Period
to 29 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £590 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 29 September 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
London > Central London
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 25 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 141 558 447
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 6.89% 7.18% 4.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.43% 7.60% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 426 341
Median daily rate £590 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +2.13% -
10th Percentile £425 £469 £463
90th Percentile £725 £775 £775
London median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £105.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +200.00% -
London median hourly rate £89.00 £60.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +47.11% +72.86% -26.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 1,897 7,343 8,543
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.67% 94.44% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 5,711 6,623
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £307 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 84 137
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +8.29% +3.31%
10th Percentile £17.30 £11.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.70 £50.67 £32.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.40 £19.21
% change year-on-year +63.59% +11.37% -6.29%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Central London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Central London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Hourly rate trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Central London region over the 6 months to 29 September 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
City of London -8 117 £575 -4.17% 65
City of Westminster 0 4 £750 +15.38%
West End of London -1 2 £613 -3.92% 1
Architect
London

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Central London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 43 (30.50%) Azure
2 41 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (20.57%) Finance
4 25 (17.73%) AWS
5 23 (16.31%) Security Cleared
5 23 (16.31%) DevOps
6 22 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (13.48%) Microsoft
7 19 (13.48%) Migration
8 18 (12.77%) Banking
9 17 (12.06%) Security Architecture
10 16 (11.35%) Microservices
11 15 (10.64%) Data Architecture
11 15 (10.64%) SC Cleared
11 15 (10.64%) Oracle
12 13 (9.22%) Data Modelling
12 13 (9.22%) Kubernetes
13 12 (8.51%) Analytics
13 12 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
13 12 (8.51%) TOGAF
14 11 (7.80%) Java
14 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
14 11 (7.80%) Public Sector
14 11 (7.80%) GCP
15 10 (7.09%) Decision-Making
15 10 (7.09%) SQL
15 10 (7.09%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (7.09%) Data Integration

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 4 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.42%) Apache
3 2 (1.42%) SAS
3 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.50%) Azure
2 25 (17.73%) AWS
3 11 (7.80%) GCP
4 9 (6.38%) SaaS
5 7 (4.96%) PaaS
6 6 (4.26%) Serverless
7 4 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.84%) Office 365
8 3 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.13%) IaaS
9 2 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.42%) Azure Stack
9 2 (1.42%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.71%) Apigee
10 1 (0.71%) AWS CodeBuild
10 1 (0.71%) AWS CodeCommit
10 1 (0.71%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) WAN
2 4 (2.84%) Internet
2 4 (2.84%) Skype
2 4 (2.84%) VPN
3 3 (2.13%) DNS
3 3 (2.13%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 2 (1.42%) LAN
4 2 (1.42%) S/MIME
4 2 (1.42%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (1.42%) SSL
5 1 (0.71%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.71%) 5G
5 1 (0.71%) DHCP
5 1 (0.71%) FCAPS
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) Network Security
5 1 (0.71%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) SSH
5 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.55%) Big Data
3 5 (3.55%) Data Lake
3 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.84%) Snowflake Schema
5 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.42%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.42%) SAS EBI
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.42%) JIRA
2 2 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 29 (20.57%) Finance
2 18 (12.77%) Banking
3 11 (7.80%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.42%) Games
6 2 (1.42%) Law
6 2 (1.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) REST
2 6 (4.26%) .NET
2 6 (4.26%) HTML
3 5 (3.55%) Kafka
3 5 (3.55%) Middleware
4 4 (2.84%) CSS
4 4 (2.84%) Spring
5 3 (2.13%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.13%) HTML5
5 3 (2.13%) JSON
5 3 (2.13%) LDAP
5 3 (2.13%) React
5 3 (2.13%) Web Services
5 3 (2.13%) XML
6 2 (1.42%) Node.js
6 2 (1.42%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (1.42%) Serverless Framework
6 2 (1.42%) SOAP
6 2 (1.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.55%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.84%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.84%) PKI
6 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.13%) Derivative
6 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.13%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.42%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.71%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.96%) Linux
2 6 (4.26%) Windows
3 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.71%) VMS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.31%) DevOps
3 22 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (13.48%) Migration
5 17 (12.06%) Security Architecture
6 16 (11.35%) Microservices
7 15 (10.64%) Data Architecture
8 13 (9.22%) Data Modelling
9 12 (8.51%) Analytics
9 12 (8.51%) TOGAF
10 10 (7.09%) Data Integration
10 10 (7.09%) Decision-Making
10 10 (7.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.38%) Information Security
12 8 (5.67%) ITIL
12 8 (5.67%) Technical Leadership
13 7 (4.96%) Architectural Design
13 7 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (4.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.80%) Java
1 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.09%) SQL
3 9 (6.38%) Python
4 5 (3.55%) C#
5 2 (1.42%) C
6 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) Erlang
6 1 (0.71%) Java 8
6 1 (0.71%) Perl
6 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.71%) Ruby
6 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (16.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.55%) CISSP
3 5 (3.55%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (2.84%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.13%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) SSCP
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.42%) CISM
6 2 (1.42%) Degree
6 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.71%) CCDA
7 1 (0.71%) CCDP
7 1 (0.71%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) CISA
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.71%) GIAC
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.13%) GDPR
2 3 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.13%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.71%) IFRS
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) Docker
3 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.71%) IAG
4 1 (0.71%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) Ansible
3 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.84%) Terraform
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.42%) SCCM
4 2 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.71%) Istio
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.64%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.26%) Google
5 4 (2.84%) Cisco
5 4 (2.84%) Cloudera
5 4 (2.84%) SAP
5 4 (2.84%) Splunk
6 3 (2.13%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.13%) Informatica
6 3 (2.13%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.13%) VMware
7 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.42%) IBM
7 2 (1.42%) Pega
7 2 (1.42%) Tableau
7 2 (1.42%) Talend
7 2 (1.42%) Veracode
8 1 (0.71%) CyberArk