The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 137 142 158
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 59 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.97% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 28
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £506
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
Technical Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the City of London region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the City of London region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title.

1 26 (24.53%) .NET
2 22 (20.75%) Windows
3 21 (19.81%) Java
3 21 (19.81%) Technical Architecture
4 19 (17.92%) Banking
4 19 (17.92%) Finance
5 18 (16.98%) SOA
5 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
7 16 (15.09%) Oracle
8 15 (14.15%) Migration
8 15 (14.15%) Retail
9 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
9 14 (13.21%) C#
9 14 (13.21%) SQL
10 13 (12.26%) Linux
10 13 (12.26%) UNIX
11 11 (10.38%) TDD
12 10 (9.43%) TOGAF
12 10 (9.43%) Web Services
13 9 (8.49%) VMware
13 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
14 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
14 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
14 8 (7.55%) Sybase
14 8 (7.55%) SaaS
15 7 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (6.60%) ETL
15 7 (6.60%) OO
15 7 (6.60%) MVC

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.77%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (2.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.89%) Node.js
4 2 (1.89%) Drupal
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.94%) Moodle
5 1 (0.94%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.94%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) SaaS
2 3 (2.83%) Force.com
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) PaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Heroku
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Internet
2 6 (5.66%) Intranet
3 5 (4.72%) Firewall
4 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.89%) 4G
4 2 (1.89%) WAN
4 2 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) DNS
5 1 (0.94%) SSL
5 1 (0.94%) SAN
5 1 (0.94%) DMZ
5 1 (0.94%) SNMP
5 1 (0.94%) LAN
5 1 (0.94%) MPLS
5 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.94%) VLAN
5 1 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.72%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.83%) Big Data
3 3 (2.83%) DataStage
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) DTS
5 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.94%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.94%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.94%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) NUnit
1 2 (1.89%) Maven
1 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.89%) Grunt
1 2 (1.89%) Bower
2 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (0.94%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
1 19 (17.92%) Banking
2 15 (14.15%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
4 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.53%) .NET
2 10 (9.43%) Web Services
3 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.66%) XML
4 6 (5.66%) HTML
4 6 (5.66%) HTML5
5 5 (4.72%) J2EE
5 5 (4.72%) CSS
5 5 (4.72%) Spring
6 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.77%) WCF
6 4 (3.77%) WPF
7 3 (2.83%) JSON
7 3 (2.83%) REST
7 3 (2.83%) CSS3
7 3 (2.83%) Visualforce
7 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.83%) Ajax
7 3 (2.83%) SOAP
7 3 (2.83%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.83%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.89%) Replication
3 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.89%) Derivative
3 2 (1.89%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.89%) Open Source
3 2 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (1.89%) IBM XIV
3 2 (1.89%) PACS
3 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.89%) New Media
4 1 (0.94%) PKI
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
2 13 (12.26%) UNIX
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) Android
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) Technical Architecture
2 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.98%) SOA
3 15 (14.15%) Migration
4 11 (10.38%) TDD
5 10 (9.43%) TOGAF
6 7 (6.60%) Investment Management
6 7 (6.60%) MVC
6 7 (6.60%) ETL
6 7 (6.60%) OO
7 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.66%) CRM
7 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (5.66%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (4.72%) Data Architecture
8 5 (4.72%) ITIL
8 5 (4.72%) OOP
8 5 (4.72%) Scrum
9 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) Java
2 14 (13.21%) C#
2 14 (13.21%) SQL
3 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.77%) Apex Code
5 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.89%) XPath
6 2 (1.89%) Scala
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (0.94%) SOQL
7 1 (0.94%) SOSL
7 1 (0.94%) VBA
7 1 (0.94%) XAML
7 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.60%) Degree
3 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) CCIE
5 1 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
1 1 (0.94%) Basel III
1 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.94%) XenApp
3 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.94%) vSphere
3 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) SCCM
1 2 (1.89%) SCOM
1 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.89%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.94%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (0.94%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) Oracle
3 9 (8.49%) VMware
4 8 (7.55%) Sybase
5 7 (6.60%) IBM
6 6 (5.66%) Citrix
7 5 (4.72%) Business Objects
8 4 (3.77%) Adobe
8 4 (3.77%) Informatica
8 4 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.83%) Sitecore
9 3 (2.83%) SAP
10 2 (1.89%) HP
10 2 (1.89%) Cisco
10 2 (1.89%) BMC
10 2 (1.89%) hybris
10 2 (1.89%) Remedy
10 2 (1.89%) ATG
10 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.94%) Wyse