The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Technical Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 107 107 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 31 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 1.04% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.09% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 12
Median daily rate £475 £425 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £618 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -30.28%
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
2783 2947 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.06% 95.96% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1806 1843
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 171 187
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +10 16 £505 -17.55% 1
Bristol -7 7 £394 +5.00% 2
Gloucestershire 0 6 £455 -16.12% 1
Somerset +9 2 £425 - 1
Dorset -7 1 £400 -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 14 (24.14%) VMware
4 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (20.69%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
6 11 (18.97%) Finance
7 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.24%) Java
8 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.79%) TDD
9 8 (13.79%) Spring
9 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Degree
9 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (13.79%) Hibernate
9 8 (13.79%) Scrum
9 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
10 7 (12.07%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (12.07%) SQL
10 7 (12.07%) MySQL
10 7 (12.07%) SCCM
10 7 (12.07%) ZABBIX
11 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (10.34%) Computer Science

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Magento
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (5.17%) Skype
2 3 (5.17%) VoIP
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) PSTN
3 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.45%) VLAN
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Hibernate
1 8 (13.79%) Spring
2 4 (6.90%) REST
2 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 3 (5.17%) Middleware
3 3 (5.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Economics
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
2 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Technical Architecture
2 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
3 8 (13.79%) Scrum
3 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (13.79%) TDD
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 6 (10.34%) Migration
4 6 (10.34%) Project Management
4 6 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.62%) Supplier Management
6 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.90%) CMMI
6 4 (6.90%) Coaching
6 4 (6.90%) CRM
6 4 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (5.17%) BPR
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) Degree
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (3.45%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
1 7 (12.07%) ZABBIX
2 4 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) VMware
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) ATG
4 4 (6.90%) BMC
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco
4 4 (6.90%) hybris
4 4 (6.90%) NetApp
5 3 (5.17%) Demandware
5 3 (5.17%) webMethods
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) TIBCO