The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 212 209 290
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +81
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 645 627 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.11% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.17% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 385 243
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -30.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -30.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 601 £525 +5.00% 76
London -47 206 £525 +4.47% 29
South East +35 138 £528 +11.05% 11
North West -35 70 £500 -6.10% 7
Yorkshire +26 52 £600 +25.65% 5
Hampshire +29 51 £530 +17.77% 1
West Yorkshire +22 47 £625 +30.89% 5
East of England +14 47 £510 +9.09% 6
Leeds +13 43 £625 +30.89% 5
Cheshire -17 42 £475 -20.16% 1
Scotland +4 35 £450 -12.19% 2
Warrington -9 34 £500 -21.56% 1
West Midlands -8 33 £525 +20.68% 3
South West -1 32 £475 +11.76% 4
Edinburgh +12 28 £450 -5.26% 1
Berkshire +7 25 £463 -2.63% 3
Shropshire -8 25 £525 +25.00%
Telford -8 25 £525 +27.65%
Gosport - 23 £530 - 1
Buckinghamshire +25 21 £556 +3.48% 2
Oxfordshire +15 21 £600 +14.28% 2
City of London +2 20 £525 -6.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +21 17 £515 +58.46% 1
Wiltshire +10 17 £515 -15.91%
Milton Keynes +19 16 £556 +11.25% 2
Bedfordshire +11 14 £588 +20.51% 5
West Sussex -13 13 £495 +19.27% 1
North East -41 13 £430 - 2
Manchester -11 12 £513 +6.49% 5
Oxford +16 11 £600 +20.00% 2

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 365 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (23.23%) Java
3 234 (19.28%) Microsoft
4 224 (18.45%) Security Cleared
5 185 (15.24%) Migration
5 185 (15.24%) Technical Architecture
6 182 (14.99%) Oracle
7 179 (14.74%) Linux
8 174 (14.33%) .NET
9 152 (12.52%) Finance
10 140 (11.53%) SC Cleared
11 135 (11.12%) SOA
12 133 (10.96%) Windows
13 121 (9.97%) REST
14 115 (9.47%) Unix
15 110 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
16 109 (8.98%) JavaScript
17 107 (8.81%) Data Centre
18 105 (8.65%) SQL Server
19 100 (8.24%) VMware
20 99 (8.15%) Open Source
21 96 (7.91%) Scrum
22 94 (7.74%) TOGAF
23 92 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
24 90 (7.41%) C#
25 86 (7.08%) SQL
26 83 (6.84%) TDD
27 82 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
28 81 (6.67%) MS Excel
29 76 (6.26%) Microservices

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 48 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.21%) Node.js
3 35 (2.88%) JBoss
4 33 (2.72%) Apache
5 31 (2.55%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.22%) CMS
7 22 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.65%) SAS
10 17 (1.40%) MS Exchange
11 15 (1.24%) Skype for Business
12 13 (1.07%) Confluence
13 12 (0.99%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.99%) NetWeaver
13 12 (0.99%) nginx
13 12 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.91%) SAP EP
15 9 (0.74%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.74%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 81 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.41%) MS Office
2 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.91%) SAP CRM
4 11 (0.91%) SAP MDM
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.41%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.33%) Magento
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.25%) Unica
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.082%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 110 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (4.37%) Office 365
4 43 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (2.72%) SaaS
6 25 (2.06%) IaaS
7 20 (1.65%) PaaS
8 18 (1.48%) Force.com
9 10 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.66%) Heroku
11 6 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.49%) Boomi
12 5 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.25%) GitHub
13 3 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.11%) Internet
2 41 (3.38%) LAN
3 36 (2.97%) SAN
4 34 (2.80%) Firewall
5 33 (2.72%) WAN
6 30 (2.47%) Network Security
7 17 (1.40%) HTTP
8 15 (1.24%) DNS
8 15 (1.24%) Skype
8 15 (1.24%) VLAN
9 14 (1.15%) NAS
10 13 (1.07%) MPLS
11 11 (0.91%) Intranet
11 11 (0.91%) WLAN
12 10 (0.82%) VPN
13 9 (0.74%) 3G
13 9 (0.74%) Multicast
14 8 (0.66%) TCP/IP
14 8 (0.66%) VoIP
14 8 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 65 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 55 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (3.87%) MySQL
7 44 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 42 (3.46%) Oracle Database
9 33 (2.72%) Hadoop
10 31 (2.55%) Big Data
11 27 (2.22%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.24%) Oracle OWB
15 14 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
15 14 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.07%) Pentaho
17 12 (0.99%) Redis
17 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (3.38%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.72%) Maven
4 17 (1.40%) ClearCase
4 17 (1.40%) JIRA
5 15 (1.24%) ClearQuest
5 15 (1.24%) Selenium
6 12 (0.99%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.49%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.49%) JUnit
8 6 (0.49%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.41%) Subversion
9 5 (0.41%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.16%) JBehave
11 2 (0.16%) jMock
11 2 (0.16%) Moq
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 152 (12.52%) Finance
2 63 (5.19%) Banking
3 36 (2.97%) Retail
4 33 (2.72%) Marketing
5 25 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.65%) Legal
7 11 (0.91%) Law
8 10 (0.82%) Advertising
9 9 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.66%) Back Office
10 8 (0.66%) Military
11 7 (0.58%) Billing
11 7 (0.58%) Games
12 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.49%) Publishing
12 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) Local Government
14 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (14.33%) .NET
2 121 (9.97%) REST
3 73 (6.01%) HTML
4 70 (5.77%) Web Services
5 66 (5.44%) JSON
6 65 (5.35%) Middleware
7 64 (5.27%) SOAP
8 54 (4.45%) Spring
9 53 (4.37%) CSS
10 52 (4.28%) RESTful
11 49 (4.04%) HTML5
12 43 (3.54%) .NET Framework
13 39 (3.21%) ASP.NET
14 36 (2.97%) AngularJS
15 35 (2.88%) J2EE
16 32 (2.64%) CSS3
16 32 (2.64%) XML
17 31 (2.55%) Play Framework
17 31 (2.55%) WCF
18 27 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.81%) Data Centre
2 68 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 48 (3.95%) User Experience
4 34 (2.80%) Data Integration
5 29 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.24%) Reference Data
11 15 (1.24%) Social Media
12 14 (1.15%) FlexPod
13 11 (0.91%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.82%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.82%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.66%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 179 (14.74%) Linux
2 133 (10.96%) Windows
3 115 (9.47%) Unix
4 50 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.57%) Android
8 17 (1.40%) Solaris
9 16 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.15%) HPUX
11 13 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.99%) AIX
12 12 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) MVS
15 3 (0.25%) VME
16 2 (0.16%) SUSE
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (15.24%) Migration
2 185 (15.24%) Technical Architecture
3 135 (11.12%) SOA
4 99 (8.15%) Open Source
5 96 (7.91%) Scrum
6 94 (7.74%) TOGAF
7 92 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 83 (6.84%) TDD
9 76 (6.26%) Microservices
10 75 (6.18%) CRM
11 66 (5.44%) Data Modelling
11 66 (5.44%) DevOps
12 61 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 59 (4.86%) ETL
14 56 (4.61%) Mentoring
15 55 (4.53%) Configuration Management
16 54 (4.45%) E-Commerce
17 53 (4.37%) MVC
18 51 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 282 (23.23%) Java
2 109 (8.98%) JavaScript
3 90 (7.41%) C#
4 86 (7.08%) SQL
5 68 (5.60%) Python
6 66 (5.44%) Ruby
7 51 (4.20%) C++
8 43 (3.54%) Scala
9 30 (2.47%) C
10 26 (2.14%) PHP
11 18 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.32%) Apex Code
13 14 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.15%) VB
14 13 (1.07%) COBOL
15 12 (0.99%) R
16 10 (0.82%) Clojure
16 10 (0.82%) SOQL
17 9 (0.74%) Perl
18 7 (0.58%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 224 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 140 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.20%) Degree
4 34 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.99%) CISSP
6 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.91%) CLAS
8 9 (0.74%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.49%) CCIE
10 6 (0.49%) MCSE
11 5 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.33%) CCNA
12 4 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.25%) CITP
13 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (2.22%) QA
3 25 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.41%) COBIT
4 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.082%) HL7
6 1 (0.082%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.082%) PMBOK
System Software
1 66 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 36 (2.97%) Docker
4 14 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.99%) vSphere
6 10 (0.82%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.082%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.082%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.082%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.082%) GridGain
10 1 (0.082%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.082%) vCloud
10 1 (0.082%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (5.27%) Puppet
2 45 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (3.05%) Ansible
4 27 (2.22%) SCCM
5 16 (1.32%) StatsD
6 12 (0.99%) SCOM
7 10 (0.82%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.16%) Jitterbit
11 2 (0.16%) Nagios
11 2 (0.16%) SCSM
11 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.16%) ThinApp
11 2 (0.16%) WSUS
11 2 (0.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 234 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 182 (14.99%) Oracle
3 100 (8.24%) VMware
4 58 (4.78%) Citrix
5 57 (4.70%) Cisco
6 51 (4.20%) HP
7 49 (4.04%) SAP
8 48 (3.95%) IBM
9 39 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 36 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (2.88%) NetApp
12 23 (1.89%) Pega
13 22 (1.81%) Informatica
14 20 (1.65%) Apigee
15 19 (1.57%) Mashery
16 18 (1.48%) Teradata
17 16 (1.32%) Tableau
18 15 (1.24%) Rackspace
18 15 (1.24%) Sitecore
19 13 (1.07%) hybris
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £600 per day Depending on Experience.
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: doe
Posted: 27 days ago