Period
to 23 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

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 West
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 147 146
Rank change year-on-year +30 -1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 114 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.78% 0.99% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.04% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 29 33
South West median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £500 £429 £438
90th Percentile £713 £625 £635
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.22 £63.50
% change year-on-year -12.97% -36.67% -20.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,095 5,280 5,207
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.50% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,819 3,243 3,243
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £219
90th Percentile £613 £550 £533
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 301 251
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the South West

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the South West

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the South West

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the South West

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. 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
Wiltshire -19 34 £608 +15.71% 3
Gloucestershire -1 26 £600 +4.35% 1
Bristol +14 25 £550 -2.22% 5
Somerset +16 21 £525 -12.50% 1
Devon -8 2 - - 2
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 West region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 57 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (38.60%) DV Cleared
3 34 (29.82%) Java
4 28 (24.56%) Azure
5 27 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (21.05%) AWS
6 24 (21.05%) Ansible
7 23 (20.18%) Migration
8 22 (19.30%) Linux
9 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 20 (17.54%) Finance
10 20 (17.54%) VMware
11 19 (16.67%) TOGAF
11 19 (16.67%) Windows
12 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
12 18 (15.79%) Docker
12 18 (15.79%) Data Centre
12 18 (15.79%) Puppet
12 18 (15.79%) Decision-Making
13 17 (14.91%) Computer Science
14 16 (14.04%) Cisco
14 16 (14.04%) LAN
14 16 (14.04%) WAN
14 16 (14.04%) .NET
15 15 (13.16%) Web Services
15 15 (13.16%) SAN
15 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
15 15 (13.16%) Data Architecture
15 15 (13.16%) PaaS
16 14 (12.28%) vRealize

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 11 (9.65%) JBoss
3 3 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.56%) Azure
2 24 (21.05%) AWS
3 15 (13.16%) PaaS
4 13 (11.40%) IaaS
5 12 (10.53%) Azure Stack
5 12 (10.53%) OpenShift
6 11 (9.65%) Office 365
7 2 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.88%) GCP
8 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.88%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) LAN
1 16 (14.04%) WAN
2 15 (13.16%) SAN
3 11 (9.65%) DNS
4 4 (3.51%) Firewall
4 4 (3.51%) Internet
4 4 (3.51%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.75%) Intranet
6 2 (1.75%) Network Security
6 2 (1.75%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) Big Data
2 3 (2.63%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.26%) IntelliJ
2 3 (2.63%) Ant
2 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.63%) JIRA
2 3 (2.63%) Maven
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Buildr
3 2 (1.75%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.88%) Gradle
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (17.54%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.39%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Law
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) .NET
2 15 (13.16%) Web Services
3 14 (12.28%) Java EE
4 12 (10.53%) Middleware
4 12 (10.53%) Spring
5 11 (9.65%) J2EE
5 11 (9.65%) JSON
5 11 (9.65%) RESTful
5 11 (9.65%) SOAP
5 11 (9.65%) XML
6 8 (7.02%) .NET Core
6 8 (7.02%) Hibernate
7 7 (6.14%) XML Messaging
8 5 (4.39%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.39%) REST
9 4 (3.51%) Ajax
9 4 (3.51%) CSS
9 4 (3.51%) JSF
9 4 (3.51%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.28%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (10.53%) Replication
4 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (8.77%) Reference Data
5 6 (5.26%) Cloud Native
6 5 (4.39%) iPad
6 5 (4.39%) User Experience
7 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.63%) Clustering
8 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.88%) PKI
9 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.30%) Linux
2 19 (16.67%) Windows
3 12 (10.53%) CentOS
3 12 (10.53%) Solaris
3 12 (10.53%) Unix
4 11 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.18%) Migration
3 19 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 18 (15.79%) Decision-Making
5 17 (14.91%) Computer Science
6 15 (13.16%) Data Architecture
7 14 (12.28%) DevOps
8 13 (11.40%) Data Migration
8 13 (11.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 13 (11.40%) OO
9 12 (10.53%) Data Deduplication
9 12 (10.53%) Service Management
9 12 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (9.65%) Analytics
10 11 (9.65%) Load Balancing
10 11 (9.65%) Microservices
10 11 (9.65%) Technical Leadership
10 11 (9.65%) Waterfall
11 10 (8.77%) Data Integration
11 10 (8.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.82%) Java
2 11 (9.65%) C
2 11 (9.65%) Python
3 5 (4.39%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.63%) SQL
6 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) Scala
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (38.60%) DV Cleared
3 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) MBCS
5 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) NIST
2 1 (0.88%) NIST 800
System Software
1 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 18 (15.79%) Docker
2 12 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (21.05%) Ansible
2 18 (15.79%) Puppet
3 14 (12.28%) vRealize
4 12 (10.53%) Kubernetes
5 6 (5.26%) Nagios
6 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.51%) SCCM
6 4 (3.51%) SCOM
6 4 (3.51%) SCOrch
6 4 (3.51%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.63%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.54%) VMware
3 16 (14.04%) Cisco
4 11 (9.65%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.77%) Micro Focus
5 10 (8.77%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.39%) Citrix
7 4 (3.51%) Dell
8 3 (2.63%) Google
8 3 (2.63%) HP
9 2 (1.75%) F5
9 2 (1.75%) SAP
10 1 (0.88%) EMC
10 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.88%) NetApp
10 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com