Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -32 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 279 416 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.90% 6.21% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 6.51% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 352 390
City of London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £463 £425 £406
90th Percentile £759 £775 £675
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
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 6765 6392 8566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.45% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 5073 6726
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 78 124
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% -4.79% +4.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £29.40 £48.12 £39.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -4.64% +5.88%

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 November 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 November 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 95 (34.05%) Finance
2 58 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (18.64%) Banking
4 47 (16.85%) Microsoft
5 41 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (13.26%) TOGAF
6 37 (13.26%) Data Modelling
6 37 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (11.11%) Java
8 30 (10.75%) SQL
9 28 (10.04%) Migration
10 27 (9.68%) Analytics
11 25 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (8.96%) Retail
11 25 (8.96%) Windows
12 24 (8.60%) Office 365
13 23 (8.24%) Data Architecture
13 23 (8.24%) Data Centre
14 22 (7.89%) Web Services
15 20 (7.17%) VMware
15 20 (7.17%) SOA
15 20 (7.17%) Security Architecture
16 19 (6.81%) Linux
17 18 (6.45%) Oracle
17 18 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (6.45%) Big Data
18 17 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (6.09%) DevOps
19 16 (5.73%) SaaS

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 10 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.51%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.08%) SAS
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.72%) CMS
5 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) nginx
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.72%) Radian6
3 2 (0.72%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.36%) Exstream
4 1 (0.36%) Relativity
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.36%) SAP SM
4 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (8.60%) Office 365
4 16 (5.73%) PaaS
4 16 (5.73%) SaaS
5 10 (3.58%) IaaS
6 6 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.43%) Heroku
8 4 (1.43%) Serverless
9 3 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.58%) Firewall
1 10 (3.58%) Internet
1 10 (3.58%) WAN
2 9 (3.23%) SSL
3 8 (2.87%) DNS
3 8 (2.87%) HTTP
3 8 (2.87%) Network Security
4 7 (2.51%) LAN
4 7 (2.51%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.79%) FTP
6 4 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.43%) DMZ
6 4 (1.43%) LDAP
6 4 (1.43%) MPLS
6 4 (1.43%) VPN
7 3 (1.08%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.08%) LTE
7 3 (1.08%) VPLS
7 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.45%) Big Data
2 15 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.02%) Hadoop
3 14 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.66%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.30%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.87%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.51%) HBase
7 7 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.15%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.79%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.43%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.43%) Power BI
10 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.43%) Sqoop
11 3 (1.08%) OLTP
11 3 (1.08%) QlikView
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Axure RP
1 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.43%) Gradle
2 4 (1.43%) webpack
3 3 (1.08%) ERwin
3 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.36%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.36%) Hudson
4 1 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) MSI
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (34.05%) Finance
2 52 (18.64%) Banking
3 25 (8.96%) Retail
4 14 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.23%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.51%) Legal
7 7 (2.51%) Marketing
8 6 (2.15%) Law
9 4 (1.43%) Advertising
9 4 (1.43%) Private Banking
10 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.08%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.72%) Front Office
11 2 (0.72%) Publishing
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.89%) Web Services
2 13 (4.66%) .NET
3 12 (4.30%) HTML
3 12 (4.30%) REST
4 10 (3.58%) CSS
4 10 (3.58%) XML
5 8 (2.87%) RESTful
5 8 (2.87%) SOAP
6 6 (2.15%) Ajax
6 6 (2.15%) JSON
6 6 (2.15%) Middleware
6 6 (2.15%) Node.js
7 5 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.79%) Kafka
7 5 (1.79%) OAuth
7 5 (1.79%) React
8 4 (1.43%) Dropwizard
8 4 (1.43%) Guice
8 4 (1.43%) OAuth2
8 4 (1.43%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.58%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.23%) User Experience
4 8 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.15%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.43%) BYOD
7 4 (1.43%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.43%) PKI
7 4 (1.43%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.43%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.08%) Fintech
8 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.96%) Windows
2 19 (6.81%) Linux
3 9 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.87%) Unix
5 5 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.43%) CoreOS
6 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.08%) Solaris
7 3 (1.08%) zOS
8 2 (0.72%) AIX
8 2 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.26%) Data Modelling
2 37 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (13.26%) TOGAF
3 28 (10.04%) Migration
4 27 (9.68%) Analytics
5 25 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (8.24%) Data Architecture
7 20 (7.17%) Security Architecture
7 20 (7.17%) SOA
8 18 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (6.09%) DevOps
10 16 (5.73%) CRM
11 13 (4.66%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.66%) ITIL
11 13 (4.66%) SDLC
11 13 (4.66%) UML
12 12 (4.30%) Microservices
12 12 (4.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.11%) Java
2 30 (10.75%) SQL
3 16 (5.73%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.30%) Python
5 11 (3.94%) C#
6 6 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.79%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.43%) C
8 4 (1.43%) Groovy
8 4 (1.43%) R
8 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.08%) Ruby
10 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.72%) C++
10 2 (0.72%) Scala
11 1 (0.36%) Perl
11 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.30%) Degree
3 10 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.15%) CCIE
5 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.79%) MCSE
7 4 (1.43%) CCNP
7 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (1.08%) CISSP
8 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) CCDP
9 2 (0.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.72%) CCNA
9 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.36%) CISM
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.36%) GIAC
10 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.87%) Data Quality
1 8 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.79%) QA
3 4 (1.43%) GDPR
4 3 (1.08%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.72%) MiFID
5 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.66%) Docker
2 13 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.43%) HDFS
4 4 (1.43%) OpenAM
4 4 (1.43%) OpenDJ
4 4 (1.43%) OpenIDM
4 4 (1.43%) vSphere
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.72%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.36%) iptables
6 1 (0.36%) NFS
6 1 (0.36%) vCloud
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.58%) Puppet
2 9 (3.23%) SCCM
2 9 (3.23%) Terraform
3 8 (2.87%) Ansible
4 6 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.43%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.08%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.72%) Oozie
7 2 (0.72%) SCOM
8 1 (0.36%) Grafana
8 1 (0.36%) Kibana
8 1 (0.36%) logstash
8 1 (0.36%) Rsyslog
8 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.36%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.36%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.17%) VMware
3 18 (6.45%) Oracle
4 13 (4.66%) Cisco
5 12 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.23%) Citrix
7 8 (2.87%) Google
7 8 (2.87%) IBM
8 7 (2.51%) ForgeRock
8 7 (2.51%) SAP
9 6 (2.15%) Teradata
10 5 (1.79%) Informatica
11 4 (1.43%) AppSense
11 4 (1.43%) Capita
11 4 (1.43%) HP
11 4 (1.43%) Pega
11 4 (1.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 3 (1.08%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.08%) Tableau
12 3 (1.08%) TSYS