The median contractor rate for an Architect was £583 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 29 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 187 224 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.67% 6.58% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 6.87% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 192 295
Median daily rate £583 £544 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.21% -1.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.05% +25.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 128 (33.16%) Finance
2 73 (18.91%) Banking
3 66 (17.10%) TOGAF
4 62 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (15.80%) Java
6 53 (13.73%) Microsoft
7 49 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (11.66%) Oracle
8 45 (11.66%) Windows
9 41 (10.62%) Data Modelling
10 39 (10.10%) Big Data
11 38 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 37 (9.59%) SQL
13 36 (9.33%) Analytics
14 35 (9.07%) SOA
15 33 (8.55%) .NET
16 32 (8.29%) SQL Server
16 32 (8.29%) Migration
16 32 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (8.03%) Enterprise Architecture
17 31 (8.03%) Cisco
18 30 (7.77%) Citrix
18 30 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (7.51%) Active Directory
19 29 (7.51%) Retail
20 28 (7.25%) Data Architecture
20 28 (7.25%) Web Services
21 27 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
22 26 (6.74%) Linux
23 25 (6.48%) ETL

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 15 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (2.33%) Apache
3 9 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.07%) JBoss
4 8 (2.07%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.55%) Confluence
5 6 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.04%) Drupal
7 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.78%) CMS
8 3 (0.78%) IIS
8 3 (0.78%) Mule
8 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.52%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.52%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) Relativity
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.26%) Exstream
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.26%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.26%) Summit
4 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (6.48%) Office 365
4 13 (3.37%) PaaS
4 13 (3.37%) SaaS
5 12 (3.11%) IaaS
6 9 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.55%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (1.04%) GitHub
10 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.78%) Heroku
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.63%) Unified Communications
2 12 (3.11%) Firewall
2 12 (3.11%) WAN
3 11 (2.85%) VPN
4 10 (2.59%) DNS
4 10 (2.59%) HTTP
5 9 (2.33%) LDAP
5 9 (2.33%) Network Security
6 8 (2.07%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.81%) Skype
7 7 (1.81%) SSL
8 5 (1.30%) LAN
9 4 (1.04%) BGP
9 4 (1.04%) MPLS
9 4 (1.04%) OSPF
9 4 (1.04%) SAN
9 4 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.04%) Wireless
10 3 (0.78%) FTP
10 3 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.10%) Big Data
2 32 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 27 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.66%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.59%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.81%) DB2
8 6 (1.55%) BigQuery
8 6 (1.55%) HBase
8 6 (1.55%) Looker
8 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.55%) QlikView
9 4 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.04%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.04%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (1.81%) JIRA
3 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.78%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.78%) ERwin
4 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Gradle
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.78%) webpack
5 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.26%) XMLSpy
General
1 128 (33.16%) Finance
2 73 (18.91%) Banking
3 29 (7.51%) Retail
4 24 (6.22%) Legal
5 18 (4.66%) Investment Banking
6 17 (4.40%) Law
7 9 (2.33%) Back Office
7 9 (2.33%) Front Office
8 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.04%) Advertising
11 3 (0.78%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.78%) Marketing
12 2 (0.52%) Automotive
12 2 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.55%) .NET
2 28 (7.25%) Web Services
3 21 (5.44%) REST
4 19 (4.92%) Middleware
5 16 (4.15%) HTML
6 13 (3.37%) CSS
6 13 (3.37%) SOAP
6 13 (3.37%) XML
7 11 (2.85%) Node.js
8 10 (2.59%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.07%) JSON
10 7 (1.81%) HTML5
10 7 (1.81%) jQuery
10 7 (1.81%) Spring
11 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.55%) React
11 6 (1.55%) Visualforce
12 5 (1.30%) RESTful
12 5 (1.30%) XML Schema
12 5 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.63%) Market Risk
4 10 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.81%) SWIFT
7 6 (1.55%) Equities
7 6 (1.55%) User Experience
8 5 (1.30%) CESG
8 5 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.30%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.04%) NHS
9 4 (1.04%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.66%) Windows
2 26 (6.74%) Linux
3 18 (4.66%) Unix
4 14 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.30%) Android
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.78%) AIX
8 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.78%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
9 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) pSOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.10%) TOGAF
2 62 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (10.62%) Data Modelling
5 36 (9.33%) Analytics
6 35 (9.07%) SOA
7 32 (8.29%) Migration
8 31 (8.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 30 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (7.25%) Data Architecture
11 25 (6.48%) DevOps
11 25 (6.48%) ETL
12 22 (5.70%) SDLC
13 20 (5.18%) ITIL
13 20 (5.18%) Network Design
14 19 (4.92%) CRM
14 19 (4.92%) E-Commerce
15 18 (4.66%) Microservices
16 17 (4.40%) Open Source
17 15 (3.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.80%) Java
2 37 (9.59%) SQL
3 19 (4.92%) C#
4 13 (3.37%) Python
5 12 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.81%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.81%) R
7 6 (1.55%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.30%) C
8 5 (1.30%) C++
8 5 (1.30%) SOQL
8 5 (1.30%) SOSL
8 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.78%) Groovy
9 3 (0.78%) Perl
10 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.52%) VB
10 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.15%) Degree
3 15 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.55%) CCIE
5 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.04%) MCSE
7 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.78%) CCNP
8 3 (0.78%) JNCIE
8 3 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.52%) CITP
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.52%) MBCS
9 2 (0.52%) MCSD
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.15%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.37%) MiFID
3 10 (2.59%) QA
4 7 (1.81%) SEPA
5 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.78%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.52%) COBIT
7 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.26%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) IFRS
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.07%) Docker
4 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.78%) vCloud
4 3 (0.78%) vSphere
4 3 (0.78%) XenApp
4 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.52%) HDFS
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (3.11%) SCCM
2 7 (1.81%) Ansible
2 7 (1.81%) OpenIDM
3 6 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.55%) MOM
3 6 (1.55%) Terraform
4 5 (1.30%) OpenAM
5 4 (1.04%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.04%) Puppet
6 3 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.26%) Nagios
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.66%) Oracle
3 31 (8.03%) Cisco
4 30 (7.77%) Citrix
5 24 (6.22%) VMware
6 16 (4.15%) IBM
6 16 (4.15%) SAP
7 11 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.85%) Tableau
8 9 (2.33%) Google
8 9 (2.33%) Talend
9 7 (1.81%) ForgeRock
10 6 (1.55%) SnapLogic
10 6 (1.55%) Splunk
11 5 (1.30%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.30%) HP
11 5 (1.30%) Informatica
11 5 (1.30%) Teradata
12 4 (1.04%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.04%) Reuters
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