Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 293 259
Rank change year-on-year +41 -34 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,044 873 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.92% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.97% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 579 610
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £438 £425 £405
90th Percentile £700 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% -28.75% +10.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £54.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -35.78% -31.88% +10.00%

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 90,712 90,143 90,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.89% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,787 60,361 59,467
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,736 2,628 2,981
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.88 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.89% -

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 +51 486 £575 - 85
South East -12 168 £555 +5.76% 35
Midlands +32 154 £503 -4.29% 26
North of England -24 128 £550 +0.92% 37
West Midlands +39 102 £500 -9.09% 21
North West +7 73 £550 -9.28% 21
South West -13 71 £550 +7.84% 21
Yorkshire -33 41 £538 +2.38% 9
East Midlands +15 39 £510 -2.86% 5
East of England -13 35 £600 +14.29% 8
North East -6 14 £513 +7.89% 7
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 312 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 221 (21.17%) Java
4 199 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
5 185 (17.72%) Migration
6 168 (16.09%) Security Cleared
7 160 (15.33%) Windows
8 156 (14.94%) Finance
9 142 (13.60%) Microservices
10 137 (13.12%) Microsoft
11 129 (12.36%) DevOps
12 128 (12.26%) SC Cleared
13 124 (11.88%) Technical Architecture
14 115 (11.02%) Oracle
15 113 (10.82%) SQL
16 104 (9.96%) .NET
17 103 (9.87%) REST
18 102 (9.77%) Linux
19 98 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
19 98 (9.39%) Data Centre
20 92 (8.81%) Technical Leadership
21 87 (8.33%) Web Services
22 85 (8.14%) TDD
23 83 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
24 81 (7.76%) SQL Server
24 81 (7.76%) Docker
25 75 (7.18%) VMware
26 72 (6.90%) JavaScript
26 72 (6.90%) Git (software)
27 69 (6.61%) SAP

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 37 (3.54%) Confluence
1 37 (3.54%) WebLogic
1 37 (3.54%) WebSphere
2 27 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 23 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.01%) JBoss
6 20 (1.92%) Apache
7 18 (1.72%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.63%) OpenStack
9 16 (1.53%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.34%) NetWeaver
11 13 (1.25%) Mule
12 12 (1.15%) IIS
13 10 (0.96%) CMS
13 10 (0.96%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.77%) Liferay
15 7 (0.67%) Documentum
15 7 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.096%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.096%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.48%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.38%) Magento
5 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.29%) Endur
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.19%) HFM
7 2 (0.19%) Maximo
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.096%) Dynamics SL
8 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 230 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (6.03%) PaaS
4 50 (4.79%) SaaS
5 49 (4.69%) IaaS
5 49 (4.69%) Office 365
6 37 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (2.97%) OpenShift
8 22 (2.11%) GitHub
9 14 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
12 11 (1.05%) Apigee
13 10 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.67%) iPaaS
15 7 (0.67%) Serverless
16 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.57%) Heroku
17 5 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.02%) Firewall
2 24 (2.30%) SAN
3 22 (2.11%) DNS
3 22 (2.11%) LAN
4 21 (2.01%) WAN
5 20 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.63%) Internet
6 17 (1.63%) Unified Communications
7 14 (1.34%) HTTP
8 12 (1.15%) VPN
9 9 (0.86%) MPLS
9 9 (0.86%) Network Security
9 9 (0.86%) VLAN
10 8 (0.77%) SSL
11 7 (0.67%) DHCP
11 7 (0.67%) NAS
11 7 (0.67%) Skype
12 5 (0.48%) BGP
12 5 (0.48%) DMZ
12 5 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.03%) NoSQL
3 50 (4.79%) MySQL
4 37 (3.54%) Relational Database
5 36 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 34 (3.26%) Big Data
7 33 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 27 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (2.39%) Data Lake
10 20 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.53%) MarkLogic
12 15 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.25%) Redis
14 12 (1.15%) Power BI
14 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (1.05%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 67 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 53 (5.08%) JIRA
4 31 (2.97%) Maven
5 22 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.82%) NUnit
7 15 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (1.34%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.34%) Selenium
9 13 (1.25%) MSTest
10 10 (0.96%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.86%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.77%) Rational Rose
13 7 (0.67%) Subversion
14 6 (0.57%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.57%) ERwin
14 6 (0.57%) Moq
14 6 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 156 (14.94%) Finance
2 49 (4.69%) Banking
3 35 (3.35%) Retail
4 28 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.92%) Marketing
6 18 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.25%) Law
8 11 (1.05%) Legal
8 11 (1.05%) Publishing
9 10 (0.96%) Back Office
10 8 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.77%) Front Office
11 7 (0.67%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.67%) Games
12 6 (0.57%) Electronics
13 4 (0.38%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) German Language
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (9.96%) .NET
2 103 (9.87%) REST
3 87 (8.33%) Web Services
4 66 (6.32%) Spring
5 55 (5.27%) Middleware
6 53 (5.08%) SOAP
7 45 (4.31%) RESTful
8 42 (4.02%) JSON
9 40 (3.83%) HTML
10 39 (3.74%) ActiveMQ
10 39 (3.74%) Node.js
10 39 (3.74%) Spring Boot
11 38 (3.64%) CSS
12 37 (3.54%) AngularJS
13 35 (3.35%) Swagger
14 32 (3.07%) WCF
15 28 (2.68%) J2EE
16 27 (2.59%) ASP.NET
16 27 (2.59%) XML
17 26 (2.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 37 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (2.87%) User Experience
4 25 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (1.92%) iPad
7 18 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 17 (1.63%) Mainframe
8 17 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.44%) BYOD
9 15 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.25%) Fintech
12 11 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.05%) NHS
12 11 (1.05%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.86%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.77%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 160 (15.33%) Windows
2 102 (9.77%) Linux
3 66 (6.32%) Unix
4 53 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 21 (2.01%) Solaris
8 15 (1.44%) AIX
9 11 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.57%) Android
13 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.38%) HPUX
14 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (17.72%) Migration
3 142 (13.60%) Microservices
4 129 (12.36%) DevOps
5 124 (11.88%) Technical Architecture
6 98 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
7 92 (8.81%) Technical Leadership
8 85 (8.14%) TDD
9 83 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 67 (6.42%) Scrum
11 65 (6.23%) TOGAF
12 63 (6.03%) Data Modelling
13 57 (5.46%) Software Engineering
14 56 (5.36%) Open Source
14 56 (5.36%) Service Management
15 55 (5.27%) CRM
16 54 (5.17%) Mentoring
17 50 (4.79%) Test Automation
18 47 (4.50%) API Design
19 43 (4.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 221 (21.17%) Java
2 113 (10.82%) SQL
3 72 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 59 (5.65%) C#
5 45 (4.31%) Python
6 33 (3.16%) Ruby
7 19 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 19 (1.82%) Scala
7 19 (1.82%) XPath
8 16 (1.53%) ABAP
8 16 (1.53%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.53%) XQuery
9 15 (1.44%) Java 8
10 11 (1.05%) C++
10 11 (1.05%) PHP
11 10 (0.96%) C
12 9 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.67%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 168 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 128 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 30 (2.87%) DV Cleared
4 26 (2.49%) Degree
5 21 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (1.15%) CISSP
7 11 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
7 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.86%) MCSE
9 8 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.67%) CCNP
11 6 (0.57%) CCIE
12 5 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.38%) SSCP
14 3 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.20%) QA
2 17 (1.63%) GDPR
3 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.67%) HL7
4 7 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.67%) PSD2
5 6 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (0.57%) SLA
6 4 (0.38%) COBIT
6 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.29%) COSO
7 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.29%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.096%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.096%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 81 (7.76%) Docker
2 58 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 49 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.86%) vSphere
7 7 (0.67%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.67%) HDFS
7 7 (0.67%) Terminal Server
7 7 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.38%) RACF
8 4 (0.38%) vCloud
9 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.096%) NDS
10 1 (0.096%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.096%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.096%) XenApp
10 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (4.98%) Kubernetes
2 44 (4.21%) Ansible
3 26 (2.49%) Puppet
3 26 (2.49%) SCCM
4 21 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.82%) Terraform
6 16 (1.53%) SCOM
7 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (0.96%) Nagios
8 9 (0.86%) QRadar
9 8 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.67%) Oozie
10 7 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.48%) vRealize
12 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 137 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 115 (11.02%) Oracle
3 75 (7.18%) VMware
4 69 (6.61%) SAP
5 60 (5.75%) IBM
6 50 (4.79%) Cisco
7 30 (2.87%) Citrix
7 30 (2.87%) Red Hat
8 27 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (2.39%) Google
10 23 (2.20%) AppDynamics
11 20 (1.92%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.72%) Splunk
13 16 (1.53%) Jaspersoft
14 11 (1.05%) Ariba
14 11 (1.05%) EMC
14 11 (1.05%) hybris
15 10 (0.96%) Software AG
16 9 (0.86%) BT
16 9 (0.86%) Symantec