Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 204 232
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 194 190 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.13% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.20% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 109 82
South East median daily rate £538 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £459 £449 £413
90th Percentile £675 £615 £699
England median daily rate £571 £545 £540
% change year-on-year +4.77% +0.93% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% +32.01%

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 15,099 15,866 14,561
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.13% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,122 9,490 8,510
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 595 778
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +3.06% -8.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.59
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +22 74 £523 -0.48% 14
Hampshire +15 59 £550 +18.79% 11
Berkshire +22 54 £520 -13.33% 8
Surrey -17 29 £600 +9.09% 2
West Sussex -27 14 £560 +12.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £500 - 4
East Sussex 0 11 £525 +0.96% 1
Oxfordshire +24 7 £535 +1.90% 2
M4 Corridor +4 5 - -
Kent +15 2 - - 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 64 (32.99%) Security Cleared
2 54 (27.84%) Windows
3 53 (27.32%) SC Cleared
4 51 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (24.74%) Microsoft
6 42 (21.65%) DevOps
7 41 (21.13%) VMware
8 40 (20.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 34 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (16.49%) Technical Leadership
11 31 (15.98%) Migration
12 30 (15.46%) SQL Server
13 27 (13.92%) SQL
13 27 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
13 27 (13.92%) Microservices
14 26 (13.40%) Oracle
15 25 (12.89%) CRM
15 25 (12.89%) Active Directory
16 24 (12.37%) Technical Architecture
17 20 (10.31%) Java
17 20 (10.31%) ITIL
17 20 (10.31%) Oracle Database
18 19 (9.79%) Middleware
18 19 (9.79%) TOGAF
19 18 (9.28%) Finance
19 18 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (9.28%) MS Exchange
19 18 (9.28%) Docker
20 17 (8.76%) Data Centre
20 17 (8.76%) Windows Server

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 18 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.19%) Confluence
3 11 (5.67%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.64%) NetWeaver
5 7 (3.61%) Apache
6 5 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.58%) nginx
6 5 (2.58%) Traefik
7 4 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.55%) SAP EP
9 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.06%) CATIA
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.06%) ENOVIA
2 4 (2.06%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (1.55%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (20.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.64%) Office 365
3 9 (4.64%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (3.09%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (3.09%) PaaS
5 5 (2.58%) GitHub
6 4 (2.06%) SaaS
7 3 (1.55%) Boomi
7 3 (1.55%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.55%) IaaS
8 2 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.03%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.03%) Serverless
9 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.52%) Slack
9 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.70%) Firewall
2 10 (5.15%) Unified Communications
3 9 (4.64%) SAN
4 6 (3.09%) IP Telephony
4 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.58%) LAN
5 5 (2.58%) VLAN
5 5 (2.58%) WAN
6 2 (1.03%) FTP
6 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.52%) Broadband
7 1 (0.52%) GPRS
7 1 (0.52%) GSM
7 1 (0.52%) NAS
7 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.52%) Skype
7 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.52%) VoIP
7 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.31%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.12%) MySQL
5 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.58%) Big Data
6 5 (2.58%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.58%) Power BI
6 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.55%) Cloud Spanner
8 3 (1.55%) NewSQL
8 3 (1.55%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Jenkins
1 11 (5.67%) JIRA
2 6 (3.09%) Selenium
2 6 (3.09%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.52%) GitLab
3 1 (0.52%) Hudson
3 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (9.28%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.61%) Publishing
4 6 (3.09%) Military
5 5 (2.58%) Automotive
5 5 (2.58%) Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.79%) Middleware
2 17 (8.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 15 (7.73%) Web Services
4 14 (7.22%) .NET
5 13 (6.70%) REST
6 11 (5.67%) AngularJS
6 11 (5.67%) XML
7 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (4.64%) JSON
8 9 (4.64%) SAP Fiori
9 8 (4.12%) .NET Core
9 8 (4.12%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.12%) Kafka
10 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.61%) SOAP
11 6 (3.09%) Spring
12 5 (2.58%) Apache NiFi
12 5 (2.58%) Node.js
12 5 (2.58%) RESTful
12 5 (2.58%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) iPad
3 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.58%) BYOD
4 5 (2.58%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.55%) Clustering
5 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.03%) FMCG
6 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
7 1 (0.52%) Fintech
7 1 (0.52%) IPTV
7 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.84%) Windows
2 17 (8.76%) Linux
2 17 (8.76%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.67%) Windows 10
4 10 (5.15%) AIX
5 7 (3.61%) Unix
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.65%) DevOps
3 32 (16.49%) Technical Leadership
4 31 (15.98%) Migration
5 27 (13.92%) Microservices
6 25 (12.89%) CRM
7 24 (12.37%) Technical Architecture
8 20 (10.31%) ITIL
9 19 (9.79%) TOGAF
10 18 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (8.76%) Project Management
12 16 (8.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
14 14 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (7.22%) Test Automation
15 13 (6.70%) Open Source
16 12 (6.19%) Analytics
16 12 (6.19%) Enterprise Architecture
17 11 (5.67%) Data Protection
17 11 (5.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.92%) SQL
2 20 (10.31%) Java
3 12 (6.19%) C#
4 9 (4.64%) ABAP
5 6 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.58%) Apex Code
6 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.58%) PHP
6 5 (2.58%) PHP 7
7 4 (2.06%) Java 8
8 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.55%) Python
8 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.03%) Groovy
9 2 (1.03%) Scala
9 2 (1.03%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (32.99%) Security Cleared
2 53 (27.32%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.70%) MCSE
3 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.58%) Degree
5 5 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.03%) CISSP
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.03%) SSCP
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) COBIT
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.52%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (12.89%) Active Directory
3 18 (9.28%) Docker
4 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.67%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.15%) SCCM
3 5 (2.58%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.03%) Ansible
4 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.03%) SCOM
4 2 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.52%) Terraform
5 1 (0.52%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.13%) VMware
3 26 (13.40%) Oracle
4 13 (6.70%) Citrix
5 12 (6.19%) NetApp
6 11 (5.67%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (5.67%) SAP
7 9 (4.64%) Ariba
8 8 (4.12%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.12%) Google
9 6 (3.09%) CA
9 6 (3.09%) HP
9 6 (3.09%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.58%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.58%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.58%) Cisco
10 5 (2.58%) EMC
11 3 (1.55%) Dell
12 2 (1.03%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.03%) JDA