The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 122 103 121
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 26 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.70% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.75% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 9
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£550 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.49 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+109.04% -29.48%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3145 2120 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.49% 92.62% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2038 1370 1678
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 171 252
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Somerset - 7 £484 -
Wiltshire -11 6 £575 +21.05% 2
Devon -14 6 £590 +31.84% 1
Gloucestershire -18 4 - - 1
Bristol -20 1 - - 1
Avon - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
4 10 (23.81%) TOGAF
4 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 10 (23.81%) IBM
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.43%) Project Management
5 9 (21.43%) Citrix
5 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 9 (21.43%) Data Architecture
6 8 (19.05%) Cisco
6 8 (19.05%) SAP
6 8 (19.05%) UNIX
7 7 (16.67%) DB2
7 7 (16.67%) Retail
8 6 (14.29%) Firewall
8 6 (14.29%) EMC
8 6 (14.29%) Office 365
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.90%) Java
9 5 (11.90%) SQL
9 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.90%) SOA
9 5 (11.90%) Banking
9 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
9 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (9.52%) IaaS
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (2.38%) WLAN
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
4 1 (2.38%) IPsec
4 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.38%) OSPF
4 1 (2.38%) BGP
4 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) DB2
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (11.90%) Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
1 4 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (9.52%) Reference Data
1 4 (9.52%) Data Integration
1 4 (9.52%) Open Source
1 4 (9.52%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) CESG
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) zOS
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) TOGAF
2 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (21.43%) Project Management
2 9 (21.43%) Data Architecture
3 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
3 5 (11.90%) SOA
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Process Management
4 4 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 4 (9.52%) Data Security
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Process Improvement
5 3 (7.14%) IT Governance
5 3 (7.14%) Information Assurance
5 3 (7.14%) Product Management
5 3 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) C#
2 4 (9.52%) Delphi
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.52%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle
1 11 (26.19%) VMware
2 10 (23.81%) IBM
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) SAP
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco
5 6 (14.29%) EMC
6 4 (9.52%) Unisys
6 4 (9.52%) Sun
6 4 (9.52%) Avaya
7 3 (7.14%) Juniper
8 2 (4.76%) Hyperion
8 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (2.38%) Cognos
9 1 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.38%) McAfee
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