Period
to 18 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 18 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2,384 1,695 3,363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.98% 8.34% 8.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.75% 8.91% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,565 1,160 2,306
10th Percentile £463 £475 £472
25th Percentile £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £625 £600
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £690 £700 £675
90th Percentile £775 £781 £750
England median daily rate £588 £600 £575
% change year-on-year -2.08% +4.35% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
10th Percentile £48.30 £18.05 £31.16
25th Percentile £51.75 £26.75 £61.01
Median hourly rate £62.00 £42.50 £77.85
Median % change year-on-year +45.88% -45.41% +15.33%
75th Percentile £65.75 £48.13 £82.33
90th Percentile £66.20 £50.75 £89.93
England median hourly rate £58.50 £53.00 £77.85
% change year-on-year +10.38% -31.92% +19.77%

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 22,167 19,019 38,470
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.84% 93.53% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,975 13,764 27,910
10th Percentile £338 £305 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 255 445
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.58 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.13 £17.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% +23.00% +1.63%
75th Percentile £53.38 £46.25 £34.51
90th Percentile £66.50 £57.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.16% +2.70% +5.68%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 +6 260 £600 - 130
South London +25 23 £600 +1.05% 7
West London +6 22 £563 +2.27% 31
East London +3 11 £631 +5.21% 39
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 751 (31.50%) Azure
2 556 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (23.20%) Finance
4 491 (20.60%) AWS
5 388 (16.28%) Social Skills
6 350 (14.68%) DevOps
7 333 (13.97%) Microsoft
8 322 (13.51%) Data Modelling
9 299 (12.54%) Security Cleared
10 295 (12.37%) Migration
11 269 (11.28%) GCP
12 252 (10.57%) Microservices
13 251 (10.53%) Banking
14 249 (10.44%) TOGAF
15 248 (10.40%) Enterprise Architecture
16 247 (10.36%) SC Cleared
17 237 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 214 (8.98%) Analytics
19 211 (8.85%) SQL
20 210 (8.81%) Java
21 198 (8.31%) Kubernetes
22 191 (8.01%) Data Architecture
23 189 (7.93%) Public Sector
24 185 (7.76%) Salesforce.com
25 179 (7.51%) PaaS
26 165 (6.92%) Oracle
26 165 (6.92%) Google
27 148 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
28 142 (5.96%) SAP
28 142 (5.96%) 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 52 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 44 (1.85%) CMS
3 36 (1.51%) Confluence
4 33 (1.38%) Apache
5 18 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
5 18 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 15 (0.63%) Headless CMS
8 14 (0.59%) Red Hat Fuse
9 11 (0.46%) Appian
9 11 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.38%) Drupal
10 9 (0.38%) Mule
10 9 (0.38%) SAS
11 8 (0.34%) IIS
11 8 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.34%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.29%) Anypoint
Applications
1 22 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.084%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.084%) SPSS
7 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.042%) Figma
7 1 (0.042%) InVision
7 1 (0.042%) Marvel
7 1 (0.042%) Revit
7 1 (0.042%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 40 (1.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 27 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 18 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
5 14 (0.59%) Cerner Millennium
6 11 (0.46%) Magento
6 11 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.17%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
10 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.17%) Shopify
10 4 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
11 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 751 (31.50%) Azure
2 491 (20.60%) AWS
3 269 (11.28%) GCP
4 179 (7.51%) PaaS
5 124 (5.20%) IaaS
6 121 (5.08%) SaaS
7 104 (4.36%) Serverless
8 96 (4.03%) Microsoft 365
9 83 (3.48%) Power Platform
10 73 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 55 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
12 49 (2.06%) GitHub
13 47 (1.97%) OpenShift
14 42 (1.76%) Amazon EKS
15 40 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
16 39 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
17 37 (1.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 36 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
19 34 (1.43%) Amazon S3
20 32 (1.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.31%) Firewall
2 68 (2.85%) WAN
3 52 (2.18%) Network Security
4 47 (1.97%) LAN
5 43 (1.80%) DNS
6 33 (1.38%) VPN
7 20 (0.84%) HTTP
8 19 (0.80%) Internet
8 19 (0.80%) SD-WAN
9 18 (0.76%) SAN
10 16 (0.67%) Unified Communications
11 15 (0.63%) Wireless
12 14 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (0.59%) SSL
13 13 (0.55%) DHCP
13 13 (0.55%) NAS
13 13 (0.55%) TCP/IP
14 11 (0.46%) Multicast
15 9 (0.38%) MPLS
15 9 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (5.96%) Big Data
2 121 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (3.86%) SQL Server
4 78 (3.27%) Data Lake
5 63 (2.64%) Power BI
6 57 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 56 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 54 (2.27%) Hadoop
9 42 (1.76%) Tableau
10 39 (1.64%) MongoDB
11 37 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
13 33 (1.38%) BigQuery
14 23 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (0.76%) Apache Hive
17 15 (0.63%) DB2
17 15 (0.63%) MySQL
17 15 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (3.48%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.18%) JIRA
3 48 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 43 (1.80%) PowerDesigner
5 23 (0.96%) kappa
5 23 (0.96%) Maven
6 15 (0.63%) Bitbucket
7 14 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.55%) GitLab
8 13 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.46%) ERwin
10 11 (0.46%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.42%) SonarQube
11 10 (0.42%) Subversion
12 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.34%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.29%) Postman
13 7 (0.29%) Selenium
14 6 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 553 (23.20%) Finance
2 388 (16.28%) Social Skills
3 251 (10.53%) Banking
4 189 (7.93%) Public Sector
5 128 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (4.61%) Marketing
7 94 (3.94%) Telecoms
8 92 (3.86%) Retail
9 87 (3.65%) Presentation Skills
10 61 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
11 60 (2.52%) Manufacturing
12 39 (1.64%) Electronics
13 29 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
14 28 (1.17%) Investment Banking
14 28 (1.17%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.88%) Law
16 17 (0.71%) Legal
17 14 (0.59%) Billing
17 14 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
18 11 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (3.90%) .NET
2 92 (3.86%) REST
3 83 (3.48%) Web Services
4 71 (2.98%) JSON
5 56 (2.35%) SOAP
6 55 (2.31%) Spring
7 53 (2.22%) XML
8 46 (1.93%) Middleware
9 45 (1.89%) Node.js
10 42 (1.76%) React
11 40 (1.68%) Kafka
12 39 (1.64%) HTML
13 37 (1.55%) RESTful
14 34 (1.43%) OAuth
15 32 (1.34%) AngularJS
15 32 (1.34%) CSS
16 31 (1.30%) Spring Boot
17 28 (1.17%) J2EE
17 28 (1.17%) Visualforce
18 24 (1.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.24%) Public Cloud
2 97 (4.07%) Cloud Native
3 86 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 52 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 41 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 39 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 38 (1.59%) User Experience
8 35 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.38%) Reference Data
11 29 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 29 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 26 (1.09%) Clustering
12 26 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 22 (0.92%) NHS
15 21 (0.88%) SWIFT
16 18 (0.76%) N-Tier
17 15 (0.63%) Taxonomies
18 13 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 130 (5.45%) Windows
2 119 (4.99%) Linux
3 37 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.01%) Solaris
6 22 (0.92%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.84%) Unix
8 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.34%) AIX
10 8 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.34%) HPUX
11 6 (0.25%) Android
11 6 (0.25%) VMS
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.084%) CentOS
14 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.084%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (14.68%) DevOps
3 322 (13.51%) Data Modelling
4 295 (12.37%) Migration
5 252 (10.57%) Microservices
6 249 (10.44%) TOGAF
7 248 (10.40%) Enterprise Architecture
8 237 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 214 (8.98%) Analytics
10 191 (8.01%) Data Architecture
11 148 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
12 126 (5.29%) Security Architecture
13 122 (5.12%) Data Management
14 118 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
15 111 (4.66%) Technical Architecture
16 102 (4.28%) Scrum
17 100 (4.19%) CRM
18 99 (4.15%) Data Governance
19 91 (3.82%) SOA
20 89 (3.73%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 211 (8.85%) SQL
2 210 (8.81%) Java
3 119 (4.99%) Python
4 98 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 93 (3.90%) PowerShell
6 49 (2.06%) C#
7 37 (1.55%) Apex Code
8 23 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 23 (0.96%) C
9 16 (0.67%) TypeScript
10 13 (0.55%) PHP
10 13 (0.55%) Ruby
11 12 (0.50%) Java 8
11 12 (0.50%) Scala
12 11 (0.46%) C++
12 11 (0.46%) R
13 9 (0.38%) Go
13 9 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.34%) Groovy
15 7 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 299 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 247 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 84 (3.52%) Degree
4 65 (2.73%) CISSP
5 41 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
6 30 (1.26%) AWS Certification
7 26 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.05%) CISM
9 23 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 18 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (0.67%) SANS
12 14 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 10 (0.42%) CCIE
14 10 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 9 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
15 9 (0.38%) CREST Certified
15 9 (0.38%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.10%) Data Quality
2 66 (2.77%) QA
3 56 (2.35%) NIST
4 41 (1.72%) GDPR
5 30 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.96%) IFRS
7 16 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.59%) COBIT
8 14 (0.59%) NCSC
9 13 (0.55%) HL7
9 13 (0.55%) NIST 800
10 12 (0.50%) SLA
11 11 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.42%) ISO 20022
13 9 (0.38%) SEPA
14 7 (0.29%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.25%) PMO
16 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
16 5 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 124 (5.20%) Docker
2 114 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 73 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (0.92%) vSphere
5 20 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.34%) XenApp
8 8 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.29%) NFS
9 7 (0.29%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.29%) Xen
10 6 (0.25%) KVM
11 5 (0.21%) SRDF
12 4 (0.17%) HDFS
12 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 198 (8.31%) Kubernetes
2 133 (5.58%) Terraform
3 66 (2.77%) Ansible
4 27 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 26 (1.09%) Puppet
6 23 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.84%) SCCM
8 13 (0.55%) Istio
9 12 (0.50%) vRealize
10 9 (0.38%) Packer
11 6 (0.25%) CloudHub
11 6 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 4 (0.17%) CSIRT
12 4 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.17%) SCOM
12 4 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.13%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 333 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 185 (7.76%) Salesforce.com
3 165 (6.92%) Google
3 165 (6.92%) Oracle
4 142 (5.96%) SAP
5 109 (4.57%) VMware
6 72 (3.02%) Cisco
6 72 (3.02%) MuleSoft
7 64 (2.68%) Databricks
8 60 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 51 (2.14%) IBM
10 44 (1.85%) Sparx
11 40 (1.68%) BiZZdesign
12 34 (1.43%) Citrix
13 30 (1.26%) Remedy
14 25 (1.05%) Pega
14 25 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 23 (0.96%) Splunk
16 20 (0.84%) Adobe
17 18 (0.76%) Palo Alto