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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 240 230 228
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 531 597 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.04% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.10% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 411 356
Median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £80.00 £42.07 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.18% -40.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.73 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -53.90%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 September 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 -26 496 £513 -2.38% 93
London +29 266 £525 +2.94% 45
South East -9 56 £490 +3.15% 8
Yorkshire +4 44 £500 -16.66% 6
North West -34 34 £550 -8.33% 6
West Yorkshire +3 26 £500 -14.89% 4
East of England 0 26 £500 - 4
West Midlands -27 26 £500 -9.09% 4
City of London +7 25 £513 +2.50% 16
South West +10 22 £500 +17.64% 8
Berkshire +2 20 £450 -6.25% 3
Leeds -6 20 £500 -18.36% 4
Scotland +8 18 £450 -5.26% 1
South Yorkshire +2 17 £538 -2.27%
Sheffield -3 15 £538 -2.27%
Hertfordshire +7 13 £500 - 2
Edinburgh +12 12 £450 -8.16% 1
West Sussex +8 12 £538 -10.41% 2
Hampshire 0 12 £560 +16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 11 £494 -21.00% 3
North East -51 11 £494 -21.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -52 11 £494 -21.00% 3
Cheshire -17 10 £600 -4.00% 1
Wales +24 9 £488 +24.20% 1
Lancashire +6 9 £600 -4.00%
Manchester -13 9 £525 +5.00% 4
East Midlands -13 9 £523 -5.00% 6
Wiltshire +17 8 £475 -18.17% 2
Newbury +9 8 £360 -21.31%
Gloucestershire 0 8 £600 +130.76% 3

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 402 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (21.62%) Java
3 209 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 177 (14.60%) Microsoft
5 169 (13.94%) Oracle
6 166 (13.70%) Migration
6 166 (13.70%) Technical Architecture
7 163 (13.45%) Finance
8 157 (12.95%) Windows
9 144 (11.88%) SC Cleared
10 141 (11.63%) Scrum
11 138 (11.39%) Linux
12 135 (11.14%) Open Source
13 130 (10.73%) VMware
14 125 (10.31%) .NET
15 122 (10.07%) TDD
16 117 (9.65%) Active Directory
17 112 (9.24%) REST
18 111 (9.16%) SOA
19 104 (8.58%) HTML
20 98 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
20 98 (8.09%) Data Centre
21 97 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
21 97 (8.00%) TOGAF
22 96 (7.92%) SQL
23 92 (7.59%) Microservices
24 87 (7.18%) Data Modelling
24 87 (7.18%) Enterprise Architecture
25 81 (6.68%) Windows Server
26 80 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management

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 34 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.23%) CMS
2 27 (2.23%) Confluence
3 24 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 24 (1.98%) JBoss
4 22 (1.82%) Apache
4 22 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.49%) NetWeaver
7 17 (1.40%) SAS
8 16 (1.32%) SAP EP
9 15 (1.24%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.91%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.83%) Mule
12 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 65 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.17%) MS Project
3 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.083%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (2.06%) Eloqua
2 24 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (1.07%) SAP CRM
5 12 (0.99%) SAP MDM
6 11 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.58%) Remedy AR System
8 7 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
12 1 (0.083%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.083%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 98 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (4.62%) SaaS
4 53 (4.37%) Office 365
5 51 (4.21%) PaaS
6 42 (3.47%) IaaS
7 18 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (1.40%) Google Apps
9 11 (0.91%) Force.com
10 10 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.74%) Trello
12 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.58%) GitHub
13 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.50%) Boomi
13 6 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.46%) Firewall
2 44 (3.63%) WAN
3 42 (3.47%) SAN
4 35 (2.89%) LAN
5 28 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 27 (2.23%) Internet
7 22 (1.82%) Network Security
7 22 (1.82%) VPN
8 20 (1.65%) Wireless
9 19 (1.57%) HTTP
10 18 (1.49%) VLAN
11 14 (1.16%) iSCSI
12 13 (1.07%) Skype
13 11 (0.91%) MPLS
14 10 (0.83%) VoIP
15 8 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.66%) DNS
15 8 (0.66%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.69%) MongoDB
2 65 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 62 (5.12%) SQL Server
4 51 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (4.04%) MySQL
6 41 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 32 (2.64%) Hadoop
8 31 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 28 (2.31%) Big Data
10 27 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.90%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.32%) SAP HANA
15 12 (0.99%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
17 9 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
17 9 (0.74%) Pentaho
18 8 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 8 (0.66%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 32 (2.64%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.39%) JIRA
3 27 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.82%) Selenium
5 19 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.24%) Maven
8 10 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.74%) ClearQuest
9 9 (0.74%) JUnit
10 6 (0.50%) Subversion
11 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.41%) Capybara
11 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.41%) TestNG
12 4 (0.33%) Ant
12 4 (0.33%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 163 (13.45%) Finance
2 66 (5.45%) Banking
3 48 (3.96%) Marketing
4 31 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.06%) Retail
6 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.07%) Law
8 12 (0.99%) Electronics
9 10 (0.83%) Back Office
9 10 (0.83%) Legal
10 9 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.50%) Military
12 4 (0.33%) Local Government
13 3 (0.25%) Front Office
13 3 (0.25%) Games
13 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 3 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (10.31%) .NET
2 112 (9.24%) REST
3 104 (8.58%) HTML
4 79 (6.52%) JSON
5 75 (6.19%) HTML5
6 73 (6.02%) CSS
7 67 (5.53%) Web Services
8 62 (5.12%) Spring
9 53 (4.37%) XML
10 50 (4.13%) RESTful
10 50 (4.13%) SOAP
11 49 (4.04%) CSS3
12 44 (3.63%) Middleware
12 44 (3.63%) Play Framework
13 39 (3.22%) Django
14 38 (3.14%) J2EE
15 36 (2.97%) .NET Framework
16 30 (2.48%) AngularJS
16 30 (2.48%) ASP.NET
16 30 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.09%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.04%) User Experience
4 42 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.39%) Data Structures
7 25 (2.06%) CESG
7 25 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (1.73%) Data Integration
9 20 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.57%) Mainframe
11 18 (1.49%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.40%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.32%) Social Media
14 15 (1.24%) NHS
15 14 (1.16%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.16%) LPAR
16 8 (0.66%) Blog
16 8 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 157 (12.95%) Windows
2 138 (11.39%) Linux
3 81 (6.68%) Windows Server
4 66 (5.45%) Unix
5 60 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 25 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.40%) Solaris
10 15 (1.24%) AIX
11 12 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.83%) Android
12 10 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.41%) HPUX
14 5 (0.41%) VMS
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (13.70%) Migration
2 166 (13.70%) Technical Architecture
3 141 (11.63%) Scrum
4 135 (11.14%) Open Source
5 122 (10.07%) TDD
6 111 (9.16%) SOA
7 97 (8.00%) TOGAF
8 92 (7.59%) Microservices
9 87 (7.18%) Data Modelling
9 87 (7.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 80 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (6.35%) Mentoring
12 76 (6.27%) Kanban
13 73 (6.02%) Product Management
14 65 (5.36%) Project Management
15 64 (5.28%) UML
16 60 (4.95%) User Stories
17 58 (4.79%) CRM
18 57 (4.70%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 262 (21.62%) Java
2 96 (7.92%) SQL
3 75 (6.19%) C#
4 68 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 60 (4.95%) Ruby
5 60 (4.95%) Scala
6 56 (4.62%) Python
7 37 (3.05%) C++
8 30 (2.48%) C
9 23 (1.90%) PHP
10 15 (1.24%) Apex Code
11 10 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.74%) Perl
12 9 (0.74%) VB
13 7 (0.58%) FQL
13 7 (0.58%) R
14 6 (0.50%) Groovy
15 5 (0.41%) Clojure
15 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 209 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 144 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 47 (3.88%) Degree
4 26 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 26 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.57%) CISSP
5 19 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.40%) MCSE
7 13 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (0.99%) BC Cleared
8 12 (0.99%) CCNP
9 10 (0.83%) CCIE
9 10 (0.83%) CREST Certified
10 9 (0.74%) CRISC
11 7 (0.58%) ISEB
12 5 (0.41%) CLAS
13 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.33%) MCITP
13 4 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.15%) QA
2 22 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.66%) COBIT
6 6 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) HL7
7 4 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.25%) MiFID
8 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) SEPA
9 2 (0.17%) SLA
10 1 (0.083%) FISMA
10 1 (0.083%) GxP
10 1 (0.083%) HIPAA
System Software
1 117 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 75 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.06%) Docker
5 15 (1.24%) vSphere
6 12 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (0.99%) XenApp
7 9 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.58%) vCloud
10 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.25%) Xen
12 2 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.17%) Snort
12 2 (0.17%) Squid
13 1 (0.083%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.083%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.083%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (4.46%) Puppet
2 43 (3.55%) SCCM
3 32 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.57%) Ansible
5 14 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.91%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.91%) SCOM
8 10 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
9 9 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.66%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.50%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.50%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.33%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.33%) Nagios
14 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.25%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 177 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 169 (13.94%) Oracle
3 130 (10.73%) VMware
4 75 (6.19%) Cisco
5 73 (6.02%) SAP
6 66 (5.45%) IBM
7 58 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
8 54 (4.46%) Citrix
9 42 (3.47%) HP
10 32 (2.64%) Google
11 24 (1.98%) Juniper
12 15 (1.24%) Apigee
12 15 (1.24%) EMC
12 15 (1.24%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.16%) BMC
13 14 (1.16%) Dell
13 14 (1.16%) NetApp
13 14 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.07%) Adobe
14 13 (1.07%) Informatica
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