Period
to 16 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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
England > London
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 22 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2,321 3,383 3,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.20% 7.73% 6.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.76% 8.17% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,518 2,238 2,132
London median daily rate £613 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £475 £463 £450
90th Percentile £780 £750 £750
England median daily rate £586 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £63.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -31.37% +32.12%
10th Percentile £23.63 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £39.38 £69.63 £87.25
England median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £52.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% -8.65% +13.66%

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 26,501 41,417 44,441
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.69% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,888 29,715 32,336
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 563 628
London median hourly rate £23.60 £22.00 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +5.15% -2.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.03 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in London

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 Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 16 February 2020. 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 +19 390 £625 +4.17% 163
South London +5 66 £625 +8.70% 13
West London +10 58 £550 -1.12% 54
East London +18 36 £638 -1.92% 32
North London -4 15 £638 +4.08% 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 663 (28.57%) Azure
2 544 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 540 (23.27%) Finance
4 500 (21.54%) AWS
5 324 (13.96%) Java
6 318 (13.70%) DevOps
7 313 (13.49%) Microsoft
8 308 (13.27%) Migration
9 283 (12.19%) Security Cleared
10 254 (10.94%) SQL
11 223 (9.61%) Analytics
12 215 (9.26%) SC Cleared
13 206 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 196 (8.44%) Data Modelling
15 195 (8.40%) Python
16 178 (7.67%) Microservices
17 174 (7.50%) Public Sector
18 173 (7.45%) Banking
18 173 (7.45%) Data Architecture
19 170 (7.32%) Oracle
20 165 (7.11%) .NET
21 164 (7.07%) GCP
22 156 (6.72%) TOGAF
23 154 (6.64%) Windows
24 151 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
24 151 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
25 143 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
26 139 (5.99%) Web Services
26 139 (5.99%) SQL Server
27 137 (5.90%) Big Data

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 72 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.76%) Confluence
3 49 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 46 (1.98%) JBoss
5 43 (1.85%) Red Hat Fuse
6 41 (1.77%) MQSeries
7 36 (1.55%) CMS
8 18 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 18 (0.78%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
11 15 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 14 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.52%) Apache
14 11 (0.47%) Anypoint
15 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
16 8 (0.34%) Mattermost
16 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.086%) Sketch
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.56%) Endur
4 13 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.30%) Aligne
6 7 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.13%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 663 (28.57%) Azure
2 500 (21.54%) AWS
3 164 (7.07%) GCP
4 136 (5.86%) Office 365
5 104 (4.48%) PaaS
6 90 (3.88%) IaaS
7 83 (3.58%) Serverless
8 79 (3.40%) SaaS
9 74 (3.19%) Power Platform
10 52 (2.24%) Amazon S3
11 50 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
12 46 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
13 45 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
14 43 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
15 38 (1.64%) GitHub
16 26 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (1.08%) OpenShift
18 20 (0.86%) Azure Functions
19 17 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
20 16 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.27%) Firewall
2 48 (2.07%) Network Security
3 40 (1.72%) WAN
4 36 (1.55%) LAN
5 31 (1.34%) Internet
6 22 (0.95%) DNS
7 21 (0.90%) Kerberos
8 17 (0.73%) Skype
8 17 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 15 (0.65%) SSL
10 14 (0.60%) VPN
10 14 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.56%) MPLS
12 12 (0.52%) 4G
12 12 (0.52%) NAS
13 10 (0.43%) 5G
13 10 (0.43%) HTTP
13 10 (0.43%) TCP/IP
14 9 (0.39%) 3G
14 9 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
2 139 (5.99%) SQL Server
3 137 (5.90%) Big Data
4 104 (4.48%) Data Lake
5 80 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 77 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
7 70 (3.02%) Power BI
8 63 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 46 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 42 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
11 37 (1.59%) MySQL
12 36 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
14 33 (1.42%) MongoDB
14 33 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (1.21%) Amazon Athena
15 28 (1.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 23 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 88 (3.79%) JIRA
2 58 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 49 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.69%) GitLab
5 15 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.52%) Artifactory
6 12 (0.52%) Maven
7 10 (0.43%) Subversion
8 9 (0.39%) Selenium
8 9 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.30%) ERwin
11 6 (0.26%) JUnit
11 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.22%) PowerDesigner
13 4 (0.17%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.17%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.13%) Babel
14 3 (0.13%) Hudson
14 3 (0.13%) NUnit
General
1 540 (23.27%) Finance
2 174 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 173 (7.45%) Banking
4 90 (3.88%) Retail
5 84 (3.62%) Marketing
6 72 (3.10%) Front Office
7 56 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 55 (2.37%) Legal
9 29 (1.25%) Law
9 29 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.99%) Advertising
11 21 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.86%) Back Office
13 19 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.65%) Electronics
14 15 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.56%) Billing
16 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.26%) Local Government
18 4 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (7.11%) .NET
2 139 (5.99%) Web Services
3 107 (4.61%) REST
4 99 (4.27%) Node.js
5 92 (3.96%) XML
6 83 (3.58%) JSON
7 67 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
8 54 (2.33%) React
9 50 (2.15%) Middleware
10 47 (2.02%) Hibernate
11 45 (1.94%) Kafka
12 43 (1.85%) Apache Camel
13 41 (1.77%) ActiveMQ
14 39 (1.68%) AngularJS
14 39 (1.68%) MSMQ
15 35 (1.51%) HTML
16 34 (1.46%) SOAP
17 33 (1.42%) SAML
18 31 (1.34%) CSS
18 31 (1.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 129 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 117 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
4 72 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 64 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 52 (2.24%) Fixed Income
8 47 (2.02%) Derivative
9 41 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 39 (1.68%) User Experience
11 31 (1.34%) Cloud Native
12 28 (1.21%) Reference Data
13 24 (1.03%) Equities
13 24 (1.03%) Hedge funds
14 23 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (0.82%) Blog
15 19 (0.82%) NHS
16 18 (0.78%) CMDB
16 18 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 154 (6.64%) Windows
2 121 (5.21%) Linux
3 45 (1.94%) Unix
3 45 (1.94%) Windows 10
4 39 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.43%) Android
8 9 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.30%) Solaris
9 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.13%) AIX
12 3 (0.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.086%) Debian
13 2 (0.086%) SUSE
14 1 (0.043%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (13.70%) DevOps
3 308 (13.27%) Migration
4 223 (9.61%) Analytics
5 206 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 196 (8.44%) Data Modelling
7 178 (7.67%) Microservices
8 173 (7.45%) Data Architecture
9 156 (6.72%) TOGAF
10 151 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
10 151 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
11 123 (5.30%) Open Source
11 123 (5.30%) Technical Leadership
12 115 (4.95%) CRM
13 113 (4.87%) Scrum
14 107 (4.61%) Mentoring
15 101 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
16 100 (4.31%) Software Engineering
17 95 (4.09%) Security Architecture
18 94 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 324 (13.96%) Java
2 254 (10.94%) SQL
3 195 (8.40%) Python
4 128 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 121 (5.21%) C#
6 59 (2.54%) C++
7 52 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 51 (2.20%) Ruby
9 50 (2.15%) T-SQL
10 47 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 36 (1.55%) Apex Code
12 33 (1.42%) Scala
13 26 (1.12%) R
14 24 (1.03%) C
15 13 (0.56%) Go
16 12 (0.52%) PHP
17 11 (0.47%) Perl
18 9 (0.39%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.30%) XPath
20 6 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 283 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 215 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 82 (3.53%) Degree
4 45 (1.94%) CISSP
5 43 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.16%) CISM
7 25 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 22 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
9 18 (0.78%) CCIE
10 17 (0.73%) CCNP
11 16 (0.69%) AWS Certification
12 15 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
14 13 (0.56%) CCNA
14 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.43%) GIAC
16 9 (0.39%) Master's Degree
16 9 (0.39%) MCSE
17 8 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.64%) QA
2 34 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.21%) GDPR
4 27 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.86%) NIST
6 14 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.56%) SLA
8 11 (0.47%) COBIT
8 11 (0.47%) NCSC
9 10 (0.43%) PMO
10 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.17%) IFRS
14 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.13%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.086%) HL7
15 2 (0.086%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 97 (4.18%) Docker
2 91 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.73%) vSphere
5 14 (0.60%) VMware NSX
6 13 (0.56%) HDFS
7 10 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 5 (0.22%) XenApp
11 5 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.13%) GridGain
14 2 (0.086%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.086%) KVM
14 2 (0.086%) NFS
14 2 (0.086%) vCloud
14 2 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 104 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 83 (3.58%) Ansible
3 77 (3.32%) Terraform
4 40 (1.72%) Puppet
5 35 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (1.42%) SCCM
7 22 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (0.34%) CASB
11 6 (0.26%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.26%) RSA Archer
11 6 (0.26%) Salt
12 5 (0.22%) logstash
12 5 (0.22%) Packer
13 4 (0.17%) collectd
13 4 (0.17%) Mesos
13 4 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.17%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 313 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 170 (7.32%) Oracle
3 133 (5.73%) Salesforce.com
4 112 (4.83%) Google
5 106 (4.57%) SAP
6 87 (3.75%) VMware
7 81 (3.49%) MuleSoft
8 66 (2.84%) Cisco
9 49 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 43 (1.85%) Sybase
11 39 (1.68%) Axway
12 34 (1.46%) ServiceNow
13 32 (1.38%) Splunk
14 30 (1.29%) Databricks
14 30 (1.29%) Dell
15 23 (0.99%) IBM
16 21 (0.90%) Citrix
17 20 (0.86%) NetApp
18 19 (0.82%) Adobe
18 19 (0.82%) Tableau