The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 243 233 224
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 180 164 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.76% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.00% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 103 142
Average daily rate £525 £550 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £421 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Technical Architecture
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 33 £530 -3.63% 10
Docklands, London - 9 £550 - 1
Uxbridge -1 2 £530 -7.82%
Canary Wharf +18 1 £625 +13.63%
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 80 (23.95%) Java
2 75 (22.46%) Oracle
3 61 (18.26%) SOA
4 59 (17.66%) Finance
5 49 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (14.37%) Banking
7 46 (13.77%) JavaScript
8 45 (13.47%) Linux
9 44 (13.17%) HTML
10 43 (12.87%) C#
11 42 (12.57%) Microsoft
12 40 (11.98%) Enterprise Architecture
12 40 (11.98%) Relational Database
13 39 (11.68%) SQL
14 38 (11.38%) SQL Server
15 36 (10.78%) Scrum
16 35 (10.48%) Project Management
16 35 (10.48%) Middleware
17 34 (10.18%) .NET
17 34 (10.18%) Degree
18 33 (9.88%) Windows
19 32 (9.58%) TDD
20 29 (8.68%) UML
21 28 (8.38%) Web Services
21 28 (8.38%) Python
21 28 (8.38%) JMS
21 28 (8.38%) Retail
21 28 (8.38%) Spring
22 27 (8.08%) Management Information System
23 26 (7.78%) TOGAF

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.89%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.69%) Liferay
4 9 (2.69%) IIS
5 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.20%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.20%) Mule
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.60%) Confluence
8 2 (0.60%) Apache
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.29%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.29%) MS Office
3 7 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.30%) Maya
6 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.99%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (1.80%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.90%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.40%) SaaS
2 5 (1.50%) PaaS
2 5 (1.50%) IaaS
3 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.60%) Office 365
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.30%) Force.com
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.59%) SAN
2 7 (2.10%) Wireless
3 5 (1.50%) Internet
3 5 (1.50%) LAN
4 4 (1.20%) WAN
4 4 (1.20%) HTTP
4 4 (1.20%) VPN
4 4 (1.20%) Firewall
4 4 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.60%) FTP
5 2 (0.60%) Intranet
5 2 (0.60%) Extranet
5 2 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.30%) NAS
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.30%) DVB
6 1 (0.30%) DMZ
6 1 (0.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.98%) Relational Database
2 38 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 24 (7.19%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (3.29%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.69%) Big Data
9 7 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.50%) DB2
10 5 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.20%) MySQL
12 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.60%) DataStage
13 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (7.78%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.39%) JUnit
2 18 (5.39%) Eclipse
3 17 (5.09%) Maven
4 14 (4.19%) Subversion
5 10 (2.99%) ANTLR
6 7 (2.10%) Selenium
6 7 (2.10%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.10%) Ant
6 7 (2.10%) Hudson
7 4 (1.20%) Mockito
7 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.20%) EasyMock
7 4 (1.20%) JIRA
7 4 (1.20%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.90%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 59 (17.66%) Finance
2 48 (14.37%) Banking
3 28 (8.38%) Retail
4 22 (6.59%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.50%) Marketing
6 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.20%) Billing
7 3 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Back Office
7 3 (0.90%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.60%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 174 (52.10%) Architect
2 71 (21.26%) Solutions Architect
3 54 (16.17%) Developer
4 52 (15.57%) Technical Architect
5 28 (8.38%) Senior Architect
6 23 (6.89%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.79%) Java Developer
7 16 (4.79%) .NET Developer
7 16 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.49%) Consultant
9 13 (3.89%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.59%) Analyst
11 11 (3.29%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (3.29%) Lead Architect
11 11 (3.29%) Designer
12 9 (2.69%) Technical Leader
13 8 (2.40%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.40%) Team Leader
14 7 (2.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 7 (2.10%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.17%) HTML
2 35 (10.48%) Middleware
3 34 (10.18%) .NET
4 28 (8.38%) Web Services
4 28 (8.38%) JMS
4 28 (8.38%) Spring
5 22 (6.59%) J2EE
6 21 (6.29%) CSS
7 20 (5.99%) XACML
8 18 (5.39%) SOAP
9 17 (5.09%) JSP
9 17 (5.09%) REST
10 16 (4.79%) ASP.NET
11 15 (4.49%) Hibernate
11 15 (4.49%) jQuery
12 14 (4.19%) XML
13 11 (3.29%) HTML5
13 11 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (2.99%) Silverlight
15 9 (2.69%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.08%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.99%) Open Source
2 10 (2.99%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (2.10%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.10%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.80%) Clustering
5 5 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.50%) Freedom of Information Act
5 5 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.20%) Social Media
6 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.20%) Derivative
7 3 (0.90%) PKI
7 3 (0.90%) Market Risk
7 3 (0.90%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.47%) Linux
2 33 (9.88%) Windows
3 19 (5.69%) UNIX
4 11 (3.29%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.69%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.80%) Android
8 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.50%) AIX
8 5 (1.50%) Solaris
9 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.26%) SOA
2 49 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (11.98%) Enterprise Architecture
4 36 (10.78%) Scrum
5 35 (10.48%) Project Management
6 32 (9.58%) TDD
7 29 (8.68%) UML
8 26 (7.78%) TOGAF
9 24 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (6.89%) Migration
11 22 (6.59%) Business Analysis
11 22 (6.59%) Information Management
11 22 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (6.29%) Service Delivery
13 20 (5.99%) Information Security
14 19 (5.69%) ITIL
14 19 (5.69%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.09%) CRM
15 17 (5.09%) Content Management
16 15 (4.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.95%) Java
2 46 (13.77%) JavaScript
3 43 (12.87%) C#
4 39 (11.68%) SQL
5 28 (8.38%) Python
6 14 (4.19%) Perl
7 13 (3.89%) C++
8 12 (3.59%) Ruby
9 10 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.40%) Scala
11 3 (0.90%) PHP
12 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.60%) RPG
12 2 (0.60%) C
13 1 (0.30%) XPath
13 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.30%) JCL
13 1 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (10.18%) Degree
2 18 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.90%) CISM
5 3 (0.90%) CISSP
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.60%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.60%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.30%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.30%) MCTS
7 1 (0.30%) CIMA
7 1 (0.30%) CCNP
7 1 (0.30%) CCNA
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) OCA
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.20%) SLA
2 3 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) HL7
3 1 (0.30%) COBIT
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.60%) XenApp
4 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.60%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.30%) PowerConvert
5 1 (0.30%) XenServer
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.10%) Puppet
3 4 (1.20%) Capistrano
3 4 (1.20%) Nagios
4 3 (0.90%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.30%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 75 (22.46%) Oracle
2 42 (12.57%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.79%) TIBCO
4 14 (4.19%) IBM
4 14 (4.19%) SAP
5 10 (2.99%) Telerik
6 7 (2.10%) VMware
6 7 (2.10%) Cisco
7 5 (1.50%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.50%) Juniper
7 5 (1.50%) JBoss
8 4 (1.20%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.20%) Sybase
8 4 (1.20%) Adobe
8 4 (1.20%) HP
8 4 (1.20%) Citrix
8 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.20%) Open Text
9 3 (0.90%) Thunderhead
9 3 (0.90%) Informatica
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