Period
to 11 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 November 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 27 30
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2,854 3,200 2,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.97% 7.04% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.50% 7.43% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,828 2,136 1,941
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £480 £463 £425
90th Percentile £775 £763 £750
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £80.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -34.58% +45.91%
10th Percentile £28.70 £25.55 £64.03
90th Percentile £86.50 £56.75 £96.68
England median hourly rate £70.00 £53.14 £49.15
% change year-on-year +31.72% +8.12% +12.99%

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 33,588 43,069 44,211
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.84% 94.80% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,143 31,114 31,961
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 589 554
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -3.75% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.70 £12.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.79 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.64 £18.44 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.51% -1.39% +3.89%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 11 November 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 +25 528 £600 - 158
South London +25 107 £586 +1.91% 13
West London +3 75 £575 +6.98% 48
East London +18 43 £675 +15.63% 25
North London -7 11 £650 +15.56% 4
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 November 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.

1 768 (26.91%) Azure
2 661 (23.16%) AWS
3 660 (23.13%) Finance
4 602 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
5 421 (14.75%) DevOps
6 415 (14.54%) Microsoft
7 403 (14.12%) Java
8 373 (13.07%) Migration
9 340 (11.91%) Security Cleared
10 285 (9.99%) SC Cleared
11 275 (9.64%) Microservices
12 272 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 271 (9.50%) SQL
14 257 (9.00%) Analytics
15 251 (8.79%) Python
16 248 (8.69%) Banking
17 214 (7.50%) TOGAF
18 209 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
19 204 (7.15%) Data Modelling
20 196 (6.87%) Kubernetes
20 196 (6.87%) Data Centre
21 195 (6.83%) GCP
22 193 (6.76%) Web Services
23 184 (6.45%) JavaScript
24 183 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
25 179 (6.27%) Big Data
26 174 (6.10%) PaaS
27 172 (6.03%) .NET
28 168 (5.89%) Security Architecture
29 166 (5.82%) Windows

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 76 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.52%) Apache Spark
3 62 (2.17%) Confluence
4 40 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (1.23%) JBoss
6 31 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 31 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 26 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 24 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 24 (0.84%) CMS
9 23 (0.81%) Apache
10 22 (0.77%) IIS
10 22 (0.77%) MQSeries
11 17 (0.60%) MS Exchange
12 16 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
12 16 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.28%) Mattermost
Applications
1 22 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.14%) Sketch
7 2 (0.070%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.070%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.070%) InVision
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (1.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 30 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
5 12 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.25%) SAP MDG
8 6 (0.21%) Aligne
8 6 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.18%) Endur
9 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 4 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 768 (26.91%) Azure
2 661 (23.16%) AWS
3 195 (6.83%) GCP
4 174 (6.10%) PaaS
5 158 (5.54%) Office 365
6 140 (4.91%) IaaS
7 121 (4.24%) SaaS
8 93 (3.26%) Serverless
9 90 (3.15%) Power Platform
10 82 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 67 (2.35%) Amazon S3
12 65 (2.28%) GitHub
13 47 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
13 47 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
14 43 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
15 40 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
16 35 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
17 28 (0.98%) OpenShift
18 25 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
19 24 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (4.31%) Firewall
2 80 (2.80%) WAN
3 77 (2.70%) Network Security
4 51 (1.79%) LAN
5 46 (1.61%) VPN
6 41 (1.44%) Internet
7 34 (1.19%) DNS
8 32 (1.12%) Skype
9 25 (0.88%) Unified Communications
10 21 (0.74%) Kerberos
11 20 (0.70%) VLAN
11 20 (0.70%) Wireless
12 18 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.56%) TCP/IP
15 15 (0.53%) DHCP
15 15 (0.53%) NAS
16 13 (0.46%) MPLS
16 13 (0.46%) SAN
17 10 (0.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (6.27%) Big Data
2 150 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 138 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 102 (3.57%) Data Lake
5 96 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 85 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
7 83 (2.91%) Power BI
8 82 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 65 (2.28%) NoSQL
10 63 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
11 51 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
13 43 (1.51%) MongoDB
13 43 (1.51%) MySQL
14 40 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 35 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
16 34 (1.19%) RDBMS
17 31 (1.09%) Apache Hive
18 26 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 26 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 87 (3.05%) JIRA
2 85 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 75 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.77%) Maven
5 16 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.49%) Selenium
7 13 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.42%) GitLab
8 12 (0.42%) Subversion
9 10 (0.35%) Ant
9 10 (0.35%) ERwin
10 9 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.28%) Gradle
11 8 (0.28%) JUnit
11 8 (0.28%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.25%) Hudson
12 7 (0.25%) PowerDesigner
General
1 660 (23.13%) Finance
2 248 (8.69%) Banking
3 153 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 143 (5.01%) Retail
5 109 (3.82%) Marketing
6 72 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 66 (2.31%) Legal
8 63 (2.21%) Front Office
9 44 (1.54%) Law
10 35 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 34 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 31 (1.09%) Advertising
13 30 (1.05%) Retail Banking
14 28 (0.98%) Back Office
15 27 (0.95%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.91%) Billing
17 17 (0.60%) Electronics
18 8 (0.28%) Publishing
19 7 (0.25%) Games
19 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (6.76%) Web Services
2 172 (6.03%) .NET
3 131 (4.59%) REST
4 110 (3.85%) JSON
5 109 (3.82%) Node.js
6 90 (3.15%) XML
7 86 (3.01%) React
8 81 (2.84%) Kafka
9 80 (2.80%) AngularJS
10 71 (2.49%) HTML
11 65 (2.28%) Middleware
12 60 (2.10%) SOAP
13 58 (2.03%) CSS
14 53 (1.86%) Spring
15 52 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
16 50 (1.75%) RESTful
17 42 (1.47%) SAML
18 37 (1.30%) OAuth
19 35 (1.23%) Visualforce
20 33 (1.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 196 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 129 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 89 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 79 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
6 69 (2.42%) Public Cloud
7 66 (2.31%) User Experience
8 53 (1.86%) Derivative
9 49 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 49 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 46 (1.61%) PKI
11 39 (1.37%) Cloud Native
12 31 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
13 28 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 24 (0.84%) N-Tier
15 23 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.63%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.60%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.60%) Reference Data
18 16 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 166 (5.82%) Windows
2 148 (5.19%) Linux
3 79 (2.77%) Unix
4 50 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 27 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 21 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 16 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 16 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.49%) Android
9 14 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.35%) VMS
11 7 (0.25%) Solaris
12 6 (0.21%) CentOS
12 6 (0.21%) Debian
12 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.14%) Check Point GAiA
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.070%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (14.75%) DevOps
3 373 (13.07%) Migration
4 275 (9.64%) Microservices
5 272 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 257 (9.00%) Analytics
7 214 (7.50%) TOGAF
8 209 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
9 204 (7.15%) Data Modelling
10 183 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
11 168 (5.89%) Security Architecture
12 157 (5.50%) Data Architecture
13 154 (5.40%) Open Source
14 143 (5.01%) Technical Leadership
15 135 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
16 132 (4.63%) CRM
17 129 (4.52%) Scrum
18 128 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
19 126 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
20 123 (4.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 403 (14.12%) Java
2 271 (9.50%) SQL
3 251 (8.79%) Python
4 184 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 135 (4.73%) C#
6 81 (2.84%) Ruby
7 73 (2.56%) C++
8 61 (2.14%) PowerShell
9 53 (1.86%) Apex Code
10 42 (1.47%) Scala
11 41 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 40 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 39 (1.37%) C
14 26 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 26 (0.91%) Perl
15 16 (0.56%) Go
16 14 (0.49%) R
17 13 (0.46%) Java 8
18 10 (0.35%) Groovy
18 10 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 340 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 285 (9.99%) SC Cleared
3 109 (3.82%) Degree
4 77 (2.70%) CISSP
5 52 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
6 51 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (1.30%) CISM
8 36 (1.26%) AWS Certification
9 31 (1.09%) DV Cleared
10 26 (0.91%) CCIE
11 24 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (0.63%) CCNP
14 15 (0.53%) CISA
15 14 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 14 (0.49%) MCSE
16 13 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (0.46%) IISP
17 12 (0.42%) CCNA
17 12 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.03%) QA
2 52 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 35 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.12%) GDPR
5 29 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.77%) NIST
7 15 (0.53%) COBIT
8 9 (0.32%) PSD2
9 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.25%) NCSC
9 7 (0.25%) PMO
10 6 (0.21%) HL7
10 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.21%) SLA
11 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.14%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.11%) GLBA
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.070%) IFRS
System Software
1 166 (5.82%) Active Directory
2 160 (5.61%) Docker
3 37 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.67%) HDFS
5 18 (0.63%) vSphere
6 15 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.35%) OpenAM
8 10 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.32%) XenApp
9 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.28%) OpenDJ
10 8 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.25%) vCloud
12 5 (0.18%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.18%) OpenIDM
12 5 (0.18%) Postfix
13 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 196 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 96 (3.36%) Terraform
3 88 (3.08%) Ansible
4 65 (2.28%) Puppet
5 41 (1.44%) SCCM
6 38 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
8 27 (0.95%) Packer
9 23 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (0.70%) CASB
11 15 (0.53%) Consul
12 11 (0.39%) Salt
13 6 (0.21%) PingFederate
14 5 (0.18%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.18%) Istio
14 5 (0.18%) logstash
14 5 (0.18%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.18%) yum
15 4 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 415 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 159 (5.57%) Salesforce.com
3 154 (5.40%) Oracle
4 146 (5.12%) Google
5 143 (5.01%) SAP
6 87 (3.05%) VMware
7 84 (2.94%) Cisco
8 67 (2.35%) MuleSoft
9 50 (1.75%) ServiceNow
10 46 (1.61%) Dell
11 41 (1.44%) Splunk
12 40 (1.40%) Red Hat
13 37 (1.30%) IBM
14 35 (1.23%) Sparx
15 33 (1.16%) EMC
15 33 (1.16%) NetApp
16 32 (1.12%) Sybase
17 31 (1.09%) Adobe
18 28 (0.98%) Databricks
19 27 (0.95%) Cloudera