The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 309 269 342
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +73
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 392 467 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.03% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 241 179
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.58 - £41.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.58 - £41.58

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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -43 372 £525 +10.52% 97
London +19 216 £563 +13.06% 31
South East -60 45 £480 +6.66% 26
South West +13 28 £475 -5.00% 6
East of England +17 21 £478 - 12
City of London +12 21 £525 -4.54% 7
West Midlands -37 21 £545 +21.11% 1
Scotland +7 17 £440 -12.00% 1
Bristol +11 16 £375 - 3
Hampshire -3 12 £450 -7.45% 2
Yorkshire -6 12 £513 +10.81% 7
Berkshire -13 12 £550 +22.22% 3
Surrey -13 10 £500 -3.84% 14
Shropshire -25 10 £550 +12.82%
North East -35 10 £440 -1.12% 3
Tyne and Wear -39 10 £440 -1.12% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 10 £440 -1.12% 2
West Yorkshire -6 9 £525 +8.24% 7
Telford -23 9 £550 +12.82%
North West -29 9 £500 +5.26% 3
Norfolk +2 6 £470 +4.44%
Edinburgh +1 6 £525 -
East Midlands -4 6 £450 -18.18% 8
Norwich -7 6 £470 +4.44%
Hertfordshire +14 5 £500 -4.76% 5
Essex +7 5 £350 -12.50%
Wiltshire -6 5 £508 +6.84%
Camberley -8 5 £575 - 2
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £550 - 3
Gloucestershire -4 4 £475 -7.31% 2

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 237 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (21.88%) Java
3 171 (19.79%) Finance
4 134 (15.51%) Oracle
5 124 (14.35%) Linux
5 124 (14.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 124 (14.35%) Security Cleared
6 120 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 109 (12.62%) .NET
8 104 (12.04%) TOGAF
9 92 (10.65%) Degree
10 91 (10.53%) Windows
11 89 (10.30%) HTML
12 88 (10.19%) SC Cleared
13 87 (10.07%) JavaScript
13 87 (10.07%) SQL Server
14 85 (9.84%) SOA
14 85 (9.84%) Relational Database
15 83 (9.61%) SQL
16 82 (9.49%) Migration
17 78 (9.03%) C#
18 72 (8.33%) Retail
19 71 (8.22%) Open Source
19 71 (8.22%) Data Centre
20 70 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
20 70 (8.10%) CRM
21 68 (7.87%) Banking
22 66 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
23 64 (7.41%) E-Commerce
24 62 (7.18%) SAP

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (3.59%) CMS
2 25 (2.89%) SAS
3 23 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.50%) JBoss
5 13 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.16%) Mule
8 9 (1.04%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.04%) Confluence
8 9 (1.04%) NetWeaver
9 8 (0.93%) IIS
9 8 (0.93%) SAP EP
10 7 (0.81%) Apache
10 7 (0.81%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.58%) nginx
11 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 48 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.04%) MS Office
2 9 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.93%) HipChat
4 5 (0.58%) MS Project
5 4 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 19 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.85%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.93%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.93%) SAP MDM
5 7 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.69%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.58%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.23%) SAP WM
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.59%) SaaS
4 30 (3.47%) Office 365
5 20 (2.31%) PaaS
6 18 (2.08%) IaaS
7 9 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.93%) GitHub
9 7 (0.81%) Force.com
9 7 (0.81%) Heroku
10 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.46%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.32%) LAN
2 43 (4.98%) WAN
3 36 (4.17%) Firewall
4 23 (2.66%) Internet
5 13 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (1.39%) VPN
7 11 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.27%) Wireless
8 10 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.04%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (1.04%) VoIP
10 8 (0.93%) 4G
10 8 (0.93%) LDAP
10 8 (0.93%) LTE
10 8 (0.93%) SAN
11 7 (0.81%) WLAN
12 6 (0.69%) 3G
12 6 (0.69%) BGP
12 6 (0.69%) SMTP
12 6 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (4.75%) Hadoop
5 37 (4.28%) MongoDB
6 35 (4.05%) NoSQL
7 34 (3.94%) RDBMS
8 26 (3.01%) Oracle Database
8 26 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (2.89%) Big Data
10 23 (2.66%) Pentaho
11 20 (2.31%) DB2
11 20 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.97%) Cloudera CDH
13 16 (1.85%) Apache Hive
13 16 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (1.85%) MySQL
14 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (1.39%) HBase
16 11 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.66%) Maven
4 18 (2.08%) Grunt
4 18 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.97%) JIRA
6 14 (1.62%) gulp
7 13 (1.50%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.27%) Subversion
9 9 (1.04%) ERwin
9 9 (1.04%) Selenium
10 8 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.93%) JUnit
10 8 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.69%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.58%) Hudson
13 5 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 171 (19.79%) Finance
2 72 (8.33%) Retail
3 68 (7.87%) Banking
4 52 (6.02%) Marketing
5 50 (5.79%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.13%) Law
7 22 (2.55%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.43%) Front Office
9 16 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.27%) Military
12 10 (1.16%) Legal
13 9 (1.04%) Billing
14 5 (0.58%) Automotive
14 5 (0.58%) Back Office
14 5 (0.58%) Electronics
15 4 (0.46%) Advertising
15 4 (0.46%) Publishing
16 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 538 (62.27%) Architect
2 177 (20.49%) Technical Architect
3 160 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
4 88 (10.19%) Developer
5 69 (7.99%) Enterprise Architect
6 58 (6.71%) Senior Architect
7 53 (6.13%) Consultant
8 40 (4.63%) Infrastructure Architect
9 37 (4.28%) Analyst
9 37 (4.28%) Designer
9 37 (4.28%) Java Architect
10 34 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
11 32 (3.70%) Lead Architect
12 30 (3.47%) .NET Architect
12 30 (3.47%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 28 (3.24%) Technical Leader
14 26 (3.01%) Senior Developer
15 23 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 22 (2.55%) Data Architect
16 22 (2.55%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (12.62%) .NET
2 89 (10.30%) HTML
3 61 (7.06%) Middleware
4 60 (6.94%) REST
5 59 (6.83%) Web Services
6 55 (6.37%) AngularJS
7 53 (6.13%) HTML5
8 50 (5.79%) CSS
9 42 (4.86%) Spring
10 37 (4.28%) ASP.NET
11 33 (3.82%) XML
12 32 (3.70%) .NET Framework
13 26 (3.01%) RESTful
14 25 (2.89%) JMS
15 23 (2.66%) JSP
16 22 (2.55%) SOAP
17 20 (2.31%) J2EE
18 17 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (1.74%) COM
19 15 (1.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 46 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 38 (4.40%) Data Structures
6 27 (3.13%) Data Integration
7 26 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.89%) Algorithms
9 24 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (2.55%) Mobile App
11 19 (2.20%) Visualisation
12 17 (1.97%) User Experience
13 15 (1.74%) Equities
14 14 (1.62%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.50%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.50%) Fixed Income
16 12 (1.39%) Virtual Team
17 11 (1.27%) Public Cloud
18 10 (1.16%) N-Tier
19 9 (1.04%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 124 (14.35%) Linux
2 91 (10.53%) Windows
3 46 (5.32%) Unix
4 37 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.74%) Android
7 15 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.58%) AIX
11 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.35%) HPUX
12 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.23%) VME
14 1 (0.12%) Solaris
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (14.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 104 (12.04%) TOGAF
4 85 (9.84%) SOA
5 82 (9.49%) Migration
6 71 (8.22%) Open Source
7 70 (8.10%) CRM
8 66 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 61 (7.06%) Mentoring
11 60 (6.94%) Project Management
12 58 (6.71%) Data Architecture
13 56 (6.48%) Coaching
13 56 (6.48%) Data Modelling
14 54 (6.25%) DevOps
14 54 (6.25%) ITIL
14 54 (6.25%) Scrum
15 46 (5.32%) Content Management
16 45 (5.21%) Zachman Framework
17 44 (5.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 189 (21.88%) Java
2 87 (10.07%) JavaScript
3 83 (9.61%) SQL
4 78 (9.03%) C#
5 52 (6.02%) Python
6 25 (2.89%) Perl
7 24 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.08%) Ruby
8 18 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.74%) Apex Code
10 14 (1.62%) PHP
11 13 (1.50%) FQL
11 13 (1.50%) VB
12 11 (1.27%) R
13 6 (0.69%) C
13 6 (0.69%) Groovy
13 6 (0.69%) Scala
13 6 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.58%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 124 (14.35%) Security Cleared
2 92 (10.65%) Degree
3 88 (10.19%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.20%) CISSP
5 13 (1.50%) ISEB
6 9 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.81%) CCIE
8 7 (0.81%) CCNP
8 7 (0.81%) CLAS
9 6 (0.69%) CCNA
9 6 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.46%) PMP
11 3 (0.35%) CCDP
11 3 (0.35%) CCIP
11 3 (0.35%) CISA
11 3 (0.35%) CISM
11 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.55%) QA
2 15 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.93%) COBIT
7 4 (0.46%) GMP
7 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.35%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.23%) SEPA
9 2 (0.23%) SLA
10 1 (0.12%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.12%) MiFID
10 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 38 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.04%) Docker
5 7 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.46%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.46%) HDFS
6 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.46%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) XenApp
8 2 (0.23%) Ceph
8 2 (0.23%) KVM
8 2 (0.23%) Snort
8 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.23%) XenServer
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.12%) vCloud
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.78%) Puppet
2 19 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (0.93%) Ansible
5 8 (0.93%) SCCM
6 7 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.46%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.46%) OpenIDM
8 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.35%) Nagios
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.35%) Terraform
10 2 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 134 (15.51%) Oracle
2 120 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.18%) SAP
4 58 (6.71%) VMware
5 42 (4.86%) Cisco
6 35 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (3.59%) IBM
8 23 (2.66%) Adobe
9 19 (2.20%) Cloudera
9 19 (2.20%) HP
10 17 (1.97%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.74%) Citrix
11 15 (1.74%) Pega
12 14 (1.62%) CA
12 14 (1.62%) Hyperion
13 13 (1.50%) Informatica
13 13 (1.50%) Platfora
14 12 (1.39%) NetApp
15 11 (1.27%) ArcSight
16 10 (1.16%) Atlassian
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