The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £533 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 199 191
Rank change year-on-year -34 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 443 634 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.28% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.35% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 444 440
Median daily rate £533 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £407 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £656 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £63.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -  
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
London -57 181 £550 +2.08% 43
South East -25 78 £506 +1.25% 5
North of England +21 58 £545 +10.10% 10
Midlands +19 45 £550 +9.45% 16
South West -2 38 £550 +4.76% 6
East of England +1 37 £515 +14.33% 4
Yorkshire +24 35 £550 +10.00% 5
West Midlands +21 28 £550 +9.45% 8
North West -6 19 £525 +16.02% 4
East Midlands -10 10 £500 +5.26% 8
North East +57 4 £425 -30.32% 1
Technical Architect
UK

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 338 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (20.63%) Java
3 186 (19.48%) Microsoft
4 182 (19.06%) Security Cleared
5 169 (17.70%) Windows
6 144 (15.08%) SC Cleared
7 143 (14.97%) Oracle
8 134 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
9 133 (13.93%) Finance
10 132 (13.82%) Scrum
11 121 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 120 (12.57%) TOGAF
13 119 (12.46%) DevOps
14 117 (12.25%) Migration
15 116 (12.15%) Active Directory
16 109 (11.41%) Office 365
16 109 (11.41%) Open Source
17 107 (11.20%) Technical Architecture
18 105 (10.99%) TDD
19 102 (10.68%) Linux
20 96 (10.05%) VMware
21 83 (8.69%) Enterprise Architecture
21 83 (8.69%) Microservices
22 80 (8.38%) SQL
23 79 (8.27%) .NET
24 76 (7.96%) SQL Server
25 73 (7.64%) JavaScript
25 73 (7.64%) HTML
26 72 (7.54%) REST
27 70 (7.33%) Kanban

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 44 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.14%) WebLogic
3 25 (2.62%) Apache
3 25 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 24 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (2.51%) CMS
5 23 (2.41%) MS Exchange
5 23 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 22 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 22 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.78%) Mule
8 15 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.57%) JBoss
9 14 (1.47%) IIS
10 13 (1.36%) nginx
11 12 (1.26%) Confluence
12 11 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (1.05%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.84%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 6 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.42%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.42%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.31%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.10%) Magento
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Travel Management
9 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 134 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (11.41%) Office 365
4 54 (5.65%) PaaS
5 43 (4.50%) IaaS
6 25 (2.62%) SaaS
7 14 (1.47%) OpenShift
8 12 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.84%) Yammer
13 7 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.73%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle CX
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.31%) Akamai
16 3 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.97%) Firewall
2 48 (5.03%) WAN
3 39 (4.08%) DNS
4 34 (3.56%) SAN
5 33 (3.46%) Internet
5 33 (3.46%) LAN
6 32 (3.35%) VPN
7 22 (2.30%) Network Security
8 21 (2.20%) SSL
9 20 (2.09%) DHCP
9 20 (2.09%) IPsec
10 16 (1.68%) Skype
11 13 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (1.36%) TCP/IP
12 12 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (1.26%) NAS
12 12 (1.26%) Wireless
13 11 (1.15%) HTTP
14 9 (0.94%) LDAP
15 8 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.86%) NoSQL
3 45 (4.71%) MongoDB
3 45 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.08%) MySQL
5 28 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 21 (2.20%) Big Data
9 20 (2.09%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.84%) Endeca
16 7 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.73%) Riak
Development Applications
1 49 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.41%) Maven
4 21 (2.20%) JIRA
5 12 (1.26%) Selenium
6 11 (1.15%) Gradle
7 10 (1.05%) Ant
7 10 (1.05%) JUnit
8 9 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.94%) Subversion
9 8 (0.84%) IntelliJ
9 8 (0.84%) jMock
9 8 (0.84%) PVCS
10 7 (0.73%) Apache Buildr
10 7 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.73%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.73%) ProC
10 7 (0.73%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 133 (13.93%) Finance
2 70 (7.33%) Banking
3 42 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 39 (4.08%) Retail
5 21 (2.20%) Marketing
6 19 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.68%) Electronics
8 11 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.94%) Legal
11 8 (0.84%) Local Government
12 7 (0.73%) Law
13 6 (0.63%) Advertising
14 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.42%) Automotive
16 3 (0.31%) Back Office
16 3 (0.31%) Billing
17 2 (0.21%) Front Office
17 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
18 1 (0.10%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.27%) .NET
2 73 (7.64%) HTML
3 72 (7.54%) REST
4 64 (6.70%) JSON
5 61 (6.39%) Web Services
6 60 (6.28%) Spring
7 56 (5.86%) CSS
8 49 (5.13%) Middleware
9 48 (5.03%) AngularJS
10 45 (4.71%) HTML5
11 42 (4.40%) J2EE
11 42 (4.40%) Node.js
12 41 (4.29%) RESTful
13 40 (4.19%) SOAP
14 36 (3.77%) CSS3
15 33 (3.46%) Django
16 32 (3.35%) Play Framework
16 32 (3.35%) XML
17 28 (2.93%) Ajax
18 27 (2.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.12%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.86%) User Experience
3 55 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.20%) Clustering
6 21 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.20%) PKI
7 16 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.47%) NHS
9 14 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.15%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.15%) Replication
11 11 (1.15%) RIA
12 10 (1.05%) CESG
12 10 (1.05%) Social Media
13 8 (0.84%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 169 (17.70%) Windows
2 102 (10.68%) Linux
3 65 (6.81%) Windows 10
4 59 (6.18%) Unix
5 45 (4.71%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.09%) AIX
6 20 (2.09%) Solaris
7 17 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.36%) Android
10 12 (1.26%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.73%) HPUX
13 6 (0.63%) VME
14 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.42%) CentOS
15 4 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (13.82%) Scrum
3 120 (12.57%) TOGAF
4 119 (12.46%) DevOps
5 117 (12.25%) Migration
6 109 (11.41%) Open Source
7 107 (11.20%) Technical Architecture
8 105 (10.99%) TDD
9 83 (8.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 83 (8.69%) Microservices
10 70 (7.33%) Kanban
10 70 (7.33%) SOA
11 60 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 59 (6.18%) E-Commerce
13 57 (5.97%) ITIL
14 56 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (5.24%) Project Management
15 50 (5.24%) Software Architecture
15 50 (5.24%) User Stories
15 50 (5.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 197 (20.63%) Java
2 80 (8.38%) SQL
3 73 (7.64%) JavaScript
4 57 (5.97%) Python
5 54 (5.65%) C#
6 41 (4.29%) Ruby
6 41 (4.29%) Scala
7 24 (2.51%) C
8 18 (1.88%) PHP
9 13 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.05%) C++
11 10 (1.05%) Perl
12 9 (0.94%) Groovy
13 8 (0.84%) Apple Swift
13 8 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.73%) XPath
15 6 (0.63%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 182 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 144 (15.08%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.61%) Degree
4 24 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.88%) MCSE
7 14 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.15%) CCNA
8 11 (1.15%) MCITP
9 8 (0.84%) CCIE
9 8 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.73%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.63%) CCNP
11 6 (0.63%) CCSP
11 6 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.52%) MCP
13 3 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.14%) QA
2 18 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.94%) SLA
5 8 (0.84%) SEPA
6 7 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.73%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.63%) GPG13
7 6 (0.63%) GxP
8 5 (0.52%) COBIT
9 4 (0.42%) GDPR
10 3 (0.31%) PMO
10 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.21%) Basel II
11 2 (0.21%) HL7
11 2 (0.21%) MiFID
12 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 116 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 67 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.98%) Docker
4 33 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.94%) vCloud
8 9 (0.94%) XenApp
9 4 (0.42%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.42%) NFS
9 4 (0.42%) SRDF
9 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.31%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.31%) GFS2
10 3 (0.31%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.31%) vSphere
11 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (5.13%) SCCM
2 39 (4.08%) Ansible
3 33 (3.46%) Puppet
4 32 (3.35%) SCOM
5 27 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.15%) Terraform
9 9 (0.94%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.84%) vRealize
11 7 (0.73%) AppDNA
11 7 (0.73%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.52%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.52%) Nagios
12 5 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.42%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.31%) Capistrano
15 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.21%) MOM
Vendors
1 186 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 143 (14.97%) Oracle
3 96 (10.05%) VMware
4 61 (6.39%) Cisco
5 57 (5.97%) Citrix
6 39 (4.08%) SAP
7 37 (3.87%) IBM
8 36 (3.77%) HP
9 35 (3.66%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.99%) CheckPoint
12 16 (1.68%) Google
12 16 (1.68%) NetApp
13 15 (1.57%) ATG
13 15 (1.57%) hybris
14 14 (1.47%) Adobe
15 13 (1.36%) EMC
15 13 (1.36%) F5
15 13 (1.36%) Splunk
16 12 (1.26%) TIBCO
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ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
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Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
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FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £450 per day
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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