Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 33 25
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 418 296 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.59% 5.40% 6.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.96% 5.64% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 172 288
South West median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +7.84%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £400
90th Percentile £690 £649 £700
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.85 £56.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -28.18% +184.38%
10th Percentile £36.13 £35.00 £48.19
90th Percentile £46.60 £54.26 £65.06
England median hourly rate £45.97 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +31.33% -26.32% +18.75%

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 5,252 5,251 5,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.82% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,208 3,268 3,609
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £219 £230
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 269 333
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.82 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.05 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +3 199 £535 -2.73% 25
Bristol -6 84 £525 +10.53% 36
Gloucestershire +21 42 £525 +3.45% 7
Somerset +5 19 £588 +6.82% 3
Devon +17 18 £519 +18.57% 2
Dorset +1 16 £625 +38.89% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 111 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.84%) Finance
3 106 (25.36%) Security Cleared
4 77 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 73 (17.46%) Microsoft
6 66 (15.79%) .NET
7 63 (15.07%) SC Cleared
8 56 (13.40%) Microservices
9 50 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
11 46 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (11.00%) Banking
12 45 (10.77%) TOGAF
13 39 (9.33%) SQL Server
13 39 (9.33%) DevOps
14 36 (8.61%) Migration
15 34 (8.13%) Data Modelling
16 33 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
16 33 (7.89%) IT Strategy
17 29 (6.94%) Web Services
17 29 (6.94%) DV Cleared
18 28 (6.70%) C#
19 27 (6.46%) Windows
19 27 (6.46%) Data Architecture
19 27 (6.46%) Test Automation
20 26 (6.22%) Security Architecture
20 26 (6.22%) Docker
20 26 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (5.98%) Linux
22 24 (5.74%) ITIL

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 (2.87%) Confluence
2 7 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.96%) GeoServer
4 4 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.72%) IIS
5 3 (0.72%) Site Server
6 2 (0.48%) Apache
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) CATIA
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) BASE24
1 4 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.72%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.48%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.24%) DELMIA
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.02%) Office 365
4 20 (4.78%) SaaS
5 9 (2.15%) IaaS
5 9 (2.15%) PaaS
6 4 (0.96%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.72%) npm
7 3 (0.72%) NuGet
8 2 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.24%) G Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Serverless
9 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
2 10 (2.39%) Internet
3 8 (1.91%) Network Security
4 7 (1.67%) Firewall
4 7 (1.67%) VPN
5 4 (0.96%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.72%) DNS
7 2 (0.48%) ATM
7 2 (0.48%) BGP
7 2 (0.48%) DMVPN
7 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.48%) LAN
7 2 (0.48%) Multicast
7 2 (0.48%) OSPF
7 2 (0.48%) SSL
7 2 (0.48%) VoIP
7 2 (0.48%) WAN
7 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.39%) Big Data
3 10 (2.39%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.39%) Power BI
4 7 (1.67%) EDRMS
4 7 (1.67%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.48%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.31%) ERwin
2 14 (3.35%) JIRA
3 12 (2.87%) Cucumber
4 11 (2.63%) Selenium
5 7 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.72%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.72%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (0.72%) JMeter
8 3 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.24%) Hudson
10 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.24%) Subversion
10 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (25.84%) Finance
2 46 (11.00%) Banking
3 13 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.63%) Retail
5 8 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.67%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.20%) Law
8 4 (0.96%) Marketing
9 3 (0.72%) Automotive
9 3 (0.72%) Back Office
9 3 (0.72%) Billing
9 3 (0.72%) Electronics
9 3 (0.72%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.79%) .NET
2 29 (6.94%) Web Services
3 24 (5.74%) REST
4 21 (5.02%) .NET Framework
5 19 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 17 (4.07%) .NET Core
7 12 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (2.87%) RESTful
8 11 (2.63%) SOAP
9 10 (2.39%) Middleware
10 7 (1.67%) J2EE
10 7 (1.67%) Node.js
11 6 (1.44%) JSON
11 6 (1.44%) React
12 5 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.96%) AppFabric
13 4 (0.96%) Polymer
13 4 (0.96%) SAML
13 4 (0.96%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (2.87%) iPad
5 9 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.67%) DataPower
8 6 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.44%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.20%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.96%) CMDB
10 4 (0.96%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.96%) PKI
10 4 (0.96%) User Experience
11 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.72%) NHS
11 3 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.46%) Windows
2 25 (5.98%) Linux
3 18 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.63%) AIX
5 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.44%) zOS
6 5 (1.20%) Unix
6 5 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.72%) Android
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (13.40%) Microservices
3 50 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (10.77%) TOGAF
5 39 (9.33%) DevOps
6 36 (8.61%) Migration
7 34 (8.13%) Data Modelling
8 33 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 33 (7.89%) IT Strategy
9 27 (6.46%) Data Architecture
9 27 (6.46%) Test Automation
10 26 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (6.22%) Security Architecture
11 24 (5.74%) ITIL
12 21 (5.02%) Scrum
13 19 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (4.31%) CRM
14 18 (4.31%) Data Migration
14 18 (4.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.70%) C#
2 20 (4.78%) SQL
3 18 (4.31%) Java
4 9 (2.15%) C
5 8 (1.91%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.91%) Python
6 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.72%) R
7 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.48%) Ruby
7 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.24%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) Groovy
8 1 (0.24%) Java 8
8 1 (0.24%) SOQL
8 1 (0.24%) SOSL
8 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (25.36%) Security Cleared
2 63 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.63%) CISSP
5 10 (2.39%) CISM
6 8 (1.91%) CISA
6 8 (1.91%) ISSAP
6 8 (1.91%) ISSEP
7 7 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.96%) Degree
11 3 (0.72%) ISEB
11 3 (0.72%) MCSE
11 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.48%) CCIE
12 2 (0.48%) CCNP
13 1 (0.24%) CCDP
13 1 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.87%) HMG Infosec
1 12 (2.87%) JSP 440
2 9 (2.15%) QA
3 8 (1.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (1.91%) SLA
4 5 (1.20%) COBIT
5 3 (0.72%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.72%) RMADS
6 2 (0.48%) PMO
6 2 (0.48%) PSD2
6 2 (0.48%) SEPA
7 1 (0.24%) BS25999
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) GAAP
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (6.22%) Docker
2 16 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.72%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) IAG
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.83%) SCCM
3 5 (1.20%) SCOM
4 4 (0.96%) Terraform
4 4 (0.96%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.72%) Grafana
5 3 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.48%) Ansible
6 2 (0.48%) vRealize
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) PTC Integrity
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.26%) Cisco
3 19 (4.55%) SAP
4 15 (3.59%) Atlassian
4 15 (3.59%) VMware
5 11 (2.63%) Oracle
6 10 (2.39%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.15%) IBM
8 8 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.67%) Tableau
9 7 (1.67%) Unisys
10 5 (1.20%) Splunk
11 4 (0.96%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.96%) Capita
11 4 (0.96%) Google
11 4 (0.96%) McAfee
11 4 (0.96%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.72%) Informatica
12 3 (0.72%) Veracode
12 3 (0.72%) Xamarin