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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 129 155 149
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 23 35 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.70% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.73% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 32
Average daily rate £575 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £649
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.17%
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
2993 4783 5548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.41% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 3663 3992
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) Finance
3 12 (22.22%) Java
3 12 (22.22%) .NET
4 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.52%) Migration
6 9 (16.67%) Scrum
6 9 (16.67%) Banking
6 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.81%) SQL
7 8 (14.81%) Oracle
7 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.81%) TDD
7 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (11.11%) Middleware
8 6 (11.11%) MVC
8 6 (11.11%) C#
8 6 (11.11%) Ruby
8 6 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (11.11%) Kanban
8 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) Clojure
8 6 (11.11%) Puppet
8 6 (11.11%) Node.js
9 5 (9.26%) CSS
9 5 (9.26%) ITIL
9 5 (9.26%) Windows
9 5 (9.26%) ETL
9 5 (9.26%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (11.11%) Node.js
2 4 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.41%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.70%) CMS
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.85%) JBoss
5 1 (1.85%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.85%) SAS
5 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Maximo
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.85%) Relativity
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) SAN
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.85%) LAN
3 1 (1.85%) MPLS
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.85%) SMTP
3 1 (1.85%) SNMP
3 1 (1.85%) SSL
3 1 (1.85%) VLAN
3 1 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (7.41%) Datomic
2 4 (7.41%) Neo4j
2 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.56%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.85%) DTS
5 1 (1.85%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) JUnit
1 2 (3.70%) RSpec
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
1 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.85%) Moq
2 1 (1.85%) NUnit
2 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
2 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) Middleware
2 6 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (9.26%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) Hibernate
3 5 (9.26%) Spring
4 4 (7.41%) Kafka
4 4 (7.41%) Sass
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.56%) OpenID
5 3 (5.56%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
6 2 (3.70%) OAuth
6 2 (3.70%) OAuth2
6 2 (3.70%) REST
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
2 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.85%) Derivative
4 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.70%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Migration
3 9 (16.67%) Scrum
4 8 (14.81%) TDD
5 6 (11.11%) Kanban
5 6 (11.11%) MVC
5 6 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (9.26%) ETL
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL
7 4 (7.41%) CRM
7 4 (7.41%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (7.41%) SOA
8 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.56%) Data Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) Java
2 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 6 (11.11%) C#
4 6 (11.11%) Clojure
4 6 (11.11%) Ruby
5 4 (7.41%) Erlang
5 4 (7.41%) Go
5 4 (7.41%) Python
5 4 (7.41%) Scala
6 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.85%) MiFID
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) vSphere
2 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
2 2 (3.70%) XenServer
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.85%) vCloud
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) F5
5 2 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.85%) Brocade
6 1 (1.85%) CommVault
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) Murex
6 1 (1.85%) NetApp
6 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.85%) Veritas
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