The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 276 259 246
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 147 182 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 123 107
Average daily rate
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£505 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £376 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £57.50 £41.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Technical Architecture
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in London

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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 +15 33 £538 +5.39% 15
Uxbridge -7 1 £515 +21.17%
Bromley - 1 £325 - 1
Harrow - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 69 (22.40%) Finance
2 63 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (17.53%) .NET
4 53 (17.21%) Microsoft
5 49 (15.91%) Oracle
6 48 (15.58%) Java
7 46 (14.94%) Web Services
8 42 (13.64%) Banking
9 41 (13.31%) HTML
10 40 (12.99%) SQL Server
10 40 (12.99%) Migration
11 39 (12.66%) C#
12 38 (12.34%) SQL
13 37 (12.01%) JavaScript
13 37 (12.01%) Security Cleared
14 36 (11.69%) Enterprise Architecture
14 36 (11.69%) Windows
15 35 (11.36%) UNIX
16 32 (10.39%) Project Management
17 30 (9.74%) Scrum
17 30 (9.74%) SC Cleared
18 29 (9.42%) TOGAF
19 28 (9.09%) Linux
19 28 (9.09%) REST
20 27 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (8.77%) SOAP
21 26 (8.44%) ITIL
22 25 (8.12%) Degree
23 24 (7.79%) Risk Management
24 23 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (4.22%) IIS
2 10 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.97%) Apache
5 3 (0.97%) SAS
6 2 (0.65%) Moodle
6 2 (0.65%) Drupal
6 2 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.65%) Lync
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.95%) MS Office
4 5 (1.62%) MS Project
5 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Stata
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.95%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.32%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.32%) RMDS
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.90%) SaaS
2 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.30%) Office 365
3 3 (0.97%) PaaS
3 3 (0.97%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.84%) SAN
2 15 (4.87%) Firewall
3 13 (4.22%) Internet
4 11 (3.57%) LDAP
5 10 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (3.25%) Intranet
5 10 (3.25%) DHCP
5 10 (3.25%) DNS
6 9 (2.92%) NAS
7 7 (2.27%) Wireless
8 5 (1.62%) VoIP
9 4 (1.30%) VPN
10 3 (0.97%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.65%) SSL
11 2 (0.65%) WAN
11 2 (0.65%) HTTP
12 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.25%) Big Data
5 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.95%) DataStage
6 6 (1.95%) MySQL
6 6 (1.95%) DB2
7 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (3.25%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.27%) Maven
4 6 (1.95%) Rational Rose
4 6 (1.95%) Ant
5 5 (1.62%) JUnit
5 5 (1.62%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.30%) NUnit
7 3 (0.97%) MSI
7 3 (0.97%) Selenium
7 3 (0.97%) JIRA
7 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) Introscope
8 2 (0.65%) Xcode
8 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.65%) Gradle
8 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.32%) DbUnit
General
1 69 (22.40%) Finance
2 42 (13.64%) Banking
3 12 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.27%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Marketing
7 4 (1.30%) Front Office
7 4 (1.30%) Back Office
7 4 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (46.10%) Architect
2 59 (19.16%) Developer
3 52 (16.88%) Technical Architect
4 43 (13.96%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (7.47%) Consultant
6 20 (6.49%) Analyst
7 18 (5.84%) .NET Developer
8 17 (5.52%) Senior Architect
9 13 (4.22%) Data Architect
9 13 (4.22%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.90%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
12 9 (2.92%) Data Centre Architect
12 9 (2.92%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.60%) Usability Consultant
13 8 (2.60%) Web Developer
14 7 (2.27%) Salesforce.com Architect
14 7 (2.27%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.53%) .NET
2 46 (14.94%) Web Services
3 41 (13.31%) HTML
4 28 (9.09%) REST
5 27 (8.77%) SOAP
6 23 (7.47%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.84%) XML
8 16 (5.19%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.87%) CSS
10 13 (4.22%) JSP
10 13 (4.22%) WCF
11 11 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (3.57%) HTML5
11 11 (3.57%) WinForms
11 11 (3.57%) Spring
12 9 (2.92%) J2EE
12 9 (2.92%) SAML
13 8 (2.60%) RESTful
13 8 (2.60%) XSLT
14 7 (2.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.84%) User Experience
3 17 (5.52%) CESG
4 16 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.90%) RMADS
5 12 (3.90%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (3.57%) Open Source
6 11 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.92%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.27%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.95%) Clustering
11 5 (1.62%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.97%) EPoS
12 3 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
12 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.69%) Windows
2 35 (11.36%) UNIX
3 28 (9.09%) Linux
4 13 (4.22%) AIX
5 10 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.60%) Solaris
7 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.30%) Android
9 4 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (12.99%) Migration
3 36 (11.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 32 (10.39%) Project Management
5 30 (9.74%) Scrum
6 29 (9.42%) TOGAF
7 26 (8.44%) ITIL
8 24 (7.79%) Risk Management
9 23 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (7.47%) Data Migration
10 22 (7.14%) Content Management
11 20 (6.49%) SOA
11 20 (6.49%) Information Security
12 19 (6.17%) MVC
13 18 (5.84%) Business Analysis
14 17 (5.52%) Web Development
14 17 (5.52%) Data Management
14 17 (5.52%) Service Delivery
14 17 (5.52%) CRM
14 17 (5.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.58%) Java
2 39 (12.66%) C#
3 38 (12.34%) SQL
4 37 (12.01%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.92%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.60%) Python
7 6 (1.95%) C
8 5 (1.62%) Perl
8 5 (1.62%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.30%) Scala
10 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.97%) PHP
10 3 (0.97%) C++
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.65%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.65%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.65%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.12%) Degree
4 12 (3.90%) CISSP
5 3 (0.97%) CISM
6 2 (0.65%) CISA
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.32%) MCSA
7 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.32%) CCIE
7 1 (0.32%) CCNP
7 1 (0.32%) CIMA
7 1 (0.32%) CCVP
7 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.92%) SLA
3 4 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) COBIT
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) UCITS
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.30%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.97%) XenApp
6 3 (0.97%) XenServer
6 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.97%) Nmap
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (2.60%) Data Guard
1 8 (2.60%) SCCM
2 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (0.97%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (0.97%) Puppet
3 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.97%) Nagios
3 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.97%) Nessus
4 2 (0.65%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Oozie
5 1 (0.32%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) Cacti
Vendors
1 53 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.91%) Oracle
3 22 (7.14%) Cisco
4 19 (6.17%) VMware
5 15 (4.87%) Citrix
6 14 (4.55%) HP
7 13 (4.22%) IBM
8 12 (3.90%) Sybase
9 11 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (3.25%) SAP
10 10 (3.25%) Juniper
11 9 (2.92%) Informatica
12 8 (2.60%) Business Objects
13 7 (2.27%) NetApp
14 6 (1.95%) Cognos
14 6 (1.95%) Splunk
15 5 (1.62%) BT
15 5 (1.62%) Speakerbus
16 4 (1.30%) Teradata
16 4 (1.30%) Sun
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