Period
to 17 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6481 9042 7708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.77% 8.31% 6.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 8.76% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3948 5854 4799
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £400
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 35
UK median hourly rate £56.45 £47.91 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.83% +19.78% -9.32%
10th Percentile £29.92 £17.70 £32.50
90th Percentile £65.23 £85.00 £63.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.91 £49.50
% change year-on-year +20.02% -3.21% +25.20%

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 90773 103276 106884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.87% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58967 67332 66613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2795 3117 4112
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.98% +5.46%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.11 £46.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.64% +2.91%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 6136 £550 +4.76% 441
UK excluding London -7 3383 £525 +5.00% 221
London -10 2937 £575 +4.55% 228
South East -5 1155 £525 +5.00% 67
North of England -4 802 £525 +5.00% 71
Midlands -11 576 £525 +5.00% 26
North West -5 438 £525 +10.53% 40
East of England -8 325 £538 +7.50% 23
West Midlands -7 324 £525 +5.00% 13
Yorkshire -6 300 £544 +3.62% 26
South West -8 294 £525 -4.55% 22
East Midlands -18 197 £525 - 11
Scotland -19 162 £500 +5.26% 6
Wales +10 77 £525 +5.00% 4
North East -1 68 £530 +11.70% 5
Northern Ireland -48 8 £717 +68.71% 2

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1345 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1284 (19.81%) Finance
3 849 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 819 (12.64%) Java
5 798 (12.31%) Security Cleared
6 783 (12.08%) Migration
7 769 (11.87%) TOGAF
8 764 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
9 745 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 655 (10.11%) Oracle
11 638 (9.84%) SC Cleared
12 614 (9.47%) Windows
13 607 (9.37%) Banking
14 575 (8.87%) Enterprise Architecture
15 568 (8.76%) Data Modelling
16 535 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 521 (8.04%) SOA
18 475 (7.33%) DevOps
19 462 (7.13%) SQL
20 438 (6.76%) Retail
21 436 (6.73%) Linux
22 434 (6.70%) Data Centre
23 433 (6.68%) SAP
24 404 (6.23%) Data Architecture
25 396 (6.11%) Web Services
26 392 (6.05%) Cisco
26 392 (6.05%) Microservices
27 387 (5.97%) ITIL
28 385 (5.94%) Active Directory
29 381 (5.88%) 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
1 187 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 132 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 126 (1.94%) Confluence
4 119 (1.84%) JBoss
5 102 (1.57%) CMS
6 94 (1.45%) Apache Spark
7 90 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 83 (1.28%) Apache
9 72 (1.11%) MS Exchange
9 72 (1.11%) Skype for Business
10 69 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 69 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 59 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 59 (0.91%) OpenStack
12 55 (0.85%) IIS
13 52 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 44 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 43 (0.66%) SAS
16 39 (0.60%) Mule
17 30 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 87 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 43 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.17%) SPSS
7 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.062%) HipChat
10 3 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.031%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.031%) Snagit
12 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.015%) GIMP
12 1 (0.015%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 82 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 22 (0.34%) SAP Retail
5 21 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 21 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 19 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.26%) Magento
8 16 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
10 14 (0.22%) Pega PRPC
10 14 (0.22%) SAP SD
11 13 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.20%) Teamcenter
12 12 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 12 (0.19%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
13 11 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
13 11 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 764 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
2 745 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 359 (5.54%) Office 365
4 302 (4.66%) PaaS
5 219 (3.38%) IaaS
6 193 (2.98%) SaaS
7 98 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 61 (0.94%) OpenShift
9 55 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 44 (0.68%) GitHub
11 42 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 37 (0.57%) OneDrive
13 34 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
15 32 (0.49%) Amazon S3
16 30 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
16 30 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
17 29 (0.45%) Heroku
18 26 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
19 23 (0.35%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 320 (4.94%) Firewall
2 235 (3.63%) WAN
3 201 (3.10%) LAN
4 161 (2.48%) Internet
5 135 (2.08%) DNS
5 135 (2.08%) VPN
6 121 (1.87%) Network Security
7 102 (1.57%) SAN
8 89 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 77 (1.19%) BGP
10 73 (1.13%) SSL
11 68 (1.05%) LDAP
11 68 (1.05%) MPLS
12 67 (1.03%) Skype
13 66 (1.02%) Wireless
14 63 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 55 (0.85%) HTTP
17 53 (0.82%) OSPF
18 48 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 348 (5.37%) Big Data
3 268 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
4 250 (3.86%) Hadoop
5 163 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 152 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 150 (2.31%) MongoDB
8 119 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
9 87 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 83 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 81 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 77 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 66 (1.02%) MySQL
14 56 (0.86%) HBase
15 55 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 53 (0.82%) DB2
16 53 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 51 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
18 49 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 45 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 193 (2.98%) Jenkins
2 168 (2.59%) JIRA
3 129 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 52 (0.80%) Maven
5 44 (0.68%) Subversion
6 42 (0.65%) Selenium
7 40 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 39 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
9 38 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (0.48%) Axure RP
10 31 (0.48%) ERwin
11 28 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 28 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 28 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 24 (0.37%) gulp
13 23 (0.35%) JUnit
14 22 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
15 20 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (0.31%) GitLab
16 19 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 1284 (19.81%) Finance
2 607 (9.37%) Banking
3 438 (6.76%) Retail
4 299 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 170 (2.62%) Marketing
6 141 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 98 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.47%) Legal
9 90 (1.39%) Billing
10 76 (1.17%) Law
11 61 (0.94%) Back Office
12 58 (0.89%) Electronics
13 51 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 43 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 40 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 39 (0.60%) Front Office
17 31 (0.48%) Advertising
18 24 (0.37%) Publishing
19 22 (0.34%) Military
20 21 (0.32%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (6.11%) Web Services
2 329 (5.08%) .NET
3 322 (4.97%) REST
4 233 (3.60%) Spring
5 218 (3.36%) HTML
6 210 (3.24%) XML
7 205 (3.16%) Middleware
8 203 (3.13%) SOAP
9 183 (2.82%) J2EE
10 161 (2.48%) CSS
11 144 (2.22%) JSON
12 126 (1.94%) AngularJS
13 120 (1.85%) Node.js
14 119 (1.84%) RESTful
15 106 (1.64%) Hibernate
16 104 (1.60%) HTML5
17 92 (1.42%) JMS
18 76 (1.17%) ASP.NET
19 75 (1.16%) Ajax
20 74 (1.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 434 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 333 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 175 (2.70%) User Experience
5 171 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 129 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 122 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 120 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 96 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 88 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 82 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 81 (1.25%) PKI
13 74 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
14 61 (0.94%) Reference Data
15 58 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 58 (0.89%) NHS
16 50 (0.77%) Cloud Native
17 41 (0.63%) CMDB
18 38 (0.59%) Clustering
19 37 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 614 (9.47%) Windows
2 436 (6.73%) Linux
3 229 (3.53%) Unix
4 142 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 138 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 75 (1.16%) Solaris
7 72 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 66 (1.02%) Android
9 61 (0.94%) AIX
10 50 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 49 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 41 (0.63%) Windows 7
14 32 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (0.45%) CentOS
16 24 (0.37%) HPUX
17 21 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 20 (0.31%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.17%) zOS
20 10 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1345 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 783 (12.08%) Migration
3 769 (11.87%) TOGAF
4 575 (8.87%) Enterprise Architecture
5 568 (8.76%) Data Modelling
6 535 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 521 (8.04%) SOA
8 475 (7.33%) DevOps
9 404 (6.23%) Data Architecture
10 392 (6.05%) Microservices
11 387 (5.97%) ITIL
12 373 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
13 369 (5.69%) Scrum
14 352 (5.43%) Open Source
15 339 (5.23%) Analytics
16 299 (4.61%) IT Strategy
17 292 (4.51%) Technical Architecture
18 291 (4.49%) E-Commerce
19 282 (4.35%) Project Management
20 269 (4.15%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 819 (12.64%) Java
2 462 (7.13%) SQL
3 271 (4.18%) JavaScript
4 226 (3.49%) Python
5 179 (2.76%) C#
6 136 (2.10%) Ruby
7 101 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 91 (1.40%) C
9 89 (1.37%) Scala
10 79 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 67 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 65 (1.00%) Perl
13 54 (0.83%) C++
13 54 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 44 (0.68%) PHP
15 38 (0.59%) Apex Code
16 30 (0.46%) R
17 27 (0.42%) VB
18 24 (0.37%) Go
18 24 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 798 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 638 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 299 (4.61%) Degree
4 162 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 99 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 84 (1.30%) CCIE
8 80 (1.23%) CISSP
9 70 (1.08%) CCNP
10 69 (1.06%) MCSE
11 58 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 53 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.68%) CISM
14 40 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 38 (0.59%) CCNA
15 38 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 33 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
17 31 (0.48%) AWS Certification
18 27 (0.42%) Master's Degree
19 26 (0.40%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (2.55%) Data Quality
2 157 (2.42%) QA
3 106 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 87 (1.34%) GDPR
5 86 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (0.82%) SLA
7 47 (0.73%) COBIT
8 42 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
9 25 (0.39%) MiFID
10 19 (0.29%) SEPA
11 15 (0.23%) GPG13
12 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.17%) HL7
14 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.14%) FedRAMP
15 9 (0.14%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.14%) PMO
16 8 (0.12%) GxP
17 7 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 385 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 247 (3.81%) Docker
3 240 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 42 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 39 (0.60%) XenApp
8 36 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (0.46%) vSphere
11 27 (0.42%) VMware NSX
12 23 (0.35%) HDFS
13 21 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (0.31%) Apache Flume
15 19 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.22%) vCloud
17 12 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 8 (0.12%) NFS
19 8 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 209 (3.22%) Puppet
2 201 (3.10%) Ansible
3 150 (2.31%) SCCM
4 131 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 102 (1.57%) Kubernetes
6 98 (1.51%) Terraform
7 48 (0.74%) SCOM
8 30 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (0.37%) FortiGate
9 24 (0.37%) Kibana
10 23 (0.35%) logstash
11 19 (0.29%) AppDNA
12 18 (0.28%) vRealize
13 17 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 16 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (0.25%) Nagios
14 16 (0.25%) Netcool
15 14 (0.22%) AirWatch
15 14 (0.22%) Packer
16 13 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 849 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 655 (10.11%) Oracle
3 433 (6.68%) SAP
4 392 (6.05%) Cisco
5 381 (5.88%) VMware
6 221 (3.41%) IBM
7 213 (3.29%) Citrix
8 162 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
9 151 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 118 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 117 (1.81%) HP
12 95 (1.47%) Pega
13 84 (1.30%) Google
14 76 (1.17%) Juniper
15 75 (1.16%) Adobe
16 72 (1.11%) Informatica
17 70 (1.08%) hybris
18 62 (0.96%) EMC
19 60 (0.93%) Splunk
20 59 (0.91%) Cloudera