The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / South West
Rank 110 110 119
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 30 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.15% 0.97% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.00% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 13
Median daily rate £550 £435 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.43% -15.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £539 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2477 2795 2993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.61% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1808 1877
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +12 16 £588 +46.87% 1
Somerset +7 5 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 3 £475 -2.06% 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 22 (41.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (20.75%) Oracle
4 11 (20.75%) Windows
4 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
4 11 (20.75%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (18.87%) Internet
5 10 (18.87%) Linux
5 10 (18.87%) VMware
6 9 (16.98%) Project Management
6 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
6 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (15.09%) Ansible
7 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
8 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.21%) Java
8 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (11.32%) JSON
9 6 (11.32%) Data Integration
9 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
9 6 (11.32%) Finance
9 6 (11.32%) TDD
9 6 (11.32%) JUnit
9 6 (11.32%) SOA
9 6 (11.32%) Cisco
9 6 (11.32%) Middleware
9 6 (11.32%) Docker

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (9.43%) Alfresco
1 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.77%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.77%) SAS
3 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.89%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) Liferay
4 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.89%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
1 2 (3.77%) PaaS
2 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) Internet
2 5 (9.43%) DNS
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) Skype
3 3 (5.66%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.77%) IPsec
4 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.77%) LDAP
4 2 (3.77%) Network Security
4 2 (3.77%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.32%) JUnit
2 5 (9.43%) Ant
2 5 (9.43%) Apache Buildr
2 5 (9.43%) Eclipse
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.43%) Gradle
2 5 (9.43%) IntelliJ
2 5 (9.43%) jMock
2 5 (9.43%) Maven
2 5 (9.43%) Mercurial
2 5 (9.43%) Subversion
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.89%) Bower
4 1 (1.89%) Grunt
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) TestNG
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
3 2 (3.77%) Local Government
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) JSON
1 6 (11.32%) Middleware
2 5 (9.43%) Ajax
2 5 (9.43%) CSS
2 5 (9.43%) EJB
2 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
2 5 (9.43%) HTML
2 5 (9.43%) JSF
2 5 (9.43%) JSP
2 5 (9.43%) RESTful
2 5 (9.43%) SOAP
2 5 (9.43%) Spring
2 5 (9.43%) Struts
2 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) RIA
2 5 (9.43%) Web 2.0
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) CESG
4 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.77%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.77%) User Experience
6 1 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.89%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.66%) Unix
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) CentOS
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.98%) Project Management
4 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
4 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (13.21%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) Data Integration
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps
5 6 (11.32%) SOA
5 6 (11.32%) TDD
6 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.43%) MVC
6 5 (9.43%) Pair Programming
6 5 (9.43%) Refactoring
6 5 (9.43%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (9.43%) Workflow
6 5 (9.43%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) PHP
3 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) HNC
6 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.89%) CISSP
6 1 (1.89%) CLAS
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
6 1 (1.89%) RHCE
6 1 (1.89%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.77%) GPG13
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Docker
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (7.55%) vCloud
5 3 (5.66%) DFS Replication
5 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.77%) GFS2
6 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.77%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Ansible
2 4 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (7.55%) vRealize
3 2 (3.77%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.89%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.89%) Packer
4 1 (1.89%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) ATG
6 4 (7.55%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 4 (7.55%) Intel Security
6 4 (7.55%) TIBCO
7 3 (5.66%) HP
7 3 (5.66%) SAP
7 3 (5.66%) Software AG
8 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.77%) ESRI
8 2 (3.77%) Juniper
8 2 (3.77%) webMethods
9 1 (1.89%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam