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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 207 232 241
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 260 208 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.08% 0.86% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.92% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 144 140
Average daily rate
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£520 £506 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £634 £614
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +158.18%
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
22279 22522 23553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.56% 92.61% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15699 15363 16156
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 420 457
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +4 46 £512 -7.00% 13
Hayes - 2 £425 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 147 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (29.38%) Java
3 90 (18.11%) Finance
4 80 (16.10%) Oracle
5 77 (15.49%) Microsoft
6 69 (13.88%) Scrum
7 64 (12.88%) .NET
8 61 (12.27%) Windows
9 60 (12.07%) Web Services
10 57 (11.47%) TDD
11 56 (11.27%) UNIX
11 56 (11.27%) Open Source
12 54 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
13 52 (10.46%) Linux
14 51 (10.26%) SQL
15 50 (10.06%) Security Cleared
16 47 (9.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 46 (9.26%) HTML
17 46 (9.26%) VMware
18 43 (8.65%) JavaScript
18 43 (8.65%) SOA
18 43 (8.65%) Banking
19 42 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (8.25%) REST
20 41 (8.25%) Data Centre
21 39 (7.85%) JSON
22 38 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
23 37 (7.44%) Migration
23 37 (7.44%) Active Directory
23 37 (7.44%) CSS

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (9.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 25 (5.03%) CMS
3 14 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.62%) NetWeaver
4 13 (2.62%) Mule
5 12 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.41%) Apache
5 12 (2.41%) Mule ESB
6 11 (2.21%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.81%) Node.js
7 9 (1.81%) IIS
8 8 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.21%) JBoss
9 6 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.21%) Confluence
9 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.01%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.61%) MS Office
4 7 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Radian6
4 1 (0.20%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.82%) SaaS
4 11 (2.21%) Force.com
5 10 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.01%) Office 365
6 5 (1.01%) PaaS
6 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.60%) Heroku
7 3 (0.60%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.60%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.60%) GitHub
7 3 (0.60%) IaaS
7 3 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
7 3 (0.60%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) Taleo
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.63%) Firewall
2 19 (3.82%) SAN
3 14 (2.82%) LAN
3 14 (2.82%) WAN
4 13 (2.62%) Internet
5 12 (2.41%) NAS
6 11 (2.21%) VLAN
6 11 (2.21%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.01%) VPN
7 10 (2.01%) DNS
8 9 (1.81%) SSL
9 7 (1.41%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.41%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (1.21%) LDAP
11 5 (1.01%) MPLS
12 4 (0.80%) Wireless
12 4 (0.80%) SNMP
12 4 (0.80%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.44%) Big Data
2 36 (7.24%) NoSQL
3 35 (7.04%) Hadoop
4 34 (6.84%) MongoDB
4 34 (6.84%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.43%) MySQL
6 20 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.60%) DB2
11 3 (0.60%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.60%) QlikView
11 3 (0.60%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.40%) Infinispan
12 2 (0.40%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.40%) HBase
12 2 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (2.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.61%) JUnit
2 8 (1.61%) JIRA
2 8 (1.61%) Selenium
3 7 (1.41%) RSpec
4 6 (1.21%) Maven
4 6 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.01%) Subversion
6 4 (0.80%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.60%) Hudson
7 3 (0.60%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.40%) XMLSpy
8 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.40%) NWDI
9 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.20%) gulp
General
1 90 (18.11%) Finance
2 43 (8.65%) Banking
3 15 (3.02%) Marketing
3 15 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.62%) Retail
5 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.41%) Automotive
6 6 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.80%) Advertising
7 4 (0.80%) Publishing
7 4 (0.80%) Billing
8 3 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.88%) .NET
2 60 (12.07%) Web Services
3 46 (9.26%) HTML
4 41 (8.25%) REST
5 39 (7.85%) JSON
6 37 (7.44%) CSS
7 34 (6.84%) Ajax
8 33 (6.64%) HTML5
9 26 (5.23%) RESTful
9 26 (5.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 26 (5.23%) J2EE
10 25 (5.03%) CSS3
11 23 (4.63%) SOAP
12 22 (4.43%) XML
13 20 (4.02%) Spring
14 19 (3.82%) Middleware
14 19 (3.82%) Django
14 19 (3.82%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.82%) Play Framework
15 18 (3.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.82%) User Experience
3 15 (3.02%) Data Integration
4 14 (2.82%) Reference Data
5 13 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.01%) Clustering
7 10 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.61%) Replication
10 7 (1.41%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.41%) NHS
10 7 (1.41%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.41%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.21%) PKI
12 5 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.27%) Windows
2 56 (11.27%) UNIX
3 52 (10.46%) Linux
4 13 (2.62%) Android
4 13 (2.62%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.01%) AIX
5 10 (2.01%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.41%) MVS
7 6 (1.21%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.01%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (0.80%) Solaris
10 2 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (13.88%) Scrum
3 57 (11.47%) TDD
4 56 (11.27%) Open Source
5 54 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
6 43 (8.65%) SOA
7 42 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.44%) Migration
9 35 (7.04%) TOGAF
9 35 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 32 (6.44%) MVC
11 31 (6.24%) DevOps
12 30 (6.04%) Security Architecture
13 29 (5.84%) Data Architecture
13 29 (5.84%) Kanban
13 29 (5.84%) Data Modelling
14 28 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (5.03%) Configuration Management
15 25 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
16 23 (4.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 146 (29.38%) Java
2 51 (10.26%) SQL
3 43 (8.65%) JavaScript
4 36 (7.24%) Ruby
5 23 (4.63%) Scala
6 19 (3.82%) C#
7 15 (3.02%) PHP
8 12 (2.41%) Apex Code
9 11 (2.21%) Python
10 8 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.80%) C
12 4 (0.80%) ABAP
13 3 (0.60%) Groovy
13 3 (0.60%) Google Apps Script
13 3 (0.60%) Go
14 2 (0.40%) SOQL
14 2 (0.40%) SOSL
14 2 (0.40%) Clojure
14 2 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.23%) Degree
4 6 (1.21%) CCNP
4 6 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.01%) IBM Certification
6 4 (0.80%) MCITP
7 2 (0.40%) CCIE
7 2 (0.40%) HP ASE
7 2 (0.40%) HP MASE
7 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.40%) LPIC
7 2 (0.40%) RHCE
7 2 (0.40%) CCNA
7 2 (0.40%) MCSE
8 1 (0.20%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) PhD
8 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.41%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.40%) Basel III
4 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) Basel II
System Software
1 38 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.41%) XenApp
5 9 (1.81%) Docker
6 8 (1.61%) vSphere
7 7 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.01%) SRDF
9 5 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (1.01%) NFS
9 5 (1.01%) vCloud
10 4 (0.80%) XenServer
10 4 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.60%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.20%) Squid
12 1 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.21%) Puppet
2 9 (1.81%) Ansible
2 9 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.41%) Salt
4 5 (1.01%) EMC VPLEX
4 5 (1.01%) SnapMirror
4 5 (1.01%) SnapVault
4 5 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.80%) SCCM
6 3 (0.60%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.60%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.40%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.40%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 80 (16.10%) Oracle
2 77 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 46 (9.26%) VMware
4 28 (5.63%) Cisco
4 28 (5.63%) SAP
5 26 (5.23%) IBM
6 25 (5.03%) Citrix
7 20 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (3.82%) NetApp
9 18 (3.62%) Adobe
10 15 (3.02%) HP
11 13 (2.62%) Informatica
12 12 (2.41%) Brocade
13 10 (2.01%) Dell
13 10 (2.01%) Juniper
14 8 (1.61%) Fujitsu
14 8 (1.61%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.61%) SaltStack
15 7 (1.41%) F5
15 7 (1.41%) CheckPoint
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