Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 43 33
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 460 364 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.13% 5.24% 5.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.59% 5.53% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 279 284
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £595
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -3.36% +8.18%
10th Percentile £455 £498 £463
90th Percentile £756 £763 £725
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £588
% change year-on-year +4.35% -2.13% +6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £126.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.00% - -
Central London median hourly rate £126.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year +130.00% - -

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 6,061 6,581 6,014
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.79% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,679 5,196 4,611
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £688 £669
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 69
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -11.12%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.23 £33.00 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -15.00%

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 26 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 2019. 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 - 7 £550 -
London Bridge - 6 £538 -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 133 (28.91%) Finance
2 120 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
5 77 (16.74%) Microsoft
6 72 (15.65%) Migration
7 60 (13.04%) SQL
8 51 (11.09%) Microservices
9 49 (10.65%) Java
10 47 (10.22%) Banking
11 46 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 45 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (9.13%) .NET
14 41 (8.91%) TOGAF
15 39 (8.48%) SAP
15 39 (8.48%) SOA
16 38 (8.26%) Windows
16 38 (8.26%) DevOps
17 34 (7.39%) Data Modelling
17 34 (7.39%) Active Directory
18 32 (6.96%) Python
18 32 (6.96%) SQL Server
19 29 (6.30%) Scrum
20 28 (6.09%) JavaScript
20 28 (6.09%) Linux
20 28 (6.09%) Office 365
21 27 (5.87%) Big Data
21 27 (5.87%) SaaS
21 27 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
22 26 (5.65%) Data Warehouse

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 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.09%) SAS
4 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.87%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.65%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) JBoss
5 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.43%) Mendix
6 2 (0.43%) Mule
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.22%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.39%) SAP ERP
1 11 (2.39%) SAP Hybris
1 11 (2.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) Actimize
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 120 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (6.09%) Office 365
4 27 (5.87%) SaaS
5 26 (5.65%) IaaS
6 25 (5.43%) PaaS
7 20 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (3.70%) Power Platform
9 16 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.52%) GitHub
11 7 (1.52%) Serverless
12 6 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.09%) Apigee
13 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.57%) Internet
2 14 (3.04%) Firewall
3 11 (2.39%) HTTP
4 10 (2.17%) DNS
5 9 (1.96%) WAN
6 7 (1.52%) LAN
7 6 (1.30%) VPN
8 5 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.09%) VLAN
8 5 (1.09%) Wireless
9 4 (0.87%) HSRP
9 4 (0.87%) Network Security
9 4 (0.87%) OSPF
9 4 (0.87%) Skype
9 4 (0.87%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (0.87%) VRRP
10 3 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.87%) Big Data
3 26 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.57%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.48%) Power BI
6 16 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.26%) Hadoop
7 15 (3.26%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (2.83%) Data Lake
9 12 (2.61%) SAP HANA
10 9 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.30%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.87%) Impala
13 4 (0.87%) OLAP
14 3 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.87%) JIRA
3 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.65%) GitLab
5 2 (0.43%) ERwin
5 2 (0.43%) Grunt
5 2 (0.43%) gulp
5 2 (0.43%) Subversion
5 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.22%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.22%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.22%) TestNG
General
1 133 (28.91%) Finance
2 47 (10.22%) Banking
3 24 (5.22%) Retail
4 12 (2.61%) Advertising
5 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.74%) Marketing
7 7 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Front Office
9 4 (0.87%) Billing
9 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.65%) Electronics
10 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.65%) Legal
11 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.13%) .NET
2 24 (5.22%) HTML
3 22 (4.78%) Middleware
3 22 (4.78%) Spring
4 20 (4.35%) REST
4 20 (4.35%) XML
5 15 (3.26%) Node.js
6 13 (2.83%) J2EE
6 13 (2.83%) JSON
6 13 (2.83%) Kafka
6 13 (2.83%) SOAP
6 13 (2.83%) Web Services
7 10 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.96%) OAuth
8 9 (1.96%) RESTful
9 8 (1.74%) CSS
10 7 (1.52%) React
10 7 (1.52%) Visualforce
11 5 (1.09%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.91%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.74%) PKI
6 8 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.87%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (0.87%) User Experience
8 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.65%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.65%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.26%) Windows
2 28 (6.09%) Linux
3 12 (2.61%) Unix
4 11 (2.39%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.43%) Solaris
7 2 (0.43%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (15.65%) Migration
3 51 (11.09%) Microservices
4 46 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 45 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (8.91%) TOGAF
7 39 (8.48%) SOA
8 38 (8.26%) DevOps
9 34 (7.39%) Data Modelling
10 29 (6.30%) Scrum
11 27 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (5.65%) Analytics
12 26 (5.65%) Mentoring
13 25 (5.43%) Data Architecture
14 23 (5.00%) Security Architecture
15 21 (4.57%) Project Management
16 20 (4.35%) ERP
16 20 (4.35%) Information Security
17 19 (4.13%) Coaching
18 18 (3.91%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (13.04%) SQL
2 49 (10.65%) Java
3 32 (6.96%) Python
4 28 (6.09%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.13%) C#
5 19 (4.13%) Ruby
6 12 (2.61%) Scala
7 11 (2.39%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.74%) C
9 5 (1.09%) C++
10 4 (0.87%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.65%) R
11 3 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.43%) Perl
12 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) Groovy
13 1 (0.22%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 23 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.13%) Degree
2 19 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.83%) TOGAF Certification
4 9 (1.96%) CISSP
5 8 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.30%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.87%) CISA
7 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.65%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.65%) CCIE
8 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.65%) CISM
8 3 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) CCNA
9 2 (0.43%) CCNP
9 2 (0.43%) CITP
9 2 (0.43%) MBCS
10 1 (0.22%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.96%) QA
2 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.87%) GDPR
2 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.43%) COBIT
3 2 (0.43%) HL7
3 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.22%) ECSS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.22%) NIST
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.48%) Docker
3 7 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.87%) vSphere
5 3 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.43%) etcd
6 2 (0.43%) HDFS
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.26%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.96%) SCCM
3 6 (1.30%) Terraform
4 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.87%) Kibana
6 3 (0.65%) Ansible
6 3 (0.65%) CASB
6 3 (0.65%) PingFederate
6 3 (0.65%) Puppet
7 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.43%) Consul
7 2 (0.43%) logstash
7 2 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.48%) SAP
3 17 (3.70%) Oracle
3 17 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (3.04%) Google
5 13 (2.83%) VMware
6 12 (2.61%) Cisco
6 12 (2.61%) hybris
7 11 (2.39%) IBM
7 11 (2.39%) MuleSoft
8 8 (1.74%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.09%) Ab Initio
9 5 (1.09%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.09%) Tableau
10 4 (0.87%) Alteryx
10 4 (0.87%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.87%) F5
10 4 (0.87%) SnapLogic
11 3 (0.65%) Ariba
11 3 (0.65%) CA