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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 215 197 255
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 623 663 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.16% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.23% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 462 260
Median daily rate £514 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £670 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -26 573 £518 +1.47% 90
London +14 309 £525 -4.54% 46
South East +23 92 £513 +7.89% 10
Hampshire +16 33 £530 +15.21% 3
South West -1 33 £525 +5.00% 8
West Midlands -17 33 £475 +2.70% 2
East of England 0 30 £425 -15.04% 4
City of London +27 29 £515 -8.44% 8
Berkshire +7 26 £475 -7.76% 2
Yorkshire -23 24 £500 +4.16% 7
North West -51 22 £444 -24.46% 5
Wales +33 21 £525 +53.28%
Scotland +11 20 £450 -6.25% 5
West Yorkshire -18 20 £500 +4.16% 5
Wiltshire +12 19 £515 +3.00% 2
North East -68 18 £660 +38.94% 1
Tyne and Wear -71 17 £700 +47.36% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -73 16 £713 +50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 15 £425 -16.04% 1
Edinburgh +4 15 £478 +6.22% 1
Shropshire - 15 £475 -
Leeds -24 13 £500 +4.16% 3
Telford - 13 £475 -
East Midlands -5 11 £475 -2.56% 6
Cambridge +17 10 £425 -19.04%
Swindon +7 10 £475 -9.52% 1
Surrey +4 10 £450 -10.00% 3
Cheshire -16 10 £444 -31.73% 1
South Wales +21 9 £430 +25.54%
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £463 +2.77%

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 408 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (21.71%) Java
3 251 (19.12%) Security Cleared
4 222 (16.91%) Microsoft
5 221 (16.83%) Oracle
6 203 (15.46%) Migration
7 187 (14.24%) Linux
8 177 (13.48%) Technical Architecture
9 176 (13.40%) Finance
10 172 (13.10%) SC Cleared
11 169 (12.87%) Windows
12 167 (12.72%) .NET
13 139 (10.59%) Open Source
14 137 (10.43%) REST
15 135 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
16 133 (10.13%) VMware
17 124 (9.44%) SOA
18 113 (8.61%) Data Centre
19 109 (8.30%) Scrum
20 108 (8.23%) Active Directory
21 105 (8.00%) TOGAF
22 102 (7.77%) Unix
23 101 (7.69%) TDD
24 100 (7.62%) SQL
25 96 (7.31%) JavaScript
26 95 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
27 90 (6.85%) Data Modelling
28 88 (6.70%) HTML
28 88 (6.70%) Mentoring
29 85 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture

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 43 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.51%) JBoss
3 32 (2.44%) CMS
4 29 (2.21%) MS Exchange
5 28 (2.13%) Apache
6 26 (1.98%) SAS
7 25 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.45%) Apache Spark
9 18 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 18 (1.37%) Confluence
10 15 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.84%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.76%) Mule
13 10 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.69%) nginx
14 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.84%) MS Office
3 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.60%) Eloqua
3 13 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.61%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.61%) SAP MDM
6 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
6 7 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.30%) Magento
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.23%) Unica
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 135 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (4.65%) Office 365
4 59 (4.49%) SaaS
5 50 (3.81%) PaaS
6 48 (3.66%) IaaS
7 26 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.22%) Force.com
9 12 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.91%) Google Apps
10 10 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.69%) Heroku
12 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.53%) GitHub
12 7 (0.53%) Trello
13 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.46%) Boomi
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.11%) Firewall
2 52 (3.96%) Internet
3 47 (3.58%) SAN
4 43 (3.27%) WAN
5 42 (3.20%) LAN
6 30 (2.28%) Network Security
7 20 (1.52%) TCP/IP
8 19 (1.45%) HTTP
9 17 (1.29%) VPN
10 16 (1.22%) VLAN
11 14 (1.07%) MPLS
12 13 (0.99%) Skype
12 13 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (0.99%) Wireless
13 12 (0.91%) DNS
13 12 (0.91%) VoIP
14 9 (0.69%) iSCSI
15 8 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.61%) NAS
15 8 (0.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 62 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 52 (3.96%) Hadoop
5 52 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (3.88%) MySQL
7 49 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 49 (3.73%) Oracle Database
8 35 (2.67%) Big Data
9 34 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.29%) Pentaho
13 16 (1.22%) Cloudera CDH
14 15 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
15 14 (1.07%) Oracle OWB
16 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.75%) JIRA
4 18 (1.37%) Maven
5 15 (1.14%) Selenium
6 14 (1.07%) ClearQuest
6 14 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.91%) ClearCase
8 9 (0.69%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.61%) JUnit
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.53%) Subversion
11 6 (0.46%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.46%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.38%) Capybara
12 5 (0.38%) TestNG
12 5 (0.38%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 176 (13.40%) Finance
2 63 (4.80%) Banking
3 42 (3.20%) Marketing
4 38 (2.89%) Retail
4 38 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.07%) Legal
7 13 (0.99%) Law
8 11 (0.84%) Electronics
9 10 (0.76%) Back Office
10 7 (0.53%) Games
11 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.46%) Local Government
11 6 (0.46%) Military
12 3 (0.23%) Billing
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.23%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (12.72%) .NET
2 137 (10.43%) REST
3 88 (6.70%) HTML
4 81 (6.17%) Web Services
5 68 (5.18%) JSON
6 64 (4.87%) CSS
6 64 (4.87%) SOAP
7 63 (4.80%) HTML5
8 58 (4.42%) Spring
9 54 (4.11%) XML
10 53 (4.04%) Middleware
11 51 (3.88%) RESTful
12 45 (3.43%) CSS3
13 44 (3.35%) .NET Framework
14 41 (3.12%) J2EE
15 40 (3.05%) AngularJS
16 39 (2.97%) Node.js
17 35 (2.67%) ASP.NET
17 35 (2.67%) Play Framework
18 28 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 113 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 70 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.66%) User Experience
4 46 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
5 40 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 33 (2.51%) Data Integration
8 29 (2.21%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.90%) CESG
11 22 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.52%) Public Cloud
13 17 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.22%) Social Media
15 15 (1.14%) Mainframe
16 14 (1.07%) LPAR
17 13 (0.99%) Reference Data
17 13 (0.99%) Visualisation
18 12 (0.91%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 187 (14.24%) Linux
2 169 (12.87%) Windows
3 102 (7.77%) Unix
4 80 (6.09%) Windows Server
5 55 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 17 (1.29%) Android
8 17 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.22%) Solaris
10 15 (1.14%) AIX
11 12 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (0.76%) HPUX
13 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.38%) VMS
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.15%) VME
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (15.46%) Migration
3 177 (13.48%) Technical Architecture
4 139 (10.59%) Open Source
5 124 (9.44%) SOA
6 109 (8.30%) Scrum
7 105 (8.00%) TOGAF
8 101 (7.69%) TDD
9 90 (6.85%) Data Modelling
10 88 (6.70%) Mentoring
11 85 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture
12 78 (5.94%) Microservices
13 75 (5.71%) CRM
14 65 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (4.42%) Service Management
16 55 (4.19%) Product Management
16 55 (4.19%) Project Management
17 54 (4.11%) DevOps
18 53 (4.04%) ITIL
19 49 (3.73%) UML
Programming Languages
1 285 (21.71%) Java
2 100 (7.62%) SQL
3 96 (7.31%) JavaScript
4 78 (5.94%) C#
5 63 (4.80%) Python
6 48 (3.66%) Ruby
6 48 (3.66%) Scala
7 41 (3.12%) C++
8 31 (2.36%) C
9 27 (2.06%) PHP
10 19 (1.45%) Apex Code
11 18 (1.37%) R
12 14 (1.07%) VB
13 13 (0.99%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.76%) Groovy
14 10 (0.76%) SOQL
15 8 (0.61%) Clojure
15 8 (0.61%) COBOL
15 8 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 251 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 172 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 57 (4.34%) Degree
4 33 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.29%) CISSP
8 15 (1.14%) CCIE
9 14 (1.07%) MCSE
10 13 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
11 12 (0.91%) BC Cleared
12 11 (0.84%) CCNP
13 10 (0.76%) CREST Certified
14 9 (0.69%) CRISC
15 5 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (0.38%) CLAS
15 5 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.59%) QA
2 27 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.46%) COBIT
4 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.30%) HL7
5 4 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
6 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) SEPA
8 1 (0.076%) FISMA
8 1 (0.076%) GxP
8 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.076%) ISO27005
System Software
1 108 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 82 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.21%) Docker
3 29 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.84%) XenApp
6 11 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.69%) vSphere
8 6 (0.46%) vCloud
9 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.23%) Xen
10 2 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.15%) Snort
10 2 (0.15%) Squid
10 2 (0.15%) XenServer
11 1 (0.076%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 55 (4.19%) Puppet
2 47 (3.58%) SCCM
3 45 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.90%) Ansible
5 18 (1.37%) SCOM
6 17 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (1.14%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.07%) StatsD
9 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.76%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
11 9 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.53%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.46%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.46%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.30%) BladeLogic
15 3 (0.23%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.23%) Nagios
16 2 (0.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 222 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 221 (16.83%) Oracle
3 133 (10.13%) VMware
4 82 (6.25%) Cisco
5 73 (5.56%) SAP
6 68 (5.18%) Citrix
7 63 (4.80%) HP
8 62 (4.72%) IBM
9 59 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (2.82%) Red Hat
11 27 (2.06%) Google
12 25 (1.90%) Apigee
12 25 (1.90%) Juniper
13 21 (1.60%) NetApp
14 20 (1.52%) Informatica
15 19 (1.45%) BMC
15 19 (1.45%) CheckPoint
15 19 (1.45%) Cloudera
15 19 (1.45%) Rackspace
15 19 (1.45%) Teradata
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £750 per day but flexible
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Zebra People
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 370-400 Per Day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago