Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 162 184
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 55 81 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.79% 1.09% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.17% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 35
Thames Valley median daily rate £550 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +2.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £450 £400 £360
90th Percentile £638 £600 £633
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 £35.00 £62.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -43.55% +3.33% -

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 6,576 6,948 7,023
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 93.65% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,681 3,712 3,978
Thames Valley median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £544
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 298 321
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.66 £16.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +15.97% -17.14%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.90 £43.28 £40.75
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +12.06% -6.34% +8.15%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Berkshire -7 30 £550 +2.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 20 £475 -5.00% 2
Oxfordshire +1 5 £535 +7.00% 5
Technical Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (27.27%) SaaS
4 15 (27.27%) .NET
4 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
6 10 (18.18%) SQL
6 10 (18.18%) Windows
6 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.36%) Firewall
7 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
7 9 (16.36%) C#
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle
8 8 (14.55%) Finance
8 8 (14.55%) Migration
8 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
8 8 (14.55%) DevOps
8 8 (14.55%) Microservices
9 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.73%) Open Source
9 7 (12.73%) SAN
9 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
9 7 (12.73%) Java
9 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
9 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
10 6 (10.91%) LAN
10 6 (10.91%) DNS
10 6 (10.91%) VMware
10 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture

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 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (5.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.64%) Confluence
5 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.82%) nginx
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.82%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (27.27%) SaaS
4 6 (10.91%) Office 365
5 4 (7.27%) Google Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) OneDrive
6 3 (5.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (3.64%) iPaaS
7 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.64%) PaaS
8 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.82%) GitHub
8 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) SAN
3 6 (10.91%) DNS
3 6 (10.91%) LAN
4 5 (9.09%) VPN
5 4 (7.27%) DHCP
5 4 (7.27%) Skype
5 4 (7.27%) WAN
6 3 (5.45%) SSL
6 3 (5.45%) Wireless
7 1 (1.82%) Broadband
7 1 (1.82%) FTP
7 1 (1.82%) GPRS
7 1 (1.82%) GSM
7 1 (1.82%) HTTP
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) NAS
7 1 (1.82%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.82%) SMS
7 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Big Data
2 4 (7.27%) Power BI
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.45%) Data Lake
3 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.82%) OLTP
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.82%) Redis
5 1 (1.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Legal
3 3 (5.45%) Back Office
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.09%) REST
4 4 (7.27%) Web Services
5 3 (5.45%) .NET Core
5 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.45%) JSON
5 3 (5.45%) Kafka
5 3 (5.45%) OAuth
5 3 (5.45%) SOAP
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.64%) Node.js
6 2 (3.64%) OAuth2
6 2 (3.64%) OpenID
6 2 (3.64%) Spring
7 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.82%) LAMP
7 1 (1.82%) Lucene
7 1 (1.82%) Middleware
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.45%) Replication
3 2 (3.64%) iPad
3 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) IPTV
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) DC/OS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
3 8 (14.55%) DevOps
3 8 (14.55%) Microservices
3 8 (14.55%) Migration
4 7 (12.73%) Open Source
4 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.91%) Analytics
5 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
6 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.09%) Conceptual Models
6 5 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (7.27%) CRM
7 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 4 (7.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (7.27%) SOA
7 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) Java
4 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (9.09%) CISSP
3 5 (9.09%) SSCP
4 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (9.09%) Docker
4 4 (7.27%) BitLocker
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.91%) VMware
5 5 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 5 (9.09%) Cisco
5 5 (9.09%) HP
5 5 (9.09%) NetApp
6 4 (7.27%) Google
6 4 (7.27%) Okta
6 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.45%) SAP
8 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.64%) Citrix
8 2 (3.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.82%) Brocade
9 1 (1.82%) hybris
9 1 (1.82%) Splunk
9 1 (1.82%) Tableau