Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 September 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 250 283
Rank change year-on-year +23 +33 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 138 395 434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.03% 1.01% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.07% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 284 308
Median daily rate £575 £596 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.56% +8.41% -
10th Percentile £425 £475 £429
90th Percentile £725 £745 £700
England median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.43
% change year-on-year - -22.96% -28.46%

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 12,335 36,759 43,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.92% 94.07% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,336 26,355 31,361
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 485 605
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -8.40%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.95 £58.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +8.11% -1.07%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in London

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Technical Architect in London

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Architect in London over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in London

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in London

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. 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 +65 18 £513 -14.05% 5
North London +16 2 £625 - 1
South London +4 2 £525 -8.70%
West London +57 1 - - 5
East London +47 1 £550 -8.33% 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 London region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 43 (31.16%) Azure
2 42 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 41 (29.71%) Public Sector
4 36 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
6 24 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 22 (15.94%) AWS
7 22 (15.94%) Finance
8 19 (13.77%) DevOps
9 18 (13.04%) Business Case
9 18 (13.04%) Migration
9 18 (13.04%) PaaS
10 17 (12.32%) SaaS
11 16 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
12 15 (10.87%) JavaScript
13 14 (10.14%) SharePoint
13 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (9.42%) React
14 13 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (9.42%) Linux
14 13 (9.42%) Oracle
14 13 (9.42%) CRM
14 13 (9.42%) Node.js
14 13 (9.42%) Office 365
15 12 (8.70%) Asset Management
15 12 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (8.70%) Java
15 12 (8.70%) Dynamics 365

Technical 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 14 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.62%) CMS
4 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.72%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.45%) Magento
3 2 (1.45%) Maximo
3 2 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.72%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.72%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.72%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.72%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 43 (31.16%) Azure
2 22 (15.94%) AWS
3 18 (13.04%) PaaS
4 17 (12.32%) SaaS
5 13 (9.42%) Office 365
6 12 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (5.07%) Serverless
8 5 (3.62%) GCP
8 5 (3.62%) GitHub
8 5 (3.62%) IaaS
9 4 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.17%) Firebase
11 2 (1.45%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.45%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.72%) Force.com
12 1 (0.72%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.72%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) DNS
2 5 (3.62%) DMZ
2 5 (3.62%) VPN
3 3 (2.17%) WAN
4 2 (1.45%) Firewall
4 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.72%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.72%) 5G
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.72%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
5 1 (0.72%) MPLS
5 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) Softswitch
5 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.45%) DB2
4 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.72%) Big Data
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.72%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Power BI
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.72%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) ER Studio
3 1 (0.72%) ERwin
3 1 (0.72%) GitLab
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 41 (29.71%) Public Sector
2 22 (15.94%) Finance
3 9 (6.52%) Banking
4 8 (5.80%) Law
5 7 (5.07%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.90%) Marketing
8 3 (2.17%) Electronics
8 3 (2.17%) Fire and Rescue
8 3 (2.17%) Retail
9 1 (0.72%) Advertising
9 1 (0.72%) Back Office
9 1 (0.72%) Billing
9 1 (0.72%) French Language
9 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.72%) Local Government
9 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.42%) Node.js
1 13 (9.42%) React
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (5.07%) Middleware
3 7 (5.07%) SAML
4 6 (4.35%) .NET
5 4 (2.90%) Jest
5 4 (2.90%) Web Services
6 3 (2.17%) .NET Core
6 3 (2.17%) JSON
6 3 (2.17%) Vue.js
6 3 (2.17%) XML
7 2 (1.45%) REST
8 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.72%) GatsbyJS
8 1 (0.72%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.72%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (0.72%) Lambda Expressions
8 1 (0.72%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.72%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) Taxonomies
3 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.72%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.42%) Linux
2 5 (3.62%) Unix
2 5 (3.62%) Windows
3 3 (2.17%) Mac OS
3 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (13.77%) DevOps
4 18 (13.04%) Business Case
4 18 (13.04%) Migration
5 16 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (9.42%) CRM
6 13 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 12 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.25%) Business Process Modelling
8 10 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.25%) Information Management
8 10 (7.25%) Machine Learning
8 10 (7.25%) Scrum
9 9 (6.52%) Validation
10 8 (5.80%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (5.80%) Microservices
10 8 (5.80%) SOA
10 8 (5.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.70%) Java
3 8 (5.80%) Ruby
4 7 (5.07%) Python
5 6 (4.35%) C
5 6 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.17%) C#
6 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.17%) SQL
7 2 (1.45%) Go
7 2 (1.45%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.72%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 42 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.07%) Degree
5 6 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.72%) CISM
7 1 (0.72%) CISSP
7 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.72%) GIAC
7 1 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) PMO
2 4 (2.90%) QA
3 3 (2.17%) NIST
4 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.72%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.62%) Docker
2 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (3.62%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.17%) Terraform
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.45%) Rancher
4 2 (1.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.72%) Ansible
5 1 (0.72%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.42%) Oracle
3 6 (4.35%) Cisco
3 6 (4.35%) SAP
4 5 (3.62%) VMware
5 4 (2.90%) Citrix
5 4 (2.90%) Google
5 4 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.17%) hybris
7 2 (1.45%) IBM
7 2 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.45%) Sparx
8 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.72%) Dell
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) HP
8 1 (0.72%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.72%) Splunk