The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 17 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.74% - 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% - 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£525 - £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
Technical Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 85.05% 94.74% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 49
Average daily rate £350 £480 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £676 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
Average hourly rate £26.83 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.86% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £25.00 £48.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scala
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Akka
3 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Clojure
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) Akka
1 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Scala
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
3 1 (20.00%) C#