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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 222 247 247
Rank change year-on-year
+25 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 524 394 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.76% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.82% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 243 224
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £474
% change year-on-year
- +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
England +44 500 £500 - 131
London +14 196 £503 +0.09% 57
South East -20 89 £500 +5.26% 14
North West +63 88 £500 - 18
City of London +11 42 £513 -2.38% 19
East of England +1 41 £475 - 9
Cheshire +35 39 £600 - 9
Berkshire +8 31 £525 +10.52% 5
Warrington +19 28 £650 - 4
South West +1 25 £475 -5.00% 12
Hertfordshire +14 23 £475 - 4
Manchester +8 22 £500 - 6
West Midlands 0 22 £500 - 6
Yorkshire -19 15 £600 +9.09% 8
West Yorkshire -5 14 £600 +9.09% 4
Reading +7 13 £500 - 2
Surrey +5 13 £450 +12.50% 2
Leeds -10 13 £650 +18.18% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 13 £450 - 2
Scotland -3 11 £519 +33.87% 4
Birmingham -5 11 £431 -13.75% 1
Oxfordshire -9 11 £550 +2.32% 3
North East - 11 £430 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 10 £475 -5.00% 2
Hampshire -13 10 £475 +0.52% 1
Bristol +1 9 £375 -23.07% 8
Bedfordshire -4 9 £500 +33.33% 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £430 - 1
East Midlands -6 7 £450 +2.85% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £430 - 1

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 299 (27.31%) Java
2 274 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (19.73%) Oracle
4 211 (19.27%) Microsoft
5 189 (17.26%) Finance
6 171 (15.62%) Windows
7 165 (15.07%) Technical Architecture
8 142 (12.97%) Linux
8 142 (12.97%) UNIX
9 137 (12.51%) .NET
10 126 (11.51%) SQL Server
11 125 (11.42%) VMware
12 123 (11.23%) SQL
13 122 (11.14%) Security Cleared
14 101 (9.22%) Migration
15 98 (8.95%) Active Directory
16 97 (8.86%) TOGAF
17 96 (8.77%) Scrum
18 95 (8.68%) SOA
19 94 (8.58%) MongoDB
20 89 (8.13%) Citrix
21 88 (8.04%) JavaScript
22 87 (7.95%) Web Services
23 85 (7.76%) SC Cleared
24 83 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
24 83 (7.58%) TDD
25 82 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
26 76 (6.94%) Banking
27 73 (6.67%) SharePoint
27 73 (6.67%) Scala

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 73 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.84%) Node.js
3 41 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.65%) Adobe CQ
6 25 (2.28%) WebLogic
7 23 (2.10%) IIS
7 23 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (2.01%) Lync
9 20 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.83%) JBoss
10 15 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.28%) CMS
11 14 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.10%) MS Exchange
13 11 (1.00%) SAS
13 11 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.91%) CICS
14 10 (0.91%) Documentum
15 9 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 71 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.91%) MS Office
5 9 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.27%) MS Project
7 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.091%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 36 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.27%) Maximo
6 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.091%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.091%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.47%) Cloud Computing
2 34 (3.11%) SaaS
3 33 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (2.92%) IaaS
5 10 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.64%) Force.com
6 7 (0.64%) Office 365
7 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.091%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.091%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.66%) WAN
2 61 (5.57%) SAN
2 61 (5.57%) Firewall
3 44 (4.02%) LAN
4 41 (3.74%) Internet
5 15 (1.37%) MPLS
5 15 (1.37%) Wireless
5 15 (1.37%) DNS
6 12 (1.10%) VPN
6 12 (1.10%) NAS
7 11 (1.00%) Network Security
8 10 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (0.82%) VPLS
9 9 (0.82%) EIGRP
9 9 (0.82%) BGP
10 8 (0.73%) DMZ
10 8 (0.73%) Intranet
10 8 (0.73%) HTTP
10 8 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (0.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 94 (8.58%) MongoDB
3 71 (6.48%) MySQL
4 58 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 51 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 45 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (4.02%) Big Data
8 39 (3.56%) Hadoop
9 32 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 23 (2.10%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.74%) DB2
13 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.91%) SAP HANA
18 7 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (1.55%) Maven
1 17 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.37%) JUnit
3 15 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.28%) Selenium
5 12 (1.10%) JIRA
6 9 (0.82%) Subversion
6 9 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.82%) RSpec
7 5 (0.46%) Grunt
7 5 (0.46%) Bower
8 4 (0.37%) Ant
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.27%) NUnit
9 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.18%) Hudson
10 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 189 (17.26%) Finance
2 76 (6.94%) Banking
3 57 (5.21%) Retail
4 31 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.28%) Marketing
7 13 (1.19%) Front Office
8 11 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.91%) Billing
10 8 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.55%) Advertising
12 6 (0.55%) Legal
13 5 (0.46%) Local Government
13 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.37%) Electronics
15 3 (0.27%) Back Office
15 3 (0.27%) Law
16 2 (0.18%) Publishing
16 2 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (12.51%) .NET
2 87 (7.95%) Web Services
3 70 (6.39%) HTML
4 58 (5.30%) REST
5 52 (4.75%) AngularJS
6 49 (4.47%) CSS
6 49 (4.47%) Spring
7 48 (4.38%) HTML5
8 43 (3.93%) Ruby on Rails
9 42 (3.84%) Play Framework
10 37 (3.38%) JSON
11 36 (3.29%) Django
11 36 (3.29%) J2EE
11 36 (3.29%) XML
12 35 (3.20%) ASP.NET
12 35 (3.20%) Middleware
13 34 (3.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (2.92%) CSS3
15 31 (2.83%) Hibernate
16 29 (2.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.12%) Open Source
2 50 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.38%) Clustering
4 35 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.74%) Mainframe
6 27 (2.47%) User Experience
6 27 (2.47%) Visualisation
7 26 (2.37%) Replication
8 23 (2.10%) Data Integration
9 20 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.55%) IBM Mainframe
11 15 (1.37%) Reference Data
12 13 (1.19%) PKI
13 12 (1.10%) GIS
13 12 (1.10%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.91%) VSAM
15 8 (0.73%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.73%) Computer Science
15 8 (0.73%) NHS
16 7 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 171 (15.62%) Windows
2 142 (12.97%) UNIX
2 142 (12.97%) Linux
3 47 (4.29%) Solaris
4 46 (4.20%) AIX
5 32 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.55%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.55%) Android
10 5 (0.46%) CentOS
11 4 (0.37%) VMS
11 4 (0.37%) HPUX
12 3 (0.27%) zOS
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (15.07%) Technical Architecture
3 101 (9.22%) Migration
4 97 (8.86%) TOGAF
5 96 (8.77%) Scrum
6 95 (8.68%) SOA
7 83 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 83 (7.58%) TDD
8 67 (6.12%) CRM
9 55 (5.02%) MVC
10 54 (4.93%) ITIL
11 47 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 45 (4.11%) DevOps
13 44 (4.02%) E-Commerce
13 44 (4.02%) Enterprise Architecture
14 41 (3.74%) Configuration Management
15 40 (3.65%) Kanban
15 40 (3.65%) Mentoring
16 39 (3.56%) Project Management
17 38 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 299 (27.31%) Java
2 123 (11.23%) SQL
3 88 (8.04%) JavaScript
4 73 (6.67%) Scala
5 62 (5.66%) C#
6 54 (4.93%) Ruby
7 29 (2.65%) R
8 25 (2.28%) Python
9 23 (2.10%) C
10 15 (1.37%) PHP
11 14 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.19%) C++
13 12 (1.10%) Perl
14 11 (1.00%) COBOL
15 9 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.82%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.64%) ABAP
17 5 (0.46%) JCL
17 5 (0.46%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 122 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.29%) Degree
4 23 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (1.10%) MCSE
9 10 (0.91%) CISSP
10 9 (0.82%) MCITP
11 5 (0.46%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.46%) CCNP
11 5 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.37%) CCEA
12 4 (0.37%) MCSD
12 4 (0.37%) CCIE
12 4 (0.37%) CCA
13 3 (0.27%) CCNA
14 2 (0.18%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.46%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) COBIT
3 4 (0.37%) Basel III
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.091%) Basel II
5 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.091%) SLA
5 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
System Software
1 98 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 82 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 15 (1.37%) vSphere
6 14 (1.28%) XenApp
7 10 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.55%) Docker
11 6 (0.55%) XenServer
12 3 (0.27%) SRDF
12 3 (0.27%) iptables
12 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.27%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.18%) vCloud
13 2 (0.18%) KVM
13 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (2.56%) StatsD
3 15 (1.37%) SCCM
4 9 (0.82%) SCOM
4 9 (0.82%) Puppet
5 5 (0.46%) OpenSSO
5 5 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.27%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.27%) Pacemaker
7 3 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.18%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.091%) WSUS
9 1 (0.091%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.091%) MOM
Vendors
1 216 (19.73%) Oracle
2 211 (19.27%) Microsoft
3 125 (11.42%) VMware
4 89 (8.13%) Citrix
5 65 (5.94%) SAP
6 64 (5.84%) IBM
7 59 (5.39%) Cisco
8 42 (3.84%) HP
9 31 (2.83%) Tableau
10 28 (2.56%) Teradata
11 25 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (2.19%) Red Hat
12 24 (2.19%) NetApp
13 22 (2.01%) EMC
13 22 (2.01%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.55%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.46%) ATG
16 14 (1.28%) Adobe
16 14 (1.28%) Juniper
16 14 (1.28%) SolarWinds
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