Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 213 184
Rank change year-on-year -47 -29 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 129 150 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.94% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.00% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 82 154
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £450 £401 £388
90th Percentile £617 £631 £636
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £62.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +62.16%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% -20.63% +61.62%

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 16,179 15,038 17,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.62% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,561 8,651 10,733
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £230
90th Percentile £585 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 722 787
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -44 57 £533 +1.43% 11
Buckinghamshire -23 29 £502 -4.38% 2
Berkshire -12 24 £550 +4.76% 6
West Sussex +18 22 £500 +21.21% 1
Hampshire -8 21 £580 +19.59% 3
Surrey -18 16 £575 +6.98% 3
M4 Corridor - 8 - -
Oxfordshire -5 4 £563 +28.57% 3
East Sussex +2 3 £520 - 4
Kent +12 1 £500 -9.09%
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 51 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.16%) Java
4 25 (19.38%) Windows
4 25 (19.38%) Linux
4 25 (19.38%) Active Directory
4 25 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (19.38%) REST
5 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
6 23 (17.83%) Oracle
6 23 (17.83%) SQL Server
7 22 (17.05%) VMware
8 21 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (15.50%) .NET
10 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
10 19 (14.73%) Microservices
11 18 (13.95%) C#
11 18 (13.95%) Migration
12 17 (13.18%) Firewall
12 17 (13.18%) Cisco
12 17 (13.18%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
13 15 (11.63%) Citrix
13 15 (11.63%) NetApp
13 15 (11.63%) Finance
13 15 (11.63%) Scrum
14 14 (10.85%) Docker
14 14 (10.85%) DevOps
15 13 (10.08%) SAN
15 13 (10.08%) SharePoint

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 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.98%) Confluence
4 5 (3.88%) Apache
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.33%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.33%) IIS
6 3 (2.33%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.55%) nginx
7 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.78%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.78%) SAS
8 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.78%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.30%) SaaS
4 10 (7.75%) Office 365
5 6 (4.65%) PaaS
6 5 (3.88%) IaaS
6 5 (3.88%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.10%) GitHub
8 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.55%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.18%) Firewall
2 13 (10.08%) SAN
3 8 (6.20%) DNS
4 6 (4.65%) DHCP
4 6 (4.65%) VPN
5 5 (3.88%) WAN
6 4 (3.10%) NAS
6 4 (3.10%) Skype
6 4 (3.10%) SSL
6 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.33%) IPsec
7 3 (2.33%) LAN
7 3 (2.33%) Wireless
8 2 (1.55%) SMS
9 1 (0.78%) FCoE
9 1 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.78%) FTP
9 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.65%) MySQL
3 5 (3.88%) Big Data
3 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.55%) GIS
6 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.55%) Power BI
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) JIRA
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.78%) Subversion
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (11.63%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Military
3 3 (2.33%) Local Government
4 2 (1.55%) Back Office
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.38%) REST
2 20 (15.50%) .NET
3 13 (10.08%) Web Services
4 11 (8.53%) JSON
4 11 (8.53%) Spring
5 9 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.20%) .NET Core
6 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (6.20%) SOAP
7 7 (5.43%) CSS
7 7 (5.43%) HTML
7 7 (5.43%) OAuth
8 6 (4.65%) Ajax
8 6 (4.65%) CSS3
8 6 (4.65%) HTML5
8 6 (4.65%) OAuth2
8 6 (4.65%) Spring Boot
9 5 (3.88%) Play Framework
9 5 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.20%) iPad
3 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.10%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) Clustering
6 3 (2.33%) PKI
7 2 (1.55%) BYOD
7 2 (1.55%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 2 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.38%) Linux
1 25 (19.38%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Windows 10
3 10 (7.75%) Unix
4 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.10%) AIX
6 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.33%) Solaris
7 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.55%) Android
8 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.55%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.73%) Microservices
3 18 (13.95%) Migration
4 17 (13.18%) Technical Architecture
5 15 (11.63%) Scrum
6 14 (10.85%) DevOps
7 12 (9.30%) Kanban
8 11 (8.53%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 11 (8.53%) TDD
8 11 (8.53%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.53%) TOGAF
9 10 (7.75%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.98%) Capacity Management
11 8 (6.20%) ITIL
11 8 (6.20%) Network Design
11 8 (6.20%) Open Source
11 8 (6.20%) Project Management
11 8 (6.20%) The Twelve-Factor App
12 7 (5.43%) Analytics
12 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.16%) Java
2 18 (13.95%) C#
3 13 (10.08%) SQL
4 7 (5.43%) Scala
5 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.88%) Ruby
6 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.33%) Python
8 2 (1.55%) C++
8 2 (1.55%) Java 8
8 2 (1.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) ABAP
9 1 (0.78%) R
9 1 (0.78%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.65%) MCSE
5 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) MCP
6 2 (1.55%) CCNA
6 2 (1.55%) CCNP
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.78%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) SSCP
7 1 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (19.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.85%) Docker
3 13 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.75%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.43%) XenApp
6 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.10%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.43%) SCCM
3 3 (2.33%) Ansible
4 2 (1.55%) MaaS360
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.78%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.83%) Oracle
3 22 (17.05%) VMware
4 17 (13.18%) Cisco
5 15 (11.63%) Citrix
5 15 (11.63%) NetApp
6 13 (10.08%) Blue Coat
7 11 (8.53%) CheckPoint
8 10 (7.75%) HP
8 10 (7.75%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.20%) Atlassian
10 7 (5.43%) SAP
11 6 (4.65%) Okta
12 4 (3.10%) IBM
13 3 (2.33%) Google
14 2 (1.55%) ATG
14 2 (1.55%) EMC
14 2 (1.55%) hybris
14 2 (1.55%) Intel
14 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com