Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Technical Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 195 196
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 23 45 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.71% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 54
City of London median daily rate £600 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £405 £445 £463
90th Percentile £703 £661 £668
Central London median daily rate £608 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +15.71% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6755 6365 8666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5342 5051 6805
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 128
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -10.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £39.13
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -5.56% +5.88%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) Node.js
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Finance
4 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) PaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) .NET
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) SaaS
6 2 (8.70%) Open Source
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Spring
6 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) SAP

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.04%) PaaS
4 2 (8.70%) Office 365
4 2 (8.70%) SaaS
5 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) BGP
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) OSPF
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Node.js
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) React
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Native
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Microservices
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Docker
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Jitterbit
4 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) TIBCO