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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 239 243 222
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 435 382 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.86% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 250 275
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £386 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £482 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £41.58 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.18% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.02 £27.50 £56.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +27 209 £500 - 29
South East -15 83 £475 +5.55% 8
East of England -19 28 £475 +5.55% 5
North West -3 27 £635 +49.41% 4
West Midlands -10 27 £425 -1.73% 5
Yorkshire +17 23 £485 +79.62% 3
South West -33 20 £539 +14.07% 9
East Midlands +7 11 £450 +13.92%
North East -22 1 £700 +64.70%
Technical Architect
UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 170 (21.60%) Oracle
2 140 (17.79%) Windows
3 136 (17.28%) Technical Architecture
4 133 (16.90%) Finance
4 133 (16.90%) Microsoft
5 132 (16.77%) Java
6 120 (15.25%) Security Cleared
7 116 (14.74%) .NET
8 102 (12.96%) SQL
9 96 (12.20%) UNIX
10 95 (12.07%) VMware
11 92 (11.69%) SC Cleared
12 89 (11.31%) Migration
13 85 (10.80%) Data Modelling
14 83 (10.55%) TOGAF
15 73 (9.28%) Data Architecture
16 71 (9.02%) Open Source
16 71 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
17 69 (8.77%) Scrum
18 68 (8.64%) SQL Server
19 65 (8.26%) Linux
20 59 (7.50%) CRM
20 59 (7.50%) Cisco
21 57 (7.24%) C#
21 57 (7.24%) Data Integration
22 55 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 55 (6.99%) Active Directory
23 52 (6.61%) Enterprise Architecture
23 52 (6.61%) TDD
24 51 (6.48%) IBM

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.81%) WebSphere
3 25 (3.18%) MS Exchange
4 24 (3.05%) Apache
4 24 (3.05%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.29%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.52%) Lync
6 12 (1.52%) CMS
6 12 (1.52%) SAS
7 11 (1.40%) Apache Pig
8 10 (1.27%) nginx
9 9 (1.14%) IIS
9 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.64%) Stata
5 4 (0.51%) MS Project
5 4 (0.51%) MS Office
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (3.43%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.64%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.13%) Summit
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.92%) SaaS
2 16 (2.03%) Office 365
3 14 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.52%) Force.com
5 10 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.76%) IaaS
7 6 (0.76%) Heroku
8 3 (0.38%) PaaS
9 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.48%) WAN
2 42 (5.34%) Firewall
2 42 (5.34%) SAN
3 39 (4.96%) LAN
4 21 (2.67%) Network Security
5 18 (2.29%) Internet
6 16 (2.03%) HTTP
7 15 (1.91%) Intranet
7 15 (1.91%) OpenLDAP
7 15 (1.91%) NAS
8 11 (1.40%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.40%) VPN
8 11 (1.40%) VoIP
9 10 (1.27%) MPLS
9 10 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.14%) DNS
10 9 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.02%) LDAP
12 7 (0.89%) 4G
12 7 (0.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (4.83%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (4.07%) MySQL
6 26 (3.30%) Oracle Database
6 26 (3.30%) DB2
7 24 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.05%) Redis
8 17 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.91%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.78%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.52%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.40%) Big Data
13 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.27%) Couchbase
13 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.14%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.14%) Riak
Development Applications
1 15 (1.91%) JMeter
2 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.40%) Subversion
3 10 (1.27%) JIRA
4 9 (1.14%) Maven
4 9 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.89%) JUnit
7 6 (0.76%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.38%) NUnit
9 3 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.38%) Moq
9 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.38%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.25%) Grunt
11 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 133 (16.90%) Finance
2 42 (5.34%) Retail
3 28 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.41%) Banking
5 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.52%) Marketing
7 10 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.89%) Local Government
8 7 (0.89%) Advertising
9 6 (0.76%) Electronics
9 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
11 3 (0.38%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Military
12 2 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (14.74%) .NET
2 45 (5.72%) HTML
3 43 (5.46%) Web Services
4 41 (5.21%) Middleware
4 41 (5.21%) REST
5 35 (4.45%) J2EE
6 29 (3.68%) CSS
7 24 (3.05%) SOAP
8 23 (2.92%) XML
8 23 (2.92%) JSON
8 23 (2.92%) HTML5
9 21 (2.67%) Ajax
9 21 (2.67%) Visualforce
10 20 (2.54%) CSS3
10 20 (2.54%) ASP.NET
11 17 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (2.16%) Django
11 17 (2.16%) Play Framework
12 15 (1.91%) RESTful
13 14 (1.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.02%) Open Source
2 57 (7.24%) Data Integration
3 51 (6.48%) Reference Data
4 40 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.91%) NHS
7 15 (1.91%) Clustering
8 11 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.02%) Replication
11 8 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.89%) CESG
13 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.76%) DTV
14 4 (0.51%) FlexPod
14 4 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 140 (17.79%) Windows
2 96 (12.20%) UNIX
3 65 (8.26%) Linux
4 27 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.67%) Solaris
6 18 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (2.03%) AIX
8 14 (1.78%) MVS
9 12 (1.52%) Android
10 11 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.38%) zOS
16 2 (0.25%) HPUX
17 1 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (17.28%) Technical Architecture
2 89 (11.31%) Migration
3 85 (10.80%) Data Modelling
4 83 (10.55%) TOGAF
5 73 (9.28%) Data Architecture
6 71 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (8.77%) Scrum
8 59 (7.50%) CRM
9 52 (6.61%) Enterprise Architecture
9 52 (6.61%) TDD
10 49 (6.23%) SOA
11 45 (5.72%) Data Migration
12 43 (5.46%) ITIL
12 43 (5.46%) Project Management
12 43 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 39 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (4.45%) UML
16 26 (3.30%) Data Management
16 26 (3.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (16.77%) Java
2 102 (12.96%) SQL
3 57 (7.24%) C#
4 25 (3.18%) PHP
5 24 (3.05%) Apex Code
6 23 (2.92%) Python
7 20 (2.54%) Scala
7 20 (2.54%) Ruby
7 20 (2.54%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.78%) Perl
9 11 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.27%) C++
10 10 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.14%) R
12 8 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.76%) C
14 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.51%) sed
15 4 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 92 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.30%) Degree
4 16 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.52%) CCIE
7 10 (1.27%) MCSE
8 9 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.89%) CISSP
9 7 (0.89%) ISSAP
10 6 (0.76%) CCNP
11 5 (0.64%) CCA
11 5 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.51%) VCP4
12 4 (0.51%) VCP5
12 4 (0.51%) CCNA
13 3 (0.38%) MCP
13 3 (0.38%) MCSA
13 3 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.78%) QA
2 10 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.64%) SLA
5 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 55 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.83%) Hyper-V
3 18 (2.29%) XenApp
4 11 (1.40%) vSphere
5 9 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.76%) UAG
8 6 (0.76%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.76%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.38%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.38%) XenServer
10 2 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.25%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (2.54%) SCCM
2 14 (1.78%) Puppet
3 13 (1.65%) Tivoli
4 12 (1.52%) SCOM
5 9 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.89%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.38%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.38%) OpenView
8 3 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.38%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 170 (21.60%) Oracle
2 133 (16.90%) Microsoft
3 95 (12.07%) VMware
4 59 (7.50%) Cisco
5 51 (6.48%) IBM
6 40 (5.08%) Citrix
7 39 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (4.45%) HP
9 34 (4.32%) SAP
10 30 (3.81%) Sybase
11 29 (3.68%) Red Hat
12 19 (2.41%) Juniper
13 18 (2.29%) EMC
14 16 (2.03%) Sun
15 15 (1.91%) NetApp
16 13 (1.65%) Business Objects
16 13 (1.65%) Informatica
16 13 (1.65%) F5
17 12 (1.52%) Avaya
18 11 (1.40%) CheckPoint
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Netforte Consulting Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 16 days ago