Period
to 21 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 17 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,289 2,870 3,218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.16% 7.79% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.99% 8.30% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1,896 2,223
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
10th Percentile £438 £470 £463
90th Percentile £775 £775 £775
England median daily rate £575 £575 £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Median hourly rate £69.50 £35.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.57% -20.00% -27.08%
10th Percentile £35.00 £28.70 £19.25
90th Percentile £97.50 £86.50 £74.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £53.79
% change year-on-year -51.72% +34.80% -10.36%

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 12,907 34,593 43,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.68% 93.89% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,760 24,835 31,312
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 472 583
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.80 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in London

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in London.

Daily rate trend for Architect in London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in London

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in London.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in London

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 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 +3 149 £600 - 82
South London +10 48 £525 -9.87% 5
West London +13 20 £625 +8.70% 28
North London +12 8 £575 -8.00% 7
East London +12 4 £513 -23.22% 15
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 387 (30.02%) Azure
2 357 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (23.97%) Finance
4 308 (23.89%) AWS
5 245 (19.01%) DevOps
6 233 (18.08%) Security Cleared
7 212 (16.45%) Java
8 191 (14.82%) Microservices
9 186 (14.43%) SC Cleared
10 165 (12.80%) Microsoft
11 155 (12.02%) Data Modelling
12 151 (11.71%) Banking
13 149 (11.56%) GCP
14 144 (11.17%) Migration
14 144 (11.17%) SQL
15 119 (9.23%) Python
16 118 (9.15%) Web Services
17 117 (9.08%) Oracle
18 115 (8.92%) Google
19 107 (8.30%) Public Sector
20 106 (8.22%) JavaScript
21 105 (8.15%) TOGAF
21 105 (8.15%) Data Architecture
22 100 (7.76%) Kubernetes
23 96 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
24 94 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
25 91 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
25 91 (7.06%) SQL Server
25 91 (7.06%) PaaS
26 89 (6.90%) SAP

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 38 (2.95%) Apache
2 35 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 25 (1.94%) Confluence
4 25 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.40%) Red Hat Fuse
6 16 (1.24%) MQSeries
7 14 (1.09%) Apache Solr
7 14 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.01%) CMS
8 13 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.93%) JBoss
10 11 (0.85%) Apache Pig
10 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.78%) IIS
12 5 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 5 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (2.25%) SAP S/4HANA
1 29 (2.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 15 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.47%) SAP MDG
5 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.39%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.31%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.31%) SAP MII
6 4 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.23%) Magento
7 3 (0.23%) Primavera
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Travel Management
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 387 (30.02%) Azure
2 308 (23.89%) AWS
3 149 (11.56%) GCP
4 91 (7.06%) PaaS
5 67 (5.20%) SaaS
5 67 (5.20%) Serverless
6 66 (5.12%) IaaS
7 43 (3.34%) Office 365
7 43 (3.34%) Power Platform
8 40 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
9 38 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (2.64%) Apigee
11 30 (2.33%) Amazon ECS
12 22 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (1.71%) Amazon S3
13 18 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.85%) GitHub
16 11 (0.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.42%) Firewall
2 35 (2.72%) WAN
3 31 (2.40%) DNS
4 29 (2.25%) Internet
5 25 (1.94%) Network Security
6 24 (1.86%) VPN
7 21 (1.63%) DMZ
7 21 (1.63%) Skype
8 20 (1.55%) LAN
9 12 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (0.85%) SSL
11 10 (0.78%) WLAN
12 9 (0.70%) Wireless
13 8 (0.62%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.62%) VoIP
14 7 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.54%) HTTP
15 6 (0.47%) S/MIME
15 6 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
1 91 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.96%) Big Data
2 51 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (3.80%) MySQL
4 46 (3.57%) Data Lake
5 45 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.34%) Hadoop
7 36 (2.79%) Power BI
8 35 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
10 21 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.40%) SAP HANA
12 17 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (1.16%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.01%) Apache Hive
15 13 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
16 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 46 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 42 (3.26%) JIRA
4 33 (2.56%) GitLab
5 32 (2.48%) Artifactory
6 26 (2.02%) Maven
7 15 (1.16%) Grunt
8 14 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.09%) gulp
9 13 (1.01%) Selenium
10 9 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.62%) IntelliJ
12 7 (0.54%) Ant
12 7 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.54%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.47%) Gradle
14 5 (0.39%) FishEye
14 5 (0.39%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.39%) Zephyr
General
1 309 (23.97%) Finance
2 151 (11.71%) Banking
3 107 (8.30%) Public Sector
4 48 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.18%) Retail
6 33 (2.56%) Back Office
6 33 (2.56%) Marketing
7 29 (2.25%) Front Office
8 27 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.47%) Law
10 15 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (1.01%) Electronics
12 13 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.93%) Billing
14 10 (0.78%) Legal
15 9 (0.70%) Police
15 9 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.54%) Games
17 6 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (9.15%) Web Services
2 63 (4.89%) JSON
3 60 (4.65%) Middleware
4 59 (4.58%) .NET
4 59 (4.58%) AngularJS
5 55 (4.27%) REST
6 52 (4.03%) React
7 49 (3.80%) Kafka
8 48 (3.72%) XML
9 45 (3.49%) Spring
10 43 (3.34%) Node.js
11 42 (3.26%) HTML
12 38 (2.95%) Swagger
13 37 (2.87%) OAuth
14 34 (2.64%) Spring Boot
15 29 (2.25%) CSS
15 29 (2.25%) HTML5
16 26 (2.02%) gRPC
17 25 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
18 22 (1.71%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (4.34%) Hedge funds
3 53 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 51 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.95%) Public Cloud
6 36 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.64%) Derivative
7 34 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 28 (2.17%) Equities
9 27 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.78%) PKI
11 22 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (1.63%) Cloud Native
12 21 (1.63%) User Experience
13 18 (1.40%) Credit Risk
13 18 (1.40%) FMCG
14 17 (1.32%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.93%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.90%) Linux
2 87 (6.75%) Windows
3 25 (1.94%) Unix
4 20 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.93%) Android
9 9 (0.70%) Debian
9 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.47%) Solaris
11 5 (0.39%) AIX
11 5 (0.39%) CentOS
11 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.23%) VMS
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.23%) zOS
14 2 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (19.01%) DevOps
3 191 (14.82%) Microservices
4 155 (12.02%) Data Modelling
5 144 (11.17%) Migration
6 105 (8.15%) Data Architecture
6 105 (8.15%) TOGAF
7 96 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 94 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (6.21%) Analytics
10 79 (6.13%) Scrum
11 78 (6.05%) Security Architecture
12 72 (5.59%) Mentoring
13 68 (5.28%) Enterprise Architecture
14 63 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
15 61 (4.73%) Asset Management
16 60 (4.65%) Information Security
17 56 (4.34%) Data Integration
18 54 (4.19%) Architectural Design
18 54 (4.19%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (16.45%) Java
2 144 (11.17%) SQL
3 119 (9.23%) Python
4 106 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 48 (3.72%) C#
6 23 (1.78%) PowerShell
7 17 (1.32%) Ruby
8 16 (1.24%) C
8 16 (1.24%) C++
9 15 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.01%) Perl
12 12 (0.93%) Apex Code
12 12 (0.93%) PHP
12 12 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.70%) R
14 9 (0.70%) Scala
15 8 (0.62%) Kotlin
16 7 (0.54%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 233 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 186 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.26%) CISSP
3 42 (3.26%) TOGAF Certification
4 37 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.64%) Degree
6 26 (2.02%) Sun Certification
7 18 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.24%) CISM
9 15 (1.16%) CISA
10 14 (1.09%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.78%) CCIE
12 10 (0.78%) CCNP
13 9 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.54%) GIAC
15 6 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (0.47%) CLAS
15 6 (0.47%) SSCP
16 5 (0.39%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.26%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.94%) NIST
3 23 (1.78%) QA
4 22 (1.71%) GDPR
5 21 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.24%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.78%) COBIT
7 10 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.54%) IFRS
10 4 (0.31%) NCSC
10 4 (0.31%) PMO
10 4 (0.31%) SLA
11 3 (0.23%) GxP
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) Basel III
12 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 74 (5.74%) Docker
2 69 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.78%) HDFS
5 10 (0.78%) VMware NSX
5 10 (0.78%) vSphere
6 9 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.31%) KVM
10 3 (0.23%) Xen
11 2 (0.16%) Varnish
11 2 (0.16%) vCloud
12 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.078%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.078%) IAG
12 1 (0.078%) iptables
12 1 (0.078%) LXC
12 1 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 100 (7.76%) Kubernetes
2 39 (3.03%) Terraform
3 38 (2.95%) Ansible
4 21 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (1.24%) Puppet
6 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.70%) QRadar
8 7 (0.54%) SCCM
9 6 (0.47%) Consul
9 6 (0.47%) Kibana
10 5 (0.39%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.39%) Salt
11 4 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.31%) vRealize
12 3 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.23%) Forum Sentry
12 3 (0.23%) Grafana
13 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 165 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 117 (9.08%) Oracle
3 115 (8.92%) Google
4 89 (6.90%) SAP
5 70 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
6 54 (4.19%) VMware
7 49 (3.80%) Cisco
8 46 (3.57%) MuleSoft
9 33 (2.56%) Sparx
9 33 (2.56%) Splunk
10 27 (2.09%) IBM
10 27 (2.09%) Informatica
11 26 (2.02%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.86%) Pega
13 23 (1.78%) F5
14 19 (1.47%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.24%) ServiceNow
16 15 (1.16%) Cloudera
17 14 (1.09%) Databricks
18 13 (1.01%) Tableau