Period
to 21 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 249 199 233
Rank change year-on-year -50 +34 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 218 293 522
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.26% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.35% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 214 384
10th Percentile £463 £488 £500
25th Percentile £511 £538 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £601 £600
Median % change year-on-year -4.37% +0.21% +9.09%
75th Percentile £638 £675 £666
90th Percentile £708 £738 £738
England median daily rate £550 £600 £586
% change year-on-year -8.33% +2.35% +6.59%

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 20,494 21,710 39,887
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.54% 93.39% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,818 15,742 28,985
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £414 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.50% - -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 296 467
10th Percentile £16.19 £12.88 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.91 £15.00
Median hourly rate £31.18 £24.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +29.90% +15.66% +1.12%
75th Percentile £51.56 £47.04 £34.51
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £48.15
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.89% +1.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +15 20 £613 +2.08% 11
East London +30 4 £575 -17.86% 8
South London +35 2 £600 -
West London +24 1 - - 5
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 60 (27.52%) Azure
2 52 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (20.64%) AWS
4 43 (19.72%) Security Cleared
5 42 (19.27%) Microsoft
6 34 (15.60%) Migration
7 32 (14.68%) SC Cleared
8 31 (14.22%) DevOps
9 30 (13.76%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (12.84%) Finance
11 26 (11.93%) Java
12 25 (11.47%) Technical Architecture
13 21 (9.63%) Windows
14 20 (9.17%) Microservices
15 19 (8.72%) SQL
15 19 (8.72%) Data Modelling
15 19 (8.72%) VMware
16 18 (8.26%) Data Migration
16 18 (8.26%) PaaS
16 18 (8.26%) Terraform
16 18 (8.26%) Technical Leadership
17 17 (7.80%) Public Sector
18 16 (7.34%) TOGAF
18 16 (7.34%) SOA
18 16 (7.34%) .NET
18 16 (7.34%) Oracle
18 16 (7.34%) Active Directory
18 16 (7.34%) Apex Code
18 16 (7.34%) Architectural Design
19 15 (6.88%) JavaScript

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 8 (3.67%) CMS
2 5 (2.29%) WordPress
3 4 (1.83%) Mule
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.38%) Anypoint
4 3 (1.38%) Apache
4 3 (1.38%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.92%) Confluence
5 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.92%) IIS
5 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
5 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.46%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.96%) Cerner Millennium
2 4 (1.83%) Magento
3 3 (1.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.46%) Maximo
5 1 (0.46%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 60 (27.52%) Azure
2 45 (20.64%) AWS
3 18 (8.26%) PaaS
4 14 (6.42%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (5.50%) Force.com
5 12 (5.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 6 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.75%) IaaS
6 6 (2.75%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.75%) Serverless
7 5 (2.29%) Azure Service Bus
7 5 (2.29%) SaaS
8 4 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.83%) GCP
8 4 (1.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.38%) Azure Key Vault
9 3 (1.38%) GitHub
10 2 (0.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) DNS
1 7 (3.21%) WAN
2 6 (2.75%) Firewall
3 4 (1.83%) DHCP
3 4 (1.83%) LAN
3 4 (1.83%) Network Security
3 4 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.38%) SD-WAN
4 3 (1.38%) Skype
5 2 (0.92%) ADSL
5 2 (0.92%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.92%) RFID
5 2 (0.92%) SAN
6 1 (0.46%) FTP
6 1 (0.46%) Internet
6 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.46%) PBX
6 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.46%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.67%) Big Data
2 8 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.75%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.29%) Electronic Patient Records
5 5 (2.29%) Power BI
6 4 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.83%) MySQL
6 4 (1.83%) Tableau
7 3 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.92%) Presto
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.38%) Maven
2 3 (1.38%) Subversion
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) Selenium
3 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) Ant
4 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.46%) GitLab
4 1 (0.46%) JUnit
4 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.46%) Postman
4 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 28 (12.84%) Finance
2 17 (7.80%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.59%) Retail
4 9 (4.13%) Banking
4 9 (4.13%) Marketing
5 3 (1.38%) Law
5 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.92%) Electronics
6 2 (0.92%) Front Office
6 2 (0.92%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.92%) Police
6 2 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.34%) .NET
2 13 (5.96%) Visualforce
3 12 (5.50%) Web Services
4 10 (4.59%) REST
5 8 (3.67%) CSS
5 8 (3.67%) Spring
6 7 (3.21%) Middleware
7 6 (2.75%) .NET Core
7 6 (2.75%) SOAP
8 5 (2.29%) HTML
8 5 (2.29%) React
9 4 (1.83%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.83%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.83%) HTML5
9 4 (1.83%) Java EE
9 4 (1.83%) JSON
9 4 (1.83%) Kafka
9 4 (1.83%) Node.js
9 4 (1.83%) SAML
9 4 (1.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.42%) Public Cloud
2 13 (5.96%) NHS
3 11 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.13%) PACS
5 7 (3.21%) Clustering
5 7 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.21%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.75%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.75%) User Experience
7 5 (2.29%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.29%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.92%) Derivative
10 2 (0.92%) HACMP
10 2 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.63%) Windows
2 11 (5.05%) Linux
3 10 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.75%) Solaris
6 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.92%) AIX
8 2 (0.92%) HPUX
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) Android
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.46%) Unix
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.60%) Migration
3 31 (14.22%) DevOps
4 25 (11.47%) Technical Architecture
5 20 (9.17%) Microservices
6 19 (8.72%) Data Modelling
7 18 (8.26%) Data Migration
7 18 (8.26%) Technical Leadership
8 16 (7.34%) Architectural Design
8 16 (7.34%) SOA
8 16 (7.34%) TOGAF
9 14 (6.42%) Open Source
9 14 (6.42%) Validation
10 12 (5.50%) ITIL
11 11 (5.05%) Architecture Roadmap
11 11 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (5.05%) Presales
11 11 (5.05%) Requirements Gathering
12 10 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.93%) Java
2 19 (8.72%) SQL
3 16 (7.34%) Apex Code
4 15 (6.88%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.96%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.59%) Python
7 9 (4.13%) C#
8 5 (2.29%) PHP
9 4 (1.83%) Ruby
10 3 (1.38%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.38%) C
10 3 (1.38%) COBOL
11 2 (0.92%) R
11 2 (0.92%) SOQL
11 2 (0.92%) SOSL
11 2 (0.92%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.46%) Go
12 1 (0.46%) Java 8
12 1 (0.46%) Natural
Qualifications
1 43 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.68%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.05%) Degree
4 6 (2.75%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (2.29%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.92%) CISSP
6 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.46%) CISM
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMP
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) HL7
2 10 (4.59%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) PMO
3 3 (1.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.92%) Dublin Core
4 2 (0.92%) IFRS
4 2 (0.92%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) NCSC
4 2 (0.92%) NIST
5 1 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) EMIR
5 1 (0.46%) GDPR
5 1 (0.46%) MiFID
5 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.21%) Docker
4 5 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.92%) HDFS
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.46%) XenApp
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.26%) Terraform
2 13 (5.96%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.29%) vRealize
5 4 (1.83%) SCCM
6 3 (1.38%) Ansible
6 3 (1.38%) CloudHub
7 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) EnCase
8 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.46%) Kibana
8 1 (0.46%) logstash
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 42 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.76%) Salesforce.com
3 19 (8.72%) VMware
4 16 (7.34%) Oracle
5 14 (6.42%) Cerner
6 9 (4.13%) SAP
7 8 (3.67%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.75%) EMC
9 5 (2.29%) Citrix
9 5 (2.29%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.83%) Cisco
10 4 (1.83%) Google
11 3 (1.38%) Demandware
11 3 (1.38%) HP
11 3 (1.38%) IBM
11 3 (1.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 3 (1.38%) Sparx
12 2 (0.92%) Facebook
12 2 (0.92%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.92%) Vertica