Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 68 29
Rank change year-on-year +24 -39 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 367 264 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.15% 3.66% 6.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 3.87% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 212 344
City of London median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +9.09% +0.05%
10th Percentile £444 £475 £425
90th Percentile £763 £750 £750
Central London median daily rate £600 £578 £550
% change year-on-year +3.81% +5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £46.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £46.50

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 6,794 6,824 6,264
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 94.67% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,360 5,409 4,965
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 93 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £26.10 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Moorgate - 3 - -
London Bridge - 2 £675 -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 123 (33.51%) Finance
2 95 (25.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (19.07%) Amazon AWS
5 69 (18.80%) Microsoft
6 62 (16.89%) Banking
7 56 (15.26%) Migration
8 51 (13.90%) Java
9 48 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (12.26%) DevOps
11 42 (11.44%) Microservices
12 38 (10.35%) C#
13 36 (9.81%) .NET
14 32 (8.72%) TOGAF
15 30 (8.17%) Office 365
16 28 (7.63%) SQL
16 28 (7.63%) Oracle
16 28 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (6.81%) Python
18 23 (6.27%) Windows
18 23 (6.27%) Data Modelling
18 23 (6.27%) Analytics
19 22 (5.99%) Data Architecture
19 22 (5.99%) Web Services
19 22 (5.99%) Kubernetes
20 21 (5.72%) Docker
20 21 (5.72%) JavaScript
21 20 (5.45%) SaaS
21 20 (5.45%) Security Cleared
21 20 (5.45%) SOA

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 12 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.00%) Confluence
3 9 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.36%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.09%) CMS
6 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.27%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.91%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (1.91%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 95 (25.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (19.07%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (8.17%) Office 365
4 20 (5.45%) SaaS
5 18 (4.90%) PaaS
6 16 (4.36%) IaaS
7 9 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.91%) GitHub
8 7 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.36%) Serverless
10 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.82%) Apigee
11 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.18%) Firewall
2 15 (4.09%) WAN
3 12 (3.27%) LAN
4 11 (3.00%) DNS
4 11 (3.00%) VPN
5 9 (2.45%) Skype
6 8 (2.18%) MPLS
7 7 (1.91%) WLAN
8 5 (1.36%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.36%) Network Security
8 5 (1.36%) Wireless
9 4 (1.09%) DHCP
9 4 (1.09%) SSL
10 3 (0.82%) BGP
10 3 (0.82%) Internet
10 3 (0.82%) IPsec
10 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.82%) OSPF
10 3 (0.82%) SMTP
10 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.90%) NoSQL
2 17 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.63%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.81%) Big Data
4 12 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.00%) Blockchain
5 11 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.09%) OLAP
8 4 (1.09%) Power BI
8 4 (1.09%) Redis
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (3.81%) JIRA
2 13 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.09%) ERwin
5 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.54%) Selenium
6 2 (0.54%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) AppScan
7 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.27%) git-flow
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) Gradle
7 1 (0.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.27%) Maven
7 1 (0.27%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.27%) Spinnaker
General
1 123 (33.51%) Finance
2 62 (16.89%) Banking
3 17 (4.63%) Retail
4 15 (4.09%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.45%) Back Office
5 9 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.91%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.36%) Publishing
8 4 (1.09%) Advertising
8 4 (1.09%) Law
8 4 (1.09%) Legal
8 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.81%) .NET
2 22 (5.99%) Web Services
3 17 (4.63%) JSON
3 17 (4.63%) Node.js
4 16 (4.36%) REST
5 12 (3.27%) Middleware
6 10 (2.72%) HTML
6 10 (2.72%) OAuth
6 10 (2.72%) SOAP
7 9 (2.45%) OpenID
8 8 (2.18%) J2EE
9 7 (1.91%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.91%) HTML5
9 7 (1.91%) SAML
10 6 (1.63%) CSS
10 6 (1.63%) React
10 6 (1.63%) WCF
11 5 (1.36%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.36%) Spring
11 5 (1.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.45%) User Experience
2 17 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.09%) Fintech
4 14 (3.81%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.45%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.91%) Digital Currency
7 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.36%) PKI
8 5 (1.36%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.09%) BYOD
9 4 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.82%) Blog
10 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.27%) Windows
2 14 (3.81%) Linux
3 10 (2.72%) Unix
4 6 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.09%) Android
6 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.54%) Solaris
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (15.26%) Migration
3 48 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (12.26%) DevOps
5 42 (11.44%) Microservices
6 32 (8.72%) TOGAF
7 28 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (6.27%) Analytics
8 23 (6.27%) Data Modelling
9 22 (5.99%) Data Architecture
10 20 (5.45%) SOA
11 18 (4.90%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (4.90%) TDD
12 17 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (4.63%) ETL
12 17 (4.63%) Technical Leadership
13 16 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.36%) Information Security
14 13 (3.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.90%) Java
2 38 (10.35%) C#
3 28 (7.63%) SQL
4 25 (6.81%) Python
5 21 (5.72%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.63%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.27%) C
8 9 (2.45%) C++
8 9 (2.45%) Go
8 9 (2.45%) Ruby
9 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.09%) Scala
11 3 (0.82%) PHP
11 3 (0.82%) X++
12 2 (0.54%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.54%) Solidity
12 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.54%) XPath
12 2 (0.54%) XQuery
13 1 (0.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 20 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.72%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.45%) CISSP
4 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.63%) Degree
5 6 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.09%) CCIE
6 4 (1.09%) CISM
6 4 (1.09%) ISSAP
7 3 (0.82%) CCNA
7 3 (0.82%) CCNP
7 3 (0.82%) MCSE
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) PMP
9 1 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.91%) QA
2 6 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.82%) GDPR
4 3 (0.82%) MiFID
4 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.54%) EMIR
5 2 (0.54%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.27%) IFRS
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.27%) PSD2
6 1 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 21 (5.72%) Docker
2 19 (5.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.82%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (5.99%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.45%) Ansible
3 8 (2.18%) Terraform
4 6 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.63%) Puppet
4 6 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.09%) SCCM
7 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.27%) CASB
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.27%) Consul
8 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.27%) Packer
8 1 (0.27%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.63%) Oracle
3 19 (5.18%) Cisco
4 18 (4.90%) SAP
5 16 (4.36%) Google
6 13 (3.54%) VMware
7 8 (2.18%) IBM
8 7 (1.91%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.36%) Citrix
9 5 (1.36%) Pega
9 5 (1.36%) Polycom
9 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.09%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.09%) Splunk
10 4 (1.09%) Tableau
11 3 (0.82%) F5
11 3 (0.82%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.82%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.54%) hybris
12 2 (0.54%) NetApp