Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 30 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,321 2,897 3,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.15% 6.15% 8.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 6.48% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,204 1,948 2,606
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £764 £750 £738
England median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
London median hourly rate £52.50 £80.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% +45.91% +8.92%
10th Percentile £28.70 £64.03 £43.75
90th Percentile £73.25 £96.68 £100.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £49.15 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.82% +12.99% -13.00%

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 44,011 44,693 42,717
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,777 32,359 30,376
London median daily rate £500 £495 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.61% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 556 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +3.71% +4.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 -1 478 £600 - 209
South London -5 125 £600 - 18
West London +7 112 £550 +4.76% 90
East London -14 50 £650 +30.00% 28
North London +12 27 £613 +20.10% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 810 (24.39%) Finance
2 721 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 711 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
4 686 (20.66%) Amazon AWS
5 477 (14.36%) Java
6 462 (13.91%) Microsoft
7 421 (12.68%) Migration
8 404 (12.17%) Banking
9 395 (11.89%) DevOps
10 356 (10.72%) Security Cleared
11 302 (9.09%) Microservices
12 300 (9.03%) Windows
13 289 (8.70%) SC Cleared
14 281 (8.46%) SQL
15 277 (8.34%) Data Modelling
16 271 (8.16%) Oracle
17 268 (8.07%) Linux
18 253 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 246 (7.41%) TOGAF
20 223 (6.71%) Web Services
21 221 (6.65%) Office 365
21 221 (6.65%) Big Data
22 217 (6.53%) Analytics
23 214 (6.44%) Retail
24 209 (6.29%) Python
25 208 (6.26%) .NET
26 203 (6.11%) PaaS
27 193 (5.81%) Security Architecture
28 189 (5.69%) Data Centre
29 186 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture

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 94 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 62 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 46 (1.39%) Confluence
4 42 (1.26%) Apache
4 42 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 38 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (0.96%) WebLogic
6 32 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 30 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 24 (0.72%) CMS
8 24 (0.72%) Mule
9 20 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 19 (0.57%) Drupal
11 18 (0.54%) JBoss
11 18 (0.54%) Liferay
12 17 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.45%) Apache Pig
13 15 (0.45%) IIS
14 13 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.060%) SPSS
8 1 (0.030%) InVision
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.030%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
6 12 (0.36%) Magento
7 9 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.24%) SAP MDG
9 7 (0.21%) Endur
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.12%) Actimize
11 4 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
11 4 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 721 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 686 (20.66%) Amazon AWS
3 221 (6.65%) Office 365
4 203 (6.11%) PaaS
5 177 (5.33%) IaaS
6 154 (4.64%) SaaS
7 101 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 84 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 79 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
10 63 (1.90%) Serverless
11 46 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 43 (1.29%) GitHub
13 39 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
14 38 (1.14%) Apigee
15 36 (1.08%) Amazon S3
15 36 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
16 31 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
17 30 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 24 (0.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 136 (4.10%) Firewall
2 119 (3.58%) WAN
3 88 (2.65%) DNS
4 87 (2.62%) LAN
5 71 (2.14%) VPN
6 65 (1.96%) Network Security
7 59 (1.78%) Skype
7 59 (1.78%) TCP/IP
8 55 (1.66%) Internet
9 50 (1.51%) Kerberos
10 40 (1.20%) SSL
11 37 (1.11%) HTTP
12 32 (0.96%) Unified Communications
13 31 (0.93%) WLAN
14 30 (0.90%) MPLS
15 29 (0.87%) Wireless
16 25 (0.75%) VoIP
17 24 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (0.72%) DHCP
18 22 (0.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (6.65%) Big Data
2 175 (5.27%) SQL Server
3 138 (4.16%) Hadoop
4 132 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
5 110 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 104 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 80 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 76 (2.29%) Data Lake
9 75 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
10 53 (1.60%) Oracle Database
11 49 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (1.39%) Power BI
13 45 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 40 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
16 36 (1.08%) Blockchain
16 36 (1.08%) MySQL
17 34 (1.02%) HBase
17 34 (1.02%) RDBMS
18 30 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 148 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 92 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 84 (2.53%) JIRA
4 55 (1.66%) Maven
5 38 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 36 (1.08%) Artifactory
7 28 (0.84%) Cucumber
8 25 (0.75%) SonarQube
9 24 (0.72%) Hudson
9 24 (0.72%) Selenium
9 24 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 21 (0.63%) ERwin
11 20 (0.60%) Bitbucket
12 15 (0.45%) GitLab
12 15 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (0.42%) TeamCity
13 14 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.33%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 810 (24.39%) Finance
2 404 (12.17%) Banking
3 214 (6.44%) Retail
4 80 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 60 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 51 (1.54%) Front Office
7 47 (1.42%) Marketing
8 40 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 38 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.08%) Legal
11 35 (1.05%) Law
12 30 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 26 (0.78%) Back Office
14 25 (0.75%) Advertising
15 19 (0.57%) Games
15 19 (0.57%) Publishing
16 18 (0.54%) Billing
17 12 (0.36%) Electronics
17 12 (0.36%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (6.71%) Web Services
2 208 (6.26%) .NET
3 133 (4.00%) REST
4 105 (3.16%) JSON
5 104 (3.13%) Middleware
6 90 (2.71%) Node.js
7 83 (2.50%) Spring
8 77 (2.32%) OAuth
9 75 (2.26%) SAML
10 72 (2.17%) SOAP
11 71 (2.14%) HTML
12 69 (2.08%) Kafka
13 66 (1.99%) XML
14 65 (1.96%) J2EE
15 64 (1.93%) RESTful
16 62 (1.87%) AngularJS
17 56 (1.69%) CSS
18 50 (1.51%) React
19 46 (1.39%) OpenID
20 45 (1.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 189 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 125 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
4 87 (2.62%) Public Cloud
5 85 (2.56%) User Experience
6 71 (2.14%) PKI
7 69 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 66 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 63 (1.90%) Fintech
10 52 (1.57%) Cloud Native
10 52 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 46 (1.39%) Computer Science
12 43 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 42 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 40 (1.20%) Mainframe
15 35 (1.05%) Taxonomies
16 34 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
17 25 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 25 (0.75%) Virtual Team
18 22 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 300 (9.03%) Windows
2 268 (8.07%) Linux
3 137 (4.13%) Unix
4 63 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 45 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.63%) Android
10 14 (0.42%) Solaris
11 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.24%) VMS
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.12%) zOS
17 3 (0.090%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.060%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (12.68%) Migration
3 395 (11.89%) DevOps
4 302 (9.09%) Microservices
5 277 (8.34%) Data Modelling
6 253 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 246 (7.41%) TOGAF
8 217 (6.53%) Analytics
9 193 (5.81%) Security Architecture
10 186 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
11 184 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
12 177 (5.33%) Open Source
13 175 (5.27%) SOA
14 160 (4.82%) ITIL
15 150 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
16 140 (4.22%) Data Architecture
16 140 (4.22%) Problem-Solving
17 134 (4.03%) Software Engineering
18 132 (3.97%) Scrum
19 123 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 477 (14.36%) Java
2 281 (8.46%) SQL
3 209 (6.29%) Python
4 139 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 121 (3.64%) C#
6 109 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 86 (2.59%) C++
8 42 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 38 (1.14%) C
10 37 (1.11%) Scala
11 35 (1.05%) Ruby
12 26 (0.78%) Go
12 26 (0.78%) Perl
13 21 (0.63%) Java 8
14 20 (0.60%) PHP
15 19 (0.57%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.54%) R
17 17 (0.51%) XPath
17 17 (0.51%) XQuery
18 16 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 356 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 289 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 91 (2.74%) Degree
4 87 (2.62%) CISSP
5 61 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
7 52 (1.57%) AWS Certification
8 49 (1.48%) CISM
9 40 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 28 (0.84%) CISA
12 27 (0.81%) MCSE
13 23 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (0.66%) CCIE
14 22 (0.66%) CCNA
14 22 (0.66%) CCNP
14 22 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
15 19 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
16 18 (0.54%) ISSAP
17 15 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.35%) QA
2 52 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.42%) GDPR
4 34 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 28 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.84%) PSD2
6 17 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.45%) COBIT
7 15 (0.45%) IFRS
8 11 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.33%) PMO
8 11 (0.33%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.30%) FedRAMP
9 10 (0.30%) SLA
10 9 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.24%) ISO 20022
12 7 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 184 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 156 (4.70%) Docker
3 110 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (0.78%) XenApp
5 25 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 25 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 23 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.60%) vSphere
8 18 (0.54%) Apache Flume
9 17 (0.51%) HDFS
10 16 (0.48%) OpenAM
11 10 (0.30%) vCloud
12 8 (0.24%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.12%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.12%) NFS
16 3 (0.090%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 136 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 93 (2.80%) Ansible
3 89 (2.68%) Terraform
4 82 (2.47%) Puppet
5 68 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
7 54 (1.63%) SCCM
8 39 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.51%) CASB
11 16 (0.48%) HP Fortify
12 13 (0.39%) Oozie
12 13 (0.39%) Sysdig
13 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
13 10 (0.30%) Packer
14 9 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
14 9 (0.27%) Nagios
15 8 (0.24%) WMI
15 8 (0.24%) XenMobile
16 7 (0.21%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 462 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 271 (8.16%) Oracle
3 177 (5.33%) VMware
4 162 (4.88%) SAP
5 151 (4.55%) Cisco
6 125 (3.76%) Google
7 94 (2.83%) IBM
8 83 (2.50%) Citrix
9 72 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 50 (1.51%) Splunk
12 49 (1.48%) MuleSoft
13 46 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 44 (1.32%) TIBCO
15 30 (0.90%) CA
16 29 (0.87%) hybris
16 29 (0.87%) Tableau
17 27 (0.81%) CheckPoint
17 27 (0.81%) Cloudera
18 24 (0.72%) Informatica