Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £579 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 50 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 354 308 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.06% 4.55% 5.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 4.77% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 243 332
City of London median daily rate £579 £590 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.91% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £463 £465 £425
90th Percentile £769 £744 £775
Central London median daily rate £598 £588 £550
% change year-on-year +1.70% +6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 6,638 6,451 6,357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.23% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,248 5,010 5,086
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £499 £463
% change year-on-year +0.30% +7.78% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 86 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +3.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.38 £50.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 2018. 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 133 (37.57%) Finance
2 86 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (17.80%) Banking
6 60 (16.95%) Microsoft
7 55 (15.54%) Java
8 46 (12.99%) Migration
8 46 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (11.58%) Microservices
10 40 (11.30%) Oracle
11 37 (10.45%) TOGAF
12 36 (10.17%) DevOps
13 33 (9.32%) .NET
14 31 (8.76%) Web Services
15 28 (7.91%) C#
15 28 (7.91%) Office 365
16 25 (7.06%) REST
16 25 (7.06%) TDD
17 24 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (6.50%) Cisco
18 23 (6.50%) SOA
18 23 (6.50%) Firewall
19 22 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
20 21 (5.93%) Data Architecture
20 21 (5.93%) Python
20 21 (5.93%) SQL
20 21 (5.93%) Windows
20 21 (5.93%) Active Directory

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 14 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (2.54%) Confluence
3 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.85%) Apache
6 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.56%) CMS
7 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.98%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 86 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (7.91%) Office 365
4 20 (5.65%) SaaS
5 19 (5.37%) IaaS
6 17 (4.80%) PaaS
7 7 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.41%) GitHub
10 4 (1.13%) Heroku
10 4 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.85%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.56%) Akamai
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.50%) Firewall
2 16 (4.52%) WAN
3 14 (3.95%) LAN
4 13 (3.67%) DNS
5 10 (2.82%) MPLS
5 10 (2.82%) VPN
6 8 (2.26%) Network Security
7 7 (1.98%) Skype
7 7 (1.98%) WLAN
8 6 (1.69%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.69%) HTTP
8 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.41%) Wireless
10 4 (1.13%) Internet
10 4 (1.13%) SSL
11 3 (0.85%) BGP
11 3 (0.85%) DMZ
11 3 (0.85%) FTP
11 3 (0.85%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.37%) NoSQL
1 19 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.52%) Big Data
3 15 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 13 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.39%) Blockchain
5 12 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.13%) Redis
7 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.85%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.85%) OLAP
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.85%) Power BI
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 12 (3.39%) JIRA
2 11 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.69%) Gradle
5 3 (0.85%) ERwin
5 3 (0.85%) webpack
6 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.56%) Selenium
6 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.28%) GitLab
7 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.28%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 133 (37.57%) Finance
2 63 (17.80%) Banking
3 16 (4.52%) Financial Institution
3 16 (4.52%) Retail
4 10 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.54%) Law
6 8 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.98%) Back Office
7 7 (1.98%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.69%) Legal
9 4 (1.13%) Advertising
9 4 (1.13%) Marketing
9 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Electronics
10 3 (0.85%) Games
10 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Publishing
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.32%) .NET
2 31 (8.76%) Web Services
3 25 (7.06%) REST
4 19 (5.37%) JSON
5 16 (4.52%) SOAP
6 15 (4.24%) OAuth
7 13 (3.67%) HTML
7 13 (3.67%) Middleware
8 12 (3.39%) J2EE
9 11 (3.11%) RESTful
10 10 (2.82%) Kafka
10 10 (2.82%) Node.js
10 10 (2.82%) OpenID
11 9 (2.54%) Spring
12 8 (2.26%) CSS
12 8 (2.26%) HTML5
13 7 (1.98%) Spring Boot
13 7 (1.98%) XML
14 6 (1.69%) .NET Core
14 6 (1.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.80%) Fintech
4 14 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.39%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.82%) User Experience
7 9 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.26%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.98%) Digital Currency
10 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.69%) PKI
11 5 (1.41%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.85%) Blog
13 3 (0.85%) BYOD
13 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.93%) Windows
2 17 (4.80%) Linux
3 11 (3.11%) Unix
4 6 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (12.99%) Migration
2 46 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (11.58%) Microservices
4 37 (10.45%) TOGAF
5 36 (10.17%) DevOps
6 25 (7.06%) TDD
7 24 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (6.50%) SOA
9 22 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (5.93%) Data Architecture
11 20 (5.65%) Analytics
11 20 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (5.65%) Scrum
12 19 (5.37%) SDLC
13 17 (4.80%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.80%) Software Engineering
14 16 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (4.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 55 (15.54%) Java
2 28 (7.91%) C#
3 21 (5.93%) Python
3 21 (5.93%) SQL
4 20 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.39%) C
7 10 (2.82%) Go
8 9 (2.54%) C++
9 7 (1.98%) Ruby
10 5 (1.41%) Java 8
11 4 (1.13%) PHP
12 3 (0.85%) X++
13 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.56%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.56%) R
13 2 (0.56%) Solidity
13 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.54%) CISSP
2 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (1.98%) Degree
5 6 (1.69%) MCSE
6 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.85%) CCNA
7 3 (0.85%) CISA
7 3 (0.85%) MCSA
8 2 (0.56%) CCNP
8 2 (0.56%) CISM
8 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.56%) ISSAP
8 2 (0.56%) MCSD
8 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.13%) PSD2
3 4 (1.13%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) MiFID
4 3 (0.85%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.56%) EMIR
5 2 (0.56%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.08%) Docker
3 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.28%) Ceph
5 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.54%) Terraform
3 8 (2.26%) Ansible
4 7 (1.98%) Puppet
4 7 (1.98%) SCCM
5 6 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.13%) Consul
7 4 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.56%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.28%) CASB
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.28%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.28%) QRadar
9 1 (0.28%) Suricata
9 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 60 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.30%) Oracle
3 23 (6.50%) Cisco
4 17 (4.80%) SAP
5 14 (3.95%) VMware
6 12 (3.39%) Google
7 6 (1.69%) Informatica
7 6 (1.69%) Polycom
7 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.41%) F5
8 5 (1.41%) IBM
8 5 (1.41%) Splunk
8 5 (1.41%) Tableau
8 5 (1.41%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.13%) CA
9 4 (1.13%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.85%) Citrix
10 3 (0.85%) hybris
10 3 (0.85%) Juniper