Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 24 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 205 215 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.35% 7.22% 8.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.61% 7.50% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 144 253
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £437 £425 £417
90th Percentile £625 £629 £700
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £515
% change year-on-year - +1.94% +14.44%
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 3,103 2,865 3,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.17% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 1,817 2,603
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £255
90th Percentile £538 £550 £559
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 157
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £13.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -6.79% +7.28%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.23 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.93 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.98% +4.58%

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 February 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 February 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 -9 146 £525 - 31
Bradford -2 18 £538 - 4
Wakefield +2 8 £513 +15.49% 1
Halifax 0 2 £625 +38.89% 1
Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 53 (25.85%) Java
2 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.41%) Microservices
4 35 (17.07%) Finance
4 35 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (12.68%) DevOps
7 25 (12.20%) Node.js
8 24 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (11.22%) Scrum
10 22 (10.73%) Data Modelling
10 22 (10.73%) Open Source
11 21 (10.24%) Oracle
11 21 (10.24%) Retail
12 20 (9.76%) SOA
13 18 (8.78%) Microsoft
14 16 (7.80%) TOGAF
14 16 (7.80%) Enterprise Architecture
14 16 (7.80%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (7.80%) NoSQL
14 16 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (7.32%) REST
15 15 (7.32%) JavaScript
16 14 (6.83%) Linux
16 14 (6.83%) Firewall
16 14 (6.83%) PaaS
16 14 (6.83%) RESTful
16 14 (6.83%) AngularJS
16 14 (6.83%) Dropwizard
16 14 (6.83%) IT Strategy

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 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (2.44%) Apache
2 5 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.95%) CMS
3 4 (1.95%) Confluence
3 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.46%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (1.46%) Apache Synapse
4 3 (1.46%) JBoss
4 3 (1.46%) nginx
4 3 (1.46%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.49%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.98%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.46%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.83%) PaaS
4 13 (6.34%) IaaS
4 13 (6.34%) SaaS
5 6 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.95%) Office 365
7 3 (1.46%) CloudBees
7 3 (1.46%) GitHub
7 3 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.46%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.98%) Heroku
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.49%) Force.com
9 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.83%) Firewall
2 6 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (2.44%) DNS
3 5 (2.44%) SAN
4 4 (1.95%) VPN
5 3 (1.46%) AMQP
5 3 (1.46%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.46%) HTTP
5 3 (1.46%) Internet
5 3 (1.46%) MPLS
5 3 (1.46%) WAN
6 2 (0.98%) BGP
6 2 (0.98%) SMS
7 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.49%) IPsec
7 1 (0.49%) LAN
7 1 (0.49%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.80%) NoSQL
2 11 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.41%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.41%) MySQL
5 6 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.95%) Big Data
6 4 (1.95%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.95%) Power BI
6 4 (1.95%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.46%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.46%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.46%) HBase
7 3 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (1.46%) OLAP
7 3 (1.46%) Redis
8 2 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.98%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.46%) ERwin
2 3 (1.46%) JIRA
2 3 (1.46%) SonarQube
2 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.98%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) Maven
4 1 (0.49%) Mockito
4 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.49%) Subversion
4 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (17.07%) Finance
2 21 (10.24%) Retail
3 12 (5.85%) Banking
4 5 (2.44%) Games
4 5 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) iGaming
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.20%) Node.js
2 15 (7.32%) REST
3 14 (6.83%) AngularJS
3 14 (6.83%) Dropwizard
3 14 (6.83%) RESTful
4 13 (6.34%) .NET
4 13 (6.34%) HTML
5 12 (5.85%) Spring
6 11 (5.37%) Play Framework
6 11 (5.37%) Web Services
7 8 (3.90%) CSS
7 8 (3.90%) HTML5
8 6 (2.93%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.93%) Kafka
8 6 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.44%) CSS3
9 5 (2.44%) SOAP
9 5 (2.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.39%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.93%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.44%) PKI
6 4 (1.95%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.95%) User Experience
7 3 (1.46%) AS400
7 3 (1.46%) Clustering
7 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.46%) NHS
7 3 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.46%) TM Forum
8 2 (0.98%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.83%) Linux
2 9 (4.39%) Android
2 9 (4.39%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.90%) Windows
4 5 (2.44%) Unix
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.41%) Microservices
3 26 (12.68%) DevOps
4 24 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (11.22%) Scrum
6 22 (10.73%) Data Modelling
6 22 (10.73%) Open Source
7 20 (9.76%) SOA
8 16 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (7.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (7.80%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (7.80%) TOGAF
9 14 (6.83%) IT Strategy
10 13 (6.34%) Migration
11 12 (5.85%) Data Architecture
11 12 (5.85%) Project Management
12 11 (5.37%) Service Design
12 11 (5.37%) Six Sigma
12 11 (5.37%) Software Engineering
13 10 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.85%) Java
2 15 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.37%) Scala
4 7 (3.41%) C#
4 7 (3.41%) SQL
5 6 (2.93%) PHP
6 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.98%) Kotlin
7 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.49%) ABAP
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) ES6
8 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (3.41%) CISSP
2 6 (2.93%) CISM
3 4 (1.95%) CEH
3 4 (1.95%) GIAC
3 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) CISA
5 1 (0.49%) CCNA
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.49%) MCSA
5 1 (0.49%) MCSE
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) PCI DSS
1 9 (4.39%) QA
2 7 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.44%) GDPR
3 5 (2.44%) SLA
4 4 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.98%) FISMA
5 2 (0.98%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.49%) GCP
6 1 (0.49%) HL7
6 1 (0.49%) PMO
6 1 (0.49%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.39%) Docker
3 3 (1.46%) Varnish
4 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.98%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.85%) Puppet
2 4 (1.95%) vRealize
3 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.98%) Nessus
3 2 (0.98%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (10.24%) Oracle
2 18 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.85%) Cisco
3 12 (5.85%) VMware
4 9 (4.39%) F5
5 5 (2.44%) IBM
5 5 (2.44%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.44%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.95%) Apigee
6 4 (1.95%) Dell
6 4 (1.95%) Google
6 4 (1.95%) SAP
6 4 (1.95%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.46%) EMC
7 3 (1.46%) NetApp
7 3 (1.46%) Splunk
7 3 (1.46%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.98%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.98%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.98%) McAfee