The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Technical Architect
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 94 108
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 37 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.57% 1.37% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.43% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 26
Median daily rate £515 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £589 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2217 2451 2882
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.86% 96.08% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1395 1713
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 199 251
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the East of England

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the East of England

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the East of England

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the East of England

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Bedfordshire +2 15 £475 -19.32% 2
Essex -3 13 £574 +53.00%
Cambridgeshire -9 6 £300 -33.33%
Hertfordshire -3 3 £650 +73.33% 3
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East of England region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Scrum
3 21 (31.82%) Oracle
4 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 15 (22.73%) J2EE
5 15 (22.73%) WebLogic
5 15 (22.73%) Linux
6 14 (21.21%) XML
6 14 (21.21%) XSLT
6 14 (21.21%) E-Commerce
6 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
7 13 (19.70%) Middleware
7 13 (19.70%) Windows
7 13 (19.70%) UML
7 13 (19.70%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (19.70%) Oracle Database
7 13 (19.70%) DevOps
8 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (18.18%) OO
8 12 (18.18%) Java
8 12 (18.18%) Citrix
9 11 (16.67%) JSP
9 11 (16.67%) Servlets
9 11 (16.67%) XML Schema
9 11 (16.67%) Cisco
10 10 (15.15%) SOA
10 10 (15.15%) Unix
11 9 (13.64%) .NET
11 9 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (12.12%) Relational Database

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 15 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 6 (9.09%) CMS
3 5 (7.58%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (6.06%) JBoss
5 3 (4.55%) Mule
6 2 (3.03%) IIS
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.52%) Confluence
7 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.52%) Kentico
7 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.52%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.52%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (7.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.52%) Endur
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (1.52%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (9.09%) IaaS
3 5 (7.58%) PaaS
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.06%) SaaS
5 2 (3.03%) Office 365
5 2 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Firewall
1 6 (9.09%) LAN
1 6 (9.09%) WAN
2 5 (7.58%) HTTP
2 5 (7.58%) SSL
2 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.03%) NAS
4 2 (3.03%) SAN
4 2 (3.03%) Skype
5 1 (1.52%) AMQP
5 1 (1.52%) BGP
5 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.52%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.52%) OSPF
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) PVCS
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Maven
2 3 (4.55%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Local Government
2 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Back Office
3 3 (4.55%) Electronics
3 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.55%) Marketing
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) J2EE
2 14 (21.21%) XML
2 14 (21.21%) XSLT
3 13 (19.70%) Middleware
4 11 (16.67%) JSP
4 11 (16.67%) Servlets
4 11 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 9 (13.64%) .NET
6 7 (10.61%) JSON
6 7 (10.61%) RESTful
7 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.58%) REST
9 4 (6.06%) SOAP
9 4 (6.06%) Web Services
10 3 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (4.55%) JSON Schema
10 3 (4.55%) OAuth
10 3 (4.55%) Spring
10 3 (4.55%) Swagger
10 3 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Social Media
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Linux
2 13 (19.70%) Windows
3 10 (15.15%) Unix
4 6 (9.09%) Solaris
4 6 (9.09%) VME
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.55%) AIX
6 3 (4.55%) HPUX
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.03%) Android
7 2 (3.03%) MVS
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Scrum
3 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 14 (21.21%) E-Commerce
4 13 (19.70%) DevOps
4 13 (19.70%) UML
5 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (18.18%) OO
6 10 (15.15%) SOA
7 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (12.12%) High Availability
7 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.12%) TDD
8 7 (10.61%) TOGAF
9 6 (9.09%) Migration
10 5 (7.58%) API Design
10 5 (7.58%) Kanban
10 5 (7.58%) Microservices
11 4 (6.06%) Application Virtualisation
11 4 (6.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) Java
2 6 (9.09%) XPath
3 5 (7.58%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) Groovy
4 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Ruby
4 3 (4.55%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) C
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.52%) CCIE
3 1 (1.52%) CCNP
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) GPG13
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) Docker
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Ansible
1 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.55%) Puppet
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.52%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Oracle
2 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.18%) Citrix
4 11 (16.67%) Cisco
5 8 (12.12%) VMware
6 6 (9.09%) hybris
6 6 (9.09%) Sitecore
7 5 (7.58%) Fujitsu
8 4 (6.06%) SAP
9 3 (4.55%) webMethods
9 3 (4.55%) WSO2
10 2 (3.03%) Facebook
11 1 (1.52%) Apple
11 1 (1.52%) AppSense
11 1 (1.52%) F5
11 1 (1.52%) Google
11 1 (1.52%) IBM
11 1 (1.52%) OpenLink
11 1 (1.52%) OpenText
11 1 (1.52%) Red Hat