Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 226 208
Rank change year-on-year -34 -18 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 117 146 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.89% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.94% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 82 117
South East median daily rate £550 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.54%
10th Percentile £455 £401 £379
90th Percentile £628 £600 £628
England median daily rate £550 £545 £520
% change year-on-year +0.92% +4.81% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £62.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% +3.33% -
England median hourly rate £40.22 £63.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -36.67% -20.63% +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 15,547 15,535 16,511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.70% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,304 9,190 9,937
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 624 759
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -21 52 £550 +4.76% 10
Buckinghamshire -8 26 £500 -4.76% 2
Surrey -15 24 £563 +0.45% 2
West Sussex +8 21 £550 +33.33%
Berkshire -16 21 £550 +4.76% 5
Hampshire -17 14 £595 +23.96% 2
Oxfordshire +3 5 £555 +26.86% 3
East Sussex -1 3 £558 +6.24% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
3 29 (24.79%) Java
4 28 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (17.95%) Oracle
6 20 (17.09%) Windows
6 20 (17.09%) Active Directory
6 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (17.09%) REST
7 19 (16.24%) Microservices
7 19 (16.24%) Scrum
8 18 (15.38%) .NET
8 18 (15.38%) DevOps
8 18 (15.38%) SaaS
9 16 (13.68%) Migration
9 16 (13.68%) TOGAF
9 16 (13.68%) Security Cleared
10 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
10 15 (12.82%) Spring
10 15 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (12.82%) Finance
10 15 (12.82%) Linux
11 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
12 13 (11.11%) SQL
12 13 (11.11%) Firewall
12 13 (11.11%) VMware
12 13 (11.11%) Kanban
13 12 (10.26%) C#
13 12 (10.26%) Cisco
13 12 (10.26%) Open Source

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 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.84%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.13%) NetWeaver
3 6 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.42%) Apache
5 4 (3.42%) IIS
5 4 (3.42%) SAP EP
5 4 (3.42%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.56%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.56%) Confluence
6 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.71%) nginx
7 2 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.71%) SAS
7 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (15.38%) SaaS
4 8 (6.84%) Office 365
4 8 (6.84%) PaaS
5 5 (4.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (3.42%) Google Analytics
6 4 (3.42%) IaaS
6 4 (3.42%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.42%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (2.56%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.71%) GitHub
8 2 (1.71%) Heroku
8 2 (1.71%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.85%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) Firewall
2 11 (9.40%) SAN
3 9 (7.69%) DNS
4 7 (5.98%) VPN
5 6 (5.13%) DHCP
6 5 (4.27%) LAN
6 5 (4.27%) NAS
6 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.42%) Skype
7 4 (3.42%) SSL
7 4 (3.42%) WAN
8 3 (2.56%) Internet
8 3 (2.56%) IPsec
8 3 (2.56%) Wireless
9 2 (1.71%) SMS
10 1 (0.85%) FTP
10 1 (0.85%) HTTP
10 1 (0.85%) Network Security
10 1 (0.85%) NGN
10 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.69%) MySQL
3 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.27%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.42%) Big Data
6 4 (3.42%) DataStage
6 4 (3.42%) QualityStage
6 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.56%) Data Lake
7 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.56%) Power BI
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.71%) GIS
8 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Maven
2 1 (0.85%) Subversion
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Legal
3 3 (2.56%) Back Office
4 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Military
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) REST
2 18 (15.38%) .NET
3 15 (12.82%) Spring
4 10 (8.55%) Web Services
5 9 (7.69%) JSON
5 9 (7.69%) SOAP
5 9 (7.69%) Spring Boot
6 8 (6.84%) OAuth
7 7 (5.98%) OAuth2
8 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.13%) CSS
8 6 (5.13%) Django
8 6 (5.13%) HTML
8 6 (5.13%) Play Framework
8 6 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (4.27%) Ajax
9 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (4.27%) CSS3
9 5 (4.27%) HTML5
9 5 (4.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.98%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.13%) User Experience
5 5 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.56%) PKI
7 3 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.56%) Replication
8 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.71%) BYOD
8 2 (1.71%) Clustering
8 2 (1.71%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.71%) iPad
8 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) Fintech
9 1 (0.85%) FMCG
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.09%) Windows
2 15 (12.82%) Linux
3 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.98%) Unix
5 5 (4.27%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.71%) Android
8 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.71%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.71%) Solaris
9 1 (0.85%) AIX
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.24%) Microservices
2 19 (16.24%) Scrum
3 18 (15.38%) DevOps
4 16 (13.68%) Migration
4 16 (13.68%) TOGAF
5 15 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (11.11%) Kanban
7 12 (10.26%) Open Source
8 11 (9.40%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.40%) User Stories
9 10 (8.55%) Analytics
9 10 (8.55%) Capacity Management
9 10 (8.55%) Project Management
9 10 (8.55%) TDD
10 9 (7.69%) ITIL
11 8 (6.84%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (5.98%) Conceptual Models
12 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.98%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.79%) Java
2 13 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (10.26%) C#
4 8 (6.84%) Scala
5 6 (5.13%) Ruby
6 4 (3.42%) ABAP
6 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.42%) Python
7 3 (2.56%) Java 8
7 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) R
9 1 (0.85%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.27%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (3.42%) CISSP
4 4 (3.42%) MCSE
4 4 (3.42%) SSCP
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.71%) CCNA
6 2 (1.71%) CCNP
6 2 (1.71%) MCP
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) CCDE
7 1 (0.85%) CCIE
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.85%) Degree
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.85%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.40%) Docker
3 8 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.42%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.56%) XenApp
7 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) SCCM
2 5 (4.27%) Ansible
2 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.71%) MaaS360
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.71%) vRealize
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.95%) Oracle
3 13 (11.11%) VMware
4 12 (10.26%) Cisco
5 10 (8.55%) NetApp
5 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
6 9 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 9 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.84%) IBM
7 8 (6.84%) SAP
8 7 (5.98%) Citrix
8 7 (5.98%) HP
9 6 (5.13%) Okta
10 5 (4.27%) Google
11 4 (3.42%) Ariba
12 2 (1.71%) ATG
12 2 (1.71%) Intel
12 2 (1.71%) Juniper
12 2 (1.71%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com