Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 223 229
Rank change year-on-year -31 +6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,052 1,052 1,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.15% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.22% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 666 843
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £410 £404
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% -35.00% +170.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.22 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -38.13% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,880 86,503 101,518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.88% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,022 56,274 65,535
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,959 2,959 3,321
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.19 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 26 April 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
England -43 952 £550 +2.33% 139
UK excluding London +1 578 £525 - 66
London -59 440 £550 - 82
South East -17 169 £525 -4.55% 11
North of England -10 132 £550 +5.26% 14
Midlands -3 92 £538 +7.50% 10
South West +6 75 £570 +3.64% 8
North West +2 62 £513 +5.13% 7
Yorkshire -47 57 £550 +3.04% 6
West Midlands -12 56 £550 +10.00% 7
Scotland -23 52 £488 +2.63% 7
East of England -6 42 £538 +2.38% 12
East Midlands +3 30 £525 +7.36% 3
Wales +5 18 £450 -5.26% 1
North East +20 14 £600 +21.52% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £500 -
Northern Ireland -1 1 - - 3

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 363 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (22.81%) Java
3 180 (17.11%) Microsoft
4 169 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 168 (15.97%) Technical Architecture
6 162 (15.40%) Amazon AWS
7 129 (12.26%) Linux
8 128 (12.17%) Windows
8 128 (12.17%) DevOps
9 127 (12.07%) TOGAF
10 120 (11.41%) Finance
10 120 (11.41%) Security Cleared
11 119 (11.31%) Oracle
12 117 (11.12%) .NET
13 115 (10.93%) Microservices
14 109 (10.36%) Migration
15 107 (10.17%) Web Services
16 99 (9.41%) Open Source
17 95 (9.03%) Scrum
18 91 (8.65%) SQL Server
19 88 (8.37%) SOA
20 87 (8.27%) SC Cleared
21 86 (8.17%) VMware
22 84 (7.98%) Active Directory
23 82 (7.79%) REST
24 81 (7.70%) SQL
24 81 (7.70%) JavaScript
25 80 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
25 80 (7.60%) Test Automation
26 78 (7.41%) Continuous Integration

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 47 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.42%) CMS
3 30 (2.85%) Confluence
4 25 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (2.28%) MS Exchange
6 23 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 20 (1.90%) Apache Spark
8 19 (1.81%) Apache Solr
9 15 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
9 15 (1.43%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.33%) Apache
10 14 (1.33%) JBoss
10 14 (1.33%) Mule
10 14 (1.33%) Mule ESB
10 14 (1.33%) Skype for Business
11 12 (1.14%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.95%) IIS
13 8 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.19%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.095%) Exstream
4 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.095%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.095%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.095%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 169 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (15.40%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (5.80%) Office 365
4 58 (5.51%) PaaS
5 49 (4.66%) IaaS
6 48 (4.56%) SaaS
7 14 (1.33%) npm
7 14 (1.33%) Serverless
8 11 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 8 (0.76%) GitHub
11 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.67%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.48%) Force.com
12 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.94%) Firewall
2 46 (4.37%) HTTP
3 29 (2.76%) SAN
4 27 (2.57%) WAN
5 21 (2.00%) LAN
6 19 (1.81%) DNS
6 19 (1.81%) VPN
7 18 (1.71%) Internet
7 18 (1.71%) Unified Communications
8 15 (1.43%) Skype
9 14 (1.33%) SSL
10 12 (1.14%) SMS
11 11 (1.05%) Wireless
12 9 (0.86%) TCP/IP
13 8 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.76%) Network Security
13 8 (0.76%) VoIP
14 6 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (0.57%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 52 (4.94%) Big Data
4 44 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 40 (3.80%) Hadoop
6 31 (2.95%) MongoDB
7 30 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 23 (2.19%) MySQL
11 19 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.14%) Endeca
14 8 (0.76%) DB2
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.48%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.48%) HBase
16 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
17 4 (0.38%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 52 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 46 (4.37%) JIRA
3 30 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.43%) gulp
4 15 (1.43%) Maven
5 14 (1.33%) Grunt
5 14 (1.33%) webpack
6 10 (0.95%) Subversion
6 10 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.76%) Gradle
8 7 (0.67%) PostCSS
8 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.48%) Ant
9 5 (0.48%) git-flow
9 5 (0.48%) JUnit
10 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.38%) Mockito
10 4 (0.38%) Selenium
10 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 120 (11.41%) Finance
2 54 (5.13%) Banking
3 33 (3.14%) Marketing
4 32 (3.04%) Retail
5 27 (2.57%) Law
5 27 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.14%) Electronics
8 10 (0.95%) Legal
9 9 (0.86%) Local Government
10 8 (0.76%) Automotive
10 8 (0.76%) Billing
11 6 (0.57%) Back Office
12 5 (0.48%) Military
12 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) French Language
14 3 (0.29%) Front Office
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (11.12%) .NET
2 107 (10.17%) Web Services
3 82 (7.79%) REST
4 71 (6.75%) RESTful
5 62 (5.89%) CSS
6 56 (5.32%) Node.js
7 53 (5.04%) HTML
8 49 (4.66%) Spring
8 49 (4.66%) XML
9 42 (3.99%) AngularJS
10 38 (3.61%) SOAP
11 37 (3.52%) JSON
12 36 (3.42%) Ajax
13 33 (3.14%) React
14 31 (2.95%) ASP.NET
15 28 (2.66%) J2EE
16 27 (2.57%) .NET Framework
16 27 (2.57%) Middleware
17 26 (2.47%) Kafka
18 24 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.66%) Mobile App
3 37 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (3.52%) User Experience
4 30 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.47%) iPad
6 24 (2.28%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.28%) Social Media
7 21 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.71%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.71%) Reference Data
10 15 (1.43%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.33%) NHS
11 14 (1.33%) PKI
12 13 (1.24%) Clustering
13 11 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 129 (12.26%) Linux
2 128 (12.17%) Windows
3 69 (6.56%) Unix
4 35 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.09%) Mac OS X
7 20 (1.90%) Android
8 18 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.52%) Solaris
10 16 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.86%) AIX
14 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.38%) Scientific Linux
15 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (15.97%) Technical Architecture
3 128 (12.17%) DevOps
4 127 (12.07%) TOGAF
5 115 (10.93%) Microservices
6 109 (10.36%) Migration
7 99 (9.41%) Open Source
8 95 (9.03%) Scrum
9 88 (8.37%) SOA
10 80 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (7.60%) Test Automation
11 78 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
13 74 (7.03%) TDD
14 67 (6.37%) Mentoring
15 64 (6.08%) Data Modelling
16 57 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
17 54 (5.13%) ITIL
17 54 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
18 49 (4.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 240 (22.81%) Java
2 81 (7.70%) JavaScript
2 81 (7.70%) SQL
3 70 (6.65%) C#
4 47 (4.47%) Python
5 35 (3.33%) Ruby
5 35 (3.33%) Scala
6 17 (1.62%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.24%) PHP
8 12 (1.14%) C++
9 11 (1.05%) Apex Code
9 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.95%) C
10 10 (0.95%) Java 8
11 8 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.57%) XPath
13 5 (0.48%) ABAP
14 4 (0.38%) Perl
14 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 87 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.66%) Degree
4 23 (2.19%) DV Cleared
4 23 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.90%) MCSE
6 20 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (0.95%) CCNA
7 10 (0.95%) CISSP
8 8 (0.76%) CCIE
9 6 (0.57%) CCNP
10 5 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.48%) CCSP
10 5 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.48%) MCITP
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.08%) QA
2 20 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.90%) GDPR
3 16 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.33%) COBIT
4 14 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.95%) COSO
7 8 (0.76%) BS25999
7 8 (0.76%) HL7
8 7 (0.67%) PSD2
9 6 (0.57%) SLA
10 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.29%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.29%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.29%) PMO
11 2 (0.19%) GCP
11 2 (0.19%) GxP
12 1 (0.095%) GAAP
12 1 (0.095%) IFRS
System Software
1 84 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 77 (7.32%) Docker
3 48 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.71%) XenApp
7 15 (1.43%) vSphere
8 9 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.57%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.48%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.38%) HDFS
12 4 (0.38%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.38%) XenServer
13 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (4.47%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.38%) SCCM
2 25 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
3 17 (1.62%) Puppet
4 13 (1.24%) Ansible
4 13 (1.24%) CA Single Sign-On
4 13 (1.24%) OpenSSO
5 10 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (0.76%) Terraform
7 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.48%) Nagios
8 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.48%) SCOM
8 5 (0.48%) vRealize
9 4 (0.38%) Consul
9 4 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.38%) Oozie
9 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 180 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 119 (11.31%) Oracle
3 86 (8.17%) VMware
4 59 (5.61%) Cisco
5 52 (4.94%) SAP
6 47 (4.47%) Citrix
7 41 (3.90%) Red Hat
8 36 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (2.47%) Atlassian
9 26 (2.47%) Sitecore
10 25 (2.38%) IBM
11 23 (2.19%) NetApp
12 21 (2.00%) Splunk
13 19 (1.81%) HP
14 17 (1.62%) ATG
15 15 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.43%) EMC
16 14 (1.33%) Blue Coat
17 13 (1.24%) AppDynamics
17 13 (1.24%) BEA