Period
to 24 February 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 16 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,869 2,308 3,396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.53% 8.19% 7.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.34% 8.75% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,551 1,579 2,332
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
10th Percentile £463 £463 £463
90th Percentile £775 £778 £750
England median daily rate £575 £586 £575
% change year-on-year -1.88% +1.91% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.09% -9.80%
England median hourly rate £57.50 £53.00 £56.00
% change year-on-year +8.49% -5.36% +4.19%

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 18,072 26,386 41,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.18% 93.63% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,008 19,236 29,928
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 351 495
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £18.25 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £52.50 £47.09
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.73
% change year-on-year +22.22% +1.55% -1.53%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 +4 187 £600 -4.00% 107
South London +16 27 £525 -16.00% 6
West London +5 20 £563 +2.27% 39
East London +3 7 £600 -4.00% 45
North London -4 1 £625 -1.96% 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 536 (28.68%) Azure
2 456 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
3 426 (22.79%) Finance
4 382 (20.44%) AWS
5 300 (16.05%) DevOps
6 298 (15.94%) Security Cleared
7 273 (14.61%) Data Modelling
8 252 (13.48%) Microservices
9 243 (13.00%) SC Cleared
10 238 (12.73%) Microsoft
11 213 (11.40%) Migration
12 210 (11.24%) Java
13 202 (10.81%) Banking
14 189 (10.11%) Data Architecture
15 182 (9.74%) GCP
16 180 (9.63%) TOGAF
17 179 (9.58%) Public Sector
18 162 (8.67%) SQL
19 153 (8.19%) Oracle
20 152 (8.13%) PaaS
21 151 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
22 146 (7.81%) Analytics
23 142 (7.60%) Salesforce.com
24 139 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
25 137 (7.33%) Kubernetes
26 132 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
27 122 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
28 120 (6.42%) Google
29 108 (5.78%) Linux
30 102 (5.46%) Data Warehouse

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 40 (2.14%) CMS
2 35 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.66%) Confluence
4 30 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 29 (1.55%) Apache
6 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.07%) Skype for Business
8 19 (1.02%) Red Hat Fuse
9 16 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.70%) Headless CMS
11 11 (0.59%) Mule
11 11 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.43%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.43%) IIS
13 8 (0.43%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 52 (2.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 18 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
3 14 (0.75%) Cerner Millennium
3 14 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.70%) Magento
5 11 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
5 11 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
8 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Social Studio
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 536 (28.68%) Azure
2 382 (20.44%) AWS
3 182 (9.74%) GCP
4 152 (8.13%) PaaS
5 99 (5.30%) IaaS
6 95 (5.08%) SaaS
7 71 (3.80%) Microsoft 365
8 69 (3.69%) Power Platform
9 62 (3.32%) Serverless
10 45 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 37 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
12 34 (1.82%) PowerApps
13 31 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
14 29 (1.55%) GitHub
15 27 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (1.44%) OpenShift
15 27 (1.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 25 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
17 24 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.64%) Firewall
2 60 (3.21%) WAN
3 49 (2.62%) LAN
4 45 (2.41%) Network Security
5 36 (1.93%) DNS
6 29 (1.55%) VPN
7 20 (1.07%) Skype
8 18 (0.96%) Internet
9 17 (0.91%) Wireless
10 14 (0.75%) HTTP
10 14 (0.75%) Multicast
11 11 (0.59%) DMZ
12 9 (0.48%) NAS
12 9 (0.48%) SAN
12 9 (0.48%) SSL
13 8 (0.43%) BGP
13 8 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
2 95 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 93 (4.98%) Big Data
4 67 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 64 (3.42%) Data Lake
6 55 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 46 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.46%) Power BI
8 43 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 31 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 26 (1.39%) MySQL
13 24 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
14 22 (1.18%) Tableau
15 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.86%) Apache Hive
16 16 (0.86%) HBase
17 15 (0.80%) BigQuery
18 14 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 50 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.46%) JIRA
4 24 (1.28%) PowerDesigner
5 21 (1.12%) Maven
6 20 (1.07%) kappa
7 13 (0.70%) GitLab
7 13 (0.70%) Selenium
7 13 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.48%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.37%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.37%) Grunt
13 6 (0.32%) gulp
General
1 426 (22.79%) Finance
2 202 (10.81%) Banking
3 179 (9.58%) Public Sector
4 99 (5.30%) Marketing
5 93 (4.98%) Telecoms
6 78 (4.17%) Retail
7 58 (3.10%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.30%) Electronics
9 28 (1.50%) Law
10 20 (1.07%) Legal
11 19 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.86%) Billing
15 15 (0.80%) Publishing
16 13 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.59%) Back Office
17 11 (0.59%) Police
18 8 (0.43%) Advertising
19 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (5.19%) Web Services
2 90 (4.82%) JSON
3 80 (4.28%) REST
4 74 (3.96%) .NET
5 65 (3.48%) Kafka
6 58 (3.10%) Middleware
7 57 (3.05%) Spring
8 56 (3.00%) XML
9 42 (2.25%) HTML
10 41 (2.19%) Spring Boot
11 39 (2.09%) AngularJS
12 35 (1.87%) CSS
13 34 (1.82%) Node.js
14 30 (1.61%) OAuth
15 29 (1.55%) Hibernate
16 28 (1.50%) React
16 28 (1.50%) RESTful
17 27 (1.44%) HTML5
17 27 (1.44%) jQuery
17 27 (1.44%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.96%) Public Cloud
3 73 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 57 (3.05%) Cloud Native
5 37 (1.98%) User Experience
6 35 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 34 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.50%) Virtual Team
11 25 (1.34%) Clustering
11 25 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.34%) Reference Data
12 23 (1.23%) NHS
13 22 (1.18%) Credit Risk
14 17 (0.91%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
15 15 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 108 (5.78%) Linux
2 96 (5.14%) Windows
3 22 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 17 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (0.86%) Solaris
6 15 (0.80%) Unix
6 15 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.48%) Android
9 7 (0.37%) AIX
9 7 (0.37%) HPUX
10 5 (0.27%) VMS
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.16%) zOS
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (16.05%) DevOps
3 273 (14.61%) Data Modelling
4 252 (13.48%) Microservices
5 213 (11.40%) Migration
6 189 (10.11%) Data Architecture
7 180 (9.63%) TOGAF
8 151 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 146 (7.81%) Analytics
10 139 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 132 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
12 95 (5.08%) Data Management
13 94 (5.03%) Technical Architecture
14 86 (4.60%) Security Architecture
15 81 (4.33%) Open Source
15 81 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
17 77 (4.12%) Information Security
17 77 (4.12%) Scrum
18 76 (4.07%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 210 (11.24%) Java
2 162 (8.67%) SQL
3 100 (5.35%) Python
4 91 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 42 (2.25%) C#
7 31 (1.66%) Apex Code
8 25 (1.34%) C
9 17 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 17 (0.91%) Java 8
10 14 (0.75%) Ruby
11 13 (0.70%) PHP
12 8 (0.43%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.37%) Go
13 7 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.37%) R
13 7 (0.37%) SOQL
13 7 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.37%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.27%) Ada
Qualifications
1 298 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 243 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.89%) Degree
4 52 (2.78%) CISSP
5 50 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
6 34 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.91%) AWS Certification
9 12 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 12 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.59%) CISM
10 11 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.54%) CISA
12 9 (0.48%) RHCA
13 8 (0.43%) SANS
14 7 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.37%) Sun Certification
15 6 (0.32%) SSCP
16 5 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.89%) Data Quality
2 47 (2.51%) NIST
3 43 (2.30%) QA
4 29 (1.55%) GDPR
5 19 (1.02%) IFRS
6 17 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.64%) HL7
8 10 (0.54%) NCSC
8 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.43%) PMO
10 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.32%) SLA
11 5 (0.27%) COBIT
11 5 (0.27%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.27%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.21%) Basel III
12 4 (0.21%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.21%) SEPA
13 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (4.98%) Docker
2 70 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 52 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.18%) vSphere
5 17 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.75%) HDFS
6 14 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.64%) KVM
8 10 (0.54%) Xen
9 9 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.21%) NFS
11 4 (0.21%) SRDF
12 3 (0.16%) vCloud
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 137 (7.33%) Kubernetes
2 90 (4.82%) Terraform
3 63 (3.37%) Ansible
4 21 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.64%) Puppet
7 10 (0.54%) Istio
8 9 (0.48%) SCCM
9 6 (0.32%) Kibana
10 5 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.27%) vRealize
11 4 (0.21%) CloudHub
11 4 (0.21%) Consul
11 4 (0.21%) Packer
11 4 (0.21%) QRadar
12 3 (0.16%) logstash
12 3 (0.16%) Mesos
12 3 (0.16%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 238 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 153 (8.19%) Oracle
3 142 (7.60%) Salesforce.com
4 120 (6.42%) Google
5 100 (5.35%) SAP
6 80 (4.28%) VMware
7 58 (3.10%) MuleSoft
8 55 (2.94%) Sparx
9 48 (2.57%) Cisco
10 39 (2.09%) IBM
11 32 (1.71%) Databricks
12 30 (1.61%) Remedy
13 29 (1.55%) Informatica
14 28 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 26 (1.39%) ServiceNow
16 24 (1.28%) Citrix
16 24 (1.28%) Pega
16 24 (1.28%) Splunk
17 21 (1.12%) BiZZdesign
18 20 (1.07%) F5