Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 232 233
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 140 148 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.90% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.95% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 79 112
South East median daily rate £525 £525 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.42% -2.25%
10th Percentile £408 £365 £413
90th Percentile £604 £675 £600
England median daily rate £548 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the South East

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the South East

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the South East

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the South East

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley -12 63 £525 - 4
Surrey +10 33 £555 +20.00% 1
Berkshire -13 29 £525 +10.53% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 24 £500 -4.76% 1
West Sussex -2 21 £450 -15.29% 3
Hampshire -21 13 £495 -6.16%
Oxfordshire +4 10 £525 -22.22%
East Sussex -6 3 £513 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £580 -
Sussex -3 1 - - 1
Kent -15 1 £550 -31.25%
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 44 (31.43%) Windows
2 38 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
4 32 (22.86%) Technical Architecture
5 30 (21.43%) Linux
6 29 (20.71%) Oracle
7 27 (19.29%) Active Directory
8 26 (18.57%) SAP
9 25 (17.86%) VMware
10 23 (16.43%) Java
10 23 (16.43%) SAN
11 22 (15.71%) SQL
11 22 (15.71%) Finance
11 22 (15.71%) TOGAF
12 21 (15.00%) HP
12 21 (15.00%) IT Strategy
13 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 20 (14.29%) Scrum
14 19 (13.57%) Windows Server
15 18 (12.86%) Migration
15 18 (12.86%) Enterprise Architecture
15 18 (12.86%) Cisco
16 17 (12.14%) Hyper-V
17 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (10.71%) DevOps
18 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (10.00%) Citrix
19 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (10.00%) Red Hat

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.71%) Apache Spark
3 7 (5.00%) Apache Pig
3 7 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.00%) NetWeaver
4 6 (4.29%) IIS
5 5 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.86%) CMS
7 3 (2.14%) Apache
7 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.14%) JBoss
7 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.43%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.71%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.43%) Office 365
4 6 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.29%) IaaS
5 5 (3.57%) SaaS
6 4 (2.86%) Force.com
6 4 (2.86%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (2.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (2.86%) Veeva
7 3 (2.14%) PaaS
7 3 (2.14%) Serverless
8 2 (1.43%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.71%) Slack
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.43%) SAN
2 13 (9.29%) Firewall
3 12 (8.57%) VoIP
4 7 (5.00%) DNS
5 6 (4.29%) WAN
6 5 (3.57%) NAS
7 4 (2.86%) IPsec
7 4 (2.86%) LAN
7 4 (2.86%) LDAP
8 3 (2.14%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (2.14%) CTI
8 3 (2.14%) DHCP
8 3 (2.14%) HTTP
8 3 (2.14%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.14%) PBX
8 3 (2.14%) RTP
8 3 (2.14%) Softphone
8 3 (2.14%) SSH
8 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.57%) Big Data
3 9 (6.43%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 7 (5.00%) Sqoop
5 6 (4.29%) HBase
5 6 (4.29%) SAP BW
5 6 (4.29%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.43%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) JIRA
2 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.71%) LSMW
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.14%) Marketing
4 2 (1.43%) Automotive
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) XML
2 11 (7.86%) .NET
2 11 (7.86%) Web Services
3 9 (6.43%) J2EE
4 7 (5.00%) Kafka
4 7 (5.00%) REST
4 7 (5.00%) SAP PI
5 6 (4.29%) JSON
6 5 (3.57%) HTML
6 5 (3.57%) SOAP
6 5 (3.57%) Spring
7 4 (2.86%) CSS
8 3 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.14%) CSS3
8 3 (2.14%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.14%) HTML5
8 3 (2.14%) Java EE
8 3 (2.14%) JTAPI
8 3 (2.14%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Clustering
2 11 (7.86%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.29%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.29%) User Experience
4 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.86%) Oracle Exalogic
5 4 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.43%) CMDB
7 2 (1.43%) IVR
7 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.43%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.43%) Windows
2 30 (21.43%) Linux
3 19 (13.57%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.29%) Unix
5 11 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 6 (4.29%) AIX
7 6 (4.29%) Android
7 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.29%) Solaris
7 6 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.14%) Debian
9 3 (2.14%) Fedora
9 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.86%) Technical Architecture
3 22 (15.71%) TOGAF
4 21 (15.00%) IT Strategy
5 20 (14.29%) Scrum
6 18 (12.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (12.86%) Migration
7 15 (10.71%) DevOps
7 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.00%) ERP
9 13 (9.29%) PRINCE2
10 12 (8.57%) Analytics
11 11 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.14%) ITIL
12 10 (7.14%) Load Balancing
12 10 (7.14%) Validation
13 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
14 8 (5.71%) Data Management
14 8 (5.71%) Open Source
14 8 (5.71%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.43%) Java
2 22 (15.71%) SQL
3 7 (5.00%) C#
4 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.14%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (1.43%) AWK
7 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.43%) Scala
7 2 (1.43%) sed
8 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.00%) MCSE
1 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.86%) CCNA
3 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.57%) Degree
6 5 (3.57%) MCITP
7 4 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.43%) CCSP
9 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.43%) RHCE
10 1 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.14%) PA-DSS
2 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) GDPR
3 2 (1.43%) RosettaNet
3 2 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (19.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.14%) Hyper-V
3 15 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (5.00%) Apache Flume
7 6 (4.29%) HDFS
8 3 (2.14%) Docker
8 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.14%) vSphere
8 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.43%) XenApp
9 2 (1.43%) XenServer
10 1 (0.71%) IAG
10 1 (0.71%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.71%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.71%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (6.43%) SCCM
3 7 (5.00%) SCOM
4 6 (4.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (2.86%) Ansible
5 4 (2.86%) Puppet
5 4 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.14%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.43%) Terraform
8 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.71%) Oracle
3 26 (18.57%) SAP
4 25 (17.86%) VMware
5 21 (15.00%) HP
6 18 (12.86%) Cisco
7 14 (10.00%) Citrix
7 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 12 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (7.86%) IBM
10 8 (5.71%) NetApp
11 7 (5.00%) 3PAR
11 7 (5.00%) Adobe
11 7 (5.00%) Cloudera
11 7 (5.00%) Tableau
12 6 (4.29%) Apple
12 6 (4.29%) EMC
12 6 (4.29%) Hortonworks
12 6 (4.29%) Sun
13 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint