Period
to 22 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 263 289
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 874 1,058 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.08% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 669 565
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £403
90th Percentile £716 £695 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £63.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -44.88% +5.83%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £30.85
90th Percentile £59.88 £35.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £63.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -44.88% +5.83%

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 79,847 97,864 94,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,411 64,317 61,978
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,875 3,138 2,810
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.86 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.98% -4.49% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.19 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +6 802 £575 +4.55% 179
UK excluding London +14 482 £550 - 122
London +12 375 £575 - 72
South East +51 135 £550 - 31
North of England -19 90 £538 -1.15% 35
South West +11 88 £550 - 9
Midlands +19 76 £575 +13.30% 22
West Midlands +18 67 £575 +15.00% 19
North West -20 58 £525 -4.55% 17
East of England +25 33 £525 -12.50% 10
Wales +33 30 £570 +10.68%
Yorkshire +19 28 £575 +15.00% 13
Scotland -17 26 £500 -4.76% 11
East Midlands +9 8 £530 +3.92% 3
North East -4 5 £625 - 5
Channel Islands - 3 £500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 4

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 252 (28.83%) Azure
2 213 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (21.40%) Java
4 180 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 173 (19.79%) AWS
6 165 (18.88%) Security Cleared
7 156 (17.85%) Migration
8 132 (15.10%) DevOps
9 130 (14.87%) Finance
10 110 (12.59%) Public Sector
11 107 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 105 (12.01%) Windows
13 101 (11.56%) Technical Leadership
14 97 (11.10%) Active Directory
15 94 (10.76%) .NET
15 94 (10.76%) Microservices
16 93 (10.64%) JavaScript
17 87 (9.95%) Technical Architecture
18 84 (9.61%) SQL
19 81 (9.27%) VMware
20 78 (8.92%) TOGAF
21 76 (8.70%) Office 365
22 69 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
23 67 (7.67%) Linux
23 67 (7.67%) Python
23 67 (7.67%) PaaS
24 65 (7.44%) Data Centre
25 60 (6.86%) IaaS
26 57 (6.52%) Web Services
27 56 (6.41%) Big Data

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 31 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.72%) Confluence
3 12 (1.37%) CMS
4 11 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.26%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.03%) JBoss
6 8 (0.92%) NetWeaver
7 7 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.57%) SAP EP
9 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.34%) IIS
10 3 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.34%) SAS
10 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.11%) CATIA
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.57%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.34%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 252 (28.83%) Azure
2 173 (19.79%) AWS
3 76 (8.70%) Office 365
4 67 (7.67%) PaaS
5 60 (6.86%) IaaS
6 48 (5.49%) SaaS
7 37 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (3.89%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (3.32%) Serverless
10 22 (2.52%) Power Platform
11 19 (2.17%) GCP
12 14 (1.60%) Amazon S3
13 12 (1.37%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.37%) PowerApps
14 11 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.26%) Apigee
15 9 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.92%) Force.com
16 8 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.43%) Firewall
1 30 (3.43%) WAN
2 22 (2.52%) LAN
3 18 (2.06%) Internet
4 16 (1.83%) DNS
5 15 (1.72%) SAN
6 13 (1.49%) VPN
7 10 (1.14%) Network Security
7 10 (1.14%) Skype
8 8 (0.92%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.92%) VoIP
9 7 (0.80%) HTTP
9 7 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.69%) Wireless
11 5 (0.57%) MPLS
11 5 (0.57%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.34%) 4G
13 3 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.41%) Big Data
2 54 (6.18%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.17%) Power BI
7 16 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.49%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.14%) MySQL
11 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.69%) SAP HANA
14 5 (0.57%) Jackrabbit
15 4 (0.46%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.46%) HBase
15 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.29%) JIRA
3 13 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.03%) Ant
5 7 (0.80%) Spinnaker
6 6 (0.69%) Maven
6 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.57%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.46%) Gradle
8 4 (0.46%) webpack
9 3 (0.34%) Subversion
9 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Buildr
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.23%) MSI
10 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.11%) JMeter
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 130 (14.87%) Finance
2 110 (12.59%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.20%) Banking
4 25 (2.86%) Marketing
4 25 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.95%) Legal
6 15 (1.72%) Retail
7 13 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.80%) Billing
9 6 (0.69%) Electronics
10 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.46%) Front Office
10 4 (0.46%) Games
10 4 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Law
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
11 3 (0.34%) Police
12 2 (0.23%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.23%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.76%) .NET
2 57 (6.52%) Web Services
3 53 (6.06%) JSON
4 51 (5.84%) XML
5 41 (4.69%) SOAP
6 39 (4.46%) Middleware
6 39 (4.46%) RESTful
7 38 (4.35%) HTML
8 34 (3.89%) Node.js
9 29 (3.32%) CSS
9 29 (3.32%) REST
10 26 (2.97%) AngularJS
10 26 (2.97%) Java EE
11 25 (2.86%) React
12 21 (2.40%) Kafka
13 18 (2.06%) Spring Boot
14 17 (1.95%) Spring
15 13 (1.49%) SAP Fiori
15 13 (1.49%) XSD
16 12 (1.37%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.44%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (3.66%) User Experience
5 31 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.06%) Reference Data
9 17 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.72%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.60%) PKI
11 14 (1.60%) Replication
12 8 (0.92%) Clustering
13 7 (0.80%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.80%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.69%) NHS
14 6 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (0.57%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 105 (12.01%) Windows
2 67 (7.67%) Linux
3 41 (4.69%) Unix
4 37 (4.23%) Windows 10
5 30 (3.43%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.14%) Solaris
8 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.69%) CentOS
10 5 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.46%) VMS
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.23%) Android
13 2 (0.23%) HPUX
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (17.85%) Migration
3 132 (15.10%) DevOps
4 101 (11.56%) Technical Leadership
5 94 (10.76%) Microservices
6 87 (9.95%) Technical Architecture
7 78 (8.92%) TOGAF
8 69 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 53 (6.06%) Open Source
10 50 (5.72%) CRM
11 47 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (5.38%) Data Modelling
12 46 (5.26%) TDD
13 42 (4.81%) Project Management
13 42 (4.81%) Test Automation
14 41 (4.69%) Mentoring
14 41 (4.69%) Scrum
15 38 (4.35%) Architectural Design
15 38 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (4.35%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 187 (21.40%) Java
2 93 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 84 (9.61%) SQL
4 67 (7.67%) Python
5 53 (6.06%) Ruby
6 34 (3.89%) C#
7 18 (2.06%) C
8 17 (1.95%) Scala
9 15 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.60%) ABAP
11 13 (1.49%) Apex Code
12 11 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.14%) PHP
14 9 (1.03%) Go
15 6 (0.69%) Java 8
16 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.34%) ES6
17 3 (0.34%) VB
17 3 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (18.88%) Security Cleared
2 107 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.49%) DV Cleared
4 23 (2.63%) Degree
5 19 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
6 17 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.95%) CISSP
7 14 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.37%) CCNA
9 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.03%) CCIE
10 9 (1.03%) CCNP
10 9 (1.03%) SSCP
11 8 (0.92%) MCSE
12 7 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.69%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.46%) RIBA
15 3 (0.34%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.97%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.52%) QA
3 7 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.34%) NCSC
5 3 (0.34%) NIST
5 3 (0.34%) PMO
6 2 (0.23%) GDPR
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 97 (11.10%) Active Directory
2 56 (6.41%) Docker
3 45 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.95%) vSphere
7 11 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.80%) XenApp
9 7 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.34%) HDFS
12 2 (0.23%) vCloud
13 1 (0.11%) NDS
13 1 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.11%) OpenDJ
13 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 35 (4.00%) Ansible
3 32 (3.66%) SCCM
4 31 (3.55%) Puppet
5 23 (2.63%) Terraform
6 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.14%) Nagios
8 9 (1.03%) vRealize
9 8 (0.92%) SCOM
10 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.57%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.57%) Istio
12 5 (0.57%) Packer
13 4 (0.46%) PingFederate
13 4 (0.46%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.34%) Consul
14 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 180 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 81 (9.27%) VMware
3 54 (6.18%) Salesforce.com
4 49 (5.61%) SAP
5 47 (5.38%) Oracle
6 40 (4.58%) Cisco
7 28 (3.20%) Google
8 19 (2.17%) Citrix
9 17 (1.95%) MuleSoft
10 15 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.37%) Dell
12 11 (1.26%) Ariba
12 11 (1.26%) CA
12 11 (1.26%) IBM
13 10 (1.14%) NetApp
14 9 (1.03%) Workday
15 8 (0.92%) EMC
15 8 (0.92%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.80%) CheckPoint
16 7 (0.80%) Cloudera