The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 281 279
Rank change year-on-year -47 -2  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 294 421 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.85% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 281 234
Median daily rate £550 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £720 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.37% +1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.56% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 -
% change year-on-year +11.56% -  

Technical Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architecture in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -64 140 £550 -4.76% 43
South East +8 54 £523 +8.85% 20
South West +8 29 £563 +18.42% 3
West Midlands +29 25 £563 +3.21% 10
Yorkshire +18 13 £488 -2.50% 10
North West +15 11 £600 +20.00% 5
East Midlands -1 9 £500 +5.26% 6
East of England -20 9 £550 +17.02% 5
Midlands +14 2 - - 16
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 205 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (18.83%) Java
3 95 (18.45%) Finance
4 80 (15.53%) Oracle
5 73 (14.17%) SQL
6 72 (13.98%) SOA
6 72 (13.98%) Microsoft
7 68 (13.20%) TOGAF
7 68 (13.20%) Scrum
7 68 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 63 (12.23%) Security Cleared
8 63 (12.23%) HTML
9 59 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
10 57 (11.07%) ITIL
10 57 (11.07%) Project Management
11 53 (10.29%) CSS
11 53 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
12 51 (9.90%) Banking
12 51 (9.90%) SC Cleared
13 49 (9.51%) TDD
13 49 (9.51%) JavaScript
13 49 (9.51%) Windows
14 48 (9.32%) SQL Server
15 47 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 46 (8.93%) AngularJS
17 45 (8.74%) Spring
18 44 (8.54%) Microservices
19 43 (8.35%) PaaS
19 43 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (8.35%) Linux

Technical Architecture
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 23 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
2 22 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.11%) Apache
5 13 (2.52%) JBoss
6 12 (2.33%) IIS
7 11 (2.14%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.94%) Confluence
9 9 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.55%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.36%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.36%) CMS
11 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.17%) WildFly
13 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.97%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 7 (1.36%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.78%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.78%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 4 (0.78%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.58%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 3 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.58%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.58%) RMDS
6 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.19%) Global One
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (8.35%) PaaS
4 30 (5.83%) Office 365
5 25 (4.85%) IaaS
6 20 (3.88%) SaaS
7 15 (2.91%) Bluemix
7 15 (2.91%) IBM Cloud
8 14 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.36%) Oracle CX
9 7 (1.36%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 7 (1.36%) Taleo
10 5 (0.97%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.58%) Boomi
12 3 (0.58%) GitHub
13 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.19%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.88%) Firewall
2 16 (3.11%) LAN
3 12 (2.33%) Internet
4 11 (2.14%) SSL
4 11 (2.14%) WAN
5 8 (1.55%) DNS
5 8 (1.55%) IPsec
5 8 (1.55%) SAN
6 7 (1.36%) DHCP
6 7 (1.36%) Network Security
6 7 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.17%) Extranet
7 6 (1.17%) Intranet
8 5 (0.97%) HTTP
8 5 (0.97%) Skype
9 4 (0.78%) LDAP
9 4 (0.78%) NAS
9 4 (0.78%) SMS
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.63%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.05%) Big Data
5 22 (4.27%) MySQL
6 21 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (2.72%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.52%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.97%) DataStax
14 5 (0.97%) Power BI
15 4 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
15 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 18 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.11%) Maven
4 15 (2.91%) JUnit
5 13 (2.52%) JIRA
5 13 (2.52%) Subversion
6 12 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.94%) IntelliJ
8 9 (1.75%) Ant
8 9 (1.75%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.36%) Apache Buildr
9 7 (1.36%) Gradle
9 7 (1.36%) jMock
9 7 (1.36%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.97%) ANTLR
10 5 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.97%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.97%) gulp
10 5 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.78%) Grunt
General
1 95 (18.45%) Finance
2 51 (9.90%) Banking
3 25 (4.85%) Retail
4 17 (3.30%) Front Office
5 15 (2.91%) Marketing
5 15 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.33%) Legal
8 7 (1.36%) Local Government
8 7 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.17%) Automotive
10 5 (0.97%) Games
10 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Billing
12 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 279 (54.17%) Architect
2 107 (20.78%) Technical Architect
3 82 (15.92%) Solutions Architect
4 79 (15.34%) Developer
5 46 (8.93%) Analyst
6 31 (6.02%) Consultant
7 30 (5.83%) Cloud Architect
8 29 (5.63%) Business Analyst
9 27 (5.24%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (4.47%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.27%) Enterprise Architect
12 20 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
12 20 (3.88%) Digital Architect
13 19 (3.69%) Data Architect
13 19 (3.69%) Java Developer
13 19 (3.69%) Project Manager
14 17 (3.30%) Technical Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.91%) Technical Leader
16 12 (2.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
16 12 (2.33%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.23%) HTML
2 53 (10.29%) CSS
3 46 (8.93%) AngularJS
4 45 (8.74%) Spring
5 42 (8.16%) Web Services
6 41 (7.96%) XML
7 40 (7.77%) REST
8 37 (7.18%) JSON
9 36 (6.99%) .NET
10 32 (6.21%) J2EE
11 29 (5.63%) HTML5
12 27 (5.24%) Hibernate
13 25 (4.85%) Middleware
14 22 (4.27%) RESTful
14 22 (4.27%) SOAP
15 21 (4.08%) JMS
16 17 (3.30%) Ajax
17 15 (2.91%) Django
17 15 (2.91%) JDBC
17 15 (2.91%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.57%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.02%) User Experience
3 27 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.08%) Cloud Native
5 21 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.33%) RIA
7 12 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.14%) NHS
9 10 (1.94%) Equities
10 9 (1.75%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.36%) Derivative
11 7 (1.36%) Web 2.0
12 6 (1.17%) Clustering
12 6 (1.17%) FMCG
12 6 (1.17%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.51%) Windows
2 43 (8.35%) Linux
3 15 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.72%) Unix
5 13 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.55%) Solaris
7 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.36%) CentOS
9 6 (1.17%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.97%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.39%) AIX
11 2 (0.39%) HPUX
11 2 (0.39%) MVS
11 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.98%) SOA
3 68 (13.20%) Scrum
3 68 (13.20%) TOGAF
4 57 (11.07%) ITIL
4 57 (11.07%) Project Management
5 53 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 49 (9.51%) TDD
7 47 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 44 (8.54%) Microservices
9 43 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (8.16%) Migration
11 39 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (7.57%) DevOps
11 39 (7.57%) Service Delivery
12 38 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (6.99%) Business Analysis
14 31 (6.02%) E-Commerce
14 31 (6.02%) IT Strategy
15 30 (5.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.83%) Java
2 73 (14.17%) SQL
3 49 (9.51%) JavaScript
4 35 (6.80%) C#
5 27 (5.24%) Ruby
6 24 (4.66%) Python
7 14 (2.72%) Go
7 14 (2.72%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.52%) C
8 13 (2.52%) Scala
9 12 (2.33%) PHP
10 10 (1.94%) C++
11 9 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.78%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.58%) ES6
15 2 (0.39%) ABAP
15 2 (0.39%) Groovy
15 2 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.90%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.38%) Degree
4 20 (3.88%) MAPM
5 13 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.75%) CISSP
8 6 (1.17%) MCSA
9 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.97%) CISM
9 5 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.78%) CLAS
10 4 (0.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.78%) MCSE
11 3 (0.58%) CCIE
11 3 (0.58%) MCITP
11 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.39%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.88%) QA
2 8 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.36%) GxP
3 7 (1.36%) MiFID
4 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.78%) PMO
6 3 (0.58%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.39%) GPG13
7 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.19%) EMIR
8 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.52%) Docker
3 12 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.17%) Samba
5 6 (1.17%) Squid
6 2 (0.39%) NFS
6 2 (0.39%) pfSense
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (1.94%) Ansible
1 10 (1.94%) SCCM
2 8 (1.55%) Nagios
3 6 (1.17%) Puppet
3 6 (1.17%) SCOM
3 6 (1.17%) Webmin
3 6 (1.17%) Xymon
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.39%) MOM
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (15.53%) Oracle
2 72 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.99%) SAP
4 21 (4.08%) VMware
5 14 (2.72%) Citrix
5 14 (2.72%) IBM
6 13 (2.52%) Adobe
6 13 (2.52%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.14%) Tableau
8 10 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.75%) hybris
9 9 (1.75%) Splunk
9 9 (1.75%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.55%) Cisco
10 8 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.36%) ATG
11 7 (1.36%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.36%) Kronos
12 6 (1.17%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.17%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £900 to £950 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago