Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 243 215
Rank change year-on-year -47 -28 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 837 1038 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 1.06% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.12% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 661 835
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +3.81% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.00 £42.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.75% +90.18% +16.04%
10th Percentile £52.98 £57.25 £32.28
90th Percentile £59.23 £96.75 £100.00
UK median hourly rate £54.50 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -31.88% +90.18% -26.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 24 November 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
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 6 months to 24 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
London -111 354 £563 +4.17% 43
South East -2 142 £525 - 10
North of England +39 126 £545 +9.00% 19
Midlands +38 93 £525 +5.00% 7
South West +12 65 £520 +2.46% 5
Yorkshire +7 55 £544 +8.80% 9
West Midlands +8 53 £550 +10.00% 4
North West +34 52 £600 +9.09% 7
East of England -1 49 £525 +5.00% 3
East Midlands +21 38 £513 -1.44% 3
North East +60 20 £463 -7.50% 3
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 292 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (23.18%) Java
3 136 (16.25%) Technical Architecture
4 126 (15.05%) Microsoft
5 122 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
6 119 (14.22%) DevOps
7 118 (14.10%) Finance
8 115 (13.74%) Windows
9 113 (13.50%) Open Source
10 110 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 108 (12.90%) TOGAF
12 106 (12.66%) Scrum
13 98 (11.71%) Linux
14 97 (11.59%) .NET
14 97 (11.59%) Security Cleared
15 92 (10.99%) Oracle
16 88 (10.51%) Migration
17 85 (10.16%) SQL
18 83 (9.92%) VMware
19 74 (8.84%) TDD
20 72 (8.60%) Enterprise Architecture
21 69 (8.24%) JavaScript
22 65 (7.77%) SOA
23 64 (7.65%) Active Directory
24 62 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
24 62 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
25 61 (7.29%) REST
26 60 (7.17%) Office 365
27 57 (6.81%) SC Cleared
28 56 (6.69%) Continuous Integration

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 33 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.63%) JBoss
4 21 (2.51%) WebLogic
5 17 (2.03%) CMS
6 16 (1.91%) IIS
6 16 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.79%) Mule
7 15 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (1.55%) Apache
10 9 (1.08%) Apache Pig
10 9 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.84%) Confluence
11 7 (0.84%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.84%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.84%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.48%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 122 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (7.17%) Office 365
4 35 (4.18%) PaaS
4 35 (4.18%) SaaS
5 34 (4.06%) IaaS
6 15 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.08%) Force.com
9 7 (0.84%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.72%) GitHub
10 6 (0.72%) Heroku
11 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.60%) Serverless
12 4 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 4 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.48%) Slack
12 4 (0.48%) Veeva
13 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.14%) Firewall
2 41 (4.90%) SAN
3 28 (3.35%) LAN
4 27 (3.23%) WAN
5 23 (2.75%) DNS
5 23 (2.75%) HTTP
6 22 (2.63%) Internet
7 20 (2.39%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.91%) SSL
9 14 (1.67%) LDAP
10 13 (1.55%) NAS
10 13 (1.55%) VoIP
10 13 (1.55%) VPN
11 11 (1.31%) DHCP
12 10 (1.19%) SMS
12 10 (1.19%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (0.96%) Wireless
14 7 (0.84%) Skype
15 6 (0.72%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.66%) Big Data
2 39 (4.66%) NoSQL
3 31 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.35%) Hadoop
4 28 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.75%) MySQL
6 23 (2.75%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.19%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.96%) HBase
11 8 (0.96%) SAP BW
11 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.96%) Sqoop
12 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.15%) Maven
4 17 (2.03%) JIRA
5 14 (1.67%) Subversion
6 10 (1.19%) Ant
7 7 (0.84%) Gradle
8 6 (0.72%) MorphX
8 6 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.60%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.60%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.60%) Selenium
9 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.48%) MSI
10 4 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.36%) jMock
11 3 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 118 (14.10%) Finance
2 46 (5.50%) Banking
3 25 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 24 (2.87%) Marketing
5 18 (2.15%) Retail
6 16 (1.91%) Legal
7 15 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.08%) Publishing
10 7 (0.84%) Back Office
10 7 (0.84%) Electronics
11 6 (0.72%) Law
12 5 (0.60%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.48%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.59%) .NET
2 61 (7.29%) REST
3 51 (6.09%) Web Services
4 48 (5.73%) HTML
5 46 (5.50%) Spring
6 45 (5.38%) JSON
7 41 (4.90%) XML
8 40 (4.78%) Middleware
9 38 (4.54%) CSS
10 37 (4.42%) RESTful
11 33 (3.94%) SOAP
12 31 (3.70%) Node.js
13 27 (3.23%) J2EE
14 23 (2.75%) AngularJS
15 22 (2.63%) HTML5
16 21 (2.51%) Ajax
16 21 (2.51%) Hibernate
17 20 (2.39%) Kafka
18 18 (2.15%) Java EE
19 17 (2.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.42%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.94%) Reference Data
3 32 (3.82%) User Experience
4 30 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.75%) NHS
7 23 (2.75%) PKI
8 17 (2.03%) Clustering
8 17 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.79%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.19%) CESG
12 10 (1.19%) Social Media
13 9 (1.08%) CMDB
13 9 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.74%) Windows
2 98 (11.71%) Linux
3 56 (6.69%) Unix
4 45 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.75%) Solaris
6 20 (2.39%) Windows 10
7 18 (2.15%) AIX
7 18 (2.15%) Android
7 18 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.43%) Windows Vista
12 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.84%) HPUX
14 4 (0.48%) Debian
14 4 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.36%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (16.25%) Technical Architecture
3 119 (14.22%) DevOps
4 113 (13.50%) Open Source
5 108 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 106 (12.66%) Scrum
7 88 (10.51%) Migration
8 74 (8.84%) TDD
9 72 (8.60%) Enterprise Architecture
10 65 (7.77%) SOA
11 62 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 56 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (6.57%) Microservices
14 54 (6.45%) Configuration Management
15 51 (6.09%) Mentoring
16 50 (5.97%) Project Management
17 49 (5.85%) ITIL
18 47 (5.62%) Kanban
19 46 (5.50%) Test Automation
20 42 (5.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 194 (23.18%) Java
2 85 (10.16%) SQL
3 69 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 55 (6.57%) C#
5 36 (4.30%) Ruby
6 33 (3.94%) Python
7 27 (3.23%) Scala
8 15 (1.79%) C++
8 15 (1.79%) PHP
8 15 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.08%) C
12 8 (0.96%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.96%) Groovy
13 7 (0.84%) XPath
14 6 (0.72%) X++
15 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.36%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.90%) Degree
4 31 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 31 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (3.58%) MCSE
6 29 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (2.03%) CCNA
9 12 (1.43%) CCIE
10 10 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.08%) MCITP
12 8 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.84%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.60%) CCNP
14 5 (0.60%) CCSP
14 5 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.48%) MCSA
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.36%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.18%) QA
2 29 (3.46%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (1.67%) HL7
5 11 (1.31%) COBIT
6 8 (0.96%) GDPR
7 7 (0.84%) SLA
8 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.36%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.24%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.12%) ECSS
11 1 (0.12%) GMP
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.12%) PMO
11 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 64 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.14%) Docker
4 30 (3.58%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.96%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.96%) vSphere
9 7 (0.84%) HDFS
10 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.60%) XenApp
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.24%) XenServer
14 1 (0.12%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 47 (5.62%) Puppet
2 43 (5.14%) Ansible
3 30 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (3.46%) SCCM
5 19 (2.27%) SCOM
6 15 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (1.43%) Terraform
9 7 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.60%) WSUS
12 4 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.48%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.24%) Kibana
14 2 (0.24%) logstash
14 2 (0.24%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 126 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 92 (10.99%) Oracle
3 83 (9.92%) VMware
4 53 (6.33%) Cisco
4 53 (6.33%) SAP
5 35 (4.18%) Citrix
5 35 (4.18%) HP
6 27 (3.23%) IBM
6 27 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.55%) Tableau
8 13 (1.55%) WSO2
9 12 (1.43%) 3PAR
9 12 (1.43%) EMC
9 12 (1.43%) NetApp
9 12 (1.43%) Splunk
10 11 (1.31%) hybris
10 11 (1.31%) Sun
11 10 (1.19%) Adobe
12 9 (1.08%) Apple