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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 237 260 224
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 485 383 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 250 295
Average daily rate
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£500 £457 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 9
Average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.18% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +13 423 £500 +9.89% 94
London +24 204 £513 +2.50% 44
South East +1 80 £475 +5.55% 13
City of London +26 50 £550 +4.76% 14
North West +17 35 £500 +17.64% 5
Scotland +14 28 £450 - 4
Cheshire +21 27 £500 +17.64% 3
West Midlands -17 26 £425 -1.73% 9
West Yorkshire +28 24 £485 +79.62% 2
Yorkshire +20 24 £485 +79.62% 3
Hampshire -6 23 £425 -1.44%
East of England -25 23 £475 +5.55% 8
Leeds +29 22 £485 -
Warrington - 22 £500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 14 £553 +47.33%
Surrey +10 13 £338 -20.58% 5
Essex +3 13 £488 -11.36% 3
South West -36 13 £509 +13.00% 10
Berkshire -12 12 £525 +16.66% 5
East Midlands +8 11 £450 +13.92%
Wales -11 11 £488 -7.14% 3
Birmingham +4 10 £500 +17.64% 5
Warwickshire +2 10 £410 -14.53%
Reading +7 9 £525 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes +12 8 £600 +76.47%
South Wales -8 8 £475 -9.52% 2
Oxfordshire +9 7 £475 +5.55% 2
Hertfordshire -12 7 £463 -2.63% 1
Southampton -6 6 £425 -
Glasgow - 6 £488 - 3

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 191 (22.08%) Oracle
2 171 (19.77%) Java
3 145 (16.76%) Windows
4 144 (16.65%) Technical Architecture
5 140 (16.18%) Finance
6 135 (15.61%) Microsoft
7 132 (15.26%) .NET
8 131 (15.14%) Security Cleared
9 111 (12.83%) SQL
10 105 (12.14%) UNIX
11 103 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
12 102 (11.79%) SC Cleared
13 98 (11.33%) VMware
14 88 (10.17%) Open Source
15 87 (10.06%) Data Modelling
16 86 (9.94%) Migration
17 83 (9.60%) TOGAF
18 81 (9.36%) Scrum
19 75 (8.67%) Linux
19 75 (8.67%) SQL Server
20 74 (8.55%) TDD
21 69 (7.98%) Data Architecture
22 62 (7.17%) CRM
22 62 (7.17%) IBM
23 60 (6.94%) HTML
24 59 (6.82%) Active Directory
24 59 (6.82%) Data Integration
25 58 (6.71%) SOA
25 58 (6.71%) Cisco
26 56 (6.47%) WAN

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 49 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.05%) WebSphere
3 27 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 25 (2.89%) Apache
4 25 (2.89%) MS Exchange
5 19 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.85%) IIS
7 15 (1.73%) CMS
8 14 (1.62%) FileNet
9 13 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.39%) Lync
11 11 (1.27%) SAS
11 11 (1.27%) Apache Pig
12 10 (1.16%) nginx
13 9 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.81%) Drupal
Applications
1 44 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.58%) MS Office
4 5 (0.58%) Stata
5 4 (0.46%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.58%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.12%) Summit
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.77%) SaaS
2 17 (1.97%) Office 365
3 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.39%) Force.com
5 11 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.58%) IaaS
8 4 (0.46%) Heroku
9 3 (0.35%) PaaS
10 2 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.47%) WAN
2 44 (5.09%) LAN
3 43 (4.97%) Firewall
4 41 (4.74%) SAN
5 21 (2.43%) LDAP
5 21 (2.43%) Network Security
6 18 (2.08%) Internet
7 17 (1.97%) HTTP
8 15 (1.73%) Intranet
8 15 (1.73%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (1.62%) NAS
10 13 (1.50%) VPN
11 11 (1.27%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.27%) VoIP
12 10 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.16%) MPLS
13 9 (1.04%) DNS
13 9 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (0.81%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.81%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.90%) MySQL
3 45 (5.20%) NoSQL
3 45 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 29 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 24 (2.77%) Redis
7 24 (2.77%) DB2
8 18 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (1.85%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.39%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
12 11 (1.27%) Big Data
13 10 (1.16%) Couchbase
13 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (2.66%) JUnit
2 15 (1.73%) JMeter
2 15 (1.73%) Maven
3 14 (1.62%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.27%) Selenium
4 11 (1.27%) JIRA
4 11 (1.27%) RSpec
5 10 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.16%) Subversion
6 9 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.58%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.46%) Ant
10 3 (0.35%) NUnit
10 3 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.35%) Moq
10 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.35%) Grunt
10 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 140 (16.18%) Finance
2 42 (4.86%) Retail
3 30 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.66%) Banking
5 15 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.39%) Marketing
7 10 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.81%) Electronics
8 7 (0.81%) Advertising
9 6 (0.69%) Local Government
10 4 (0.46%) Military
10 4 (0.46%) Legal
10 4 (0.46%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.35%) German Language
11 3 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (15.26%) .NET
2 60 (6.94%) HTML
3 54 (6.24%) Web Services
4 48 (5.55%) XML
5 46 (5.32%) REST
6 44 (5.09%) CSS
7 40 (4.62%) Middleware
8 36 (4.16%) J2EE
9 29 (3.35%) SOAP
9 29 (3.35%) Ruby on Rails
10 28 (3.24%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.89%) JSON
11 25 (2.89%) HTML5
12 23 (2.66%) Ajax
12 23 (2.66%) RESTful
13 22 (2.54%) Spring
14 21 (2.43%) CSS3
15 19 (2.20%) Visualforce
15 19 (2.20%) Play Framework
16 18 (2.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.17%) Open Source
2 59 (6.82%) Data Integration
3 53 (6.13%) Reference Data
4 45 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
5 40 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.97%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.73%) NHS
8 15 (1.73%) Clustering
9 14 (1.62%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.04%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.92%) Replication
12 8 (0.92%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.81%) DTV
13 7 (0.81%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.81%) CESG
14 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.69%) PKI
15 4 (0.46%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 145 (16.76%) Windows
2 105 (12.14%) UNIX
3 75 (8.67%) Linux
4 32 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.43%) Solaris
6 18 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.08%) AIX
7 15 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.62%) MVS
9 13 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.39%) Android
11 11 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.46%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.23%) HPUX
17 1 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (16.65%) Technical Architecture
2 103 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (10.06%) Data Modelling
4 86 (9.94%) Migration
5 83 (9.60%) TOGAF
6 81 (9.36%) Scrum
7 74 (8.55%) TDD
8 69 (7.98%) Data Architecture
9 62 (7.17%) CRM
10 58 (6.71%) SOA
11 49 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
12 43 (4.97%) E-Commerce
13 41 (4.74%) Project Management
13 41 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (4.74%) ITIL
14 39 (4.51%) Data Migration
15 38 (4.39%) UML
15 38 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (3.93%) Workflow
17 32 (3.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 171 (19.77%) Java
2 111 (12.83%) SQL
3 54 (6.24%) C#
4 39 (4.51%) PHP
5 37 (4.28%) JavaScript
6 32 (3.70%) Ruby
7 30 (3.47%) Python
8 29 (3.35%) Scala
9 25 (2.89%) Perl
10 22 (2.54%) Apex Code
11 13 (1.50%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.16%) C++
14 9 (1.04%) R
15 8 (0.92%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.81%) C
17 5 (0.58%) COBOL
17 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.46%) sed
18 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 131 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 102 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.39%) Degree
4 14 (1.62%) DV Cleared
4 14 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.39%) MCSE
6 10 (1.16%) CCIE
7 9 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (0.81%) CISSP
9 7 (0.81%) ISSAP
10 6 (0.69%) CCNP
11 5 (0.58%) CCA
12 4 (0.46%) VCP5
12 4 (0.46%) VCP4
12 4 (0.46%) CCNA
13 3 (0.35%) MCSA
13 3 (0.35%) MCP
13 3 (0.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.27%) QA
2 10 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.58%) SLA
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 59 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 55 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.97%) XenApp
5 11 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.27%) vSphere
6 8 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.46%) UAG
8 4 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.35%) XenServer
9 3 (0.35%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.23%) NFS
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (2.89%) SCCM
2 14 (1.62%) Puppet
3 13 (1.50%) Tivoli
4 12 (1.39%) SCOM
5 9 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.92%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.92%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.35%) OpenView
7 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.35%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.23%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.23%) MIIS
8 2 (0.23%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 191 (22.08%) Oracle
2 135 (15.61%) Microsoft
3 98 (11.33%) VMware
4 62 (7.17%) IBM
5 58 (6.71%) Cisco
6 43 (4.97%) Citrix
7 37 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (3.82%) HP
9 30 (3.47%) Sybase
10 29 (3.35%) Red Hat
11 28 (3.24%) SAP
12 19 (2.20%) Juniper
13 16 (1.85%) EMC
14 14 (1.62%) NetApp
15 13 (1.50%) Business Objects
15 13 (1.50%) Informatica
16 12 (1.39%) Avaya
16 12 (1.39%) Sun
17 11 (1.27%) CA
17 11 (1.27%) CheckPoint
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Plymouth, Devon
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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London
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Berkshire
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Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
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Belfast, County Antrim
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