Period
to 18 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 241 243 258
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 414 118 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 0.86% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.93% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 83 277
10th Percentile £499 £425 £475
25th Percentile £550 £508 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% -
75th Percentile £725 £650 £650
90th Percentile £800 £725 £745
England median daily rate £625 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +13.64% -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 33,041 12,663 34,640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 91.81% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,950 9,134 25,287
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 94 439
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.08 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £31.17 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.94% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £54.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +16.80% +7.63%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -52 29 £600 +14.29% 25
South London +8 8 £710 +35.24% 1
East London -5 5 £900 +63.64% 2
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 137 (33.09%) Azure
2 112 (27.05%) AWS
2 112 (27.05%) Social Skills
3 97 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (20.29%) DevOps
5 80 (19.32%) Microsoft
6 79 (19.08%) Security Cleared
7 76 (18.36%) SC Cleared
8 71 (17.15%) Finance
9 61 (14.73%) Java
10 60 (14.49%) Technical Architecture
11 58 (14.01%) Active Directory
12 51 (12.32%) Migration
13 50 (12.08%) Microservices
14 49 (11.84%) Public Sector
15 47 (11.35%) Analytics
16 43 (10.39%) VMware
17 42 (10.14%) Salesforce.com
18 41 (9.90%) TOGAF
19 38 (9.18%) Public Cloud
20 36 (8.70%) Banking
20 36 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (8.21%) Microsoft 365
21 34 (8.21%) Linux
21 34 (8.21%) Windows
22 33 (7.97%) Kubernetes
22 33 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (7.49%) GCP
23 31 (7.49%) Architectural Design
24 30 (7.25%) 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 19 (4.59%) CMS
2 14 (3.38%) Apache
3 9 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.45%) IIS
5 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.21%) Confluence
7 4 (0.97%) JBoss
8 3 (0.72%) Drupal
8 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.48%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.48%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.72%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 137 (33.09%) Azure
2 112 (27.05%) AWS
3 34 (8.21%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (7.49%) GCP
5 27 (6.52%) IaaS
6 26 (6.28%) Serverless
7 25 (6.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (6.04%) PaaS
7 25 (6.04%) SaaS
8 12 (2.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 11 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (2.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 11 (2.66%) GitHub
10 10 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.45%) Power Platform
12 5 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.21%) GitHub Actions
12 5 (1.21%) PowerApps
12 5 (1.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.76%) DNS
1 28 (6.76%) WAN
2 23 (5.56%) Firewall
3 20 (4.83%) SD-WAN
4 19 (4.59%) DHCP
5 11 (2.66%) Internet
5 11 (2.66%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.42%) SAN
7 9 (2.17%) Network Security
8 8 (1.93%) HTTP
8 8 (1.93%) NAS
8 8 (1.93%) SSL
9 6 (1.45%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.21%) LAN
10 5 (1.21%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.72%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.72%) IPv4
11 3 (0.72%) LTE
12 2 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.62%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.69%) Big Data
5 7 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.21%) MySQL
7 5 (1.21%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.97%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.72%) Looker
10 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.48%) Metadata
10 2 (0.48%) Power BI
10 2 (0.48%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 19 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.66%) JIRA
3 7 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.45%) CircleCI
5 5 (1.21%) Maven
5 5 (1.21%) Toad
6 3 (0.72%) Postman
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.48%) Gradle
7 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.48%) Subversion
7 2 (0.48%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 112 (27.05%) Social Skills
2 71 (17.15%) Finance
3 49 (11.84%) Public Sector
4 36 (8.70%) Banking
5 23 (5.56%) Marketing
6 19 (4.59%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.62%) Telecoms
8 14 (3.38%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (2.66%) Electronics
10 11 (2.66%) Financial Institution
10 11 (2.66%) Retail
11 10 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (2.17%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.69%) Legal
15 4 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.97%) Publishing
15 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.28%) .NET
2 19 (4.59%) REST
3 18 (4.35%) Web Services
4 15 (3.62%) RESTful
4 15 (3.62%) Spring
5 12 (2.90%) React
5 12 (2.90%) SOAP
6 10 (2.42%) Middleware
6 10 (2.42%) XML
7 9 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.17%) SAML
8 8 (1.93%) GraphQL
8 8 (1.93%) HTML
8 8 (1.93%) Kafka
9 7 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (1.69%) JSON
9 7 (1.69%) Node.js
9 7 (1.69%) OpenID
9 7 (1.69%) Visualforce
10 6 (1.45%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.18%) Public Cloud
2 22 (5.31%) Cloud Native
3 17 (4.11%) Data Structures
4 12 (2.90%) Legacy Systems
5 10 (2.42%) Clustering
6 9 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.17%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.69%) Equities
7 7 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.69%) NHS
7 7 (1.69%) User Experience
8 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.45%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.45%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.21%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.21%) Linux
1 34 (8.21%) Windows
2 18 (4.35%) Unix
3 15 (3.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (1.45%) Android
6 6 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (20.29%) DevOps
3 60 (14.49%) Technical Architecture
4 51 (12.32%) Migration
5 50 (12.08%) Microservices
6 47 (11.35%) Analytics
7 41 (9.90%) TOGAF
8 33 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (7.49%) Architectural Design
10 30 (7.25%) Architecture Roadmap
10 30 (7.25%) Technical Leadership
11 27 (6.52%) Network Architecture
12 26 (6.28%) Scrum
13 24 (5.80%) Technology Roadmap
14 23 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 23 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
14 23 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
15 22 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (5.31%) Technical Debt
16 21 (5.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.73%) Java
2 27 (6.52%) SQL
3 21 (5.07%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.35%) Python
5 17 (4.11%) C#
6 14 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.14%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.42%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.97%) C
10 4 (0.97%) Perl
10 4 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.72%) Groovy
11 3 (0.72%) R
12 2 (0.48%) Ruby
12 2 (0.48%) VBA
13 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.24%) PHP
13 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 76 (18.36%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.83%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (2.66%) Degree
5 8 (1.93%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.45%) CISSP
6 6 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.24%) CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.24%) GIAC
10 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.24%) OCP
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.86%) QA
2 10 (2.42%) GDPR
2 10 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.93%) NCSC
3 8 (1.93%) NIST
4 5 (1.21%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.97%) GMP
6 3 (0.72%) COBIT
6 3 (0.72%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.48%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.24%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) GRC
8 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (14.01%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.83%) Docker
5 6 (1.45%) NFS
6 4 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.48%) IAG
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) SRDF
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.24%) Xen
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (7.97%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.83%) Terraform
3 14 (3.38%) Ansible
4 11 (2.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (1.45%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.48%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.48%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) Grafana
8 1 (0.24%) Kibana
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.24%) Nessus
8 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.24%) Packer
8 1 (0.24%) SCCM
8 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.39%) VMware
3 42 (10.14%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (6.28%) Cisco
5 22 (5.31%) Google
6 20 (4.83%) SAP
7 18 (4.35%) Oracle
8 17 (4.11%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.14%) Citrix
10 11 (2.66%) Databricks
11 8 (1.93%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.93%) F5
11 8 (1.93%) NetApp
11 8 (1.93%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.45%) Dynatrace
12 6 (1.45%) EMC
12 6 (1.45%) hybris
12 6 (1.45%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.21%) HP
13 5 (1.21%) Okta