Period
to 24 January 2018

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 6 months to 24 January 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 189 191
Rank change year-on-year -32 +2 +38
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 27 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.74% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.84% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 38
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £413 £463 £359
90th Percentile £700 £764 £695
Central London median daily rate £500 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,262 5,453 5,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.78% 87.75% 85.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,011 4,342 4,695
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -5.68% +18.93%
10th Percentile £11.67 £13.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.35 £55.00 £53.10
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year +7.89% -12.37% +22.15%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) C#
5 6 (22.22%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (14.81%) PaaS
7 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
8 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 3 (11.11%) Analytics
8 3 (11.11%) Coaching
8 3 (11.11%) User Experience
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) SOA
8 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.11%) Temenos
8 3 (11.11%) HTML
8 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (11.11%) Back Office
8 3 (11.11%) MVC
8 3 (11.11%) CMS
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) Banking
8 3 (11.11%) Marketing

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 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Temenos T24
2 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) PaaS
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.41%) GitHub
4 2 (7.41%) Office 365
4 2 (7.41%) SaaS
5 1 (3.70%) Google Play
5 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Bower
1 1 (3.70%) FxCop
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Grunt
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JSHint
1 1 (3.70%) Moq
1 1 (3.70%) NDepend
1 1 (3.70%) NUnit
1 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) StyleCop
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Architect
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Technical Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum Master
6 2 (7.41%) Android Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) AWS Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) RESTful
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Thrift
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) React
4 1 (3.70%) RxJava
4 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) DataPower
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) TDD
3 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Analytics
5 3 (11.11%) Coaching
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Android Development
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) R
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) PCI QSA
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS 9
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Temenos
3 2 (7.41%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) Tableau
4 1 (3.70%) Trustwave