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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 218 216 243
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 646 630 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.08% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.14% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 443 301
Median daily rate £513 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £510 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £100.00 £100.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -14 596 £513 -2.38% 86
London +53 348 £525 -4.54% 29
South East +33 89 £494 +3.89% 10
West Midlands -15 40 £475 - 5
City of London +19 33 £513 -2.38% 7
Hampshire +13 32 £525 +10.81% 1
Berkshire +10 27 £425 -17.47% 3
East of England -1 27 £475 -5.09% 3
North West -32 25 £425 -29.16% 10
South West +8 24 £515 -6.36% 5
Scotland +24 23 £450 -6.25%
Yorkshire -26 23 £500 +4.71% 8
West Yorkshire -10 20 £500 +1.26% 7
Wales +30 19 £525 +46.34%
Edinburgh +9 17 £463 -1.59%
Shropshire - 16 £450 -
Leeds -18 14 £500 -0.49% 6
Telford - 14 £450 -
Wiltshire +15 11 £475 -13.63%
Hertfordshire +14 11 £500 -4.76% 1
Newbury +5 11 £360 -24.21%
Manchester -20 10 £425 -15.00% 7
East Midlands -10 9 £523 +0.72% 9
South Wales +25 8 £415 +10.29%
Swindon +15 8 £468 -15.00%
West Sussex +7 8 £539 -10.20% 2
Cheshire -9 8 £431 -31.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £425 -19.04%
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £525 +16.66%
Gosport +7 7 £530 +11.87%

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 379 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (21.82%) Java
3 233 (18.97%) Security Cleared
4 208 (16.94%) Microsoft
5 184 (14.98%) Oracle
6 178 (14.50%) Technical Architecture
7 177 (14.41%) Migration
8 164 (13.36%) SC Cleared
9 161 (13.11%) Finance
9 161 (13.11%) Windows
10 154 (12.54%) Linux
11 144 (11.73%) .NET
12 134 (10.91%) Open Source
13 131 (10.67%) VMware
14 122 (9.93%) SOA
15 120 (9.77%) Scrum
16 116 (9.45%) REST
17 109 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
18 105 (8.55%) TDD
19 104 (8.47%) Active Directory
20 102 (8.31%) Data Centre
21 97 (7.90%) HTML
22 91 (7.41%) Microservices
22 91 (7.41%) SQL
23 90 (7.33%) TOGAF
24 89 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
25 88 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
25 88 (7.17%) Cisco
25 88 (7.17%) Data Modelling
26 84 (6.84%) Mentoring

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 38 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.95%) Apache
3 24 (1.95%) CMS
3 24 (1.95%) Confluence
3 24 (1.95%) JBoss
4 22 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 19 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.55%) SAS
5 19 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.38%) NetWeaver
7 15 (1.22%) SAP EP
8 13 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.81%) Mule
10 10 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.81%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.06%) MS Office
3 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.95%) Eloqua
3 16 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.06%) SAP CRM
4 13 (1.06%) SAP MDM
4 13 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
7 7 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.24%) Magento
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.56%) SaaS
4 54 (4.40%) PaaS
5 48 (3.91%) Office 365
6 39 (3.18%) IaaS
7 15 (1.22%) Google Apps
8 12 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.90%) Force.com
10 10 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.65%) GitHub
11 8 (0.65%) Trello
12 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.49%) Boomi
14 5 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.80%) Firewall
2 48 (3.91%) WAN
3 43 (3.50%) SAN
4 40 (3.26%) LAN
5 28 (2.28%) Internet
6 25 (2.04%) Network Security
7 22 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.71%) HTTP
8 21 (1.71%) VPN
9 17 (1.38%) Wireless
10 15 (1.22%) VLAN
11 14 (1.14%) MPLS
11 14 (1.14%) VoIP
12 12 (0.98%) Skype
13 11 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.81%) DNS
14 10 (0.81%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.81%) NetScaler
15 9 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 57 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 49 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (3.83%) MySQL
6 43 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 37 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (2.52%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.28%) Big Data
9 28 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.28%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.30%) SAP HANA
14 13 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
16 9 (0.73%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.73%) Pentaho
17 8 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 29 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 28 (2.28%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.28%) JIRA
3 22 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (1.55%) Selenium
5 17 (1.38%) Maven
6 13 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.98%) ClearQuest
8 9 (0.73%) JUnit
8 9 (0.73%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.49%) Subversion
10 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.41%) Capybara
10 5 (0.41%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.41%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.41%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.41%) TestNG
11 4 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 161 (13.11%) Finance
2 62 (5.05%) Banking
3 47 (3.83%) Marketing
4 35 (2.85%) Retail
5 33 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.06%) Law
8 11 (0.90%) Electronics
9 10 (0.81%) Back Office
9 10 (0.81%) Legal
10 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.41%) Games
11 5 (0.41%) Local Government
11 5 (0.41%) Military
12 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.24%) Publishing
12 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (11.73%) .NET
2 116 (9.45%) REST
3 97 (7.90%) HTML
4 74 (6.03%) JSON
5 71 (5.78%) CSS
6 69 (5.62%) HTML5
7 66 (5.37%) Web Services
8 59 (4.80%) Spring
9 55 (4.48%) SOAP
10 54 (4.40%) XML
11 49 (3.99%) RESTful
12 45 (3.66%) CSS3
13 42 (3.42%) Middleware
14 40 (3.26%) J2EE
15 39 (3.18%) .NET Framework
16 38 (3.09%) Play Framework
17 34 (2.77%) ASP.NET
18 30 (2.44%) Django
19 29 (2.36%) Node.js
20 27 (2.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 56 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.66%) User Experience
4 43 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 28 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (2.12%) CESG
9 24 (1.95%) Data Integration
10 21 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.63%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.30%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.14%) LPAR
14 14 (1.14%) Social Media
15 13 (1.06%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.98%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.90%) NHS
18 10 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 161 (13.11%) Windows
2 154 (12.54%) Linux
3 80 (6.51%) Windows Server
4 70 (5.70%) Unix
5 54 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 18 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.30%) Solaris
10 15 (1.22%) AIX
11 12 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.90%) Android
12 11 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.41%) HPUX
13 5 (0.41%) VMS
14 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (14.50%) Technical Architecture
3 177 (14.41%) Migration
4 134 (10.91%) Open Source
5 122 (9.93%) SOA
6 120 (9.77%) Scrum
7 105 (8.55%) TDD
8 91 (7.41%) Microservices
9 90 (7.33%) TOGAF
10 88 (7.17%) Data Modelling
11 84 (6.84%) Mentoring
12 80 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
13 67 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 65 (5.29%) UML
15 64 (5.21%) CRM
16 57 (4.64%) Kanban
16 57 (4.64%) Product Management
16 57 (4.64%) Project Management
17 50 (4.07%) ITIL
18 48 (3.91%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 268 (21.82%) Java
2 91 (7.41%) SQL
3 83 (6.76%) C#
4 82 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 55 (4.48%) Python
6 52 (4.23%) Scala
7 49 (3.99%) Ruby
8 46 (3.75%) C++
9 31 (2.52%) C
10 29 (2.36%) PHP
11 14 (1.14%) Apex Code
12 12 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.73%) VB
14 8 (0.65%) Clojure
14 8 (0.65%) Groovy
14 8 (0.65%) Perl
14 8 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.57%) Go
15 7 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 233 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.91%) Degree
4 28 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.30%) CISSP
8 16 (1.30%) MCSE
9 14 (1.14%) BC Cleared
9 14 (1.14%) CCIE
10 13 (1.06%) CESG Certified Professional
11 12 (0.98%) CCNP
12 10 (0.81%) CREST Certified
13 9 (0.73%) CRISC
14 6 (0.49%) ISEB
15 5 (0.41%) CLAS
16 4 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
16 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.28%) QA
2 21 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.73%) COBIT
5 6 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.33%) HL7
6 4 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) SLA
7 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
9 1 (0.081%) FISMA
9 1 (0.081%) GxP
9 1 (0.081%) HIPAA
System Software
1 104 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 89 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.28%) Docker
5 13 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (0.98%) vSphere
7 11 (0.90%) XenApp
8 9 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.57%) vCloud
10 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.24%) Xen
12 2 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.16%) Snort
12 2 (0.16%) Squid
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.16%) XenServer
13 1 (0.081%) GPFS
13 1 (0.081%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (4.32%) Puppet
2 49 (3.99%) SCCM
3 33 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.47%) Ansible
4 18 (1.47%) SCOM
5 15 (1.22%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
9 9 (0.73%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.73%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.57%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.49%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.49%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.41%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.24%) Nagios
14 3 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 208 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 184 (14.98%) Oracle
3 131 (10.67%) VMware
4 88 (7.17%) Cisco
5 69 (5.62%) IBM
6 68 (5.54%) SAP
7 59 (4.80%) HP
8 53 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
9 51 (4.15%) Citrix
10 30 (2.44%) Google
11 27 (2.20%) Red Hat
12 26 (2.12%) Juniper
13 18 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 17 (1.38%) CA
14 17 (1.38%) EMC
15 16 (1.30%) Apigee
16 15 (1.22%) BMC
16 15 (1.22%) Dell
16 15 (1.22%) Informatica
16 15 (1.22%) ServiceNow
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