Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 357 297
Rank change year-on-year +41 -60 -10
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 357 288 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.61% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.69% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 184 244
London median daily rate £550 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £413
90th Percentile £700 £722 £725
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -0.58%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,870 41,821 38,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.92% 88.06% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,460 30,403 27,823
London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £645
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 391 445
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.02% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.30 £12.14
90th Percentile £53.82 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in London

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architecture in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in London

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in London

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in London

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the London region over the 6 months to 15 December 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 +2 55 £500 -13.04% 22
East London -17 13 £525 -27.59% 2
West London -6 8 £556 +4.71% 10
South London -35 6 £531 -9.57% 2
North London -4 1 - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 140 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (28.29%) Finance
3 94 (26.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 81 (22.69%) Java
5 77 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
6 72 (20.17%) SQL
7 66 (18.49%) DevOps
8 60 (16.81%) .NET
9 51 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 51 (14.29%) QA
10 49 (13.73%) SQL Server
11 48 (13.45%) C#
12 42 (11.76%) Docker
13 41 (11.48%) BDD
13 41 (11.48%) REST
14 39 (10.92%) Windows
15 38 (10.64%) HTML
15 38 (10.64%) Node.js
16 37 (10.36%) PaaS
16 37 (10.36%) Test Scripting
16 37 (10.36%) Banking
17 36 (10.08%) Web Services
17 36 (10.08%) Python
17 36 (10.08%) Test Automation
17 36 (10.08%) Git (software)
18 35 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (9.80%) TDD
18 35 (9.80%) SDLC
19 34 (9.52%) Migration
19 34 (9.52%) ITIL

Technical Architecture
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 19 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.04%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.52%) CMS
4 9 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.24%) Confluence
6 7 (1.96%) IIS
7 6 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.68%) WordPress
8 4 (1.12%) Apache
8 4 (1.12%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.84%) nginx
10 2 (0.56%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.28%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.56%) SPSS
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 94 (26.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (10.36%) PaaS
4 32 (8.96%) IaaS
5 28 (7.84%) Office 365
6 24 (6.72%) SaaS
7 18 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (4.48%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (3.36%) GitHub
11 7 (1.96%) Serverless
12 5 (1.40%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.40%) Apigee
12 5 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.84%) Force.com
13 3 (0.84%) Quay.io
14 2 (0.56%) Asana
14 2 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.28%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.08%) Skype
2 9 (2.52%) Internet
3 7 (1.96%) DMZ
4 6 (1.68%) LAN
4 6 (1.68%) WAN
5 5 (1.40%) Firewall
5 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.12%) SSL
6 4 (1.12%) VPN
6 4 (1.12%) WLAN
7 3 (0.84%) DNS
7 3 (0.84%) Network Security
8 2 (0.56%) HTTP
8 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.56%) Multicast
9 1 (0.28%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.28%) SAN
9 1 (0.28%) SDH
9 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 22 (6.16%) Big Data
4 20 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (5.04%) Hadoop
6 16 (4.48%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.92%) Data Lake
8 11 (3.08%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.52%) Apache Hive
11 8 (2.24%) Power BI
12 7 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.96%) HBase
12 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.68%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.40%) Redis
14 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.16%) JIRA
4 15 (4.20%) Cucumber
5 13 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (3.08%) Maven
7 10 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.96%) Subversion
10 6 (1.68%) IBM UrbanCode
10 6 (1.68%) JUnit
10 6 (1.68%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.12%) Ant
11 4 (1.12%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.12%) GitLab
11 4 (1.12%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.12%) Protractor
11 4 (1.12%) Selenium
12 3 (0.84%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 101 (28.29%) Finance
2 37 (10.36%) Banking
3 20 (5.60%) Front Office
4 18 (5.04%) Marketing
5 11 (3.08%) Retail
6 8 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) Games
10 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 153 (42.86%) Architect
2 86 (24.09%) Developer
3 51 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 38 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 36 (10.08%) C# Developer
6 20 (5.60%) Senior Architect
7 18 (5.04%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.76%) Angular Developer
9 16 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
9 16 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (4.48%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
11 14 (3.92%) Technical Leader
12 13 (3.64%) Azure Architect
12 13 (3.64%) Azure Developer
12 13 (3.64%) C# Developer - Commodities
12 13 (3.64%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.08%) Data Engineer
13 11 (3.08%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.81%) .NET
2 41 (11.48%) REST
3 38 (10.64%) HTML
3 38 (10.64%) Node.js
4 36 (10.08%) Web Services
5 31 (8.68%) .NET Framework
6 28 (7.84%) AngularJS
7 23 (6.44%) OAuth
7 23 (6.44%) Spring
8 19 (5.32%) React
9 18 (5.04%) CSS
10 16 (4.48%) RESTful
11 15 (4.20%) HTML5
11 15 (4.20%) SOAP
11 15 (4.20%) Spring Boot
12 14 (3.92%) Middleware
12 14 (3.92%) Sass
12 14 (3.92%) XML
13 11 (3.08%) Ajax
13 11 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.40%) Mobile App
1 30 (8.40%) Public Cloud
2 25 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (5.88%) User Experience
4 18 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.04%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (4.48%) Private Cloud
7 15 (4.20%) Algorithms
8 14 (3.92%) Hedge funds
9 13 (3.64%) Fintech
10 12 (3.36%) BYOD
11 11 (3.08%) Data Structures
12 9 (2.52%) Fixed Income
12 9 (2.52%) Virtual Team
13 8 (2.24%) Blackberry
13 8 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (2.24%) Taxonomies
14 7 (1.96%) CMDB
14 7 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.92%) Windows
2 26 (7.28%) Linux
3 15 (4.20%) Windows 10
4 12 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.08%) Android
6 8 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.24%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.12%) Unix
9 3 (0.84%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.28%) Android TV
10 1 (0.28%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (18.49%) DevOps
3 41 (11.48%) BDD
4 37 (10.36%) Test Scripting
5 36 (10.08%) Test Automation
6 35 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (9.80%) SDLC
6 35 (9.80%) TDD
7 34 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 34 (9.52%) ITIL
7 34 (9.52%) Migration
8 31 (8.68%) Analytics
9 30 (8.40%) Open Source
10 28 (7.84%) Microservices
11 26 (7.28%) Front End Development
11 26 (7.28%) TOGAF
12 24 (6.72%) Coaching
13 23 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (6.44%) Service Design
14 22 (6.16%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 81 (22.69%) Java
2 72 (20.17%) SQL
3 48 (13.45%) C#
4 36 (10.08%) Python
5 33 (9.24%) JavaScript
6 23 (6.44%) PowerShell
7 21 (5.88%) Scala
8 18 (5.04%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.08%) Ruby
10 9 (2.52%) Java 8
11 7 (1.96%) Go
12 6 (1.68%) C++
13 5 (1.40%) Perl
13 5 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.12%) PHP
15 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.56%) C
16 2 (0.56%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.92%) Degree
4 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.68%) MCSE
7 5 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.12%) CCNA
8 4 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.84%) MCSD
9 3 (0.84%) MCTS
9 3 (0.84%) PMP
10 2 (0.56%) ACCA
10 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.56%) CCIE
10 2 (0.56%) CEH
10 2 (0.56%) CISSP
10 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.29%) QA
2 7 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.84%) GDPR
3 3 (0.84%) MiFID
3 3 (0.84%) PSD2
4 2 (0.56%) FATCA
4 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) EMIR
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
5 1 (0.28%) WAI
5 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (11.76%) Docker
2 16 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.52%) XenApp
4 8 (2.24%) HDFS
4 8 (2.24%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.84%) Ceph
6 3 (0.84%) etcd
6 3 (0.84%) flannel
6 3 (0.84%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.84%) SkyDNS
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 19 (5.32%) Puppet
2 17 (4.76%) Ansible
3 13 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.52%) Grafana
4 9 (2.52%) Terraform
5 8 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.12%) Oozie
8 4 (1.12%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.84%) Graphite
9 3 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.84%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.84%) rkt
9 3 (0.84%) SCCM
9 3 (0.84%) Sysdig
10 2 (0.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 51 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.04%) Google
3 15 (4.20%) Citrix
3 15 (4.20%) Oracle
4 10 (2.80%) Databricks
4 10 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.52%) CA
5 9 (2.52%) VMware
6 8 (2.24%) Avaya
6 8 (2.24%) MuleSoft
7 7 (1.96%) Cisco
7 7 (1.96%) SAP
7 7 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.68%) Apple
9 5 (1.40%) Splunk
9 5 (1.40%) Tableau
10 4 (1.12%) ATG
11 3 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.84%) Juniper
11 3 (0.84%) Nintex