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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 292 273 285
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 352 339 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.90% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 204 202
Average daily rate
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£513 £513 £466
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £354 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £664 £614
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.44 £67.00 £44.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +51.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.79 £42.25 £44.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.09 £90.00 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £42.75 -
% change year-on-year
-49.84% -

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -30 315 £513 +2.50% 72
London +6 149 £550 +7.31% 23
South East -30 59 £500 +11.11% 17
City of London -1 36 £565 +13.00% 4
East of England +5 31 £550 +18.27% 7
Berkshire -6 26 £500 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +7 24 £413 -5.17% 4
South West -23 22 £550 -15.38% 3
Scotland +11 21 £488 +17.46%
North West -15 19 £323 -51.28% 11
Reading +11 14 £506 +6.57% 2
Bedfordshire - 12 £600 - 2
Manchester -4 11 £300 +4.34% 6
Wales -11 11 £550 -8.33%
Hampshire -19 10 £550 +51.72% 4
Edinburgh - 10 £500 -
Bristol - 10 £550 - 2
Glasgow +3 9 £475 +17.28%
Milton Keynes -6 9 £320 -38.46%
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £320 -32.27%
Luton - 9 £600 - 2
Swansea - 8 £515 -
West Wales - 8 £515 -
Norfolk - 7 £450 -
Staffordshire - 7 £375 -
Wiltshire -11 6 £550 +83.33%
Yorkshire -23 6 £500 -4.76% 3
West Yorkshire -25 6 £500 -4.76% 3
Surrey -3 5 £300 -42.85% 2
Leeds -22 5 £500 -4.76% 2

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 195 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (20.00%) Java
3 134 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 132 (19.13%) Oracle
5 130 (18.84%) Finance
6 111 (16.09%) .NET
7 106 (15.36%) SQL
8 84 (12.17%) JavaScript
9 81 (11.74%) SQL Server
9 81 (11.74%) Web Services
9 81 (11.74%) Security Cleared
10 79 (11.45%) SOA
11 76 (11.01%) C#
12 74 (10.72%) HTML
13 71 (10.29%) Windows
14 70 (10.14%) TOGAF
15 69 (10.00%) Scrum
15 69 (10.00%) SC Cleared
16 65 (9.42%) Linux
16 65 (9.42%) E-Commerce
17 63 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
18 59 (8.55%) ITIL
19 57 (8.26%) UNIX
20 55 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
21 53 (7.68%) SOAP
21 53 (7.68%) Banking
22 52 (7.54%) VMware
22 52 (7.54%) CSS
22 52 (7.54%) CRM
23 50 (7.25%) Migration

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.90%) IIS
2 20 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (2.61%) CMS
4 17 (2.46%) Apache
5 15 (2.17%) Drupal
6 13 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.59%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.87%) JBoss
11 5 (0.72%) SAS
11 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.72%) Node.js
11 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 44 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.30%) MS Office
3 8 (1.16%) Mingle
4 6 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.72%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Stata
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle FAH
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.29%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.88%) SaaS
2 10 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.30%) Office 365
4 8 (1.16%) PaaS
5 7 (1.01%) IaaS
5 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.72%) Force.com
8 3 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.29%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.49%) Firewall
2 28 (4.06%) WAN
3 27 (3.91%) Internet
4 22 (3.19%) LDAP
5 21 (3.04%) VPN
6 20 (2.90%) LAN
7 19 (2.75%) SAN
8 17 (2.46%) DNS
9 16 (2.32%) VoIP
10 13 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.74%) Unified Communications
11 12 (1.74%) SSL
11 12 (1.74%) Intranet
12 11 (1.59%) MPLS
12 11 (1.59%) DHCP
13 10 (1.45%) BGP
13 10 (1.45%) IPsec
13 10 (1.45%) NAS
14 9 (1.30%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.48%) MySQL
5 18 (2.61%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.17%) Big Data
7 15 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.03%) DB2
9 13 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.30%) DataStage
12 8 (1.16%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.16%) RavenDB
13 6 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (2.90%) Ant
2 18 (2.61%) Maven
3 15 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.88%) Selenium
5 12 (1.74%) ClearCase
6 10 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (1.16%) JIRA
8 6 (0.87%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.87%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.72%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (0.72%) NUnit
9 5 (0.72%) JBehave
9 5 (0.72%) JMeter
9 5 (0.72%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.72%) Toad
10 4 (0.58%) LoadUI
11 3 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 130 (18.84%) Finance
2 53 (7.68%) Banking
3 40 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.62%) Retail
5 16 (2.32%) Marketing
6 13 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.45%) Legal
9 8 (1.16%) Military
9 8 (1.16%) Local Government
10 6 (0.87%) Billing
10 6 (0.87%) Law
10 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.72%) Front Office
11 5 (0.72%) Advertising
12 4 (0.58%) Automotive
12 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.43%) Back Office
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 379 (54.93%) Architect
2 172 (24.93%) Technical Architect
3 95 (13.77%) Developer
4 93 (13.48%) Solutions Architect
5 56 (8.12%) Consultant
6 34 (4.93%) Enterprise Architect
6 34 (4.93%) Designer
7 29 (4.20%) Analyst
7 29 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 28 (4.06%) Senior Developer
9 23 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 23 (3.33%) Senior Architect
10 19 (2.75%) Security Architect
11 17 (2.46%) Technical Consultant
12 15 (2.17%) Technical Leader
13 14 (2.03%) Solutions Designer
13 14 (2.03%) Business Analyst
14 13 (1.88%) .NET Developer
14 13 (1.88%) Senior C# Developer
14 13 (1.88%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.09%) .NET
2 81 (11.74%) Web Services
3 74 (10.72%) HTML
4 53 (7.68%) SOAP
5 52 (7.54%) CSS
6 47 (6.81%) XML
7 38 (5.51%) ASP.NET
8 32 (4.64%) jQuery
9 29 (4.20%) Ajax
10 27 (3.91%) Middleware
11 26 (3.77%) RESTful
11 26 (3.77%) REST
12 24 (3.48%) .NET Framework
12 24 (3.48%) J2EE
12 24 (3.48%) JSP
13 20 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (2.75%) HTML5
14 19 (2.75%) Silverlight
15 18 (2.61%) AngularJS
16 17 (2.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.20%) User Experience
4 24 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.48%) CESG
5 22 (3.19%) NHS
6 21 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.04%) iPad
7 20 (2.90%) Open Source
8 15 (2.17%) RMADS
8 15 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.45%) Social Media
10 10 (1.45%) Replication
10 10 (1.45%) CMDB
10 10 (1.45%) Taxonomies
11 9 (1.30%) Blog
12 8 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 71 (10.29%) Windows
2 65 (9.42%) Linux
3 57 (8.26%) UNIX
4 34 (4.93%) AIX
5 11 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.45%) Solaris
7 7 (1.01%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.72%) Android
9 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.29%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (11.45%) SOA
3 70 (10.14%) TOGAF
4 69 (10.00%) Scrum
5 65 (9.42%) E-Commerce
6 63 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 59 (8.55%) ITIL
8 52 (7.54%) CRM
9 50 (7.25%) Migration
10 48 (6.96%) Mentoring
11 41 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (5.80%) MVC
12 40 (5.80%) Project Management
13 38 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (4.78%) TDD
15 30 (4.35%) Information Security
15 30 (4.35%) Risk Management
15 30 (4.35%) Service Management
15 30 (4.35%) Service Delivery
16 29 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 138 (20.00%) Java
2 106 (15.36%) SQL
3 84 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 76 (11.01%) C#
5 25 (3.62%) Python
6 21 (3.04%) Scala
7 14 (2.03%) PHP
7 14 (2.03%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.88%) Perl
9 10 (1.45%) C
9 10 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.30%) PHP5
10 9 (1.30%) C++
11 8 (1.16%) VB
11 8 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.01%) Ruby
13 5 (0.72%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.72%) Groovy
14 4 (0.58%) Pascal
14 4 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.52%) Degree
4 14 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.88%) CISSP
6 11 (1.59%) CCIE
7 9 (1.30%) CCNP
7 9 (1.30%) ISEB
8 8 (1.16%) ISSAP
9 7 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.01%) CCDP
10 6 (0.87%) CCIP
10 6 (0.87%) CCNA
11 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.43%) MCSE
13 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.43%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.62%) QA
2 17 (2.46%) SLA
3 12 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.16%) COBIT
6 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.29%) UCITS
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.87%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.58%) HDFS
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.43%) Nmap
7 3 (0.43%) XenApp
7 3 (0.43%) XenServer
7 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) vSphere
8 2 (0.29%) Varnish
8 2 (0.29%) vCloud
8 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.74%) SCCM
2 10 (1.45%) HP UCMDB
3 8 (1.16%) Puppet
3 8 (1.16%) SCOM
4 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.43%) Nessus
7 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (0.43%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.29%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.29%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 134 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 132 (19.13%) Oracle
3 52 (7.54%) VMware
4 39 (5.65%) Cisco
5 25 (3.62%) SAP
6 24 (3.48%) IBM
6 24 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.61%) HP
8 17 (2.46%) Citrix
9 16 (2.32%) Juniper
10 10 (1.45%) NetApp
10 10 (1.45%) Splunk
10 10 (1.45%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.30%) Tandberg
12 8 (1.16%) Teradata
13 7 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.01%) Sybase
14 6 (0.87%) Informatica
14 6 (0.87%) Lagan
15 5 (0.72%) FatWire
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