Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 192 149
Rank change year-on-year +35 -43 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 92 85 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.13% 0.86% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.91% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 49
Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £406 £383 £348
90th Percentile £694 £650 £613
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -28.75% +90.18% +5.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7749 9388 8119
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4843 5691 4692
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £231 £217
90th Percentile £550 £553 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 368 452
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the Midlands

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the Midlands

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the Midlands

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the Midlands

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
West Midlands +12 53 £575 +15.00% 3
East Midlands +21 36 £513 -1.44% 3
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Midlands region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Migration
2 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.74%) Java
3 20 (21.74%) .NET
4 17 (18.48%) Windows
4 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (16.30%) TOGAF
5 15 (16.30%) Technical Architecture
5 15 (16.30%) Office 365
6 13 (14.13%) Finance
6 13 (14.13%) DevOps
7 12 (13.04%) Scrum
7 12 (13.04%) REST
8 11 (11.96%) NoSQL
8 11 (11.96%) TDD
8 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
8 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
8 11 (11.96%) SQL
8 11 (11.96%) User Experience
9 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
9 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.87%) MongoDB
10 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (9.78%) JSON
10 9 (9.78%) Software Delivery
11 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (8.70%) Kanban
11 8 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
11 8 (8.70%) Scala

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) JBoss
2 4 (4.35%) WinCC
3 3 (3.26%) Mule
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.09%) WildFly
5 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.30%) Office 365
3 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.35%) Heroku
4 4 (4.35%) PaaS
5 3 (3.26%) IaaS
5 3 (3.26%) SaaS
6 2 (2.17%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) LAN
2 7 (7.61%) WAN
3 6 (6.52%) Internet
3 6 (6.52%) SAN
4 5 (5.43%) Firewall
5 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.17%) HTTP
6 2 (2.17%) NAS
6 2 (2.17%) SSL
6 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.17%) Wireless
7 1 (1.09%) DHCP
7 1 (1.09%) DNS
7 1 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.09%) Intranet
7 1 (1.09%) Skype
7 1 (1.09%) SMS
7 1 (1.09%) VSAN
7 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) NoSQL
2 10 (10.87%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (7.61%) MySQL
3 7 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.52%) Big Data
4 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.17%) Maven
1 2 (2.17%) MorphX
1 2 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.52%) Retail
4 5 (5.43%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Automotive
5 2 (2.17%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.74%) .NET
2 12 (13.04%) REST
3 9 (9.78%) JSON
4 8 (8.70%) HTML
5 6 (6.52%) Ajax
5 6 (6.52%) CSS
5 6 (6.52%) CSS3
5 6 (6.52%) HTML5
5 6 (6.52%) Middleware
5 6 (6.52%) Play Framework
5 6 (6.52%) SOAP
5 6 (6.52%) Spring
6 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.43%) Django
6 5 (5.43%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (5.43%) Web Services
6 5 (5.43%) XML
7 4 (4.35%) Java EE
7 4 (4.35%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) User Experience
2 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.09%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
5 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.61%) Linux
4 6 (6.52%) Unix
5 4 (4.35%) AIX
5 4 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.26%) Solaris
7 2 (2.17%) HPUX
7 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.09%) Android
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Migration
3 15 (16.30%) Technical Architecture
3 15 (16.30%) TOGAF
4 13 (14.13%) DevOps
5 12 (13.04%) Scrum
6 11 (11.96%) TDD
7 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.78%) Software Delivery
9 8 (8.70%) Kanban
9 8 (8.70%) Project Management
9 8 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (7.61%) Data Migration
10 7 (7.61%) Microservices
10 7 (7.61%) Open Source
11 6 (6.52%) Analytics
11 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (6.52%) Data Analytics
11 6 (6.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) Java
2 11 (11.96%) SQL
3 8 (8.70%) C#
3 8 (8.70%) Scala
4 7 (7.61%) Ruby
5 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.26%) Python
6 2 (2.17%) Clojure
6 2 (2.17%) Groovy
6 2 (2.17%) PHP
6 2 (2.17%) X++
6 2 (2.17%) XPath
7 1 (1.09%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.61%) MCSE
3 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.17%) MCSA
5 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.09%) CCIE
6 1 (1.09%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
6 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.09%) MCITP
6 1 (1.09%) MCSD
6 1 (1.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) vSphere
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.17%) XenApp
3 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.09%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Puppet
2 3 (3.26%) Ansible
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.09%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) SAP
2 7 (7.61%) VMware
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle
4 5 (5.43%) Citrix
4 5 (5.43%) WSO2
5 4 (4.35%) IBM
5 4 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.35%) Siemens
6 2 (2.17%) HP
6 2 (2.17%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.17%) Sun
6 2 (2.17%) webMethods
6 2 (2.17%) Zerto
7 1 (1.09%) Avaya
7 1 (1.09%) Meraki
7 1 (1.09%) NetApp
7 1 (1.09%) Sophos
7 1 (1.09%) StorageTek