Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,288 2,927 3,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.22% 6.85% 8.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.63% 7.20% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,249 1,915 2,591
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 £750 £738 £725
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
London median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -65.00% +185.71%
England median hourly rate £45.97 £39.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +16.37% -16.84% +18.75%

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 43,113 40,628 42,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.05% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,086 28,979 30,942
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 500 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.12 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +12.61% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.04 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -8 493 £588 - 153
South London +5 173 £600 -7.69% 9
West London 0 114 £528 +0.96% 73
East London -15 40 £619 +7.61% 21
North London +5 15 £475 -5.00% 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 825 (25.09%) Finance
2 810 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 671 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
4 609 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 465 (14.14%) Microsoft
6 462 (14.05%) Java
7 395 (12.01%) Migration
8 378 (11.50%) Banking
9 352 (10.71%) Security Cleared
10 326 (9.91%) DevOps
11 306 (9.31%) SC Cleared
12 304 (9.25%) Data Modelling
13 273 (8.30%) TOGAF
14 266 (8.09%) Windows
15 265 (8.06%) Oracle
15 265 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 236 (7.18%) Web Services
17 232 (7.06%) Microservices
18 225 (6.84%) Enterprise Architecture
19 223 (6.78%) SOA
20 219 (6.66%) Office 365
21 217 (6.60%) SQL
22 215 (6.54%) Big Data
23 214 (6.51%) Analytics
24 195 (5.93%) .NET
25 194 (5.90%) Security Architecture
26 192 (5.84%) Retail
27 189 (5.75%) Open Source
28 186 (5.66%) Linux
29 181 (5.50%) Cisco

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 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 79 (2.40%) Apache Spark
3 49 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 45 (1.37%) Apache
5 38 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (1.13%) CMS
6 37 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 36 (1.09%) Confluence
8 30 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 29 (0.88%) Mule
10 25 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 24 (0.73%) Apache Pig
11 24 (0.73%) JBoss
12 21 (0.64%) MS Exchange
13 19 (0.58%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.55%) IIS
15 17 (0.52%) Liferay
16 16 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.15%) InVision
6 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.12%) InDesign
6 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.030%) Blender
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.030%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 51 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 16 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 16 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
7 8 (0.24%) Magento
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.15%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 671 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 609 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (6.66%) Office 365
4 153 (4.65%) PaaS
5 124 (3.77%) IaaS
6 113 (3.44%) SaaS
7 86 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
8 79 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 55 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 47 (1.43%) Serverless
11 46 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 30 (0.91%) GitHub
13 28 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 28 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (0.70%) OneDrive
16 21 (0.64%) Amazon S3
17 20 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
18 17 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (4.11%) Firewall
2 107 (3.25%) WAN
3 89 (2.71%) LAN
4 72 (2.19%) VPN
5 67 (2.04%) Network Security
6 60 (1.82%) Internet
7 54 (1.64%) DNS
8 51 (1.55%) Skype
9 48 (1.46%) HTTP
10 43 (1.31%) Wireless
11 42 (1.28%) MPLS
12 36 (1.09%) WLAN
13 33 (1.00%) Unified Communications
14 31 (0.94%) Kerberos
15 29 (0.88%) SAN
16 27 (0.82%) VoIP
17 24 (0.73%) DHCP
18 23 (0.70%) BGP
19 22 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (6.54%) Big Data
2 157 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 131 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
3 131 (3.98%) Hadoop
4 97 (2.95%) NoSQL
5 89 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 89 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 56 (1.70%) Data Lake
7 52 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (1.43%) Apache Hive
9 44 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 43 (1.31%) Blockchain
10 43 (1.31%) Power BI
11 38 (1.16%) HBase
12 33 (1.00%) MySQL
13 29 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
13 29 (0.88%) SAP HANA
14 27 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 27 (0.82%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 106 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 71 (2.16%) JIRA
4 33 (1.00%) Cucumber
5 29 (0.88%) Maven
6 26 (0.79%) Selenium
7 21 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 18 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.52%) ERwin
10 16 (0.49%) SonarQube
11 15 (0.46%) gulp
11 15 (0.46%) SpecFlow
12 14 (0.43%) Grunt
12 14 (0.43%) webpack
13 12 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.36%) Axure RP
13 12 (0.36%) Gradle
13 12 (0.36%) JMeter
14 10 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 825 (25.09%) Finance
2 378 (11.50%) Banking
3 192 (5.84%) Retail
4 82 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 63 (1.92%) Marketing
6 56 (1.70%) Legal
7 54 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 36 (1.09%) Front Office
8 36 (1.09%) Law
8 36 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 33 (1.00%) Publishing
10 32 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 30 (0.91%) Advertising
12 29 (0.88%) Billing
12 29 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.67%) Back Office
14 18 (0.55%) Games
15 15 (0.46%) Electronics
15 15 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 15 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (7.18%) Web Services
2 195 (5.93%) .NET
3 140 (4.26%) REST
4 109 (3.32%) XML
5 106 (3.22%) Node.js
6 103 (3.13%) JSON
6 103 (3.13%) Middleware
7 98 (2.98%) Kafka
8 85 (2.59%) SOAP
8 85 (2.59%) Spring
9 80 (2.43%) HTML
10 72 (2.19%) RESTful
11 68 (2.07%) SAML
12 66 (2.01%) CSS
13 62 (1.89%) J2EE
14 60 (1.82%) AngularJS
15 57 (1.73%) OAuth
16 50 (1.52%) Spring Boot
17 42 (1.28%) HTML5
18 41 (1.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 105 (3.19%) User Experience
4 81 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 77 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 73 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 69 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (1.86%) Fintech
9 60 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 60 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 54 (1.64%) PKI
11 53 (1.61%) Computer Science
12 52 (1.58%) Private Cloud
13 44 (1.34%) Taxonomies
14 38 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
15 34 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 32 (0.97%) Reference Data
17 27 (0.82%) Cloud Native
18 21 (0.64%) NHS
19 20 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 266 (8.09%) Windows
2 186 (5.66%) Linux
3 94 (2.86%) Unix
4 84 (2.55%) Windows 10
5 49 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.61%) Android
10 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.43%) Solaris
12 9 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.24%) VMS
14 7 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.15%) CentOS
15 5 (0.15%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (12.01%) Migration
3 326 (9.91%) DevOps
4 304 (9.25%) Data Modelling
5 273 (8.30%) TOGAF
6 265 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 232 (7.06%) Microservices
8 225 (6.84%) Enterprise Architecture
9 223 (6.78%) SOA
10 214 (6.51%) Analytics
11 194 (5.90%) Security Architecture
12 189 (5.75%) Open Source
13 180 (5.47%) Data Architecture
14 172 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
15 171 (5.20%) Scrum
16 170 (5.17%) ITIL
17 165 (5.02%) Technical Architecture
18 156 (4.74%) CRM
19 142 (4.32%) SDLC
20 130 (3.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 462 (14.05%) Java
2 217 (6.60%) SQL
3 146 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 120 (3.65%) Python
5 84 (2.55%) C#
6 72 (2.19%) PowerShell
7 46 (1.40%) C++
8 42 (1.28%) C
8 42 (1.28%) Java 8
9 38 (1.16%) Scala
10 29 (0.88%) Go
11 28 (0.85%) Ruby
12 27 (0.82%) R
13 25 (0.76%) PHP
14 22 (0.67%) TypeScript
15 20 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 19 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.58%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.33%) VBScript
18 10 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 352 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 306 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 122 (3.71%) Degree
4 77 (2.34%) CISSP
5 64 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
7 47 (1.43%) CISM
8 38 (1.16%) CCNP
8 38 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 32 (0.97%) CISA
10 29 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.79%) AWS Certification
13 25 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
14 24 (0.73%) CCNA
15 21 (0.64%) CCIE
15 21 (0.64%) MCSE
16 17 (0.52%) GIAC
17 13 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 66 (2.01%) GDPR
3 65 (1.98%) QA
4 48 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (1.19%) GCP
6 36 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.97%) PSD2
8 27 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (0.73%) COBIT
10 16 (0.49%) PMO
11 14 (0.43%) SLA
12 10 (0.30%) NIST 800
13 8 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.24%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.21%) MiFID
15 6 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.18%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.15%) FedRAMP
16 5 (0.15%) IFRS
17 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 157 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 118 (3.59%) Docker
3 75 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 21 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.61%) HDFS
7 20 (0.61%) OpenAM
8 16 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.46%) vSphere
10 14 (0.43%) XenApp
11 10 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.18%) etcd
13 6 (0.18%) Varnish
14 5 (0.15%) SRDF
15 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (2.49%) SCCM
2 77 (2.34%) Kubernetes
3 70 (2.13%) Terraform
4 67 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
5 63 (1.92%) Puppet
6 55 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 53 (1.61%) Ansible
8 30 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (0.73%) Oozie
10 18 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.52%) SCOM
12 12 (0.36%) CASB
12 12 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
12 12 (0.36%) Consul
13 11 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
13 11 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 11 (0.33%) Packer
14 10 (0.30%) Nagios
15 9 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
16 8 (0.24%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 465 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 265 (8.06%) Oracle
3 181 (5.50%) Cisco
4 154 (4.68%) SAP
5 127 (3.86%) VMware
6 122 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
7 109 (3.32%) Google
8 102 (3.10%) IBM
9 78 (2.37%) ServiceNow
10 66 (2.01%) MuleSoft
11 64 (1.95%) Citrix
12 39 (1.19%) Informatica
13 38 (1.16%) Splunk
14 33 (1.00%) Adobe
14 33 (1.00%) Capita
15 31 (0.94%) Sitecore
15 31 (0.94%) TIBCO
16 30 (0.91%) Cloudera
16 30 (0.91%) Red Hat
17 29 (0.88%) hybris