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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 267 302
Rank change year-on-year -97 +35  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 245 469 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.87% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.05% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 321 217
Median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £685 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 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 Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -93 226 £500 -9.09% 96
London -41 101 £525 -12.50% 54
South East -10 43 £473 -0.52% 12
East of England -13 16 £500 +6.38% 4
West Midlands +2 15 £525 -0.94% 2
South West -23 15 £575 +21.05% 2
Hampshire +5 13 £486 -7.38% 6
City of London +4 13 £500 -16.66% 8
East Midlands +1 12 £425 -2.85% 8
Yorkshire +1 11 £425 -29.16% 6
Berkshire +14 10 £475 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 8 £375 -34.78% 3
Bedfordshire +5 8 £500 -17.52% 2
Leeds -4 7 £375 -34.78% 2
Bristol -8 7 £600 +21.21%
North East -11 7 £440 -35.10% 1
Wales - 7 £500 - 2
Kent +16 6 £212 -47.00%
Camberley +9 6 £473 -10.00%
Surrey +8 6 £473 -10.00%
Somerset +5 6 - -
West Sussex +3 6 £403 -22.59% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 6 £440 -35.10% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 6 £440 -35.10% 1
Edinburgh +16 5 £525 +16.66% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 5 £425 -2.85% 4
Coventry +7 5 £525 -12.50%
Scotland -9 5 £525 +16.66% 5
South Wales - 5 £500 - 2
Cardiff - 5 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 198 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (21.50%) Java
3 100 (17.48%) Finance
3 100 (17.48%) Microsoft
4 89 (15.56%) Oracle
5 86 (15.03%) SOA
6 77 (13.46%) JavaScript
7 75 (13.11%) SQL
8 74 (12.94%) HTML
9 70 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 69 (12.06%) TOGAF
11 68 (11.89%) SQL Server
12 65 (11.36%) CSS
13 61 (10.66%) .NET
14 59 (10.31%) Migration
15 56 (9.79%) Windows
16 55 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
16 55 (9.62%) Security Cleared
17 53 (9.27%) Scrum
18 51 (8.92%) Enterprise Architecture
18 51 (8.92%) Web Services
19 49 (8.57%) Banking
20 47 (8.22%) XML
20 47 (8.22%) SAP
21 45 (7.87%) AngularJS
21 45 (7.87%) Analytics
22 44 (7.69%) SC Cleared
22 44 (7.69%) Open Source
22 44 (7.69%) Degree
23 43 (7.52%) Data Modelling

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 26 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
3 17 (2.97%) CMS
4 16 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 16 (2.80%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.45%) Apache
7 13 (2.27%) Apache Spark
8 12 (2.10%) JBoss
9 11 (1.92%) IIS
10 9 (1.57%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.40%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.22%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.22%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.05%) Confluence
13 6 (1.05%) NetWeaver
13 6 (1.05%) nginx
13 6 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.22%) MS Office
3 5 (0.87%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.75%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (1.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.87%) SAP WM
6 4 (0.70%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.70%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.70%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.35%) assyst
8 2 (0.35%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (6.47%) PaaS
4 28 (4.90%) IaaS
5 22 (3.85%) SaaS
6 20 (3.50%) Office 365
7 10 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.40%) Bluemix
10 7 (1.22%) Oracle CX
11 4 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.52%) Boomi
13 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.35%) CallidusCloud
13 2 (0.35%) GitHub
13 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.59%) Firewall
2 24 (4.20%) LAN
3 22 (3.85%) WAN
4 16 (2.80%) Internet
5 12 (2.10%) DNS
6 11 (1.92%) IPsec
6 11 (1.92%) Network Security
7 10 (1.75%) Skype
7 10 (1.75%) SMS
7 10 (1.75%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.57%) SSL
9 7 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (1.22%) HTTP
9 7 (1.22%) LDAP
10 6 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.05%) MPLS
10 6 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (1.05%) PBX
10 6 (1.05%) VPN
11 5 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.64%) Big Data
3 34 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 33 (5.77%) NoSQL
5 32 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 25 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (4.02%) Hadoop
9 23 (4.02%) MySQL
10 21 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (2.10%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.75%) Redis
14 9 (1.57%) HBase
15 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
17 6 (1.05%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (4.37%) Git (software)
1 25 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.97%) JUnit
2 17 (2.97%) Maven
3 14 (2.45%) JIRA
3 14 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.10%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.92%) Ant
7 10 (1.75%) Subversion
8 7 (1.22%) Selenium
9 6 (1.05%) ANTLR
9 6 (1.05%) Apache Buildr
9 6 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.05%) ERwin
9 6 (1.05%) Gradle
9 6 (1.05%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.05%) jMock
9 6 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (1.05%) Mercurial
General
1 100 (17.48%) Finance
2 49 (8.57%) Banking
3 31 (5.42%) Marketing
4 28 (4.90%) Retail
5 19 (3.32%) Legal
6 18 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.22%) Billing
8 7 (1.22%) Front Office
8 7 (1.22%) Local Government
8 7 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.87%) Automotive
9 5 (0.87%) Games
9 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 361 (63.11%) Architect
2 121 (21.15%) Technical Architect
3 98 (17.13%) Solutions Architect
4 86 (15.03%) Developer
5 40 (6.99%) Consultant
6 38 (6.64%) Data Architect
7 34 (5.94%) Digital Architect
8 32 (5.59%) Analyst
9 31 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (4.02%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (4.02%) Java Developer
10 23 (4.02%) Technical Leader
11 18 (3.15%) Enterprise Architect
12 17 (2.97%) Business Analyst
12 17 (2.97%) Security Architect
13 16 (2.80%) Digital Technical Architect
14 15 (2.62%) Lead Architect
15 14 (2.45%) .NET Architect
16 13 (2.27%) Digital Solutions Architect
16 13 (2.27%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.94%) HTML
2 65 (11.36%) CSS
3 61 (10.66%) .NET
4 51 (8.92%) Web Services
5 47 (8.22%) XML
6 45 (7.87%) AngularJS
7 40 (6.99%) HTML5
7 40 (6.99%) JSON
8 36 (6.29%) J2EE
9 31 (5.42%) Spring
10 30 (5.24%) REST
11 27 (4.72%) Ajax
12 25 (4.37%) CSS3
13 22 (3.85%) RESTful
13 22 (3.85%) SOAP
14 20 (3.50%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (3.32%) Middleware
16 18 (3.15%) jQuery
17 17 (2.97%) JMS
18 13 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.59%) User Experience
3 30 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.20%) Virtual Team
6 22 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (3.50%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.45%) Cloud Native
9 13 (2.27%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.10%) NHS
10 12 (2.10%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.92%) Social Media
12 10 (1.75%) CMDB
13 8 (1.40%) Clustering
14 6 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.05%) RIA
14 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (1.05%) Web 2.0
15 5 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.79%) Windows
2 37 (6.47%) Linux
3 21 (3.67%) Unix
4 17 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.52%) AIX
8 2 (0.35%) Android
8 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.35%) MVS
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (15.03%) SOA
3 69 (12.06%) TOGAF
4 59 (10.31%) Migration
5 53 (9.27%) Scrum
6 51 (8.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 45 (7.87%) Analytics
8 44 (7.69%) Open Source
9 43 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (7.52%) Data Modelling
10 42 (7.34%) DevOps
11 39 (6.82%) TDD
12 38 (6.64%) CRM
12 38 (6.64%) ITIL
13 36 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (5.94%) OO
15 33 (5.77%) E-Commerce
15 33 (5.77%) SDLC
16 32 (5.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 123 (21.50%) Java
2 77 (13.46%) JavaScript
3 75 (13.11%) SQL
4 40 (6.99%) C#
5 27 (4.72%) Python
6 25 (4.37%) Ruby
7 21 (3.67%) Scala
8 13 (2.27%) C
9 12 (2.10%) C++
10 11 (1.92%) PHP
11 9 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.40%) ABAP
12 8 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.87%) Perl
14 4 (0.70%) AWK
15 3 (0.52%) Go
16 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.35%) ECMAScript
16 2 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.69%) Degree
2 44 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.75%) CISSP
5 9 (1.57%) CLAS
5 9 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.57%) MCSA
6 8 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (1.22%) CISM
8 6 (1.05%) CCNA
9 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.70%) MBA
11 3 (0.52%) CCNP
11 3 (0.52%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.52%) MCSE
12 2 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.55%) QA
2 11 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.87%) GxP
4 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.52%) COBIT
5 3 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) GCP
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.17%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.80%) Docker
4 10 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.87%) HDFS
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.27%) Ansible
2 11 (1.92%) Nagios
3 7 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.05%) Puppet
5 4 (0.70%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.52%) Control-M
6 3 (0.52%) Oozie
7 2 (0.35%) Ambari
7 2 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.35%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.17%) Packer
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 89 (15.56%) Oracle
3 47 (8.22%) SAP
4 29 (5.07%) VMware
5 26 (4.55%) Cisco
6 20 (3.50%) Tableau
7 17 (2.97%) Adobe
8 16 (2.80%) IBM
9 13 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.92%) CheckPoint
10 11 (1.92%) Citrix
10 11 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.92%) TIBCO
11 10 (1.75%) ATG
11 10 (1.75%) Pega
11 10 (1.75%) Splunk
11 10 (1.75%) Teradata
12 9 (1.57%) HP
12 9 (1.57%) Informatica
13 8 (1.40%) Ab Initio
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