The median contractor rate for a Senior Technical Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Technical Architect
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 426 425
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Architect 8 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.039% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Median daily rate £588 £550 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £484 £501
10% offered a daily rate of more than £825 £635 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £590 £650
% change year-on-year -12.71% -9.23%  
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49190 54031 56877
Median daily rate £500 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 774 1398
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.28 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Technical Architect in London

Senior Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Technical Architect in London

Senior Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technical Architect in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Technical Architect in London

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Technical Architect in the job title.

1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
2 9 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 8 (33.33%) Product Management
3 8 (33.33%) Kanban
3 8 (33.33%) User Stories
3 8 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Open Source
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (12.50%) SAML
7 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 3 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
8 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Big Data
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Banking

Senior Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (4.17%) Apache Pig
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) BGP
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) OSPF
1 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
1 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) Neo4j
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.17%) HBase
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Private Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SAML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
2 1 (4.17%) boto
2 1 (4.17%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Reinsurance
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) CESG
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) DataPower
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
2 9 (37.50%) Software Architecture
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 8 (33.33%) Kanban
3 8 (33.33%) Product Management
3 8 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 8 (33.33%) User Stories
4 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Open Source
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Groovy
2 1 (4.17%) Scala
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) COBIT
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
2 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) MapR
2 1 (4.17%) Mercator
2 1 (4.17%) Nokia
2 1 (4.17%) Nuix
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Splunk
2 1 (4.17%) Temenos