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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 54 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.21% 0.36% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.38% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% -29.48%
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
463 261 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.46% 93.55% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 117 205
Average daily rate £403 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 - 1 £450 - 3
Technical Architect
East of England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) B2C
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) WSDL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) XSLT
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) WSDL
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) B2C
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Tripwire
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper