Period
to 30 November 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 30 November 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,741 1,422 2,808
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.88% 8.96% 8.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.61% 9.77% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,475 953 1,839
10th Percentile £513 £450 £475
25th Percentile £563 £513 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £613
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -2.04% +2.08%
75th Percentile £738 £688 £700
90th Percentile £800 £775 £775
England median daily rate £625 £570 £575
% change year-on-year +9.65% -0.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
10th Percentile £41.98 £87.65 £24.08
25th Percentile £52.44 £87.88 £31.31
Median hourly rate £70.75 £89.50 £44.75
Median % change year-on-year -20.95% +100.00% -14.76%
75th Percentile £89.94 £91.63 £59.31
90th Percentile £100.93 £92.15 £67.23
England median hourly rate £68.53 £59.25 £72.50
% change year-on-year +15.65% -18.28% +31.82%

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 35,259 14,552 32,495
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 91.68% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,673 10,559 23,744
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £456 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £745 £700 £688
England median daily rate £513 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 116 425
10th Percentile £15.00 £17.98 £12.12
25th Percentile £20.08 £22.44 £15.25
Median hourly rate £31.67 £34.98 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -9.44% +67.91% +11.03%
75th Percentile £52.75 £47.15 £40.00
90th Percentile £68.99 £63.38 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year -11.11% +22.28% +5.14%

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 30 November 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 30 November 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 30 November 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 0 319 £603 +0.46% 185
South London +1 38 £720 +37.14% 11
East London 0 15 £726 +41.66% 30
West London -26 14 £613 -2.00% 41
North London -3 2 £800 +39.13% 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 November 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 1,184 (31.65%) Azure
2 907 (24.24%) AWS
3 904 (24.16%) Finance
4 832 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
5 813 (21.73%) Social Skills
6 613 (16.39%) DevOps
7 560 (14.97%) Microsoft
8 495 (13.23%) Banking
9 482 (12.88%) Java
10 471 (12.59%) Microservices
11 459 (12.27%) Migration
12 438 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 432 (11.55%) GCP
14 424 (11.33%) Data Modelling
15 378 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
16 367 (9.81%) Analytics
17 364 (9.73%) TOGAF
18 359 (9.60%) Kubernetes
19 334 (8.93%) Data Architecture
20 313 (8.37%) Security Cleared
21 309 (8.26%) SQL
22 296 (7.91%) PaaS
23 292 (7.81%) Terraform
24 283 (7.56%) Docker
25 268 (7.16%) SC Cleared
26 259 (6.92%) Salesforce.com
27 250 (6.68%) Python
28 248 (6.63%) SaaS
29 243 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
30 241 (6.44%) 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 91 (2.43%) Confluence
2 82 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 80 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.42%) CMS
5 39 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 30 (0.80%) Apache
7 24 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 18 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.40%) IIS
12 14 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.32%) Anypoint
13 12 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.32%) Camunda
14 10 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.24%) Appian
16 8 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (1.07%) MS Visio
2 34 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 8 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.080%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.080%) Revit
7 2 (0.053%) Windchill
8 1 (0.027%) Figma
8 1 (0.027%) InDesign
8 1 (0.027%) InVision
8 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.027%) Sketch
8 1 (0.027%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 49 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 18 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 16 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.35%) Sentinel
6 11 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.24%) SAP MDG
9 5 (0.13%) Primavera
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.11%) BASE24
10 4 (0.11%) Magento
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.11%) SAP Retail
11 3 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.080%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,184 (31.65%) Azure
2 907 (24.24%) AWS
3 432 (11.55%) GCP
4 296 (7.91%) PaaS
5 248 (6.63%) SaaS
6 223 (5.96%) IaaS
7 197 (5.27%) Serverless
8 173 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
9 121 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 118 (3.15%) GitHub
11 117 (3.13%) Power Platform
12 105 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
13 91 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 67 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
15 62 (1.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 61 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
17 60 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
18 58 (1.55%) Amazon S3
18 58 (1.55%) OpenShift
19 49 (1.31%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 194 (5.19%) Firewall
2 112 (2.99%) WAN
3 98 (2.62%) Network Security
4 72 (1.92%) VPN
5 71 (1.90%) DNS
6 64 (1.71%) SD-WAN
7 59 (1.58%) LAN
8 52 (1.39%) Internet
9 40 (1.07%) SAN
10 35 (0.94%) HTTP
11 33 (0.88%) SSL
12 29 (0.78%) BGP
12 29 (0.78%) DHCP
13 27 (0.72%) NAS
14 22 (0.59%) IPsec
15 20 (0.53%) TCP/IP
15 20 (0.53%) Unified Communications
16 18 (0.48%) IKE
17 17 (0.45%) Skype
18 16 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (6.44%) Big Data
2 208 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 160 (4.28%) SQL Server
4 154 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 150 (4.01%) Data Lake
6 107 (2.86%) Metadata
7 95 (2.54%) Power BI
8 84 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 72 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 71 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 58 (1.55%) MongoDB
12 55 (1.47%) BigQuery
13 53 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 47 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
15 40 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 39 (1.04%) Tableau
17 35 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 34 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
19 33 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 30 (0.80%) Metadata Repository
Development Applications
1 152 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 142 (3.80%) JIRA
3 87 (2.33%) PowerDesigner
4 73 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 68 (1.82%) Maven
6 58 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 52 (1.39%) Gradle
8 36 (0.96%) ERwin
9 25 (0.67%) Subversion
