Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019.

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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 45 50
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 419 353 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.99% 5.09% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.43% 5.34% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 274 236
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £479 £463 £475
90th Percentile £775 £775 £749
Central London median daily rate £600 £590 £590
% change year-on-year +1.69% - +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £148.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £148.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +325.00% - -

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 5,638 6,616 6,437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 95.33% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,415 5,237 5,025
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
% change year-on-year - +0.10% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 124 90
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +3.89% -1.37%
10th Percentile £11.83 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £53.00 £25.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +3.43%

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 14 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 October 2019. 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
London Bridge - 14 £525 -
Moorgate -2 8 £550 -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 120 (28.64%) Azure
2 89 (21.24%) Finance
3 88 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (19.33%) Microsoft
5 75 (17.90%) AWS
6 57 (13.60%) Migration
7 52 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (11.93%) Data Modelling
9 48 (11.46%) Java
10 45 (10.74%) SQL
11 42 (10.02%) Banking
12 40 (9.55%) Microservices
13 39 (9.31%) DevOps
13 39 (9.31%) Enterprise Architecture
14 38 (9.07%) Python
15 36 (8.59%) GCP
16 35 (8.35%) .NET
17 34 (8.11%) Windows
17 34 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (7.64%) Security Cleared
19 31 (7.40%) Data Architecture
20 30 (7.16%) Active Directory
21 28 (6.68%) JavaScript
22 27 (6.44%) SQL Server
22 27 (6.44%) SOA
23 26 (6.21%) Big Data
23 26 (6.21%) Analytics
24 25 (5.97%) Security Architecture
24 25 (5.97%) SC Cleared

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 13 (3.10%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.67%) CMS
4 5 (1.19%) Confluence
5 4 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.72%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.72%) JBoss
6 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Jetty
7 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) Mule
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Sketch
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.48%) Primavera
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 120 (28.64%) Azure
2 75 (17.90%) AWS
3 36 (8.59%) GCP
4 22 (5.25%) Office 365
5 21 (5.01%) Power Platform
6 17 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (3.82%) Amazon S3
8 15 (3.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (3.58%) IaaS
8 15 (3.58%) Serverless
9 13 (3.10%) PaaS
9 13 (3.10%) SaaS
10 9 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (1.43%) GitHub
13 5 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.95%) Force.com
14 4 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.86%) Firewall
2 9 (2.15%) Internet
3 7 (1.67%) DNS
4 5 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (1.19%) Network Security
5 4 (0.95%) VPN
6 3 (0.72%) DHCP
6 3 (0.72%) LAN
6 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.72%) VoIP
6 3 (0.72%) WAN
6 3 (0.72%) Wireless
7 2 (0.48%) BGP
7 2 (0.48%) MPLS
7 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.48%) SSH
7 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.24%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.24%) RSVP
8 1 (0.24%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (6.44%) SQL Server
3 26 (6.21%) Big Data
4 22 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (5.01%) Power BI
6 20 (4.77%) Data Lake
7 16 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.10%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.86%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.63%) MySQL
11 10 (2.39%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.43%) BigQuery
14 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (1.19%) Apache Hive
15 5 (1.19%) SAP HANA
16 4 (0.95%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 14 (3.34%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.67%) Selenium
4 5 (1.19%) JIRA
5 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.95%) ERwin
5 4 (0.95%) Maven
5 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.48%) Ant
7 2 (0.48%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.48%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.48%) FishEye
7 2 (0.48%) Hudson
7 2 (0.48%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.48%) Leiningen
7 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.48%) Poseidon for UML
7 2 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 89 (21.24%) Finance
2 42 (10.02%) Banking
3 22 (5.25%) Retail
4 18 (4.30%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.34%) Advertising
6 8 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Marketing
8 5 (1.19%) Publishing
8 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Billing
9 4 (0.95%) Front Office
10 3 (0.72%) Legal
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.35%) .NET
2 22 (5.25%) REST
3 19 (4.53%) Node.js
4 16 (3.82%) HTML
4 16 (3.82%) JSON
5 15 (3.58%) Web Services
6 12 (2.86%) React
6 12 (2.86%) Spring
7 11 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.63%) Middleware
8 10 (2.39%) Kafka
8 10 (2.39%) Visualforce
8 10 (2.39%) XML
9 9 (2.15%) CSS
10 8 (1.91%) RESTful
10 8 (1.91%) SOAP
11 7 (1.67%) JSON Schema
11 7 (1.67%) OAuth
12 5 (1.19%) Spring Boot
12 5 (1.19%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.34%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.39%) User Experience
6 9 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.67%) PKI
8 4 (0.95%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.48%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.48%) CMDB
10 2 (0.48%) Derivative
10 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.48%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.11%) Windows
2 13 (3.10%) Unix
3 11 (2.63%) Linux
4 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.72%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.48%) Android
6 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) CentOS
6 2 (0.48%) Debian
6 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.48%) VMS
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (13.60%) Migration
3 52 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (11.93%) Data Modelling
5 40 (9.55%) Microservices
6 39 (9.31%) DevOps
6 39 (9.31%) Enterprise Architecture
7 34 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (7.40%) Data Architecture
9 27 (6.44%) SOA
10 26 (6.21%) Analytics
11 25 (5.97%) Security Architecture
11 25 (5.97%) Technical Leadership
12 23 (5.49%) ETL
13 22 (5.25%) Project Management
13 22 (5.25%) Scrum
14 21 (5.01%) Architecture Roadmap
14 21 (5.01%) CRM
15 20 (4.77%) TOGAF
16 18 (4.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.46%) Java
2 45 (10.74%) SQL
3 38 (9.07%) Python
4 28 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.06%) C#
5 17 (4.06%) Ruby
6 11 (2.63%) Apex Code
6 11 (2.63%) Scala
6 11 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.67%) C
8 5 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.72%) C++
9 3 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.72%) Go
9 3 (0.72%) Groovy
9 3 (0.72%) Java 8
9 3 (0.72%) Perl
10 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.58%) Degree
4 6 (1.43%) CISSP
4 6 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (1.19%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.95%) CCNA
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.72%) MCSE
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CCIE
8 2 (0.48%) CCNP
8 2 (0.48%) CISA
8 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.15%) QA
2 8 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.72%) NIST
4 2 (0.48%) COBIT
4 2 (0.48%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) PMO
4 2 (0.48%) PSD2
5 1 (0.24%) ECSS
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.86%) Docker
3 6 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.19%) vSphere
5 4 (0.95%) HDFS
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (4.77%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.30%) Terraform
3 9 (2.15%) Ansible
4 6 (1.43%) Puppet
5 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.95%) PingFederate
6 3 (0.72%) Salt
7 2 (0.48%) Packer
7 2 (0.48%) SCCM
7 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.24%) logstash
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.24%) Oozie
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 81 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
3 21 (5.01%) Google
4 16 (3.82%) MuleSoft
5 15 (3.58%) SAP
6 14 (3.34%) Oracle
7 10 (2.39%) VMware
8 9 (2.15%) Cisco
8 9 (2.15%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.67%) IBM
9 7 (1.67%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.19%) Tableau
11 4 (0.95%) Adobe
11 4 (0.95%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.95%) CA
11 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.95%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.95%) SnapLogic
11 4 (0.95%) Sparx
12 3 (0.72%) Red Hat