Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 24 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 140 318 333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.85% 6.38% 4.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.45% 6.83% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 233 265
Median daily rate £575 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% -1.88%
10th Percentile £463 £513 £442
90th Percentile £705 £823 £763
Central London median daily rate £600 £625 £600
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1,878 4,657 6,467
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 93.48% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,412 3,677 5,100
Median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 60 88
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.18% +5.61% +13.33%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.38 £12.93
90th Percentile £46.00 £49.50 £26.08
Median hourly rate £26.75 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +35.44% +5.61% +3.89%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 47 (33.57%) Azure
2 40 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (25.71%) Finance
4 25 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 25 (17.86%) AWS
5 20 (14.29%) Banking
6 19 (13.57%) Microservices
7 18 (12.86%) Data Modelling
8 17 (12.14%) SQL
8 17 (12.14%) TOGAF
9 16 (11.43%) Java
10 15 (10.71%) Data Architecture
11 14 (10.00%) Oracle
11 14 (10.00%) Migration
11 14 (10.00%) DevOps
12 13 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (8.57%) SaaS
13 12 (8.57%) PaaS
13 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
14 11 (7.86%) Kubernetes
14 11 (7.86%) REST
14 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
14 11 (7.86%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
14 11 (7.86%) Linux
15 10 (7.14%) WAN
15 10 (7.14%) Scrum
15 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
15 10 (7.14%) 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 5 (3.57%) Apache
2 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Fuse
2 4 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.14%) SAS
3 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.71%) Camunda
4 1 (0.71%) CICS
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.71%) Mule
4 1 (0.71%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.71%) nginx
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.57%) Azure
2 25 (17.86%) AWS
3 12 (8.57%) PaaS
3 12 (8.57%) SaaS
4 8 (5.71%) GCP
5 7 (5.00%) Serverless
6 6 (4.29%) IaaS
7 5 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.86%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.14%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.14%) iPaaS
10 2 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.43%) Azure Stack
10 2 (1.43%) GitHub
10 2 (1.43%) Route 53
11 1 (0.71%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.71%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) WAN
2 7 (5.00%) Firewall
2 7 (5.00%) VPN
3 5 (3.57%) DNS
3 5 (3.57%) LAN
4 4 (2.86%) Wireless
5 3 (2.14%) Network Security
5 3 (2.14%) Skype
6 2 (1.43%) SAN
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.71%) SSH
7 1 (0.71%) SSL
7 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (3.57%) Big Data
4 5 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.86%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.86%) DB2
6 3 (2.14%) Power BI
6 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.43%) SAS EBI
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.43%) Tableau
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) Flink
Development Applications
1 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.71%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.71%) ERwin
5 1 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.71%) Maven
5 1 (0.71%) ProC
5 1 (0.71%) Selenium
5 1 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.71%) XMLSpy
General
1 36 (25.71%) Finance
2 20 (14.29%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.29%) Retail
5 5 (3.57%) Marketing
6 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.86%) REST
2 9 (6.43%) Kafka
2 9 (6.43%) Middleware
3 6 (4.29%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.29%) Spring
4 5 (3.57%) .NET
4 5 (3.57%) Ajax
4 5 (3.57%) HTML
4 5 (3.57%) Web Services
5 4 (2.86%) Apache Camel
5 4 (2.86%) GWT
5 4 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.86%) HTML5
5 4 (2.86%) JDBC
5 4 (2.86%) JMS
5 4 (2.86%) jQuery
5 4 (2.86%) JSF
5 4 (2.86%) OSGi
5 4 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.29%) Cloud Native
2 6 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.29%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.57%) Clustering
3 5 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) Derivative
5 3 (2.14%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.43%) CMDB
6 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.43%) User Experience
7 1 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.86%) Linux
2 7 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.43%) Android
4 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.71%) VMS
5 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.57%) Microservices
3 18 (12.86%) Data Modelling
4 17 (12.14%) TOGAF
5 15 (10.71%) Data Architecture
6 14 (10.00%) DevOps
6 14 (10.00%) Migration
7 13 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (7.14%) Analytics
9 10 (7.14%) Scrum
9 10 (7.14%) User Stories
10 8 (5.71%) Architectural Design
10 8 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.71%) Data Integration
10 8 (5.71%) ETL
10 8 (5.71%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.71%) Open Source
10 8 (5.71%) SDLC
10 8 (5.71%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.14%) SQL
2 16 (11.43%) Java
3 9 (6.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.57%) Python
5 3 (2.14%) C#
6 2 (1.43%) Java 8
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) Erlang
7 1 (0.71%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
7 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 6 (4.29%) CISSP
4 5 (3.57%) Degree
5 3 (2.14%) RHCA
5 3 (2.14%) SSCP
6 2 (1.43%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.43%) CEH
6 2 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) GDPR
2 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.14%) IFRS
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) COBIT
3 2 (1.43%) ISO 20022
3 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) CDISC
4 1 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) MiFID
4 1 (0.71%) NIST
4 1 (0.71%) SEPA
4 1 (0.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.57%) vSphere
3 4 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.57%) Ansible
2 5 (3.57%) Terraform
3 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.71%) Consul
4 1 (0.71%) Istio
4 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) Oracle
3 8 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco
4 6 (4.29%) IBM
4 6 (4.29%) VMware
5 5 (3.57%) Citrix
5 5 (3.57%) Google
5 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.86%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.14%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.14%) Informatica
7 3 (2.14%) Juniper
7 3 (2.14%) SAP
8 2 (1.43%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.43%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.43%) Pega
8 2 (1.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud