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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 196 270 259
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 603 383 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.78% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 235 206
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £71.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.88% +158.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-47.88% +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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
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 £250 £230 £240
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 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +75 577 £500 - 105
London +68 240 £525 +2.43% 50
North West +52 100 £560 +6.66% 7
South East -5 69 £500 +11.11% 17
Cheshire +33 55 £613 +25.64% 2
City of London +20 54 £575 +21.05% 19
North East +29 40 £475 - 1
Warrington +14 39 £650 +33.33% 1
Tyne and Wear +25 35 £470 - 1
Yorkshire -4 34 £480 -15.60% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 32 £470 -
South West +25 31 £478 - 8
Lancashire +29 28 £570 +3.63%
East of England -3 27 £506 +6.57% 8
West Yorkshire -1 26 £480 -9.00% 3
West Midlands -4 25 £436 -12.75% 3
Leeds +2 24 £480 -9.00% 3
Blackpool +18 22 £583 +5.90%
Hampshire -1 20 £425 - 3
Manchester +5 13 £469 - 5
Berkshire -3 13 £500 +11.11% 3
Somerset +26 12 £478 +36.42%
Essex +1 12 £550 -8.33% 3
Oxfordshire -8 12 £503 -
Surrey +12 10 £505 +1.00% 11
Taunton - 10 £480 -
Scotland +3 9 £388 -3.12% 3
East Midlands -3 9 £475 -6.17%
Wiltshire +6 6 £550 +7.96% 2
Staines +5 6 £508 -2.40%

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 285 (25.96%) Java
2 255 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (21.40%) Oracle
4 211 (19.22%) Microsoft
5 193 (17.58%) Finance
6 175 (15.94%) Windows
7 166 (15.12%) UNIX
8 154 (14.03%) Technical Architecture
9 146 (13.30%) Linux
10 139 (12.66%) Security Cleared
11 129 (11.75%) .NET
12 120 (10.93%) VMware
13 116 (10.56%) SQL
14 110 (10.02%) SQL Server
15 106 (9.65%) Migration
15 106 (9.65%) TOGAF
16 105 (9.56%) JavaScript
17 100 (9.11%) MongoDB
18 99 (9.02%) SC Cleared
18 99 (9.02%) Scrum
18 99 (9.02%) Data Centre
19 98 (8.93%) Citrix
20 95 (8.65%) Active Directory
21 92 (8.38%) SOA
21 92 (8.38%) Open Source
22 85 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
23 81 (7.38%) Web Services
24 76 (6.92%) MS Excel
24 76 (6.92%) TDD
25 74 (6.74%) Scala

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 49 (4.46%) Node.js
2 44 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 39 (3.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 36 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
4 36 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.55%) IIS
6 23 (2.09%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.91%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.46%) NetWeaver
10 15 (1.37%) Confluence
11 14 (1.28%) JBoss
12 13 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.18%) Documentum
13 11 (1.00%) CMS
14 10 (0.91%) Lync
15 9 (0.82%) Mule
15 9 (0.82%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.82%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 76 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.64%) MS Office
6 2 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.091%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.46%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.46%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.27%) Maximo
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.18%) Exstream
9 2 (0.18%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.18%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
3 38 (3.46%) IaaS
3 38 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (2.91%) SaaS
5 12 (1.09%) Office 365
6 11 (1.00%) Force.com
7 4 (0.36%) Boomi
7 4 (0.36%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 3 (0.27%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.18%) Taleo
9 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.18%) GitHub
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.10%) Firewall
2 66 (6.01%) WAN
3 55 (5.01%) SAN
4 46 (4.19%) LAN
5 40 (3.64%) Internet
6 22 (2.00%) MPLS
7 19 (1.73%) VPN
8 17 (1.55%) DNS
9 15 (1.37%) Unified Communications
9 15 (1.37%) Wireless
10 14 (1.28%) NAS
11 12 (1.09%) SSL
11 12 (1.09%) VLAN
12 11 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (0.91%) Network Security
14 9 (0.82%) VPLS
14 9 (0.82%) LDAP
14 9 (0.82%) EIGRP
14 9 (0.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 100 (9.11%) MongoDB
3 69 (6.28%) Big Data
4 66 (6.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 65 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
6 59 (5.37%) NoSQL
7 55 (5.01%) MySQL
8 54 (4.92%) Hadoop
9 38 (3.46%) Oracle Database
9 38 (3.46%) Relational Database
10 36 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.64%) DB2
11 18 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.91%) SAP HANA
16 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.09%) Selenium
3 18 (1.64%) JIRA
3 18 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.55%) JUnit
5 14 (1.28%) Subversion
6 12 (1.09%) Maven
7 11 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.73%) RSpec
9 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.46%) Ant
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.27%) MorphX
12 3 (0.27%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.18%) Spock
13 2 (0.18%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 193 (17.58%) Finance
2 67 (6.10%) Banking
