Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 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
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 249 232
Rank change year-on-year -21 -17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 991 1063 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.03% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.09% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 667 868
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £404
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £515
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
UK median hourly rate £54.50 £80.00 £72.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.88% +10.00% +26.51%
10th Percentile £24.45 £57.25 £32.46
90th Percentile £58.95 £96.75 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.50 - £32.73

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 98027 97874 106867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.71% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64935 63838 68154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2864 3312 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 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
England -26 887 £550 +4.76% 98
UK excluding London +43 581 £525 +5.00% 58
London -75 388 £575 +7.23% 42
South East +10 157 £525 -2.33% 19
North of England +33 129 £545 +9.00% 20
Midlands +48 100 £525 +5.00% 10
Scotland +22 63 £500 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +7 61 £525 +5.00% 8
South West +19 59 £510 +2.00% 4
West Midlands +11 53 £550 +10.00% 6
North West +31 51 £600 +4.35% 12
East of England -15 48 £525 - 2
East Midlands +24 42 £525 +4.06% 4
Wales +7 30 £420 -18.05% 1
North East +59 18 £475 -5.00%

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 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 featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 348 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (22.91%) Java
3 172 (17.36%) Technical Architecture
4 147 (14.83%) Microsoft
5 140 (14.13%) DevOps
6 139 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
7 137 (13.82%) Open Source
8 133 (13.42%) TOGAF
9 130 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 128 (12.92%) Windows
11 125 (12.61%) Finance
12 115 (11.60%) Scrum
13 114 (11.50%) .NET
14 113 (11.40%) SQL
15 110 (11.10%) Security Cleared
16 104 (10.49%) Oracle
17 102 (10.29%) Linux
18 101 (10.19%) VMware
19 99 (9.99%) Migration
20 94 (9.49%) Enterprise Architecture
21 80 (8.07%) SOA
22 79 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
23 76 (7.67%) SQL Server
23 76 (7.67%) JavaScript
24 73 (7.37%) REST
25 72 (7.27%) C#
26 71 (7.16%) Active Directory
26 71 (7.16%) TDD
27 67 (6.76%) SC Cleared
28 63 (6.36%) Microservices

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 44 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.62%) JBoss
3 24 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.12%) WebLogic
5 20 (2.02%) CMS
6 17 (1.72%) Mule
6 17 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.61%) IIS
8 15 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (1.41%) Apache
9 14 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.11%) Apache Pig
10 11 (1.11%) Skype for Business
11 10 (1.01%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.71%) Confluence
13 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.71%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.71%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.40%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.10%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.10%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 139 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (6.16%) Office 365
4 43 (4.34%) IaaS
5 42 (4.24%) PaaS
6 40 (4.04%) SaaS
7 15 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.01%) Force.com
10 9 (0.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.81%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.81%) Serverless
12 6 (0.61%) GitHub
13 5 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.40%) npm
14 4 (0.40%) Slack
14 4 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.40%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.34%) Firewall
2 38 (3.83%) SAN
3 33 (3.33%) WAN
4 31 (3.13%) LAN
5 26 (2.62%) HTTP
6 21 (2.12%) DNS
7 20 (2.02%) Internet
8 19 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.82%) SSL
10 17 (1.72%) VPN
11 16 (1.61%) LDAP
12 13 (1.31%) SMS
12 13 (1.31%) VoIP
13 11 (1.11%) DHCP
13 11 (1.11%) NAS
14 10 (1.01%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.71%) Skype
16 6 (0.61%) Network Security
16 6 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.64%) NoSQL
3 44 (4.44%) Big Data
4 43 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (3.43%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.32%) MySQL
9 19 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.21%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.21%) HBase
12 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.01%) Sqoop
14 8 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.81%) SAP BW
14 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 28 (2.83%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.82%) JIRA
3 18 (1.82%) Maven
4 14 (1.41%) Subversion
4 14 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.11%) Ant
6 8 (0.81%) Gradle
6 8 (0.81%) Selenium
7 6 (0.61%) MorphX
7 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.50%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.50%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.40%) Grunt
9 4 (0.40%) gulp
9 4 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 125 (12.61%) Finance
2 43 (4.34%) Banking
3 31 (3.13%) Marketing
4 26 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.52%) Legal
6 21 (2.12%) Retail
7 15 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.01%) Law
9 9 (0.91%) Publishing
10 7 (0.71%) Back Office
10 7 (0.71%) Electronics
11 5 (0.50%) Automotive
11 5 (0.50%) Local Government
12 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.40%) Military
13 3 (0.30%) Advertising
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.50%) .NET
2 73 (7.37%) REST
3 62 (6.26%) Web Services
4 52 (5.25%) JSON
4 52 (5.25%) XML
5 51 (5.15%) SOAP
6 47 (4.74%) HTML
7 43 (4.34%) RESTful
8 42 (4.24%) CSS
8 42 (4.24%) Middleware
8 42 (4.24%) Spring
9 31 (3.13%) J2EE
9 31 (3.13%) Node.js
10 24 (2.42%) Ajax
10 24 (2.42%) Kafka
11 23 (2.32%) Hibernate
12 21 (2.12%) HTML5
13 18 (1.82%) AngularJS
13 18 (1.82%) CSS3
13 18 (1.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.94%) Data Centre
2 37 (3.73%) User Experience
3 35 (3.53%) Reference Data
4 29 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (2.93%) NHS
5 26 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.32%) PKI
7 22 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.12%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.92%) Clustering
11 16 (1.61%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.51%) Cloud Native
13 14 (1.41%) N-Tier
14 12 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (1.11%) Social Media
16 10 (1.01%) CESG
16 10 (1.01%) Private Cloud
17 9 (0.91%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 128 (12.92%) Windows
2 102 (10.29%) Linux
3 56 (5.65%) Unix
4 53 (5.35%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.32%) Solaris
7 22 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 20 (2.02%) Android
8 20 (2.02%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.82%) AIX
10 16 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.21%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.01%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.71%) HPUX
15 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.40%) Debian
16 4 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (17.36%) Technical Architecture
3 140 (14.13%) DevOps
4 137 (13.82%) Open Source
5 133 (13.42%) TOGAF
6 115 (11.60%) Scrum
7 99 (9.99%) Migration
8 94 (9.49%) Enterprise Architecture
9 80 (8.07%) SOA
10 79 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 71 (7.16%) TDD
12 63 (6.36%) Microservices
13 61 (6.16%) Mentoring
14 59 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (5.55%) Configuration Management
16 54 (5.45%) Data Modelling
16 54 (5.45%) ITIL
16 54 (5.45%) Test Automation
17 50 (5.05%) Project Management
18 46 (4.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 227 (22.91%) Java
2 113 (11.40%) SQL
3 76 (7.67%) JavaScript
4 72 (7.27%) C#
5 36 (3.63%) Python
5 36 (3.63%) Ruby
6 32 (3.23%) Scala
7 20 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.61%) C++
9 15 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.41%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.31%) PHP
12 11 (1.11%) Apex Code
13 10 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.91%) C
14 9 (0.91%) XPath
15 8 (0.81%) Groovy
16 7 (0.71%) X++
17 5 (0.50%) Perl
18 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 110 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 67 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.44%) Degree
4 37 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (2.83%) MCSE
7 15 (1.51%) CCNA
8 11 (1.11%) CCIE
9 8 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.71%) MCITP
11 6 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.50%) CCNP
12 5 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.40%) CCSP
13 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.83%) QA
2 30 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (2.12%) HL7
5 16 (1.61%) GDPR
6 15 (1.51%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (1.11%) COBIT
9 9 (0.91%) PSD2
10 7 (0.71%) SLA
11 3 (0.30%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.20%) RosettaNet
13 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.10%) ECSS
13 1 (0.10%) GMP
13 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.10%) PMO
13 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 71 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 62 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.34%) Docker
4 37 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.01%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.91%) HDFS
9 8 (0.81%) vSphere
10 7 (0.71%) XenApp
11 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.50%) XenServer
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 46 (4.64%) Puppet
2 41 (4.14%) Ansible
3 30 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.83%) SCCM
5 17 (1.72%) SCOM
6 16 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.11%) Terraform
9 7 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.50%) WSUS
12 4 (0.40%) Nagios
12 4 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.40%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.30%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 147 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 104 (10.49%) Oracle
3 101 (10.19%) VMware
4 58 (5.85%) SAP
5 54 (5.45%) Cisco
6 42 (4.24%) Citrix
7 37 (3.73%) Red Hat
7 37 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (3.33%) HP
9 28 (2.83%) IBM
10 16 (1.61%) EMC
10 16 (1.61%) WSO2
11 15 (1.51%) NetApp
11 15 (1.51%) Tableau
12 14 (1.41%) Adobe
13 12 (1.21%) 3PAR
13 12 (1.21%) Splunk
14 11 (1.11%) Cloudera
14 11 (1.11%) Hortonworks
15 10 (1.01%) MuleSoft