Period
to 5 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 216 270
Rank change year-on-year -29 +54 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 454 1,185 986
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.32% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.39% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 827 664
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £463 £413
90th Percentile £722 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00

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 41,845 85,062 94,878
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.54% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,287 55,858 62,111
Median daily rate £473 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,720 2,755 2,999
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.72% -3.97%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect.

Daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Architect over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect.

Hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 16 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 5 June 2020. 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 -21 425 £580 +0.87% 46
UK excluding London -41 227 £575 +4.55% 31
London +8 215 £588 -2.08% 19
North of England +21 55 £600 +9.09% 4
Midlands +19 50 £600 +12.15% 12
South East +3 50 £525 -4.55% 6
West Midlands +29 43 £588 +7.80% 11
South West -27 35 £625 +4.17% 3
Yorkshire +31 28 £600 +9.09%
North West +14 21 £625 +8.70% 4
Work from Home -14 21 £463 -11.90% 2
Scotland +7 18 £525 -4.55% 4
East of England +26 17 £463 -15.91% 2
East Midlands +30 6 £625 +19.05% 1
North East +24 6 £538 +7.50%
Northern Ireland +15 2 - -

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 140 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (29.96%) Security Cleared
3 110 (24.23%) Azure
4 92 (20.26%) SC Cleared
5 91 (20.04%) AWS
5 91 (20.04%) Public Sector
6 90 (19.82%) Microsoft
7 87 (19.16%) Java
8 83 (18.28%) DevOps
9 61 (13.44%) Migration
9 61 (13.44%) Technical Architecture
10 57 (12.56%) Oracle
11 53 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (11.01%) Finance
13 48 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (10.13%) Linux
15 42 (9.25%) Windows
16 41 (9.03%) CRM
17 40 (8.81%) JavaScript
18 38 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
19 37 (8.15%) SQL
19 37 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
20 34 (7.49%) Active Directory
20 34 (7.49%) Node.js
20 34 (7.49%) Microservices
21 33 (7.27%) Office 365
22 32 (7.05%) VMware
22 32 (7.05%) DV Cleared
22 32 (7.05%) Technical Leadership
23 31 (6.83%) JSON

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 27 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.52%) Confluence
3 11 (2.42%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.20%) Red Hat Fuse
5 8 (1.76%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.54%) JBoss
6 7 (1.54%) NetWeaver
6 7 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.10%) SAP EP
9 4 (0.88%) CMS
9 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.66%) Drupal
10 3 (0.66%) IIS
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.10%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.66%) Magento
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.44%) Maximo
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 110 (24.23%) Azure
2 91 (20.04%) AWS
3 33 (7.27%) Office 365
4 30 (6.61%) Dynamics 365
5 27 (5.95%) PaaS
6 26 (5.73%) GitHub
7 20 (4.41%) SaaS
8 19 (4.19%) IaaS
8 19 (4.19%) Serverless
9 15 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (3.30%) Amazon S3
10 13 (2.86%) GCP
11 12 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (2.20%) Power Platform
13 9 (1.98%) Logic Apps
14 7 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (1.10%) Firebase
16 5 (1.10%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.30%) DNS
1 15 (3.30%) Firewall
1 15 (3.30%) Skype
2 12 (2.64%) VoIP
3 11 (2.42%) VPN
3 11 (2.42%) WAN
4 10 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (1.98%) LAN
6 7 (1.54%) DMZ
6 7 (1.54%) Network Security
7 5 (1.10%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.88%) CTI
8 4 (0.88%) DHCP
8 4 (0.88%) HTTP
8 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.66%) Internet
9 3 (0.66%) SSL
9 3 (0.66%) Wireless
10 2 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.52%) Big Data
3 12 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.54%) DB2
6 7 (1.54%) Power BI
7 6 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.10%) MySQL
8 5 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.66%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.63%) JIRA
3 14 (3.08%) GitLab
4 13 (2.86%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.76%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.10%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.66%) Subversion
8 2 (0.44%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.44%) Maven
8 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.22%) Ant
9 1 (0.22%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.22%) ERwin
9 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.22%) Selenium
9 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 91 (20.04%) Public Sector
2 50 (11.01%) Finance
3 15 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.08%) Retail
5 12 (2.64%) Marketing
6 10 (2.20%) Banking
7 9 (1.98%) Law
8 8 (1.76%) Legal
9 6 (1.32%) Electronics
10 5 (1.10%) Local Government
11 3 (0.66%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.44%) Billing
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.44%) Games
12 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.44%) Military
12 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.49%) Node.js
2 31 (6.83%) JSON
3 25 (5.51%) .NET
4 24 (5.29%) REST
5 20 (4.41%) Web Services
6 19 (4.19%) XML
7 17 (3.74%) Middleware
8 14 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (3.08%) React
9 13 (2.86%) PySpark
10 11 (2.42%) RESTful
10 11 (2.42%) SOAP
11 10 (2.20%) OAuth
11 10 (2.20%) SAML
12 9 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.76%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (1.76%) Apache Camel
13 8 (1.76%) OAuth2
13 8 (1.76%) SAP Fiori
14 7 (1.54%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.20%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.20%) NHS
4 10 (2.20%) Taxonomies
4 10 (2.20%) User Experience
5 9 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.10%) PKI
8 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Blog
9 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.66%) SCADA
9 3 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.13%) Linux
2 42 (9.25%) Windows
3 25 (5.51%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.52%) Unix
5 9 (1.98%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.44%) Android
10 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.44%) Fedora
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.28%) DevOps
3 61 (13.44%) Migration
3 61 (13.44%) Technical Architecture
4 53 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (9.03%) CRM
7 38 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 34 (7.49%) Microservices
10 32 (7.05%) Technical Leadership
11 30 (6.61%) Mentoring
12 28 (6.17%) TOGAF
13 27 (5.95%) Open Source
14 26 (5.73%) Project Management
15 25 (5.51%) Data Modelling
16 23 (5.07%) Analytics
16 23 (5.07%) Artificial Intelligence
17 22 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (4.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (19.16%) Java
2 40 (8.81%) JavaScript
3 37 (8.15%) SQL
4 29 (6.39%) Python
5 19 (4.19%) C#
6 15 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.08%) Ruby
8 11 (2.42%) PHP
9 8 (1.76%) C
9 8 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.54%) ABAP
10 7 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.10%) Go
12 4 (0.88%) Java 8
13 2 (0.44%) Scala
14 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 136 (29.96%) Security Cleared
2 92 (20.26%) SC Cleared
3 32 (7.05%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.42%) CISSP
6 11 (2.42%) Degree
7 10 (2.20%) CCNP
8 9 (1.98%) CCIE
8 9 (1.98%) CCNA
9 8 (1.76%) CCIE Collaboration
10 6 (1.32%) Postgraduate
11 5 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (1.10%) MCSE
11 5 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.88%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.88%) MCSA
13 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.44%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.32%) PMO
1 6 (1.32%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.66%) NCSC
3 2 (0.44%) GxP
3 2 (0.44%) HL7
3 2 (0.44%) PSD2
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.96%) Docker
3 15 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.32%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.32%) vSphere
6 3 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (2.86%) Terraform
2 10 (2.20%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (1.76%) SCCM
5 7 (1.54%) Ansible
6 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.32%) Puppet
7 4 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.44%) Packer
9 2 (0.44%) Rancher
9 2 (0.44%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.22%) Consul
10 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.22%) Salt
10 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 90 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.56%) Oracle
3 32 (7.05%) VMware
4 26 (5.73%) Cisco
5 24 (5.29%) SAP
6 12 (2.64%) Google
6 12 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.42%) MuleSoft
7 11 (2.42%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.54%) Axway
8 7 (1.54%) Sybase
9 6 (1.32%) hybris
9 6 (1.32%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.10%) Ariba
11 4 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.88%) IBM
11 4 (0.88%) Pega
11 4 (0.88%) Splunk
11 4 (0.88%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.66%) Okta