The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 265 220 198
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 383 345 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.86% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 214 335
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.98 -
% change year-on-year
+163.20% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Architect
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -1 169 £500 - 43
South East -12 79 £450 -7.69% 13
East of England +9 47 £475 - 7
South West -26 26 £478 -3.04% 13
Yorkshire -18 24 £550 +29.41% 9
West Midlands -15 19 £500 +5.82% 5
East Midlands -5 9 £506 +26.56% 1
North West -33 6 - - 5
North East - 2 - - 1
Midlands -5 1 - -
Technical Architect
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Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 154 (19.95%) Java
2 149 (19.30%) Oracle
3 142 (18.39%) Microsoft
4 122 (15.80%) .NET
4 122 (15.80%) Windows
5 114 (14.77%) Technical Architecture
6 105 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (12.44%) VMware
7 96 (12.44%) Security Cleared
8 85 (11.01%) SQL
9 83 (10.75%) SQL Server
10 82 (10.62%) Linux
11 80 (10.36%) TOGAF
12 79 (10.23%) SOA
13 76 (9.84%) UNIX
14 74 (9.59%) SC Cleared
15 70 (9.07%) Finance
16 67 (8.68%) Migration
17 62 (8.03%) Data Modelling
18 61 (7.90%) WAN
18 61 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (7.77%) C#
20 59 (7.64%) Web Services
20 59 (7.64%) SharePoint
20 59 (7.64%) Cisco
21 55 (7.12%) Scrum
22 54 (6.99%) Middleware
23 53 (6.87%) ITIL
24 52 (6.74%) HTML
25 51 (6.61%) J2EE

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.79%) WebLogic
3 33 (4.27%) CMS
4 32 (4.15%) Apache
5 25 (3.24%) WebSphere
5 25 (3.24%) MS Exchange
6 24 (3.11%) IIS
7 18 (2.33%) Confluence
7 18 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (2.07%) Oracle Service Bus
8 16 (2.07%) Lync
9 13 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.55%) nginx
11 11 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (1.04%) Umbraco
13 8 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.65%) MS Project
3 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.52%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Tridion
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) HFM
6 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.33%) SaaS
3 17 (2.20%) PaaS
3 17 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.94%) IaaS
5 10 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.04%) Office 365
7 7 (0.91%) Force.com
8 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.90%) WAN
2 46 (5.96%) LAN
3 39 (5.05%) Firewall
4 33 (4.27%) SAN
5 19 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.07%) Network Security
7 14 (1.81%) HTTP
8 13 (1.68%) Internet
9 11 (1.42%) Wireless
9 11 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.30%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.30%) VPN
11 6 (0.78%) NAS
11 6 (0.78%) Intranet
11 6 (0.78%) SSL
11 6 (0.78%) LDAP
12 5 (0.65%) DNS
13 4 (0.52%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.39%) SMTP
14 3 (0.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.83%) Oracle Database
3 39 (5.05%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (4.27%) MySQL
6 32 (4.15%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.24%) Big Data
8 24 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.33%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.94%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (1.04%) SAP HANA
17 8 (1.04%) Redis
17 8 (1.04%) Riak
Development Applications
1 33 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.02%) Maven
3 20 (2.59%) JIRA
4 18 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (2.33%) Subversion
4 18 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 18 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.78%) JUnit
7 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.65%) Hudson
8 4 (0.52%) Ant
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.39%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.39%) NUnit
9 3 (0.39%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.26%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.13%) XMLSpy
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 70 (9.07%) Finance
2 37 (4.79%) Retail
3 33 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.50%) Banking
5 18 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.78%) Billing
7 6 (0.78%) Marketing
7 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.65%) Publishing
8 5 (0.65%) Automotive
9 3 (0.39%) Back Office
9 3 (0.39%) Legal
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Turkish Language
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (15.80%) .NET
2 59 (7.64%) Web Services
3 54 (6.99%) Middleware
4 52 (6.74%) HTML
5 51 (6.61%) J2EE
6 42 (5.44%) REST
7 36 (4.66%) ASP.NET
8 34 (4.40%) Spring
9 32 (4.15%) XML
9 32 (4.15%) CSS
10 31 (4.02%) HTML5
11 28 (3.63%) JSON
12 27 (3.50%) .NET Framework
13 26 (3.37%) Ajax
14 25 (3.24%) Hibernate
15 21 (2.72%) Apache Camel
16 19 (2.46%) RESTful
17 18 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
18 17 (2.20%) SOAP
18 17 (2.20%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.35%) Data Integration
2 38 (4.92%) Reference Data
3 32 (4.15%) Open Source
4 28 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.59%) Clustering
7 14 (1.81%) NHS
8 12 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 12 (1.55%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.17%) Semantic Web
10 8 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.04%) Taxonomies
10 8 (1.04%) PKI
11 6 (0.78%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.65%) RIA
12 5 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.65%) Replication
13 4 (0.52%) iPhone
13 4 (0.52%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 122 (15.80%) Windows
2 82 (10.62%) Linux
3 76 (9.84%) UNIX
4 26 (3.37%) Solaris
5 22 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.72%) AIX
7 16 (2.07%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.42%) Android
11 10 (1.30%) VME
11 10 (1.30%) MVS
12 8 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.65%) HPUX
13 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.39%) VMS
15 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (14.77%) Technical Architecture
2 105 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (10.36%) TOGAF
4 79 (10.23%) SOA
5 67 (8.68%) Migration
6 62 (8.03%) Data Modelling
7 55 (7.12%) Scrum
8 53 (6.87%) ITIL
9 51 (6.61%) Data Architecture
10 48 (6.22%) TDD
11 47 (6.09%) Enterprise Architecture
12 44 (5.70%) E-Commerce
13 43 (5.57%) Project Management
14 42 (5.44%) MVC
15 41 (5.31%) UML
16 40 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (4.40%) OO
18 32 (4.15%) CRM
19 31 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
20 28 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 154 (19.95%) Java
2 85 (11.01%) SQL
3 60 (7.77%) C#
4 35 (4.53%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.63%) Python
6 23 (2.98%) Scala
7 17 (2.20%) Ruby
8 15 (1.94%) C++
9 13 (1.68%) C
10 11 (1.42%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.04%) VB
12 8 (1.04%) Perl
13 6 (0.78%) PHP
14 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.65%) Groovy
15 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.52%) R
15 4 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 96 (12.44%) Security Cleared
2 74 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.37%) Degree
4 21 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.04%) MCSE
8 8 (1.04%) CCIE
8 8 (1.04%) CISSP
9 7 (0.91%) MCTS
10 6 (0.78%) CCAA
10 6 (0.78%) CCA
10 6 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.78%) CCNA
11 5 (0.65%) CCNP
12 4 (0.52%) CISM
13 3 (0.39%) CITP
13 3 (0.39%) CCSA
14 2 (0.26%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.39%) QA
3 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 61 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.81%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.55%) XenApp
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.17%) vSphere
8 5 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.52%) Varnish
9 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.52%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.26%) UAG
11 2 (0.26%) vCloud
11 2 (0.26%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.26%) XenServer
11 2 (0.26%) Xen
11 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.81%) SCCM
2 11 (1.42%) Tivoli
2 11 (1.42%) Puppet
3 8 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.39%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.39%) MOM
6 3 (0.39%) HP NNM
6 3 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.39%) SCOM
6 3 (0.39%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.26%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 149 (19.30%) Oracle
2 142 (18.39%) Microsoft
3 96 (12.44%) VMware
4 59 (7.64%) Cisco
5 46 (5.96%) IBM
6 40 (5.18%) Citrix
7 37 (4.79%) SAP
8 33 (4.27%) Red Hat
9 25 (3.24%) HP
10 23 (2.98%) JBoss
11 20 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (2.46%) EMC
13 17 (2.20%) NetApp
14 13 (1.68%) Splunk
14 13 (1.68%) EPiServer
15 12 (1.55%) Sitecore
15 12 (1.55%) ATG
15 12 (1.55%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.42%) CheckPoint
17 10 (1.30%) Ab Initio
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