Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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.

Digital Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 218 225
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Architect 32 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 9
City of London median daily rate £550 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% -11.54%
10th Percentile £491 £508 £511
90th Percentile £623 £669 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £600 £600
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,609 5,947 6,208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.80% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,198 4,571 4,951
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £293
90th Percentile £688 £656 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 68 82
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -13.89% +6.94%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.80 £32.30 £46.66
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.92 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.44% -15.43% +6.95%

Digital Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Digital Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Architect in the City of London

Digital 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 Digital Architect in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Architect in the City of London

Digital Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Architect in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, Digital 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 Digital Architect in the job title.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Finance
3 15 (46.88%) SOA
4 13 (40.63%) Banking
4 13 (40.63%) Mentoring
4 13 (40.63%) Coaching
4 13 (40.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (37.50%) Retail
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (18.75%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
8 5 (15.63%) JSON
8 5 (15.63%) HTML5
8 5 (15.63%) JSP
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) Web Design
8 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
8 5 (15.63%) Mobile First
9 4 (12.50%) DevOps
9 4 (12.50%) Demandware
9 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (12.50%) Web Services
9 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Confluence
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (12.50%) JIRA
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Digital 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 4 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Banking
3 12 (37.50%) Retail
4 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (3.13%) Electronics
7 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
1 5 (15.63%) HTML5
1 5 (15.63%) JSON
1 5 (15.63%) JSP
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) React
3 1 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Cyberattack
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SOA
3 13 (40.63%) Coaching
3 13 (40.63%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (40.63%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Mobile First
5 5 (15.63%) Web Design
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) Open Source
8 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.25%) Microservices
8 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Demandware
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.13%) Workday