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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 246 214 210
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 487 633 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.14% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.21% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 391 448
Median daily rate £538 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £429 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Median hourly rate £60.00 £42.07 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.63% +29.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.73 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +0.70%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -51 444 £550 +4.76% 57
London -35 206 £550 +7.31% 24
South East -16 66 £550 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +7 55 £510 -15.00% 3
West Yorkshire -12 30 £489 -15.00% 3
West Midlands -15 25 £513 +2.50% 2
Leeds -15 24 £489 -15.00% 3
South West +15 23 £475 +18.75% 7
South Yorkshire +7 22 £550 -20.86%
Sheffield +3 21 £550 -20.86%
East of England +2 21 £550 -4.34% 2
Berkshire -10 21 £500 +4.16% 3
North West -38 20 £625 +4.16% 6
City of London -14 18 £550 -8.33% 6
Wales +10 17 £488 -2.50% 2
North East -32 16 £500 -21.56%
Tyne and Wear -39 15 £500 -21.56%
Scotland +9 14 £525 +11.11% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 14 £500 -21.56%
Wiltshire +6 13 £350 -17.64% 2
Hampshire +13 12 £575 +8.49% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £513 -4.65%
Milton Keynes +18 9 £550 -
Edinburgh +13 9 £550 +10.00% 1
Warrington +2 9 £650 +4.00%
Cheshire -8 9 £650 +4.00% 1
South Wales +11 8 £488 -2.50% 2
Oxfordshire +3 8 £663 -
East Midlands -8 8 £465 +1.53% 7
West Wales - 8 £525 -

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 368 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (19.11%) Java
3 175 (15.85%) Security Cleared
4 168 (15.22%) Technical Architecture
5 153 (13.86%) Oracle
5 153 (13.86%) Microsoft
6 152 (13.77%) Finance
7 147 (13.32%) Scrum
7 147 (13.32%) Windows
8 143 (12.95%) Migration
9 126 (11.41%) SC Cleared
10 123 (11.14%) SQL
11 115 (10.42%) TDD
12 114 (10.33%) VMware
13 112 (10.14%) Active Directory
13 112 (10.14%) Open Source
14 103 (9.33%) Linux
15 102 (9.24%) .NET
16 94 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 93 (8.42%) HTML
18 89 (8.06%) Data Modelling
19 87 (7.88%) REST
20 83 (7.52%) SOA
21 82 (7.43%) NoSQL
22 81 (7.34%) Microservices
23 79 (7.16%) MongoDB
23 79 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
23 79 (7.16%) TOGAF
24 78 (7.07%) JSON
25 77 (6.97%) SQL Server

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 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.63%) CMS
2 29 (2.63%) Confluence
3 25 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 22 (1.99%) NetWeaver
5 20 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (1.81%) SAP EP
6 19 (1.72%) Apache
7 16 (1.45%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.27%) JBoss
9 14 (1.27%) MS Exchange
10 11 (1.00%) SAS
10 11 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.72%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 44 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.27%) MS Office
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.091%) MS Project
4 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.72%) Eloqua
3 15 (1.36%) SAP CRM
3 15 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (1.27%) SAP MDM
5 10 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
6 7 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.091%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.091%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 94 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (4.26%) Office 365
4 45 (4.08%) SaaS
5 41 (3.71%) PaaS
6 30 (2.72%) IaaS
7 17 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.36%) G Suite
10 14 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.82%) Trello
12 8 (0.72%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.63%) Force.com
13 7 (0.63%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.45%) Google Drive
15 5 (0.45%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.71%) WAN
2 35 (3.17%) Firewall
3 29 (2.63%) LAN
4 26 (2.36%) SAN
5 24 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.17%) VPN
6 21 (1.90%) Internet
7 17 (1.54%) DNS
7 17 (1.54%) Network Security
7 17 (1.54%) Skype
7 17 (1.54%) Wireless
8 15 (1.36%) VLAN
9 14 (1.27%) MPLS
10 12 (1.09%) iSCSI
11 11 (1.00%) NetScaler
12 10 (0.91%) DHCP
13 9 (0.82%) VoIP
14 8 (0.72%) LDAP
15 7 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (7.43%) NoSQL
2 79 (7.16%) MongoDB
3 77 (6.97%) SQL Server
4 52 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 39 (3.53%) Big Data
7 35 (3.17%) MySQL
8 29 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.81%) SAP HANA
12 18 (1.63%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.45%) Redis
14 13 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
15 11 (1.00%) Neo4j
15 11 (1.00%) Spatial Data
16 10 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (0.82%) GIS
17 9 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 30 (2.72%) JIRA
3 25 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.99%) Selenium
5 15 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.00%) Maven
9 8 (0.72%) JUnit
10 7 (0.63%) ClearQuest
10 7 (0.63%) TestNG
11 6 (0.54%) Capybara
11 6 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.45%) JMeter
12 5 (0.45%) Moq
12 5 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.36%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.27%) Jasmine
General
1 152 (13.77%) Finance
2 47 (4.26%) Banking
3 43 (3.89%) Marketing
4 27 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.08%) Retail
6 21 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.45%) Electronics
8 8 (0.72%) Back Office
8 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.54%) Law
10 5 (0.45%) Advertising
10 5 (0.45%) Legal
10 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.36%) Front Office
11 4 (0.36%) Local Government
11 4 (0.36%) Military
11 4 (0.36%) Publishing
12 3 (0.27%) French Language
12 3 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.24%) .NET
2 93 (8.42%) HTML
3 87 (7.88%) REST
4 78 (7.07%) JSON
5 73 (6.61%) CSS
6 70 (6.34%) HTML5
7 68 (6.16%) Web Services
8 58 (5.25%) RESTful
9 52 (4.71%) Play Framework
10 45 (4.08%) Django
11 44 (3.99%) CSS3
12 42 (3.80%) AngularJS
12 42 (3.80%) Spring
13 39 (3.53%) XML
14 37 (3.35%) Ruby on Rails
15 31 (2.81%) Middleware
16 30 (2.72%) J2EE
16 30 (2.72%) SOAP
17 23 (2.08%) Ajax
17 23 (2.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.44%) User Experience
3 44 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.45%) Data Structures
4 27 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 19 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.27%) NHS
11 14 (1.27%) PKI
12 13 (1.18%) Reference Data
13 12 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.00%) Social Media
15 10 (0.91%) CESG
15 10 (0.91%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 147 (13.32%) Windows
2 103 (9.33%) Linux
3 69 (6.25%) Unix
3 69 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 45 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 21 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.27%) AIX
8 14 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.91%) Solaris
10 8 (0.72%) Android
10 8 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.45%) VMS
13 3 (0.27%) HPUX
14 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.091%) SUSE
15 1 (0.091%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (15.22%) Technical Architecture
3 147 (13.32%) Scrum
4 143 (12.95%) Migration
5 115 (10.42%) TDD
6 112 (10.14%) Open Source
7 89 (8.06%) Data Modelling
8 83 (7.52%) SOA
9 81 (7.34%) Microservices
10 79 (7.16%) TOGAF
11 76 (6.88%) Kanban
12 74 (6.70%) Enterprise Architecture
13 73 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 70 (6.34%) Product Management
15 62 (5.62%) Project Management
16 58 (5.25%) User Stories
17 52 (4.71%) Prototyping
18 51 (4.62%) CRM
18 51 (4.62%) Mentoring
19 50 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 211 (19.11%) Java
2 123 (11.14%) SQL
3 64 (5.80%) Python
4 63 (5.71%) Ruby
5 60 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 59 (5.34%) Scala
7 55 (4.98%) C#
8 25 (2.26%) C
9 20 (1.81%) C++
10 15 (1.36%) PHP
11 12 (1.09%) Apex Code
12 10 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.72%) Perl
14 8 (0.72%) R
15 5 (0.45%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.27%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 175 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 126 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.26%) Degree
4 20 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.00%) MCSE
9 9 (0.82%) CCIE
9 9 (0.82%) ISEB
10 8 (0.72%) CISSP
11 6 (0.54%) MCITP
12 5 (0.45%) CCDE
12 5 (0.45%) CCNP
13 4 (0.36%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.36%) CISM
13 4 (0.36%) CLAS
14 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.27%) VCAP
14 3 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 16 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.09%) QA
5 10 (0.91%) COBIT
6 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.27%) MiFID
8 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.18%) BS7799
10 1 (0.091%) FISMA
10 1 (0.091%) GxP
10 1 (0.091%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.091%) HL7
10 1 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.091%) SEPA
10 1 (0.091%) SLA
System Software
1 112 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 57 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.26%) Docker
5 16 (1.45%) XenApp
6 15 (1.36%) vSphere
7 12 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.72%) vCloud
9 8 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.36%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.36%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.18%) HDFS
12 2 (0.18%) NFS
12 2 (0.18%) Snort
13 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.091%) GPFS
13 1 (0.091%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 41 (3.71%) Puppet
2 35 (3.17%) SCCM
3 20 (1.81%) Ansible
4 18 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.00%) SCOM
7 10 (0.91%) AirWatch
7 10 (0.91%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.82%) Zenoss
9 7 (0.63%) Packer
10 6 (0.54%) Nagios
10 6 (0.54%) Nessus
10 6 (0.54%) Rundeck
10 6 (0.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.36%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.36%) Simpana
12 4 (0.36%) Terraform
13 3 (0.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 153 (13.86%) Microsoft
1 153 (13.86%) Oracle
2 114 (10.33%) VMware
3 71 (6.43%) SAP
4 58 (5.25%) Cisco
5 56 (5.07%) IBM
6 55 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (4.53%) Citrix
8 35 (3.17%) Google
9 32 (2.90%) HP
10 17 (1.54%) Adobe
10 17 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.45%) NetApp
12 15 (1.36%) Apigee
13 14 (1.27%) Juniper
14 12 (1.09%) EMC
15 11 (1.00%) 3PAR
15 11 (1.00%) BMC
16 10 (0.91%) Cloudera
16 10 (0.91%) Dell
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