Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 32 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 367 374 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.29% 6.01% 5.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 6.26% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 285 317
City of London median daily rate £575 £590 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.54% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £498 £463 £419
90th Percentile £761 £725 £743
Central London median daily rate £575 £588 £550
% change year-on-year -2.13% +6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 6,575 5,970 6,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.92% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,194 4,574 5,066
City of London median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 69 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.12% +1.96%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.07 £43.02
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% +3.53%

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 131 (35.69%) Finance
2 93 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (19.07%) Banking
5 61 (16.62%) Java
6 59 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (11.44%) Microsoft
9 39 (10.63%) TOGAF
10 37 (10.08%) Migration
11 35 (9.54%) Retail
11 35 (9.54%) SOA
12 32 (8.72%) Microservices
13 31 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
13 31 (8.45%) Windows
14 30 (8.17%) Oracle
14 30 (8.17%) Data Architecture
14 30 (8.17%) DevOps
15 29 (7.90%) Firewall
16 26 (7.08%) TDD
17 25 (6.81%) Scrum
17 25 (6.81%) .NET
17 25 (6.81%) Mentoring
18 24 (6.54%) SQL
18 24 (6.54%) Web Services
18 24 (6.54%) Data Modelling
19 23 (6.27%) REST
20 22 (5.99%) PaaS
20 22 (5.99%) Linux
20 22 (5.99%) 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 7 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
1 7 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (1.63%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.63%) Confluence
2 6 (1.63%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.36%) CMS
4 4 (1.09%) Apache
4 4 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.54%) IIS
6 2 (0.54%) JBoss
6 2 (0.54%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) Liferay
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (0.82%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.27%) Finacle
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 72 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (5.99%) PaaS
4 16 (4.36%) IaaS
5 15 (4.09%) Office 365
6 13 (3.54%) SaaS
7 7 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.09%) Heroku
8 4 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.82%) Serverless
10 2 (0.54%) Akamai
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.54%) GitHub
10 2 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.90%) Firewall
2 12 (3.27%) VPN
2 12 (3.27%) WAN
3 10 (2.72%) LAN
4 8 (2.18%) DNS
4 8 (2.18%) MPLS
5 7 (1.91%) HTTP
5 7 (1.91%) Network Security
6 6 (1.63%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.63%) Wireless
7 5 (1.36%) WLAN
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.82%) FTP
8 3 (0.82%) Internet
8 3 (0.82%) Multicast
8 3 (0.82%) SAN
8 3 (0.82%) SMS
8 3 (0.82%) SSL
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.72%) Big Data
2 19 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.90%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.63%) Hadoop
5 16 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.18%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.63%) HBase
9 5 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.36%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.09%) OLAP
10 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.82%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.54%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 12 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.18%) JIRA
3 7 (1.91%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.63%) Gradle
5 3 (0.82%) CF BOSH
5 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.82%) webpack
6 2 (0.54%) ERwin
6 2 (0.54%) MSI
6 2 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.27%) Selenium
7 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 131 (35.69%) Finance
2 70 (19.07%) Banking
3 35 (9.54%) Retail
4 11 (3.00%) Advertising
4 11 (3.00%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.00%) Marketing
5 10 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.72%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.45%) Law
6 9 (2.45%) Legal
7 4 (1.09%) Electronics
7 4 (1.09%) Front Office
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.81%) .NET
2 24 (6.54%) Web Services
3 23 (6.27%) REST
4 15 (4.09%) JSON
5 14 (3.81%) RESTful
6 13 (3.54%) HTML
7 12 (3.27%) Spring
8 11 (3.00%) XML
9 10 (2.72%) Kafka
9 10 (2.72%) Node.js
10 9 (2.45%) SOAP
11 8 (2.18%) J2EE
11 8 (2.18%) Middleware
11 8 (2.18%) OAuth
12 7 (1.91%) HTML5
12 7 (1.91%) React
12 7 (1.91%) Spring Boot
13 6 (1.63%) Java EE
13 6 (1.63%) JSP
14 5 (1.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (5.18%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.27%) User Experience
5 11 (3.00%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.45%) PKI
7 8 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.63%) Minimum Viable Product
8 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (1.36%) Fintech
10 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.45%) Windows
2 22 (5.99%) Linux
3 21 (5.72%) Unix
4 10 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.36%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.82%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (10.63%) TOGAF
4 37 (10.08%) Migration
5 35 (9.54%) SOA
6 32 (8.72%) Microservices
7 31 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 30 (8.17%) Data Architecture
8 30 (8.17%) DevOps
9 26 (7.08%) TDD
10 25 (6.81%) Mentoring
10 25 (6.81%) Scrum
11 24 (6.54%) Data Modelling
12 22 (5.99%) Analytics
13 20 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (5.45%) SDLC
13 20 (5.45%) Security Architecture
14 19 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (5.18%) E-Commerce
14 19 (5.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.62%) Java
2 24 (6.54%) SQL
3 19 (5.18%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.09%) Python
5 14 (3.81%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.00%) C#
7 10 (2.72%) Java 8
8 8 (2.18%) Ruby
9 5 (1.36%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.09%) C
11 2 (0.54%) C++
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.27%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Go
12 1 (0.27%) R
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.00%) Degree
3 11 (3.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 10 (2.72%) CISSP
5 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.09%) CISA
6 4 (1.09%) MCSA
6 4 (1.09%) MCSE
7 3 (0.82%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.82%) CEH
7 3 (0.82%) CISM
7 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.54%) MCSD
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PMP
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.18%) GDPR
2 7 (1.91%) GCP
3 5 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.36%) PSD2
4 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.09%) QA
5 3 (0.82%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.81%) Docker
3 5 (1.36%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.27%) Ceph
5 1 (0.27%) KVM
5 1 (0.27%) NFS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) SRDF
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (3.27%) SCCM
2 11 (3.00%) Puppet
2 11 (3.00%) Terraform
3 10 (2.72%) Ansible
4 9 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.09%) CASB
7 3 (0.82%) Consul
7 3 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.82%) QRadar
7 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.54%) SCOM
8 2 (0.54%) WSUS
9 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.27%) Grafana
9 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 42 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.17%) Oracle
3 17 (4.63%) Cisco
4 12 (3.27%) VMware
5 10 (2.72%) Google
5 10 (2.72%) SAP
6 9 (2.45%) IBM
7 8 (2.18%) Splunk
8 7 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.63%) Demandware
9 6 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.36%) Capita
10 5 (1.36%) Informatica
10 5 (1.36%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.36%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.09%) Citrix
11 4 (1.09%) Juniper
11 4 (1.09%) Polycom
11 4 (1.09%) Symantec