The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 203 223 244
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 484 391 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.05% 0.88% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.95% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 256 195
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%
Technical Architect
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
London -2 214 £550 +10.00% 43
South East +1 92 £535 +12.63% 23
North West +23 44 £540 -4.42% 7
East of England +20 41 £475 - 8
South West -5 32 £545 +24.57% 4
West Midlands +3 30 £475 +5.55% 3
Yorkshire +3 16 £650 +112.24% 2
North East -9 5 £450 -12.19%
East Midlands +5 2 £429 -18.28%
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Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 236 (23.46%) Java
2 210 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (19.09%) Microsoft
4 179 (17.79%) Windows
5 176 (17.50%) Finance
6 168 (16.70%) Oracle
7 141 (14.02%) Technical Architecture
8 139 (13.82%) SQL
9 137 (13.62%) .NET
10 127 (12.62%) VMware
11 124 (12.33%) SQL Server
12 119 (11.83%) UNIX
12 119 (11.83%) Linux
13 106 (10.54%) Active Directory
14 103 (10.24%) Security Cleared
15 102 (10.14%) SOA
16 98 (9.74%) TOGAF
17 92 (9.15%) SharePoint
18 88 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 81 (8.05%) Migration
19 81 (8.05%) IBM
20 79 (7.85%) CRM
21 78 (7.75%) Scrum
22 77 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
23 75 (7.46%) C#
24 72 (7.16%) Web Services
25 71 (7.06%) TDD
26 69 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
27 68 (6.76%) Banking
28 67 (6.66%) Open Source

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 92 (9.15%) SharePoint
2 60 (5.96%) BizTalk Server
3 41 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 39 (3.88%) Lync
5 38 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 35 (3.48%) WebSphere
7 33 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.58%) Adobe CQ
9 21 (2.09%) CMS
10 20 (1.99%) WebLogic
11 15 (1.49%) IIS
12 14 (1.39%) JBoss
12 14 (1.39%) SAS
13 13 (1.29%) Node.js
13 13 (1.29%) Tomcat
13 13 (1.29%) CICS
14 11 (1.09%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
16 9 (0.89%) Eucalyptus
17 7 (0.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 64 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.99%) MS Office
3 10 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) SPSS
6 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.099%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.099%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 57 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (4.27%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.30%) Maximo
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.099%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.099%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.099%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.98%) SaaS
4 10 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.89%) Force.com
6 7 (0.70%) IaaS
7 6 (0.60%) Office 365
8 3 (0.30%) Heroku
9 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.099%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.96%) WAN
2 56 (5.57%) LAN
3 51 (5.07%) SAN
4 49 (4.87%) Firewall
5 23 (2.29%) Internet
6 17 (1.69%) Intranet
7 16 (1.59%) DNS
8 15 (1.49%) VoIP
9 13 (1.29%) VPN
9 13 (1.29%) MPLS
10 10 (0.99%) NetScaler
11 9 (0.89%) HTTP
12 8 (0.80%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.70%) NAS
13 7 (0.70%) Network Security
13 7 (0.70%) SSL
14 6 (0.60%) TCP/IP
14 6 (0.60%) LDAP
14 6 (0.60%) VLAN
15 4 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.47%) MySQL
3 52 (5.17%) MongoDB
4 43 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 32 (3.18%) DB2
6 24 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.69%) Big Data
10 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.19%) SAP BW
12 12 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.99%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.99%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.70%) MarkLogic
16 6 (0.60%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (1.39%) Maven
1 14 (1.39%) JIRA
2 13 (1.29%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.09%) JUnit
4 10 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.89%) Selenium
6 7 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.60%) NUnit
7 6 (0.60%) Subversion
8 5 (0.50%) Ant
9 4 (0.40%) RSpec
9 4 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (0.40%) Moq
9 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.30%) Grunt
10 3 (0.30%) Bower
10 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.20%) XMLSpy
General
1 176 (17.50%) Finance
2 68 (6.76%) Banking
3 62 (6.16%) Retail
4 31 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.59%) Marketing
5 16 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.29%) Front Office
8 7 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.70%) Advertising
9 6 (0.60%) Legal
9 6 (0.60%) Electronics
10 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.40%) Law
11 4 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (13.62%) .NET
2 72 (7.16%) Web Services
3 56 (5.57%) HTML
4 47 (4.67%) REST
5 40 (3.98%) Spring
6 37 (3.68%) XML
7 36 (3.58%) HTML5
7 36 (3.58%) SOAP
7 36 (3.58%) J2EE
8 35 (3.48%) ASP.NET
9 32 (3.18%) Middleware
9 32 (3.18%) CSS
10 29 (2.88%) Hibernate
11 28 (2.78%) Play Framework
11 28 (2.78%) RESTful
12 24 (2.39%) Django
12 24 (2.39%) jQuery
13 23 (2.29%) Spring MVC
13 23 (2.29%) Ruby on Rails
14 22 (2.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.66%) Open Source
2 37 (3.68%) Clustering
2 37 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 21 (2.09%) Replication
6 21 (2.09%) N-Tier
7 19 (1.89%) User Experience
8 16 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
8 16 (1.59%) Reference Data
8 16 (1.59%) Data Integration
9 10 (0.99%) NHS
9 10 (0.99%) PKI
10 9 (0.89%) VSAM
11 8 (0.80%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 179 (17.79%) Windows
2 119 (11.83%) UNIX
2 119 (11.83%) Linux
3 36 (3.58%) AIX
4 27 (2.68%) Solaris
5 23 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.80%) Android
8 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.70%) zOS
10 6 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.50%) VMS
12 4 (0.40%) HPUX
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.099%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (14.02%) Technical Architecture
3 102 (10.14%) SOA
4 98 (9.74%) TOGAF
5 88 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (8.05%) Migration
7 79 (7.85%) CRM
8 78 (7.75%) Scrum
9 71 (7.06%) TDD
10 69 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
11 62 (6.16%) ITIL
12 55 (5.47%) MVC
13 50 (4.97%) E-Commerce
14 47 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (3.98%) Data Architecture
16 39 (3.88%) ETL
17 38 (3.78%) Data Modelling
18 37 (3.68%) Project Management
18 37 (3.68%) DevOps
19 34 (3.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 236 (23.46%) Java
2 139 (13.82%) SQL
3 75 (7.46%) C#
4 63 (6.26%) JavaScript
5 50 (4.97%) Scala
6 34 (3.38%) Ruby
7 18 (1.79%) PHP
7 18 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.69%) C++
9 14 (1.39%) C
10 13 (1.29%) Python
11 12 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.99%) COBOL
13 9 (0.89%) Apex Code
13 9 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.70%) Perl
15 6 (0.60%) Delphi
15 6 (0.60%) ABAP
16 5 (0.50%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 60 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.68%) Degree
4 24 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.79%) MCSE
5 18 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.80%) ISSAP
9 6 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.50%) CCIE
10 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.40%) CISSP
11 4 (0.40%) MCITP
12 3 (0.30%) VCP5
12 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.30%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.20%) CCNP
13 2 (0.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.29%) QA
2 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.30%) Basel III
4 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.099%) PAS 55
5 1 (0.099%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (10.54%) Active Directory
2 77 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.29%) vSphere
5 12 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.99%) ISA Server
6 10 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.89%) UAG
8 8 (0.80%) XenServer
9 7 (0.70%) XenApp
10 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.50%) KVM
12 4 (0.40%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.30%) SRDF
13 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (2.39%) SCCM
2 20 (1.99%) SCOM
3 8 (0.80%) Puppet
4 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.50%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.30%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.20%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.20%) Oozie
8 1 (0.099%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.099%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.099%) Ambari
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 192 (19.09%) Microsoft
2 168 (16.70%) Oracle
3 127 (12.62%) VMware
4 81 (8.05%) IBM
5 59 (5.86%) Cisco
6 55 (5.47%) SAP
7 45 (4.47%) Citrix
8 44 (4.37%) HP
9 35 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.99%) NetApp
10 20 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.89%) EMC
11 19 (1.89%) Sybase
12 15 (1.49%) ATG
12 15 (1.49%) Business Objects
12 15 (1.49%) Adobe
12 15 (1.49%) Juniper
13 14 (1.39%) CA
13 14 (1.39%) F5
13 14 (1.39%) SolarWinds
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