Period
to 26 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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.

Technical Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 165 203
Rank change year-on-year +42 +38 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 34 73 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.08% 1.14% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.21% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 66 39
Median daily rate £575 £588 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +6.82% -4.35%
10th Percentile £413 £481 £481
90th Percentile £683 £713 £690
Central London median daily rate £590 £600 £563
% change year-on-year -1.67% +6.67% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 2,938 6,012 6,611
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.69% 93.72% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,118 4,611 5,201
Median daily rate £500 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 66 114
Median hourly rate £29.88 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.26% +12.30% +8.59%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £34.80
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.82 £18.85
% change year-on-year +56.20% +10.46% +11.44%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, Technical 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 City of London region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Azure
3 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
4 8 (23.53%) DevOps
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.59%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
6 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.65%) Microservices
7 5 (14.71%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) Office 365
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) Node.js
8 4 (11.76%) Open Source
8 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (8.82%) AWS
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.82%) REST
9 3 (8.82%) Business Process Modelling
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Validation
9 3 (8.82%) Migration
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
9 3 (8.82%) Information Management

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (14.71%) Office 365
3 3 (8.82%) AWS
4 2 (5.88%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.94%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.94%) GitHub
5 1 (2.94%) IaaS
5 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS
5 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.88%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.94%) Finnish Language
3 1 (2.94%) German Language
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Norwegian Language
3 1 (2.94%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Node.js
2 3 (8.82%) JSON
2 3 (8.82%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) Kafka
3 2 (5.88%) OAuth
3 2 (5.88%) OAuth2
3 2 (5.88%) OpenID
3 2 (5.88%) Spring
3 2 (5.88%) Spring Boot
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.94%) React
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) SailPoint
4 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) DevOps
3 6 (17.65%) Microservices
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.71%) CRM
5 4 (11.76%) Open Source
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.82%) Business Process Modelling
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Information Management
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.82%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) Data Security
7 2 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.88%) TDD
7 2 (5.88%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
2 1 (2.94%) ForgeRock
2 1 (2.94%) Guidewire
2 1 (2.94%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.94%) Okta
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Splunk