Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 34 26
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 341 282 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.75% 5.36% 6.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.10% 5.61% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 172 279
South West median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £450 £419 £380
90th Percentile £720 £733 £696
England median daily rate £570 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £50.85 £56.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.41% -10.60% +184.38%
10th Percentile £36.13 £47.27 £48.19
90th Percentile £46.60 £56.42 £65.06
England median hourly rate £51.00 £42.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +19.30% -18.57% +34.96%

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 4,805 5,025 5,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.59% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,865 3,169 3,633
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £238
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 280 326
South West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.68% +6.21% +79.30%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.23 £11.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £19.85
% change year-on-year -0.95% -5.78% +13.40%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +6 145 £563 +2.27% 10
Bristol -10 61 £546 -0.68% 44
Gloucestershire +35 46 £525 +3.45% 14
Somerset +8 20 £563 +2.27% 7
Dorset -5 15 £625 +38.89% 3
Devon +7 10 £519 +18.57% 6
Cornwall - 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 116 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (31.09%) Finance
3 78 (22.87%) .NET
4 71 (20.82%) Security Cleared
5 55 (16.13%) Microservices
6 54 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 53 (15.54%) SC Cleared
8 51 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
9 50 (14.66%) Microsoft
10 47 (13.78%) DevOps
11 44 (12.90%) SQL Server
12 43 (12.61%) C#
13 42 (12.32%) Banking
14 40 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (11.73%) Docker
15 38 (11.14%) Kubernetes
16 37 (10.85%) ASP.NET
17 34 (9.97%) .NET Framework
18 33 (9.68%) .NET Core
19 31 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
20 30 (8.80%) TOGAF
20 30 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
21 28 (8.21%) Web Services
22 27 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
22 27 (7.92%) Atlassian
22 27 (7.92%) Mentoring
22 27 (7.92%) Data Architecture
23 26 (7.62%) JIRA
23 26 (7.62%) Data Modelling

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 24 (7.04%) Confluence
2 4 (1.17%) GeoServer
2 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.88%) IIS
4 2 (0.59%) Apache
4 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.59%) CMS
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.59%) CATIA
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.59%) BASE24
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.59%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.29%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.45%) SaaS
4 16 (4.69%) Office 365
5 13 (3.81%) IaaS
6 12 (3.52%) PaaS
7 3 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.88%) npm
7 3 (0.88%) NuGet
7 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
9 1 (0.29%) Slack
9 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.23%) Internet
2 9 (2.64%) VPN
3 8 (2.35%) Firewall
3 8 (2.35%) Network Security
4 7 (2.05%) LAN
4 7 (2.05%) WAN
5 4 (1.17%) DNS
5 4 (1.17%) VoIP
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (0.88%) SAN
6 3 (0.88%) Skype
6 3 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.59%) BGP
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.59%) IPsec
7 2 (0.59%) OSPF
7 2 (0.59%) SSL
7 2 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.35%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.35%) Power BI
4 7 (2.05%) DB2
4 7 (2.05%) Qlik Sense
5 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.17%) Big Data
6 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.29%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.29%) Redis
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (7.62%) JIRA
2 17 (4.99%) ERwin
3 4 (1.17%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.17%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.88%) JMeter
4 3 (0.88%) Selenium
4 3 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 106 (31.09%) Finance
2 42 (12.32%) Banking
3 15 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.52%) Law
5 11 (3.23%) Retail
6 9 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.05%) Billing
7 7 (2.05%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.47%) Electronics
8 5 (1.47%) Marketing
9 3 (0.88%) Automotive
9 3 (0.88%) Military
10 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.59%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.87%) .NET
2 37 (10.85%) ASP.NET
3 34 (9.97%) .NET Framework
4 33 (9.68%) .NET Core
5 28 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 28 (8.21%) Web Services
6 16 (4.69%) REST
7 13 (3.81%) RESTful
8 6 (1.76%) Node.js
8 6 (1.76%) React
9 5 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.47%) J2EE
9 5 (1.47%) Middleware
10 4 (1.17%) JSON
10 4 (1.17%) Polymer
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET Core
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.88%) SOAP
12 2 (0.59%) Spring
13 1 (0.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.16%) iPad
3 15 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.64%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.47%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.47%) PKI
8 4 (1.17%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.17%) User Experience
9 2 (0.59%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.29%) DataPower
10 1 (0.29%) Fintech
10 1 (0.29%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.29%) Social Media
10 1 (0.29%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.45%) Linux
2 18 (5.28%) Windows
3 6 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.88%) Android
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Unix
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (16.13%) Microservices
3 47 (13.78%) DevOps
4 40 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 30 (8.80%) TOGAF
7 27 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (7.92%) Data Architecture
7 27 (7.92%) Mentoring
8 26 (7.62%) Data Modelling
9 25 (7.33%) Integration Testing
10 24 (7.04%) IT Strategy
10 24 (7.04%) Migration
11 23 (6.74%) E-Commerce
12 22 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (6.16%) Web Development
14 19 (5.57%) Data Migration
14 19 (5.57%) Security Architecture
15 18 (5.28%) Scrum
16 16 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.61%) C#
2 16 (4.69%) SQL
3 13 (3.81%) Java
4 9 (2.64%) C
5 7 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.76%) Python
7 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.88%) R
8 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) Java 8
9 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (20.82%) Security Cleared
2 53 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.11%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.76%) CISM
4 6 (1.76%) CISSP
5 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.47%) CISA
5 5 (1.47%) ISSAP
5 5 (1.47%) ISSEP
5 5 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.88%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.88%) CCNP
7 3 (0.88%) ISEB
7 3 (0.88%) MCSE
7 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.59%) Degree
9 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) CCDP
9 1 (0.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.23%) QA
2 8 (2.35%) BS25999
3 6 (1.76%) HMG Infosec
4 5 (1.47%) COBIT
4 5 (1.47%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.17%) GDPR
6 3 (0.88%) GxP
6 3 (0.88%) SLA
7 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.59%) PSD2
7 2 (0.59%) RMADS
8 1 (0.29%) GAAP
8 1 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 40 (11.73%) Docker
2 9 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.05%) PowerHA
4 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.88%) vSphere
7 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.29%) IAG
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (11.14%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.05%) SCCM
3 3 (0.88%) Grafana
3 3 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.88%) Terraform
4 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.59%) SCOM
4 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.29%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 50 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.92%) Atlassian
3 19 (5.57%) Cisco
4 17 (4.99%) SAP
5 11 (3.23%) IBM
5 11 (3.23%) VMware
6 8 (2.35%) Tableau
7 5 (1.47%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.47%) Splunk
8 4 (1.17%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle
8 4 (1.17%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.17%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.88%) Capita
9 3 (0.88%) Google
9 3 (0.88%) McAfee
9 3 (0.88%) Unisys
9 3 (0.88%) Xamarin