Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 268 211
Rank change year-on-year +35 -57 +68
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 140 91 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.59% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.72% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 99
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £375 £348
90th Percentile £625 £688 £652
England median daily rate £525 £525 £530
% change year-on-year - -0.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £29.92 -
England median hourly rate £5.00 £29.92 £43.00
% change year-on-year -83.29% -30.42% -1.15%

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 13,845 12,726 15,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.21% 81.89% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,312 7,544 9,008
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £253
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 519 615
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.90
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 February 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 February 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 +32 83 £475 -13.64% 13
Buckinghamshire +24 51 £425 -29.17% 2
Berkshire -6 24 £513 -2.38% 10
Surrey -15 24 £575 +27.78% 7
West Sussex -7 16 £448 +9.55%
Hampshire -2 10 £500 -9.09% 5
Oxfordshire +9 8 £600 - 1
Kent -7 3 £450 -
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Middlesex - 1 £580 -
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.43%) Finance
3 37 (26.43%) Big Data
4 36 (25.71%) DevOps
5 33 (23.57%) Apache Spark
6 32 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (22.14%) Hadoop
8 30 (21.43%) Cloudera
8 30 (21.43%) SQL
9 29 (20.71%) Scrum
10 27 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (17.14%) Java
12 23 (16.43%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (15.71%) Analytics
14 21 (15.00%) JIRA
15 20 (14.29%) Release Management
15 20 (14.29%) SAP
15 20 (14.29%) Process Improvement
16 17 (12.14%) Scala
16 17 (12.14%) TDD
17 16 (11.43%) PaaS
17 16 (11.43%) Tableau
18 15 (10.71%) OpenStack
18 15 (10.71%) IT Strategy
18 15 (10.71%) Banking
18 15 (10.71%) Migration
19 14 (10.00%) Firewall
19 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
19 14 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (10.00%) GDPR

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 33 (23.57%) Apache Spark
2 15 (10.71%) OpenStack
3 13 (9.29%) Confluence
4 12 (8.57%) Apache Pig
5 5 (3.57%) CMS
5 5 (3.57%) NetWeaver
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.71%) Drupal
8 1 (0.71%) JBoss
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.43%) PaaS
3 14 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (10.00%) IaaS
4 10 (7.14%) OpenShift
4 10 (7.14%) SaaS
5 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.14%) Veeva
7 1 (0.71%) Akamai
7 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.71%) Boomi
7 1 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.71%) Force.com
7 1 (0.71%) GitHub
7 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.71%) npm
7 1 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Serverless
7 1 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (2.14%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) IPsec
3 2 (1.43%) SSL
3 2 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (0.71%) BGP
4 1 (0.71%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.71%) CTI
4 1 (0.71%) DSL
4 1 (0.71%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.71%) IPv4
4 1 (0.71%) MPLS
4 1 (0.71%) Network Security
4 1 (0.71%) OSPF
4 1 (0.71%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (0.71%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.71%) VLAN
4 1 (0.71%) VPLS
4 1 (0.71%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.43%) Big Data
2 31 (22.14%) Hadoop
3 12 (8.57%) Apache Hive
3 12 (8.57%) SAP BW
3 12 (8.57%) Sqoop
4 11 (7.86%) HBase
4 11 (7.86%) SAP Data Services
5 10 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (6.43%) NoSQL
6 9 (6.43%) NuoDB
6 9 (6.43%) Redis
7 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.43%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.43%) DB2
10 2 (1.43%) Spark SQL
10 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.71%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 21 (15.00%) JIRA
2 13 (9.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.14%) Selenium
4 6 (4.29%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.71%) Ant
7 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.71%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (31.43%) Finance
2 15 (10.71%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (38.57%) Architect
2 29 (20.71%) Developer
3 25 (17.86%) Technical Architect
4 20 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
5 14 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (9.29%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 12 (8.57%) Hadoop Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Technical Leader
9 9 (6.43%) Technical Manager
10 8 (5.71%) Apache Spark Developer
10 8 (5.71%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.00%) .NET Architect
11 7 (5.00%) AWS Architect
11 7 (5.00%) Big Data Engineer
11 7 (5.00%) C# Architect
11 7 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (5.00%) Data Engineer
11 7 (5.00%) Hadoop Engineer
11 7 (5.00%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) Kafka
2 10 (7.14%) .NET
2 10 (7.14%) Web Services
2 10 (7.14%) XML
3 9 (6.43%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.57%) HTML
4 5 (3.57%) J2EE
4 5 (3.57%) REST
4 5 (3.57%) SAP PI
5 4 (2.86%) JSON
6 3 (2.14%) .NET Core
6 3 (2.14%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.14%) CSS
6 3 (2.14%) Middleware
6 3 (2.14%) SOAP
7 2 (1.43%) React
7 2 (1.43%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) CMDB
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) iPad
4 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.14%) PMI
5 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.43%) FMCG
5 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.71%) IVR
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.57%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) Windows
3 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.71%) DevOps
3 29 (20.71%) Scrum
4 27 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (16.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 22 (15.71%) Analytics
7 20 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 20 (14.29%) Release Management
8 17 (12.14%) TDD
9 15 (10.71%) IT Strategy
9 15 (10.71%) Migration
10 12 (8.57%) MapReduce
10 12 (8.57%) Project Management
11 11 (7.86%) Refactoring
11 11 (7.86%) SDLC
11 11 (7.86%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.86%) Visualisation
12 10 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (7.14%) Load Balancing
12 10 (7.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.43%) SQL
2 24 (17.14%) Java
3 17 (12.14%) Scala
4 13 (9.29%) C#
5 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.57%) C++
6 5 (3.57%) Go
6 5 (3.57%) Python
7 4 (2.86%) ABAP
7 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.43%) C
9 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.71%) Gremlin
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) SOQL
9 1 (0.71%) SOSL
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) ISEB
2 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.43%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) CCDP
4 1 (0.71%) CCIE
4 1 (0.71%) CCIP
4 1 (0.71%) CCNA
4 1 (0.71%) CCNP
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.71%) CISM
4 1 (0.71%) CISSP
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.00%) GDPR
2 9 (6.43%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.43%) GAMP
4 1 (0.71%) FATCA
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Apache Flume
1 11 (7.86%) HDFS
2 6 (4.29%) Docker
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.71%) Ambari
3 1 (0.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.71%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.71%) Mesos
3 1 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.71%) SCOM
3 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (21.43%) Cloudera
2 20 (14.29%) SAP
3 16 (11.43%) Tableau
4 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.86%) Hortonworks
5 11 (7.86%) Oracle
6 10 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.43%) IBM
8 5 (3.57%) Adobe
9 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.14%) Google
9 3 (2.14%) VMware
10 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.71%) Brocade
11 1 (0.71%) Citrix
11 1 (0.71%) Dell
11 1 (0.71%) HP
11 1 (0.71%) Splunk
11 1 (0.71%) Symantec
11 1 (0.71%) Tandberg