Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 237 275
Rank change year-on-year -61 +38 -99
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 91 142 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.85% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.01% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 68
South East median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £393 £400 £393
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £550 £530 £513
% change year-on-year +3.77% +3.41% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -0.58%

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 14,643 14,044 13,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.77% 84.36% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,805 8,416 8,251
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 460 588
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -4.43%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.67
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.90% +3.03%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -18 50 £550 +15.79% 18
Berkshire +14 29 £506 +6.58% 9
Surrey -16 18 £575 -0.86% 5
Oxfordshire +21 13 £700 -6.67% 2
Hampshire -22 11 £530 +7.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -32 8 £650 +48.15% 7
East Sussex -9 5 - -
West Sussex -32 3 £390 -13.33% 2
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.18%) Java
2 22 (24.18%) Microservices
3 19 (20.88%) Oracle
4 18 (19.78%) SQL
5 17 (18.68%) Web Services
5 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (17.58%) REST
7 15 (16.48%) Finance
7 15 (16.48%) Migration
7 15 (16.48%) Degree
8 14 (15.38%) Firewall
8 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 14 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 13 (14.29%) DevOps
9 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (13.19%) Public Cloud
10 12 (13.19%) Docker
10 12 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (13.19%) Project Management
10 12 (13.19%) Spring
10 12 (13.19%) Security Cleared
11 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
11 11 (12.09%) J2EE
12 10 (10.99%) Windows
12 10 (10.99%) Scrum
12 10 (10.99%) Management Information System
12 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS

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 7 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.59%) Confluence
2 6 (6.59%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.49%) IIS
3 5 (5.49%) NetWeaver
4 4 (4.40%) SAS
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) JBoss
7 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.20%) InVision
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (3.30%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.10%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (9.89%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (8.79%) Office 365
5 6 (6.59%) OneDrive
6 5 (5.49%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.20%) IaaS
7 2 (2.20%) PaaS
7 2 (2.20%) SaaS
8 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.38%) Firewall
2 8 (8.79%) LAN
3 7 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 7 (7.69%) Internet
3 7 (7.69%) MPLS
3 7 (7.69%) Wireless
4 6 (6.59%) Skype
5 5 (5.49%) Unified Communications
5 5 (5.49%) WAN
5 5 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.40%) SAN
7 3 (3.30%) VPN
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.20%) IPsec
8 2 (2.20%) NAS
9 1 (1.10%) DNS
9 1 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) Big Data
2 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.40%) DataStage
2 4 (4.40%) DB2
2 4 (4.40%) MySQL
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.40%) QualityStage
3 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.20%) Redis
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.10%) DTS
5 1 (1.10%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.10%) NewSQL
5 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.10%) GitLab
4 1 (1.10%) Gitweb
4 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.10%) Maven
4 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.79%) Retail
4 7 (7.69%) Marketing
5 4 (4.40%) Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) French Language
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (56.04%) Architect
2 21 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 19 (20.88%) Technical Architect
4 8 (8.79%) Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) Developer
5 7 (7.69%) OSS Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Designer
6 6 (6.59%) Digital Architect
6 6 (6.59%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Leader
7 5 (5.49%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) PHP Architect
7 5 (5.49%) SAP Architect
7 5 (5.49%) SAP Technical Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Systems Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Systems Designer
8 4 (4.40%) .NET Architect
8 4 (4.40%) DataStage Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Solutions Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) Web Services
2 16 (17.58%) REST
3 12 (13.19%) Spring
4 11 (12.09%) J2EE
5 10 (10.99%) Spring Boot
6 8 (8.79%) .NET
7 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (6.59%) SAP Fiori
8 5 (5.49%) Laravel
8 5 (5.49%) Symfony
9 4 (4.40%) WCF
10 2 (2.20%) .NET Core
10 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.20%) Flask
10 2 (2.20%) Java EE
10 2 (2.20%) JSON
10 2 (2.20%) Middleware
10 2 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.19%) Public Cloud
3 10 (10.99%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.30%) iPad
4 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.30%) User Experience
5 2 (2.20%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Blog
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) Fintech
6 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.30%) Unix
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.20%) CentOS
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.20%) Solaris
6 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.18%) Microservices
3 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (16.48%) Migration
5 14 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 13 (14.29%) DevOps
7 12 (13.19%) Project Management
7 12 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.99%) Scrum
8 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
9 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
9 9 (9.89%) Critical Thinking
9 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
9 9 (9.89%) Risk Management
10 8 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.79%) IT Strategy
10 8 (8.79%) Network Management
10 8 (8.79%) SOA
10 8 (8.79%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) Java
2 18 (19.78%) SQL
3 9 (9.89%) C#
3 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.79%) Python
5 7 (7.69%) ABAP
6 5 (5.49%) Go
6 5 (5.49%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) Scala
8 3 (3.30%) C++
8 3 (3.30%) Java 8
8 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Degree
2 12 (13.19%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) RHCE
6 1 (1.10%) CEH
6 1 (1.10%) CISA
6 1 (1.10%) CISSP
6 1 (1.10%) ISEB
6 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) PMO
1 9 (9.89%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) GDPR
3 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.10%) COBIT
4 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.10%) GAMP
4 1 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes
1 5 (5.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.10%) Ansible
3 1 (1.10%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Oracle
2 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.59%) Ariba
4 6 (6.59%) SAP
5 5 (5.49%) CA
5 5 (5.49%) IBM
6 4 (4.40%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco
7 3 (3.30%) Juniper
7 3 (3.30%) Tableau
8 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.20%) Talend
8 2 (2.20%) VMware
9 1 (1.10%) Concur
9 1 (1.10%) Google
9 1 (1.10%) HP
9 1 (1.10%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.10%) Virgin Media