The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 299 299 269
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 307 290 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.61% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.82% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 183 225
Average daily rate
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£520 £475 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £21.44 £57.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.71% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
-48.33% -
Technical Architecture
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37818 35169 34160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.31% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24991 22246 20279
Average daily rate £425 £403 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1051 1370
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architecture across the England region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the England region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 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 +18 142 £550 +7.31% 40
South East -17 59 £500 +17.64% 17
West Midlands +12 36 £375 -12.28% 5
East of England +6 28 £588 +26.34% 9
South West -30 14 £550 +20.87% 7
North West -20 12 £500 -9.09% 10
Yorkshire -23 7 £400 -23.80% 5
East Midlands -1 5 £525 +75.00%
Technical Architecture
UK

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 156 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (20.13%) Oracle
3 124 (19.81%) Java
4 123 (19.65%) Finance
5 117 (18.69%) Microsoft
6 105 (16.77%) .NET
7 104 (16.61%) SQL
8 79 (12.62%) Web Services
9 72 (11.50%) JavaScript
10 70 (11.18%) SOA
10 70 (11.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 69 (11.02%) SQL Server
12 68 (10.86%) Windows
13 66 (10.54%) C#
13 66 (10.54%) HTML
13 66 (10.54%) Security Cleared
14 62 (9.90%) UNIX
15 61 (9.74%) TOGAF
16 60 (9.58%) Linux
17 59 (9.42%) E-Commerce
18 58 (9.27%) SC Cleared
19 56 (8.95%) ITIL
20 55 (8.79%) Banking
20 55 (8.79%) Migration
21 54 (8.63%) Scrum
21 54 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
22 50 (7.99%) CRM
23 49 (7.83%) SOAP
23 49 (7.83%) VMware
24 48 (7.67%) Project Management

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (2.56%) IIS
3 16 (2.56%) CMS
4 15 (2.40%) Drupal
5 14 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.24%) Apache
6 8 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.96%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.80%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.64%) Node.js
10 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.44%) MS Office
3 8 (1.28%) MS Project
3 8 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) Mingle
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Stata
5 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.35%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.64%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.40%) SaaS
2 10 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.44%) Office 365
4 7 (1.12%) PaaS
4 7 (1.12%) IaaS
5 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.80%) Force.com
7 3 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.79%) Internet
2 26 (4.15%) Firewall
3 23 (3.67%) SAN
4 21 (3.35%) LDAP
5 19 (3.04%) WAN
6 14 (2.24%) VPN
6 14 (2.24%) LAN
7 12 (1.92%) DNS
8 11 (1.76%) Intranet
8 11 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.60%) NAS
9 10 (1.60%) VoIP
9 10 (1.60%) DHCP
10 8 (1.28%) Unified Communications
10 8 (1.28%) SSL
11 7 (1.12%) HTTP
12 6 (0.96%) IPsec
12 6 (0.96%) MPLS
12 6 (0.96%) DSL
12 6 (0.96%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.83%) MySQL
4 19 (3.04%) RDBMS
5 17 (2.72%) DB2
5 17 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.72%) Big Data
6 14 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.08%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.44%) DataStage
11 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.12%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.96%) HBase
13 6 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (3.19%) Ant
2 17 (2.72%) Maven
3 14 (2.24%) Selenium
4 12 (1.92%) ClearCase
5 10 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.44%) JIRA
6 9 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.96%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.96%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.80%) JUnit
8 5 (0.80%) Toad
8 5 (0.80%) JBehave
9 4 (0.64%) NUnit
10 3 (0.48%) Xcode
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.48%) MSI
10 3 (0.48%) Introscope
General
1 123 (19.65%) Finance
2 55 (8.79%) Banking
3 30 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.99%) Retail
5 17 (2.72%) Marketing
6 14 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.24%) Local Government
7 10 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.44%) Military
9 8 (1.28%) Legal
10 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.80%) Advertising
11 5 (0.80%) Law
11 5 (0.80%) Front Office
12 4 (0.64%) Automotive
12 4 (0.64%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.48%) Billing
13 3 (0.48%) Back Office
14 2 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 350 (55.91%) Architect
2 163 (26.04%) Technical Architect
3 86 (13.74%) Solutions Architect
4 81 (12.94%) Developer
5 58 (9.27%) Consultant
6 33 (5.27%) Enterprise Architect
7 28 (4.47%) Analyst
8 24 (3.83%) Senior Architect
9 23 (3.67%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.51%) Designer
10 22 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (2.56%) Data Architect
12 14 (2.24%) C# Developer
13 13 (2.08%) Security Architect
13 13 (2.08%) Technical Leader
13 13 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
13 13 (2.08%) Business Analyst
14 11 (1.76%) .NET Developer
14 11 (1.76%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (1.60%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.77%) .NET
2 79 (12.62%) Web Services
3 66 (10.54%) HTML
4 49 (7.83%) SOAP
5 43 (6.87%) CSS
6 40 (6.39%) XML
7 31 (4.95%) REST
8 28 (4.47%) J2EE
8 28 (4.47%) Middleware
9 26 (4.15%) ASP.NET
10 25 (3.99%) Ajax
11 24 (3.83%) JSP
12 23 (3.67%) RESTful
13 22 (3.51%) .NET Framework
14 21 (3.35%) jQuery
15 18 (2.88%) HTML5
16 16 (2.56%) Spring
17 15 (2.40%) JSON
17 15 (2.40%) WCF
18 14 (2.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.63%) User Experience
4 27 (4.31%) Open Source
5 24 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.67%) Computer Science
7 20 (3.19%) NHS
8 19 (3.04%) CESG
9 14 (2.24%) RMADS
10 13 (2.08%) CESG CLAS
10 13 (2.08%) iPad
11 11 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.60%) Social Media
12 10 (1.60%) Taxonomies
13 9 (1.44%) Blog
13 9 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (1.28%) Derivative
15 7 (1.12%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 68 (10.86%) Windows
2 62 (9.90%) UNIX
3 60 (9.58%) Linux
4 31 (4.95%) AIX
5 11 (1.76%) Solaris
6 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.12%) Android
7 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (11.18%) SOA
2 70 (11.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 61 (9.74%) TOGAF
4 59 (9.42%) E-Commerce
5 56 (8.95%) ITIL
6 55 (8.79%) Migration
7 54 (8.63%) Scrum
8 50 (7.99%) CRM
9 48 (7.67%) Project Management
10 40 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (5.75%) MVC
12 35 (5.59%) Mentoring
13 33 (5.27%) Service Delivery
14 31 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (4.79%) Information Security
16 28 (4.47%) Configuration Management
16 28 (4.47%) Content Management
17 27 (4.31%) TDD
17 27 (4.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (19.81%) Java
2 104 (16.61%) SQL
3 72 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 66 (10.54%) C#
5 18 (2.88%) Python
6 15 (2.40%) Perl
7 14 (2.24%) Scala
7 14 (2.24%) PHP
8 10 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.44%) C
9 9 (1.44%) C++
9 9 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.44%) PHP5
10 6 (0.96%) Apex Code
10 6 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.80%) Groovy
12 4 (0.64%) Pascal
12 4 (0.64%) VB
12 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.35%) Degree
4 13 (2.08%) CISSP
5 9 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.28%) CCIE
6 8 (1.28%) ISSAP
7 7 (1.12%) ISEB
8 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.96%) CCDP
8 6 (0.96%) CCNP
9 5 (0.80%) CCIP
9 5 (0.80%) CCNA
10 4 (0.64%) MCSE
10 4 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.48%) MCITP
11 3 (0.48%) MCTS
11 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.48%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.19%) QA
2 14 (2.24%) SLA
3 11 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.12%) COBIT
5 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) UCITS
6 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 40 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.48%) XenApp
5 3 (0.48%) XenServer
5 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.48%) HDFS
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.32%) GPFS
6 2 (0.32%) Varnish
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (1.44%) Puppet
2 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.28%) SCCM
3 6 (0.96%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.48%) Nagios
4 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (0.32%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.16%) Cacti
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 126 (20.13%) Oracle
2 117 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.83%) VMware
4 34 (5.43%) Cisco
5 27 (4.31%) SAP
6 22 (3.51%) IBM
7 21 (3.35%) Citrix
7 21 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.56%) NetApp
9 15 (2.40%) Sybase
10 14 (2.24%) HP
11 12 (1.92%) Juniper
12 10 (1.60%) Informatica
13 8 (1.28%) Splunk
13 8 (1.28%) Sitecore
13 8 (1.28%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.28%) Teradata
13 8 (1.28%) Lagan
14 7 (1.12%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.96%) AccuRev
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