Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 273 216
Rank change year-on-year -2 -57 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 422 407 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.95% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.00% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 260 364
London median daily rate £550 £550 £534
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.04% +1.67%
10th Percentile £419 £425 £425
90th Percentile £693 £700 £674
England median daily rate £550 £550 £515
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £35.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.00% -
England median hourly rate £40.22 £63.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -36.67% -20.63% +116.22%

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 43,064 40,715 42,979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.04% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,067 29,026 30,940
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 503 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.57 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 66 £563 -2.17% 23
South London -27 20 £556 +11.25% 2
West London -26 12 £488 -20.41% 10
East London -16 5 £653 +18.64% 3
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 124 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (23.70%) Java
3 97 (22.99%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 68 (16.11%) Finance
6 57 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 56 (13.27%) Technical Architecture
8 54 (12.80%) Web Services
9 50 (11.85%) Microsoft
10 49 (11.61%) SC Cleared
11 48 (11.37%) Open Source
11 48 (11.37%) Microservices
12 46 (10.90%) DevOps
12 46 (10.90%) Data Modelling
13 45 (10.66%) .NET
13 45 (10.66%) REST
14 44 (10.43%) TDD
15 43 (10.19%) SOA
16 42 (9.95%) JavaScript
17 41 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (9.48%) Windows
19 39 (9.24%) Migration
20 38 (9.00%) Banking
21 37 (8.77%) Node.js
22 34 (8.06%) Oracle
23 33 (7.82%) SQL
23 33 (7.82%) Git (software)
23 33 (7.82%) Spring
24 32 (7.58%) Linux
25 31 (7.35%) CSS

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 16 (3.79%) CMS
1 16 (3.79%) Mule
1 16 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (2.84%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.84%) WebLogic Portal
4 11 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.61%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.37%) Confluence
6 9 (2.13%) Apache Solr
6 9 (2.13%) Liferay
6 9 (2.13%) Mule ESB
6 9 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.90%) WordPress
8 7 (1.66%) Apache
8 7 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.18%) Documentum
10 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.71%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 97 (22.99%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.45%) PaaS
4 20 (4.74%) Office 365
5 11 (2.61%) npm
5 11 (2.61%) SaaS
6 10 (2.37%) IaaS
7 9 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.90%) GitHub
8 8 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.90%) Serverless
9 7 (1.66%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.95%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.11%) HTTP
2 12 (2.84%) Firewall
3 11 (2.61%) Unified Communications
4 10 (2.37%) DNS
5 7 (1.66%) Internet
6 5 (1.18%) SAN
6 5 (1.18%) Skype
6 5 (1.18%) SSL
7 4 (0.95%) Network Security
7 4 (0.95%) VPN
8 3 (0.71%) DHCP
8 3 (0.71%) FTP
8 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.71%) WAN
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.47%) LAN
9 2 (0.47%) Telepresence
9 2 (0.47%) VLAN
9 2 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.69%) Big Data
2 22 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 20 (4.74%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.32%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.13%) Data Lake
10 8 (1.90%) Endeca
11 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.66%) Power BI
12 6 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.42%) HBase
12 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.42%) Redis
12 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.18%) Impala
13 5 (1.18%) MySQL
13 5 (1.18%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 33 (7.82%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.64%) JIRA
3 21 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.08%) webpack
5 11 (2.61%) Grunt
5 11 (2.61%) gulp
5 11 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.90%) Maven
6 8 (1.90%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.66%) Rational Rose
8 6 (1.42%) PostCSS
9 5 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.95%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.95%) Gradle
10 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.71%) Selenium
11 3 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (16.11%) Finance
2 38 (9.00%) Banking
3 14 (3.32%) Marketing
3 14 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.84%) Retail
5 10 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.42%) Law
7 5 (1.18%) Electronics
7 5 (1.18%) Legal
7 5 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.95%) Front Office
9 3 (0.71%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.71%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Automotive
10 2 (0.47%) German Language
10 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.80%) Web Services
2 45 (10.66%) .NET
2 45 (10.66%) REST
3 37 (8.77%) Node.js
4 33 (7.82%) Spring
5 31 (7.35%) CSS
6 26 (6.16%) XML
7 25 (5.92%) RESTful
8 24 (5.69%) Spring Boot
9 22 (5.21%) HTML
10 21 (4.98%) Ajax
11 20 (4.74%) Swagger
12 19 (4.50%) AngularJS
12 19 (4.50%) J2EE
13 17 (4.03%) Sass
14 16 (3.79%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (3.79%) JMS
14 16 (3.79%) JPA
14 16 (3.79%) JSON
14 16 (3.79%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.16%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.55%) Fintech
3 14 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.32%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.90%) PKI
6 8 (1.90%) User Experience
7 7 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.66%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.95%) BYOD
10 4 (0.95%) CESG
10 4 (0.95%) Clustering
10 4 (0.95%) Derivative
10 4 (0.95%) Equities
10 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.48%) Windows
2 32 (7.58%) Linux
3 18 (4.27%) Unix
4 8 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.42%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) Android
8 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.47%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.47%) Solaris
9 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (13.27%) Technical Architecture
3 48 (11.37%) Microservices
3 48 (11.37%) Open Source
4 46 (10.90%) Data Modelling
4 46 (10.90%) DevOps
5 44 (10.43%) TDD
6 43 (10.19%) SOA
7 41 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (9.24%) Migration
9 30 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (6.87%) Analytics
11 25 (5.92%) CRM
11 25 (5.92%) SDLC
11 25 (5.92%) TOGAF
12 24 (5.69%) API Design
13 23 (5.45%) UML
14 22 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (5.21%) Software Engineering
15 21 (4.98%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (23.70%) Java
2 42 (9.95%) JavaScript
3 33 (7.82%) SQL
4 17 (4.03%) Python
5 14 (3.32%) C#
6 10 (2.37%) C++
6 10 (2.37%) Scala
7 8 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 7 (1.66%) Java 8
8 7 (1.66%) Ruby
9 6 (1.42%) C
9 6 (1.42%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.95%) PHP
11 4 (0.95%) XPath
12 3 (0.71%) R
12 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.71%) X++
13 2 (0.47%) Go
13 2 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 57 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.50%) Degree
4 7 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.42%) CCNA
6 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.95%) MCSE
7 4 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.71%) CCNP
8 3 (0.71%) CISSP
8 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.24%) CCDP
10 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.32%) QA
2 12 (2.84%) GDPR
3 9 (2.13%) PSD2
4 7 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.95%) SLA
6 3 (0.71%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) GCP
8 1 (0.24%) IFRS
8 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (6.64%) Docker
2 13 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.66%) Apache Flume
4 7 (1.66%) OpenAM
5 6 (1.42%) HDFS
6 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 9 (2.13%) Puppet
4 8 (1.90%) Nagios
4 8 (1.90%) OpenSSO
5 7 (1.66%) Ansible
5 7 (1.66%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.66%) SCCM
6 6 (1.42%) Oozie
7 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.95%) Terraform
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.24%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.06%) Oracle
3 22 (5.21%) SAP
4 19 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (4.27%) AppDynamics
6 15 (3.55%) Splunk
6 15 (3.55%) VMware
7 14 (3.32%) Cisco
8 13 (3.08%) MuleSoft
9 11 (2.61%) Sitecore
10 10 (2.37%) Google
11 9 (2.13%) IBM
12 8 (1.90%) ATG
12 8 (1.90%) BEA
13 7 (1.66%) ForgeRock
14 6 (1.42%) Informatica
15 5 (1.18%) Citrix
15 5 (1.18%) TIBCO
16 4 (0.95%) Apigee
16 4 (0.95%) Symantec