Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 250 219
Rank change year-on-year -15 -31 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,015 991 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.03% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.09% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 603 898
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £414 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.88% -20.63% +61.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% +8.33% +21.21%

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 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 22 July 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 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 22 July 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 -34 903 £550 +1.10% 170
UK excluding London -17 532 £538 +2.38% 118
London -17 459 £550 - 66
North of England -4 151 £525 -2.33% 34
South East -36 129 £550 +4.76% 32
North West +27 86 £500 - 21
Midlands -29 71 £538 +2.38% 23
Scotland +5 68 £525 +5.00% 6
South West -12 54 £558 +1.36% 8
Yorkshire -47 48 £525 -3.67% 9
West Midlands -41 41 £550 +3.04% 16
East of England -19 38 £550 +2.80% 7
East Midlands +7 26 £510 +2.00% 7
Wales +5 19 £525 +5.00% 3
North East +10 17 £625 +38.89% 4
Channel Islands - 3 £500 -
Northern Ireland +18 1 - - 5

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 340 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (22.17%) Java
3 202 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
4 181 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 166 (16.35%) Microsoft
6 158 (15.57%) Microservices
7 149 (14.68%) Security Cleared
8 137 (13.50%) Finance
9 134 (13.20%) Technical Architecture
10 129 (12.71%) Windows
11 123 (12.12%) SC Cleared
12 121 (11.92%) Linux
12 121 (11.92%) Migration
13 117 (11.53%) Web Services
13 117 (11.53%) DevOps
14 113 (11.13%) Oracle
15 108 (10.64%) Open Source
16 103 (10.15%) .NET
17 93 (9.16%) REST
18 91 (8.97%) SQL Server
19 86 (8.47%) TOGAF
20 84 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
21 83 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
21 83 (8.18%) SOA
22 81 (7.98%) Active Directory
23 80 (7.88%) Docker
24 78 (7.68%) RESTful
24 78 (7.68%) Spring
25 77 (7.59%) Scrum
26 75 (7.39%) Test Automation

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 39 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.55%) Confluence
3 34 (3.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 23 (2.27%) CMS
6 20 (1.97%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.87%) Apache Spark
7 19 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.67%) Apache Solr
8 17 (1.67%) Mule
8 17 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
9 16 (1.58%) IIS
10 14 (1.38%) Apache
10 14 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (1.28%) Mule ESB
12 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.89%) Liferay
14 8 (0.79%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.20%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.099%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.099%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.099%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.099%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 202 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.42%) Office 365
3 55 (5.42%) SaaS
4 48 (4.73%) PaaS
5 41 (4.04%) IaaS
6 14 (1.38%) GitHub
7 12 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (0.99%) npm
10 9 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.89%) Serverless
11 8 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.69%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.93%) Firewall
2 38 (3.74%) HTTP
3 33 (3.25%) SAN
4 28 (2.76%) DNS
5 19 (1.87%) LAN
6 18 (1.77%) Internet
7 17 (1.67%) VPN
7 17 (1.67%) WAN
8 15 (1.48%) SSL
9 14 (1.38%) Unified Communications
10 12 (1.18%) Skype
10 12 (1.18%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.18%) VLAN
11 10 (0.99%) Wireless
12 9 (0.89%) DHCP
12 9 (0.89%) DMZ
12 9 (0.89%) NAS
13 8 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.79%) Network Security
14 5 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.42%) NoSQL
3 54 (5.32%) Big Data
4 41 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 27 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 24 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.27%) MySQL
10 15 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.28%) Endeca
12 12 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.89%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.79%) DB2
14 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.59%) Impala
Development Applications
1 63 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.52%) JIRA
3 36 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.77%) Maven
5 12 (1.18%) gulp
5 12 (1.18%) Subversion
5 12 (1.18%) webpack
6 10 (0.99%) Gradle
6 10 (0.99%) Grunt
7 9 (0.89%) SonarQube
7 9 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.69%) PostCSS
8 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.49%) Selenium
11 4 (0.39%) Mockito
11 4 (0.39%) Rational Rose
General
1 137 (13.50%) Finance
2 65 (6.40%) Banking
3 39 (3.84%) Retail
4 27 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.27%) Marketing
7 19 (1.87%) Law
8 15 (1.48%) Legal
9 11 (1.08%) Electronics
10 10 (0.99%) Back Office
11 6 (0.59%) Military
11 6 (0.59%) Publishing
11 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.49%) Local Government
12 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
13 4 (0.39%) French Language
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 3 (0.30%) German Language
14 3 (0.30%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (11.53%) Web Services
2 103 (10.15%) .NET
3 93 (9.16%) REST
4 78 (7.68%) RESTful
4 78 (7.68%) Spring
5 63 (6.21%) Node.js
6 53 (5.22%) CSS
7 45 (4.43%) HTML
8 42 (4.14%) Spring Boot
9 40 (3.94%) AngularJS
10 39 (3.84%) SOAP
11 36 (3.55%) ASP.NET
12 34 (3.35%) J2EE
12 34 (3.35%) XML
13 30 (2.96%) Ajax
14 29 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (2.86%) Hibernate
14 29 (2.86%) JSON
14 29 (2.86%) React
15 28 (2.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 38 (3.74%) Mobile App
3 31 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (2.56%) iPad
5 25 (2.46%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.36%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.36%) Social Media
7 21 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.07%) User Experience
8 20 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.67%) Fintech
9 17 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.67%) PKI
10 14 (1.38%) Reference Data
11 13 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.89%) NHS
15 8 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 129 (12.71%) Windows
2 121 (11.92%) Linux
3 65 (6.40%) Unix
4 31 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.58%) AIX
9 15 (1.48%) Solaris
9 15 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.08%) Android
12 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.89%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 8 (0.79%) Windows NT
15 7 (0.69%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (15.57%) Microservices
3 134 (13.20%) Technical Architecture
4 121 (11.92%) Migration
5 117 (11.53%) DevOps
6 108 (10.64%) Open Source
7 86 (8.47%) TOGAF
8 84 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (8.18%) SOA
9 83 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (7.59%) Scrum
11 75 (7.39%) Test Automation
12 72 (7.09%) Data Modelling
13 68 (6.70%) Mentoring
14 65 (6.40%) TDD
15 56 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
16 54 (5.32%) Enterprise Architecture
17 52 (5.12%) ITIL
18 50 (4.93%) Continuous Delivery
19 47 (4.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 225 (22.17%) Java
2 73 (7.19%) JavaScript
2 73 (7.19%) SQL
3 55 (5.42%) C#
4 46 (4.53%) Python
5 31 (3.05%) Ruby
5 31 (3.05%) Scala
6 18 (1.77%) Java 8
7 14 (1.38%) C++
8 12 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.99%) C
9 10 (0.99%) PHP
9 10 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.69%) ABAP
10 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.69%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.30%) Go
11 3 (0.30%) R
11 3 (0.30%) XPath
12 2 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 149 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 123 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.76%) Degree
4 18 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.58%) MCSE
6 14 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.08%) CISSP
9 9 (0.89%) CCNA
9 9 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.59%) CCNP
11 4 (0.39%) CCIE
11 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.30%) MCP
12 3 (0.30%) MCSA
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.71%) QA
2 29 (2.86%) GDPR
3 17 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.38%) COBIT
5 13 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.08%) COSO
7 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.99%) PSD2
7 10 (0.99%) SLA
8 9 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.49%) GCP
9 5 (0.49%) HL7
10 4 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.39%) PMO
11 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.30%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.20%) GxP
12 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.099%) JSP 440
System Software
1 81 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.88%) Docker
3 37 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.18%) XenApp
7 10 (0.99%) vSphere
8 9 (0.89%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.79%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.69%) HDFS
10 7 (0.69%) OpenAM
11 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.49%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.20%) vCloud
15 1 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.099%) FreeRADIUS
15 1 (0.099%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 39 (3.84%) SCCM
3 27 (2.66%) Single Sign-On
4 26 (2.56%) Puppet
5 21 (2.07%) Ansible
6 18 (1.77%) Terraform
7 13 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.28%) OpenSSO
8 12 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 12 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.79%) Nagios
10 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.69%) Oozie
10 7 (0.69%) vRealize
11 5 (0.49%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.30%) Consul
13 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.20%) MaaS360
14 2 (0.20%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 166 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 113 (11.13%) Oracle
3 64 (6.31%) VMware
4 57 (5.62%) Cisco
5 47 (4.63%) SAP
6 34 (3.35%) IBM
7 33 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 29 (2.86%) Atlassian
9 26 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (2.46%) Citrix
11 20 (1.97%) Splunk
12 18 (1.77%) Google
13 17 (1.67%) AppDynamics
13 17 (1.67%) EMC
13 17 (1.67%) Sitecore
14 16 (1.58%) CheckPoint
14 16 (1.58%) NetApp
15 15 (1.48%) ATG
16 14 (1.38%) MuleSoft
17 13 (1.28%) BEA