Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 303 336 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.43% 5.95% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 6.29% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 252 268
South West median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £375
90th Percentile £673 £650 £699
England median daily rate £550 £550 £520
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
South West median hourly rate £52.38 - -
England median hourly rate £49.15 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +9.22% -10.00% +17.65%

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 5301 5345 6237
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.72% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3339 3483 4087
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £524
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 362 390
South West median hourly rate £27.75 £26.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% +49.78%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.45 £45.78
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -4 99 £550 +4.76% 1
Bristol -13 92 £500 -9.09% 16
Gloucestershire -8 27 £488 -11.36% 7
Devon +15 19 £600 +37.14%
Somerset 0 18 £461 -2.12% 2
Dorset +10 8 £625 +108.33% 1
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 14 December 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 98 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.70%) Security Cleared
3 74 (24.42%) Finance
4 62 (20.46%) SC Cleared
5 50 (16.50%) TOGAF
6 48 (15.84%) Microsoft
7 41 (13.53%) Java
7 41 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (12.54%) Data Modelling
8 38 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (12.21%) Migration
10 36 (11.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 33 (10.89%) SOA
12 31 (10.23%) Data Architecture
13 30 (9.90%) SQL
14 29 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (9.24%) Windows
15 28 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (8.58%) .NET
17 23 (7.59%) ETL
17 23 (7.59%) Scrum
17 23 (7.59%) DV Cleared
17 23 (7.59%) Mentoring
18 22 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (6.93%) ITIL
20 20 (6.60%) Web Services
20 20 (6.60%) Data Migration
20 20 (6.60%) Open Source
21 19 (6.27%) DevOps
21 19 (6.27%) SQL Server

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 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.98%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.66%) Confluence
4 2 (0.66%) Mule
5 1 (0.33%) FileNet
5 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.33%) CATIA
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (0.33%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.33%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (2.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.65%) SAP SD
3 5 (1.65%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.66%) Lawson
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.29%) Office 365
4 11 (3.63%) SaaS
5 10 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.65%) GitHub
7 4 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.32%) IaaS
7 4 (1.32%) PaaS
8 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.33%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.97%) Firewall
1 9 (2.97%) LAN
2 7 (2.31%) Skype
2 7 (2.31%) WAN
3 6 (1.98%) DNS
3 6 (1.98%) LDAP
3 6 (1.98%) Network Security
3 6 (1.98%) VPN
4 5 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (1.65%) DHCP
4 5 (1.65%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.32%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.32%) SAN
5 4 (1.32%) SMS
5 4 (1.32%) VLAN
6 3 (0.99%) Internet
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.66%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (6.27%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.95%) Big Data
4 14 (4.62%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 3 (0.99%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.99%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.99%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.64%) Ant
2 8 (2.64%) Maven
3 7 (2.31%) Gradle
4 6 (1.98%) Selenium
4 6 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.65%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.32%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.32%) JUnit
6 4 (1.32%) Subversion
7 3 (0.99%) Apache Buildr
7 3 (0.99%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.99%) JIRA
7 3 (0.99%) jMock
7 3 (0.99%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.66%) Cobertura
9 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 74 (24.42%) Finance
2 16 (5.28%) Banking
3 14 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.30%) Marketing
5 8 (2.64%) Back Office
5 8 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.31%) Electronics
6 7 (2.31%) Military
7 5 (1.65%) Law
8 4 (1.32%) Retail
9 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.58%) .NET
2 20 (6.60%) Web Services
3 11 (3.63%) HTML
3 11 (3.63%) RESTful
4 10 (3.30%) CSS
4 10 (3.30%) REST
4 10 (3.30%) SOAP
4 10 (3.30%) Spring
5 8 (2.64%) JSON
5 8 (2.64%) WSDL
5 8 (2.64%) XML
6 7 (2.31%) Velocity
7 6 (1.98%) Middleware
7 6 (1.98%) Visualforce
8 5 (1.65%) jQuery
8 5 (1.65%) Node.js
9 4 (1.32%) Ajax
9 4 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.32%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.64%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (2.64%) RIA
6 7 (2.31%) Replication
7 6 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.65%) User Experience
9 4 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.32%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.99%) EPoS
10 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.99%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.99%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.24%) Windows
2 13 (4.29%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.97%) Linux
5 6 (1.98%) Unix
5 6 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.99%) Android
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.50%) TOGAF
3 41 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (12.54%) Data Modelling
5 37 (12.21%) Migration
6 36 (11.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 33 (10.89%) SOA
8 31 (10.23%) Data Architecture
9 28 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (7.59%) ETL
10 23 (7.59%) Mentoring
10 23 (7.59%) Scrum
11 21 (6.93%) ITIL
12 20 (6.60%) Data Migration
12 20 (6.60%) Open Source
13 19 (6.27%) DevOps
14 18 (5.94%) Project Management
15 17 (5.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (5.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.53%) Java
2 30 (9.90%) SQL
3 15 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.30%) C
4 10 (3.30%) C#
5 7 (2.31%) C++
6 6 (1.98%) Apex Code
6 6 (1.98%) SOQL
7 5 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.65%) SOSL
8 4 (1.32%) Python
9 3 (0.99%) R
9 3 (0.99%) Ruby
10 2 (0.66%) PHP
10 2 (0.66%) Scala
10 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.33%) Groovy
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (29.70%) Security Cleared
2 62 (20.46%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.59%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.63%) CISSP
6 10 (3.30%) Degree
7 7 (2.31%) CISM
8 6 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (1.65%) CCIE
9 5 (1.65%) CEH
10 3 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.66%) CCNP
11 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.66%) MCSE
11 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.66%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (0.66%) OSCP
11 2 (0.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.28%) QA
2 11 (3.63%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.31%) COBIT
5 6 (1.98%) GDPR
6 5 (1.65%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.99%) SEPA
8 2 (0.66%) PSD2
8 2 (0.66%) RMADS
8 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.33%) ECSS
9 1 (0.33%) HL7
9 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.64%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.31%) Docker
3 7 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.66%) Firmware
7 2 (0.66%) IAG
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.66%) Xen
8 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) SCCM
2 3 (0.99%) Ansible
2 3 (0.99%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Opsview
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) QRadar
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.27%) Cisco
3 18 (5.94%) Oracle
4 14 (4.62%) SAP
5 12 (3.96%) Cognos
6 10 (3.30%) Citrix
7 8 (2.64%) Hortonworks
7 8 (2.64%) IBM
8 7 (2.31%) hybris
8 7 (2.31%) VMware
9 6 (1.98%) EMC
9 6 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.32%) Juniper
11 4 (1.32%) NetApp
12 3 (0.99%) ATG
12 3 (0.99%) Genesys
12 3 (0.99%) HP
12 3 (0.99%) Tableau
12 3 (0.99%) Unisys