The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 134 156
Rank change year-on-year -17 +22  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 11 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.81% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.93% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 33
Median daily rate £475 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £451 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £793 £612
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

Technical Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2753 3026 4468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 86.11% 87.18% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2102 2455 3454
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.92% -28.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the City of London

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the City of London.

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

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

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

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) SOA
4 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 8 (20.51%) Java
5 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
5 8 (20.51%) User Experience
6 7 (17.95%) QA
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
6 7 (17.95%) Windows
6 7 (17.95%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.38%) Banking
7 6 (15.38%) ITIL
7 6 (15.38%) CRM
7 6 (15.38%) HTML
7 6 (15.38%) Oracle
7 6 (15.38%) Marketing
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (12.82%) CSS
8 5 (12.82%) JBoss
8 5 (12.82%) Linux
8 5 (12.82%) LAN
8 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
8 5 (12.82%) Project Management
8 5 (12.82%) Firewall
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) PLM
9 4 (10.26%) LDAP
9 4 (10.26%) XML

Technical Architecture
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 5 (12.82%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) NServiceBus
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) IaaS
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) PaaS
2 4 (10.26%) SaaS
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
2 4 (10.26%) LDAP
3 2 (5.13%) Converged Networks
3 2 (5.13%) DMZ
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) VPN
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Essbase
3 1 (2.56%) HBase
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) QlikView
3 1 (2.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) XMLSpy
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Marketing
3 4 (10.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Architect
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile Product Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Product Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Pega Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) HTML
2 5 (12.82%) CSS
3 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (7.69%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) Spring
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.56%) Apache CXF
6 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.56%) J2EE
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.56%) SPNEGO
6 1 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.56%) XHTML
6 1 (2.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
1 8 (20.51%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Equities
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.56%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.56%) IPTV
3 1 (2.56%) Linked Data
3 1 (2.56%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.56%) Robotics
3 1 (2.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) SOA
3 7 (17.95%) TOGAF
4 6 (15.38%) CRM
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Contract Management
6 4 (10.26%) Market Research
6 4 (10.26%) PLM
6 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.26%) Product Marketing
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Operations Management
7 3 (7.69%) Use Case
7 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (2.56%) Nagios
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Facebook
4 3 (7.69%) Pega
4 3 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.56%) hybris
5 1 (2.56%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) MapR
5 1 (2.56%) Reuters
5 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.56%) Tableau
5 1 (2.56%) Teradata
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