Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6619 8656 7825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.61% 8.21% 6.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.97% 8.67% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4143 5622 4961
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +0.49%
10th Percentile £415 £413 £400
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 39
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% - -
10th Percentile £31.50 £15.25 £29.75
90th Percentile £66.80 £80.00 £71.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £45.23
% change year-on-year +27.78% -0.50% +5.73%

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 94988 99866 108209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62434 65085 68726
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2825 3256 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 October 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 -10 6221 £550 +4.76% 371
UK excluding London -5 3602 £525 +5.00% 215
London -16 2867 £575 +4.55% 170
South East +1 1252 £525 +2.44% 58
North of England 0 812 £525 +2.44% 62
Midlands -12 618 £525 - 39
North West 0 450 £532 +3.71% 25
East of England +1 359 £535 +7.00% 24
West Midlands -12 328 £525 +5.00% 23
Yorkshire -2 297 £525 - 32
South West -13 274 £525 -4.55% 17
East Midlands -8 261 £525 -4.55% 16
Scotland -13 201 £500 +5.26% 10
Wales +2 97 £525 +1.25% 5
North East -9 71 £511 +7.58% 5
Northern Ireland -65 2 - -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1433 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1324 (20.00%) Finance
3 897 (13.55%) Microsoft
4 855 (12.92%) Java
5 812 (12.27%) TOGAF
6 807 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 755 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
8 743 (11.23%) Migration
9 707 (10.68%) Security Cleared
10 660 (9.97%) Enterprise Architecture
11 622 (9.40%) Data Modelling
12 599 (9.05%) Oracle
13 581 (8.78%) Banking
14 565 (8.54%) Windows
15 543 (8.20%) SOA
16 532 (8.04%) SC Cleared
17 531 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 493 (7.45%) DevOps
19 487 (7.36%) SQL
20 468 (7.07%) Data Architecture
21 463 (7.00%) Web Services
22 443 (6.69%) SAP
23 432 (6.53%) Linux
24 407 (6.15%) Scrum
25 400 (6.04%) Big Data
26 392 (5.92%) ITIL
27 389 (5.88%) REST
28 386 (5.83%) Data Centre
28 386 (5.83%) Active Directory
28 386 (5.83%) Retail

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
1 170 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 138 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 99 (1.50%) JBoss
3 99 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 95 (1.44%) Confluence
5 77 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 76 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 70 (1.06%) CMS
8 62 (0.94%) OpenStack
9 58 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 55 (0.83%) Apache
11 54 (0.82%) Skype for Business
12 51 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
13 50 (0.76%) IIS
14 48 (0.73%) SAS
15 47 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 36 (0.54%) Apache Solr
17 35 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 35 (0.53%) Mule
18 32 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 72 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 65 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.23%) SPSS
7 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.060%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.045%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.030%) EngageOne
11 2 (0.030%) HipChat
11 2 (0.030%) Snagit
11 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 90 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 17 (0.26%) Magento
6 17 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 17 (0.26%) Teamcenter
7 16 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 15 (0.23%) Maximo
8 15 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
8 15 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 15 (0.23%) SAP Retail
9 14 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
9 14 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 13 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 12 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 12 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 12 (0.18%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 807 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 755 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
3 326 (4.93%) PaaS
4 294 (4.44%) Office 365
5 260 (3.93%) IaaS
6 251 (3.79%) SaaS
7 102 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 75 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 57 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 49 (0.74%) OpenShift
11 40 (0.60%) GitHub
12 39 (0.59%) Heroku
13 34 (0.51%) Serverless
14 32 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
15 30 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
16 28 (0.42%) Amazon S3
17 25 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
17 25 (0.38%) OneDrive
18 24 (0.36%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 312 (4.71%) Firewall
2 246 (3.72%) WAN
3 214 (3.23%) LAN
4 149 (2.25%) Internet
5 135 (2.04%) VPN
6 128 (1.93%) DNS
7 119 (1.80%) Network Security
8 106 (1.60%) SAN
9 98 (1.48%) TCP/IP
10 73 (1.10%) SSL
11 68 (1.03%) LDAP
12 64 (0.97%) MPLS
12 64 (0.97%) Wireless
13 59 (0.89%) HTTP
13 59 (0.89%) VoIP
14 57 (0.86%) Skype
15 55 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
16 48 (0.73%) BGP
17 44 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (6.04%) Big Data
2 348 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 281 (4.25%) Hadoop
4 275 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 187 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 156 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 154 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 110 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
9 88 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 86 (1.30%) RDBMS
11 80 (1.21%) HBase
12 79 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 78 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 74 (1.12%) Apache Hive
14 74 (1.12%) MySQL
15 56 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 52 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (0.68%) Data Lake
17 45 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
18 44 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 176 (2.66%) Jenkins
2 135 (2.04%) JIRA
3 127 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 57 (0.86%) Selenium
5 50 (0.76%) Subversion
6 48 (0.73%) Maven
7 35 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 33 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 32 (0.48%) ERwin
9 32 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 29 (0.44%) Cucumber
11 29 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
12 28 (0.42%) WebDriver
13 27 (0.41%) Axure RP
14 24 (0.36%) gulp
15 22 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 21 (0.32%) GitLab
17 18 (0.27%) Gradle
18 17 (0.26%) IntelliJ
General
1 1324 (20.00%) Finance
2 581 (8.78%) Banking
3 386 (5.83%) Retail
4 272 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 167 (2.52%) Marketing
6 116 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 98 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 94 (1.42%) Legal
9 74 (1.12%) Billing
10 70 (1.06%) Law
11 55 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 50 (0.76%) Back Office
13 48 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 46 (0.69%) Publishing
16 45 (0.68%) Electronics
17 42 (0.63%) Front Office
18 34 (0.51%) Local Government
19 29 (0.44%) Advertising
20 23 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (7.00%) Web Services
2 389 (5.88%) REST
3 340 (5.14%) .NET
4 233 (3.52%) Spring
5 232 (3.51%) HTML
6 226 (3.41%) SOAP
7 213 (3.22%) Middleware
8 189 (2.86%) XML
9 178 (2.69%) J2EE
10 169 (2.55%) JSON
11 166 (2.51%) CSS
12 150 (2.27%) RESTful
13 127 (1.92%) Node.js
14 124 (1.87%) Kafka
15 119 (1.80%) AngularJS
16 109 (1.65%) HTML5
17 94 (1.42%) Hibernate
18 86 (1.30%) Ajax
19 76 (1.15%) Java EE
20 74 (1.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 386 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 366 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 178 (2.69%) User Experience
5 154 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 151 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 140 (2.12%) Public Cloud
8 123 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 106 (1.60%) PKI
10 99 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 98 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 82 (1.24%) Reference Data
13 79 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 77 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 64 (0.97%) Data Structures
16 55 (0.83%) NHS
17 48 (0.73%) CMDB
18 46 (0.69%) Cloud Native
18 46 (0.69%) Fintech
19 45 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 565 (8.54%) Windows
2 432 (6.53%) Linux
3 238 (3.60%) Unix
4 166 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 88 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 74 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (1.10%) Solaris
8 65 (0.98%) Android
9 60 (0.91%) AIX
10 55 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 55 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 25 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.32%) HPUX
16 17 (0.26%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.24%) SUSE
18 12 (0.18%) zOS
19 8 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1433 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (12.27%) TOGAF
3 743 (11.23%) Migration
4 660 (9.97%) Enterprise Architecture
5 622 (9.40%) Data Modelling
6 543 (8.20%) SOA
7 531 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 493 (7.45%) DevOps
9 468 (7.07%) Data Architecture
10 407 (6.15%) Scrum
11 392 (5.92%) ITIL
12 384 (5.80%) Microservices
13 367 (5.54%) Analytics
14 356 (5.38%) Open Source
15 343 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
16 328 (4.96%) IT Strategy
17 327 (4.94%) Project Management
18 310 (4.68%) Mentoring
18 310 (4.68%) Technical Architecture
19 271 (4.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 855 (12.92%) Java
2 487 (7.36%) SQL
3 296 (4.47%) JavaScript
4 235 (3.55%) Python
5 200 (3.02%) C#
6 133 (2.01%) Ruby
7 112 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 109 (1.65%) Scala
9 80 (1.21%) C
10 70 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 65 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 52 (0.79%) Perl
13 51 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 47 (0.71%) PHP
15 43 (0.65%) C++
16 36 (0.54%) Apex Code
17 33 (0.50%) R
17 33 (0.50%) T-SQL
18 24 (0.36%) VB
19 21 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 707 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 532 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 306 (4.62%) Degree
4 168 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 104 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 91 (1.37%) MCSE
8 89 (1.34%) CISSP
9 87 (1.31%) CCIE
10 80 (1.21%) CCNP
11 76 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
12 54 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (0.71%) CCNA
14 44 (0.66%) CISM
15 42 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 39 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
17 38 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
18 35 (0.53%) AWS Certification
19 23 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
19 23 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (2.78%) QA
2 177 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 122 (1.84%) GDPR
4 111 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 98 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.88%) COBIT
7 46 (0.69%) SLA
8 43 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
9 32 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.44%) MiFID
11 28 (0.42%) HL7
12 22 (0.33%) PSD2
13 18 (0.27%) HIPAA
14 17 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
15 15 (0.23%) GCP
16 13 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 10 (0.15%) PMO
18 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 8 (0.12%) SEPA
20 7 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 386 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 217 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (3.23%) Docker
4 76 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 59 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.68%) HDFS
6 45 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (0.54%) VMware NSX
8 34 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (0.50%) vSphere
9 33 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 30 (0.45%) Apache Flume
11 27 (0.41%) XenApp
12 21 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.20%) vCloud
14 13 (0.20%) XenServer
15 11 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.14%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 185 (2.79%) Puppet
2 175 (2.64%) Ansible
3 133 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
4 129 (1.95%) SCCM
5 92 (1.39%) Kubernetes
6 81 (1.22%) Terraform
7 49 (0.74%) SCOM
8 21 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (0.30%) Kibana
9 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (0.30%) Packer
10 18 (0.27%) logstash
11 15 (0.23%) Netcool
11 15 (0.23%) QRadar
12 14 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.21%) Consul
12 14 (0.21%) FortiGate
12 14 (0.21%) Nagios
12 14 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 897 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 599 (9.05%) Oracle
3 443 (6.69%) SAP
4 345 (5.21%) VMware
5 343 (5.18%) Cisco
6 247 (3.73%) IBM
7 192 (2.90%) Citrix
8 148 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 147 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 114 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 100 (1.51%) HP
12 84 (1.27%) Google
13 82 (1.24%) Juniper
14 69 (1.04%) Adobe
14 69 (1.04%) Cloudera
15 68 (1.03%) MuleSoft
16 59 (0.89%) Tableau
17 57 (0.86%) Informatica
17 57 (0.86%) Splunk
18 56 (0.85%) CheckPoint