The median contractor rate for a .NET Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
.NET Architect
UK
Rank 545 585 554
Rank change year-on-year +40 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Architect 38 55 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 49 50
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

.NET Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured .NET Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Architect in the UK

.NET Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Architect in the UK

.NET Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Architect over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Architect in the UK

.NET Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Architect in the UK

.NET Architect
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 37 £500 +2.56% 13
London +31 19 £513 - 7
Yorkshire +17 6 £550 +15.78% 3
West Yorkshire +17 4 £525 +13.51% 3
City of London +2 4 £340 -30.25% 1
South East +1 4 £463 +8.82%
East of England -3 3 £488 -19.58% 2
Midlands - 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 £463 -
Cambridge - 3 £488 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £488 - 1
North Yorkshire +4 2 £550 +15.78%
Newbury - 2 £475 -
West Midlands +14 1 - -
York +11 1 £550 +15.78%
Leeds +10 1 £550 +18.91% 3
East Midlands -4 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £350 -
Northampton - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 £450 -
Selby - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

.NET Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, .NET 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 featuring .NET Architect in the job title.

1 120 (100.00%) .NET
2 60 (50.00%) C#
3 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
4 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (30.83%) SQL Server
6 34 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 32 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 32 (26.67%) ASP.NET
8 24 (20.00%) SQL
9 23 (19.17%) MVC
9 23 (19.17%) Scrum
10 21 (17.50%) Web Services
11 19 (15.83%) AngularJS
11 19 (15.83%) Finance
12 18 (15.00%) SOA
12 18 (15.00%) .NET Framework
12 18 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (14.17%) HTML
13 17 (14.17%) TDD
14 15 (12.50%) CSS
14 15 (12.50%) REST
15 14 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (11.67%) Technical Architecture
16 13 (10.83%) WCF
16 13 (10.83%) SAP
16 13 (10.83%) Windows
17 12 (10.00%) Migration
17 12 (10.00%) SOAP
17 12 (10.00%) SharePoint

.NET Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.17%) CMS
3 8 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (5.00%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.33%) Drupal
5 4 (3.33%) IIS
5 4 (3.33%) NServiceBus
6 3 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.67%) JBoss
8 1 (0.83%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.83%) Kentico
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.83%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS Office
2 5 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.50%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 34 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.33%) IaaS
3 4 (3.33%) PaaS
4 3 (2.50%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) Boomi
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) Internet
1 1 (0.83%) LAN
1 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.83%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.00%) MySQL
6 5 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.17%) SAP HANA
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.33%) RavenDB
7 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.50%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.50%) Power BI
8 3 (2.50%) QlikView
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.17%) Moq
2 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
4 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.83%) NUnit
4 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 19 (15.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Banking
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Legal
3 2 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Billing
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Front Office
4 1 (0.83%) Games
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 21 (17.50%) Web Services
4 19 (15.83%) AngularJS
5 18 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 17 (14.17%) HTML
7 15 (12.50%) CSS
7 15 (12.50%) REST
8 13 (10.83%) WCF
9 12 (10.00%) JSON
9 12 (10.00%) SOAP
10 10 (8.33%) HTML5
11 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (7.50%) XML
12 8 (6.67%) RESTful
13 6 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (4.17%) Aurelia
14 5 (4.17%) CSS3
14 5 (4.17%) React
14 5 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.33%) Clustering
3 4 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Blog
4 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.83%) DataPower
5 1 (0.83%) iSeries
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.83%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Unix
3 4 (3.33%) Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.17%) MVC
2 23 (19.17%) Scrum
3 18 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (15.00%) SOA
4 17 (14.17%) TDD
5 14 (11.67%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (10.00%) Migration
7 11 (9.17%) CRM
7 11 (9.17%) OO
8 9 (7.50%) DevOps
9 8 (6.67%) Microservices
9 8 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.83%) Analytics
10 7 (5.83%) BDD
10 7 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.83%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (5.83%) SOLID
10 7 (5.83%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.00%) C#
2 32 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.00%) SQL
4 11 (9.17%) Java
5 9 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.17%) Ruby
7 5 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.33%) PHP
9 3 (2.50%) Python
9 3 (2.50%) Scala
10 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.83%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) COBOL
11 1 (0.83%) F#
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Ansible
1 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Grafana
2 1 (0.83%) Graphite
2 1 (0.83%) Packer
2 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.83%) SAP
3 11 (9.17%) Oracle
3 11 (9.17%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.50%) Tableau
4 3 (2.50%) Workday
5 2 (1.67%) Adobe
5 2 (1.67%) EMC
5 2 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Infor
6 1 (0.83%) OpenText
6 1 (0.83%) Siebel
6 1 (0.83%) Splunk
6 1 (0.83%) Teradata
6 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
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