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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 110 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 40 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.48% 1.23% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.29% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 32
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £740 £659
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

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 2583 2861 2974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.84% 95.40% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1619 1848 1912
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 139 197
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.25 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.95% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Wiltshire +5 25 £550 +4.76% 3
Somerset +1 7 £550 -26.66%
Bristol -2 5 £425 -26.08%
Gloucestershire +8 1 £525 -5.61% 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.87%) Oracle
4 15 (22.39%) DevOps
5 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.90%) Technical Architecture
5 14 (20.90%) Windows
5 14 (20.90%) Linux
5 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.40%) Middleware
6 13 (19.40%) SOA
6 13 (19.40%) Java
7 12 (17.91%) SOAP
8 11 (16.42%) Internet
8 11 (16.42%) RIA
9 10 (14.93%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (14.93%) Ansible
9 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
9 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
9 10 (14.93%) MVC
9 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (14.93%) Scrum
10 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
10 9 (13.43%) RESTful
10 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
11 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
11 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
11 8 (11.94%) Test Automation

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 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.97%) Alfresco
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.99%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.99%) SAS
4 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) Internet
2 5 (7.46%) DNS
2 5 (7.46%) Skype
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 3 (4.48%) IPsec
4 3 (4.48%) LDAP
4 3 (4.48%) Network Security
4 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.48%) SSL
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.99%) DHCP
5 2 (2.99%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.49%) LAN
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.94%) Ant
2 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) Gradle
2 8 (11.94%) Maven
3 7 (10.45%) Apache Buildr
3 7 (10.45%) Eclipse
3 7 (10.45%) IntelliJ
3 7 (10.45%) jMock
3 7 (10.45%) JUnit
3 7 (10.45%) Mercurial
3 7 (10.45%) Subversion
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) Middleware
2 12 (17.91%) SOAP
3 9 (13.43%) RESTful
4 8 (11.94%) Spring
4 8 (11.94%) Web Services
5 7 (10.45%) Ajax
5 7 (10.45%) CSS
5 7 (10.45%) EJB
5 7 (10.45%) Hibernate
5 7 (10.45%) HTML
5 7 (10.45%) JSF
5 7 (10.45%) JSON
5 7 (10.45%) JSP
5 7 (10.45%) Struts
5 7 (10.45%) XML
6 5 (7.46%) REST
7 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.48%) Ext JS
7 3 (4.48%) Node.js
7 3 (4.48%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) RIA
2 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.45%) Web 2.0
4 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.48%) PKI
7 2 (2.99%) CESG
7 2 (2.99%) Clustering
7 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.99%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.49%) DataPower
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Linux
1 14 (20.90%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.48%) Unix
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) CentOS
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) DevOps
3 14 (20.90%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (19.40%) SOA
5 10 (14.93%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (14.93%) MVC
5 10 (14.93%) Scrum
5 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.94%) TDD
6 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
7 7 (10.45%) Pair Programming
7 7 (10.45%) Project Management
7 7 (10.45%) Refactoring
7 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.45%) XML Parsing
8 6 (8.96%) Data Integration
8 6 (8.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Java
2 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) C#
3 8 (11.94%) SQL
4 5 (7.46%) Python
5 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) AWS Certification
4 5 (7.46%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) HNC
6 1 (1.49%) RHCE
6 1 (1.49%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) GDPR
1 4 (5.97%) JSP 440
1 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.99%) GPG13
4 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) Docker
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (5.97%) vCloud
5 3 (4.48%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.99%) GFS2
6 2 (2.99%) OCFS2
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Ansible
2 5 (7.46%) vRealize
3 4 (5.97%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.99%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.49%) SCCM
5 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Oracle
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.94%) VMware
5 7 (10.45%) ATG
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco
6 4 (5.97%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 4 (5.97%) McAfee
6 4 (5.97%) Sencha
6 4 (5.97%) Software AG
6 4 (5.97%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.99%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.99%) ESRI
7 2 (2.99%) HP
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 2 (2.99%) webMethods
8 1 (1.49%) Civica
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Unisys