Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 241 278
Rank change year-on-year -57 +37 -91
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 79 128 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.79% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.94% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 71 70
South East median daily rate £571 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £408 £350 £402
90th Percentile £700 £625 £588
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £29.92 -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £31.77
% change year-on-year - +49.50% -25.24%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,066 13,626 14,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.86% 84.27% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,456 8,123 8,848
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £278 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 466 563
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.30% -7.78% -
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £51.03 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the South East

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in the South East

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in the South East

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in the South East

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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 -19 46 £550 +10.00% 8
Berkshire +12 24 £513 -0.24% 6
Surrey -11 17 £575 +2.68% 9
Oxfordshire +19 13 £700 +48.15% 1
Hampshire -20 11 £475 -3.06% 4
Buckinghamshire -29 9 - - 1
West Sussex -27 2 £560 +23.20%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 29 (36.71%) Oracle
2 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.05%) Microservices
3 18 (22.78%) Java
4 17 (21.52%) Finance
4 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (16.46%) Project Management
5 13 (16.46%) Migration
5 13 (16.46%) Management Information System
5 13 (16.46%) Firewall
5 13 (16.46%) SQL
5 13 (16.46%) REST
5 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (15.19%) IIS
6 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
7 11 (13.92%) J2EE
7 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
7 11 (13.92%) Linux
7 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (13.92%) DevOps
8 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
8 10 (12.66%) Web Services
8 10 (12.66%) SOA
8 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (12.66%) Kanban
9 9 (11.39%) Spring
9 9 (11.39%) Risk Management
9 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
9 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
9 9 (11.39%) Unix

Technical Architecture
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 12 (15.19%) IIS
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (10.13%) Confluence
4 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.59%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.06%) SAS
7 1 (1.27%) Apache
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.27%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.27%) SAP EP
7 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP GRC
1 2 (2.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.53%) Office 365
5 1 (1.27%) IaaS
5 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) Firewall
2 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
2 7 (8.86%) MPLS
2 7 (8.86%) SAN
2 7 (8.86%) Wireless
3 5 (6.33%) Internet
4 3 (3.80%) LAN
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.53%) IPsec
5 2 (2.53%) SMS
5 2 (2.53%) VPN
6 1 (1.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) DB2
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.33%) Big Data
4 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.06%) DataStage
5 4 (5.06%) MySQL
5 4 (5.06%) QualityStage
6 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.53%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.27%) GIS
8 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.27%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.13%) JIRA
3 6 (7.59%) GitLab
4 2 (2.53%) Bower
4 2 (2.53%) FxCop
4 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.53%) Grunt
4 2 (2.53%) JSHint
4 2 (2.53%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.53%) Moq
4 2 (2.53%) NDepend
4 2 (2.53%) NUnit
4 2 (2.53%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.53%) Selenium
4 2 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.53%) StyleCop
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
4 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.86%) Banking
4 6 (7.59%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.59%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Retail
6 2 (2.53%) Legal
7 1 (1.27%) Billing
7 1 (1.27%) French Language
7 1 (1.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (51.90%) Architect
2 15 (18.99%) Technical Architect
3 14 (17.72%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (12.66%) Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.86%) Designer
6 7 (8.86%) OSS Architect
7 6 (7.59%) Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.59%) Systems Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Digital Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Junior
8 5 (6.33%) Junior Project Manager
8 5 (6.33%) PHP Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Systems Designer
9 4 (5.06%) DataStage Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.80%) Data Consultant
10 3 (3.80%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) REST
2 11 (13.92%) J2EE
3 10 (12.66%) Web Services
4 9 (11.39%) Spring
5 7 (8.86%) .NET
5 7 (8.86%) Spring Boot
6 5 (6.33%) Laravel
6 5 (6.33%) Symfony
7 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.80%) JSON
8 3 (3.80%) SAP Fiori
8 3 (3.80%) XML
9 2 (2.53%) .NET Core
9 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.53%) Apache Thrift
9 2 (2.53%) Java EE
9 2 (2.53%) Silverlight
9 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.86%) Public Cloud
4 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.59%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.33%) Clustering
6 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.80%) VLE
7 2 (2.53%) iPad
8 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.27%) Fintech
8 1 (1.27%) HACMP
8 1 (1.27%) NHS
8 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Unix
3 8 (10.13%) Solaris
4 7 (8.86%) Windows
5 6 (7.59%) zOS
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (24.05%) Microservices
2 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (16.46%) Migration
3 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (16.46%) Project Management
4 11 (13.92%) DevOps
5 10 (12.66%) Kanban
5 10 (12.66%) SOA
6 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.39%) Risk Management
7 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.13%) Data Integration
7 8 (10.13%) Information Security
7 8 (10.13%) Network Management
7 8 (10.13%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (8.86%) Network Optimisation
8 7 (8.86%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) Java
2 13 (16.46%) SQL
3 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.39%) C#
5 8 (10.13%) Python
6 5 (6.33%) PHP
7 4 (5.06%) C++
7 4 (5.06%) Go
7 4 (5.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
1 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.53%) CEH
4 2 (2.53%) CISA
4 2 (2.53%) CISSP
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) PMO
2 7 (8.86%) QA
3 4 (5.06%) GDPR
4 2 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.27%) GPFS
3 1 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) Oracle
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.86%) TIBCO
4 5 (6.33%) IBM
5 4 (5.06%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (5.06%) SAP
5 4 (5.06%) Talend
6 3 (3.80%) Ariba
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco
6 3 (3.80%) Juniper
7 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.53%) Concur
7 2 (2.53%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) EMC
8 1 (1.27%) Google
8 1 (1.27%) Intel
8 1 (1.27%) NetApp
8 1 (1.27%) Software AG
8 1 (1.27%) Virgin Media