The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 152 166 171
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 56 33 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 0.57% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.73% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 38
Average daily rate
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£533 £538 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £594
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.58 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.86%
Technical Architecture
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture across the City of London region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture across the City of London region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 41 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.33%) .NET
3 31 (31.31%) SQL Server
4 29 (29.29%) SQL
5 28 (28.28%) Finance
6 27 (27.27%) Java
6 27 (27.27%) SOA
7 26 (26.26%) Banking
8 22 (22.22%) Degree
8 22 (22.22%) Oracle
9 19 (19.19%) C#
9 19 (19.19%) Windows
10 17 (17.17%) Project Management
10 17 (17.17%) Middleware
11 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.16%) PRINCE2
11 16 (16.16%) Scrum
11 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
12 15 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
13 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
14 13 (13.13%) Linux
14 13 (13.13%) UNIX
14 13 (13.13%) SOAP
14 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET
14 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
14 13 (13.13%) HTML
15 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
15 12 (12.12%) TOGAF
16 11 (11.11%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.08%) MQSeries
2 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.04%) Apache
4 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.03%) IIS
4 3 (3.03%) JBoss
5 2 (2.02%) CMS
5 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.02%) Node.js
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.01%) SAS
6 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.01%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) Taleo
2 1 (1.01%) Force.com
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) SAN
1 7 (7.07%) Firewall
2 6 (6.06%) LDAP
2 6 (6.06%) LAN
2 6 (6.06%) Intranet
3 5 (5.05%) DNS
3 5 (5.05%) VoIP
3 5 (5.05%) Wireless
4 4 (4.04%) NAS
5 3 (3.03%) VPN
5 3 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.03%) IPsec
5 3 (3.03%) WAN
5 3 (3.03%) DHCP
5 3 (3.03%) Internet
6 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.02%) DDNS
6 2 (2.02%) Network Security
6 2 (2.02%) DSL
7 1 (1.01%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (31.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (9.09%) MS Access
4 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (8.08%) NoSQL
5 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (7.07%) EDRMS
6 7 (7.07%) DTS
7 6 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
8 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (3.03%) DB2
10 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) TeamCity
2 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.03%) Maven
3 3 (3.03%) Ant
3 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.03%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.03%) Selenium
3 3 (3.03%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.02%) NUnit
4 2 (2.02%) Subversion
4 2 (2.02%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.02%) Grunt
4 2 (2.02%) JSHint
4 2 (2.02%) Bower
4 2 (2.02%) FxCop
4 2 (2.02%) StyleCop
4 2 (2.02%) NDepend
4 2 (2.02%) Moq
5 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (28.28%) Finance
2 26 (26.26%) Banking
3 9 (9.09%) Retail
3 9 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Law
5 3 (3.03%) Legal
5 3 (3.03%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Billing
7 1 (1.01%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.01%) Front Office
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) French Language
7 1 (1.01%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (43.43%) Architect
2 20 (20.20%) Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Technical Architect
3 15 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.08%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Consultant
6 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Designer
8 4 (4.04%) WPF Developer
8 4 (4.04%) SOA Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Implementation Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.03%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.03%) webMethods Consultant
9 3 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.33%) .NET
2 17 (17.17%) Middleware
3 13 (13.13%) SOAP
3 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET
3 13 (13.13%) HTML
4 11 (11.11%) REST
5 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 9 (9.09%) JSP
6 9 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.08%) NHibernate
8 7 (7.07%) WCF
8 7 (7.07%) WPF
8 7 (7.07%) JRules
8 7 (7.07%) Web Services
9 6 (6.06%) HTML5
10 5 (5.05%) Dapper ORM
11 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (4.04%) JMS
11 4 (4.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.06%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) PKI
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.02%) User Experience
6 2 (2.02%) Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.01%) RMADS
7 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.01%) Statistics
7 1 (1.01%) Ontologies
7 1 (1.01%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.01%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.19%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 13 (13.13%) UNIX
3 5 (5.05%) AIX
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) SOA
3 17 (17.17%) Project Management
4 16 (16.16%) Scrum
4 16 (16.16%) PRINCE2
5 15 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (12.12%) TOGAF
6 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 11 (11.11%) MVC
7 11 (11.11%) OO
8 10 (10.10%) UML
8 10 (10.10%) ITIL
8 10 (10.10%) Business Analysis
8 10 (10.10%) Time Management
8 10 (10.10%) DevOps
9 9 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.09%) Data Management
9 9 (9.09%) EAI
10 8 (8.08%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (8.08%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.29%) SQL
2 27 (27.27%) Java
3 19 (19.19%) C#
4 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.07%) VBA
7 6 (6.06%) Python
8 5 (5.05%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.03%) Perl
10 1 (1.01%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) VB
10 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.01%) Ruby
10 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.01%) Clojure
10 1 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) Degree
2 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) CAPM
5 2 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.02%) PMP
5 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.02%) CCSA
5 2 (2.02%) CCSE
5 2 (2.02%) CCNP
5 2 (2.02%) CCNA
6 1 (1.01%) CCDP
6 1 (1.01%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MCSA
6 1 (1.01%) CCIE
6 1 (1.01%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) Snort
3 2 (2.02%) Squid
3 2 (2.02%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) vCloud
4 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Puppet
1 8 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.02%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) Graphite
3 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 22 (22.22%) Oracle
2 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.10%) webMethods
4 9 (9.09%) IBM
5 8 (8.08%) Citrix
6 6 (6.06%) Cisco
7 5 (5.05%) VMware
8 4 (4.04%) Informatica
9 3 (3.03%) Software AG
9 3 (3.03%) Juniper
9 3 (3.03%) Actimize
10 2 (2.02%) Nokia
10 2 (2.02%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.02%) Sybase
11 1 (1.01%) SAP
11 1 (1.01%) Cognos
11 1 (1.01%) SunGard
11 1 (1.01%) Dell
11 1 (1.01%) TIBCO