Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 27 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,254 2,972 3,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.32% 6.39% 8.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.73% 6.74% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,153 1,984 2,354
London median daily rate £600 £576 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +0.13% +4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £450 £425
90th Percentile £756 £738 £738
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
London median hourly rate £52.50 £63.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +32.12% -51.75%
10th Percentile £28.70 £42.50 £37.13
90th Percentile £73.25 £91.15 £85.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £50.58 £48.25
% change year-on-year +3.81% +4.82% -8.10%

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 42,106 44,099 39,927
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.85% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,251 32,064 28,462
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 574 560
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.92 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.92% -2.31% +7.30%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.77% -0.05% +0.16%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -1 434 £600 +4.35% 191
South London -23 104 £581 -3.13% 13
West London +2 94 £550 - 98
East London -7 75 £650 +23.81% 30
North London +1 34 £588 +11.90% 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 782 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 739 (22.71%) Finance
3 727 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
4 699 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
5 486 (14.94%) Java
6 459 (14.11%) DevOps
7 448 (13.77%) Microsoft
8 423 (13.00%) Migration
9 411 (12.63%) Banking
10 340 (10.45%) Microservices
11 309 (9.50%) Security Cleared
12 302 (9.28%) SQL
13 288 (8.85%) Data Modelling
14 273 (8.39%) Windows
15 254 (7.81%) Linux
16 249 (7.65%) SC Cleared
17 248 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
18 244 (7.50%) Oracle
19 237 (7.28%) Python
20 235 (7.22%) Analytics
21 234 (7.19%) TOGAF
22 227 (6.98%) PaaS
23 219 (6.73%) Web Services
24 218 (6.70%) Big Data
25 216 (6.64%) Retail
26 203 (6.24%) Data Centre
27 196 (6.02%) .NET
28 192 (5.90%) Enterprise Architecture
29 188 (5.78%) Active Directory
30 187 (5.75%) Docker

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 88 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 53 (1.63%) Confluence
4 47 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 45 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 38 (1.17%) OpenStack
7 36 (1.11%) Apache
8 33 (1.01%) JBoss
8 33 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 31 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 30 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 20 (0.61%) CMS
13 19 (0.58%) Drupal
14 18 (0.55%) Mule
15 16 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.46%) Apache Qpid
17 14 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 13 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
18 13 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.061%) InVision
7 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.061%) SPSS
8 1 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 53 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.43%) Magento
5 12 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 8 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.22%) Endur
7 7 (0.22%) SAP MDG
8 6 (0.18%) SAP AFS
8 6 (0.18%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.15%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 782 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 699 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
3 227 (6.98%) PaaS
4 186 (5.72%) IaaS
5 184 (5.65%) Office 365
6 147 (4.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 144 (4.43%) SaaS
8 98 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 81 (2.49%) Serverless
10 65 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
11 46 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 45 (1.38%) OpenShift
13 43 (1.32%) GitHub
14 42 (1.29%) Amazon S3
15 39 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
16 37 (1.14%) Apigee
16 37 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 36 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
18 32 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
18 32 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 149 (4.58%) Firewall
2 112 (3.44%) WAN
3 85 (2.61%) DNS
4 83 (2.55%) VPN
5 81 (2.49%) LAN
6 65 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 50 (1.54%) Network Security
8 46 (1.41%) Internet
9 42 (1.29%) SSL
10 41 (1.26%) Skype
11 40 (1.23%) Kerberos
12 32 (0.98%) HTTP
12 32 (0.98%) MPLS
13 27 (0.83%) Unified Communications
14 23 (0.71%) Wireless
15 22 (0.68%) WLAN
16 19 (0.58%) IPsec
17 18 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (0.52%) DHCP
19 16 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (6.70%) Big Data
2 183 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 169 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 136 (4.18%) NoSQL
6 97 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 88 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
8 83 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 82 (2.52%) Data Lake
10 65 (2.00%) MySQL
11 63 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 62 (1.91%) Power BI
13 57 (1.75%) Oracle Database
14 54 (1.66%) Apache Hive
15 52 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
16 40 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 38 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
18 35 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
18 35 (1.08%) RDBMS
19 34 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 170 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 111 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 84 (2.58%) JIRA
4 66 (2.03%) Maven
5 39 (1.20%) Artifactory
6 37 (1.14%) ERwin
7 33 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 29 (0.89%) Bitbucket
8 29 (0.89%) SonarQube
9 28 (0.86%) Visual Studio
10 25 (0.77%) Hudson
10 25 (0.77%) Selenium
10 25 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
11 24 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 19 (0.58%) NUnit
13 18 (0.55%) MSTest
13 18 (0.55%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.46%) GitLab
15 14 (0.43%) SoapUI
