Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 332 216
Rank change year-on-year +57 -116 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 429 351 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.75% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.79% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 239 352
London median daily rate £563 £563 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.85%
10th Percentile £433 £425 £425
90th Percentile £706 £719 £688
England median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £80.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -38.60% -28.75% +90.18%

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 43,788 44,219 42,426
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.95% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,648 31,998 30,169
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 562 548
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +5.10% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.96 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88% +0.11%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -2 63 £550 -9.47% 32
South London -10 15 £600 +12.94% 2
West London -4 10 £500 -11.15% 17
North London -8 2 £563 +12.50% 1
East London -25 2 £675 +3.85% 9
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 134 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (28.21%) Java
3 96 (22.38%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (20.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 66 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 66 (15.38%) Finance
5 66 (15.38%) Microservices
6 64 (14.92%) Migration
7 59 (13.75%) Windows
8 53 (12.35%) SQL
8 53 (12.35%) .NET
9 48 (11.19%) Microsoft
9 48 (11.19%) SC Cleared
10 46 (10.72%) Technical Architecture
10 46 (10.72%) DevOps
11 45 (10.49%) Linux
12 39 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 39 (9.09%) REST
12 39 (9.09%) Oracle
13 38 (8.86%) Open Source
14 37 (8.62%) SAP
14 37 (8.62%) Data Modelling
14 37 (8.62%) TDD
14 37 (8.62%) API Design
15 36 (8.39%) Git (software)
16 34 (7.93%) Web Services
17 32 (7.46%) Spring
17 32 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (7.46%) Swagger
18 31 (7.23%) PaaS

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 19 (4.43%) WebLogic
2 14 (3.26%) Confluence
2 14 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.33%) Mule
4 9 (2.10%) Liferay
4 9 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.86%) CMS
5 8 (1.86%) WordPress
6 7 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.93%) Apache
7 4 (0.93%) Documentum
7 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.70%) IIS
8 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
9 2 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (3.73%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) Endur
3 3 (0.70%) Magento
3 3 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (22.38%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (20.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.23%) PaaS
4 20 (4.66%) Office 365
5 19 (4.43%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (3.96%) IaaS
6 17 (3.96%) SaaS
7 10 (2.33%) GitHub
8 9 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.86%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (1.40%) Serverless
11 5 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (1.17%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.70%) Apigee
12 3 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.80%) DNS
1 12 (2.80%) Internet
2 10 (2.33%) WAN
3 9 (2.10%) Firewall
4 8 (1.86%) DHCP
5 7 (1.63%) HTTP
5 7 (1.63%) LAN
6 6 (1.40%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.17%) VoIP
8 3 (0.70%) Network Security
8 3 (0.70%) SAN
8 3 (0.70%) Skype
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.47%) FTP
9 2 (0.47%) SSL
9 2 (0.47%) VLAN
9 2 (0.47%) VPN
10 1 (0.23%) NAS
10 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.29%) NoSQL
2 20 (4.66%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.43%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 16 (3.73%) MarkLogic
6 13 (3.03%) Big Data
6 13 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.56%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.56%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.33%) Adabas
9 10 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.10%) Redis
11 8 (1.86%) MySQL
12 7 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.40%) HBase
13 6 (1.40%) Impala
13 6 (1.40%) Power BI
14 5 (1.17%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 36 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 23 (5.36%) JIRA
4 16 (3.73%) Maven
5 15 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.10%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.86%) Rational Rose
8 7 (1.63%) SonarQube
8 7 (1.63%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.40%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.17%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.93%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.70%) Hudson
12 3 (0.70%) Selenium
12 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.70%) webpack
13 2 (0.47%) ERwin
13 2 (0.47%) XMLSpy
General
1 66 (15.38%) Finance
2 31 (7.23%) Banking
3 13 (3.03%) Retail
3 13 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.10%) Law
4 9 (2.10%) Marketing
5 7 (1.63%) Front Office
5 7 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.70%) Electronics
6 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.70%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.47%) Automotive
7 2 (0.47%) French Language
7 2 (0.47%) Games
7 2 (0.47%) German Language
7 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.47%) Publishing
7 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.35%) .NET
2 39 (9.09%) REST
3 34 (7.93%) Web Services
4 32 (7.46%) Spring
4 32 (7.46%) Swagger
5 28 (6.53%) WCF
6 27 (6.29%) Node.js
6 27 (6.29%) RESTful
7 23 (5.36%) CSS
8 21 (4.90%) SOAP
9 19 (4.43%) HTML
10 18 (4.20%) Hibernate
11 17 (3.96%) Spring Boot
12 16 (3.73%) ActiveMQ
13 15 (3.50%) AngularJS
14 14 (3.26%) JMS
14 14 (3.26%) JSON
14 14 (3.26%) XML
15 12 (2.80%) J2EE
16 10 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.20%) User Experience
3 13 (3.03%) Fintech
3 13 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.86%) BYOD
6 8 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.86%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.40%) iPad
9 5 (1.17%) Equities
9 5 (1.17%) NHS
10 4 (0.93%) CESG
10 4 (0.93%) Derivative
10 4 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (13.75%) Windows
2 45 (10.49%) Linux
3 19 (4.43%) Unix
4 9 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.63%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.70%) Android
7 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.38%) Microservices
3 64 (14.92%) Migration
4 46 (10.72%) DevOps
4 46 (10.72%) Technical Architecture
5 39 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 38 (8.86%) Open Source
7 37 (8.62%) API Design
7 37 (8.62%) Data Modelling
7 37 (8.62%) TDD
8 32 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (6.99%) Domain-Driven Design
10 29 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (6.29%) Software Architecture
12 26 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (5.83%) SDLC
14 24 (5.59%) Analytics
14 24 (5.59%) Service Design
15 23 (5.36%) CRM
16 22 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 121 (28.21%) Java
2 53 (12.35%) SQL
3 30 (6.99%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.20%) C#
5 16 (3.73%) XPath
5 16 (3.73%) XQuery
6 13 (3.03%) Python
7 12 (2.80%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.33%) C++
9 6 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.40%) Scala
10 5 (1.17%) PHP
11 4 (0.93%) Ruby
11 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.70%) C
12 3 (0.70%) Java 8
12 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.70%) VB
12 3 (0.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 66 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.43%) Degree
4 11 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.40%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.17%) MCSE
8 4 (0.93%) CCNA
8 4 (0.93%) CISSP
9 3 (0.70%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.70%) ISEB
10 2 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.47%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.23%) MCITP
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.80%) GDPR
2 9 (2.10%) QA
3 6 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.70%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.70%) PSD2
5 3 (0.70%) SLA
6 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (6.06%) Docker
2 18 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.40%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.40%) HDFS
6 5 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.47%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.47%) vCloud
7 2 (0.47%) vSphere
8 1 (0.23%) NDS
8 1 (0.23%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.23%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.33%) Ansible
2 10 (2.33%) Puppet
3 8 (1.86%) Nagios
4 6 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.40%) Oozie
4 6 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.40%) SCCM
4 6 (1.40%) Terraform
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.47%) QRadar
5 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.23%) Kibana
6 1 (0.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.23%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.23%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.23%) SCOM
6 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 48 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.09%) Oracle
3 37 (8.62%) SAP
4 17 (3.96%) VMware
5 16 (3.73%) AppDynamics
5 16 (3.73%) Jaspersoft
6 14 (3.26%) IBM
7 13 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.56%) Cisco
9 10 (2.33%) Software AG
9 10 (2.33%) Splunk
10 9 (2.10%) Google
10 9 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.63%) hybris
11 7 (1.63%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.93%) Black Duck
13 4 (0.93%) Blue Prism
13 4 (0.93%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.93%) ServiceNow