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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 314 267 299
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +32
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 327 375 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.96% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 210 201
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £459
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £57.50 £41.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.86% +37.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -

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
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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 -53 304 £475 +5.55% 96
London -17 148 £505 +1.00% 35
South East -31 52 £440 -1.12% 17
West Midlands +18 43 £428 +37.90% 10
City of London +9 31 £519 +3.75% 14
East of England -4 28 £450 -7.69% 8
Birmingham +8 14 £425 +14.09% 2
Hampshire -11 13 £428 -2.28% 4
Warwickshire - 13 £483 - 2
Essex - 12 £450 -
Berkshire 0 10 £445 +33.83% 4
East Midlands +6 9 £450 +44.00% 8
Scotland -17 9 £610 +83.45% 5
South West -29 9 £550 +37.50% 5
Yorkshire -1 8 £488 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire - 8 £463 - 1
Oxfordshire -1 7 - -
Wales -9 7 £425 -29.16% 3
Surrey +1 6 £550 +29.41% 3
Reading +1 6 £445 +26.24% 4
South Wales -10 6 £425 -29.16% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £485 -42.94% 1
Bedfordshire -16 6 £550 - 2
North West -27 6 £663 +65.62% 6
Nottinghamshire +16 5 £450 - 5
Milton Keynes +7 5 £520 - 1
Oxford +4 5 - -
Bristol -19 5 £650 +73.33%
Nottingham - 5 £450 - 4
Leeds +4 4 £650 - 3

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 138 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (20.28%) Finance
3 123 (19.04%) Oracle
4 118 (18.27%) .NET
5 111 (17.18%) Java
6 102 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 91 (14.09%) SQL
8 85 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
9 84 (13.00%) Web Services
10 77 (11.92%) Security Cleared
11 76 (11.76%) SOA
12 73 (11.30%) TOGAF
13 69 (10.68%) SQL Server
14 68 (10.53%) Migration
15 65 (10.06%) ITIL
16 63 (9.75%) UNIX
17 62 (9.60%) C#
17 62 (9.60%) CRM
17 62 (9.60%) SC Cleared
17 62 (9.60%) Degree
18 61 (9.44%) Windows
19 58 (8.98%) HTML
20 55 (8.51%) Scrum
21 53 (8.20%) SOAP
21 53 (8.20%) Project Management
22 51 (7.89%) Linux
22 51 (7.89%) JavaScript
23 49 (7.59%) VMware
24 47 (7.28%) Banking
25 45 (6.97%) Data Migration

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 31 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 17 (2.63%) IIS
5 11 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (1.24%) CMS
8 7 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.93%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.77%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.62%) SAS
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.46%) Apache
12 3 (0.46%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.86%) MS Office
3 11 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.39%) MS Project
5 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Stata
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Casewise Modeler
6 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.39%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (1.39%) SAP SD
4 8 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.77%) TRIRIGA
6 5 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.79%) SaaS
2 9 (1.39%) Office 365
2 9 (1.39%) Force.com
3 8 (1.24%) PaaS
4 7 (1.08%) IaaS
4 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.57%) Firewall
2 25 (3.87%) SAN
3 24 (3.72%) Internet
4 23 (3.56%) LDAP
5 14 (2.17%) DNS
6 13 (2.01%) WAN
7 12 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (1.86%) DHCP
7 12 (1.86%) HTTP
8 11 (1.70%) NAS
9 10 (1.55%) Intranet
10 9 (1.39%) LAN
10 9 (1.39%) VoIP
11 8 (1.24%) Wireless
12 7 (1.08%) VPN
13 6 (0.93%) Network Security
13 6 (0.93%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.86%) Oracle ODI
6 12 (1.86%) Big Data
6 12 (1.86%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.70%) DB2
8 10 (1.55%) MySQL
9 9 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.08%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 14 (2.17%) Ant
2 13 (2.01%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.86%) Maven
4 10 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.93%) JIRA
5 6 (0.93%) Rational Rose
5 6 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.77%) JUnit
6 5 (0.77%) Toad
6 5 (0.77%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.62%) NUnit
8 3 (0.46%) Xcode
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.46%) MSI
8 3 (0.46%) Selenium
8 3 (0.46%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (0.31%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 131 (20.28%) Finance
2 47 (7.28%) Banking
3 31 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.25%) Retail
5 15 (2.32%) Local Government
6 11 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.70%) Marketing
7 8 (1.24%) Military
8 7 (1.08%) Back Office
9 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.77%) Legal
10 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.62%) Law
11 4 (0.62%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 354 (54.80%) Architect
2 149 (23.07%) Technical Architect
3 112 (17.34%) Solutions Architect
4 93 (14.40%) Developer
5 52 (8.05%) Consultant
6 36 (5.57%) Analyst
7 32 (4.95%) Senior Architect
8 29 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
9 23 (3.56%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (2.48%) C# Developer
13 15 (2.32%) Data Architect
14 14 (2.17%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (2.17%) Java Developer
15 13 (2.01%) SAP Architect
15 13 (2.01%) Designer
16 12 (1.86%) Business Analyst
17 11 (1.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
17 11 (1.70%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (18.27%) .NET
2 84 (13.00%) Web Services
3 58 (8.98%) HTML
4 53 (8.20%) SOAP
5 45 (6.97%) REST
6 38 (5.88%) Middleware
7 32 (4.95%) XML
8 30 (4.64%) ASP.NET
9 28 (4.33%) J2EE
9 28 (4.33%) .NET Framework
10 27 (4.18%) CSS
11 20 (3.10%) HTML5
11 20 (3.10%) RESTful
12 18 (2.79%) WCF
13 17 (2.63%) JSP
14 16 (2.48%) JSON
15 14 (2.17%) Spring
16 13 (2.01%) SAML
17 12 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (1.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 26 (4.02%) Open Source
6 24 (3.72%) User Experience
7 23 (3.56%) NHS
8 18 (2.79%) CESG
8 18 (2.79%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.01%) CESG CLAS
9 13 (2.01%) iPad
9 13 (2.01%) RMADS
10 9 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.24%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.24%) Clustering
12 6 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.77%) Replication
13 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.75%) UNIX
2 61 (9.44%) Windows
3 51 (7.89%) Linux
4 25 (3.87%) AIX
5 14 (2.17%) Solaris
6 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.24%) Android
9 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.62%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
3 76 (11.76%) SOA
4 73 (11.30%) TOGAF
5 68 (10.53%) Migration
6 65 (10.06%) ITIL
7 62 (9.60%) CRM
8 55 (8.51%) Scrum
9 53 (8.20%) Project Management
10 45 (6.97%) Data Migration
11 43 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (6.04%) Service Delivery
13 36 (5.57%) Analytics
14 35 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (5.26%) E-Commerce
16 29 (4.49%) Data Management
16 29 (4.49%) Content Management
17 28 (4.33%) Business Analysis
17 28 (4.33%) OO
18 27 (4.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 111 (17.18%) Java
2 91 (14.09%) SQL
3 62 (9.60%) C#
4 51 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.01%) Python
6 11 (1.70%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.55%) Apex Code
7 10 (1.55%) C
7 10 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.24%) Perl
9 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.08%) Scala
10 6 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.77%) C++
11 5 (0.77%) SOQL
11 5 (0.77%) SOSL
11 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.46%) PHP
12 3 (0.46%) VB
12 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 62 (9.60%) SC Cleared
2 62 (9.60%) Degree
3 17 (2.63%) CISSP
4 7 (1.08%) ISSAP
5 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.77%) CCIE
6 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.77%) ISEB
7 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.62%) CISM
7 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.62%) CCNP
7 4 (0.62%) MCTS
8 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.46%) MCITP
8 3 (0.46%) MCSE
8 3 (0.46%) VCAP
8 3 (0.46%) NCDA
8 3 (0.46%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.25%) SLA
2 17 (2.63%) QA
3 15 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.24%) COBIT
5 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) UCITS
System Software
1 37 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (1.39%) Terminal Server
6 6 (0.93%) Nmap
7 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.46%) XenApp
8 3 (0.46%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) vCloud
9 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.15%) Varnish
9 1 (0.15%) GPFS
9 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.39%) SCCM
2 8 (1.24%) Data Guard
2 8 (1.24%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.93%) CORE IMPACT
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.93%) Nessus
5 4 (0.62%) Puppet
6 3 (0.46%) Nagios
6 3 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.31%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 123 (19.04%) Oracle
2 102 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.59%) VMware
4 40 (6.19%) SAP
5 37 (5.73%) Cisco
6 35 (5.42%) IBM
7 23 (3.56%) HP
8 21 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (3.10%) Citrix
10 15 (2.32%) NetApp
10 15 (2.32%) Sybase
11 12 (1.86%) Juniper
12 11 (1.70%) Cognos
12 11 (1.70%) Informatica
13 9 (1.39%) Teradata
13 9 (1.39%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.08%) Lagan
14 7 (1.08%) JBoss
14 7 (1.08%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.93%) AccuRev
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Shropshire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick Avenue
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth City Council
Rate: £69,696 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth City Council
Rate: £57,764 per annum plus market supplement negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £590.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago