Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6578 9213 7871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.92% 8.37% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.30% 8.81% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 5970 4877
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £399
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 43
UK median hourly rate £55.41 £47.91 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.64% +19.78% -30.43%
10th Percentile £29.92 £20.57 £32.50
90th Percentile £67.40 £85.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.45 £47.71 £49.00
% change year-on-year +18.34% -2.64% +27.48%

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 90163 104539 107877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58468 68039 66795
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2893 3098 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.26%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -8 6202 £550 +4.76% 499
UK excluding London -8 3418 £525 +5.00% 250
London -7 2989 £575 +4.55% 266
South East -6 1145 £525 +5.00% 65
North of England -4 762 £525 +5.00% 78
Midlands -9 603 £525 +5.00% 42
North West -4 408 £525 +10.53% 37
East of England -4 357 £548 +10.33% 22
West Midlands -7 350 £523 +4.50% 24
South West -7 301 £525 -4.55% 19
Yorkshire -8 279 £545 +3.81% 37
East Midlands -16 199 £525 +5.00% 18
Scotland -17 167 £500 +5.26% 19
Wales +15 91 £500 - 4
North East -2 76 £480 -1.03% 4
Northern Ireland -45 9 £717 +68.71%

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1367 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1276 (19.40%) Finance
3 880 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 857 (13.03%) Java
5 821 (12.48%) Security Cleared
6 785 (11.93%) TOGAF
7 775 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
8 762 (11.58%) Migration
9 753 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 708 (10.76%) Oracle
11 656 (9.97%) SC Cleared
12 642 (9.76%) Windows
13 591 (8.98%) Banking
14 578 (8.79%) Data Modelling
15 556 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
16 534 (8.12%) SOA
17 523 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 478 (7.27%) DevOps
19 477 (7.25%) SQL
20 456 (6.93%) Linux
21 439 (6.67%) Data Centre
22 425 (6.46%) SAP
23 419 (6.37%) Web Services
24 410 (6.23%) ITIL
25 408 (6.20%) Retail
26 401 (6.10%) Cisco
27 391 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
28 390 (5.93%) Data Architecture
29 388 (5.90%) Active Directory
30 386 (5.87%) VMware

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
1 208 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 134 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 117 (1.78%) Confluence
4 116 (1.76%) CMS
4 116 (1.76%) JBoss
5 109 (1.66%) Apache
6 98 (1.49%) Skype for Business
7 93 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 90 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 81 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 80 (1.22%) MS Exchange
10 80 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 71 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
12 61 (0.93%) OpenStack
13 54 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 54 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
13 54 (0.82%) IIS
14 51 (0.78%) SAS
15 40 (0.61%) nginx
16 38 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 93 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 43 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.20%) SPSS
7 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.061%) HipChat
10 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.030%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.030%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.030%) Snagit
11 1 (0.015%) CATIA
11 1 (0.015%) InVision
11 1 (0.015%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 94 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.35%) SAP HR
3 23 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
4 20 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 18 (0.27%) SAP Retail
6 16 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 16 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 15 (0.23%) Magento
7 15 (0.23%) Pega PRPC
8 14 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.21%) Teamcenter
9 13 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.20%) SAP SD
10 12 (0.18%) Maximo
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 12 (0.18%) Temenos T24
11 11 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 775 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
2 753 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 382 (5.81%) Office 365
4 301 (4.58%) PaaS
5 205 (3.12%) IaaS
6 190 (2.89%) SaaS
7 90 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (0.94%) OpenShift
9 51 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 42 (0.64%) GitHub
11 38 (0.58%) OneDrive
12 36 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 35 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 32 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
14 32 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
15 29 (0.44%) Heroku
16 28 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
17 25 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
18 23 (0.35%) Amazon S3
19 22 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 322 (4.90%) Firewall
2 238 (3.62%) WAN
3 200 (3.04%) LAN
4 162 (2.46%) Internet
5 148 (2.25%) VPN
6 145 (2.20%) DNS
7 132 (2.01%) Network Security
8 95 (1.44%) SAN
9 86 (1.31%) Skype
10 83 (1.26%) TCP/IP
11 82 (1.25%) BGP
12 77 (1.17%) SSL
13 74 (1.12%) MPLS
14 73 (1.11%) Wireless
15 70 (1.06%) LDAP
16 67 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
16 67 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
17 56 (0.85%) HTTP
18 54 (0.82%) OSPF
19 50 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 339 (5.15%) Big Data
3 275 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
4 223 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 167 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 162 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 147 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 135 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
9 107 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 96 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 87 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 78 (1.19%) MySQL
13 68 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 60 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 55 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 51 (0.78%) DB2
17 50 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (0.71%) Apache Hive
19 45 (0.68%) HBase
20 43 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 202 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 166 (2.52%) JIRA
3 143 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 54 (0.82%) Maven
5 47 (0.71%) Selenium
6 44 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 41 (0.62%) Subversion
8 37 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
9 36 (0.55%) ERwin
10 35 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (0.49%) Axure RP
12 26 (0.40%) JUnit
13 25 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
13 25 (0.38%) Visual Studio
14 23 (0.35%) gulp
15 21 (0.32%) Cucumber
16 20 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (0.30%) Eclipse
16 20 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
16 20 (0.30%) ProC
General
1 1276 (19.40%) Finance
2 591 (8.98%) Banking
3 408 (6.20%) Retail
4 301 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 173 (2.63%) Marketing
6 136 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 104 (1.58%) Legal
8 99 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 94 (1.43%) Billing
10 78 (1.19%) Law
11 64 (0.97%) Back Office
12 55 (0.84%) Electronics
13 52 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 48 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.58%) Publishing
16 33 (0.50%) Advertising
16 33 (0.50%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.49%) Front Office
18 26 (0.40%) Military
19 23 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (6.37%) Web Services
2 350 (5.32%) .NET
3 300 (4.56%) REST
4 252 (3.83%) HTML
5 224 (3.41%) Middleware
6 220 (3.34%) Spring
7 210 (3.19%) XML
8 207 (3.15%) SOAP
9 189 (2.87%) J2EE
10 182 (2.77%) CSS
11 149 (2.27%) JSON
12 131 (1.99%) Node.js
13 130 (1.98%) AngularJS
14 119 (1.81%) HTML5
15 118 (1.79%) RESTful
16 101 (1.54%) Hibernate
17 84 (1.28%) JMS
18 80 (1.22%) CSS3
19 75 (1.14%) Ajax
20 73 (1.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 439 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 335 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (2.98%) User Experience
4 179 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 150 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 125 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 123 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 122 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 100 (1.52%) PKI
10 97 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 90 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 80 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 79 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
14 70 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 61 (0.93%) Reference Data
16 53 (0.81%) NHS
17 51 (0.78%) Cloud Native
18 44 (0.67%) Replication
19 40 (0.61%) Mainframe
20 39 (0.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 642 (9.76%) Windows
2 456 (6.93%) Linux
3 243 (3.69%) Unix
4 156 (2.37%) Windows 10
5 139 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 75 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (1.12%) AIX
8 71 (1.08%) Android
8 71 (1.08%) Solaris
9 59 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 41 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 31 (0.47%) CentOS
14 27 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (0.35%) HPUX
16 21 (0.32%) Windows Vista
17 20 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.15%) zOS
19 9 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1367 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (11.93%) TOGAF
3 762 (11.58%) Migration
4 578 (8.79%) Data Modelling
5 556 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 534 (8.12%) SOA
7 523 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 478 (7.27%) DevOps
9 410 (6.23%) ITIL
10 391 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
11 390 (5.93%) Data Architecture
12 368 (5.59%) Scrum
13 365 (5.55%) Microservices
14 363 (5.52%) Open Source
15 347 (5.28%) Analytics
16 307 (4.67%) E-Commerce
17 298 (4.53%) Technical Architecture
18 283 (4.30%) Project Management
19 279 (4.24%) CRM
20 274 (4.17%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 857 (13.03%) Java
2 477 (7.25%) SQL
3 286 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 246 (3.74%) Python
5 189 (2.87%) C#
6 149 (2.27%) Ruby
7 128 (1.95%) C
8 109 (1.66%) PowerShell
9 95 (1.44%) Scala
10 84 (1.28%) Perl
11 80 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 70 (1.06%) PHP
13 65 (0.99%) C++
14 62 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 54 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 35 (0.53%) Apex Code
17 32 (0.49%) R
18 26 (0.40%) Go
19 23 (0.35%) T-SQL
20 22 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 821 (12.48%) Security Cleared
2 656 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 349 (5.31%) Degree
4 162 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 96 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 90 (1.37%) CCIE
8 75 (1.14%) CISSP
9 65 (0.99%) CCNP
10 59 (0.90%) MCSE
11 57 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 48 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 43 (0.65%) CISM
15 35 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (0.50%) CCNA
17 32 (0.49%) JNCIE
18 29 (0.44%) Master's Degree
19 26 (0.40%) AWS Certification
19 26 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (2.37%) QA
2 147 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 104 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 81 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (1.08%) GDPR
6 47 (0.71%) SLA
7 44 (0.67%) COBIT
8 41 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
9 27 (0.41%) MiFID
9 27 (0.41%) SEPA
10 18 (0.27%) GPG13
11 14 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.18%) JSP 440
13 10 (0.15%) HL7
13 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.14%) FedRAMP
15 8 (0.12%) GxP
15 8 (0.12%) ISO 20022
16 7 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 388 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 245 (3.72%) Docker
3 237 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 60 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (0.62%) XenApp
7 39 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 35 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (0.41%) vSphere
11 25 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (0.38%) vCloud
12 22 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (0.27%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.27%) HDFS
14 12 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.17%) BitLocker
16 10 (0.15%) OpenIDM
17 9 (0.14%) DFS Replication
17 9 (0.14%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 213 (3.24%) Puppet
2 204 (3.10%) Ansible
3 152 (2.31%) SCCM
4 128 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (1.47%) Terraform
6 88 (1.34%) Kubernetes
7 54 (0.82%) SCOM
8 37 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (0.38%) FortiGate
9 25 (0.38%) Kibana
10 24 (0.36%) logstash
11 21 (0.32%) vRealize
12 18 (0.27%) AppDNA
12 18 (0.27%) Nagios
13 17 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (0.26%) ZABBIX
14 16 (0.24%) Netcool
15 15 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 12 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 880 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 708 (10.76%) Oracle
3 425 (6.46%) SAP
4 401 (6.10%) Cisco
5 386 (5.87%) VMware
6 210 (3.19%) Citrix
7 201 (3.06%) IBM
8 168 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 141 (2.14%) ServiceNow
10 134 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 122 (1.85%) HP
12 97 (1.47%) Pega
13 83 (1.26%) Adobe
14 81 (1.23%) Google
15 80 (1.22%) Juniper
16 77 (1.17%) Informatica
17 68 (1.03%) CheckPoint
18 67 (1.02%) hybris
19 65 (0.99%) F5
20 60 (0.91%) Splunk
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 6 Months initially
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable Daily Rate. 3 month contract with possible exte
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £545 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £766 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £850 - £900 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Analytix
Rate: From £470 to £550 per day Up to £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Movement8
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago