Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 23 17
Rank change year-on-year -18 -6 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 182 187 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.36% 6.77% 8.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 6.95% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 122 248
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +9.38%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £649 £648 £700
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £544 £520
% change year-on-year -3.49% +4.62% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 3,260 2,690 3,794
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 97.39% 96.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,195 1,780 2,597
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £267
90th Percentile £538 £550 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 87 107
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.18 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.20% -6.35% -4.38%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.69 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.48 £22.55
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.73 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +31.18% -8.93% +7.69%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -9 129 £525 -4.55% 30
Bradford -2 30 £550 -4.35% 3
Halifax -3 3 £700 +52.17%
Wakefield +1 2 - -
Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 49 (26.92%) Java
2 45 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (23.63%) Microservices
4 38 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (14.84%) Node.js
6 26 (14.29%) DevOps
7 25 (13.74%) Data Modelling
8 24 (13.19%) Open Source
9 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (12.09%) TOGAF
11 21 (11.54%) Scrum
11 21 (11.54%) NoSQL
12 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (9.89%) Firewall
12 18 (9.89%) .NET
13 16 (8.79%) Retail
13 16 (8.79%) Git (software)
13 16 (8.79%) Android
13 16 (8.79%) Oracle
13 16 (8.79%) Finance
13 16 (8.79%) Apple iOS
14 15 (8.24%) REST
14 15 (8.24%) Jenkins
14 15 (8.24%) JavaScript
14 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
15 14 (7.69%) VMware
16 13 (7.14%) SOA
16 13 (7.14%) PHP
16 13 (7.14%) ITIL
16 13 (7.14%) Enterprise 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 8 (4.40%) Apache
2 7 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.65%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.65%) Confluence
3 3 (1.65%) nginx
3 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.55%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.55%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Synapse
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.55%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.95%) PaaS
4 8 (4.40%) IaaS
5 7 (3.85%) Office 365
6 5 (2.75%) SaaS
7 3 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.65%) Trello
8 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.10%) CloudBees
8 2 (1.10%) GitHub
8 2 (1.10%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.10%) Serverless
9 1 (0.55%) Force.com
9 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.89%) Firewall
2 9 (4.95%) VPN
3 7 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (3.30%) HTTP
4 6 (3.30%) Network Security
4 6 (3.30%) WAN
5 5 (2.75%) LAN
5 5 (2.75%) MPLS
6 4 (2.20%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.65%) AMQP
7 3 (1.65%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.65%) DNS
7 3 (1.65%) Internet
7 3 (1.65%) SMS
7 3 (1.65%) Wireless
8 2 (1.10%) BGP
8 2 (1.10%) OSPF
8 2 (1.10%) SAN
8 2 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.54%) NoSQL
2 11 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.95%) MySQL
4 8 (4.40%) Big Data
4 8 (4.40%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.30%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.75%) Redis
7 4 (2.20%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.65%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.65%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.65%) OLAP
8 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.10%) HBase
9 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.10%) Semantic Layer
9 2 (1.10%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 16 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.75%) JIRA
4 4 (2.20%) ERwin
4 4 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.10%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (1.10%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.55%) ER Studio
6 1 (0.55%) JUnit
6 1 (0.55%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) Mockito
6 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (8.79%) Finance
1 16 (8.79%) Retail
2 10 (5.49%) Banking
3 7 (3.85%) Publishing
4 5 (2.75%) Games
4 5 (2.75%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.84%) Node.js
2 18 (9.89%) .NET
3 15 (8.24%) REST
4 13 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 13 (7.14%) Dropwizard
4 13 (7.14%) RESTful
5 11 (6.04%) HTML
6 10 (5.49%) Spring
6 10 (5.49%) Web Services
7 8 (4.40%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (4.40%) HTML5
7 8 (4.40%) Kafka
7 8 (4.40%) SOAP
8 7 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.30%) Play Framework
9 6 (3.30%) XML
10 5 (2.75%) CSS
11 2 (1.10%) J2EE
11 2 (1.10%) jQuery
11 2 (1.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.95%) NHS
4 8 (4.40%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.85%) Reference Data
6 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.30%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.65%) AS400
8 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.65%) User Experience
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) Social Media
10 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.55%) PKI
10 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.55%) TM Forum
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.79%) Android
1 16 (8.79%) Apple iOS
2 10 (5.49%) Linux
3 5 (2.75%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) Unix
4 2 (1.10%) VMS
4 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.63%) Microservices
3 26 (14.29%) DevOps
4 25 (13.74%) Data Modelling
5 24 (13.19%) Open Source
6 22 (12.09%) TOGAF
7 21 (11.54%) Scrum
8 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (7.14%) ITIL
9 13 (7.14%) SOA
10 12 (6.59%) Migration
11 11 (6.04%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.49%) Co-Creation
12 10 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (4.95%) Data Architecture
13 9 (4.95%) Information Security
13 9 (4.95%) Software Architecture
13 9 (4.95%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.92%) Java
2 15 (8.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.14%) PHP
4 6 (3.30%) Scala
5 4 (2.20%) C#
6 3 (1.65%) SQL
7 2 (1.10%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.55%) ES6
8 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.95%) CISSP
1 9 (4.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.40%) CISM
2 8 (4.40%) Degree
3 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.20%) CEH
4 4 (2.20%) CISA
4 4 (2.20%) GIAC
5 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.10%) CCDE
6 2 (1.10%) CCNP
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) PCI DSS
2 10 (5.49%) SLA
3 8 (4.40%) Data Quality
4 6 (3.30%) HL7
4 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.65%) FISMA
6 3 (1.65%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.10%) GCP
8 1 (0.55%) GDPR
8 1 (0.55%) PMO
8 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.04%) Docker
3 6 (3.30%) VMware Server
4 4 (2.20%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.65%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) Puppet
2 7 (3.85%) Nessus
3 3 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (1.10%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.10%) OpenView
4 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.10%) Terraform
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (8.79%) Oracle
2 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.69%) VMware
4 12 (6.59%) Cisco
5 11 (6.04%) Xamarin
6 8 (4.40%) F5
7 7 (3.85%) CyberArk
7 7 (3.85%) McAfee
8 5 (2.75%) SAP
9 3 (1.65%) Google
9 3 (1.65%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.10%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.10%) Dell
10 2 (1.10%) HP
10 2 (1.10%) IBM
10 2 (1.10%) Juniper
10 2 (1.10%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.55%) Avaya
11 1 (0.55%) TIBCO