The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 151 181 191
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 2 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Average daily rate £588 £513 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £404 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £758 £613 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.25 -
Technical Solutions 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
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
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 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect across the City of London region.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) JBoss
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) DTS
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) NServiceBus
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) DTS
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) RavenDB
2 1 (12.50%) Redis
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 1 (12.50%) Moq
1 1 (12.50%) NUnit
1 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Express
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (12.50%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (12.50%) NancyFx
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) VMware