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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 202 259 232
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 594 377 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.78% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 253 276
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £433
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £43.98 - £45.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £38.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 - £53.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 - -

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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
England +41 512 £500 - 92
London +45 231 £500 -4.30% 39
South East +17 102 £545 +17.52% 17
Berkshire +28 58 £545 +20.44% 7
City of London +15 55 £550 - 14
South West +9 50 £550 +15.78% 4
North West +16 44 £500 +33.33% 12
Scotland +17 38 £600 +50.00% 1
Reading +26 34 £545 +21.11% 3
East of England -12 32 £478 +6.11% 4
West Midlands -12 32 £431 -4.16% 4
Wales -8 30 £450 -7.69% 2
Glasgow +15 26 £645 +61.25% 1
South Wales -1 21 £425 -12.82% 2
Cheshire +17 18 £635 +63.87% 3
Manchester -2 18 £475 +35.71% 8
East Midlands +8 15 £500 +13.31% 1
Warwickshire 0 15 £425 - 1
Essex -12 15 £469 -14.77% 2
Cardiff +4 14 £425 -8.10% 1
Bristol -13 13 £545 +36.25% 1
Surrey +8 12 £425 -10.52% 4
Hampshire -18 12 £575 +26.02% 1
Birmingham +1 10 £450 -14.28% 2
Oxfordshire -4 9 £513 +7.89% 1
Gloucestershire -6 9 £600 +20.00% 1
Devon - 9 £600 -
Somerset - 9 £475 -
Plymouth - 9 £600 -
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £551 +22.50% 2

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 236 (22.91%) Oracle
2 225 (21.84%) Java
3 217 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (16.99%) Microsoft
5 171 (16.60%) Finance
6 161 (15.63%) .NET
7 159 (15.44%) Windows
8 158 (15.34%) Technical Architecture
9 155 (15.05%) SQL
10 128 (12.43%) Security Cleared
11 122 (11.84%) UNIX
12 110 (10.68%) Open Source
13 107 (10.39%) VMware
14 98 (9.51%) TDD
14 98 (9.51%) Linux
15 97 (9.42%) SQL Server
15 97 (9.42%) Active Directory
15 97 (9.42%) Scrum
16 88 (8.54%) SOA
17 86 (8.35%) Migration
18 84 (8.16%) CRM
19 83 (8.06%) SC Cleared
20 80 (7.77%) TOGAF
21 78 (7.57%) IBM
22 75 (7.28%) Data Modelling
23 73 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
24 70 (6.80%) Web Services
24 70 (6.80%) REST
25 69 (6.70%) MySQL
25 69 (6.70%) SharePoint

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 69 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 36 (3.50%) Lync
4 34 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 33 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 30 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 25 (2.43%) Apache
9 22 (2.14%) CMS
10 18 (1.75%) WebLogic
11 17 (1.65%) SAS
12 14 (1.36%) FileNet
12 14 (1.36%) IIS
13 13 (1.26%) JBoss
14 12 (1.17%) MS Exchange
15 11 (1.07%) Apache Pig
16 10 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
17 9 (0.87%) CICS
18 8 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 53 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.78%) MS Office
4 5 (0.49%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) Stata
5 2 (0.19%) SPSS
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.097%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 48 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (3.50%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.49%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.19%) Summit
10 2 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.19%) Fredhopper
10 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.097%) SAP GTS
11 1 (0.097%) SAP EWM
11 1 (0.097%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.097%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
2 26 (2.52%) SaaS
3 16 (1.55%) Office 365
4 15 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.07%) Force.com
6 8 (0.78%) IaaS
6 8 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.58%) Heroku
8 4 (0.39%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.34%) WAN
2 43 (4.17%) LAN
3 42 (4.08%) Firewall
4 38 (3.69%) SAN
5 22 (2.14%) Internet
6 20 (1.94%) LDAP
6 20 (1.94%) Intranet
7 17 (1.65%) HTTP
8 15 (1.46%) OpenLDAP
8 15 (1.46%) Network Security
9 13 (1.26%) NAS
10 12 (1.17%) MPLS
10 12 (1.17%) VPN
10 12 (1.17%) DNS
10 12 (1.17%) VoIP
11 9 (0.87%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.78%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.68%) SSL
14 6 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.70%) MySQL
3 60 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 56 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 46 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (3.69%) DB2
7 36 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (2.33%) Oracle Database
10 23 (2.23%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.84%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.84%) Redis
12 18 (1.75%) Big Data
13 14 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.07%) Couchbase
16 10 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.87%) HBase
17 9 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.75%) JUnit
2 15 (1.46%) JMeter
3 14 (1.36%) Maven
3 14 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.17%) Subversion
5 11 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.97%) JIRA
6 10 (0.97%) Selenium
7 9 (0.87%) RSpec
8 7 (0.68%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.58%) NUnit
9 6 (0.58%) Ant
9 6 (0.58%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (0.58%) Moq
10 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.29%) Grunt
General
1 171 (16.60%) Finance
2 60 (5.83%) Retail
3 43 (4.17%) Banking
4 34 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.46%) Marketing
6 11 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.87%) Legal
8 9 (0.87%) Local Government
9 7 (0.68%) Electronics
10 6 (0.58%) Advertising
11 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Military
13 3 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (15.63%) .NET
2 70 (6.80%) Web Services
2 70 (6.80%) REST
3 68 (6.60%) HTML
4 53 (5.15%) XML
5 50 (4.85%) CSS
6 46 (4.47%) SOAP
7 43 (4.17%) Middleware
8 41 (3.98%) Ruby on Rails
9 35 (3.40%) Django
10 33 (3.20%) J2EE
11 32 (3.11%) HTML5
11 32 (3.11%) Play Framework
12 31 (3.01%) JSON
13 29 (2.82%) Ajax
14 28 (2.72%) Spring
15 24 (2.33%) ASP.NET
16 22 (2.14%) CSS3
16 22 (2.14%) RESTful
17 21 (2.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 110 (10.68%) Open Source
2 55 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
4 46 (4.47%) Management Information System
5 43 (4.17%) Reference Data
6 42 (4.08%) Data Integration
7 36 (3.50%) Clustering
8 34 (3.30%) User Experience
9 25 (2.43%) Mainframe
10 21 (2.04%) NHS
11 19 (1.84%) Computer Science
12 18 (1.75%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.36%) N-Tier
14 12 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
15 10 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
16 9 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.87%) Replication
17 8 (0.78%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 159 (15.44%) Windows
2 122 (11.84%) UNIX
3 98 (9.51%) Linux
4 25 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (1.84%) AIX
6 14 (1.36%) MVS
7 13 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.26%) Solaris
8 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.97%) Android
8 10 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.58%) zOS
11 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.19%) VMS
12 2 (0.19%) HPUX
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (15.34%) Technical Architecture
3 98 (9.51%) TDD
4 97 (9.42%) Scrum
5 88 (8.54%) SOA
6 86 (8.35%) Migration
7 84 (8.16%) CRM
8 80 (7.77%) TOGAF
9 75 (7.28%) Data Modelling
10 73 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (6.70%) Enterprise Architecture
12 67 (6.50%) Data Architecture
13 53 (5.15%) Mentoring
14 50 (4.85%) E-Commerce
15 47 (4.56%) MVC
15 47 (4.56%) ITIL
16 45 (4.37%) Project Management
17 44 (4.27%) Kanban
18 43 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
19 42 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 225 (21.84%) Java
2 155 (15.05%) SQL
3 67 (6.50%) C#
4 58 (5.63%) Scala
5 50 (4.85%) JavaScript
5 50 (4.85%) Ruby
6 40 (3.88%) PHP
7 25 (2.43%) Python
8 23 (2.23%) Perl
9 21 (2.04%) Apex Code
10 16 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.07%) COBOL
12 10 (0.97%) C++
13 9 (0.87%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.87%) C
13 9 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.78%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.68%) R
16 6 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 128 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.69%) Degree
4 19 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.75%) MCSE
6 14 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.78%) ISSAP
9 7 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.68%) VCP5
9 7 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.58%) CCIE
11 5 (0.49%) CCA
11 5 (0.49%) CCNA
12 4 (0.39%) VCP4
13 2 (0.19%) MCITP
13 2 (0.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.04%) QA
2 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.49%) SLA
4 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.29%) Basel III
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.097%) PAS 55
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 97 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 65 (6.31%) Hyper-V
3 64 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.75%) vSphere
5 16 (1.55%) XenApp
6 10 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.87%) UAG
7 9 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.87%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.68%) XenServer
9 5 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.39%) KVM
11 3 (0.29%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.29%) vCloud
11 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.19%) NFS
12 2 (0.19%) HDFS
12 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (2.23%) SCCM
2 16 (1.55%) SCOM
3 6 (0.58%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.39%) Puppet
6 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.29%) OpenView
7 2 (0.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.19%) MIIS
7 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.19%) Oozie
7 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.097%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.097%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.097%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 236 (22.91%) Oracle
2 175 (16.99%) Microsoft
3 107 (10.39%) VMware
4 78 (7.57%) IBM
5 59 (5.73%) Cisco
6 49 (4.76%) SAP
7 47 (4.56%) Citrix
8 43 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (3.50%) HP
10 33 (3.20%) Sybase
11 23 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 20 (1.94%) EMC
13 18 (1.75%) Informatica
14 17 (1.65%) Juniper
14 17 (1.65%) Business Objects
15 16 (1.55%) Sun
15 16 (1.55%) F5
16 15 (1.46%) Dell
17 14 (1.36%) NetApp
18 13 (1.26%) BMC
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