Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Architect
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6866 8621 7837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.65% 8.18% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.02% 8.63% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4296 5598 5018
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.74% +0.20%
10th Percentile £418 £413 £400
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 41
UK median hourly rate £49.15 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30.50 £15.25 £30.19
90th Percentile £60.00 £84.50 £80.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.15 £45.00 £45.98
% change year-on-year +9.22% -2.12% +10.58%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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 +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 17 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 22 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 -10 6462 £550 +2.33% 559
UK excluding London -3 3810 £525 +2.94% 320
London -16 2905 £575 +4.55% 251
South East -2 1306 £538 +4.88% 93
North of England +3 848 £525 - 99
Midlands -7 671 £525 - 53
North West +2 466 £550 +4.76% 48
East of England +2 368 £538 +7.50% 35
West Midlands -13 329 £525 +5.00% 37
South West -2 323 £528 +0.48% 24
East Midlands +3 312 £528 -4.09% 15
Yorkshire -1 310 £525 - 39
Scotland -13 211 £500 +5.26% 13
Wales +7 94 £500 -2.44% 2
North East +1 79 £524 +17.04% 12
Northern Ireland -62 2 - - 4
Channel Islands +2 1 - -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1542 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1307 (19.04%) Finance
3 922 (13.43%) Java
4 911 (13.27%) Microsoft
5 844 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 819 (11.93%) TOGAF
7 799 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
8 764 (11.13%) Migration
9 727 (10.59%) Security Cleared
10 699 (10.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 656 (9.55%) Data Modelling
12 624 (9.09%) Oracle
13 578 (8.42%) Windows
14 556 (8.10%) SQL
15 550 (8.01%) Banking
16 545 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 543 (7.91%) SOA
18 527 (7.68%) SC Cleared
19 522 (7.60%) DevOps
20 499 (7.27%) Data Architecture
21 480 (6.99%) Web Services
22 460 (6.70%) Linux
23 459 (6.69%) SAP
24 414 (6.03%) Scrum
25 408 (5.94%) ITIL
26 406 (5.91%) Microservices
27 405 (5.90%) Retail
28 400 (5.83%) Big Data
29 394 (5.74%) Active Directory
30 388 (5.65%) Analytics

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
1 176 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 155 (2.26%) Apache Spark
3 107 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 101 (1.47%) JBoss
5 85 (1.24%) Confluence
6 81 (1.18%) CMS
7 75 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 70 (1.02%) MS Exchange
9 62 (0.90%) OpenStack
10 59 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 55 (0.80%) Skype for Business
12 52 (0.76%) SAS
13 47 (0.68%) IIS
13 47 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 45 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 43 (0.63%) Apache
16 39 (0.57%) Apache Solr
16 39 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
17 36 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 32 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 81 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 74 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.19%) SPSS
7 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.073%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.058%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.029%) HipChat
11 2 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 105 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.31%) Magento
3 21 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 20 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 19 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 19 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 18 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 16 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 16 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 16 (0.23%) SAP Retail
8 15 (0.22%) Maximo
8 15 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (0.19%) SAP MDG
10 12 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
10 12 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.16%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 844 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 799 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
3 349 (5.08%) PaaS
4 293 (4.27%) Office 365
5 288 (4.19%) SaaS
6 279 (4.06%) IaaS
7 129 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 69 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 41 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 39 (0.57%) GitHub
12 37 (0.54%) Heroku
13 33 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (0.48%) Serverless
14 32 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 32 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
15 31 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 28 (0.41%) iPaaS
17 25 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 21 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 316 (4.60%) Firewall
2 252 (3.67%) WAN
3 226 (3.29%) LAN
4 148 (2.16%) Internet
5 143 (2.08%) DNS
6 123 (1.79%) VPN
7 118 (1.72%) Network Security
8 101 (1.47%) SAN
9 99 (1.44%) TCP/IP
10 80 (1.17%) SSL
11 74 (1.08%) HTTP
12 67 (0.98%) LDAP
13 64 (0.93%) Wireless
14 59 (0.86%) MPLS
15 57 (0.83%) Skype
16 54 (0.79%) VoIP
17 53 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (0.67%) NetScaler
19 43 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
20 41 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (5.83%) Big Data
2 376 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 294 (4.28%) Hadoop
4 279 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
5 180 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 178 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 168 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 109 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
9 101 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 90 (1.31%) HBase
11 88 (1.28%) Apache Hive
12 87 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 83 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 78 (1.14%) MySQL
15 73 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
16 53 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 53 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 52 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
18 51 (0.74%) Data Lake
19 47 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 174 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 137 (2.00%) JIRA
3 121 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 55 (0.80%) Subversion
5 51 (0.74%) Maven
6 47 (0.68%) ERwin
7 46 (0.67%) Selenium
7 46 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 33 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 27 (0.39%) Axure RP
11 26 (0.38%) Cucumber
11 26 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
12 24 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (0.35%) WebDriver
13 22 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
14 20 (0.29%) Gradle
15 18 (0.26%) Ant
15 18 (0.26%) IntelliJ
16 16 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 1307 (19.04%) Finance
2 550 (8.01%) Banking
3 405 (5.90%) Retail
4 256 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 197 (2.87%) Marketing
6 126 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 103 (1.50%) Legal
8 93 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 71 (1.03%) Law
10 63 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 62 (0.90%) Billing
12 50 (0.73%) Publishing
13 46 (0.67%) Back Office
14 43 (0.63%) Electronics
14 43 (0.63%) Front Office
15 41 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
16 39 (0.57%) Advertising
17 34 (0.50%) Local Government
18 31 (0.45%) Financial Institution
19 28 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (6.99%) Web Services
2 386 (5.62%) REST
3 375 (5.46%) .NET
4 233 (3.39%) SOAP
5 224 (3.26%) HTML
6 209 (3.04%) Spring
7 207 (3.01%) Middleware
8 201 (2.93%) XML
9 177 (2.58%) J2EE
10 168 (2.45%) RESTful
11 166 (2.42%) JSON
12 163 (2.37%) CSS
13 150 (2.18%) Kafka
14 140 (2.04%) Node.js
15 108 (1.57%) AngularJS
16 93 (1.35%) HTML5
17 85 (1.24%) Ajax
18 80 (1.17%) Hibernate
19 75 (1.09%) Java EE
20 68 (0.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 372 (5.42%) Data Centre
2 364 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 181 (2.64%) User Experience
5 150 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 150 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
6 144 (2.10%) Public Cloud
7 125 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 106 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 101 (1.47%) PKI
10 97 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 94 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 88 (1.28%) Reference Data
13 65 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 64 (0.93%) Private Cloud
15 61 (0.89%) NHS
16 51 (0.74%) Fintech
17 46 (0.67%) Taxonomies
18 45 (0.66%) CMDB
19 44 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 578 (8.42%) Windows
2 460 (6.70%) Linux
3 242 (3.52%) Unix
4 166 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 81 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 69 (1.00%) Solaris
7 68 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (0.98%) Android
9 65 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 60 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 53 (0.77%) AIX
12 51 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (0.51%) Windows 7
15 25 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.26%) HPUX
17 16 (0.23%) SUSE
18 13 (0.19%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.16%) Windows 8
20 9 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1542 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 819 (11.93%) TOGAF
3 764 (11.13%) Migration
4 699 (10.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 656 (9.55%) Data Modelling
6 545 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 543 (7.91%) SOA
8 522 (7.60%) DevOps
9 499 (7.27%) Data Architecture
10 414 (6.03%) Scrum
11 408 (5.94%) ITIL
12 406 (5.91%) Microservices
13 388 (5.65%) Analytics
14 372 (5.42%) Open Source
15 354 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
16 352 (5.13%) IT Strategy
17 344 (5.01%) Mentoring
18 330 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
19 319 (4.65%) Project Management
20 300 (4.37%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 922 (13.43%) Java
2 556 (8.10%) SQL
3 307 (4.47%) JavaScript
4 249 (3.63%) Python
5 218 (3.18%) C#
6 123 (1.79%) Ruby
7 110 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 110 (1.60%) Scala
8 82 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 79 (1.15%) C
10 64 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 56 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 55 (0.80%) PHP
13 49 (0.71%) Perl
14 47 (0.68%) C++
15 45 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 42 (0.61%) Apex Code
17 37 (0.54%) R
18 24 (0.35%) VB
19 21 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 727 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 527 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 306 (4.46%) Degree
4 153 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 116 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 92 (1.34%) CISSP
7 92 (1.34%) MCSE
8 83 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 81 (1.18%) CCIE
10 68 (0.99%) CCNP
11 58 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 45 (0.66%) CCNA
13 38 (0.55%) CISM
13 38 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 38 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 36 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
15 35 (0.51%) AWS Certification
16 22 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (3.12%) QA
2 183 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 137 (2.00%) GDPR
4 128 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 88 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.84%) COBIT
7 52 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
8 39 (0.57%) SLA
9 32 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 31 (0.45%) HL7
11 28 (0.41%) MiFID
12 20 (0.29%) HIPAA
13 18 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
14 17 (0.25%) GCP
14 17 (0.25%) PSD2
15 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.10%) GMP
17 7 (0.10%) PMO
17 7 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 394 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 215 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 211 (3.07%) Docker
4 93 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 65 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 53 (0.77%) HDFS
7 48 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (0.54%) Apache Flume
10 35 (0.51%) vSphere
11 34 (0.50%) XenApp
11 34 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.42%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 16 (0.23%) XenServer
15 14 (0.20%) vCloud
16 11 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.15%) OpenAM
18 9 (0.13%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 167 (2.43%) Ansible
2 158 (2.30%) Puppet
3 114 (1.66%) SCCM
4 101 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 80 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 76 (1.11%) Terraform
7 50 (0.73%) SCOM
8 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (0.29%) Oozie
8 20 (0.29%) Packer
9 18 (0.26%) Kibana
10 16 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 16 (0.23%) logstash
10 16 (0.23%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.22%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.22%) QRadar
12 14 (0.20%) Consul
13 13 (0.19%) Mesos
13 13 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 911 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 624 (9.09%) Oracle
3 459 (6.69%) SAP
4 347 (5.05%) VMware
5 341 (4.97%) Cisco
6 246 (3.58%) IBM
7 203 (2.96%) Citrix
8 162 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
9 137 (2.00%) ServiceNow
10 104 (1.51%) HP
11 100 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 99 (1.44%) Google
13 92 (1.34%) Juniper
14 74 (1.08%) Cloudera
15 72 (1.05%) MuleSoft
16 65 (0.95%) Adobe
17 62 (0.90%) CheckPoint
18 61 (0.89%) Tableau
19 60 (0.87%) Informatica
20 58 (0.84%) Splunk