Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 23 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 128 410 350
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.08% 6.87% 5.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.71% 7.33% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 314 274
Median daily rate £575 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £425 £490 £463
90th Percentile £725 £775 £771
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £590
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £105.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £105.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +200.00% -

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 1,660 5,590 6,607
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.81% 93.73% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 4,379 5,225
Median daily rate £505 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 72 117
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +8.29% +3.89%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.78 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £51.06 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +70.73% +9.63% +1.66%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the City of London.

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 21 October 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 42 (32.81%) Azure
2 36 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.56%) Finance
4 23 (17.97%) AWS
5 20 (15.63%) DevOps
5 20 (15.63%) Microservices
6 19 (14.84%) Migration
7 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
7 18 (14.06%) Banking
8 17 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.72%) Data Architecture
10 14 (10.94%) Java
11 13 (10.16%) Oracle
11 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
12 11 (8.59%) Data Integration
12 11 (8.59%) TOGAF
12 11 (8.59%) SQL
12 11 (8.59%) Kubernetes
12 11 (8.59%) GCP
13 10 (7.81%) Public Sector
13 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
13 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (7.81%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.81%) Security Architecture
14 9 (7.03%) SaaS
14 9 (7.03%) PaaS
14 9 (7.03%) ETL
14 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
14 9 (7.03%) Data Centre

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 3 (2.34%) Apache
1 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Fuse
1 3 (2.34%) SAS
1 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.78%) CICS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 42 (32.81%) Azure
2 23 (17.97%) AWS
3 11 (8.59%) GCP
4 9 (7.03%) PaaS
4 9 (7.03%) SaaS
5 5 (3.91%) Serverless
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.34%) IaaS
6 3 (2.34%) iPaaS
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.56%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.56%) Office 365
7 2 (1.56%) Route 53
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) WAN
2 4 (3.13%) VPN
3 3 (2.34%) DNS
3 3 (2.34%) Firewall
3 3 (2.34%) Skype
3 3 (2.34%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.56%) Internet
4 2 (1.56%) LAN
4 2 (1.56%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.78%) DHCP
5 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.78%) HTTP
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) SSH
5 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.91%) Big Data
6 4 (3.13%) Data Lake
7 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.56%) SAS EBI
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.78%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.78%) Flink
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.78%) Power BI
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 18 (14.06%) Banking
3 10 (7.81%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.91%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Games
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) REST
2 8 (6.25%) Middleware
3 7 (5.47%) .NET
4 6 (4.69%) HTML
4 6 (4.69%) Spring
5 5 (3.91%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.91%) Kafka
6 4 (3.13%) HTML5
7 3 (2.34%) .NET Core
7 3 (2.34%) Ajax
7 3 (2.34%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.34%) CSS
7 3 (2.34%) GWT
7 3 (2.34%) JDBC
7 3 (2.34%) jQuery
7 3 (2.34%) JSF
7 3 (2.34%) JSON
7 3 (2.34%) OSGi
7 3 (2.34%) React
7 3 (2.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.34%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.34%) Clustering
4 3 (2.34%) Derivative
4 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.56%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Linux
2 6 (4.69%) Windows
3 4 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.56%) Android
4 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.56%) Unix
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.78%) VMS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.63%) DevOps
2 20 (15.63%) Microservices
3 19 (14.84%) Migration
4 17 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (11.72%) Data Architecture
6 11 (8.59%) Data Integration
6 11 (8.59%) TOGAF
7 10 (7.81%) Data Modelling
7 10 (7.81%) Security Architecture
8 9 (7.03%) Analytics
8 9 (7.03%) ETL
9 8 (6.25%) Architectural Design
9 8 (6.25%) Decision-Making
9 8 (6.25%) Information Security
9 8 (6.25%) Scrum
10 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (5.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) Java
2 11 (8.59%) SQL
3 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.91%) C#
4 5 (3.91%) Python
5 2 (1.56%) C
5 2 (1.56%) Java 8
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) C++
6 1 (0.78%) Erlang
6 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.91%) CISSP
4 4 (3.13%) AWS Certification
4 4 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 3 (2.34%) SSCP
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.78%) CCDA
7 1 (0.78%) CCDP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CLAS
7 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) GIAC
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) GDPR
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.34%) IFRS
2 3 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) MiFID
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) Docker
3 2 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.69%) Ansible
3 5 (3.91%) Terraform
4 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.78%) Consul
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) Oracle
3 6 (4.69%) Google
3 6 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.91%) Cisco
5 4 (3.13%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.34%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.34%) IBM
6 3 (2.34%) Informatica
6 3 (2.34%) VMware
7 2 (1.56%) F5
7 2 (1.56%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.56%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.56%) Pega
7 2 (1.56%) SAP
7 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.56%) Talend
8 1 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.78%) CenturyLink