Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2897 3891 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.15% 8.61% 6.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 9.06% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 2618 2010
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £550 £538 £520
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
London median hourly rate £80.25 £55.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.91% +8.92% +18.81%
10th Percentile £64.03 £43.75 £33.59
90th Percentile £96.68 £100.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £49.15 £44.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +11.07% -11.50% +20.26%

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -15 398 £595 +8.18% 74
South London +2 115 £600 +16.50% 4
West London -25 92 £525 -4.55% 10
East London -9 42 £500 -13.04% 10
North London -12 12 £510 -18.40% 4
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 655 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (21.85%) Finance
3 503 (17.36%) Java
4 428 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
5 387 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 361 (12.46%) Banking
7 319 (11.01%) Microsoft
8 297 (10.25%) Data Modelling
9 292 (10.08%) TOGAF
10 269 (9.29%) Migration
11 256 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 256 (8.84%) DevOps
12 254 (8.77%) Oracle
13 242 (8.35%) Security Cleared
14 236 (8.15%) SQL
15 234 (8.08%) Web Services
16 226 (7.80%) Big Data
17 214 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 205 (7.08%) Microservices
19 204 (7.04%) REST
20 194 (6.70%) Analytics
21 187 (6.45%) Linux
22 184 (6.35%) Data Architecture
23 180 (6.21%) SC Cleared
24 177 (6.11%) JavaScript
25 176 (6.08%) Windows
26 173 (5.97%) ITIL
27 172 (5.94%) Open Source
28 169 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
29 168 (5.80%) SOA

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
1 102 (3.52%) Apache Spark
2 72 (2.49%) WebSphere
3 62 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 52 (1.79%) Confluence
5 37 (1.28%) CMS
5 37 (1.28%) JBoss
6 27 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 27 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 26 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 26 (0.90%) Apache Solr
7 26 (0.90%) SAS
7 26 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 24 (0.83%) Apache
9 20 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (0.62%) IIS
10 18 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (0.55%) nginx
11 16 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (1.66%) MS Visio
2 28 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.38%) SPSS
5 9 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.069%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.035%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.035%) HipChat
10 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.035%) InVision
10 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 35 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
4 11 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.31%) Magento
5 9 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.17%) Social Studio
8 5 (0.17%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.10%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 428 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 387 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (4.97%) PaaS
4 141 (4.87%) Office 365
5 134 (4.63%) IaaS
6 114 (3.94%) SaaS
7 57 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 36 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 22 (0.76%) GitHub
11 20 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.55%) iPaaS
14 15 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
15 14 (0.48%) Serverless
16 12 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
17 11 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 11 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.80%) Firewall
2 80 (2.76%) WAN
3 74 (2.55%) Internet
4 70 (2.42%) LAN
5 46 (1.59%) Network Security
6 44 (1.52%) LDAP
7 42 (1.45%) TCP/IP
8 40 (1.38%) DNS
9 39 (1.35%) SSL
9 39 (1.35%) VPN
10 28 (0.97%) Kerberos
11 24 (0.83%) Wireless
12 23 (0.79%) SAN
12 23 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (0.72%) HTTP
14 18 (0.62%) Ethernet
15 16 (0.55%) MPLS
16 15 (0.52%) NAS
16 15 (0.52%) Skype
16 15 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (7.80%) Big Data
2 165 (5.70%) Hadoop
3 146 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 131 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 86 (2.97%) NoSQL
7 69 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 63 (2.17%) HBase
9 57 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (1.69%) Apache Hive
10 49 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 36 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (1.07%) Oracle Database
14 27 (0.93%) MySQL
15 26 (0.90%) Data Lake
16 25 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
16 25 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
17 23 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 86 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 60 (2.07%) JIRA
3 41 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.04%) ERwin
5 27 (0.93%) Maven
6 25 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (0.72%) Axure RP
8 18 (0.62%) Subversion
9 17 (0.59%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.55%) Selenium
11 14 (0.48%) IntelliJ
12 12 (0.41%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (0.35%) Gradle
14 9 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
15 8 (0.28%) Ant
15 8 (0.28%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.24%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.24%) GitLab
General
1 633 (21.85%) Finance
2 361 (12.46%) Banking
3 165 (5.70%) Retail
4 95 (3.28%) Marketing
5 84 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 83 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 66 (2.28%) Legal
8 39 (1.35%) Front Office
9 34 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.10%) Back Office
11 27 (0.93%) Law
12 26 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 22 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.62%) Publishing
15 17 (0.59%) Advertising
15 17 (0.59%) Electronics
16 16 (0.55%) Billing
17 9 (0.31%) French Language
17 9 (0.31%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (8.08%) Web Services
2 204 (7.04%) REST
3 165 (5.70%) .NET
4 108 (3.73%) Kafka
4 108 (3.73%) Spring
5 106 (3.66%) HTML
6 96 (3.31%) XML
7 95 (3.28%) Node.js
8 91 (3.14%) J2EE
9 90 (3.11%) SOAP
10 79 (2.73%) RESTful
11 73 (2.52%) CSS
12 69 (2.38%) AngularJS
13 64 (2.21%) JSON
13 64 (2.21%) Middleware
14 42 (1.45%) Ajax
14 42 (1.45%) HTML5
15 38 (1.31%) Hibernate
15 38 (1.31%) React
16 35 (1.21%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 75 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 75 (2.59%) User Experience
4 69 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 67 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 57 (1.97%) PKI
9 46 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 43 (1.48%) Fintech
11 42 (1.45%) Reference Data
12 35 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 32 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 30 (1.04%) Cloud Native
15 28 (0.97%) iPad
16 25 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 25 (0.86%) NHS
17 24 (0.83%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 187 (6.45%) Linux
2 176 (6.08%) Windows
3 76 (2.62%) Unix
4 38 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 33 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.10%) Android
7 28 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 21 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.66%) Solaris
10 16 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.45%) AIX
12 12 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.31%) SUSE
15 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.17%) zOS
17 4 (0.14%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.10%) CentOS
18 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (10.25%) Data Modelling
3 292 (10.08%) TOGAF
4 269 (9.29%) Migration
5 256 (8.84%) DevOps
5 256 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 214 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 205 (7.08%) Microservices
8 194 (6.70%) Analytics
9 184 (6.35%) Data Architecture
10 173 (5.97%) ITIL
11 172 (5.94%) Open Source
12 169 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
13 168 (5.80%) SOA
14 154 (5.32%) Scrum
15 135 (4.66%) ETL
16 129 (4.45%) Data Management
17 125 (4.31%) CRM
18 122 (4.21%) Mentoring
19 121 (4.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 503 (17.36%) Java
2 236 (8.15%) SQL
3 177 (6.11%) JavaScript
4 150 (5.18%) Python
5 88 (3.04%) C#
6 63 (2.17%) Ruby
7 54 (1.86%) PL/SQL
8 52 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 36 (1.24%) C
10 35 (1.21%) PHP
10 35 (1.21%) PowerShell
11 33 (1.14%) Perl
11 33 (1.14%) Scala
12 23 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 20 (0.69%) C++
13 20 (0.69%) R
13 20 (0.69%) VB
14 19 (0.66%) Apex Code
15 17 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 242 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 180 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 106 (3.66%) Degree
4 55 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (1.24%) CISSP
5 36 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (1.14%) CCIE
7 28 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 27 (0.93%) MCSE
9 26 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (0.86%) AWS Certification
11 23 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (0.72%) CCNP
13 17 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.55%) CISM
15 14 (0.48%) ISEB
15 14 (0.48%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 10 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.83%) QA
2 89 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 54 (1.86%) GDPR
4 45 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.76%) MiFID
7 18 (0.62%) COBIT
8 17 (0.59%) SLA
9 15 (0.52%) GCP
10 12 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.28%) HL7
13 6 (0.21%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.17%) EMIR
14 5 (0.17%) FedRAMP
14 5 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
14 5 (0.17%) RMADS
14 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 157 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 114 (3.94%) Docker
3 81 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.24%) HDFS
5 27 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.66%) Apache Flume
6 19 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.48%) vSphere
9 11 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.35%) vCloud
10 10 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.24%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.21%) OpenDJ
13 5 (0.17%) NFS
13 5 (0.17%) OpenIDM
13 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.14%) XenApp
15 3 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (2.76%) Puppet
2 76 (2.62%) Ansible
3 61 (2.11%) Terraform
4 59 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 59 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.62%) SCCM
6 21 (0.72%) SCOM
7 19 (0.66%) Packer
8 16 (0.55%) Kibana
9 15 (0.52%) logstash
10 14 (0.48%) Consul
11 11 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.31%) Oozie
13 7 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.24%) Rsyslog
14 6 (0.21%) Ambari
14 6 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
14 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 319 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 254 (8.77%) Oracle
3 145 (5.01%) SAP
4 131 (4.52%) VMware
5 121 (4.18%) IBM
6 108 (3.73%) Cisco
6 108 (3.73%) ServiceNow
7 86 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (1.62%) Citrix
9 43 (1.48%) Google
9 43 (1.48%) Informatica
10 39 (1.35%) Adobe
11 38 (1.31%) HP
12 36 (1.24%) MuleSoft
13 35 (1.21%) Splunk
14 32 (1.10%) ATG
14 32 (1.10%) Tableau
15 31 (1.07%) Pega
16 26 (0.90%) Cloudera
17 23 (0.79%) Sitecore