The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 178 158 157
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 86 82 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.92% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.01% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 33
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£500 £473 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £37.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £37.24
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.84%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8981 8150 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.55% 91.37% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4823 4317 3374
Average daily rate £375 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 472 591
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
Berkshire +20 33 £525 -4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 13 £450 -5.26% 3
Hampshire -20 12 £550 +19.56% 1
Oxfordshire -11 10 £550 +2.32% 2
Surrey -8 8 £400 -7.24% 5
West Sussex -13 6 £408 -14.65%
East Sussex -8 1 - - 1
Kent -13 1 £450 -26.53%
Middlesex - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 67 (32.68%) Microsoft
2 60 (29.27%) SQL
3 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
4 37 (18.05%) CRM
4 37 (18.05%) SharePoint
4 37 (18.05%) Hyper-V
5 35 (17.07%) VMware
6 34 (16.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (16.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (16.10%) Lync
7 33 (16.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 33 (16.10%) Technical Architecture
8 32 (15.61%) SOA
8 32 (15.61%) Windows
9 31 (15.12%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (14.15%) Java
12 28 (13.66%) Clustering
12 28 (13.66%) Dynamics AX
12 28 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (13.66%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (13.17%) .NET
14 26 (12.68%) Security Cleared
15 25 (12.20%) Oracle
16 24 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (10.73%) UNIX
17 22 (10.73%) HP
18 21 (10.24%) SAN
18 21 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (10.24%) TOGAF

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 37 (18.05%) SharePoint
2 34 (16.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 33 (16.10%) Lync
4 31 (15.12%) BizTalk Server
5 30 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 28 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (4.88%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.93%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.93%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.95%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (1.95%) IIS
9 4 (1.95%) JBoss
9 4 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.98%) Documentum
10 2 (0.98%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.49%) Apache
11 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.95%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (16.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (13.66%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle BRM
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.49%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.49%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.66%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.93%) SaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Force.com
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.24%) SAN
2 15 (7.32%) Firewall
3 14 (6.83%) WAN
4 12 (5.85%) LAN
5 4 (1.95%) DNS
6 3 (1.46%) VoIP
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.98%) xDSL
7 2 (0.98%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.98%) HSRP
7 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.98%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) Internet
7 2 (0.98%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.98%) TACACS
7 2 (0.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.37%) DB2
3 7 (3.41%) SAP BW
3 7 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.44%) MySQL
5 5 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (2.44%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.95%) Big Data
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.95%) JIRA
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.49%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (9.76%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Retail
3 8 (3.90%) Banking
4 6 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.46%) Billing
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.17%) .NET
2 20 (9.76%) Application Packaging
3 10 (4.88%) Middleware
4 9 (4.39%) HTML
5 6 (2.93%) HTML5
5 6 (2.93%) Web Services
6 5 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.95%) Visualforce
7 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.46%) SOAP
8 3 (1.46%) XML
9 2 (0.98%) REST
9 2 (0.98%) OpenID
9 2 (0.98%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.98%) OAuth
9 2 (0.98%) Mason
9 2 (0.98%) SAML
9 2 (0.98%) CSS
9 2 (0.98%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.66%) Clustering
2 11 (5.37%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.39%) GIS
5 8 (3.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (2.93%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.95%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.46%) Replication
8 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.46%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.46%) Open Source
9 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 2 (0.98%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.49%) VSAM
10 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.49%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.49%) CMDB
10 1 (0.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.61%) Windows
2 22 (10.73%) UNIX
3 16 (7.80%) Linux
4 8 (3.90%) AIX
5 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.98%) VMS
7 2 (0.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.05%) CRM
2 34 (16.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (16.10%) Technical Architecture
4 32 (15.61%) SOA
5 21 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (10.24%) TOGAF
6 20 (9.76%) ITIL
7 17 (8.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (8.29%) ETL
8 12 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.37%) Migration
10 9 (4.39%) Project Management
10 9 (4.39%) Analytics
11 8 (3.90%) Data Architecture
11 8 (3.90%) Data Modelling
11 8 (3.90%) Scrum
12 7 (3.41%) BPEL
12 7 (3.41%) MVC
12 7 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.41%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (29.27%) SQL
2 29 (14.15%) Java
3 8 (3.90%) C#
3 8 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.44%) ABAP
5 4 (1.95%) Apex Code
5 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.95%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.95%) C
6 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) COBOL
8 1 (0.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.95%) Degree
6 4 (1.95%) MCITP
7 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.46%) CISSP
7 3 (1.46%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.98%) VCP4
8 2 (0.98%) CCIE
9 1 (0.49%) MCTS
9 1 (0.49%) MCSE
9 1 (0.49%) CCNP
9 1 (0.49%) CCNA
9 1 (0.49%) PMP
9 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 37 (18.05%) Hyper-V
3 24 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.41%) vSphere
5 5 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.95%) XenServer
7 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.46%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.46%) KVM
7 3 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.46%) XenApp
7 3 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.46%) UAG
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) SCCM
2 5 (2.44%) SCOM
3 2 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.49%) MIIS
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 67 (32.68%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.07%) VMware
3 25 (12.20%) Oracle
4 22 (10.73%) HP
5 19 (9.27%) Cisco
5 19 (9.27%) IBM
6 12 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (4.88%) Citrix
7 10 (4.88%) SAP
8 7 (3.41%) Business Objects
8 7 (3.41%) Dell
9 6 (2.93%) NetApp
10 4 (1.95%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.95%) BMC
11 3 (1.46%) Siebel
11 3 (1.46%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.46%) Juniper
11 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.46%) EMC
11 3 (1.46%) Tufin
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