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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 226 267 236
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 521 388 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.74% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.79% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 260 281
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 8
Average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £45.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.18% -39.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% -29.48%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +16 442 £500 +5.26% 103
London +34 203 £500 -4.76% 42
South East +20 96 £540 +20.00% 23
City of London +21 47 £538 -2.27% 15
Scotland +21 40 £633 +5.41% 3
Berkshire +1 36 £545 +21.11% 7
East of England -5 32 £488 +8.33% 6
North West +2 31 £500 +21.21% 7
West Midlands -6 31 £444 -0.28% 8
Wales -8 25 £425 -17.07% 5
Reading +15 23 £545 +21.11% 5
Glasgow +8 23 £650 +62.50% 1
South West -40 22 £550 +16.40% 10
Cheshire +23 19 £635 +63.87% 3
South Wales -4 19 £425 -17.07% 4
Hampshire -10 17 £475 +11.76% 4
Essex 0 15 £463 -15.90% 1
Cardiff -4 14 £425 -8.10% 3
East Midlands +11 13 £500 +13.31%
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £551 +22.50% 3
Birmingham +4 12 £475 +7.95% 4
Warwickshire +3 12 £418 -12.97% 1
Surrey +1 12 £425 -2.85% 4
Yorkshire +3 11 £480 +3.78% 5
Oxfordshire +4 10 £513 +7.89%
Hertfordshire -17 8 £475 +18.75% 2
West Yorkshire +6 6 £474 +26.33% 1
Milton Keynes -1 6 £570 - 3
Plymouth -2 6 £590 +38.82%
Manchester -15 6 £475 +35.71% 1

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 218 (22.76%) Oracle
2 190 (19.83%) Java
2 190 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (16.81%) Microsoft
4 155 (16.18%) Windows
5 154 (16.08%) Finance
6 150 (15.66%) Technical Architecture
7 146 (15.24%) .NET
8 140 (14.61%) SQL
9 139 (14.51%) Security Cleared
10 115 (12.00%) UNIX
11 101 (10.54%) Open Source
12 100 (10.44%) SC Cleared
12 100 (10.44%) VMware
13 95 (9.92%) Migration
14 89 (9.29%) SQL Server
14 89 (9.29%) Data Modelling
15 88 (9.19%) Active Directory
16 84 (8.77%) Scrum
16 84 (8.77%) TDD
17 83 (8.66%) Linux
18 77 (8.04%) CRM
18 77 (8.04%) TOGAF
19 75 (7.83%) Data Architecture
20 71 (7.41%) IBM
21 69 (7.20%) REST
22 68 (7.10%) SOA
23 65 (6.78%) HTML
24 64 (6.68%) MySQL
25 63 (6.58%) Web Services

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 59 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.07%) WebSphere
3 36 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
4 29 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.71%) Lync
5 26 (2.71%) Apache
6 24 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (2.19%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.88%) MS Exchange
10 18 (1.88%) CMS
11 14 (1.46%) IIS
11 14 (1.46%) FileNet
12 12 (1.25%) SAS
13 11 (1.15%) Apache Pig
13 11 (1.15%) nginx
14 8 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (0.63%) Drupal
15 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 54 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.52%) Stata
4 5 (0.52%) MS Project
5 4 (0.42%) MS Office
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
7 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.21%) Maximo
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.10%) Summit
11 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.40%) SaaS
1 23 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (1.77%) Office 365
3 15 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.25%) Force.com
5 10 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.63%) Heroku
6 6 (0.63%) IaaS
7 3 (0.31%) PaaS
8 2 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.64%) WAN
2 44 (4.59%) SAN
3 43 (4.49%) Firewall
4 41 (4.28%) LAN
5 21 (2.19%) LDAP
6 18 (1.88%) Network Security
6 18 (1.88%) Internet
7 17 (1.77%) HTTP
8 16 (1.67%) Intranet
9 15 (1.57%) VPN
9 15 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
9 15 (1.57%) NAS
10 12 (1.25%) MPLS
11 11 (1.15%) VoIP
12 10 (1.04%) DNS
12 10 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.94%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.73%) SSL
14 7 (0.73%) NetScaler
14 7 (0.73%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.68%) MySQL
3 59 (6.16%) NoSQL
4 48 (5.01%) MongoDB
4 48 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 30 (3.13%) DB2
7 26 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.61%) Redis
9 19 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.67%) Big Data
11 14 (1.46%) Apache Hive
11 14 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
12 11 (1.15%) Couchbase
13 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.04%) Riak
13 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (2.19%) JUnit
2 15 (1.57%) JMeter
2 15 (1.57%) Maven
3 12 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.25%) JIRA
4 11 (1.15%) Subversion
4 11 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.04%) Selenium
5 10 (1.04%) RSpec
6 8 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.52%) NUnit
8 5 (0.52%) Ant
8 5 (0.52%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (0.52%) Moq
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.31%) Grunt
