Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 305 242 223
Rank change year-on-year -63 -19 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 337 305 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 1.10% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.19% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 195 130
10th Percentile £513 £475 £436
25th Percentile £575 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £600 £588
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.13% -2.08%
75th Percentile £775 £675 £672
90th Percentile £838 £773 £702
England median daily rate £650 £580 £580
% change year-on-year +12.07% - +0.87%

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 37,031 25,715 16,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.82% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,236 18,525 11,925
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +56.61%
75th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -25 32 £635 +15.45% 7
South London -2 15 £724 +20.63%
East London -9 4 - - 3
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following 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.

1 111 (32.94%) Azure
2 99 (29.38%) Agile
3 95 (28.19%) Finance
4 93 (27.60%) Social Skills
5 81 (24.04%) AWS
6 64 (18.99%) Technical Architecture
7 55 (16.32%) Java
8 53 (15.73%) Banking
9 51 (15.13%) Public Sector
10 50 (14.84%) DevOps
11 49 (14.54%) Security Cleared
11 49 (14.54%) CI/CD
12 46 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (13.65%) SC Cleared
13 44 (13.06%) SQL
13 44 (13.06%) Microsoft
14 34 (10.09%) Microsoft 365
14 34 (10.09%) Kubernetes
15 33 (9.79%) Microservices
16 32 (9.50%) GCP
17 31 (9.20%) Windows
18 30 (8.90%) Cybersecurity
19 29 (8.61%) Migration
20 28 (8.31%) .NET
20 28 (8.31%) Docker
21 27 (8.01%) Oracle
21 27 (8.01%) Python
22 26 (7.72%) NoSQL
22 26 (7.72%) Technology Roadmap
23 24 (7.12%) JavaScript

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 12 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.67%) CMS
2 9 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.19%) Hyperledger
6 3 (0.89%) Apache
6 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.89%) Kentico
6 3 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.59%) IIS
7 2 (0.59%) nginx
7 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.30%) InDesign
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.30%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
1 6 (1.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.89%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 3 (0.89%) RMDS
2 3 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.59%) Magento
3 2 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 111 (32.94%) Azure
2 81 (24.04%) AWS
3 34 (10.09%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (9.50%) GCP
5 22 (6.53%) SaaS
6 17 (5.04%) PaaS
7 16 (4.75%) IaaS
8 12 (3.56%) Serverless
9 10 (2.97%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 8 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.78%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.78%) GitHub
12 6 (1.78%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (1.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 5 (1.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (1.19%) Azure DevOps
14 4 (1.19%) Azure Logic Apps
14 4 (1.19%) SAP Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.78%) Firewall
3 5 (1.48%) Network Security
4 4 (1.19%) DNS
4 4 (1.19%) HTTP
4 4 (1.19%) WAN
5 3 (0.89%) LAN
5 3 (0.89%) Multicast
6 2 (0.59%) DHCP
6 2 (0.59%) SAN
6 2 (0.59%) SMS
6 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.30%) CTI
7 1 (0.30%) DMZ
7 1 (0.30%) Internet
7 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.30%) LTE
7 1 (0.30%) NAS
7 1 (0.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.72%) NoSQL
2 21 (6.23%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.08%) Big Data
5 7 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.48%) MySQL
7 4 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.19%) DynamoDB
8 3 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.89%) DB2
8 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (1.48%) JIRA
2 4 (1.19%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.19%) GitLab
3 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.30%) NUnit
5 1 (0.30%) RubyGems
5 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 95 (28.19%) Finance
2 93 (27.60%) Social Skills
3 53 (15.73%) Banking
4 51 (15.13%) Public Sector
5 19 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.64%) Investment Banking
6 15 (4.45%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (2.97%) Marketing
7 10 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.37%) Front Office
9 6 (1.78%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.78%) Law
9 6 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.78%) Retail
10 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.89%) Electronics
12 2 (0.59%) Billing
12 2 (0.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.31%) .NET
2 13 (3.86%) Node.js
3 12 (3.56%) React
3 12 (3.56%) REST
3 12 (3.56%) RESTful
4 10 (2.97%) Middleware
4 10 (2.97%) Web Services
5 8 (2.37%) CSS
5 8 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (2.37%) FpML
6 6 (1.78%) JSON
6 6 (1.78%) SOAP
7 5 (1.48%) OAuth
8 4 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.19%) Ajax
8 4 (1.19%) HTML
8 4 (1.19%) jQuery
8 4 (1.19%) Kafka
8 4 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.04%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.45%) Virtual Team
3 14 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.86%) Data Structures
4 13 (3.86%) User Experience
5 10 (2.97%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.37%) Derivative
6 8 (2.37%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.19%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.89%) Clustering
10 3 (0.89%) Life Science
10 3 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.20%) Windows
2 15 (4.45%) Linux
3 7 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.19%) Unix
6 3 (0.89%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.59%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (29.38%) Agile
2 64 (18.99%) Technical Architecture
3 50 (14.84%) DevOps
4 49 (14.54%) CI/CD
5 46 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (9.79%) Microservices
7 30 (8.90%) Cybersecurity
8 29 (8.61%) Migration
9 26 (7.72%) Technology Roadmap
10 24 (7.12%) TOGAF
11 23 (6.82%) Scrum
12 21 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (6.23%) SDLC
12 21 (6.23%) Thought Leadership
13 20 (5.93%) Architectural Design
13 20 (5.93%) Architecture Governance
13 20 (5.93%) Technical Leadership
14 17 (5.04%) RBAC
14 17 (5.04%) Requirements Gathering
15 16 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.32%) Java
2 44 (13.06%) SQL
3 27 (8.01%) Python
4 24 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.04%) Ruby
5 17 (5.04%) TypeScript
6 14 (4.15%) C#
7 11 (3.26%) C++
8 10 (2.97%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.19%) C
10 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.89%) Scala
11 2 (0.59%) ABAP
11 2 (0.59%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.59%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.59%) PHP
11 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.59%) SOQL
11 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 46 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.75%) Degree
4 9 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.37%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.78%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.59%) CASP
8 2 (0.59%) CCNA
8 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CCNP
9 1 (0.30%) MCSE
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.37%) NIST
2 6 (1.78%) QA
3 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.19%) PMO
5 3 (0.89%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.89%) GDPR
5 3 (0.89%) SLA
6 2 (0.59%) COBIT
6 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.30%) GRC
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 28 (8.31%) Docker
2 17 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (10.09%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.75%) Terraform
3 8 (2.37%) SCCM
4 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.48%) Ansible
5 5 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.89%) Kibana
6 3 (0.89%) Puppet
7 2 (0.59%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.59%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.30%) Grafana
Vendors
1 44 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.01%) Oracle
3 21 (6.23%) Google
3 21 (6.23%) SAP
4 15 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.97%) Informatica
6 9 (2.67%) Adobe
7 8 (2.37%) Databricks
7 8 (2.37%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.37%) VMware
8 5 (1.48%) IBM
9 4 (1.19%) Cisco
9 4 (1.19%) Citrix
9 4 (1.19%) Splunk
10 3 (0.89%) Juniper
10 3 (0.89%) Okta
10 3 (0.89%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.89%) Sparx
11 2 (0.59%) CenturyLink
11 2 (0.59%) ForeScout