The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 31 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 163 282 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.29% 5.56% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.53% 5.85% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 211 282
Average daily rate £550 £525 £546
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £479
% change year-on-year
- +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.99 - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £49.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+8.71% +10.92%
Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2945 4817 5628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.49% 94.95% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 3708 4014
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 94
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the City of London region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the City of London region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 97 (28.03%) Finance
2 74 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (20.52%) Banking
4 54 (15.61%) Java
5 46 (13.29%) SQL
6 39 (11.27%) Oracle
7 36 (10.40%) Microsoft
8 34 (9.83%) User Experience
9 33 (9.54%) SOA
9 33 (9.54%) SQL Server
9 33 (9.54%) Migration
10 32 (9.25%) Windows
11 31 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (8.96%) .NET
12 30 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (8.67%) TOGAF
13 27 (7.80%) Data Architecture
13 27 (7.80%) Data Modelling
14 26 (7.51%) ETL
14 26 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (6.65%) VMware
17 22 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (6.07%) Data Centre
18 21 (6.07%) Technical Architecture
18 21 (6.07%) Retail
18 21 (6.07%) Scrum
18 21 (6.07%) Middleware
18 21 (6.07%) Active Directory
19 20 (5.78%) Project Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.18%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.02%) Node.js
3 7 (2.02%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.73%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.45%) JBoss
6 4 (1.16%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.16%) CMS
6 4 (1.16%) FileNet
6 4 (1.16%) IIS
6 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.58%) Apache
8 2 (0.58%) Drupal
8 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.58%) Mule
8 2 (0.58%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.58%) SAS
8 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.02%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Maximo
2 8 (2.31%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) Relativity
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.02%) Office 365
4 6 (1.73%) IaaS
4 6 (1.73%) PaaS
5 5 (1.45%) SaaS
6 4 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.47%) Firewall
1 12 (3.47%) SAN
2 7 (2.02%) DNS
2 7 (2.02%) NAS
3 6 (1.73%) LAN
4 5 (1.45%) VPN
5 4 (1.16%) WAN
5 4 (1.16%) Wireless
6 3 (0.87%) LDAP
6 3 (0.87%) MPLS
6 3 (0.87%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.58%) DHCP
7 2 (0.58%) Internet
7 2 (0.58%) Multicast
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.58%) SNMP
7 2 (0.58%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) VLAN
7 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (4.34%) Big Data
6 14 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.02%) OLTP
8 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.45%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.45%) MySQL
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.16%) Datomic
11 4 (1.16%) HBase
11 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.16%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Axure RP
1 5 (1.45%) JUnit
2 4 (1.16%) Subversion
3 3 (0.87%) Ant
3 3 (0.87%) Maven
3 3 (0.87%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.58%) ERwin
4 2 (0.58%) RSpec
4 2 (0.58%) Selenium
4 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) PVCS
5 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 97 (28.03%) Finance
2 71 (20.52%) Banking
3 21 (6.07%) Retail
4 20 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.47%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.31%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.02%) Front Office
9 6 (1.73%) Advertising
9 6 (1.73%) Legal
10 5 (1.45%) Marketing
11 3 (0.87%) Back Office
11 3 (0.87%) Games
12 2 (0.58%) Automotive
12 2 (0.58%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Electronics
13 1 (0.29%) Law
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.96%) .NET
2 21 (6.07%) Middleware
3 18 (5.20%) Web Services
4 13 (3.76%) Spring
5 9 (2.60%) CSS
5 9 (2.60%) HTML
6 7 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (2.02%) XML
7 6 (1.73%) Hibernate
7 6 (1.73%) J2EE
7 6 (1.73%) Java EE
7 6 (1.73%) Kafka
7 6 (1.73%) REST
8 5 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (1.45%) JSON
8 5 (1.45%) SOAP
9 4 (1.16%) HTML5
9 4 (1.16%) Sass
10 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.87%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.83%) User Experience
2 25 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.07%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.89%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.73%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.16%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.16%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.58%) BYOD
11 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.25%) Windows
2 17 (4.91%) Linux
3 12 (3.47%) Unix
4 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.87%) Solaris
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Debian
8 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (9.54%) Migration
2 33 (9.54%) SOA
3 30 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (8.67%) TOGAF
4 27 (7.80%) Data Architecture
4 27 (7.80%) Data Modelling
5 26 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (7.51%) ETL
6 21 (6.07%) Scrum
6 21 (6.07%) Technical Architecture
7 20 (5.78%) Project Management
8 19 (5.49%) CRM
8 19 (5.49%) TDD
9 17 (4.91%) Analytics
10 16 (4.62%) E-Commerce
10 16 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (4.34%) ITIL
12 13 (3.76%) UML
13 12 (3.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.61%) Java
2 46 (13.29%) SQL
3 14 (4.05%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.76%) Python
5 12 (3.47%) Ruby
6 8 (2.31%) C#
7 7 (2.02%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.73%) Clojure
8 6 (1.73%) Scala
9 4 (1.16%) Erlang
9 4 (1.16%) Go
10 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.58%) Perl
11 2 (0.58%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.29%) Korn
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.91%) Degree
3 15 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.45%) CISSP
5 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.87%) CCIE
6 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.58%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.58%) CISM
7 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.58%) PMP
7 2 (0.58%) VCP4
7 2 (0.58%) VCP5
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.60%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.16%) ISO20022
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.58%) MiFID
6 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.29%) EMIR
6 1 (0.29%) FATCA
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.02%) Docker
3 7 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.73%) vSphere
5 4 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.87%) XenApp
6 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.87%) XenServer
7 2 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.58%) vCloud
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
8 1 (0.29%) NFS
8 1 (0.29%) Samba
8 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.60%) Puppet
2 8 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.02%) SCCM
4 3 (0.87%) Ansible
4 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.87%) Mesos
5 2 (0.58%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) Ettercap
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.29%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.29%) Nmap
6 1 (0.29%) Oozie
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 39 (11.27%) Oracle
2 36 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.65%) VMware
4 13 (3.76%) Cisco
4 13 (3.76%) SAP
5 11 (3.18%) IBM
6 10 (2.89%) Citrix
7 7 (2.02%) Adobe
7 7 (2.02%) Cognos
7 7 (2.02%) hybris
7 7 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.02%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.45%) ATG
9 4 (1.16%) Concur
9 4 (1.16%) HP
9 4 (1.16%) NetApp
10 3 (0.87%) Dell
10 3 (0.87%) EMC
10 3 (0.87%) Syclo
11 2 (0.58%) Ariba
City, London
MPower+
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Xcede
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £670 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Market Rate Circa £700/day
Posted: 4 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £700/ day
Posted: 5 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
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Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £850.00 - £1300.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Churchill Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
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Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £645.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
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The Creative Emporium Limited (TCE)
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago