Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1,261 3,296 3,396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.15% 8.24% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.78% 8.75% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 2,248 2,370
Median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £454 £475 £463
90th Percentile £800 £775 £750
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £65.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.36% +18.64% +57.14%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £45.43
% change year-on-year -48.15% +48.58% +18.00%

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 14,357 37,678 43,398
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 94.18% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,736 26,964 31,413
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £313
90th Percentile £704 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 499 615
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £17.46 £12.21 £13.17
90th Percentile £54.70 £58.75 £50.95
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +3.31%

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 5 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +4 200 £600 - 46
South London -16 37 £525 -11.02% 5
West London -5 18 £625 +13.64% 17
East London +15 14 £550 -6.78% 3
North London +6 6 £575 -14.81% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 353 (27.99%) Azure
2 329 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (23.31%) AWS
4 264 (20.94%) Finance
5 204 (16.18%) Security Cleared
6 195 (15.46%) DevOps
7 184 (14.59%) Migration
8 175 (13.88%) Java
9 169 (13.40%) Microsoft
10 157 (12.45%) SC Cleared
11 149 (11.82%) SQL
12 147 (11.66%) Microservices
13 126 (9.99%) Public Sector
14 121 (9.60%) Data Modelling
15 120 (9.52%) GCP
16 119 (9.44%) Python
17 116 (9.20%) Web Services
18 107 (8.49%) Analytics
18 107 (8.49%) JavaScript
19 102 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
19 102 (8.09%) Banking
20 100 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
20 100 (7.93%) SAP
21 96 (7.61%) Windows
22 90 (7.14%) Oracle
23 89 (7.06%) Google
24 88 (6.98%) SQL Server
24 88 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
25 86 (6.82%) Data Architecture
26 80 (6.34%) Kubernetes

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 36 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.14%) Apache
2 27 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.59%) Confluence
5 18 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.35%) Apache Solr
7 16 (1.27%) CMS
8 14 (1.11%) Red Hat Fuse
9 13 (1.03%) JBoss
9 13 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.95%) MQSeries
11 11 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.56%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.56%) IIS
13 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.40%) Jetty
14 5 (0.40%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (1.82%) Markit EDM
4 22 (1.74%) SimCorp Dimension
5 14 (1.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 8 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.56%) SAP MDG
8 6 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.32%) Endur
9 4 (0.32%) Magento
9 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.32%) SAP MII
10 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.24%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.16%) Maximo
11 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.16%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 353 (27.99%) Azure
2 294 (23.31%) AWS
3 120 (9.52%) GCP
4 70 (5.55%) Serverless
5 66 (5.23%) Office 365
6 60 (4.76%) PaaS
7 49 (3.89%) SaaS
8 43 (3.41%) IaaS
9 34 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (1.67%) Apigee
12 21 (1.67%) Power Platform
13 20 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
14 19 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (1.35%) Amazon S3
16 15 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
17 13 (1.03%) GitHub
18 12 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 12 (0.95%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.49%) Firewall
2 27 (2.14%) DNS
2 27 (2.14%) Internet
3 21 (1.67%) VPN
4 19 (1.51%) WAN
5 15 (1.19%) Network Security
6 14 (1.11%) 5G
7 13 (1.03%) LAN
7 13 (1.03%) Skype
8 12 (0.95%) 4G
9 11 (0.87%) Unified Communications
10 10 (0.79%) 3G
10 10 (0.79%) DMZ
10 10 (0.79%) HTTP
10 10 (0.79%) SSL
11 8 (0.63%) BGP
12 7 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.56%) DHCP
12 7 (0.56%) VoIP
12 7 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 88 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.20%) Big Data
3 46 (3.65%) MySQL
3 46 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 37 (2.93%) Data Lake
6 35 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 33 (2.62%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.54%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.22%) SAP HANA
10 23 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.59%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.51%) Power BI
13 17 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
15 14 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 36 (2.85%) JIRA
3 34 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.98%) Artifactory
5 22 (1.74%) GitLab
6 19 (1.51%) Maven
7 16 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.03%) Grunt
8 13 (1.03%) gulp
9 9 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.56%) ERwin
12 6 (0.48%) Ant
12 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.48%) Gradle
12 6 (0.48%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.48%) Selenium
13 5 (0.40%) IntelliJ
General
1 264 (20.94%) Finance
2 126 (9.99%) Public Sector
3 102 (8.09%) Banking
4 50 (3.97%) Front Office
5 49 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 47 (3.73%) Retail
7 37 (2.93%) Marketing
8 25 (1.98%) Back Office
8 25 (1.98%) Law
9 19 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.35%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.95%) Billing
11 12 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.79%) Games
13 8 (0.63%) Electronics
13 8 (0.63%) Legal
13 8 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.56%) Police
15 6 (0.48%) Advertising
16 5 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (9.20%) Web Services
2 70 (5.55%) .NET
3 59 (4.68%) React
4 49 (3.89%) AngularJS
5 47 (3.73%) HTML
5 47 (3.73%) XML
6 44 (3.49%) Middleware
7 40 (3.17%) REST
8 38 (3.01%) JSON
9 33 (2.62%) Node.js
10 30 (2.38%) Swagger
11 29 (2.30%) Kafka
11 29 (2.30%) SOAP
11 29 (2.30%) Spring
12 28 (2.22%) HTML5
13 25 (1.98%) CSS
13 25 (1.98%) OAuth
14 24 (1.90%) Vue.js
15 23 (1.82%) .NET Core
15 23 (1.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.15%) Hedge funds
3 49 (3.89%) Fixed Income
3 49 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (3.73%) Equities
4 47 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 44 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 35 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.70%) Derivative
8 33 (2.62%) Management Information System
9 31 (2.46%) Cloud Native
9 31 (2.46%) Reference Data
10 29 (2.30%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.74%) PKI
12 20 (1.59%) FMCG
13 16 (1.27%) Taxonomies
14 15 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (1.11%) User Experience
16 11 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.61%) Windows
2 74 (5.87%) Linux
3 33 (2.62%) Unix
4 24 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.51%) Ubuntu
5 19 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.95%) Android
8 11 (0.87%) Debian
9 9 (0.71%) AIX
9 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.48%) CentOS
11 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) Solaris
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (15.46%) DevOps
3 184 (14.59%) Migration
4 147 (11.66%) Microservices
5 121 (9.60%) Data Modelling
6 107 (8.49%) Analytics
7 102 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
8 100 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 86 (6.82%) Data Architecture
10 76 (6.03%) Security Architecture
11 73 (5.79%) Scrum
12 70 (5.55%) CRM
13 69 (5.47%) TOGAF
14 67 (5.31%) Architectural Design
15 63 (5.00%) Asset Management
16 62 (4.92%) Test Automation
17 56 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
18 54 (4.28%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (3.97%) Enterprise Architecture
19 50 (3.97%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 175 (13.88%) Java
2 149 (11.82%) SQL
3 119 (9.44%) Python
4 107 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 56 (4.44%) C#
6 32 (2.54%) PowerShell
7 31 (2.46%) T-SQL
8 24 (1.90%) C++
8 24 (1.90%) PHP
9 23 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.59%) C
11 19 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.43%) R
13 17 (1.35%) Perl
13 17 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.11%) Ruby
14 14 (1.11%) Scala
15 10 (0.79%) Go
16 7 (0.56%) Groovy
17 6 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 204 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 157 (12.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (2.85%) DV Cleared
4 31 (2.46%) CISSP
4 31 (2.46%) Degree
5 21 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.35%) CISM
6 17 (1.35%) Sun Certification
6 17 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 16 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.03%) AWS Certification
8 13 (1.03%) CCIE
9 12 (0.95%) CCNP
10 11 (0.87%) CCNA
11 9 (0.71%) CISA
11 9 (0.71%) GIAC
12 7 (0.56%) CLAS
13 6 (0.48%) CCDP
13 6 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.74%) QA
4 14 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.03%) COBIT
6 12 (0.95%) NIST
7 11 (0.87%) GDPR
8 10 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (0.79%) NCSC
9 8 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.56%) PMO
11 5 (0.40%) SLA
12 4 (0.32%) IFRS
13 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.16%) RMADS
15 1 (0.079%) ISO 20022
15 1 (0.079%) TARGET2
System Software
1 64 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 57 (4.52%) Docker
3 21 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.48%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.40%) vSphere
7 4 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.16%) IAG
9 2 (0.16%) vCloud
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) XenApp
10 1 (0.079%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.079%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.079%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.079%) HDFS
10 1 (0.079%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.079%) Xen
10 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 37 (2.93%) Terraform
3 28 (2.22%) Ansible
4 23 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
5 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (1.19%) Puppet
7 12 (0.95%) SCCM
8 9 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.56%) QRadar
10 6 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.40%) Salt
12 4 (0.32%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.32%) Packer
13 3 (0.24%) CASB
13 3 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (0.24%) Grafana
13 3 (0.24%) Mesos
14 2 (0.16%) Argo
14 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 169 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.93%) SAP
3 90 (7.14%) Oracle
4 89 (7.06%) Google
5 54 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
6 45 (3.57%) Cisco
7 37 (2.93%) MuleSoft
8 31 (2.46%) IBM
8 31 (2.46%) VMware
9 25 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 24 (1.90%) Charles River
11 22 (1.74%) GoldenSource
11 22 (1.74%) SimCorp
12 21 (1.67%) Calypso
12 21 (1.67%) Sybase
13 20 (1.59%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.43%) Cloudera
15 17 (1.35%) Sparx
16 16 (1.27%) Informatica
17 14 (1.11%) Splunk