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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 223 264 221
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 522 356 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.98% 0.74% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.80% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 243 269
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £429
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £33.29 - £48.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £39.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 - £53.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 - £51.00
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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 +26 237 £500 -3.84% 39
South East +6 103 £545 +19.78% 17
South West +7 50 £550 +15.78% 4
North West +11 43 £519 +48.21% 12
East of England -5 34 £480 +6.66% 4
West Midlands -6 33 £438 -2.77% 5
East Midlands +12 16 £513 +16.14%
Yorkshire -8 7 £525 +5.00% 8
North East -38 4 £575 +35.29%
Midlands - - - - 1
Technical Architect
UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 196 (21.68%) Oracle
2 168 (18.58%) Java
3 165 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (18.14%) Microsoft
5 159 (17.59%) Finance
6 152 (16.81%) Windows
7 142 (15.71%) SQL
7 142 (15.71%) Technical Architecture
8 141 (15.60%) .NET
9 113 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 110 (12.17%) UNIX
11 105 (11.62%) VMware
12 92 (10.18%) Active Directory
13 91 (10.07%) Open Source
14 85 (9.40%) Linux
15 84 (9.29%) SQL Server
16 83 (9.18%) CRM
17 81 (8.96%) SOA
17 81 (8.96%) Scrum
17 81 (8.96%) Migration
18 78 (8.63%) TOGAF
19 74 (8.19%) SC Cleared
20 73 (8.08%) Data Modelling
21 70 (7.74%) TDD
22 67 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
22 67 (7.41%) SharePoint
23 66 (7.30%) C#
23 66 (7.30%) Enterprise Architecture
24 65 (7.19%) Data Architecture
24 65 (7.19%) Hyper-V

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 67 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 49 (5.42%) BizTalk Server
3 36 (3.98%) Lync
4 33 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (3.10%) WebSphere
8 24 (2.65%) Apache
8 24 (2.65%) Tomcat
9 19 (2.10%) CMS
10 17 (1.88%) SAS
11 16 (1.77%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.33%) IIS
13 11 (1.22%) MS Exchange
13 11 (1.22%) Apache Pig
14 10 (1.11%) JBoss
15 9 (1.00%) CICS
15 9 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
16 7 (0.77%) Node.js
16 7 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 52 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.88%) MS Office
3 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.44%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) SPSS
5 2 (0.22%) Stata
6 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 48 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (3.98%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.55%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.22%) Fredhopper
9 2 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.22%) Summit
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
10 1 (0.11%) SAP GTS
10 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
2 26 (2.88%) SaaS
3 15 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.44%) Office 365
5 12 (1.33%) Force.com
6 8 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.77%) IaaS
8 6 (0.66%) Heroku
9 4 (0.44%) PaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.42%) WAN
2 39 (4.31%) Firewall
3 38 (4.20%) SAN
4 37 (4.09%) LAN
5 22 (2.43%) Internet
6 20 (2.21%) Intranet
7 17 (1.88%) HTTP
8 15 (1.66%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (1.55%) Network Security
10 13 (1.44%) NAS
11 12 (1.33%) VoIP
11 12 (1.33%) VPN
11 12 (1.33%) DNS
11 12 (1.33%) MPLS
12 10 (1.11%) LDAP
13 9 (1.00%) TCP/IP
13 9 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.88%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.77%) 4G
15 7 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.76%) MySQL
2 43 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 38 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (4.09%) DB2
4 37 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (2.43%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.10%) Redis
8 19 (2.10%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.88%) Big Data
10 14 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.55%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.22%) Couchbase
11 11 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 15 (1.66%) JMeter
2 12 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.11%) Subversion
4 8 (0.88%) Maven
4 8 (0.88%) JIRA
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.66%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (0.66%) Moq
6 6 (0.66%) NUnit
7 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.44%) JUnit
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.22%) Grunt
10 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.22%) Ant
General
1 159 (17.59%) Finance
2 57 (6.31%) Retail
3 38 (4.20%) Banking
4 32 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.44%) Marketing
6 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.00%) Legal
8 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.88%) Local Government
9 6 (0.66%) Advertising
9 6 (0.66%) Electronics
10 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.33%) Military
12 3 (0.33%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (15.60%) .NET
2 58 (6.42%) Web Services
3 53 (5.86%) HTML
4 47 (5.20%) REST
5 38 (4.20%) Middleware
6 37 (4.09%) CSS
7 34 (3.76%) J2EE
8 31 (3.43%) SOAP
9 29 (3.21%) HTML5
10 28 (3.10%) JSON
11 27 (2.99%) Ajax
12 26 (2.88%) XML
13 23 (2.54%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.54%) Play Framework
14 22 (2.43%) CSS3
15 19 (2.10%) RESTful
15 19 (2.10%) Visualforce
15 19 (2.10%) Application Packaging
15 19 (2.10%) Spring
15 19 (2.10%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.07%) Open Source
2 48 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
3 45 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 41 (4.54%) Reference Data
6 40 (4.42%) Data Integration
7 36 (3.98%) Clustering
8 24 (2.65%) Mainframe
8 24 (2.65%) User Experience
9 16 (1.77%) NHS
10 14 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.44%) N-Tier
12 12 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
12 12 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.11%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.00%) Replication
14 9 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.77%) CESG
17 6 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 152 (16.81%) Windows
2 110 (12.17%) UNIX
3 85 (9.40%) Linux
4 24 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.99%) AIX
6 14 (1.55%) MVS
7 13 (1.44%) Solaris
7 13 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.11%) Android
9 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.66%) zOS
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.22%) VMS
14 2 (0.22%) HPUX
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (15.71%) Technical Architecture
3 83 (9.18%) CRM
4 81 (8.96%) SOA
4 81 (8.96%) Scrum
4 81 (8.96%) Migration
5 78 (8.63%) TOGAF
6 73 (8.08%) Data Modelling
7 70 (7.74%) TDD
8 67 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (7.30%) Enterprise Architecture
10 65 (7.19%) Data Architecture
11 50 (5.53%) E-Commerce
12 48 (5.31%) ITIL
13 44 (4.87%) Project Management
14 42 (4.65%) MVC
15 41 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
16 40 (4.42%) Data Migration
17 38 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (3.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 168 (18.58%) Java
2 142 (15.71%) SQL
3 66 (7.30%) C#
4 39 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.54%) Scala
6 30 (3.32%) PHP
7 24 (2.65%) Ruby
8 23 (2.54%) Python
9 22 (2.43%) Apex Code
10 16 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.55%) Perl
12 11 (1.22%) C++
12 11 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.11%) COBOL
14 9 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.88%) C
15 8 (0.88%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.77%) R
17 6 (0.66%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 113 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 74 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.10%) Degree
4 19 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.99%) MCSE
6 14 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.88%) ISSAP
9 7 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (0.77%) VCP5
10 6 (0.66%) CCIE
11 5 (0.55%) CCNA
11 5 (0.55%) CCA
12 4 (0.44%) VCP4
13 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.10%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.55%) SLA
4 3 (0.33%) Basel III
4 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.11%) PAS 55
System Software
1 92 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 65 (7.19%) Hyper-V
3 64 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.99%) vSphere
5 16 (1.77%) XenApp
6 9 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (1.00%) UAG
6 9 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (1.00%) ISA Server
6 9 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.77%) XenServer
8 5 (0.55%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.44%) KVM
10 3 (0.33%) vCloud
10 3 (0.33%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.22%) NFS
11 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (2.32%) SCCM
2 16 (1.77%) SCOM
3 6 (0.66%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.44%) Puppet
6 3 (0.33%) OpenView
6 3 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.22%) Oozie
7 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.11%) Ambari
8 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 196 (21.68%) Oracle
2 164 (18.14%) Microsoft
3 105 (11.62%) VMware
4 62 (6.86%) IBM
5 58 (6.42%) Cisco
6 46 (5.09%) SAP
6 46 (5.09%) Citrix
7 43 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (3.87%) HP
9 33 (3.65%) Sybase
10 22 (2.43%) Red Hat
11 20 (2.21%) EMC
12 17 (1.88%) Juniper
12 17 (1.88%) Informatica
12 17 (1.88%) Business Objects
13 16 (1.77%) Sun
13 16 (1.77%) F5
14 15 (1.66%) Dell
15 14 (1.55%) NetApp
16 12 (1.33%) Avaya
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Drayton, Middlesex
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £466.00 - £571.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 590 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £480.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago