Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 228 197
Rank change year-on-year +31 -31 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 183 125 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.11% 0.81% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.86% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 72 119
South East median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -7.83%
10th Percentile £443 £413 £419
90th Percentile £615 £686 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £54.50 £60.00 £72.73
% change year-on-year -9.17% -17.50% +123.77%

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 15,574 14,530 17,073
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 93.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,340 8,596 10,089
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 736 884
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.16
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -6 75 £500 -11.11% 12
Surrey +14 46 £550 -2.22% 3
West Sussex +13 33 £450 -15.29%
Berkshire -9 30 £525 +7.69% 8
Buckinghamshire -27 28 £500 -16.67% 2
Oxfordshire +7 17 £525 -20.75% 2
Hampshire -4 17 £488 -15.22% 2
East Sussex -2 4 £525 +7.97% 2
Kent -14 2 £565 +0.44%
Middlesex - 2 £580 -
Sussex -3 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 55 (30.05%) Windows
2 49 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (24.59%) Linux
4 42 (22.95%) Microsoft
5 38 (20.77%) Oracle
6 33 (18.03%) VMware
7 31 (16.94%) SAP
7 31 (16.94%) Finance
8 29 (15.85%) Java
8 29 (15.85%) Technical Architecture
9 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
10 26 (14.21%) Scrum
11 25 (13.66%) TOGAF
11 25 (13.66%) Windows Server
12 23 (12.57%) IT Strategy
12 23 (12.57%) Citrix
12 23 (12.57%) Firewall
13 22 (12.02%) Unix
14 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
14 21 (11.48%) SAN
14 21 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (10.93%) SQL
16 19 (10.38%) HP
16 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
16 19 (10.38%) Hyper-V
17 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (9.29%) Enterprise Architecture
17 17 (9.29%) Cisco
18 16 (8.74%) PRINCE2

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 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.37%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.83%) Apache Pig
4 7 (3.83%) NetWeaver
5 6 (3.28%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.73%) IIS
7 4 (2.19%) Apache
7 4 (2.19%) CMS
7 4 (2.19%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.64%) JBoss
8 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.83%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.09%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.55%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.55%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.01%) IaaS
4 10 (5.46%) Office 365
5 7 (3.83%) SaaS
6 6 (3.28%) npm
6 6 (3.28%) PaaS
7 4 (2.19%) Force.com
7 4 (2.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (2.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (2.19%) Serverless
7 4 (2.19%) Veeva
8 2 (1.09%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.55%) Slack
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.57%) Firewall
2 21 (11.48%) SAN
3 13 (7.10%) VoIP
4 9 (4.92%) HTTP
4 9 (4.92%) WAN
5 6 (3.28%) DNS
6 5 (2.73%) LDAP
7 4 (2.19%) IPsec
7 4 (2.19%) LAN
8 3 (1.64%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (1.64%) CTI
8 3 (1.64%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.64%) NAS
8 3 (1.64%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.64%) PBX
8 3 (1.64%) RTP
8 3 (1.64%) Softphone
8 3 (1.64%) SSH
9 2 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.10%) Big Data
3 10 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.83%) Apache Hive
4 7 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.83%) Sqoop
5 6 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (3.28%) HBase
5 6 (3.28%) MySQL
5 6 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.28%) SAP BW
5 6 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.19%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Grunt
1 6 (3.28%) gulp
1 6 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.28%) webpack
2 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.73%) JIRA
2 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.64%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.55%) LSMW
5 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.55%) ProC
General
1 31 (16.94%) Finance
2 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.64%) Marketing
3 2 (1.09%) Automotive
3 2 (1.09%) Banking
3 2 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.55%) Legal
4 1 (0.55%) Publishing
4 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.74%) XML
2 14 (7.65%) CSS
2 14 (7.65%) REST
3 12 (6.56%) Ajax
3 12 (6.56%) Web Services
4 11 (6.01%) .NET
5 10 (5.46%) HTML
5 10 (5.46%) JSON
6 9 (4.92%) J2EE
7 8 (4.37%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.37%) CSS3
7 8 (4.37%) HTML5
7 8 (4.37%) Node.js
8 7 (3.83%) Kafka
8 7 (3.83%) SAP PI
9 6 (3.28%) LESS
9 6 (3.28%) Sass
10 5 (2.73%) Spring
11 4 (2.19%) Django
11 4 (2.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Clustering
1 13 (7.10%) Data Centre
1 13 (7.10%) User Experience
2 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.28%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.19%) EMC VNX
3 4 (2.19%) Oracle Exalogic
3 4 (2.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.09%) CMDB
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.09%) IVR
5 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.09%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.55%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.05%) Windows
2 45 (24.59%) Linux
3 25 (13.66%) Windows Server
4 22 (12.02%) Unix
5 12 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.92%) Windows Vista
8 8 (4.37%) Solaris
9 7 (3.83%) AIX
10 6 (3.28%) Android
10 6 (3.28%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.73%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.64%) Debian
13 3 (1.64%) Fedora
13 3 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.85%) Technical Architecture
3 26 (14.21%) Scrum
4 25 (13.66%) TOGAF
5 23 (12.57%) IT Strategy
6 17 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (9.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (8.74%) DevOps
7 16 (8.74%) Migration
7 16 (8.74%) PRINCE2
8 15 (8.20%) Kanban
9 14 (7.65%) ERP
10 13 (7.10%) Configuration Management
10 13 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (7.10%) TDD
11 12 (6.56%) Software Architecture
11 12 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.01%) ITIL
12 11 (6.01%) Load Balancing
12 11 (6.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.85%) Java
2 20 (10.93%) SQL
3 10 (5.46%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.83%) C#
5 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.73%) Scala
7 4 (2.19%) Ruby
8 3 (1.64%) Python
9 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.09%) AWK
9 2 (1.09%) sed
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) Perl
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.20%) CCNA
2 15 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.20%) MCSE
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.83%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.28%) CCSP
5 6 (3.28%) MCITP
6 5 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.64%) Degree
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.64%) GDPR
2 3 (1.64%) PA-DSS
2 3 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.38%) Hyper-V
3 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.01%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.83%) Apache Flume
7 6 (3.28%) HDFS
7 6 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.73%) Docker
8 5 (2.73%) XenServer
9 4 (2.19%) XenApp
10 3 (1.64%) vSphere
11 2 (1.09%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.55%) IAG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (6.56%) SCCM
2 9 (4.92%) SCOM
3 6 (3.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.64%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.09%) Ansible
6 2 (1.09%) Nagios
6 2 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.09%) Puppet
6 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.09%) Terraform
7 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.77%) Oracle
3 33 (18.03%) VMware
4 31 (16.94%) SAP
5 23 (12.57%) Citrix
6 19 (10.38%) HP
7 17 (9.29%) Cisco
8 15 (8.20%) Red Hat
9 14 (7.65%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (6.01%) IBM
11 9 (4.92%) EMC
12 8 (4.37%) 3PAR
12 8 (4.37%) NetApp
13 7 (3.83%) Adobe
13 7 (3.83%) Cloudera
13 7 (3.83%) Tableau
14 6 (3.28%) Apple
14 6 (3.28%) Hortonworks
15 5 (2.73%) CheckPoint
15 5 (2.73%) Sun