Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 223 258
Rank change year-on-year -34 +35 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 462 454 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.15% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.21% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 282 281
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £724 £699 £663
England median daily rate £550 £539 £513
% change year-on-year +2.09% +5.12% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £100.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% -36.50% +131.21%

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 43,256 37,421 41,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.01% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,284 26,688 29,574
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 492 539
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +17.99% -0.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.53 £51.25 £48.26
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -32 70 £569 +3.41% 18
South London -28 25 £588 - 1
West London -39 10 £550 +18.28% 12
East London -6 7 £525 -2.10% 7
North London +5 4 £625 +25.00%
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 142 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (24.89%) Java
3 86 (18.61%) Amazon AWS
4 85 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 70 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
6 68 (14.72%) Finance
7 61 (13.20%) Security Cleared
8 57 (12.34%) SOA
8 57 (12.34%) Microservices
9 56 (12.12%) DevOps
10 55 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 50 (10.82%) SC Cleared
11 50 (10.82%) Web Services
12 49 (10.61%) TOGAF
13 48 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (10.17%) Open Source
14 47 (10.17%) TDD
15 44 (9.52%) RESTful
15 44 (9.52%) Banking
15 44 (9.52%) Data Modelling
16 41 (8.87%) Linux
17 40 (8.66%) JavaScript
17 40 (8.66%) NoSQL
18 39 (8.44%) REST
18 39 (8.44%) Big Data
19 38 (8.23%) Continuous Delivery
20 37 (8.01%) Oracle
21 36 (7.79%) .NET
21 36 (7.79%) SQL

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 30 (6.49%) CMS
2 25 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 23 (4.98%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.11%) WebLogic Portal
5 18 (3.90%) Apache Solr
6 17 (3.68%) Mule
6 17 (3.68%) Mule ESB
7 16 (3.46%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.30%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (1.08%) SAS
12 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.87%) Documentum
13 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.87%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.87%) JBoss
14 3 (0.65%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Exstream
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Relativity
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 86 (18.61%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.55%) PaaS
4 19 (4.11%) Office 365
5 11 (2.38%) IaaS
5 11 (2.38%) SaaS
6 10 (2.16%) Serverless
7 9 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.95%) npm
8 8 (1.73%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 6 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.08%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.87%) Force.com
11 4 (0.87%) Route 53
11 4 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.14%) HTTP
2 16 (3.46%) Firewall
3 9 (1.95%) SSL
3 9 (1.95%) Unified Communications
4 8 (1.73%) SMS
4 8 (1.73%) VPN
5 7 (1.52%) WAN
6 6 (1.30%) Internet
7 5 (1.08%) DNS
7 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.87%) LAN
8 4 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.87%) Skype
9 3 (0.65%) SAN
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.43%) FTP
10 2 (0.43%) MPLS
10 2 (0.43%) Network Security
10 2 (0.43%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.66%) NoSQL
2 39 (8.44%) Big Data
3 28 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 25 (5.41%) Hadoop
5 24 (5.19%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.46%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.25%) Endeca
8 14 (3.03%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.30%) MySQL
11 5 (1.08%) HBase
11 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.08%) Sqoop
12 4 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.87%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.87%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.87%) OLAP
12 4 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
13 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.38%) JIRA
3 11 (2.38%) webpack
4 9 (1.95%) Grunt
4 9 (1.95%) gulp
5 8 (1.73%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.52%) Maven
