The median contractor rate for a Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
London / City of London
Rank 25 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 204 172 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.77% 5.17% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.11% 5.42% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 213
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £695 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 167 (38.93%) Finance
2 98 (22.84%) Banking
3 70 (16.32%) Microsoft
3 70 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (15.15%) Windows
5 61 (14.22%) TOGAF
6 59 (13.75%) Java
7 58 (13.52%) Oracle
8 56 (13.05%) Data Modelling
9 53 (12.35%) SQL
9 53 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (11.89%) SQL Server
11 48 (11.19%) SOA
12 47 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 42 (9.79%) .NET
14 41 (9.56%) Big Data
15 40 (9.32%) Web Services
16 39 (9.09%) DevOps
17 38 (8.86%) Migration
18 37 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
18 37 (8.62%) Data Architecture
18 37 (8.62%) REST
19 33 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (7.69%) Active Directory
20 31 (7.23%) ETL
20 31 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
21 30 (6.99%) Retail
22 28 (6.53%) Unix
22 28 (6.53%) Hadoop
23 27 (6.29%) Security Cleared

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 20 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.80%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.56%) Anypoint
6 10 (2.33%) JBoss
7 9 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.86%) Apache
8 8 (1.86%) Confluence
8 8 (1.86%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.40%) CMS
9 6 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.93%) Drupal
11 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.93%) IIS
11 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.70%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.86%) MS Office
3 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.47%) Magento
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.36%) Office 365
4 18 (4.20%) IaaS
5 17 (3.96%) PaaS
6 12 (2.80%) SaaS
7 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.70%) GitHub
9 3 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.47%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.23%) Force.com
11 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.50%) Unified Communications
2 14 (3.26%) Firewall
3 13 (3.03%) VPN
4 12 (2.80%) SAN
5 11 (2.56%) DNS
5 11 (2.56%) LDAP
6 9 (2.10%) LAN
6 9 (2.10%) WAN
7 7 (1.63%) Internet
8 6 (1.40%) DHCP
8 6 (1.40%) HTTP
8 6 (1.40%) Network Security
8 6 (1.40%) Skype
9 4 (0.93%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.93%) SSL
9 4 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.70%) DMZ
10 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.47%) IPsec
11 2 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.56%) Big Data
3 33 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (6.53%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.40%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.40%) DB2
10 5 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.17%) QlikView
11 4 (0.93%) HBase
11 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.93%) Sqoop
12 3 (0.70%) Impala
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.10%) JIRA
2 6 (1.40%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.93%) ERwin
4 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.70%) Maven
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.23%) Ant
7 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 167 (38.93%) Finance
2 98 (22.84%) Banking
3 30 (6.99%) Retail
4 18 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.20%) Legal
5 12 (2.80%) Law
6 10 (2.33%) Advertising
7 8 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.63%) Front Office
8 7 (1.63%) Marketing
9 6 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.70%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.79%) .NET
2 40 (9.32%) Web Services
3 37 (8.62%) REST
4 23 (5.36%) Middleware
4 23 (5.36%) XML
5 14 (3.26%) JSON
6 13 (3.03%) CSS
6 13 (3.03%) HTML
7 12 (2.80%) jQuery
7 12 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (2.80%) SOAP
7 12 (2.80%) XSLT
8 11 (2.56%) IBM Integration Bus
8 11 (2.56%) XSD
9 9 (2.10%) J2EE
10 8 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (1.86%) Spring
11 7 (1.63%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.63%) RESTful
11 7 (1.63%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.33%) Market Risk
5 10 (2.33%) User Experience
6 9 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.86%) Equities
7 8 (1.86%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.40%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.40%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.93%) EPoS
10 4 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.15%) Windows
2 28 (6.53%) Unix
3 27 (6.29%) Linux
4 20 (4.66%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.86%) Android
7 7 (1.63%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.93%) Solaris
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.70%) AIX
10 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) pSOS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (14.22%) TOGAF
3 56 (13.05%) Data Modelling
4 53 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (11.19%) SOA
6 39 (9.09%) DevOps
7 38 (8.86%) Migration
8 37 (8.62%) Data Architecture
9 31 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (7.23%) ETL
10 27 (6.29%) CRM
11 24 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (5.36%) Scrum
12 23 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
13 19 (4.43%) Data Integration
13 19 (4.43%) E-Commerce
13 19 (4.43%) Open Source
14 18 (4.20%) Analytics
15 17 (3.96%) Data Management
15 17 (3.96%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.75%) Java
2 53 (12.35%) SQL
3 21 (4.90%) C#
4 17 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.73%) Python
6 8 (1.86%) C++
6 8 (1.86%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.63%) Apex Code
7 7 (1.63%) R
8 6 (1.40%) C
9 5 (1.17%) SOQL
9 5 (1.17%) SOSL
10 4 (0.93%) Ruby
10 4 (0.93%) Scala
11 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.47%) Perl
12 2 (0.47%) PHP
12 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.47%) XPath
13 1 (0.23%) F#
Qualifications
1 27 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.59%) Degree
3 15 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.17%) CCIE
7 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.70%) MCSE
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.47%) CCDE
9 2 (0.47%) CCNP
9 2 (0.47%) CISM
9 2 (0.47%) CISSP
9 2 (0.47%) CRISC
9 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) MCSD
9 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.90%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.26%) MiFID
3 13 (3.03%) QA
4 8 (1.86%) SEPA
5 3 (0.70%) IFRS
5 3 (0.70%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) GDPR
6 2 (0.47%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.23%) FATCA
7 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.80%) Docker
4 3 (0.70%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.70%) HDFS
4 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.70%) vCloud
4 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.70%) vSphere
5 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.23%) Ceph
6 1 (0.23%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.96%) MOM
2 13 (3.03%) SCCM
3 7 (1.63%) Puppet
4 6 (1.40%) Ansible
4 6 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.70%) OpenIDM
5 3 (0.70%) Terraform
6 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.23%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.23%) Grafana
7 1 (0.23%) Graphite
7 1 (0.23%) Marathon
7 1 (0.23%) Mesos
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 70 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.52%) Oracle
3 26 (6.06%) Cisco
4 25 (5.83%) IBM
5 23 (5.36%) SAP
6 22 (5.13%) Citrix
6 22 (5.13%) VMware
7 12 (2.80%) MuleSoft
8 11 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.56%) Splunk
9 8 (1.86%) Teradata
10 6 (1.40%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.40%) Pega
11 5 (1.17%) Hortonworks
11 5 (1.17%) Netezza
11 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.17%) Reuters
11 5 (1.17%) Tableau
12 4 (0.93%) HP
12 4 (0.93%) Informatica
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