Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

.NET Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 733 761
Rank change year-on-year -64 +28 -31
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Architect 92 153 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 112 117
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +15.56%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £397
90th Percentile £630 £636 £693
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

.NET Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured .NET Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Architect in the UK

.NET Architect
Top 14 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 6 months to 18 November 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
England -19 87 £538 +2.38% 11
London -69 47 £550 +4.76% 3
UK excluding London +33 42 £525 +5.00% 9
Midlands +28 11 £525 - 2
South West +17 9 £560 +40.00%
East of England -18 8 £563 +18.42% 3
South East +13 7 £600 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +8 6 £525 +55.56% 2
North of England +59 5 £600 +18.52%
West Midlands +39 5 £475 -13.64%
Yorkshire +22 3 £600 -
Scotland -1 2 £525 - 1
North East +66 1 - -
North West +23 1 £525 -

.NET Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 92 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (50.00%) C#
3 45 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (33.70%) Microsoft
5 29 (31.52%) SQL
6 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
7 26 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
8 22 (23.91%) MVC
9 21 (22.83%) Scrum
10 20 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
10 20 (21.74%) ASP.NET
11 16 (17.39%) SOA
11 16 (17.39%) Finance
12 15 (16.30%) TDD
13 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (14.13%) Java
14 13 (14.13%) Service Design
15 12 (13.04%) .NET Framework
15 12 (13.04%) REST
15 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
16 11 (11.96%) BDD
16 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
17 10 (10.87%) RESTful
17 10 (10.87%) DevOps
18 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (9.78%) CMS
18 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Architecture
18 9 (9.78%) HTML

.NET Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (9.78%) CMS
1 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.26%) Confluence
4 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.61%) PaaS
3 5 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.43%) Office 365
4 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.17%) SaaS
6 2 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) Intranet
1 1 (1.09%) Skype
1 1 (1.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (3.26%) Big Data
5 2 (2.17%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.17%) Redis
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) MySQL
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) JIRA
1 6 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.26%) MSTest
4 3 (3.26%) NUnit
4 3 (3.26%) Selenium
4 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.17%) ProC
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.09%) gulp
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Marketing
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 12 (13.04%) REST
5 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (10.87%) RESTful
7 9 (9.78%) HTML
7 9 (9.78%) Web Services
8 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 7 (7.61%) CSS
9 6 (6.52%) WCF
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Core
10 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.35%) Node.js
11 4 (4.35%) WPF
11 4 (4.35%) XML
12 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 3 (3.26%) Entity Framework
12 3 (3.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Fintech
2 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.17%) Derivative
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) FMCG
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.09%) HPUX
2 1 (1.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Unix
2 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) MVC
3 21 (22.83%) Scrum
4 20 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
5 16 (17.39%) SOA
6 15 (16.30%) TDD
7 13 (14.13%) Service Design
8 11 (11.96%) BDD
8 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.87%) DevOps
10 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (8.70%) Microservices
12 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
12 7 (7.61%) SDLC
13 6 (6.52%) Data Migration
13 6 (6.52%) Migration
13 6 (6.52%) Re-Platforming
13 6 (6.52%) Software Delivery
13 6 (6.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.00%) C#
2 29 (31.52%) SQL
3 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.13%) Java
5 6 (6.52%) PHP
6 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.17%) C
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) C++
8 1 (1.09%) Perl
8 1 (1.09%) Ruby
8 1 (1.09%) Scala
8 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.09%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (33.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.17%) Infragistics
4 2 (2.17%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.17%) Sybase
5 1 (1.09%) BT
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco
5 1 (1.09%) hybris