Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 22 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 163 478 388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.14% 7.35% 5.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.66% 7.82% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 391 294
Median daily rate £588 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +4.35% -3.36%
10th Percentile £425 £463 £477
90th Percentile £788 £760 £775
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £588
% change year-on-year - +2.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £105.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.91% -
Central London median hourly rate - £105.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +133.33% -

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 2,127 6,110 6,620
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 93.94% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,492 4,764 5,200
Median daily rate £513 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 77 125
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £13.09
90th Percentile £50.13 £57.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 44 (26.99%) Azure
2 39 (23.93%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.40%) DevOps
4 29 (17.79%) AWS
5 28 (17.18%) Migration
5 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
6 26 (15.95%) Finance
7 19 (11.66%) Security Cleared
8 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (10.43%) Microservices
9 16 (9.82%) Data Modelling
9 16 (9.82%) ETL
10 15 (9.20%) Data Architecture
10 15 (9.20%) Public Sector
11 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
12 13 (7.98%) Banking
12 13 (7.98%) SQL
12 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
12 13 (7.98%) Office 365
13 12 (7.36%) Security Architecture
13 12 (7.36%) Kubernetes
13 12 (7.36%) Windows
14 11 (6.75%) Web Services
14 11 (6.75%) Java
14 11 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (6.75%) Active Directory
14 11 (6.75%) TOGAF
14 11 (6.75%) GCP
14 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (6.75%) Test Automation

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 7 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.84%) Confluence
3 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 44 (26.99%) Azure
2 29 (17.79%) AWS
3 13 (7.98%) Office 365
4 11 (6.75%) GCP
5 8 (4.91%) SaaS
6 5 (3.07%) PaaS
6 5 (3.07%) Serverless
7 4 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (2.45%) Azure Stack
7 4 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.45%) IaaS
7 4 (2.45%) iPaaS
8 3 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.84%) GitHub
9 2 (1.23%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.61%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) Unified Communications
1 5 (3.07%) VPN
2 4 (2.45%) Firewall
2 4 (2.45%) Network Security
3 3 (1.84%) DNS
3 3 (1.84%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) LAN
4 2 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.61%) NAS
5 1 (0.61%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.61%) SAN
5 1 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.61%) SSH
5 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.68%) Big Data
3 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (3.07%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.07%) PowerPivot
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.07%) SSDT
5 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.45%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.61%) Maven
4 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.61%) Spinnaker
General
1 26 (15.95%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Public Sector
3 13 (7.98%) Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) French Language
5 2 (1.23%) Games
5 2 (1.23%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.61%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) Web Services
2 8 (4.91%) .NET
3 7 (4.29%) REST
4 6 (3.68%) HTML
4 6 (3.68%) Middleware
4 6 (3.68%) XML
5 5 (3.07%) LDAP
5 5 (3.07%) MDX
5 5 (3.07%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.84%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.84%) Kafka
6 3 (1.84%) React
6 3 (1.84%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.23%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.23%) HTML5
7 2 (1.23%) JSON
7 2 (1.23%) Node.js
7 2 (1.23%) OAuth
7 2 (1.23%) Serverless Framework
7 2 (1.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.07%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.45%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.84%) Derivative
6 3 (1.84%) FMCG
6 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.84%) User Experience
7 2 (1.23%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Windows
2 10 (6.13%) Linux
3 4 (2.45%) Unix
4 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.23%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.61%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) SUSE
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.40%) DevOps
3 28 (17.18%) Migration
4 17 (10.43%) Microservices
4 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (9.82%) Data Modelling
5 16 (9.82%) ETL
6 15 (9.20%) Data Architecture
7 12 (7.36%) Security Architecture
8 11 (6.75%) Test Automation
8 11 (6.75%) TOGAF
9 9 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.52%) Data Integration
9 9 (5.52%) Decision-Making
9 9 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.52%) SDLC
10 8 (4.91%) Machine Learning
10 8 (4.91%) Technical Leadership
10 8 (4.91%) Workflow
11 7 (4.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.98%) SQL
2 11 (6.75%) Java
3 10 (6.13%) Python
4 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.68%) C#
6 5 (3.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (3.07%) R
6 5 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.84%) C
8 3 (1.84%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) Erlang
9 1 (0.61%) Go
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
9 1 (0.61%) Java 8
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.45%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.84%) CISSP
4 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.23%) CISM
5 2 (1.23%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) GIAC
6 1 (0.61%) CCDA
6 1 (0.61%) CCDP
6 1 (0.61%) CCENT
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.61%) CISA
6 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.84%) NIST
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.61%) NCSC
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.68%) Docker
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) IAG
4 1 (0.61%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.07%) Ansible
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.07%) Terraform
3 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.84%) SCCM
3 3 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.23%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.61%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.52%) Informatica
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle
4 6 (3.68%) Google
5 5 (3.07%) Alteryx
5 5 (3.07%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco
6 4 (2.45%) IBM
6 4 (2.45%) SAP
7 3 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.84%) Cadence
7 3 (1.84%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.84%) VMware
8 2 (1.23%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.23%) Arista
8 2 (1.23%) Citrix
8 2 (1.23%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.23%) Pega
8 2 (1.23%) Talend