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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 200 241 234
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 593 423 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.82% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.89% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 271 241
Average daily rate
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£511 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £388 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £445
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +33 541 £518 +3.50% 67
London +38 257 £525 +5.00% 32
South East +11 104 £520 +9.47% 10
City of London +6 60 £550 - 11
Berkshire +32 57 £525 +5.00% 5
South West +19 55 £550 +19.56% 3
North West +31 49 £538 +13.15% 3
Reading +33 30 £545 -0.90% 3
East of England -15 29 £475 - 3
Scotland +16 26 £500 +21.95% 6
Bristol +3 24 £550 +19.56% 2
West Midlands -29 22 £475 +5.55% 4
Manchester +11 21 £544 -5.43% 2
Hampshire -13 18 £563 +27.84%
Wales -12 17 £550 -
Glasgow +8 12 £513 +13.88% 3
Edinburgh -1 12 £475 +9.19% 2
Swansea +9 10 £514 +2.75%
West Wales +8 10 £514 +2.75%
Birmingham -2 10 £475 -11.62% 1
Yorkshire -7 10 £575 +50.81% 8
Gloucestershire - 10 £619 -
Bracknell +5 9 £426 -12.56%
Surrey -6 9 £473 -1.81% 2
West Yorkshire -9 9 £575 +50.81% 5
Hertfordshire -1 8 £450 -14.28%
Oxfordshire -17 8 £450 -
East Midlands +2 7 £500 - 2
Swindon -4 7 £575 +22.60% 1
Leeds -4 7 £650 +44.44% 5

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 281 (25.22%) Java
2 245 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (18.49%) Oracle
4 184 (16.52%) Microsoft
5 181 (16.25%) Finance
6 177 (15.89%) Technical Architecture
7 164 (14.72%) Windows
8 157 (14.09%) .NET
9 152 (13.64%) SQL
10 131 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 117 (10.50%) SOA
12 116 (10.41%) UNIX
13 115 (10.32%) VMware
13 115 (10.32%) Security Cleared
14 110 (9.87%) Linux
15 97 (8.71%) Migration
16 95 (8.53%) Active Directory
17 93 (8.35%) TDD
18 91 (8.17%) TOGAF
19 89 (7.99%) Scrum
20 87 (7.81%) Open Source
21 85 (7.63%) C#
21 85 (7.63%) SharePoint
22 83 (7.45%) Web Services
22 83 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
23 77 (6.91%) MySQL
24 75 (6.73%) IBM
25 73 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
26 71 (6.37%) Scala
26 71 (6.37%) JavaScript

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 85 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 57 (5.12%) BizTalk Server
3 38 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 38 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 38 (3.41%) Lync
4 34 (3.05%) WebSphere
5 31 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (2.24%) CMS
7 24 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.15%) Adobe CQ
8 23 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.89%) JBoss
10 16 (1.44%) IIS
10 16 (1.44%) SAS
11 13 (1.17%) Apache
12 11 (0.99%) CICS
13 10 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.90%) Node.js
13 10 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.81%) FileNet
Applications
1 58 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.63%) MS Office
5 3 (0.27%) MS Project
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) SPSS
6 2 (0.18%) Stata
7 1 (0.090%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 49 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.090%) Maximo
9 1 (0.090%) Summit
9 1 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.090%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.090%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.090%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.090%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.090%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.06%) SaaS
4 11 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.99%) Force.com
5 10 (0.90%) Office 365
6 8 (0.72%) IaaS
7 3 (0.27%) PaaS
7 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.090%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.21%) WAN
2 51 (4.58%) LAN
3 50 (4.49%) SAN
4 45 (4.04%) Firewall
5 18 (1.62%) Internet
6 16 (1.44%) Intranet
7 15 (1.35%) DNS
7 15 (1.35%) VoIP
8 14 (1.26%) VPN
9 13 (1.17%) HTTP
10 12 (1.08%) NAS
10 12 (1.08%) LDAP
10 12 (1.08%) MPLS
11 10 (0.90%) NetScaler
11 10 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.72%) TCP/IP
13 7 (0.63%) SSL
13 7 (0.63%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.63%) Network Security
14 6 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.91%) MySQL
3 65 (5.83%) MongoDB
4 57 (5.12%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (2.33%) DB2
8 24 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (1.53%) Big Data
10 16 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.08%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.63%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.63%) Redis
16 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (1.80%) Maven
2 18 (1.62%) JUnit
3 15 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (1.17%) Selenium
5 13 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.08%) JIRA
7 11 (0.99%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.81%) Subversion
8 9 (0.81%) RSpec
9 7 (0.63%) Ant
10 6 (0.54%) NUnit
11 5 (0.45%) Grunt
11 5 (0.45%) Bower
12 4 (0.36%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (0.36%) Moq
12 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.36%) JMeter
13 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 181 (16.25%) Finance
2 67 (6.01%) Banking
3 64 (5.75%) Retail
4 33 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.71%) Marketing
6 16 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.81%) Front Office
9 8 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.72%) Advertising
9 8 (0.72%) Legal
10 7 (0.63%) Electronics
11 5 (0.45%) Local Government
12 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.36%) Billing
13 3 (0.27%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (14.09%) .NET
2 83 (7.45%) Web Services
3 68 (6.10%) HTML
4 67 (6.01%) REST
5 63 (5.66%) XML
6 56 (5.03%) SOAP
7 51 (4.58%) Spring
8 45 (4.04%) CSS
9 39 (3.50%) HTML5
10 36 (3.23%) J2EE
10 36 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
11 32 (2.87%) Play Framework
11 32 (2.87%) Django
11 32 (2.87%) Hibernate
11 32 (2.87%) ASP.NET
12 30 (2.69%) Middleware
13 27 (2.42%) RESTful
14 26 (2.33%) jQuery
15 24 (2.15%) Spring MVC
16 23 (2.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.81%) Open Source
2 47 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (3.59%) Clustering
5 32 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.69%) User Experience
7 25 (2.24%) Mainframe
8 24 (2.15%) Data Integration
9 23 (2.06%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.89%) Reference Data
11 16 (1.44%) NHS
12 15 (1.35%) Replication
13 12 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (1.08%) Computer Science
14 11 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.90%) PKI
16 9 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
17 8 (0.72%) Hedge funds
17 8 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 164 (14.72%) Windows
2 116 (10.41%) UNIX
3 110 (9.87%) Linux
4 28 (2.51%) AIX
5 21 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.71%) Solaris
7 15 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.99%) Android
9 9 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.63%) zOS
12 5 (0.45%) VMS
12 5 (0.45%) HPUX
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.18%) CentOS
15 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.090%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (15.89%) Technical Architecture
3 117 (10.50%) SOA
4 97 (8.71%) Migration
5 93 (8.35%) TDD
6 91 (8.17%) TOGAF
7 89 (7.99%) Scrum
8 83 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (6.37%) CRM
10 67 (6.01%) Enterprise Architecture
11 59 (5.30%) MVC
12 56 (5.03%) ITIL
13 55 (4.94%) Mentoring
14 50 (4.49%) Data Modelling
14 50 (4.49%) E-Commerce
15 48 (4.31%) Data Architecture
16 43 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
18 39 (3.50%) Software Architecture
18 39 (3.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 281 (25.22%) Java
2 152 (13.64%) SQL
3 85 (7.63%) C#
4 71 (6.37%) Scala
4 71 (6.37%) JavaScript
5 49 (4.40%) Ruby
6 30 (2.69%) PHP
7 20 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 15 (1.35%) Apex Code
9 14 (1.26%) Python
9 14 (1.26%) C++
10 13 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.08%) Perl
12 10 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.81%) C
14 7 (0.63%) COBOL
14 7 (0.63%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.54%) Delphi
15 6 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 115 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.51%) Degree
4 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.53%) MCSE
6 16 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.72%) ISSAP
9 7 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.63%) CCIE
10 6 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.27%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.27%) CCNP
11 3 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.27%) VCP5
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
13 1 (0.090%) CITP
13 1 (0.090%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.62%) QA
2 5 (0.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.27%) Basel III
4 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.090%) PAS 55
System Software
1 95 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 73 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.06%) vSphere
5 9 (0.81%) ISA Server
5 9 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (0.81%) UAG
6 8 (0.72%) XenServer
7 6 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.45%) XenApp
8 5 (0.45%) KVM
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.27%) vCloud
10 2 (0.18%) Docker
10 2 (0.18%) HDFS
10 2 (0.18%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 26 (2.33%) SCCM
2 17 (1.53%) SCOM
3 7 (0.63%) Puppet
4 5 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
4 5 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.45%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.27%) OpenView
6 3 (0.27%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.27%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.18%) Oozie
7 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.090%) MIIS
8 1 (0.090%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.090%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 206 (18.49%) Oracle
2 184 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 115 (10.32%) VMware
4 75 (6.73%) IBM
5 59 (5.30%) Cisco
6 49 (4.40%) SAP
7 44 (3.95%) HP
8 41 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (3.41%) Citrix
10 20 (1.80%) Sybase
11 19 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.53%) F5
13 15 (1.35%) ATG
13 15 (1.35%) EMC
13 15 (1.35%) Adobe
14 14 (1.26%) Sun
14 14 (1.26%) Juniper
14 14 (1.26%) Informatica
14 14 (1.26%) NetApp
15 13 (1.17%) Dell
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: 400 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £485 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £510 - £570 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 700 per day
Posted: 19 days ago