The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £558 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / London
Rank 187 253 226
Rank change year-on-year +66 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 247 195 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.28% 0.88% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.93% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 136
Median daily rate £558 £533 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £641 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.65% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 24 £550 +4.76% 13
West End of London - 4 £500 - 2
Croydon +9 3 - -
Westminster +7 2 £425 -26.08%
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 157 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (23.47%) Security Cleared
3 96 (20.30%) SC Cleared
4 94 (19.87%) Windows
5 89 (18.82%) Java
6 87 (18.39%) Migration
7 81 (17.12%) SQL
8 80 (16.91%) Finance
9 78 (16.49%) SQL Server
10 74 (15.64%) Oracle
10 74 (15.64%) Microsoft
11 69 (14.59%) Active Directory
12 66 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 65 (13.74%) TOGAF
14 62 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
15 56 (11.84%) Scrum
16 55 (11.63%) Open Source
17 54 (11.42%) Technical Architecture
18 50 (10.57%) Office 365
19 49 (10.36%) .NET
20 45 (9.51%) VPN
20 45 (9.51%) DevOps
21 38 (8.03%) Linux
21 38 (8.03%) Microservices
22 37 (7.82%) User Experience
22 37 (7.82%) DNS
23 36 (7.61%) Python
23 36 (7.61%) SCCM
23 36 (7.61%) Windows 10
24 35 (7.40%) Banking

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.65%) CMS
3 20 (4.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 17 (3.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (3.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 16 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.54%) JBoss
8 10 (2.11%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.90%) NServiceBus
10 8 (1.69%) Apache
11 7 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.48%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.06%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (1.06%) IIS
13 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 6 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.42%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Endur
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 66 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (10.57%) Office 365
4 34 (7.19%) PaaS
5 32 (6.77%) IaaS
6 16 (3.38%) SaaS
7 11 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.90%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.48%) Oracle CX
12 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.06%) Google Drive
13 5 (1.06%) OneDrive
13 5 (1.06%) Yammer
14 4 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.85%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.85%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.51%) VPN
2 37 (7.82%) DNS
3 30 (6.34%) DHCP
4 25 (5.29%) Firewall
4 25 (5.29%) WAN
5 17 (3.59%) IPsec
6 16 (3.38%) Internet
6 16 (3.38%) LAN
7 13 (2.75%) SSL
8 11 (2.33%) SAN
9 9 (1.90%) Network Security
9 9 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (1.48%) VLAN
10 7 (1.48%) Wireless
11 6 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (1.06%) MPLS
13 4 (0.85%) DMZ
13 4 (0.85%) LDAP
13 4 (0.85%) VoIP
14 3 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.54%) Big Data
4 12 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.90%) Endeca
6 9 (1.90%) MySQL
7 7 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.06%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.85%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.85%) Neo4j
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.85%) RavenDB
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.06%) Moq
4 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.85%) Maven
5 3 (0.63%) JIRA
6 2 (0.42%) JUnit
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.42%) webpack
7 1 (0.21%) Ant
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (0.21%) Babel
7 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.21%) Gradle
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 80 (16.91%) Finance
2 35 (7.40%) Banking
3 12 (2.54%) Retail
4 9 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.48%) Marketing
6 7 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.27%) Legal
8 4 (0.85%) Electronics
8 4 (0.85%) Law
9 3 (0.63%) Advertising
9 3 (0.63%) Automotive
9 3 (0.63%) Billing
9 3 (0.63%) Front Office
9 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Local Government
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.36%) .NET
2 31 (6.55%) Web Services
3 24 (5.07%) REST
4 21 (4.44%) HTML
5 20 (4.23%) AngularJS
6 18 (3.81%) CSS
7 17 (3.59%) Middleware
7 17 (3.59%) Node.js
7 17 (3.59%) Spring
8 16 (3.38%) HTML5
8 16 (3.38%) JSON
8 16 (3.38%) RESTful
9 15 (3.17%) J2EE
10 11 (2.33%) XML
11 10 (2.11%) ASP.NET
11 10 (2.11%) boto
11 10 (2.11%) Django
11 10 (2.11%) SOAP
12 9 (1.90%) SAML
13 8 (1.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.82%) User Experience
2 27 (5.71%) PKI
3 26 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.54%) Replication
6 11 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.33%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.48%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.27%) CESG
9 6 (1.27%) Clustering
9 6 (1.27%) iPad
9 6 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.27%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.06%) Pharmacovigilance
11 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 94 (19.87%) Windows
2 38 (8.03%) Linux
3 36 (7.61%) Windows 10
4 27 (5.71%) Unix
5 25 (5.29%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.63%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Fedora
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (18.39%) Migration
3 65 (13.74%) TOGAF
4 56 (11.84%) Scrum
5 55 (11.63%) Open Source
6 54 (11.42%) Technical Architecture
7 45 (9.51%) DevOps
8 38 (8.03%) Microservices
9 34 (7.19%) E-Commerce
9 34 (7.19%) SOA
9 34 (7.19%) TDD
10 31 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (6.55%) Waterfall
11 29 (6.13%) Software Architecture
12 25 (5.29%) High Availability
12 25 (5.29%) User Stories
13 24 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (5.07%) Kanban
14 22 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 89 (18.82%) Java
2 81 (17.12%) SQL
3 36 (7.61%) Python
4 30 (6.34%) C#
5 29 (6.13%) C
6 27 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.96%) Scala
8 9 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.90%) Ruby
8 9 (1.90%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.48%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.27%) PHP
12 5 (1.06%) ActionScript
12 5 (1.06%) C++
13 3 (0.63%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.42%) C-shell
14 2 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 111 (23.47%) Security Cleared
2 96 (20.30%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.96%) Degree
4 11 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.11%) MCSE
6 9 (1.90%) CCIE
7 7 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.27%) CCNA
8 6 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.27%) MCP
9 5 (1.06%) CCNP
10 4 (0.85%) EMC Certification
10 4 (0.85%) MCITP
11 2 (0.42%) CISSP
11 2 (0.42%) MCSA
11 2 (0.42%) MCSD
11 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.54%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) SEPA
3 5 (1.06%) COBIT
3 5 (1.06%) GxP
3 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) BS7799
4 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (14.59%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.81%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.17%) Docker
5 6 (1.27%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.06%) XenApp
7 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.63%) NFS
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.42%) Snort
9 2 (0.42%) vCloud
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.21%) GPFS
10 1 (0.21%) HDFS
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 36 (7.61%) SCCM
2 31 (6.55%) SCOM
3 29 (6.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.54%) Terraform
5 8 (1.69%) Puppet
6 6 (1.27%) Ansible
7 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.85%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.21%) Ambari
10 1 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.21%) Marathon
10 1 (0.21%) Mesos
10 1 (0.21%) Oozie
10 1 (0.21%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (15.64%) Microsoft
1 74 (15.64%) Oracle
2 34 (7.19%) VMware
3 30 (6.34%) Citrix
4 24 (5.07%) Cisco
5 21 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.81%) Adobe
7 17 (3.59%) IBM
8 14 (2.96%) Google
9 13 (2.75%) SAP
10 12 (2.54%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.33%) EMC
11 11 (2.33%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.90%) ATG
12 9 (1.90%) F5
13 7 (1.48%) HP
13 7 (1.48%) Juniper
13 7 (1.48%) Kronos
14 6 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
14 6 (1.27%) Splunk
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £525 - £575 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago