The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 May 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
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3211 4607 3783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.05% 8.45% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.44% 8.89% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 2908 2277
Median daily rate £550 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 19
Median hourly rate £57.50 £47.91 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.01% +29.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £31.10 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £80.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.91 £37.80
% change year-on-year +20.01% +26.74%  

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 43166 51826 51615
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.00% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27868 33823 31848
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1494 2061
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.57 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.29%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect over the 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -8 3021 £550 +4.76% 522
London -1 1502 £575 +4.54% 238
South East -8 546 £525 +5.00% 76
North West -5 221 £525 +8.24% 44
City of London +4 198 £588 +6.81% 55
Berkshire -1 162 £540 +8.00% 27
West Midlands 0 151 £536 +7.25% 29
South West -8 151 £515 -6.36% 25
Hampshire -2 150 £500 -0.24% 12
East of England -10 147 £536 +9.43% 37
Yorkshire -9 139 £550 +12.82% 38
Buckinghamshire +3 111 £525 +5.00% 6
Milton Keynes +14 100 £525 +17.97% 5
Manchester -4 89 £519 +3.75% 35
West Yorkshire -8 84 £550 +10.00% 27
East Midlands -27 84 £525 +6.32% 24
Scotland -3 82 £500 +5.26% 13
Wiltshire +1 78 £525 -4.54% 2
Lancashire +6 65 £513 +13.88% 1
Edinburgh -8 61 £538 +9.69% 9
Leeds -16 57 £550 +12.24% 17
Wales +27 55 £506 +12.50% 2
Preston +6 54 £525 +14.75% 1
Surrey -23 50 £585 +12.50% 18
South Wales +31 43 £525 +16.66% 2
Reading -2 43 £550 +15.78% 7
Bedfordshire -3 43 £525 -10.63% 6
Birmingham +10 42 £525 +10.52% 11
Swindon +4 39 £550 - 1
Shropshire +1 39 £496 +1.77% 2

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1351 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1286 (19.25%) Finance
3 915 (13.70%) Java
4 904 (13.53%) Security Cleared
5 884 (13.24%) Microsoft
6 770 (11.53%) Oracle
7 760 (11.38%) TOGAF
8 757 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 737 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
10 736 (11.02%) Migration
11 731 (10.94%) SC Cleared
12 715 (10.71%) Windows
13 591 (8.85%) Banking
14 556 (8.32%) Data Modelling
15 533 (7.98%) SOA
16 526 (7.88%) Enterprise Architecture
17 520 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 491 (7.35%) Linux
19 490 (7.34%) SQL
20 484 (7.25%) Web Services
21 443 (6.63%) Cisco
22 441 (6.60%) SAP
23 436 (6.53%) DevOps
24 431 (6.45%) Retail
25 429 (6.42%) Data Centre
26 418 (6.26%) ITIL
27 409 (6.12%) VMware
28 406 (6.08%) Active Directory
29 399 (5.97%) SQL Server
30 386 (5.78%) Office 365

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
1 219 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 165 (2.47%) Apache
3 137 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 129 (1.93%) CMS
5 124 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 117 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 116 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 112 (1.68%) JBoss
9 103 (1.54%) Confluence
10 97 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 80 (1.20%) MS Exchange
12 72 (1.08%) Apache Spark
13 67 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
14 62 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 60 (0.90%) IIS
16 56 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
17 50 (0.75%) SAS
18 48 (0.72%) OpenStack
19 44 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
20 42 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 106 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 48 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.18%) SPSS
6 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.060%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.045%) HipChat
10 3 (0.045%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.030%) Snagit
12 1 (0.015%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.015%) GIMP
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 117 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 29 (0.43%) SAP HR
4 28 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
5 25 (0.37%) Maximo
6 23 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
8 20 (0.30%) SAP Retail
9 19 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 17 (0.25%) SAP HCM
11 16 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
12 15 (0.22%) Magento
12 15 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
12 15 (0.22%) SAP MDG
13 13 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.19%) Pega PRPC
14 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
14 12 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 12 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 757 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 737 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
3 386 (5.78%) Office 365
4 254 (3.80%) PaaS
5 201 (3.01%) IaaS
6 176 (2.64%) SaaS
7 79 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 53 (0.79%) OpenShift
10 40 (0.60%) GitHub
11 36 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 32 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 32 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (0.48%) OneDrive
14 31 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
15 27 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
16 26 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
17 21 (0.31%) Force.com
18 20 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 353 (5.29%) Firewall
2 302 (4.52%) WAN
3 224 (3.35%) LAN
4 184 (2.75%) Internet
5 179 (2.68%) DNS
6 173 (2.59%) Network Security
6 173 (2.59%) VPN
7 112 (1.68%) SAN
8 101 (1.51%) Skype
9 90 (1.35%) LDAP
10 87 (1.30%) MPLS
11 82 (1.23%) BGP
12 77 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 73 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
13 73 (1.09%) Wireless
14 72 (1.08%) DHCP
15 61 (0.91%) VLAN
16 60 (0.90%) SSL
17 57 (0.85%) TCP/IP
18 56 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 324 (4.85%) Big Data
3 251 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 227 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 206 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 166 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 149 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 137 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 129 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 102 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 86 (1.29%) MySQL
11 86 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 78 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
13 67 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 65 (0.97%) DB2
15 60 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 51 (0.76%) HBase
17 50 (0.75%) Power BI
17 50 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 48 (0.72%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 182 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 145 (2.17%) JIRA
3 112 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 55 (0.82%) Maven
4 55 (0.82%) Selenium
5 45 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 43 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 36 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (0.49%) ERwin
8 33 (0.49%) Visual Studio
9 31 (0.46%) Axure RP
10 27 (0.40%) JUnit
11 24 (0.36%) Cucumber
11 24 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
11 24 (0.36%) Subversion
12 23 (0.34%) gulp
12 23 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
13 22 (0.33%) Eclipse
13 22 (0.33%) ProC
14 20 (0.30%) JMeter
General
1 1286 (19.25%) Finance
2 591 (8.85%) Banking
3 431 (6.45%) Retail
4 290 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 163 (2.44%) Marketing
6 119 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 102 (1.53%) Legal
8 97 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 93 (1.39%) Billing
10 72 (1.08%) Law
11 58 (0.87%) Back Office
12 52 (0.78%) Publishing
13 51 (0.76%) Electronics
14 50 (0.75%) Advertising
15 47 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 38 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.42%) Local Government
18 26 (0.39%) Retail Banking
19 24 (0.36%) Front Office
20 21 (0.31%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (7.25%) Web Services
2 367 (5.49%) .NET
3 290 (4.34%) REST
4 278 (4.16%) HTML
5 260 (3.89%) XML
6 240 (3.59%) Spring
7 235 (3.52%) Middleware
8 209 (3.13%) SOAP
9 204 (3.05%) J2EE
10 192 (2.87%) CSS
11 181 (2.71%) JSON
12 134 (2.01%) Node.js
13 133 (1.99%) AngularJS
14 120 (1.80%) RESTful
15 119 (1.78%) HTML5
16 117 (1.75%) Hibernate
17 90 (1.35%) XSLT
18 83 (1.24%) SAML
19 82 (1.23%) CSS3
20 74 (1.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 429 (6.42%) Data Centre
2 355 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (2.87%) User Experience
4 177 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 145 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 121 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 118 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 115 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 107 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 96 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 96 (1.44%) PKI
11 85 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 82 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 76 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 56 (0.84%) Mainframe
15 54 (0.81%) Reference Data
16 51 (0.76%) Clustering
17 50 (0.75%) Replication
18 48 (0.72%) NHS
19 43 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 715 (10.71%) Windows
2 491 (7.35%) Linux
3 239 (3.58%) Unix
4 177 (2.65%) Windows 10
5 169 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 92 (1.38%) Android
7 80 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 76 (1.14%) AIX
8 76 (1.14%) Solaris
9 73 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 38 (0.57%) Windows 7
13 33 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (0.45%) CentOS
15 28 (0.42%) HPUX
16 17 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.13%) zOS
19 8 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1351 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (11.38%) TOGAF
3 736 (11.02%) Migration
4 556 (8.32%) Data Modelling
5 533 (7.98%) SOA
6 526 (7.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 520 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 436 (6.53%) DevOps
9 418 (6.26%) ITIL
10 385 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
11 377 (5.64%) Open Source
12 359 (5.38%) Scrum
13 337 (5.05%) Data Architecture
14 326 (4.88%) Analytics
15 320 (4.79%) E-Commerce
16 302 (4.52%) CRM
16 302 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
17 293 (4.39%) Microservices
18 272 (4.07%) Project Management
19 267 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 915 (13.70%) Java
2 490 (7.34%) SQL
3 320 (4.79%) JavaScript
4 238 (3.56%) Python
5 187 (2.80%) C#
6 143 (2.14%) Ruby
7 133 (1.99%) C
8 92 (1.38%) Scala
9 91 (1.36%) Perl
10 90 (1.35%) PowerShell
11 78 (1.17%) PHP
12 67 (1.00%) C++
13 57 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 52 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 36 (0.54%) Shell Script
16 33 (0.49%) Apex Code
17 32 (0.48%) R
18 30 (0.45%) Apple Swift
19 28 (0.42%) T-SQL
20 27 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 904 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 731 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 329 (4.93%) Degree
4 190 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 103 (1.54%) CCIE
7 93 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 89 (1.33%) CISSP
9 88 (1.32%) CCNP
10 51 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 48 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 47 (0.70%) MCSE
13 45 (0.67%) CCNA
13 45 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (0.66%) CISM
15 37 (0.55%) Master's Degree
16 27 (0.40%) JNCIE
17 26 (0.39%) AWS Certification
17 26 (0.39%) CCDP
17 26 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (2.55%) QA
2 126 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 93 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 80 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (0.72%) SLA
6 46 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 44 (0.66%) GDPR
8 36 (0.54%) SEPA
9 30 (0.45%) COBIT
10 27 (0.40%) MiFID
11 16 (0.24%) GPG13
11 16 (0.24%) JSP 440
12 14 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.19%) ISO 20022
14 12 (0.18%) HL7
15 9 (0.13%) IFRS
15 9 (0.13%) PMO
16 8 (0.12%) GxP
17 6 (0.090%) Government Security Classifications
18 5 (0.075%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 406 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 247 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (3.52%) Docker
4 108 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 44 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.63%) XenApp
9 39 (0.58%) vSphere
10 38 (0.57%) vCloud
11 30 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 25 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
13 19 (0.28%) Apache Flume
14 17 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 12 (0.18%) SRDF
16 12 (0.18%) Xen
17 11 (0.16%) HDFS
17 11 (0.16%) KVM
17 11 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 166 (2.49%) Puppet
2 158 (2.37%) Ansible
3 149 (2.23%) SCCM
4 97 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (1.27%) Terraform
6 81 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 56 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 51 (0.76%) SCOM
9 31 (0.46%) Nagios
10 28 (0.42%) vRealize
10 28 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 22 (0.33%) FortiGate
12 19 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (0.27%) AppDNA
14 16 (0.24%) AirWatch
14 16 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (0.22%) MOM
16 14 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
16 14 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
16 14 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 884 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 770 (11.53%) Oracle
3 443 (6.63%) Cisco
4 441 (6.60%) SAP
5 409 (6.12%) VMware
6 233 (3.49%) IBM
7 213 (3.19%) Citrix
8 154 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
9 133 (1.99%) HP
10 126 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 126 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 92 (1.38%) CheckPoint
12 91 (1.36%) Adobe
13 90 (1.35%) Informatica
14 87 (1.30%) F5
15 86 (1.29%) Juniper
16 84 (1.26%) Google
17 81 (1.21%) EMC
17 81 (1.21%) Pega
18 78 (1.17%) Splunk
Leatherhead, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £640 - £655 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Difrent
Rate: Up to £650 per day (on PAYE via umbrella company)
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £463 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago