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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
UK
Rank 215 223 228
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 507 574 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.12% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.18% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 395 303
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +5 471 £525 +2.43% 82
London +27 220 £550 +4.76% 37
South East +11 71 £575 +12.19% 8
Yorkshire +8 38 £517 -17.32% 11
West Midlands -5 36 £492 -1.60% 6
East of England -16 32 £525 +6.59% 3
Scotland +11 31 £475 +5.55% 5
South West -4 28 £600 +37.14% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 27 £600 +33.33% 1
City of London -1 27 £575 - 11
West Yorkshire -10 23 £514 -17.76% 3
Leeds -14 20 £514 -17.76% 3
North West -20 20 £450 -16.27% 5
Edinburgh +5 18 £475 +5.55% 5
Essex +12 17 £525 +16.66% 1
Bristol +11 17 £625 +53.84% 4
Milton Keynes +8 17 £600 +11.62% 1
Hampshire -3 15 £575 +4.54% 3
Warwickshire +3 13 £488 -2.50%
Glasgow +10 12 £465 -
East Midlands +9 12 £484 -3.25% 9
Manchester +7 11 £540 +13.68% 4
Birmingham +4 11 £450 -10.00% 3
North East -19 11 £488 +2.63% 1
South Yorkshire +13 10 £550 +34.14% 5
Sheffield +10 10 £550 +34.14% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 10 £488 - 1
Tyne and Wear -21 10 £488 +2.63% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £508 -
Cheshire +11 8 £438 -27.08%

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 340 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (20.79%) Java
3 161 (16.33%) Security Cleared
4 160 (16.23%) Windows
5 159 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 156 (15.82%) Oracle
7 145 (14.71%) Scrum
8 141 (14.30%) Finance
9 133 (13.49%) Migration
10 125 (12.68%) Active Directory
11 119 (12.07%) SC Cleared
11 119 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
12 117 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 117 (11.87%) SQL
12 117 (11.87%) Technical Architecture
13 113 (11.46%) Open Source
14 108 (10.95%) TDD
15 107 (10.85%) Linux
16 99 (10.04%) SQL Server
17 97 (9.84%) TOGAF
18 92 (9.33%) NoSQL
19 87 (8.82%) HTML
20 82 (8.32%) VMware
21 81 (8.22%) .NET
21 81 (8.22%) Web Services
22 80 (8.11%) User Experience
23 79 (8.01%) JSON
24 78 (7.91%) Office 365
25 75 (7.61%) MongoDB
26 73 (7.40%) Python

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 42 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.96%) Apache
3 33 (3.35%) CMS
3 33 (3.35%) WebLogic
4 29 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 28 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.74%) MS Exchange
7 23 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (2.03%) JBoss
10 19 (1.93%) Confluence
11 17 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
12 16 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (1.42%) WebSphere
14 12 (1.22%) nginx
15 11 (1.12%) NetWeaver
16 10 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.22%) MS Office
3 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.81%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.71%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.20%) Endur
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.10%) Magento
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.10%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 119 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.91%) Office 365
4 37 (3.75%) PaaS
5 32 (3.25%) IaaS
6 27 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.43%) SaaS
8 17 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.12%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.71%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.51%) Force.com
13 5 (0.51%) Google Drive
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.41%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.88%) WAN
2 47 (4.77%) DNS
2 47 (4.77%) Firewall
3 45 (4.56%) VPN
4 33 (3.35%) DHCP
5 31 (3.14%) Internet
5 31 (3.14%) Network Security
6 30 (3.04%) LAN
7 29 (2.94%) SAN
8 23 (2.33%) Skype
9 12 (1.22%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.22%) Wireless
10 11 (1.12%) MPLS
10 11 (1.12%) VLAN
11 10 (1.01%) LDAP
11 10 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (0.91%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (0.91%) VoIP
13 8 (0.81%) IPsec
13 8 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.33%) NoSQL
3 75 (7.61%) MongoDB
4 63 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (4.97%) MySQL
6 48 (4.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 34 (3.45%) Oracle Database
8 26 (2.64%) Big Data
8 26 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.93%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.72%) Redis
11 15 (1.52%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.22%) SAP HANA
13 11 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.01%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.81%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (3.75%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.64%) JIRA
3 23 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.32%) Selenium
5 12 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.81%) PVCS
6 8 (0.81%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.71%) JMeter
7 7 (0.71%) JUnit
7 7 (0.71%) Maven
7 7 (0.71%) ProC
8 6 (0.61%) Gradle
8 6 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.51%) Moq
9 5 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
