The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 192 188
Rank change year-on-year -57 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 181 279 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 1.29% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.35% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 196 181
Median daily rate £550 £539 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £670 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49190 54031 56877
Median daily rate £500 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 774 1398
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.28 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 14 £551 +7.94% 8
Croydon -6 3 £550 -2.22%
Westminster +3 2 £550 +22.22%
Heathrow +5 1 £538 -4.44%
Brentford -1 1 £575 -
Docklands, London -2 1 £550 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 156 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (21.71%) Java
3 91 (21.02%) Security Cleared
4 76 (17.55%) SC Cleared
5 72 (16.63%) Windows
6 68 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
7 66 (15.24%) Microsoft
8 63 (14.55%) Oracle
8 63 (14.55%) Finance
9 62 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 61 (14.09%) TOGAF
11 60 (13.86%) Open Source
11 60 (13.86%) Migration
12 55 (12.70%) Scrum
13 53 (12.24%) Active Directory
14 52 (12.01%) Office 365
14 52 (12.01%) DevOps
14 52 (12.01%) Microservices
15 48 (11.09%) SQL Server
16 45 (10.39%) Technical Architecture
17 44 (10.16%) TDD
18 43 (9.93%) SQL
19 42 (9.70%) Banking
20 37 (8.55%) .NET
21 36 (8.31%) VMware
22 35 (8.08%) Linux
23 34 (7.85%) JavaScript
23 34 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (7.62%) PaaS
24 33 (7.62%) SCCM

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 20 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 17 (3.93%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.46%) CMS
4 15 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (2.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (2.31%) Mule
8 8 (1.85%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.62%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.39%) Apache
10 6 (1.39%) JBoss
10 6 (1.39%) NServiceBus
11 5 (1.15%) WildFly
12 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.92%) Confluence
12 4 (0.92%) IIS
12 4 (0.92%) nginx
12 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.85%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 4 (0.92%) Fredhopper
2 4 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.69%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.46%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.23%) Relativity
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 68 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (12.01%) Office 365
4 33 (7.62%) PaaS
5 25 (5.77%) IaaS
6 16 (3.70%) SaaS
7 10 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.62%) Oracle CX
8 7 (1.62%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 6 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.39%) Yammer
10 5 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.15%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.92%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.46%) Akamai
13 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.46%) Force.com
13 2 (0.46%) GitHub
14 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.24%) DNS
2 25 (5.77%) Firewall
3 24 (5.54%) VPN
4 21 (4.85%) WAN
5 17 (3.93%) DHCP
6 16 (3.70%) LAN
7 15 (3.46%) IPsec
8 14 (3.23%) Internet
8 14 (3.23%) SAN
9 9 (2.08%) SSL
9 9 (2.08%) Wireless
10 8 (1.85%) Network Security
11 5 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.15%) NAS
12 4 (0.92%) BGP
12 4 (0.92%) DMZ
12 4 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (0.92%) LDAP
12 4 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.46%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.23%) Big Data
5 10 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.08%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.08%) MySQL
7 8 (1.85%) Endeca
8 7 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.69%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.69%) DocumentDB
12 3 (0.69%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.69%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 15 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.62%) Maven
2 7 (1.62%) SonarQube
3 6 (1.39%) Selenium
3 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.15%) JIRA
4 5 (1.15%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.69%) JUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.23%) Capybara
7 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.23%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Gradle
7 1 (0.23%) jMock
7 1 (0.23%) Mockito
7 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 63 (14.55%) Finance
2 42 (9.70%) Banking
3 20 (4.62%) Retail
4 14 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.62%) Law
7 7 (1.62%) Marketing
8 5 (1.15%) Electronics
8 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Legal
9 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.55%) .NET
2 29 (6.70%) Node.js
3 25 (5.77%) Spring
4 21 (4.85%) AngularJS
4 21 (4.85%) Web Services
5 17 (3.93%) HTML
6 16 (3.70%) REST
7 14 (3.23%) CSS
8 12 (2.77%) Hibernate
8 12 (2.77%) SOAP
9 11 (2.54%) J2EE
10 10 (2.31%) boto
10 10 (2.31%) Middleware
11 9 (2.08%) React
11 9 (2.08%) SAML
12 8 (1.85%) HTML5
13 7 (1.62%) JSON
13 7 (1.62%) RESTful
13 7 (1.62%) Swagger
14 6 (1.39%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.00%) User Experience
4 14 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.23%) PKI
5 13 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.31%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.85%) Replication
8 7 (1.62%) CESG
8 7 (1.62%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.39%) Clustering
9 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
9 6 (1.39%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.15%) iPad
10 5 (1.15%) IPTV
10 5 (1.15%) IVR
10 5 (1.15%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.63%) Windows
2 35 (8.08%) Linux
3 28 (6.47%) Windows 10
4 16 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.77%) Unix
6 7 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.15%) Solaris
8 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.92%) Android
10 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.46%) AIX
11 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (14.09%) TOGAF
3 60 (13.86%) Migration
3 60 (13.86%) Open Source
4 55 (12.70%) Scrum
5 52 (12.01%) DevOps
5 52 (12.01%) Microservices
6 45 (10.39%) Technical Architecture
7 44 (10.16%) TDD
8 32 (7.39%) Kanban
8 32 (7.39%) Waterfall
9 31 (7.16%) SOA
10 29 (6.70%) E-Commerce
10 29 (6.70%) Software Architecture
11 28 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (5.77%) ITIL
13 23 (5.31%) Enterprise Architecture
14 22 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (5.08%) SDLC
15 20 (4.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 94 (21.71%) Java
2 43 (9.93%) SQL
3 34 (7.85%) JavaScript
4 21 (4.85%) Python
5 18 (4.16%) C#
6 15 (3.46%) C
7 8 (1.85%) Scala
8 7 (1.62%) C++
8 7 (1.62%) PHP
8 7 (1.62%) Ruby
9 6 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.15%) Groovy
10 5 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.69%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.69%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.46%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.46%) Go
12 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 91 (21.02%) Security Cleared
2 76 (17.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.46%) Degree
4 13 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.54%) MCSE
5 11 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.85%) CCNA
8 6 (1.39%) CCIE
8 6 (1.39%) MCITP
9 5 (1.15%) CCSP
9 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.92%) CCNP
10 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.69%) EMC Certification
11 3 (0.69%) MCP
12 2 (0.46%) MCSA
12 2 (0.46%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.16%) QA
2 7 (1.62%) SEPA
3 6 (1.39%) GxP
4 4 (0.92%) COBIT
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.69%) PMO
5 3 (0.69%) SLA
6 2 (0.46%) MiFID
6 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.23%) RMADS
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.62%) Docker
5 4 (0.92%) NFS
5 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.92%) XenApp
6 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.46%) vSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.23%) Snort
8 1 (0.23%) SRDF
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.23%) vCloud
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.23%) Xen
8 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (7.62%) SCCM
2 24 (5.54%) SCOM
3 15 (3.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.31%) Puppet
4 10 (2.31%) Terraform
5 6 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.92%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.69%) Ansible
9 2 (0.46%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (0.46%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.46%) MOM
10 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.23%) EMC TimeFinder
10 1 (0.23%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 63 (14.55%) Oracle
3 36 (8.31%) VMware
4 24 (5.54%) Citrix
5 22 (5.08%) Cisco
6 18 (4.16%) IBM
6 18 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (3.70%) SAP
8 14 (3.23%) HP
9 11 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.08%) Adobe
12 8 (1.85%) ATG
12 8 (1.85%) EMC
12 8 (1.85%) hybris
12 8 (1.85%) Splunk
13 7 (1.62%) Demandware
13 7 (1.62%) F5
13 7 (1.62%) Kronos
13 7 (1.62%) Palo Alto
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