Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 15 24
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,155 3,392 3,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.77% 8.34% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.15% 8.78% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,127 2,262 2,106
London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +1.85%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £418
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 18
London median hourly rate £60.00 £48.25 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.35% -51.75% +158.06%
England median hourly rate £52.13 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +15.83% -14.29% +20.69%

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 44,136 38,617 42,355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,152 27,489 30,035
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 561 649
London median hourly rate £20.52 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.56% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.20 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -20 453 £575 -2.13% 147
South London +11 153 £600 +18.52% 5
West London -17 118 £550 +10.00% 67
East London -11 45 £525 -12.50% 15
North London +2 24 £525 -16.00% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 726 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 690 (21.87%) Finance
3 538 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
4 483 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 481 (15.25%) Java
6 380 (12.04%) Microsoft
7 343 (10.87%) Banking
8 316 (10.02%) TOGAF
9 312 (9.89%) Security Cleared
10 306 (9.70%) DevOps
11 299 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 287 (9.10%) Data Modelling
13 271 (8.59%) Migration
14 259 (8.21%) Big Data
15 244 (7.73%) Enterprise Architecture
16 231 (7.32%) SC Cleared
17 225 (7.13%) Oracle
18 220 (6.97%) Web Services
19 219 (6.94%) Data Architecture
19 219 (6.94%) Analytics
20 211 (6.69%) SQL
21 207 (6.56%) Windows
22 199 (6.31%) PaaS
23 197 (6.24%) Linux
24 194 (6.15%) Microservices
25 193 (6.12%) Open Source
26 188 (5.96%) Retail
27 185 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
28 180 (5.71%) SaaS
29 176 (5.58%) ITIL

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
1 116 (3.68%) Apache Spark
2 72 (2.28%) CMS
3 70 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 52 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 34 (1.08%) SAS
6 32 (1.01%) Apache
7 31 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
9 28 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 28 (0.89%) Confluence
10 27 (0.86%) Apache Solr
11 21 (0.67%) JBoss
11 21 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 18 (0.57%) Mule
14 17 (0.54%) Apache Pig
14 17 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (0.48%) Skype for Business
17 14 (0.44%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 28 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.38%) SPSS
4 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.095%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.095%) Revit
6 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.063%) EngageOne
6 2 (0.063%) InVision
6 2 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.032%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 10 (0.32%) Magento
4 10 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.16%) Social Studio
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.13%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.095%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.095%) Summit
9 3 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 538 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
2 483 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 199 (6.31%) PaaS
4 180 (5.71%) SaaS
5 169 (5.36%) IaaS
6 147 (4.66%) Office 365
7 54 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 41 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (1.08%) Amazon S3
10 34 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
11 31 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
11 31 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 30 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (0.89%) Serverless
14 25 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 22 (0.70%) Heroku
16 20 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
17 19 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 158 (5.01%) Firewall
2 100 (3.17%) WAN
3 87 (2.76%) LAN
4 83 (2.63%) Internet
5 64 (2.03%) VPN
6 56 (1.77%) Network Security
7 40 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 38 (1.20%) BGP
8 38 (1.20%) MPLS
9 36 (1.14%) SSL
10 35 (1.11%) Wireless
11 30 (0.95%) OSPF
11 30 (0.95%) TCP/IP
12 28 (0.89%) DNS
13 23 (0.73%) VPLS
14 20 (0.63%) HTTP
14 20 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (0.60%) Kerberos
15 19 (0.60%) Skype
16 18 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (8.21%) Big Data
2 165 (5.23%) Hadoop
3 151 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 138 (4.37%) SQL Server
5 133 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 82 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 60 (1.90%) Apache Hive
8 56 (1.77%) HBase
9 54 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (1.62%) MongoDB
11 40 (1.27%) Data Lake
11 40 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 33 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 29 (0.92%) MySQL
14 28 (0.89%) Power BI
15 25 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 58 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 41 (1.30%) JIRA
3 33 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 29 (0.92%) ERwin
5 21 (0.67%) Maven
6 20 (0.63%) PowerDesigner
7 18 (0.57%) Selenium
7 18 (0.57%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (0.44%) NUnit
10 10 (0.32%) Axure RP
10 10 (0.32%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.25%) Subversion
12 7 (0.22%) IntelliJ
12 7 (0.22%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.19%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.16%) Hudson
14 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 690 (21.87%) Finance
2 343 (10.87%) Banking
3 188 (5.96%) Retail
4 111 (3.52%) Marketing
5 75 (2.38%) Legal
5 75 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 50 (1.58%) Law
8 34 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 29 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.82%) Billing
10 26 (0.82%) Front Office
11 22 (0.70%) Publishing
12 21 (0.67%) Advertising
12 21 (0.67%) Back Office
13 18 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.41%) Games
16 12 (0.38%) French Language
16 12 (0.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (6.97%) Web Services
2 176 (5.58%) .NET
3 160 (5.07%) REST
4 107 (3.39%) Kafka
5 94 (2.98%) JSON
6 90 (2.85%) Middleware
7 82 (2.60%) RESTful
8 76 (2.41%) Node.js
8 76 (2.41%) XML
9 75 (2.38%) SOAP
10 74 (2.35%) HTML
11 71 (2.25%) Spring
12 61 (1.93%) AngularJS
13 59 (1.87%) CSS
14 52 (1.65%) J2EE
14 52 (1.65%) OpenID
15 36 (1.14%) LDAP
15 36 (1.14%) React
16 34 (1.08%) SAML
17 29 (0.92%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 169 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 166 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 74 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 71 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 71 (2.25%) User Experience
6 68 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 52 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 52 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 50 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 50 (1.58%) PKI
9 36 (1.14%) Fintech
9 36 (1.14%) Reference Data
10 35 (1.11%) Cloud Native
11 34 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 34 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 29 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
12 29 (0.92%) Taxonomies
13 24 (0.76%) NHS
14 18 (0.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 207 (6.56%) Windows
2 197 (6.24%) Linux
3 86 (2.73%) Unix
4 45 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 30 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 28 (0.89%) Android
8 22 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.44%) Solaris
9 14 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.29%) AIX
13 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.095%) SUSE
15 2 (0.063%) zOS
16 1 (0.032%) MVS
16 1 (0.032%) VMS
16 1 (0.032%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (10.02%) TOGAF
3 306 (9.70%) DevOps
4 299 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 287 (9.10%) Data Modelling
6 271 (8.59%) Migration
7 244 (7.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 219 (6.94%) Analytics
8 219 (6.94%) Data Architecture
9 194 (6.15%) Microservices
10 193 (6.12%) Open Source
11 185 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 176 (5.58%) ITIL
13 172 (5.45%) SOA
14 171 (5.42%) Scrum
15 157 (4.98%) CRM
16 155 (4.91%) Security Architecture
17 147 (4.66%) Information Security
18 145 (4.60%) Project Management
19 144 (4.56%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 481 (15.25%) Java
2 211 (6.69%) SQL
3 162 (5.13%) Python
4 133 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 86 (2.73%) C#
6 60 (1.90%) Ruby
7 45 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 38 (1.20%) Scala
9 34 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 33 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 32 (1.01%) PHP
12 31 (0.98%) C
13 27 (0.86%) C++
14 26 (0.82%) Perl
15 24 (0.76%) Apex Code
16 23 (0.73%) T-SQL
17 19 (0.60%) R
18 13 (0.41%) TypeScript
19 9 (0.29%) VB
19 9 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 312 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 231 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 99 (3.14%) Degree
4 82 (2.60%) CISSP
5 75 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (1.43%) CCIE
7 37 (1.17%) CISM
8 34 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (1.05%) CCNP
10 31 (0.98%) CCNA
11 29 (0.92%) DV Cleared
12 28 (0.89%) MCSE
13 26 (0.82%) CISA
14 25 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.60%) AWS Certification
17 18 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
18 16 (0.51%) CCSP
19 15 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
20 14 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.68%) QA
2 86 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 64 (2.03%) GDPR
4 49 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 35 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 21 (0.67%) MiFID
8 15 (0.48%) GCP
9 12 (0.38%) HL7
10 11 (0.35%) SLA
11 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.25%) COBIT
12 8 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.22%) EMIR
13 7 (0.22%) ISO 20022
13 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.16%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.16%) PMO
15 4 (0.13%) IFRS
15 4 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 160 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 88 (2.79%) Docker
3 69 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.08%) HDFS
5 24 (0.76%) Apache Flume
6 20 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.63%) VMware NSX
7 12 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.35%) vSphere
9 9 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.22%) vCloud
10 7 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.16%) XenApp
13 4 (0.13%) NFS
13 4 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.095%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.095%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 56 (1.77%) Ansible
2 51 (1.62%) Terraform
3 47 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 47 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
4 43 (1.36%) SCCM
5 32 (1.01%) Puppet
6 29 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (0.60%) Oozie
8 11 (0.35%) AirWatch
8 11 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.35%) OpenSSO
9 10 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 10 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.32%) Nagios
9 10 (0.32%) Packer
9 10 (0.32%) Salt
10 8 (0.25%) Consul
10 8 (0.25%) Grafana
10 8 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 380 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 225 (7.13%) Oracle
3 127 (4.03%) SAP
4 123 (3.90%) VMware
5 122 (3.87%) Cisco
6 108 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 103 (3.26%) IBM
8 100 (3.17%) ServiceNow
9 68 (2.16%) Google
10 56 (1.77%) CheckPoint
11 51 (1.62%) Citrix
12 45 (1.43%) Splunk
13 39 (1.24%) Sitecore
14 38 (1.20%) Informatica
15 37 (1.17%) Adobe
15 37 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 34 (1.08%) Juniper
16 34 (1.08%) MuleSoft
17 31 (0.98%) Capita
18 28 (0.89%) ATG