Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Functional Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 864 883
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Architect 8 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.021% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.022% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
UK median daily rate £550 £663 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +32.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £488 £444 £450
90th Percentile £695 £850 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.26% +12.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Functional Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Functional Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Architect in the UK

Functional Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Architect in the UK

Functional Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Architect in the UK

Functional Architect
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +28 8 £550 -16.98%
London -15 7 £550 -21.43%
UK excluding London +28 1 £563 +25.00%
South East +12 1 £563 +25.00%

Functional Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Functional 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 Functional Architect in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe
3 3 (37.50%) Mule
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) Confluence
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (37.50%) Docker
3 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Order to Cash
5 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
5 1 (12.50%) Workday
5 1 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas

Functional 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 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Confluence
1 3 (37.50%) Mule
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (12.50%) NetSuite
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HR
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (12.50%) SAP PS
1 1 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
1 1 (12.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) BDD
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Order to Cash
2 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Workday