The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 218 218 221
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 572 527 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.08% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 336 287
Average daily rate £500 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £100.00 £49.50 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.02% +11.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +12 535 £500 -3.84% 120
London +10 218 £525 -4.54% 40
South East +16 88 £505 -2.88% 25
North West -2 65 £500 -7.40% 7
Yorkshire +2 43 £625 +8.69% 12
West Midlands -3 41 £500 +5.26% 11
West Yorkshire +9 38 £625 +2.04% 8
Leeds +6 34 £625 -3.84% 7
Scotland +6 32 £450 -10.00% 7
East of England -4 31 £503 +5.78% 8
Cheshire +18 27 £600 +10.34% 1
South West +1 26 £475 -13.63% 5
Edinburgh -2 26 £450 -10.00% 2
Berkshire -2 25 £463 -15.90% 15
City of London +23 24 £575 +4.54% 8
Hampshire +16 23 £550 - 1
Telford -2 17 £500 -
Shropshire -4 17 £500 -
Bedfordshire +12 16 £588 +17.50% 2
North East -6 16 £481 -2.53% 3
Wiltshire +2 15 £493 -8.79% 2
Manchester -15 15 £475 -10.37% 3
Lancashire -5 14 £488 -11.27% 1
Surrey -6 14 £500 +17.64% 4
Tyne and Wear -14 14 £481 -10.46% 2
Reading -5 12 £450 -18.18% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 12 £506 -5.81% 2
Gosport +27 11 £530 -17.18%
Luton +6 11 £588 +23.68% 1
Warrington +1 11 £625 - 1

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 357 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (19.78%) Java
3 230 (19.04%) Security Cleared
4 206 (17.05%) Microsoft
5 167 (13.82%) Linux
6 163 (13.49%) Oracle
6 163 (13.49%) Technical Architecture
7 147 (12.17%) Migration
8 145 (12.00%) .NET
8 145 (12.00%) Windows
9 141 (11.67%) Unix
10 138 (11.42%) Finance
11 122 (10.10%) SC Cleared
12 117 (9.69%) Scrum
13 114 (9.44%) SOA
14 107 (8.86%) TOGAF
15 102 (8.44%) Enterprise Architecture
16 100 (8.28%) SQL
17 99 (8.20%) SQL Server
18 93 (7.70%) Data Centre
19 92 (7.62%) REST
19 92 (7.62%) VMware
20 85 (7.04%) JavaScript
21 83 (6.87%) Ruby
22 79 (6.54%) TDD
22 79 (6.54%) C#
23 78 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
24 74 (6.13%) DevOps
24 74 (6.13%) MongoDB
25 73 (6.04%) Citrix

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 48 (3.97%) Node.js
2 36 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 27 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 26 (2.15%) SAS
6 24 (1.99%) CMS
7 22 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.74%) JBoss
9 20 (1.66%) Skype for Business
10 19 (1.57%) Confluence
11 18 (1.49%) Apache
12 16 (1.32%) Mule
12 16 (1.32%) Tomcat
13 14 (1.16%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.99%) nginx
15 11 (0.91%) IIS
16 9 (0.75%) Tuxedo
17 8 (0.66%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.66%) MS Exchange
17 8 (0.66%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 52 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.50%) MS Office
5 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.33%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.33%) Faxination
4 4 (0.33%) Relativity
4 4 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.33%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.25%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.083%) ACBS
7 1 (0.083%) Magento
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.083%) SAP xRPM
7 1 (0.083%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
3 44 (3.64%) Office 365
4 29 (2.40%) IaaS
5 23 (1.90%) SaaS
6 19 (1.57%) PaaS
7 8 (0.66%) Force.com
8 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.17%) Boomi
11 1 (0.083%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.083%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.083%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.083%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.39%) Internet
2 49 (4.06%) Firewall
3 45 (3.73%) SAN
4 34 (2.81%) LAN
5 29 (2.40%) WAN
6 24 (1.99%) DNS
7 21 (1.74%) Network Security
8 19 (1.57%) VLAN
9 17 (1.41%) MPLS
9 17 (1.41%) Skype
10 16 (1.32%) NAS
11 15 (1.24%) TCP/IP
11 15 (1.24%) VPN
12 13 (1.08%) NetScaler
12 13 (1.08%) VoIP
13 10 (0.83%) Intranet
13 10 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (0.66%) Multicast
14 8 (0.66%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.13%) MongoDB
3 70 (5.79%) NoSQL
4 57 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 53 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (3.81%) MySQL
8 38 (3.15%) Big Data
9 30 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.40%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.24%) Relational Database
13 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.91%) Redis
14 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.66%) Pentaho
17 8 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 37 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 36 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.40%) Maven
4 24 (1.99%) JIRA
5 13 (1.08%) Selenium
6 10 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.75%) ClearCase
7 9 (0.75%) JUnit
8 8 (0.66%) ClearQuest
9 6 (0.50%) JBehave
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.33%) Subversion
11 3 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.25%) Moq
11 3 (0.25%) NUnit
11 3 (0.25%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.25%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.17%) RSpec
General
1 138 (11.42%) Finance
2 51 (4.22%) Banking
3 41 (3.39%) Marketing
4 35 (2.90%) Retail
5 34 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.32%) Legal
7 11 (0.91%) Advertising
7 11 (0.91%) Billing
8 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.58%) Military
10 5 (0.41%) Back Office
11 4 (0.33%) Law
11 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.25%) Electronics
12 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.083%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (12.00%) .NET
2 92 (7.62%) REST
3 70 (5.79%) Middleware
4 64 (5.30%) Web Services
5 52 (4.30%) SOAP
6 50 (4.14%) HTML
7 42 (3.48%) JSON
7 42 (3.48%) RESTful
8 39 (3.23%) Spring
8 39 (3.23%) WCF
9 37 (3.06%) Play Framework
9 37 (3.06%) Ruby on Rails
10 35 (2.90%) AngularJS
11 32 (2.65%) CSS
11 32 (2.65%) Django
12 29 (2.40%) HTML5
13 28 (2.32%) .NET Framework
13 28 (2.32%) ASP.NET
13 28 (2.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (1.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.70%) Data Centre
2 78 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.13%) User Experience
4 43 (3.56%) Data Integration
5 30 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.15%) Reference Data
7 23 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.82%) Visualisation
9 19 (1.57%) FlexPod
10 18 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.32%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.24%) Mainframe
12 15 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.16%) Social Media
14 10 (0.83%) Replication
15 9 (0.75%) PKI
16 7 (0.58%) Clustering
17 6 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 167 (13.82%) Linux
2 145 (12.00%) Windows
3 141 (11.67%) Unix
4 47 (3.89%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.99%) AIX
7 21 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.57%) Solaris
9 18 (1.49%) HPUX
10 16 (1.32%) MVS
11 14 (1.16%) Android
11 14 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.25%) i5/OS
17 3 (0.25%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (13.49%) Technical Architecture
3 147 (12.17%) Migration
4 117 (9.69%) Scrum
5 114 (9.44%) SOA
6 107 (8.86%) TOGAF
7 102 (8.44%) Enterprise Architecture
8 79 (6.54%) TDD
9 74 (6.13%) DevOps
10 72 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 71 (5.88%) Data Modelling
12 70 (5.79%) Open Source
13 64 (5.30%) ETL
14 61 (5.05%) CRM
15 60 (4.97%) Microservices
16 53 (4.39%) E-Commerce
17 49 (4.06%) Security Architecture
18 48 (3.97%) ITIL
19 47 (3.89%) Software Architecture
20 46 (3.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (19.78%) Java
2 100 (8.28%) SQL
3 85 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 83 (6.87%) Ruby
5 79 (6.54%) C#
6 70 (5.79%) Python
7 48 (3.97%) Scala
8 30 (2.48%) C
9 23 (1.90%) C++
10 15 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.16%) R
12 11 (0.91%) COBOL
12 11 (0.91%) Go
13 10 (0.83%) Clojure
14 9 (0.75%) Apex Code
14 9 (0.75%) PHP
15 8 (0.66%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.50%) VB
16 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 230 (19.04%) Security Cleared
2 122 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 27 (2.24%) Degree
5 24 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.99%) CCNA
8 11 (0.91%) CISSP
9 9 (0.75%) MCSE
9 9 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.58%) CLAS
10 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.33%) CCIE
12 4 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 32 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 28 (2.32%) QA
4 5 (0.41%) COBIT
5 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.083%) HL7
8 1 (0.083%) MiFID
8 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
System Software
1 64 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.57%) Docker
4 30 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.57%) vSphere
6 15 (1.24%) XenApp
7 8 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.66%) XenServer
8 6 (0.50%) vCloud
9 4 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.33%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.083%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.083%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (3.81%) Puppet
2 36 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (2.40%) Ansible
4 18 (1.49%) StatsD
5 9 (0.75%) SCCM
5 9 (0.75%) SCOM
6 3 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.25%) OpenSSO
6 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.25%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.17%) Graylog
7 2 (0.17%) Jitterbit
7 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.17%) SCSM
7 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 206 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 163 (13.49%) Oracle
3 92 (7.62%) VMware
4 73 (6.04%) Citrix
5 51 (4.22%) Cisco
6 45 (3.73%) SAP
7 41 (3.39%) NetApp
8 38 (3.15%) IBM
8 38 (3.15%) Red Hat
9 34 (2.81%) HP
10 24 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.82%) Apigee
12 19 (1.57%) Mashery
13 18 (1.49%) Tableau
14 16 (1.32%) F5
14 16 (1.32%) hybris
14 16 (1.32%) Teradata
15 15 (1.24%) Pega
15 15 (1.24%) Sitecore
16 14 (1.16%) Juniper
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £384 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Jonathan Garth
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North Yorkshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
United Kingdom
Templeton and Partners Limited
Rate: LONG TERM CONTRACT EXTENSIONS
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £645.00 per day
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Leeds
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Rate: £650 - £675 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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West Lothian
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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