Period
to 21 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Application Architect
England > London
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 540 573 537
Rank change year-on-year +33 -36 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 48 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 44
London median daily rate £638 £616 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.17% +3.60%
10th Percentile £513 £498 £433
90th Percentile £762 £769 £743
England median daily rate £594 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.95% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £54.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 37,146 43,062 40,725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.68% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,572 31,067 29,032
London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 623 501
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.10 £13.13 £12.52
90th Percentile £59.63 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in London

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in London

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect in London over the 6 months to 21 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in London

Applications Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Architect in London

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Central London +21 7 £475 -13.64%
South London +36 6 £530 -21.48% 1
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, Applications 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 London region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.25%) Microservices
3 14 (29.17%) Migration
4 13 (27.08%) Java
4 13 (27.08%) AWS
4 13 (27.08%) DevOps
5 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (16.67%) Azure
5 8 (16.67%) Middleware
6 7 (14.58%) Finance
6 7 (14.58%) Banking
6 7 (14.58%) .NET
6 7 (14.58%) PaaS
6 7 (14.58%) IaaS
7 6 (12.50%) Private Cloud
7 6 (12.50%) SDLC
7 6 (12.50%) Application Rationalisation
7 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.50%) SaaS
7 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.42%) REST
8 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
9 4 (8.33%) React
9 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
9 4 (8.33%) Spring
9 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (8.33%) JSON

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) AWS
2 8 (16.67%) Azure
3 7 (14.58%) IaaS
3 7 (14.58%) PaaS
4 6 (12.50%) SaaS
5 3 (6.25%) GCP
5 3 (6.25%) npm
6 2 (4.17%) GitHub
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.08%) Office 365
7 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.17%) AMQP
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) Skype
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Big Data
1 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) Grunt
1 2 (4.17%) gulp
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (2.08%) Babel
2 1 (2.08%) GitLab
2 1 (2.08%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 7 (14.58%) Banking
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 7 (14.58%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
3 5 (10.42%) REST
4 4 (8.33%) JSON
4 4 (8.33%) LDAP
4 4 (8.33%) React
4 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 4 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (6.25%) CSS
5 3 (6.25%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) Node.js
5 3 (6.25%) SAML
5 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.17%) COM+
6 2 (4.17%) CSS3
6 2 (4.17%) Kafka
6 2 (4.17%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 3 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) Microservices
3 14 (29.17%) Migration
4 13 (27.08%) DevOps
5 6 (12.50%) Application Rationalisation
5 6 (12.50%) SDLC
5 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.25%) Source Code Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) TDD
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.25%) Web Development
8 2 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (4.17%) Service Design
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) ES6
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) NIST
2 1 (2.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (6.25%) HP Fortify
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) CA
3 2 (4.17%) Axway
3 2 (4.17%) BMC
3 2 (4.17%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle