Benchmark your performance: how do you compare with others on a range of measures including fee revenues, profits; costs and staffing?


The 2016 edition of Architects Performance will show you how much practices similar to yours are earning. Discover average fee earnings per practice, per Principal and per head of staff. Compare your profits and costs with other practices.


Data is presented per practice and per Principal for the full range of practice sizes. Plus, there’s quality information on the architectural market, types of jobs, market sectors, and staffing ratios.

For each statistic, firms are compared by size. We explore recent changes in fee earnings - how do you compare? The tables in these reports show key financial and staffing benchmarks for Architects, based on the returns received from several hundred architectural practices across the UK. Quartiles, as well as averages, provide evidence of the range in fee earnings, costs and profits.


The analysis shows:

Current performance - practice fee earnings; staff costs, other costs, profits, profits as a per cent of turnover; staffing ratios; composition of fee earnings; involvement in market sectors; average job size; market size; market shares.

Past trends - costs & profits, staffing numbers; market size; market shares; workloads; regional changes.

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Print Edition. Architects Performance is available to buy as a printed report, see here

New 2018 edition due for publication October

Architects Performance 2016 edition
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Report contents:

Section 1:  Survey Background


How performance data is collected

Respondent profile

How to use these statistics


Section 2:  Fee Revenues

The market in context

Market share by practice size

Market share by region

Architects’ fee earnings

Composition of fee earnings

Section 3:  Costs & Profits

Costs & profits overview

Practice costs

Practice profits

Recent trends in costs & profits

Section 4:  Performance Indicators

Fee earnings per head

Costs per principal

Profits per principal

Section 5:  Projects & Services

Fee earnings from market sectors

Involvement in market sectors

Size and contract type of jobs

Section 6:  Staffing Performance

Staff ratios

Incremental staffing measures

Trends in staffing numbers

Sectors covered