Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 261 230
Rank change year-on-year -18 -31 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 861 886 1,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.00% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.06% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 550 760
England median daily rate £550 £550 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.80% +1.98%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £545 £513
% change year-on-year +0.92% +6.34% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
England median hourly rate £40.22 £63.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.67% -20.63% +116.22%
10th Percentile £36.04 £43.10 £64.00
90th Percentile £44.39 £65.00 £96.00
UK median hourly rate £40.22 £63.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -36.67% -20.63% +116.22%

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 88,400 83,933 95,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,456 54,900 62,972
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 2,542 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -2 422 £550 - 83
North of England -5 147 £513 -5.96% 15
South East -42 126 £550 +7.06% 12
North West +25 88 £513 -14.58% 11
Midlands -14 76 £550 - 17
South West -14 55 £550 - 7
West Midlands -24 49 £550 - 13
Yorkshire -45 43 £500 -8.30% 2
East of England -34 31 £550 +3.97% 5
East Midlands -3 25 £510 +2.00% 4
North East +8 16 £625 +38.89% 2
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 280 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (21.84%) Java
3 185 (21.49%) Amazon AWS
4 167 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 139 (16.14%) Microsoft
6 124 (14.40%) Finance
6 124 (14.40%) Security Cleared
7 115 (13.36%) Web Services
8 112 (13.01%) Microservices
9 109 (12.66%) Windows
9 109 (12.66%) Technical Architecture
10 105 (12.20%) Migration
11 101 (11.73%) .NET
11 101 (11.73%) DevOps
12 100 (11.61%) SC Cleared
13 98 (11.38%) Linux
14 92 (10.69%) REST
15 89 (10.34%) Open Source
16 87 (10.10%) Oracle
17 76 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 76 (8.83%) Docker
18 72 (8.36%) JavaScript
18 72 (8.36%) SQL
19 71 (8.25%) Spring
19 71 (8.25%) TDD
20 70 (8.13%) SQL Server
21 69 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
22 67 (7.78%) TOGAF
23 65 (7.55%) Data Modelling
23 65 (7.55%) SOA

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 (3.83%) Confluence
2 29 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 25 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 24 (2.79%) MS Exchange
6 20 (2.32%) CMS
7 18 (2.09%) IIS
7 18 (2.09%) Mule
8 17 (1.97%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.51%) Apache Solr
10 12 (1.39%) Apache
10 12 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
11 11 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.28%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.16%) JBoss
13 9 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (1.05%) Mule ESB
13 9 (1.05%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.58%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 185 (21.49%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (5.69%) PaaS
3 49 (5.69%) SaaS
4 38 (4.41%) Office 365
5 32 (3.72%) IaaS
6 16 (1.86%) GitHub
7 14 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.28%) npm
9 11 (1.28%) Serverless
10 9 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 9 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.70%) Heroku
12 6 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.41%) HTTP
2 36 (4.18%) Firewall
3 28 (3.25%) DNS
4 27 (3.14%) SAN
5 16 (1.86%) Internet
5 16 (1.86%) SSL
6 15 (1.74%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.63%) Unified Communications
8 12 (1.39%) VLAN
9 11 (1.28%) VPN
10 9 (1.05%) DHCP
10 9 (1.05%) DMZ
10 9 (1.05%) LAN
10 9 (1.05%) Skype
10 9 (1.05%) WAN
11 8 (0.93%) NAS
12 6 (0.70%) Network Security
12 6 (0.70%) Wireless
13 5 (0.58%) SMS
14 4 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.23%) Big Data
3 41 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 36 (4.18%) MongoDB
4 36 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.72%) MySQL
6 22 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.09%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.16%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.05%) Power BI
11 9 (1.05%) Redis
12 8 (0.93%) Endeca
12 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.81%) HBase
Development Applications
1 60 (6.97%) JIRA
2 59 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.32%) Maven
5 13 (1.51%) gulp
5 13 (1.51%) webpack
6 11 (1.28%) Gradle
6 11 (1.28%) Grunt
6 11 (1.28%) Subversion
6 11 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.16%) Selenium
8 8 (0.93%) SonarQube
8 8 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.81%) Rational Rose
10 6 (0.70%) PostCSS
10 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 124 (14.40%) Finance
2 49 (5.69%) Banking
3 37 (4.30%) Retail
4 24 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.21%) Marketing
7 13 (1.51%) Law
8 12 (1.39%) Legal
9 9 (1.05%) Back Office
9 9 (1.05%) Publishing
10 6 (0.70%) Electronics
10 6 (0.70%) Military
11 5 (0.58%) Front Office
11 5 (0.58%) Local Government
11 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.46%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.35%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (13.36%) Web Services
2 101 (11.73%) .NET
3 92 (10.69%) REST
4 71 (8.25%) Spring
5 53 (6.16%) Node.js
6 49 (5.69%) CSS
7 40 (4.65%) HTML
7 40 (4.65%) RESTful
7 40 (4.65%) Spring Boot
8 38 (4.41%) XML
9 36 (4.18%) J2EE
10 35 (4.07%) SOAP
11 33 (3.83%) ASP.NET
12 32 (3.72%) JSON
13 31 (3.60%) Ajax
14 29 (3.37%) AngularJS
15 28 (3.25%) Hibernate
16 26 (3.02%) Java EE
17 25 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (2.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.83%) Mobile App
3 26 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (2.79%) User Experience
6 23 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.21%) Social Media
9 18 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.97%) Fintech
10 17 (1.97%) iPad
10 17 (1.97%) Reference Data
11 15 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.28%) NHS
13 11 (1.28%) PKI
14 9 (1.05%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.66%) Windows
2 98 (11.38%) Linux
3 57 (6.62%) Unix
4 29 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 23 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.32%) AIX
8 16 (1.86%) Solaris
9 11 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.05%) Android
10 9 (1.05%) Windows 2000
10 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.93%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 8 (0.93%) Windows NT
12 7 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.23%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (13.01%) Microservices
3 109 (12.66%) Technical Architecture
4 105 (12.20%) Migration
5 101 (11.73%) DevOps
6 89 (10.34%) Open Source
7 76 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 71 (8.25%) TDD
9 69 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (7.78%) TOGAF
11 65 (7.55%) Data Modelling
11 65 (7.55%) SOA
12 63 (7.32%) Mentoring
13 60 (6.97%) Scrum
14 52 (6.04%) Test Automation
15 48 (5.57%) Analytics
16 47 (5.46%) Enterprise Architecture
17 44 (5.11%) SDLC
18 40 (4.65%) ITIL
19 37 (4.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 188 (21.84%) Java
2 72 (8.36%) JavaScript
2 72 (8.36%) SQL
3 54 (6.27%) C#
4 32 (3.72%) Python
5 22 (2.56%) Scala
6 20 (2.32%) Ruby
7 18 (2.09%) Java 8
8 15 (1.74%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.39%) C
10 11 (1.28%) C++
11 10 (1.16%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.05%) PHP
13 8 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.81%) ABAP
14 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.70%) XPath
16 4 (0.46%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.46%) Go
16 4 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 124 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 100 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.79%) Degree
4 12 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.16%) MCSE
7 9 (1.05%) CCNA
7 9 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (0.81%) CISSP
8 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.58%) CCNP
11 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.35%) MCSA
11 3 (0.35%) SSCP
12 2 (0.23%) CEH
12 2 (0.23%) CITP
12 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.18%) QA
2 28 (3.25%) GDPR
3 13 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.05%) PSD2
5 8 (0.93%) COBIT
5 8 (0.93%) SLA
6 7 (0.81%) COSO
6 7 (0.81%) HL7
7 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.35%) GCP
9 3 (0.35%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (8.83%) Docker
2 62 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.05%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.93%) HDFS
8 7 (0.81%) OpenAM
8 7 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.81%) XenApp
9 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.46%) vCloud
10 3 (0.35%) vSphere
11 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.12%) Samba
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.60%) SCCM
3 24 (2.79%) Ansible
4 19 (2.21%) Puppet
5 15 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.63%) Terraform
7 12 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (1.05%) Nagios
9 8 (0.93%) Oozie
9 8 (0.93%) OpenSSO
10 7 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.58%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.46%) vRealize
14 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
15 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
15 2 (0.23%) SCOM
15 2 (0.23%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 139 (16.14%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.10%) Oracle
3 48 (5.57%) VMware
4 45 (5.23%) SAP
5 42 (4.88%) Cisco
6 34 (3.95%) IBM
7 27 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (2.67%) Atlassian
8 23 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 19 (2.21%) Google
10 18 (2.09%) AppDynamics
10 18 (2.09%) Citrix
10 18 (2.09%) Splunk
11 16 (1.86%) EMC
12 14 (1.63%) MuleSoft
13 11 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.28%) HP
13 11 (1.28%) NetApp
13 11 (1.28%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.28%) Sitecore