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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 250 256 214
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 415 380 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.76% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.82% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 225 303
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
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
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
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 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 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 11 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 11 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 -11 374 £500 +11.11% 87
London -18 168 £525 +10.52% 47
South East -9 84 £465 +8.13% 12
City of London +21 46 £550 +15.78% 19
Hampshire -8 35 £435 +2.35% 1
Yorkshire +26 30 £500 +43.88% 6
West Yorkshire +28 29 £493 +41.72% 4
North West +5 27 £500 +26.98% 6
Leeds +24 25 £493 - 4
East of England -8 19 £400 -5.88% 7
Scotland +10 18 £420 +40.00% 1
Surrey +12 15 £429 +3.31% 2
West Midlands -9 15 £473 +11.17% 3
Cheshire +5 14 £500 +29.03%
Berkshire -22 14 £490 +3.15% 5
South West -40 13 £500 +6.38% 5
Warrington - 12 £500 -
Reading -8 10 £525 +5.00% 2
East Midlands +1 9 £550 +39.24% 1
Essex -1 8 £413 -8.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £575 +53.33% 1
Staines - 8 £520 -
Milton Keynes +5 7 £548 +47.97% 1
Southampton +1 7 £425 -1.44% 1
Birmingham -6 7 £500 +34.22% 3
Hook +10 6 £375 -11.76%
Wales -19 6 £475 -9.52% 2
Bournemouth - 5 £500 -
Dorset - 5 £500 -
Basingstoke +11 4 - -

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 170 (20.33%) Oracle
2 164 (19.62%) Java
3 145 (17.34%) Microsoft
4 144 (17.22%) .NET
5 135 (16.15%) Technical Architecture
6 126 (15.07%) Windows
7 121 (14.47%) Security Cleared
8 120 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (11.72%) Finance
9 98 (11.72%) SQL
10 96 (11.48%) SC Cleared
11 94 (11.24%) Data Modelling
12 93 (11.12%) UNIX
13 87 (10.41%) Open Source
14 85 (10.17%) VMware
15 79 (9.45%) Scrum
16 76 (9.09%) TOGAF
17 75 (8.97%) SQL Server
18 74 (8.85%) TDD
19 72 (8.61%) Data Architecture
20 69 (8.25%) Migration
21 68 (8.13%) Linux
22 65 (7.78%) HTML
22 65 (7.78%) Data Integration
23 62 (7.42%) Web Services
24 59 (7.06%) CRM
25 58 (6.94%) Cisco
25 58 (6.94%) IBM
25 58 (6.94%) Reference Data
25 58 (6.94%) REST

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 57 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.07%) Apache
3 31 (3.71%) WebSphere
4 27 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 27 (3.23%) CMS
5 21 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.39%) IIS
7 16 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (1.91%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.79%) Lync
9 13 (1.56%) nginx
10 12 (1.44%) FileNet
11 10 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (1.20%) Node.js
11 10 (1.20%) Apache Pig
11 10 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.96%) MS Project
3 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.72%) MS Office
4 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.60%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.12%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.12%) Tridion
7 1 (0.12%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.87%) SaaS
2 20 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.67%) Office 365
4 13 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.96%) Force.com
7 6 (0.72%) PaaS
8 5 (0.60%) IaaS
9 3 (0.36%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.74%) WAN
2 39 (4.67%) SAN
3 33 (3.95%) LAN
4 32 (3.83%) Firewall
5 22 (2.63%) LDAP
5 22 (2.63%) Network Security
6 18 (2.15%) HTTP
7 15 (1.79%) OpenLDAP
8 12 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (1.44%) Internet
9 11 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.32%) NAS
9 11 (1.32%) Intranet
10 10 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.08%) 4G
12 8 (0.96%) Wireless
12 8 (0.96%) VPN
13 7 (0.84%) DNS
13 7 (0.84%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.34%) MySQL
3 52 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 46 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (5.02%) MongoDB
6 39 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (4.19%) Oracle Database
8 28 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (2.87%) Redis
10 16 (1.91%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.91%) DB2
11 14 (1.67%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.44%) Couchbase
13 12 (1.44%) Big Data
14 11 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
14 11 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 19 (2.27%) Maven
2 17 (2.03%) JUnit
3 16 (1.91%) Subversion
4 15 (1.79%) JMeter
5 13 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.20%) JIRA
7 9 (1.08%) Selenium
7 9 (1.08%) RSpec
7 9 (1.08%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.60%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.48%) NUnit
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.36%) Grunt
10 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.36%) Ant
10 3 (0.36%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.36%) ClearQuest
General
1 98 (11.72%) Finance
2 34 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.95%) Retail
4 18 (2.15%) Banking
5 11 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.84%) Marketing
7 6 (0.72%) Local Government
8 5 (0.60%) Publishing
8 5 (0.60%) Legal
8 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.48%) Military
9 4 (0.48%) Billing
10 3 (0.36%) Back Office
10 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.36%) Automotive
10 3 (0.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (17.22%) .NET
2 65 (7.78%) HTML
3 62 (7.42%) Web Services
4 58 (6.94%) REST
5 53 (6.34%) CSS
6 44 (5.26%) Middleware
7 41 (4.90%) J2EE
8 36 (4.31%) JSON
9 35 (4.19%) Ruby on Rails
9 35 (4.19%) XML
10 34 (4.07%) HTML5
11 31 (3.71%) Play Framework
11 31 (3.71%) Ajax
12 29 (3.47%) ASP.NET
12 29 (3.47%) CSS3
13 26 (3.11%) Django
13 26 (3.11%) RESTful
14 24 (2.87%) SOAP
15 23 (2.75%) Spring
16 19 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.41%) Open Source
2 65 (7.78%) Data Integration
3 58 (6.94%) Reference Data
4 39 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.91%) Mainframe
8 14 (1.67%) NHS
9 13 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.56%) Clustering
9 13 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.20%) PKI
11 9 (1.08%) Semantic Web
12 8 (0.96%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.84%) CESG
14 6 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
15 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.60%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
16 4 (0.48%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 126 (15.07%) Windows
2 93 (11.12%) UNIX
3 68 (8.13%) Linux
4 36 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.15%) Solaris
7 17 (2.03%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.67%) MVS
8 14 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.56%) AIX
10 12 (1.44%) Android
11 10 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.36%) HPUX
16 1 (0.12%) VMS
16 1 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (16.15%) Technical Architecture
2 120 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (11.24%) Data Modelling
4 79 (9.45%) Scrum
5 76 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 74 (8.85%) TDD
7 72 (8.61%) Data Architecture
8 69 (8.25%) Migration
9 59 (7.06%) CRM
10 57 (6.82%) SOA
11 46 (5.50%) ITIL
12 44 (5.26%) UML
12 44 (5.26%) Project Management
13 43 (5.14%) E-Commerce
13 43 (5.14%) Enterprise Architecture
14 42 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (4.31%) MVC
17 33 (3.95%) OO
18 32 (3.83%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 164 (19.62%) Java
2 98 (11.72%) SQL
3 45 (5.38%) C#
4 37 (4.43%) JavaScript
4 37 (4.43%) Ruby
5 36 (4.31%) Scala
6 33 (3.95%) PHP
7 30 (3.59%) Python
8 22 (2.63%) Perl
9 19 (2.27%) Apex Code
10 13 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.20%) R
12 9 (1.08%) C
13 7 (0.84%) C++
13 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.84%) VB
14 6 (0.72%) ABAP
14 6 (0.72%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.60%) COBOL
16 4 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 96 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.67%) Degree
4 16 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.32%) CCIE
6 11 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (1.08%) MCSE
7 9 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (0.84%) CISSP
9 6 (0.72%) CCNP
9 6 (0.72%) CCA
10 5 (0.60%) CCNA
11 4 (0.48%) VCP4
11 4 (0.48%) VCP5
12 3 (0.36%) CITP
12 3 (0.36%) CCSA
12 3 (0.36%) MCP
12 3 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.96%) QA
2 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.24%) COBIT
4 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.87%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.27%) XenApp
5 11 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.84%) vSphere
8 6 (0.72%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.36%) XenServer
10 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.36%) Varnish
11 2 (0.24%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.24%) vCloud
11 2 (0.24%) NFS
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.12%) PowerConvert
Systems Management
1 22 (2.63%) SCCM
2 13 (1.56%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.44%) Puppet
4 9 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.84%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.72%) SCOM
8 5 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.48%) OpenView
10 3 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
10 3 (0.36%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.36%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.36%) OpenSSO
10 3 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
11 2 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.24%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 170 (20.33%) Oracle
2 145 (17.34%) Microsoft
3 85 (10.17%) VMware
4 58 (6.94%) Cisco
4 58 (6.94%) IBM
5 39 (4.67%) Citrix
6 34 (4.07%) SAP
6 34 (4.07%) Red Hat
7 30 (3.59%) HP
8 29 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (2.27%) Sybase
10 15 (1.79%) Avaya
10 15 (1.79%) Juniper
11 13 (1.56%) EMC
12 12 (1.44%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.32%) NetApp
13 11 (1.32%) Symantec
13 11 (1.32%) Sitecore
13 11 (1.32%) Splunk
14 10 (1.20%) Tableau
City, London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hofmann Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Extention + Pay Rise
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 per day + MARKET RATE AND COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago