Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Integration Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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.

Integration Architect
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 691 710 624
Rank change year-on-year +19 -86 +82
Contract jobs requiring an Integration Architect 200 152 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 110 203
UK median daily rate £575 £600 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +11.63% +7.50%
10th Percentile £500 £485 £413
90th Percentile £735 £676 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
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 96,600 93,694 102,007
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,416 61,277 66,597
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,154 2,815 3,199
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% -1.58% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

Integration Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Integration Architect in the UK

Integration Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Architect in the UK

Integration Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Architect over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Architect in the UK

Integration Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Architect in the UK

Integration Architect
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 Integration Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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 +36 189 £589 -1.88% 35
London +1 103 £600 -4.00% 21
UK excluding London -8 93 £550 - 14
North of England -3 23 £550 - 3
South West +6 22 £650 +22.07% 3
South East -8 19 £538 +7.50% 2
East of England -9 15 £550 -4.35%
North West -5 14 £550 +14.58% 1
Midlands -24 8 £500 -11.11% 6
Yorkshire -13 7 £550 -4.35% 2
West Midlands -26 6 £500 -9.09% 5
Wales -26 4 £575 +19.48%
Scotland -17 3 £550 -
East Midlands +1 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £700 -

Integration Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Integration Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Integration Architect in the job title.

1 55 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.00%) SOA
3 46 (23.00%) Finance
4 40 (20.00%) Middleware
5 38 (19.00%) Microservices
6 30 (15.00%) Java
6 30 (15.00%) SAP
7 29 (14.50%) MuleSoft
8 27 (13.50%) CRM
9 26 (13.00%) IBM
9 26 (13.00%) Banking
10 25 (12.50%) REST
11 24 (12.00%) Web Services
12 21 (10.50%) Salesforce.com
13 20 (10.00%) SOAP
13 20 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (10.00%) iPaaS
14 18 (9.00%) JSON
14 18 (9.00%) Retail
14 18 (9.00%) E-Commerce
14 18 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (8.50%) TOGAF
16 16 (8.00%) Data Modelling
16 16 (8.00%) XML
17 15 (7.50%) DevOps
17 15 (7.50%) .NET
17 15 (7.50%) Oracle
17 15 (7.50%) TIBCO
17 15 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (7.00%) RESTful

Integration 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 14 (7.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.00%) Mule
3 7 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.00%) JBoss
5 5 (2.50%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (1.50%) Anypoint
6 3 (1.50%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.00%) Totara
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 7 (3.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.50%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.00%) iPaaS
2 15 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.00%) SaaS
5 11 (5.50%) Boomi
6 7 (3.50%) PaaS
7 4 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.00%) IaaS
7 4 (2.00%) Office 365
8 2 (1.00%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.00%) Serverless
9 1 (0.50%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.50%) Force.com
9 1 (0.50%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.50%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.00%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.50%) VLAN
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.00%) Blockchain
2 4 (2.00%) Big Data
2 4 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.00%) Essbase
4 2 (1.00%) OLAP
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.50%) Ant
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.50%) Gradle
3 1 (0.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.50%) Maven
3 1 (0.50%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (23.00%) Finance
2 26 (13.00%) Banking
3 18 (9.00%) Retail
4 9 (4.50%) Billing
5 7 (3.50%) Publishing
6 6 (3.00%) Advertising
6 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.50%) Electronics
8 3 (1.50%) French Language
8 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.50%) Marketing
8 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.00%) Danish Language
9 2 (1.00%) German Language
9 2 (1.00%) Legal
9 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.00%) Middleware
2 25 (12.50%) REST
3 24 (12.00%) Web Services
4 20 (10.00%) SOAP
5 18 (9.00%) JSON
6 16 (8.00%) XML
7 15 (7.50%) .NET
8 14 (7.00%) RESTful
9 8 (4.00%) SAML
10 5 (2.50%) EDI
10 5 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (2.50%) J2EE
10 5 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (2.00%) SAP XI
12 3 (1.50%) Java EE
13 2 (1.00%) Java SE
13 2 (1.00%) OAuth
13 2 (1.00%) OpenID
13 2 (1.00%) SAP PI
13 2 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) DataPower
2 6 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.50%) Taxonomies
4 3 (1.50%) User Experience
5 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.00%) Replication
5 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.50%) CMDB
6 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.50%) PKI
6 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.00%) Linux
2 8 (4.00%) AIX
3 5 (2.50%) Windows
4 4 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.00%) SOA
3 38 (19.00%) Microservices
4 27 (13.50%) CRM
5 20 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (9.00%) E-Commerce
6 18 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (8.50%) TOGAF
8 16 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 15 (7.50%) DevOps
10 13 (6.50%) Data Architecture
10 13 (6.50%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.50%) Waterfall
11 12 (6.00%) UML
12 11 (5.50%) API Design
12 11 (5.50%) Data Integration
12 11 (5.50%) Migration
12 11 (5.50%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (5.00%) API Development
13 10 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.00%) Java
2 7 (3.50%) SQL
3 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.50%) ABAP
5 2 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (3.00%) Degree
2 5 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.00%) ISEB
4 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.50%) PMP
4 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.00%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.00%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.50%) PaperCut
3 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 30 (15.00%) SAP
2 29 (14.50%) MuleSoft
3 26 (13.00%) IBM
4 21 (10.50%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (7.50%) Oracle
5 15 (7.50%) TIBCO
6 12 (6.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (5.50%) Dell
8 6 (3.00%) WSO2
9 4 (2.00%) Informatica
10 3 (1.50%) Apigee
11 2 (1.00%) CA
11 2 (1.00%) Google
11 2 (1.00%) Hyperion
11 2 (1.00%) Mashery
11 2 (1.00%) Workday
12 1 (0.50%) InterSystems
12 1 (0.50%) Remedy
12 1 (0.50%) VMware
12 1 (0.50%) webMethods