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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 210 226 232
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 522 416 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 0.89% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.96% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 273 220
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 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £31.25 £42.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.90% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
Technical Architect
UK

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
45351 43382 41162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 26642 23707
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1869 1912 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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
London +21 246 £550 +10.00% 29
South East +4 100 £520 +9.47% 7
South West +8 54 £550 +22.22% 4
North West +26 50 £544 -3.76% 6
East of England -13 26 £475 - 3
West Midlands -21 21 £475 +7.34% 2
Yorkshire -10 11 £575 +50.81% 6
North East -24 7 £494 -3.65%
East Midlands +5 5 £532 +11.89% 2
Technical Architect
UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 215 (21.92%) Java
2 190 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (17.43%) Microsoft
4 168 (17.13%) Oracle
5 163 (16.62%) Finance
6 161 (16.41%) Windows
7 148 (15.09%) Technical Architecture
8 135 (13.76%) SQL
8 135 (13.76%) .NET
9 116 (11.82%) SQL Server
10 113 (11.52%) VMware
11 109 (11.11%) SOA
12 102 (10.40%) Linux
13 101 (10.30%) UNIX
14 96 (9.79%) Security Cleared
15 90 (9.17%) Active Directory
15 90 (9.17%) TOGAF
16 88 (8.97%) Migration
17 82 (8.36%) C#
17 82 (8.36%) SharePoint
18 76 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 73 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
20 70 (7.14%) Web Services
21 69 (7.03%) CRM
22 66 (6.73%) IBM
22 66 (6.73%) Scrum
22 66 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
22 66 (6.73%) Hyper-V
23 65 (6.63%) Open Source
24 64 (6.52%) TDD

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 82 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 57 (5.81%) BizTalk Server
3 38 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 38 (3.87%) Lync
3 38 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (2.85%) WebSphere
6 24 (2.45%) Adobe CQ
7 22 (2.24%) CMS
8 21 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.63%) SAS
10 14 (1.43%) IIS
10 14 (1.43%) JBoss
10 14 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.12%) CICS
12 10 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.02%) Node.js
12 10 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.92%) Apache
14 8 (0.82%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 56 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.61%) MS Office
5 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) Stata
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 49 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.10%) Maximo
10 1 (0.10%) Summit
10 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.10%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.34%) SaaS
4 11 (1.12%) Force.com
4 11 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.82%) IaaS
6 7 (0.71%) Office 365
7 3 (0.31%) PaaS
7 3 (0.31%) Heroku
8 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.10%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.50%) WAN
2 47 (4.79%) LAN
2 47 (4.79%) SAN
3 43 (4.38%) Firewall
4 19 (1.94%) Internet
5 16 (1.63%) Intranet
6 14 (1.43%) DNS
7 13 (1.33%) VPN
7 13 (1.33%) VoIP
8 11 (1.12%) MPLS
9 10 (1.02%) HTTP
9 10 (1.02%) NAS
9 10 (1.02%) NetScaler
10 9 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.82%) Network Security
12 7 (0.71%) SSL
12 7 (0.71%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.71%) TCP/IP
13 6 (0.61%) VLAN
14 5 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.89%) MySQL
3 43 (4.38%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.65%) DB2
7 20 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.73%) Big Data
9 16 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.71%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.22%) Maven
2 11 (1.12%) JIRA
2 11 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.61%) JUnit
5 6 (0.61%) NUnit
6 5 (0.51%) Subversion
6 5 (0.51%) Selenium
7 4 (0.41%) Ant
7 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (0.41%) Moq
8 3 (0.31%) Grunt
8 3 (0.31%) Bower
8 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.20%) XMLSpy
9 2 (0.20%) JMeter
9 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 163 (16.62%) Finance
2 61 (6.22%) Banking
3 59 (6.01%) Retail
4 31 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.73%) Marketing
6 14 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.02%) Front Office
8 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.82%) Advertising
8 8 (0.82%) Legal
9 6 (0.61%) Electronics
10 5 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.41%) Local Government
11 4 (0.41%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.76%) .NET
2 70 (7.14%) Web Services
3 52 (5.30%) HTML
4 43 (4.38%) REST
5 38 (3.87%) SOAP
6 36 (3.67%) Spring
7 34 (3.47%) XML
7 34 (3.47%) J2EE
7 34 (3.47%) HTML5
8 31 (3.16%) ASP.NET
8 31 (3.16%) CSS
9 27 (2.75%) Hibernate
10 25 (2.55%) Middleware
11 24 (2.45%) RESTful
12 22 (2.24%) Play Framework
12 22 (2.24%) Application Packaging
13 21 (2.14%) jQuery
14 20 (2.04%) Spring MVC
15 19 (1.94%) JSON
15 19 (1.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.63%) Open Source
2 41 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.77%) Clustering
4 30 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.34%) Mainframe
6 22 (2.24%) N-Tier
7 21 (2.14%) Data Integration
8 19 (1.94%) User Experience
9 18 (1.83%) Reference Data
10 14 (1.43%) Replication
11 12 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
12 10 (1.02%) NHS
12 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.92%) PKI
14 8 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.71%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.71%) VSAM
16 6 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 161 (16.41%) Windows
2 102 (10.40%) Linux
3 101 (10.30%) UNIX
4 25 (2.55%) AIX
5 22 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.94%) Solaris
7 15 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.02%) Android
9 9 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.71%) zOS
12 5 (0.51%) VMS
13 4 (0.41%) HPUX
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.20%) CentOS
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.10%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (15.09%) Technical Architecture
3 109 (11.11%) SOA
4 90 (9.17%) TOGAF
5 88 (8.97%) Migration
6 76 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (7.03%) CRM
8 66 (6.73%) Scrum
8 66 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 64 (6.52%) TDD
10 57 (5.81%) ITIL
11 51 (5.20%) MVC
12 49 (4.99%) E-Commerce
13 46 (4.69%) Data Modelling
14 45 (4.59%) Data Architecture
15 42 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 38 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (3.77%) ETL
18 36 (3.67%) DevOps
19 35 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 215 (21.92%) Java
2 135 (13.76%) SQL
3 82 (8.36%) C#
4 58 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.28%) Scala
6 24 (2.45%) Ruby
7 20 (2.04%) PHP
7 20 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.43%) C++
8 14 (1.43%) Apex Code
9 13 (1.33%) Python
10 12 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.02%) C
11 10 (1.02%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.71%) COBOL
13 6 (0.61%) Delphi
13 6 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 96 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 21 (2.14%) Degree
4 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.73%) MCSE
6 16 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.82%) ISSAP
9 7 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.61%) CCIE
11 3 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.31%) VCP5
12 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.20%) CCNP
12 2 (0.20%) CCNA
13 1 (0.10%) CCDP
13 1 (0.10%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.63%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.41%) SLA
2 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.31%) Basel III
3 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.10%) PAS 55
System Software
1 90 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 73 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.34%) vSphere
5 9 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (0.92%) UAG
5 9 (0.92%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.92%) ISA Server
6 8 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.82%) XenServer
7 6 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.51%) XenApp
8 5 (0.51%) KVM
9 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.31%) vCloud
9 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.20%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (2.34%) SCCM
2 17 (1.73%) SCOM
3 7 (0.71%) Puppet
4 5 (0.51%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
4 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.31%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.20%) Oozie
6 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.20%) OpenView
6 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.10%) Ansible
7 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 171 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 168 (17.13%) Oracle
3 113 (11.52%) VMware
4 66 (6.73%) IBM
5 56 (5.71%) Cisco
6 46 (4.69%) SAP
7 41 (4.18%) HP
8 38 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (3.77%) Citrix
10 19 (1.94%) Sybase
11 18 (1.83%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.63%) F5
13 15 (1.53%) EMC
13 15 (1.53%) Adobe
13 15 (1.53%) ATG
14 14 (1.43%) Sun
14 14 (1.43%) Informatica
14 14 (1.43%) NetApp
15 12 (1.22%) Juniper
15 12 (1.22%) CA
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