Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 311 236
Rank change year-on-year +51 -75 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 486 373 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.04% 0.79% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.83% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 259 320
London median daily rate £575 £575 £536
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.23% +4.63%
10th Percentile £453 £440 £413
90th Percentile £715 £723 £676
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
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% +10.00%

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 44,231 45,102 42,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.94% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,926 32,747 30,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 562 565
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.96% +3.07%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +10 68 £575 -5.74% 24
East London -18 17 £650 +20.93% 2
South London -11 12 £625 +13.64% 2
West London -8 8 £500 -11.15% 16
North London - 2 £563 - 3
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 164 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (29.01%) Java
3 119 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 106 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
5 85 (17.49%) Migration
6 74 (15.23%) Security Cleared
7 73 (15.02%) Microservices
8 69 (14.20%) Finance
9 64 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (12.76%) Windows
11 61 (12.55%) TDD
12 59 (12.14%) REST
12 59 (12.14%) DevOps
13 57 (11.73%) SQL
14 55 (11.32%) .NET
15 51 (10.49%) Linux
15 51 (10.49%) Technical Architecture
15 51 (10.49%) Git (software)
16 50 (10.29%) SC Cleared
17 49 (10.08%) Software Engineering
18 48 (9.88%) Microsoft
19 47 (9.67%) NoSQL
20 44 (9.05%) JavaScript
21 42 (8.64%) Oracle
22 41 (8.44%) Technical Leadership
23 39 (8.02%) Data Centre
24 38 (7.82%) Data Modelling
25 36 (7.41%) Jenkins
26 35 (7.20%) Spring
27 34 (7.00%) ActiveMQ

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 28 (5.76%) WebLogic
2 17 (3.50%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.09%) JBoss
4 14 (2.88%) Confluence
4 14 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.67%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.47%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.06%) Mule
7 10 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.85%) Apache
8 9 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.65%) Liferay
9 8 (1.65%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.44%) CMS
10 7 (1.44%) Documentum
10 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.03%) IIS
11 5 (1.03%) WordPress
12 4 (0.82%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.32%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Endur
3 3 (0.62%) Magento
3 3 (0.62%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 119 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.76%) PaaS
4 24 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (4.73%) OpenShift
6 22 (4.53%) Office 365
7 20 (4.12%) IaaS
7 20 (4.12%) SaaS
8 12 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.65%) GitHub
10 7 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.23%) Serverless
12 5 (1.03%) Apigee
13 4 (0.82%) Datadog
14 3 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.88%) Internet
2 13 (2.67%) WAN
3 10 (2.06%) DNS
3 10 (2.06%) Firewall
3 10 (2.06%) LAN
4 9 (1.85%) Unified Communications
5 8 (1.65%) HTTP
6 7 (1.44%) DHCP
7 5 (1.03%) VoIP
8 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.82%) VPN
9 3 (0.62%) Network Security
9 3 (0.62%) Skype
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.41%) SAN
10 2 (0.41%) SSL
10 2 (0.41%) VLAN
11 1 (0.21%) DMZ
11 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.67%) NoSQL
2 21 (4.32%) MySQL
3 19 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.50%) Data Lake
4 17 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (3.29%) MarkLogic
5 16 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.09%) Big Data
6 15 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.88%) RDBMS
7 14 (2.88%) SQL Server
8 11 (2.26%) Redis
9 10 (2.06%) Adabas
9 10 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.65%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.44%) Power BI
12 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.23%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 51 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.53%) JIRA
4 21 (4.32%) Maven
5 15 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (2.67%) MSTest
6 13 (2.67%) NUnit
7 11 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.65%) Rational Rose
10 7 (1.44%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.23%) ERwin
11 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.03%) Selenium
13 4 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.82%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.82%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.82%) Zephyr
General
1 69 (14.20%) Finance
2 30 (6.17%) Banking
3 13 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.47%) Retail
5 10 (2.06%) Law
6 8 (1.65%) Marketing
7 7 (1.44%) Front Office
7 7 (1.44%) Games
8 5 (1.03%) Legal
8 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.41%) French Language
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.14%) REST
2 55 (11.32%) .NET
3 35 (7.20%) Spring
4 34 (7.00%) ActiveMQ
4 34 (7.00%) RESTful
4 34 (7.00%) Web Services
5 30 (6.17%) Swagger
6 29 (5.97%) SOAP
7 28 (5.76%) WCF
8 24 (4.94%) CSS
9 23 (4.73%) HTML
9 23 (4.73%) JSON
9 23 (4.73%) Node.js
10 21 (4.32%) AngularJS
11 19 (3.91%) Spring Boot
12 16 (3.29%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.09%) XML
14 14 (2.88%) J2EE
15 13 (2.67%) React
16 12 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.02%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.70%) User Experience
3 16 (3.29%) Mainframe
4 12 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.47%) BYOD
4 12 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.26%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.06%) Fintech
7 8 (1.65%) iPad
7 8 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.44%) Equities
9 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.03%) PKI
11 4 (0.82%) Clustering
11 4 (0.82%) CMDB
11 4 (0.82%) Derivative
11 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.82%) FMCG
11 4 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.76%) Windows
2 51 (10.49%) Linux
3 28 (5.76%) Unix
4 14 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.62%) Android
10 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (17.49%) Migration
3 73 (15.02%) Microservices
4 64 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (12.55%) TDD
6 59 (12.14%) DevOps
7 51 (10.49%) Technical Architecture
8 49 (10.08%) Software Engineering
9 41 (8.44%) Technical Leadership
10 38 (7.82%) Data Modelling
11 32 (6.58%) API Design
12 30 (6.17%) Domain-Driven Design
13 29 (5.97%) Service Management
14 28 (5.76%) Mentoring
15 27 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (5.56%) Open Source
15 27 (5.56%) Scrum
16 25 (5.14%) Software Architecture
16 25 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (5.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 141 (29.01%) Java
2 57 (11.73%) SQL
3 44 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.56%) Python
5 22 (4.53%) C#
6 18 (3.70%) Ruby
7 16 (3.29%) XPath
7 16 (3.29%) XQuery
8 12 (2.47%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.85%) C++
10 8 (1.65%) Scala
11 7 (1.44%) R
12 6 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.03%) Java 8
14 4 (0.82%) C
14 4 (0.82%) JCL
14 4 (0.82%) VB
15 3 (0.62%) PHP
15 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.53%) Degree
4 19 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.26%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.03%) MCSE
9 4 (0.82%) CISSP
9 4 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.62%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.62%) CCNA
10 3 (0.62%) ISEB
11 2 (0.41%) CCNP
11 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.41%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.65%) GDPR
2 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.23%) QA
3 4 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.62%) ISO 20022
4 3 (0.62%) PSD2
5 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (6.79%) Docker
2 18 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.82%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.82%) HDFS
6 4 (0.82%) RACF
7 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.41%) vCloud
8 2 (0.41%) vSphere
9 1 (0.21%) NDS
9 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.21%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.21%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (5.76%) Ansible
1 28 (5.76%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.12%) Puppet
3 15 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.47%) Terraform
5 9 (1.85%) Nagios
6 7 (1.44%) SCCM
7 5 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.82%) Oozie
9 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.41%) QRadar
10 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.21%) Kibana
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.21%) SCOM
11 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.64%) Oracle
3 33 (6.79%) SAP
4 19 (3.91%) VMware
5 17 (3.50%) AppDynamics
6 16 (3.29%) IBM
6 16 (3.29%) Jaspersoft
7 14 (2.88%) Google
8 13 (2.67%) Splunk
9 11 (2.26%) hybris
9 11 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.06%) Software AG
11 9 (1.85%) Cisco
12 5 (1.03%) Micro Focus
13 4 (0.82%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.82%) Blue Prism
13 4 (0.82%) New Relic
14 3 (0.62%) Black Duck
14 3 (0.62%) MuleSoft