Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 16 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 372 281 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.59% 8.88% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.20% 9.47% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 200 132
10th Percentile £513 £500 £425
25th Percentile £563 £513 £511
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £589
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.91% -1.88%
75th Percentile £750 £675 £675
90th Percentile £825 £750 £777
Central London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,044 2,966 2,548
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 93.68% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 2,176 1,910
10th Percentile £358 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £564 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +10.00% -2.72%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £545 £500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 37
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.26 £12.47
25th Percentile £25.94 £13.97 £14.38
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.75 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +95.60% -12.50% +31.65%
75th Percentile £55.38 £31.68 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.55 £39.10 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £26.22
% change year-on-year +91.11% -14.19% +31.10%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Architect contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 152 (40.86%) Azure
2 104 (27.96%) Finance
3 97 (26.08%) Agile
4 88 (23.66%) Microsoft
5 80 (21.51%) AWS
6 75 (20.16%) DevOps
7 67 (18.01%) Migration
8 56 (15.05%) ITIL
9 54 (14.52%) Social Skills
10 50 (13.44%) TOGAF
11 49 (13.17%) Active Directory
12 45 (12.10%) Security Cleared
13 44 (11.83%) Microsoft 365
14 42 (11.29%) CI/CD
15 41 (11.02%) SaaS
16 38 (10.22%) Data Modelling
17 37 (9.95%) SQL
18 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
19 35 (9.41%) PowerShell
19 35 (9.41%) Microservices
19 35 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
19 35 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
20 34 (9.14%) Windows
20 34 (9.14%) Data Architecture
20 34 (9.14%) Degree
20 34 (9.14%) PaaS
21 33 (8.87%) Java
22 30 (8.06%) Kubernetes
22 30 (8.06%) Serverless
23 29 (7.80%) Cisco Certification

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (2.96%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.88%) Confluence
3 6 (1.61%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.34%) Apache
5 4 (1.08%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.08%) CMS
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.54%) IIS
6 2 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.34%) SAP BPC
1 5 (1.34%) SAP CO
1 5 (1.34%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Endur
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.27%) Shopify
3 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 152 (40.86%) Azure
2 80 (21.51%) AWS
3 44 (11.83%) Microsoft 365
4 41 (11.02%) SaaS
5 35 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (9.14%) PaaS
7 30 (8.06%) Serverless
8 26 (6.99%) GCP
9 24 (6.45%) IaaS
10 18 (4.84%) Power Platform
11 17 (4.57%) Amazon S3
12 13 (3.49%) Azure DevOps
13 12 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (2.96%) Azure AKS
15 8 (2.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 8 (2.15%) Azure Storage
16 7 (1.88%) Azure Functions
17 6 (1.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.69%) WAN
2 9 (2.42%) DNS
3 8 (2.15%) Firewall
3 8 (2.15%) Network Security
4 7 (1.88%) VPN
5 6 (1.61%) DHCP
5 6 (1.61%) SD-WAN
6 5 (1.34%) IPv6
7 4 (1.08%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.81%) HTTP
8 3 (0.81%) Internet
8 3 (0.81%) LAN
8 3 (0.81%) NGN
8 3 (0.81%) VSAN
9 2 (0.54%) MPLS
9 2 (0.54%) SAN
9 2 (0.54%) VLAN
9 2 (0.54%) Wireless
10 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (6.72%) Data Lake
3 23 (6.18%) Big Data
4 15 (4.03%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.49%) Power BI
6 12 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.88%) Metadata
9 6 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.61%) SAP HANA
10 5 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.34%) Flink
10 5 (1.34%) Spotfire
11 4 (1.08%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.08%) Impala
11 4 (1.08%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 17 (4.57%) PowerDesigner
2 12 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.15%) JIRA
4 6 (1.61%) kappa
4 6 (1.61%) Terragrunt
5 5 (1.34%) ERwin
6 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.81%) GitLab
7 2 (0.54%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.54%) Selenium
7 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.27%) AppScan
8 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.27%) Gradle
8 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.27%) JUnit
8 1 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 104 (27.96%) Finance
2 54 (14.52%) Social Skills
3 28 (7.53%) Banking
4 21 (5.65%) Legal
5 18 (4.84%) Retail
6 17 (4.57%) Financial Institution
7 15 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.03%) Influencing Skills
8 13 (3.49%) Public Sector
9 11 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.88%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.61%) Marketing
12 5 (1.34%) Law
13 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.54%) Advertising
15 2 (0.54%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.27%) Electronics
16 1 (0.27%) Front Office
16 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.91%) .NET
1 22 (5.91%) REST
2 21 (5.65%) Kafka
3 18 (4.84%) RESTful
4 10 (2.69%) Middleware
5 9 (2.42%) AngularJS
5 9 (2.42%) React
6 8 (2.15%) Node.js
6 8 (2.15%) Web Services
7 7 (1.88%) HTML
8 6 (1.61%) HTML5
9 5 (1.34%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.34%) OAuth
9 5 (1.34%) SOAP
9 5 (1.34%) XML
10 4 (1.08%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.08%) Apache Avro
10 4 (1.08%) CSS
10 4 (1.08%) GraphQL
10 4 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.11%) Cloud Native
2 17 (4.57%) Hedge funds
2 17 (4.57%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.76%) Virtual Team
4 13 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.15%) Legacy Systems
6 7 (1.88%) User Experience
7 6 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.08%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) IoT
9 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.81%) PKI
10 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.14%) Windows
2 22 (5.91%) Linux
3 15 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.88%) Ubuntu
4 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.61%) Debian
5 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.61%) VMS
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.08%) Unix
8 3 (0.81%) AIX
9 2 (0.54%) Android
9 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.08%) Agile
2 75 (20.16%) DevOps
3 67 (18.01%) Migration
4 56 (15.05%) ITIL
5 50 (13.44%) TOGAF
6 42 (11.29%) CI/CD
7 38 (10.22%) Data Modelling
8 35 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 35 (9.41%) Microservices
9 34 (9.14%) Data Architecture
10 28 (7.53%) PRINCE2
11 27 (7.26%) Project Delivery
12 26 (6.99%) Data Management
13 25 (6.72%) Service Management
14 23 (6.18%) Analytics
14 23 (6.18%) Security Architecture
15 22 (5.91%) SDLC
16 21 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (5.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.95%) SQL
2 35 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 33 (8.87%) Java
4 27 (7.26%) Python
5 23 (6.18%) C#
6 22 (5.91%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.42%) Go
8 8 (2.15%) Perl
8 8 (2.15%) PHP
9 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.34%) C
10 5 (1.34%) C++
11 4 (1.08%) Bash
11 4 (1.08%) Ruby
12 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.54%) Bicep
12 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.54%) R
12 2 (0.54%) Scala
13 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 45 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.14%) Degree
4 29 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (6.72%) CCNA
7 24 (6.45%) MCSE
8 22 (5.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 22 (5.91%) MCP
8 22 (5.91%) MCSA
9 21 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (5.11%) TOGAF Certification
11 9 (2.42%) CISSP
12 6 (1.61%) AWS Certification
13 5 (1.34%) CCNP
14 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.81%) CCIE
16 2 (0.54%) CCIE Service Provider
16 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.18%) GDPR
2 8 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.34%) QA
4 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.08%) ISO 22301
4 4 (1.08%) NIST
5 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.81%) SLA
6 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 2 (0.54%) NCSC
6 2 (0.54%) PSD2
7 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.27%) Basel II
7 1 (0.27%) COSO
7 1 (0.27%) GRC
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 49 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.72%) Docker
3 7 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.81%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.54%) XenApp
6 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.27%) Firmware
7 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.45%) SCCM
2 24 (6.45%) Terraform
3 7 (1.88%) Ansible
3 7 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.81%) Puppet
5 3 (0.81%) SCOM
5 3 (0.81%) vRealize
6 2 (0.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.54%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.27%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.27%) QRadar
7 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.72%) Oracle
2 25 (6.72%) SAP
3 21 (5.65%) BiZZdesign
4 19 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (4.30%) VMware
6 13 (3.49%) Google
7 10 (2.69%) Cloudera
7 10 (2.69%) MuleSoft
8 9 (2.42%) Cisco
8 9 (2.42%) Citrix
8 9 (2.42%) Informatica
9 8 (2.15%) Databricks
9 8 (2.15%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.88%) Splunk
11 6 (1.61%) Alteryx
12 5 (1.34%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.34%) Dell
12 5 (1.34%) IBM
12 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow