The median contractor rate for a IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 622 608
Rank change year-on-year +55 -14  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 50 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.066% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.070% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 21
Median daily rate £575 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £797 £700 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £505 £506
% change year-on-year +8.91% -0.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 44568 53178 53123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.59% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28942 34715 32199
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1550 2120
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 30 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 3 months to 23 April 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 +66 48 £575 +13.86% 12
South East +33 19 £563 +0.44%
London +26 12 £675 +35.00% 3
Berkshire - 9 £563 -
East of England +7 6 £858 +68.13% 1
Reading - 6 £563 -
Hampshire - 5 £500 -
East Midlands - 4 - -
Norfolk - 4 £886 -
North West +23 2 £444 - 1
South West +3 2 £680 +67.90% 3
West Midlands - 2 £488 - 3
Surrey - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £444 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £600 -
Bristol - 2 £680 - 3
Milton Keynes - 2 £600 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £450 - 1
City of London +2 1 £750 +15.38% 2
Wales - 1 £550 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £350 - 1
Fleet - 1 £500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £500 -
Castleford - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £550 -

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 22 (25.58%) SOA
2 21 (24.42%) TOGAF
3 17 (19.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 16 (18.60%) Finance
5 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.95%) Banking
6 12 (13.95%) Retail
6 12 (13.95%) CISSP
6 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
7 11 (12.79%) IT Strategy
8 10 (11.63%) Degree
8 10 (11.63%) Java
8 10 (11.63%) Windows
9 9 (10.47%) Legal
9 9 (10.47%) Web Services
9 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
9 9 (10.47%) Big Data
10 8 (9.30%) Open Source
10 8 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (9.30%) Oracle
10 8 (9.30%) UML
10 8 (9.30%) MS Visio
10 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.30%) Information Security
11 7 (8.14%) Data Security
11 7 (8.14%) OO
11 7 (8.14%) .NET
11 7 (8.14%) Marketing
11 7 (8.14%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (8.14%) Digital Marketing

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 (6.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.49%) Apache
3 3 (3.49%) JBoss
4 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Akamai
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Firewall
1 6 (6.98%) SMS
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Network Security
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (1.16%) ATM
3 1 (1.16%) DMZ
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) IPsec
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) MPLS
3 1 (1.16%) PSTN
3 1 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) Skype
3 1 (1.16%) SNMP
3 1 (1.16%) SSL
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) QlikView
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.16%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) HBase
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.16%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 12 (13.95%) Banking
2 12 (13.95%) Retail
3 9 (10.47%) Legal
4 7 (8.14%) Marketing
5 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.33%) Billing
8 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) Web Services
2 7 (8.14%) .NET
3 6 (6.98%) J2EE
4 5 (5.81%) XML
5 2 (2.33%) CSS
5 2 (2.33%) Middleware
5 2 (2.33%) REST
6 1 (1.16%) HTML
6 1 (1.16%) Java EE
6 1 (1.16%) JSF
6 1 (1.16%) JSON
6 1 (1.16%) JSP
6 1 (1.16%) Servlets
6 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Social Media
1 6 (6.98%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Robotics
5 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) pSOS
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) SOA
2 21 (24.42%) TOGAF
3 17 (19.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.79%) IT Strategy
6 8 (9.30%) Information Security
6 8 (9.30%) Open Source
6 8 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (9.30%) UML
7 7 (8.14%) Analytics
7 7 (8.14%) Big Data Analytics
7 7 (8.14%) Data Analytics
7 7 (8.14%) Data Security
7 7 (8.14%) DevOps
7 7 (8.14%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (8.14%) OO
7 7 (8.14%) Security Architecture
7 7 (8.14%) Security Operations
7 7 (8.14%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) Java
2 2 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) PHP
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) CISSP
1 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) Degree
3 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) CISMP
5 2 (2.33%) GIAC
5 2 (2.33%) ISSAP
5 2 (2.33%) SANS
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) CISA
6 1 (1.16%) CISM
6 1 (1.16%) GSEC
6 1 (1.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.65%) QA
3 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.49%) PA-DSS
3 3 (3.49%) SEPA
4 2 (2.33%) GDPR
5 1 (1.16%) COBIT
5 1 (1.16%) ISO27002
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Snort
3 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) HDFS
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Adobe
2 6 (6.98%) Splunk
3 5 (5.81%) Cisco
3 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
5 3 (3.49%) F5
5 3 (3.49%) Gemalto
5 3 (3.49%) Kaspersky
5 3 (3.49%) NetApp
5 3 (3.49%) Tripwire
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 2 (2.33%) webMethods
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) Infovista
7 1 (1.16%) Sage
7 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com