Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Technical Architect
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 151 169
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 64 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 0.91% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 40
South West median daily rate £520 £508 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +6.84% -13.64%
10th Percentile £421 £325 £255
90th Percentile £706 £650 £699
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £57.00 - -
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -28.75% +90.18% +16.04%

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 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 -2 27 £550 +15.79%
Bristol +5 15 £473 +1.18% 4
Gloucestershire +14 7 £550 -8.33%
Somerset -4 5 £496 +21.04%
Devon +2 3 £600 +60.00%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Java
3 21 (32.81%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 12 (18.75%) Open Source
4 12 (18.75%) QA
5 11 (17.19%) .NET
5 11 (17.19%) Windows
6 10 (15.63%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (15.63%) TDD
6 10 (15.63%) Scrum
6 10 (15.63%) DevOps
7 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
7 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
7 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.50%) Finance
8 8 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (12.50%) Spring
8 8 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 7 (10.94%) User Stories
9 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
9 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
9 7 (10.94%) Project Management
9 7 (10.94%) HTML
9 7 (10.94%) SQL
10 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.38%) Ant
10 6 (9.38%) CSS

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 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.13%) Mule
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (9.38%) SaaS
2 5 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
4 3 (4.69%) PaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) DNS
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (7.81%) DHCP
2 5 (7.81%) Skype
2 5 (7.81%) Unified Communications
2 5 (7.81%) VPN
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) SMS
4 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Ant
2 6 (9.38%) Gradle
2 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.38%) Maven
3 4 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.25%) Selenium
4 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.13%) Apache Buildr
5 2 (3.13%) Cobertura
5 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.13%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.13%) jMock
5 2 (3.13%) JUnit
5 2 (3.13%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Back Office
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Military
3 3 (4.69%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) Spring
3 7 (10.94%) HTML
4 6 (9.38%) CSS
4 6 (9.38%) SOAP
5 5 (7.81%) JSON
5 5 (7.81%) Web Services
6 4 (6.25%) jQuery
6 4 (6.25%) REST
7 3 (4.69%) Node.js
7 3 (4.69%) RESTful
7 3 (4.69%) Velocity
8 2 (3.13%) Ajax
8 2 (3.13%) EJB
8 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.13%) JSF
8 2 (3.13%) JSP
8 2 (3.13%) Middleware
8 2 (3.13%) Struts
8 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) RIA
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.13%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.13%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) Open Source
3 10 (15.63%) DevOps
3 10 (15.63%) Scrum
3 10 (15.63%) TDD
3 10 (15.63%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (10.94%) Project Management
6 7 (10.94%) User Stories
7 6 (9.38%) BDD
7 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) SOA
9 4 (6.25%) Change Management
9 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.25%) ETL
9 4 (6.25%) MVC
9 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) Java
2 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.94%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) C++
5 4 (6.25%) C
5 4 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.13%) Apex Code
6 2 (3.13%) SOQL
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) Scala
7 1 (1.56%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) CCIE
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.13%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.13%) GDPR
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) ECSS
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.69%) Docker
3 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Ansible
1 2 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) hybris
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) ATG
5 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.13%) Hortonworks
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) Apple
6 1 (1.56%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.56%) Cadence
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) Cognos
6 1 (1.56%) Sencha