Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 342 390 457
Rank change year-on-year +48 +67 -33
Contract jobs citing Architectural Design 642 636 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 460 320
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +2.55%
10th Percentile £363 £399 £371
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 10
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% +50.00%
10th Percentile £40.50 £40.55 £42.38
90th Percentile £87.50 £59.81 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £47.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +27.66% -10.48% +50.00%

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 78,614 88,665 82,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.81% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,619 58,461 54,185
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,414 2,094
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.01% +3.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -18.37% +1.83%

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architectural Design in the UK

Architectural Design
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 Architectural Design within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. 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 +41 557 £525 - 183
UK excluding London +52 387 £500 -4.76% 121
London +11 245 £600 +12.94% 67
South East +63 95 £525 -12.50% 25
Midlands +66 89 £425 -10.53% 27
West Midlands +59 79 £425 -10.53% 18
South West -6 48 £525 - 21
East of England +26 41 £525 +16.67% 14
Wales +30 38 £456 +9.28% 3
Scotland +20 38 £563 +9.49% 2
North of England -10 36 £500 -4.76% 29
North West -8 18 £500 -13.04% 14
Yorkshire -3 16 £456 -12.68% 10
East Midlands +24 10 £400 -2.44% 9
North East +21 2 £550 -18.52% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £433 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 246 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (27.88%) Azure
3 146 (22.74%) Microsoft
4 139 (21.65%) AWS
5 131 (20.40%) Security Cleared
6 125 (19.47%) Finance
7 113 (17.60%) Java
7 113 (17.60%) DevOps
8 108 (16.82%) TDD
9 107 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 105 (16.36%) TOGAF
11 103 (16.04%) SC Cleared
12 99 (15.42%) Software Engineering
13 92 (14.33%) JavaScript
14 91 (14.17%) Scrum
15 86 (13.40%) CSS
15 86 (13.40%) Linux
16 84 (13.08%) HTML
17 79 (12.31%) SQL
18 78 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
19 74 (11.53%) Web Services
20 71 (11.06%) Enterprise Architecture
21 68 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
22 67 (10.44%) Microservices
23 66 (10.28%) C++
23 66 (10.28%) SQL Server
24 65 (10.12%) Oracle
24 65 (10.12%) Windows
25 60 (9.35%) Degree
25 60 (9.35%) Technical Leadership

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 19 (2.96%) Apache
2 18 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.18%) CMS
5 12 (1.87%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.25%) Confluence
7 7 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.93%) IIS
8 6 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.62%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.47%) nginx
11 3 (0.47%) SAS
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.47%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Maximo
4 2 (0.31%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.31%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.31%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.16%) Actimize
5 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 179 (27.88%) Azure
2 139 (21.65%) AWS
3 55 (8.57%) SaaS
4 48 (7.48%) PaaS
5 37 (5.76%) IaaS
6 29 (4.52%) Office 365
7 26 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (3.12%) Serverless
9 17 (2.65%) Power Platform
10 14 (2.18%) GitHub
10 14 (2.18%) OpenShift
10 14 (2.18%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.40%) CloudFront
14 8 (1.25%) npm
14 8 (1.25%) PowerApps
15 7 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.17%) Firewall
2 28 (4.36%) WAN
3 27 (4.21%) LAN
4 13 (2.02%) Network Security
5 11 (1.71%) Internet
5 11 (1.71%) VPN
6 10 (1.56%) MPLS
6 10 (1.56%) Unified Communications
7 9 (1.40%) BGP
7 9 (1.40%) VLAN
8 8 (1.25%) Skype
8 8 (1.25%) SSL
8 8 (1.25%) VoIP
8 8 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.93%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.93%) Wireless
11 5 (0.78%) HSRP
11 5 (0.78%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (4.36%) Big Data
4 24 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 24 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.71%) MySQL
7 10 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.40%) Power BI
9 8 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.25%) Apache Hive
9 8 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
10 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.93%) DB2
11 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.78%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 107 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.58%) Maven
4 21 (3.27%) JIRA
5 17 (2.65%) Hudson
6 16 (2.49%) Subversion
7 15 (2.34%) Visual Studio
8 13 (2.02%) Jasmine
9 12 (1.87%) Gradle
9 12 (1.87%) Grunt
9 12 (1.87%) gulp
10 11 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
12 9 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.09%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.93%) JUnit
15 5 (0.78%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.62%) Rational Team Concert
16 4 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 125 (19.47%) Finance
2 41 (6.39%) Banking
3 36 (5.61%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.12%) Legal
5 19 (2.96%) Marketing
6 13 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.71%) Retail
8 9 (1.40%) Billing
9 8 (1.25%) Automotive
9 8 (1.25%) Back Office
9 8 (1.25%) Law
10 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.62%) Electronics
11 4 (0.62%) Front Office
12 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Advertising
13 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 322 (50.16%) Architect
2 138 (21.50%) Solutions Architect
3 135 (21.03%) Developer
4 59 (9.19%) Cloud Architect
5 47 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 43 (6.70%) Technical Architect
7 36 (5.61%) Data Architect
7 36 (5.61%) Security Architect
8 32 (4.98%) .NET Developer
9 30 (4.67%) Azure Architect
9 30 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 27 (4.21%) AWS Architect
10 27 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
11 24 (3.74%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 23 (3.58%) Enterprise Architect
13 21 (3.27%) Consultant
14 18 (2.80%) Technical Leader
15 16 (2.49%) Java Developer
15 16 (2.49%) Network Architect
15 16 (2.49%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.40%) CSS
2 84 (13.08%) HTML
3 74 (11.53%) Web Services
4 56 (8.72%) .NET
4 56 (8.72%) AngularJS
5 49 (7.63%) REST
6 43 (6.70%) HTML5
7 37 (5.76%) .NET Framework
7 37 (5.76%) ASP.NET
8 31 (4.83%) Spring
9 30 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (4.52%) Node.js
11 28 (4.36%) CSS3
11 28 (4.36%) Spring Boot
12 25 (3.89%) Dapper ORM
12 25 (3.89%) XML
13 24 (3.74%) RESTful
14 22 (3.43%) JSON
15 19 (2.96%) React
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 35 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 33 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (3.12%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.49%) Algorithms
8 15 (2.34%) PKI
9 10 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.09%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.93%) Replication
12 5 (0.78%) Blog
12 5 (0.78%) Clustering
12 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.78%) User Experience
13 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.40%) Linux
2 65 (10.12%) Windows
3 37 (5.76%) Unix
4 20 (3.12%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.71%) Mac OS
7 9 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.25%) AIX
8 8 (1.25%) CentOS
8 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.62%) VMS
10 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.47%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (17.60%) DevOps
3 108 (16.82%) TDD
4 105 (16.36%) TOGAF
5 99 (15.42%) Software Engineering
6 91 (14.17%) Scrum
7 78 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (11.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 67 (10.44%) Microservices
10 60 (9.35%) Technical Leadership
11 59 (9.19%) Project Delivery
12 55 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
13 54 (8.41%) Analytics
14 53 (8.26%) BDD
15 52 (8.10%) UML
16 50 (7.79%) Data Architecture
17 48 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
18 46 (7.17%) Information Security
18 46 (7.17%) Migration
19 45 (7.01%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 113 (17.60%) Java
2 92 (14.33%) JavaScript
3 79 (12.31%) SQL
4 66 (10.28%) C++
5 58 (9.03%) Python
6 57 (8.88%) C#
7 37 (5.76%) C
8 21 (3.27%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.12%) Scala
9 20 (3.12%) TypeScript
10 19 (2.96%) Ruby
11 14 (2.18%) ES6
12 10 (1.56%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.09%) Groovy
14 7 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.78%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.62%) Java 8
17 4 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 131 (20.40%) Security Cleared
2 103 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.35%) Degree
4 41 (6.39%) TOGAF Certification
5 28 (4.36%) CISSP
6 24 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.80%) CCNA
7 18 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (2.02%) MCSE
10 12 (1.87%) CCNP
10 12 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.40%) CCIE
12 9 (1.40%) SSCP
13 8 (1.25%) DBS Check
14 7 (1.09%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
16 5 (0.78%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.05%) QA
2 12 (1.87%) COBIT
2 12 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.40%) WCAG
4 8 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (1.09%) GDPR
5 7 (1.09%) HMG Infosec
5 7 (1.09%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.78%) MISRA
6 5 (0.78%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.78%) RMADS
7 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.62%) NCSC
7 4 (0.62%) NIST
7 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) HL7
8 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.36%) Docker
3 13 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.62%) vSphere
6 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.31%) Varnish
7 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.31%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) Postfix
8 1 (0.16%) Squid
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (4.83%) Kubernetes
2 28 (4.36%) Terraform
3 25 (3.89%) Ansible
4 21 (3.27%) Puppet
5 19 (2.96%) SCCM
6 16 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.93%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.93%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.78%) SCOM
9 5 (0.78%) WSUS
10 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.62%) Packer
11 3 (0.47%) Grafana
12 2 (0.31%) Nessus
12 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.16%) Nagios
13 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 146 (22.74%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.12%) Oracle
3 41 (6.39%) VMware
4 30 (4.67%) Cisco
5 27 (4.21%) SAP
6 23 (3.58%) Citrix
7 19 (2.96%) IBM
8 15 (2.34%) Splunk
9 11 (1.71%) Ariba
9 11 (1.71%) Concur
9 11 (1.71%) Google
9 11 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.56%) Databricks
10 10 (1.56%) F5
10 10 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.56%) Workday
11 9 (1.40%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.25%) Adobe
13 6 (0.93%) Tableau
13 6 (0.93%) Veritas