Period
to 7 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 91 236 306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.26% 5.74% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.64% 6.05% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 178 194
Median daily rate £600 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -3.49%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £433
90th Percentile £686 £613 £675
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.14% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £45.43
% change year-on-year -48.15% +48.58% +29.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 1,371 3,904 4,726
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.01% 95.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 2,597 3,150
Median daily rate £444 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £218 £263
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 188 183
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.10% +33.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.68 £34.30 £41.50
Median hourly rate £26.96 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +34.80% +6.95% +1.08%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Yorkshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Architect in Yorkshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Yorkshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in Yorkshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 7 August 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +9 60 £600 +9.09% 23
South Yorkshire +7 22 £485 -7.62% 4
North Yorkshire -13 4 £738 +63.89%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 Yorkshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 33 (36.26%) AWS
2 24 (26.37%) Java
3 21 (23.08%) Finance
4 18 (19.78%) Technical Architecture
4 18 (19.78%) GitHub
5 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
5 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.58%) Continuous Deployment
6 16 (17.58%) Architectural Design
7 15 (16.48%) Python
7 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (16.48%) Azure
7 15 (16.48%) Git (software)
8 14 (15.38%) Bitbucket
8 14 (15.38%) DevOps
8 14 (15.38%) Public Sector
8 14 (15.38%) GitLab
9 13 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
9 13 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (14.29%) Amazon S3
9 13 (14.29%) TOGAF
10 11 (12.09%) BDD
10 11 (12.09%) TDD
10 11 (12.09%) Retail
10 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (10.99%) Migration
11 10 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (10.99%) JSON
11 10 (10.99%) Terraform
12 9 (9.89%) Data Structures

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
3 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Shopify
3 1 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 33 (36.26%) AWS
2 18 (19.78%) GitHub
3 15 (16.48%) Azure
4 13 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (14.29%) Amazon S3
5 6 (6.59%) IaaS
6 5 (5.49%) Amazon Cognito
6 5 (5.49%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (5.49%) Serverless
7 4 (4.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (4.40%) GCP
7 4 (4.40%) SaaS
8 3 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (3.30%) Office 365
8 3 (3.30%) PaaS
9 2 (2.20%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.20%) Power Platform
10 1 (1.10%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Firewall
1 6 (6.59%) Network Security
2 3 (3.30%) DNS
2 3 (3.30%) IPv6
2 3 (3.30%) VLAN
3 2 (2.20%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.20%) 4G
3 2 (2.20%) 5G
3 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 2 (2.20%) IPv4
3 2 (2.20%) SAN
3 2 (2.20%) WAN
3 2 (2.20%) Wireless
3 2 (2.20%) X.509
4 1 (1.10%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.10%) HSRP
4 1 (1.10%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.10%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (1.10%) VoIP
4 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Big Data
1 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.20%) Power BI
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.10%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.10%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.38%) Bitbucket
2 14 (15.38%) GitLab
3 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (1.10%) Mocha
4 1 (1.10%) Selenium
4 1 (1.10%) Snyk
4 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Public Sector
3 11 (12.09%) Retail
4 8 (8.79%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) JSON
2 9 (9.89%) PySpark
3 6 (6.59%) Node.js
4 5 (5.49%) Kafka
4 5 (5.49%) Web Services
5 4 (4.40%) J2EE
5 4 (4.40%) RESTful
5 4 (4.40%) SAML
5 4 (4.40%) Spring
5 4 (4.40%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.20%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.20%) JSP
6 2 (2.20%) OpenID
6 2 (2.20%) React Native
6 2 (2.20%) REST
6 2 (2.20%) Servlets
6 2 (2.20%) SOAP
6 2 (2.20%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) NHS
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) ASIC
5 1 (1.10%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Online Games
5 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) VMS
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Unix
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Technical Architecture
2 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.58%) Architectural Design
3 16 (17.58%) Continuous Deployment
4 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.38%) DevOps
6 13 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
6 13 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 11 (12.09%) BDD
7 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.09%) TDD
8 10 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (10.99%) Migration
9 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure as Code
10 8 (8.79%) Benchmarking
10 8 (8.79%) OO
10 8 (8.79%) OOP
10 8 (8.79%) Security Architecture
10 8 (8.79%) Translating Business Requirements
11 7 (7.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) Java
2 15 (16.48%) Python
3 5 (5.49%) SQL
4 4 (4.40%) Go
5 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) Java 8
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) C#
7 1 (1.10%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.10%) PHP
7 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) Master's Degree
3 6 (6.59%) NVQ Level 4
3 6 (6.59%) Postgraduate
4 3 (3.30%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.20%) CISM
5 2 (2.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.10%) CISA
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.10%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.20%) GDPR
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.10%) FISMA
3 1 (1.10%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Docker
2 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Terraform
2 4 (4.40%) Ansible
2 4 (4.40%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.30%) Puppet
4 2 (2.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.10%) vRealize
5 1 (1.10%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.89%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) Cisco
2 4 (4.40%) VMware
3 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.30%) Tableau
4 2 (2.20%) Avaya
4 2 (2.20%) Citrix
4 2 (2.20%) Confluent
4 2 (2.20%) Databricks
4 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
4 2 (2.20%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.20%) Siebel
5 1 (1.10%) Aruba
5 1 (1.10%) Dell
5 1 (1.10%) HP
5 1 (1.10%) Juniper
5 1 (1.10%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.10%) Splunk