Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 206 235
Rank change year-on-year -116 +29 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 357 555 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 1.23% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.29% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 360 330
London median daily rate £563 £540 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.37% -1.03%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £425
90th Percentile £713 £688 £663
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
London median hourly rate - £80.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -28.75% +90.18% +16.04%

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -33 46 £608 +15.71% 12
West London -5 16 £551 -4.26% 3
South London -29 12 £531 -7.61%
East London -4 7 £625 +28.21% 3
North London - 3 £500 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 139 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (25.77%) Java
3 69 (19.33%) Finance
4 64 (17.93%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (15.69%) Open Source
6 54 (15.13%) DevOps
7 47 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (12.61%) Security Cleared
9 43 (12.04%) Technical Architecture
9 43 (12.04%) .NET
10 39 (10.92%) TOGAF
10 39 (10.92%) Scrum
11 38 (10.64%) VMware
11 38 (10.64%) Banking
11 38 (10.64%) JavaScript
11 38 (10.64%) Microsoft
12 33 (9.24%) SQL
12 33 (9.24%) Oracle
13 31 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (8.40%) Migration
15 29 (8.12%) SC Cleared
16 28 (7.84%) Microservices
17 27 (7.56%) Linux
18 26 (7.28%) Docker
19 25 (7.00%) TDD
19 25 (7.00%) Puppet
20 24 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
21 23 (6.44%) Windows
21 23 (6.44%) C#
22 22 (6.16%) SOA

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 11 (3.08%) Apache Spark
1 11 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.52%) IIS
2 9 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.24%) Apache
3 8 (2.24%) CMS
3 8 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.40%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.40%) Confluence
4 5 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.40%) WildFly
5 4 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.12%) JBoss
5 4 (1.12%) nginx
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.84%) Mule
6 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.84%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Relativity
5 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.93%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.88%) Office 365
4 16 (4.48%) IaaS
4 16 (4.48%) PaaS
5 10 (2.80%) SaaS
6 4 (1.12%) Force.com
7 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.84%) Slack
7 3 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.56%) GitHub
8 2 (0.56%) Heroku
8 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.56%) Serverless
8 2 (0.56%) Yammer
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.04%) Firewall
2 12 (3.36%) LAN
3 11 (3.08%) Internet
4 10 (2.80%) DNS
4 10 (2.80%) LDAP
4 10 (2.80%) SAN
5 9 (2.52%) WAN
6 8 (2.24%) HTTP
7 5 (1.40%) NAS
7 5 (1.40%) SSL
7 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.40%) VPN
8 4 (1.12%) SMS
8 4 (1.12%) Wireless
9 3 (0.84%) DHCP
9 3 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.56%) GSM
10 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.56%) MPLS
10 2 (0.56%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.76%) Big Data
3 14 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 14 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.64%) Hadoop
4 13 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.52%) MySQL
7 5 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.84%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.84%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.24%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.96%) JIRA
3 6 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.12%) MorphX
4 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.84%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.84%) Maven
5 3 (0.84%) Subversion
6 2 (0.56%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.56%) Selenium
6 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.28%) Ant
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 69 (19.33%) Finance
2 38 (10.64%) Banking
3 15 (4.20%) Marketing
4 14 (3.92%) Legal
5 13 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.68%) Publishing
8 6 (1.68%) Retail
9 5 (1.40%) Electronics
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.84%) Back Office
10 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.84%) Law
11 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.56%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.04%) .NET
2 22 (6.16%) RESTful
3 21 (5.88%) REST
3 21 (5.88%) Web Services
4 20 (5.60%) Node.js
5 17 (4.76%) HTML
5 17 (4.76%) Spring
6 14 (3.92%) CSS
6 14 (3.92%) Hibernate
6 14 (3.92%) XML
7 13 (3.64%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.36%) JSON
8 12 (3.36%) Kafka
9 11 (3.08%) J2EE
9 11 (3.08%) Middleware
10 9 (2.52%) React
11 8 (2.24%) JSON Schema
11 8 (2.24%) Swagger
12 6 (1.68%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.60%) PKI
2 19 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.20%) Cloud Native
4 14 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.80%) CESG
7 10 (2.80%) NHS
7 10 (2.80%) Reference Data
8 9 (2.52%) User Experience
9 7 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
9 7 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.68%) Fintech
10 6 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.68%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.40%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.56%) Linux
2 23 (6.44%) Windows
3 10 (2.80%) Android
3 10 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.68%) Unix
6 3 (0.84%) Solaris
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Debian
8 1 (0.28%) MVS
8 1 (0.28%) SUSE
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (15.69%) Open Source
3 54 (15.13%) DevOps
4 43 (12.04%) Technical Architecture
5 39 (10.92%) Scrum
5 39 (10.92%) TOGAF
6 30 (8.40%) Migration
7 28 (7.84%) Microservices
8 25 (7.00%) TDD
9 24 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (6.16%) Customer-Centricity
10 22 (6.16%) SOA
10 22 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
12 20 (5.60%) Project Management
13 19 (5.32%) Configuration Management
14 18 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.76%) CRM
15 17 (4.76%) ITIL
15 17 (4.76%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 92 (25.77%) Java
2 38 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 33 (9.24%) SQL
4 23 (6.44%) C#
5 17 (4.76%) Python
6 12 (3.36%) PHP
6 12 (3.36%) Ruby
7 7 (1.96%) Scala
8 5 (1.40%) C++
9 4 (1.12%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.12%) Groovy
9 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.12%) X++
10 3 (0.84%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.56%) ABAP
11 2 (0.56%) Go
11 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.32%) Degree
4 13 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.96%) CCIE
7 6 (1.68%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.68%) MCSE
7 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.12%) CCNA
8 4 (1.12%) CCNP
8 4 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.84%) CCSP
9 3 (0.84%) EMC Certification
9 3 (0.84%) MCITP
9 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (0.56%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.60%) QA
2 10 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.96%) HL7
4 5 (1.40%) COBIT
4 5 (1.40%) SLA
5 4 (1.12%) GDPR
6 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.28%) Docker
3 16 (4.48%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.28%) HDFS
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.28%) Samba
6 1 (0.28%) SRDF
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (7.00%) Puppet
2 20 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.04%) Ansible
4 14 (3.92%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.52%) Terraform
6 6 (1.68%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.84%) SCCM
7 3 (0.84%) SCOM
8 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.56%) Kibana
8 2 (0.56%) logstash
8 2 (0.56%) MOM
8 2 (0.56%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.56%) vRealize
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.28%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 38 (10.64%) Microsoft
1 38 (10.64%) VMware
2 33 (9.24%) Oracle
3 16 (4.48%) SAP
4 15 (4.20%) Cisco
5 9 (2.52%) HP
5 9 (2.52%) IBM
5 9 (2.52%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.52%) Splunk
6 8 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.68%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.68%) Tableau
8 5 (1.40%) EMC
9 4 (1.12%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.12%) Citrix
9 4 (1.12%) Dell
9 4 (1.12%) Greenplum
9 4 (1.12%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.84%) Capita
10 3 (0.84%) StorageTek