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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 45 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 29 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.63% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.86% 0.49% 0.27%
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 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.49 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+109.04% +1.85%
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
751 612 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.88% 94.74% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 330 363
Average daily rate £350 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -22.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.16 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (69.70%) Java
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (48.48%) NoSQL
3 16 (48.48%) MongoDB
4 15 (45.45%) Ruby
5 14 (42.42%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (42.42%) Django
5 14 (42.42%) Scala
5 14 (42.42%) MySQL
6 12 (36.36%) Software Architecture
7 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 11 (33.33%) Scrum
8 10 (30.30%) Kanban
8 10 (30.30%) TDD
9 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (24.24%) User Experience
9 8 (24.24%) Line Management
9 8 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (24.24%) Play Framework
10 7 (21.21%) User Stories
10 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
10 7 (21.21%) Oracle
10 7 (21.21%) Product Management
10 7 (21.21%) REST
11 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
13 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
13 2 (6.06%) VMware
13 2 (6.06%) Firewall

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.03%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) NoSQL
1 16 (48.48%) MongoDB
2 14 (42.42%) MySQL
3 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Ruby on Rails
1 14 (42.42%) Django
2 8 (24.24%) Play Framework
3 7 (21.21%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
5 1 (3.03%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) JSF
5 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Software Architecture
3 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 11 (33.33%) Scrum
4 10 (30.30%) Kanban
4 10 (30.30%) TDD
5 8 (24.24%) Line Management
6 7 (21.21%) User Stories
6 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
6 7 (21.21%) Product Management
7 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) SOA
8 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (3.03%) DevOps
9 1 (3.03%) Document Management
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 15 (45.45%) Ruby
3 14 (42.42%) Scala
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss