Period
to 12 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 48 45
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 533 455 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 7.15% 5.01% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.62% 5.24% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 345 302
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £600
10th Percentile £500 £463 £457
90th Percentile £788 £758 £750
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Central London median hourly rate £105.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £80.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% -34.58% +45.91%

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 6,994 8,679 7,920
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 95.52% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,414 6,744 6,126
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £306 £311
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 131 120
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.60% +6.18%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.68
90th Percentile £52.70 £32.00 £33.25
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -3.75% +5.10%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Central London over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Central London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 12 November 2019. 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 +23 415 £600 +4.35% 155
City of Westminster +12 24 £625 -
Southwark +44 18 £550 -25.42%
West End of London +33 14 £600 -7.69% 1
Camden +8 3 £425 -29.17% 1
Architect
London

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 146 (27.39%) Azure
2 109 (20.45%) Finance
3 103 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (19.14%) AWS
5 98 (18.39%) Microsoft
6 78 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (13.70%) Migration
8 71 (13.32%) Java
9 62 (11.63%) Data Modelling
10 59 (11.07%) SQL
10 59 (11.07%) DevOps
10 59 (11.07%) Microservices
11 54 (10.13%) Security Cleared
12 48 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (8.63%) Windows
14 45 (8.44%) SC Cleared
15 44 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
16 43 (8.07%) Enterprise Architecture
17 42 (7.88%) Python
18 41 (7.69%) Banking
19 39 (7.32%) GCP
20 37 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
21 36 (6.75%) Analytics
21 36 (6.75%) .NET
21 36 (6.75%) Active Directory
22 35 (6.57%) Security Architecture
23 34 (6.38%) Open Source
23 34 (6.38%) Data Centre
24 33 (6.19%) Kubernetes
25 32 (6.00%) Data Architecture

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 17 (3.19%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.44%) CMS
3 12 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (1.13%) Confluence
7 5 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.56%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.56%) JBoss
9 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.38%) Apache
10 2 (0.38%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.38%) Jetty
10 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Mule
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.38%) Sketch
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.19%) Aligne
5 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Endur
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 146 (27.39%) Azure
2 102 (19.14%) AWS
3 39 (7.32%) GCP
4 26 (4.88%) Office 365
5 22 (4.13%) Power Platform
6 20 (3.75%) Serverless
7 19 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (3.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (3.56%) IaaS
8 16 (3.00%) Amazon S3
8 16 (3.00%) PaaS
9 15 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (1.88%) SaaS
11 8 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.31%) Tricentis Tosca
13 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.63%) Firewall
2 12 (2.25%) Network Security
3 9 (1.69%) DNS
4 8 (1.50%) Internet
4 8 (1.50%) WAN
5 5 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.94%) VPN
6 4 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.75%) LAN
6 4 (0.75%) MPLS
6 4 (0.75%) NAS
6 4 (0.75%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.56%) DHCP
7 3 (0.56%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.56%) SAN
7 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.56%) VoIP
7 3 (0.56%) Wireless
8 2 (0.38%) BGP
8 2 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.25%) Big Data
4 26 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (4.69%) Data Lake
6 22 (4.13%) Power BI
7 19 (3.56%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.19%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.44%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.25%) MySQL
11 12 (2.25%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.69%) BigQuery
14 8 (1.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.50%) Jackrabbit
15 7 (1.31%) Blockchain
15 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (3.56%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.88%) Selenium
3 8 (1.50%) JIRA
4 4 (0.75%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.75%) Maven
4 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.56%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.56%) ERwin
5 3 (0.56%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.38%) FishEye
6 2 (0.38%) GitLab
6 2 (0.38%) Gradle
6 2 (0.38%) Hudson
6 2 (0.38%) Leiningen
6 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.38%) Poseidon for UML
6 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 109 (20.45%) Finance
2 41 (7.69%) Banking
3 29 (5.44%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.50%) Retail
5 18 (3.38%) Advertising
5 18 (3.38%) Marketing
6 10 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.13%) Legal
8 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.94%) Back Office
9 5 (0.94%) Billing
9 5 (0.94%) Electronics
9 5 (0.94%) Front Office
9 5 (0.94%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.75%) .NET
2 26 (4.88%) Node.js
3 23 (4.32%) REST
4 19 (3.56%) HTML
4 19 (3.56%) Web Services
5 15 (2.81%) JSON
6 14 (2.63%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.63%) CSS
6 14 (2.63%) Kafka
6 14 (2.63%) React
7 11 (2.06%) RESTful
7 11 (2.06%) Visualforce
8 10 (1.88%) Spring
8 10 (1.88%) XML
9 9 (1.69%) Middleware
9 9 (1.69%) SOAP
10 8 (1.50%) JSR 170
10 8 (1.50%) OSGi
11 7 (1.31%) JSON Schema
12 6 (1.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.19%) User Experience
5 14 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.31%) Bitcoin
8 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.31%) State Machine
9 6 (1.13%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.13%) PKI
10 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.56%) BYOD
11 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.56%) Tandem
11 3 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.63%) Windows
2 19 (3.56%) Linux
3 14 (2.63%) Unix
4 5 (0.94%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.75%) VMS
6 3 (0.56%) Android
6 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
6 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 2 (0.38%) Debian
7 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 73 (13.70%) Migration
4 62 (11.63%) Data Modelling
5 59 (11.07%) DevOps
5 59 (11.07%) Microservices
6 48 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (8.07%) Enterprise Architecture
8 37 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
9 36 (6.75%) Analytics
10 35 (6.57%) Security Architecture
11 34 (6.38%) Open Source
12 32 (6.00%) Data Architecture
13 31 (5.82%) ITIL
14 30 (5.63%) Service Management
15 28 (5.25%) Scrum
15 28 (5.25%) TDD
15 28 (5.25%) TOGAF
16 27 (5.07%) CRM
17 26 (4.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.32%) Java
2 59 (11.07%) SQL
3 42 (7.88%) Python
4 30 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.94%) C#
6 20 (3.75%) Ruby
7 12 (2.25%) Apex Code
7 12 (2.25%) C++
7 12 (2.25%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.06%) C
9 9 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.31%) Scala
11 5 (0.94%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.75%) Go
12 4 (0.75%) Java 8
12 4 (0.75%) Perl
13 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.56%) Groovy
14 2 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 54 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.56%) Degree
4 11 (2.06%) CISSP
5 9 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.50%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.94%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.94%) CCNP
10 4 (0.75%) CCNA
10 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.56%) CCIE
11 3 (0.56%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.56%) MCSE
12 2 (0.38%) CISA
12 2 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.81%) QA
2 8 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.13%) GDPR
4 4 (0.75%) NIST
5 3 (0.56%) PMO
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.38%) NCSC
6 2 (0.38%) PSD2
7 1 (0.19%) ECSS
7 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.19%) Docker
3 7 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.13%) vSphere
5 4 (0.75%) HDFS
5 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.38%) vCloud
7 1 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.25%) Terraform
3 23 (4.32%) Ansible
4 11 (2.06%) Puppet
5 6 (1.13%) Packer
6 5 (0.94%) PingFederate
7 4 (0.75%) Consul
7 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.56%) Graphite
8 3 (0.56%) Salt
8 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.38%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) CASB
10 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.19%) Istio
10 1 (0.19%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Oozie
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 98 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
3 23 (4.32%) Google
3 23 (4.32%) Oracle
4 22 (4.13%) ServiceNow
5 21 (3.94%) SAP
6 17 (3.19%) MuleSoft
7 14 (2.63%) VMware
8 13 (2.44%) Cisco
9 11 (2.06%) Adobe
9 11 (2.06%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.69%) IBM
11 5 (0.94%) SnapLogic
11 5 (0.94%) Tableau
12 4 (0.75%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.75%) CA
12 4 (0.75%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.75%) Databricks
12 4 (0.75%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.75%) Red Hat