Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 296 245
Rank change year-on-year +42 -51 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,048 867 1,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.87% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.92% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 562 714
UK median daily rate £550 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +1.94%
10th Percentile £425 £403 £402
90th Percentile £693 £687 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.88% +5.83% +42.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% +5.83% +83.32%

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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 21 October 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
Top 15 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 21 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
England +37 936 £550 +0.92% 202
UK excluding London +13 583 £550 +4.76% 132
London +33 446 £575 +4.50% 88
North of England +3 148 £538 -1.38% 34
South East -20 126 £550 +5.77% 21
Midlands +14 110 £510 -2.86% 34
North West +20 87 £550 -8.33% 20
West Midlands +19 77 £500 -9.09% 21
Scotland -3 72 £525 -2.33% 11
South West +5 70 £550 +4.27% 17
Yorkshire -30 41 £500 -8.26% 9
East of England -17 33 £588 +11.90% 8
East Midlands +3 24 £510 -2.86% 12
Wales -17 24 £515 +8.42% 3
North East +7 20 £625 +38.89% 5

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 313 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (23.47%) Java
3 202 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
4 169 (16.13%) Finance
5 167 (15.94%) Microservices
6 165 (15.74%) Migration
7 155 (14.79%) Security Cleared
8 143 (13.65%) Microsoft
8 143 (13.65%) Technical Architecture
9 140 (13.36%) Windows
10 122 (11.64%) SC Cleared
11 113 (10.78%) DevOps
12 106 (10.11%) Oracle
13 104 (9.92%) SQL
14 103 (9.83%) .NET
14 103 (9.83%) Linux
15 97 (9.26%) REST
16 95 (9.06%) Web Services
17 93 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 88 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
18 88 (8.40%) Open Source
18 88 (8.40%) Data Centre
19 83 (7.92%) Spring
20 79 (7.54%) Data Modelling
21 77 (7.35%) SaaS
22 75 (7.16%) SQL Server
22 75 (7.16%) JavaScript
23 74 (7.06%) TDD
24 73 (6.97%) SAP

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 36 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (3.24%) WebLogic
4 29 (2.77%) Confluence
5 17 (1.62%) Mule
6 16 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.43%) CMS
8 14 (1.34%) Apache Spark
8 14 (1.34%) IIS
9 12 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.05%) NetWeaver
10 11 (1.05%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.95%) Apache
12 9 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.86%) JBoss
12 9 (0.86%) Liferay
12 9 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
13 8 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Windchill
6 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.57%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.38%) Magento
6 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.29%) Endur
7 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.095%) Dynamics SL
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 202 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
1 202 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (7.35%) SaaS
3 64 (6.11%) PaaS
4 60 (5.73%) IaaS
5 55 (5.25%) Office 365
6 26 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.34%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.34%) GitHub
7 14 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.15%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.95%) Serverless
10 10 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
11 8 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (0.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.39%) Firewall
2 33 (3.15%) DNS
3 27 (2.58%) SAN
4 21 (2.00%) LAN
5 20 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.91%) WAN
6 18 (1.72%) Internet
7 17 (1.62%) HTTP
8 14 (1.34%) DHCP
9 11 (1.05%) VPN
10 10 (0.95%) Skype
10 10 (0.95%) SSL
10 10 (0.95%) VLAN
11 8 (0.76%) NAS
11 8 (0.76%) Network Security
12 7 (0.67%) MPLS
13 6 (0.57%) BGP
13 6 (0.57%) DMZ
13 6 (0.57%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.58%) NoSQL
3 41 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 40 (3.82%) Big Data
5 37 (3.53%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.34%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.15%) MySQL
8 22 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.81%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.53%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.53%) MarkLogic
13 14 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.24%) Power BI
15 12 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.15%) Redis
15 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.95%) Adabas
16 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 57 (5.44%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.25%) JIRA
3 53 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.39%) Maven
5 18 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (1.34%) Selenium
7 11 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.95%) SonarQube
9 9 (0.86%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.86%) Gradle
9 9 (0.86%) Subversion
10 8 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.76%) Rational Rose
11 7 (0.67%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.57%) JMeter
12 6 (0.57%) JUnit
12 6 (0.57%) Moq
12 6 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 169 (16.13%) Finance
2 65 (6.20%) Banking
3 42 (4.01%) Retail
4 27 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.91%) Marketing
6 18 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.43%) Legal
8 14 (1.34%) Law
9 10 (0.95%) Publishing
10 8 (0.76%) Front Office
11 7 (0.67%) Back Office
11 7 (0.67%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
13 3 (0.29%) French Language
13 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Advertising
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (9.83%) .NET
2 97 (9.26%) REST
3 95 (9.06%) Web Services
4 83 (7.92%) Spring
5 65 (6.20%) RESTful
6 48 (4.58%) Spring Boot
7 45 (4.29%) SOAP
8 43 (4.10%) CSS
9 42 (4.01%) Middleware
10 40 (3.82%) HTML
10 40 (3.82%) Node.js
11 36 (3.44%) Swagger
12 34 (3.24%) J2EE
12 34 (3.24%) XML
13 33 (3.15%) JSON
14 31 (2.96%) Hibernate
15 28 (2.67%) AngularJS
15 28 (2.67%) ASP.NET
15 28 (2.67%) WCF
16 24 (2.29%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.24%) User Experience
3 30 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 21 (2.00%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.81%) Fintech
9 19 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.43%) Reference Data
11 15 (1.43%) Social Media
12 14 (1.34%) Mainframe
12 14 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.34%) NHS
13 11 (1.05%) iPad
13 11 (1.05%) PKI
14 7 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 140 (13.36%) Windows
2 103 (9.83%) Linux
3 58 (5.53%) Unix
4 36 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.77%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.53%) AIX
8 15 (1.43%) Solaris
9 10 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.67%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 6 (0.57%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.48%) Android
13 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.38%) HPUX
15 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (15.94%) Microservices
3 165 (15.74%) Migration
4 143 (13.65%) Technical Architecture
5 113 (10.78%) DevOps
6 93 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (8.40%) Open Source
8 79 (7.54%) Data Modelling
9 74 (7.06%) TDD
10 72 (6.87%) TOGAF
11 65 (6.20%) Scrum
12 64 (6.11%) Mentoring
12 64 (6.11%) SOA
13 58 (5.53%) Enterprise Architecture
14 56 (5.34%) ITIL
14 56 (5.34%) Software Architecture
15 55 (5.25%) Analytics
15 55 (5.25%) Test Automation
16 53 (5.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 246 (23.47%) Java
2 104 (9.92%) SQL
3 75 (7.16%) JavaScript
4 49 (4.68%) C#
5 45 (4.29%) Python
6 22 (2.10%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 21 (2.00%) XPath
8 19 (1.81%) Ruby
9 17 (1.62%) Java 8
10 16 (1.53%) XQuery
11 14 (1.34%) C++
11 14 (1.34%) Scala
12 12 (1.15%) C
13 10 (0.95%) ABAP
14 9 (0.86%) PHP
15 8 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.57%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 155 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 122 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.15%) Degree
4 18 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.15%) CISSP
7 11 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.67%) CCIE
11 7 (0.67%) CCNA
11 7 (0.67%) CCNP
12 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.57%) SSCP
13 5 (0.48%) MCSE
14 4 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.05%) QA
2 24 (2.29%) GDPR
3 12 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.95%) SLA
5 9 (0.86%) HL7
5 9 (0.86%) PSD2
6 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.48%) COBIT
8 5 (0.48%) COSO
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.095%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.095%) OASIS TOSCA
10 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (6.77%) Docker
2 60 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.95%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.95%) HDFS
6 9 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.67%) OpenAM
7 7 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.57%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.38%) vCloud
10 2 (0.19%) vSphere
11 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.095%) NDS
11 1 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.095%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.095%) XenApp
11 1 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (3.91%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.44%) Ansible
3 33 (3.15%) SCCM
4 26 (2.48%) Puppet
5 19 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.72%) Terraform
7 13 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.95%) Oozie
9 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.86%) Nagios
10 7 (0.67%) SCOM
11 6 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.57%) QRadar
12 5 (0.48%) OpenSSO
13 4 (0.38%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.38%) vRealize
14 3 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 143 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.11%) Oracle
3 73 (6.97%) SAP
4 55 (5.25%) VMware
5 54 (5.15%) IBM
6 46 (4.39%) Cisco
7 29 (2.77%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (1.91%) AppDynamics
8 20 (1.91%) Google
9 18 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.72%) Citrix
10 17 (1.62%) Splunk
11 16 (1.53%) Jaspersoft
12 14 (1.34%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.24%) EMC
14 10 (0.95%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.95%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.95%) Software AG
15 9 (0.86%) Juniper