9 5 (0.51%) webpack
10 4 (0.41%) Ant
10 4 (0.41%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 141 (14.30%) Finance
2 45 (4.56%) Banking
3 31 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.94%) Retail
5 23 (2.33%) Marketing
6 19 (1.93%) Electronics
6 19 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.01%) Advertising
7 10 (1.01%) Legal
8 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.71%) Back Office
10 6 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) Law
12 4 (0.41%) French Language
12 4 (0.41%) Front Office
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
13 3 (0.30%) Local Government
13 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.82%) HTML
2 81 (8.22%) .NET
2 81 (8.22%) Web Services
3 79 (8.01%) JSON
4 72 (7.30%) REST
5 69 (7.00%) CSS
6 66 (6.69%) HTML5
7 61 (6.19%) AngularJS
8 57 (5.78%) Play Framework
9 55 (5.58%) J2EE
10 53 (5.38%) RESTful
11 51 (5.17%) Django
12 47 (4.77%) CSS3
13 45 (4.56%) Middleware
13 45 (4.56%) Ruby on Rails
14 44 (4.46%) XML
15 37 (3.75%) Spring
16 29 (2.94%) Ajax
17 23 (2.33%) SOAP
17 23 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.11%) User Experience
2 63 (6.39%) Data Centre
3 41 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.45%) PKI
5 22 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.62%) Clustering
7 16 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.52%) Replication
9 13 (1.32%) NHS
9 13 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.91%) CESG
13 9 (0.91%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.81%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 160 (16.23%) Windows
2 107 (10.85%) Linux
3 72 (7.30%) Unix
4 57 (5.78%) Windows Server
5 40 (4.06%) Windows 10
6 33 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.83%) AIX
10 16 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.81%) Android
11 8 (0.81%) Solaris
12 6 (0.61%) VME
12 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.30%) HPUX
14 3 (0.30%) MVS
15 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (14.71%) Scrum
3 133 (13.49%) Migration
4 117 (11.87%) Technical Architecture
5 113 (11.46%) Open Source
6 108 (10.95%) TDD
7 97 (9.84%) TOGAF
8 70 (7.10%) Kanban
9 67 (6.80%) DevOps
10 64 (6.49%) SOA
11 63 (6.39%) E-Commerce
11 63 (6.39%) Enterprise Architecture
12 59 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 58 (5.88%) Microservices
14 57 (5.78%) User Stories
15 52 (5.27%) Data Modelling
16 49 (4.97%) Software Architecture
17 48 (4.87%) Configuration Management
18 47 (4.77%) Prototyping
19 46 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 205 (20.79%) Java
2 117 (11.87%) SQL
3 73 (7.40%) Python
4 69 (7.00%) JavaScript
5 65 (6.59%) Ruby
6 64 (6.49%) Scala
7 51 (5.17%) C#
8 32 (3.25%) C
9 29 (2.94%) PHP
10 15 (1.52%) Perl
11 13 (1.32%) C++
11 13 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.51%) ActionScript
16 5 (0.51%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 161 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 119 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.26%) Degree
4 17 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.62%) MCSE
6 14 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.01%) CCIE
9 7 (0.71%) CISSP
9 7 (0.71%) ISEB
9 7 (0.71%) MCITP
10 6 (0.61%) CCNA
10 6 (0.61%) CCNP
10 6 (0.61%) MCP
11 4 (0.41%) CLAS
11 4 (0.41%) EMC Certification
11 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.30%) CISM
13 2 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.13%) QA
2 13 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.61%) COBIT
6 6 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.51%) SLA
8 4 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.30%) GPG13
9 3 (0.30%) SEPA
10 2 (0.20%) Basel II
10 2 (0.20%) BS7799
10 2 (0.20%) HL7
10 2 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 125 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.56%) Docker
3 40 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.01%) XenApp
8 9 (0.91%) vCloud
8 9 (0.91%) vSphere
9 7 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.71%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.41%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.41%) SRDF
10 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.20%) NFS
12 2 (0.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (3.65%) Puppet
1 36 (3.65%) SCCM
2 32 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (2.64%) Ansible
4 24 (2.43%) SCOM
5 18 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.32%) Terraform
7 8 (0.81%) Nagios
8 7 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.71%) Packer
8 7 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.61%) Nessus
9 6 (0.61%) Rundeck
9 6 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 6 (0.61%) Zenoss
10 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.41%) vRealize
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 159 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 156 (15.82%) Oracle
3 82 (8.32%) VMware
4 52 (5.27%) Cisco
5 48 (4.87%) SAP
6 41 (4.16%) Citrix
7 39 (3.96%) IBM
8 33 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (3.25%) HP
10 28 (2.84%) Red Hat
11 23 (2.33%) Adobe
11 23 (2.33%) Google
12 19 (1.93%) EMC
13 16 (1.62%) NetApp
14 14 (1.42%) Splunk
15 13 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.32%) Palo Alto
16 12 (1.22%) F5
16 12 (1.22%) Juniper
16 12 (1.22%) Software AG
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