Period
to 23 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3,038 1,333 3,418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.20% 8.16% 8.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.00% 8.76% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,030 900 2,322
10th Percentile £490 £475 £475
25th Percentile £525 £525 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £625 £600
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
75th Percentile £713 £713 £688
90th Percentile £775 £775 £775
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
10th Percentile £48.30 £22.83 £13.65
25th Percentile £51.75 £38.69 £17.25
Median hourly rate £62.00 £69.50 £48.68
Median % change year-on-year -10.79% +42.78% -29.20%
75th Percentile £65.75 £89.88 £78.10
90th Percentile £66.20 £91.45 "
England median hourly rate £60.00 £67.50 £73.75
% change year-on-year -11.11% -8.47% +34.09%

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 27,622 15,225 38,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.18% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,888 10,990 27,855
10th Percentile £350 £313 £315
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 187 460
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.34 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.06 £19.39 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £33.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.94% +67.50% -
75th Percentile £51.53 £47.79 £36.73
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.10 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.06%

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 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021. 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 +5 324 £600 - 150
South London +11 26 £600 +11.11% 7
West London +5 26 £560 -10.40% 36
East London +1 13 £650 +18.18% 41
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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 1,000 (32.92%) Azure
2 697 (22.94%) AWS
3 684 (22.51%) Finance
4 676 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
5 548 (18.04%) Social Skills
6 476 (15.67%) DevOps
7 445 (14.65%) Microsoft
8 378 (12.44%) GCP
9 370 (12.18%) Banking
10 364 (11.98%) Migration
11 362 (11.92%) Data Modelling
12 351 (11.55%) Microservices
13 341 (11.22%) Java
14 333 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 312 (10.27%) Enterprise Architecture
16 304 (10.01%) TOGAF
17 295 (9.71%) Security Cleared
18 284 (9.35%) Kubernetes
19 269 (8.85%) Analytics
20 265 (8.72%) SQL
21 249 (8.20%) SC Cleared
22 248 (8.16%) Google
23 240 (7.90%) Salesforce.com
24 231 (7.60%) PaaS
25 228 (7.50%) Data Architecture
26 196 (6.45%) Public Sector
27 193 (6.35%) Terraform
28 191 (6.29%) Big Data
29 190 (6.25%) Docker
30 185 (6.09%) Oracle

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 63 (2.07%) Apache Spark
2 59 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 53 (1.74%) Confluence
4 48 (1.58%) CMS
5 36 (1.18%) Apache
6 25 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 21 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 20 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 15 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.43%) Appian
12 11 (0.36%) Liferay
12 11 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.36%) SAS
12 11 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.33%) Drupal
14 9 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
15 8 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 28 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
1 28 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 16 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.066%) Figma
6 2 (0.066%) InVision
6 2 (0.066%) Sketch
6 2 (0.066%) SPSS
7 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.033%) InDesign
7 1 (0.033%) Marvel
7 1 (0.033%) Revit
7 1 (0.033%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 31 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
1 31 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 22 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
4 13 (0.43%) Magento
4 13 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.16%) SAP MDG
9 5 (0.16%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.13%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.13%) Shopify
10 4 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1,000 (32.92%) Azure
2 697 (22.94%) AWS
3 378 (12.44%) GCP
4 231 (7.60%) PaaS
5 181 (5.96%) IaaS
6 162 (5.33%) SaaS
7 160 (5.27%) Serverless
8 131 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
9 103 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 94 (3.09%) Power Platform
11 79 (2.60%) GitHub
12 75 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
13 69 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
14 55 (1.81%) OpenShift
15 53 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
16 51 (1.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 50 (1.65%) Azure Functions
18 49 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
19 42 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
19 42 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.00%) Firewall
2 71 (2.34%) WAN
3 55 (1.81%) DNS
4 54 (1.78%) Network Security
5 42 (1.38%) LAN
5 42 (1.38%) SAN
6 35 (1.15%) Internet
7 33 (1.09%) NAS
8 32 (1.05%) SD-WAN
9 30 (0.99%) VPN
10 27 (0.89%) DHCP
11 24 (0.79%) HTTP
12 20 (0.66%) Unified Communications
13 17 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (0.53%) SSL
15 15 (0.49%) MPLS
15 15 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.46%) iSCSI
17 13 (0.43%) TCP/IP
17 13 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (6.29%) Big Data
2 155 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
3 116 (3.82%) Data Lake
4 107 (3.52%) SQL Server
5 99 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 96 (3.16%) Metadata
7 75 (2.47%) Power BI
8 69 (2.27%) Hadoop
9 62 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 45 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 44 (1.45%) BigQuery
11 44 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 42 (1.38%) Tableau
13 38 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 37 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.69%) Data Vault
17 20 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 20 (0.66%) Metadata Repository
17 20 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 121 (3.98%) Jenkins
2 74 (2.44%) JIRA
3 72 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 67 (2.21%) PowerDesigner
5 37 (1.22%) Maven
6 21 (0.69%) kappa
6 21 (0.69%) Subversion
6 21 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 19 (0.63%) Gradle
8 18 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 18 (0.59%) GitLab
9 17 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (0.46%) ERwin
10 14 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.39%) Postman
12 12 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.33%) CircleCI
13 10 (0.33%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 684 (22.51%) Finance
2 548 (18.04%) Social Skills
3 370 (12.18%) Banking
4 196 (6.45%) Public Sector
5 164 (5.40%) Retail
6 132 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
7 120 (3.95%) Marketing
8 108 (3.55%) Telecoms
9 96 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
10 67 (2.21%) Influencing Skills
11 62 (2.04%) Manufacturing
12 55 (1.81%) Retail Banking
13 52 (1.71%) Investment Banking
14 41 (1.35%) Electronics
15 40 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
16 31 (1.02%) Financial Institution
16 31 (1.02%) Legal
17 20 (0.66%) Billing
18 19 (0.63%) Law
19 18 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (4.05%) REST
2 111 (3.65%) .NET
3 101 (3.32%) Web Services
4 83 (2.73%) Kafka
5 76 (2.50%) SOAP
6 70 (2.30%) JSON
7 65 (2.14%) Node.js
8 62 (2.04%) Middleware
9 60 (1.97%) Spring
10 58 (1.91%) RESTful
11 56 (1.84%) React
12 50 (1.65%) HTML
13 48 (1.58%) XML
14 47 (1.55%) AngularJS
15 45 (1.48%) OAuth
15 45 (1.48%) Spring Boot
16 37 (1.22%) OpenID
17 34 (1.12%) SAML
18 33 (1.09%) CSS
19 29 (0.95%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 133 (4.38%) Public Cloud
2 122 (4.02%) Cloud Native
3 89 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 73 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 59 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 55 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 54 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 50 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 44 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 43 (1.42%) User Experience
11 38 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
11 38 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
12 27 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
13 24 (0.79%) NHS
14 22 (0.72%) Clustering
14 22 (0.72%) Reference Data
15 20 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
16 18 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 18 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 177 (5.83%) Windows
2 140 (4.61%) Linux
3 39 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 38 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (0.89%) Solaris
6 24 (0.79%) Unix
6 24 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 17 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.46%) Android
10 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.30%) AIX
12 6 (0.20%) HPUX
12 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.13%) Debian
14 4 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.099%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (15.67%) DevOps
3 364 (11.98%) Migration
4 362 (11.92%) Data Modelling
5 351 (11.55%) Microservices
6 333 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 312 (10.27%) Enterprise Architecture
8 304 (10.01%) TOGAF
9 269 (8.85%) Analytics
10 228 (7.50%) Data Architecture
11 185 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
12 179 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
13 178 (5.86%) Security Architecture
14 156 (5.13%) Scrum
15 146 (4.81%) Infrastructure as Code
16 140 (4.61%) Information Security
17 136 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
18 134 (4.41%) Data Management
19 131 (4.31%) CRM
20 127 (4.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 341 (11.22%) Java
2 265 (8.72%) SQL
3 179 (5.89%) Python
4 145 (4.77%) JavaScript
5 142 (4.67%) PowerShell
6 88 (2.90%) C#
7 54 (1.78%) Bash Shell
8 38 (1.25%) Apex Code
9 31 (1.02%) C
10 22 (0.72%) Scala
11 20 (0.66%) C++
11 20 (0.66%) Go
12 18 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.59%) TypeScript
13 13 (0.43%) PHP
14 11 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.30%) Groovy
15 9 (0.30%) Java 8
15 9 (0.30%) R
15 9 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 295 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 249 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 100 (3.29%) Degree
4 93 (3.06%) CISSP
5 49 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
6 43 (1.42%) AWS Certification
7 35 (1.15%) CISM
8 31 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.76%) SANS
11 21 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 14 (0.46%) CRISC
15 13 (0.43%) CISA
15 13 (0.43%) MCSE
16 12 (0.39%) GIAC
17 11 (0.36%) CREST Certified
18 9 (0.30%) FFIEC
18 9 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 73 (2.40%) GDPR
3 72 (2.37%) NIST
4 64 (2.11%) QA
5 45 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.63%) IFRS
8 18 (0.59%) COBIT
9 17 (0.56%) NCSC
9 17 (0.56%) NIST 800
10 15 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.46%) HL7
12 13 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.43%) SLA
13 12 (0.39%) SEPA
14 11 (0.36%) Accessibility
14 11 (0.36%) ISO 20022
15 9 (0.30%) HIPAA
16 7 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 190 (6.25%) Docker
2 164 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 78 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.46%) NFS
8 13 (0.43%) KVM
8 13 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (0.39%) vSphere
9 12 (0.39%) XenApp
9 12 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.36%) SRDF
10 11 (0.36%) Xen
11 10 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.16%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.099%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.099%) OpenAM
15 2 (0.066%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 284 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 193 (6.35%) Terraform
3 93 (3.06%) Ansible
4 43 (1.42%) Puppet
5 34 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.79%) SCCM
8 23 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 12 (0.39%) Istio
10 12 (0.39%) vRealize
11 11 (0.36%) Packer
12 7 (0.23%) CloudHub
12 7 (0.23%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.23%) Kibana
13 6 (0.20%) CASB
13 6 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 5 (0.16%) CSIRT
14 5 (0.16%) SCOM
15 4 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 445 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 248 (8.16%) Google
3 240 (7.90%) Salesforce.com
4 185 (6.09%) Oracle
5 172 (5.66%) SAP
6 134 (4.41%) VMware
7 105 (3.46%) Databricks
8 95 (3.13%) Cisco
9 88 (2.90%) MuleSoft
10 66 (2.17%) BiZZdesign
11 59 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 52 (1.71%) IBM
13 45 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 42 (1.38%) Sparx
15 39 (1.28%) Splunk
16 36 (1.18%) Adobe
16 36 (1.18%) Citrix
16 36 (1.18%) Pega
17 26 (0.86%) EMC
17 26 (0.86%) Informatica