The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 202 208 232
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 213 197 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.90% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.97% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 138 87
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £374 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%
Technical Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19404 20335 18290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 93.10% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13736 13930 12338
Average daily rate £440 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 375 514
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in London

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
City of London +6 39 £550 - 14
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 119 (26.62%) Java
2 91 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (19.91%) Finance
4 74 (16.55%) Windows
5 70 (15.66%) .NET
5 70 (15.66%) SQL Server
6 68 (15.21%) Microsoft
7 66 (14.77%) Oracle
8 53 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
9 50 (11.19%) Security Cleared
9 50 (11.19%) C#
10 49 (10.96%) SQL
10 49 (10.96%) VMware
11 48 (10.74%) Banking
12 46 (10.29%) Linux
13 39 (8.72%) Web Services
13 39 (8.72%) Migration
14 37 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (8.28%) SOA
15 36 (8.05%) UNIX
15 36 (8.05%) Scrum
15 36 (8.05%) TDD
16 35 (7.83%) SharePoint
17 34 (7.61%) JavaScript
17 34 (7.61%) TOGAF
18 33 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (7.38%) SC Cleared
19 30 (6.71%) Open Source
20 28 (6.26%) ASP.NET
20 28 (6.26%) MVC

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 35 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.59%) Adobe CQ
3 13 (2.91%) CMS
3 13 (2.91%) Node.js
4 8 (1.79%) IIS
4 8 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.57%) Lync
6 6 (1.34%) JBoss
6 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.34%) Mule
6 6 (1.34%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.12%) Drupal
7 5 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.89%) Eucalyptus
8 4 (0.89%) FileNet
9 3 (0.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 18 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.34%) MS Office
4 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.22%) Summit
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Maximo
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.36%) SaaS
2 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.89%) Force.com
5 3 (0.67%) Heroku
5 3 (0.67%) IaaS
5 3 (0.67%) Office 365
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.37%) WAN
2 22 (4.92%) LAN
3 18 (4.03%) SAN
4 15 (3.36%) Firewall
5 14 (3.13%) Intranet
6 11 (2.46%) Internet
7 6 (1.34%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.34%) MPLS
8 5 (1.12%) DNS
9 4 (0.89%) SSL
9 4 (0.89%) HTTP
9 4 (0.89%) VPN
10 3 (0.67%) VLAN
10 3 (0.67%) Network Security
10 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.67%) VoIP
10 3 (0.67%) LDAP
10 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.67%) FTP
11 2 (0.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.04%) MongoDB
2 27 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.80%) MySQL
4 12 (2.68%) Big Data
5 10 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.57%) MarkLogic
8 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.12%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.89%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.67%) DataStage
11 3 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.67%) Redis
11 3 (0.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.57%) Maven
3 6 (1.34%) JUnit
3 6 (1.34%) NUnit
4 5 (1.12%) Selenium
4 5 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.89%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.89%) Moq
5 4 (0.89%) RSpec
5 4 (0.89%) Subversion
6 3 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.45%) Bower
7 2 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.45%) Grunt
7 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.45%) JIRA
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 89 (19.91%) Finance
2 48 (10.74%) Banking
3 18 (4.03%) Retail
4 17 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.91%) Front Office
5 13 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.46%) Marketing
7 6 (1.34%) Legal
8 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.67%) Electronics
9 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.67%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.66%) .NET
2 39 (8.72%) Web Services
3 28 (6.26%) ASP.NET
4 26 (5.82%) HTML
5 23 (5.15%) REST
6 20 (4.47%) jQuery
6 20 (4.47%) XML
7 18 (4.03%) SOAP
7 18 (4.03%) RESTful
8 17 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (3.80%) HTML5
8 17 (3.80%) CSS
9 15 (3.36%) WPF
10 14 (3.13%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.68%) Spring
12 11 (2.46%) Ajax
12 11 (2.46%) WCF
12 11 (2.46%) J2EE
12 11 (2.46%) CSS3
13 10 (2.24%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.71%) Open Source
2 19 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (2.46%) N-Tier
3 11 (2.46%) User Experience
3 11 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.01%) PKI
5 8 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.34%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.12%) Replication
8 4 (0.89%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.89%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (0.89%) Derivative
8 4 (0.89%) PACS
9 3 (0.67%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.67%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.67%) DTV
9 3 (0.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.55%) Windows
2 46 (10.29%) Linux
3 36 (8.05%) UNIX
4 16 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.79%) Solaris
7 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.34%) AIX
9 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.89%) Android
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
3 39 (8.72%) Migration
4 37 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (8.28%) SOA
5 36 (8.05%) Scrum
5 36 (8.05%) TDD
6 34 (7.61%) TOGAF
7 28 (6.26%) MVC
8 25 (5.59%) E-Commerce
9 24 (5.37%) CRM
10 23 (5.15%) DevOps
11 22 (4.92%) Analytics
12 20 (4.47%) ITIL
13 18 (4.03%) ETL
14 17 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (3.58%) Service Management
15 16 (3.58%) Data Migration
16 15 (3.36%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (3.36%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (26.62%) Java
2 50 (11.19%) C#
3 49 (10.96%) SQL
4 34 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.58%) Scala
6 13 (2.91%) C++
7 12 (2.68%) PHP
7 12 (2.68%) Ruby
8 11 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.57%) Apex Code
10 7 (1.57%) C
11 5 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.12%) Python
12 4 (0.89%) XQuery
13 3 (0.67%) XPath
13 3 (0.67%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.67%) SOQL
14 2 (0.45%) SOSL
14 2 (0.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 50 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.36%) Degree
4 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.79%) MCSE
6 7 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CCNA
10 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CISSP
10 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) MCITP
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CCIE
11 1 (0.22%) CCNP
11 1 (0.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.46%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Solvency II
2 3 (0.67%) Basel III
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) PAS 55
System Software
1 33 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.57%) vSphere
5 5 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.89%) XenApp
7 2 (0.45%) HDFS
7 2 (0.45%) vCloud
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.22%) Varnish
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (1.12%) OpenSSO
1 5 (1.12%) SCOM
1 5 (1.12%) CA SiteMinder
2 4 (0.89%) SCCM
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.67%) Puppet
4 2 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.45%) Oozie
4 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.22%) MOM
5 1 (0.22%) Netcool
5 1 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Ambari
5 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 68 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 66 (14.77%) Oracle
3 49 (10.96%) VMware
4 26 (5.82%) IBM
5 20 (4.47%) Citrix
6 19 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (4.03%) SAP
8 17 (3.80%) Cisco
9 14 (3.13%) Adobe
9 14 (3.13%) HP
10 11 (2.46%) Sybase
11 10 (2.24%) Informatica
12 9 (2.01%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.01%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.79%) Telerik
14 7 (1.57%) NetApp
14 7 (1.57%) ATG
15 5 (1.12%) Endeca
15 5 (1.12%) Sitecore
15 5 (1.12%) Juniper
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