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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 247 256 213
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 444 382 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.81% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 231 296
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 £363 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 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
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
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 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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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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 -2 400 £500 +11.11% 97
London 0 180 £516 +3.12% 39
South East +3 91 £475 +8.88% 15
City of London +22 47 £550 +12.82% 16
Hampshire -6 34 £443 +4.11%
North West +10 31 £500 +7.52% 8
Yorkshire +25 28 £500 +43.88% 13
West Yorkshire +24 27 £493 +41.72% 9
Leeds +29 25 £493 - 9
East of England -14 22 £450 +5.88% 8
Scotland +3 20 £448 +33.58% 3
West Midlands -8 20 £500 +17.64% 6
Cheshire +18 16 £500 +17.64% 2
Surrey 0 15 £429 +3.31% 5
Berkshire -11 15 £500 +5.26% 2
Warrington - 13 £500 - 2
Birmingham +2 12 £500 +34.22% 5
Reading +3 11 £525 +5.00%
Essex 0 10 £425 -5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £550 +46.66% 3
South West -43 10 £500 +7.52% 6
East Midlands +6 9 £488 +23.41% 1
Southampton -3 8 £425 -
Milton Keynes +6 7 £570 +54.05% 3
Hertfordshire +2 7 £450 -18.18% 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £525 -
Hook +12 5 £398 -6.24%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £463 +8.82% 4
Bedfordshire - 4 £475 - 2
Glasgow - 4 - - 3

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 165 (19.57%) Java
2 163 (19.34%) Oracle
3 147 (17.44%) .NET
4 141 (16.73%) Microsoft
5 134 (15.90%) Technical Architecture
6 120 (14.23%) Windows
6 120 (14.23%) Security Cleared
7 113 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
8 110 (13.05%) Finance
9 100 (11.86%) SQL
10 97 (11.51%) SC Cleared
11 93 (11.03%) UNIX
12 87 (10.32%) Data Modelling
13 86 (10.20%) Open Source
14 83 (9.85%) VMware
15 79 (9.37%) Scrum
16 77 (9.13%) TOGAF
16 77 (9.13%) SQL Server
17 74 (8.78%) Migration
18 72 (8.54%) TDD
19 68 (8.07%) Data Architecture
20 65 (7.71%) HTML
21 63 (7.47%) Linux
21 63 (7.47%) SOA
22 61 (7.24%) Web Services
22 61 (7.24%) Data Integration
23 58 (6.88%) CRM
23 58 (6.88%) SharePoint
24 56 (6.64%) IBM
24 56 (6.64%) REST

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.91%) Apache
2 33 (3.91%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.97%) CMS
4 21 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.37%) IIS
6 15 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.66%) Lync
7 14 (1.66%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.54%) FileNet
9 12 (1.42%) nginx
10 11 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.19%) Apache Pig
12 9 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (1.07%) Node.js
13 8 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 45 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.83%) MS Project
2 7 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.71%) MS Office
3 6 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.59%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.14%) 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
7 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) Summit
9 1 (0.12%) Maximo
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.73%) SaaS
2 21 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.90%) Office 365
4 13 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.30%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.22%) WAN
2 37 (4.39%) SAN
3 32 (3.80%) LAN
3 32 (3.80%) Firewall
4 23 (2.73%) LDAP
5 20 (2.37%) Network Security
6 16 (1.90%) HTTP
7 15 (1.78%) OpenLDAP
8 13 (1.54%) NAS
9 12 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (1.42%) Internet
10 11 (1.30%) Intranet
11 10 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.07%) VPN
13 8 (0.95%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.83%) DNS
14 7 (0.83%) Wireless
14 7 (0.83%) 4G
14 7 (0.83%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.93%) MySQL
3 48 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 44 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (4.27%) MongoDB
6 34 (4.03%) Oracle Database
7 24 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (2.85%) Redis
8 16 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.78%) DB2
9 15 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.42%) Big Data
11 12 (1.42%) Couchbase
11 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.30%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.19%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 18 (2.14%) JUnit
1 18 (2.14%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.90%) Maven
3 15 (1.78%) Subversion
3 15 (1.78%) JMeter
4 11 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.19%) RSpec
5 10 (1.19%) Selenium
6 9 (1.07%) JIRA
7 7 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.47%) NUnit
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.36%) Ant
9 3 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.36%) Grunt
9 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.36%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 110 (13.05%) Finance
2 36 (4.27%) Retail
3 30 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.14%) Banking
5 11 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.95%) Marketing
8 7 (0.83%) Local Government
9 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.59%) Publishing
10 5 (0.59%) Legal
11 4 (0.47%) Advertising
11 4 (0.47%) Military
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
12 3 (0.36%) Electronics
12 3 (0.36%) Back Office
12 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Law
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (17.44%) .NET
2 65 (7.71%) HTML
3 61 (7.24%) Web Services
4 56 (6.64%) REST
5 51 (6.05%) CSS
6 38 (4.51%) Middleware
7 37 (4.39%) XML
7 37 (4.39%) J2EE
8 34 (4.03%) Ruby on Rails
8 34 (4.03%) JSON
9 33 (3.91%) HTML5
10 30 (3.56%) ASP.NET
11 29 (3.44%) Play Framework
11 29 (3.44%) Ajax
12 27 (3.20%) CSS3
13 25 (2.97%) SOAP
13 25 (2.97%) RESTful
14 24 (2.85%) Django
15 23 (2.73%) Spring
16 18 (2.14%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.20%) Open Source
2 61 (7.24%) Data Integration
3 53 (6.29%) Reference Data
4 35 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.78%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.66%) NHS
8 14 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.54%) Clustering
10 10 (1.19%) PKI
11 9 (1.07%) Semantic Web
12 8 (0.95%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.83%) CESG
14 6 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.59%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
16 4 (0.47%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 120 (14.23%) Windows
2 93 (11.03%) UNIX
3 63 (7.47%) Linux
4 36 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.14%) Solaris
7 16 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.78%) AIX
9 14 (1.66%) MVS
9 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.54%) Android
11 10 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.36%) HPUX
16 1 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (15.90%) Technical Architecture
2 113 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (10.32%) Data Modelling
4 79 (9.37%) Scrum
5 77 (9.13%) TOGAF
6 74 (8.78%) Migration
7 72 (8.54%) TDD
8 68 (8.07%) Data Architecture
9 63 (7.47%) SOA
10 58 (6.88%) CRM
11 46 (5.46%) Project Management
12 45 (5.34%) UML
13 42 (4.98%) Enterprise Architecture
13 42 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (4.98%) ITIL
14 39 (4.63%) E-Commerce
15 37 (4.39%) MVC
15 37 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (4.15%) Workflow
17 33 (3.91%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 165 (19.57%) Java
2 100 (11.86%) SQL
3 50 (5.93%) C#
4 37 (4.39%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.27%) Ruby
6 34 (4.03%) PHP
6 34 (4.03%) Scala
7 29 (3.44%) Python
8 23 (2.73%) Perl
9 21 (2.49%) Apex Code
10 14 (1.66%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.19%) R
12 9 (1.07%) C
13 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.83%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.83%) C++
15 6 (0.71%) VB
15 6 (0.71%) ABAP
16 5 (0.59%) VBScript
16 5 (0.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 120 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 97 (11.51%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.39%) Degree
4 16 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.30%) CCIE
8 10 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (1.07%) MCSE
10 7 (0.83%) CISSP
11 6 (0.71%) CCA
11 6 (0.71%) CCNP
12 5 (0.59%) CCNA
13 4 (0.47%) VCP5
13 4 (0.47%) VCP4
14 3 (0.36%) CITP
14 3 (0.36%) CCSA
14 3 (0.36%) MCSA
14 3 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.95%) Data Quality
1 8 (0.95%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.59%) SLA
4 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 47 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 47 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.25%) XenApp
4 10 (1.19%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.95%) vSphere
6 6 (0.71%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.36%) Varnish
7 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.24%) XenServer
8 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.24%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.24%) vCloud
8 2 (0.24%) NFS
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.61%) SCCM
2 13 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.42%) Puppet
4 9 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (0.95%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.83%) SCOM
7 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.36%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.36%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.24%) MIIS
9 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.24%) OpenView
9 2 (0.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 163 (19.34%) Oracle
2 141 (16.73%) Microsoft
3 83 (9.85%) VMware
4 56 (6.64%) IBM
5 53 (6.29%) Cisco
6 41 (4.86%) Citrix
7 31 (3.68%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (3.44%) SAP
9 26 (3.08%) HP
10 19 (2.25%) Sybase
11 15 (1.78%) Juniper
12 14 (1.66%) Avaya
12 14 (1.66%) EMC
13 11 (1.30%) NetApp
13 11 (1.30%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.30%) Splunk
14 10 (1.19%) Sitecore
14 10 (1.19%) Tableau
14 10 (1.19%) JBoss
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