Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 293 411 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.35% 6.83% 5.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 7.15% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 306 233
South West median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £385 £410
90th Percentile £650 £688 £656
England median daily rate £550 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
South West median hourly rate £46.69 £56.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.91% +184.38% -41.61%
10th Percentile £37.34 £48.19 £19.00
90th Percentile £55.34 £65.06 £21.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.29% +19.78% +2.37%

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 5237 5752 6080
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.64% 95.53% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3710 3827
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £220 £230 £225
90th Percentile £530 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 318 372
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +57.14% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.70 £45.25
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 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
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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 0 133 £550 - 5
Bristol -15 75 £500 -13.04% 5
Somerset -13 19 £550 +6.80% 6
Gloucestershire -19 16 £508 +12.78% 4
Dorset +6 9 £450 -5.26% 2
Devon -15 7 £438 -7.89%
Cornwall -11 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 90 (30.72%) Finance
2 86 (29.35%) Security Cleared
3 63 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (20.82%) SC Cleared
5 54 (18.43%) TOGAF
6 51 (17.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (15.70%) Oracle
8 45 (15.36%) Microsoft
9 38 (12.97%) SOA
10 37 (12.63%) Banking
10 37 (12.63%) Enterprise Architecture
11 35 (11.95%) Data Modelling
12 34 (11.60%) Web Services
13 33 (11.26%) Java
13 33 (11.26%) Windows
14 32 (10.92%) Migration
15 29 (9.90%) XML
16 28 (9.56%) DevOps
17 27 (9.22%) SAP
17 27 (9.22%) Data Architecture
18 26 (8.87%) Linux
19 25 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
20 24 (8.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 24 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
21 23 (7.85%) Cisco
21 23 (7.85%) SOAP
21 23 (7.85%) ITIL
22 21 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (6.83%) REST
24 19 (6.48%) DV Cleared

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 12 (4.10%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.75%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.07%) Apache
3 9 (3.07%) CMS
3 9 (3.07%) JBoss
3 9 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.05%) SAS
7 4 (1.37%) Confluence
7 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.02%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.02%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.68%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.68%) SPSS
3 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.34%) CATIA
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.34%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.34%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) SAP SD
1 5 (1.71%) SAP WM
2 4 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.34%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.05%) Office 365
4 5 (1.71%) PaaS
5 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.37%) GitHub
5 4 (1.37%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.02%) SaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.68%) IaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.48%) Internet
2 13 (4.44%) Firewall
3 9 (3.07%) NetScaler
4 8 (2.73%) LAN
4 8 (2.73%) WAN
5 7 (2.39%) LDAP
5 7 (2.39%) Network Security
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.37%) DNS
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.02%) IPsec
8 3 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.02%) Skype
8 3 (1.02%) SSL
8 3 (1.02%) Wireless
9 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.68%) SMS
9 2 (0.68%) VoIP
9 2 (0.68%) VPN
9 2 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.07%) Endeca
2 9 (3.07%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.39%) Big Data
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.05%) Star Schema
5 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.37%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.37%) OLAP
6 4 (1.37%) OLTP
7 3 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.02%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (4.78%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.07%) Maven
4 8 (2.73%) Ant
5 7 (2.39%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.39%) Gradle
5 7 (2.39%) Subversion
6 5 (1.71%) Apache Buildr
6 5 (1.71%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.71%) jMock
6 5 (1.71%) JUnit
6 5 (1.71%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.37%) JIRA
7 4 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.02%) ERwin
8 3 (1.02%) MagicDraw
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 90 (30.72%) Finance
2 37 (12.63%) Banking
3 19 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 18 (6.14%) Marketing
5 16 (5.46%) Retail
6 14 (4.78%) Manufacturing
7 12 (4.10%) Electronics
8 6 (2.05%) Back Office
8 6 (2.05%) Military
9 5 (1.71%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.37%) General Ledger
11 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.68%) Billing
12 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.68%) Legal
13 1 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.60%) Web Services
2 29 (9.90%) XML
3 23 (7.85%) SOAP
4 20 (6.83%) REST
5 18 (6.14%) Spring
6 16 (5.46%) Middleware
7 15 (5.12%) Hibernate
8 14 (4.78%) JSP
8 14 (4.78%) Struts
9 10 (3.41%) .NET
9 10 (3.41%) J2EE
10 9 (3.07%) JDBC
10 9 (3.07%) JMS
10 9 (3.07%) JMX
10 9 (3.07%) Servlets
10 9 (3.07%) WSDL
10 9 (3.07%) XSLT
11 8 (2.73%) HTML
11 8 (2.73%) JSON
11 8 (2.73%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.75%) RIA
5 9 (3.07%) iPad
5 9 (3.07%) Reference Data
5 9 (3.07%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.73%) FlexPod
7 7 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.39%) NHS
8 6 (2.05%) CESG
8 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.05%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.71%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.71%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.37%) PKI
10 4 (1.37%) Replication
10 4 (1.37%) Taxonomies
11 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.26%) Windows
2 26 (8.87%) Linux
3 16 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.71%) Unix
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) CentOS
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (18.43%) TOGAF
3 51 (17.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (12.97%) SOA
5 37 (12.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 35 (11.95%) Data Modelling
7 32 (10.92%) Migration
8 28 (9.56%) DevOps
9 27 (9.22%) Data Architecture
10 25 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
11 24 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (8.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 23 (7.85%) ITIL
13 19 (6.48%) E-Commerce
13 19 (6.48%) Scrum
13 19 (6.48%) Zachman Framework
14 18 (6.14%) Mentoring
14 18 (6.14%) MODAF
15 16 (5.46%) Data Migration
15 16 (5.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.26%) Java
2 18 (6.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (4.78%) SQL
4 13 (4.44%) C#
5 8 (2.73%) Python
6 5 (1.71%) C
7 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.68%) C++
8 2 (0.68%) R
8 2 (0.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.34%) COBOL
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 86 (29.35%) Security Cleared
2 61 (20.82%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.48%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.46%) Degree
5 8 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.71%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.71%) CISSP
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) CCNP
9 2 (0.68%) CISMP
9 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.68%) PhD
10 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.34%) MCSE
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.34%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.34%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.12%) QA
2 11 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.05%) COBIT
4 6 (2.05%) GDPR
5 5 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.37%) HL7
6 4 (1.37%) JSP 440
7 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.68%) GPG13
8 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (5.12%) Docker
2 12 (4.10%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (2.73%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.71%) vCloud
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.68%) GFS2
7 2 (0.68%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.68%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.07%) Ansible
2 8 (2.73%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.05%) vRealize
4 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.68%) Puppet
7 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.34%) Nagios
7 1 (0.34%) Netcool
7 1 (0.34%) Opsview
7 1 (0.34%) QRadar
7 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (15.70%) Oracle
2 45 (15.36%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.22%) SAP
4 23 (7.85%) Cisco
5 15 (5.12%) ATG
6 12 (4.10%) Citrix
7 11 (3.75%) IBM
7 11 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.41%) VMware
9 9 (3.07%) NetApp
10 8 (2.73%) Cognos
10 8 (2.73%) Unisys
11 7 (2.39%) webMethods
12 6 (2.05%) Sencha
12 6 (2.05%) Software AG
13 5 (1.71%) HP
14 4 (1.37%) ArcSight
14 4 (1.37%) hybris
14 4 (1.37%) McAfee
14 4 (1.37%) Pega
Corsham, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Difrent
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Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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