Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £661 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 15 15 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,688 2,426 1,662
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.64% 9.99% 8.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.38% 10.77% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,440 1,601 1,142
10th Percentile £513 £465 £475
25th Percentile £575 £518 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £661 £600 £614
Median % change year-on-year +10.21% -2.24% +2.29%
75th Percentile £752 £694 £700
90th Percentile £850 £775 £781
England median daily rate £650 £590 £600
% change year-on-year +10.17% -1.67% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
10th Percentile - £48.30 £18.05
25th Percentile - £51.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate - £62.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year - +45.88% -45.41%
75th Percentile - £65.75 £48.13
90th Percentile - £66.20 £50.75
England median hourly rate £68.00 £58.18 £53.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% +9.77% -31.92%

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 35,544 22,529 18,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,101 16,227 13,446
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £685 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £703 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 223 241
10th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £13.71
25th Percentile £21.82 £20.58 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.64 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.62% +26.56% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.91 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

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 23 May 2022.

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
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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +3 377 £650 +8.33% 134
West London -2 28 £625 +11.11% 23
South London -13 27 £615 +2.50% 7
East London +5 24 £800 +26.73% 22
North London - 6 £500 - 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Architect contract jobs required the following 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 1,128 (30.59%) Azure
2 1,118 (30.31%) Finance
3 928 (25.16%) Agile
4 836 (22.67%) Social Skills
5 816 (22.13%) AWS
6 598 (16.21%) DevOps
7 575 (15.59%) Migration
8 518 (14.05%) Microsoft
9 471 (12.77%) Banking
10 440 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 436 (11.82%) Data Modelling
12 389 (10.55%) TOGAF
13 385 (10.44%) Microservices
14 372 (10.09%) CI/CD
15 369 (10.01%) Enterprise Architecture
16 367 (9.95%) Data Architecture
17 355 (9.63%) GCP
18 338 (9.16%) Java
19 303 (8.22%) Security Cleared
20 298 (8.08%) Analytics
21 290 (7.86%) Kubernetes
22 287 (7.78%) SaaS
23 280 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
24 269 (7.29%) SQL
25 265 (7.19%) PaaS
26 259 (7.02%) SC Cleared
27 255 (6.91%) Public Sector
28 247 (6.70%) Python
29 236 (6.40%) Security Architecture
30 227 (6.16%) Public Cloud

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 83 (2.25%) Confluence
2 65 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 53 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 38 (1.03%) Apache
5 36 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 27 (0.73%) CMS
7 25 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 20 (0.54%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (0.38%) nginx
11 14 (0.38%) SAS
12 13 (0.35%) JBoss
12 13 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.30%) Camunda
14 11 (0.30%) IIS
15 10 (0.27%) Drupal
15 10 (0.27%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 25 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) Revit
6 2 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.054%) InDesign
6 2 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 26 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
5 13 (0.35%) Sentinel
6 12 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
10 6 (0.16%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.16%) Eloqua
10 6 (0.16%) Findur
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle SCM
10 6 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,128 (30.59%) Azure
2 816 (22.13%) AWS
3 355 (9.63%) GCP
4 287 (7.78%) SaaS
5 265 (7.19%) PaaS
6 200 (5.42%) IaaS
7 182 (4.93%) Serverless
8 167 (4.53%) Microsoft 365
9 116 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 94 (2.55%) Power Platform
11 93 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
12 88 (2.39%) GitHub
13 54 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 52 (1.41%) Amazon S3
14 52 (1.41%) OpenShift
15 51 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
16 47 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
16 47 (1.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 41 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
17 41 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 168 (4.56%) Firewall
2 126 (3.42%) Network Security
3 79 (2.14%) WAN
4 63 (1.71%) DNS
5 47 (1.27%) LAN
6 45 (1.22%) VPN
7 34 (0.92%) Internet
8 29 (0.79%) SD-WAN
9 24 (0.65%) SAN
10 23 (0.62%) DHCP
11 20 (0.54%) Wireless
12 18 (0.49%) BGP
12 18 (0.49%) VSAN
13 17 (0.46%) TCP/IP
14 16 (0.43%) SSL
14 16 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
15 15 (0.41%) VLAN
16 14 (0.38%) 4G
16 14 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
2 195 (5.29%) Big Data
3 155 (4.20%) Data Lake
4 113 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 107 (2.90%) SQL Server
6 103 (2.79%) Metadata
7 67 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 65 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
9 57 (1.55%) Power BI
10 43 (1.17%) BigQuery
10 43 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 42 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 39 (1.06%) MongoDB
13 33 (0.89%) Hadoop
13 33 (0.89%) MySQL
14 30 (0.81%) Metadata Repository
15 29 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
16 26 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 20 (0.54%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 113 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 94 (2.55%) JIRA
3 67 (1.82%) PowerDesigner
4 48 (1.30%) ERwin
5 47 (1.27%) kappa
6 46 (1.25%) Maven
7 45 (1.22%) Git (software)
8 40 (1.08%) Gradle
9 31 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 29 (0.79%) GitLab
11 11 (0.30%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.27%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.24%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.24%) ER Studio
13 9 (0.24%) Terragrunt
14 7 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.16%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.16%) Selenium
15 6 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,118 (30.31%) Finance
2 836 (22.67%) Social Skills
3 471 (12.77%) Banking
4 280 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 255 (6.91%) Public Sector
6 191 (5.18%) Retail
7 142 (3.85%) Marketing
8 126 (3.42%) Telecoms
9 110 (2.98%) Influencing Skills
10 93 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
11 92 (2.49%) Investment Banking
12 85 (2.30%) Legal
13 81 (2.20%) Manufacturing
14 77 (2.09%) Front Office
15 62 (1.68%) Electronics
16 49 (1.33%) Law
17 40 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
17 40 (1.08%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.87%) Retail Banking
19 28 (0.76%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (4.01%) Kafka
2 142 (3.85%) .NET
3 111 (3.01%) REST
4 83 (2.25%) Middleware
5 72 (1.95%) React
6 66 (1.79%) Web Services
7 58 (1.57%) Node.js
7 58 (1.57%) SOAP
8 56 (1.52%) JSON
9 50 (1.36%) RESTful
9 50 (1.36%) XML
10 43 (1.17%) AngularJS
11 42 (1.14%) OAuth
12 39 (1.06%) Spring
13 36 (0.98%) Spring Boot
14 34 (0.92%) ARM Templates
15 31 (0.84%) HTML
16 30 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
17 27 (0.73%) SAML
18 26 (0.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 227 (6.16%) Public Cloud
2 154 (4.18%) Data Centre
3 146 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 119 (3.23%) Cloud Native
5 80 (2.17%) User Experience
6 77 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 69 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
8 64 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 64 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 63 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 61 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 57 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
12 56 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
13 51 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 43 (1.17%) Mobile App
15 33 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 29 (0.79%) Hedge funds
16 29 (0.79%) IoT
16 29 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
17 26 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 215 (5.83%) Windows
2 154 (4.18%) Linux
3 81 (2.20%) Unix
4 54 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 34 (0.92%) VMS
6 32 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.43%) Android
9 12 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.16%) zOS
12 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.081%) AIX
14 3 (0.081%) CentOS
14 3 (0.081%) HPUX
14 3 (0.081%) SUSE
15 2 (0.054%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (25.16%) Agile
2 598 (16.21%) DevOps
3 575 (15.59%) Migration
4 440 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 436 (11.82%) Data Modelling
6 389 (10.55%) TOGAF
7 385 (10.44%) Microservices
8 372 (10.09%) CI/CD
9 369 (10.01%) Enterprise Architecture
10 367 (9.95%) Data Architecture
11 298 (8.08%) Analytics
12 236 (6.40%) Security Architecture
13 221 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
14 219 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
15 216 (5.86%) Technical Architecture
16 190 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
17 177 (4.80%) Data Management
18 175 (4.75%) ITIL
19 165 (4.47%) Project Delivery
20 164 (4.45%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 338 (9.16%) Java
2 269 (7.29%) SQL
3 247 (6.70%) Python
4 144 (3.90%) C#
5 129 (3.50%) PowerShell
6 125 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 67 (1.82%) C
8 57 (1.55%) Bash
9 48 (1.30%) Scala
10 43 (1.17%) C++
11 28 (0.76%) TypeScript
12 25 (0.68%) Ruby
13 18 (0.49%) PHP
14 17 (0.46%) Apex Code
15 14 (0.38%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.35%) Go
17 12 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.33%) R
18 11 (0.30%) Perl
19 6 (0.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 303 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 259 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 179 (4.85%) Degree
4 91 (2.47%) TOGAF Certification
5 75 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (1.95%) CISSP
7 65 (1.76%) AWS Certification
8 37 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 37 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (0.87%) CISM
10 30 (0.81%) MCSE
11 28 (0.76%) CCNA
11 28 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 27 (0.73%) CRISC
13 25 (0.68%) CCIE
13 25 (0.68%) CISA
14 24 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 23 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 22 (0.60%) MCP
16 22 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.98%) GDPR
2 100 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 68 (1.84%) NIST
3 68 (1.84%) QA
4 62 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (0.92%) COBIT
6 26 (0.70%) NCSC
7 23 (0.62%) ISO 20022
8 19 (0.52%) GRC
8 19 (0.52%) NIST 800
9 17 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.43%) SLA
11 12 (0.33%) Accessibility
12 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.27%) SEPA
14 9 (0.24%) PMO
15 8 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.16%) COSO
System Software
1 204 (5.53%) Docker
2 175 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 86 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.79%) VMware NSX
4 29 (0.79%) vSphere
5 24 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.43%) XenApp
8 14 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.30%) vCloud
10 11 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.054%) Firmware
14 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.054%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 290 (7.86%) Kubernetes
2 224 (6.07%) Terraform
3 77 (2.09%) Ansible
4 50 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
5 43 (1.17%) SCCM
6 29 (0.79%) Puppet
7 25 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 18 (0.49%) vRealize
10 14 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.35%) Istio
11 13 (0.35%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.30%) CASB
12 11 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.27%) Kibana
14 9 (0.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 8 (0.22%) Grafana
15 8 (0.22%) Nessus
16 7 (0.19%) Nagios
16 7 (0.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 518 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 222 (6.02%) SAP
3 213 (5.78%) Google
4 199 (5.40%) Oracle
5 145 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
6 144 (3.90%) VMware
7 112 (3.04%) Databricks
8 87 (2.36%) Cisco
9 84 (2.28%) MuleSoft
10 80 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 70 (1.90%) BiZZdesign
12 69 (1.87%) Citrix
13 67 (1.82%) Red Hat
14 59 (1.60%) IBM
15 58 (1.57%) Splunk
16 40 (1.08%) Adobe
17 39 (1.06%) F5
18 36 (0.98%) Sparx
19 30 (0.81%) Pega
20 28 (0.76%) Cloudera