Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 215 222
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 991 1313 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.19% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.26% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 902 837
UK median daily rate £538 £524 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +4.75% -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
UK median hourly rate £63.50 £80.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +61.62% -30.28%
10th Percentile £43.10 £64.00 £29.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £96.00 £59.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +21.21% +23.75%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90939 104549 107173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58948 68044 66295
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3102 4149
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year -7.89% +12.21% +2.62%

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 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 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 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 -21 940 £545 +3.71% 84
UK excluding London -25 535 £525 +5.00% 46
London -42 434 £550 +4.76% 38
South East -37 149 £525 +2.44% 10
North of England +10 125 £538 +7.50% 17
Midlands +20 92 £525 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire +26 77 £545 -9.17% 6
South West +14 72 £550 +15.79% 4
East of England -29 62 £535 +7.00% 5
West Midlands +17 57 £534 +6.75% 5
North West -12 40 £500 +2.56% 11
Scotland +9 30 £500 +11.11%
East Midlands -11 23 £500 +15.94% 5
North East +34 8 £450 -27.42%
Wales -18 4 £500 -4.76%
Northern Ireland -41 2 £620 -

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 355 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (20.79%) Java
3 189 (19.07%) Microsoft
4 187 (18.87%) Security Cleared
5 159 (16.04%) Windows
6 150 (15.14%) SC Cleared
7 148 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
8 135 (13.62%) DevOps
8 135 (13.62%) Finance
9 128 (12.92%) Scrum
10 126 (12.71%) Oracle
11 125 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 123 (12.41%) Migration
13 118 (11.91%) TOGAF
14 113 (11.40%) Open Source
15 111 (11.20%) TDD
15 111 (11.20%) Active Directory
16 110 (11.10%) VMware
17 109 (11.00%) Technical Architecture
18 103 (10.39%) Office 365
19 96 (9.69%) Microservices
20 93 (9.38%) Linux
21 82 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
22 79 (7.97%) .NET
23 77 (7.77%) SQL Server
23 77 (7.77%) Kanban
24 76 (7.67%) Enterprise Architecture
24 76 (7.67%) SQL
25 75 (7.57%) SOA
26 73 (7.37%) Banking

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 46 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.42%) Cloud Foundry
2 24 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (2.32%) WebSphere
4 22 (2.22%) JBoss
4 22 (2.22%) Mule
5 21 (2.12%) CMS
6 19 (1.92%) Apache
6 19 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.72%) IIS
9 15 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.21%) nginx
12 11 (1.11%) Confluence
13 9 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.61%) WildFly
Applications
1 24 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.81%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.40%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.40%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.30%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.20%) Magento
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.10%) Primavera
9 1 (0.10%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 148 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (10.39%) Office 365
4 60 (6.05%) PaaS
5 53 (5.35%) IaaS
6 29 (2.93%) SaaS
7 18 (1.82%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.81%) Yammer
12 7 (0.71%) GitHub
12 7 (0.71%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle CX
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.85%) Firewall
2 37 (3.73%) DNS
3 36 (3.63%) WAN
4 34 (3.43%) SAN
5 33 (3.33%) Internet
6 32 (3.23%) LAN
7 26 (2.62%) VPN
8 24 (2.42%) SSL
9 19 (1.92%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.72%) DHCP
10 17 (1.72%) IPsec
11 15 (1.51%) Network Security
12 14 (1.41%) HTTP
12 14 (1.41%) NAS
13 13 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (1.21%) Skype
15 10 (1.01%) Wireless
16 8 (0.81%) LDAP
16 8 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.85%) NoSQL
3 46 (4.64%) MongoDB
4 44 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.93%) MySQL
7 24 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 23 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (2.32%) Big Data
9 21 (2.12%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.71%) Riak
16 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.61%) Endeca
18 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 32 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.62%) Maven
4 22 (2.22%) JIRA
5 14 (1.41%) Selenium
6 11 (1.11%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.11%) Gradle
7 10 (1.01%) Ant
7 10 (1.01%) Subversion
8 9 (0.91%) JUnit
9 7 (0.71%) IntelliJ
9 7 (0.71%) jMock
9 7 (0.71%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.61%) Apache Buildr
10 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.61%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.61%) MSI
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
General
1 135 (13.62%) Finance
2 73 (7.37%) Banking
3 38 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.53%) Retail
5 24 (2.42%) Marketing
6 21 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.61%) Electronics
8 15 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.41%) Legal
10 11 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.71%) Law
11 7 (0.71%) Local Government
12 5 (0.50%) Advertising
12 5 (0.50%) Back Office
13 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
15 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (7.97%) .NET
2 71 (7.16%) REST
3 67 (6.76%) Web Services
4 65 (6.56%) HTML
5 62 (6.26%) Spring
6 60 (6.05%) JSON
7 56 (5.65%) Middleware
8 52 (5.25%) CSS
9 49 (4.94%) Node.js
9 49 (4.94%) RESTful
10 43 (4.34%) AngularJS
11 42 (4.24%) SOAP
12 39 (3.94%) HTML5
13 32 (3.23%) J2EE
14 31 (3.13%) CSS3
15 28 (2.83%) Ajax
15 28 (2.83%) Django
15 28 (2.83%) Play Framework
16 26 (2.62%) XML
17 22 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.95%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.35%) User Experience
3 51 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (2.93%) PKI
6 23 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.12%) Clustering
8 19 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 19 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.92%) Reference Data
9 16 (1.61%) NHS
10 15 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.21%) CESG
11 12 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.21%) Replication
11 12 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.01%) RIA
12 10 (1.01%) Social Media
13 9 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 159 (16.04%) Windows
2 93 (9.38%) Linux
3 61 (6.16%) Windows 10
4 56 (5.65%) Unix
5 40 (4.04%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.32%) Solaris
7 21 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.02%) AIX
9 15 (1.51%) Android
10 14 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.21%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.81%) HPUX
14 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.40%) CentOS
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.10%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (13.62%) DevOps
3 128 (12.92%) Scrum
4 123 (12.41%) Migration
5 118 (11.91%) TOGAF
6 113 (11.40%) Open Source
7 111 (11.20%) TDD
8 109 (11.00%) Technical Architecture
9 96 (9.69%) Microservices
10 77 (7.77%) Kanban
11 76 (7.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 75 (7.57%) SOA
13 63 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (5.45%) E-Commerce
16 51 (5.15%) User Stories
17 50 (5.05%) ITIL
18 49 (4.94%) Project Management
19 47 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
20 45 (4.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 206 (20.79%) Java
2 76 (7.67%) SQL
3 69 (6.96%) JavaScript
4 54 (5.45%) C#
5 49 (4.94%) Python
6 37 (3.73%) Ruby
7 36 (3.63%) Scala
8 19 (1.92%) C
9 18 (1.82%) PHP
10 13 (1.31%) C++
10 13 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.01%) Groovy
13 9 (0.91%) Apple Swift
13 9 (0.91%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.91%) XPath
14 8 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.81%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.61%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 187 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 150 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.64%) Degree
4 24 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.92%) MCSE
7 13 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.11%) MCITP
9 10 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.01%) CCNA
9 10 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.91%) CCIE
11 7 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.61%) CCNP
12 6 (0.61%) CCSP
12 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.61%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.40%) ISEB
13 4 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.63%) QA
2 22 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.71%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.61%) COBIT
6 6 (0.61%) GPG13
6 6 (0.61%) GxP
6 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.61%) SEPA
6 6 (0.61%) SLA
7 4 (0.40%) GDPR
8 3 (0.30%) PMO
8 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) HL7
9 2 (0.20%) MiFID
10 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 111 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 82 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.94%) Docker
4 28 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.91%) XenApp
8 8 (0.81%) vCloud
8 8 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.40%) NFS
10 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.40%) vSphere
10 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.30%) GFS2
11 3 (0.30%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.10%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 57 (5.75%) Ansible
2 55 (5.55%) Puppet
3 48 (4.84%) SCCM
4 44 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (2.83%) SCOM
6 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.31%) Terraform
8 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.91%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.91%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.71%) AppDNA
10 7 (0.71%) vRealize
11 5 (0.50%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.40%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.40%) Nagios
12 4 (0.40%) WSUS
13 3 (0.30%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 189 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 126 (12.71%) Oracle
3 110 (11.10%) VMware
4 61 (6.16%) Cisco
5 56 (5.65%) Citrix
6 48 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 42 (4.24%) SAP
8 37 (3.73%) HP
9 27 (2.72%) IBM
10 25 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.12%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.72%) Google
13 16 (1.61%) hybris
14 15 (1.51%) NetApp
14 15 (1.51%) TIBCO
15 14 (1.41%) Adobe
16 13 (1.31%) Splunk
17 12 (1.21%) ATG
17 12 (1.21%) WSO2
18 11 (1.11%) Sun
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