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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 298 309 274
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -35
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 353 304 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.80% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 190 230
Average daily rate
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£515 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £21.44 £57.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.71% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
-48.33% -

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
41296 38155 37115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 73.78% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26858 23661 21624
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1161 1471
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 0 307 £520 +9.47% 86
London +18 142 £550 +7.31% 38
South East -17 59 £500 +17.64% 17
City of London +31 38 £550 +10.00% 9
West Midlands +12 36 £375 -12.28% 4
East of England +6 28 £588 +26.34% 8
Scotland +12 27 £500 +17.64% 1
Berkshire -2 25 £475 +7.95% 6
Glasgow +6 15 £513 +26.54% 1
Wales -17 14 £515 -14.16%
South West -30 14 £550 +20.87% 7
Reading +11 13 £500 +19.04% 3
Warwickshire +7 12 £425 - 1
Hampshire -20 12 £550 +46.66% 1
North West -20 12 £500 -9.09% 8
Bedfordshire - 12 £600 - 2
Edinburgh +1 10 £500 -
Bristol - 10 £550 - 4
Luton - 9 £600 - 2
Milton Keynes -6 8 £320 -
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £320 -
South Wales -14 7 £488 -18.75%
Yorkshire -23 7 £400 -23.80% 3
Staffordshire - 7 £375 -
West Wales - 7 £515 -
Swansea - 7 £515 -
Shropshire -4 6 £363 -16.66%
Norfolk - 6 £450 -
East Midlands -1 5 £525 +75.00%
Surrey -8 5 £438 -20.45% 2

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 175 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (20.81%) Oracle
3 143 (20.66%) Java
4 135 (19.51%) Finance
5 127 (18.35%) Microsoft
6 109 (15.75%) SQL
7 108 (15.61%) .NET
8 81 (11.71%) Web Services
9 77 (11.13%) Security Cleared
10 73 (10.55%) JavaScript
10 73 (10.55%) SQL Server
11 71 (10.26%) SOA
12 70 (10.12%) C#
12 70 (10.12%) Windows
12 70 (10.12%) Enterprise Architecture
13 67 (9.68%) Linux
13 67 (9.68%) HTML
13 67 (9.68%) SC Cleared
14 63 (9.10%) UNIX
15 62 (8.96%) TOGAF
15 62 (8.96%) Scrum
16 61 (8.82%) ITIL
17 59 (8.53%) E-Commerce
18 58 (8.38%) VMware
19 57 (8.24%) Migration
20 55 (7.95%) Banking
20 55 (7.95%) CRM
20 55 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (7.37%) SOAP
22 49 (7.08%) Project Management

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (2.31%) IIS
3 16 (2.31%) CMS
4 15 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.17%) Apache
4 15 (2.17%) Drupal
5 13 (1.88%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (0.87%) JBoss
8 6 (0.87%) SAS
9 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.58%) Node.js
Applications
1 42 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.30%) MS Office
3 8 (1.16%) MS Project
3 8 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) Mingle
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) Stata
5 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (3.18%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle FAH
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.17%) SaaS
2 10 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.30%) Office 365
4 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.01%) PaaS
4 7 (1.01%) IaaS
5 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.72%) Force.com
7 3 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.48%) Internet
2 28 (4.05%) Firewall
3 27 (3.90%) SAN
4 22 (3.18%) LDAP
4 22 (3.18%) WAN
5 14 (2.02%) VPN
5 14 (2.02%) LAN
6 13 (1.88%) DNS
6 13 (1.88%) NAS
7 12 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (1.73%) Intranet
8 11 (1.59%) DHCP
9 10 (1.45%) VoIP
10 8 (1.16%) Unified Communications
10 8 (1.16%) HTTP
10 8 (1.16%) SSL
11 6 (0.87%) DSL
11 6 (0.87%) MPLS
11 6 (0.87%) BGP
11 6 (0.87%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (4.19%) Relational Database
3 25 (3.61%) MySQL
4 19 (2.75%) RDBMS
4 19 (2.75%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.46%) DB2
5 17 (2.46%) Big Data
5 17 (2.46%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.88%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.30%) DataStage
9 9 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.01%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (3.03%) Ant
2 17 (2.46%) Maven
3 14 (2.02%) Selenium
4 12 (1.73%) ClearCase
5 10 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.30%) JIRA
6 9 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.87%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.72%) JMeter
9 5 (0.72%) Toad
9 5 (0.72%) JUnit
9 5 (0.72%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.72%) JBehave
10 4 (0.58%) LoadUI
10 4 (0.58%) Xcode
10 4 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 135 (19.51%) Finance
2 55 (7.95%) Banking
3 32 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.61%) Retail
5 17 (2.46%) Marketing
6 14 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.02%) Local Government
7 10 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.30%) Military
9 8 (1.16%) Legal
10 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.87%) Law
11 5 (0.72%) Advertising
11 5 (0.72%) Front Office
12 4 (0.58%) Automotive
12 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.43%) Billing
13 3 (0.43%) Back Office
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 385 (55.64%) Architect
2 188 (27.17%) Technical Architect
3 87 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
4 85 (12.28%) Developer
5 60 (8.67%) Consultant
6 34 (4.91%) Enterprise Architect
7 32 (4.62%) Analyst
8 28 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
9 26 (3.76%) Senior Architect
10 23 (3.32%) Senior Developer
10 23 (3.32%) Designer
11 16 (2.31%) Data Architect
12 15 (2.17%) Technical Leader
12 15 (2.17%) Business Analyst
13 14 (2.02%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (2.02%) C# Developer
14 13 (1.88%) Security Architect
15 11 (1.59%) .NET Developer
15 11 (1.59%) Java Developer
15 11 (1.59%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (15.61%) .NET
2 81 (11.71%) Web Services
3 67 (9.68%) HTML
4 51 (7.37%) SOAP
5 44 (6.36%) CSS
6 42 (6.07%) XML
7 31 (4.48%) REST
8 29 (4.19%) Middleware
8 29 (4.19%) J2EE
9 26 (3.76%) ASP.NET
10 25 (3.61%) JSP
10 25 (3.61%) Ajax
10 25 (3.61%) .NET Framework
11 23 (3.32%) RESTful
12 22 (3.18%) jQuery
13 20 (2.89%) Spring
14 19 (2.75%) HTML5
15 15 (2.17%) JSON
15 15 (2.17%) WCF
15 15 (2.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.34%) User Experience
4 28 (4.05%) Open Source
5 25 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (3.32%) CESG
8 21 (3.03%) NHS
9 19 (2.75%) iPad
10 15 (2.17%) RMADS
11 14 (2.02%) CESG CLAS
12 11 (1.59%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.45%) Social Media
13 10 (1.45%) Replication
13 10 (1.45%) Clustering
13 10 (1.45%) Taxonomies
14 9 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.30%) Blog
15 8 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
15 8 (1.16%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.12%) Windows
2 67 (9.68%) Linux
3 63 (9.10%) UNIX
4 33 (4.77%) AIX
5 12 (1.73%) Solaris
6 11 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.01%) Android
10 6 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.29%) HPUX
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (10.26%) SOA
3 70 (10.12%) Enterprise Architecture
4 62 (8.96%) TOGAF
4 62 (8.96%) Scrum
5 61 (8.82%) ITIL
6 59 (8.53%) E-Commerce
7 57 (8.24%) Migration
8 55 (7.95%) CRM
9 49 (7.08%) Project Management
10 42 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (6.07%) Mentoring
11 37 (5.35%) MVC
12 36 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (4.91%) Service Delivery
14 31 (4.48%) Information Security
15 30 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (4.19%) Content Management
17 28 (4.05%) Business Analysis
17 28 (4.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (20.66%) Java
2 109 (15.75%) SQL
3 73 (10.55%) JavaScript
4 70 (10.12%) C#
5 22 (3.18%) Scala
6 19 (2.75%) Python
7 15 (2.17%) Perl
8 14 (2.02%) PHP
9 10 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.45%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.30%) C
10 9 (1.30%) C++
10 9 (1.30%) PHP5
11 7 (1.01%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.87%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.72%) Groovy
14 4 (0.58%) Pascal
14 4 (0.58%) VB
14 4 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 67 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.94%) Degree
4 14 (2.02%) CISSP
5 9 (1.30%) ISEB
5 9 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.16%) CCIE
6 8 (1.16%) ISSAP
7 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.87%) CCNP
7 6 (0.87%) CCDP
8 5 (0.72%) CCIP
8 5 (0.72%) CCNA
9 4 (0.58%) MCSE
9 4 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.43%) MCITP
10 3 (0.43%) MCTS
10 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.32%) QA
2 17 (2.46%) SLA
3 12 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.01%) COBIT
5 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) UCITS
6 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 49 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.43%) XenApp
5 3 (0.43%) XenServer
5 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.43%) HDFS
6 2 (0.29%) GPFS
6 2 (0.29%) vCloud
6 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.29%) vSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Varnish
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (1.73%) SCCM
2 9 (1.30%) Puppet
3 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.87%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.72%) SCOM
6 4 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.43%) Nagios
7 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.29%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.29%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 144 (20.81%) Oracle
2 127 (18.35%) Microsoft
3 58 (8.38%) VMware
4 36 (5.20%) Cisco
5 29 (4.19%) SAP
6 26 (3.76%) IBM
7 21 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (3.03%) Citrix
8 16 (2.31%) NetApp
8 16 (2.31%) HP
9 15 (2.17%) Sybase
10 13 (1.88%) Juniper
11 10 (1.45%) Informatica
12 8 (1.16%) Splunk
12 8 (1.16%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.16%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.16%) Teradata
12 8 (1.16%) Lagan
13 7 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.87%) AccuRev
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, please quote
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 19 days ago