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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 150 158 200
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 104 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.86% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.93% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 54 36
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£540 £464 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.44% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £402 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.78 - -
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 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
8933 7989 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.93% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5027 4266 4065
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 497 617
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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
Berkshire +32 60 £543 +20.55% 9
Hampshire -9 13 £575 +26.02% 4
Surrey -3 12 £425 -15.00% 4
Oxfordshire -2 9 £513 +7.89% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £553 +22.77% 1
Middlesex +1 3 £475 -13.63% 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 57 (29.23%) SQL
2 46 (23.59%) Active Directory
3 43 (22.05%) Oracle
3 43 (22.05%) Microsoft
4 42 (21.54%) Hyper-V
5 37 (18.97%) SOA
6 36 (18.46%) Security Cleared
7 34 (17.44%) Technical Architecture
8 31 (15.90%) VMware
9 30 (15.38%) CRM
9 30 (15.38%) .NET
10 29 (14.87%) SharePoint
10 29 (14.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (14.36%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (14.36%) SC Cleared
12 27 (13.85%) Windows
13 26 (13.33%) Java
13 26 (13.33%) Lync
13 26 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 25 (12.82%) Linux
14 25 (12.82%) Clustering
15 24 (12.31%) Dynamics CRM
15 24 (12.31%) Dynamics AX
15 24 (12.31%) UNIX
16 23 (11.79%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (9.74%) SAN
17 19 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (9.74%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (14.87%) SharePoint
2 28 (14.36%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (13.33%) Lync
3 26 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.10%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.05%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (2.05%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.54%) CMS
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.03%) IIS
9 2 (1.03%) JBoss
9 2 (1.03%) Apache
9 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (12.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 24 (12.31%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.79%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.05%) SaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Office 365
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Force.com
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.74%) SAN
2 11 (5.64%) Firewall
3 9 (4.62%) Network Security
3 9 (4.62%) LDAP
4 8 (4.10%) LAN
4 8 (4.10%) WAN
4 8 (4.10%) HTTP
5 5 (2.56%) MPLS
6 4 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.54%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.54%) VoIP
8 2 (1.03%) NAS
9 1 (0.51%) xDSL
9 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.51%) Frame Relay
9 1 (0.51%) VLAN
9 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.51%) WLAN
9 1 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.15%) DB2
3 10 (5.13%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.62%) Big Data
4 9 (4.62%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.10%) Couchbase
5 8 (4.10%) Apache Hive
5 8 (4.10%) HBase
5 8 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.59%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.59%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.56%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.54%) Maven
2 3 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (9.74%) Retail
2 16 (8.21%) Finance
3 9 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.05%) Electronics
5 4 (2.05%) Banking
5 4 (2.05%) Marketing
6 3 (1.54%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.38%) .NET
2 18 (9.23%) Application Packaging
3 12 (6.15%) Web Services
4 11 (5.64%) HTML
5 10 (5.13%) Middleware
6 7 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (3.59%) WebCenter
7 6 (3.08%) Natural Language Processing
7 6 (3.08%) Dojo
8 5 (2.56%) SAP XI
8 5 (2.56%) SAP PI
9 4 (2.05%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.05%) REST
9 4 (2.05%) Worklight
10 3 (1.54%) OpenID
10 3 (1.54%) OAuth
10 3 (1.54%) Ajax
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.54%) SOAP
10 3 (1.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.82%) Clustering
2 12 (6.15%) Open Source
3 7 (3.59%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.08%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.08%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.05%) DTV
6 4 (2.05%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.05%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.54%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.54%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.03%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) iPad
8 2 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.85%) Windows
2 25 (12.82%) Linux
3 24 (12.31%) UNIX
4 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.08%) AIX
6 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.03%) Android
7 2 (1.03%) Solaris
7 2 (1.03%) VMS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.97%) SOA
2 34 (17.44%) Technical Architecture
3 30 (15.38%) CRM
4 29 (14.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.72%) Migration
5 17 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (8.21%) ITIL
7 15 (7.69%) Network Architecture
8 14 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (7.18%) Data Modelling
9 13 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.15%) ETL
11 11 (5.64%) Project Management
11 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.64%) TOGAF
12 10 (5.13%) Load Balancing
12 10 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.62%) Software Architecture
13 9 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.23%) SQL
2 26 (13.33%) Java
3 8 (4.10%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.10%) Python
4 7 (3.59%) Perl
4 7 (3.59%) Objective-C
5 6 (3.08%) R
6 5 (2.56%) C
7 4 (2.05%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.03%) VB
8 2 (1.03%) C#
8 2 (1.03%) COBOL
8 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.51%) Groovy
9 1 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 36 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) MCSE
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (0.51%) MCP
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.51%) CCIE
4 1 (0.51%) CCNP
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) QA
2 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (23.59%) Active Directory
2 42 (21.54%) Hyper-V
3 19 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.62%) ISA Server
4 9 (4.62%) Forefront TMG
4 9 (4.62%) UAG
5 8 (4.10%) vSphere
6 5 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.05%) KVM
7 4 (2.05%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.54%) XenApp
8 3 (1.54%) XenServer
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.13%) SCCM
2 8 (4.10%) SCOM
3 4 (2.05%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.51%) MIIS
5 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (22.05%) Oracle
1 43 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.90%) VMware
3 18 (9.23%) IBM
4 17 (8.72%) Cisco
5 14 (7.18%) SAP
6 11 (5.64%) HP
7 9 (4.62%) F5
8 8 (4.10%) SolarWinds
8 8 (4.10%) Dell
9 7 (3.59%) Sybase
9 7 (3.59%) Citrix
10 6 (3.08%) Avaya
10 6 (3.08%) Tableau
10 6 (3.08%) RapidMiner
10 6 (3.08%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (2.56%) EMC
12 4 (2.05%) BMC
13 2 (1.03%) CommVault
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