The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 18 35
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 4 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.44% 5.90% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 6.21% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Median daily rate £500 £588 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 265 290 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.67% 95.08% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 195 299
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Bedfordshire

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Bedfordshire

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Bedfordshire

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Luton -2 2 £625 +6.38% 1
Technical Architect
East of England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) MVS
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) HSRP
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) MVS
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCITP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCDE
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VCAP
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AppDNA
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) Simpana
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) AppSense
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Meru Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto