Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6578 8727 7713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.62% 8.19% 6.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 8.64% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4125 5666 4880
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.74% +0.20%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £713 £694 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 42
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +9.76% -8.89%
10th Percentile £31.50 £15.25 £30.32
90th Percentile £66.80 £80.45 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +27.78% +3.45% +1.69%

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 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -9 6179 £550 +4.76% 602
UK excluding London -5 3578 £525 +5.00% 315
London -16 2851 £575 +4.55% 303
South East 0 1250 £525 +2.44% 87
North of England 0 800 £525 +4.48% 92
Midlands -12 602 £525 +0.96% 61
North West -1 455 £530 +4.54% 49
East of England +1 355 £535 +7.00% 26
West Midlands -11 323 £525 +5.00% 45
Yorkshire -2 282 £525 +0.05% 35
South West -10 282 £525 -4.55% 30
East Midlands -9 250 £525 -4.55% 13
Scotland -11 198 £520 +9.47% 11
Wales 0 101 £525 +2.44% 7
North East -7 69 £506 +12.33% 8
Northern Ireland -64 2 - - 1

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 1412 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1311 (19.93%) Finance
3 888 (13.50%) Microsoft
4 832 (12.65%) Java
5 812 (12.34%) TOGAF
6 793 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 749 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
8 741 (11.26%) Migration
9 716 (10.88%) Security Cleared
10 657 (9.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 625 (9.50%) Data Modelling
12 595 (9.05%) Oracle
13 580 (8.82%) Banking
14 562 (8.54%) Windows
15 547 (8.32%) SOA
16 544 (8.27%) SC Cleared
17 528 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 475 (7.22%) DevOps
19 473 (7.19%) SQL
20 472 (7.18%) Data Architecture
21 450 (6.84%) Web Services
22 438 (6.66%) SAP
23 433 (6.58%) Linux
24 412 (6.26%) Scrum
25 399 (6.07%) Retail
26 396 (6.02%) Data Centre
27 390 (5.93%) ITIL
27 390 (5.93%) Big Data
28 387 (5.88%) Microservices
29 386 (5.87%) REST

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
1 168 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 134 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 100 (1.52%) Confluence
4 99 (1.51%) JBoss
5 98 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 78 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 76 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 71 (1.08%) CMS
9 63 (0.96%) OpenStack
10 59 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 55 (0.84%) Skype for Business
12 53 (0.81%) Apache
12 53 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 51 (0.78%) IIS
14 48 (0.73%) WebLogic
15 45 (0.68%) SAS
16 36 (0.55%) Apache Solr
17 35 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 35 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
18 34 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 72 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 67 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.20%) SPSS
7 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.061%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.046%) 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%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 86 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.26%) Teamcenter
6 16 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.23%) Magento
7 15 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
7 15 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 15 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.23%) SAP Retail
8 14 (0.21%) Maximo
8 14 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
8 14 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 13 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 12 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 11 (0.17%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 793 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 749 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
3 316 (4.80%) PaaS
4 287 (4.36%) Office 365
5 254 (3.86%) IaaS
6 244 (3.71%) SaaS
7 103 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 54 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 53 (0.81%) OpenShift
11 41 (0.62%) GitHub
12 39 (0.59%) Heroku
13 34 (0.52%) Serverless
14 33 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
15 28 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 28 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
16 26 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
17 25 (0.38%) OneDrive
18 23 (0.35%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 306 (4.65%) Firewall
2 241 (3.66%) WAN
3 209 (3.18%) LAN
4 149 (2.27%) Internet
5 134 (2.04%) DNS
6 131 (1.99%) VPN
7 120 (1.82%) Network Security
8 109 (1.66%) SAN
9 97 (1.47%) TCP/IP
10 70 (1.06%) SSL
11 68 (1.03%) LDAP
12 65 (0.99%) Wireless
13 60 (0.91%) HTTP
13 60 (0.91%) MPLS
14 58 (0.88%) VoIP
15 56 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
16 52 (0.79%) Skype
17 45 (0.68%) BGP
18 42 (0.64%) NAS
19 40 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (5.93%) Big Data
2 345 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 277 (4.21%) Hadoop
4 273 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 184 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 155 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 152 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 111 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 89 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 86 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 82 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (1.20%) HBase
13 76 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 74 (1.12%) MySQL
15 73 (1.11%) Apache Hive
16 55 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
17 50 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 45 (0.68%) Data Lake
18 45 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
19 44 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 179 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 138 (2.10%) JIRA
3 125 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 54 (0.82%) Selenium
5 48 (0.73%) Maven
6 46 (0.70%) Subversion
7 34 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 34 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 33 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (0.46%) ERwin
9 30 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 30 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
10 29 (0.44%) WebDriver
11 28 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 26 (0.40%) Axure RP
13 24 (0.36%) gulp
14 22 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
15 21 (0.32%) GitLab
16 18 (0.27%) Gradle
17 17 (0.26%) IntelliJ
General
1 1311 (19.93%) Finance
2 580 (8.82%) Banking
3 399 (6.07%) Retail
4 270 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 168 (2.55%) Marketing
6 113 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 96 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 96 (1.46%) Legal
8 70 (1.06%) Billing
9 69 (1.05%) Law
10 51 (0.78%) Back Office
11 49 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 47 (0.71%) Electronics
13 46 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 44 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
14 44 (0.67%) Publishing
15 42 (0.64%) Front Office
16 33 (0.50%) Local Government
17 29 (0.44%) Advertising
18 23 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (6.84%) Web Services
2 386 (5.87%) REST
3 343 (5.21%) .NET
4 233 (3.54%) Spring
5 230 (3.50%) HTML
6 224 (3.41%) SOAP
7 217 (3.30%) Middleware
8 185 (2.81%) XML
9 178 (2.71%) J2EE
10 165 (2.51%) CSS
10 165 (2.51%) JSON
11 138 (2.10%) RESTful
12 129 (1.96%) Node.js
13 122 (1.85%) Kafka
14 121 (1.84%) AngularJS
15 109 (1.66%) HTML5
16 96 (1.46%) Hibernate
17 83 (1.26%) Ajax
18 78 (1.19%) ASP.NET
19 74 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 396 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 362 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 180 (2.74%) User Experience
5 156 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 146 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 141 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 125 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 105 (1.60%) PKI
10 100 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 96 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 82 (1.25%) Reference Data
13 78 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 76 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 65 (0.99%) Data Structures
16 59 (0.90%) NHS
17 49 (0.74%) CMDB
18 46 (0.70%) Cloud Native
19 45 (0.68%) Clustering
20 42 (0.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 562 (8.54%) Windows
2 433 (6.58%) Linux
3 233 (3.54%) Unix
4 167 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 90 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 76 (1.16%) Solaris
7 73 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (0.99%) Android
9 61 (0.93%) AIX
10 55 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 55 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 22 (0.33%) HPUX
14 22 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 16 (0.24%) SUSE
17 12 (0.18%) CentOS
17 12 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1412 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (12.34%) TOGAF
3 741 (11.26%) Migration
4 657 (9.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 625 (9.50%) Data Modelling
6 547 (8.32%) SOA
7 528 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 475 (7.22%) DevOps
9 472 (7.18%) Data Architecture
10 412 (6.26%) Scrum
11 390 (5.93%) ITIL
12 387 (5.88%) Microservices
13 364 (5.53%) Analytics
14 343 (5.21%) Open Source
15 341 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
16 333 (5.06%) Project Management
17 318 (4.83%) IT Strategy
18 312 (4.74%) Technical Architecture
19 303 (4.61%) Mentoring
20 272 (4.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 832 (12.65%) Java
2 473 (7.19%) SQL
3 294 (4.47%) JavaScript
4 227 (3.45%) Python
5 202 (3.07%) C#
6 129 (1.96%) Ruby
7 111 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 107 (1.63%) Scala
9 83 (1.26%) C
10 69 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 66 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 51 (0.78%) Perl
13 50 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 46 (0.70%) PHP
15 43 (0.65%) C++
16 38 (0.58%) Apex Code
17 32 (0.49%) R
17 32 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 25 (0.38%) VB
19 21 (0.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 716 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 544 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 306 (4.65%) Degree
4 166 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 105 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 92 (1.40%) MCSE
8 85 (1.29%) CISSP
9 84 (1.28%) CCIE
10 78 (1.19%) CCNP
11 74 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 55 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 49 (0.74%) CCNA
14 42 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 40 (0.61%) CISM
16 38 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
17 36 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
18 32 (0.49%) AWS Certification
19 23 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
19 23 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (2.83%) QA
2 179 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 120 (1.82%) GDPR
4 110 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 98 (1.49%) PCI DSS
6 57 (0.87%) COBIT
7 46 (0.70%) SLA
8 42 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
9 30 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 28 (0.43%) MiFID
11 26 (0.40%) HL7
12 23 (0.35%) PSD2
13 16 (0.24%) HIPAA
14 15 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
15 14 (0.21%) 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%) EMIR
System Software
1 382 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 217 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (3.25%) Docker
4 76 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.68%) HDFS
6 45 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (0.55%) VMware NSX
8 34 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 34 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 32 (0.49%) vSphere
10 30 (0.46%) Apache Flume
11 27 (0.41%) XenApp
12 21 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.20%) XenServer
15 12 (0.18%) vCloud
16 11 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.14%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 188 (2.86%) Puppet
2 178 (2.71%) Ansible
3 132 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 132 (2.01%) SCCM
4 92 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 84 (1.28%) Terraform
6 50 (0.76%) SCOM
7 21 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.30%) Kibana
8 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 19 (0.29%) Packer
9 19 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 18 (0.27%) logstash
11 16 (0.24%) Nagios
12 15 (0.23%) Netcool
12 15 (0.23%) QRadar
13 14 (0.21%) AirWatch
13 14 (0.21%) Consul
13 14 (0.21%) FortiGate
13 14 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 888 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 595 (9.05%) Oracle
3 438 (6.66%) SAP
4 343 (5.21%) Cisco
4 343 (5.21%) VMware
5 248 (3.77%) IBM
6 192 (2.92%) Citrix
7 148 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
7 148 (2.25%) ServiceNow
8 113 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 101 (1.54%) HP
10 81 (1.23%) Google
11 80 (1.22%) Juniper
12 70 (1.06%) Adobe
13 68 (1.03%) Cloudera
13 68 (1.03%) MuleSoft
14 58 (0.88%) Tableau
15 57 (0.87%) Splunk
16 56 (0.85%) Pega
17 54 (0.82%) Sitecore