The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 133 83 125
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 9 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 1.31% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.40% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 4
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£500 £468 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £391 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.65% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Architect
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Gloucestershire -15 3 £350 -26.31% 1
Wiltshire -8 2 £509 +11.95% 1
Dorset - 2 £488 -
Bristol - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Technical Architect
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Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
4 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.14%) Reference Data
6 6 (17.14%) Data Integration
6 6 (17.14%) Data Architecture
6 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Office 365
7 5 (14.29%) REST
7 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.29%) OO
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (14.29%) Citrix
8 4 (11.43%) Identity Management
8 4 (11.43%) Avaya
8 4 (11.43%) Web Services
8 4 (11.43%) Oracle
8 4 (11.43%) .NET
8 4 (11.43%) JBoss
8 4 (11.43%) Linux
8 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (11.43%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.86%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.71%) NAS
3 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) OSPF
3 1 (2.86%) BGP
3 1 (2.86%) WLAN
3 1 (2.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) REST
1 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) RESTful
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
4 2 (5.71%) Play Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Akka
4 2 (5.71%) HTML5
4 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) J2EE
4 2 (5.71%) JSON
4 2 (5.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Reference Data
1 6 (17.14%) Data Integration
2 3 (8.57%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) HPUX
4 2 (5.71%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
2 6 (17.14%) Data Architecture
2 6 (17.14%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) OO
4 4 (11.43%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) UML
6 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) MVC
6 2 (5.71%) SOA
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
4 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) Avaya
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) JBoss
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Juniper
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) EMC
5 2 (5.71%) Zend
5 2 (5.71%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Intalio
6 1 (2.86%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
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