Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 8 April 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 34 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 267 396 344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.46% 5.80% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.15% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 329 265
Median daily rate £625 £600 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £506 £438 £475
90th Percentile £825 £738 £708
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £563
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 3,850 6,443 6,716
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 94.33% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,860 4,978 5,324
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 104
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +1.60% +4.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £41.10 £38.13
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +38.75% +6.95% +8.85%

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 8 April 2020.

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
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 8 April 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
London Bridge +45 2 £538 -15.69%
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 77 (28.84%) Azure
2 70 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (20.97%) Finance
3 56 (20.97%) AWS
4 53 (19.85%) Microsoft
5 44 (16.48%) Migration
6 41 (15.36%) DevOps
7 39 (14.61%) Data Modelling
8 35 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (12.36%) SQL
10 30 (11.24%) Java
11 29 (10.86%) Data Architecture
12 26 (9.74%) TOGAF
13 24 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (8.61%) Public Sector
15 22 (8.24%) CRM
15 22 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (8.24%) .NET
15 22 (8.24%) Office 365
16 21 (7.87%) ETL
16 21 (7.87%) Python
16 21 (7.87%) Scrum
17 20 (7.49%) Web Services
17 20 (7.49%) Technical Leadership
18 19 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (7.12%) Microservices
19 18 (6.74%) Analytics
19 18 (6.74%) Windows
20 17 (6.37%) Salesforce.com
20 17 (6.37%) Kubernetes

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 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.62%) CMS
3 6 (2.25%) Confluence
4 5 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Mule
8 1 (0.37%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Aligne
3 1 (0.37%) Endur
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (28.84%) Azure
2 56 (20.97%) AWS
3 22 (8.24%) Office 365
4 14 (5.24%) GCP
5 11 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (3.37%) IaaS
6 9 (3.37%) SaaS
7 8 (3.00%) PaaS
8 6 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.25%) Serverless
9 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (1.87%) Azure Stack
9 5 (1.87%) iPaaS
9 5 (1.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (1.50%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.50%) GitHub
10 4 (1.50%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.37%) Firewall
2 6 (2.25%) Network Security
3 5 (1.87%) VPN
4 4 (1.50%) MPLS
5 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.75%) Internet
5 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.75%) Multicast
5 2 (0.75%) NAS
5 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.75%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.75%) VPLS
5 2 (0.75%) WAN
5 2 (0.75%) Wireless
6 1 (0.37%) 3G
6 1 (0.37%) 4G
6 1 (0.37%) 5G
6 1 (0.37%) HTTP
6 1 (0.37%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.99%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.87%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.49%) Big Data
5 9 (3.37%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.87%) BigQuery
8 5 (1.87%) Jackrabbit
8 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.87%) PowerPivot
8 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.87%) SSDT
9 4 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.50%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.00%) JIRA
3 7 (2.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.12%) Selenium
5 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.75%) Maven
6 2 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.75%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.37%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.37%) ERwin
7 1 (0.37%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.37%) Spinnaker
General
1 56 (20.97%) Finance
2 23 (8.61%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.49%) Banking
4 10 (3.75%) Marketing
5 3 (1.12%) Front Office
5 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Advertising
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.37%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.24%) .NET
2 20 (7.49%) Web Services
3 15 (5.62%) REST
4 13 (4.87%) XML
5 12 (4.49%) HTML
6 10 (3.75%) CSS
7 8 (3.00%) JSON
7 8 (3.00%) Node.js
8 7 (2.62%) Middleware
8 7 (2.62%) XML Schema
9 6 (2.25%) LDAP
10 5 (1.87%) JSR 170
10 5 (1.87%) MDX
10 5 (1.87%) OSGi
11 4 (1.50%) Java EE
11 4 (1.50%) Kafka
11 4 (1.50%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (1.50%) Spring
11 4 (1.50%) Velocity
12 3 (1.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.12%) Cloud Native
2 11 (4.12%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.12%) CMDB
7 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.12%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.75%) Equities
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.75%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.74%) Windows
2 14 (5.24%) Linux
3 5 (1.87%) Unix
3 5 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.75%) CentOS
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.37%) Android
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.37%) SUSE
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.48%) Migration
3 41 (15.36%) DevOps
4 39 (14.61%) Data Modelling
5 35 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (10.86%) Data Architecture
7 26 (9.74%) TOGAF
8 22 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (8.24%) CRM
9 21 (7.87%) ETL
9 21 (7.87%) Scrum
10 20 (7.49%) Technical Leadership
11 19 (7.12%) Microservices
12 18 (6.74%) Analytics
13 14 (5.24%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (5.24%) SDLC
13 14 (5.24%) Security Architecture
13 14 (5.24%) Test Automation
14 13 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (4.87%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.36%) SQL
2 30 (11.24%) Java
3 21 (7.87%) Python
4 15 (5.62%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.49%) C#
6 7 (2.62%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.25%) Ruby
8 5 (1.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.87%) R
9 4 (1.50%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.50%) C++
10 3 (1.12%) C
10 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.75%) Go
11 2 (0.75%) XPath
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) Groovy
12 1 (0.37%) Java 8
12 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.37%) Degree
4 7 (2.62%) CISSP
4 7 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.87%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.50%) CISM
8 3 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.75%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.75%) CCENT
9 2 (0.75%) CCNA
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.75%) GIAC
9 2 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.37%) ISACA
10 1 (0.37%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) NIST
2 5 (1.87%) GDPR
2 5 (1.87%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) IFRS
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.12%) NCSC
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) PSD2
4 1 (0.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.00%) Docker
3 2 (0.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.75%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) IAG
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.37%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.37%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.37%) Terraform
3 7 (2.62%) Ansible
3 7 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.75%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.75%) SCCM
6 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.37%) Graphite
7 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.37%) Kibana
7 1 (0.37%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.37%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 53 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.37%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (3.75%) Google
3 10 (3.75%) Informatica
4 9 (3.37%) VMware
5 7 (2.62%) Alteryx
5 7 (2.62%) MuleSoft
5 7 (2.62%) SAP
6 6 (2.25%) Oracle
7 5 (1.87%) Adobe
7 5 (1.87%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.50%) Cadence
8 4 (1.50%) IBM
8 4 (1.50%) Pardot
9 3 (1.12%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.12%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.12%) Splunk
10 2 (0.75%) Arista
10 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow