Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 19 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2,087 3,446 3,318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.38% 8.07% 7.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.96% 8.52% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,428 2,359 2,256
Median daily rate £613 £600 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +3.45% +0.87%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £450
90th Percentile £788 £750 £750
England median daily rate £589 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -4.55% +26.44%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% -15.69% +19.30%

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 23,286 40,451 44,211
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.46% 94.67% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,341 28,963 31,994
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 533 683
Median hourly rate £34.01 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.57% +2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% -

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +12 345 £625 +4.17% 90
West London +11 54 £545 -0.91% 25
South London -6 54 £625 +4.17% 6
East London +11 32 £600 -7.69% 5
North London -4 10 £625 -3.85% 6
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 594 (28.46%) Azure
2 543 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (22.66%) AWS
4 421 (20.17%) Finance
5 295 (14.14%) Microsoft
6 292 (13.99%) DevOps
7 276 (13.22%) Migration
8 275 (13.18%) Java
9 271 (12.99%) Security Cleared
10 249 (11.93%) SQL
11 216 (10.35%) Analytics
12 200 (9.58%) SC Cleared
13 192 (9.20%) Data Modelling
14 191 (9.15%) Public Sector
15 170 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 166 (7.95%) Data Architecture
17 165 (7.91%) Python
18 163 (7.81%) Oracle
19 155 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
20 150 (7.19%) Microservices
21 149 (7.14%) Windows
22 147 (7.04%) GCP
23 138 (6.61%) TOGAF
24 137 (6.56%) Banking
25 132 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
25 132 (6.32%) Office 365
26 131 (6.28%) SQL Server
27 129 (6.18%) Web Services
28 127 (6.09%) .NET
29 120 (5.75%) JavaScript

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 74 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.07%) Confluence
3 50 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 47 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 46 (2.20%) JBoss
6 45 (2.16%) Red Hat Fuse
7 42 (2.01%) MQSeries
8 39 (1.87%) CMS
9 22 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (0.77%) Apache
10 16 (0.77%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.43%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.34%) IIS
13 7 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.096%) Sketch
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.10%) Markit EDM
3 22 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
4 14 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.62%) Endur
5 13 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 7 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.19%) Magento
10 4 (0.19%) SAP MDG
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.14%) SAP MDM
12 2 (0.096%) Maximo
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 594 (28.46%) Azure
2 473 (22.66%) AWS
3 147 (7.04%) GCP
4 132 (6.32%) Office 365
5 92 (4.41%) PaaS
6 88 (4.22%) IaaS
7 72 (3.45%) SaaS
8 55 (2.64%) Serverless
9 53 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
10 46 (2.20%) Power Platform
11 36 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 36 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 36 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
12 25 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (1.10%) GitHub
14 22 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.91%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (0.77%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.40%) Firewall
2 42 (2.01%) Network Security
3 35 (1.68%) WAN
4 29 (1.39%) LAN
5 27 (1.29%) Internet
6 23 (1.10%) Kerberos
7 22 (1.05%) DNS
8 20 (0.96%) 4G
9 19 (0.91%) Skype
10 17 (0.81%) 3G
10 17 (0.81%) 5G
11 16 (0.77%) HTTP
12 15 (0.72%) SSL
12 15 (0.72%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.72%) VPN
13 12 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.53%) MPLS
15 10 (0.48%) NAS
16 9 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
2 131 (6.28%) SQL Server
3 119 (5.70%) Big Data
4 92 (4.41%) Data Lake
5 75 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 63 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 44 (2.11%) Power BI
9 42 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (1.96%) Relational Database
11 38 (1.82%) MongoDB
12 31 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 30 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
13 30 (1.44%) MySQL
14 28 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 27 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.96%) RDBMS
17 20 (0.96%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 83 (3.98%) JIRA
2 46 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.53%) GitLab
6 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.34%) ERwin
8 7 (0.34%) Subversion
9 6 (0.29%) Maven
9 6 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
10 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.19%) JUnit
11 4 (0.19%) NUnit
11 4 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 421 (20.17%) Finance
2 191 (9.15%) Public Sector
3 137 (6.56%) Banking
4 79 (3.79%) Retail
5 72 (3.45%) Marketing
6 65 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 61 (2.92%) Front Office
8 39 (1.87%) Legal
9 28 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.01%) Law
11 19 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.86%) Advertising
12 18 (0.86%) Billing
13 15 (0.72%) Back Office
14 14 (0.67%) Electronics
15 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.34%) Games
19 6 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (6.18%) Web Services
2 127 (6.09%) .NET
3 103 (4.94%) XML
4 97 (4.65%) REST
5 82 (3.93%) JSON
6 71 (3.40%) Node.js
7 53 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
8 48 (2.30%) Hibernate
9 44 (2.11%) React
10 43 (2.06%) Apache Camel
10 43 (2.06%) SOAP
11 42 (2.01%) HTML
11 42 (2.01%) Middleware
12 41 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
13 40 (1.92%) MSMQ
14 38 (1.82%) Kafka
15 32 (1.53%) SAML
16 31 (1.49%) CSS
17 27 (1.29%) RESTful
18 25 (1.20%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 108 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 49 (2.35%) Fixed Income
6 49 (2.35%) Public Cloud
7 38 (1.82%) Cloud Native
7 38 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 38 (1.82%) Reference Data
8 37 (1.77%) Equities
8 37 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.29%) Derivative
11 20 (0.96%) NHS
12 19 (0.91%) User Experience
13 18 (0.86%) PKI
13 18 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (0.81%) CMDB
15 16 (0.77%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 149 (7.14%) Windows
2 117 (5.61%) Linux
3 44 (2.11%) Unix
4 42 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 37 (1.77%) Windows 10
6 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.48%) Android
8 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (0.43%) AIX
10 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.24%) Solaris
13 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.14%) CentOS
14 3 (0.14%) Debian
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (13.99%) DevOps
3 276 (13.22%) Migration
4 216 (10.35%) Analytics
5 192 (9.20%) Data Modelling
6 170 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 166 (7.95%) Data Architecture
8 155 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
9 150 (7.19%) Microservices
10 138 (6.61%) TOGAF
11 120 (5.75%) CRM
11 120 (5.75%) Enterprise Architecture
12 104 (4.98%) Scrum
13 101 (4.84%) Security Architecture
14 95 (4.55%) ETL
15 93 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
16 92 (4.41%) Architectural Design
17 87 (4.17%) Open Source
18 86 (4.12%) Technical Leadership
19 81 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 275 (13.18%) Java
2 249 (11.93%) SQL
3 165 (7.91%) Python
4 120 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 91 (4.36%) C#
6 67 (3.21%) T-SQL
7 54 (2.59%) PL/SQL
8 51 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 43 (2.06%) Ruby
10 42 (2.01%) C++
11 31 (1.49%) R
12 25 (1.20%) Apex Code
13 24 (1.15%) C
14 23 (1.10%) Scala
15 21 (1.01%) PHP
16 19 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.38%) Go
17 8 (0.38%) Perl
17 8 (0.38%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 271 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 200 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 56 (2.68%) Degree
4 53 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 44 (2.11%) CISSP
6 43 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (1.39%) CISM
8 27 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (0.81%) CCIE
9 17 (0.81%) CCNA
10 15 (0.72%) CCNP
11 14 (0.67%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
13 12 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.43%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.43%) GIAC
14 9 (0.43%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.34%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (1.39%) QA
3 27 (1.29%) GDPR
4 24 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.05%) NIST
6 16 (0.77%) NCSC
7 13 (0.62%) COBIT
7 13 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.62%) PMO
7 13 (0.62%) SLA
8 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.24%) IFRS
9 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.14%) HL7
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.096%) RMADS
11 2 (0.096%) SEPA
System Software
1 77 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.26%) Docker
3 19 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.67%) VMware NSX
5 13 (0.62%) vSphere
6 11 (0.53%) HDFS
7 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.14%) GridGain
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.14%) XenApp
11 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.096%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.096%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.096%) KVM
12 2 (0.096%) NFS
12 2 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 66 (3.16%) Ansible
3 65 (3.11%) Terraform
4 33 (1.58%) Puppet
5 30 (1.44%) SCCM
6 29 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
8 23 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.38%) CASB
9 8 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.29%) Mesos
10 6 (0.29%) RSA Archer
11 5 (0.24%) Packer
12 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.19%) Grafana
12 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.14%) SCOM
13 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 295 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 163 (7.81%) Oracle
3 117 (5.61%) SAP
4 109 (5.22%) Google
5 99 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
6 76 (3.64%) MuleSoft
7 59 (2.83%) VMware
8 51 (2.44%) Sybase
9 50 (2.40%) Red Hat
10 48 (2.30%) Cisco
11 40 (1.92%) Axway
12 30 (1.44%) Databricks
13 29 (1.39%) ServiceNow
14 26 (1.25%) IBM
14 26 (1.25%) Splunk
15 23 (1.10%) Adobe
16 22 (1.05%) Calypso
16 22 (1.05%) Charles River
16 22 (1.05%) SimCorp
17 21 (1.01%) Informatica