The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 238 241 216
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 459 387 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.76% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.82% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 232 290
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.98% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 11
Average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +6 413 £500 +11.11% 97
London +8 187 £525 +10.52% 43
South East -11 93 £475 +8.57% 12
City of London +5 47 £550 +12.82% 17
Hampshire -5 34 £443 +4.11%
North West +6 32 £500 +12.35% 9
Yorkshire +23 28 £500 +43.88% 11
West Yorkshire +25 27 £493 +41.72% 8
Leeds +27 25 £493 - 8
East of England -19 25 £475 +11.76% 7
Scotland -2 20 £448 +33.58% 1
West Midlands -3 20 £500 +17.64% 5
Cheshire +12 16 £500 +17.64% 2
Surrey +6 16 £429 +3.31% 3
Berkshire -12 13 £513 +5.12% 3
Warrington - 13 £500 - 2
Essex +1 12 £450 - 2
Birmingham 0 12 £500 +34.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £550 +46.66% 1
South West -48 10 £500 +6.95% 8
East Midlands +2 9 £488 +23.41% 1
Reading +1 9 £525 +5.00%
Wales -21 9 £513 -2.38% 3
Milton Keynes 0 8 £570 +54.05% 1
Southampton -6 8 £425 -
Staines - 8 £520 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 7 £450 -18.18% 2
Northamptonshire - 6 £525 -
Hook +8 5 £398 -6.24%
Oxfordshire +2 5 £475 +5.55% 4

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 168 (19.88%) Java
2 166 (19.64%) Oracle
3 142 (16.80%) .NET
4 138 (16.33%) Technical Architecture
5 136 (16.09%) Microsoft
6 123 (14.56%) Windows
7 120 (14.20%) Security Cleared
8 115 (13.61%) Finance
9 110 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (12.54%) SQL
11 97 (11.48%) SC Cleared
12 90 (10.65%) UNIX
13 88 (10.41%) Open Source
14 85 (10.06%) VMware
15 83 (9.82%) Data Modelling
16 80 (9.47%) Scrum
17 78 (9.23%) Migration
18 77 (9.11%) TOGAF
18 77 (9.11%) SQL Server
19 73 (8.64%) TDD
20 68 (8.05%) HTML
21 66 (7.81%) Data Architecture
22 65 (7.69%) Linux
23 62 (7.34%) Web Services
24 61 (7.22%) SOA
25 60 (7.10%) CRM
26 59 (6.98%) IBM
26 59 (6.98%) Data Integration
27 58 (6.86%) SharePoint
28 56 (6.63%) REST

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 58 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.14%) WebSphere
3 32 (3.79%) Apache
4 25 (2.96%) MS Exchange
5 22 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 21 (2.49%) IIS
7 20 (2.37%) CMS
8 15 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.78%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.66%) Lync
10 13 (1.54%) FileNet
11 12 (1.42%) nginx
12 11 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.18%) Apache Pig
14 9 (1.07%) Node.js
14 9 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.95%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 46 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.83%) MS Project
3 7 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.71%) MS Office
5 5 (0.59%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.59%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.12%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.84%) SaaS
2 16 (1.89%) Office 365
3 15 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.07%) Force.com
7 7 (0.83%) PaaS
8 6 (0.71%) IaaS
9 3 (0.36%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.33%) WAN
2 39 (4.62%) SAN
3 34 (4.02%) Firewall
3 34 (4.02%) LAN
4 23 (2.72%) LDAP
5 20 (2.37%) Network Security
6 16 (1.89%) HTTP
7 15 (1.78%) OpenLDAP
8 14 (1.66%) NAS
9 13 (1.54%) Internet
10 12 (1.42%) Intranet
10 12 (1.42%) VPN
11 11 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.95%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.83%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.83%) 4G
14 7 (0.83%) Wireless
15 6 (0.71%) MPLS
15 6 (0.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.92%) MySQL
2 50 (5.92%) NoSQL
3 44 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 34 (4.02%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.84%) Redis
6 24 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.78%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.78%) DB2
9 14 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.42%) Couchbase
10 12 (1.42%) Big Data
11 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.30%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.18%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 19 (2.25%) JUnit
2 18 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.89%) Subversion
4 15 (1.78%) Maven
4 15 (1.78%) JMeter
5 11 (1.30%) Selenium
5 11 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.30%) RSpec
6 8 (0.95%) JIRA
7 7 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.47%) NUnit
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.36%) Ant
9 3 (0.36%) Grunt
9 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.36%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 115 (13.61%) Finance
2 37 (4.38%) Retail
3 31 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.25%) Banking
5 12 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.07%) Marketing
8 7 (0.83%) Local Government
8 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.59%) Publishing
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Military
10 4 (0.47%) Electronics
10 4 (0.47%) Legal
11 3 (0.36%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.36%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (16.80%) .NET
2 68 (8.05%) HTML
3 62 (7.34%) Web Services
4 56 (6.63%) REST
5 52 (6.15%) CSS
6 38 (4.50%) J2EE
6 38 (4.50%) XML
7 37 (4.38%) Middleware
8 35 (4.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 34 (4.02%) JSON
10 33 (3.91%) HTML5
11 30 (3.55%) ASP.NET
12 29 (3.43%) Ajax
12 29 (3.43%) Play Framework
13 27 (3.20%) CSS3
14 25 (2.96%) RESTful
14 25 (2.96%) SOAP
15 24 (2.84%) Django
16 23 (2.72%) Spring
17 18 (2.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.41%) Open Source
2 59 (6.98%) Data Integration
3 51 (6.04%) Reference Data
4 34 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.78%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.66%) Clustering
10 13 (1.54%) NHS
11 10 (1.18%) PKI
12 8 (0.95%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.83%) CESG
13 7 (0.83%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
15 5 (0.59%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.47%) DTV
16 4 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 123 (14.56%) Windows
2 90 (10.65%) UNIX
3 65 (7.69%) Linux
4 36 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.37%) Solaris
6 19 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.89%) AIX
8 14 (1.66%) MVS
8 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.66%) Android
9 11 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.18%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.36%) HPUX
14 1 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (16.33%) Technical Architecture
2 110 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (9.82%) Data Modelling
4 80 (9.47%) Scrum
5 78 (9.23%) Migration
6 77 (9.11%) TOGAF
7 73 (8.64%) TDD
8 66 (7.81%) Data Architecture
9 61 (7.22%) SOA
10 60 (7.10%) CRM
11 46 (5.44%) Project Management
12 45 (5.33%) UML
13 44 (5.21%) ITIL
13 44 (5.21%) Enterprise Architecture
14 43 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (4.97%) E-Commerce
16 37 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (4.26%) MVC
17 36 (4.26%) Data Migration
18 34 (4.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 168 (19.88%) Java
2 106 (12.54%) SQL
3 52 (6.15%) C#
4 40 (4.73%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.38%) Ruby
6 35 (4.14%) PHP
7 34 (4.02%) Scala
8 29 (3.43%) Python
9 25 (2.96%) Perl
10 21 (2.49%) Apex Code
11 14 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.18%) R
13 9 (1.07%) C
13 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.07%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.83%) C++
15 6 (0.71%) VB
15 6 (0.71%) ABAP
16 5 (0.59%) COBOL
16 5 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 97 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.50%) Degree
4 16 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.30%) CCIE
8 10 (1.18%) MCSE
8 10 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (0.83%) CISSP
11 6 (0.71%) CCNP
11 6 (0.71%) CCA
12 5 (0.59%) CCNA
13 4 (0.47%) VCP4
13 4 (0.47%) VCP5
14 3 (0.36%) CITP
14 3 (0.36%) CCSA
14 3 (0.36%) MCP
14 3 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (0.95%) QA
1 8 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.59%) SLA
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 49 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 49 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.20%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.25%) XenApp
4 11 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.18%) vSphere
6 6 (0.71%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.36%) Varnish
7 3 (0.36%) XenServer
7 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.24%) NFS
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.24%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.24%) vCloud
9 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.60%) SCCM
2 13 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.42%) Puppet
4 9 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.07%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.83%) SCOM
7 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.36%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.36%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.24%) MIIS
9 2 (0.24%) OpenView
9 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 166 (19.64%) Oracle
2 136 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 85 (10.06%) VMware
4 59 (6.98%) IBM
5 55 (6.51%) Cisco
6 42 (4.97%) Citrix
7 32 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 28 (3.31%) SAP
10 26 (3.08%) HP
11 21 (2.49%) Sybase
12 17 (2.01%) Juniper
13 14 (1.66%) Avaya
13 14 (1.66%) EMC
14 12 (1.42%) Business Objects
15 11 (1.30%) Sun
15 11 (1.30%) Informatica
15 11 (1.30%) NetApp
15 11 (1.30%) Splunk
16 10 (1.18%) Tableau
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Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day + NEGOTIABLE
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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