The median contractor rate for a Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Architect
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 17 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3393 4340 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.45% 8.02% 6.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.86% 8.42% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 2714 2192
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.30% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.21 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.28% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £31.75 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.16 £80.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.96 £52.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -31.50% +12.90%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 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 -2 3203 £550 +4.76% 490
London +5 1603 £575 +4.54% 261
South East -2 602 £525 +0.96% 59
City of London +10 217 £600 +9.09% 63
Berkshire -2 206 £500 -4.76% 12
East of England -2 179 £525 +5.00% 30
West Midlands -7 171 £500 -1.96% 10
Yorkshire -4 158 £525 - 38
Hampshire +3 157 £500 -4.76% 9
North West -15 156 £520 +4.00% 35
South West -8 138 £525 +5.00% 21
East Midlands -3 104 £500 +11.11% 26
West Yorkshire -12 91 £550 +4.76% 28
Buckinghamshire 0 81 £525 +10.52% 10
Scotland -26 74 £475 - 18
Manchester -4 71 £519 +3.75% 24
Milton Keynes +8 69 £525 +16.66% 9
Surrey -14 66 £538 +2.38% 13
Wales +43 54 £450 - 1
Birmingham +13 53 £500 +5.26% 5
Bristol +10 53 £575 +15.00% 5
Bracknell 0 53 £500 -4.76% 1
South Wales +50 49 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -12 49 £500 - 13
Leeds -31 49 £550 - 20
Bedfordshire +1 42 £525 -10.06% 7
Reading -6 42 £525 +3.70% 4
Wiltshire -4 39 £525 -4.54% 2
North East -24 39 £450 -5.26% 8
Basingstoke +1 37 £464 +3.00% 1

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1514 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1338 (18.72%) Finance
3 981 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 977 (13.67%) Security Cleared
5 966 (13.52%) Java
6 916 (12.82%) Oracle
7 788 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 783 (10.96%) SC Cleared
9 781 (10.93%) TOGAF
10 754 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
11 742 (10.38%) Migration
12 708 (9.91%) Windows
13 640 (8.95%) Data Modelling
14 599 (8.38%) SQL
15 581 (8.13%) Banking
16 572 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 550 (7.70%) SOA
18 531 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
19 519 (7.26%) Linux
19 519 (7.26%) Web Services
20 489 (6.84%) SQL Server
21 473 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
22 471 (6.59%) SAP
23 451 (6.31%) Cisco
24 450 (6.30%) DevOps
25 447 (6.25%) VMware
26 446 (6.24%) Retail
27 442 (6.18%) Active Directory
28 441 (6.17%) .NET
29 421 (5.89%) 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
1 264 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 210 (2.94%) Apache
3 157 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 134 (1.87%) Skype for Business
5 133 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 132 (1.85%) CMS
7 125 (1.75%) WebLogic
8 114 (1.60%) JBoss
9 109 (1.53%) Confluence
10 104 (1.46%) Tomcat
11 100 (1.40%) Apache Spark
12 83 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 76 (1.06%) MS Exchange
14 69 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
15 66 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
16 60 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
17 55 (0.77%) IIS
18 52 (0.73%) OpenStack
19 44 (0.62%) SAS
20 41 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 302 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 117 (1.64%) MS Office
3 80 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.52%) MS Project
5 10 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.070%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.070%) Simulink
8 5 (0.070%) SPSS
9 4 (0.056%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.056%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.042%) HipChat
10 3 (0.042%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.042%) Windchill
11 2 (0.028%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.014%) CATIA
12 1 (0.014%) InDesign
12 1 (0.014%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 150 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 33 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 32 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 26 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.36%) Maximo
6 22 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.31%) SAP Retail
7 21 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 19 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 19 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 19 (0.27%) SAP MDG
9 18 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
10 17 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 17 (0.24%) SAP HCM
11 16 (0.22%) SAP MDM
12 15 (0.21%) SAP CO
13 14 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
13 14 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 788 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 754 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
3 358 (5.01%) Office 365
4 250 (3.50%) PaaS
5 230 (3.22%) IaaS
6 184 (2.57%) SaaS
7 93 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 58 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 37 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (0.50%) GitHub
12 35 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
13 34 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 31 (0.43%) OpenShift
15 29 (0.41%) Yammer
16 28 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
16 28 (0.39%) OneDrive
17 27 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
18 22 (0.31%) Boomi
19 17 (0.24%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 356 (4.98%) Firewall
2 340 (4.76%) WAN
3 268 (3.75%) LAN
4 194 (2.71%) DNS
5 192 (2.69%) Internet
6 189 (2.64%) Network Security
7 184 (2.57%) VPN
8 114 (1.60%) Skype
9 96 (1.34%) SAN
10 94 (1.32%) LDAP
11 93 (1.30%) DHCP
12 85 (1.19%) MPLS
13 70 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 68 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (0.88%) TCP/IP
15 63 (0.88%) Wireless
16 58 (0.81%) SSL
17 55 (0.77%) BGP
17 55 (0.77%) HTTP
18 54 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 383 (5.36%) Big Data
3 314 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 306 (4.28%) Hadoop
5 275 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 227 (3.18%) MongoDB
7 191 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 172 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
9 171 (2.39%) Oracle Database
10 133 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 116 (1.62%) MySQL
12 104 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 91 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
14 90 (1.26%) Apache Hive
15 83 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 82 (1.15%) HBase
17 66 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 64 (0.90%) RDBMS
19 63 (0.88%) DB2
20 58 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 201 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 164 (2.29%) JIRA
3 119 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 58 (0.81%) Maven
5 50 (0.70%) Selenium
6 47 (0.66%) ERwin
7 42 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 40 (0.56%) Visual Studio
9 39 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
10 35 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 31 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
12 30 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (0.41%) Axure RP
13 29 (0.41%) JUnit
14 25 (0.35%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.34%) Ant
16 23 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
16 23 (0.32%) Subversion
17 22 (0.31%) JMeter
17 22 (0.31%) ProC
General
1 1338 (18.72%) Finance
2 581 (8.13%) Banking
3 446 (6.24%) Retail
4 244 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 187 (2.62%) Marketing
6 148 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 99 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.33%) Legal
9 81 (1.13%) Billing
10 73 (1.02%) Advertising
11 63 (0.88%) Law
12 61 (0.85%) Publishing
13 59 (0.83%) Back Office
14 44 (0.62%) Electronics
15 34 (0.48%) Automotive
16 28 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.36%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.35%) Games
19 22 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (7.26%) Web Services
2 441 (6.17%) .NET
3 326 (4.56%) HTML
4 316 (4.42%) REST
5 299 (4.18%) XML
6 261 (3.65%) Middleware
7 245 (3.43%) Spring
8 239 (3.34%) J2EE
9 235 (3.29%) JSON
10 231 (3.23%) CSS
11 219 (3.06%) SOAP
12 149 (2.08%) AngularJS
13 142 (1.99%) HTML5
14 141 (1.97%) RESTful
15 133 (1.86%) Node.js
16 112 (1.57%) Hibernate
17 108 (1.51%) ASP.NET
18 104 (1.46%) CSS3
19 90 (1.26%) Kafka
20 89 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 421 (5.89%) Data Centre
2 391 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 209 (2.92%) User Experience
4 202 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 152 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 125 (1.75%) PKI
7 117 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 117 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 112 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 110 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 104 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 81 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 71 (0.99%) Reference Data
13 68 (0.95%) Virtual Team
14 56 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 55 (0.77%) Replication
16 54 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 50 (0.70%) Clustering
18 49 (0.69%) Client/Server
19 45 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 708 (9.91%) Windows
2 519 (7.26%) Linux
3 271 (3.79%) Unix
4 174 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 137 (1.92%) Windows 10
6 96 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 81 (1.13%) AIX
9 78 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (1.08%) Android
11 69 (0.97%) Solaris
12 46 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 36 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (0.39%) Windows 7
15 26 (0.36%) CentOS
16 23 (0.32%) HPUX
17 10 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.13%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.098%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.098%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1514 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 781 (10.93%) TOGAF
3 742 (10.38%) Migration
4 640 (8.95%) Data Modelling
5 572 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 550 (7.70%) SOA
7 531 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 473 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
9 450 (6.30%) DevOps
10 409 (5.72%) Scrum
11 405 (5.67%) Open Source
12 394 (5.51%) Data Architecture
13 384 (5.37%) ITIL
14 361 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
15 359 (5.02%) CRM
16 345 (4.83%) E-Commerce
17 331 (4.63%) Analytics
18 294 (4.11%) ETL
19 278 (3.89%) Project Management
20 276 (3.86%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 966 (13.52%) Java
2 599 (8.38%) SQL
3 377 (5.27%) JavaScript
4 222 (3.11%) Python
5 213 (2.98%) C#
6 158 (2.21%) C
7 143 (2.00%) Ruby
8 115 (1.61%) Scala
9 86 (1.20%) PHP
10 85 (1.19%) Perl
11 83 (1.16%) C++
12 78 (1.09%) PowerShell
13 70 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 49 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 47 (0.66%) Bash Shell
16 41 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 40 (0.56%) R
18 36 (0.50%) Apex Code
19 24 (0.34%) Apple Swift
20 22 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 977 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 783 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 355 (4.97%) Degree
4 171 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 143 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 115 (1.61%) CISSP
7 97 (1.36%) CCIE
8 90 (1.26%) CCNP
9 83 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 57 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 44 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (0.59%) CCNA
13 41 (0.57%) CISM
14 37 (0.52%) CLAS
15 36 (0.50%) MCSE
16 30 (0.42%) PMP
17 29 (0.41%) AWS Certification
17 29 (0.41%) ISEB
18 24 (0.34%) CCDP
18 24 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (2.45%) QA
2 117 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 96 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 92 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 44 (0.62%) SLA
7 34 (0.48%) COBIT
7 34 (0.48%) SEPA
8 32 (0.45%) MiFID
9 23 (0.32%) GDPR
10 20 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.24%) IFRS
12 16 (0.22%) FATCA
12 16 (0.22%) JSP 440
13 14 (0.20%) GPG13
14 12 (0.17%) IFRS 9
14 12 (0.17%) ISO20022
15 9 (0.13%) HL7
16 8 (0.11%) PA-DSS
16 8 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 442 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 249 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (3.18%) Docker
4 119 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 48 (0.67%) XenApp
8 46 (0.64%) vCloud
9 41 (0.57%) vSphere
10 34 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
11 30 (0.42%) VMware ESX
12 29 (0.41%) Apache Flume
13 23 (0.32%) XenDesktop
14 21 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
15 20 (0.28%) HDFS
16 18 (0.25%) SRDF
17 16 (0.22%) BitLocker
17 16 (0.22%) KVM
18 15 (0.21%) NFS
19 13 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 173 (2.42%) Puppet
2 155 (2.17%) Ansible
3 137 (1.92%) SCCM
4 85 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 80 (1.12%) Terraform
6 65 (0.91%) Kubernetes
7 53 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 49 (0.69%) SCOM
9 31 (0.43%) Packer
9 31 (0.43%) ZABBIX
10 29 (0.41%) MOM
11 28 (0.39%) Nagios
11 28 (0.39%) vRealize
12 27 (0.38%) Tivoli
13 26 (0.36%) FortiGate
14 21 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 19 (0.27%) Consul
15 19 (0.27%) Rsyslog
15 19 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 19 (0.27%) yum
Vendors
1 981 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 916 (12.82%) Oracle
3 471 (6.59%) SAP
4 451 (6.31%) Cisco
5 447 (6.25%) VMware
6 271 (3.79%) IBM
7 191 (2.67%) Citrix
8 168 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 127 (1.78%) Red Hat
10 123 (1.72%) HP
11 120 (1.68%) Adobe
12 99 (1.39%) Splunk
13 94 (1.32%) Juniper
14 92 (1.29%) Informatica
15 90 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 87 (1.22%) F5
17 86 (1.20%) Google
18 85 (1.19%) Pega
19 84 (1.18%) MuleSoft
20 78 (1.09%) TIBCO
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
TekSkills
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
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London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
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