The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 206 211
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 556 650 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.16% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.22% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 451 370
Median daily rate £538 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +21.21%  

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 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 529 £538 +2.38% 81
London +58 251 £550 +4.76% 41
South East -28 98 £525 -0.47% 9
Yorkshire +26 49 £544 -12.61% 5
South West +27 46 £550 +15.78% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 44 £525 -5.61%
Milton Keynes +20 37 £525 -5.61%
West Yorkshire +10 31 £550 -12.00% 2
Leeds +4 25 £550 -12.00% 1
West Midlands +13 23 £513 -2.38% 3
North West -19 21 £500 - 4
City of London 0 20 £588 +11.90% 11
Wiltshire +4 18 £550 +6.79% 1
Scotland +20 17 £475 +5.55%
East of England -37 17 £525 +4.47% 5
Berkshire +5 13 £525 +16.66% 2
Edinburgh +2 13 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire -37 13 £478 -9.90%
East Midlands +2 12 £500 +14.28% 8
Bristol +8 11 £550 +39.68% 3
Midlands +15 10 £425 -29.16%
Somerset +13 10 £550 +29.41%
Swindon +2 9 £533 -5.33% 1
Manchester +7 8 £500 -2.43% 4
Surrey +6 8 £538 +10.25% 1
Warwickshire +12 7 £506 +11.26%
South Yorkshire - 7 £519 - 3
Sheffield - 7 £519 - 3
West Sussex +7 6 £413 -16.66%
Birmingham +7 6 £500 -18.36%

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 360 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (21.31%) Java
2 225 (21.31%) Security Cleared
3 206 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 184 (17.42%) Windows
5 181 (17.14%) SC Cleared
6 163 (15.44%) Oracle
7 155 (14.68%) Migration
8 152 (14.39%) Finance
9 142 (13.45%) Scrum
10 139 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
11 136 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 136 (12.88%) Active Directory
12 127 (12.03%) Open Source
13 123 (11.65%) TOGAF
14 119 (11.27%) Office 365
15 115 (10.89%) Linux
16 110 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
16 110 (10.42%) DevOps
17 104 (9.85%) SQL
18 99 (9.38%) TDD
19 98 (9.28%) VMware
20 96 (9.09%) SQL Server
21 95 (9.00%) .NET
22 79 (7.48%) Microservices
23 78 (7.39%) Web Services
24 75 (7.10%) JavaScript
24 75 (7.10%) SOA
24 75 (7.10%) Windows 10
25 74 (7.01%) Enterprise Architecture

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 55 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.03%) Apache
3 30 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.65%) WebLogic
5 27 (2.56%) Skype for Business
6 26 (2.46%) CMS
7 25 (2.37%) MS Exchange
7 25 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 24 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 23 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 21 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 18 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (1.61%) JBoss
13 15 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (1.14%) nginx
16 11 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (1.04%) IIS
17 10 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (0.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 21 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 4 (0.38%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Endur
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.095%) Primavera
7 1 (0.095%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.095%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.095%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.095%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 139 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (11.27%) Office 365
4 56 (5.30%) PaaS
5 47 (4.45%) IaaS
6 27 (2.56%) SaaS
7 21 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.23%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle CX
12 7 (0.66%) Yammer
13 6 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.57%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.47%) GitHub
15 4 (0.38%) Google Drive
15 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.25%) WAN
2 55 (5.21%) Firewall
3 53 (5.02%) DNS
4 48 (4.55%) VPN
5 39 (3.69%) LAN
6 35 (3.31%) DHCP
7 33 (3.13%) Internet
8 30 (2.84%) SAN
9 28 (2.65%) Network Security
10 22 (2.08%) IPsec
11 21 (1.99%) Skype
12 20 (1.89%) SSL
13 12 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (1.14%) Wireless
14 11 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.04%) LDAP
14 11 (1.04%) VoIP
15 10 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
15 10 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 56 (5.30%) MongoDB
3 56 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (3.88%) MySQL
5 34 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 32 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.18%) Big Data
8 19 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.42%) Redis
11 14 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.95%) Neo4j
14 10 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.85%) Endeca
16 7 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 43 (4.07%) Jenkins
2 30 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.61%) JIRA
4 16 (1.52%) Maven
5 10 (0.95%) Gradle
5 10 (0.95%) JUnit
6 9 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.76%) Ant
7 8 (0.76%) jMock
7 8 (0.76%) PVCS
7 8 (0.76%) Subversion
8 7 (0.66%) Apache Buildr
8 7 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.66%) IntelliJ
8 7 (0.66%) JMeter
8 7 (0.66%) Mercurial
8 7 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (0.66%) ProC
8 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 152 (14.39%) Finance
2 63 (5.97%) Banking
3 45 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.79%) Retail
5 24 (2.27%) Marketing
6 23 (2.18%) Electronics
7 20 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.85%) Advertising
9 9 (0.85%) Law
9 9 (0.85%) Legal
9 9 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.66%) Back Office
11 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.47%) Automotive
12 5 (0.47%) Publishing
13 4 (0.38%) Billing
13 4 (0.38%) Front Office
13 4 (0.38%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.00%) .NET
2 78 (7.39%) Web Services
3 73 (6.91%) HTML
4 69 (6.53%) REST
5 68 (6.44%) JSON
6 59 (5.59%) CSS
7 53 (5.02%) RESTful
8 51 (4.83%) J2EE
9 49 (4.64%) AngularJS
9 49 (4.64%) Middleware
10 47 (4.45%) HTML5
11 45 (4.26%) Spring
12 44 (4.17%) Play Framework
13 41 (3.88%) Node.js
14 40 (3.79%) XML
15 38 (3.60%) CSS3
16 37 (3.50%) Django
17 35 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails
18 33 (3.13%) SOAP
19 32 (3.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.91%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.06%) User Experience
3 47 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (3.03%) PKI
6 22 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.99%) Replication
8 19 (1.80%) Clustering
9 17 (1.61%) NHS
10 16 (1.52%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.42%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.33%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.23%) Reference Data
14 11 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.95%) CESG
16 9 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.76%) Fat Client
17 8 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 184 (17.42%) Windows
2 115 (10.89%) Linux
3 75 (7.10%) Windows 10
4 63 (5.97%) Unix
5 51 (4.83%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.14%) AIX
10 12 (1.14%) Android
11 9 (0.85%) Solaris
12 8 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.57%) VME
14 5 (0.47%) CentOS
14 5 (0.47%) HPUX
14 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (14.68%) Migration
3 142 (13.45%) Scrum
4 127 (12.03%) Open Source
5 123 (11.65%) TOGAF
6 110 (10.42%) DevOps
6 110 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
7 99 (9.38%) TDD
8 79 (7.48%) Microservices
9 75 (7.10%) SOA
10 74 (7.01%) Enterprise Architecture
11 66 (6.25%) Kanban
12 62 (5.87%) E-Commerce
13 57 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (5.40%) User Stories
14 55 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (4.83%) Waterfall
16 50 (4.73%) ITIL
17 48 (4.55%) High Availability
18 45 (4.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 225 (21.31%) Java
2 104 (9.85%) SQL
3 75 (7.10%) JavaScript
4 71 (6.72%) Python
5 63 (5.97%) C#
6 47 (4.45%) Scala
7 46 (4.36%) Ruby
8 36 (3.41%) C
9 28 (2.65%) PHP
10 15 (1.42%) Perl
10 15 (1.42%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.04%) C++
12 10 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.66%) Apple Swift
13 7 (0.66%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.66%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.57%) XPath
15 5 (0.47%) VB
15 5 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 181 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.98%) Degree
4 20 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.33%) MCSE
7 12 (1.14%) CCIE
8 9 (0.85%) CCNA
8 9 (0.85%) CCNP
9 8 (0.76%) MCP
10 7 (0.66%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.66%) CISSP
10 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.57%) MCITP
12 5 (0.47%) ISEB
13 4 (0.38%) EMC Certification
14 3 (0.28%) CLAS
14 3 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.65%) QA
2 18 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.76%) JSP 440
4 8 (0.76%) SEPA
5 7 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.57%) COBIT
6 6 (0.57%) GPG13
6 6 (0.57%) GxP
6 6 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) Basel II
7 2 (0.19%) HL7
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) BS7799
8 1 (0.095%) MiFID
System Software
1 136 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 66 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.83%) Docker
4 32 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.95%) vCloud
8 10 (0.95%) XenApp
9 7 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.57%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.47%) vSphere
11 5 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.38%) NFS
12 4 (0.38%) SRDF
13 3 (0.28%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.28%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.28%) GFS2
13 3 (0.28%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (4.45%) SCCM
2 35 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (3.13%) Ansible
4 31 (2.94%) SCOM
5 24 (2.27%) Puppet
6 18 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.14%) Terraform
8 11 (1.04%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.85%) Nagios
10 8 (0.76%) vRealize
11 7 (0.66%) AppDNA
12 5 (0.47%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.38%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
14 2 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
14 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
15 1 (0.095%) Ambari
15 1 (0.095%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 206 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 163 (15.44%) Oracle
3 98 (9.28%) VMware
4 67 (6.34%) Cisco
5 55 (5.21%) Citrix
6 41 (3.88%) SAP
7 35 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 33 (3.13%) HP
8 33 (3.13%) IBM
9 31 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 20 (1.89%) Adobe
11 20 (1.89%) F5
12 18 (1.70%) EMC
12 18 (1.70%) Splunk
13 17 (1.61%) Palo Alto
14 16 (1.52%) ATG
14 16 (1.52%) Google
14 16 (1.52%) NetApp
14 16 (1.52%) TIBCO
North West London
Acumin
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
IntaPeople
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 days ago
Lincolnshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago
Lincolnshire
AMS contingency
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London
IBS Consulting
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Posted: 24 days ago