Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 40 21
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 134 190 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.77% 5.53% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 5.76% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 139 148
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £550 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.10% +3.62%
10th Percentile £478 £463 £425
90th Percentile £650 £700 £636
Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £540 £526
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.76% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 2,184 3,299 2,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 96.04% 97.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,435 2,230 1,949
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £251 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 122 77
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.46 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.94% +11.56% +6.62%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.25 £8.69
90th Percentile £34.20 £29.38 £24.70
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.63 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% +11.61% +0.61%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +5 114 £550 - 45
Bradford +3 15 £550 +2.09% 6
Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 46 (34.33%) AWS
2 43 (32.09%) Azure
3 27 (20.15%) Migration
4 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (15.67%) SaaS
5 21 (15.67%) IaaS
6 20 (14.93%) Finance
7 19 (14.18%) Retail
7 19 (14.18%) PaaS
7 19 (14.18%) DevOps
8 17 (12.69%) Microservices
8 17 (12.69%) Cisco
9 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (11.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
11 14 (10.45%) Java
11 14 (10.45%) GCP
12 13 (9.70%) Architectural Design
12 13 (9.70%) Information Security
12 13 (9.70%) TOGAF
12 13 (9.70%) Data Architecture
13 12 (8.96%) Network Security
13 12 (8.96%) SQL
14 11 (8.21%) Data Modelling
14 11 (8.21%) Project Management
14 11 (8.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (8.21%) Firewall
14 11 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 10 (7.46%) SDLC
15 10 (7.46%) Security Architecture

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 7 (5.22%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.49%) Unica
4 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 46 (34.33%) AWS
2 43 (32.09%) Azure
3 21 (15.67%) IaaS
3 21 (15.67%) SaaS
4 19 (14.18%) PaaS
5 14 (10.45%) GCP
6 8 (5.97%) Serverless
7 7 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.99%) Office 365
9 3 (2.24%) Basecamp
9 3 (2.24%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.49%) Apigee
10 2 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.49%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.49%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.75%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.96%) Network Security
2 11 (8.21%) Firewall
3 5 (3.73%) WAN
4 4 (2.99%) LAN
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.49%) Internet
5 2 (1.49%) Skype
6 1 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.75%) DNS
6 1 (0.75%) MPLS
6 1 (0.75%) NGN
6 1 (0.75%) PBX
6 1 (0.75%) SSH
6 1 (0.75%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) Big Data
3 6 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.24%) Power BI
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.75%) KNIME
6 1 (0.75%) MS Access
6 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.75%) QlikView
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
1 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.49%) JUnit
1 2 (1.49%) NUnit
1 2 (1.49%) Selenium
1 2 (1.49%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (14.93%) Finance
2 19 (14.18%) Retail
3 9 (6.72%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.24%) Games
4 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Advertising
5 2 (1.49%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.49%) Law
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) iGaming
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.46%) Web Services
2 9 (6.72%) RESTful
3 8 (5.97%) .NET
4 6 (4.48%) XML
5 5 (3.73%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.73%) REST
6 4 (2.99%) Spring
6 4 (2.99%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.99%) WSDL
7 3 (2.24%) SOAP
8 2 (1.49%) Apache Camel
8 2 (1.49%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.49%) CSS
8 2 (1.49%) Dropwizard
8 2 (1.49%) Express
8 2 (1.49%) HTML
8 2 (1.49%) JSON
8 2 (1.49%) Node.js
8 2 (1.49%) PhoneGap
8 2 (1.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (5.22%) Robotics
3 6 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.48%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.99%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.99%) CMDB
4 4 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.24%) NHS
5 3 (2.24%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (1.49%) Online Games
6 2 (1.49%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) IVR
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.49%) Android
2 2 (1.49%) Linux
2 2 (1.49%) Unix
2 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) Migration
2 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.18%) DevOps
4 17 (12.69%) Microservices
5 16 (11.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.70%) Architectural Design
6 13 (9.70%) Data Architecture
6 13 (9.70%) Information Security
6 13 (9.70%) TOGAF
7 11 (8.21%) Data Modelling
7 11 (8.21%) Project Management
8 10 (7.46%) SDLC
8 10 (7.46%) Security Architecture
9 9 (6.72%) SOA
10 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.97%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.22%) DevSecOps
11 7 (5.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.45%) Java
2 12 (8.96%) SQL
3 7 (5.22%) Python
4 5 (3.73%) C#
5 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) R
7 1 (0.75%) Scala
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (5.97%) CISSP
2 6 (4.48%) ISSAP
3 5 (3.73%) CCNP
3 5 (3.73%) GIAC
3 5 (3.73%) SANS
4 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.49%) CCDA
5 2 (1.49%) CCIE
5 2 (1.49%) CISA
5 2 (1.49%) CISM
5 2 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCSP
6 1 (0.75%) MCSA
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (8.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (5.97%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.48%) GDPR
4 5 (3.73%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.49%) FISMA
5 2 (1.49%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (5.97%) VMware NSX
2 7 (5.22%) vSphere
3 6 (4.48%) Docker
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) vCenter Server
1 7 (5.22%) vRealize
2 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.24%) Ansible
3 3 (2.24%) Puppet
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.49%) SCCM
4 2 (1.49%) Terraform
5 1 (0.75%) CASB
5 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Cisco
2 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.72%) Google
3 9 (6.72%) VMware
4 8 (5.97%) Fortinet
5 7 (5.22%) Alibaba
5 7 (5.22%) Guidewire
6 6 (4.48%) ServiceNow
6 6 (4.48%) UiPath
7 5 (3.73%) IBM
8 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.24%) BiZZdesign
9 3 (2.24%) Cognos
9 3 (2.24%) Oracle
10 2 (1.49%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.49%) SAP
10 2 (1.49%) Workday
11 1 (0.75%) CA
11 1 (0.75%) Informatica