The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 39 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 26 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.45% 0.48% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 0.50% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 1
Average daily rate
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£645 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.25% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.78 - -
Technical Architect
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
707 597 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.89% 94.76% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 308 348
Average daily rate £363 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £198 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 15
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -25.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.25 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 22 (73.33%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) MongoDB
3 17 (56.67%) NoSQL
4 16 (53.33%) Ruby
5 15 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 15 (50.00%) Django
5 15 (50.00%) MySQL
5 15 (50.00%) Scala
6 13 (43.33%) Software Architecture
7 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (36.67%) Scrum
9 10 (33.33%) Kanban
9 10 (33.33%) TDD
10 9 (30.00%) User Experience
10 9 (30.00%) Line Management
11 8 (26.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (26.67%) Play Framework
11 8 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
12 7 (23.33%) REST
12 7 (23.33%) User Stories
12 7 (23.33%) Product Management
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle
13 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
14 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
15 2 (6.67%) SOA
15 2 (6.67%) Spring
15 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) MongoDB
1 17 (56.67%) NoSQL
2 15 (50.00%) MySQL
3 8 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (26.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 15 (50.00%) Django
2 8 (26.67%) Play Framework
3 7 (23.33%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (3.33%) JSF
5 1 (3.33%) Ajax
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Software Architecture
3 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) Kanban
5 10 (33.33%) TDD
6 9 (30.00%) Line Management
7 7 (23.33%) User Stories
7 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (23.33%) Product Management
8 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) SOA
10 1 (3.33%) CRM
10 1 (3.33%) Document Management
10 1 (3.33%) Change Management
10 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
10 1 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) Ruby
3 15 (50.00%) Scala
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) ForgeRock