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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 110 126 86
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 34 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.33% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.35% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 24
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £440
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +158.18%
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
2999 2857 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.12% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1860 1233
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 172 140
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Somerset - 11 £478 - 1
Bristol - 9 £683 -
Gloucestershire +4 7 £488 +39.28%
Wiltshire +1 3 £500 -1.84% 1
Dorset -2 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 £630 -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (30.65%) Technical Architecture
2 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
3 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
6 11 (17.74%) VMware
7 10 (16.13%) Information Management
7 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 10 (16.13%) Client/Server
8 9 (14.52%) Windows
8 9 (14.52%) UML
8 9 (14.52%) MODAF
8 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.90%) Programme Management
9 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
9 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
9 8 (12.90%) IIS
9 8 (12.90%) SOA
10 7 (11.29%) Middleware
10 7 (11.29%) Oracle
10 7 (11.29%) Business Continuity
10 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (9.68%) Information Security
11 6 (9.68%) Retail
11 6 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (9.68%) AIX
11 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (12.90%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (1.61%) Lync
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.61%) JBoss
3 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) LAN
1 5 (8.06%) WAN
2 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) NAS
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (9.68%) Retail
2 5 (8.06%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Middleware
2 4 (6.45%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.23%) ActiveX
4 2 (3.23%) Java EE
4 2 (3.23%) Itk
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.61%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.61%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) JMS
5 1 (1.61%) WSDL
5 1 (1.61%) XSD
5 1 (1.61%) SOAP
5 1 (1.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.13%) Client/Server
3 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) Replication
4 3 (4.84%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Clustering
5 2 (3.23%) PDA
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.61%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) AIX
2 6 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) UNIX
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Technical Architecture
2 14 (22.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
4 10 (16.13%) Information Management
5 9 (14.52%) MODAF
5 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.52%) UML
6 8 (12.90%) SOA
6 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 7 (11.29%) Business Continuity
8 6 (9.68%) Information Security
8 6 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.45%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (4.84%) Open Source
10 3 (4.84%) Project Management
11 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.23%) B2B
11 2 (3.23%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) C#
2 3 (4.84%) Java
3 2 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VB
4 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) HL7
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) XenApp
3 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) VMware
3 7 (11.29%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) HP
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
6 2 (3.23%) CommVault
6 2 (3.23%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.23%) Veeam
6 2 (3.23%) Zerto
7 1 (1.61%) F5
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) Nokia
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.61%) ATG