Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 249 222
Rank change year-on-year -8 -27 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 911 914 1,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.04% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.10% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 590 794
England median daily rate £545 £539 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +3.61% +4.00%
10th Percentile £419 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £680 £675
UK median daily rate £539 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +2.62% +1.94% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
England median hourly rate £44.75 £60.00 £72.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.42% -17.50% +118.72%
10th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £32.46
90th Percentile £58.68 £67.50 £100.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £72.73
% change year-on-year -41.67% -17.50% +59.70%

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 87,570 82,997 94,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.73% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,756 54,500 61,256
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,594 2,910 3,485
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 6 months to 19 February 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 -39 404 £570 +3.64% 86
South East +29 187 £525 -4.55% 15
North of England +12 130 £550 +5.82% 29
Midlands +9 91 £525 +5.00% 14
South West +17 64 £520 -5.45% 13
North West +26 54 £594 +7.95% 20
Yorkshire -30 54 £548 +5.29% 8
West Midlands -3 46 £525 +5.00% 7
East Midlands +22 40 £525 +7.69% 7
East of England -32 35 £525 - 11
North East +39 24 £520 +4.00% 1
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 322 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (24.48%) Java
3 156 (17.12%) Technical Architecture
4 136 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 133 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 130 (14.27%) Finance
7 124 (13.61%) DevOps
8 123 (13.50%) Windows
9 119 (13.06%) TOGAF
10 118 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
11 114 (12.51%) Open Source
12 108 (11.86%) Linux
13 103 (11.31%) Scrum
14 100 (10.98%) .NET
15 87 (9.55%) Oracle
16 84 (9.22%) Migration
17 82 (9.00%) Security Cleared
18 81 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
19 80 (8.78%) VMware
20 79 (8.67%) Active Directory
21 78 (8.56%) SQL
21 78 (8.56%) Microservices
22 75 (8.23%) TDD
23 73 (8.01%) JavaScript
24 70 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
25 67 (7.35%) SOA
26 65 (7.14%) Web Services
26 65 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
27 64 (7.03%) Mentoring
28 63 (6.92%) SQL Server

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 45 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.29%) CMS
3 25 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.65%) JBoss
7 13 (1.43%) Mule
8 12 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.21%) Apache Pig
9 11 (1.21%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.21%) Confluence
9 11 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.10%) Apache
10 10 (1.10%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.99%) Mule ESB
11 9 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
12 8 (0.88%) IIS
12 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.55%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Exstream
7 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 133 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.48%) Office 365
4 56 (6.15%) PaaS
5 49 (5.38%) SaaS
6 39 (4.28%) IaaS
7 13 (1.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 12 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.32%) Serverless
9 11 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.10%) Force.com
11 8 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.88%) GitHub
12 7 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.77%) npm
12 7 (0.77%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.38%) Firewall
2 33 (3.62%) SAN
2 33 (3.62%) WAN
3 30 (3.29%) LAN
4 22 (2.41%) HTTP
5 18 (1.98%) VPN
6 17 (1.87%) DNS
7 15 (1.65%) SMS
8 13 (1.43%) Internet
8 13 (1.43%) VoIP
9 9 (0.99%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.88%) Skype
10 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.88%) Wireless
11 7 (0.77%) MPLS
11 7 (0.77%) NAS
11 7 (0.77%) Network Security
11 7 (0.77%) SSL
12 6 (0.66%) DHCP
12 6 (0.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.04%) Big Data
3 54 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 35 (3.84%) Hadoop
5 27 (2.96%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.76%) MySQL
8 16 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.32%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.21%) HBase
11 10 (1.10%) Sqoop
12 8 (0.88%) Endeca
13 7 (0.77%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
14 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.31%) JIRA
4 12 (1.32%) Maven
5 8 (0.88%) Ant
5 8 (0.88%) Subversion
6 7 (0.77%) Grunt
6 7 (0.77%) gulp
6 7 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.77%) webpack
7 6 (0.66%) Gradle
7 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.44%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.44%) JUnit
9 4 (0.44%) MorphX
9 4 (0.44%) Selenium
10 3 (0.33%) jMock
10 3 (0.33%) Mercurial
General
1 130 (14.27%) Finance
2 47 (5.16%) Banking
3 29 (3.18%) Marketing
4 25 (2.74%) Retail
5 24 (2.63%) Law
6 20 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.32%) Legal
9 10 (1.10%) Publishing
10 8 (0.88%) Automotive
10 8 (0.88%) Billing
11 7 (0.77%) Electronics
12 6 (0.66%) Back Office
12 6 (0.66%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Games
14 2 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (10.98%) .NET
2 65 (7.14%) Web Services
3 59 (6.48%) RESTful
4 52 (5.71%) REST
5 45 (4.94%) JSON
6 42 (4.61%) Node.js
7 40 (4.39%) HTML
7 40 (4.39%) XML
8 39 (4.28%) CSS
9 33 (3.62%) Spring
10 29 (3.18%) AngularJS
10 29 (3.18%) SOAP
11 27 (2.96%) Kafka
11 27 (2.96%) Middleware
12 23 (2.52%) Ajax
13 21 (2.31%) J2EE
14 20 (2.20%) HTML5
15 18 (1.98%) React
16 16 (1.76%) CSS3
16 16 (1.76%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 42 (4.61%) User Experience
3 29 (3.18%) Mobile App
3 29 (3.18%) Public Cloud
4 28 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.85%) Reference Data
6 20 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.20%) Social Media
7 18 (1.98%) Clustering
7 18 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.87%) PKI
9 16 (1.76%) NHS
10 14 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.88%) CMDB
13 7 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (0.66%) iPad
14 6 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 123 (13.50%) Windows
2 108 (11.86%) Linux
3 56 (6.15%) Unix
4 46 (5.05%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 20 (2.20%) Android
6 20 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 19 (2.09%) Mac OS X
8 18 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.65%) Solaris
9 15 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.10%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.77%) AIX
14 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.33%) Debian
15 3 (0.33%) Fedora
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (17.12%) Technical Architecture
3 124 (13.61%) DevOps
4 119 (13.06%) TOGAF
5 114 (12.51%) Open Source
6 103 (11.31%) Scrum
7 84 (9.22%) Migration
8 81 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (8.56%) Microservices
10 75 (8.23%) TDD
11 70 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (7.35%) SOA
13 65 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
14 64 (7.03%) Mentoring
15 59 (6.48%) Continuous Delivery
15 59 (6.48%) Test Automation
16 52 (5.71%) ITIL
17 49 (5.38%) IT Strategy
18 46 (5.05%) CRM
19 39 (4.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 223 (24.48%) Java
2 78 (8.56%) SQL
3 73 (8.01%) JavaScript
4 58 (6.37%) C#
5 46 (5.05%) Python
6 42 (4.61%) Ruby
7 33 (3.62%) Scala
8 16 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.43%) Apex Code
10 12 (1.32%) PHP
11 11 (1.21%) C++
12 7 (0.77%) C
12 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.55%) Perl
14 5 (0.55%) X++
15 4 (0.44%) ABAP
15 4 (0.44%) XPath
16 3 (0.33%) Groovy
17 2 (0.22%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 82 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.29%) Degree
4 29 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (2.85%) MCSE
5 26 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 22 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (1.98%) CCNA
9 9 (0.99%) CCIE
10 7 (0.77%) CCSP
11 6 (0.66%) CISSP
11 6 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.66%) MCITP
12 5 (0.55%) CCNP
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.28%) QA
2 20 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.65%) COBIT
5 13 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (1.32%) HL7
7 11 (1.21%) GDPR
8 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.88%) BS25999
10 7 (0.77%) COSO
11 5 (0.55%) SLA
12 3 (0.33%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.22%) GxP
13 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.22%) PMO
13 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
14 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
14 1 (0.11%) ECSS
14 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 79 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.27%) Docker
4 33 (3.62%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.32%) vSphere
8 10 (1.10%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.99%) HDFS
10 7 (0.77%) XenApp
10 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.55%) XenServer
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 30 (3.29%) SCCM
2 23 (2.52%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (1.76%) Puppet
4 16 (1.76%) SCOM
5 14 (1.54%) Ansible
5 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.99%) OpenSSO
7 7 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.55%) Nagios
10 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.44%) vRealize
11 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 136 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 87 (9.55%) Oracle
3 80 (8.78%) VMware
4 61 (6.70%) SAP
5 49 (5.38%) Cisco
6 40 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (3.84%) Citrix
8 33 (3.62%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.63%) HP
9 24 (2.63%) IBM
10 20 (2.20%) Sitecore
11 19 (2.09%) Splunk
12 18 (1.98%) NetApp
13 14 (1.54%) EMC
14 12 (1.32%) ATG
15 11 (1.21%) Cloudera
16 10 (1.10%) AppDynamics
16 10 (1.10%) Apple
16 10 (1.10%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.10%) Tableau