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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 216 237 253
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 639 500 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.88% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.96% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 301 267
Average daily rate
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£501 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.10% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 5
Average hourly rate £100.00 £71.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +158.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +158.18%

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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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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 +42 611 £510 +2.00% 110
London +25 260 £520 +2.71% 45
North West +21 79 £593 -6.69% 10
South East -25 77 £473 -0.52% 10
City of London +4 46 £512 -7.00% 13
Yorkshire 0 46 £478 -1.54% 19
East of England +17 42 £501 +5.36% 6
West Yorkshire -11 36 £503 +3.60% 12
Leeds -9 35 £503 +3.60% 12
North East +4 34 £623 -11.07% 2
Tyne and Wear - 33 £620 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 32 £623 - 2
South West +11 31 £600 +11.31%
Berkshire +8 25 £515 -1.90% 4
Manchester +2 25 £500 -11.11% 5
Hampshire +9 24 £473 +6.17%
West Midlands +3 24 £575 +35.29% 4
Cheshire -11 23 £600 -5.51% 3
Lancashire - 18 £605 - 1
East Midlands +3 17 £519 +15.27% 10
Warrington -13 17 £625 -1.57% 2
Scotland -18 17 £478 +6.11% 1
Blackpool - 15 £605 - 1
Bedfordshire +25 14 £575 +27.77% 1
Bristol - 14 £683 -
Gloucestershire +3 12 £388 +10.71%
Essex -10 11 £385 -14.44%
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £425 -24.61%
Gosport +16 10 £475 -
Luton - 10 £575 -

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 333 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (25.18%) Java
3 216 (17.43%) Oracle
4 209 (16.87%) Microsoft
5 183 (14.77%) Finance
6 174 (14.04%) Technical Architecture
7 171 (13.80%) Security Cleared
8 166 (13.40%) .NET
8 166 (13.40%) UNIX
9 157 (12.67%) Windows
10 153 (12.35%) Linux
11 129 (10.41%) Open Source
12 125 (10.09%) Scrum
13 124 (10.01%) SOA
14 119 (9.60%) MongoDB
15 115 (9.28%) VMware
16 114 (9.20%) JavaScript
16 114 (9.20%) SC Cleared
17 105 (8.47%) Migration
17 105 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
17 105 (8.47%) TOGAF
18 104 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
19 101 (8.15%) TDD
19 101 (8.15%) Citrix
20 100 (8.07%) Data Centre
21 99 (7.99%) SQL
22 95 (7.67%) NoSQL
23 94 (7.59%) Web Services
24 92 (7.43%) REST
25 90 (7.26%) Middleware

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 54 (4.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 51 (4.12%) Node.js
3 38 (3.07%) CMS
4 36 (2.91%) SharePoint
5 30 (2.42%) IIS
5 30 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 26 (2.10%) Confluence
7 25 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (1.94%) MS Exchange
9 23 (1.86%) Mule
10 22 (1.78%) JBoss
11 17 (1.37%) NetWeaver
12 16 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (1.21%) Apache
13 15 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (1.21%) Mule ESB
14 14 (1.13%) WebLogic
15 13 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.97%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 67 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.73%) MS Office
5 8 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.081%) HipChat
6 1 (0.081%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 23 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.40%) Misys Midas
5 5 (0.40%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.24%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.24%) SAP QM
7 3 (0.24%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.24%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 104 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 42 (3.39%) IaaS
4 30 (2.42%) SaaS
5 26 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (1.45%) Office 365
7 13 (1.05%) PaaS
7 13 (1.05%) Force.com
8 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.40%) GitHub
10 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.32%) Boomi
11 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.24%) Heroku
11 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.16%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.68%) Firewall
2 43 (3.47%) SAN
3 39 (3.15%) WAN
4 33 (2.66%) Internet
5 31 (2.50%) LAN
6 23 (1.86%) SSL
7 21 (1.69%) NAS
8 20 (1.61%) VPN
9 18 (1.45%) MPLS
9 18 (1.45%) Unified Communications
10 17 (1.37%) VLAN
10 17 (1.37%) DNS
10 17 (1.37%) TCP/IP
11 13 (1.05%) HTTP
12 12 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (0.81%) Wireless
13 10 (0.81%) VoIP
14 9 (0.73%) Converged Networks
15 8 (0.65%) NetScaler
16 7 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.60%) MongoDB
2 95 (7.67%) NoSQL
3 86 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 85 (6.86%) Big Data
5 83 (6.70%) SQL Server
6 82 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (6.13%) Hadoop
8 58 (4.68%) MySQL
9 36 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (2.82%) Relational Database
11 32 (2.58%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.73%) DB2
12 9 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
14 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.48%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 34 (2.74%) JIRA
3 25 (2.02%) Selenium
4 20 (1.61%) Subversion
5 18 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.89%) JUnit
7 10 (0.81%) Maven
8 7 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.56%) RSpec
8 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.48%) Yeoman
10 5 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.32%) Ant
11 4 (0.32%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.24%) Hudson
12 3 (0.24%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.24%) MorphX
13 2 (0.16%) XMLSpy
13 2 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.16%) NWDI
General
1 183 (14.77%) Finance
2 59 (4.76%) Banking
3 37 (2.99%) Retail
4 29 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.94%) Marketing
6 15 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.89%) Automotive
8 10 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.56%) Back Office
10 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.48%) Billing
11 5 (0.40%) Legal
12 4 (0.32%) Advertising
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
12 4 (0.32%) Military
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.081%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.081%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (13.40%) .NET
2 94 (7.59%) Web Services
3 92 (7.43%) REST
4 90 (7.26%) Middleware
5 85 (6.86%) JSON
6 84 (6.78%) HTML
7 74 (5.97%) RESTful
8 67 (5.41%) SOAP
9 64 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 63 (5.08%) AngularJS
11 56 (4.52%) Spring
12 55 (4.44%) CSS
13 54 (4.36%) Django
14 53 (4.28%) HTML5
15 52 (4.20%) J2EE
16 49 (3.95%) XML
17 48 (3.87%) Play Framework
18 47 (3.79%) Ruby on Rails
19 40 (3.23%) Ajax
20 31 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.07%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.44%) User Experience
3 52 (4.20%) Visualisation
4 48 (3.87%) Reference Data
5 46 (3.71%) Data Integration
6 44 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.66%) NHS
9 30 (2.42%) Computer Science
10 27 (2.18%) Mainframe
11 24 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.29%) Clustering
14 14 (1.13%) EMC VNX
15 13 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (1.05%) Replication
16 11 (0.89%) PKI
17 10 (0.81%) GIS
17 10 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 166 (13.40%) UNIX
2 157 (12.67%) Windows
3 153 (12.35%) Linux
4 28 (2.26%) Solaris
4 28 (2.26%) AIX
5 25 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (1.86%) MVS
7 22 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.13%) Android
12 12 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.97%) HPUX
13 10 (0.81%) VME
14 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (14.04%) Technical Architecture
3 129 (10.41%) Open Source
4 125 (10.09%) Scrum
5 124 (10.01%) SOA
6 105 (8.47%) Migration
6 105 (8.47%) TOGAF
6 105 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 101 (8.15%) TDD
8 84 (6.78%) Data Modelling
9 74 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (5.49%) UML
11 67 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
12 66 (5.33%) Data Architecture
12 66 (5.33%) CRM
13 56 (4.52%) Configuration Management
14 51 (4.12%) Kanban
15 46 (3.71%) Analytics
16 43 (3.47%) Service Management
16 43 (3.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 312 (25.18%) Java
2 114 (9.20%) JavaScript
3 99 (7.99%) SQL
4 83 (6.70%) Scala
5 80 (6.46%) Ruby
6 62 (5.00%) Python
7 51 (4.12%) C#
8 40 (3.23%) R
9 24 (1.94%) PHP
10 15 (1.21%) Apex Code
11 14 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.05%) C++
13 11 (0.89%) C
14 10 (0.81%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.73%) ABAP
16 5 (0.40%) Groovy
17 4 (0.32%) X++
17 4 (0.32%) COBOL
18 3 (0.24%) Perl
18 3 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 114 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.28%) Degree
4 24 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.21%) CCNP
7 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.89%) CCIE
8 7 (0.56%) CCNA
9 6 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.40%) MCITP
10 5 (0.40%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.32%) MCSE
12 3 (0.24%) ISEB
12 3 (0.24%) MCPD
12 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.16%) LPIC
13 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.16%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.16%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.86%) QA
2 15 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.40%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) COBIT
4 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.16%) Basel III
5 2 (0.16%) HL7
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.081%) Basel II
System Software
1 88 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (6.46%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.61%) XenApp
5 19 (1.53%) vSphere
6 14 (1.13%) Docker
7 10 (0.81%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.48%) XenServer
10 6 (0.48%) Squid
10 6 (0.48%) NFS
11 5 (0.40%) SRDF
11 5 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 5 (0.40%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.40%) vCloud
11 5 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.081%) iptables
12 1 (0.081%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 72 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (3.31%) StatsD
3 34 (2.74%) Puppet
4 11 (0.89%) SCOM
5 9 (0.73%) SCCM
5 9 (0.73%) Ansible
6 7 (0.56%) Salt
7 6 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.40%) EMC VPLEX
8 5 (0.40%) SnapMirror
8 5 (0.40%) SnapVault
9 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.32%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.24%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 216 (17.43%) Oracle
2 209 (16.87%) Microsoft
3 115 (9.28%) VMware
4 101 (8.15%) Citrix
5 82 (6.62%) Cisco
6 49 (3.95%) HP
7 48 (3.87%) Tableau
8 47 (3.79%) SAP
9 46 (3.71%) IBM
10 44 (3.55%) NetApp
11 42 (3.39%) Teradata
11 42 (3.39%) Apigee
12 38 (3.07%) Mashery
13 30 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
14 26 (2.10%) Adobe
15 23 (1.86%) Juniper
16 20 (1.61%) Red Hat
16 20 (1.61%) F5
17 19 (1.53%) Sitecore
18 18 (1.45%) TIBCO
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Yorkshire
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East Riding
Searchability
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