Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6564 9185 7811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.89% 8.34% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.27% 8.78% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4019 5964 4785
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £400
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 48 42
UK median hourly rate £55.41 £47.91 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.64% +19.78% -21.38%
10th Percentile £29.92 £21.94 £32.50
90th Percentile £67.40 £85.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.45 £47.91 £49.50
% change year-on-year +17.83% -3.21% +28.78%

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 90300 104595 106990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58526 68033 66178
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +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 2905 3129 4146
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 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% +11.76% +3.03%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 6174 £550 +4.76% 520
UK excluding London -10 3404 £525 +5.00% 243
London -8 2978 £575 +4.55% 292
South East -6 1137 £525 +5.00% 65
North of England -6 754 £525 +5.00% 67
Midlands -10 592 £525 +5.00% 45
North West -5 407 £525 +10.53% 33
East of England -6 359 £548 +11.17% 26
West Midlands -7 346 £522 +4.40% 22
South West -7 306 £525 -4.55% 22
Yorkshire -7 275 £545 +3.81% 32
East Midlands -16 193 £525 +6.06% 22
Scotland -17 167 £496 +4.47% 15
Wales +22 97 £498 -0.50% 3
North East -3 76 £480 -1.03% 2
Northern Ireland -43 9 £717 +68.71%

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 1364 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1267 (19.30%) Finance
3 873 (13.30%) Microsoft
4 860 (13.10%) Java
5 817 (12.45%) Security Cleared
6 781 (11.90%) TOGAF
7 776 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
8 755 (11.50%) Migration
9 748 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 706 (10.76%) Oracle
11 649 (9.89%) SC Cleared
12 636 (9.69%) Windows
13 585 (8.91%) Banking
14 574 (8.74%) Data Modelling
15 553 (8.42%) Enterprise Architecture
16 541 (8.24%) SOA
17 523 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 475 (7.24%) SQL
19 471 (7.18%) DevOps
20 455 (6.93%) Linux
21 436 (6.64%) Data Centre
22 428 (6.52%) SAP
23 425 (6.47%) Web Services
24 410 (6.25%) ITIL
25 408 (6.22%) Retail
26 397 (6.05%) Cisco
27 392 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
28 386 (5.88%) Data Architecture
29 384 (5.85%) Active Directory
30 379 (5.77%) 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
1 209 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 135 (2.06%) WebSphere
3 119 (1.81%) Confluence
4 118 (1.80%) CMS
4 118 (1.80%) JBoss
5 109 (1.66%) Apache
6 99 (1.51%) Skype for Business
7 96 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 90 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 84 (1.28%) Apache Spark
10 80 (1.22%) MS Exchange
11 78 (1.19%) Tomcat
12 72 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
13 61 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 55 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 55 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 52 (0.79%) IIS
16 51 (0.78%) SAS
17 40 (0.61%) nginx
18 39 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 92 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 42 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.20%) SPSS
7 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.061%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.061%) HipChat
11 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.030%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.030%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.030%) Snagit
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 94 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
4 22 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 20 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 16 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 16 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 16 (0.24%) SAP Retail
8 15 (0.23%) Pega PRPC
9 13 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.20%) SAP SD
9 13 (0.20%) Teamcenter
10 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 12 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 12 (0.18%) Temenos T24
11 11 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 776 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 748 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 377 (5.74%) Office 365
4 297 (4.52%) PaaS
5 204 (3.11%) IaaS
6 189 (2.88%) 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 37 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 37 (0.56%) OneDrive
12 35 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
13 32 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
13 32 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
14 29 (0.44%) Heroku
15 28 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
16 25 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
17 23 (0.35%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 321 (4.89%) Firewall
2 238 (3.63%) WAN
3 200 (3.05%) LAN
4 165 (2.51%) Internet
5 150 (2.29%) VPN
6 146 (2.22%) DNS
7 131 (2.00%) Network Security
8 93 (1.42%) SAN
9 87 (1.33%) Skype
10 83 (1.26%) TCP/IP
11 82 (1.25%) BGP
12 78 (1.19%) SSL
13 75 (1.14%) MPLS
14 72 (1.10%) LDAP
14 72 (1.10%) Wireless
15 67 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
16 66 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
17 56 (0.85%) HTTP
18 54 (0.82%) OSPF
19 51 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 344 (5.24%) Big Data
3 272 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
4 225 (3.43%) Hadoop
5 173 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 165 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 149 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 135 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
9 108 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 98 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 84 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 78 (1.19%) MySQL
13 73 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 61 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 54 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
16 52 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 50 (0.76%) DB2
18 47 (0.72%) Apache Hive
19 46 (0.70%) HBase
20 43 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 201 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 162 (2.47%) JIRA
3 141 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 57 (0.87%) Maven
5 47 (0.72%) Selenium
6 46 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 38 (0.58%) Subversion
8 37 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
9 36 (0.55%) ERwin
10 34 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (0.49%) Axure RP
12 27 (0.41%) JUnit
13 25 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
14 24 (0.37%) Visual Studio
15 23 (0.35%) gulp
16 21 (0.32%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.32%) Eclipse
17 20 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
17 20 (0.30%) ProC
General
1 1267 (19.30%) Finance
2 585 (8.91%) Banking
3 408 (6.22%) Retail
4 302 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 166 (2.53%) Marketing
6 134 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 102 (1.55%) Legal
8 94 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 93 (1.42%) Billing
10 75 (1.14%) Law
11 58 (0.88%) Back Office
12 54 (0.82%) Electronics
13 51 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.58%) Publishing
16 36 (0.55%) Advertising
17 34 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 31 (0.47%) Front Office
19 26 (0.40%) Military
20 23 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (6.47%) Web Services
2 356 (5.42%) .NET
3 299 (4.56%) REST
4 253 (3.85%) HTML
5 224 (3.41%) Spring
6 220 (3.35%) Middleware
7 209 (3.18%) SOAP
7 209 (3.18%) XML
8 184 (2.80%) J2EE
9 178 (2.71%) CSS
10 151 (2.30%) JSON
11 134 (2.04%) AngularJS
12 130 (1.98%) Node.js
13 121 (1.84%) HTML5
14 119 (1.81%) RESTful
15 106 (1.61%) Hibernate
16 86 (1.31%) JMS
17 80 (1.22%) CSS3
18 73 (1.11%) ASP.NET
19 70 (1.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 436 (6.64%) Data Centre
2 332 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (3.03%) User Experience
4 181 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 150 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 129 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 121 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 121 (1.84%) Public Cloud
8 101 (1.54%) PKI
9 97 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 90 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 80 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 79 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 70 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 61 (0.93%) Reference Data
15 56 (0.85%) NHS
16 52 (0.79%) Cloud Native
17 42 (0.64%) Replication
18 40 (0.61%) Mainframe
19 38 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 636 (9.69%) Windows
2 455 (6.93%) Linux
3 238 (3.63%) Unix
4 154 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 139 (2.12%) Windows Server
6 75 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (1.11%) AIX
8 71 (1.08%) Solaris
9 70 (1.07%) Android
10 60 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 38 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 31 (0.47%) CentOS
15 27 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.35%) HPUX
17 21 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.15%) zOS
20 7 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1364 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 781 (11.90%) TOGAF
3 755 (11.50%) Migration
4 574 (8.74%) Data Modelling
5 553 (8.42%) Enterprise Architecture
6 541 (8.24%) SOA
7 523 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 471 (7.18%) DevOps
9 410 (6.25%) ITIL
10 392 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
11 386 (5.88%) Data Architecture
12 368 (5.61%) Scrum
13 362 (5.51%) Microservices
14 358 (5.45%) Open Source
15 341 (5.20%) Analytics
16 307 (4.68%) E-Commerce
17 300 (4.57%) Technical Architecture
18 283 (4.31%) Project Management
19 277 (4.22%) CRM
20 273 (4.16%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 860 (13.10%) Java
2 475 (7.24%) SQL
3 283 (4.31%) JavaScript
4 247 (3.76%) Python
5 188 (2.86%) C#
6 151 (2.30%) Ruby
7 128 (1.95%) C
8 109 (1.66%) PowerShell
9 94 (1.43%) Scala
10 82 (1.25%) Perl
11 81 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 68 (1.04%) PHP
13 64 (0.98%) C++
14 61 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 52 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 35 (0.53%) Apex Code
16 35 (0.53%) R
17 27 (0.41%) Go
18 22 (0.34%) VB
19 20 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 817 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 649 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 345 (5.26%) Degree
4 162 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 92 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (1.34%) CCIE
8 80 (1.22%) CISSP
9 66 (1.01%) CCNP
10 56 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 53 (0.81%) MCSE
12 47 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (0.66%) CISM
13 43 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
14 34 (0.52%) CCNA
15 32 (0.49%) JNCIE
15 32 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 31 (0.47%) Master's Degree
17 26 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 26 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (2.35%) QA
2 143 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 105 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 84 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (1.05%) GDPR
6 47 (0.72%) 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%) HL7
11 14 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.20%) JSP 440
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
1 384 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 246 (3.75%) Docker
3 233 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (0.62%) XenApp
7 39 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 31 (0.47%) 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 20 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (0.27%) HDFS
14 17 (0.26%) Apache Flume
15 12 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.14%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 210 (3.20%) Puppet
2 204 (3.11%) Ansible
3 149 (2.27%) SCCM
4 128 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (1.48%) Terraform
6 88 (1.34%) Kubernetes
7 53 (0.81%) SCOM
8 37 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (0.38%) FortiGate
9 25 (0.38%) Kibana
10 24 (0.37%) logstash
11 21 (0.32%) vRealize
12 18 (0.27%) AppDNA
13 16 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 16 (0.24%) Nagios
13 16 (0.24%) Netcool
13 16 (0.24%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 873 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 706 (10.76%) Oracle
3 428 (6.52%) SAP
4 397 (6.05%) Cisco
5 379 (5.77%) VMware
6 204 (3.11%) Citrix
7 202 (3.08%) IBM
8 167 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 139 (2.12%) ServiceNow
10 136 (2.07%) Red Hat
11 121 (1.84%) HP
12 96 (1.46%) Pega
13 84 (1.28%) Adobe
14 81 (1.23%) Google
15 79 (1.20%) Juniper
16 77 (1.17%) Informatica
17 68 (1.04%) CheckPoint
18 67 (1.02%) hybris
19 64 (0.98%) F5
20 62 (0.94%) Splunk
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