Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 584 306 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.01% 5.45% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.48% 5.74% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 182 254
South West median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £429 £425 £400
90th Percentile £710 £674 £649
England median daily rate £575 £550 £540
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
South West median hourly rate £55.50 £52.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.97% - -
England median hourly rate £53.79 £49.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.77% +8.89% -10.00%

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 6,160 5,334 5,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.03% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,944 3,347 3,512
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 256 359
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.77% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.55
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +11 352 £550 - 35
Bristol -6 112 £500 - 48
Gloucestershire -12 27 £525 +7.69% 8
Devon +4 26 £513 -14.58% 7
Dorset +8 19 £525 -16.00% 11
Somerset -14 9 £463 +0.27% 7
Cornwall -5 3 £500 - 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 189 (32.36%) Security Cleared
2 146 (25.00%) Finance
3 103 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (17.64%) SC Cleared
4 99 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (15.75%) Microsoft
6 78 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 77 (13.18%) Linux
8 76 (13.01%) DV Cleared
9 71 (12.16%) Banking
10 70 (11.99%) TOGAF
10 70 (11.99%) Technical Architecture
11 68 (11.64%) Microservices
12 64 (10.96%) IT Strategy
13 63 (10.79%) Critical Thinking
13 63 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
14 55 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 55 (9.42%) SAP
15 54 (9.25%) Java
16 52 (8.90%) .NET
17 50 (8.56%) Windows
17 50 (8.56%) DevOps
18 49 (8.39%) Migration
19 48 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (8.22%) SQL Server
19 48 (8.22%) Python
20 47 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
21 44 (7.53%) Cisco
22 43 (7.36%) Web Services
23 42 (7.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 21 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.23%) Confluence
2 13 (2.23%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.88%) JBoss
4 9 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (0.86%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.68%) Apache
7 4 (0.68%) Jetty
7 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.51%) Site Server
8 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.34%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.17%) Appian
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.51%) BASE24
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) StreamServe
4 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.60%) Office 365
4 19 (3.25%) SaaS
5 18 (3.08%) PaaS
6 16 (2.74%) IaaS
7 11 (1.88%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.37%) Apigee
9 5 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.51%) GitHub
10 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.51%) npm
10 3 (0.51%) NuGet
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.31%) Firewall
2 14 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (1.88%) WAN
4 10 (1.71%) Software-Defined Networking
5 8 (1.37%) DMVPN
5 8 (1.37%) Multicast
6 7 (1.20%) BGP
6 7 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.20%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.20%) LAN
6 7 (1.20%) OSPF
6 7 (1.20%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (1.03%) DNS
7 6 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.03%) VXLAN
8 5 (0.86%) Network Security
8 5 (0.86%) VSAN
9 4 (0.68%) HTTP
9 4 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.77%) Big Data
3 15 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.20%) EDRMS
6 5 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.86%) DB2
6 5 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.86%) Power BI
7 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.34%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 16 (2.74%) Cucumber
1 16 (2.74%) Selenium
2 14 (2.40%) JIRA
3 13 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.03%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.68%) ERwin
7 4 (0.68%) JMeter
7 4 (0.68%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.51%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (0.51%) WebStorm
9 2 (0.34%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Hudson
10 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 146 (25.00%) Finance
2 71 (12.16%) Banking
3 32 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.79%) Manufacturing
5 26 (4.45%) Marketing
6 23 (3.94%) Electronics
7 14 (2.40%) Retail Banking
8 12 (2.05%) Back Office
8 12 (2.05%) Military
9 11 (1.88%) Retail
10 5 (0.86%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.90%) .NET
2 43 (7.36%) Web Services
3 39 (6.68%) SOAP
4 29 (4.97%) Middleware
5 27 (4.62%) REST
6 26 (4.45%) JSON
7 25 (4.28%) XML
8 23 (3.94%) .NET Framework
9 22 (3.77%) JSP
10 13 (2.23%) .NET Core
11 12 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.88%) SAML
13 9 (1.54%) J2EE
13 9 (1.54%) Java EE
13 9 (1.54%) OAuth
14 8 (1.37%) OpenID
15 7 (1.20%) Redux
15 7 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
16 6 (1.03%) IBM Integration Bus
16 6 (1.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.77%) DataPower
5 14 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.54%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.20%) NHS
10 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.86%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.68%) CMDB
12 4 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.68%) Robotics
13 3 (0.51%) Clustering
13 3 (0.51%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.51%) IVR
13 3 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.18%) Linux
2 50 (8.56%) Windows
3 36 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.57%) AIX
7 13 (2.23%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.54%) Unix
9 7 (1.20%) zOS
10 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.34%) MVS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (11.99%) Technical Architecture
2 70 (11.99%) TOGAF
3 68 (11.64%) Microservices
4 64 (10.96%) IT Strategy
5 63 (10.79%) Critical Thinking
6 55 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (8.56%) DevOps
8 49 (8.39%) Migration
9 48 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 41 (7.02%) Information Security
12 34 (5.82%) Test Automation
13 32 (5.48%) CRM
14 31 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (5.31%) Security Architecture
15 30 (5.14%) Data Modelling
16 29 (4.97%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (4.79%) Software Engineering
18 27 (4.62%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 54 (9.25%) Java
2 48 (8.22%) Python
3 32 (5.48%) SQL
4 29 (4.97%) C
5 26 (4.45%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.11%) C++
7 19 (3.25%) C#
8 5 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.34%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.17%) Go
11 1 (0.17%) Groovy
11 1 (0.17%) Perl
11 1 (0.17%) SOQL
11 1 (0.17%) SOSL
11 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 189 (32.36%) Security Cleared
2 103 (17.64%) SC Cleared
3 76 (13.01%) DV Cleared
4 25 (4.28%) Degree
5 15 (2.57%) RHCE
6 14 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.40%) CISSP
7 13 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (2.23%) CISM
8 12 (2.05%) CISA
8 12 (2.05%) ISSAP
8 12 (2.05%) ISSEP
9 11 (1.88%) CCIE
10 10 (1.71%) CCNP
11 9 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.86%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.86%) MBA
14 3 (0.51%) ISEB
15 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 41 (7.02%) JSP 440
3 40 (6.85%) HMG Infosec
4 13 (2.23%) PSD2
5 7 (1.20%) SLA
6 5 (0.86%) QA
7 4 (0.68%) GDPR
7 4 (0.68%) PMO
8 2 (0.34%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.34%) SEPA
9 1 (0.17%) BS25999
9 1 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (5.65%) Docker
2 27 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.34%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (5.31%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.42%) SCCM
3 18 (3.08%) Puppet
4 11 (1.88%) vCenter Server
5 10 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.54%) SCOM
7 7 (1.20%) Terraform
8 5 (0.86%) Ansible
8 5 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.86%) vRealize
9 3 (0.51%) Grafana
9 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.51%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.17%) Control-M
11 1 (0.17%) logstash
11 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.42%) SAP
3 44 (7.53%) Cisco
4 31 (5.31%) VMware
5 30 (5.14%) IBM
6 24 (4.11%) Oracle
6 24 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.40%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.37%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.37%) Unisys
9 7 (1.20%) McAfee
10 6 (1.03%) Avaya
10 6 (1.03%) Google
10 6 (1.03%) Juniper
10 6 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.86%) HP
12 4 (0.68%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.68%) NetIQ
12 4 (0.68%) Pega
12 4 (0.68%) Splunk