Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Solutions Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 Solution Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 228 235
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.064% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.067% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
City of London median daily rate £520 £725 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.28% +31.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £365 £604 £401
90th Percentile £630 £738 £699
Central London median daily rate £550 £725 £550
% change year-on-year -24.14% +31.82% +15.79%
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 6,685 5,951 6,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.55% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 4,722 5,412
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -10.55% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.98
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Solutions Architect in the City of London

Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the City of London.

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

Technical Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

Technical Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) IDEF
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UML

Technical Solutions 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) IDEF
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) VMware