The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 44 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.79% 0.43% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.46% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
477 217 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.71% 93.13% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 112 156
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £544 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 11
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.86% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.05 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Architect
East of England

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - - 2
Technical Architect
East of England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (58.33%) WSDL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) B2C
2 7 (58.33%) Subversion
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) DNS

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (58.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) WSDL
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
1 7 (58.33%) B2C
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) CommVault
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Tripwire
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle