Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Architectural Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Architectural Design over the 6 months to 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Architectural Design
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 371 352 425
Rank change year-on-year -19 +73 -4
Contract jobs citing Architectural Design 440 739 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.85% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 517 388
UK median daily rate £525 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £365 £406 £388
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £28.66 £42.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £58.64 £57.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -2.60% -23.00% -

Architectural Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 61,043 86,892 86,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.24% 87.32% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,677 57,443 57,977
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,025 2,210 2,067
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.70 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +2.71% -1.14%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.56 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

Architectural Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Architectural Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Architectural Design in the UK

Architectural Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architectural Design.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architectural Design in the UK

Architectural Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architectural Design over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architectural Design in the UK

Architectural Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architectural Design.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architectural Design in the UK

Architectural Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architectural Design over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architectural Design in the UK

Architectural Design
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architectural Design within the UK over the 6 months to 25 January 2020. 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 -18 397 £550 - 169
UK excluding London -26 224 £500 -4.76% 107
London +12 207 £575 +1.77% 74
North of England +42 76 £500 - 21
South West -15 40 £628 +14.09% 18
North West +25 37 £500 +3.09% 10
South East +7 37 £500 -9.09% 16
Midlands +26 26 £481 -0.67% 24
Scotland +37 24 £500 -2.44% 9
Yorkshire +38 21 £525 - 6
North East +28 19 £430 -14.00% 5
West Midlands +20 19 £481 +1.32% 22
East of England +17 12 £400 -15.79% 16
Wales +5 11 £500 +5.26% 2
East Midlands +22 7 £473 -32.50% 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Architectural Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Architectural Design.

1 162 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (29.09%) Azure
3 96 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 95 (21.59%) AWS
4 95 (21.59%) DevOps
5 80 (18.18%) Java
5 80 (18.18%) TDD
6 77 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 65 (14.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 64 (14.55%) JavaScript
9 61 (13.86%) SC Cleared
10 59 (13.41%) Git (software)
11 57 (12.95%) Finance
12 56 (12.73%) Scrum
13 53 (12.05%) Microservices
14 49 (11.14%) TOGAF
15 48 (10.91%) Kanban
15 48 (10.91%) Linux
15 48 (10.91%) Active Directory
15 48 (10.91%) Docker
16 46 (10.45%) Kubernetes
17 44 (10.00%) Python
17 44 (10.00%) .NET
18 42 (9.55%) C#
19 41 (9.32%) Enterprise Software
19 41 (9.32%) Technical Leadership
20 40 (9.09%) HTML
20 40 (9.09%) BDD
21 39 (8.86%) SQL
21 39 (8.86%) CSS

