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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 220 232 261
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 488 403 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.82% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.88% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 256 218
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £604 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £28.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +57.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £44.20 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.40 £65.80 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +66.82%

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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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.

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 +26 468 £500 - 107
London +16 206 £513 +2.50% 36
South East -2 84 £500 +5.26% 17
North West +24 61 £500 -11.50% 21
East of England +5 36 £475 - 3
City of London +2 35 £550 - 10
West Midlands +15 33 £475 -5.00% 9
Berkshire +14 32 £525 -4.54% 3
Manchester +14 23 £500 - 7
South West -9 22 £515 +3.00% 10
Hertfordshire +19 20 £475 - 1
Birmingham +10 20 £463 -7.50% 3
Reading +5 13 £500 -9.09%
Yorkshire 0 12 £600 +9.09% 5
West Yorkshire -4 12 £600 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 12 £450 -5.26% 4
Leeds -11 12 £600 +9.09% 3
Scotland -7 11 £494 +17.91% 2
Oxfordshire -9 11 £550 +2.32% 2
Surrey -7 9 £400 -7.24% 5
Milton Keynes -8 9 £475 -5.00% 4
Hampshire -13 9 £500 +8.69% 1
Bedfordshire +2 8 £500 +33.33%
Cheshire -1 8 £481 -14.82% 9
Wiltshire +2 7 £539 +18.01%
Bristol -6 7 £475 -5.00% 7
Edinburgh +4 6 £415 -12.63% 1
Slough +2 6 £513 -
West Sussex -17 6 £408 -18.50%
Cumbria - 6 £500 - 3

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 300 (27.40%) Java
2 252 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (19.36%) Microsoft
4 191 (17.44%) Oracle
5 181 (16.53%) Finance
6 170 (15.53%) Technical Architecture
7 167 (15.25%) Windows
8 142 (12.97%) SQL
9 139 (12.69%) .NET
10 135 (12.33%) SQL Server
11 128 (11.69%) UNIX
12 126 (11.51%) Linux
12 126 (11.51%) VMware
13 117 (10.68%) Security Cleared
14 111 (10.14%) Active Directory
15 106 (9.68%) SOA
16 99 (9.04%) TOGAF
17 94 (8.58%) Migration
18 93 (8.49%) Scrum
19 92 (8.40%) SharePoint
20 87 (7.95%) Web Services
21 86 (7.85%) TDD
22 84 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
23 83 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
24 82 (7.49%) CRM
25 79 (7.21%) MySQL
25 79 (7.21%) MongoDB
26 77 (7.03%) Scala
27 74 (6.76%) Banking
27 74 (6.76%) Open Source

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 92 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 56 (5.11%) BizTalk Server
3 42 (3.84%) Lync
4 40 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 37 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 33 (3.01%) WebSphere
7 30 (2.74%) Adobe CQ
8 26 (2.37%) WebLogic
9 22 (2.01%) JBoss
10 21 (1.92%) IIS
11 18 (1.64%) CMS
12 16 (1.46%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.46%) Node.js
13 11 (1.00%) SAS
14 9 (0.82%) CICS
14 9 (0.82%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.82%) Apache
14 9 (0.82%) Mule
14 9 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.91%) MS Office
5 8 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.27%) MS Project
7 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.091%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 53 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (3.93%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.18%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.091%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.83%) SaaS
4 10 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.73%) Office 365
6 6 (0.55%) Force.com
7 3 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.091%) Taleo
9 1 (0.091%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.091%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.57%) SAN
2 55 (5.02%) WAN
3 48 (4.38%) Firewall
4 42 (3.84%) LAN
5 29 (2.65%) Internet
6 15 (1.37%) DNS
7 14 (1.28%) MPLS
8 12 (1.10%) NAS
9 11 (1.00%) Wireless
10 10 (0.91%) Network Security
11 9 (0.82%) VPLS
11 9 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.82%) EIGRP
11 9 (0.82%) BGP
11 9 (0.82%) VPN
11 9 (0.82%) LDAP
12 8 (0.73%) DMZ
12 8 (0.73%) Intranet
12 8 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 79 (7.21%) MySQL
2 79 (7.21%) MongoDB
3 60 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 33 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.01%) DB2
8 20 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (1.83%) Big Data
9 18 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.91%) SAP HANA
13 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.73%) SAP BW
14 8 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.37%) Maven
4 14 (1.28%) JUnit
5 13 (1.19%) Selenium
5 13 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.10%) JIRA
7 10 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.73%) Subversion
8 8 (0.73%) RSpec
9 5 (0.46%) Grunt
9 5 (0.46%) Bower
9 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.46%) Ant
9 5 (0.46%) NUnit
10 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.27%) Moq
10 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
General
1 181 (16.53%) Finance
2 74 (6.76%) Banking
3 68 (6.21%) Retail
4 31 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.28%) Marketing
7 13 (1.19%) Front Office
8 11 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.73%) Billing
12 6 (0.55%) Legal
13 5 (0.46%) Local Government
13 5 (0.46%) Advertising
13 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Electronics
14 3 (0.27%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (12.69%) .NET
2 87 (7.95%) Web Services
3 63 (5.75%) HTML
3 63 (5.75%) REST
4 52 (4.75%) Spring
5 45 (4.11%) Ruby on Rails
6 44 (4.02%) CSS
7 42 (3.84%) HTML5
8 41 (3.74%) XML
8 41 (3.74%) Django
9 39 (3.56%) Play Framework
10 37 (3.38%) SOAP
11 34 (3.11%) ASP.NET
11 34 (3.11%) Hibernate
12 33 (3.01%) Middleware
12 33 (3.01%) J2EE
13 31 (2.83%) RESTful
14 30 (2.74%) JSON
15 26 (2.37%) jQuery
16 25 (2.28%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.76%) Open Source
2 50 (4.57%) Clustering
3 34 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.01%) User Experience
5 30 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 27 (2.47%) Replication
7 17 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 16 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
10 12 (1.10%) PKI
11 10 (0.91%) GIS
12 9 (0.82%) VSAM
12 9 (0.82%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.73%) Computer Science
13 8 (0.73%) NHS
14 7 (0.64%) Celerra
15 6 (0.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 167 (15.25%) Windows
2 128 (11.69%) UNIX
3 126 (11.51%) Linux
4 46 (4.20%) Solaris
5 42 (3.84%) AIX
6 30 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.55%) Android
11 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.46%) VMS
12 4 (0.37%) HPUX
12 4 (0.37%) CentOS
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.27%) zOS
14 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.091%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.091%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (15.53%) Technical Architecture
3 106 (9.68%) SOA
4 99 (9.04%) TOGAF
5 94 (8.58%) Migration
6 93 (8.49%) Scrum
7 86 (7.85%) TDD
8 84 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 82 (7.49%) CRM
10 64 (5.84%) ITIL
11 62 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 60 (5.48%) MVC
13 59 (5.39%) Enterprise Architecture
14 53 (4.84%) E-Commerce
15 52 (4.75%) Mentoring
16 48 (4.38%) Software Architecture
17 44 (4.02%) DevOps
18 42 (3.84%) Configuration Management
19 41 (3.74%) Project Management
20 40 (3.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 300 (27.40%) Java
2 142 (12.97%) SQL
3 77 (7.03%) Scala
4 69 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 68 (6.21%) C#
6 58 (5.30%) Ruby
7 20 (1.83%) PL/SQL
7 20 (1.83%) C
8 18 (1.64%) PHP
9 16 (1.46%) Python
10 13 (1.19%) Perl
11 12 (1.10%) C++
12 9 (0.82%) COBOL
12 9 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.82%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.64%) ABAP
14 6 (0.55%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.46%) VB
16 4 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 74 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.29%) Degree
4 27 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.28%) VCP4
6 18 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (1.46%) MCSE
8 11 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.82%) CISSP
10 8 (0.73%) MCITP
11 6 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.46%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.37%) CCEA
13 4 (0.37%) CCIE
13 4 (0.37%) CCNA
13 4 (0.37%) MCSD
13 4 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.74%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) COBIT
3 4 (0.37%) Basel III
4 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.091%) Basel II
5 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.091%) SLA
5 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 111 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 83 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.74%) vSphere
5 18 (1.64%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.28%) XenApp
7 10 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.73%) XenServer
10 7 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.37%) KVM
11 4 (0.37%) Docker
12 3 (0.27%) vCloud
12 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.27%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.27%) SRDF
13 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.55%) SCCM
2 11 (1.00%) SCOM
3 6 (0.55%) Puppet
4 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (0.46%) OpenSSO
5 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.27%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.091%) MIIS
8 1 (0.091%) WSUS
8 1 (0.091%) MOM
8 1 (0.091%) Netcool
8 1 (0.091%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 212 (19.36%) Microsoft
2 191 (17.44%) Oracle
3 126 (11.51%) VMware
4 69 (6.30%) IBM
5 63 (5.75%) Citrix
6 61 (5.57%) SAP
7 59 (5.39%) Cisco
8 46 (4.20%) HP
9 30 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.92%) EMC
10 21 (1.92%) Business Objects
10 21 (1.92%) NetApp
11 19 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 18 (1.64%) ATG
12 18 (1.64%) Adobe
13 14 (1.28%) Juniper
13 14 (1.28%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.19%) Sybase
15 12 (1.10%) Dell
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Market rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Commercial Services Trading Ltd T/A Connect2Staff
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £525 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £510 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £480 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £1 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £475.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago