The median contractor rate for a Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Architect
England / South West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 23 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 159 193 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.97% 6.54% 5.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 6.79% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 139 109
Median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £356 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.85 £56.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +184.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.91 £42.00
% change year-on-year -11.29% +14.07%  

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 2544 2841 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.53% 96.24% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1819 1853
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 187 172
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +73.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 +4 69 £525 -4.54% 2
Bristol -7 39 £550 +10.00% 16
Somerset +2 14 £550 +14.28% 4
Dorset +4 7 £496 -0.75% 2
Gloucestershire -13 7 £511 +27.01% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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.

1 100 (31.55%) Security Cleared
2 79 (24.92%) Finance
3 69 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (21.45%) SC Cleared
5 48 (15.14%) Oracle
6 41 (12.93%) Java
6 41 (12.93%) TOGAF
7 37 (11.67%) Microsoft
7 37 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 34 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (10.73%) Scrum
9 32 (10.09%) SOAP
9 32 (10.09%) XML
9 32 (10.09%) Windows
10 30 (9.46%) Web Services
11 28 (8.83%) Linux
11 28 (8.83%) Data Modelling
11 28 (8.83%) DV Cleared
11 28 (8.83%) Data Architecture
12 27 (8.52%) SOA
13 26 (8.20%) Internet
13 26 (8.20%) Banking
14 25 (7.89%) E-Commerce
15 24 (7.57%) Technical Architecture
16 23 (7.26%) Spring
16 23 (7.26%) ATG
16 23 (7.26%) JavaScript
16 23 (7.26%) JSP
17 22 (6.94%) Active Directory
17 22 (6.94%) Data Centre

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 17 (5.36%) WebLogic
1 17 (5.36%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.42%) CMS
2 14 (4.42%) JBoss
3 13 (4.10%) Apache
3 13 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.15%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.58%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.26%) Alfresco
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.26%) SAS
8 3 (0.95%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) Windchill
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.63%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.63%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.89%) Office 365
4 5 (1.58%) PaaS
4 5 (1.58%) SaaS
5 4 (1.26%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.20%) Internet
2 14 (4.42%) Firewall
3 11 (3.47%) DNS
3 11 (3.47%) Network Security
4 10 (3.15%) Skype
5 8 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (2.21%) SSL
6 7 (2.21%) WAN
7 6 (1.89%) LAN
7 6 (1.89%) Wireless
8 5 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.26%) LDAP
10 3 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.95%) IPsec
11 2 (0.63%) DHCP
11 2 (0.63%) DMZ
11 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.63%) VoIP
12 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.10%) Endeca
3 10 (3.15%) Big Data
3 10 (3.15%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.52%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.89%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.89%) OLAP
5 6 (1.89%) OLTP
6 5 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.58%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (1.58%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.95%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.95%) HBase
8 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.95%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.95%) NonStop SQL
8 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.84%) Eclipse
1 9 (2.84%) Jenkins
1 9 (2.84%) Subversion
2 8 (2.52%) Ant
2 8 (2.52%) ERwin
2 8 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.21%) Apache Buildr
3 7 (2.21%) Gradle
3 7 (2.21%) IntelliJ
3 7 (2.21%) jMock
3 7 (2.21%) JUnit
3 7 (2.21%) Maven
3 7 (2.21%) Mercurial
4 6 (1.89%) JMeter
4 6 (1.89%) Selenium
5 5 (1.58%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.58%) MagicDraw
6 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.63%) Rational Rose
General
1 79 (24.92%) Finance
2 26 (8.20%) Banking
3 21 (6.62%) Marketing
4 17 (5.36%) Retail
4 17 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.52%) Electronics
7 6 (1.89%) Back Office
8 5 (1.58%) Military
9 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 3 (0.95%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Avionics
11 1 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.09%) SOAP
1 32 (10.09%) XML
2 30 (9.46%) Web Services
3 23 (7.26%) JSP
3 23 (7.26%) Spring
4 21 (6.62%) Hibernate
5 20 (6.31%) Struts
6 19 (5.99%) JDBC
7 16 (5.05%) J2EE
8 15 (4.73%) CSS
8 15 (4.73%) HTML
8 15 (4.73%) JMS
8 15 (4.73%) Middleware
8 15 (4.73%) RESTful
9 13 (4.10%) JMX
9 13 (4.10%) Servlets
9 13 (4.10%) XSLT
10 11 (3.47%) .NET
11 10 (3.15%) Ajax
11 10 (3.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.42%) Client/Server
3 14 (4.42%) Reference Data
4 13 (4.10%) iPad
4 13 (4.10%) Virtual Team
5 11 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.47%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.84%) RIA
7 8 (2.52%) CESG
7 8 (2.52%) PKI
8 7 (2.21%) Taxonomies
8 7 (2.21%) Web 2.0
9 6 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.58%) User Experience
11 3 (0.95%) DataPower
11 3 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.09%) Windows
2 28 (8.83%) Linux
3 12 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.58%) Unix
8 2 (0.63%) CentOS
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (12.93%) TOGAF
3 37 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 34 (10.73%) Scrum
4 34 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (8.83%) Data Architecture
5 28 (8.83%) Data Modelling
6 27 (8.52%) SOA
7 25 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 24 (7.57%) Technical Architecture
9 20 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (6.31%) DevOps
9 20 (6.31%) Migration
9 20 (6.31%) MVC
10 19 (5.99%) Data Management
11 17 (5.36%) ITIL
11 17 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (5.05%) Content Management
12 16 (5.05%) Data Integration
12 16 (5.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.93%) Java
2 23 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.99%) SQL
4 12 (3.79%) C#
5 11 (3.47%) Python
6 4 (1.26%) Ruby
7 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.63%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) PHP
8 2 (0.63%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.32%) ABAP
9 1 (0.32%) C
9 1 (0.32%) COBOL
9 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 100 (31.55%) Security Cleared
2 68 (21.45%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.83%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.31%) Degree
5 9 (2.84%) CISSP
6 7 (2.21%) ISEB
7 5 (1.58%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.26%) CISMP
9 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.95%) CLAS
9 3 (0.95%) HNC
9 3 (0.95%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.32%) GSEC
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.32%) RHCE
10 1 (0.32%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.68%) QA
2 11 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.15%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.26%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.95%) COBIT
6 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.63%) GDPR
7 2 (0.63%) GPG13
8 1 (0.32%) ISO27002
System Software
1 22 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.15%) Docker
3 9 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.21%) DFS Replication
6 5 (1.58%) vCloud
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.95%) Firmware
8 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.63%) GFS2
9 2 (0.63%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.47%) Ansible
2 7 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.89%) vRealize
4 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.63%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Netcool
6 1 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.32%) Opsview
6 1 (0.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (15.14%) Oracle
2 37 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.26%) ATG
4 17 (5.36%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.42%) SAP
5 14 (4.42%) VMware
6 12 (3.79%) Cisco
6 12 (3.79%) IBM
7 8 (2.52%) Intel Security
8 7 (2.21%) Actimize
8 7 (2.21%) Splunk
8 7 (2.21%) webMethods
9 6 (1.89%) Sencha
9 6 (1.89%) Software AG
10 5 (1.58%) Informatica
10 5 (1.58%) Pega
11 4 (1.26%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.26%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 4 (1.26%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.26%) TIBCO
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