Period
to 25 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 396 487 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.69% 5.47% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 5.77% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 383 331
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £500 £442 £500
90th Percentile £804 £725 £738
London median daily rate £613 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +2.08% +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £60.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -27.08% +24.35%

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 5,531 8,439 8,389
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 94.85% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,145 6,437 6,536
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £306 £312
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 95 126
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.41% +0.54% +6.29%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.09 £39.59 £40.38
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.76 £20.97
% change year-on-year +14.89% +3.78% -1.86%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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 +13 297 £625 +7.76% 137
City of Westminster +14 29 £625 -5.66% 1
West End of London +34 16 £540 -11.84% 2
Southwark +42 4 £525 -22.22% 1
Camden +3 4 £525 -12.50% 1
Architect
London

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 113 (28.54%) Azure
2 92 (23.23%) Finance
3 86 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (21.21%) AWS
5 68 (17.17%) Microsoft
5 68 (17.17%) Migration
6 58 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (14.65%) DevOps
7 50 (12.63%) Java
8 44 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 43 (10.86%) Security Cleared
10 41 (10.35%) SQL
11 38 (9.60%) TOGAF
12 37 (9.34%) Public Sector
13 33 (8.33%) Windows
14 32 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
14 32 (8.08%) SC Cleared
14 32 (8.08%) Microservices
14 32 (8.08%) Kubernetes
14 32 (8.08%) Technical Leadership
15 31 (7.83%) .NET
15 31 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (7.32%) Data Architecture
17 28 (7.07%) Analytics
17 28 (7.07%) Office 365
17 28 (7.07%) CRM
17 28 (7.07%) Python
18 27 (6.82%) GCP
19 26 (6.57%) Scrum

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 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (1.77%) Apache Airflow
2 7 (1.77%) CMS
2 7 (1.77%) Confluence
3 6 (1.52%) Anypoint
3 6 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.76%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.51%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Aligne
4 1 (0.25%) Endur
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 113 (28.54%) Azure
2 84 (21.21%) AWS
3 28 (7.07%) Office 365
4 27 (6.82%) GCP
5 16 (4.04%) Serverless
6 15 (3.79%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (3.79%) SaaS
7 14 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.27%) Power Platform
9 8 (2.02%) Force.com
9 8 (2.02%) IaaS
9 8 (2.02%) PaaS
10 7 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.77%) Tricentis Tosca
11 6 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.52%) GitHub
11 6 (1.52%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.26%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) Firewall
2 9 (2.27%) Network Security
3 6 (1.52%) Internet
4 5 (1.26%) MPLS
5 4 (1.01%) VPN
5 4 (1.01%) WAN
6 3 (0.76%) DHCP
6 3 (0.76%) DNS
6 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.76%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.76%) VPLS
7 2 (0.51%) 3G
7 2 (0.51%) 4G
7 2 (0.51%) 5G
7 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.51%) Multicast
7 2 (0.51%) NAS
7 2 (0.51%) SSL
7 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.54%) Big Data
4 11 (2.78%) Data Lake
4 11 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.27%) Power BI
6 8 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (2.02%) MySQL
7 7 (1.77%) BigQuery
7 7 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.26%) Jackrabbit
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.76%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 16 (4.04%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.27%) JIRA
3 8 (2.02%) Selenium
4 4 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.76%) Maven
5 3 (0.76%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.51%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.25%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.25%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.25%) ERwin
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.25%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.25%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 92 (23.23%) Finance
2 37 (9.34%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.80%) Marketing
4 18 (4.55%) Banking
5 9 (2.27%) Legal
5 9 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.52%) Electronics
7 6 (1.52%) Front Office
8 5 (1.26%) Advertising
8 5 (1.26%) Retail
9 3 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.83%) .NET
2 22 (5.56%) Web Services
3 16 (4.04%) Node.js
3 16 (4.04%) REST
4 14 (3.54%) XML
5 11 (2.78%) HTML
6 10 (2.53%) CSS
6 10 (2.53%) JSON
7 8 (2.02%) Kafka
8 6 (1.52%) Middleware
9 5 (1.26%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.26%) JSR 170
9 5 (1.26%) OSGi
9 5 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (1.26%) React
9 5 (1.26%) Spring
10 4 (1.01%) Java EE
10 4 (1.01%) jQuery
10 4 (1.01%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (1.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.03%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.02%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.01%) CMDB
8 4 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.76%) Bitcoin
9 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.76%) State Machine
9 3 (0.76%) Tandem
9 3 (0.76%) User Experience
9 3 (0.76%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.33%) Windows
2 21 (5.30%) Linux
3 10 (2.53%) Unix
4 8 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) SUSE
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (17.17%) Migration
3 58 (14.65%) DevOps
3 58 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 38 (9.60%) TOGAF
6 32 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 32 (8.08%) Microservices
6 32 (8.08%) Technical Leadership
7 31 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (7.32%) Data Architecture
9 28 (7.07%) Analytics
9 28 (7.07%) CRM
10 26 (6.57%) Scrum
11 21 (5.30%) Open Source
12 18 (4.55%) ETL
13 17 (4.29%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.29%) SDLC
13 17 (4.29%) TDD
13 17 (4.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.63%) Java
2 41 (10.35%) SQL
3 28 (7.07%) Python
4 17 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.04%) C#
6 11 (2.78%) Ruby
7 9 (2.27%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.02%) C++
9 7 (1.77%) Apex Code
9 7 (1.77%) C
10 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.01%) Scala
10 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.76%) Go
11 3 (0.76%) PHP
12 2 (0.51%) Groovy
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.08%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.03%) Degree
4 11 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.53%) CISSP
6 8 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.26%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.01%) CISM
8 4 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.76%) CCNP
9 3 (0.76%) MCSE
9 3 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.51%) CCIE
10 2 (0.51%) CCNA
11 1 (0.25%) GIAC
11 1 (0.25%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) GDPR
2 6 (1.52%) NIST
3 5 (1.26%) QA
4 4 (1.01%) SLA
5 3 (0.76%) IFRS
5 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) NCSC
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) PSD2
7 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.04%) Docker
3 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.76%) vSphere
5 2 (0.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 22 (5.56%) Terraform
3 21 (5.30%) Ansible
4 7 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.26%) Puppet
6 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.76%) Graphite
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.51%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.25%) Kibana
9 1 (0.25%) logstash
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.25%) Salt
9 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
3 21 (5.30%) Google
4 20 (5.05%) Oracle
5 15 (3.79%) MuleSoft
6 13 (3.28%) VMware
7 10 (2.53%) SAP
8 9 (2.27%) Cisco
9 7 (1.77%) Adobe
10 6 (1.52%) IBM
10 6 (1.52%) Informatica
11 4 (1.01%) Alteryx
11 4 (1.01%) Databricks
11 4 (1.01%) Pardot
12 3 (0.76%) Arista
12 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.76%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.76%) HP
12 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.76%) Splunk