Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 237 236
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 148 137 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.86% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 82
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +8.25%
10th Percentile £462 £408 £370
90th Percentile £658 £604 £674
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -38.60% -28.75% +90.18%

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 15,801 15,963 15,875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 94.62% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,552 9,468 9,436
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £228
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 651 792
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +6.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +19 61 £535 +1.90% 15
Berkshire -2 34 £550 +4.76% 5
Surrey -20 31 £575 +4.55% 6
West Sussex -5 24 £560 +33.73%
Buckinghamshire +18 23 £500 - 8
Hampshire -15 19 £595 +20.20% 4
East Sussex -2 10 £551 +7.41%
Oxfordshire +16 4 £535 +1.90% 2
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 44 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
3 33 (22.30%) Java
3 33 (22.30%) DevOps
4 28 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 26 (17.57%) REST
6 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
7 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 23 (15.54%) Microservices
9 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (14.86%) Oracle
10 20 (13.51%) .NET
10 20 (13.51%) Scrum
11 19 (12.84%) Migration
12 18 (12.16%) Finance
12 18 (12.16%) Technical Architecture
13 17 (11.49%) CRM
14 16 (10.81%) SQL
14 16 (10.81%) TOGAF
14 16 (10.81%) Data Centre
15 15 (10.14%) Docker
15 15 (10.14%) Analytics
15 15 (10.14%) C#
15 15 (10.14%) Windows
16 14 (9.46%) Firewall
16 14 (9.46%) Spring
16 14 (9.46%) VMware
16 14 (9.46%) Test Automation
17 13 (8.78%) Kanban

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 10 (6.76%) NetWeaver
2 9 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.41%) Confluence
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (3.38%) SAP EP
7 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.03%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.35%) Apache
8 2 (1.35%) IIS
8 2 (1.35%) SAS
8 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (3.38%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.03%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.43%) SaaS
3 10 (6.76%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (4.73%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (3.38%) PaaS
6 4 (2.70%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.03%) Google Analytics
7 3 (2.03%) Office 365
7 3 (2.03%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.35%) Heroku
8 2 (1.35%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.68%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.68%) Slack
9 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) Firewall
2 11 (7.43%) SAN
3 9 (6.08%) LAN
4 6 (4.05%) WAN
5 5 (3.38%) NAS
6 3 (2.03%) DNS
6 3 (2.03%) Internet
6 3 (2.03%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.03%) IPsec
6 3 (2.03%) VPN
6 3 (2.03%) Wireless
7 2 (1.35%) DHCP
7 2 (1.35%) Skype
7 2 (1.35%) SSL
7 2 (1.35%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.68%) Broadband
8 1 (0.68%) FTP
8 1 (0.68%) GPRS
8 1 (0.68%) HTTP
8 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) MySQL
3 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.73%) Big Data
5 6 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.05%) Data Lake
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.05%) Power BI
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.70%) DataStage
7 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.70%) QualityStage
7 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.03%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) JIRA
2 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) GitLab
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (12.16%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Legal
4 3 (2.03%) Back Office
5 2 (1.35%) Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Military
5 2 (1.35%) Publishing
5 2 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.57%) REST
2 20 (13.51%) .NET
3 14 (9.46%) Spring
4 13 (8.78%) Web Services
5 11 (7.43%) JSON
6 10 (6.76%) SAP Fiori
6 10 (6.76%) SOAP
6 10 (6.76%) Spring Boot
7 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET
7 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (5.41%) OAuth
9 7 (4.73%) .NET Core
9 7 (4.73%) OAuth2
10 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.05%) CSS
10 6 (4.05%) Django
10 6 (4.05%) HTML
10 6 (4.05%) Play Framework
10 6 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (4.05%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.05%) iPad
3 6 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.05%) User Experience
4 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.03%) PKI
6 3 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.03%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) EPoS
8 1 (0.68%) Fintech
8 1 (0.68%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.14%) Windows
2 12 (8.11%) Linux
3 8 (5.41%) Unix
4 7 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.68%) AIX
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.30%) DevOps
3 23 (15.54%) Microservices
4 20 (13.51%) Scrum
5 19 (12.84%) Migration
6 18 (12.16%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (11.49%) CRM
8 16 (10.81%) TOGAF
9 15 (10.14%) Analytics
10 14 (9.46%) Test Automation
11 13 (8.78%) Kanban
12 11 (7.43%) Open Source
12 11 (7.43%) Strategic Thinking
12 11 (7.43%) User Stories
13 10 (6.76%) Data Protection
13 10 (6.76%) Presales
13 10 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (6.76%) TDD
14 9 (6.08%) Collaborative Working
14 9 (6.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.30%) Java
2 16 (10.81%) SQL
3 15 (10.14%) C#
4 10 (6.76%) ABAP
5 8 (5.41%) Scala
6 6 (4.05%) Python
6 6 (4.05%) Ruby
7 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.03%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.03%) Java 8
9 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (2.70%) CISSP
4 4 (2.70%) SSCP
5 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCDE
7 1 (0.68%) CCIE
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) Docker
2 12 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.05%) Ansible
2 6 (4.05%) SCCM
3 2 (1.35%) vRealize
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.86%) Oracle
3 14 (9.46%) VMware
4 11 (7.43%) SAP
5 10 (6.76%) Ariba
6 9 (6.08%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (4.73%) Cisco
8 7 (4.73%) Citrix
9 6 (4.05%) Atlassian
9 6 (4.05%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.05%) IBM
9 6 (4.05%) NetApp
10 5 (3.38%) CA
11 4 (2.70%) Google
11 4 (2.70%) HP
12 2 (1.35%) Juniper
12 2 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (1.35%) Okta