Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £565 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 258 233 285
Rank change year-on-year -25 +52 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 288 968 878
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.91% 1.17% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.24% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 677 576
Median daily rate £565 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.74% +4.55% +0.92%
10th Percentile £406 £456 £419
90th Percentile £725 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 29,516 78,340 88,941
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 94.36% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,668 52,071 58,839
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £466 £450
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,187 2,547 2,825
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.60 £18.00
% change year-on-year +32.65% +8.89% -2.70%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +11 146 £575 -4.17% 29
Midlands +30 39 £575 +5.50% 4
North of England +53 37 £600 +14.29% 17
South East +57 35 £450 -18.18% 11
West Midlands +15 30 £588 +6.82% 2
Yorkshire +51 21 £600 +14.29% 7
South West +3 16 £675 +22.73% 2
North West +41 13 £550 +4.17% 9
East of England +47 12 £463 -15.91% 2
East Midlands +54 8 £500 -4.08% 2
North East +30 3 £525 -2.33% 1
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 86 (29.86%) Security Cleared
2 79 (27.43%) Azure
3 75 (26.04%) Microsoft
4 72 (25.00%) Public Sector
5 67 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 51 (17.71%) Technical Architecture
8 50 (17.36%) AWS
9 47 (16.32%) Migration
10 46 (15.97%) Java
11 39 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (13.54%) DevOps
12 35 (12.15%) CRM
13 34 (11.81%) Office 365
13 34 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (11.46%) Oracle
14 33 (11.46%) Finance
15 29 (10.07%) PaaS
16 28 (9.72%) Linux
17 27 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (9.38%) DV Cleared
17 27 (9.38%) Dynamics 365
18 26 (9.03%) SharePoint
18 26 (9.03%) Dynamics CRM
18 26 (9.03%) TOGAF
19 25 (8.68%) Enterprise Architecture
20 24 (8.33%) Windows
20 24 (8.33%) Active Directory
21 23 (7.99%) Python
21 23 (7.99%) Microservices

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 26 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.08%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.74%) CMS
5 5 (1.74%) SAP EP
5 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.39%) Confluence
6 4 (1.39%) IIS
7 2 (0.69%) Apache
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.69%) JBoss
7 2 (0.69%) Mule
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.35%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 26 (9.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.74%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.69%) Magento
4 2 (0.69%) Maximo
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.35%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 79 (27.43%) Azure
2 50 (17.36%) AWS
3 34 (11.81%) Office 365
4 29 (10.07%) PaaS
5 27 (9.38%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (7.64%) GitHub
7 20 (6.94%) SaaS
8 18 (6.25%) Serverless
9 16 (5.56%) IaaS
10 14 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (4.86%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.43%) GCP
11 7 (2.43%) Logic Apps
11 7 (2.43%) Power Platform
12 6 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.74%) Firebase
14 4 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.21%) DNS
2 12 (4.17%) Skype
2 12 (4.17%) VoIP
2 12 (4.17%) VPN
3 8 (2.78%) Firewall
4 7 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (2.43%) DHCP
4 7 (2.43%) DMZ
5 6 (2.08%) WAN
6 5 (1.74%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.39%) LAN
7 4 (1.39%) MPLS
7 4 (1.39%) Wireless
8 3 (1.04%) CTI
9 2 (0.69%) 4G
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.69%) PBX
10 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.35%) Softswitch
10 1 (0.35%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.43%) Big Data
3 6 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (2.08%) MySQL
3 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.39%) DB2
5 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.04%) Power BI
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.69%) QlikView
7 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.69%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.86%) GitLab
3 13 (4.51%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.74%) JIRA
5 3 (1.04%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.69%) ERwin
6 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.69%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) Ant
7 1 (0.35%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.35%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 72 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 33 (11.46%) Finance
3 11 (3.82%) Banking
3 11 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.47%) Marketing
5 9 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.78%) Law
7 7 (2.43%) Retail
8 6 (2.08%) Electronics
9 3 (1.04%) Fire and Rescue
10 2 (0.69%) French Language
10 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.29%) Node.js
2 20 (6.94%) JSON
3 16 (5.56%) React
3 16 (5.56%) Web Services
4 12 (4.17%) .NET
4 12 (4.17%) REST
5 10 (3.47%) PySpark
6 9 (3.13%) SAML
6 9 (3.13%) XML
7 8 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (2.43%) SAP Fiori
8 7 (2.43%) SOAP
9 6 (2.08%) Jest
9 6 (2.08%) Kafka
10 5 (1.74%) Middleware
10 5 (1.74%) OAuth
10 5 (1.74%) OAuth2
10 5 (1.74%) RESTful
10 5 (1.74%) SAP PI
10 5 (1.74%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.47%) Data Structures
3 10 (3.47%) Taxonomies
4 7 (2.43%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.74%) NHS
7 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.04%) PKI
8 3 (1.04%) User Experience
9 2 (0.69%) Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.69%) Social Media
10 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.72%) Linux
2 24 (8.33%) Windows
3 19 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.78%) Unix
5 6 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.69%) Fedora
7 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.71%) Technical Architecture
3 47 (16.32%) Migration
4 39 (13.54%) DevOps
4 39 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (12.15%) CRM
6 34 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (9.03%) TOGAF
9 25 (8.68%) Enterprise Architecture
10 23 (7.99%) Microservices
11 20 (6.94%) Architectural Design
11 20 (6.94%) Continuous Deployment
12 19 (6.60%) Machine Learning
12 19 (6.60%) Project Management
12 19 (6.60%) TDD
13 18 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
14 17 (5.90%) Artificial Intelligence
15 16 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.97%) Java
2 23 (7.99%) Python
3 22 (7.64%) SQL
4 18 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.82%) C#
7 8 (2.78%) C
7 8 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.08%) ABAP
8 6 (2.08%) PHP
8 6 (2.08%) Ruby
9 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.74%) Go
10 3 (1.04%) Java 8
11 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (29.86%) Security Cleared
2 54 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.56%) CISSP
5 12 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.13%) CCNP
8 8 (2.78%) CCIE
8 8 (2.78%) CCIE Collaboration
9 7 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (2.08%) Degree
11 5 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (1.39%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.39%) MCSA
12 4 (1.39%) MCSE
13 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.69%) CCNA
15 1 (0.35%) Avaya Certification
15 1 (0.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.08%) PMO
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) GxP
3 2 (0.69%) PSD2
3 2 (0.69%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) GMP
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.47%) Docker
3 9 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.35%) HDFS
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (2.43%) Terraform
3 5 (1.74%) SCCM
4 3 (1.04%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.69%) Rancher
5 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.35%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.35%) Oozie
6 1 (0.35%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 75 (26.04%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.46%) Oracle
3 22 (7.64%) Cisco
4 18 (6.25%) SAP
5 17 (5.90%) VMware
6 8 (2.78%) Google
7 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.74%) Ariba
8 5 (1.74%) hybris
9 3 (1.04%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.04%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.69%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.69%) Dell
10 2 (0.69%) IBM
10 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.69%) Tableau
11 1 (0.35%) Apple
11 1 (0.35%) EMC
11 1 (0.35%) Informatica
11 1 (0.35%) NetApp