The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
London / City of London
Rank 130 136 153
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 25 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.66% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.69% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 22
Median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the City of London

Technical Architect
Contractor 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 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Windows
4 13 (28.26%) Oracle
4 13 (28.26%) TOGAF
5 12 (26.09%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 12 (26.09%) Java
6 11 (23.91%) Linux
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
8 9 (19.57%) Banking
9 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (17.39%) Middleware
9 8 (17.39%) Open Source
10 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
10 7 (15.22%) DevOps
10 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) ITIL
10 7 (15.22%) Unix
11 6 (13.04%) JBoss
11 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (13.04%) IaaS
12 5 (10.87%) Docker
12 5 (10.87%) High Availability
12 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (10.87%) SWIFT
12 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (10.87%) Anti-Money Laundering

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (13.04%) JBoss
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.52%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Drupal
5 1 (2.17%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.17%) Kentico
5 1 (2.17%) Magnolia
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) IaaS
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.70%) SaaS
3 4 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.52%) Office 365
4 3 (6.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) LDAP
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) IPsec
4 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.35%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Automotive
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) Middleware
3 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 3 (6.52%) Spring
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) React
4 2 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) CSS3
5 1 (2.17%) Django
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) Kafka
5 1 (2.17%) OAuth2
5 1 (2.17%) OpenID
5 1 (2.17%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.17%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) SWIFT
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) User Experience
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) CESG
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) EPoS
5 1 (2.17%) Handset
5 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
3 7 (15.22%) Unix
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) TOGAF
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 8 (17.39%) Open Source
5 7 (15.22%) DevOps
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
5 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 5 (10.87%) High Availability
7 5 (10.87%) Migration
7 5 (10.87%) SOA
8 4 (8.70%) Auto-Scaling
8 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.70%) Microservices
9 3 (6.52%) CRM
9 3 (6.52%) ETL
9 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.52%) RUP
9 3 (6.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 5 (10.87%) C#
2 5 (10.87%) Python
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) Scala
3 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SEPA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.87%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) vCloud
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.17%) Marathon
1 1 (2.17%) Mesos
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Adobe
5 1 (2.17%) Apigee
5 1 (2.17%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Kony
5 1 (2.17%) NetApp
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Splunk
5 1 (2.17%) Tableau
5 1 (2.17%) Veeam