Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 273 227
Rank change year-on-year +57 -46 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,183 992 1,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 0.99% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.04% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 657 615
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £463 £413 £407
90th Percentile £734 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £63.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.88% +5.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -46.15% +8.33%

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 85,940 95,076 87,022
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 94.83% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,446 62,242 56,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £273 £268 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 3,065 2,871
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.49 £48.14 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.73
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.27% -11.38%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +62 1,082 £575 +4.55% 197
UK excluding London +70 691 £550 +4.76% 123
London +30 469 £600 +9.09% 84
South East +71 182 £545 +0.93% 24
North of England +12 141 £550 +4.76% 41
South West +45 133 £600 +4.35% 13
Midlands +57 107 £550 +4.76% 17
West Midlands +54 88 £550 +3.53% 14
Yorkshire +34 67 £550 - 16
North West -5 65 £579 +15.75% 22
Scotland +16 51 £550 +10.00% 5
East of England +15 51 £550 - 18
Wales +25 30 £650 +30.00% 5
East Midlands +11 18 £524 +4.75% 3
North East +1 11 £513 -14.58% 3
Channel Islands -8 2 £500 -
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 406 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (29.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 241 (20.37%) Java
4 233 (19.70%) Microsoft
5 230 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
6 207 (17.50%) Migration
7 200 (16.91%) Security Cleared
8 177 (14.96%) DevOps
9 175 (14.79%) Windows
10 160 (13.52%) Finance
11 155 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
12 136 (11.50%) Microservices
13 131 (11.07%) Active Directory
14 130 (10.99%) .NET
15 126 (10.65%) SC Cleared
16 114 (9.64%) SQL
17 111 (9.38%) Technical Leadership
18 109 (9.21%) VMware
19 106 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
20 104 (8.79%) Linux
21 99 (8.37%) TOGAF
22 96 (8.11%) Oracle
23 95 (8.03%) PaaS
24 94 (7.95%) IaaS
25 92 (7.78%) JavaScript
26 90 (7.61%) XML
26 90 (7.61%) Data Centre
27 89 (7.52%) Web Services
28 88 (7.44%) Office 365
29 87 (7.35%) 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 30 (2.54%) Confluence
2 23 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 21 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.69%) JBoss
4 20 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 17 (1.44%) SAS
6 13 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.10%) IIS
7 12 (1.01%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.68%) Apache
10 8 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.68%) CMS
11 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.51%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.25%) Anypoint
14 3 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.51%) CATIA
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.085%) SPSS
5 1 (0.085%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.51%) ENOVIA
5 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.25%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.17%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.085%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.085%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.085%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 353 (29.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (8.03%) PaaS
4 94 (7.95%) IaaS
5 88 (7.44%) Office 365
6 66 (5.58%) SaaS
7 39 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (2.54%) Boomi
9 25 (2.11%) OpenShift
10 24 (2.03%) GitHub
11 20 (1.69%) Power Platform
12 14 (1.18%) Apigee
12 14 (1.18%) Azure Stack
12 14 (1.18%) Serverless
13 13 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 9 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.76%) Force.com
16 8 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.38%) Firewall
2 39 (3.30%) WAN
3 34 (2.87%) LAN
4 27 (2.28%) DNS
4 27 (2.28%) SAN
4 27 (2.28%) Skype
5 20 (1.69%) Unified Communications
6 18 (1.52%) Internet
7 13 (1.10%) Network Security
7 13 (1.10%) VPN
8 9 (0.76%) VoIP
9 8 (0.68%) HTTP
9 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.59%) DHCP
11 6 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.51%) VLAN
11 6 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.42%) FTP
12 5 (0.42%) MPLS
13 4 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.90%) Big Data
3 40 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 23 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 20 (1.69%) Data Lake
6 20 (1.69%) MySQL
7 19 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.61%) Power BI
8 18 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.51%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 38 (3.21%) JIRA
4 19 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
5 12 (1.01%) Ant
5 12 (1.01%) Maven
6 11 (0.93%) Selenium
7 9 (0.76%) Gradle
7 9 (0.76%) Subversion
8 8 (0.68%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.59%) Apache Ivy
9 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.59%) IntelliJ
9 7 (0.59%) Spinnaker
10 5 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.34%) Bower
11 4 (0.34%) Grunt
11 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 160 (13.52%) Finance
2 73 (6.17%) Banking
3 34 (2.87%) Marketing
4 32 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.62%) Retail
6 22 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.01%) Law
8 11 (0.93%) Legal
9 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.59%) Military
11 5 (0.42%) Billing
11 5 (0.42%) Electronics
12 4 (0.34%) Back Office
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.085%) Advertising
15 1 (0.085%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (10.99%) .NET
2 90 (7.61%) XML
3 89 (7.52%) Web Services
4 87 (7.35%) JSON
5 77 (6.51%) SOAP
6 63 (5.33%) REST
7 60 (5.07%) RESTful
8 59 (4.99%) HTML
9 58 (4.90%) Middleware
10 45 (3.80%) Node.js
11 42 (3.55%) CSS
12 39 (3.30%) Spring
13 34 (2.87%) AngularJS
14 33 (2.79%) Java EE
15 30 (2.54%) Spring Boot
16 28 (2.37%) J2EE
17 23 (1.94%) Kafka
18 21 (1.78%) .NET Core
19 20 (1.69%) React
19 20 (1.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 43 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
3 42 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (3.13%) User Experience
6 31 (2.62%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.20%) PKI
8 25 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.27%) Replication
11 14 (1.18%) iPad
11 14 (1.18%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.93%) Clustering
13 10 (0.85%) Cloud Native
13 10 (0.85%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.76%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.59%) BYOD
15 7 (0.59%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 175 (14.79%) Windows
2 104 (8.79%) Linux
3 61 (5.16%) Unix
4 45 (3.80%) Windows 10
5 40 (3.38%) Windows Server
6 30 (2.54%) Solaris
7 29 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 15 (1.27%) AIX
10 13 (1.10%) CentOS
11 10 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.42%) VME
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.34%) HPUX
15 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.17%) Android
16 2 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (17.50%) Migration
3 177 (14.96%) DevOps
4 155 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
5 136 (11.50%) Microservices
6 111 (9.38%) Technical Leadership
7 106 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 99 (8.37%) TOGAF
9 77 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (5.41%) IT Strategy
10 64 (5.41%) TDD
11 60 (5.07%) Architectural Design
12 59 (4.99%) ITIL
12 59 (4.99%) Scrum
13 58 (4.90%) SOA
14 56 (4.73%) Data Modelling
15 55 (4.65%) Open Source
16 52 (4.40%) Enterprise Architecture
16 52 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (4.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 241 (20.37%) Java
2 114 (9.64%) SQL
3 92 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 86 (7.27%) Python
5 64 (5.41%) Ruby
6 45 (3.80%) C#
7 29 (2.45%) C
8 26 (2.20%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.69%) Apex Code
10 19 (1.61%) Scala
11 12 (1.01%) C++
11 12 (1.01%) COBOL
11 12 (1.01%) Go
12 11 (0.93%) Java 8
13 10 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.68%) ABAP
14 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.68%) VB
15 6 (0.51%) PHP
15 6 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 200 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 126 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.99%) DV Cleared
4 56 (4.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 39 (3.30%) Degree
6 26 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.03%) MCSE
8 15 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 14 (1.18%) CISSP
9 14 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.59%) CCNA
12 7 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.59%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.59%) MCITP
13 6 (0.51%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.03%) Data Quality
1 24 (2.03%) QA
2 14 (1.18%) GDPR
3 10 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.51%) COBIT
6 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.34%) COSO
7 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.34%) NIST
8 3 (0.25%) PSD2
9 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 2 (0.17%) NCSC
9 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.085%) FATCA
10 1 (0.085%) MiFID
10 1 (0.085%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.085%) SLA
System Software
1 131 (11.07%) Active Directory
2 74 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (6.00%) Docker
4 25 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.01%) vSphere
7 7 (0.59%) XenApp
7 7 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.17%) NDS
9 2 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.17%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.17%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.17%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 65 (5.49%) Kubernetes
2 53 (4.48%) SCCM
3 44 (3.72%) Ansible
4 36 (3.04%) Puppet
5 17 (1.44%) SCOM
6 16 (1.35%) vRealize
7 14 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (1.18%) Terraform
8 10 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.76%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.59%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (0.59%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.51%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.42%) PingFederate
12 5 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.25%) Consul
13 3 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 233 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 109 (9.21%) VMware
3 96 (8.11%) Oracle
4 72 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
5 52 (4.40%) SAP
6 48 (4.06%) Cisco
7 46 (3.89%) Citrix
8 39 (3.30%) Dell
9 38 (3.21%) Google
10 35 (2.96%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.86%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.69%) IBM
13 17 (1.44%) HP
14 15 (1.27%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.10%) CA
15 13 (1.10%) EMC
15 13 (1.10%) Micro Focus
15 13 (1.10%) NetApp
16 8 (0.68%) Ariba
16 8 (0.68%) Informatica