Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 147 130
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 50 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.97% 0.98% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.03% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 55
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £407
90th Percentile £630 £575 £613
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
East of England median hourly rate - - £32.73
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -28.75% +90.18% +16.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4851 4659 5596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 95.59% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 2689 3270
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -3 20 £588 +56.80% 1
Bedfordshire 0 17 £500 -
Suffolk +10 4 £400 -27.27%
Cambridgeshire -18 4 £288 -32.35%
Hertfordshire -21 4 £513 +2.50% 2
Norfolk -4 1 £475 -26.92%
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) SOA
3 18 (36.00%) Unix
3 18 (36.00%) Middleware
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
4 14 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (26.00%) Linux
6 12 (24.00%) TDD
6 12 (24.00%) Kanban
6 12 (24.00%) DevOps
7 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (22.00%) User Stories
7 11 (22.00%) Java
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.00%) HTTP
8 10 (20.00%) Oracle
8 10 (20.00%) WebLogic
8 10 (20.00%) SOAP
8 10 (20.00%) Solaris
8 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 10 (20.00%) REST
8 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (18.00%) Microservices
9 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (18.00%) SSL
10 8 (16.00%) Cisco
10 8 (16.00%) JBoss

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 10 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (16.00%) JBoss
2 8 (16.00%) Mule
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Confluence
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) SaaS
4 5 (10.00%) IaaS
4 5 (10.00%) PaaS
5 3 (6.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) HTTP
2 9 (18.00%) SSL
2 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.00%) AMQP
4 3 (6.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.00%) Maven
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) Middleware
2 10 (20.00%) REST
2 10 (20.00%) SOAP
3 6 (12.00%) Web Services
4 5 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (10.00%) Java EE
4 5 (10.00%) Java SE
4 5 (10.00%) JSON
4 5 (10.00%) JSON Schema
4 5 (10.00%) OAuth
4 5 (10.00%) Spring
4 5 (10.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (10.00%) WSDL
4 5 (10.00%) XML
4 5 (10.00%) XSLT
5 4 (8.00%) MSMQ
6 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.00%) J2EE
6 2 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exalytics
3 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Unix
2 13 (26.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Solaris
4 8 (16.00%) Windows
5 5 (10.00%) AIX
5 5 (10.00%) HPUX
5 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) SOA
3 14 (28.00%) Scrum
4 12 (24.00%) DevOps
4 12 (24.00%) Kanban
4 12 (24.00%) TDD
5 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (22.00%) User Stories
6 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 10 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.00%) Microservices
8 8 (16.00%) API Design
8 8 (16.00%) TOGAF
9 7 (14.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (14.00%) Critical Success Factor
10 6 (12.00%) Migration
10 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.00%) Coaching
11 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Java
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) Groovy
4 5 (10.00%) XPath
5 4 (8.00%) C++
6 3 (6.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.00%) CCA
1 1 (2.00%) CCNA
1 1 (2.00%) CCNP
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.00%) MCSA
1 1 (2.00%) MCSE
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (2.00%) VCAP
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) COBIT
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Ansible
1 8 (16.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle
3 8 (16.00%) Cisco
3 8 (16.00%) WSO2
4 7 (14.00%) Citrix
5 5 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) webMethods
6 3 (6.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (4.00%) hybris
7 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.00%) BMC
8 1 (2.00%) CommVault
8 1 (2.00%) Google
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.00%) Splunk
8 1 (2.00%) Tufin