Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 274 270
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 413 435 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.03% 0.95% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.00% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 305 259
London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £488 £413 £425
90th Percentile £773 £688 £700
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £63.50
% change year-on-year - -44.88% -20.63%

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 37,659 43,460 40,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.73% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,969 31,370 28,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 629 497
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% +11.58%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.10 £12.51
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in London

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in London

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in London

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect in London.

Contractor 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 17 August 2019. 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 +42 88 £600 +6.43% 25
South London +52 41 £575 +6.98%
East London +9 7 £600 -8.05% 5
West London +10 6 £500 - 6
North London - 2 - - 2
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 117 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (26.88%) Java
3 96 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (22.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 78 (18.89%) Finance
6 65 (15.74%) DevOps
7 63 (15.25%) Migration
7 63 (15.25%) Microsoft
8 53 (12.83%) Security Cleared
9 51 (12.35%) Technical Architecture
9 51 (12.35%) Kubernetes
10 49 (11.86%) SC Cleared
11 47 (11.38%) Microservices
12 46 (11.14%) JavaScript
13 44 (10.65%) Windows
13 44 (10.65%) Big Data
14 42 (10.17%) Linux
14 42 (10.17%) Oracle
15 41 (9.93%) Python
16 40 (9.69%) Ruby
17 39 (9.44%) Salesforce.com
18 37 (8.96%) Active Directory
18 37 (8.96%) Banking
18 37 (8.96%) Docker
18 37 (8.96%) PaaS
19 35 (8.47%) Data Centre
20 33 (7.99%) SQL
21 32 (7.75%) Office 365
21 32 (7.75%) Technical Leadership
22 31 (7.51%) SaaS

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 12 (2.91%) Confluence
2 11 (2.66%) SAS
3 9 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.45%) CMS
5 5 (1.21%) JBoss
6 4 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.18%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.24%) Ripple
5 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 96 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (22.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (8.96%) PaaS
4 32 (7.75%) Office 365
5 31 (7.51%) SaaS
6 30 (7.26%) IaaS
7 18 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (2.91%) Amazon S3
9 11 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (2.42%) Apigee
10 10 (2.42%) Power Platform
11 9 (2.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 8 (1.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 7 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (1.69%) Force.com
13 7 (1.69%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.39%) WAN
2 11 (2.66%) Firewall
3 10 (2.42%) LAN
4 8 (1.94%) VPN
5 6 (1.45%) DNS
5 6 (1.45%) Network Security
6 5 (1.21%) SAN
7 4 (0.97%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.97%) Skype
8 3 (0.73%) DMZ
8 3 (0.73%) Internet
8 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.24%) PBX
10 1 (0.24%) SMS
10 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.65%) Big Data
2 26 (6.30%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (4.36%) RDBMS
6 17 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.42%) Power BI
9 9 (2.18%) Data Lake
10 8 (1.94%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.94%) MySQL
11 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.97%) Jackrabbit
13 4 (0.97%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.97%) MS Access
14 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (6.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.15%) JIRA
2 13 (3.15%) Oracle APEX
3 12 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.97%) Subversion
5 3 (0.73%) Ant
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.73%) webpack
6 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 78 (18.89%) Finance
2 37 (8.96%) Banking
3 21 (5.08%) Marketing
4 10 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.69%) Retail
7 6 (1.45%) Billing
7 6 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.97%) Games
9 3 (0.73%) Electronics
9 3 (0.73%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.26%) REST
2 25 (6.05%) Kafka
3 22 (5.33%) .NET
4 21 (5.08%) HTML
4 21 (5.08%) SOAP
5 20 (4.84%) CSS
6 18 (4.36%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.87%) Node.js
7 16 (3.87%) Web Services
8 15 (3.63%) JSON
9 14 (3.39%) React
9 14 (3.39%) Visualforce
10 12 (2.91%) RESTful
10 12 (2.91%) Spring
11 11 (2.66%) XML
12 10 (2.42%) Guice
12 10 (2.42%) Middleware
13 9 (2.18%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (1.94%) Ajax
14 8 (1.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.63%) User Experience
4 11 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.94%) Replication
7 7 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.21%) PKI
9 4 (0.97%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.97%) iSeries
9 4 (0.97%) NHS
9 4 (0.97%) Reinsurance
9 4 (0.97%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.65%) Windows
2 42 (10.17%) Linux
3 24 (5.81%) Unix
4 11 (2.66%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.42%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.97%) HPUX
8 4 (0.97%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.97%) Solaris
9 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.48%) AIX
10 2 (0.48%) CentOS
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.74%) DevOps
3 63 (15.25%) Migration
4 51 (12.35%) Technical Architecture
5 47 (11.38%) Microservices
6 32 (7.75%) Technical Leadership
7 31 (7.51%) Open Source
8 30 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (6.30%) TDD
10 25 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (5.81%) Scrum
12 23 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (5.08%) IT Strategy
14 20 (4.84%) TOGAF
15 19 (4.60%) Architectural Design
15 19 (4.60%) Data Migration
16 17 (4.12%) Strategic Roadmap
16 17 (4.12%) Test Automation
17 16 (3.87%) CRM
18 15 (3.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 111 (26.88%) Java
2 46 (11.14%) JavaScript
3 41 (9.93%) Python
4 40 (9.69%) Ruby
5 33 (7.99%) SQL
6 14 (3.39%) Apex Code
7 12 (2.91%) C#
8 10 (2.42%) Scala
9 8 (1.94%) C
10 7 (1.69%) Java 8
11 6 (1.45%) COBOL
11 6 (1.45%) Go
11 6 (1.45%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.45%) R
12 5 (1.21%) SOQL
13 4 (0.97%) C++
13 4 (0.97%) VB
14 3 (0.73%) ABAP
14 3 (0.73%) PHP
14 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.36%) Degree
4 9 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.73%) CISSP
7 3 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.73%) MCSE
7 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MCITP
8 2 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.24%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.63%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.48%) PMO
3 2 (0.48%) PSD2
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (8.96%) Active Directory
1 37 (8.96%) Docker
2 9 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.45%) vSphere
5 5 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.21%) XenApp
5 5 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.48%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.48%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.48%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 51 (12.35%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.87%) Puppet
2 16 (3.87%) Terraform
3 14 (3.39%) SCCM
4 13 (3.15%) Ansible
5 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.45%) Packer
6 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.97%) Consul
7 4 (0.97%) Istio
7 4 (0.97%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.48%) vRealize
9 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.24%) QRadar
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.17%) Oracle
3 39 (9.44%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (6.78%) SAP
5 18 (4.36%) VMware
6 16 (3.87%) Google
7 14 (3.39%) Cisco
8 9 (2.18%) CA
9 8 (1.94%) Citrix
9 8 (1.94%) Dell
9 8 (1.94%) IBM
10 7 (1.69%) EMC
10 7 (1.69%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.21%) NetApp
13 4 (0.97%) Adobe
13 4 (0.97%) Apttus
13 4 (0.97%) hybris
13 4 (0.97%) Informatica
13 4 (0.97%) Ivanti