The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 91 61
Rank change year-on-year +25 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 24 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.22% 1.15% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.20% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 39
Median daily rate £545 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1066 1412 1455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.52% 95.79% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 998 1042
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Leeds

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Leeds region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 14 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (30.00%) Open Source
5 11 (27.50%) Scala
5 11 (27.50%) Data Quality
6 10 (25.00%) User Stories
6 10 (25.00%) Play Framework
6 10 (25.00%) Java
6 10 (25.00%) Python
6 10 (25.00%) NHS
7 9 (22.50%) HTML
7 9 (22.50%) Ruby
7 9 (22.50%) JSON
7 9 (22.50%) Django
7 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
7 9 (22.50%) NoSQL
7 9 (22.50%) HTML5
8 8 (20.00%) Degree
8 8 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (17.50%) Scrum
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) Data Management
9 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (17.50%) Kanban
9 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (17.50%) Flask
9 7 (17.50%) Prototyping

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Mule
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
1 9 (22.50%) NoSQL
2 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (15.00%) MySQL
3 6 (15.00%) Riak
4 2 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 9 (22.50%) Django
2 9 (22.50%) HTML
2 9 (22.50%) HTML5
2 9 (22.50%) JSON
3 7 (17.50%) Flask
4 6 (15.00%) Ajax
4 6 (15.00%) CSS
4 6 (15.00%) CSS3
4 6 (15.00%) REST
4 6 (15.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (10.00%) RESTful
5 4 (10.00%) Spring
6 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 2 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) NHS
2 6 (15.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 14 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (30.00%) Open Source
5 10 (25.00%) User Stories
6 8 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 8 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Data Management
7 7 (17.50%) Kanban
7 7 (17.50%) Prototyping
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
8 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.00%) Data Architecture
8 6 (15.00%) Product Management
8 6 (15.00%) Software Architecture
9 5 (12.50%) Data Integration
9 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Scala
2 10 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) Python
3 9 (22.50%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Master's Degree
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.00%) HL7
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) MuleSoft
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Splunk