The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / Midlands
Rank 17 28 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.31% 0.97% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.46% 1.03% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £250 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.38% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 112 194 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 96.55% 93.72% 91.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 92 58
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the Midlands

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Scala
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Play Framework
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) CMS
4 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (22.22%) Legal
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Ajax
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) JSON

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Google App Engine
3 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) Django
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) Play Framework
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blog
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) Scala
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Google