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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 108 103 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 31 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.78% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 10
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£550 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £390 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £431
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%
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 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
2954 2300 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.99% 92.37% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1921 1414 1396
Average daily rate £383 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 196
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
Bristol -1 15 £550 +22.22% 1
Wiltshire -4 6 £540 +27.05%
Gloucestershire -11 5 £638 +112.50% 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £513 -
Devon - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 30 (35.71%) Finance
1 30 (35.71%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.19%) Oracle
4 20 (23.81%) Windows
5 19 (22.62%) UNIX
5 19 (22.62%) TOGAF
6 17 (20.24%) Retail
6 17 (20.24%) VMware
7 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 15 (17.86%) IBM
9 14 (16.67%) SOA
9 14 (16.67%) SAP
10 13 (15.48%) DB2
10 13 (15.48%) SQL
11 12 (14.29%) Cisco
11 12 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
13 10 (11.90%) .NET
13 10 (11.90%) Service Management
13 10 (11.90%) Migration
13 10 (11.90%) Banking
13 10 (11.90%) Data Architecture
14 9 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (10.71%) J2EE
14 9 (10.71%) Linux
15 8 (9.52%) ITIL
15 8 (9.52%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (8.33%) SAS
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (5.95%) Eucalyptus
2 5 (5.95%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.38%) AquaLogic
4 2 (2.38%) Lync
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.38%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) IaaS
3 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) DNS
1 6 (7.14%) WAN
2 5 (5.95%) Ethernet
2 5 (5.95%) LAN
3 3 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) VLAN
4 1 (1.19%) Internet
4 1 (1.19%) MPLS
4 1 (1.19%) Wireless
4 1 (1.19%) VoIP
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (1.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) DB2
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Maven
1 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 17 (20.24%) Retail
3 10 (11.90%) Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) .NET
2 9 (10.71%) J2EE
3 7 (8.33%) Java EE
4 6 (7.14%) Web Services
5 5 (5.95%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.76%) Spring
7 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.57%) REST
8 2 (2.38%) HTML
8 2 (2.38%) XML
8 2 (2.38%) Akka
8 2 (2.38%) Play Framework
8 2 (2.38%) JSON
8 2 (2.38%) Spring MVC
8 2 (2.38%) JPA
8 2 (2.38%) HTML5
9 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.19%) Middleware
9 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Open Source
2 7 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 6 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.95%) Replication
5 4 (4.76%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.57%) Reference Data
6 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.57%) Clustering
6 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.19%) DTV
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Windows
2 19 (22.62%) UNIX
3 9 (10.71%) Linux
4 6 (7.14%) zOS
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) AIX
5 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) TOGAF
3 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (16.67%) SOA
5 12 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (11.90%) Service Management
6 10 (11.90%) Migration
6 10 (11.90%) Data Architecture
7 9 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (9.52%) ITIL
8 8 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (8.33%) IT Governance
9 7 (8.33%) Process Management
9 7 (8.33%) Data Security
9 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.14%) MVC
10 6 (7.14%) Project Management
10 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.95%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.71%) Java
2 13 (15.48%) SQL
3 7 (8.33%) C#
4 6 (7.14%) Delphi
5 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (2.38%) C
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) Golang
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) VB6
8 1 (1.19%) Python
8 1 (1.19%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.19%) CCA
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.19%) CCEA
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) MCSD
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Puppet
1 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Oracle
2 17 (20.24%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.86%) IBM
5 14 (16.67%) SAP
6 12 (14.29%) Cisco
7 8 (9.52%) EMC
7 8 (9.52%) Citrix
8 7 (8.33%) ATG
8 7 (8.33%) Unisys
9 6 (7.14%) Sun
10 5 (5.95%) NetApp
11 3 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (2.38%) BEA
12 2 (2.38%) Hyperion
13 1 (1.19%) Ruckus Wireless
13 1 (1.19%) TOWER Software
13 1 (1.19%) HP