The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 3 months to 23 June 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
London / Croydon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 35 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.53% 2.08% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 2.21% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £550 £563 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 187 226 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 95.41% 94.17% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 159 87
Median daily rate £450 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £165.00 £15.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1000.00% -46.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Croydon

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Croydon

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Croydon region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (16.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) DbUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) jMock
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Mockito
1 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) PowerMock
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) API Design
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware