Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 16 December 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 169 166
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 66 70 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.86% 0.97% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.04% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 63
Thames Valley median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -12.84%
10th Percentile £417 £360 £420
90th Percentile £605 £688 £608
South East median daily rate £525 £545 £498
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.55% -5.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Thames Valley median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 7173 6722 8399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 93.34% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3903 3809 4683
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £401 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +2.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £581 £563 £530
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 301 437
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £45.35
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.74 £17.77
% change year-on-year -3.94% +5.44% +11.06%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 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
Berkshire -8 31 £525 +7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -39 19 £550 -4.35% 2
Oxfordshire +12 16 £525 -20.75% 1
Technical Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Thames Valley region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 23 (34.85%) Windows
2 21 (31.82%) Linux
3 19 (28.79%) VMware
3 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (18.18%) Oracle
7 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 11 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 11 (16.67%) SQL
8 11 (16.67%) Cisco
8 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.15%) DevOps
9 10 (15.15%) SAN
9 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (13.64%) HP
10 9 (13.64%) Unix
10 9 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (12.12%) SCCM
11 8 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (12.12%) IaaS
11 8 (12.12%) IBM
11 8 (12.12%) Citrix
11 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.12%) SAP
11 8 (12.12%) NetApp

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 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.52%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.52%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.12%) IaaS
3 6 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (7.58%) Office 365
4 5 (7.58%) OpenShift
5 4 (6.06%) npm
6 3 (4.55%) SaaS
7 2 (3.03%) Bluemix
7 2 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (3.03%) PaaS
7 2 (3.03%) Serverless
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.52%) Slack
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) SAN
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
3 5 (7.58%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) DNS
4 4 (6.06%) HTTP
5 3 (4.55%) DHCP
5 3 (4.55%) LAN
5 3 (4.55%) NAS
6 2 (3.03%) LDAP
6 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.03%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (4.55%) Big Data
4 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Grunt
1 4 (6.06%) gulp
1 4 (6.06%) webpack
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) LSMW
3 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Automotive
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Publishing
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 6 (9.09%) CSS
1 6 (9.09%) Node.js
1 6 (9.09%) REST
2 4 (6.06%) Ajax
2 4 (6.06%) LESS
2 4 (6.06%) Sass
2 4 (6.06%) Web Services
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) CSS3
4 2 (3.03%) EDIFACT
4 2 (3.03%) jQuery
4 2 (3.03%) JSON
4 2 (3.03%) JSP
4 2 (3.03%) Spring
4 2 (3.03%) Struts
4 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) EMC VNX
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Exalogic
3 4 (6.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (4.55%) Clustering
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.03%) IVR
5 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
6 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Windows
2 21 (31.82%) Linux
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (13.64%) Unix
4 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.09%) Android
5 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Vista
7 4 (6.06%) AIX
7 4 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (15.15%) DevOps
3 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (12.12%) Migration
4 8 (12.12%) Scrum
4 8 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (10.61%) Software Architecture
6 6 (9.09%) SOA
6 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL
7 5 (7.58%) Open Source
7 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.58%) Service Management
7 5 (7.58%) TDD
8 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.06%) Process Improvement
8 4 (6.06%) Release Management
8 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) Java
2 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (3.03%) ActionScript
4 2 (3.03%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (3.03%) AWK
4 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.03%) sed
4 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) MCSE
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) MCITP
4 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.03%) CCNA
5 2 (3.03%) CCSP
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (3.03%) RHCE
5 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) RosettaNet
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.55%) VMware NSX
5 3 (4.55%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.03%) Docker
6 2 (3.03%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) XenServer
7 1 (1.52%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) SCOM
2 4 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
4 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.52%) Ansible
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.52%) Puppet
5 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) VMware
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.18%) Oracle
4 11 (16.67%) Cisco
4 11 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 9 (13.64%) HP
6 8 (12.12%) Citrix
6 8 (12.12%) IBM
6 8 (12.12%) NetApp
6 8 (12.12%) SAP
7 6 (9.09%) Apple
7 6 (9.09%) EMC
8 4 (6.06%) Sun
9 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.03%) Brocade
9 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (3.03%) Intel
9 2 (3.03%) Symantec
10 1 (1.52%) Greenplum