Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 206 232 285
Rank change year-on-year +26 +53 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 343 524 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.22% 1.20% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.27% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 371 299
London median daily rate £600 £600 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £478 £475 £423
90th Percentile £742 £725 £723
England median daily rate £600 £564 £545
% change year-on-year +6.43% +3.44% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -41.67%

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 26,225 41,390 44,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.70% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,641 29,729 32,420
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 559 633
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +45 71 £600 - 17
South London +33 13 £571 -2.77%
West London +32 4 £533 +2.65% 4
East London +31 4 £700 +7.69% 2
North London +15 1 £725 +52.63% 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 120 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (28.86%) Azure
3 80 (23.32%) Security Cleared
3 80 (23.32%) Java
4 77 (22.45%) AWS
5 74 (21.57%) DevOps
6 59 (17.20%) Public Sector
7 57 (16.62%) Microsoft
8 55 (16.03%) SQL
9 52 (15.16%) SC Cleared
10 51 (14.87%) Oracle
11 50 (14.58%) Finance
12 49 (14.29%) Open Source
13 47 (13.70%) Technical Leadership
14 39 (11.37%) Migration
15 38 (11.08%) Mentoring
16 37 (10.79%) JavaScript
17 36 (10.50%) Linux
18 33 (9.62%) CRM
19 32 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 31 (9.04%) Ruby
21 30 (8.75%) SQL Server
22 29 (8.45%) TDD
22 29 (8.45%) JSON
23 28 (8.16%) Dynamics 365
23 28 (8.16%) Windows
24 26 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
24 26 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
24 26 (7.58%) Node.js
25 24 (7.00%) Office 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 23 (6.71%) Red Hat Fuse
2 21 (6.12%) Confluence
2 21 (6.12%) MQSeries
2 21 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.83%) JBoss
3 20 (5.83%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.04%) CMS
5 5 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.87%) Drupal
6 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.58%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.29%) Appian
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.29%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.58%) Endur
5 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 99 (28.86%) Azure
2 77 (22.45%) AWS
3 28 (8.16%) Dynamics 365
4 24 (7.00%) Office 365
5 13 (3.79%) Serverless
6 12 (3.50%) GCP
7 11 (3.21%) IaaS
8 10 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (2.92%) GitHub
9 9 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.04%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.46%) PaaS
12 5 (1.46%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.87%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 3 (0.87%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.87%) Force.com
13 3 (0.87%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.62%) Firewall
2 7 (2.04%) DNS
3 5 (1.46%) Internet
3 5 (1.46%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.87%) HTTP
5 3 (0.87%) LAN
5 3 (0.87%) Network Security
5 3 (0.87%) SSL
5 3 (0.87%) WAN
6 2 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.29%) 4G
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.50%) Big Data
4 9 (2.62%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.04%) Power BI
6 6 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (1.75%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.46%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.46%) HBase
7 5 (1.46%) Jackrabbit
8 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.87%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Kudu
Development Applications
1 22 (6.41%) JIRA
2 16 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
General
1 59 (17.20%) Public Sector
2 50 (14.58%) Finance
3 19 (5.54%) Legal
4 18 (5.25%) Marketing
5 10 (2.92%) Retail
6 9 (2.62%) Banking
6 9 (2.62%) Law
7 7 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.17%) Electronics
9 4 (1.17%) Front Office
9 4 (1.17%) Local Government
10 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.45%) JSON
2 26 (7.58%) Node.js
3 24 (7.00%) XML
4 23 (6.71%) .NET
5 21 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
5 21 (6.12%) Apache Camel
5 21 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (5.83%) Hibernate
6 20 (5.83%) MSMQ
7 13 (3.79%) REST
8 10 (2.92%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (2.92%) Web Services
9 8 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.04%) CSS
10 7 (2.04%) HTML
10 7 (2.04%) Middleware
11 5 (1.46%) JSR 170
11 5 (1.46%) SAML
11 5 (1.46%) SOAP
11 5 (1.46%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.08%) User Experience
4 13 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.75%) NHS
6 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.17%) Blog
7 4 (1.17%) PKI
7 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.87%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.29%) CMDB
10 1 (0.29%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.50%) Linux
2 28 (8.16%) Windows
3 21 (6.12%) Unix
4 15 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.92%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.62%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (21.57%) DevOps
3 49 (14.29%) Open Source
4 47 (13.70%) Technical Leadership
5 39 (11.37%) Migration
6 38 (11.08%) Mentoring
7 33 (9.62%) CRM
8 32 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (8.45%) TDD
10 26 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (7.00%) ETL
12 23 (6.71%) Data Modelling
12 23 (6.71%) Test Automation
13 22 (6.41%) Microservices
14 21 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (5.54%) Analytics
15 19 (5.54%) Technical Architecture
15 19 (5.54%) Waterfall
16 18 (5.25%) Scrum
16 18 (5.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.32%) Java
2 55 (16.03%) SQL
3 37 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.04%) Ruby
5 21 (6.12%) PL/SQL
6 19 (5.54%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.25%) Python
8 14 (4.08%) C#
9 9 (2.62%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.33%) PHP
10 8 (2.33%) Scala
11 7 (2.04%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.46%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.87%) ABAP
14 2 (0.58%) C
15 1 (0.29%) HiveQL
15 1 (0.29%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 80 (23.32%) Security Cleared
2 52 (15.16%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.92%) Degree
5 7 (2.04%) CCNA
5 7 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (1.75%) Postgraduate
7 5 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.46%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (1.17%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.17%) MCSE
8 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.58%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) CCIE
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) PgMP
10 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.79%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.87%) GDPR
3 3 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.87%) NCSC
3 3 (0.87%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) NIST
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.92%) vSphere
3 8 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.04%) Docker
5 5 (1.46%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.58%) HDFS
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (3.50%) Terraform
2 8 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.33%) Puppet
3 7 (2.04%) Ansible
4 5 (1.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.87%) SCCM
5 3 (0.87%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.58%) Packer
6 2 (0.58%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.58%) Salt
6 2 (0.58%) SCOM
7 1 (0.29%) collectd
7 1 (0.29%) Consul
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.29%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 57 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.87%) Oracle
3 23 (6.71%) Red Hat
4 21 (6.12%) MuleSoft
5 20 (5.83%) Axway
5 20 (5.83%) Sybase
6 17 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (4.37%) VMware
8 12 (3.50%) SAP
9 8 (2.33%) Google
10 6 (1.75%) TOWER Software
11 5 (1.46%) Adobe
11 5 (1.46%) Databricks
12 4 (1.17%) Cisco
13 3 (0.87%) DocuSign
13 3 (0.87%) Marketo
13 3 (0.87%) Sparx
13 3 (0.87%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.58%) Palantir
14 2 (0.58%) Splunk