Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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.

IT Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 778 773
Rank change year-on-year -25 -5 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 93 87 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.089% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.094% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 56
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +13.51% -11.48%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £325
90th Percentile £805 £684 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £50.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £63.00

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 95,102 92,258 100,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,208 60,233 64,366
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,777 3,239 3,822
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 17 January 2018.

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 14 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 17 January 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 +8 90 £600 +14.29% 27
UK excluding London +25 49 £500 +11.11% 18
London -9 43 £675 +12.50% 9
South East -12 24 £463 -11.90% 6
North of England +53 11 £500 +2.56% 6
Midlands +7 7 £625 +38.89% 4
Yorkshire +23 6 £420 +12.00%
North West +17 4 £500 -16.67% 4
West Midlands +2 4 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England -29 3 £625 +78.57% 2
East Midlands +2 2 £750 +42.86% 1
South West +2 2 £675 +110.94%
Scotland -17 2 £513 -4.65%
North East - 1 - - 2

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 26 (27.96%) Finance
2 23 (24.73%) TOGAF
3 17 (18.28%) Information Security
4 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
5 14 (15.05%) Cisco
6 13 (13.98%) SaaS
6 13 (13.98%) Security Architecture
7 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (12.90%) Firewall
7 12 (12.90%) Migration
7 12 (12.90%) CISSP
7 12 (12.90%) SDLC
7 12 (12.90%) IT Strategy
8 11 (11.83%) ITIL
8 11 (11.83%) Banking
9 10 (10.75%) Windows
9 10 (10.75%) HP
9 10 (10.75%) VPN
9 10 (10.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (9.68%) IaaS
10 9 (9.68%) SAP
10 9 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (8.60%) Service Design
11 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
11 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
11 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
11 8 (8.60%) PaaS
11 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (7.53%) SuccessFactors

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 5 (5.38%) IIS
2 3 (3.23%) Confluence
3 2 (2.15%) Drupal
3 2 (2.15%) JBoss
3 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) SaaS
2 9 (9.68%) IaaS
3 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.60%) PaaS
4 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.53%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (2.15%) Akamai
5 2 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.15%) GitHub
5 2 (2.15%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.15%) iPaaS
5 2 (2.15%) npm
5 2 (2.15%) Serverless
5 2 (2.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) Firewall
2 10 (10.75%) VPN
3 7 (7.53%) DMZ
4 5 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (5.38%) SMS
5 4 (4.30%) WAN
6 3 (3.23%) IPsec
6 3 (3.23%) LAN
6 3 (3.23%) Network Security
7 2 (2.15%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (2.15%) SSL
7 2 (2.15%) VoIP
8 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.08%) Internet
8 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.08%) MPLS
8 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.08%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) Big Data
2 6 (6.45%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.15%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) DTS
4 1 (1.08%) Kalido
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 26 (27.96%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Law
4 2 (2.15%) Back Office
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Publishing
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) CSS
2 6 (6.45%) HTML
3 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.38%) Web Services
4 4 (4.30%) ADO.NET
4 4 (4.30%) Ajax
4 4 (4.30%) Entity Framework
4 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.30%) jQuery
4 4 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (4.30%) XML
5 2 (2.15%) Express
5 2 (2.15%) Google Maps API
5 2 (2.15%) J2EE
5 2 (2.15%) Node.js
5 2 (2.15%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) Symfony
6 1 (1.08%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) PKI
2 6 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) CESG
6 2 (2.15%) Fintech
6 2 (2.15%) IVR
6 2 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.15%) Solaris
3 2 (2.15%) Unix
4 1 (1.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) TOGAF
2 17 (18.28%) Information Security
3 13 (13.98%) Security Architecture
4 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (12.90%) IT Strategy
4 12 (12.90%) Migration
4 12 (12.90%) SDLC
5 11 (11.83%) ITIL
6 9 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (8.60%) Service Design
8 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) Change Management
8 7 (7.53%) DevOps
8 7 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.53%) Service Management
9 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.45%) SOA
9 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) C#
1 6 (6.45%) Java
1 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
1 6 (6.45%) PHP
2 5 (5.38%) Perl
2 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.38%) Python
3 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.23%) C
4 3 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) CISSP
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.30%) GIAC
4 3 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.15%) CISA
5 2 (2.15%) GSEC
5 2 (2.15%) ISSAP
5 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) CEH
6 1 (1.08%) CISM
6 1 (1.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.53%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.38%) COBIT
3 5 (5.38%) QA
4 4 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (3.23%) GDPR
5 3 (3.23%) SLA
6 1 (1.08%) HL7
6 1 (1.08%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) UAG
3 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.08%) Docker
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) MOM
2 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.08%) Nagios
2 1 (1.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) Cisco
3 10 (10.75%) HP
4 9 (9.68%) SAP
5 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.53%) Oracle
7 5 (5.38%) VMware
8 3 (3.23%) ForgeRock
8 3 (3.23%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.15%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.15%) Google
9 2 (2.15%) New Relic
9 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.15%) Splunk
9 2 (2.15%) Workday
10 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.08%) Guidewire
10 1 (1.08%) Hortonworks
10 1 (1.08%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds