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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 315 261 305
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +44
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 335 392 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.74% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.02% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 217 193
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £32.04 £37.50 £41.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.56% -10.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.04 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.56% -

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -55 315 £475 +5.55% 85
London -11 166 £500 +5.26% 44
South East -54 52 £430 -3.09% 17
West Midlands +20 39 £428 +37.90% 3
City of London +1 34 £550 +18.27% 15
East of England -8 30 £450 -7.69% 6
Essex - 18 £450 - 1
Hampshire -20 17 £433 -5.20% 1
Birmingham +10 14 £425 +14.09% 2
Berkshire -3 10 £350 +32.07% 5
East Midlands +3 9 £450 +12.50% 2
Scotland -12 9 £475 +44.48% 5
South West -49 7 £513 +28.12% 1
Yorkshire -3 6 £650 +67.74% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £463 -
Nottinghamshire +20 5 £450 +20.00%
Oxfordshire 0 5 - - 2
Reading -2 5 £350 +32.07% 3
Surrey -3 5 £550 +29.41% 3
Edinburgh -6 5 £598 - 1
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £450 -47.05%
North West -27 5 £750 +150.00% 8
Nottingham - 5 £450 -
Milton Keynes +1 4 £575 -
West Yorkshire -1 4 £700 +61.84% 1
Southampton -8 4 £425 +6.25%
Wales -12 4 £460 -23.33% 3
Bedfordshire -20 4 £550 - 4
Bristol -23 4 £650 +73.33%
Coventry - 4 £475 - 1

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 131 (20.37%) Finance
2 126 (19.60%) Oracle
3 116 (18.04%) Java
4 109 (16.95%) .NET
5 98 (15.24%) Microsoft
6 90 (14.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 86 (13.37%) TOGAF
8 84 (13.06%) Web Services
9 82 (12.75%) SQL
10 80 (12.44%) SOA
11 77 (11.98%) Security Cleared
12 67 (10.42%) ITIL
13 64 (9.95%) Migration
13 64 (9.95%) Degree
14 63 (9.80%) SQL Server
15 62 (9.64%) HTML
16 61 (9.49%) SC Cleared
17 60 (9.33%) UNIX
18 58 (9.02%) Windows
19 56 (8.71%) C#
20 55 (8.55%) Project Management
20 55 (8.55%) Scrum
21 53 (8.24%) CRM
22 52 (8.09%) JavaScript
22 52 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
23 51 (7.93%) SOAP
24 46 (7.15%) Banking
25 45 (7.00%) VMware
25 45 (7.00%) Linux
26 44 (6.84%) REST

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.11%) WebLogic
2 20 (3.11%) IIS
3 19 (2.95%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.87%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.24%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.78%) CMS
10 5 (0.78%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.62%) Liferay
11 4 (0.62%) SAS
12 3 (0.47%) Apache
12 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.56%) MS Office
2 10 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.24%) MS Project
4 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Casewise Modeler
6 1 (0.16%) Mingle
6 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.64%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.40%) SAP SD
4 8 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.24%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.78%) TRIRIGA
5 5 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.62%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.95%) SaaS
2 8 (1.24%) PaaS
2 8 (1.24%) Office 365
2 8 (1.24%) Force.com
3 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.09%) IaaS
4 6 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.29%) Firewall
2 24 (3.73%) SAN
2 24 (3.73%) Internet
3 23 (3.58%) LDAP
4 15 (2.33%) DNS
5 13 (2.02%) WAN
5 13 (2.02%) DHCP
6 12 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (1.71%) NAS
7 11 (1.71%) HTTP
8 10 (1.56%) Intranet
9 9 (1.40%) VPN
9 9 (1.40%) VoIP
10 8 (1.24%) LAN
10 8 (1.24%) Wireless
11 6 (0.93%) Network Security
11 6 (0.93%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.62%) SSL
13 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.89%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.49%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.02%) Big Data
6 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (1.56%) MySQL
9 9 (1.40%) DB2
10 8 (1.24%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.87%) Ant
2 12 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.71%) Maven
4 8 (1.24%) Rational Rose
5 6 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.93%) JUnit
5 6 (0.93%) JIRA
5 6 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.78%) Toad
7 4 (0.62%) Selenium
7 4 (0.62%) NUnit
8 3 (0.47%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.47%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.31%) Gradle
9 2 (0.31%) Subversion
9 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 131 (20.37%) Finance
2 46 (7.15%) Banking
3 32 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.73%) Retail
5 14 (2.18%) Local Government
6 13 (2.02%) Marketing
7 11 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.24%) Military
9 7 (1.09%) Back Office
10 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.62%) Law
12 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.47%) Billing
12 3 (0.47%) Front Office
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 362 (56.30%) Architect
2 148 (23.02%) Technical Architect
3 120 (18.66%) Solutions Architect
4 92 (14.31%) Developer
5 44 (6.84%) Consultant
6 36 (5.60%) Senior Architect
7 34 (5.29%) Analyst
8 30 (4.67%) Enterprise Architect
9 25 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
10 24 (3.73%) .NET Developer
11 23 (3.58%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.64%) C# Developer
13 16 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 15 (2.33%) Data Architect
14 15 (2.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (2.18%) Designer
16 12 (1.87%) SAP Architect
16 12 (1.87%) Project Manager
17 11 (1.71%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (16.95%) .NET
2 84 (13.06%) Web Services
3 62 (9.64%) HTML
4 51 (7.93%) SOAP
5 44 (6.84%) REST
6 41 (6.38%) Middleware
7 33 (5.13%) XML
8 30 (4.67%) CSS
8 30 (4.67%) J2EE
8 30 (4.67%) ASP.NET
9 24 (3.73%) .NET Framework
10 20 (3.11%) HTML5
11 18 (2.80%) JSON
11 18 (2.80%) WCF
12 17 (2.64%) RESTful
13 16 (2.49%) JSP
14 15 (2.33%) Spring
15 14 (2.18%) WinForms
16 13 (2.02%) Ajax
16 13 (2.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.07%) Management Information System
2 29 (4.51%) Open Source
2 29 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.27%) Client/Server
4 21 (3.27%) NHS
5 16 (2.49%) CESG
6 11 (1.71%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (1.71%) RMADS
7 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.09%) Clustering
8 7 (1.09%) iPad
9 6 (0.93%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.62%) DataPower
12 3 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.33%) UNIX
2 58 (9.02%) Windows
3 45 (7.00%) Linux
4 22 (3.42%) AIX
5 15 (2.33%) Solaris
6 14 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.24%) Android
10 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.62%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (14.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 86 (13.37%) TOGAF
3 80 (12.44%) SOA
4 67 (10.42%) ITIL
5 64 (9.95%) Migration
6 55 (8.55%) Scrum
6 55 (8.55%) Project Management
7 53 (8.24%) CRM
8 52 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (6.69%) Data Migration
10 39 (6.07%) Service Delivery
11 38 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (5.13%) Analytics
14 31 (4.82%) OO
15 29 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (4.51%) Information Management
16 27 (4.20%) Content Management
16 27 (4.20%) Data Management
16 27 (4.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 116 (18.04%) Java
2 82 (12.75%) SQL
3 56 (8.71%) C#
4 52 (8.09%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.71%) Python
5 11 (1.71%) C
6 10 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.40%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.93%) Perl
10 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.78%) Scala
10 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.62%) C++
12 3 (0.47%) RPG
12 3 (0.47%) VB
12 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 64 (9.95%) Degree
3 61 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.49%) CISSP
5 7 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.09%) ISSAP
6 5 (0.78%) ISEB
6 5 (0.78%) CCIE
6 5 (0.78%) CCNP
7 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.62%) CISM
8 3 (0.47%) MCTS
8 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) NCDA
9 2 (0.31%) NCIE
9 2 (0.31%) VCAP
9 2 (0.31%) MCITP
9 2 (0.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.11%) SLA
2 14 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.02%) QA
4 9 (1.40%) COBIT
5 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.40%) Terminal Server
5 6 (0.93%) Nmap
6 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Varnish
7 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.16%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.24%) SCCM
1 8 (1.24%) Data Guard
2 7 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.93%) CORE IMPACT
3 6 (0.93%) Nessus
4 5 (0.78%) Puppet
5 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.62%) Nagios
6 3 (0.47%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.16%) Oozie
8 1 (0.16%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 126 (19.60%) Oracle
2 98 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.00%) VMware
4 43 (6.69%) SAP
5 37 (5.75%) Cisco
6 29 (4.51%) IBM
7 20 (3.11%) HP
8 19 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (2.64%) Citrix
10 15 (2.33%) Sybase
11 14 (2.18%) NetApp
12 11 (1.71%) Informatica
12 11 (1.71%) Juniper
13 10 (1.56%) Cognos
13 10 (1.56%) Teradata
14 9 (1.40%) JBoss
14 9 (1.40%) Business Objects
15 8 (1.24%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.09%) Siebel
16 7 (1.09%) BT
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Syntax Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent Police
Salary: allowances
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 450 per day all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Personnel IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent & Essex Police
Rate: Up to £62,942 per annum plus allowances
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago