Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 24 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.

Architect
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 23 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 200 193 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.76% 6.80% 7.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.00% 6.96% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 141 209
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £544 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.10% +3.62% +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £450 £424
90th Percentile £700 £615 £700
Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £544 £525
% change year-on-year +1.10% +3.62% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £66.67 - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,333 2,772 3,768
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 97.67% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,258 1,872 2,512
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £292 £265 £263
90th Percentile £550 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 78 93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £14.10 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% +9.98% -5.37%
10th Percentile £9.45 £8.74 £9.23
90th Percentile £28.25 £27.82 £22.91
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.81 £14.20 £13.81
% change year-on-year +11.30% +2.82% +2.45%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in West Yorkshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in West Yorkshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in West Yorkshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in West Yorkshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Leeds -8 165 £550 +0.92% 27
Bradford -11 24 £540 +0.47% 6
Halifax -5 1 £600 +21.21%
Wakefield - 1 - - 3
Architect
Yorkshire

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 across the West Yorkshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 43 (21.50%) TOGAF
1 43 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (18.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 33 (16.50%) Migration
4 28 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (11.50%) Degree
6 19 (9.50%) Serverless
7 18 (9.00%) Web Services
7 18 (9.00%) Computer Science
8 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (8.50%) .NET
8 17 (8.50%) Finance
8 17 (8.50%) IaaS
9 16 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (7.00%) PaaS
10 14 (7.00%) CMS
10 14 (7.00%) Java
10 14 (7.00%) ITIL
11 13 (6.50%) NHS
11 13 (6.50%) Firewall
11 13 (6.50%) Open Source
11 13 (6.50%) Microservices
11 13 (6.50%) Public Cloud
12 12 (6.00%) SDLC
12 12 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
12 12 (6.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 12 (6.00%) Publishing
13 11 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.50%) Microsoft

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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%) CMS
2 11 (5.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.00%) Apache
3 2 (1.00%) CICS
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.50%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.50%) Serverless
3 17 (8.50%) IaaS
3 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (7.00%) PaaS
5 10 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (5.00%) Amazon S3
5 10 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (4.50%) SaaS
7 8 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (3.00%) Office 365
9 4 (2.00%) iPaaS
10 3 (1.50%) Trello
11 2 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.50%) Firewall
2 8 (4.00%) WAN
3 7 (3.50%) LAN
4 5 (2.50%) MPLS
4 5 (2.50%) VPN
5 4 (2.00%) Network Security
6 3 (1.50%) DNS
6 3 (1.50%) SMS
6 3 (1.50%) Wireless
7 2 (1.00%) BGP
7 2 (1.00%) OSPF
8 1 (0.50%) Extranet
8 1 (0.50%) HTTP
8 1 (0.50%) Internet
8 1 (0.50%) Intranet
8 1 (0.50%) Skype
8 1 (0.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.50%) Big Data
2 5 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.50%) SAP HANA
3 4 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.00%) MySQL
3 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
4 3 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.50%) Redis
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.00%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.00%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.00%) DB2
5 2 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.50%) JIRA
4 2 (1.00%) ERwin
5 1 (0.50%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (8.50%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Publishing
3 10 (5.00%) Retail
4 7 (3.50%) Legal
5 5 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.00%) Web Services
2 17 (8.50%) .NET
3 6 (3.00%) Node.js
4 5 (2.50%) Kafka
4 5 (2.50%) REST
4 5 (2.50%) RESTful
5 4 (2.00%) Spring
6 3 (1.50%) GraphQL
6 3 (1.50%) HTML
6 3 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.50%) SOAP
7 2 (1.00%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.00%) CSS
7 2 (1.00%) HTML5
7 2 (1.00%) React
7 2 (1.00%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.50%) jQuery
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.50%) NHS
2 13 (6.50%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.00%) Reference Data
4 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.50%) User Experience
8 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) Social Media
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) DataPower
9 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.50%) VMS
1 11 (5.50%) Windows
2 8 (4.00%) Linux
3 7 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.50%) Unix
6 2 (1.00%) Android
6 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.00%) zOS
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.50%) TOGAF
2 36 (18.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 33 (16.50%) Migration
4 28 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (7.00%) ITIL
7 13 (6.50%) Microservices
7 13 (6.50%) Open Source
8 12 (6.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (6.00%) SDLC
8 12 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 11 (5.50%) Network Management
9 11 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.00%) IT Strategy
10 10 (5.00%) Service Design
10 10 (5.00%) SOA
11 9 (4.50%) Data Architecture
11 9 (4.50%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.00%) Java
2 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.00%) SQL
3 4 (2.00%) C#
4 3 (1.50%) PHP
4 3 (1.50%) Python
5 2 (1.00%) COBOL
5 2 (1.00%) Java 8
5 2 (1.00%) JCL
5 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) ES6
6 1 (0.50%) Go
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby
6 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (11.50%) Degree
2 14 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.00%) CISSP
4 6 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.00%) CCNP
6 4 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.00%) CCDE
7 2 (1.00%) CCIE
7 2 (1.00%) CISM
8 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.50%) CEH
8 1 (0.50%) CISMP
8 1 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.50%) GIAC
8 1 (0.50%) SSCP
8 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) HL7
2 5 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.00%) SLA
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (4.50%) Docker
2 3 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) Terraform
2 6 (3.00%) Ansible
3 5 (2.50%) Puppet
4 3 (1.50%) Nessus
5 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.00%) SCCM
5 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (5.50%) Microsoft
1 11 (5.50%) Sitecore
2 10 (5.00%) SAP
3 8 (4.00%) Cisco
4 7 (3.50%) Oracle
5 4 (2.00%) Citrix
5 4 (2.00%) VMware
6 3 (1.50%) McAfee
6 3 (1.50%) Splunk
7 2 (1.00%) BMC
7 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.00%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.00%) F5
7 2 (1.00%) Google
7 2 (1.00%) Juniper
7 2 (1.00%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.00%) Xamarin