 3,316 3,921
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £550 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 364 346
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -11.29% +55.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £46.94
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 2018.

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 17 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
Wiltshire +4 96 £550 +4.76% 11
Bristol -13 81 £494 -1.25% 31
Gloucestershire +2 32 £500 -9.09% 5
Devon +20 17 £600 +26.32% 1
Somerset +2 16 £450 -4.51% 7
Dorset +2 8 £625 +78.57% 4
Cornwall - 1 - - 4
Avon - 1 £500 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 101 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (25.52%) Security Cleared
3 73 (25.17%) Finance
4 49 (16.90%) SC Cleared
5 46 (15.86%) Microsoft
6 40 (13.79%) Java
7 38 (13.10%) TOGAF
8 37 (12.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (11.38%) .NET
11 32 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (9.66%) SQL
13 27 (9.31%) Data Modelling
13 27 (9.31%) Migration
14 26 (8.97%) Windows
15 25 (8.62%) SOA
15 25 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (8.28%) Data Architecture
16 24 (8.28%) Scrum
17 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
18 22 (7.59%) ETL
18 22 (7.59%) Technical Architecture
18 22 (7.59%) DV Cleared
18 22 (7.59%) DevOps
19 21 (7.24%) Active Directory
20 20 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (6.21%) Mentoring
21 18 (6.21%) Open Source
21 18 (6.21%) SaaS

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 6 (2.07%) Confluence
1 6 (2.07%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.69%) Mule
5 2 (0.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.34%) FileNet
6 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.69%) Lawson
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.21%) SaaS
4 16 (5.52%) Office 365
5 11 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.45%) IaaS
6 10 (3.45%) PaaS
7 4 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.03%) GitHub
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.34%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.79%) LAN
2 10 (3.45%) Firewall
3 8 (2.76%) DNS
3 8 (2.76%) WAN
4 7 (2.41%) Skype
5 5 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (1.72%) DHCP
5 5 (1.72%) Network Security
5 5 (1.72%) Unified Communications
5 5 (1.72%) VPN
6 4 (1.38%) Internet
6 4 (1.38%) SAN
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.03%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.03%) LDAP
7 3 (1.03%) VLAN
8 2 (0.69%) SMS
9 1 (0.34%) ATM
9 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.83%) Big Data
3 14 (4.83%) Hadoop
4 9 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 3 (1.03%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.03%) DB2
8 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.76%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.41%) JIRA
3 6 (2.07%) Ant
3 6 (2.07%) Maven
4 5 (1.72%) Gradle
4 5 (1.72%) Selenium
5 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.38%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.38%) JUnit
5 4 (1.38%) Subversion
5 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.03%) Apache Buildr
6 3 (1.03%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.03%) jMock
6 3 (1.03%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.69%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.69%) Cobertura
7 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 73 (25.17%) Finance
2 14 (4.83%) Banking
3 10 (3.45%) Law
4 9 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.76%) Back Office
6 5 (1.72%) Marketing
6 5 (1.72%) Military
6 5 (1.72%) Retail
7 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.69%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.38%) .NET
2 16 (5.52%) Web Services
3 11 (3.79%) RESTful
4 10 (3.45%) SOAP
5 9 (3.10%) CSS
5 9 (3.10%) HTML
6 8 (2.76%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.76%) Spring
7 7 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (2.41%) JSON
7 7 (2.41%) Velocity
8 6 (2.07%) Middleware
8 6 (2.07%) REST
8 6 (2.07%) Visualforce
9 5 (1.72%) .NET Core
9 5 (1.72%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.72%) Node.js
9 5 (1.72%) WSDL
9 5 (1.72%) XML
10 4 (1.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.76%) Cyber Defence
4 8 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.41%) RIA
6 6 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.07%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.07%) User Experience
7 5 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.72%) Replication
8 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.03%) EPoS
9 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.03%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.97%) Windows
2 15 (5.17%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.76%) Linux
3 8 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.07%) Unix
4 6 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.03%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.10%) TOGAF
3 37 (12.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 32 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (9.31%) Data Modelling
5 27 (9.31%) Migration
6 25 (8.62%) SOA
7 24 (8.28%) Data Architecture
7 24 (8.28%) Scrum
8 22 (7.59%) DevOps
8 22 (7.59%) ETL
8 22 (7.59%) Technical Architecture
9 20 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (6.21%) Mentoring
10 18 (6.21%) Open Source
11 16 (5.52%) ITIL
12 15 (5.17%) Validation
13 14 (4.83%) Data Migration
13 14 (4.83%) Information Security
13 14 (4.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.79%) Java
2 28 (9.66%) SQL
3 14 (4.83%) C#
4 13 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.10%) C
6 7 (2.41%) C++
7 6 (2.07%) Apex Code
7 6 (2.07%) SOQL
8 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.72%) SOSL
9 4 (1.38%) Python
10 3 (1.03%) R
10 3 (1.03%) Ruby
11 2 (0.69%) Scala
11 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.34%) Groovy
12 1 (0.34%) PHP
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
12 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (25.52%) Security Cleared
2 49 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.59%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.79%) CISSP
5 10 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.76%) Degree
7 7 (2.41%) CISM
8 5 (1.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (1.72%) CCIE
8 5 (1.72%) CEH
9 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.69%) MCSE
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.69%) OSCP
11 2 (0.69%) SANS
12 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.34%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) QA
2 9 (3.10%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.41%) GDPR
4 6 (2.07%) BS25999
4 6 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (2.07%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.72%) COBIT
6 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.03%) SEPA
7 2 (0.69%) PSD2
7 2 (0.69%) RMADS
7 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.34%) ECSS
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.10%) Docker
3 8 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.03%) PowerHA
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.69%) Firmware
7 2 (0.69%) IAG
7 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.69%) vSphere
7 2 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.38%) SCCM
3 3 (1.03%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.34%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Opsview
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) QRadar
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.86%) Cisco
3 16 (5.52%) Oracle
4 10 (3.45%) IBM
5 8 (2.76%) Hortonworks
5 8 (2.76%) SAP
5 8 (2.76%) VMware
6 7 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.07%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.07%) EMC
8 5 (1.72%) Citrix
8 5 (1.72%) Cognos
8 5 (1.72%) hybris
8 5 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.38%) Juniper
10 3 (1.03%) ATG
10 3 (1.03%) Genesys
10 3 (1.03%) Google
10 3 (1.03%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.03%) Tableau