Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £533 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 134 140
Rank change year-on-year -57 +6 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 57 98 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.78% 1.40% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.49% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 53 73
Thames Valley median daily rate £533 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £431 £400 £360
90th Percentile £622 £618 £637
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Thames Valley median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £62.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +62.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Contract vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 6,897 6,597 7,635
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.23% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,821 3,371 4,228
Thames Valley median daily rate £423 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £241
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 312 303
Thames Valley median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -17.65%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £43.12
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +15.11%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the Thames Valley

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the Thames Valley

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the Thames Valley

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the Thames Valley

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the Thames Valley

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 Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
Buckinghamshire -26 29 £502 -4.38% 2
Berkshire -6 24 £550 +4.76% 5
Oxfordshire -3 4 £563 +28.57% 3
Technical Architect
South East

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 Thames Valley region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (31.58%) VMware
4 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) Windows
5 14 (24.56%) Cisco
5 14 (24.56%) NetApp
6 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
6 13 (22.81%) Citrix
7 12 (21.05%) SaaS
8 11 (19.30%) CheckPoint
8 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
8 11 (19.30%) Blue Coat
9 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.54%) Firewall
9 10 (17.54%) Linux
9 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
9 10 (17.54%) SAN
9 10 (17.54%) HP
9 10 (17.54%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (17.54%) Office 365
10 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
10 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
11 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
11 8 (14.04%) .NET
12 7 (12.28%) SQL
12 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
12 7 (12.28%) Migration

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.77%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) NetWeaver
5 2 (3.51%) nginx
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.75%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (21.05%) SaaS
3 10 (17.54%) Office 365
4 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (7.02%) OneDrive
6 3 (5.26%) IaaS
6 3 (5.26%) PaaS
7 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.51%) GitHub
7 2 (3.51%) Google Analytics
7 2 (3.51%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) Firewall
1 10 (17.54%) SAN
2 6 (10.53%) DNS
3 5 (8.77%) WAN
4 4 (7.02%) DHCP
4 4 (7.02%) Skype
4 4 (7.02%) SSL
4 4 (7.02%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) SMS
7 1 (1.75%) FTP
7 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 2 (3.51%) GIS
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Power BI
3 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Local Government
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) JSON
2 3 (5.26%) OAuth
2 3 (5.26%) REST
2 3 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) Kafka
3 2 (3.51%) LAMP
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) Node.js
3 2 (3.51%) OAuth2
3 2 (3.51%) OpenID
3 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) EDI
4 1 (1.75%) SAML
4 1 (1.75%) WCF
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) HP Storage
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) FMCG
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.26%) Unix
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) Android
7 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.51%) DC/OS
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
3 7 (12.28%) Migration
4 6 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (10.53%) ITIL
4 6 (10.53%) Network Design
5 5 (8.77%) Capacity Management
5 5 (8.77%) Microservices
5 5 (8.77%) Programme Delivery
5 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (7.02%) Conceptual Models
6 4 (7.02%) ERP
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (7.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (7.02%) SIEM
6 4 (7.02%) SOA
6 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
2 6 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) PHP
3 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) MCP
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.75%) CISSP
6 1 (1.75%) SSCP
6 1 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.28%) XenApp
5 4 (7.02%) BitLocker
5 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.51%) Docker
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.58%) VMware
3 14 (24.56%) Cisco
3 14 (24.56%) NetApp
4 13 (22.81%) Citrix
5 11 (19.30%) Blue Coat
5 11 (19.30%) CheckPoint
6 10 (17.54%) HP
6 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
7 6 (10.53%) Oracle
8 5 (8.77%) SAP
9 4 (7.02%) Okta
10 2 (3.51%) ATG
10 2 (3.51%) Demandware
10 2 (3.51%) Google
10 2 (3.51%) hybris
10 2 (3.51%) IBM
11 1 (1.75%) Brocade
11 1 (1.75%) EMC
11 1 (1.75%) Fiorano