Period
to 18 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 265 236 250
Rank change year-on-year -29 +14 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 637 275 892
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.05% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.13% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 185 628
10th Percentile £475 £400 £463
25th Percentile £525 £463 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £663 £638
90th Percentile £768 £734 £714
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
10th Percentile " " £51.88
25th Percentile £77.50 £20.17 £52.81
Median hourly rate £80.00 £20.34 £56.25
Median % change year-on-year +293.41% -63.85% +23.82%
75th Percentile £82.50 £20.50 £60.31
90th Percentile " " £61.63
UK median hourly rate £79.00 £20.34 £56.25
% change year-on-year +288.49% -63.85% +23.82%

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 58,916 24,263 76,964
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 92.78% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,195 16,485 52,118
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £405 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,825 797 2,433
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.65 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.86 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.52% +15.07% +8.57%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Architect in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in England

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect in England.

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 18 September 2021. 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 -17 372 £606 +4.75% 75
North of England -12 111 £600 +17.07% 21
Yorkshire +1 56 £600 +14.29% 7
North West -41 35 £625 +29.87% 14
Midlands -66 34 £550 - 15
South East -104 30 £584 +16.75% 11
West Midlands -49 29 £560 -0.44% 11
South West -35 26 £694 -3.98% 10
North East +4 24 £600 -
East of England -37 13 £550 +105.99% 11
East Midlands -37 4 £500 +6.67% 4
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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.

1 212 (33.28%) Azure
2 189 (29.67%) AWS
3 188 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (24.96%) Social Skills
5 138 (21.66%) DevOps
6 118 (18.52%) Security Cleared
7 116 (18.21%) Technical Architecture
8 104 (16.33%) Microsoft
9 103 (16.17%) SC Cleared
10 90 (14.13%) Public Sector
11 80 (12.56%) Java
11 80 (12.56%) Migration
12 79 (12.40%) Finance
13 77 (12.09%) Microservices
14 75 (11.77%) Public Cloud
15 69 (10.83%) Active Directory
16 64 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
17 63 (9.89%) VMware
17 63 (9.89%) TOGAF
18 57 (8.95%) Windows
19 55 (8.63%) Analytics
20 51 (8.01%) Salesforce.com
21 48 (7.54%) SQL
22 47 (7.38%) Kubernetes
23 46 (7.22%) GCP
23 46 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
24 44 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
24 44 (6.91%) PaaS
25 43 (6.75%) Microsoft 365
25 43 (6.75%) SaaS

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 18 (2.83%) CMS
2 15 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.20%) Apache
4 12 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.26%) Confluence
5 8 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.10%) IIS
6 7 (1.10%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.47%) Drupal
8 3 (0.47%) JBoss
8 3 (0.47%) SAS
9 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.31%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.31%) Mule
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 7 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) Primavera
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.16%) StreamServe
3 1 (0.16%) Unica
3 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 212 (33.28%) Azure
2 189 (29.67%) AWS
3 46 (7.22%) GCP
4 44 (6.91%) PaaS
5 43 (6.75%) Microsoft 365
5 43 (6.75%) SaaS
6 41 (6.44%) IaaS
7 35 (5.49%) Serverless
8 25 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.67%) GitHub
10 16 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (2.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (1.57%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 10 (1.57%) Kong
14 8 (1.26%) Force.com
14 8 (1.26%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.94%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.81%) WAN
2 31 (4.87%) Firewall
3 30 (4.71%) DNS
4 26 (4.08%) SD-WAN
5 23 (3.61%) DHCP
6 15 (2.35%) Internet
7 14 (2.20%) SAN
8 13 (2.04%) SSL
9 10 (1.57%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.41%) HTTP
10 9 (1.41%) Network Security
11 8 (1.26%) NAS
12 7 (1.10%) IPsec
12 7 (1.10%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.10%) LAN
13 6 (0.94%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.78%) NetScaler
15 4 (0.63%) 5G
15 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.20%) Big Data
3 13 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.73%) Metadata
6 9 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.78%) MySQL
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.63%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.63%) Power BI
10 3 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.47%) Tableau
11 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.04%) JIRA
4 12 (1.88%) Maven
4 12 (1.88%) Postman
5 9 (1.41%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.26%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.26%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.10%) JUnit
8 5 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.78%) GitLab
8 5 (0.78%) Toad
9 4 (0.63%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.31%) Gradle
11 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.31%) Subversion
11 2 (0.31%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 159 (24.96%) Social Skills
2 90 (14.13%) Public Sector
3 79 (12.40%) Finance
4 38 (5.97%) Banking
5 28 (4.40%) Marketing
6 24 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (2.35%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.04%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
10 12 (1.88%) Retail
11 11 (1.73%) Legal
12 10 (1.57%) Electronics
13 9 (1.41%) Financial Institution
13 9 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
14 8 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.02%) .NET
2 29 (4.55%) RESTful
3 28 (4.40%) Web Services
4 25 (3.92%) Spring
5 22 (3.45%) REST
6 21 (3.30%) OAuth
6 21 (3.30%) React
7 18 (2.83%) OpenID
8 15 (2.35%) SAML
8 15 (2.35%) SOAP
9 14 (2.20%) Kafka
10 13 (2.04%) Middleware
10 13 (2.04%) Node.js
10 13 (2.04%) OAuth2
10 13 (2.04%) XML
11 11 (1.73%) Spring Boot
11 11 (1.73%) Visualforce
12 10 (1.57%) HTML
13 9 (1.41%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.77%) Public Cloud
2 32 (5.02%) NHS
3 22 (3.45%) Cloud Native
4 18 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.83%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.04%) Legacy Systems
6 12 (1.88%) Clustering
7 11 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.41%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.26%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.10%) User Experience
12 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.78%) Equities
13 5 (0.78%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.95%) Windows
2 36 (5.65%) Linux
3 24 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.20%) Unix
5 13 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.94%) Android
8 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Solaris
11 2 (0.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) VMS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (21.66%) DevOps
3 116 (18.21%) Technical Architecture
4 80 (12.56%) Migration
5 77 (12.09%) Microservices
6 64 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 63 (9.89%) TOGAF
8 55 (8.63%) Analytics
9 46 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (6.12%) Architecture Roadmap
11 36 (5.65%) Data Architecture
12 35 (5.49%) Network Architecture
12 35 (5.49%) Scrum
12 35 (5.49%) Technical Leadership
13 34 (5.34%) Architectural Design
14 33 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (5.02%) Technical Debt
16 28 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
17 27 (4.24%) Continuous Delivery
17 27 (4.24%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 80 (12.56%) Java
2 48 (7.54%) SQL
3 31 (4.87%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.24%) Python
5 22 (3.45%) C#
6 19 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.67%) Apex Code
8 9 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.10%) Java 8
9 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.78%) C++
10 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.47%) Groovy
11 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.47%) R
11 3 (0.47%) Ruby
11 3 (0.47%) Scala
11 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.31%) C
12 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 103 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.98%) Degree
4 17 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
5 14 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.57%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.26%) CISSP
7 8 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.47%) GIAC
9 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CISM
10 2 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.16%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) OCP
11 1 (0.16%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.83%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) NIST
3 11 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.57%) GDPR
5 6 (0.94%) GMP
6 5 (0.78%) NCSC
7 4 (0.63%) COBIT
7 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.63%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.47%) GRC
9 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.16%) HL7
10 1 (0.16%) MiFID
10 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.71%) Docker
4 27 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.94%) NFS
5 6 (0.94%) RACF
5 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) IAG
7 1 (0.16%) KVM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) SRDF
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (7.38%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.55%) Terraform
3 14 (2.20%) Ansible
4 12 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.41%) SCCM
6 8 (1.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.94%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.47%) vRealize
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.31%) Puppet
10 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.16%) MIIS
10 1 (0.16%) Nessus
10 1 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.16%) SCOM
10 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.89%) VMware
3 51 (8.01%) Salesforce.com
4 42 (6.59%) Google
5 41 (6.44%) Oracle
6 38 (5.97%) Cisco
7 28 (4.40%) SAP
8 17 (2.67%) Citrix
8 17 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.88%) Databricks
9 12 (1.88%) Pega
10 11 (1.73%) Palo Alto
11 10 (1.57%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.41%) Avaya
12 9 (1.41%) EMC
12 9 (1.41%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.41%) NetApp
13 8 (1.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 8 (1.26%) Splunk