Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £564 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 246 250
Rank change year-on-year -45 +4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 401 430 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.04% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.10% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 266 298
London median daily rate £564 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.77% -0.95%
10th Percentile £425 £420 £424
90th Percentile £725 £700 £650
England median daily rate £545 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +0.93% +2.86% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% -40.00% -
England median hourly rate £44.75 £60.00 £72.73
% change year-on-year -25.42% -17.50% +123.77%

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 44,113 39,219 42,332
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,108 27,926 30,013
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 568 653
London median hourly rate £20.56 £21.47 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.25% +13.01% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.99 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £49.57
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 58 £575 +4.55% 24
South London -28 18 £575 +12.20% 1
West London -24 13 £550 +10.00% 10
East London -1 9 £525 -3.45% 3
North London -3 4 £625 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 138 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (25.44%) Java
3 69 (17.21%) Finance
4 66 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
6 56 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
7 50 (12.47%) Open Source
8 49 (12.22%) TOGAF
8 49 (12.22%) Microsoft
8 49 (12.22%) DevOps
9 44 (10.97%) .NET
9 44 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (10.47%) Scrum
10 42 (10.47%) Microservices
11 39 (9.73%) SQL
12 36 (8.98%) Linux
12 36 (8.98%) SOA
13 35 (8.73%) Banking
14 34 (8.48%) Security Cleared
14 34 (8.48%) RESTful
15 33 (8.23%) Windows
15 33 (8.23%) Oracle
16 32 (7.98%) JavaScript
17 31 (7.73%) Big Data
18 30 (7.48%) NoSQL
18 30 (7.48%) CRM
18 30 (7.48%) TDD
18 30 (7.48%) Migration
19 29 (7.23%) Web Services
19 29 (7.23%) Active Directory

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 25 (6.23%) CMS
2 19 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.24%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (3.74%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.49%) Apache Solr
5 10 (2.49%) Mule
6 9 (2.24%) Mule ESB
6 9 (2.24%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.00%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.00%) JBoss
8 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.00%) SAS
9 3 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.75%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 13 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Exstream
5 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.25%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.25%) Relativity
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (6.48%) PaaS
4 23 (5.74%) Office 365
5 12 (2.99%) SaaS
6 11 (2.74%) IaaS
7 7 (1.75%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (1.50%) Serverless
9 5 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.25%) Force.com
9 5 (1.25%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.75%) Datadog
11 3 (0.75%) GitHub
11 3 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.99%) Firewall
2 10 (2.49%) SMS
2 10 (2.49%) WAN
3 9 (2.24%) HTTP
3 9 (2.24%) LAN
4 8 (2.00%) VPN
5 7 (1.75%) Internet
6 6 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.25%) SSL
8 4 (1.00%) MPLS
8 4 (1.00%) SAN
9 3 (0.75%) NAS
9 3 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.50%) Network Security
10 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.50%) VLAN
10 2 (0.50%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.73%) Big Data
2 30 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.99%) Hadoop
3 20 (4.99%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.24%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.00%) Endeca
9 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.50%) MySQL
11 5 (1.25%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.75%) DB2
12 3 (0.75%) HBase
12 3 (0.75%) OLAP
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.00%) JIRA
3 4 (1.00%) Maven
4 3 (0.75%) MorphX
4 3 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.50%) Ant
5 2 (0.50%) git-flow
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.25%) Hudson
6 1 (0.25%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.25%) JUnit
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Xcode
General
1 69 (17.21%) Finance
2 35 (8.73%) Banking
3 22 (5.49%) Marketing
4 11 (2.74%) Legal
5 8 (2.00%) Publishing
5 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.50%) Billing
6 6 (1.50%) Local Government
6 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.25%) Retail
8 4 (1.00%) Law
9 3 (0.75%) Electronics
9 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.97%) .NET
2 34 (8.48%) RESTful
3 29 (7.23%) Web Services
4 17 (4.24%) REST
5 16 (3.99%) Kafka
6 15 (3.74%) JSON
6 15 (3.74%) Spring
7 14 (3.49%) SOAP
7 14 (3.49%) XML
8 13 (3.24%) Middleware
8 13 (3.24%) Node.js
9 11 (2.74%) LDAP
10 10 (2.49%) CSS
10 10 (2.49%) HTML
10 10 (2.49%) JSON Schema
10 10 (2.49%) Lucene
10 10 (2.49%) OpenID
11 9 (2.24%) React
12 8 (2.00%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.74%) Reference Data
3 18 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.24%) User Experience
5 15 (3.74%) PKI
6 14 (3.49%) NHS
7 13 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.24%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.50%) Video on Demand
12 5 (1.25%) CESG
13 4 (1.00%) Clustering
14 3 (0.75%) Fintech
14 3 (0.75%) IPTV
14 3 (0.75%) MPEG
15 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.98%) Linux
2 33 (8.23%) Windows
3 14 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.24%) Unix
5 10 (2.49%) Android
5 10 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Solaris
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) MVS
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
3 50 (12.47%) Open Source
4 49 (12.22%) DevOps
4 49 (12.22%) TOGAF
5 44 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (10.47%) Microservices
6 42 (10.47%) Scrum
7 36 (8.98%) SOA
8 30 (7.48%) CRM
8 30 (7.48%) Migration
8 30 (7.48%) TDD
9 27 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (6.23%) Data Modelling
11 20 (4.99%) Data Architecture
11 20 (4.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (4.99%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.74%) BDD
13 18 (4.49%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.44%) Java
2 39 (9.73%) SQL
3 32 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.49%) C#
5 20 (4.99%) Python
6 17 (4.24%) Ruby
7 10 (2.49%) Scala
8 9 (2.24%) Apex Code
8 9 (2.24%) PHP
9 7 (1.75%) C++
10 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.00%) X++
11 3 (0.75%) ABAP
11 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.75%) XPath
12 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.50%) C
12 2 (0.50%) Groovy
12 2 (0.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.99%) Degree
4 13 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.75%) CCIE
7 3 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.75%) MCSE
7 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.50%) CCNA
8 2 (0.50%) CCNP
8 2 (0.50%) CCNP Voice
8 2 (0.50%) CISSP
8 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.25%) CCSP
9 1 (0.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.24%) QA
2 13 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.49%) HL7
4 8 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.50%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) PSD2
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.74%) Docker
3 13 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.75%) HDFS
5 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.25%) Samba
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (4.24%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (3.24%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.24%) CA Single Sign-On
3 9 (2.24%) OpenSSO
4 7 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (1.25%) Ansible
5 5 (1.25%) SCCM
6 3 (0.75%) Nagios
6 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.75%) Puppet
7 2 (0.50%) Oozie
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.50%) Terraform
7 2 (0.50%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.25%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.23%) Oracle
3 25 (6.23%) VMware
4 20 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (4.74%) SAP
6 17 (4.24%) Cisco
6 17 (4.24%) Sitecore
7 14 (3.49%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.99%) Splunk
9 10 (2.49%) AppDynamics
10 9 (2.24%) ATG
10 9 (2.24%) BEA
11 7 (1.75%) IBM
12 6 (1.50%) Capita
13 5 (1.25%) Adobe
13 5 (1.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 4 (1.00%) Cloudera
14 4 (1.00%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.00%) NetApp
15 3 (0.75%) Juniper