Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 274 235
Rank change year-on-year +50 -39 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,041 901 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 0.95% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.00% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 579 583
England median daily rate £575 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £462 £413 £413
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £63.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.88% -20.63%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £63.50
% change year-on-year - -44.88% -20.63%

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 79,944 89,652 83,075
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.82% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,194 59,296 54,187
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,559 2,891 2,677
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.11 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.95% -3.16% -4.10%

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 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 2019. 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 +32 480 £600 +9.09% 57
South East +57 156 £550 - 17
North of England +5 120 £525 - 31
South West +34 117 £575 +3.14% 13
Midlands +55 114 £545 +2.59% 28
West Midlands +72 95 £550 - 25
Yorkshire +33 58 £538 +2.38% 12
North West -6 55 £539 +7.80% 17
East of England +18 48 £550 - 12
East Midlands +15 18 £524 +2.70% 3
North East +15 9 £538 -14.00% 2
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 296 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (27.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (21.90%) Java
4 227 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
5 196 (18.83%) Microsoft
6 178 (17.10%) Migration
7 176 (16.91%) Security Cleared
8 163 (15.66%) Windows
9 149 (14.31%) Finance
10 141 (13.54%) Technical Architecture
11 138 (13.26%) DevOps
12 126 (12.10%) Microservices
13 120 (11.53%) Active Directory
14 113 (10.85%) VMware
15 108 (10.37%) SC Cleared
16 106 (10.18%) .NET
17 98 (9.41%) Technical Leadership
18 97 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
19 91 (8.74%) Data Centre
20 90 (8.65%) Oracle
20 90 (8.65%) Linux
21 88 (8.45%) Office 365
22 86 (8.26%) SQL
23 85 (8.17%) JavaScript
23 85 (8.17%) TOGAF
24 83 (7.97%) Python
25 78 (7.49%) PaaS
26 73 (7.01%) IaaS
26 73 (7.01%) Kubernetes
26 73 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure

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 28 (2.69%) Confluence
2 19 (1.83%) OpenStack
3 18 (1.73%) JBoss
4 17 (1.63%) SAS
4 17 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.15%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.15%) IIS
6 12 (1.15%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.86%) CMS
7 9 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.77%) Apache
9 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.58%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.29%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.48%) CATIA
6 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.096%) SPSS
6 1 (0.096%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.48%) ENOVIA
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.19%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.096%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 282 (27.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (8.45%) Office 365
4 78 (7.49%) PaaS
5 73 (7.01%) IaaS
6 43 (4.13%) SaaS
7 35 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (2.21%) OpenShift
9 16 (1.54%) Azure Stack
9 16 (1.54%) Power Platform
10 15 (1.44%) GitHub
11 13 (1.25%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.15%) Apigee
12 12 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (1.15%) Serverless
13 11 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 10 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.96%) Force.com
15 9 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.23%) WAN
2 39 (3.75%) LAN
3 36 (3.46%) Firewall
4 27 (2.59%) SAN
5 24 (2.31%) DNS
6 20 (1.92%) Unified Communications
7 19 (1.83%) Internet
8 16 (1.54%) Skype
9 12 (1.15%) VPN
10 10 (0.96%) VoIP
11 9 (0.86%) Network Security
12 7 (0.67%) HTTP
12 7 (0.67%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.58%) VLAN
14 5 (0.48%) Wireless
15 4 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (0.38%) MPLS
15 4 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.82%) Big Data
3 35 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 24 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 22 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.83%) MySQL
9 18 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (1.63%) Data Lake
11 15 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.44%) Power BI
12 12 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
17 6 (0.58%) Pentaho
18 5 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 35 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.27%) JIRA
3 30 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
5 13 (1.25%) Ant
6 11 (1.06%) Maven
7 9 (0.86%) Gradle
7 9 (0.86%) Subversion
8 7 (0.67%) Apache Ivy
9 6 (0.58%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.58%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.29%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Buildr
11 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.19%) Hudson
11 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.19%) MSI
11 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.096%) MSTest
General
1 149 (14.31%) Finance
2 61 (5.86%) Banking
3 38 (3.65%) Marketing
4 33 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.88%) Retail
6 22 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.96%) Legal
8 9 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.86%) Law
9 6 (0.58%) Billing
9 6 (0.58%) Electronics
10 4 (0.38%) Back Office
11 3 (0.29%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.096%) Advertising
13 1 (0.096%) Front Office
13 1 (0.096%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.096%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (10.18%) .NET
2 72 (6.92%) Web Services
3 57 (5.48%) XML
4 56 (5.38%) JSON
5 55 (5.28%) SOAP
6 51 (4.90%) Middleware
7 49 (4.71%) REST
8 48 (4.61%) HTML
9 46 (4.42%) RESTful
10 36 (3.46%) CSS
11 34 (3.27%) Java EE
12 33 (3.17%) Node.js
12 33 (3.17%) Spring
13 30 (2.88%) Kafka
14 29 (2.79%) J2EE
15 24 (2.31%) AngularJS
16 21 (2.02%) .NET Core
16 21 (2.02%) Visualforce
17 15 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (1.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 43 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (3.27%) User Experience
4 27 (2.59%) Public Cloud
5 25 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.21%) PKI
7 18 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (1.63%) Replication
9 13 (1.25%) Clustering
10 12 (1.15%) iPad
10 12 (1.15%) Reference Data
11 9 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.77%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.67%) BYOD
14 6 (0.58%) FMCG
15 5 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 163 (15.66%) Windows
2 90 (8.65%) Linux
3 60 (5.76%) Unix
4 45 (4.32%) Windows 10
5 35 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 31 (2.98%) Solaris
7 23 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.83%) Mac OS X
9 15 (1.44%) CentOS
10 11 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.48%) AIX
12 5 (0.48%) VME
12 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.48%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.38%) HPUX
13 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.19%) Android
14 2 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (17.10%) Migration
3 141 (13.54%) Technical Architecture
4 138 (13.26%) DevOps
5 126 (12.10%) Microservices
6 98 (9.41%) Technical Leadership
7 97 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (8.17%) TOGAF
9 58 (5.57%) IT Strategy
10 56 (5.38%) Architectural Design
11 52 (5.00%) TDD
12 51 (4.90%) Open Source
12 51 (4.90%) Scrum
13 47 (4.51%) Data Modelling
13 47 (4.51%) Mentoring
14 46 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (4.32%) Enterprise Architecture
16 43 (4.13%) Computer Science
16 43 (4.13%) E-Commerce
16 43 (4.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 228 (21.90%) Java
2 86 (8.26%) SQL
3 85 (8.17%) JavaScript
4 83 (7.97%) Python
5 56 (5.38%) Ruby
6 30 (2.88%) C#
7 27 (2.59%) C
8 21 (2.02%) Apex Code
9 19 (1.83%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.73%) Scala
11 12 (1.15%) COBOL
11 12 (1.15%) Go
12 10 (0.96%) Java 8
13 8 (0.77%) ABAP
13 8 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.67%) C++
14 7 (0.67%) VB
15 6 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.58%) R
16 5 (0.48%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 176 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 64 (6.15%) DV Cleared
4 35 (3.36%) Degree
5 32 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.63%) MCSE
8 14 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.25%) CISSP
10 11 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
11 9 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.67%) CCNA
12 7 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.67%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.67%) MCITP
13 6 (0.58%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.48%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.38%) SSCP
16 3 (0.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.02%) QA
2 19 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.67%) GDPR
4 6 (0.58%) NIST
4 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.38%) COBIT
7 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.29%) PSD2
8 2 (0.19%) COSO
8 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.096%) NCSC
9 1 (0.096%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (11.53%) Active Directory
2 73 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (6.82%) Docker
4 24 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.15%) vSphere
8 6 (0.58%) XenApp
8 6 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.19%) NDS
10 2 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.19%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.19%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.19%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.096%) HDFS
11 1 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 73 (7.01%) Kubernetes
2 47 (4.51%) SCCM
3 43 (4.13%) Ansible
4 36 (3.46%) Puppet
5 21 (2.02%) vRealize
6 15 (1.44%) SCOM
6 15 (1.44%) Terraform
7 12 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.58%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.58%) Nagios
10 6 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.58%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.48%) Packer
11 5 (0.48%) PingFederate
11 5 (0.48%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.38%) Consul
Vendors
1 196 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 113 (10.85%) VMware
3 90 (8.65%) Oracle
4 71 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (5.28%) SAP
6 48 (4.61%) Cisco
7 36 (3.46%) Google
8 34 (3.27%) Citrix
9 27 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.73%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.63%) HP
11 17 (1.63%) IBM
12 14 (1.34%) EMC
12 14 (1.34%) NetApp
13 13 (1.25%) CA
13 13 (1.25%) Micro Focus
14 11 (1.06%) Dell
14 11 (1.06%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.77%) Informatica
15 8 (0.77%) Unilink