The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 141 200
Rank change year-on-year -25 +59  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 84 136 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.51% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.59% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 90 48
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +7 39 £500 -13.04%
Berkshire +8 16 £525 +16.66% 1
Hampshire -27 12 £480 -4.00% 2
West Sussex +13 6 £413 -13.15%
Oxfordshire -24 5 £425 -29.16%
Kent +1 2 £550 -31.25% 2
Surrey -1 2 £413 -8.33% 1
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 52 (32.70%) Microsoft
2 50 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (27.04%) Security Cleared
4 41 (25.79%) Office 365
5 40 (25.16%) Windows
6 37 (23.27%) SC Cleared
7 35 (22.01%) Active Directory
8 33 (20.75%) VMware
9 24 (15.09%) Java
10 23 (14.47%) Migration
10 23 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (14.47%) Windows 10
11 22 (13.84%) DevOps
11 22 (13.84%) Oracle
12 21 (13.21%) Finance
12 21 (13.21%) Technical Architecture
13 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
14 18 (11.32%) Project Management
15 17 (10.69%) Citrix
16 16 (10.06%) Linux
16 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
17 15 (9.43%) HTML
18 14 (8.81%) Unix
18 14 (8.81%) Python
18 14 (8.81%) Cisco
18 14 (8.81%) Telecoms
18 14 (8.81%) TOGAF
18 14 (8.81%) IT Strategy

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 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.18%) Apache
3 12 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.92%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.92%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.66%) nginx
5 9 (5.66%) OpenStack
6 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.52%) IIS
7 4 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.89%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.26%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.63%) JBoss
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.26%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.79%) Office 365
2 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.03%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.77%) IaaS
5 6 (3.77%) PaaS
6 4 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.55%) WAN
2 11 (6.92%) SAN
3 10 (6.29%) Firewall
4 5 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.52%) Internet
5 4 (2.52%) LAN
5 4 (2.52%) NAS
6 3 (1.89%) Skype
6 3 (1.89%) VPN
7 2 (1.26%) ATM
7 2 (1.26%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.26%) IPsec
7 2 (1.26%) LDAP
7 2 (1.26%) Network Security
7 2 (1.26%) SSL
8 1 (0.63%) Frame Relay
8 1 (0.63%) Intranet
8 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) Big Data
3 4 (2.52%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.52%) MS Access
3 4 (2.52%) MySQL
3 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Adabas
6 1 (0.63%) DB2
6 1 (0.63%) DBAmp
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.40%) ProC
3 4 (2.52%) JIRA
4 3 (1.89%) Maven
4 3 (1.89%) MSI
5 2 (1.26%) Babel
5 2 (1.26%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.26%) Gradle
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.26%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.26%) webpack
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.63%) jMock
6 1 (0.63%) Mockito
6 1 (0.63%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (13.21%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.92%) Banking
4 7 (4.40%) Retail
5 5 (3.14%) Electronics
5 5 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.26%) Billing
6 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.43%) HTML
2 12 (7.55%) REST
3 10 (6.29%) AngularJS
3 10 (6.29%) Spring
4 9 (5.66%) Middleware
5 8 (5.03%) CSS
6 7 (4.40%) .NET
6 7 (4.40%) HTML5
6 7 (4.40%) Node.js
7 5 (3.14%) Cocoa
7 5 (3.14%) CSS3
7 5 (3.14%) D3.js
7 5 (3.14%) J2EE
7 5 (3.14%) React
7 5 (3.14%) Web Services
7 5 (3.14%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.89%) Java EE
8 3 (1.89%) jQuery
8 3 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Clustering
2 7 (4.40%) User Experience
3 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.14%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.52%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.89%) PKI
5 3 (1.89%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) MPEG
6 2 (1.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.26%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.63%) CESG
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.16%) Windows
2 23 (14.47%) Windows 10
3 16 (10.06%) Linux
4 14 (8.81%) Unix
5 9 (5.66%) AIX
5 9 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.77%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.14%) Android
8 4 (2.52%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.52%) Solaris
9 2 (1.26%) CentOS
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.47%) Migration
3 22 (13.84%) DevOps
4 21 (13.21%) Technical Architecture
5 18 (11.32%) Project Management
6 14 (8.81%) IT Strategy
6 14 (8.81%) TOGAF
7 13 (8.18%) SOA
8 12 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (6.92%) ITIL
10 9 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (5.66%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.03%) Configuration Management
11 8 (5.03%) ITIL V3
11 8 (5.03%) Open Source
12 7 (4.40%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.40%) SDLC
13 6 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.09%) Java
2 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.81%) Python
4 9 (5.66%) Perl
5 7 (4.40%) C
5 7 (4.40%) PHP
6 5 (3.14%) Apple Swift
6 5 (3.14%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.52%) C#
7 4 (2.52%) SQL
7 4 (2.52%) VBA
8 3 (1.89%) VB
9 2 (1.26%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.26%) ES6
9 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) Scala
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (27.04%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.27%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.40%) Degree
3 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.52%) MCSE
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.89%) CISSP
5 3 (1.89%) MCITP
6 2 (1.26%) CCNA
6 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CCIE
7 1 (0.63%) CCSP
7 1 (0.63%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.63%) MCP
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) VCDX
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) GPG13
2 3 (1.89%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.92%) Docker
4 9 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.40%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.52%) vCloud
8 3 (1.89%) XenApp
9 2 (1.26%) vSphere
9 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.63%) GFS2
10 1 (0.63%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) SCCM
2 7 (4.40%) SCOM
3 5 (3.14%) AppDNA
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.89%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.89%) Ansible
5 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.89%) vRealize
6 2 (1.26%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (32.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.75%) VMware
3 22 (13.84%) Oracle
4 17 (10.69%) Citrix
5 14 (8.81%) Cisco
6 12 (7.55%) HP
6 12 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.29%) SAP
8 6 (3.77%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.77%) NetApp
9 5 (3.14%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.14%) IBM
10 4 (2.52%) Google
10 4 (2.52%) StorageTek
10 4 (2.52%) Sun
11 3 (1.89%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.89%) Software AG
12 2 (1.26%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.26%) F5
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