Period
to 10 July 2020

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 6 months to 10 July 2020 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
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 339 340 336
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +57
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 248 624 711
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.73% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.84% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 407 419
Median daily rate £540 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.42% +2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £350 £405 £390
90th Percentile £675 £725 £688
UK median daily rate £548 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -0.45% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 20 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.14% - +16.98%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 31,507 74,703 82,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.19% 87.45% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,196 49,739 54,860
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 2,025 2,263
Median hourly rate £31.94 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.22% +13.23% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.61 £24.66 £21.50
% change year-on-year +28.18% +14.70% -14.00%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Architecture in England.

Daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Architecture in England over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in England

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Architecture in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 10 July 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 +44 119 £525 -12.50% 18
South East +88 45 £545 +3.32% 9
North of England +90 43 £600 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire +86 22 £625 +25.00% 7
Midlands +69 17 £556 +5.95% 7
North West +50 13 £513 +13.89% 1
South West +17 13 £550 +3.53% 7
East Midlands +56 9 £375 -31.66% 3
West Midlands +63 8 £564 +3.92% 4
North East +31 8 £550 -8.33% 1
East of England +60 6 £650 +18.18% 3
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 75 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.81%) AWS
3 58 (23.39%) Java
4 48 (19.35%) Azure
5 42 (16.94%) SQL
5 42 (16.94%) DevOps
6 39 (15.73%) Security Cleared
7 38 (15.32%) Finance
8 37 (14.92%) Python
9 35 (14.11%) Migration
10 33 (13.31%) CRM
11 30 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (11.69%) Analytics
12 29 (11.69%) SQL Server
12 29 (11.69%) Microsoft
13 28 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (10.89%) Node.js
15 26 (10.48%) JavaScript
15 26 (10.48%) Windows
16 25 (10.08%) SC Cleared
16 25 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (9.27%) ITIL
18 22 (8.87%) DNS
18 22 (8.87%) Project Management
18 22 (8.87%) SaaS
19 21 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (8.47%) Public Sector
19 21 (8.47%) Windows Server
20 20 (8.06%) Scrum
20 20 (8.06%) GitHub

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 18 (7.26%) Apache
2 14 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (4.03%) Apache Solr
5 7 (2.82%) NetWeaver
6 6 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.02%) CMS
7 5 (2.02%) SAP EP
8 4 (1.61%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.21%) SAS
10 2 (0.81%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.40%) Confluence
11 1 (0.40%) Mule
11 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.03%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.61%) InDesign
3 4 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.21%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.84%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (2.82%) Maximo
3 5 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.02%) SAP CRM
3 5 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 64 (25.81%) AWS
2 48 (19.35%) Azure
3 22 (8.87%) SaaS
4 20 (8.06%) GitHub
5 14 (5.65%) Office 365
5 14 (5.65%) PaaS
6 13 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (5.24%) Serverless
7 12 (4.84%) Amazon S3
7 12 (4.84%) IaaS
8 11 (4.44%) GCP
8 11 (4.44%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.82%) Firebase
10 5 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.61%) Google Docs
11 4 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.87%) DNS
2 13 (5.24%) HTTP
3 11 (4.44%) SSL
4 10 (4.03%) Firewall
4 10 (4.03%) Internet
5 9 (3.63%) LAN
6 8 (3.23%) WAN
7 6 (2.42%) MPLS
8 5 (2.02%) VPN
9 4 (1.61%) BGP
9 4 (1.61%) DHCP
9 4 (1.61%) VoIP
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.21%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.21%) Network Security
10 3 (1.21%) Skype
10 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.21%) Wireless
11 2 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.03%) DB2
4 10 (4.03%) Power BI
5 8 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.82%) Big Data
7 6 (2.42%) MySQL
8 5 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.21%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.21%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.65%) GitLab
3 12 (4.84%) Bitbucket
4 8 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.61%) Xcode
6 3 (1.21%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.81%) ERwin
7 2 (0.81%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.40%) Ant
8 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.40%) Maven
8 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (15.32%) Finance
2 21 (8.47%) Public Sector
3 19 (7.66%) Marketing
4 17 (6.85%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.23%) Back Office
5 8 (3.23%) Banking
6 7 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.42%) Billing
7 6 (2.42%) Retail
8 3 (1.21%) Electronics
8 3 (1.21%) Legal
8 3 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.21%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.81%) French Language
9 2 (0.81%) Games
9 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 139 (56.05%) Architect
2 58 (23.39%) Technical Architect
3 36 (14.52%) Developer
4 25 (10.08%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (8.47%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (5.24%) Consultant
6 13 (5.24%) Senior Architect
7 12 (4.84%) Analyst
8 11 (4.44%) AWS Architect
8 11 (4.44%) Azure Architect
8 11 (4.44%) Senior Technical Architect
9 9 (3.63%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.63%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.23%) Data Architect
11 7 (2.82%) Author
11 7 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.82%) Java Architect
11 7 (2.82%) SAP Architect
11 7 (2.82%) SAP Technical Architect
11 7 (2.82%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.89%) Node.js
2 16 (6.45%) JSON
3 15 (6.05%) Middleware
3 15 (6.05%) RESTful
4 14 (5.65%) React
5 13 (5.24%) Web Services
5 13 (5.24%) XML
6 12 (4.84%) .NET
7 11 (4.44%) PySpark
7 11 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (3.23%) HTML
9 7 (2.82%) SAP Fiori
10 6 (2.42%) CSS
10 6 (2.42%) Kafka
11 5 (2.02%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.02%) Jest
11 5 (2.02%) SAP PI
11 5 (2.02%) SAPUI5
11 5 (2.02%) SOAP
12 4 (1.61%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.63%) Data Structures
2 9 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.63%) User Experience
3 8 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.42%) NHS
5 5 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.21%) Animation
7 3 (1.21%) Clustering
7 3 (1.21%) PKI
8 2 (0.81%) CCTV
8 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.48%) Windows
2 21 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.05%) Windows Server 2016
4 13 (5.24%) Linux
5 10 (4.03%) Android
6 6 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.81%) Unix
8 2 (0.81%) VMS
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Solaris
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.94%) DevOps
3 35 (14.11%) Migration
4 33 (13.31%) CRM
5 30 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (11.69%) Analytics
7 28 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (9.27%) ITIL
10 22 (8.87%) Project Management
11 21 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (8.06%) Scrum
13 19 (7.66%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (7.66%) Microservices
14 17 (6.85%) Continuous Deployment
14 17 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (6.45%) Data Integration
15 16 (6.45%) Decision-Making
15 16 (6.45%) ERP
15 16 (6.45%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.39%) Java
2 42 (16.94%) SQL
3 37 (14.92%) Python
4 26 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.84%) C#
6 12 (4.84%) Ruby
7 10 (4.03%) ABAP
8 7 (2.82%) Go
9 6 (2.42%) VB
10 5 (2.02%) C++
11 4 (1.61%) Apex Code
11 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.61%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.61%) R
12 3 (1.21%) PHP
12 3 (1.21%) Scala
13 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.81%) SOQL
13 2 (0.81%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 39 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.63%) Degree
4 6 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.42%) CCIE
4 6 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.02%) CCDP
5 5 (2.02%) CCNP
5 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.02%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.61%) BC Cleared
6 4 (1.61%) CCDA
6 4 (1.61%) CCNA
6 4 (1.61%) CISSP
7 3 (1.21%) PhD
8 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.26%) GDPR
2 13 (5.24%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (5.24%) HIPAA
2 13 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.23%) SLA
4 7 (2.82%) QA
5 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.21%) IFRS
6 2 (0.81%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) GxP
7 1 (0.40%) HL7
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.40%) SEPA
7 1 (0.40%) TARGET2
System Software
1 15 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.65%) Docker
3 4 (1.61%) HDFS
3 4 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.81%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.81%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.81%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.45%) Ansible
2 15 (6.05%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.05%) Puppet
3 14 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.84%) Terraform
5 4 (1.61%) SCOM
6 3 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.21%) Kibana
6 3 (1.21%) Nagios
7 2 (0.81%) SCCM
7 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.40%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.40%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.26%) Splunk
3 17 (6.85%) Adobe
3 17 (6.85%) Google
4 16 (6.45%) Oracle
5 15 (6.05%) SAP
6 11 (4.44%) Cisco
7 7 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.42%) LogicMonitor
8 6 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.42%) VMware
9 5 (2.02%) Ariba
10 4 (1.61%) IBM
11 2 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.81%) Dell
11 2 (0.81%) EMC
11 2 (0.81%) HP
11 2 (0.81%) Informatica
11 2 (0.81%) NetApp
11 2 (0.81%) Pega