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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 213 263 232
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 547 389 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.80% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 265 283
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
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 7
Average hourly rate £57.49 £27.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.04% -34.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.50 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £27.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.49 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+109.04% +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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +32 462 £500 - 100
London +29 208 £500 -4.76% 45
South East +9 100 £540 +20.00% 27
Scotland +33 46 £600 +50.00% 3
Berkshire +21 46 £545 +21.11% 16
City of London +19 46 £475 -13.63% 22
East of England -4 36 £480 +6.66% 1
West Midlands -7 34 £444 +2.01% 7
North West -2 31 £500 +21.21% 9
Glasgow +13 29 £645 +61.25% 1
South West -16 28 £550 +16.40% 3
Reading +20 26 £553 +22.77% 4
Wales -13 25 £425 -17.07% 2
Cheshire +19 19 £628 +79.28% 6
Essex 0 18 £475 -13.63%
South Wales -2 18 £425 -17.07% 1
East Midlands +14 16 £500 +15.60%
Hampshire -10 16 £550 +29.41% 1
Birmingham +2 13 £500 +5.26% 4
Cardiff +1 13 £425 -8.10% 1
Warwickshire - 13 £425 -
Surrey +7 11 £470 +4.44% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £545 +21.11% 1
Oxfordshire +1 9 £513 +7.89%
Hertfordshire -17 9 £478 +19.37%
Yorkshire +1 8 £498 +7.56% 6
Leicestershire +11 7 - -
Plymouth -2 7 £580 +36.47% 1
Devon -15 7 £580 +29.60% 1
Somerset - 7 £484 -

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 224 (23.21%) Oracle
2 201 (20.83%) Java
3 175 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (16.58%) Windows
4 160 (16.58%) Microsoft
5 155 (16.06%) Finance
6 154 (15.96%) Technical Architecture
7 143 (14.82%) SQL
7 143 (14.82%) .NET
8 129 (13.37%) Security Cleared
9 110 (11.40%) UNIX
10 108 (11.19%) VMware
11 99 (10.26%) Open Source
12 92 (9.53%) Active Directory
13 89 (9.22%) Migration
14 88 (9.12%) SQL Server
15 86 (8.91%) Linux
15 86 (8.91%) SC Cleared
16 84 (8.70%) Scrum
17 82 (8.50%) TDD
18 78 (8.08%) TOGAF
18 78 (8.08%) CRM
19 76 (7.88%) SOA
20 75 (7.77%) Data Modelling
21 69 (7.15%) REST
22 67 (6.94%) Data Architecture
22 67 (6.94%) IBM
23 65 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
24 64 (6.63%) Web Services
25 63 (6.53%) HTML

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
3 36 (3.73%) WebSphere
4 30 (3.11%) Lync
5 28 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.59%) Apache
6 25 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (1.97%) CMS
9 18 (1.87%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.66%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.45%) FileNet
11 14 (1.45%) SAS
12 13 (1.35%) IIS
13 11 (1.14%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.83%) Node.js
15 6 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 49 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.52%) MS Project
5 4 (0.41%) MS Office
6 2 (0.21%) Stata
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 41 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (3.32%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
7 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.21%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.10%) SAP GTS
11 1 (0.10%) SAP EWM
11 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.69%) SaaS
2 25 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.87%) Office 365
4 14 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.24%) Force.com
6 7 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.62%) Heroku
7 6 (0.62%) IaaS
8 4 (0.41%) PaaS
9 2 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.49%) WAN
2 44 (4.56%) SAN
3 41 (4.25%) Firewall
3 41 (4.25%) LAN
4 20 (2.07%) LDAP
5 18 (1.87%) Internet
6 17 (1.76%) HTTP
6 17 (1.76%) Intranet
7 15 (1.55%) OpenLDAP
7 15 (1.55%) NAS
8 14 (1.45%) VPN
8 14 (1.45%) Network Security
9 12 (1.24%) MPLS
9 12 (1.24%) VoIP
10 10 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.04%) DNS
11 9 (0.93%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.73%) NetScaler
12 7 (0.73%) 4G
12 7 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.42%) MySQL
3 59 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 51 (5.28%) MongoDB
5 47 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (3.52%) DB2
8 26 (2.69%) Oracle Database
9 25 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (2.28%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.97%) Redis
11 19 (1.97%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.66%) Big Data
13 14 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.14%) Couchbase
16 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.93%) HBase
18 8 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.07%) JUnit
2 15 (1.55%) Maven
2 15 (1.55%) JMeter
3 14 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.14%) JIRA
5 10 (1.04%) Subversion
6 9 (0.93%) Selenium
6 9 (0.93%) RSpec
7 6 (0.62%) NUnit
7 6 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (0.62%) Moq
7 6 (0.62%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.62%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.52%) Ant
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.31%) Grunt
10 3 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 155 (16.06%) Finance
2 55 (5.70%) Retail
3 36 (3.73%) Banking
4 29 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.45%) Marketing
7 10 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.83%) Local Government
9 7 (0.73%) Advertising
9 7 (0.73%) Electronics
10 5 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.52%) Legal
11 4 (0.41%) Back Office
11 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.31%) German Language
12 3 (0.31%) Law
12 3 (0.31%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (14.82%) .NET
2 69 (7.15%) REST
3 64 (6.63%) Web Services
4 63 (6.53%) HTML
5 56 (5.80%) XML
6 46 (4.77%) SOAP
7 44 (4.56%) CSS
8 41 (4.25%) Middleware
9 40 (4.15%) Ruby on Rails
10 33 (3.42%) Django
11 32 (3.32%) J2EE
12 29 (3.01%) HTML5
13 28 (2.90%) JSON
13 28 (2.90%) Ajax
14 26 (2.69%) Play Framework
15 23 (2.38%) RESTful
16 22 (2.28%) CSS3
17 21 (2.18%) Visualforce
18 20 (2.07%) Spring
19 18 (1.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.26%) Open Source
2 55 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.77%) Data Integration
4 44 (4.56%) Reference Data
5 41 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (3.21%) Clustering
7 27 (2.80%) User Experience
8 21 (2.18%) NHS
8 21 (2.18%) Mainframe
9 18 (1.87%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.45%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.35%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.93%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.93%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.83%) Replication
14 8 (0.83%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
15 7 (0.73%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 160 (16.58%) Windows
2 110 (11.40%) UNIX
3 86 (8.91%) Linux
4 28 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.07%) AIX
6 16 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.45%) MVS
9 13 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.24%) Solaris
10 12 (1.24%) Android
11 10 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.52%) zOS
15 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.21%) HPUX
18 1 (0.10%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (15.96%) Technical Architecture
3 89 (9.22%) Migration
4 84 (8.70%) Scrum
5 82 (8.50%) TDD
6 78 (8.08%) TOGAF
6 78 (8.08%) CRM
7 76 (7.88%) SOA
8 75 (7.77%) Data Modelling
9 67 (6.94%) Data Architecture
10 65 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
11 63 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (5.18%) Mentoring
13 48 (4.97%) ITIL
14 46 (4.77%) Data Migration
15 45 (4.66%) E-Commerce
16 44 (4.56%) Project Management
16 44 (4.56%) UML
17 39 (4.04%) Software Architecture
18 38 (3.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 201 (20.83%) Java
2 143 (14.82%) SQL
3 61 (6.32%) C#
4 48 (4.97%) Scala
5 45 (4.66%) Ruby
6 44 (4.56%) JavaScript
7 39 (4.04%) PHP
8 24 (2.49%) Apex Code
9 23 (2.38%) Perl
10 21 (2.18%) Python
11 14 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.14%) C++
12 11 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.04%) C
14 9 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.83%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.73%) R
17 6 (0.62%) XAML
17 6 (0.62%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 129 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 86 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.42%) Degree
4 15 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.45%) MCSE
6 13 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.83%) ISSAP
10 7 (0.73%) VCP5
10 7 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.62%) CCIE
11 6 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.52%) CCNA
12 5 (0.52%) CCA
13 4 (0.41%) VCP4
14 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.31%) MCP
15 2 (0.21%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.18%) QA
2 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.52%) SLA
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) Basel III
5 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) PAS 55
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 92 (9.53%) Active Directory
2 60 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.97%) XenApp
5 15 (1.55%) vSphere
6 12 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.83%) ISA Server
7 8 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.83%) UAG
7 8 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.73%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.62%) XenServer
10 3 (0.31%) KVM
10 3 (0.31%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 30 (3.11%) SCCM
2 18 (1.87%) SCOM
3 8 (0.83%) NetBackup
4 7 (0.73%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.62%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.52%) Puppet
7 3 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
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%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.21%) Oozie
8 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Ambari
Vendors
1 224 (23.21%) Oracle
2 160 (16.58%) Microsoft
3 108 (11.19%) VMware
4 67 (6.94%) IBM
5 57 (5.91%) Cisco
6 51 (5.28%) Citrix
7 46 (4.77%) SAP
8 45 (4.66%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (3.52%) HP
10 32 (3.32%) Sybase
11 23 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.87%) Sun
13 17 (1.76%) EMC
14 16 (1.66%) Juniper
15 15 (1.55%) Business Objects
15 15 (1.55%) Informatica
16 13 (1.35%) F5
16 13 (1.35%) Dell
17 12 (1.24%) Teradata
17 12 (1.24%) Avaya
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