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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
UK
Rank 223 225 221
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 478 544 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.07% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.13% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 348 348
Median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £635 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +207.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +4 444 £530 +6.00% 67
London +18 233 £550 +5.26% 24
South East +4 71 £600 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire +19 34 £520 -5.54% 3
West Midlands -1 30 £473 -5.35% 3
East of England +2 27 £525 -7.69% 2
Scotland +18 26 £475 +5.55% 5
City of London -1 25 £563 -6.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +21 23 £600 +33.33% 2
West Yorkshire +14 20 £500 -9.09% 3
Leeds +3 18 £500 -11.11% 3
Edinburgh +15 17 £500 +11.11% 4
Hampshire +11 17 £575 +4.54% 1
Essex +13 15 £525 +16.66%
South West +5 15 £418 -9.23% 8
Milton Keynes - 15 £600 - 2
North East -21 12 £494 +1.28%
North West -29 12 £450 -10.00% 10
Sheffield +8 11 £600 +46.34%
South Yorkshire +4 11 £600 +46.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 11 £494 -2.46%
Tyne and Wear -25 11 £494 +2.59%
Berkshire +2 10 £475 +7.04% 1
Birmingham +2 10 £450 -5.26%
Glasgow +13 9 £465 - 1
East Midlands +7 9 £484 -3.25% 8
Oxfordshire +9 8 £663 +32.50%
Manchester +3 8 £550 +15.78% 7
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £495 -
Warwickshire +2 7 £400 -20.00% 1

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 295 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (20.94%) Java
3 154 (16.04%) Security Cleared
4 150 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 141 (14.69%) Oracle
6 140 (14.58%) Finance
7 139 (14.48%) Scrum
8 134 (13.96%) Windows
9 131 (13.65%) Technical Architecture
10 129 (13.44%) Migration
11 111 (11.56%) SQL
12 110 (11.46%) SC Cleared
13 108 (11.25%) Open Source
14 102 (10.63%) Active Directory
15 99 (10.31%) TDD
15 99 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 97 (10.10%) Linux
17 91 (9.48%) VMware
18 90 (9.38%) SQL Server
19 87 (9.06%) TOGAF
19 87 (9.06%) NoSQL
20 85 (8.85%) .NET
21 84 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
22 80 (8.33%) HTML
23 78 (8.13%) MongoDB
24 76 (7.92%) JSON
25 72 (7.50%) SOA
26 70 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
27 69 (7.19%) Kanban
28 68 (7.08%) REST

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 32 (3.33%) Apache
1 32 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.81%) WebLogic
3 26 (2.71%) Confluence
4 25 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.50%) CMS
6 23 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 22 (2.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (2.19%) NetWeaver
8 21 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.98%) SAP EP
9 19 (1.98%) Skype for Business
10 18 (1.88%) JBoss
11 15 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (1.15%) WebSphere
14 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 37 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.83%) MS Office
3 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.46%) SAP CRM
2 13 (1.35%) SAP MDM
3 9 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.42%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.10%) Endur
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.10%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (6.46%) Office 365
4 27 (2.81%) IaaS
5 24 (2.50%) SaaS
6 23 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.40%) PaaS
7 14 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (1.04%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.73%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.52%) Force.com
12 5 (0.52%) G Suite
12 5 (0.52%) Google Drive
12 5 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.04%) WAN
2 41 (4.27%) Firewall
3 39 (4.06%) VPN
4 32 (3.33%) DNS
5 30 (3.13%) SAN
6 28 (2.92%) LAN
6 28 (2.92%) Network Security
7 24 (2.50%) DHCP
8 23 (2.40%) Internet
9 18 (1.88%) Skype
10 15 (1.56%) MPLS
10 15 (1.56%) VLAN
10 15 (1.56%) Wireless
11 11 (1.15%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.04%) VoIP
13 9 (0.94%) LDAP
13 9 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
14 8 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.83%) SSL
15 6 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 87 (9.06%) NoSQL
3 78 (8.13%) MongoDB
4 55 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 44 (4.58%) MySQL
6 28 (2.92%) Big Data
6 28 (2.92%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.98%) Redis
8 18 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.88%) SAP HANA
9 14 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
12 10 (1.04%) Neo4j
12 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.94%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.81%) JIRA
3 19 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.67%) Selenium
5 13 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.83%) PVCS
9 7 (0.73%) JMeter
10 6 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.52%) Maven
11 5 (0.52%) Moq
11 5 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.42%) ClearQuest
12 4 (0.42%) JUnit
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.31%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.31%) ProC
13 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 140 (14.58%) Finance
2 49 (5.10%) Banking
3 25 (2.60%) Marketing
4 24 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.40%) Retail
6 14 (1.46%) Electronics
6 14 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.83%) Advertising
8 8 (0.83%) Legal
9 7 (0.73%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.52%) Law
12 4 (0.42%) Front Office
12 4 (0.42%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) French Language
13 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.85%) .NET
2 80 (8.33%) HTML
3 76 (7.92%) JSON
4 68 (7.08%) REST
5 61 (6.35%) CSS
6 60 (6.25%) HTML5
7 58 (6.04%) Web Services
8 55 (5.73%) Play Framework
8 55 (5.73%) RESTful
9 51 (5.31%) AngularJS
10 46 (4.79%) Django
11 44 (4.58%) J2EE
12 40 (4.17%) XML
13 39 (4.06%) CSS3
13 39 (4.06%) Ruby on Rails
14 36 (3.75%) Spring
15 31 (3.23%) Middleware
16 25 (2.60%) SOAP
16 25 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (2.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.46%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.73%) User Experience
3 44 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (2.40%) PKI
6 20 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (1.56%) Clustering
7 15 (1.56%) Mainframe
8 14 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.46%) NHS
9 13 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.35%) Replication
10 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.04%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.94%) Social Media
13 9 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 134 (13.96%) Windows
2 97 (10.10%) Linux
3 60 (6.25%) Unix
4 56 (5.83%) Windows Server
5 33 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.02%) Windows 10
8 24 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.56%) AIX
10 14 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.15%) Solaris
12 6 (0.63%) VME
12 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.52%) Android
13 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.31%) HPUX
16 2 (0.21%) MVS
17 1 (0.10%) Fedora
17 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (14.48%) Scrum
3 131 (13.65%) Technical Architecture
4 129 (13.44%) Migration
5 108 (11.25%) Open Source
6 99 (10.31%) TDD
7 87 (9.06%) TOGAF
8 72 (7.50%) SOA
9 70 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (7.19%) Kanban
11 66 (6.88%) Microservices
12 62 (6.46%) Enterprise Architecture
13 55 (5.73%) Data Modelling
14 54 (5.63%) UML
15 51 (5.31%) E-Commerce
15 51 (5.31%) Project Management
16 49 (5.10%) Product Management
16 49 (5.10%) User Stories
17 47 (4.90%) Waterfall
18 46 (4.79%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 201 (20.94%) Java
2 111 (11.56%) SQL
3 66 (6.88%) Python
4 62 (6.46%) Ruby
5 61 (6.35%) Scala
6 59 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 52 (5.42%) C#
8 31 (3.23%) C
9 23 (2.40%) PHP
10 15 (1.56%) C++
11 11 (1.15%) Perl
11 11 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.04%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.04%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.83%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.52%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.52%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.42%) VBA
16 4 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 154 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 110 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.33%) Degree
4 19 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.88%) MCSE
6 17 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.15%) CCIE
7 11 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.04%) ISEB
9 9 (0.94%) CISSP
9 9 (0.94%) MCITP
10 7 (0.73%) CCNP
11 6 (0.63%) CCNA
11 6 (0.63%) MCP
12 5 (0.52%) CISM
13 4 (0.42%) CLAS
13 4 (0.42%) EMC Certification
14 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.88%) QA
2 17 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.04%) COBIT
6 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.63%) SLA
8 3 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.31%) MiFID
9 2 (0.21%) Basel II
9 2 (0.21%) BS7799
9 2 (0.21%) SEPA
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 102 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.85%) Docker
5 20 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.25%) vSphere
7 11 (1.15%) XenApp
8 10 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.73%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.42%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.42%) SRDF
10 4 (0.42%) vCloud
10 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) Snort
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (3.54%) Puppet
2 33 (3.44%) SCCM
3 23 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (1.98%) Ansible
5 17 (1.77%) SCOM
6 15 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.83%) Nagios
7 8 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.73%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.73%) Packer
9 6 (0.63%) Nessus
9 6 (0.63%) Rundeck
9 6 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 6 (0.63%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.31%) Terraform
11 2 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.21%) Simpana
11 2 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 150 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 141 (14.69%) Oracle
3 91 (9.48%) VMware
4 59 (6.15%) Cisco
5 51 (5.31%) IBM
6 47 (4.90%) SAP
7 42 (4.38%) Citrix
8 38 (3.96%) HP
9 37 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (2.29%) Google
11 21 (2.19%) EMC
12 20 (2.08%) Adobe
13 19 (1.98%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.88%) NetApp
15 14 (1.46%) Palo Alto
16 12 (1.25%) 3PAR
16 12 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.25%) F5
16 12 (1.25%) Juniper
16 12 (1.25%) Splunk
London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £675 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £543 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £345 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 18 days ago