The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1405 1958 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.79% 9.05% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 9.50% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1326 1111
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £447 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £100.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +185.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.05% +25.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 188 £583 +6.00% 53
Canary Wharf +7 13 £575 -4.16%
Westminster +4 11 £550 -4.34%
Croydon -8 9 £580 +27.75%
Heathrow -2 7 £370 -37.68%
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £825 -
Hayes +4 6 - -
Brentford 0 3 £385 -
Uxbridge -4 3 £425 - 1
Docklands, London -10 3 £535 +8.51%
Hounslow +4 2 - -
Wimbledon +3 1 - -
West End of London -2 1 £538 -8.51% 8
Bromley -7 1 £650 -7.14%
Northwood - 1 £650 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 658 (22.38%) Finance
2 648 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (15.92%) Java
4 426 (14.49%) Banking
5 409 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
6 365 (12.41%) TOGAF
6 365 (12.41%) Microsoft
7 354 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 326 (11.09%) Oracle
9 291 (9.90%) Security Cleared
10 282 (9.59%) Migration
11 279 (9.49%) Data Modelling
12 271 (9.22%) Windows
13 264 (8.98%) SQL
14 250 (8.50%) SC Cleared
15 249 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 233 (7.93%) Enterprise Architecture
17 231 (7.86%) SOA
18 229 (7.79%) DevOps
19 213 (7.24%) Office 365
20 210 (7.14%) SQL Server
21 206 (7.01%) Big Data
22 202 (6.87%) Linux
23 198 (6.73%) Web Services
24 194 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
25 186 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
26 185 (6.29%) Open Source
27 179 (6.09%) Active Directory
28 178 (6.05%) VMware
28 178 (6.05%) Data Centre

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
1 109 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 72 (2.45%) Apache
4 60 (2.04%) JBoss
4 60 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 59 (2.01%) CMS
6 55 (1.87%) Confluence
7 50 (1.70%) Apache Spark
8 46 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 44 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 36 (1.22%) MS Exchange
11 33 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 33 (1.12%) Tomcat
12 27 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 27 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 25 (0.85%) IIS
13 25 (0.85%) Mule
14 23 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
16 19 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (0.24%) SPSS
6 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.14%) HipChat
7 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.10%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.034%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 50 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 11 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.37%) Temenos T24
5 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.24%) Magento
7 7 (0.24%) Pega PRPC
8 6 (0.20%) Fredhopper
8 6 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.17%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 409 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (7.24%) Office 365
4 155 (5.27%) PaaS
5 102 (3.47%) IaaS
5 102 (3.47%) SaaS
6 47 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (0.92%) OpenShift
9 21 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.61%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.61%) GitHub
13 16 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
14 15 (0.51%) OneDrive
14 15 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
15 14 (0.48%) Bluemix
16 13 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 141 (4.80%) Firewall
2 107 (3.64%) VPN
3 97 (3.30%) WAN
4 78 (2.65%) Network Security
5 77 (2.62%) Internet
6 72 (2.45%) DNS
7 67 (2.28%) LAN
8 51 (1.73%) MPLS
9 46 (1.56%) Skype
10 43 (1.46%) LDAP
11 35 (1.19%) BGP
12 34 (1.16%) SAN
12 34 (1.16%) SSL
13 33 (1.12%) IPsec
14 32 (1.09%) Wireless
15 30 (1.02%) OSPF
16 27 (0.92%) DHCP
16 27 (0.92%) Unified Communications
17 26 (0.88%) TCP/IP
18 25 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 206 (7.01%) Big Data
3 141 (4.80%) Hadoop
4 126 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 81 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 73 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 65 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 56 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
9 46 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 40 (1.36%) HBase
13 37 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 36 (1.22%) MySQL
14 36 (1.22%) Oracle Database
14 36 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 35 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
17 25 (0.85%) Power BI
18 23 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 84 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 75 (2.55%) JIRA
3 33 (1.12%) Maven
4 32 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 32 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
5 29 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 23 (0.78%) Axure RP
7 20 (0.68%) ERwin
8 16 (0.54%) Selenium
9 15 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (0.51%) JUnit
10 13 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
11 11 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 11 (0.37%) Hudson
11 11 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (0.37%) Subversion
11 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio
12 10 (0.34%) Ant
12 10 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.34%) SonarQube
General
1 658 (22.38%) Finance
2 426 (14.49%) Banking
3 162 (5.51%) Retail
4 90 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 85 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 78 (2.65%) Legal
7 62 (2.11%) Law
8 61 (2.07%) Marketing
9 32 (1.09%) Back Office
10 29 (0.99%) Front Office
10 29 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.88%) Advertising
13 25 (0.85%) Billing
13 25 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.54%) Publishing
15 13 (0.44%) Military
16 10 (0.34%) Electronics
16 10 (0.34%) Games
17 9 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (6.73%) Web Services
2 156 (5.31%) .NET
3 147 (5.00%) REST
4 121 (4.12%) Spring
5 109 (3.71%) SOAP
6 107 (3.64%) HTML
7 96 (3.27%) XML
8 87 (2.96%) Node.js
9 85 (2.89%) CSS
10 82 (2.79%) J2EE
11 81 (2.76%) Middleware
12 69 (2.35%) AngularJS
13 66 (2.24%) JSON
14 65 (2.21%) HTML5
15 62 (2.11%) Hibernate
16 61 (2.07%) SAML
17 42 (1.43%) Kafka
18 38 (1.29%) JMS
18 38 (1.29%) RESTful
19 36 (1.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 99 (3.37%) User Experience
4 89 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 71 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 69 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 60 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 55 (1.87%) PKI
9 50 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 43 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 40 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 35 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 34 (1.16%) Market Risk
13 34 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 30 (1.02%) Cloud Native
14 30 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 29 (0.99%) SWIFT
16 27 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (0.85%) Replication
18 24 (0.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 271 (9.22%) Windows
2 202 (6.87%) Linux
3 95 (3.23%) Unix
4 62 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 62 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.02%) Android
6 28 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.58%) Solaris
9 17 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.20%) AIX
12 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.10%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.068%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.068%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (12.41%) TOGAF
3 282 (9.59%) Migration
4 279 (9.49%) Data Modelling
5 249 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 233 (7.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 231 (7.86%) SOA
8 229 (7.79%) DevOps
9 194 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
10 185 (6.29%) Open Source
11 174 (5.92%) Microservices
12 172 (5.85%) ITIL
13 166 (5.65%) Data Architecture
14 165 (5.61%) Analytics
15 147 (5.00%) E-Commerce
16 146 (4.97%) Scrum
17 142 (4.83%) ETL
18 135 (4.59%) SDLC
19 122 (4.15%) CRM
20 118 (4.01%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 468 (15.92%) Java
2 264 (8.98%) SQL
3 133 (4.52%) JavaScript
4 105 (3.57%) Python
5 77 (2.62%) C
6 71 (2.41%) C#
7 52 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 45 (1.53%) Perl
8 45 (1.53%) Ruby
9 43 (1.46%) C++
10 28 (0.95%) Scala
11 25 (0.85%) Apex Code
12 24 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 22 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.71%) R
15 17 (0.58%) PHP
15 17 (0.58%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.44%) Go
18 12 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 291 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 250 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 110 (3.74%) Degree
4 85 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (2.21%) CCIE
6 42 (1.43%) CISSP
7 31 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.88%) JNCIE
9 24 (0.82%) MCSE
10 23 (0.78%) CISM
10 23 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (0.71%) CCNP
13 18 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.54%) CCNA
14 16 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (0.44%) CISA
16 12 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.28%) QA
2 58 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 47 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.95%) MiFID
6 23 (0.78%) SEPA
7 18 (0.61%) COBIT
8 13 (0.44%) ISO 20022
9 12 (0.41%) GDPR
10 11 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.37%) SLA
11 9 (0.31%) FedRAMP
12 8 (0.27%) GxP
12 8 (0.27%) IFRS
13 6 (0.20%) PMO
14 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 179 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 100 (3.40%) Docker
3 95 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.68%) vSphere
5 20 (0.68%) XenApp
6 17 (0.58%) vCloud
7 15 (0.51%) Apache Flume
8 14 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 10 (0.34%) HDFS
10 9 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.24%) NFS
12 7 (0.24%) Xen
13 6 (0.20%) KVM
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.10%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 89 (3.03%) SCCM
2 75 (2.55%) Puppet
3 66 (2.24%) Ansible
4 64 (2.18%) Kubernetes
5 53 (1.80%) Terraform
6 46 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (0.99%) SCOM
8 24 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.54%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.51%) FortiGate
11 12 (0.41%) logstash
11 12 (0.41%) Rsyslog
12 11 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (0.37%) MOM
13 10 (0.34%) Kibana
13 10 (0.34%) Nagios
13 10 (0.34%) Packer
14 9 (0.31%) OpenAM
14 9 (0.31%) OpenIDM
15 8 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 365 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 326 (11.09%) Oracle
3 178 (6.05%) VMware
4 173 (5.88%) Cisco
5 140 (4.76%) SAP
6 104 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
7 100 (3.40%) Citrix
8 99 (3.37%) IBM
9 92 (3.13%) ServiceNow
10 51 (1.73%) Adobe
11 49 (1.67%) Google
12 43 (1.46%) Splunk
13 42 (1.43%) Atlassian
13 42 (1.43%) Informatica
14 41 (1.39%) Cloudera
15 36 (1.22%) Juniper
16 35 (1.19%) CheckPoint
16 35 (1.19%) Pega
16 35 (1.19%) Tableau
17 34 (1.16%) Red Hat
London
Networking People
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £540 to £630 per day Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 15 days ago