Period
to 1 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 32 39
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 260 537 518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 7.03% 6.34% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.51% 6.73% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 432 374
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £478 £450 £500
90th Percentile £800 £725 £738
London median daily rate £620 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £126.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +130.00% -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% -7.69%

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 3,464 7,980 8,741
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 94.18% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,481 6,091 6,783
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £669 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 82 139
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.62% +6.58% +15.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.30 £12.49
90th Percentile £51.85 £55.76 £38.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.29 £21.50
% change year-on-year +64.42% -0.99% -4.44%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +10 209 £600 - 20
City of Westminster +20 8 £630 -4.91%
West End of London +14 7 £563 -8.16% 1
Camden +2 1 £540 -10.00% 1
Architect
London

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 75 (28.85%) Azure
2 64 (24.62%) AWS
2 64 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.62%) DevOps
4 47 (18.08%) Finance
5 45 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 41 (15.77%) Migration
7 35 (13.46%) Data Modelling
8 33 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (11.15%) SQL
10 27 (10.38%) Data Architecture
10 27 (10.38%) Public Sector
11 26 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 24 (9.23%) Java
13 23 (8.85%) ETL
14 22 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (8.08%) Office 365
16 20 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (7.69%) TOGAF
17 19 (7.31%) Python
17 19 (7.31%) JavaScript
17 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (7.31%) Microservices
17 19 (7.31%) Analytics
18 18 (6.92%) Web Services
18 18 (6.92%) Windows
18 18 (6.92%) Scrum
19 17 (6.54%) Kubernetes
19 17 (6.54%) SC Cleared
19 17 (6.54%) Technical Leadership

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 11 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.31%) Confluence
3 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.77%) Anypoint
4 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.77%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.38%) Mule
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Magento
2 2 (0.77%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 75 (28.85%) Azure
2 64 (24.62%) AWS
3 21 (8.08%) Office 365
4 16 (6.15%) GCP
5 15 (5.77%) SaaS
6 10 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (3.46%) Serverless
8 7 (2.69%) IaaS
8 7 (2.69%) PaaS
9 6 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.31%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.92%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.92%) Azure Stack
11 4 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.54%) Force.com
11 4 (1.54%) GitHub
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.31%) Firewall
2 4 (1.54%) Internet
2 4 (1.54%) Network Security
2 4 (1.54%) VPN
3 3 (1.15%) LAN
3 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.15%) WAN
4 2 (0.77%) DNS
5 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.38%) 5G
5 1 (0.38%) DHCP
5 1 (0.38%) FCAPS
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.38%) SAN
5 1 (0.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.85%) Big Data
5 8 (3.08%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.92%) PowerPivot
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.92%) SSDT
9 4 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.46%) JIRA
2 8 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.77%) Maven
6 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.77%) Subversion
6 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.38%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.38%) Spinnaker
General
1 47 (18.08%) Finance
2 27 (10.38%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.62%) Banking
4 7 (2.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) Retail
6 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (0.77%) French Language
7 2 (0.77%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Law
7 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.38%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.92%) Web Services
2 16 (6.15%) .NET
2 16 (6.15%) REST
3 14 (5.38%) XML
4 8 (3.08%) HTML
4 8 (3.08%) JSON
5 7 (2.69%) Node.js
5 7 (2.69%) XML Schema
6 6 (2.31%) LDAP
6 6 (2.31%) Middleware
7 5 (1.92%) CSS
7 5 (1.92%) MDX
8 4 (1.54%) Kafka
8 4 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.54%) Velocity
9 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.15%) OAuth
9 3 (1.15%) SailPoint
9 3 (1.15%) SOAP
9 3 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.23%) Cloud Native
3 10 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.54%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.54%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.77%) CMDB
9 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.77%) FMCG
9 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.77%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.92%) Windows
2 15 (5.77%) Linux
3 8 (3.08%) Unix
4 6 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.38%) AIX
7 1 (0.38%) Android
7 1 (0.38%) CentOS
7 1 (0.38%) Debian
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.38%) SUSE
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (19.62%) DevOps
3 41 (15.77%) Migration
4 35 (13.46%) Data Modelling
5 33 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (10.38%) Data Architecture
7 23 (8.85%) ETL
8 22 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (7.69%) TOGAF
10 19 (7.31%) Analytics
10 19 (7.31%) Microservices
11 18 (6.92%) Scrum
12 17 (6.54%) Technical Leadership
13 14 (5.38%) CRM
14 13 (5.00%) Machine Learning
14 13 (5.00%) SDLC
14 13 (5.00%) Test Automation
15 11 (4.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 11 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (4.23%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.15%) SQL
2 24 (9.23%) Java
3 19 (7.31%) JavaScript
3 19 (7.31%) Python
4 8 (3.08%) C#
4 8 (3.08%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.69%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.31%) Ruby
7 5 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (1.92%) R
8 4 (1.54%) PHP
8 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.15%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.15%) C
9 3 (1.15%) C++
10 2 (0.77%) Perl
10 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.69%) CISSP
4 6 (2.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.54%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.54%) Degree
6 3 (1.15%) CISM
6 3 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) CCENT
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) GIAC
8 1 (0.38%) ISACA
8 1 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.31%) GDPR
2 3 (1.15%) IFRS
2 3 (1.15%) NIST
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) NCSC
4 1 (0.38%) PSD2
4 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (4.62%) Docker
2 10 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) IAG
4 1 (0.38%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.54%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.46%) Terraform
3 7 (2.69%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (2.31%) Ansible
5 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.54%) Puppet
7 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.77%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.38%) Istio
9 1 (0.38%) Kibana
9 1 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.38%) SCCM
9 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (4.62%) Google
4 11 (4.23%) Informatica
5 9 (3.46%) SAP
6 8 (3.08%) MuleSoft
6 8 (3.08%) Oracle
7 7 (2.69%) Alteryx
8 6 (2.31%) VMware
9 5 (1.92%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.54%) Cadence
11 3 (1.15%) Cisco
11 3 (1.15%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.15%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.15%) IBM
11 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.77%) Arista
12 2 (0.77%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.77%) Pardot