Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 297 252
Rank change year-on-year +30 -45 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 943 786 1,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.86% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.91% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 519 689
England median daily rate £550 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +0.96%
10th Percentile £431 £413 £406
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +8.33% +42.64%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% +5.83% +42.64%

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 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +51 446 £575 +4.55% 95
North of England +2 150 £550 +0.92% 37
South East -11 129 £550 +4.76% 22
Midlands +17 112 £510 -2.86% 33
North West +20 89 £550 -8.33% 21
West Midlands +21 78 £500 -11.11% 19
South West +5 70 £550 - 10
Yorkshire -23 41 £500 -8.26% 11
East of England -28 33 £588 +11.90% 8
East Midlands -4 25 £510 -2.86% 13
North East +5 20 £625 +38.89% 5
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 278 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (22.48%) Java
3 192 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
4 186 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 149 (15.80%) Finance
6 145 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 144 (15.27%) Migration
8 133 (14.10%) Microsoft
9 131 (13.89%) Windows
10 128 (13.57%) Microservices
11 118 (12.51%) Technical Architecture
12 113 (11.98%) SC Cleared
13 110 (11.66%) DevOps
14 97 (10.29%) Linux
14 97 (10.29%) SQL
14 97 (10.29%) .NET
15 96 (10.18%) Web Services
16 94 (9.97%) Oracle
17 90 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 88 (9.33%) Open Source
19 83 (8.80%) Data Centre
20 82 (8.70%) REST
21 75 (7.95%) SQL Server
22 74 (7.85%) Data Modelling
22 74 (7.85%) TDD
23 73 (7.74%) JavaScript
24 71 (7.53%) Spring
25 70 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
25 70 (7.42%) SAP
26 68 (7.21%) Docker

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 34 (3.61%) WebLogic
2 33 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 29 (3.08%) Confluence
5 19 (2.01%) Mule
6 18 (1.91%) CMS
7 17 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.59%) IIS
9 14 (1.48%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (1.17%) Apache
11 11 (1.17%) NetWeaver
11 11 (1.17%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.95%) JBoss
12 9 (0.95%) Liferay
13 8 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.48%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.42%) Magento
4 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.21%) Endur
6 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.21%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics SL
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 192 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (6.68%) PaaS
4 60 (6.36%) SaaS
5 50 (5.30%) IaaS
6 46 (4.88%) Office 365
7 21 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (1.59%) GitHub
9 13 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.27%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (1.06%) Serverless
12 9 (0.95%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.85%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.64%) AWS CloudTrail
14 6 (0.64%) Heroku
14 6 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.56%) Firewall
2 34 (3.61%) DNS
3 28 (2.97%) SAN
4 20 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.91%) HTTP
5 18 (1.91%) LAN
6 16 (1.70%) WAN
7 15 (1.59%) Internet
8 14 (1.48%) DHCP
9 12 (1.27%) VPN
10 11 (1.17%) SSL
11 10 (1.06%) Skype
11 10 (1.06%) VLAN
12 8 (0.85%) NAS
12 8 (0.85%) Network Security
13 7 (0.74%) MPLS
14 6 (0.64%) BGP
14 6 (0.64%) DMZ
14 6 (0.64%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.09%) NoSQL
3 40 (4.24%) Big Data
4 38 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 37 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 32 (3.39%) MySQL
7 31 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.70%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.70%) MarkLogic
13 14 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.38%) Power BI
15 12 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.27%) Redis
15 12 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (1.06%) Adabas
16 10 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 56 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.83%) JIRA
3 48 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.65%) Maven
5 18 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (1.59%) Selenium
7 11 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.06%) SonarQube
9 9 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.95%) Gradle
10 8 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.85%) Rational Rose
10 8 (0.85%) Subversion
11 7 (0.74%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.74%) gulp
11 7 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.74%) webpack
12 6 (0.64%) JUnit
12 6 (0.64%) Moq
12 6 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 149 (15.80%) Finance
2 56 (5.94%) Banking
3 42 (4.45%) Retail
4 22 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.91%) Marketing
6 16 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.48%) Law
7 14 (1.48%) Legal
8 9 (0.95%) Publishing
9 8 (0.85%) Front Office
10 7 (0.74%) Back Office
11 5 (0.53%) Electronics
12 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.32%) Automotive
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.29%) .NET
2 96 (10.18%) Web Services
3 82 (8.70%) REST
4 71 (7.53%) Spring
5 43 (4.56%) RESTful
6 42 (4.45%) Node.js
7 41 (4.35%) SOAP
8 39 (4.14%) CSS
8 39 (4.14%) Middleware
8 39 (4.14%) Spring Boot
9 37 (3.92%) HTML
10 35 (3.71%) Swagger
11 33 (3.50%) J2EE
11 33 (3.50%) JSON
11 33 (3.50%) XML
12 30 (3.18%) Hibernate
13 27 (2.86%) ASP.NET
13 27 (2.86%) WCF
14 24 (2.55%) ActiveMQ
15 22 (2.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.39%) User Experience
3 26 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.01%) Fintech
6 19 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 19 (2.01%) Private Cloud
7 18 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.59%) Social Media
10 14 (1.48%) Mainframe
10 14 (1.48%) Reference Data
11 13 (1.38%) NHS
11 13 (1.38%) PKI
12 10 (1.06%) iPad
13 7 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 131 (13.89%) Windows
2 97 (10.29%) Linux
3 58 (6.15%) Unix
4 36 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.70%) AIX
8 15 (1.59%) Solaris
9 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.74%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.64%) Android
11 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (0.64%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.42%) HPUX
13 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (15.27%) Migration
3 128 (13.57%) Microservices
4 118 (12.51%) Technical Architecture
5 110 (11.66%) DevOps
6 90 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (9.33%) Open Source
8 74 (7.85%) Data Modelling
8 74 (7.85%) TDD
9 70 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (6.89%) TOGAF
11 60 (6.36%) Mentoring
12 58 (6.15%) SOA
13 55 (5.83%) Analytics
13 55 (5.83%) ITIL
13 55 (5.83%) Scrum
14 47 (4.98%) Enterprise Architecture
15 45 (4.77%) CRM
16 44 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (4.56%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 212 (22.48%) Java
2 97 (10.29%) SQL
3 73 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 47 (4.98%) C#
5 35 (3.71%) Python
6 21 (2.23%) XPath
7 20 (2.12%) Ruby
8 19 (2.01%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.70%) XQuery
11 15 (1.59%) Java 8
11 15 (1.59%) Scala
12 14 (1.48%) C++
13 12 (1.27%) C
14 10 (1.06%) ABAP
15 9 (0.95%) PHP
16 8 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.74%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.42%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 145 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 113 (11.98%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.18%) Degree
4 13 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.17%) CISSP
6 10 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.74%) CCNA
9 7 (0.74%) CCNP
10 6 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.53%) CCIE
11 5 (0.53%) MCSE
11 5 (0.53%) SSCP
12 4 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.65%) QA
2 24 (2.55%) GDPR
3 10 (1.06%) SLA
4 9 (0.95%) PSD2
5 8 (0.85%) HL7
5 8 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.53%) COBIT
8 5 (0.53%) COSO
8 5 (0.53%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.11%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (7.21%) Docker
2 56 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.06%) Apache Flume
5 10 (1.06%) HDFS
5 10 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.74%) OpenAM
6 7 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.64%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.42%) vCloud
9 2 (0.21%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.11%) NDS
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.97%) Ansible
2 28 (2.97%) SCCM
3 18 (1.91%) Puppet
4 16 (1.70%) Terraform
5 15 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.06%) Oozie
8 9 (0.95%) Nagios
9 7 (0.74%) OpenSSO
9 7 (0.74%) SCOM
10 6 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.64%) QRadar
11 4 (0.42%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.42%) vRealize
12 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 133 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 94 (9.97%) Oracle
3 70 (7.42%) SAP
4 49 (5.20%) VMware
5 48 (5.09%) IBM
6 42 (4.45%) Cisco
7 28 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.33%) Google
10 20 (2.12%) AppDynamics
11 18 (1.91%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.91%) Citrix
12 17 (1.80%) Splunk
13 16 (1.70%) Jaspersoft
14 14 (1.48%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.38%) EMC
16 10 (1.06%) HP
16 10 (1.06%) ServiceNow
16 10 (1.06%) Software AG
17 8 (0.85%) ForgeRock