The median contractor rate for a Technical Design Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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 Design Architect
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 643 634
Rank change year-on-year +48 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Architect 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.016% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £600 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £414 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £650 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate - £650 £438
% change year-on-year - +48.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Design Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Design Architect in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Design Architect in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Design Architect over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Design Architect in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Design Architect in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Design Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +39 12 £600 +9.09% 1
London 0 8 £600 +17.07%
South East +30 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 3 - -
Amersham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes -16 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Technical Design Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Technical Design 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 Design Architect in the job title.

1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Oracle
4 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
5 7 (24.14%) Perl
5 7 (24.14%) Java
5 7 (24.14%) WebLogic
5 7 (24.14%) Python
5 7 (24.14%) WAN
5 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
6 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (20.69%) Docker
6 6 (20.69%) SDLC
6 6 (20.69%) LAN
6 6 (20.69%) Apache
6 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
6 6 (20.69%) Unix
6 6 (20.69%) AIX
6 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (20.69%) C
6 6 (20.69%) HTML
6 6 (20.69%) PHP
6 6 (20.69%) ProC
6 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
6 6 (20.69%) nginx
6 6 (20.69%) Open Source
7 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
8 4 (13.79%) CESG

Technical Design 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 7 (24.14%) WebLogic
2 6 (20.69%) Apache
2 6 (20.69%) nginx
2 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Mule
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) IaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Akamai
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) WAN
2 6 (20.69%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) ATM
4 1 (3.45%) DWDM
4 1 (3.45%) Frame Relay
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.45%) SDH
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WLAN
4 1 (3.45%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) ProC
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) German Language
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.45%) JPA
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Swagger
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) WSDL
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) CESG
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) AIX
2 6 (20.69%) Unix
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
3 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (20.69%) Open Source
3 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (20.69%) SDLC
4 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.34%) High Availability
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.34%) Network Design
6 3 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
1 7 (24.14%) Perl
1 7 (24.14%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) C
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) COBIT
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) F5
4 2 (6.90%) Meraki
4 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Greenplum
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) TEOCO
5 1 (3.45%) TOWER Software
5 1 (3.45%) VMware