The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / South East
Rank 163 173 166
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 78 92 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 1.00% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.05% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 60
Median daily rate £550 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.65% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +4 34 £550 +22.22% 6
Hampshire -12 15 £575 +4.54% 1
Berkshire +17 10 £488 +2.63%
Surrey +15 10 £651 +33.43% 2
Oxfordshire -9 2 - - 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 37 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.13%) Security Cleared
3 29 (19.73%) Oracle
4 28 (19.05%) Java
5 27 (18.37%) SC Cleared
5 27 (18.37%) Office 365
6 26 (17.69%) Migration
7 25 (17.01%) Windows
7 25 (17.01%) Active Directory
8 21 (14.29%) VMware
9 20 (13.61%) Linux
10 19 (12.93%) WAN
11 18 (12.24%) HTML
12 17 (11.56%) JavaScript
12 17 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (10.20%) Unix
13 15 (10.20%) Citrix
13 15 (10.20%) Finance
13 15 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (9.52%) DevOps
15 13 (8.84%) Data Centre
15 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (8.84%) Cisco
16 12 (8.16%) Python
16 12 (8.16%) Perl
16 12 (8.16%) .NET
16 12 (8.16%) TOGAF
17 11 (7.48%) PHP

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.48%) Tomcat
1 11 (7.48%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.12%) Apache
2 9 (6.12%) nginx
3 6 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.40%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.72%) NetWeaver
5 4 (2.72%) SAP EP
5 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.72%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) SAP CRM
1 4 (2.72%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.37%) Office 365
2 17 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.76%) PaaS
5 6 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.08%) IaaS
6 4 (2.72%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.04%) SaaS
8 1 (0.68%) CallidusCloud
8 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) WAN
2 10 (6.80%) LAN
3 6 (4.08%) Firewall
3 6 (4.08%) Skype
4 5 (3.40%) SAN
5 4 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.72%) LDAP
5 4 (2.72%) Network Security
6 3 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.04%) SSL
7 2 (1.36%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.36%) DNS
7 2 (1.36%) IPsec
7 2 (1.36%) MPLS
8 1 (0.68%) ATM
8 1 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.68%) OSPF
8 1 (0.68%) SMTP
8 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.08%) Big Data
3 5 (3.40%) MySQL
4 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.72%) MS Access
4 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.72%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.04%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.36%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.36%) HBase
6 2 (1.36%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.36%) NewSQL
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.36%) OrientDB
6 2 (1.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.76%) ProC
3 3 (2.04%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) webpack
4 2 (1.36%) Babel
4 2 (1.36%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.36%) Gradle
4 2 (1.36%) Maven
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.36%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (10.20%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Retail
3 5 (3.40%) Back Office
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.72%) Advertising
5 3 (2.04%) Publishing
6 2 (1.36%) Electronics
6 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.24%) HTML
2 12 (8.16%) .NET
3 10 (6.80%) CSS
4 9 (6.12%) Middleware
5 8 (5.44%) XML
6 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.76%) HTML5
6 7 (4.76%) J2EE
6 7 (4.76%) Node.js
7 6 (4.08%) REST
8 5 (3.40%) CSS3
8 5 (3.40%) Spring
9 4 (2.72%) Cocoa
9 4 (2.72%) D3.js
9 4 (2.72%) React
9 4 (2.72%) RESTful
9 4 (2.72%) SAP Basis
9 4 (2.72%) SAP PI
9 4 (2.72%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.08%) User Experience
3 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.72%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.04%) PKI
4 3 (2.04%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.36%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.68%) CESG
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.01%) Windows
2 20 (13.61%) Linux
3 15 (10.20%) Unix
4 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.76%) AIX
6 6 (4.08%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.72%) Android
8 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.36%) CentOS
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.36%) Solaris
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.69%) Migration
3 15 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (9.52%) DevOps
5 12 (8.16%) TOGAF
6 10 (6.80%) SDLC
6 10 (6.80%) SOA
7 8 (5.44%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.44%) ITIL
7 8 (5.44%) Network Design
7 8 (5.44%) Open Source
7 8 (5.44%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 7 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.76%) Project Management
8 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.08%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) Java
2 17 (11.56%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.16%) Perl
3 12 (8.16%) Python
4 11 (7.48%) PHP
5 8 (5.44%) C
6 6 (4.08%) SQL
7 5 (3.40%) C#
8 4 (2.72%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.72%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.72%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.72%) VBA
9 3 (2.04%) C++
10 2 (1.36%) ES6
10 2 (1.36%) Ruby
10 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.68%) JSX
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (23.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.08%) Degree
3 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) CCNA
4 1 (0.68%) CCNP
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) GPG13
1 3 (2.04%) JSP 440
1 3 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (17.01%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.12%) Docker
4 8 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.08%) XenApp
6 4 (2.72%) vSphere
6 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.04%) vCloud
8 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.68%) GFS2
9 1 (0.68%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) AirWatch
1 3 (2.04%) Ansible
1 3 (2.04%) vRealize
2 2 (1.36%) AppDNA
2 2 (1.36%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.68%) logstash
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.73%) Oracle
3 21 (14.29%) VMware
4 15 (10.20%) Citrix
5 13 (8.84%) Cisco
6 9 (6.12%) HP
6 9 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.76%) SAP
8 5 (3.40%) IBM
9 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.72%) NetApp
9 4 (2.72%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.04%) F5
10 3 (2.04%) Google
10 3 (2.04%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.04%) Software AG
11 2 (1.36%) AppSense
11 2 (1.36%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.36%) Juniper
11 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
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