10 21 (0.56%) kappa
11 18 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 18 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (0.45%) GitLab
13 14 (0.37%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.37%) Terragrunt
14 13 (0.35%) Artifactory
14 13 (0.35%) CircleCI
15 12 (0.32%) JUnit
15 12 (0.32%) Selenium
16 9 (0.24%) Cucumber
General
1 904 (24.16%) Finance
2 813 (21.73%) Social Skills
3 495 (13.23%) Banking
4 222 (5.93%) Public Sector
5 220 (5.88%) Retail
6 199 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (3.88%) Marketing
8 125 (3.34%) Telecoms
9 110 (2.94%) Investment Banking
10 98 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
11 89 (2.38%) Manufacturing
12 87 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
13 84 (2.25%) Legal
14 64 (1.71%) Financial Institution
15 62 (1.66%) Electronics
16 61 (1.63%) Retail Banking
17 47 (1.26%) Law
18 35 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
19 28 (0.75%) Front Office
20 27 (0.72%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (4.33%) Kafka
2 142 (3.80%) .NET
3 121 (3.23%) REST
4 102 (2.73%) Web Services
5 81 (2.17%) React
6 67 (1.79%) HTML
7 65 (1.74%) OAuth
8 64 (1.71%) JSON
9 62 (1.66%) Middleware
10 59 (1.58%) RESTful
11 58 (1.55%) Spring
12 57 (1.52%) AngularJS
13 56 (1.50%) Spring Boot
14 55 (1.47%) Node.js
15 52 (1.39%) SOAP
16 47 (1.26%) CSS
17 45 (1.20%) XML
18 44 (1.18%) OpenID
19 43 (1.15%) SAML
20 39 (1.04%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 181 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 145 (3.88%) Cloud Native
3 120 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 88 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 79 (2.11%) Virtual Team
6 78 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
7 69 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
8 66 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 62 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 62 (1.66%) User Experience
10 57 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
11 51 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 51 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 43 (1.15%) Hedge funds
13 40 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
14 34 (0.91%) Legacy Applications
15 33 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 33 (0.88%) PKI
15 33 (0.88%) Reference Data
16 21 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 226 (6.04%) Windows
2 186 (4.97%) Linux
3 63 (1.68%) Unix
4 53 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 16 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.29%) Solaris
9 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (0.27%) AIX
10 10 (0.27%) Android
11 9 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.16%) CentOS
12 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.16%) VMS
12 6 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.053%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (16.39%) DevOps
3 471 (12.59%) Microservices
4 459 (12.27%) Migration
5 438 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 424 (11.33%) Data Modelling
7 378 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 367 (9.81%) Analytics
9 364 (9.73%) TOGAF
10 334 (8.93%) Data Architecture
11 243 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
12 232 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
13 203 (5.43%) Security Architecture
14 196 (5.24%) Scrum
15 192 (5.13%) CRM
16 189 (5.05%) Infrastructure as Code
17 171 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
18 170 (4.54%) Data Management
19 165 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
20 163 (4.36%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 482 (12.88%) Java
2 309 (8.26%) SQL
3 250 (6.68%) Python
4 193 (5.16%) JavaScript
5 160 (4.28%) PowerShell
6 144 (3.85%) C#
7 86 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 70 (1.87%) C
9 37 (0.99%) C++
10 30 (0.80%) Go
11 29 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.70%) TypeScript
13 24 (0.64%) Scala
14 22 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.48%) Groovy
16 15 (0.40%) Apex Code
17 13 (0.35%) Perl
17 13 (0.35%) Ruby
18 12 (0.32%) Kotlin
19 11 (0.29%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 313 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 268 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 123 (3.29%) Degree
4 95 (2.54%) CISSP
5 80 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
6 60 (1.60%) AWS Certification
7 42 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 24 (0.64%) CISM
10 24 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (0.48%) CCIE
13 17 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.43%) CCNP
15 15 (0.40%) CRISC
16 13 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 13 (0.35%) Master's Degree
17 12 (0.32%) CISA
18 11 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.21%) GDPR
2 81 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 74 (1.98%) QA
4 54 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (1.39%) NCSC
6 47 (1.26%) NIST
7 25 (0.67%) PMO
8 22 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.43%) COBIT
9 16 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.40%) NIST 800
11 12 (0.32%) ISO 20022
11 12 (0.32%) SLA
12 11 (0.29%) Accessibility
12 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 8 (0.21%) GRC
13 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.16%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 283 (7.56%) Docker
2 221 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 120 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.72%) vSphere
6 24 (0.64%) VMware NSX
7 22 (0.59%) vCloud
8 18 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.37%) OpenAM
11 13 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.24%) KVM
12 9 (0.24%) NFS
13 7 (0.19%) OpenIDM
14 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.16%) Xen
15 5 (0.13%) SRDF
16 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 359 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 292 (7.81%) Terraform
3 96 (2.57%) Ansible
4 51 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 35 (0.94%) Puppet
6 32 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (0.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 27 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (0.59%) vRealize
10 18 (0.48%) SCCM
11 16 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
12 15 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 14 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 12 (0.32%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 9 (0.24%) Istio
16 9 (0.24%) Kibana
17 8 (0.21%) Packer
18 7 (0.19%) Nagios
19 6 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 560 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 259 (6.92%) Salesforce.com
3 241 (6.44%) Google
4 212 (5.67%) SAP
5 184 (4.92%) Oracle
6 173 (4.62%) VMware
7 139 (3.72%) Databricks
8 136 (3.64%) Cisco
9 98 (2.62%) MuleSoft
10 93 (2.49%) BiZZdesign
11 84 (2.25%) IBM
12 62 (1.66%) Red Hat
13 57 (1.52%) ServiceNow
14 52 (1.39%) Splunk
15 51 (1.36%) Pega
16 48 (1.28%) Sparx
17 44 (1.18%) Citrix
18 42 (1.12%) Informatica
19 40 (1.07%) Adobe
20 33 (0.88%) Cloudera