Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 41 29
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 590 509 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.98% 5.58% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.40% 5.88% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 370 331
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £463 £500 £463
90th Percentile £750 £750 £725
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Central London median hourly rate £126.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.00% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £66.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -47.17% +89.29% -

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 7,975 8,656 7,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.89% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,095 6,728 5,389
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 138 83
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £54.30 £38.58 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +15.79%

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 26 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 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 +21 460 £600 +4.35% 177
West End of London +3 19 £613 -5.77% 1
City of Westminster -14 16 £700 +12.00%
Southwark - 9 £550 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £470 -
Architect
London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 154 (26.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (23.73%) Finance
4 113 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
5 94 (15.93%) Microsoft
6 88 (14.92%) Migration
7 78 (13.22%) SQL
8 70 (11.86%) Microservices
9 65 (11.02%) Java
10 60 (10.17%) DevOps
11 58 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 52 (8.81%) Banking
13 50 (8.47%) Windows
13 50 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 48 (8.14%) Active Directory
15 47 (7.97%) .NET
15 47 (7.97%) TOGAF
16 42 (7.12%) SAP
16 42 (7.12%) SOA
17 41 (6.95%) Data Modelling
17 41 (6.95%) Linux
18 40 (6.78%) Analytics
19 39 (6.61%) ITIL
19 39 (6.61%) Python
19 39 (6.61%) SQL Server
20 38 (6.44%) JavaScript
20 38 (6.44%) Data Centre
21 37 (6.27%) IaaS
21 37 (6.27%) Retail
21 37 (6.27%) Service Management

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 13 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.86%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.53%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.53%) CMS
4 6 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.02%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.02%) Confluence
4 6 (1.02%) SAS
5 5 (0.85%) Drupal
6 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.51%) JBoss
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.34%) Apache
8 2 (0.34%) Mendix
8 2 (0.34%) Mule
8 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.51%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.34%) InVision
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Sketch
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.20%) SAP ERP
1 13 (2.20%) SAP Hybris
2 11 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Actimize
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Primavera
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 154 (26.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (6.27%) IaaS
4 33 (5.59%) Office 365
4 33 (5.59%) PaaS
5 29 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (4.75%) SaaS
7 22 (3.73%) Power Platform
8 21 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.69%) Serverless
11 9 (1.53%) Apigee
12 8 (1.36%) GitHub
13 6 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.68%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.07%) Firewall
2 23 (3.90%) Internet
3 15 (2.54%) WAN
4 14 (2.37%) HTTP
5 12 (2.03%) DNS
6 10 (1.69%) Network Security
7 8 (1.36%) LAN
8 7 (1.19%) SAN
8 7 (1.19%) VPN
9 6 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.02%) NAS
9 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.02%) VLAN
10 5 (0.85%) Wireless
11 4 (0.68%) HSRP
11 4 (0.68%) OSPF
11 4 (0.68%) Skype
11 4 (0.68%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (0.68%) VRRP
12 3 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (4.92%) Big Data
4 28 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 25 (4.24%) NoSQL
6 21 (3.56%) Power BI
7 20 (3.39%) Data Lake
7 20 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.88%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (2.03%) SAP HANA
11 11 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.36%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.19%) MySQL
13 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.02%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.68%) Impala
16 4 (0.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.86%) JIRA
2 8 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.68%) GitLab
3 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.34%) ERwin
4 2 (0.34%) Grunt
4 2 (0.34%) gulp
4 2 (0.34%) Maven
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.34%) Subversion
4 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.17%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.17%) Selenium
5 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.17%) TestNG
5 1 (0.17%) TestRail
5 1 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 140 (23.73%) Finance
2 52 (8.81%) Banking
3 37 (6.27%) Retail
4 17 (2.88%) Marketing
5 13 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.03%) Advertising
7 7 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.85%) Front Office
9 4 (0.68%) Billing
9 4 (0.68%) Legal
9 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.97%) .NET
2 36 (6.10%) HTML
3 31 (5.25%) REST
3 31 (5.25%) Spring
4 26 (4.41%) XML
5 24 (4.07%) Middleware
6 21 (3.56%) Web Services
7 20 (3.39%) SOAP
8 19 (3.22%) CSS
9 18 (3.05%) Node.js
10 16 (2.71%) J2EE
10 16 (2.71%) JSON
11 14 (2.37%) Kafka
12 12 (2.03%) RESTful
13 11 (1.86%) OAuth
14 10 (1.69%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.53%) LDAP
15 9 (1.53%) React
16 8 (1.36%) HTML5
17 7 (1.19%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.05%) Public Cloud
3 17 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.37%) User Experience
6 12 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.53%) iPad
7 9 (1.53%) PKI
8 8 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.68%) NHS
11 4 (0.68%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.47%) Windows
2 41 (6.95%) Linux
3 17 (2.88%) Unix
4 15 (2.54%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.85%) VMS
8 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) HPUX
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (14.92%) Migration
3 70 (11.86%) Microservices
4 60 (10.17%) DevOps
5 58 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 47 (7.97%) TOGAF
8 42 (7.12%) SOA
9 41 (6.95%) Data Modelling
10 40 (6.78%) Analytics
11 39 (6.61%) ITIL
12 37 (6.27%) Service Management
13 33 (5.59%) Scrum
14 31 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (5.25%) E-Commerce
15 30 (5.08%) Mentoring
16 28 (4.75%) ITSM
17 27 (4.58%) Data Architecture
17 27 (4.58%) Technical Architecture
18 25 (4.24%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.22%) SQL
2 65 (11.02%) Java
3 39 (6.61%) Python
4 38 (6.44%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.24%) Ruby
6 21 (3.56%) C#
7 17 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 14 (2.37%) Scala
9 11 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.53%) C
11 6 (1.02%) PHP
12 5 (0.85%) C++
12 5 (0.85%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.68%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.68%) Java 9
13 4 (0.68%) VB
14 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.24%) Degree
4 13 (2.20%) TOGAF Certification
5 11 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.53%) CISSP
7 8 (1.36%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.02%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) CISA
10 4 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.68%) MCSE
10 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.51%) CCIE
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.51%) CISM
12 2 (0.34%) CCNP
12 2 (0.34%) CITP
12 2 (0.34%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.03%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.68%) GDPR
3 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.68%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) COBIT
4 2 (0.34%) HL7
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) ECSS
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 48 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.25%) Docker
3 10 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.68%) vCloud
6 4 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.68%) vSphere
7 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.34%) etcd
8 2 (0.34%) HDFS
8 2 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.17%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.25%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.54%) Terraform
3 14 (2.37%) Ansible
3 14 (2.37%) SCCM
4 13 (2.20%) Puppet
5 6 (1.02%) Consul
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.68%) Kibana
7 4 (0.68%) Packer
8 3 (0.51%) CASB
8 3 (0.51%) PingFederate
9 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.34%) logstash
9 2 (0.34%) Nagios
9 2 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 94 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.12%) SAP
3 32 (5.42%) ServiceNow
4 25 (4.24%) Oracle
4 25 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (4.07%) VMware
6 22 (3.73%) Google
7 15 (2.54%) Cisco
7 15 (2.54%) hybris
8 14 (2.37%) IBM
8 14 (2.37%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.36%) Adobe
10 6 (1.02%) EMC
11 5 (0.85%) Ab Initio
11 5 (0.85%) Citrix
11 5 (0.85%) F5
11 5 (0.85%) NetApp
11 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.85%) SnapLogic
11 5 (0.85%) Tableau