The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Architecture over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Architecture
UK
Rank 585 - 610
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Computer Architecture 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% - 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £570 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £570 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Computer Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Computer Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
South East - 1 £570 -
England - 1 £570 - 2

Computer Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Architecture.

1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) PhD
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Text Mining
3 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) NumPy

Computer Architecture
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) HBase
1 1 (33.33%) Text Mining
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Audio Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Graphics Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Matplotlib
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) NumPy
1 1 (33.33%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Cluster Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) MapReduce
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) R
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PhD