The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 66 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 13 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.29% 0.16% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.18% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate
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£545 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £429
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 - £51.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
942 562 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.64% 91.38% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 378 494
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 63
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -58.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Clustering
5 2 (15.38%) ATG
5 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) BEA
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Scala
5 2 (15.38%) AquaLogic

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) AquaLogic
3 2 (15.38%) AquaLogic Service Bus
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Lync
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) Akka
3 2 (15.38%) Play Framework
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Scala
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) BEA
2 2 (15.38%) ATG
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle