Architects Performance

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


The 2020 edition of Architects Performance will show you how much practices similar to yours are earning. Discover average turnover 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 turnover; 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.




As well as the print edition you can access the performance data as a Digital Edition. 

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Architects Performance


1:  Turnover

The market in context

Market share by practice size

Market share by region

Architects' practice turnover

Composition of turnover


2:  Costs and Profits

Costs and profits for architectural practices



3:  Performance Indicators

Per head indicators



4: Projects and Services

Turnover from market sectors

Involvement from market sectors

Size and contract type of jobs


5:  Staffing

Incremental staffing measures

Trends in staffing numbers

Staffing ratios