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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architecture
UK / England
Rank 356 282 288
Rank change year-on-year -74 +6  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 221 405 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.99% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 284 212
Median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.51% +4.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

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 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 -35 102 £538 -10.41% 51
South East -14 42 £473 -0.52% 16
East of England -17 16 £500 +6.38% 5
West Midlands -1 14 £525 -1.40% 5
East Midlands +3 12 £425 -2.85% 2
South West -22 12 £588 +23.68% 4
Yorkshire +6 11 £425 -24.44% 7
North East -7 7 £440 -34.95% 1
North West +7 2 £310 -34.73% 5
Midlands +5 1 - -
Technical Architecture
UK

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 181 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (21.58%) Java
3 102 (19.14%) Finance
4 93 (17.45%) Microsoft
5 82 (15.38%) SOA
6 79 (14.82%) Oracle
7 76 (14.26%) JavaScript
8 75 (14.07%) HTML
9 69 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 68 (12.76%) SQL
11 66 (12.38%) CSS
12 62 (11.63%) SQL Server
13 60 (11.26%) TOGAF
14 59 (11.07%) .NET
15 56 (10.51%) Migration
16 53 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
17 52 (9.76%) Windows
18 49 (9.19%) Scrum
18 49 (9.19%) Security Cleared
19 47 (8.82%) Banking
20 46 (8.63%) SAP
20 46 (8.63%) AngularJS
21 45 (8.44%) Web Services
22 44 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
23 42 (7.88%) XML
23 42 (7.88%) HTML5
24 40 (7.50%) Active Directory
24 40 (7.50%) Degree
25 39 (7.32%) TDD
25 39 (7.32%) SC Cleared

Technical Architecture
Top Related 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 26 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.56%) CMS
4 17 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (2.63%) Apache
6 14 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.25%) JBoss
8 11 (2.06%) Apache Spark
8 11 (2.06%) IIS
9 9 (1.69%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.31%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.31%) NServiceBus
11 7 (1.31%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.13%) Confluence
12 6 (1.13%) nginx
13 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.94%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.88%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.94%) SAP WM
6 4 (0.75%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.75%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.75%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.38%) assyst
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.19%) RMDS
9 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (6.94%) PaaS
4 28 (5.25%) IaaS
5 20 (3.75%) Office 365
5 20 (3.75%) SaaS
6 10 (1.88%) IBM Cloud
7 8 (1.50%) Bluemix
7 8 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.31%) Oracle CX
9 4 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.56%) Boomi
11 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.38%) CallidusCloud
11 2 (0.38%) GitHub
11 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.38%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.19%) Firewall
2 19 (3.56%) LAN
3 18 (3.38%) WAN
4 15 (2.81%) Internet
5 11 (2.06%) DNS
5 11 (2.06%) IPsec
5 11 (2.06%) Network Security
5 11 (2.06%) Skype
6 10 (1.88%) SMS
6 10 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.69%) SSL
8 7 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.31%) HTTP
8 7 (1.31%) LDAP
8 7 (1.31%) PBX
9 6 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.13%) MPLS
9 6 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (1.13%) VPN
10 5 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.19%) Big Data
3 31 (5.82%) MongoDB
3 31 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (4.32%) MySQL
6 22 (4.13%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (2.63%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.88%) Redis
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.31%) Apache Hive
13 7 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (1.13%) HBase
15 5 (0.94%) DataStax
15 5 (0.94%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.56%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.00%) JUnit
3 16 (3.00%) Maven
4 15 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.63%) JIRA
6 12 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.88%) Ant
9 9 (1.69%) Subversion
10 8 (1.50%) Selenium
11 6 (1.13%) ANTLR
11 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.13%) gulp
11 6 (1.13%) JMeter
11 6 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (1.13%) Mocha
12 5 (0.94%) Gradle
12 5 (0.94%) Grunt
12 5 (0.94%) IntelliJ
General
1 102 (19.14%) Finance
2 47 (8.82%) Banking
3 30 (5.63%) Marketing
4 29 (5.44%) Retail
5 19 (3.56%) Legal
6 17 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.31%) Front Office
8 7 (1.31%) Local Government
8 7 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.94%) Billing
9 5 (0.94%) Games
9 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.75%) Automotive
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) French Language
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 330 (61.91%) Architect
2 112 (21.01%) Technical Architect
3 87 (16.32%) Solutions Architect
4 82 (15.38%) Developer
5 38 (7.13%) Consultant
6 34 (6.38%) Digital Architect
7 33 (6.19%) Analyst
8 29 (5.44%) Data Architect
9 25 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (4.32%) Technical Leader
11 21 (3.94%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.19%) Business Analyst
12 17 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
12 17 (3.19%) Security Architect
13 16 (3.00%) Digital Technical Architect
14 15 (2.81%) Lead Architect
15 14 (2.63%) .NET Architect
16 13 (2.44%) Digital Solutions Architect
17 12 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.07%) HTML
2 66 (12.38%) CSS
3 59 (11.07%) .NET
4 46 (8.63%) AngularJS
5 45 (8.44%) Web Services
6 42 (7.88%) HTML5
6 42 (7.88%) XML
7 38 (7.13%) JSON
8 36 (6.75%) J2EE
9 31 (5.82%) Spring
10 28 (5.25%) REST
11 27 (5.07%) Ajax
12 26 (4.88%) CSS3
13 21 (3.94%) RESTful
14 20 (3.75%) Ruby on Rails
14 20 (3.75%) SOAP
15 19 (3.56%) jQuery
15 19 (3.56%) Middleware
16 17 (3.19%) JMS
17 13 (2.44%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.00%) User Experience
3 30 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.50%) Virtual Team
6 20 (3.75%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.63%) Cloud Native
9 13 (2.44%) Computer Science
10 11 (2.06%) CMDB
10 11 (2.06%) Social Media
11 10 (1.88%) NHS
12 8 (1.50%) Clustering
12 8 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.94%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.76%) Windows
2 33 (6.19%) Linux
3 21 (3.94%) Unix
4 18 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.38%) Android
8 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.38%) MVS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.38%) SOA
3 60 (11.26%) TOGAF
4 56 (10.51%) Migration
5 49 (9.19%) Scrum
6 44 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 39 (7.32%) Analytics
7 39 (7.32%) DevOps
7 39 (7.32%) TDD
8 37 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (6.94%) Open Source
9 36 (6.75%) ITIL
10 35 (6.57%) CRM
11 34 (6.38%) OO
11 34 (6.38%) SDLC
11 34 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (6.19%) Business Analysis
12 33 (6.19%) Data Modelling
13 32 (6.00%) E-Commerce
13 32 (6.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (21.58%) Java
2 76 (14.26%) JavaScript
3 68 (12.76%) SQL
4 38 (7.13%) C#
5 25 (4.69%) Ruby
6 24 (4.50%) Python
7 20 (3.75%) Scala
8 13 (2.44%) C
9 11 (2.06%) C++
9 11 (2.06%) PHP
10 9 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.50%) ABAP
11 8 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.94%) Perl
14 4 (0.75%) AWK
15 3 (0.56%) Go
15 3 (0.56%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.38%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 49 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.50%) Degree
3 39 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.69%) CISSP
5 9 (1.69%) CLAS
5 9 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.50%) MCSA
7 7 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (1.31%) CISM
8 6 (1.13%) CCNA
9 5 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.75%) MBA
11 3 (0.56%) CCNP
11 3 (0.56%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.56%) MCSE
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.69%) QA
2 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.94%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (0.94%) GxP
3 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.56%) COBIT
5 3 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.19%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.25%) Docker
4 10 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.38%) HDFS
7 2 (0.38%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.06%) Nagios
2 7 (1.31%) Ansible
3 6 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.94%) Puppet
5 4 (0.75%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.56%) Control-M
7 2 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.38%) SCCM
8 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Ambari
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.19%) Oozie
8 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.19%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 93 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 79 (14.82%) Oracle
3 46 (8.63%) SAP
4 28 (5.25%) VMware
5 25 (4.69%) Cisco
6 16 (3.00%) Adobe
6 16 (3.00%) IBM
7 15 (2.81%) Tableau
8 11 (2.06%) CheckPoint
8 11 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.06%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.88%) ATG
9 10 (1.88%) Citrix
9 10 (1.88%) Pega
10 9 (1.69%) Splunk
11 8 (1.50%) Google
11 8 (1.50%) hybris
12 7 (1.31%) HP
12 7 (1.31%) Kronos
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