Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 293 169 487
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.63% 6.97% 7.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.22% 7.48% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 116 402
10th Percentile £500 £425 £463
25th Percentile £513 £506 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £595 £600
Median % change year-on-year +0.84% -0.83% +4.35%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £675
90th Percentile £772 £775 £756
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £600

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 3,177 2,260 6,239
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 93.23% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,331 1,689 4,904
10th Percentile £363 £312 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £523
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -2.39% +4.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 70
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.50 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.63 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £27.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.73% +39.24% +5.61%
75th Percentile £34.00 £39.25 £32.06
90th Percentile £42.85 £52.50 £47.08
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £28.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.51% +43.88% +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 90 (30.72%) Azure
2 67 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (22.18%) Finance
4 56 (19.11%) AWS
5 52 (17.75%) Microsoft
6 50 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (16.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 44 (15.02%) Microservices
9 42 (14.33%) Social Skills
10 40 (13.65%) TOGAF
11 37 (12.63%) Salesforce.com
12 36 (12.29%) GCP
13 35 (11.95%) Google
14 34 (11.60%) DevOps
15 31 (10.58%) Kubernetes
15 31 (10.58%) Migration
15 31 (10.58%) Java
16 27 (9.22%) SQL
17 25 (8.53%) SOA
18 23 (7.85%) Security Architecture
18 23 (7.85%) Banking
19 22 (7.51%) Python
19 22 (7.51%) Oracle
19 22 (7.51%) RESTful
19 22 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement
20 21 (7.17%) Data Modelling
20 21 (7.17%) GDPR
21 19 (6.48%) Project Delivery
21 19 (6.48%) CRM
21 19 (6.48%) Analytics

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 6 (2.05%) Apache
1 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Fuse
1 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.02%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.02%) CMS
2 3 (1.02%) SAS
3 2 (0.68%) Appian
3 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (1.02%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.34%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.34%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 90 (30.72%) Azure
2 56 (19.11%) AWS
3 36 (12.29%) GCP
4 18 (6.14%) Apigee
5 16 (5.46%) PaaS
6 12 (4.10%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (4.10%) SaaS
7 10 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (3.41%) Serverless
8 9 (3.07%) IaaS
9 7 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.39%) iPaaS
10 6 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (2.05%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.71%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (1.02%) Power Automate
13 3 (1.02%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.44%) WAN
2 11 (3.75%) LAN
3 6 (2.05%) Firewall
4 5 (1.71%) ADSL
5 4 (1.37%) SAN
5 4 (1.37%) VPN
6 3 (1.02%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.68%) DHCP
7 2 (0.68%) HTTP
7 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.34%) DNS
8 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.34%) Network Security
8 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.80%) Big Data
2 13 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.39%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.05%) BigQuery
4 6 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.71%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.37%) Power BI
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.02%) Metadata
7 3 (1.02%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.02%) Tableau
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.68%) Looker
Development Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.73%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.73%) Subversion
2 2 (0.68%) ERwin
2 2 (0.68%) FitNesse
2 2 (0.68%) GitLab
2 2 (0.68%) Gradle
2 2 (0.68%) Maven
2 2 (0.68%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.34%) Terragrunt
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (22.18%) Finance
2 42 (14.33%) Social Skills
3 23 (7.85%) Banking
4 17 (5.80%) Public Sector
5 16 (5.46%) Presentation Skills
6 14 (4.78%) Financial Institution
7 12 (4.10%) Legal
8 11 (3.75%) Retail
9 10 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 4 (1.37%) Law
13 3 (1.02%) Back Office
13 3 (1.02%) Front Office
13 3 (1.02%) Marketing
14 2 (0.68%) Billing
14 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.34%) International Banking
15 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.51%) RESTful
2 15 (5.12%) Swagger
3 12 (4.10%) Node.js
3 12 (4.10%) Spring
4 11 (3.75%) REST
5 10 (3.41%) .NET
5 10 (3.41%) HTML
6 9 (3.07%) Kafka
6 9 (3.07%) Middleware
7 8 (2.73%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.39%) Ajax
8 7 (2.39%) HTML5
8 7 (2.39%) Web Services
9 6 (2.05%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.05%) Apache Camel
9 6 (2.05%) GWT
9 6 (2.05%) JDBC
9 6 (2.05%) JMS
9 6 (2.05%) jQuery
9 6 (2.05%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.14%) Cloud Native
2 15 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.41%) Hedge funds
4 9 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.05%) Clustering
7 6 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.05%) Legacy Systems
8 5 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.37%) EPoS
9 4 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.37%) Legacy Applications
9 4 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.02%) Derivative
10 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.80%) Windows
2 12 (4.10%) Linux
3 7 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.02%) Unix
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (16.72%) Enterprise Architecture
4 44 (15.02%) Microservices
5 40 (13.65%) TOGAF
6 34 (11.60%) DevOps
7 31 (10.58%) Migration
8 25 (8.53%) SOA
9 23 (7.85%) Security Architecture
10 22 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (7.17%) Data Modelling
12 19 (6.48%) Analytics
12 19 (6.48%) CRM
12 19 (6.48%) Project Delivery
13 18 (6.14%) Architecture Roadmap
13 18 (6.14%) Scrum
14 16 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (5.46%) Infrastructure as Code
14 16 (5.46%) Strategic Roadmap
15 14 (4.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.58%) Java
2 27 (9.22%) SQL
3 22 (7.51%) Python
4 10 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.05%) C#
6 6 (2.05%) Java 8
7 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.02%) Scala
9 2 (0.68%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.68%) C
9 2 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.34%) Ada
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.34%) SOQL
10 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.78%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
3 8 (2.73%) CISSP
4 7 (2.39%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.05%) Degree
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.37%) CCNA
7 4 (1.37%) MCSE
7 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.02%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.34%) ACCA
9 1 (0.34%) CISM
9 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.34%) GIAC
9 1 (0.34%) OSCP
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.17%) GDPR
2 8 (2.73%) NIST
3 7 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.37%) COBIT
5 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.02%) IFRS
6 3 (1.02%) NCSC
6 3 (1.02%) SEPA
7 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.68%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.68%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.68%) QA
8 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (6.48%) Docker
2 16 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.05%) XenApp
3 6 (2.05%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.02%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (10.58%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.10%) Terraform
3 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.37%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.37%) Istio
4 4 (1.37%) SCCM
4 4 (1.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.63%) Salesforce.com
3 35 (11.95%) Google
4 22 (7.51%) Oracle
5 14 (4.78%) VMware
6 13 (4.44%) MuleSoft
7 9 (3.07%) Cisco
7 9 (3.07%) Citrix
7 9 (3.07%) SAP
8 6 (2.05%) IBM
9 5 (1.71%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.37%) Informatica
10 4 (1.37%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.37%) Remedy
10 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.37%) Sparx
11 2 (0.68%) Cognos
11 2 (0.68%) Dell
11 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.68%) Samsung