Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 279 216
Rank change year-on-year +57 -63 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 519 431 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.24% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.99% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 297 303
London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £500 £425 £425
90th Percentile £738 £717 £693
England median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 39,623 43,683 37,797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.75% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,272 31,545 26,956
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 688 497
London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -4.44% +15.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.64 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% -

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 +45 91 £600 +11.63% 28
East London 0 32 £650 +23.81% 4
South London +11 20 £600 - 2
West London +12 7 £500 -11.11% 8
North London -5 4 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 172 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (30.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (25.82%) Java
4 120 (23.12%) Amazon AWS
5 87 (16.76%) Migration
6 82 (15.80%) Finance
7 72 (13.87%) Technical Architecture
8 71 (13.68%) Windows
9 68 (13.10%) Microsoft
10 65 (12.52%) Security Cleared
11 64 (12.33%) TDD
12 62 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (11.95%) DevOps
13 59 (11.37%) Oracle
14 58 (11.18%) Microservices
15 56 (10.79%) Linux
16 52 (10.02%) SC Cleared
16 52 (10.02%) REST
17 50 (9.63%) NoSQL
17 50 (9.63%) .NET
18 49 (9.44%) SQL
19 43 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (8.29%) OO
19 43 (8.29%) Python
20 42 (8.09%) Unix
20 42 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
21 41 (7.90%) Git (software)
22 39 (7.51%) JavaScript
22 39 (7.51%) Scrum
22 39 (7.51%) Banking

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 25 (4.82%) JBoss
1 25 (4.82%) WebLogic
2 23 (4.43%) OpenStack
3 21 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.89%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.89%) Confluence
6 9 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.54%) SAS
8 6 (1.16%) Apache
8 6 (1.16%) IIS
9 5 (0.96%) Documentum
9 5 (0.96%) Liferay
10 4 (0.77%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.77%) CICS
10 4 (0.77%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.58%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.58%) Mule
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.89%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.96%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.77%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Ripple
7 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 157 (30.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (23.12%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.17%) IaaS
4 29 (5.59%) OpenShift
5 27 (5.20%) SaaS
6 25 (4.82%) Office 365
7 22 (4.24%) PaaS
8 15 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (1.16%) Datadog
13 5 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (0.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Apigee
14 4 (0.77%) Force.com
14 4 (0.77%) GitHub
14 4 (0.77%) Heroku
14 4 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.08%) WAN
2 13 (2.50%) LAN
3 10 (1.93%) Firewall
3 10 (1.93%) Internet
4 9 (1.73%) Unified Communications
5 7 (1.35%) DNS
5 7 (1.35%) SAN
5 7 (1.35%) VPN
6 6 (1.16%) VoIP
7 5 (0.96%) HTTP
7 5 (0.96%) Skype
8 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.39%) DHCP
9 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.39%) WLAN
10 1 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.63%) NoSQL
2 34 (6.55%) Big Data
3 33 (6.36%) MySQL
4 30 (5.78%) SQL Server
5 28 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (4.82%) Data Lake
6 25 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.08%) Power BI
7 16 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.93%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.73%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.16%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.16%) HDInsight
13 5 (0.96%) DB2
13 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.58%) Adabas
14 3 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 41 (7.90%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.66%) MSTest
3 19 (3.66%) NUnit
3 19 (3.66%) Oracle APEX
4 15 (2.89%) JIRA
5 11 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (1.73%) Maven
7 6 (1.16%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.96%) Selenium
9 4 (0.77%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.77%) ERwin
9 4 (0.77%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.77%) Subversion
9 4 (0.77%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.58%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 82 (15.80%) Finance
2 39 (7.51%) Banking
3 25 (4.82%) Marketing
4 17 (3.28%) Retail
5 13 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.16%) Law
8 5 (0.96%) Games
9 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.58%) Electronics
10 3 (0.58%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.02%) REST
2 50 (9.63%) .NET
3 26 (5.01%) SOAP
4 24 (4.62%) ActiveMQ
4 24 (4.62%) JSON
5 22 (4.24%) AngularJS
6 20 (3.85%) HTML
6 20 (3.85%) RESTful
7 19 (3.66%) Node.js
8 18 (3.47%) Spring
9 17 (3.28%) Spring Boot
10 16 (3.08%) Web Services
11 15 (2.89%) Kafka
11 15 (2.89%) Middleware
11 15 (2.89%) WCF
12 14 (2.70%) React
13 13 (2.50%) CSS
13 13 (2.50%) J2EE
13 13 (2.50%) Visualforce
14 12 (2.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.51%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.93%) PKI
5 9 (1.73%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.54%) Fintech
6 8 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.35%) BYOD
7 7 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.16%) iPad
8 6 (1.16%) Replication
8 6 (1.16%) User Experience
9 5 (0.96%) FMCG
10 4 (0.77%) Equities
10 4 (0.77%) NHS
10 4 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.77%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.58%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 71 (13.68%) Windows
2 56 (10.79%) Linux
3 42 (8.09%) Unix
4 17 (3.28%) Mac OS X
5 16 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.08%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) HPUX
9 4 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) Solaris
11 2 (0.39%) AIX
11 2 (0.39%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (16.76%) Migration
3 72 (13.87%) Technical Architecture
4 64 (12.33%) TDD
5 62 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (11.95%) DevOps
6 58 (11.18%) Microservices
7 43 (8.29%) OO
7 43 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (7.51%) Scrum
9 35 (6.74%) ERP
10 31 (5.97%) Software Engineering
11 29 (5.59%) ETL
12 28 (5.39%) Data Modelling
13 26 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (5.01%) IT Strategy
14 24 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (4.43%) Service Management
16 22 (4.24%) TOGAF
17 21 (4.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 134 (25.82%) Java
2 49 (9.44%) SQL
3 43 (8.29%) Python
4 39 (7.51%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.94%) Ruby
6 20 (3.85%) C#
7 14 (2.70%) Apex Code
8 11 (2.12%) R
8 11 (2.12%) Scala
9 9 (1.73%) Java 8
10 8 (1.54%) C
11 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.16%) C++
12 6 (1.16%) COBOL
12 6 (1.16%) Go
12 6 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.16%) SOQL
13 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.77%) JCL
15 3 (0.58%) Natural
Qualifications
1 65 (12.52%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.02%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.05%) Degree
4 17 (3.28%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.77%) MCSE
8 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.58%) CCNP
9 3 (0.58%) CISSP
9 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.58%) RHCE
9 3 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.39%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.70%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.39%) PSD2
4 1 (0.19%) FATCA
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) MiFID
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.97%) Docker
3 20 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.77%) RACF
6 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.77%) vSphere
7 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.39%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.39%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (7.13%) Ansible
1 37 (7.13%) Kubernetes
2 34 (6.55%) Puppet
3 24 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (3.85%) SCCM
5 13 (2.50%) Terraform
6 4 (0.77%) Nagios
7 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.58%) vRealize
8 2 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.39%) QRadar
8 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Consul
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Packer
9 1 (0.19%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 68 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.37%) Oracle
3 42 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
4 29 (5.59%) SAP
5 25 (4.82%) VMware
6 15 (2.89%) Google
7 13 (2.50%) Citrix
8 12 (2.31%) Cisco
8 12 (2.31%) MuleSoft
8 12 (2.31%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.12%) Splunk
10 10 (1.93%) hybris
11 9 (1.73%) Tableau
12 8 (1.54%) IBM
12 8 (1.54%) Informatica
13 6 (1.16%) Micro Focus
13 6 (1.16%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.77%) AppDynamics
14 4 (0.77%) Apttus
14 4 (0.77%) New Relic