Period
to 21 April 2021

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 21 April 2021.

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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 22 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 216 257 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.71% 6.69% 6.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.28% 7.16% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 185 338
10th Percentile £475 £506 £438
25th Percentile £510 £525 £510
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £618 £600
Median % change year-on-year -2.83% +2.92% +4.35%
75th Percentile £675 £688 £675
90th Percentile £763 £817 £750
Central London median daily rate £600 £625 £600
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +5.26%

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 2,327 3,589 6,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 93.44% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 2,723 4,922
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 54 58
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.42 £11.95
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £19.38
Median % change year-on-year -12.32% +5.81% +3.61%
75th Percentile £27.00 £38.66 £24.24
90th Percentile £34.15 £51.95 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.99 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% - +6.95%

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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021, 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 56 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.00%) Azure
3 44 (20.37%) Finance
4 36 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 33 (15.28%) AWS
6 32 (14.81%) TOGAF
7 30 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 29 (13.43%) Microservices
9 26 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (12.04%) Banking
10 23 (10.65%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (10.19%) Data Modelling
12 21 (9.72%) Java
13 20 (9.26%) SQL
14 18 (8.33%) SOA
15 17 (7.87%) Migration
15 17 (7.87%) DevOps
16 16 (7.41%) Security Cleared
16 16 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (7.41%) Google
16 16 (7.41%) Linux
17 15 (6.94%) GCP
18 14 (6.48%) Security Architecture
18 14 (6.48%) Oracle
18 14 (6.48%) WAN
18 14 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (6.48%) Scrum
18 14 (6.48%) Architecture Roadmap
19 13 (6.02%) Project Delivery
19 13 (6.02%) GDPR

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 8 (3.70%) Apache
2 7 (3.24%) Red Hat Fuse
2 7 (3.24%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.39%) SAS
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.93%) Mule
5 2 (0.93%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.46%) Camunda
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Confluence
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.00%) Azure
2 33 (15.28%) AWS
3 15 (6.94%) GCP
4 10 (4.63%) Apigee
4 10 (4.63%) SaaS
5 8 (3.70%) PaaS
5 8 (3.70%) Serverless
6 7 (3.24%) IaaS
7 6 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (2.78%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.39%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.39%) AWS Fargate
9 3 (1.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.48%) WAN
2 13 (6.02%) LAN
3 11 (5.09%) Firewall
4 8 (3.70%) VPN
4 8 (3.70%) Wireless
5 4 (1.85%) ADSL
5 4 (1.85%) DNS
5 4 (1.85%) Network Security
6 3 (1.39%) SAN
7 2 (0.93%) SSL
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.46%) DHCP
8 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.46%) HTTP
8 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.46%) SMS
8 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.09%) Big Data
3 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.24%) DB2
4 7 (3.24%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.85%) Power BI
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.39%) Tableau
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.93%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.93%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 10 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.85%) ERwin
3 2 (0.93%) ER Studio
3 2 (0.93%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.93%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) GitLab
4 1 (0.46%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) Maven
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.46%) ProC
4 1 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 44 (20.37%) Finance
2 26 (12.04%) Banking
3 12 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.24%) Marketing
5 6 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.39%) Front Office
6 3 (1.39%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Police
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.56%) REST
2 9 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 9 (4.17%) HTML
2 9 (4.17%) RESTful
2 9 (4.17%) Spring
2 9 (4.17%) Swagger
3 8 (3.70%) Ajax
3 8 (3.70%) HTML5
3 8 (3.70%) Middleware
4 7 (3.24%) .NET
4 7 (3.24%) Apache Camel
4 7 (3.24%) GWT
4 7 (3.24%) Hibernate
4 7 (3.24%) JDBC
4 7 (3.24%) JMS
4 7 (3.24%) jQuery
4 7 (3.24%) JSF
4 7 (3.24%) OSGi
4 7 (3.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (2.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 9 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.70%) Clustering
4 8 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.24%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.39%) Derivative
8 3 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.39%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.39%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.93%) Life Science
9 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.93%) User Experience
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.41%) Linux
2 10 (4.63%) Windows
3 8 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.46%) Unix
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.81%) TOGAF
3 30 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (13.43%) Microservices
5 26 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.19%) Data Modelling
7 18 (8.33%) SOA
8 17 (7.87%) DevOps
8 17 (7.87%) Migration
9 16 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (6.48%) Architecture Roadmap
10 14 (6.48%) Scrum
10 14 (6.48%) Security Architecture
11 13 (6.02%) Analytics
11 13 (6.02%) Project Delivery
11 13 (6.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 13 (6.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (5.56%) Project Management
12 12 (5.56%) Strategic Roadmap
13 11 (5.09%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.72%) Java
2 20 (9.26%) SQL
3 10 (4.63%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.24%) Java 8
4 7 (3.24%) Python
5 3 (1.39%) C#
6 2 (0.93%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.46%) Ada
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.46%) SOQL
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.63%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.63%) TOGAF Certification
3 6 (2.78%) CISSP
3 6 (2.78%) Degree
4 5 (2.31%) RHCA
5 3 (1.39%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CEH
6 2 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.46%) ACCA
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) CISM
7 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.46%) MCSE
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.02%) GDPR
2 9 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.31%) NIST
5 3 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.39%) ISO 22301
5 3 (1.39%) SEPA
6 2 (0.93%) CDISC
6 2 (0.93%) COBIT
6 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.93%) IFRS
6 2 (0.93%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.93%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.93%) QA
7 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.70%) vSphere
4 7 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.39%) Docker
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.46%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.31%) Terraform
3 3 (1.39%) Ansible
3 3 (1.39%) Istio
4 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.65%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (7.41%) Google
4 14 (6.48%) Oracle
5 13 (6.02%) VMware
6 12 (5.56%) MuleSoft
7 9 (4.17%) Citrix
7 9 (4.17%) IBM
8 7 (3.24%) Cisco
8 7 (3.24%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.78%) SAP
10 5 (2.31%) Juniper
11 4 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.39%) Remedy
12 3 (1.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 2 (0.93%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.93%) Facebook
13 2 (0.93%) MobileIron
13 2 (0.93%) Pega
13 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds