The median contractor rate for a Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 17 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3429 4648 3875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.41% 8.32% 6.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.83% 8.74% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2078 2964 2342
Median daily rate £550 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £415 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 30
Median hourly rate £32.46 £47.91 £37.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.24% +27.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £32.50 £34.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.37 £80.00 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.91 £42.00
% change year-on-year -37.54% +14.07%  

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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -3 3229 £550 +4.76% 546
London +1 1608 £575 +4.54% 255
South East -6 585 £525 +4.73% 87
City of London +4 211 £588 +6.81% 61
Berkshire -3 184 £525 - 25
North West -7 180 £500 +5.31% 29
West Midlands -3 171 £500 - 30
East of England -7 165 £548 +9.50% 34
South West -4 160 £525 +5.00% 33
Yorkshire -6 156 £538 +7.50% 40
Hampshire +1 155 £495 -1.73% 16
East Midlands -13 97 £520 +9.47% 26
Buckinghamshire +5 91 £525 +7.80% 13
Scotland -16 89 £500 +5.26% 5
West Yorkshire -10 87 £550 +6.79% 30
Milton Keynes +12 80 £525 +13.51% 12
Manchester -6 76 £500 - 24
Wiltshire +3 64 £525 - 4
Surrey -15 63 £540 +2.85% 11
Edinburgh -7 62 £505 +1.00% 3
Leeds -20 55 £550 +4.76% 22
Wales +39 50 £500 +11.11% 16
Lancashire +21 49 £500 +25.06% 2
Bristol 0 47 £550 +10.00% 13
South Wales +37 44 £500 +11.11% 15
Birmingham +12 44 £500 - 15
Bracknell -1 44 £500 -4.76% 5
Bedfordshire -1 43 £525 -10.63% 10
North East -10 43 £475 - 9
Hertfordshire -7 41 £563 +10.29% 10

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1446 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1341 (19.21%) Finance
3 979 (14.03%) Security Cleared
4 963 (13.80%) Java
5 951 (13.63%) Microsoft
6 868 (12.44%) Oracle
7 790 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 786 (11.26%) TOGAF
9 776 (11.12%) SC Cleared
10 774 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
11 752 (10.78%) Migration
12 709 (10.16%) Windows
13 596 (8.54%) Data Modelling
13 596 (8.54%) Banking
14 569 (8.15%) SQL
15 559 (8.01%) SOA
16 544 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 530 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
18 529 (7.58%) Linux
19 512 (7.34%) Web Services
20 477 (6.83%) SAP
21 470 (6.73%) Retail
22 452 (6.48%) SQL Server
23 444 (6.36%) DevOps
24 439 (6.29%) Cisco
25 435 (6.23%) VMware
26 428 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
27 426 (6.10%) .NET
28 425 (6.09%) Active Directory
29 419 (6.00%) Data Centre

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
1 247 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 193 (2.77%) Apache
3 145 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 140 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 135 (1.93%) CMS
6 125 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 119 (1.71%) Skype for Business
8 117 (1.68%) JBoss
9 110 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 96 (1.38%) Confluence
11 85 (1.22%) Apache Spark
12 78 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 67 (0.96%) MS Exchange
14 65 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
15 63 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
16 57 (0.82%) IIS
17 53 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
17 53 (0.76%) OpenStack
18 47 (0.67%) SAS
19 42 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 122 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 49 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.10%) SPSS
7 5 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.057%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.043%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.043%) HipChat
9 3 (0.043%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.043%) Windchill
10 2 (0.029%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.014%) GIMP
11 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.014%) InVision
11 1 (0.014%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 133 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 35 (0.50%) SAP HR
4 32 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 28 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
6 27 (0.39%) Maximo
7 21 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.29%) SAP HCM
8 20 (0.29%) SAP Retail
9 19 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 19 (0.27%) SAP MDG
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
11 15 (0.21%) Magento
11 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 15 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
12 14 (0.20%) SAP FI
13 13 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 12 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
14 12 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 790 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 774 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
3 371 (5.32%) Office 365
4 250 (3.58%) PaaS
5 223 (3.20%) IaaS
6 189 (2.71%) SaaS
7 89 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 39 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 35 (0.50%) GitHub
12 34 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 32 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
14 28 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
15 26 (0.37%) Yammer
16 25 (0.36%) OneDrive
17 23 (0.33%) Boomi
18 21 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 360 (5.16%) Firewall
2 337 (4.83%) WAN
3 261 (3.74%) LAN
4 196 (2.81%) DNS
5 191 (2.74%) Internet
6 173 (2.48%) Network Security
7 170 (2.44%) VPN
8 107 (1.53%) SAN
9 103 (1.48%) Skype
10 90 (1.29%) LDAP
11 87 (1.25%) DHCP
12 79 (1.13%) MPLS
13 73 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
14 72 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 65 (0.93%) BGP
15 65 (0.93%) Wireless
16 62 (0.89%) TCP/IP
17 59 (0.85%) SSL
18 58 (0.83%) VLAN
19 54 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 340 (4.87%) Big Data
3 278 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
4 260 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 230 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 179 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 174 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 158 (2.26%) Oracle Database
9 152 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 116 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 103 (1.48%) MySQL
12 100 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 81 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
14 73 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 68 (0.97%) HBase
16 67 (0.96%) DB2
17 66 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 61 (0.87%) Apache Hive
19 60 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 57 (0.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 197 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 146 (2.09%) JIRA
3 121 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 63 (0.90%) Maven
5 45 (0.64%) Selenium
6 41 (0.59%) Bitbucket
7 40 (0.57%) ERwin
7 40 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
8 37 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 33 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 31 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (0.43%) JUnit
12 28 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
13 27 (0.39%) Subversion
14 26 (0.37%) Axure RP
15 25 (0.36%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.33%) Ant
16 23 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
16 23 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
17 22 (0.32%) ProC
General
1 1341 (19.21%) Finance
2 596 (8.54%) Banking
3 470 (6.73%) Retail
4 253 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 187 (2.68%) Marketing
6 136 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 102 (1.46%) Legal
8 96 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 82 (1.17%) Billing
10 63 (0.90%) Law
11 62 (0.89%) Advertising
12 59 (0.85%) Publishing
13 57 (0.82%) Back Office
14 51 (0.73%) Electronics
15 35 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 27 (0.39%) Automotive
19 24 (0.34%) Front Office
20 23 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (7.34%) Web Services
2 426 (6.10%) .NET
3 303 (4.34%) REST
4 301 (4.31%) HTML
5 293 (4.20%) XML
6 249 (3.57%) Spring
7 243 (3.48%) J2EE
7 243 (3.48%) Middleware
8 217 (3.11%) SOAP
9 207 (2.97%) CSS
9 207 (2.97%) JSON
10 140 (2.01%) Node.js
10 140 (2.01%) RESTful
11 136 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 125 (1.79%) HTML5
13 122 (1.75%) Hibernate
14 97 (1.39%) ASP.NET
15 96 (1.38%) XSLT
16 91 (1.30%) CSS3
17 84 (1.20%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 419 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 359 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (2.65%) User Experience
4 181 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 139 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 132 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 131 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 121 (1.73%) Public Cloud
9 112 (1.60%) PKI
10 108 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 105 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 101 (1.45%) Data Structures
13 85 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 70 (1.00%) Reference Data
15 62 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 62 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 55 (0.79%) Replication
17 47 (0.67%) NHS
18 45 (0.64%) SWIFT
19 43 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 709 (10.16%) Windows
2 529 (7.58%) Linux
3 262 (3.75%) Unix
4 163 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 158 (2.26%) Windows 10
6 84 (1.20%) Android
7 79 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (1.12%) Solaris
9 77 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (0.99%) AIX
10 69 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 36 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 33 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (0.43%) HPUX
15 27 (0.39%) CentOS
16 16 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.14%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.13%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.086%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1446 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (11.26%) TOGAF
3 752 (10.78%) Migration
4 596 (8.54%) Data Modelling
5 559 (8.01%) SOA
6 544 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 530 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
8 444 (6.36%) DevOps
9 428 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
10 391 (5.60%) ITIL
11 388 (5.56%) Scrum
12 384 (5.50%) Open Source
13 370 (5.30%) Data Architecture
14 348 (4.99%) E-Commerce
15 343 (4.91%) CRM
16 330 (4.73%) Analytics
17 327 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
18 282 (4.04%) ETL
19 280 (4.01%) Microservices
20 261 (3.74%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 963 (13.80%) Java
2 569 (8.15%) SQL
3 348 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 240 (3.44%) Python
5 205 (2.94%) C#
6 147 (2.11%) C
7 140 (2.01%) Ruby
8 100 (1.43%) Scala
9 96 (1.38%) Perl
10 81 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 79 (1.13%) PHP
12 78 (1.12%) C++
13 68 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 57 (0.82%) Bash Shell
15 42 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 40 (0.57%) R
17 39 (0.56%) Shell Script
18 38 (0.54%) Apex Code
19 27 (0.39%) Apple Swift
20 24 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 979 (14.03%) Security Cleared
2 776 (11.12%) SC Cleared
3 346 (4.96%) Degree
4 167 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 106 (1.52%) CISSP
7 89 (1.28%) CCIE
8 82 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 80 (1.15%) CCNP
10 52 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 41 (0.59%) CISM
12 39 (0.56%) CCNA
13 33 (0.47%) MCSE
14 32 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (0.44%) CLAS
16 30 (0.43%) AWS Certification
17 26 (0.37%) ISEB
18 23 (0.33%) MCSA
19 22 (0.32%) CCDP
19 22 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (2.32%) QA
2 132 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 89 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 86 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 54 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 43 (0.62%) SLA
7 35 (0.50%) COBIT
7 35 (0.50%) SEPA
8 28 (0.40%) GDPR
9 26 (0.37%) MiFID
10 16 (0.23%) GPG13
10 16 (0.23%) JSP 440
11 15 (0.21%) FATCA
11 15 (0.21%) IFRS
12 12 (0.17%) ISO20022
12 12 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.14%) IFRS 9
14 8 (0.11%) GxP
14 8 (0.11%) HL7
15 7 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 425 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 247 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (3.34%) Docker
4 116 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 55 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 42 (0.60%) vCloud
8 41 (0.59%) vSphere
8 41 (0.59%) XenApp
9 28 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 28 (0.40%) VMware ESX
10 25 (0.36%) Apache Flume
11 22 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 21 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (0.26%) HDFS
14 17 (0.24%) SRDF
15 16 (0.23%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.23%) NFS
16 15 (0.21%) KVM
17 13 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 160 (2.29%) Ansible
2 159 (2.28%) Puppet
3 134 (1.92%) SCCM
4 86 (1.23%) Terraform
5 85 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 52 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (0.72%) SCOM
9 29 (0.42%) Nagios
10 27 (0.39%) vRealize
11 26 (0.37%) ZABBIX
12 22 (0.32%) FortiGate
13 21 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 21 (0.30%) MOM
14 16 (0.23%) logstash
14 16 (0.23%) Packer
14 16 (0.23%) Rsyslog
14 16 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 15 (0.21%) AppDNA
15 15 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 951 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 868 (12.44%) Oracle
3 477 (6.83%) SAP
4 439 (6.29%) Cisco
5 435 (6.23%) VMware
6 246 (3.52%) IBM
7 199 (2.85%) Citrix
8 166 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
9 130 (1.86%) HP
10 118 (1.69%) Adobe
11 114 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 98 (1.40%) Juniper
12 98 (1.40%) Pega
13 94 (1.35%) Informatica
14 89 (1.28%) Splunk
15 88 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 87 (1.25%) Google
17 84 (1.20%) ServiceNow
18 82 (1.17%) EMC
18 82 (1.17%) F5
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Marks Sattin
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £695 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Technology
Rate: £50 - £60.81 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £475 - £510 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Difrent
Rate: Up to £535 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £520 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
TekSkills
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago