Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 337 298
Rank change year-on-year -33 -39 +65
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 663 773 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.73% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.87% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 506 556
UK median daily rate £525 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +2.85% -
10th Percentile £376 £363 £363
90th Percentile £723 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%
10th Percentile £46.25 £19.90 £33.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £71.50 £57.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +16.44% +58.70%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architecture.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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 -38 601 £525 - 56
UK excluding London +37 370 £525 +10.53% 35
London -90 279 £534 -2.95% 23
South East +45 137 £500 - 8
North of England +50 72 £536 +7.25% 17
Scotland +23 45 £513 +16.48% 2
Midlands +10 44 £525 +10.53% 2
Yorkshire +38 39 £418 -16.50% 5
South West +9 38 £575 +26.37% 3
North West +20 31 £600 +24.35% 8
East of England -30 30 £550 +37.50% 3
West Midlands +14 26 £575 +15.00% 1
East Midlands +10 16 £525 +16.67% 1
Wales +4 5 £375 -38.52%
North East +44 3 £700 +40.00% 4

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 249 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (22.02%) Java
3 145 (21.87%) Finance
4 122 (18.40%) Scrum
5 103 (15.54%) SQL
6 102 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 96 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
8 92 (13.88%) DevOps
9 86 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 83 (12.52%) TDD
11 80 (12.07%) Banking
12 76 (11.46%) Microsoft
13 73 (11.01%) Security Cleared
14 71 (10.71%) .NET
15 68 (10.26%) Project Management
16 67 (10.11%) Linux
16 67 (10.11%) TOGAF
17 66 (9.95%) Web Services
18 65 (9.80%) JavaScript
19 63 (9.50%) REST
20 61 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
21 60 (9.05%) NoSQL
22 59 (8.90%) Migration
23 58 (8.75%) JIRA
23 58 (8.75%) Big Data
23 58 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
24 57 (8.60%) Microservices
24 57 (8.60%) IT Strategy
25 56 (8.45%) SC Cleared

Technical Architecture
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 43 (6.49%) Confluence
2 32 (4.83%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.41%) CMS
4 14 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.81%) Apache
5 12 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.51%) JBoss
8 9 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.36%) IIS
8 9 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.06%) Apache Pig
9 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.06%) NetWeaver
9 7 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.90%) WildFly
11 5 (0.75%) Mule
11 5 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.21%) HipChat
5 6 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.30%) Simulink
8 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.21%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.06%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.60%) RMDS
5 3 (0.45%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 3 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 92 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (7.69%) PaaS
4 37 (5.58%) IaaS
5 36 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (4.22%) Office 365
7 27 (4.07%) SaaS
8 8 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.06%) Bluemix
9 7 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (1.06%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.60%) GitHub
11 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.45%) Serverless
11 3 (0.45%) Slack
12 2 (0.30%) Akamai
12 2 (0.30%) Boomi
12 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.47%) Firewall
2 14 (2.11%) HTTP
3 11 (1.66%) SSL
4 10 (1.51%) LAN
5 9 (1.36%) Internet
6 8 (1.21%) DNS
6 8 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.21%) WAN
7 7 (1.06%) Network Security
8 6 (0.90%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.90%) Skype
8 6 (0.90%) VPN
9 5 (0.75%) Intranet
9 5 (0.75%) Profibus
9 5 (0.75%) SAN
9 5 (0.75%) SMS
10 4 (0.60%) DHCP
11 3 (0.45%) Extranet
11 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.05%) NoSQL
2 58 (8.75%) Big Data
3 55 (8.30%) SQL Server
4 51 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 34 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.92%) HBase
7 21 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 20 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.26%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.26%) MySQL
10 12 (1.81%) Redis
10 12 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.21%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.21%) SAP BW
13 8 (1.21%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.06%) DB2
Development Applications
1 58 (8.75%) JIRA
2 51 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.02%) IntelliJ
5 12 (1.81%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.81%) Grunt
5 12 (1.81%) gulp
5 12 (1.81%) Maven
6 11 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.36%) Selenium
8 8 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.21%) webpack
9 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.75%) Subversion
10 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.60%) JUnit
12 3 (0.45%) Ant
13 2 (0.30%) ERwin
13 2 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
General
1 145 (21.87%) Finance
2 80 (12.07%) Banking
3 28 (4.22%) Retail
4 22 (3.32%) Front Office
5 21 (3.17%) Marketing
6 20 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.56%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.66%) Back Office
10 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.90%) Automotive
12 5 (0.75%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Local Government
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 329 (49.62%) Architect
2 147 (22.17%) Technical Architect
3 109 (16.44%) Developer
4 78 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 59 (8.90%) Analyst
6 38 (5.73%) Business Analyst
7 36 (5.43%) Enterprise Architect
8 34 (5.13%) Java Developer
9 29 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
9 29 (4.37%) Delivery Manager
10 24 (3.62%) Consultant
11 21 (3.17%) Azure Architect
11 21 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 21 (3.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.02%) .NET Architect
12 20 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 19 (2.87%) SAP Architect
14 17 (2.56%) .NET Technical Architect
14 17 (2.56%) Data Architect
14 17 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.71%) .NET
2 66 (9.95%) Web Services
3 63 (9.50%) REST
4 49 (7.39%) Spring
5 46 (6.94%) HTML
6 42 (6.33%) XML
7 35 (5.28%) CSS
8 27 (4.07%) Apache Camel
8 27 (4.07%) Spring Boot
9 25 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 25 (3.77%) Middleware
10 22 (3.32%) J2EE
11 21 (3.17%) JSON
12 20 (3.02%) SOAP
13 19 (2.87%) HTML5
14 18 (2.71%) RESTful
15 17 (2.56%) Kafka
16 16 (2.41%) Node.js
17 14 (2.11%) ASP.NET
18 13 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.68%) User Experience
2 28 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.02%) Algorithms
6 19 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.41%) CMDB
9 16 (2.41%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.96%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.66%) FMCG
11 11 (1.66%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.51%) Equities
12 10 (1.51%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.36%) Derivative
14 8 (1.21%) NHS
15 7 (1.06%) Cloud Native
15 7 (1.06%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.11%) Linux
2 44 (6.64%) Windows
3 27 (4.07%) Unix
4 21 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.51%) Solaris
5 10 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.36%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.06%) Android
8 6 (0.90%) CentOS
9 5 (0.75%) AIX
9 5 (0.75%) HPUX
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Fedora
12 1 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (18.40%) Scrum
3 102 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 96 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (13.88%) DevOps
6 83 (12.52%) TDD
7 68 (10.26%) Project Management
8 67 (10.11%) TOGAF
9 61 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 59 (8.90%) Migration
11 58 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (8.60%) IT Strategy
12 57 (8.60%) Microservices
13 55 (8.30%) ITIL
14 49 (7.39%) SDLC
15 46 (6.94%) SOA
16 45 (6.79%) Test Automation
17 43 (6.49%) Analytics
18 41 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (5.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 146 (22.02%) Java
2 103 (15.54%) SQL
3 65 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 51 (7.69%) C#
5 17 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.56%) Python
6 12 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.51%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.36%) C
10 8 (1.21%) Perl
10 8 (1.21%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.21%) Scala
11 7 (1.06%) Go
11 7 (1.06%) Groovy
11 7 (1.06%) Ruby
12 6 (0.90%) ES6
12 6 (0.90%) PHP
13 5 (0.75%) ABAP
13 5 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 73 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 56 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.43%) Degree
4 16 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.06%) CISSP
8 7 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.90%) CCIE
10 5 (0.75%) CISM
10 5 (0.75%) ISEB
10 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.45%) CCDP
12 3 (0.45%) CCNP
12 3 (0.45%) MCITP
12 3 (0.45%) MCSE
12 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.24%) QA
2 22 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.56%) GDPR
4 11 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.51%) MiFID
6 8 (1.21%) PMO
7 7 (1.06%) COBIT
8 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.60%) EMIR
9 4 (0.60%) HL7
9 4 (0.60%) RMADS
10 3 (0.45%) GAMP
10 3 (0.45%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.45%) PSD2
10 3 (0.45%) SEPA
11 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 26 (3.92%) Docker
2 20 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.06%) HDFS
6 6 (0.90%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.75%) Samba
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.45%) Squid
9 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.56%) Ansible
3 14 (2.11%) SCCM
4 13 (1.96%) Puppet
5 10 (1.51%) SCOM
6 8 (1.21%) Terraform
7 7 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.75%) Nagios
8 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.60%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.45%) Ambari
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.45%) MOM
10 3 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.45%) Webmin
10 3 (0.45%) WSUS
10 3 (0.45%) Xymon
11 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.30%) Oracle
3 42 (6.33%) SAP
4 31 (4.68%) VMware
5 22 (3.32%) Cloudera
6 20 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.87%) Adobe
8 18 (2.71%) Tableau
9 16 (2.41%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.96%) Citrix
11 12 (1.81%) IBM
11 12 (1.81%) Splunk
12 11 (1.66%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.66%) Cisco
13 10 (1.51%) Charles River
14 9 (1.36%) Google
15 8 (1.21%) Apple
16 7 (1.06%) Bloomberg
16 7 (1.06%) HP
16 7 (1.06%) Sybase