Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 24 31
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 302 425 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.25% 6.93% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 7.26% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 341 283
City of London median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £492 £463 £400
90th Percentile £738 £750 £700
Central London median daily rate £575 £588 £550
% change year-on-year -2.13% +6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £46.50 £50.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.81% -
Central London median hourly rate - £46.50 £50.99
% change year-on-year - -8.81% -

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 6,706 5,851 6,450
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 95.43% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,322 4,637 5,101
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 69 97
City of London median hourly rate £17.15 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.72% -9.98% +15.08%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.45 £48.80 £41.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.60 £17.47 £19.99
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.61% +15.22%

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 23 February 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 127 (42.05%) Finance
2 65 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (19.21%) Banking
4 56 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (17.55%) Microsoft
6 45 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (13.58%) TOGAF
8 38 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (12.25%) Java
10 34 (11.26%) SQL
10 34 (11.26%) Data Architecture
11 33 (10.93%) Analytics
11 33 (10.93%) Windows
12 32 (10.60%) Retail
13 29 (9.60%) Data Modelling
13 29 (9.60%) SOA
14 28 (9.27%) Migration
14 28 (9.27%) Enterprise Architecture
15 23 (7.62%) Security Architecture
15 23 (7.62%) SQL Server
16 22 (7.28%) Mentoring
17 21 (6.95%) Active Directory
17 21 (6.95%) Information Security
17 21 (6.95%) Big Data
18 20 (6.62%) Oracle
19 19 (6.29%) DevOps
19 19 (6.29%) Data Centre
19 19 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (6.29%) E-Commerce
19 19 (6.29%) Firewall

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 (2.32%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.32%) CMS
2 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.66%) Confluence
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.66%) SAS
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.66%) Revit
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.66%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.33%) Finacle
5 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.63%) PaaS
3 17 (5.63%) SaaS
4 16 (5.30%) Office 365
5 11 (3.64%) IaaS
6 6 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.99%) Serverless
7 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) Heroku
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.29%) Firewall
2 7 (2.32%) LAN
2 7 (2.32%) Network Security
2 7 (2.32%) SSL
2 7 (2.32%) VPN
2 7 (2.32%) WAN
3 6 (1.99%) HTTP
4 4 (1.32%) DNS
4 4 (1.32%) MPLS
4 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.99%) IPsec
5 3 (0.99%) VPLS
6 2 (0.66%) DMZ
6 2 (0.66%) FTP
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
6 2 (0.66%) SAN
6 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.66%) Wireless
7 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.95%) Big Data
3 19 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.97%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.64%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.65%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (2.32%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.32%) HBase
9 6 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.66%) OLAP
10 5 (1.66%) QlikView
11 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.32%) Power BI
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.99%) HDInsight
12 3 (0.99%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.99%) JIRA
3 3 (0.99%) MSI
4 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.66%) ERwin
4 2 (0.66%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.33%) Gradle
5 1 (0.33%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) webpack
5 1 (0.33%) WinDbg
General
1 127 (42.05%) Finance
2 58 (19.21%) Banking
3 32 (10.60%) Retail
4 12 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.64%) Legal
6 10 (3.31%) Advertising
6 10 (3.31%) Marketing
7 7 (2.32%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.66%) Front Office
9 4 (1.32%) Law
9 4 (1.32%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.99%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.30%) .NET
2 15 (4.97%) Web Services
3 14 (4.64%) REST
4 9 (2.98%) JSON
5 8 (2.65%) XML
6 7 (2.32%) Middleware
7 6 (1.99%) HTML
8 5 (1.66%) RESTful
9 4 (1.32%) CSS
9 4 (1.32%) LDAP
9 4 (1.32%) MDX
9 4 (1.32%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (1.32%) Node.js
9 4 (1.32%) React
10 3 (0.99%) J2EE
10 3 (0.99%) Kafka
10 3 (0.99%) SAML
10 3 (0.99%) Spring
11 2 (0.66%) HTML5
11 2 (0.66%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.98%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.98%) User Experience
4 8 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.99%) PKI
6 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.66%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.66%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.32%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.99%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.99%) Replication
8 3 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.93%) Windows
2 14 (4.64%) Linux
3 13 (4.30%) Unix
3 13 (4.30%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) zOS
7 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (13.58%) TOGAF
3 38 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (11.26%) Data Architecture
5 33 (10.93%) Analytics
6 29 (9.60%) Data Modelling
6 29 (9.60%) SOA
7 28 (9.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (9.27%) Migration
8 23 (7.62%) Security Architecture
9 22 (7.28%) Mentoring
10 21 (6.95%) Information Security
11 19 (6.29%) DevOps
11 19 (6.29%) E-Commerce
12 18 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (5.63%) Coaching
13 17 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (5.63%) SDLC
14 16 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (5.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.25%) Java
2 34 (11.26%) SQL
3 15 (4.97%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.64%) Python
5 11 (3.64%) C#
6 9 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.65%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.99%) C
8 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.99%) Ruby
9 5 (1.66%) C++
10 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.66%) Scala
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) Groovy
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (4.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.30%) Degree
3 12 (3.97%) CISSP
4 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.66%) CISM
6 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.32%) CEH
8 2 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.66%) CCIE
8 2 (0.66%) CCNA
8 2 (0.66%) CCSP
8 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.66%) GIAC
8 2 (0.66%) MCSE
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.99%) GDPR
3 5 (1.66%) QA
4 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.66%) GCP
5 2 (0.66%) MiFID
5 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.33%) EMIR
6 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
6 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.97%) Docker
2 12 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.99%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.66%) HDFS
5 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.66%) vSphere
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (3.97%) Puppet
2 11 (3.64%) SCCM
3 9 (2.98%) Ansible
3 9 (2.98%) Terraform
4 4 (1.32%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.99%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.99%) Oozie
6 2 (0.66%) Grafana
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.66%) QRadar
6 2 (0.66%) WSUS
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.33%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 53 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.62%) Oracle
3 17 (5.63%) VMware
4 12 (3.97%) Citrix
5 10 (3.31%) Google
6 9 (2.98%) Cisco
7 8 (2.65%) SAP
8 7 (2.32%) IBM
8 7 (2.32%) Informatica
8 7 (2.32%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.99%) Capita
9 6 (1.99%) Tableau
10 5 (1.66%) Demandware
10 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.32%) Cognos
11 4 (1.32%) Ivanti
11 4 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.32%) Splunk
12 3 (0.99%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.99%) TSYS