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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 255 324 258
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -66
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 525 331 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.59% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.77% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 210 218
Average daily rate
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£495 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £42.75 £32.04 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.43% -44.28%
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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +65 489 £498 +4.73% 85
London +18 194 £513 +2.50% 41
South East +51 130 £450 +4.65% 16
Hampshire +40 52 £498 +15.02%
City of London +18 43 £513 -5.96% 13
West Midlands +11 43 £450 +5.26% 3
North West +3 35 £475 -36.66% 12
East of England +3 29 £478 +6.11% 2
Berkshire +16 27 £450 +28.57% 4
Gosport +24 22 £515 -
Surrey +9 22 £388 -29.54% 4
Scotland +7 22 £425 -10.52% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 22 £428 -5.00%
Yorkshire -13 21 £445 -31.53% 6
Milton Keynes +5 17 £400 -30.43%
Manchester -5 17 £500 -13.04% 6
West Yorkshire -17 16 £440 -37.14% 4
Hertfordshire +13 12 £600 +29.72% 1
Birmingham +6 12 £700 +64.70% 3
South West +4 12 £500 -2.43% 4
Reading 0 11 £375 +7.14%
Cheshire -7 10 £425 -43.33% 3
Croydon -10 10 £525 +16.66%
Glasgow +15 9 £500 +5.26%
Warwickshire +7 9 £400 -17.09%
Cambridge +6 8 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 8 - -
Leeds -22 8 £440 -37.14% 3
Midlands - 8 £650 -
Portsmouth +2 7 £496 +15.40%

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 226 (25.14%) Oracle
2 201 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (19.80%) Finance
4 159 (17.69%) Java
5 121 (13.46%) SQL Server
6 118 (13.13%) SQL
6 118 (13.13%) SOA
7 115 (12.79%) Microsoft
8 114 (12.68%) Migration
9 112 (12.46%) .NET
10 111 (12.35%) Windows
11 108 (12.01%) Banking
12 102 (11.35%) Enterprise Architecture
13 101 (11.23%) Security Cleared
14 96 (10.68%) Linux
15 90 (10.01%) TOGAF
16 86 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
17 85 (9.45%) Data Modelling
18 80 (8.90%) UNIX
19 77 (8.57%) SC Cleared
20 75 (8.34%) JavaScript
21 73 (8.12%) Degree
22 72 (8.01%) Project Management
22 72 (8.01%) Data Centre
23 71 (7.90%) Relational Database
23 71 (7.90%) Web Services
23 71 (7.90%) Scrum
23 71 (7.90%) Oracle Database
24 69 (7.68%) SAP
24 69 (7.68%) Data Warehouse

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 44 (4.89%) WebLogic
2 30 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.56%) IIS
3 23 (2.56%) CMS
4 18 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (1.89%) SAP EP
5 17 (1.89%) NetWeaver
6 15 (1.67%) SAS
7 14 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.56%) Apache
8 11 (1.22%) JBoss
8 11 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (1.11%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.00%) MQSeries
10 9 (1.00%) Node.js
11 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.78%) Mule
12 6 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.78%) MS Office
3 10 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.22%) SAP PSCD
2 10 (1.11%) SAP APO
3 9 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (1.00%) SAP CRM
3 9 (1.00%) SAP MDM
3 9 (1.00%) SAP EWM
3 9 (1.00%) SAP FI-CA
4 8 (0.89%) SAP HCM
4 8 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.89%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.89%) SAP QM
4 8 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.89%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.89%) SAP PP
5 7 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
5 7 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.56%) Agresso
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.11%) SaaS
4 6 (0.67%) GitHub
5 5 (0.56%) Office 365
5 5 (0.56%) PaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.33%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.33%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.22%) Boomi
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.11%) Taleo
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.34%) Firewall
2 29 (3.23%) WAN
2 29 (3.23%) VPN
3 27 (3.00%) SAN
4 25 (2.78%) LAN
5 23 (2.56%) Internet
6 20 (2.22%) LDAP
7 19 (2.11%) Wireless
8 18 (2.00%) HTTP
9 16 (1.78%) Intranet
10 15 (1.67%) IPsec
10 15 (1.67%) SSL
11 14 (1.56%) OSPF
11 14 (1.56%) BGP
12 13 (1.45%) DNS
13 12 (1.33%) MPLS
14 11 (1.22%) Network Security
14 11 (1.22%) VoIP
15 10 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (1.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 71 (7.90%) Oracle Database
2 71 (7.90%) Relational Database
3 69 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 34 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 30 (3.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 30 (3.34%) RDBMS
7 27 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.78%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (2.34%) Big Data
11 19 (2.11%) MongoDB
11 19 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (2.00%) DB2
13 16 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
15 14 (1.56%) IBM InfoSphere
15 14 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 41 (4.56%) Jenkins
2 22 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.89%) Maven
4 15 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 12 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.22%) JIRA
8 10 (1.11%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.11%) ANTLR
9 9 (1.00%) JUnit
9 9 (1.00%) Subversion
10 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.89%) VisualVM
10 8 (0.89%) YourKit
11 7 (0.78%) Rational Rose
12 6 (0.67%) NUnit
12 6 (0.67%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.67%) Selenium
12 6 (0.67%) Grunt
General
1 178 (19.80%) Finance
2 108 (12.01%) Banking
3 58 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 43 (4.78%) Retail
5 33 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.34%) Marketing
6 21 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.34%) Military
7 18 (2.00%) Legal
8 14 (1.56%) Billing
9 12 (1.33%) Law
10 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.78%) Front Office
11 7 (0.78%) French Language
12 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.56%) Automotive
13 5 (0.56%) Advertising
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 512 (56.95%) Architect
2 185 (20.58%) Solutions Architect
3 174 (19.35%) Technical Architect
4 113 (12.57%) Developer
5 63 (7.01%) Consultant
6 57 (6.34%) Infrastructure Architect
7 54 (6.01%) Analyst
8 37 (4.12%) SAP Architect
9 36 (4.00%) Designer
10 31 (3.45%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 31 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 27 (3.00%) Business Analyst
11 27 (3.00%) .NET Developer
11 27 (3.00%) Enterprise Architect
12 25 (2.78%) Project Manager
13 24 (2.67%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.67%) Oracle Architect
14 22 (2.45%) Lead Architect
15 19 (2.11%) Solutions Designer
16 18 (2.00%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (12.46%) .NET
2 71 (7.90%) Web Services
3 67 (7.45%) HTML
4 59 (6.56%) Middleware
5 53 (5.90%) XML
6 49 (5.45%) REST
7 44 (4.89%) SOAP
7 44 (4.89%) CSS
8 43 (4.78%) ASP.NET
9 37 (4.12%) HTML5
10 35 (3.89%) J2EE
11 27 (3.00%) Spring
12 26 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (2.78%) AngularJS
14 24 (2.67%) .NET Framework
14 24 (2.67%) JSON
15 23 (2.56%) WCF
16 21 (2.34%) Apache Thrift
17 20 (2.22%) SAP PI
18 19 (2.11%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (8.01%) Data Centre
3 45 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.67%) Data Integration
5 32 (3.56%) User Experience
6 27 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.67%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.33%) Wiki
10 12 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.22%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.22%) Clustering
12 9 (1.00%) PKI
12 9 (1.00%) DataPower
13 8 (0.89%) Oracle Exalytics
13 8 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
13 8 (0.89%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.89%) W3C
14 7 (0.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.35%) Windows
2 96 (10.68%) Linux
3 80 (8.90%) UNIX
4 28 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (2.67%) AIX
6 23 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.11%) Solaris
8 15 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.33%) HPUX
11 9 (1.00%) Android
12 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.33%) VME
15 3 (0.33%) zOS
15 3 (0.33%) MVS
16 2 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (13.13%) SOA
3 114 (12.68%) Migration
4 102 (11.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 90 (10.01%) TOGAF
6 85 (9.45%) Data Modelling
7 72 (8.01%) Project Management
8 71 (7.90%) Scrum
9 62 (6.90%) Analytics
10 56 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (6.23%) E-Commerce
11 54 (6.01%) ETL
12 53 (5.90%) ITIL
13 52 (5.78%) Information Security
14 51 (5.67%) Data Management
14 51 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (5.45%) CRM
15 49 (5.45%) Open Source
16 45 (5.01%) Data Migration
17 41 (4.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 159 (17.69%) Java
2 118 (13.13%) SQL
3 75 (8.34%) JavaScript
4 57 (6.34%) C#
5 35 (3.89%) Python
6 13 (1.45%) C
6 13 (1.45%) R
7 12 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.22%) VB
8 11 (1.22%) Scala
9 10 (1.11%) Perl
10 9 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.00%) VBA
11 8 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.78%) ABAP
12 7 (0.78%) PHP
12 7 (0.78%) VB6
13 6 (0.67%) COBOL
14 5 (0.56%) Groovy
15 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 73 (8.12%) Degree
4 22 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.78%) CISSP
7 13 (1.45%) CCNP
7 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.78%) JNCIS
9 7 (0.78%) CCNA
10 6 (0.67%) MCSE
11 5 (0.56%) MCSA
11 5 (0.56%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (0.56%) CCSA
11 5 (0.56%) CCSE
12 4 (0.44%) ISEB
13 3 (0.33%) CCDP
13 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.11%) QA
2 25 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.89%) SLA
5 4 (0.44%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) TickIT
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 46 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.00%) vSphere
5 8 (0.89%) PowerHA
6 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.56%) Snort
7 5 (0.56%) Squid
8 4 (0.44%) vCloud
9 3 (0.33%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.22%) XenApp
10 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.22%) GPFS
11 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) IAG
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.22%) Puppet
3 7 (0.78%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (0.67%) SCCM
5 5 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.22%) SCOM
7 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.22%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.11%) Graylog
8 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 226 (25.14%) Oracle
2 115 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 69 (7.68%) SAP
4 56 (6.23%) VMware
5 52 (5.78%) IBM
6 44 (4.89%) Cisco
7 31 (3.45%) Citrix
8 28 (3.11%) Adobe
9 26 (2.89%) Juniper
10 23 (2.56%) Informatica
10 23 (2.56%) HP
11 20 (2.22%) TIBCO
12 18 (2.00%) Pega
13 13 (1.45%) Talend
14 11 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.22%) Netezza
14 11 (1.22%) webMethods
14 11 (1.22%) Websense
15 10 (1.11%) Ab Initio
15 10 (1.11%) CheckPoint
East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
@ITS
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £750 - £830 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £420 per day + DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 27 days ago