Period
to 25 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 271 241 217
Rank change year-on-year -30 -24 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 386 163 361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.03% 0.92% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.00% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 121 271
10th Percentile £499 £425 £480
25th Percentile £563 £506 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £734 £663 £660
90th Percentile £800 £725 £745
England median daily rate £630 £535 £600
% change year-on-year +17.76% -10.83% +4.35%

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 34,987 16,280 27,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.96% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,506 11,854 20,319
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 134 367
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.23 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +51.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £39.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -32 27 £600 -4.00% 16
South London +3 13 £720 +37.14% 2
East London -3 3 £900 +56.52% 2
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 128 (33.16%) Azure
2 100 (25.91%) Microsoft
3 97 (25.13%) Social Skills
4 93 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (23.58%) AWS
6 82 (21.24%) Security Cleared
7 79 (20.47%) SC Cleared
8 76 (19.69%) Finance
9 69 (17.88%) DevOps
10 55 (14.25%) Migration
11 52 (13.47%) Public Sector
12 47 (12.18%) Technical Architecture
13 46 (11.92%) Banking
13 46 (11.92%) Public Cloud
14 45 (11.66%) Active Directory
14 45 (11.66%) Microsoft 365
14 45 (11.66%) Analytics
15 43 (11.14%) Java
16 40 (10.36%) CI/CD
17 39 (10.10%) Windows
17 39 (10.10%) Cybersecurity
18 34 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (8.55%) Architectural Design
20 32 (8.29%) Technical Leadership
21 31 (8.03%) Linux
22 29 (7.51%) Microservices
22 29 (7.51%) IaaS
23 27 (6.99%) Technical Debt
23 27 (6.99%) SaaS
23 27 (6.99%) PaaS

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 22 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.33%) CMS
3 8 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.81%) Apache
4 7 (1.81%) IIS
5 6 (1.55%) Confluence
6 4 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pulsar
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) Jetty
9 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.26%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.04%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 128 (33.16%) Azure
2 91 (23.58%) AWS
3 45 (11.66%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (7.51%) IaaS
5 27 (6.99%) PaaS
5 27 (6.99%) SaaS
6 25 (6.48%) Serverless
7 24 (6.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (5.70%) GCP
9 16 (4.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (4.15%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 13 (3.37%) Power Platform
11 12 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (3.11%) GitHub
11 12 (3.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (2.59%) GitHub Actions
13 8 (2.07%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.81%) OpenShift
15 5 (1.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.74%) Firewall
2 12 (3.11%) WAN
3 11 (2.85%) DNS
3 11 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.07%) Network Security
4 8 (2.07%) SD-WAN
5 7 (1.81%) Internet
5 7 (1.81%) SAN
5 7 (1.81%) SSL
6 6 (1.55%) HTTP
7 5 (1.30%) LAN
8 4 (1.04%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.04%) NAS
8 4 (1.04%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.78%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.78%) DHCP
9 3 (0.78%) DMZ
9 3 (0.78%) IPv4
9 3 (0.78%) LTE
10 2 (0.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.40%) NoSQL
2 15 (3.89%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.07%) Power BI
6 7 (1.81%) Big Data
6 7 (1.81%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.81%) MySQL
7 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.04%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.78%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.78%) Looker
9 3 (0.78%) Redis
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.85%) JIRA
2 9 (2.33%) CircleCI
2 9 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.81%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.55%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.30%) IBM UrbanCode
6 5 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.04%) Subversion
7 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.78%) GitLab
8 3 (0.78%) Maven
8 3 (0.78%) Selenium
8 3 (0.78%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.26%) Ant
10 1 (0.26%) JUnit
10 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 97 (25.13%) Social Skills
2 76 (19.69%) Finance
3 52 (13.47%) Public Sector
4 46 (11.92%) Banking
5 26 (6.74%) Marketing
6 20 (5.18%) Telecoms
7 19 (4.92%) Investment Banking
7 19 (4.92%) Manufacturing
8 17 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (3.89%) Electronics
10 11 (2.85%) Documentation Skills
10 11 (2.85%) Retail
11 8 (2.07%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.81%) Legal
12 7 (1.81%) Publishing
13 6 (1.55%) Law
14 5 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (1.04%) Front Office
15 4 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
16 3 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.66%) .NET
2 13 (3.37%) HTML
2 13 (3.37%) Middleware
3 11 (2.85%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (2.85%) REST
3 11 (2.85%) XML
4 10 (2.59%) Ajax
4 10 (2.59%) jQuery
5 9 (2.33%) CSS
6 8 (2.07%) Web Services
7 7 (1.81%) JSON
8 6 (1.55%) HTML5
8 6 (1.55%) React
8 6 (1.55%) RESTful
8 6 (1.55%) Spring
9 5 (1.30%) Kafka
9 5 (1.30%) SAML
10 4 (1.04%) FpML
10 4 (1.04%) SOAP
10 4 (1.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.92%) Public Cloud
2 21 (5.44%) Cloud Native
3 12 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.59%) Legacy Systems
6 7 (1.81%) Equities
6 7 (1.81%) User Experience
6 7 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.55%) Clustering
7 6 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.55%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.55%) NHS
8 5 (1.30%) Legacy Applications
8 5 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.30%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.04%) Derivative
9 4 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.10%) Windows
2 31 (8.03%) Linux
3 23 (5.96%) Unix
4 14 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (3.63%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.78%) AIX
7 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.88%) DevOps
3 55 (14.25%) Migration
4 47 (12.18%) Technical Architecture
5 45 (11.66%) Analytics
6 40 (10.36%) CI/CD
7 39 (10.10%) Cybersecurity
8 34 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (8.55%) Architectural Design
10 32 (8.29%) Technical Leadership
11 29 (7.51%) Microservices
12 27 (6.99%) Technical Debt
13 26 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (6.74%) TOGAF
14 25 (6.48%) Enterprise Architecture
15 21 (5.44%) Collaborative Working
16 20 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (5.18%) Scrum
17 19 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (4.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.14%) Java
2 21 (5.44%) SQL
3 19 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.63%) Shell Script
5 11 (2.85%) Python
6 10 (2.59%) Bash
7 8 (2.07%) Apex Code
7 8 (2.07%) C#
8 6 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.55%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.04%) C
9 4 (1.04%) C++
9 4 (1.04%) Perl
10 3 (0.78%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) Groovy
11 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) R
11 1 (0.26%) Scala
11 1 (0.26%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 82 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 79 (20.47%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.89%) TOGAF Certification
4 13 (3.37%) Degree
5 6 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (1.30%) CISSP
7 4 (1.04%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.26%) CCIE
10 1 (0.26%) CCNA
10 1 (0.26%) CCNP
10 1 (0.26%) CCVP
10 1 (0.26%) OCP
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.66%) NCSC
2 15 (3.89%) QA
3 10 (2.59%) GDPR
4 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.30%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.30%) PMO
6 3 (0.78%) GMP
6 3 (0.78%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.52%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.52%) COBIT
7 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.52%) SEPA
7 2 (0.52%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 45 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.15%) Docker
4 8 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.78%) NFS
6 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.52%) IAG
6 2 (0.52%) iptables
Systems Management
1 20 (5.18%) Terraform
2 16 (4.15%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 10 (2.59%) Ansible
6 5 (1.30%) Nagios
6 5 (1.30%) Puppet
7 4 (1.04%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.78%) SCCM
9 2 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.52%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.26%) Consul
10 1 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 100 (25.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.22%) Salesforce.com
3 23 (5.96%) SAP
3 23 (5.96%) VMware
4 16 (4.15%) Databricks
5 15 (3.89%) Google
5 15 (3.89%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.37%) Splunk
7 10 (2.59%) Cisco
7 10 (2.59%) Citrix
7 10 (2.59%) Oracle
8 8 (2.07%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.07%) F5
9 7 (1.81%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.30%) IBM
10 5 (1.30%) New Relic
11 4 (1.04%) CA
11 4 (1.04%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.04%) NetApp
11 4 (1.04%) Palo Alto