Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 232 237
Rank change year-on-year -35 +5 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 918 962 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.15% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.21% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 605 775
England median daily rate £550 £540 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +4.85% +3.00%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £402
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £550 £530 £505
% change year-on-year +3.77% +4.95% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.88% -36.50% +131.21%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £100.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% -36.50% +131.21%

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 87,333 79,241 92,536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,827 51,721 60,802
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,739 2,630 2,891
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -36 458 £550 - 88
South East -30 154 £525 -2.33% 14
North of England -15 133 £525 - 39
Midlands -14 78 £525 +5.00% 18
North West +19 69 £475 -5.00% 18
South West -4 52 £575 +4.55% 16
Yorkshire -44 50 £550 +1.71% 9
West Midlands -28 42 £550 +8.64% 14
East of England -14 41 £525 - 1
East Midlands +11 30 £525 +5.00% 4
North East +10 15 £600 +24.68% 12
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 316 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (21.35%) Java
3 162 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 161 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 157 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
6 132 (14.38%) Technical Architecture
7 125 (13.62%) DevOps
8 122 (13.29%) Finance
9 116 (12.64%) Security Cleared
10 114 (12.42%) Microservices
11 111 (12.09%) Linux
12 105 (11.44%) Windows
13 100 (10.89%) TOGAF
14 98 (10.68%) Web Services
15 95 (10.35%) Open Source
16 92 (10.02%) SC Cleared
17 91 (9.91%) .NET
18 90 (9.80%) Oracle
19 82 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 82 (8.93%) REST
20 80 (8.71%) SQL Server
20 80 (8.71%) Migration
21 79 (8.61%) Docker
22 78 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
23 76 (8.28%) TDD
24 75 (8.17%) VMware
25 74 (8.06%) SOA
26 73 (7.95%) Active Directory
27 70 (7.63%) Scrum
28 68 (7.41%) RESTful

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 39 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.16%) CMS
2 29 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.05%) Confluence
4 24 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (2.40%) Apache Solr
6 19 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 19 (2.07%) WebLogic Portal
7 18 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.85%) Mule
8 17 (1.85%) Mule ESB
9 14 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.31%) Apache
11 12 (1.31%) IIS
12 11 (1.20%) JBoss
13 10 (1.09%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.87%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.76%) WildFly
16 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Exstream
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Relativity
4 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 161 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 157 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (5.77%) PaaS
4 49 (5.34%) SaaS
5 45 (4.90%) Office 365
6 44 (4.79%) IaaS
7 15 (1.63%) npm
7 15 (1.63%) Serverless
8 12 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (1.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 10 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.98%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.87%) GitHub
12 8 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.65%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.54%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.99%) Firewall
2 45 (4.90%) HTTP
3 28 (3.05%) SAN
4 24 (2.61%) WAN
5 18 (1.96%) DNS
5 18 (1.96%) VPN
6 17 (1.85%) LAN
7 16 (1.74%) SSL
8 13 (1.42%) Internet
8 13 (1.42%) Unified Communications
9 12 (1.31%) SMS
9 12 (1.31%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.87%) Skype
10 8 (0.87%) Wireless
11 7 (0.76%) Network Security
12 6 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (0.65%) DMZ
12 6 (0.65%) VLAN
13 5 (0.54%) MPLS
13 5 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.19%) NoSQL
3 48 (5.23%) Big Data
4 41 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 34 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 34 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 29 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.29%) MySQL
9 18 (1.96%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.74%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.63%) Endeca
12 12 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.76%) DB2
13 7 (0.76%) HBase
14 6 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.65%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 52 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.47%) JIRA
3 29 (3.16%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.85%) gulp
4 17 (1.85%) webpack
5 15 (1.63%) Grunt
6 12 (1.31%) Maven
7 8 (0.87%) Subversion
7 8 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.76%) Gradle
8 7 (0.76%) PostCSS
9 5 (0.54%) git-flow
10 4 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.33%) Mockito
11 3 (0.33%) Selenium
11 3 (0.33%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 122 (13.29%) Finance
2 57 (6.21%) Banking
3 37 (4.03%) Retail
4 31 (3.38%) Marketing
5 26 (2.83%) Law
6 22 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.42%) Legal
