Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 259 236
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 988 972 1,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.00% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.06% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 619 786
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +1.94% +0.24%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £413
90th Percentile £709 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +2.44% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £60.00 £72.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.42% -17.50% +74.92%
10th Percentile £22.75 £52.50 £32.46
90th Percentile £58.68 £67.50 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 - £32.73

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 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 15 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 19 January 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 -17 868 £550 +4.76% 186
UK excluding London +30 602 £525 +2.44% 110
London -68 362 £565 +2.73% 88
South East +30 184 £531 -3.41% 21
North of England +9 133 £545 +6.34% 38
Midlands +18 85 £525 +5.00% 22
Scotland +11 69 £494 +3.95% 9
South West +33 65 £520 -5.45% 6
North West +17 57 £600 +9.09% 23
Yorkshire -12 56 £525 +5.00% 10
West Midlands -1 45 £550 +10.00% 13
East Midlands +20 37 £525 +7.36% 9
Wales +26 36 £450 -7.69% 1
East of England -23 36 £525 - 11
North East +42 22 £500 - 5

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 363 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (24.70%) Java
3 183 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
4 151 (15.28%) Microsoft
5 138 (13.97%) TOGAF
6 132 (13.36%) DevOps
7 131 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 129 (13.06%) Finance
9 128 (12.96%) Open Source
10 126 (12.75%) Windows
11 116 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
12 112 (11.34%) .NET
13 105 (10.63%) Oracle
14 104 (10.53%) Scrum
15 101 (10.22%) Linux
16 100 (10.12%) SQL
17 97 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
18 92 (9.31%) Security Cleared
19 90 (9.11%) VMware
20 81 (8.20%) Migration
21 79 (8.00%) SOA
22 78 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
23 77 (7.79%) JavaScript
24 74 (7.49%) SQL Server
25 73 (7.39%) Active Directory
26 72 (7.29%) TDD
26 72 (7.29%) C#
27 68 (6.88%) Web Services
28 67 (6.78%) Mentoring
29 65 (6.58%) SAP

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 41 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.83%) CMS
3 27 (2.73%) Apache Spark
4 19 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (1.72%) JBoss
5 17 (1.72%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.52%) Apache
6 15 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.42%) IIS
7 14 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.11%) Apache Pig
11 10 (1.01%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.91%) Mule
13 7 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.71%) Confluence
13 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.71%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.10%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.71%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.10%) Exstream
7 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.10%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 131 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (5.47%) Office 365
4 51 (5.16%) PaaS
5 48 (4.86%) SaaS
6 40 (4.05%) IaaS
7 14 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 12 (1.21%) Serverless
10 11 (1.11%) Force.com
11 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.71%) npm
12 7 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.51%) GitHub
15 4 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.86%) Firewall
2 35 (3.54%) WAN
3 33 (3.34%) SAN
4 29 (2.94%) LAN
5 24 (2.43%) HTTP
6 20 (2.02%) DNS
7 17 (1.72%) Internet
8 16 (1.62%) VPN
9 15 (1.52%) SMS
10 13 (1.32%) VoIP
11 11 (1.11%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.01%) Unified Communications
13 9 (0.91%) DHCP
13 9 (0.91%) SSL
14 7 (0.71%) Skype
15 6 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.61%) NAS
15 6 (0.61%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.61%) Network Security
15 6 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.86%) Big Data
3 45 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 40 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 36 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.54%) Hadoop
7 25 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.92%) MySQL
10 18 (1.82%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.21%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.11%) HBase
14 10 (1.01%) Sqoop
15 7 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.71%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
15 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (2.83%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.82%) JIRA
4 14 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.21%) Subversion
6 10 (1.01%) Maven
7 9 (0.91%) Ant
8 7 (0.71%) Grunt
8 7 (0.71%) gulp
8 7 (0.71%) Selenium
8 7 (0.71%) webpack
9 6 (0.61%) Gradle
9 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.51%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.51%) MorphX
11 4 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.40%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.40%) JUnit
11 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 129 (13.06%) Finance
2 47 (4.76%) Banking
3 33 (3.34%) Marketing
4 23 (2.33%) Retail
5 21 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.92%) Law
7 17 (1.72%) Legal
8 12 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.01%) Publishing
10 8 (0.81%) Automotive
11 7 (0.71%) Back Office
11 7 (0.71%) Electronics
11 7 (0.71%) Local Government
12 5 (0.51%) Billing
13 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.30%) Advertising
14 3 (0.30%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (11.34%) .NET
2 68 (6.88%) Web Services
3 63 (6.38%) REST
4 55 (5.57%) RESTful
5 54 (5.47%) XML
6 46 (4.66%) JSON
7 44 (4.45%) SOAP
8 42 (4.25%) HTML
9 40 (4.05%) CSS
10 36 (3.64%) Middleware
10 36 (3.64%) Spring
11 34 (3.44%) Node.js
12 27 (2.73%) AngularJS
12 27 (2.73%) Kafka
13 26 (2.63%) J2EE
14 23 (2.33%) Ajax
14 23 (2.33%) Hibernate
15 18 (1.82%) HTML5
16 17 (1.72%) LDAP
17 16 (1.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.96%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.15%) User Experience
3 31 (3.14%) Reference Data
4 28 (2.83%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.83%) NHS
5 27 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.82%) Clustering
8 18 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.72%) Social Media
10 13 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 13 (1.32%) PKI
10 13 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) CMDB
12 9 (0.91%) Digital Wallet
13 8 (0.81%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 126 (12.75%) Windows
2 101 (10.22%) Linux
3 55 (5.57%) Unix
4 53 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 20 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.82%) Android
9 15 (1.52%) Solaris
9 15 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.01%) AIX
12 10 (1.01%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.40%) Debian
13 4 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
3 138 (13.97%) TOGAF
4 132 (13.36%) DevOps
5 128 (12.96%) Open Source
6 104 (10.53%) Scrum
7 97 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 81 (8.20%) Migration
9 79 (8.00%) SOA
10 78 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 72 (7.29%) TDD
12 67 (6.78%) Mentoring
13 63 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (6.38%) Data Modelling
14 59 (5.97%) Microservices
15 56 (5.67%) Test Automation
16 53 (5.36%) ITIL
17 48 (4.86%) IT Strategy
17 48 (4.86%) Project Management
18 47 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 244 (24.70%) Java
2 100 (10.12%) SQL
3 77 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 72 (7.29%) C#
5 37 (3.74%) Python
6 32 (3.24%) Ruby
7 29 (2.94%) Scala
8 17 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.42%) Apex Code
9 14 (1.42%) C++
9 14 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.01%) PHP
11 9 (0.91%) C
11 9 (0.91%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.61%) X++
13 5 (0.51%) Perl
14 4 (0.40%) ABAP
14 4 (0.40%) XPath
15 3 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 92 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 49 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.35%) Degree
4 36 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 25 (2.53%) MCSE
9 19 (1.92%) CCNA
10 11 (1.11%) CCIE
11 7 (0.71%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.71%) CCSP
12 6 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.51%) MCITP
13 5 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.40%) CCNP
14 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.30%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.15%) QA
2 29 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 27 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (2.43%) HL7
5 19 (1.92%) GDPR
6 18 (1.82%) PCI DSS
7 13 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (1.11%) COBIT
9 9 (0.91%) PSD2
10 8 (0.81%) BS25999
11 3 (0.30%) COSO
11 3 (0.30%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.30%) SLA
12 2 (0.20%) RosettaNet
13 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.10%) ECSS
13 1 (0.10%) GMP
13 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.76%) Docker
4 34 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.01%) Apache Flume
8 10 (1.01%) vSphere
9 9 (0.91%) HDFS
9 9 (0.91%) XenApp
10 7 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.51%) XenServer
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.10%) IAG
14 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 25 (2.53%) SCCM
2 21 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.92%) Puppet
4 16 (1.62%) Ansible
4 16 (1.62%) SCOM
5 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.01%) Terraform
7 8 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.40%) Nagios
9 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.40%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.30%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.30%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 151 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 105 (10.63%) Oracle
3 90 (9.11%) VMware
4 65 (6.58%) SAP
5 51 (5.16%) Cisco
6 41 (4.15%) Citrix
7 37 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.73%) HP
10 26 (2.63%) IBM
11 18 (1.82%) Splunk
12 16 (1.62%) EMC
13 15 (1.52%) Tableau
14 14 (1.42%) Adobe
14 14 (1.42%) NetApp
14 14 (1.42%) Sitecore
15 11 (1.11%) AppDynamics
15 11 (1.11%) Cloudera
15 11 (1.11%) Hortonworks
16 10 (1.01%) MuleSoft