The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 249 329 264
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -65
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 499 309 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.74% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 188 202
Average daily rate
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£480 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £362 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.75 £41.58 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +10.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.58 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +80 471 £475 +5.55% 86
London +33 199 £500 - 47
South East +48 110 £450 +4.04% 13
City of London +14 56 £533 -0.93% 11
West Midlands +13 39 £450 - 10
North West 0 28 £475 - 6
East of England +6 27 £458 +1.66% 4
Hampshire -3 27 £498 +15.02% 1
Berkshire +19 25 £450 -6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +19 25 £400 -30.43% 1
Milton Keynes +10 21 £350 -50.00% 1
South West +7 21 £500 +9.89% 2
Yorkshire -10 21 £463 -11.90% 3
Surrey +12 19 £520 -22.96% 1
Scotland -1 18 £500 +17.64%
West Yorkshire -14 16 £485 -19.16% 3
Manchester +3 12 £475 - 5
Reading +5 11 £478 -16.95% 1
Leeds -16 11 £460 -23.33%
Glasgow - 11 £500 -
Gosport +19 10 £475 -
Warwickshire +10 10 £413 -13.15%
Birmingham +4 9 £431 -9.21% 6
East Midlands -3 9 £550 +22.22% 1
West Sussex - 9 £510 -
Cambridgeshire +8 8 - -
Newbury +5 8 £488 +1.56% 1
Cambridge 0 8 - -
Cheshire -2 8 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 6 £513 +7.89%

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 225 (24.75%) Oracle
2 218 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (19.80%) Java
4 166 (18.26%) Finance
5 134 (14.74%) SQL
6 130 (14.30%) SOA
7 129 (14.19%) Microsoft
7 129 (14.19%) SQL Server
8 127 (13.97%) Windows
9 124 (13.64%) .NET
10 116 (12.76%) Migration
11 101 (11.11%) Linux
12 99 (10.89%) Banking
13 97 (10.67%) Security Cleared
14 96 (10.56%) Enterprise Architecture
15 86 (9.46%) UNIX
16 84 (9.24%) Web Services
16 84 (9.24%) Degree
16 84 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
17 82 (9.02%) SAP
18 78 (8.58%) JavaScript
18 78 (8.58%) Data Modelling
19 75 (8.25%) TOGAF
19 75 (8.25%) SC Cleared
19 75 (8.25%) Relational Database
20 72 (7.92%) Data Centre
21 71 (7.81%) C#
22 70 (7.70%) Oracle Database
23 67 (7.37%) HTML
24 66 (7.26%) Middleware

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (4.62%) WebLogic
2 32 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.30%) NetWeaver
4 25 (2.75%) IIS
5 24 (2.64%) CMS
6 19 (2.09%) SAS
6 19 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (1.76%) SAP EP
8 15 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.54%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.32%) Apache
11 11 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.10%) MQSeries
12 10 (1.10%) JBoss
12 10 (1.10%) Node.js
13 7 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.77%) Documentum
Applications
1 61 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.09%) MS Office
3 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.44%) SPSS
6 3 (0.33%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.21%) SAP PSCD
2 10 (1.10%) SAP APO
3 9 (0.99%) SAP EWM
3 9 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.88%) SAP HCM
4 8 (0.88%) SAP FI-CA
4 8 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.88%) SAP PP
4 8 (0.88%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.88%) SAP MDM
4 8 (0.88%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.88%) SAP QM
5 7 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
5 7 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 5 (0.55%) Agresso
7 5 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.32%) SaaS
4 9 (0.99%) Office 365
5 4 (0.44%) PaaS
5 4 (0.44%) GitHub
5 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.33%) Force.com
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.22%) Boomi
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.18%) Firewall
2 30 (3.30%) VPN
3 27 (2.97%) SAN
4 24 (2.64%) Internet
4 24 (2.64%) LDAP
5 21 (2.31%) WAN
6 19 (2.09%) LAN
7 17 (1.87%) Intranet
8 16 (1.76%) DNS
9 15 (1.65%) HTTP
9 15 (1.65%) Wireless
10 14 (1.54%) SSL
11 13 (1.43%) IPsec
12 12 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (1.32%) Network Security
13 11 (1.21%) MPLS
14 10 (1.10%) NAS
15 9 (0.99%) OSPF
15 9 (0.99%) BGP
15 9 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.25%) Relational Database
3 70 (7.70%) Oracle Database
4 56 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 39 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 29 (3.19%) NoSQL
9 27 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (2.64%) Hadoop
12 23 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (1.98%) MongoDB
13 18 (1.98%) SAP HANA
13 18 (1.98%) Big Data
14 17 (1.87%) MS Access
15 15 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
16 14 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
17 12 (1.32%) DB2
17 12 (1.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.98%) Maven
4 13 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 13 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.32%) JUnit
5 12 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.21%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.10%) NUnit
8 9 (0.99%) VisualVM
8 9 (0.99%) YourKit
9 8 (0.88%) Subversion
9 8 (0.88%) JIRA
10 7 (0.77%) ReSharper
10 7 (0.77%) Selenium
10 7 (0.77%) Rational Rose
10 7 (0.77%) ANTLR
11 5 (0.55%) Grunt
11 5 (0.55%) FxCop
General
1 166 (18.26%) Finance
2 99 (10.89%) Banking
3 51 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 49 (5.39%) Retail
5 43 (4.73%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.64%) Marketing
7 18 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.76%) Legal
9 12 (1.32%) Billing
10 11 (1.21%) Law
11 9 (0.99%) French Language
12 7 (0.77%) Military
12 7 (0.77%) Publishing
13 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.66%) Back Office
14 5 (0.55%) Front Office
14 5 (0.55%) Advertising
15 4 (0.44%) Automotive
15 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 499 (54.90%) Architect
2 189 (20.79%) Technical Architect
3 169 (18.59%) Solutions Architect
4 130 (14.30%) Developer
5 66 (7.26%) Consultant
6 48 (5.28%) Analyst
7 47 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 45 (4.95%) SAP Architect
9 42 (4.62%) Designer
10 29 (3.19%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 29 (3.19%) Senior Developer
10 29 (3.19%) .NET Developer
11 27 (2.97%) Java Developer
12 25 (2.75%) Project Manager
13 23 (2.53%) C# Developer
14 22 (2.42%) Solutions Designer
15 18 (1.98%) Business Analyst
15 18 (1.98%) Data Architect
15 18 (1.98%) Lead Architect
16 17 (1.87%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (13.64%) .NET
2 84 (9.24%) Web Services
3 67 (7.37%) HTML
4 66 (7.26%) Middleware
5 60 (6.60%) XML
6 47 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 42 (4.62%) CSS
8 40 (4.40%) REST
9 38 (4.18%) J2EE
9 38 (4.18%) HTML5
10 36 (3.96%) SOAP
11 32 (3.52%) Spring
12 30 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (2.97%) WCF
14 26 (2.86%) .NET Framework
15 23 (2.53%) JMS
15 23 (2.53%) AngularJS
16 22 (2.42%) JSON
17 20 (2.20%) Ajax
17 20 (2.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.92%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 39 (4.29%) Data Integration
5 29 (3.19%) User Experience
6 24 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.64%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.65%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.32%) Wiki
10 12 (1.32%) Clustering
10 12 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.21%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.10%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.99%) CMDB
13 9 (0.99%) DataPower
13 9 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 127 (13.97%) Windows
2 101 (11.11%) Linux
3 86 (9.46%) UNIX
4 41 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.86%) AIX
7 20 (2.20%) Solaris
8 18 (1.98%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.99%) Android
13 7 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.44%) HPUX
17 3 (0.33%) VME
17 3 (0.33%) MVS
18 2 (0.22%) Windows CE
18 2 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (14.30%) SOA
3 116 (12.76%) Migration
4 96 (10.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 78 (8.58%) Data Modelling
6 75 (8.25%) TOGAF
7 66 (7.26%) Scrum
8 64 (7.04%) E-Commerce
9 61 (6.71%) Project Management
10 59 (6.49%) ERP
11 56 (6.16%) Analytics
12 55 (6.05%) CRM
12 55 (6.05%) ITIL
13 54 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (5.50%) ETL
16 49 (5.39%) Data Management
17 48 (5.28%) Information Security
18 46 (5.06%) Data Migration
19 44 (4.84%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 180 (19.80%) Java
2 134 (14.74%) SQL
3 78 (8.58%) JavaScript
4 71 (7.81%) C#
5 42 (4.62%) Python
6 19 (2.09%) T-SQL
7 17 (1.87%) VBA
8 15 (1.65%) C
8 15 (1.65%) R
9 14 (1.54%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.43%) Perl
11 11 (1.21%) VB
12 10 (1.10%) Scala
13 9 (0.99%) C++
14 8 (0.88%) PHP
14 8 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.66%) VB6
15 6 (0.66%) Ruby
16 4 (0.44%) Korn
16 4 (0.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 97 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 84 (9.24%) Degree
3 75 (8.25%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.76%) CISSP
6 15 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.99%) MCSE
8 9 (0.99%) CCNP
8 9 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.66%) JNCIS
9 6 (0.66%) CCNA
10 5 (0.55%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (0.55%) CCSA
10 5 (0.55%) CCSE
10 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.44%) CISM
11 4 (0.44%) MCITP
11 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.31%) QA
3 15 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.99%) SLA
6 5 (0.55%) COBIT
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 46 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (1.10%) vSphere
5 7 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.55%) Snort
6 5 (0.55%) Squid
7 4 (0.44%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.33%) vCloud
8 3 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.22%) XenApp
9 2 (0.22%) GPFS
10 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.11%) IAG
10 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.11%) HDFS
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.32%) Puppet
1 12 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.99%) HP UCMDB
2 9 (0.99%) SCCM
3 3 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.22%) SCOM
4 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.22%) Graphite
5 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 225 (24.75%) Oracle
2 129 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 82 (9.02%) SAP
4 55 (6.05%) VMware
5 52 (5.72%) IBM
6 41 (4.51%) Cisco
7 28 (3.08%) Citrix
8 25 (2.75%) Adobe
8 25 (2.75%) Juniper
8 25 (2.75%) Informatica
9 22 (2.42%) HP
10 19 (2.09%) Pega
11 18 (1.98%) TIBCO
12 13 (1.43%) Talend
13 12 (1.32%) Sybase
14 11 (1.21%) webMethods
14 11 (1.21%) Websense
14 11 (1.21%) Netezza
15 10 (1.10%) Ab Initio
15 10 (1.10%) NetApp
London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
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Rate: £370 - £425 per day
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
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