Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 July 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.

Architect
England > London
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,444 3,461 2,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.39% 7.47% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.91% 7.89% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,316 2,357 1,973
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £425
90th Percentile £763 £750 £738
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -65.00%
England median hourly rate £54.75 £48.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.31% +14.71% -11.29%

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 38,668 43,879 39,743
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 94.75% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,660 31,765 28,298
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £304
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 648 509
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% - +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.09 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.20 £50.72 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 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 +13 621 £600 +4.35% 192
South London +6 165 £595 -0.83% 7
West London +7 103 £550 +1.85% 54
East London +19 55 £600 +2.13% 26
North London -5 17 £675 +42.11% 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 843 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
2 839 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 823 (23.90%) Finance
4 799 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
5 510 (14.81%) Migration
6 507 (14.72%) Microsoft
7 459 (13.33%) DevOps
8 447 (12.98%) Java
9 391 (11.35%) Banking
10 351 (10.19%) Microservices
11 344 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 301 (8.74%) Security Cleared
13 292 (8.48%) Analytics
14 284 (8.25%) TOGAF
15 274 (7.96%) SQL
16 261 (7.58%) SC Cleared
17 259 (7.52%) Big Data
18 250 (7.26%) Python
19 243 (7.06%) Data Modelling
20 242 (7.03%) Kubernetes
21 235 (6.82%) Windows
22 225 (6.53%) Enterprise Architecture
23 222 (6.45%) Retail
24 216 (6.27%) Active Directory
25 214 (6.21%) PaaS
25 214 (6.21%) Data Centre
26 212 (6.16%) Office 365
26 212 (6.16%) Linux
27 210 (6.10%) Web Services
27 210 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform

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 87 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 78 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 54 (1.57%) Confluence
4 52 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (1.13%) OpenStack
6 35 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 29 (0.84%) SAS
8 25 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 25 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (0.70%) Apache
10 23 (0.67%) Apache Solr
11 22 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (0.55%) IIS
12 19 (0.55%) JBoss
13 18 (0.52%) CMS
14 15 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.44%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.26%) Mendix
Applications
1 49 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 26 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) InVision
6 8 (0.23%) Sketch
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.087%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 55 (1.60%) SAP S/4HANA
2 46 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 38 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 19 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
5 16 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 16 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 15 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
7 13 (0.38%) SAP Retail
8 10 (0.29%) SAP MDG
9 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.20%) Endur
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
12 5 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
13 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
13 4 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
13 4 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 843 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
2 839 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (6.21%) PaaS
4 212 (6.16%) Office 365
5 210 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 187 (5.43%) IaaS
7 172 (4.99%) SaaS
8 91 (2.64%) GitHub
9 89 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 81 (2.35%) Power Platform
11 68 (1.97%) Serverless
12 53 (1.54%) Amazon S3
13 47 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
14 44 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
15 43 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
16 41 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
17 37 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
18 34 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
18 34 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 34 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 170 (4.94%) Firewall
2 122 (3.54%) WAN
3 91 (2.64%) Network Security
4 89 (2.58%) VPN
5 69 (2.00%) DNS
5 69 (2.00%) LAN
6 61 (1.77%) Internet
7 41 (1.19%) Skype
8 30 (0.87%) MPLS
8 30 (0.87%) SAN
9 29 (0.84%) TCP/IP
10 28 (0.81%) Wireless
11 24 (0.70%) VLAN
12 22 (0.64%) DHCP
12 22 (0.64%) HTTP
12 22 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (0.61%) Unified Communications
14 19 (0.55%) BGP
15 18 (0.52%) OSPF
16 16 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (7.52%) Big Data
2 151 (4.38%) SQL Server
3 142 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
4 117 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 106 (3.08%) Data Lake
6 96 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 96 (2.79%) Relational Database
7 78 (2.26%) Power BI
8 73 (2.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 61 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 56 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 54 (1.57%) MySQL
13 51 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
14 45 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 41 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
18 35 (1.02%) Apache Hive
19 30 (0.87%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 89 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 79 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 75 (2.18%) JIRA
4 21 (0.61%) Maven
5 19 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
6 17 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.38%) ERwin
8 12 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.35%) Subversion
8 12 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.29%) Selenium
10 9 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.23%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.23%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.23%) GitLab
12 7 (0.20%) Ant
12 7 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 823 (23.90%) Finance
2 391 (11.35%) Banking
3 222 (6.45%) Retail
4 119 (3.46%) Marketing
5 72 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 59 (1.71%) Legal
7 45 (1.31%) Front Office
8 40 (1.16%) Billing
9 39 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 36 (1.05%) Retail Banking
11 35 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.84%) Advertising
13 28 (0.81%) Law
14 26 (0.75%) Back Office
15 18 (0.52%) Electronics
16 12 (0.35%) Publishing
17 7 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.15%) German Language
18 5 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (6.10%) Web Services
2 183 (5.31%) .NET
3 178 (5.17%) REST
4 121 (3.51%) Kafka
5 110 (3.19%) HTML
6 108 (3.14%) XML
7 88 (2.56%) Node.js
8 87 (2.53%) JSON
9 86 (2.50%) Middleware
10 85 (2.47%) CSS
11 79 (2.29%) Spring
12 78 (2.26%) SOAP
13 71 (2.06%) React
14 69 (2.00%) AngularJS
15 50 (1.45%) RESTful
16 42 (1.22%) OAuth
17 39 (1.13%) LDAP
17 39 (1.13%) Visualforce
18 35 (1.02%) Spring Boot
19 31 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 214 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 167 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 83 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 82 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 79 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 79 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 71 (2.06%) User Experience
8 58 (1.68%) PKI
9 55 (1.60%) Cloud Native
10 43 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 31 (0.90%) Derivative
12 31 (0.90%) Hedge funds
12 31 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 30 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 28 (0.81%) Fixed Income
15 26 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 24 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
17 23 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 235 (6.82%) Windows
2 212 (6.16%) Linux
3 88 (2.56%) Unix
4 81 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 40 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 35 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 20 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.38%) Solaris
11 12 (0.35%) Android
11 12 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.20%) VMS
12 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.17%) AIX
13 6 (0.17%) CentOS
14 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.12%) Debian
15 4 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (14.81%) Migration
3 459 (13.33%) DevOps
4 351 (10.19%) Microservices
5 344 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 292 (8.48%) Analytics
7 284 (8.25%) TOGAF
8 243 (7.06%) Data Modelling
9 225 (6.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 197 (5.72%) Security Architecture
11 191 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
12 176 (5.11%) Data Architecture
13 162 (4.70%) Scrum
14 161 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
15 158 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
16 156 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
17 148 (4.30%) Open Source
17 148 (4.30%) SOA
18 141 (4.09%) CRM
19 135 (3.92%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 447 (12.98%) Java
2 274 (7.96%) SQL
3 250 (7.26%) Python
4 204 (5.92%) JavaScript
5 111 (3.22%) C#
6 90 (2.61%) Ruby
7 68 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 57 (1.66%) Scala
9 54 (1.57%) C++
10 47 (1.36%) C
11 41 (1.19%) Apex Code
12 29 (0.84%) R
13 25 (0.73%) Go
14 22 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.58%) Perl
16 19 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.55%) Java 8
17 17 (0.49%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.38%) PHP
19 11 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 301 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 261 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 130 (3.77%) Degree
4 84 (2.44%) CISSP
5 68 (1.97%) TOGAF Certification
6 48 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (1.36%) AWS Certification
8 41 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (1.10%) CISM
10 30 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.75%) CCIE
12 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.64%) CCNP
14 20 (0.58%) CISA
14 20 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
15 19 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (0.52%) MCSE
17 15 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 14 (0.41%) Master's Degree
19 13 (0.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (1.71%) QA
2 49 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.19%) GDPR
4 35 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 33 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.58%) NIST
7 16 (0.46%) PSD2
8 12 (0.35%) SLA
9 9 (0.26%) COBIT
10 7 (0.20%) HL7
10 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.20%) PMO
11 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.15%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.12%) IFRS
13 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.12%) SEPA
14 3 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.087%) FATCA
System Software
1 216 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 193 (5.60%) Docker
3 73 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.73%) HDFS
5 19 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.52%) vSphere
7 16 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.38%) OpenAM
9 11 (0.32%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.32%) vCloud
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.26%) XenApp
11 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.17%) OpenDJ
13 5 (0.15%) Postfix
14 4 (0.12%) IAG
14 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.12%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 242 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 113 (3.28%) Terraform
3 108 (3.14%) Ansible
4 80 (2.32%) Puppet
5 73 (2.12%) SCCM
6 53 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
8 34 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (0.64%) Packer
10 20 (0.58%) Consul
11 15 (0.44%) CASB
12 10 (0.29%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.23%) PingFederate
14 7 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.20%) HP Fortify
14 7 (0.20%) Nagios
14 7 (0.20%) QRadar
14 7 (0.20%) Salt
15 6 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 507 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 200 (5.81%) SAP
3 180 (5.23%) Salesforce.com
4 178 (5.17%) Oracle
5 169 (4.91%) Google
6 139 (4.04%) VMware
7 109 (3.16%) Cisco
8 57 (1.66%) IBM
9 54 (1.57%) MuleSoft
10 52 (1.51%) Citrix
11 50 (1.45%) Greenplum
11 50 (1.45%) ServiceNow
12 44 (1.28%) Adobe
13 42 (1.22%) Dell
14 39 (1.13%) Cloudera
15 38 (1.10%) Sparx
16 37 (1.07%) CheckPoint
17 36 (1.05%) Red Hat
18 31 (0.90%) EMC
19 29 (0.84%) hybris