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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 209 266 259
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 586 412 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.79% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 252 223
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £611 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £471
% change year-on-year
- +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £49.50 £71.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +163.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £71.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-30.28% +163.20%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(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 +57 556 £500 - 99
London +37 219 £510 +0.09% 53
North West +80 111 £525 - 9
South East -15 87 £475 +5.55% 12
Cheshire +41 52 £600 - 3
City of London +17 51 £550 +7.57% 16
Warrington +16 35 £638 - 2
East of England +7 34 £475 - 2
South West +9 31 £425 -10.99% 2
Yorkshire -15 26 £500 -9.09% 7
Berkshire +14 25 £500 +11.11% 4
West Yorkshire -4 23 £500 -9.09% 5
Manchester +12 22 £494 - 3
Leeds -7 21 £500 -9.09% 5
West Midlands -16 18 £500 - 8
Hertfordshire +13 17 £450 -5.26%
Hampshire -4 17 £450 +9.75% 3
North East +19 15 £430 - 1
Scotland +8 15 £513 +32.25%
Surrey +4 14 £450 -10.00% 3
Reading +10 13 £488 +8.33% 1
Oxfordshire -7 12 £550 +2.32% 1
Bristol +1 11 £375 -23.07%
Tyne and Wear +14 10 £430 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 9 £430 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £475 +5.55% 1
East Midlands +5 8 £450 -10.00% 3
Edinburgh +2 8 £475 -
Milton Keynes -9 8 £475 +5.55% 1
West Sussex -10 8 £415 -17.20%

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 305 (27.68%) Java
2 255 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (20.15%) Oracle
4 209 (18.97%) Microsoft
5 194 (17.60%) Finance
6 179 (16.24%) Windows
7 176 (15.97%) Technical Architecture
8 143 (12.98%) UNIX
9 142 (12.89%) Linux
10 135 (12.25%) .NET
11 129 (11.71%) VMware
11 129 (11.71%) Security Cleared
12 124 (11.25%) SQL Server
13 120 (10.89%) SQL
14 105 (9.53%) Migration
15 99 (8.98%) JavaScript
16 98 (8.89%) MongoDB
17 95 (8.62%) Citrix
17 95 (8.62%) TOGAF
18 92 (8.35%) Scrum
19 91 (8.26%) Web Services
20 90 (8.17%) SOA
20 90 (8.17%) Active Directory
21 87 (7.89%) SC Cleared
22 86 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
23 80 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
23 80 (7.26%) TDD
24 74 (6.72%) MS Excel
24 74 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
25 73 (6.62%) Scala

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 57 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 46 (4.17%) Node.js
3 36 (3.27%) WebSphere
4 33 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 28 (2.54%) IIS
5 28 (2.54%) Adobe CQ
6 24 (2.18%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.72%) JBoss
8 18 (1.63%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.09%) Documentum
11 12 (1.09%) CMS
12 11 (1.00%) Lync
13 10 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.82%) Mule
15 8 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 74 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.64%) MS Office
6 3 (0.27%) MS Project
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.45%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.36%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.27%) Maximo
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.18%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.091%) Radian6
9 1 (0.091%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (3.54%) IaaS
4 35 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (2.90%) SaaS
6 12 (1.09%) Force.com
7 5 (0.45%) Office 365
8 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.27%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.091%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.091%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.35%) WAN
2 65 (5.90%) Firewall
3 64 (5.81%) SAN
4 50 (4.54%) LAN
5 38 (3.45%) Internet
6 20 (1.81%) MPLS
7 17 (1.54%) VPN
8 16 (1.45%) DNS
8 16 (1.45%) Wireless
9 14 (1.27%) NAS
10 11 (1.00%) Network Security
10 11 (1.00%) VLAN
11 10 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.82%) VPLS
12 9 (0.82%) BGP
12 9 (0.82%) EIGRP
13 8 (0.73%) DMZ
13 8 (0.73%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (0.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 66 (5.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 65 (5.90%) MySQL
5 58 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 55 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (4.99%) Big Data
7 49 (4.45%) Hadoop
8 33 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.90%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.54%) DB2
12 16 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.91%) SAP HANA
17 7 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (1.63%) Maven
1 18 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.45%) JUnit
3 15 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.09%) JIRA
5 12 (1.09%) Selenium
6 11 (1.00%) Subversion
7 9 (0.82%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.73%) RSpec
9 5 (0.45%) Ant
9 5 (0.45%) Grunt
9 5 (0.45%) Bower
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.27%) NUnit
11 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.18%) Spock
12 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.18%) XMLSpy
General
1 194 (17.60%) Finance
2 72 (6.53%) Banking
3 54 (4.90%) Retail
4 26 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.36%) Marketing
7 13 (1.18%) Front Office
8 11 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.91%) Billing
9 10 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.54%) Local Government
11 6 (0.54%) Advertising
12 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Law
14 2 (0.18%) Legal
14 2 (0.18%) Publishing
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (12.25%) .NET
2 91 (8.26%) Web Services
3 71 (6.44%) HTML
4 65 (5.90%) REST
5 56 (5.08%) AngularJS
6 50 (4.54%) Middleware
6 50 (4.54%) Spring
7 49 (4.45%) CSS
8 47 (4.26%) HTML5
9 44 (3.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 42 (3.81%) JSON
11 41 (3.72%) Ruby on Rails
12 39 (3.54%) XML
13 38 (3.45%) Play Framework
14 36 (3.27%) J2EE
15 35 (3.18%) Django
16 34 (3.09%) ASP.NET
16 34 (3.09%) SOAP
17 32 (2.90%) Hibernate
17 32 (2.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.44%) Open Source
2 47 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.18%) Visualisation
5 30 (2.72%) Mainframe
6 28 (2.54%) Replication
7 27 (2.45%) Clustering
8 26 (2.36%) User Experience
9 22 (2.00%) Data Integration
10 17 (1.54%) Reference Data
11 14 (1.27%) NHS
11 14 (1.27%) PKI
12 13 (1.18%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.18%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.09%) GIS
14 11 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
14 11 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 179 (16.24%) Windows
2 143 (12.98%) UNIX
3 142 (12.89%) Linux
4 47 (4.26%) AIX
5 46 (4.17%) Solaris
6 33 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.91%) VME
11 10 (0.91%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.64%) MVS
13 6 (0.54%) Android
13 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.45%) CentOS
15 4 (0.36%) HPUX
16 3 (0.27%) VMS
16 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (15.97%) Technical Architecture
3 105 (9.53%) Migration
4 95 (8.62%) TOGAF
5 92 (8.35%) Scrum
6 90 (8.17%) SOA
7 80 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 80 (7.26%) TDD
8 72 (6.53%) CRM
9 55 (4.99%) ITIL
10 49 (4.45%) MVC
11 46 (4.17%) Service Management
11 46 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 43 (3.90%) Configuration Management
13 41 (3.72%) Project Management
14 40 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (3.63%) Data Modelling
15 39 (3.54%) DevOps
15 39 (3.54%) Mentoring
16 38 (3.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 305 (27.68%) Java
2 120 (10.89%) SQL
3 99 (8.98%) JavaScript
4 73 (6.62%) Scala
5 57 (5.17%) C#
6 52 (4.72%) Ruby
7 37 (3.36%) R
8 32 (2.90%) Python
9 25 (2.27%) C
10 15 (1.36%) PHP
11 14 (1.27%) Apex Code
12 13 (1.18%) C++
12 13 (1.18%) Perl
13 10 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.64%) COBOL
16 6 (0.54%) ABAP
17 5 (0.45%) VB
17 5 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 129 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 87 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.45%) Degree
4 19 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 19 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (0.91%) CISSP
8 9 (0.82%) MCITP
9 7 (0.64%) MCSE
9 7 (0.64%) CCNP
10 5 (0.45%) CCIE
10 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.36%) MCSD
11 4 (0.36%) CCA
11 4 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.36%) CCEA
12 3 (0.27%) CCNA
13 1 (0.091%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.72%) QA
2 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.45%) COBIT
3 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.27%) Basel III
3 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.091%) SLA
4 1 (0.091%) Basel II
4 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
System Software
1 90 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 86 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 17 (1.54%) vSphere
5 14 (1.27%) XenApp
6 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (0.54%) Docker
10 5 (0.45%) XenServer
11 3 (0.27%) SRDF
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.27%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.27%) vCloud
11 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.27%) iptables
12 2 (0.18%) Squid
13 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (3.27%) StatsD
3 14 (1.27%) SCCM
4 9 (0.82%) SCOM
5 8 (0.73%) Puppet
6 5 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.36%) OpenSSO
7 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.27%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.27%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.18%) WMI
9 2 (0.18%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 222 (20.15%) Oracle
2 209 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 129 (11.71%) VMware
4 95 (8.62%) Citrix
5 64 (5.81%) Cisco
6 57 (5.17%) SAP
7 56 (5.08%) IBM
8 49 (4.45%) HP
9 40 (3.63%) Tableau
10 36 (3.27%) Apigee
10 36 (3.27%) Teradata
11 33 (2.99%) Mashery
12 31 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (2.81%) NetApp
13 25 (2.27%) Red Hat
14 22 (2.00%) EMC
15 21 (1.91%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.81%) Business Objects
17 16 (1.45%) Juniper
18 15 (1.36%) Informatica
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Markte Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £430 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Blackpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 24 days ago