Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 73 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 20 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.51% 0.80% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 0.82% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 8
Essex median daily rate £588 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.80% -2.60% -16.76%
10th Percentile £513 £363 £359
90th Percentile £675 £500 £494
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £32.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 772 852 1167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.04% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 502 655
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 151 159
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +8.47% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Essex

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Essex

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Essex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Essex

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Essex

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 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
Southend-on-Sea - 15 £587 - 1
Technical Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Middleware
2 13 (65.00%) Scrum
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 12 (60.00%) Kanban
3 12 (60.00%) DevOps
4 11 (55.00%) Unix
5 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 10 (50.00%) SOA
5 10 (50.00%) HTTP
5 10 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 9 (45.00%) Relational Database
6 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (45.00%) SSL
7 8 (40.00%) Java
7 8 (40.00%) WebLogic
7 8 (40.00%) Mule
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (40.00%) Ansible
7 8 (40.00%) WSO2
7 8 (40.00%) API Design
8 7 (35.00%) Critical Success Factor
8 7 (35.00%) User Stories
8 7 (35.00%) Solaris
8 7 (35.00%) JBoss
9 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (30.00%) SQL

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 8 (40.00%) Mule
1 8 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (35.00%) JBoss
3 2 (10.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (25.00%) IaaS
3 5 (25.00%) PaaS
3 5 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) HTTP
2 9 (45.00%) SSL
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) Middleware
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 5 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (25.00%) Java EE
3 5 (25.00%) Java SE
3 5 (25.00%) JSON
3 5 (25.00%) JSON Schema
3 5 (25.00%) OAuth
3 5 (25.00%) REST
3 5 (25.00%) SOAP
3 5 (25.00%) Spring
3 5 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 5 (25.00%) WSDL
3 5 (25.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Unix
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Solaris
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
4 5 (25.00%) HPUX
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (65.00%) Scrum
2 12 (60.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Kanban
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 10 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 10 (50.00%) SOA
4 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (40.00%) API Design
6 7 (35.00%) Critical Success Factor
6 7 (35.00%) User Stories
7 5 (25.00%) Coaching
7 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (25.00%) Microservices
8 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (15.00%) OO
9 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Groovy
3 5 (25.00%) XPath
4 3 (15.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) COBIT
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Ansible
2 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) WSO2
2 5 (25.00%) webMethods
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) SAP