3 49 (4.46%) Retail
4 27 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.37%) Marketing
7 11 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (0.91%) Billing
9 7 (0.64%) Front Office
10 6 (0.55%) Automotive
11 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.36%) Local Government
11 4 (0.36%) Electronics
11 4 (0.36%) Advertising
11 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.36%) Back Office
12 3 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) Law
13 2 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (11.75%) .NET
2 81 (7.38%) Web Services
3 68 (6.19%) HTML
4 67 (6.10%) Middleware
5 65 (5.92%) JSON
6 62 (5.65%) REST
7 59 (5.37%) AngularJS
8 53 (4.83%) Spring
9 46 (4.19%) Django
9 46 (4.19%) Ruby on Rails
10 44 (4.01%) HTML5
10 44 (4.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 42 (3.83%) J2EE
12 41 (3.73%) CSS
12 41 (3.73%) RESTful
13 39 (3.55%) Play Framework
14 35 (3.19%) XML
14 35 (3.19%) Hibernate
15 32 (2.91%) Ajax
16 26 (2.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.01%) Visualisation
2 44 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.01%) User Experience
5 31 (2.82%) Mainframe
6 27 (2.46%) Replication
7 26 (2.37%) Data Integration
8 23 (2.09%) Clustering
9 22 (2.00%) Reference Data
10 20 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.64%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.46%) NHS
13 11 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (1.00%) PKI
14 10 (0.91%) GIS
14 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.91%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.82%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (15.94%) Windows
2 166 (15.12%) UNIX
3 146 (13.30%) Linux
4 41 (3.73%) Solaris
5 40 (3.64%) AIX
6 24 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.00%) VME
12 11 (1.00%) MVS
13 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.73%) Android
14 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.36%) CentOS
15 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (14.03%) Technical Architecture
3 106 (9.65%) Migration
3 106 (9.65%) TOGAF
4 99 (9.02%) Scrum
5 92 (8.38%) SOA
5 92 (8.38%) Open Source
6 85 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 76 (6.92%) TDD
8 70 (6.38%) CRM
9 53 (4.83%) Enterprise Architecture
10 47 (4.28%) Configuration Management
10 47 (4.28%) Analytics
11 46 (4.19%) Data Modelling
12 45 (4.10%) Service Management
12 45 (4.10%) ITIL
12 45 (4.10%) Project Management
13 43 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 43 (3.92%) Software Architecture
13 43 (3.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 285 (25.96%) Java
2 116 (10.56%) SQL
3 105 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 74 (6.74%) Scala
5 71 (6.47%) Ruby
6 47 (4.28%) Python
7 41 (3.73%) C#
8 37 (3.37%) R
9 25 (2.28%) C
9 25 (2.28%) PHP
10 15 (1.37%) Apex Code
11 14 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.09%) C++
13 10 (0.91%) Perl
14 9 (0.82%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.82%) ABAP
15 8 (0.73%) COBOL
16 5 (0.46%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.46%) VB
16 5 (0.46%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 139 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 99 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.10%) Degree
4 23 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (1.18%) MCITP
9 12 (1.09%) CCIE
10 11 (1.00%) CCNP
11 10 (0.91%) CISSP
12 8 (0.73%) MCSE
13 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.36%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.27%) MCPD
15 3 (0.27%) MCSD
15 3 (0.27%) CCA
15 3 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.27%) CCEA
15 3 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.09%) QA
2 12 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.55%) SLA
4 5 (0.46%) COBIT
5 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.27%) Basel III
5 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.091%) Basel II
System Software
1 95 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 74 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.55%) XenApp
4 17 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.00%) vSphere
7 8 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.73%) Docker
8 7 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.46%) XenServer
10 5 (0.46%) vCloud
10 5 (0.46%) PowerHA
10 5 (0.46%) Squid
11 3 (0.27%) SRDF
11 3 (0.27%) iptables
12 1 (0.091%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (3.28%) StatsD
3 25 (2.28%) Puppet
4 14 (1.28%) SCCM
5 11 (1.00%) SCOM
6 6 (0.55%) Ansible
6 6 (0.55%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.36%) Salt
7 4 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.27%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.27%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.18%) Netcool
9 2 (0.18%) WMI
9 2 (0.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 235 (21.40%) Oracle
2 211 (19.22%) Microsoft
3 120 (10.93%) VMware
4 98 (8.93%) Citrix
5 68 (6.19%) Cisco
6 62 (5.65%) SAP
7 56 (5.10%) IBM
8 48 (4.37%) HP
9 41 (3.73%) Tableau
10 37 (3.37%) Teradata
11 34 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (3.10%) NetApp
11 34 (3.10%) Apigee
12 33 (3.01%) Mashery
13 23 (2.09%) CheckPoint
13 23 (2.09%) Juniper
14 20 (1.82%) Business Objects
15 19 (1.73%) Adobe
16 18 (1.64%) EMC
16 18 (1.64%) Informatica
City, London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £430 - £465 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £640 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 700 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago