The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 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 Job Titles advertised for the South East 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 162 156 147
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 77 83 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.99% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.07% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 69
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £366 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% -0.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.98 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+163.20% -0.09%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8571 7742 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.25% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4746 3879 4425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 606 704
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire -14 19 £450 +21.21%
Berkshire -22 16 £450 -14.28% 4
Hampshire +5 13 £409 -12.00% 1
Surrey -2 12 £500 +5.26% 1
East Sussex -6 6 £425 -19.04%
Oxfordshire +6 4 £538 +13.15% 4
West Sussex -3 3 £501 -2.19% 1
Kent - 1 £613 -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 34 (23.61%) Windows
2 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.83%) VMware
3 27 (18.75%) Oracle
4 26 (18.06%) .NET
4 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
5 23 (15.97%) SC Cleared
5 23 (15.97%) Java
5 23 (15.97%) Linux
6 22 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (13.89%) SOA
8 19 (13.19%) TOGAF
9 18 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
10 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
10 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
11 16 (11.11%) SQL
12 14 (9.72%) ITIL
13 13 (9.03%) IBM
14 12 (8.33%) Cisco
14 12 (8.33%) CRM
14 12 (8.33%) JavaScript
15 11 (7.64%) C#
15 11 (7.64%) HTML
15 11 (7.64%) ETL
15 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
15 11 (7.64%) Web Services
15 11 (7.64%) Citrix
15 11 (7.64%) LAN
15 11 (7.64%) WAN

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.86%) IIS
3 7 (4.86%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (2.78%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.08%) Lync
7 3 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.39%) SAS
8 2 (1.39%) Apache
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Maximo
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.78%) SaaS
2 3 (2.08%) Force.com
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) LAN
1 11 (7.64%) WAN
2 10 (6.94%) Firewall
3 7 (4.86%) SAN
4 4 (2.78%) HTTP
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.08%) Network Security
5 3 (2.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.39%) Wireless
6 2 (1.39%) BGP
7 1 (0.69%) WEP
7 1 (0.69%) VLAN
7 1 (0.69%) VPLS
7 1 (0.69%) MVNO
7 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.69%) DMZ
7 1 (0.69%) Intranet
7 1 (0.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.86%) Big Data
6 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.47%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.78%) MySQL
8 4 (2.78%) HBase
8 4 (2.78%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.08%) DB2
9 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.08%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.78%) Maven
3 3 (2.08%) NUnit
4 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (6.94%) Finance
2 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.47%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.06%) .NET
2 11 (7.64%) HTML
2 11 (7.64%) Web Services
3 9 (6.25%) J2EE
3 9 (6.25%) Middleware
4 8 (5.56%) Spring
4 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.56%) CSS
4 8 (5.56%) XML
5 5 (3.47%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.47%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.47%) WebCenter
5 5 (3.47%) REST
5 5 (3.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (2.78%) MapReduce
6 4 (2.78%) HTML5
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.78%) WCF
6 4 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 6 (4.17%) Open Source
2 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) Replication
4 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.08%) Clustering
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.39%) Social Media
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.39%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.39%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.39%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.69%) Statistics
6 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.61%) Windows
2 23 (15.97%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) UNIX
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.47%) AIX
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.39%) Android
7 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.89%) SOA
2 19 (13.19%) TOGAF
3 18 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (9.72%) ITIL
5 12 (8.33%) CRM
6 11 (7.64%) ETL
7 10 (6.94%) MVC
7 10 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.86%) UML
10 7 (4.86%) Scrum
10 7 (4.86%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.86%) Project Management
10 7 (4.86%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.17%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.17%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.47%) Service Management
12 5 (3.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.97%) Java
2 16 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.64%) C#
5 6 (4.17%) Python
6 5 (3.47%) C++
7 4 (2.78%) Perl
7 4 (2.78%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.08%) C
8 3 (2.08%) VB
8 3 (2.08%) VB6
9 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.39%) Groovy
9 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.39%) Scala
10 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.69%) R
10 1 (0.69%) sed
10 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.78%) Degree
5 2 (1.39%) CITP
5 2 (1.39%) MCP
5 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) ISO 8583
1 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.69%) QA
1 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.47%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.08%) vSphere
5 3 (2.08%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.39%) XenApp
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.69%) XenServer
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.39%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.39%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.39%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.39%) OpenView
2 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.69%) MOM
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 30 (20.83%) VMware
2 27 (18.75%) Oracle
3 13 (9.03%) IBM
4 12 (8.33%) Cisco
5 11 (7.64%) Citrix
6 6 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.47%) HP
7 5 (3.47%) EMC
7 5 (3.47%) Ab Initio
8 4 (2.78%) Teradata
9 3 (2.08%) ATG
9 3 (2.08%) Symantec
9 3 (2.08%) Siebel
9 3 (2.08%) CommVault
9 3 (2.08%) Informatica
9 3 (2.08%) NetApp
10 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.39%) Mercator
10 2 (1.39%) OPNET