The median contractor rate for a Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
England / London
Rank 17 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1565 1678 1292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.04% 7.61% 6.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.48% 8.01% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1141 869
Median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £28.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 203 £600 +9.09% 74
Canary Wharf 0 16 £633 +15.00%
Croydon -8 14 £538 -2.27%
Heathrow +4 10 £360 -36.00%
Westminster +10 8 £550 +9.45%
Uxbridge +8 6 £459 +22.33%
West End of London +4 5 £500 -9.09% 9
Bromley +7 4 £650 -3.70%
Hayes 0 4 £450 -17.05%
Docklands, London -7 4 £545 +8.57%
Brentford - 2 £450 -
Chessington 0 1 £425 -
Hounslow -5 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 786 (23.23%) Finance
2 755 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (14.40%) Java
4 474 (14.01%) Microsoft
5 436 (12.89%) Banking
6 433 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 430 (12.71%) Oracle
8 429 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
9 425 (12.56%) TOGAF
10 387 (11.44%) Security Cleared
11 368 (10.88%) SQL
12 356 (10.52%) Data Modelling
13 332 (9.81%) Migration
14 322 (9.52%) SC Cleared
15 302 (8.93%) Windows
16 296 (8.75%) SQL Server
17 295 (8.72%) DevOps
18 271 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
19 247 (7.30%) Big Data
20 245 (7.24%) SOA
21 244 (7.21%) Enterprise Architecture
22 236 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
23 233 (6.89%) VMware
24 230 (6.80%) Web Services
25 228 (6.74%) .NET
26 224 (6.62%) Data Architecture
27 215 (6.36%) Linux
28 214 (6.33%) Open Source
29 205 (6.06%) Office 365
30 204 (6.03%) Hadoop

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 142 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 110 (3.25%) Apache
3 79 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 78 (2.31%) Apache Spark
5 77 (2.28%) CMS
6 71 (2.10%) WebSphere
7 70 (2.07%) Skype for Business
8 60 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 56 (1.66%) JBoss
10 53 (1.57%) Confluence
11 50 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 46 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
12 46 (1.36%) Tomcat
13 38 (1.12%) MS Exchange
14 33 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
14 33 (0.98%) WebLogic
15 32 (0.95%) IIS
16 27 (0.80%) Apache Pig
16 27 (0.80%) OpenStack
17 21 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 166 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.09%) MS Office
2 37 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.74%) MS Project
4 5 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.12%) SPSS
6 3 (0.089%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.089%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.089%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.059%) HipChat
7 2 (0.059%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.030%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 76 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.35%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 12 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
3 12 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 11 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
5 10 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.24%) Magento
7 8 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.21%) SAP HCM
9 6 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.18%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 433 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 429 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
3 205 (6.06%) Office 365
4 151 (4.46%) PaaS
5 141 (4.17%) IaaS
6 109 (3.22%) SaaS
7 52 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.77%) GitHub
11 24 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 24 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
12 23 (0.68%) OpenShift
13 22 (0.65%) Yammer
14 17 (0.50%) Force.com
14 17 (0.50%) OneDrive
15 15 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 168 (4.97%) Firewall
2 139 (4.11%) VPN
3 133 (3.93%) WAN
4 106 (3.13%) DNS
5 97 (2.87%) LAN
6 89 (2.63%) Internet
7 82 (2.42%) Network Security
8 53 (1.57%) Skype
9 51 (1.51%) LDAP
10 49 (1.45%) DHCP
11 47 (1.39%) MPLS
12 44 (1.30%) HTTP
13 42 (1.24%) SAN
14 38 (1.12%) TCP/IP
15 33 (0.98%) IPsec
16 32 (0.95%) SSL
17 30 (0.89%) Kerberos
17 30 (0.89%) Unified Communications
18 28 (0.83%) Wireless
19 25 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 247 (7.30%) Big Data
3 204 (6.03%) Hadoop
4 166 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
5 122 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 82 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 68 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 67 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 59 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 58 (1.71%) Oracle Database
11 54 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 50 (1.48%) HBase
13 49 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 49 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 38 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
14 38 (1.12%) MySQL
15 32 (0.95%) QlikView
15 32 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 29 (0.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 90 (2.66%) Jenkins
2 86 (2.54%) JIRA
3 53 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.09%) Bitbucket
4 37 (1.09%) Maven
5 27 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
6 24 (0.71%) ERwin
7 21 (0.62%) Axure RP
8 19 (0.56%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.47%) PowerDesigner
11 15 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (0.35%) Hudson
13 11 (0.33%) Selenium
13 11 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.33%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.27%) Ant
14 9 (0.27%) JUnit
14 9 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 786 (23.23%) Finance
2 436 (12.89%) Banking
3 200 (5.91%) Retail
4 96 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 83 (2.45%) Marketing
6 71 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 65 (1.92%) Legal
8 47 (1.39%) Law
9 40 (1.18%) Advertising
10 31 (0.92%) Back Office
11 26 (0.77%) Billing
12 25 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.62%) Front Office
13 21 (0.62%) Publishing
14 20 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.56%) Games
16 12 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.30%) Electronics
18 9 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (6.80%) Web Services
2 228 (6.74%) .NET
3 196 (5.79%) REST
4 152 (4.49%) XML
5 139 (4.11%) HTML
6 132 (3.90%) Middleware
7 128 (3.78%) SOAP
8 122 (3.61%) Spring
9 116 (3.43%) CSS
9 116 (3.43%) JSON
10 92 (2.72%) AngularJS
11 88 (2.60%) J2EE
12 82 (2.42%) Node.js
13 70 (2.07%) HTML5
14 66 (1.95%) Kafka
15 65 (1.92%) RESTful
16 63 (1.86%) SAML
17 54 (1.60%) Hibernate
18 49 (1.45%) ASP.NET
19 47 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 189 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (4.73%) Data Centre
3 122 (3.61%) User Experience
4 108 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 85 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 76 (2.25%) PKI
7 72 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 64 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 52 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 51 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (1.48%) Public Cloud
12 45 (1.33%) Reference Data
13 40 (1.18%) SWIFT
14 38 (1.12%) Replication
15 34 (1.01%) Market Risk
16 32 (0.95%) Fintech
17 30 (0.89%) Private Cloud
18 29 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 26 (0.77%) Credit Risk
19 26 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 302 (8.93%) Windows
2 215 (6.36%) Linux
3 120 (3.55%) Unix
4 78 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 61 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 36 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (1.01%) Android
8 26 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (0.68%) Solaris
10 21 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.27%) AIX
12 9 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.089%) CentOS
15 3 (0.089%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.059%) pSOS
16 2 (0.059%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (12.56%) TOGAF
3 356 (10.52%) Data Modelling
4 332 (9.81%) Migration
5 295 (8.72%) DevOps
6 271 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 245 (7.24%) SOA
8 244 (7.21%) Enterprise Architecture
9 236 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 224 (6.62%) Data Architecture
11 214 (6.33%) Open Source
12 191 (5.65%) E-Commerce
13 181 (5.35%) Scrum
14 168 (4.97%) CRM
15 166 (4.91%) ETL
15 166 (4.91%) Technical Architecture
16 156 (4.61%) Analytics
17 149 (4.40%) ITIL
18 148 (4.37%) Microservices
19 131 (3.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 487 (14.40%) Java
2 368 (10.88%) SQL
3 171 (5.05%) JavaScript
4 109 (3.22%) C#
5 104 (3.07%) Python
6 95 (2.81%) C
7 48 (1.42%) C++
8 46 (1.36%) Scala
9 43 (1.27%) Ruby
10 42 (1.24%) PowerShell
11 32 (0.95%) Perl
12 31 (0.92%) R
13 29 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.80%) T-SQL
15 26 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.74%) Apex Code
17 18 (0.53%) PHP
18 17 (0.50%) ActionScript
19 13 (0.38%) TypeScript
20 12 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 387 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 322 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 130 (3.84%) Degree
4 81 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (1.63%) CCIE
5 55 (1.63%) CISSP
6 45 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (1.01%) CCNP
9 27 (0.80%) PMP
10 25 (0.74%) CISM
11 23 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (0.59%) CLAS
13 20 (0.59%) MCSE
14 19 (0.56%) AWS Certification
15 18 (0.53%) CCNA
16 16 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
17 14 (0.41%) ISEB
18 13 (0.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (2.54%) QA
2 62 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 31 (0.92%) MiFID
3 31 (0.92%) SEPA
4 30 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.65%) COBIT
7 20 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.50%) FATCA
9 14 (0.41%) SLA
10 13 (0.38%) ISO20022
11 12 (0.35%) IFRS
12 7 (0.21%) GDPR
12 7 (0.21%) GxP
12 7 (0.21%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.18%) PMO
14 5 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.15%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 187 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 124 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (3.22%) Docker
4 63 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.74%) XenApp
6 23 (0.68%) Apache Flume
7 21 (0.62%) vSphere
8 18 (0.53%) vCloud
9 17 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.44%) HDFS
11 14 (0.41%) VMware ESX
12 13 (0.38%) KVM
12 13 (0.38%) NFS
13 11 (0.33%) SRDF
14 10 (0.30%) Xen
15 8 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.21%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (2.57%) Puppet
2 83 (2.45%) SCCM
3 78 (2.31%) Ansible
4 61 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 52 (1.54%) Terraform
6 40 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (1.09%) SCOM
8 35 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 28 (0.83%) MOM
10 21 (0.62%) ZABBIX
11 18 (0.53%) FortiGate
11 18 (0.53%) Packer
12 17 (0.50%) Consul
12 17 (0.50%) Rsyslog
12 17 (0.50%) yum
13 12 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.33%) Oozie
15 10 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (0.30%) logstash
16 9 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 474 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 430 (12.71%) Oracle
3 233 (6.89%) VMware
4 179 (5.29%) Cisco
5 170 (5.03%) SAP
6 156 (4.61%) IBM
7 124 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
8 110 (3.25%) Citrix
9 73 (2.16%) Adobe
10 62 (1.83%) MuleSoft
11 58 (1.71%) Google
12 49 (1.45%) Informatica
13 48 (1.42%) Splunk
14 46 (1.36%) Atlassian
14 46 (1.36%) CheckPoint
15 42 (1.24%) Tableau
16 39 (1.15%) hybris
16 39 (1.15%) Juniper
17 38 (1.12%) HP
18 34 (1.01%) EMC
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + -
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £580 - £670 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago