The median contractor rate for a Technical Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 April 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 Solution Architect
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 165 193
Rank change year-on-year +7 +28  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.029% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.030% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £538 £800 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.81% +39.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3036 3303 5257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.20% 94.89% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2316 2681 3962
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) Magento
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Kentico
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics 365

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 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (100.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft