Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

IT Architect
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 811 775
Rank change year-on-year +62 -36 +3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 91 99 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.090% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.095% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 50
UK median daily rate £575 £510 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.75% -4.00% +1.19%
10th Percentile £416 £425 £357
90th Percentile £775 £745 £728
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £538
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% +6.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year - +35.59% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90227 104434 107865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58501 67966 66791
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2891 3103 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +1.49%

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Architect over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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 +76 87 £575 +9.52% 15
UK excluding London +57 56 £550 +10.00% 9
London +16 32 £625 +13.64% 7
South East +37 29 £575 +9.52% 4
East of England -11 10 £544 +26.51%
Midlands +32 8 £488 -7.14% 2
North of England +62 5 £444 -6.58% 2
West Midlands +36 4 £488 - 2
East Midlands -2 4 - -
Yorkshire +16 3 £473 -0.53%
South West +5 3 £680 +18.26%
North West +39 2 £444 -16.67% 2
Wales - 1 £550 - 1

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT 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 IT Architect in the job title.

1 24 (26.37%) TOGAF
2 18 (19.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 18 (19.78%) SOA
3 16 (17.58%) Finance
4 15 (16.48%) Degree
5 13 (14.29%) Banking
5 13 (14.29%) Retail
5 13 (14.29%) CISSP
6 12 (13.19%) IT Strategy
7 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
8 8 (8.79%) Web Services
8 8 (8.79%) UML
8 8 (8.79%) Information Security
8 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (7.69%) Windows
9 7 (7.69%) Java
9 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (6.59%) Big Data
10 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (6.59%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
10 6 (6.59%) PCI DSS
10 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
10 6 (6.59%) JBoss
10 6 (6.59%) CRM
10 6 (6.59%) Microsoft

IT 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 6 (6.59%) JBoss
2 4 (4.40%) Confluence
2 4 (4.40%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.10%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Sonata
2 1 (1.10%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.49%) SaaS
4 2 (2.20%) IaaS
4 2 (2.20%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.20%) PaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Akamai
5 1 (1.10%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.10%) Office 365
5 1 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Firewall
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
3 3 (3.30%) Network Security
4 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.20%) IPsec
4 2 (2.20%) MPLS
4 2 (2.20%) VPN
4 2 (2.20%) WebEx
5 1 (1.10%) ATM
5 1 (1.10%) DMZ
5 1 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.10%) LAN
5 1 (1.10%) LDAP
5 1 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.10%) Skype
5 1 (1.10%) SMS
5 1 (1.10%) VSAT
5 1 (1.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Big Data
2 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) Pentaho
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) DataStage
4 1 (1.10%) DTS
4 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Banking
2 13 (14.29%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Legal
4 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Law
4 4 (4.40%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Billing
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) Web Services
2 4 (4.40%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) J2EE
2 4 (4.40%) REST
3 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) Java EE
4 1 (1.10%) jQuery
4 1 (1.10%) Lucene
4 1 (1.10%) Middleware
4 1 (1.10%) Spring
4 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.30%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) Robotics
6 1 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) Solaris
2 3 (3.30%) Unix
3 1 (1.10%) pSOS
3 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) TOGAF
2 18 (19.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 18 (19.78%) SOA
3 12 (13.19%) IT Strategy
4 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
5 8 (8.79%) Information Security
5 8 (8.79%) UML
6 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (6.59%) CRM
7 6 (6.59%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.59%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.49%) DevOps
8 5 (5.49%) EAI
8 5 (5.49%) ITIL
8 5 (5.49%) Line Management
8 5 (5.49%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.49%) Service Management
8 5 (5.49%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) Java
2 4 (4.40%) C
3 3 (3.30%) SQL
4 2 (2.20%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Degree
2 13 (14.29%) CISSP
3 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.40%) CISM
6 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.20%) CEH
6 2 (2.20%) CISA
6 2 (2.20%) CISMP
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) GSEC
7 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (6.59%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.49%) COBIT
3 4 (4.40%) QA
4 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (3.30%) PA-DSS
4 3 (3.30%) SEPA
5 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.10%) GDPR
6 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
2 1 (1.10%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) MOM
2 1 (1.10%) FTK
2 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Cisco
2 5 (5.49%) IBM
2 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) F5
4 3 (3.30%) Gemalto
4 3 (3.30%) Kaspersky
4 3 (3.30%) NetApp
4 3 (3.30%) SAP
4 3 (3.30%) Splunk
4 3 (3.30%) Tripwire
5 2 (2.20%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.20%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.20%) Informatica
5 2 (2.20%) Talend
5 2 (2.20%) webMethods
6 1 (1.10%) Nuix
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) Thales
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