8 10 (1.09%) Electronics
9 8 (0.87%) Billing
10 7 (0.76%) Local Government
11 6 (0.65%) Automotive
12 5 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.44%) Military
13 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.44%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Back Office
14 3 (0.33%) Front Office
14 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.33%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (10.68%) Web Services
2 91 (9.91%) .NET
3 82 (8.93%) REST
4 68 (7.41%) RESTful
5 54 (5.88%) CSS
5 54 (5.88%) Node.js
6 42 (4.58%) HTML
6 42 (4.58%) XML
7 40 (4.36%) Spring
8 38 (4.14%) AngularJS
9 34 (3.70%) Ajax
10 32 (3.49%) JSON
10 32 (3.49%) SOAP
11 28 (3.05%) .NET Framework
11 28 (3.05%) ASP.NET
12 27 (2.94%) J2EE
13 24 (2.61%) .NET Core
14 23 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (2.51%) Kafka
14 23 (2.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 31 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.94%) User Experience
5 26 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.61%) Social Media
7 23 (2.51%) iPad
8 19 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.85%) PKI
10 17 (1.85%) Reference Data
11 16 (1.74%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.31%) Clustering
12 12 (1.31%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.87%) Fintech
14 8 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.09%) Linux
2 105 (11.44%) Windows
3 65 (7.08%) Unix
4 30 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.29%) Mac OS X
6 20 (2.18%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.63%) Android
8 15 (1.63%) Solaris
9 13 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.09%) AIX
12 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.54%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 5 (0.54%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (14.38%) Technical Architecture
3 125 (13.62%) DevOps
4 114 (12.42%) Microservices
5 100 (10.89%) TOGAF
6 95 (10.35%) Open Source
7 82 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 80 (8.71%) Migration
9 78 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (8.28%) TDD
11 74 (8.06%) SOA
12 70 (7.63%) Scrum
13 66 (7.19%) Test Automation
14 62 (6.75%) Mentoring
15 59 (6.43%) Data Modelling
16 57 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
17 52 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
18 51 (5.56%) ITIL
19 46 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
20 42 (4.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 196 (21.35%) Java
2 65 (7.08%) JavaScript
3 63 (6.86%) SQL
4 52 (5.66%) C#
5 43 (4.68%) Python
6 29 (3.16%) Ruby
7 27 (2.94%) Scala
8 14 (1.53%) C++
9 12 (1.31%) C
10 11 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.98%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.76%) Java 8
13 7 (0.76%) PHP
13 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.65%) ABAP
14 6 (0.65%) XPath
15 4 (0.44%) Go
15 4 (0.44%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 116 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 92 (10.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.18%) Degree
4 19 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.85%) MCSE
6 16 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
9 11 (1.20%) CISSP
10 10 (1.09%) CCNA
11 7 (0.76%) CCNP
12 6 (0.65%) MCITP
13 5 (0.54%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.54%) CCSP
13 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.44%) MCP
14 4 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.88%) QA
2 22 (2.40%) GDPR
3 17 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.53%) COBIT
5 11 (1.20%) COSO
5 11 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.09%) PSD2
7 8 (0.87%) BS25999
7 8 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.87%) SLA
8 5 (0.54%) HL7
9 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.33%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.33%) PMO
10 2 (0.22%) GCP
10 2 (0.22%) GxP
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.11%) GAAP
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS
System Software
1 79 (8.61%) Docker
2 73 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 42 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.53%) XenApp
6 9 (0.98%) vSphere
7 8 (0.87%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.76%) HDFS
8 7 (0.76%) OpenAM
9 5 (0.54%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.54%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.33%) XenServer
12 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 45 (4.90%) Kubernetes
2 29 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
3 28 (3.05%) SCCM
4 17 (1.85%) Puppet
5 16 (1.74%) CA Single Sign-On
5 16 (1.74%) OpenSSO
6 9 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
6 9 (0.98%) Terraform
7 8 (0.87%) Ansible
8 7 (0.76%) Oozie
9 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.54%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.54%) Nagios
10 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.54%) vRealize
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 162 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.80%) Oracle
3 75 (8.17%) VMware
4 52 (5.66%) Cisco
5 46 (5.01%) SAP
6 38 (4.14%) Citrix
7 34 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 32 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (2.94%) Sitecore
10 25 (2.72%) NetApp
11 23 (2.51%) Atlassian
12 22 (2.40%) Splunk
13 21 (2.29%) IBM
14 19 (2.07%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.96%) ATG
15 18 (1.96%) Blue Coat
15 18 (1.96%) HP
16 16 (1.74%) BEA
17 15 (1.63%) Google
18 14 (1.53%) EMC