6 7 (1.52%) PostCSS
7 5 (1.08%) git-flow
7 5 (1.08%) Gradle
8 3 (0.65%) Ant
8 3 (0.65%) JUnit
8 3 (0.65%) Mockito
8 3 (0.65%) Subversion
9 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.43%) Spock
10 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (14.72%) Finance
2 44 (9.52%) Banking
3 25 (5.41%) Marketing
4 13 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.60%) Retail
6 11 (2.38%) Legal
7 8 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.30%) Billing
8 6 (1.30%) Law
9 5 (1.08%) Electronics
9 5 (1.08%) Local Government
10 4 (0.87%) Automotive
11 3 (0.65%) Front Office
11 3 (0.65%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.65%) Publishing
11 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.82%) Web Services
2 44 (9.52%) RESTful
3 39 (8.44%) REST
4 36 (7.79%) .NET
5 30 (6.49%) Spring
6 28 (6.06%) CSS
6 28 (6.06%) XML
7 23 (4.98%) Node.js
7 23 (4.98%) SOAP
8 21 (4.55%) HTML
9 18 (3.90%) Lucene
10 17 (3.68%) Ajax
10 17 (3.68%) Kafka
11 16 (3.46%) Sass
12 15 (3.25%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.25%) J2EE
12 15 (3.25%) JSON
13 13 (2.81%) Spring Boot
14 12 (2.60%) Middleware
14 12 (2.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.49%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.68%) PKI
5 15 (3.25%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.25%) Reference Data
5 15 (3.25%) User Experience
6 13 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.30%) Fintech
10 5 (1.08%) NHS
10 5 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.87%) Clustering
12 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.65%) MPEG
12 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.87%) Linux
2 30 (6.49%) Windows
3 21 (4.55%) Unix
4 12 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.73%) Android
7 6 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.87%) Solaris
8 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.43%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
3 57 (12.34%) Microservices
3 57 (12.34%) SOA
4 56 (12.12%) DevOps
5 49 (10.61%) TOGAF
6 48 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (10.17%) Open Source
7 47 (10.17%) TDD
8 44 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 38 (8.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 35 (7.58%) Migration
11 33 (7.14%) Scrum
12 31 (6.71%) Test Automation
13 29 (6.28%) CRM
14 24 (5.19%) Analytics
14 24 (5.19%) Data Architecture
15 23 (4.98%) Mentoring
16 20 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 115 (24.89%) Java
2 40 (8.66%) JavaScript
3 36 (7.79%) SQL
4 24 (5.19%) Python
5 14 (3.03%) Ruby
6 12 (2.60%) C#
6 12 (2.60%) C++
7 10 (2.16%) Scala
8 7 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 6 (1.30%) C
9 6 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.30%) XPath
10 5 (1.08%) Java 8
11 4 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.65%) PHP
13 2 (0.43%) Go
13 2 (0.43%) Groovy
13 2 (0.43%) Korn
13 2 (0.43%) R
13 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.33%) Degree
4 10 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
5 7 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.08%) CISSP
8 4 (0.87%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.65%) CCNA
9 3 (0.65%) MCSE
10 2 (0.43%) CCNP
11 1 (0.22%) CCIE
11 1 (0.22%) CCSP
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCP
11 1 (0.22%) MCSA
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.98%) QA
2 15 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.16%) PSD2
4 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.65%) GDPR
6 3 (0.65%) HL7
6 3 (0.65%) PMO
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.84%) Docker
3 7 (1.52%) OpenAM
4 6 (1.30%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.08%) HDFS
6 4 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (5.84%) Single Sign-On
2 16 (3.46%) CA Single Sign-On
2 16 (3.46%) OpenSSO
3 15 (3.25%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (1.52%) SCCM
6 6 (1.30%) Ansible
7 5 (1.08%) Oozie
7 5 (1.08%) Puppet
8 4 (0.87%) Terraform
9 3 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.65%) Nagios
9 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.22%) Consul
11 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.01%) Oracle
3 27 (5.84%) Sitecore
4 25 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (4.11%) SAP
6 16 (3.46%) ATG
6 16 (3.46%) BEA
6 16 (3.46%) Splunk
7 15 (3.25%) VMware
8 14 (3.03%) MuleSoft
9 13 (2.81%) Cisco
10 12 (2.60%) AppDynamics
11 9 (1.95%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.52%) Google
13 6 (1.30%) Adobe
13 6 (1.30%) Apigee
13 6 (1.30%) Citrix
13 6 (1.30%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.30%) IBM
13 6 (1.30%) Informatica