Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,383 3,115 3,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.42% 7.92% 7.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.82% 8.34% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,274 2,051 2,315
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £700
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 14
London median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £75.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -53.64% +115.70%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.00 £23.82
90th Percentile £92.50 £89.50 £100.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £46.69 £55.00
% change year-on-year +17.80% -15.11% +45.50%

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 43,252 37,348 41,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,287 26,622 29,597
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 496 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -0.39%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 -16 490 £575 -2.13% 141
South London +17 195 £600 +10.09% 18
West London -11 118 £550 +12.24% 70
East London -18 43 £588 -2.08% 34
North London +7 25 £494 -10.23% 8
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 847 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
2 770 (22.76%) Finance
3 685 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
4 573 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 476 (14.07%) Java
6 466 (13.77%) Microsoft
7 382 (11.29%) Security Cleared
8 370 (10.94%) Banking
9 340 (10.05%) TOGAF
10 338 (9.99%) DevOps
11 336 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 334 (9.87%) Migration
13 331 (9.78%) Data Modelling
14 307 (9.07%) SC Cleared
15 262 (7.74%) Big Data
16 257 (7.60%) Oracle
17 251 (7.42%) Enterprise Architecture
18 238 (7.04%) Web Services
19 230 (6.80%) SOA
20 227 (6.71%) Data Architecture
21 226 (6.68%) Windows
22 219 (6.47%) Microservices
23 211 (6.24%) Analytics
24 196 (5.79%) Linux
24 196 (5.79%) SQL
25 195 (5.76%) PaaS
26 194 (5.73%) Retail
27 193 (5.70%) Security Architecture
28 192 (5.68%) Open Source
29 190 (5.62%) Scrum

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 94 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 78 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 75 (2.22%) CMS
4 45 (1.33%) Apache
5 43 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 40 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 34 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 29 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 28 (0.83%) Apache Pig
10 28 (0.83%) Confluence
11 27 (0.80%) Mule
12 26 (0.77%) JBoss
13 24 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 23 (0.68%) Apache Solr
14 23 (0.68%) Mule ESB
14 23 (0.68%) Skype for Business
15 22 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
16 21 (0.62%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) InVision
5 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.12%) InDesign
8 3 (0.089%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.089%) Revit
9 2 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.059%) SPSS
10 1 (0.030%) Blender
10 1 (0.030%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.030%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 53 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 16 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.24%) Magento
5 8 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.18%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.15%) HFM
8 5 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.089%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 685 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
2 573 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (5.76%) PaaS
4 175 (5.17%) Office 365
5 155 (4.58%) IaaS
6 150 (4.43%) SaaS
7 66 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
8 63 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 47 (1.39%) Serverless
10 41 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 38 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 36 (1.06%) Amazon S3
14 34 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
15 28 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (0.77%) Heroku
17 22 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 21 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 177 (5.23%) Firewall
2 109 (3.22%) WAN
3 94 (2.78%) LAN
4 89 (2.63%) Internet
5 81 (2.39%) VPN
6 65 (1.92%) Network Security
7 51 (1.51%) Wireless
8 50 (1.48%) MPLS
9 49 (1.45%) BGP
10 45 (1.33%) HTTP
11 42 (1.24%) DNS
12 38 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 37 (1.09%) OSPF
14 31 (0.92%) SSL
15 29 (0.86%) Skype
16 27 (0.80%) TCP/IP
17 24 (0.71%) SAN
18 23 (0.68%) DHCP
19 22 (0.65%) VPLS
19 22 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (7.74%) Big Data
2 176 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 169 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 162 (4.79%) SQL Server
5 135 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 100 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 81 (2.39%) MongoDB
8 63 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 57 (1.68%) Apache Hive
10 56 (1.66%) Data Lake
11 45 (1.33%) HBase
12 40 (1.18%) MySQL
13 39 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 37 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
16 34 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 33 (0.98%) Power BI
18 28 (0.83%) Data Mining
19 26 (0.77%) SAP HANA
20 21 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 78 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 56 (1.66%) JIRA
3 54 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 29 (0.86%) Maven
5 24 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 22 (0.65%) Selenium
7 19 (0.56%) ERwin
7 19 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
8 17 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.41%) gulp
10 14 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.38%) Axure RP
11 13 (0.38%) Gradle
11 13 (0.38%) Subversion
11 13 (0.38%) webpack
12 12 (0.35%) NUnit
12 12 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.35%) Vagrant
13 11 (0.33%) Grunt
General
1 770 (22.76%) Finance
2 370 (10.94%) Banking
3 194 (5.73%) Retail
4 107 (3.16%) Marketing
5 89 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 77 (2.28%) Legal
7 65 (1.92%) Law
8 44 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.24%) Retail Banking
10 36 (1.06%) Front Office
11 35 (1.03%) Publishing
12 34 (1.01%) Billing
13 28 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.65%) Advertising
15 22 (0.65%) Back Office
16 20 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.56%) Games
18 17 (0.50%) Electronics
19 8 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (7.04%) Web Services
2 185 (5.47%) .NET
3 151 (4.46%) REST
4 125 (3.69%) XML
5 106 (3.13%) JSON
6 103 (3.04%) Middleware
7 102 (3.02%) Kafka
8 94 (2.78%) SOAP
9 92 (2.72%) RESTful
10 85 (2.51%) Node.js
11 81 (2.39%) HTML
12 78 (2.31%) Spring
13 70 (2.07%) AngularJS
14 67 (1.98%) CSS
15 56 (1.66%) J2EE
16 43 (1.27%) React
17 42 (1.24%) SAML
18 41 (1.21%) HTML5
19 33 (0.98%) LDAP
19 33 (0.98%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 172 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 161 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (2.87%) User Experience
4 88 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 79 (2.34%) Public Cloud
6 75 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 75 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 46 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 41 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 39 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 35 (1.03%) PKI
14 34 (1.01%) Taxonomies
15 31 (0.92%) Fintech
15 31 (0.92%) Reference Data
16 30 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
17 26 (0.77%) Cloud Native
17 26 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 226 (6.68%) Windows
2 196 (5.79%) Linux
3 89 (2.63%) Unix
4 65 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 49 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 36 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 29 (0.86%) Android
8 28 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 17 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.44%) Solaris
12 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.12%) AIX
14 4 (0.12%) CentOS
14 4 (0.12%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.089%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (10.05%) TOGAF
3 338 (9.99%) DevOps
4 336 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 334 (9.87%) Migration
6 331 (9.78%) Data Modelling
7 251 (7.42%) Enterprise Architecture
8 230 (6.80%) SOA
9 227 (6.71%) Data Architecture
10 219 (6.47%) Microservices
11 211 (6.24%) Analytics
12 193 (5.70%) Security Architecture
13 192 (5.68%) Open Source
14 190 (5.62%) Scrum
15 189 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
16 178 (5.26%) ITIL
17 165 (4.88%) CRM
18 149 (4.40%) SDLC
19 148 (4.37%) Technical Architecture
20 143 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 476 (14.07%) Java
2 196 (5.79%) SQL
3 153 (4.52%) JavaScript
4 137 (4.05%) Python
5 72 (2.13%) C#
6 58 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 50 (1.48%) Ruby
8 41 (1.21%) Scala
9 37 (1.09%) C
10 33 (0.98%) C++
11 30 (0.89%) Java 8
12 26 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 24 (0.71%) PHP
14 23 (0.68%) R
15 21 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.56%) Apex Code
17 17 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.50%) TypeScript
18 15 (0.44%) Perl
19 13 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 382 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 307 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 132 (3.90%) Degree
4 89 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
5 85 (2.51%) CISSP
6 76 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (1.39%) CCIE
7 47 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 45 (1.33%) CISM
9 41 (1.21%) CCNP
10 36 (1.06%) CISA
11 35 (1.03%) CCNA
11 35 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (0.83%) MCSE
13 23 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
15 17 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
16 16 (0.47%) AWS Certification
17 15 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (2.87%) Data Quality
2 82 (2.42%) QA
3 79 (2.34%) GDPR
4 54 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 32 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.71%) GCP
8 23 (0.68%) PSD2
9 21 (0.62%) COBIT
10 15 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.35%) MiFID
11 12 (0.35%) PMO
12 11 (0.33%) SLA
13 10 (0.30%) ISO 20022
14 9 (0.27%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.21%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.15%) EMIR
16 5 (0.15%) HL7
17 4 (0.12%) IFRS
System Software
1 167 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 95 (2.81%) Docker
3 50 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.83%) Apache Flume
5 22 (0.65%) HDFS
6 16 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (0.38%) OpenAM
9 10 (0.30%) vSphere
10 9 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.27%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.18%) etcd
13 6 (0.18%) Varnish
13 6 (0.18%) vCloud
13 6 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 75 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
2 70 (2.07%) SCCM
3 69 (2.04%) Terraform
4 58 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 52 (1.54%) Ansible
6 43 (1.27%) Puppet
7 32 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (0.74%) Oozie
9 19 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.53%) OpenSSO
11 16 (0.47%) SCOM
12 12 (0.35%) CASB
12 12 (0.35%) Consul
12 12 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
12 12 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 11 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
13 11 (0.33%) Salt
14 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
14 10 (0.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 466 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 257 (7.60%) Oracle
3 151 (4.46%) Cisco
4 136 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
5 132 (3.90%) SAP
6 97 (2.87%) VMware
7 92 (2.72%) IBM
7 92 (2.72%) ServiceNow
8 85 (2.51%) Google
9 58 (1.71%) Sitecore
10 53 (1.57%) CheckPoint
11 50 (1.48%) Splunk
12 49 (1.45%) Informatica
13 47 (1.39%) Citrix
14 45 (1.33%) MuleSoft
15 41 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 40 (1.18%) Adobe
17 38 (1.12%) Cloudera
18 36 (1.06%) Juniper
19 33 (0.98%) Talend