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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 207 227 245
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 520 418 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.86% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.93% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 269 209
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £375 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.90 £44.80 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 484 £525 +5.00% 95
London -2 214 £550 +10.00% 43
South East +1 92 £535 +12.63% 23
North West +23 44 £540 -4.42% 7
Berkshire +21 42 £550 +10.00% 11
East of England +20 41 £475 - 8
City of London -4 41 £550 +2.32% 16
South West -5 32 £545 +24.57% 4
West Midlands +3 30 £475 +5.55% 3
Hertfordshire +15 19 £475 -5.00% 1
Birmingham +12 19 £475 -11.62% 1
Scotland +2 19 £500 +8.10% 3
Reading +13 17 £550 - 7
Yorkshire +3 16 £650 +112.24% 2
Manchester +12 15 £540 -6.08% 4
West Yorkshire +11 15 £650 +112.24% 2
Bristol -1 13 £550 +22.22% 3
Leeds -2 13 £650 +116.66% 2
Hampshire -23 13 £575 +27.77%
Edinburgh -4 11 £500 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £413 -13.15% 3
Oxfordshire -7 10 £550 - 4
Surrey -4 9 £463 +13.84% 4
Wales -12 9 £550 - 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £500 - 4
Milton Keynes -3 8 £431 -9.21% 1
Glasgow -3 6 £575 +21.05% 2
Wiltshire -7 6 £540 +27.05%
Swindon -10 6 £540 +27.05%
Watford +7 5 £475 - 1

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 294 (26.13%) Java
2 263 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (18.13%) Microsoft
4 199 (17.69%) Oracle
5 193 (17.16%) Finance
6 184 (16.36%) Windows
7 165 (14.67%) Technical Architecture
8 153 (13.60%) .NET
9 148 (13.16%) SQL
10 136 (12.09%) SQL Server
11 131 (11.64%) VMware
12 127 (11.29%) UNIX
12 127 (11.29%) Linux
13 118 (10.49%) Security Cleared
14 109 (9.69%) SOA
15 108 (9.60%) Active Directory
16 103 (9.16%) TOGAF
17 101 (8.98%) Scrum
18 95 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 95 (8.44%) TDD
19 94 (8.36%) SharePoint
20 88 (7.82%) Migration
21 84 (7.47%) Web Services
21 84 (7.47%) IBM
22 82 (7.29%) Open Source
23 81 (7.20%) CRM
24 79 (7.02%) MySQL
24 79 (7.02%) Scala
24 79 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
25 77 (6.84%) C#

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 94 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 60 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
3 41 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 39 (3.47%) Lync
5 38 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 37 (3.29%) WebSphere
7 33 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (2.40%) Adobe CQ
9 24 (2.13%) CMS
10 22 (1.96%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.96%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.87%) JBoss
12 17 (1.51%) IIS
13 14 (1.24%) SAS
14 13 (1.16%) CICS
14 13 (1.16%) Node.js
15 11 (0.98%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
16 10 (0.89%) Apache
17 9 (0.80%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 65 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.89%) MS Office
3 10 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS Project
5 2 (0.18%) SPSS
6 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.089%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 57 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (3.82%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.27%) Maximo
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.089%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.089%) Summit
8 1 (0.089%) Endur
8 1 (0.089%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.089%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.67%) SaaS
4 10 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.80%) Office 365
5 9 (0.80%) Force.com
6 7 (0.62%) IaaS
7 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.089%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.089%) PaaS
9 1 (0.089%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.42%) WAN
2 57 (5.07%) LAN
3 55 (4.89%) SAN
4 50 (4.44%) Firewall
5 23 (2.04%) Internet
6 17 (1.51%) Intranet
7 16 (1.42%) DNS
8 15 (1.33%) VoIP
9 13 (1.16%) VPN
9 13 (1.16%) MPLS
10 11 (0.98%) HTTP
11 10 (0.89%) NetScaler
11 10 (0.89%) LDAP
12 8 (0.71%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.62%) SSL
13 7 (0.62%) NAS
13 7 (0.62%) Network Security
14 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
14 6 (0.53%) VLAN
15 4 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 79 (7.02%) MySQL
3 73 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 62 (5.51%) NoSQL
5 32 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (2.84%) DB2
6 30 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.60%) Big Data
11 15 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.07%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.89%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.62%) MarkLogic
17 6 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (1.87%) Maven
2 19 (1.69%) JUnit
3 17 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.42%) JIRA
5 13 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.16%) Selenium
5 13 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.89%) Subversion
7 8 (0.71%) RSpec
7 8 (0.71%) Ant
8 6 (0.53%) NUnit
9 5 (0.44%) Bower
9 5 (0.44%) Grunt
10 4 (0.36%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (0.36%) Moq
10 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (17.16%) Finance
2 74 (6.58%) Banking
3 68 (6.04%) Retail
4 33 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.60%) Marketing
6 17 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.16%) Front Office
9 10 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.62%) Advertising
10 7 (0.62%) Electronics
11 6 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.44%) Law
12 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.36%) Local Government
13 4 (0.36%) Billing
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
15 2 (0.18%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (13.60%) .NET
2 84 (7.47%) Web Services
3 70 (6.22%) REST
4 69 (6.13%) HTML
5 62 (5.51%) XML
6 53 (4.71%) SOAP
6 53 (4.71%) Spring
7 43 (3.82%) CSS
7 43 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
8 42 (3.73%) HTML5
9 40 (3.56%) Django
10 39 (3.47%) J2EE
11 38 (3.38%) Middleware
12 37 (3.29%) Play Framework
13 36 (3.20%) ASP.NET
14 35 (3.11%) Hibernate
15 31 (2.76%) RESTful
16 29 (2.58%) jQuery
17 27 (2.40%) Spring MVC
18 26 (2.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.29%) Open Source
2 42 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.38%) Clustering
4 36 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.76%) Mainframe
7 30 (2.67%) User Experience
8 22 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 21 (1.87%) Replication
10 17 (1.51%) Data Integration
10 17 (1.51%) Reference Data
11 16 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
11 16 (1.42%) NHS
12 11 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.89%) PKI
14 9 (0.80%) VSAM
14 9 (0.80%) Computer Science
15 8 (0.71%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.71%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 184 (16.36%) Windows
2 127 (11.29%) UNIX
2 127 (11.29%) Linux
3 38 (3.38%) AIX
4 28 (2.49%) Solaris
5 23 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.71%) Android
8 8 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.62%) zOS
10 5 (0.44%) VMS
10 5 (0.44%) HPUX
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.18%) CentOS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.089%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (14.67%) Technical Architecture
3 109 (9.69%) SOA
4 103 (9.16%) TOGAF
5 101 (8.98%) Scrum
6 95 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (8.44%) TDD
7 88 (7.82%) Migration
8 81 (7.20%) CRM
9 69 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
10 62 (5.51%) ITIL
11 61 (5.42%) MVC
12 56 (4.98%) Mentoring
13 50 (4.44%) E-Commerce
14 49 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (4.09%) Software Architecture
16 41 (3.64%) Kanban
16 41 (3.64%) Data Architecture
17 40 (3.56%) DevOps
18 39 (3.47%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 294 (26.13%) Java
2 148 (13.16%) SQL
3 79 (7.02%) Scala
4 77 (6.84%) C#
5 72 (6.40%) JavaScript
6 56 (4.98%) Ruby
7 22 (1.96%) PHP
8 18 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.51%) C++
10 14 (1.24%) C
10 14 (1.24%) Python
11 12 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.98%) Perl
13 10 (0.89%) COBOL
14 9 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.80%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.62%) ABAP
16 6 (0.53%) Delphi
17 5 (0.44%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.76%) Degree
4 24 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.60%) MCSE
6 11 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.71%) ISSAP
9 6 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.44%) CCIE
11 4 (0.36%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.36%) CISSP
11 4 (0.36%) MCITP
12 3 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.27%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.27%) VCP5
13 2 (0.18%) CCNP
13 2 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.22%) QA
2 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.27%) Basel III
3 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.089%) SLA
5 1 (0.089%) PAS 55
5 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
System Software
1 108 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 79 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (5.78%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.04%) vSphere
5 12 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
6 10 (0.89%) ISA Server
6 10 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.80%) UAG
8 8 (0.71%) XenServer
9 7 (0.62%) XenApp
10 6 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.44%) KVM
12 4 (0.36%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.27%) SRDF
13 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.18%) vCloud
14 2 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (2.31%) SCCM
2 20 (1.78%) SCOM
3 8 (0.71%) Puppet
4 5 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.44%) CA SiteMinder
4 5 (0.44%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.18%) Oozie
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.18%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.089%) WSUS
8 1 (0.089%) MOM
8 1 (0.089%) Netcool
8 1 (0.089%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 204 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 199 (17.69%) Oracle
3 131 (11.64%) VMware
4 84 (7.47%) IBM
5 60 (5.33%) Cisco
6 57 (5.07%) SAP
7 46 (4.09%) HP
7 46 (4.09%) Citrix
8 37 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.78%) NetApp
11 19 (1.69%) EMC
11 19 (1.69%) Sybase
12 15 (1.33%) ATG
12 15 (1.33%) Business Objects
12 15 (1.33%) Juniper
12 15 (1.33%) Adobe
12 15 (1.33%) F5
13 14 (1.24%) SolarWinds
13 14 (1.24%) CA
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