Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 235 250
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 322 152 460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 0.94% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.01% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 104 334
10th Percentile £481 £429 £500
25th Percentile £513 £513 £531
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £663 £675
90th Percentile £775 £720 £775
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

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 27,523 15,122 38,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,798 10,907 27,882
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 184 466
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.89% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.83 £37.35
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.45% +5.26% +5.56%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -12 31 £550 +7.32% 15
South London +23 2 £600 -12.73% 3
East London +5 2 £790 +26.40% 7
West London - 1 - - 8
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 103 (31.99%) Azure
2 81 (25.16%) AWS
3 78 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (21.43%) Social Skills
5 59 (18.32%) Security Cleared
6 57 (17.70%) DevOps
7 54 (16.77%) Microsoft
8 52 (16.15%) Java
8 52 (16.15%) SC Cleared
9 50 (15.53%) Finance
10 47 (14.60%) Active Directory
11 46 (14.29%) VMware
12 43 (13.35%) Technical Architecture
13 39 (12.11%) Migration
13 39 (12.11%) Salesforce.com
13 39 (12.11%) Microservices
14 34 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (10.25%) Kubernetes
16 32 (9.94%) SQL
16 32 (9.94%) Windows
17 29 (9.01%) TOGAF
18 27 (8.39%) GCP
18 27 (8.39%) Analytics
18 27 (8.39%) Public Sector
19 26 (8.07%) Banking
19 26 (8.07%) WAN
20 25 (7.76%) Linux
20 25 (7.76%) .NET
20 25 (7.76%) DNS
20 25 (7.76%) Architecture Roadmap

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 17 (5.28%) CMS
2 11 (3.42%) Apache
3 7 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (2.17%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.55%) IIS
4 5 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.93%) Anypoint
5 3 (0.93%) Confluence
5 3 (0.93%) Drupal
5 3 (0.93%) Mule
5 3 (0.93%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.62%) Headless CMS
6 2 (0.62%) JBoss
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.31%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.62%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Magento
2 3 (0.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 103 (31.99%) Azure
2 81 (25.16%) AWS
3 27 (8.39%) GCP
4 21 (6.52%) Microsoft 365
5 18 (5.59%) IaaS
6 15 (4.66%) Serverless
7 13 (4.04%) PaaS
8 12 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (3.73%) SaaS
8 12 (3.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 11 (3.42%) Force.com
10 8 (2.48%) GitHub
11 7 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (2.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 5 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.24%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.93%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.62%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.07%) WAN
2 25 (7.76%) DNS
3 20 (6.21%) DHCP
4 17 (5.28%) SD-WAN
5 11 (3.42%) Firewall
6 9 (2.80%) SAN
7 8 (2.48%) Internet
8 7 (2.17%) NAS
9 6 (1.86%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.55%) HTTP
10 5 (1.55%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.55%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.24%) LAN
11 4 (1.24%) SSL
12 3 (0.93%) Network Security
12 3 (0.93%) Skype
13 2 (0.62%) PBX
13 2 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.62%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.11%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.48%) Big Data
4 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.55%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.24%) MySQL
7 4 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.24%) Tableau
8 3 (0.93%) Metadata
9 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.62%) Scylla
9 2 (0.62%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.17%) Maven
3 5 (1.55%) JIRA
3 5 (1.55%) Toad
4 4 (1.24%) Postman
5 3 (0.93%) Subversion
6 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.62%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.62%) Gradle
6 2 (0.62%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.31%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.31%) Xcode
General
1 69 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 50 (15.53%) Finance
3 27 (8.39%) Public Sector
4 26 (8.07%) Banking
5 21 (6.52%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (5.90%) Marketing
7 10 (3.11%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (2.80%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.48%) Retail
10 7 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (2.17%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.55%) Electronics
12 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.24%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.93%) Front Office
13 3 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.62%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.76%) .NET
2 22 (6.83%) REST
3 18 (5.59%) Spring
4 14 (4.35%) SOAP
5 13 (4.04%) Visualforce
6 12 (3.73%) RESTful
7 11 (3.42%) React
8 10 (3.11%) OAuth
9 9 (2.80%) Node.js
10 8 (2.48%) Middleware
10 8 (2.48%) SAML
10 8 (2.48%) Web Services
11 7 (2.17%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.17%) CSS
11 7 (2.17%) GraphQL
11 7 (2.17%) HTML
11 7 (2.17%) Kafka
11 7 (2.17%) XML
12 6 (1.86%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.86%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 18 (5.59%) Data Structures
3 10 (3.11%) Cloud Native
3 10 (3.11%) Clustering
4 8 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.48%) Legacy Systems
5 7 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.24%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.24%) NHS
8 4 (1.24%) User Experience
9 3 (0.93%) Mashup
9 3 (0.93%) PKI
10 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.94%) Windows
2 25 (7.76%) Linux
3 12 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.80%) Unix
5 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (1.86%) Android
6 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.55%) Solaris
7 5 (1.55%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (17.70%) DevOps
3 43 (13.35%) Technical Architecture
4 39 (12.11%) Microservices
4 39 (12.11%) Migration
5 29 (9.01%) TOGAF
6 27 (8.39%) Analytics
7 25 (7.76%) Architecture Roadmap
8 23 (7.14%) Architectural Design
8 23 (7.14%) Network Architecture
8 23 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (6.83%) E-Commerce
9 22 (6.83%) Infrastructure as Code
9 22 (6.83%) Open Source
9 22 (6.83%) Scrum
10 19 (5.90%) SDLC
10 19 (5.90%) Technical Leadership
10 19 (5.90%) Technology Roadmap
11 17 (5.28%) Data Architecture
11 17 (5.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.15%) Java
2 32 (9.94%) SQL
3 21 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.97%) Apex Code
4 16 (4.97%) C#
4 16 (4.97%) PowerShell
5 14 (4.35%) Python
6 7 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.93%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.93%) C
8 3 (0.93%) COBOL
8 3 (0.93%) PHP
8 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.62%) Groovy
9 2 (0.62%) R
9 2 (0.62%) Ruby
9 2 (0.62%) VBA
10 1 (0.31%) Scala
10 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 52 (16.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.42%) Degree
4 8 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.55%) CISSP
7 3 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CCSP
9 1 (0.31%) CISM
9 1 (0.31%) GIAC
9 1 (0.31%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.66%) QA
2 7 (2.17%) NIST
3 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.93%) NCSC
5 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) EMIR
6 1 (0.31%) GMP
6 1 (0.31%) GRC
6 1 (0.31%) MiFID
6 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.28%) Docker
5 6 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.55%) NFS
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) SRDF
7 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.31%) Xen
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (10.25%) Kubernetes
2 21 (6.52%) Terraform
3 11 (3.42%) Ansible
4 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.55%) vRealize
6 4 (1.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (1.24%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.24%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.93%) CloudHub
7 3 (0.93%) SCCM
8 2 (0.62%) Kibana
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.62%) Puppet
9 1 (0.31%) EnCase
9 1 (0.31%) Grafana
9 1 (0.31%) logstash
9 1 (0.31%) Nessus
9 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 46 (14.29%) VMware
3 39 (12.11%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (7.14%) Cisco
5 21 (6.52%) Google
6 20 (6.21%) Oracle
7 16 (4.97%) SAP
8 13 (4.04%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.11%) EMC
10 9 (2.80%) Citrix
10 9 (2.80%) Databricks
10 9 (2.80%) MuleSoft
11 7 (2.17%) Adobe
11 7 (2.17%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.86%) hybris
12 6 (1.86%) NetApp
12 6 (1.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 4 (1.24%) F5
13 4 (1.24%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.24%) ServiceNow