The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 225 215
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 512 531 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.07% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 363 324
Median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +60 252 £550 +4.76% 37
South East 0 80 £550 +3.77% 11
Yorkshire +7 39 £525 -16.00% 6
West Midlands +2 32 £498 -0.50% 1
South West +1 32 £550 +26.43% 7
East of England -19 29 £525 +4.47% 5
North West -2 20 £450 -10.00% 6
East Midlands -2 13 £475 +8.57% 2
North East -20 10 £506 +6.57% 1
Midlands +13 5 £250 -52.38%
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 330 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (21.14%) Java
3 196 (20.72%) Security Cleared
4 175 (18.50%) Windows
5 171 (18.08%) Microsoft
6 162 (17.12%) Oracle
7 154 (16.28%) SC Cleared
8 150 (15.86%) Migration
9 139 (14.69%) Finance
10 136 (14.38%) Scrum
11 129 (13.64%) Active Directory
11 129 (13.64%) Open Source
12 125 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
13 119 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
14 113 (11.95%) SQL
15 112 (11.84%) Technical Architecture
16 111 (11.73%) Linux
17 104 (10.99%) SQL Server
18 97 (10.25%) TDD
19 96 (10.15%) TOGAF
20 94 (9.94%) Office 365
21 93 (9.83%) DevOps
22 92 (9.73%) VMware
23 90 (9.51%) .NET
24 82 (8.67%) NoSQL
25 80 (8.46%) HTML
26 78 (8.25%) JSON
27 70 (7.40%) Web Services
28 69 (7.29%) Unix
28 69 (7.29%) JavaScript

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 38 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.38%) Apache
3 29 (3.07%) Tomcat
3 29 (3.07%) WebLogic
4 28 (2.96%) CMS
4 28 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 25 (2.64%) Skype for Business
6 23 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.90%) MS Exchange
10 17 (1.80%) JBoss
11 16 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.27%) nginx
14 11 (1.16%) IIS
15 10 (1.06%) NServiceBus
16 9 (0.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.16%) MS Office
3 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.85%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.42%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.42%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.21%) Endur
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 125 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (9.94%) Office 365
4 48 (5.07%) PaaS
5 43 (4.55%) IaaS
6 24 (2.54%) SaaS
7 17 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.37%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle CX
13 5 (0.53%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.53%) Google Drive
13 5 (0.53%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.53%) Yammer
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.13%) WAN
2 52 (5.50%) DNS
3 49 (5.18%) Firewall
3 49 (5.18%) VPN
4 36 (3.81%) DHCP
5 35 (3.70%) LAN
6 33 (3.49%) Network Security
7 31 (3.28%) Internet
8 28 (2.96%) SAN
9 22 (2.33%) IPsec
10 21 (2.22%) SSL
11 18 (1.90%) Skype
12 13 (1.37%) LDAP
12 13 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (1.16%) MPLS
14 10 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.06%) Wireless
15 9 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
15 9 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 82 (8.67%) NoSQL
3 61 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 51 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (4.97%) MySQL
6 41 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 33 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 22 (2.33%) Big Data
8 22 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (1.69%) Redis
10 15 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.37%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.16%) Endeca
14 10 (1.06%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.74%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.90%) JIRA
4 12 (1.27%) Maven
5 10 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.85%) Gradle
7 8 (0.85%) JUnit
7 8 (0.85%) PVCS
7 8 (0.85%) Selenium
8 7 (0.74%) JMeter
8 7 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (0.74%) ProC
8 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.63%) Ant
9 6 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.63%) Subversion
10 5 (0.53%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.53%) jMock
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 139 (14.69%) Finance
2 45 (4.76%) Banking
3 35 (3.70%) Retail
4 34 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.22%) Marketing
6 20 (2.11%) Electronics
7 19 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.95%) Advertising
9 8 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.85%) Legal
9 8 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.74%) Back Office
11 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.53%) Automotive
12 5 (0.53%) Publishing
13 4 (0.42%) French Language
13 4 (0.42%) Law
13 4 (0.42%) Local Government
14 3 (0.32%) Billing
14 3 (0.32%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (9.51%) .NET
2 80 (8.46%) HTML
3 78 (8.25%) JSON
4 70 (7.40%) Web Services
5 69 (7.29%) REST
6 65 (6.87%) CSS
7 57 (6.03%) HTML5
8 52 (5.50%) RESTful
9 51 (5.39%) J2EE
9 51 (5.39%) Play Framework
10 49 (5.18%) Middleware
11 48 (5.07%) AngularJS
12 44 (4.65%) Django
13 43 (4.55%) CSS3
14 42 (4.44%) XML
15 41 (4.33%) Ruby on Rails
16 36 (3.81%) Spring
17 33 (3.49%) Ajax
18 29 (3.07%) Node.js
19 24 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.19%) Data Centre
1 68 (7.19%) User Experience
2 43 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.59%) PKI
4 22 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 15 (1.59%) Replication
6 14 (1.48%) Clustering
7 13 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.16%) CESG
10 9 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.95%) NHS
10 9 (0.95%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 175 (18.50%) Windows
2 111 (11.73%) Linux
3 69 (7.29%) Unix
4 58 (6.13%) Windows 10
5 55 (5.81%) Windows Server
6 22 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.16%) AIX
11 9 (0.95%) Android
12 8 (0.85%) Solaris
13 7 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.63%) VME
15 5 (0.53%) CentOS
16 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.32%) HPUX
17 3 (0.32%) MVS
18 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (15.86%) Migration
3 136 (14.38%) Scrum
4 129 (13.64%) Open Source
5 112 (11.84%) Technical Architecture
6 97 (10.25%) TDD
7 96 (10.15%) TOGAF
8 93 (9.83%) DevOps
9 66 (6.98%) SOA
10 64 (6.77%) E-Commerce
11 63 (6.66%) Kanban
12 62 (6.55%) Microservices
13 53 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
13 53 (5.60%) User Stories
14 52 (5.50%) Waterfall
15 50 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (5.07%) Configuration Management
16 48 (5.07%) ITIL
17 47 (4.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 200 (21.14%) Java
2 113 (11.95%) SQL
3 69 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 60 (6.34%) Python
5 56 (5.92%) C#
6 55 (5.81%) Scala
7 53 (5.60%) Ruby
8 37 (3.91%) C
9 30 (3.17%) PHP
10 14 (1.48%) Perl
11 13 (1.37%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.06%) C++
12 10 (1.06%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.63%) XPath
15 5 (0.53%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.53%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 196 (20.72%) Security Cleared
2 154 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.59%) Degree
4 19 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.48%) MCSE
8 12 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.06%) CCIE
10 7 (0.74%) CCNA
10 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.74%) MCITP
11 6 (0.63%) CCNP
11 6 (0.63%) CISSP
11 6 (0.63%) MCP
12 4 (0.42%) CLAS
12 4 (0.42%) EMC Certification
12 4 (0.42%) ISEB
13 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.43%) QA
2 13 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 8 (0.85%) SEPA
4 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.63%) COBIT
5 6 (0.63%) GPG13
6 5 (0.53%) GxP
6 5 (0.53%) SLA
7 2 (0.21%) Basel II
7 2 (0.21%) BS7799
7 2 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 129 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 62 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.86%) Docker
4 31 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (1.48%) XenApp
8 10 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.06%) vCloud
8 10 (1.06%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.74%) vSphere
10 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.42%) SRDF
12 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.32%) GFS2
12 3 (0.32%) NFS
12 3 (0.32%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (4.76%) SCCM
2 32 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (3.28%) SCOM
4 25 (2.64%) Puppet
5 23 (2.43%) Ansible
6 15 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.37%) Terraform
8 11 (1.16%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.85%) vRealize
10 7 (0.74%) Nagios
11 5 (0.53%) AppDNA
11 5 (0.53%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.42%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.21%) EMC VPLEX
15 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.11%) Marathon
15 1 (0.11%) Packer
15 1 (0.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 171 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 162 (17.12%) Oracle
3 92 (9.73%) VMware
4 57 (6.03%) Cisco
5 56 (5.92%) Citrix
6 37 (3.91%) IBM
7 36 (3.81%) SAP
8 34 (3.59%) HP
9 31 (3.28%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.22%) EMC
12 20 (2.11%) Adobe
12 20 (2.11%) Google
13 17 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.80%) F5
14 16 (1.69%) ATG
14 16 (1.69%) Palo Alto
15 15 (1.59%) Splunk
16 13 (1.37%) NetApp
17 11 (1.16%) Juniper
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