Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 325 290
Rank change year-on-year -54 -35 +78
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 603 733 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.75% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.90% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 487 522
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £369
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%
10th Percentile £46.25 £19.90 £33.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £71.50 £57.40
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%

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 80294 81883 85035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.16% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54019 54581 56048
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1877 2118 2511
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -93 277 £538 -2.27% 29
South East +34 138 £500 - 13
North of England +40 74 £550 +10.00% 17
Midlands +6 46 £525 +10.53% 1
Yorkshire +41 41 £431 -13.75% 8
South West -9 38 £575 +27.78% 2
North West +15 31 £600 +24.35% 5
East of England -16 29 £538 +34.38% 4
West Midlands +1 27 £563 +12.50%
East Midlands +5 17 £525 +16.67% 1
North East +43 3 £700 +40.00% 4
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 232 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (23.55%) Java
3 135 (22.39%) Finance
4 119 (19.73%) Scrum
5 103 (17.08%) SQL
6 96 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
8 86 (14.26%) DevOps
9 83 (13.76%) TDD
9 83 (13.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 78 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 73 (12.11%) Security Cleared
11 73 (12.11%) Microsoft
12 71 (11.77%) Banking
13 66 (10.95%) Project Management
13 66 (10.95%) Web Services
14 65 (10.78%) Linux
14 65 (10.78%) TOGAF
15 64 (10.61%) .NET
15 64 (10.61%) REST
16 61 (10.12%) NoSQL
16 61 (10.12%) JavaScript
17 60 (9.95%) JIRA
18 59 (9.78%) Big Data
19 58 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
20 57 (9.45%) SC Cleared
21 56 (9.29%) Migration
22 55 (9.12%) ITIL
23 54 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
24 53 (8.79%) Oracle

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 44 (7.30%) Confluence
2 33 (5.47%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.65%) CMS
4 14 (2.32%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.16%) Apache
6 12 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (1.82%) JBoss
8 9 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.49%) IIS
8 9 (1.49%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.16%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.16%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.16%) NetWeaver
11 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.00%) WildFly
12 5 (0.83%) Mule
12 5 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (2.16%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.33%) HipChat
4 6 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.33%) Simulink
7 1 (0.17%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.33%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.66%) RMDS
5 3 (0.50%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 3 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.17%) Endur
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CAR
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (8.46%) PaaS
4 37 (6.14%) IaaS
5 35 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (4.64%) Office 365
7 27 (4.48%) SaaS
8 9 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.16%) Bluemix
9 7 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (1.16%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.66%) GitHub
11 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.50%) Serverless
11 3 (0.50%) Slack
12 2 (0.33%) Boomi
12 2 (0.33%) Force.com
12 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.15%) Firewall
2 11 (1.82%) HTTP
3 9 (1.49%) LAN
4 8 (1.33%) DNS
4 8 (1.33%) SSL
4 8 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.33%) WAN
5 7 (1.16%) Network Security
6 6 (1.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.00%) Internet
6 6 (1.00%) VPN
7 5 (0.83%) Intranet
7 5 (0.83%) Profibus
7 5 (0.83%) SAN
7 5 (0.83%) Skype
7 5 (0.83%) SMS
8 4 (0.66%) DHCP
9 3 (0.50%) Extranet
9 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.12%) NoSQL
2 59 (9.78%) Big Data
3 53 (8.79%) Hadoop
4 42 (6.97%) SQL Server
5 33 (5.47%) Relational Database
6 27 (4.48%) HBase
7 21 (3.48%) RDBMS
8 20 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.49%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.49%) MySQL
10 12 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.33%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.33%) SAP BW
13 8 (1.33%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.16%) Redis
14 7 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 60 (9.95%) JIRA
2 51 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.31%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.48%) IntelliJ
5 13 (2.16%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.99%) Grunt
6 12 (1.99%) gulp
6 12 (1.99%) Maven
7 11 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.33%) Selenium
8 8 (1.33%) webpack
9 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.83%) Subversion
10 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.66%) JUnit
12 3 (0.50%) Ant
13 2 (0.33%) ERwin
13 2 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
General
1 135 (22.39%) Finance
2 71 (11.77%) Banking
3 27 (4.48%) Retail
4 21 (3.48%) Marketing
5 20 (3.32%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.32%) Front Office
8 11 (1.82%) Back Office
9 7 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.00%) Automotive
10 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.83%) Legal
12 3 (0.50%) Publishing
12 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) Law
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 301 (49.92%) Architect
2 133 (22.06%) Technical Architect
3 104 (17.25%) Developer
4 70 (11.61%) Solutions Architect
5 48 (7.96%) Analyst
6 35 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 33 (5.47%) Enterprise Architect
8 29 (4.81%) Cloud Architect
9 28 (4.64%) Business Analyst
9 28 (4.64%) Delivery Manager
10 23 (3.81%) Consultant
11 21 (3.48%) Azure Architect
12 20 (3.32%) .NET Architect
13 19 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (2.99%) Project Manager
14 18 (2.99%) SAP Architect
14 18 (2.99%) Technical Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.82%) .NET Technical Architect
15 17 (2.82%) Agile Delivery Manager
16 15 (2.49%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.95%) Web Services
2 64 (10.61%) .NET
2 64 (10.61%) REST
3 50 (8.29%) Spring
4 41 (6.80%) HTML
5 37 (6.14%) XML
6 34 (5.64%) CSS
7 29 (4.81%) Apache Camel
8 28 (4.64%) Spring Boot
9 25 (4.15%) Middleware
10 22 (3.65%) AngularJS
10 22 (3.65%) J2EE
11 19 (3.15%) Kafka
12 18 (2.99%) RESTful
13 16 (2.65%) HTML5
13 16 (2.65%) JSON
13 16 (2.65%) Node.js
14 15 (2.49%) SOAP
15 13 (2.16%) Ajax
15 13 (2.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.98%) User Experience
2 27 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.48%) Algorithms
6 19 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.65%) CMDB
9 15 (2.49%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.99%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.82%) FMCG
11 11 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.66%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.33%) Derivative
13 8 (1.33%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.33%) NHS
14 7 (1.16%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.83%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 5 (0.83%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.78%) Linux
2 43 (7.13%) Windows
3 24 (3.98%) Unix
4 21 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.66%) Solaris
5 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.33%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.16%) Android
8 6 (1.00%) CentOS
8 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.83%) AIX
9 5 (0.83%) HPUX
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Fedora
12 1 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (19.73%) Scrum
3 96 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (14.26%) DevOps
5 83 (13.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 83 (13.76%) TDD
6 66 (10.95%) Project Management
7 65 (10.78%) TOGAF
8 58 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 56 (9.29%) Migration
10 55 (9.12%) ITIL
11 54 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (8.79%) IT Strategy
12 53 (8.79%) Microservices
13 44 (7.30%) Analytics
14 43 (7.13%) SDLC
14 43 (7.13%) Test Automation
15 42 (6.97%) SOA
16 40 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (5.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 142 (23.55%) Java
2 103 (17.08%) SQL
3 61 (10.12%) JavaScript
4 43 (7.13%) C#
5 17 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.82%) Python
6 12 (1.99%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.66%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.49%) Scala
10 8 (1.33%) Perl
10 8 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.16%) C
11 7 (1.16%) Go
11 7 (1.16%) Groovy
11 7 (1.16%) Ruby
12 6 (1.00%) ES6
12 6 (1.00%) PHP
13 5 (0.83%) ABAP
13 5 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 73 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 57 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.97%) Degree
4 16 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.00%) CISSP
9 5 (0.83%) CCIE
9 5 (0.83%) CISM
9 5 (0.83%) ISEB
9 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.50%) MCITP
11 3 (0.50%) MCSE
11 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.13%) QA
2 20 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.82%) GDPR
4 9 (1.49%) MiFID
5 8 (1.33%) PMO
6 6 (1.00%) COBIT
7 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.66%) EMIR
8 4 (0.66%) HL7
8 4 (0.66%) RMADS
9 3 (0.50%) GAMP
9 3 (0.50%) SEPA
10 2 (0.33%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.33%) PSD2
11 1 (0.17%) FATCA
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (4.31%) Docker
2 20 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.15%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.16%) HDFS
6 6 (1.00%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.83%) Samba
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.50%) Squid
9 3 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.82%) Ansible
3 13 (2.16%) Puppet
3 13 (2.16%) SCCM
4 10 (1.66%) SCOM
5 8 (1.33%) Terraform
6 7 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.83%) Nagios
7 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.66%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.50%) Ambari
9 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.50%) MOM
9 3 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.50%) Webmin
9 3 (0.50%) WSUS
9 3 (0.50%) Xymon
10 2 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 73 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.79%) Oracle
3 41 (6.80%) SAP
4 32 (5.31%) VMware
5 23 (3.81%) Cloudera
6 20 (3.32%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.15%) Adobe
8 18 (2.99%) Tableau
9 16 (2.65%) ServiceNow
10 13 (2.16%) Citrix
10 13 (2.16%) IBM
10 13 (2.16%) Splunk
11 11 (1.82%) Cisco
12 10 (1.66%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.49%) Google
14 8 (1.33%) Apple
15 7 (1.16%) AppDynamics
15 7 (1.16%) Hortonworks
15 7 (1.16%) HP
16 6 (1.00%) Dell