Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021.

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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 23 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 290 127 409
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.46% 7.11% 6.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 7.74% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 88 313
10th Percentile £510 £430 £489
25th Percentile £538 £513 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £588 £600
Median % change year-on-year +2.13% -2.08% +4.35%
75th Percentile £690 £675 £688
90th Percentile £750 £725 £775
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £600

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 3,606 1,641 5,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 91.93% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,721 1,246 4,417
10th Percentile £355 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £740 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 70
10th Percentile £13.83 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £17.34 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.00 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.13% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £61.95 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.93% +63.41% +9.63%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021, 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 98 (33.79%) Azure
2 95 (32.76%) Finance
3 81 (27.93%) AWS
4 67 (23.10%) Social Skills
5 66 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (17.59%) DevOps
7 49 (16.90%) Microservices
7 49 (16.90%) Microsoft
8 47 (16.21%) Java
9 43 (14.83%) Kubernetes
10 42 (14.48%) Migration
10 42 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (14.48%) Enterprise Architecture
11 41 (14.14%) GCP
12 39 (13.45%) TOGAF
13 38 (13.10%) Docker
14 32 (11.03%) Python
15 30 (10.34%) Google
16 29 (10.00%) Data Modelling
16 29 (10.00%) SQL
17 28 (9.66%) Analytics
17 28 (9.66%) GDPR
18 26 (8.97%) Financial Institution
19 24 (8.28%) CRM
19 24 (8.28%) Legal
19 24 (8.28%) Project Delivery
20 23 (7.93%) Terraform
20 23 (7.93%) Scrum
20 23 (7.93%) Salesforce.com
20 23 (7.93%) Security Architecture

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 8 (2.76%) CMS
2 7 (2.41%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.72%) Confluence
4 3 (1.03%) Headless CMS
4 3 (1.03%) Magnolia
4 3 (1.03%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.69%) Appian
5 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.34%) SAS
6 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 98 (33.79%) Azure
2 81 (27.93%) AWS
3 41 (14.14%) GCP
4 21 (7.24%) PaaS
5 19 (6.55%) Serverless
6 16 (5.52%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (3.79%) GitHub
9 10 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (3.45%) IaaS
9 10 (3.45%) SaaS
10 9 (3.10%) Power Platform
11 8 (2.76%) Apigee
12 7 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (2.41%) iPaaS
13 6 (2.07%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (2.07%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (1.72%) Amazon S3
14 5 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (1.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.83%) WAN
2 12 (4.14%) LAN
3 8 (2.76%) Firewall
4 5 (1.72%) HTTP
4 5 (1.72%) SD-WAN
4 5 (1.72%) VPN
5 4 (1.38%) Network Security
6 3 (1.03%) IGMP
6 3 (1.03%) Internet
6 3 (1.03%) SAN
6 3 (1.03%) Skype
7 2 (0.69%) BGP
7 2 (0.69%) DHCP
7 2 (0.69%) DNS
7 2 (0.69%) SSL
7 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.69%) WLAN
8 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (5.17%) Big Data
3 15 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.79%) BigQuery
5 9 (3.10%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.07%) Power BI
6 6 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.72%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.72%) Data Vault
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.38%) DataStage
8 4 (1.38%) MySQL
8 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.79%) Subversion
3 10 (3.45%) JIRA
4 5 (1.72%) Maven
5 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.03%) JUnit
6 3 (1.03%) Selenium
7 2 (0.69%) Gradle
8 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) ERwin
8 1 (0.34%) Gatling
8 1 (0.34%) GitLab
8 1 (0.34%) Postman
8 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.34%) Terragrunt
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (32.76%) Finance
2 67 (23.10%) Social Skills
3 26 (8.97%) Financial Institution
4 24 (8.28%) Legal
5 21 (7.24%) Banking
6 15 (5.17%) Public Sector
7 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.83%) Influencing Skills
8 13 (4.48%) Retail
9 6 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.38%) Law
12 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 3 (1.03%) Marketing
13 2 (0.69%) Back Office
13 2 (0.69%) Billing
14 1 (0.34%) International Banking
14 1 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.52%) RESTful
2 15 (5.17%) Kafka
3 13 (4.48%) .NET
4 10 (3.45%) Swagger
5 9 (3.10%) JSON
5 9 (3.10%) Node.js
5 9 (3.10%) Web Services
6 8 (2.76%) HTML
6 8 (2.76%) Spring
7 6 (2.07%) React
8 5 (1.72%) YAML
9 4 (1.38%) ARM Templates
9 4 (1.38%) HTML5
10 3 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.03%) gRPC
10 3 (1.03%) JSR 170
10 3 (1.03%) Middleware
10 3 (1.03%) OAuth
10 3 (1.03%) OpenID
10 3 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.59%) Hedge funds
2 17 (5.86%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.52%) Cloud Native
4 12 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (3.79%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
7 8 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.72%) EPoS
8 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.38%) CMDB
9 4 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.03%) Equities
10 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.03%) PKI
10 3 (1.03%) Robotics
11 2 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.86%) Windows
2 7 (2.41%) Linux
3 6 (2.07%) Unix
3 6 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.59%) DevOps
3 49 (16.90%) Microservices
4 42 (14.48%) Enterprise Architecture
4 42 (14.48%) Migration
4 42 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (13.45%) TOGAF
6 29 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 28 (9.66%) Analytics
8 24 (8.28%) CRM
8 24 (8.28%) Project Delivery
9 23 (7.93%) Scrum
9 23 (7.93%) Security Architecture
10 22 (7.59%) Data Protection
10 22 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (7.24%) Infrastructure as Code
12 18 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.21%) Deployment Automation
12 18 (6.21%) ITIL
13 17 (5.86%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.21%) Java
2 32 (11.03%) Python
3 29 (10.00%) SQL
4 12 (4.14%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.45%) C#
6 8 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.72%) C++
9 4 (1.38%) Groovy
10 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.03%) C
10 3 (1.03%) Java 8
10 3 (1.03%) Scala
11 2 (0.69%) R
12 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (6.55%) Degree
2 10 (3.45%) CISSP
3 9 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.10%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.72%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.38%) CCNA
6 4 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.03%) ISEB
7 3 (1.03%) MCSE
7 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CISA
8 2 (0.69%) CISM
8 2 (0.69%) CRISC
8 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) CCIE
9 1 (0.34%) GIAC
9 1 (0.34%) OSCP
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.66%) GDPR
2 8 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.41%) COBIT
4 5 (1.72%) NIST
4 5 (1.72%) QA
5 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.38%) NCSC
5 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.03%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.69%) IFRS
7 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.69%) SEPA
8 1 (0.34%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.34%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (13.10%) Docker
2 18 (6.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.72%) XenApp
3 5 (1.72%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.34%) IAG
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 43 (14.83%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.93%) Terraform
3 9 (3.10%) Ansible
4 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.38%) Kibana
5 4 (1.38%) SCCM
6 3 (1.03%) Istio
6 3 (1.03%) Marathon
6 3 (1.03%) Mesos
6 3 (1.03%) SCOM
7 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.34%) CASB
8 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.34%) Grafana
8 1 (0.34%) Packer
8 1 (0.34%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.34%) Google
3 23 (7.93%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (6.90%) Oracle
5 16 (5.52%) Cisco
6 12 (4.14%) VMware
7 8 (2.76%) MuleSoft
7 8 (2.76%) SAP
8 7 (2.41%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.07%) Citrix
10 4 (1.38%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.38%) IBM
10 4 (1.38%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.38%) Splunk
11 3 (1.03%) Informatica
11 3 (1.03%) New Relic
11 3 (1.03%) Pega
11 3 (1.03%) Sparx
12 2 (0.69%) Avaya
12 2 (0.69%) NetApp