Architectural Design
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 17 (3.86%) Confluence
1 17 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.50%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.05%) CMS
4 7 (1.59%) Apache
5 6 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.68%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.68%) Appian
8 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.45%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.23%) Actimize
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 128 (29.09%) Azure
2 95 (21.59%) AWS
3 35 (7.95%) Serverless
4 31 (7.05%) PaaS
5 25 (5.68%) IaaS
5 25 (5.68%) OpenShift
5 25 (5.68%) SaaS
6 24 (5.45%) Office 365
7 20 (4.55%) Power Platform
8 18 (4.09%) Azure Functions
9 15 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (2.73%) GCP
11 10 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.82%) GitHub
14 7 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.36%) AWS CodePipeline
16 5 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (1.14%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.18%) Firewall
2 24 (5.45%) Network Security
3 17 (3.86%) LAN
4 16 (3.64%) WAN
5 14 (3.18%) MPLS
6 12 (2.73%) X.509
7 11 (2.50%) Skype
8 10 (2.27%) BGP
8 10 (2.27%) HSRP
8 10 (2.27%) Spanning Tree
9 9 (2.05%) Internet
9 9 (2.05%) VPN
10 8 (1.82%) WLAN
11 7 (1.59%) DNS
11 7 (1.59%) HTTPS
11 7 (1.59%) Sourcefire
11 7 (1.59%) VLAN
11 7 (1.59%) Wireless
12 6 (1.36%) 802.11
12 6 (1.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.32%) Power BI
3 14 (3.18%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.73%) Cosmos DB
5 12 (2.73%) MySQL
6 10 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.27%) Big Data
6 10 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.36%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.36%) Redis
7 6 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.14%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.14%) Jackrabbit
9 4 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.91%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.64%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.55%) JIRA
4 15 (3.41%) Maven
5 12 (2.73%) Subversion
6 10 (2.27%) Gradle
7 9 (2.05%) JUnit
8 8 (1.82%) Mockito
9 7 (1.59%) Hudson
9 7 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.91%) gulp
10 4 (0.91%) webpack
11 3 (0.68%) Grunt
12 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
12 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.23%) git-flow
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (12.95%) Finance
2 37 (8.41%) Banking
3 34 (7.73%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.55%) Marketing
5 12 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.50%) Front Office
7 8 (1.82%) Legal
7 8 (1.82%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.36%) Billing
8 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.36%) Retail
9 5 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Back Office
10 3 (0.68%) Electronics
10 3 (0.68%) Law
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 218 (49.55%) Architect
2 110 (25.00%) Developer
3 73 (16.59%) Solutions Architect
4 30 (6.82%) Cloud Architect
4 30 (6.82%) Security Architect
5 28 (6.36%) Enterprise Architect
6 25 (5.68%) Data Architect
7 22 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 20 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 20 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 20 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 19 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.09%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.86%) Azure Architect
11 17 (3.86%) Consultant
12 13 (2.95%) AWS Architect
12 13 (2.95%) C++ Developer
13 12 (2.73%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.50%) Azure Developer
15 9 (2.05%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.00%) .NET
2 40 (9.09%) HTML
3 39 (8.86%) CSS
4 35 (7.95%) Web Services
5 32 (7.27%) AngularJS
6 31 (7.05%) ASP.NET
7 23 (5.23%) Spring
8 21 (4.77%) Spring Boot
9 20 (4.55%) RESTful
10 19 (4.32%) .NET Framework
10 19 (4.32%) Node.js
11 14 (3.18%) HTML5
11 14 (3.18%) jQuery
11 14 (3.18%) REST
11 14 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (2.95%) React
13 12 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (2.73%) CSS3
14 11 (2.50%) 802.1X
15 9 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.32%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (5.91%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.23%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.41%) PKI
6 12 (2.73%) User Experience
7 10 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.14%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.91%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.68%) Equities
11 3 (0.68%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.68%) FMCG
11 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.91%) Linux
2 36 (8.18%) Windows
3 17 (3.86%) Unix
4 10 (2.27%) Android
5 8 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.91%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (0.91%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.59%) DevOps
3 80 (18.18%) TDD
4 65 (14.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 56 (12.73%) Scrum
6 53 (12.05%) Microservices
7 49 (11.14%) TOGAF
8 48 (10.91%) Kanban
9 41 (9.32%) Technical Leadership
10 40 (9.09%) BDD
11 37 (8.41%) Software Engineering
12 33 (7.50%) Analytics
12 33 (7.50%) Security Architecture
13 32 (7.27%) Data Architecture
13 32 (7.27%) Project Management
14 31 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (6.82%) Information Security
15 30 (6.82%) Migration
16 29 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.18%) Java
2 64 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 44 (10.00%) Python
4 42 (9.55%) C#
5 39 (8.86%) SQL
6 25 (5.68%) C++
7 20 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 15 (3.41%) C
8 15 (3.41%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.73%) Kotlin
9 12 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.50%) Scala
11 8 (1.82%) Java 8
12 7 (1.59%) Go
12 7 (1.59%) R
13 5 (1.14%) Groovy
13 5 (1.14%) Haskell
14 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.91%) ES6
14 4 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 61 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.05%) Degree
4 16 (3.64%) CISSP
4 16 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (2.27%) CCNP
8 9 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.59%) CCIE
10 6 (1.36%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.14%) CCIE Security
11 5 (1.14%) CCNP Voice
11 5 (1.14%) GIAC
11 5 (1.14%) ISSAP
11 5 (1.14%) Master's Degree
11 5 (1.14%) SANS
12 4 (0.91%) CCSE
12 4 (0.91%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.23%) QA
2 17 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.27%) NIST
4 7 (1.59%) GDPR
5 6 (1.36%) NCSC
6 5 (1.14%) COBIT
7 4 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.45%) HL7
9 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.45%) SLA
10 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 48 (10.91%) Active Directory
1 48 (10.91%) Docker
2 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.23%) Corosync
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) XenApp
3 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (10.45%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.64%) Terraform
3 9 (2.05%) Ansible
4 8 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.59%) Puppet
5 7 (1.59%) WSUS
6 4 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.91%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.91%) SCCM
6 4 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Istio
8 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.23%) Mesos
8 1 (0.23%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.23%) SCOM
8 1 (0.23%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 96 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.36%) Oracle
3 27 (6.14%) Cisco
4 13 (2.95%) VMware
5 12 (2.73%) Splunk
6 11 (2.50%) Google
7 10 (2.27%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.05%) Juniper
9 8 (1.82%) SAP
10 7 (1.59%) Adobe
10 7 (1.59%) McAfee
11 5 (1.14%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.14%) Databricks
11 5 (1.14%) IBM
11 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.14%) Tableau
12 4 (0.91%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.91%) Citrix
12 4 (0.91%) Polycom