The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 21 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 15 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.44% 2.36% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate £588 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.17%
Technical Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
324 369 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.86% 96.85% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 295 146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 12 26
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £27.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Luton +5 11 £588 +23.68% 1
Bedford - 3 £425 -
Technical Architect
East of England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 25 (65.79%) SOA
2 25 (65.79%) .NET
3 23 (60.53%) C#
4 19 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 19 (50.00%) Low Latency
5 18 (47.37%) REST
5 18 (47.37%) SOAP
6 17 (44.74%) WCF
7 16 (42.11%) Microservices
7 16 (42.11%) MSMQ
8 15 (39.47%) Reverse Engineering
8 15 (39.47%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (34.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (34.21%) MS Excel
10 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (26.32%) Data Modelling
11 10 (26.32%) JIRA
12 9 (23.68%) Confluence
12 9 (23.68%) Atlassian
12 9 (23.68%) Data Transformation
12 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
12 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
12 9 (23.68%) Middleware
13 8 (21.05%) AOP
13 8 (21.05%) TDD
13 8 (21.05%) Mule
14 7 (18.42%) Open Source
14 7 (18.42%) WSO2
14 7 (18.42%) Apache Camel

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (23.68%) Confluence
2 8 (21.05%) Mule
3 7 (18.42%) Apache ServiceMix
4 5 (13.16%) JBoss
5 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (65.79%) .NET
2 18 (47.37%) REST
2 18 (47.37%) SOAP
3 17 (44.74%) WCF
4 16 (42.11%) MSMQ
5 9 (23.68%) Middleware
6 7 (18.42%) Apache Camel
7 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (2.63%) Spring
10 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (34.21%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.89%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) SOA
2 19 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 19 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 16 (42.11%) Microservices
4 15 (39.47%) Reverse Engineering
5 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (26.32%) Data Modelling
7 9 (23.68%) Data Transformation
7 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
8 8 (21.05%) AOP
8 8 (21.05%) TDD
9 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.42%) Open Source
10 4 (10.53%) Load Testing
10 4 (10.53%) MVC
10 4 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (7.89%) Migration
11 3 (7.89%) Use Case
12 2 (5.26%) Presales
12 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VB
3 2 (5.26%) VB6
4 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Atlassian
3 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
3 7 (18.42%) WSO2
4 2 (5.26%) Apigee
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Mashery
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) TIBCO