Period
to 21 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £630 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 21 25 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 298 143 313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.46% 6.88% 6.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.08% 7.44% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 94 227
10th Percentile £513 £464 £513
25th Percentile £540 £513 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £630 £575 £625
Median % change year-on-year +9.57% -8.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £738 £650 £700
90th Percentile £815 £705 £825
Central London median daily rate £625 £587 £625
% change year-on-year +6.43% -6.04% +4.17%

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 3,689 1,921 4,664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.39% 92.36% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,858 1,451 3,676
10th Percentile £358 £305 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.58 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.74 £14.19
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +25.32% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.69 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.18 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

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 January 2022.

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
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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 2 £675 -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 101 (33.89%) Finance
2 92 (30.87%) Azure
3 91 (30.54%) AWS
4 89 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (23.15%) Social Skills
6 52 (17.45%) Microservices
7 50 (16.78%) DevOps
8 49 (16.44%) CI/CD
9 43 (14.43%) Docker
10 42 (14.09%) Kubernetes
11 41 (13.76%) Java
12 40 (13.42%) Migration
13 37 (12.42%) Data Modelling
14 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
15 34 (11.41%) TOGAF
16 33 (11.07%) GCP
17 32 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
18 31 (10.40%) SQL
18 31 (10.40%) Data Architecture
18 31 (10.40%) Project Delivery
19 29 (9.73%) Banking
20 27 (9.06%) Security Architecture
20 27 (9.06%) GDPR
21 26 (8.72%) Security Cleared
21 26 (8.72%) Analytics
22 25 (8.39%) SaaS
22 25 (8.39%) PaaS
22 25 (8.39%) Legal
22 25 (8.39%) ITIL
22 25 (8.39%) Decision-Making

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 9 (3.02%) Apache Spark
1 9 (3.02%) CMS
2 6 (2.01%) Confluence
3 5 (1.68%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.01%) Headless CMS
5 3 (1.01%) Jupyter
5 3 (1.01%) Magnolia
6 2 (0.67%) Apache
6 2 (0.67%) Camunda
6 2 (0.67%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) SAS
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.67%) Endur
1 2 (0.67%) Sonata
2 1 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 92 (30.87%) Azure
2 91 (30.54%) AWS
3 33 (11.07%) GCP
4 25 (8.39%) PaaS
4 25 (8.39%) SaaS
5 23 (7.72%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (7.72%) Serverless
6 16 (5.37%) IaaS
7 13 (4.36%) Power Platform
8 12 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (3.69%) OpenShift
10 10 (3.36%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.36%) GitHub
11 9 (3.02%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
12 7 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (2.01%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.37%) WAN
2 12 (4.03%) Firewall
3 10 (3.36%) LAN
4 7 (2.35%) VPN
5 6 (2.01%) HTTP
5 6 (2.01%) Internet
6 5 (1.68%) Network Security
6 5 (1.68%) SD-WAN
7 3 (1.01%) DMZ
7 3 (1.01%) IGMP
7 3 (1.01%) Intranet
7 3 (1.01%) Skype
7 3 (1.01%) VSAN
7 3 (1.01%) Wireless
8 2 (0.67%) BGP
8 2 (0.67%) DNS
8 2 (0.67%) SAN
8 2 (0.67%) SSH
8 2 (0.67%) SSL
8 2 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.71%) Big Data
2 20 (6.71%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.03%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.69%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (3.69%) Power BI
7 9 (3.02%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.68%) Data Lake
8 8 (2.68%) Metadata
9 6 (2.01%) Amazon Athena
9 6 (2.01%) BigQuery
9 6 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.68%) Data Vault
10 5 (1.68%) DB2
10 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (5.03%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.03%) JIRA
3 5 (1.68%) Selenium
4 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.01%) ERwin
5 3 (1.01%) JUnit
5 3 (1.01%) Maven
5 3 (1.01%) Subversion
5 3 (1.01%) Terragrunt
6 2 (0.67%) AppScan
6 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.67%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.67%) GitLab
6 2 (0.67%) RStudio
6 2 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
General
1 101 (33.89%) Finance
2 69 (23.15%) Social Skills
3 29 (9.73%) Banking
4 25 (8.39%) Legal
5 22 (7.38%) Financial Institution
6 17 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.37%) Influencing Skills
8 12 (4.03%) Public Sector
9 11 (3.69%) Marketing
10 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
11 7 (2.35%) Retail
12 5 (1.68%) Investment Banking
13 4 (1.34%) Front Office
13 4 (1.34%) Law
14 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.67%) International Banking
15 2 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
16 1 (0.34%) Billing
16 1 (0.34%) Games
16 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.38%) Kafka
2 16 (5.37%) .NET
3 12 (4.03%) REST
4 11 (3.69%) JSON
5 10 (3.36%) HTML
6 7 (2.35%) SOAP
7 6 (2.01%) HTML5
7 6 (2.01%) RESTful
7 6 (2.01%) Web Services
8 4 (1.34%) GraphQL
8 4 (1.34%) Middleware
8 4 (1.34%) React
8 4 (1.34%) Swagger
8 4 (1.34%) XML
8 4 (1.34%) YAML
9 3 (1.01%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.01%) ARM Templates
9 3 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.01%) JSR 170
9 3 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.05%) Hedge funds
2 18 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.69%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.36%) Legacy Systems
6 10 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.35%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.01%) Equities
11 2 (0.67%) CMDB
11 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.67%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.67%) PKI
11 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.37%) Windows
2 10 (3.36%) Linux
3 7 (2.35%) Unix
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.67%) AIX
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) VMS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.45%) Microservices
3 50 (16.78%) DevOps
4 49 (16.44%) CI/CD
5 40 (13.42%) Migration
6 37 (12.42%) Data Modelling
7 34 (11.41%) TOGAF
8 32 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (10.40%) Data Architecture
9 31 (10.40%) Project Delivery
10 27 (9.06%) Security Architecture
11 26 (8.72%) Analytics
12 25 (8.39%) Decision-Making
12 25 (8.39%) ITIL
13 24 (8.05%) Data Protection
14 21 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.04%) Scrum
16 17 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (5.37%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.76%) Java
2 31 (10.40%) SQL
3 20 (6.71%) Python
4 13 (4.36%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.69%) C#
6 6 (2.01%) C++
7 5 (1.68%) Bash
7 5 (1.68%) C
7 5 (1.68%) Groovy
7 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.01%) Java 8
8 3 (1.01%) Scala
9 2 (0.67%) Perl
9 2 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.34%) R
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.71%) Degree
4 14 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.70%) CISSP
5 11 (3.69%) AWS Certification
5 11 (3.69%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (3.36%) CCNA
7 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.01%) CCNP
8 6 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.01%) MCSE
9 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.68%) MCP
9 5 (1.68%) MCSA
10 4 (1.34%) CCIE
10 4 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.01%) CISA
11 3 (1.01%) CISM
11 3 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.06%) GDPR
2 16 (5.37%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.69%) QA
4 8 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.01%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.68%) COBIT
6 5 (1.68%) ISO 22301
7 3 (1.01%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.01%) PMO
8 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.67%) NCSC
8 2 (0.67%) NIST
8 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.67%) SLA
9 1 (0.34%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 43 (14.43%) Docker
2 20 (6.71%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.34%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.67%) vCloud
5 2 (0.67%) vSphere
5 2 (0.67%) XenApp
5 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) IAG
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 42 (14.09%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.72%) Terraform
3 16 (5.37%) Ansible
4 7 (2.35%) SCCM
5 5 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.68%) Puppet
6 4 (1.34%) Kibana
6 4 (1.34%) vRealize
7 3 (1.01%) Marathon
7 3 (1.01%) Mesos
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.01%) Packer
8 2 (0.67%) CASB
8 2 (0.67%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.67%) Istio
8 2 (0.67%) Nessus
8 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 2 (0.67%) VxRail
8 2 (0.67%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.34%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.05%) Cisco
2 21 (7.05%) Google
3 19 (6.38%) Oracle
4 11 (3.69%) VMware
5 10 (3.36%) Splunk
6 9 (3.02%) Pega
7 8 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.35%) Cloudera
9 6 (2.01%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.01%) IBM
9 6 (2.01%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.01%) SAP
10 5 (1.68%) Citrix
10 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.34%) New Relic
11 4 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.01%) FNZ
12 3 (1.01%) Qualys
12 3 (1.01%) Talend