Period
to 5 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 235 268
Rank change year-on-year -3 +33 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 142 381 470
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.87% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.17% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 269 333
Median daily rate £575 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £425 £475 £450
90th Percentile £746 £740 £713
England median daily rate £525 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £52.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.52% +50.00% -38.60%

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 14,974 32,638 44,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.61% 93.52% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,137 23,403 32,029
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £455
% change year-on-year +2.70% +1.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 477 617
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.34% +7.80% -2.44%
10th Percentile £20.70 £12.44 £12.65
90th Percentile £58.23 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.38
% change year-on-year +55.36% +5.07% -1.72%

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 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 2020. 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 +50 15 £625 +4.17% 14
South London +19 2 £525 -8.70%
North London +10 2 £625 -13.79% 1
West London +52 1 - - 8
East London +42 1 £550 -20.00% 7
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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 43 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (30.28%) Azure
2 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
3 26 (18.31%) DevOps
4 25 (17.61%) AWS
4 25 (17.61%) Finance
5 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.90%) Public Sector
6 22 (15.49%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (11.97%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (11.27%) SC Cleared
9 15 (10.56%) Migration
10 14 (9.86%) Java
10 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
11 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (9.15%) PaaS
11 13 (9.15%) Microservices
12 12 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.75%) TOGAF
13 11 (7.75%) DV Cleared
13 11 (7.75%) Web Services
14 10 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (7.04%) ITIL
14 10 (7.04%) Linux
14 10 (7.04%) ERP
14 10 (7.04%) Data Modelling
14 10 (7.04%) SOA
14 10 (7.04%) Scrum
14 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
14 10 (7.04%) Ruby

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 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.52%) CMS
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (2.11%) Apache
4 3 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.11%) WordPress
5 2 (1.41%) JBoss
5 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) Moodle
6 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.70%) Mule
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.70%) Totara
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.70%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.70%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.28%) Azure
2 25 (17.61%) AWS
3 13 (9.15%) PaaS
4 8 (5.63%) Office 365
4 8 (5.63%) SaaS
5 6 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.52%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.11%) Serverless
8 2 (1.41%) Amazon Neptune
8 2 (1.41%) Force.com
8 2 (1.41%) IaaS
8 2 (1.41%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.70%) GCP
9 1 (0.70%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Firewall
1 4 (2.82%) WAN
2 2 (1.41%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.41%) FTP
2 2 (1.41%) HTTP
2 2 (1.41%) LAN
2 2 (1.41%) MPLS
2 2 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.41%) RFID
3 1 (0.70%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.70%) 4G
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.70%) DHCP
3 1 (0.70%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.70%) ISDN
3 1 (0.70%) SAN
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.82%) Power BI
4 3 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.41%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) QlikView
5 2 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.70%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.70%) MySQL
6 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) Ant
3 1 (0.70%) ER Studio
3 1 (0.70%) ERwin
3 1 (0.70%) GitLab
General
1 25 (17.61%) Finance
2 24 (16.90%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.34%) Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Retail
6 3 (2.11%) Electronics
6 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.11%) Marketing
7 2 (1.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) Web Services
2 9 (6.34%) .NET
2 9 (6.34%) Middleware
3 7 (4.93%) Node.js
3 7 (4.93%) React
4 4 (2.82%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.11%) CSS
5 3 (2.11%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.11%) HTML
5 3 (2.11%) jQuery
5 3 (2.11%) RESTful
5 3 (2.11%) Spring
5 3 (2.11%) Visualforce
6 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.41%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.41%) HTML5
6 2 (1.41%) JSON
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.41%) REST
6 2 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.23%) N-Tier
1 6 (4.23%) Public Cloud
2 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.82%) NHS
2 4 (2.82%) User Experience
3 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.11%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.11%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.41%) Clustering
4 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.41%) W3C
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.70%) FMCG
5 1 (0.70%) Frameworx
5 1 (0.70%) SCORM
5 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Linux
2 7 (4.93%) Windows
3 3 (2.11%) Mac OS
3 3 (2.11%) Unix
4 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.31%) DevOps
3 22 (15.49%) Technical Architecture
4 15 (10.56%) Migration
5 13 (9.15%) Microservices
5 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.75%) TOGAF
8 10 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (7.04%) Data Modelling
8 10 (7.04%) ERP
8 10 (7.04%) ITIL
8 10 (7.04%) Scrum
8 10 (7.04%) SOA
9 9 (6.34%) Architectural Design
9 9 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (6.34%) TDD
9 9 (6.34%) Technology Roadmap
10 8 (5.63%) Business Case
10 8 (5.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.86%) Java
1 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.04%) Ruby
3 9 (6.34%) Python
4 8 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.52%) C#
6 4 (2.82%) SQL
7 3 (2.11%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.41%) C
8 2 (1.41%) PHP
8 2 (1.41%) SPARQL
8 2 (1.41%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.70%) Go
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) SOQL
9 1 (0.70%) SOSL
9 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.75%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.52%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (2.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) QA
2 8 (5.63%) NIST
3 3 (2.11%) PMO
4 2 (1.41%) Dublin Core
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.70%) NCSC
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Docker
3 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Terraform
2 4 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.70%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.70%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.97%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (6.34%) Oracle
4 6 (4.23%) Citrix
4 6 (4.23%) Sparx
5 5 (3.52%) SAP
6 4 (2.82%) VMware
7 2 (1.41%) Cisco
7 2 (1.41%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.70%) Adobe
8 1 (0.70%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) Dell
8 1 (0.70%) HP
8 1 (0.70%) NetApp
8 1 (0.70%) Reuters
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase
8 1 (0.70%) Symantec