16 13 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 739 (22.71%) Finance
2 411 (12.63%) Banking
3 216 (6.64%) Retail
4 81 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 56 (1.72%) Marketing
6 49 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 48 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 48 (1.48%) Front Office
8 42 (1.29%) Retail Banking
9 33 (1.01%) Legal
10 29 (0.89%) Law
11 28 (0.86%) Back Office
12 21 (0.65%) Advertising
12 21 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.58%) Publishing
14 18 (0.55%) Games
15 13 (0.40%) Billing
16 10 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.28%) French Language
18 8 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (6.73%) Web Services
2 196 (6.02%) .NET
3 154 (4.73%) REST
4 95 (2.92%) JSON
5 80 (2.46%) Middleware
6 79 (2.43%) RESTful
7 77 (2.37%) SOAP
7 77 (2.37%) Spring
8 76 (2.34%) HTML
9 70 (2.15%) Node.js
10 67 (2.06%) SAML
11 66 (2.03%) AngularJS
12 62 (1.91%) OAuth
13 59 (1.81%) React
13 59 (1.81%) XML
14 56 (1.72%) CSS
14 56 (1.72%) Kafka
15 53 (1.63%) J2EE
16 48 (1.48%) Spring Boot
17 44 (1.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 203 (6.24%) Data Centre
2 128 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 80 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 79 (2.43%) Public Cloud
6 76 (2.34%) User Experience
7 69 (2.12%) Cloud Native
8 59 (1.81%) PKI
9 55 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 50 (1.54%) Mainframe
11 44 (1.35%) Fintech
11 44 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 38 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
13 34 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 26 (0.80%) Mobile App
16 24 (0.74%) Data Structures
17 22 (0.68%) Taxonomies
18 21 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 273 (8.39%) Windows
2 254 (7.81%) Linux
3 134 (4.12%) Unix
4 49 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 35 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 28 (0.86%) Android
9 17 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.31%) Solaris
14 9 (0.28%) VMS
15 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.18%) CentOS
16 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.12%) zOS
18 3 (0.092%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.061%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (14.11%) DevOps
3 423 (13.00%) Migration
4 340 (10.45%) Microservices
5 288 (8.85%) Data Modelling
6 248 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 235 (7.22%) Analytics
8 234 (7.19%) TOGAF
9 192 (5.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 185 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
11 183 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
12 154 (4.73%) SOA
13 153 (4.70%) Technical Architecture
14 151 (4.64%) Security Architecture
15 149 (4.58%) ITIL
16 145 (4.46%) Data Architecture
17 141 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
18 137 (4.21%) Software Engineering
19 136 (4.18%) Scrum
20 134 (4.12%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 486 (14.94%) Java
2 302 (9.28%) SQL
3 237 (7.28%) Python
4 156 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 127 (3.90%) C#
6 112 (3.44%) PowerShell
7 82 (2.52%) C++
8 54 (1.66%) Ruby
9 39 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 39 (1.20%) Scala
10 34 (1.04%) C
11 30 (0.92%) Perl
11 30 (0.92%) R
12 25 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.65%) Go
14 19 (0.58%) Java 8
15 18 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.52%) XPath
16 17 (0.52%) XQuery
17 16 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 309 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 249 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 92 (2.83%) Degree
4 78 (2.40%) CISSP
5 61 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (1.57%) AWS Certification
7 50 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
8 39 (1.20%) CISM
9 35 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (0.98%) DV Cleared
11 25 (0.77%) CCIE
12 22 (0.68%) MCSE
13 21 (0.65%) CCNP
14 20 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
15 19 (0.58%) ISSAP
16 18 (0.55%) SANS
17 17 (0.52%) GIAC
18 15 (0.46%) CISA
19 14 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.52%) QA
2 44 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.04%) GDPR
5 33 (1.01%) PSD2
6 20 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.46%) IFRS
8 14 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.34%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.31%) FedRAMP
11 9 (0.28%) COBIT
12 8 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.25%) ISO 20022
12 8 (0.25%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.22%) MiFID
14 6 (0.18%) PMO
15 4 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.12%) HL7
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 15022
15 4 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 188 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 187 (5.75%) Docker
3 81 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 23 (0.71%) XenApp
7 20 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.55%) Apache Flume
9 16 (0.49%) HDFS
10 14 (0.43%) vSphere
11 12 (0.37%) OpenAM
12 9 (0.28%) vCloud
13 8 (0.25%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.15%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.12%) NFS
15 4 (0.12%) RACF
15 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 175 (5.38%) Kubernetes
2 137 (4.21%) Ansible
3 111 (3.41%) Terraform
4 93 (2.86%) Puppet
5 77 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 64 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
7 46 (1.41%) SCCM
8 38 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.49%) CASB
10 16 (0.49%) HP Fortify
11 14 (0.43%) Sysdig
12 12 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
13 11 (0.34%) Packer
14 7 (0.22%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.22%) Nagios
14 7 (0.22%) Salt
15 5 (0.15%) Mesos
15 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 448 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 244 (7.50%) Oracle
3 149 (4.58%) SAP
4 147 (4.52%) VMware
5 146 (4.49%) Google
6 117 (3.60%) Cisco
7 83 (2.55%) IBM
8 66 (2.03%) Citrix
9 56 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 50 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 47 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 44 (1.35%) Splunk
13 37 (1.14%) Tableau
14 34 (1.04%) MuleSoft
15 31 (0.95%) Cloudera
16 29 (0.89%) CA
17 28 (0.86%) TIBCO
18 25 (0.77%) Informatica
19 22 (0.68%) CheckPoint
19 22 (0.68%) hybris