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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 291 279
Rank change year-on-year -36 -12  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 314 431 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.80% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.96% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 278 244
Median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £701 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.56% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 -
% change year-on-year +11.56% -  

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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 June 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 -46 294 £550 +4.76% 102
London -65 139 £550 -4.76% 46
South East +21 54 £523 +7.28% 18
South West +1 29 £563 +18.42% 4
West Midlands +33 24 £563 +3.21% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £600 +20.53% 4
Milton Keynes -3 16 £600 +20.53% 3
Hampshire +3 15 £495 +4.21% 1
North West +21 13 £600 +23.71% 5
Yorkshire +11 13 £488 +2.63% 9
City of London -16 13 £575 +4.54% 15
West Yorkshire +20 12 £538 +7.50% 5
Wiltshire +6 12 £550 -3.50% 1
Leeds +25 11 £488 +1.56% 4
Scotland +28 10 £390 -11.36% 2
Swindon +8 10 £600 -
East Midlands -5 9 £500 +5.26% 5
East of England -20 9 £550 +17.02% 6
Edinburgh +20 8 £405 -22.85% 2
Nottingham +7 8 £500 - 1
Wales +5 8 £500 -6.97% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £500 - 1
Warwickshire - 8 £588 -
Shropshire +14 7 £575 +4.54% 3
Telford +14 7 £575 +4.54% 3
Berkshire +11 7 £520 +15.55% 8
Merseyside - 7 £600 -
Somerset - 7 - -
West Sussex +17 6 £541 -1.72%
South Wales +4 6 £500 -6.97%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 225 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (19.42%) Java
3 98 (17.63%) Finance
4 94 (16.91%) Oracle
5 82 (14.75%) SQL
6 76 (13.67%) Microsoft
6 76 (13.67%) TOGAF
7 75 (13.49%) SOA
8 72 (12.95%) Scrum
8 72 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 68 (12.23%) Security Cleared
10 64 (11.51%) HTML
11 63 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
12 59 (10.61%) ITIL
13 58 (10.43%) Project Management
14 57 (10.25%) SQL Server
15 56 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
16 54 (9.71%) JavaScript
17 53 (9.53%) CSS
17 53 (9.53%) Banking
18 52 (9.35%) TDD
19 51 (9.17%) SC Cleared
20 50 (8.99%) Windows
21 49 (8.81%) XML
21 49 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
22 48 (8.63%) Microservices
23 47 (8.45%) Migration
23 47 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
24 46 (8.27%) Web Services
24 46 (8.27%) AngularJS

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 23 (4.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 22 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.88%) Apache
5 15 (2.70%) JBoss
6 12 (2.16%) IIS
7 11 (1.98%) Confluence
7 11 (1.98%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.80%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.44%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.26%) CMS
11 7 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.26%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.08%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.08%) SAS
12 6 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.08%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.26%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 7 (1.26%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.72%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 4 (0.72%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 3 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.54%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.54%) RMDS
6 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.36%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.18%) Global One
7 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 72 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (7.73%) PaaS
4 30 (5.40%) Office 365
5 25 (4.50%) IaaS
6 21 (3.78%) SaaS
7 15 (2.70%) Bluemix
7 15 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
8 14 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.26%) Oracle CX
9 7 (1.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 7 (1.26%) Taleo
10 5 (0.90%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.54%) Boomi
12 3 (0.54%) GitHub
13 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.60%) Firewall
2 16 (2.88%) LAN
3 12 (2.16%) Internet
4 11 (1.98%) SSL
4 11 (1.98%) WAN
5 9 (1.62%) DNS
6 8 (1.44%) IPsec
6 8 (1.44%) SAN
7 7 (1.26%) DHCP
7 7 (1.26%) Network Security
7 7 (1.26%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.08%) Extranet
8 6 (1.08%) Intranet
9 5 (0.90%) HTTP
9 5 (0.90%) Skype
10 4 (0.72%) LDAP
10 4 (0.72%) NAS
10 4 (0.72%) SMS
11 3 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.65%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.22%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.86%) Big Data
5 22 (3.96%) MySQL
6 21 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (3.42%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (1.08%) DB2
15 6 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.88%) Maven
4 15 (2.70%) JIRA
4 15 (2.70%) JUnit
5 13 (2.34%) Subversion
6 12 (2.16%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.80%) IntelliJ
8 9 (1.62%) Ant
8 9 (1.62%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.26%) Apache Buildr
9 7 (1.26%) Gradle
9 7 (1.26%) jMock
9 7 (1.26%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.08%) ERwin
11 5 (0.90%) ANTLR
11 5 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.90%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.90%) gulp
11 5 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 98 (17.63%) Finance
2 53 (9.53%) Banking
3 25 (4.50%) Retail
4 17 (3.06%) Front Office
5 15 (2.70%) Marketing
5 15 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.16%) Legal
8 7 (1.26%) Local Government
8 7 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.08%) Automotive
10 5 (0.90%) Billing
10 5 (0.90%) Games
10 5 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.54%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 300 (53.96%) Architect
2 109 (19.60%) Technical Architect
3 89 (16.01%) Solutions Architect
4 86 (15.47%) Developer
5 48 (8.63%) Analyst
6 34 (6.12%) Consultant
7 30 (5.40%) Cloud Architect
8 29 (5.22%) Business Analyst
9 28 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
10 26 (4.68%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.50%) Data Architect
12 22 (3.96%) Enterprise Architect
12 22 (3.96%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.78%) Delivery Manager
14 20 (3.60%) Digital Architect
15 19 (3.42%) Project Manager
16 17 (3.06%) Technical Leader
16 17 (3.06%) Technical Solutions Architect
17 14 (2.52%) Lead Architect
18 13 (2.34%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.51%) HTML
2 53 (9.53%) CSS
3 49 (8.81%) XML
4 46 (8.27%) AngularJS
4 46 (8.27%) Web Services
5 45 (8.09%) Spring
6 44 (7.91%) REST
7 41 (7.37%) .NET
8 40 (7.19%) JSON
9 34 (6.12%) J2EE
10 29 (5.22%) HTML5
11 27 (4.86%) Hibernate
12 25 (4.50%) Middleware
12 25 (4.50%) SOAP
13 22 (3.96%) RESTful
14 21 (3.78%) JMS
15 17 (3.06%) Ajax
16 15 (2.70%) Django
16 15 (2.70%) JDBC
16 15 (2.70%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.01%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.58%) User Experience
3 29 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.78%) Cloud Native
6 21 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.34%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.16%) Fixed Income
8 12 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.16%) RIA
9 11 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.98%) NHS
10 10 (1.80%) Equities
11 9 (1.62%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.26%) Derivative
12 7 (1.26%) Web 2.0
13 6 (1.08%) Clustering
13 6 (1.08%) FMCG
13 6 (1.08%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.99%) Windows
2 43 (7.73%) Linux
3 15 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.52%) Unix
5 13 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.44%) Solaris
9 7 (1.26%) CentOS
10 6 (1.08%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.90%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) HPUX
13 2 (0.36%) MVS
13 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) Fedora
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (13.67%) TOGAF
3 75 (13.49%) SOA
4 72 (12.95%) Scrum
5 59 (10.61%) ITIL
6 58 (10.43%) Project Management
7 56 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
8 52 (9.35%) TDD
9 49 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 48 (8.63%) Microservices
11 47 (8.45%) Migration
11 47 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (7.19%) Service Delivery
15 39 (7.01%) DevOps
16 36 (6.47%) Business Analysis
17 34 (6.12%) Data Management
18 33 (5.94%) SDLC
19 32 (5.76%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 108 (19.42%) Java
2 82 (14.75%) SQL
3 54 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 41 (7.37%) C#
5 27 (4.86%) Ruby
6 25 (4.50%) Python
7 16 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 14 (2.52%) Go
9 13 (2.34%) C
9 13 (2.34%) Scala
10 12 (2.16%) PHP
11 10 (1.80%) C++
12 9 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.72%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.54%) ES6
16 2 (0.36%) ABAP
16 2 (0.36%) Groovy
16 2 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.83%) Degree
4 20 (3.60%) MAPM
5 13 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.80%) CISSP
6 10 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.08%) MCSA
8 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.90%) CISM
8 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (0.72%) CLAS
9 4 (0.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (0.72%) MCSE
10 3 (0.54%) CCIE
10 3 (0.54%) MCITP
10 3 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.14%) QA
2 13 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.26%) GxP
4 7 (1.26%) MiFID
5 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.72%) PMO
7 3 (0.54%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.36%) GPG13
8 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.18%) EMIR
9 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.34%) Docker
2 13 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.08%) Samba
4 6 (1.08%) Squid
5 2 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.36%) pfSense
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.52%) Ansible
2 10 (1.80%) SCCM
3 8 (1.44%) Nagios
4 6 (1.08%) Puppet
4 6 (1.08%) SCOM
4 6 (1.08%) Webmin
4 6 (1.08%) Xymon
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.36%) MOM
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 94 (16.91%) Oracle
2 76 (13.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.47%) SAP
4 22 (3.96%) VMware
5 16 (2.88%) Tableau
6 15 (2.70%) Citrix
7 14 (2.52%) IBM
8 13 (2.34%) Adobe
8 13 (2.34%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.62%) Cisco
10 9 (1.62%) hybris
10 9 (1.62%) Informatica
10 9 (1.62%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.62%) Splunk
10 9 (1.62%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.44%) Teradata
12 7 (1.26%) ATG
12 7 (1.26%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.26%) Pega
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £900 to £950 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago