Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 570 562 540
Rank change year-on-year -8 -22 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 48 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 43
London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £500 £472 £413
90th Percentile £800 £775 £695
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 42,064 44,044 39,642
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.87% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,219 32,042 28,279
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 576 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -3.24% +8.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -31 1 £550 +10.00% 1
South London - 1 £505 -
Applications Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 23 (47.92%) Java
2 22 (45.83%) Finance
3 15 (31.25%) C++
4 14 (29.17%) C#
5 13 (27.08%) .NET
5 13 (27.08%) Windows
5 13 (27.08%) LDAP
5 13 (27.08%) Kerberos
5 13 (27.08%) CA
5 13 (27.08%) SAML
5 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
5 13 (27.08%) CA Single Sign-On
5 13 (27.08%) PKI
5 13 (27.08%) HP Fortify
5 13 (27.08%) Source Code Analysis
6 12 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 12 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 11 (22.92%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (20.83%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (20.83%) WCF
8 10 (20.83%) TIBCO
8 10 (20.83%) Rendezvous
8 10 (20.83%) BMC
8 10 (20.83%) COM+
8 10 (20.83%) DCOM
9 9 (18.75%) Oracle
9 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (16.67%) SOA
10 8 (16.67%) Web Services

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 5 (10.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) Anypoint
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.17%) Jetty
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) PaaS
3 3 (6.25%) GitHub
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.17%) Heroku
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle CX
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) Kerberos
2 4 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
1 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.17%) Redis
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Maven
2 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
3 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 3 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) JUnit
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (45.83%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
1 13 (27.08%) LDAP
1 13 (27.08%) SAML
2 10 (20.83%) COM+
2 10 (20.83%) DCOM
2 10 (20.83%) Rendezvous
2 10 (20.83%) WCF
3 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 8 (16.67%) REST
3 8 (16.67%) Web Services
4 7 (14.58%) Middleware
4 7 (14.58%) Spring
5 6 (12.50%) HTML
5 6 (12.50%) HTML5
6 5 (10.42%) JSP
7 4 (8.33%) Ajax
7 4 (8.33%) Apache Camel
7 4 (8.33%) XML
8 3 (6.25%) JPA
8 3 (6.25%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) PKI
2 5 (10.42%) Cloud Native
2 5 (10.42%) Online Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Smartcard
4 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) DataPower
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Equities
5 1 (2.08%) Fintech
5 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Source Code Analysis
2 12 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 12 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 11 (22.92%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.67%) SOA
6 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.42%) Microservices
7 5 (10.42%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) SABSA
7 5 (10.42%) Software Architecture
7 5 (10.42%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.33%) Open Source
8 4 (8.33%) OWASP
8 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) C++
3 14 (29.17%) C#
4 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) CISM
1 6 (12.50%) CISSP
2 5 (10.42%) CISA
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) CGEIT
3 4 (8.33%) CREST Certified
3 4 (8.33%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) CEH
5 1 (2.08%) CRISC
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) CA Single Sign-On
1 13 (27.08%) HP Fortify
2 10 (20.83%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) CA
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) BMC
2 10 (20.83%) TIBCO
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Google
4 3 (6.25%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) HP