Period
to 15 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 254 286
Rank change year-on-year +3 +32 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 748 1,033 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.08% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.14% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 657 578
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £475 £435 £425
90th Percentile £720 £700 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £545
% change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -38.60% -28.75%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £52.98
90th Percentile £62.50 £35.00 £59.23
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year +35.71% -35.78% -31.88%

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 67,787 90,331 90,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.77% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,824 60,587 60,365
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,542 2,722 2,616
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.02 £10.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.32 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.42% -1.07% +3.89%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +42 394 £600 +4.35% 69
South East +18 114 £550 -2.00% 34
North of England +5 84 £600 +9.09% 28
South West +4 63 £550 - 17
Midlands -20 60 £545 +8.46% 22
North West +2 53 £550 - 15
West Midlands -2 52 £550 +10.00% 16
Yorkshire +29 28 £600 +15.66% 12
East of England +28 27 £538 -10.42% 6
East Midlands -1 8 £521 +2.21% 6
North East +15 4 £700 +36.59% 1
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 237 (31.68%) Azure
2 194 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 153 (20.45%) AWS
5 150 (20.05%) Security Cleared
5 150 (20.05%) Java
6 127 (16.98%) Migration
6 127 (16.98%) DevOps
7 100 (13.37%) Finance
8 97 (12.97%) SC Cleared
9 88 (11.76%) Public Sector
10 81 (10.83%) Windows
11 80 (10.70%) Technical Leadership
12 76 (10.16%) SQL
13 75 (10.03%) Oracle
14 74 (9.89%) Open Source
15 73 (9.76%) Active Directory
16 70 (9.36%) Microservices
17 67 (8.96%) JavaScript
17 67 (8.96%) CRM
18 65 (8.69%) Office 365
19 63 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
20 61 (8.16%) Data Centre
21 59 (7.89%) .NET
22 58 (7.75%) Technical Architecture
23 57 (7.62%) PaaS
23 57 (7.62%) VMware
24 54 (7.22%) Dynamics 365
25 53 (7.09%) SQL Server
26 50 (6.68%) TOGAF

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 48 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.01%) Confluence
2 15 (2.01%) JBoss
3 14 (1.87%) CMS
3 14 (1.87%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.74%) MQSeries
5 12 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.34%) NetWeaver
7 8 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.94%) nginx
8 7 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.80%) SAP EP
10 5 (0.67%) Apache
10 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.40%) Drupal
12 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 40 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.67%) Magento
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.27%) Endur
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.27%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 237 (31.68%) Azure
2 153 (20.45%) AWS
3 65 (8.69%) Office 365
4 57 (7.62%) PaaS
5 54 (7.22%) Dynamics 365
6 48 (6.42%) IaaS
7 45 (6.02%) SaaS
8 38 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 31 (4.14%) Serverless
10 21 (2.81%) GCP
10 21 (2.81%) Power Platform
11 17 (2.27%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.87%) Azure Functions
13 13 (1.74%) Amazon S3
13 13 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (1.60%) Apigee
15 11 (1.47%) GitHub
16 9 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.94%) Firewall
2 17 (2.27%) WAN
3 14 (1.87%) DNS
4 12 (1.60%) LAN
5 11 (1.47%) Internet
6 10 (1.34%) VPN
7 9 (1.20%) SAN
8 7 (0.94%) DHCP
8 7 (0.94%) HTTP
8 7 (0.94%) Skype
8 7 (0.94%) VoIP
9 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.80%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.67%) 4G
10 5 (0.67%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.67%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.53%) 5G
11 4 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.42%) Big Data
3 30 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.54%) Power BI
6 17 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (2.14%) MySQL
8 13 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.47%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.07%) Data Lake
12 8 (1.07%) Jackrabbit
13 7 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (0.94%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 24 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.41%) JIRA
3 14 (1.87%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.53%) webpack
8 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.27%) Ant
9 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.27%) RStudio
10 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.13%) JMeter
General
1 100 (13.37%) Finance
2 88 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 27 (3.61%) Marketing
4 25 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.21%) Legal
6 16 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.14%) Retail
7 13 (1.74%) Banking
8 11 (1.47%) Law
9 9 (1.20%) Electronics
10 6 (0.80%) Games
11 4 (0.53%) Front Office
11 4 (0.53%) Local Government
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.89%) .NET
2 40 (5.35%) Node.js
3 28 (3.74%) HTML
4 27 (3.61%) CSS
5 26 (3.48%) JSON
6 25 (3.34%) AngularJS
6 25 (3.34%) Web Services
7 24 (3.21%) React
7 24 (3.21%) REST
8 23 (3.07%) XML
9 17 (2.27%) Kafka
9 17 (2.27%) Middleware
10 14 (1.87%) Apache Camel
10 14 (1.87%) Hibernate
10 14 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (1.87%) SAP Fiori
10 14 (1.87%) SOAP
11 13 (1.74%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (1.74%) MSMQ
12 10 (1.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.07%) User Experience
4 21 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.81%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.60%) NHS
8 12 (1.60%) Replication
9 10 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.94%) Clustering
11 6 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.80%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.80%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.53%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.83%) Windows
2 49 (6.55%) Linux
3 25 (3.34%) Unix
4 20 (2.67%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.80%) Solaris
9 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) CentOS
11 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.27%) VMS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (16.98%) DevOps
2 127 (16.98%) Migration
3 80 (10.70%) Technical Leadership
4 74 (9.89%) Open Source
5 70 (9.36%) Microservices
6 67 (8.96%) CRM
7 63 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (7.75%) Technical Architecture
9 50 (6.68%) TOGAF
10 46 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 39 (5.21%) Data Migration
11 39 (5.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 37 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (4.95%) TDD
13 35 (4.68%) Analytics
14 34 (4.55%) Scrum
15 33 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (4.28%) Computer Science
17 31 (4.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 150 (20.05%) Java
2 76 (10.16%) SQL
3 67 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 38 (5.08%) Ruby
5 33 (4.41%) C#
6 31 (4.14%) Python
7 15 (2.01%) ABAP
8 14 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.74%) PHP
9 13 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.60%) Apex Code
10 12 (1.60%) Scala
11 7 (0.94%) C
12 6 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.40%) Go
13 3 (0.40%) VBScript
14 2 (0.27%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.27%) ES6
14 2 (0.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 150 (20.05%) Security Cleared
2 97 (12.97%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 25 (3.34%) DV Cleared
4 23 (3.07%) Degree
5 14 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.87%) TOGAF Certification
6 12 (1.60%) CCNA
7 9 (1.20%) CISSP
7 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.94%) CCIE
9 7 (0.94%) CCNP
9 7 (0.94%) MCSE
10 6 (0.80%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.53%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.53%) RIBA
11 4 (0.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.41%) QA
2 13 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) HL7
4 4 (0.53%) NCSC
5 3 (0.40%) GDPR
5 3 (0.40%) NIST
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.74%) Docker
4 17 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.07%) vSphere
8 6 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.80%) XenApp
8 6 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.40%) HDFS
10 2 (0.27%) vCloud
10 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 30 (4.01%) SCCM
3 21 (2.81%) Puppet
4 19 (2.54%) Ansible
4 19 (2.54%) Terraform
5 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.20%) Nagios
7 8 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.80%) Istio
8 6 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.67%) SCOM
9 5 (0.67%) vRealize
10 4 (0.53%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.40%) Packer
12 2 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.27%) SCSM
12 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 171 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.03%) Oracle
3 57 (7.62%) VMware
4 44 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (5.21%) SAP
6 30 (4.01%) Cisco
6 30 (4.01%) MuleSoft
7 18 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.14%) Google
9 15 (2.01%) Sybase
10 14 (1.87%) Axway
10 14 (1.87%) Citrix
11 13 (1.74%) Sparx
12 11 (1.47%) Pega
13 9 (1.20%) Ariba
13 9 (1.20%) CA
13 9 (1.20%) Dell
13 9 (1.20%) NetApp
14 8 (1.07%) Adobe
15 7 (0.94%) Cloudera