10 3 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 154 (16.08%) Finance
2 43 (4.49%) Retail
3 33 (3.44%) Banking
4 28 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.46%) Marketing
7 10 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.84%) Local Government
9 7 (0.73%) Advertising
9 7 (0.73%) Electronics
10 5 (0.52%) Legal
11 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.42%) Back Office
12 3 (0.31%) Law
12 3 (0.31%) Military
12 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (15.24%) .NET
2 69 (7.20%) REST
3 65 (6.78%) HTML
4 63 (6.58%) Web Services
5 57 (5.95%) XML
6 45 (4.70%) SOAP
6 45 (4.70%) CSS
7 42 (4.38%) Ruby on Rails
8 41 (4.28%) Middleware
9 34 (3.55%) Django
10 33 (3.44%) J2EE
11 29 (3.03%) JSON
11 29 (3.03%) HTML5
12 28 (2.92%) Ajax
13 27 (2.82%) Play Framework
14 22 (2.30%) RESTful
14 22 (2.30%) CSS3
15 21 (2.19%) Spring
15 21 (2.19%) Visualforce
16 19 (1.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.54%) Open Source
2 58 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.85%) Data Integration
4 53 (5.53%) Reference Data
5 47 (4.91%) Management Information System
6 41 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (3.24%) Clustering
8 26 (2.71%) User Experience
9 21 (2.19%) NHS
10 20 (2.09%) Mainframe
10 20 (2.09%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.04%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.04%) Replication
13 9 (0.94%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.73%) CESG
14 7 (0.73%) DTV
15 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 155 (16.18%) Windows
2 115 (12.00%) UNIX
3 83 (8.66%) Linux
4 29 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.09%) AIX
6 19 (1.98%) Solaris
7 18 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.46%) MVS
10 12 (1.25%) Android
10 12 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.73%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.42%) zOS
15 4 (0.42%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.31%) HPUX
17 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (15.66%) Technical Architecture
3 95 (9.92%) Migration
4 89 (9.29%) Data Modelling
5 84 (8.77%) Scrum
5 84 (8.77%) TDD
6 77 (8.04%) CRM
6 77 (8.04%) TOGAF
7 75 (7.83%) Data Architecture
8 68 (7.10%) SOA
9 62 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture
10 55 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (5.01%) Data Migration
11 48 (5.01%) UML
12 45 (4.70%) Mentoring
12 45 (4.70%) Project Management
13 43 (4.49%) ITIL
14 42 (4.38%) E-Commerce
15 41 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
16 39 (4.07%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 190 (19.83%) Java
2 140 (14.61%) SQL
3 62 (6.47%) C#
4 46 (4.80%) Ruby
4 46 (4.80%) Scala
5 41 (4.28%) JavaScript
6 38 (3.97%) PHP
7 28 (2.92%) Python
8 24 (2.51%) Apex Code
8 24 (2.51%) Perl
9 14 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.25%) C++
11 10 (1.04%) R
11 10 (1.04%) C
11 10 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.63%) SOQL
14 6 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 139 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 100 (10.44%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.97%) Degree
4 15 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.25%) MCSE
7 11 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.73%) ISSAP
8 7 (0.73%) CCIE
8 7 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.52%) CISSP
9 5 (0.52%) CCA
9 5 (0.52%) CCNA
9 5 (0.52%) VCP5
10 4 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.42%) VCP4
11 3 (0.31%) CITP
11 3 (0.31%) CCNP
11 3 (0.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.98%) QA
2 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.52%) SLA
5 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) PAS 55
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 88 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 56 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.88%) XenApp
5 13 (1.36%) vSphere
6 12 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.84%) UAG
7 8 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.84%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.52%) XenServer
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.31%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.21%) vCloud
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (3.24%) SCCM
2 16 (1.67%) SCOM
3 14 (1.46%) Puppet
4 11 (1.15%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.73%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.31%) OpenView
7 3 (0.31%) MIIS
7 3 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.31%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.21%) Oozie
8 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.10%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 218 (22.76%) Oracle
2 161 (16.81%) Microsoft
3 100 (10.44%) VMware
4 71 (7.41%) IBM
5 57 (5.95%) Cisco
6 47 (4.91%) Citrix
7 42 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (4.28%) SAP
9 34 (3.55%) HP
10 33 (3.44%) Sybase
11 29 (3.03%) Red Hat
12 20 (2.09%) Juniper
13 17 (1.77%) Sun
14 16 (1.67%) EMC
15 15 (1.57%) F5
16 14 (1.46%) Business Objects
16 14 (1.46%) Informatica
17 13 (1.36%) NetApp
18 12 (1.25%) Avaya
18 12 (1.25%) Dell
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