The median contractor rate for a Platform Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Architect
UK
Rank 575 620 601
Rank change year-on-year +45 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 11 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.020% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Median daily rate £575 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £450
% change year-on-year - +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Platform Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Architect in the UK

Platform Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Architect in the UK

Platform Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Architect over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Architect in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 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 +49 11 £575 +4.54% 4
London +16 10 £575 -4.16% 3
Canary Wharf - 3 £675 -
South East +18 1 - - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

Platform Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Platform 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 Platform Architect in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (40.91%) REST
2 8 (36.36%) PaaS
2 8 (36.36%) DevOps
2 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 8 (36.36%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) SOAP
3 7 (31.82%) MuleSoft
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) SOA
5 5 (22.73%) CA
5 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (22.73%) Apigee
5 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
6 4 (18.18%) JSON
6 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (18.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 4 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) Dell
6 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (18.18%) JMS
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) Informatica
6 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (18.18%) FTP

Platform Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (18.18%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) PaaS
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Boomi
2 4 (18.18%) iPaaS
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (9.09%) IaaS
5 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.55%) CloudBees
5 1 (4.55%) GitHub
5 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.55%) Google Drive
5 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) REST
2 8 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) JDBC
3 4 (18.18%) JMS
3 4 (18.18%) JSON
3 4 (18.18%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) Middleware
5 2 (9.09%) OAuth
5 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
5 2 (9.09%) Velocity
6 1 (4.55%) boto
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) SAML
6 1 (4.55%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (4.55%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Android Development
5 3 (13.64%) API Development
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) iOS Development
5 3 (13.64%) Microservices
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) MuleSoft
2 5 (22.73%) Apigee
2 5 (22.73%) CA
3 4 (18.18%) Dell
3 4 (18.18%) Informatica
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) SnapLogic
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) New Relic
4 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.55%) Splunk
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata
4 1 (4.55%) VMware