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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 155 148 171
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 50 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.91% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.98% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 41
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £431
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +158.18%
Technical Architect
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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
5319 5397 6479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.39% 92.41% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3989 4791
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 163
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015, 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 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 29 (30.85%) Java
3 28 (29.79%) Oracle
4 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (22.34%) Linux
6 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.09%) SQL
7 17 (18.09%) Banking
8 15 (15.96%) Technical Architecture
9 14 (14.89%) Windows
10 13 (13.83%) .NET
11 12 (12.77%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (12.77%) TDD
12 11 (11.70%) SaaS
12 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
12 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.64%) HTML
13 10 (10.64%) UNIX
13 10 (10.64%) CSS
13 10 (10.64%) Open Source
13 10 (10.64%) JSON
13 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.64%) REST
14 9 (9.57%) Big Data
14 9 (9.57%) DevOps
14 9 (9.57%) Degree
14 9 (9.57%) TOGAF
14 9 (9.57%) Web Development
14 9 (9.57%) Business Analysis
14 9 (9.57%) Apex Code

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.06%) CMS
2 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.06%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.70%) SaaS
2 7 (7.45%) Force.com
3 6 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.19%) Heroku
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Firewall
2 5 (5.32%) LAN
2 5 (5.32%) Internet
3 4 (4.26%) LDAP
4 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.19%) VPN
4 3 (3.19%) DNS
5 2 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (2.13%) DHCP
5 2 (2.13%) Intranet
5 2 (2.13%) SAN
6 1 (1.06%) CTI
6 1 (1.06%) VLAN
6 1 (1.06%) NAS
6 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.06%) Converged Networks
6 1 (1.06%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Big Data
3 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.38%) MySQL
4 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.13%) DB2
7 1 (1.06%) MS Access
7 1 (1.06%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.06%) Selenium
2 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.06%) RSpec
2 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.06%) Moq
2 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.06%) JUnit
2 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.06%) NUnit
General
1 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Billing
5 2 (2.13%) Advertising
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) .NET
2 10 (10.64%) HTML
2 10 (10.64%) CSS
2 10 (10.64%) JSON
2 10 (10.64%) REST
3 9 (9.57%) Web Services
4 8 (8.51%) Ajax
4 8 (8.51%) Visualforce
5 6 (6.38%) CSS3
5 6 (6.38%) HTML5
5 6 (6.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (5.32%) SOAP
6 5 (5.32%) XML
6 5 (5.32%) RESTful
6 5 (5.32%) Mason
7 4 (4.26%) Django
7 4 (4.26%) J2EE
8 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.19%) DHTML
8 3 (3.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.19%) Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.13%) Replication
4 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Social Media
5 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.06%) New Media
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) IVR
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Linux
2 14 (14.89%) Windows
3 10 (10.64%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) AIX
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.96%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (12.77%) TDD
4 10 (10.64%) Open Source
5 9 (9.57%) DevOps
5 9 (9.57%) Web Development
5 9 (9.57%) TOGAF
5 9 (9.57%) Business Analysis
6 8 (8.51%) Scrum
6 8 (8.51%) Analytics
7 7 (7.45%) Investment Management
7 7 (7.45%) Data Management
7 7 (7.45%) CRM
8 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.38%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (6.38%) Asset Management
8 6 (6.38%) Migration
8 6 (6.38%) Kanban
8 6 (6.38%) Functional Programming
8 6 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) Java
2 17 (18.09%) SQL
3 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.57%) Apex Code
4 8 (8.51%) Ruby
5 6 (6.38%) PHP
6 4 (4.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.19%) C#
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.06%) Perl
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.57%) Degree
3 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.06%) MCSA
5 1 (1.06%) CCIE
5 1 (1.06%) CCNP
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) CCDP
5 1 (1.06%) CISSP
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
1 3 (3.19%) Basel III
1 3 (3.19%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.06%) Basel II
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.13%) XenApp
4 2 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (1.06%) vCloud
5 1 (1.06%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.06%) Xen
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Oracle
2 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.77%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (7.45%) VMware
5 5 (5.32%) Citrix
6 4 (4.26%) Informatica
7 3 (3.19%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco
7 3 (3.19%) Actimize
8 2 (2.13%) Tableau
8 2 (2.13%) Eloqua
8 2 (2.13%) HP
8 2 (2.13%) Sybase
8 2 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.13%) SAP
8 2 (2.13%) Siebel
8 2 (2.13%) Juniper
8 2 (2.13%) NetApp
9 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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