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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 210 236 235
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 468 381 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 0.85% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.92% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 245 208
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £610 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £49.50 £44.00 £28.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +54.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +66.82%
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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 March 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 +16 206 £513 +2.50% 37
South East -2 84 £500 +5.26% 17
North West +24 61 £500 -11.50% 19
East of England +5 36 £475 - 3
West Midlands +15 33 £475 -5.00% 9
South West -9 22 £515 +3.00% 11
Yorkshire 0 12 £600 +9.09% 5
North East - 5 £425 - 2
East Midlands -3 4 £438 -10.25% 3
Technical Architect
UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 253 (25.22%) Java
2 211 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (20.74%) Microsoft
4 172 (17.15%) Oracle
5 169 (16.85%) Finance
6 165 (16.45%) Windows
7 152 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
8 135 (13.46%) SQL
9 131 (13.06%) .NET
10 130 (12.96%) SQL Server
11 123 (12.26%) VMware
12 122 (12.16%) UNIX
13 120 (11.96%) Linux
14 111 (11.07%) Active Directory
15 106 (10.57%) Security Cleared
16 102 (10.17%) SOA
17 93 (9.27%) TOGAF
18 90 (8.97%) SharePoint
19 88 (8.77%) Migration
20 83 (8.28%) Web Services
21 81 (8.08%) CRM
22 80 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
23 76 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
24 72 (7.18%) Scrum
25 71 (7.08%) MS Excel
26 70 (6.98%) Banking
27 69 (6.88%) SC Cleared
28 68 (6.78%) IBM
29 67 (6.68%) TDD
30 66 (6.58%) C#

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 90 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 56 (5.58%) BizTalk Server
3 42 (4.19%) Lync
4 40 (3.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 37 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 33 (3.29%) WebSphere
7 30 (2.99%) Adobe CQ
8 25 (2.49%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.99%) IIS
10 17 (1.69%) CMS
11 16 (1.60%) Node.js
12 14 (1.40%) JBoss
13 10 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.90%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.90%) SAS
14 9 (0.90%) CICS
14 9 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.80%) Documentum
Applications
1 71 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.00%) MS Office
5 8 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
7 1 (0.100%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.100%) SPSS
7 1 (0.100%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 53 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.20%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.100%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.100%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.09%) SaaS
4 10 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.60%) Force.com
5 6 (0.60%) Office 365
6 3 (0.30%) IaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.100%) Taleo
8 1 (0.100%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.100%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.100%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.68%) SAN
2 52 (5.18%) WAN
3 48 (4.79%) Firewall
4 41 (4.09%) LAN
5 29 (2.89%) Internet
6 15 (1.50%) DNS
7 14 (1.40%) MPLS
8 12 (1.20%) NAS
9 10 (1.00%) Network Security
10 9 (0.90%) VPLS
10 9 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.90%) BGP
10 9 (0.90%) EIGRP
10 9 (0.90%) Wireless
10 9 (0.90%) VPN
11 8 (0.80%) DMZ
11 8 (0.80%) Intranet
11 8 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (0.70%) VLAN
12 7 (0.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.98%) MongoDB
3 58 (5.78%) MySQL
4 41 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 28 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 25 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (2.19%) DB2
9 20 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (1.89%) Big Data
11 18 (1.79%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.20%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.00%) SAP HANA
16 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.80%) SAP BW
17 8 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.30%) Maven
3 13 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.20%) JIRA
5 11 (1.10%) JUnit
6 10 (1.00%) Selenium
7 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.50%) NUnit
7 5 (0.50%) RSpec
7 5 (0.50%) Ant
8 4 (0.40%) Subversion
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.30%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.30%) Moq
9 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.30%) Grunt
9 3 (0.30%) Bower
General
1 169 (16.85%) Finance
2 70 (6.98%) Banking
3 59 (5.88%) Retail
4 28 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.30%) Front Office
6 13 (1.30%) Marketing
7 11 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.80%) Billing
10 6 (0.60%) Legal
10 6 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Advertising
11 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.40%) Local Government
13 3 (0.30%) Back Office
13 3 (0.30%) Electronics
13 3 (0.30%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (13.06%) .NET
2 83 (8.28%) Web Services
3 55 (5.48%) HTML
4 51 (5.08%) REST
5 42 (4.19%) Spring
6 38 (3.79%) HTML5
7 36 (3.59%) CSS
8 33 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 31 (3.09%) XML
9 31 (3.09%) Hibernate
10 30 (2.99%) Middleware
10 30 (2.99%) J2EE
10 30 (2.99%) JSON
10 30 (2.99%) RESTful
10 30 (2.99%) Play Framework
11 29 (2.89%) SOAP
12 26 (2.59%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (2.49%) Django
14 23 (2.29%) jQuery
14 23 (2.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.58%) Open Source
2 49 (4.89%) Clustering
3 30 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.69%) Replication
6 24 (2.39%) Mainframe
7 22 (2.19%) User Experience
8 17 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.60%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 15 (1.50%) Data Integration
11 12 (1.20%) PKI
12 10 (1.00%) GIS
13 9 (0.90%) VSAM
14 8 (0.80%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.80%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.70%) Celerra
16 6 (0.60%) Fat Client
16 6 (0.60%) Fixed Income
16 6 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.45%) Windows
2 122 (12.16%) UNIX
3 120 (11.96%) Linux
4 45 (4.49%) Solaris
5 40 (3.99%) AIX
6 30 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.60%) Android
10 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.50%) VMS
11 4 (0.40%) CentOS
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.30%) zOS
12 3 (0.30%) HPUX
13 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.100%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.100%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
3 102 (10.17%) SOA
4 93 (9.27%) TOGAF
5 88 (8.77%) Migration
6 81 (8.08%) CRM
7 76 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 72 (7.18%) Scrum
9 67 (6.68%) TDD
10 63 (6.28%) ITIL
11 60 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 59 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 56 (5.58%) MVC
14 53 (5.28%) E-Commerce
15 41 (4.09%) DevOps
16 40 (3.99%) Project Management
17 39 (3.89%) ETL
18 38 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
19 35 (3.49%) Configuration Management
20 34 (3.39%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 253 (25.22%) Java
2 135 (13.46%) SQL
3 66 (6.58%) C#
4 62 (6.18%) JavaScript
5 51 (5.08%) Scala
6 37 (3.69%) Ruby
7 20 (1.99%) PL/SQL
7 20 (1.99%) C
8 15 (1.50%) PHP
8 15 (1.50%) Python
9 12 (1.20%) C++
10 10 (1.00%) Perl
11 9 (0.90%) COBOL
11 9 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.90%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.60%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.60%) ABAP
13 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.50%) VB
14 4 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.29%) Degree
4 27 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.39%) VCP4
6 18 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (1.60%) MCSE
8 11 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.90%) CISSP
10 8 (0.80%) MCITP
11 6 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.50%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.40%) CCEA
13 4 (0.40%) CCIE
13 4 (0.40%) CCNA
13 4 (0.40%) MCSD
13 4 (0.40%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.89%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) COBIT
3 4 (0.40%) Basel III
4 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.100%) Basel II
5 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.100%) SLA
5 1 (0.100%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.100%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 111 (11.07%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.89%) vSphere
5 18 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.40%) XenApp
7 10 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.80%) XenServer
10 7 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.40%) KVM
11 4 (0.40%) Docker
12 3 (0.30%) vCloud
12 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.30%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.30%) SRDF
13 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.69%) SCCM
2 11 (1.10%) SCOM
3 6 (0.60%) Puppet
4 5 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (0.50%) OpenSSO
5 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.30%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.100%) MIIS
8 1 (0.100%) WSUS
8 1 (0.100%) MOM
8 1 (0.100%) Netcool
8 1 (0.100%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 208 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 172 (17.15%) Oracle
3 123 (12.26%) VMware
4 68 (6.78%) IBM
5 63 (6.28%) Citrix
6 60 (5.98%) SAP
7 58 (5.78%) Cisco
8 45 (4.49%) HP
9 28 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (2.09%) EMC
10 21 (2.09%) Business Objects
10 21 (2.09%) NetApp
11 20 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.89%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.79%) ATG
13 18 (1.79%) Adobe
14 14 (1.40%) Juniper
14 14 (1.40%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.30%) Sybase
16 11 (1.10%) Dell
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