Period
to 22 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 45 67
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 311 328 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.25% 4.81% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 5.06% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 256 206
City of London median daily rate £625 £575 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -2.21% +2.26%
10th Percentile £513 £425 £475
90th Percentile £825 £756 £741
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 4,646 6,478 6,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 94.97% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,591 5,058 5,304
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 91
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -2.52%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £33.53 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +6.47%

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 22 January 2020.

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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +50 9 £550 -18.52%
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 88 (28.30%) Azure
2 80 (25.72%) Finance
3 64 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 55 (17.68%) AWS
6 54 (17.36%) Migration
7 49 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (13.18%) Data Modelling
9 40 (12.86%) Java
10 39 (12.54%) DevOps
11 37 (11.90%) SQL
12 30 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (9.32%) GCP
14 28 (9.00%) Windows
14 28 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (9.00%) TOGAF
14 28 (9.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 27 (8.68%) Microservices
15 27 (8.68%) Security Cleared
16 26 (8.36%) Data Architecture
16 26 (8.36%) Analytics
16 26 (8.36%) Python
16 26 (8.36%) .NET
16 26 (8.36%) Technical Leadership
17 24 (7.72%) Office 365
18 23 (7.40%) Banking
18 23 (7.40%) Kubernetes
19 22 (7.07%) CRM
19 22 (7.07%) Active Directory
19 22 (7.07%) SC Cleared

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 13 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.57%) CMS
3 7 (2.25%) Apache Airflow
3 7 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.96%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.64%) Confluence
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.64%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Aligne
3 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.32%) Endur
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 88 (28.30%) Azure
2 55 (17.68%) AWS
3 29 (9.32%) GCP
4 24 (7.72%) Office 365
5 13 (4.18%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (3.86%) Serverless
7 11 (3.54%) Power Platform
8 10 (3.22%) Amazon S3
8 10 (3.22%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (2.25%) IaaS
11 7 (2.25%) PaaS
11 7 (2.25%) Tricentis Tosca
12 6 (1.93%) SaaS
13 5 (1.61%) Force.com
13 5 (1.61%) GitHub
13 5 (1.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (1.29%) Azure Functions
14 4 (1.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.86%) Firewall
2 6 (1.93%) MPLS
3 5 (1.61%) WAN
4 4 (1.29%) Internet
4 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) LAN
5 3 (0.96%) Network Security
5 3 (0.96%) VPLS
5 3 (0.96%) VPN
6 2 (0.64%) BGP
6 2 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.64%) DHCP
6 2 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.64%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.64%) Multicast
6 2 (0.64%) VoIP
6 2 (0.64%) Wireless
7 1 (0.32%) 3G
7 1 (0.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (6.43%) Big Data
3 16 (5.14%) Data Lake
4 13 (4.18%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.54%) Power BI
6 9 (2.89%) MySQL
7 8 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (2.57%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.25%) BigQuery
8 7 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.61%) Jackrabbit
10 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.96%) Redis
11 3 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.57%) Selenium
3 4 (1.29%) Maven
4 3 (0.96%) ERwin
4 3 (0.96%) JIRA
4 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.64%) Subversion
5 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.32%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.32%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (25.72%) Finance
2 23 (7.40%) Banking
3 19 (6.11%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.57%) Marketing
5 6 (1.93%) Advertising
6 5 (1.61%) Legal
6 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.29%) Front Office
7 4 (1.29%) Retail
8 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.36%) .NET
2 15 (4.82%) REST
3 12 (3.86%) Web Services
4 11 (3.54%) Node.js
5 9 (2.89%) CSS
5 9 (2.89%) HTML
6 7 (2.25%) Spring
7 6 (1.93%) JSON
7 6 (1.93%) React
7 6 (1.93%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.61%) Java EE
8 5 (1.61%) JSR 170
8 5 (1.61%) Kafka
8 5 (1.61%) OSGi
9 4 (1.29%) Middleware
9 4 (1.29%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (1.29%) Velocity
9 4 (1.29%) Visualforce
10 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.96%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.57%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.57%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) CMDB
8 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.96%) PKI
8 3 (0.96%) User Experience
8 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.64%) Equities
9 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.64%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.64%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.00%) Windows
2 10 (3.22%) Linux
3 7 (2.25%) Unix
4 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.96%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) CentOS
5 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.36%) Migration
3 49 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (13.18%) Data Modelling
5 39 (12.54%) DevOps
6 28 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (9.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 28 (9.00%) TOGAF
7 27 (8.68%) Microservices
8 26 (8.36%) Analytics
8 26 (8.36%) Data Architecture
8 26 (8.36%) Technical Leadership
9 22 (7.07%) CRM
10 20 (6.43%) Security Architecture
11 17 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.47%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (5.14%) Architectural Design
12 16 (5.14%) Scrum
12 16 (5.14%) TDD
13 14 (4.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.86%) Java
2 37 (11.90%) SQL
3 26 (8.36%) Python
4 15 (4.82%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.50%) C#
6 7 (2.25%) Apex Code
7 6 (1.93%) Ruby
8 5 (1.61%) Scala
9 4 (1.29%) Go
9 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.96%) Java 8
11 2 (0.64%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (0.64%) C
11 2 (0.64%) C++
11 2 (0.64%) ES6
11 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.64%) XPath
12 1 (0.32%) Perl
12 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.54%) Degree
4 8 (2.57%) CISSP
5 7 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.61%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.29%) CCNA
7 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.29%) CISM
7 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.96%) MCSE
8 3 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.64%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.64%) CCIE
10 1 (0.32%) CCDA
10 1 (0.32%) CCDP
10 1 (0.32%) CCNP
10 1 (0.32%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.93%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) NIST
3 3 (0.96%) GDPR
3 3 (0.96%) IFRS
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.64%) NCSC
5 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) PSD2
5 1 (0.32%) SEPA
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.54%) Docker
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (0.64%) HDFS
4 2 (0.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 21 (6.75%) Terraform
3 15 (4.82%) Ansible
4 5 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.29%) Puppet
6 2 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.64%) Packer
6 2 (0.64%) SCCM
7 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.32%) Graphite
7 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.32%) Istio
7 1 (0.32%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.32%) logstash
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.32%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 61 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.11%) Google
2 19 (6.11%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (3.54%) VMware
4 9 (2.89%) MuleSoft
5 8 (2.57%) Oracle
6 5 (1.61%) Adobe
6 5 (1.61%) Cisco
6 5 (1.61%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.61%) SAP
7 4 (1.29%) Pardot
7 4 (1.29%) Tableau
8 3 (0.96%) Databricks
8 3 (0.96%) ForgeRock
8 3 (0.96%) IBM
8 3 (0.96%) Splunk
9 2 (0.64%) Dell
9 2 (0.64%) F5
9 2 (0.64%) HP
9 2 (0.64%) Palo Alto