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 23 June 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.

Computer Architecture
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Computer Architecture 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Architecture.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Top 5 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 23 June 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
England - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Doxygen
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Computer Architecture
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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Author
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 1 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) FireEye
1 1 (33.33%) Intel
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec