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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 292 265 334
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +69
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 435 513 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.88% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.09% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 275 204
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £383 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £42.58 £42.75 £32.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +33.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.48 £42.55 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.80 £42.95 £43.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £32.04

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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -23 415 £500 +1.01% 70
London +16 227 £550 +10.00% 21
South East -58 55 £487 +8.22% 7
West Midlands -40 33 £488 +8.33% 3
East of England +12 24 £463 +1.09% 1
South West +20 23 £425 -15.00% 10
City of London +13 18 £525 - 3
North West -3 18 £443 -9.23% 5
Yorkshire 0 17 £500 +8.10% 9
Hampshire -29 16 £463 -7.03% 1
West Yorkshire +2 14 £500 +8.10% 4
West Sussex +3 12 £408 -22.28%
Scotland +1 12 £440 +3.52%
Leeds +9 10 £500 +1.01% 1
Bristol 0 10 £365 +12.30% 7
Shropshire -14 10 £500 +5.26%
Essex +13 9 £350 -22.22%
Berkshire -7 9 £550 +22.22% 1
Telford -16 9 £500 +5.26%
North East -20 9 £440 -29.88% 3
Tyne and Wear -24 9 £440 -29.88% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 9 £440 -29.88% 3
Cheshire +8 8 £425 -15.00% 2
Surrey -13 8 £450 +21.62% 4
Hertfordshire +10 6 £375 -15.73%
East Midlands -2 6 £450 -18.18% 9
Worthing -5 6 £538 +2.38%
Wales - 6 £453 - 1
Norfolk -2 5 £470 +2.73%
Norwich -3 5 £470 +4.44%

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 246 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (24.43%) Java
3 160 (19.07%) Finance
4 148 (17.64%) Microsoft
5 130 (15.49%) Oracle
6 118 (14.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 117 (13.95%) Linux
8 112 (13.35%) Security Cleared
9 107 (12.75%) .NET
10 106 (12.63%) JavaScript
11 104 (12.40%) HTML
12 92 (10.97%) SQL Server
13 91 (10.85%) SQL
14 85 (10.13%) SC Cleared
15 83 (9.89%) Degree
16 81 (9.65%) Relational Database
16 81 (9.65%) C#
16 81 (9.65%) SOA
17 76 (9.06%) Retail
18 74 (8.82%) Windows
19 72 (8.58%) Project Management
20 71 (8.46%) Open Source
21 69 (8.22%) Banking
21 69 (8.22%) Migration
22 68 (8.10%) Data Modelling
23 67 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
24 66 (7.87%) Marketing
25 65 (7.75%) TOGAF
26 64 (7.63%) Management Information System
26 64 (7.63%) HTML5

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 34 (4.05%) CMS
2 26 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.74%) SAS
4 19 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 16 (1.91%) NetWeaver
6 15 (1.79%) JBoss
6 15 (1.79%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.79%) SAP EP
6 15 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.31%) Confluence
9 11 (1.31%) Mule
10 10 (1.19%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.19%) IIS
11 7 (0.83%) Apache
11 7 (0.83%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.60%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.60%) nginx
12 5 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 62 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.67%) MS Office
2 14 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.95%) HipChat
4 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Pixelapse
7 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (3.10%) Eloqua
2 23 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.67%) SAP CRM
4 14 (1.67%) SAP MDM
5 7 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.72%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.60%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.69%) Office 365
4 29 (3.46%) SaaS
5 17 (2.03%) PaaS
6 16 (1.91%) IaaS
7 8 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.72%) GitHub
9 4 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.36%) Force.com
10 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.36%) Heroku
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.36%) LAN
2 42 (5.01%) WAN
3 41 (4.89%) Firewall
4 20 (2.38%) Internet
5 13 (1.55%) Network Security
6 12 (1.43%) LDAP
7 10 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (1.19%) VPN
8 9 (1.07%) Cisco ISE
8 9 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.07%) Wireless
9 8 (0.95%) SMS
9 8 (0.95%) SMTP
9 8 (0.95%) VoIP
10 6 (0.72%) Intranet
10 6 (0.72%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.60%) AMQP
11 5 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 81 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 48 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (4.41%) Hadoop
4 37 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 30 (3.58%) Big Data
7 29 (3.46%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (3.10%) Oracle Database
9 26 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (2.26%) Pentaho
12 18 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (2.15%) DB2
13 17 (2.03%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.91%) MySQL
14 16 (1.91%) SAP HANA
15 14 (1.67%) Cloudera CDH
16 13 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (3.10%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.62%) Visual Studio
4 18 (2.15%) JIRA
5 17 (2.03%) Maven
5 17 (2.03%) Selenium
6 15 (1.79%) Grunt
7 10 (1.19%) gulp
7 10 (1.19%) Subversion
8 9 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.07%) ERwin
8 9 (1.07%) JUnit
9 8 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.60%) Hudson
11 5 (0.60%) JSHint
General
1 160 (19.07%) Finance
2 76 (9.06%) Retail
3 69 (8.22%) Banking
4 66 (7.87%) Marketing
5 42 (5.01%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.22%) Law
7 20 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.67%) Legal
8 14 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.55%) Front Office
10 9 (1.07%) Military
11 6 (0.72%) Automotive
12 5 (0.60%) Back Office
13 4 (0.48%) Advertising
13 4 (0.48%) Billing
13 4 (0.48%) Publishing
14 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.36%) Electronics
15 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 504 (60.07%) Architect
2 179 (21.33%) Technical Architect
3 140 (16.69%) Solutions Architect
4 103 (12.28%) Developer
5 56 (6.67%) Consultant
6 51 (6.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 39 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 39 (4.65%) Senior Architect
8 37 (4.41%) Java Architect
9 36 (4.29%) Analyst
10 31 (3.69%) Designer
10 31 (3.69%) Technical Leader
11 30 (3.58%) Lead Architect
12 28 (3.34%) .NET Architect
12 28 (3.34%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.34%) Security Architect
13 25 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
14 24 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
16 20 (2.38%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.75%) .NET
2 104 (12.40%) HTML
3 64 (7.63%) HTML5
4 60 (7.15%) REST
5 55 (6.56%) AngularJS
6 52 (6.20%) CSS
7 48 (5.72%) Web Services
8 47 (5.60%) Middleware
8 47 (5.60%) Spring
9 42 (5.01%) ASP.NET
10 34 (4.05%) XML
11 32 (3.81%) RESTful
12 30 (3.58%) J2EE
13 29 (3.46%) .NET Framework
14 25 (2.98%) JMS
14 25 (2.98%) JSP
15 22 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (2.50%) JSON
16 21 (2.50%) Node.js
17 18 (2.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.63%) Data Centre
1 64 (7.63%) Management Information System
2 44 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.41%) Data Structures
4 33 (3.93%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.58%) Algorithms
6 22 (2.62%) Data Integration
7 19 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.79%) Equities
9 15 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.79%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.67%) User Experience
11 13 (1.55%) Fixed Income
11 13 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.31%) Social Media
13 10 (1.19%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.95%) Linux
2 74 (8.82%) Windows
3 39 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.41%) Unix
5 28 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.43%) Android
7 12 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.48%) AIX
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) HPUX
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (14.06%) Enterprise Architecture
3 81 (9.65%) SOA
4 72 (8.58%) Project Management
5 71 (8.46%) Open Source
6 69 (8.22%) Migration
7 68 (8.10%) Data Modelling
8 67 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 65 (7.75%) TOGAF
10 62 (7.39%) Content Management
10 62 (7.39%) CRM
11 58 (6.91%) DevOps
11 58 (6.91%) Scrum
12 56 (6.67%) E-Commerce
13 54 (6.44%) Coaching
13 54 (6.44%) Mentoring
14 53 (6.32%) Use Case
15 52 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (5.96%) SDLC
17 49 (5.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 205 (24.43%) Java
2 106 (12.63%) JavaScript
3 91 (10.85%) SQL
4 81 (9.65%) C#
5 55 (6.56%) Python
6 26 (3.10%) Perl
7 22 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.50%) Ruby
9 19 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.79%) PHP
12 14 (1.67%) Apex Code
13 13 (1.55%) FQL
13 13 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.55%) VB
14 12 (1.43%) R
15 10 (1.19%) Scala
16 6 (0.72%) ABAP
16 6 (0.72%) C
16 6 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 112 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 85 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 83 (9.89%) Degree
4 18 (2.15%) CISSP
5 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.55%) ISEB
7 11 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.19%) MCSA
9 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.83%) CCIE
10 7 (0.83%) CCNP
10 7 (0.83%) CLAS
10 7 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.72%) CCNA
11 6 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.60%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.36%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.36%) CISA
13 3 (0.36%) CISM
13 3 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.17%) QA
2 17 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.55%) COBIT
5 9 (1.07%) Government Security Classifications
6 8 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.36%) ISO27005
8 3 (0.36%) SLA
9 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.24%) SEPA
10 1 (0.12%) GMP
10 1 (0.12%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.31%) Docker
4 7 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.60%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.48%) HDFS
6 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.48%) vSphere
7 3 (0.36%) XenApp
8 2 (0.24%) Ceph
8 2 (0.24%) Snort
8 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.12%) vCloud
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (2.74%) Puppet
2 17 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.55%) Ansible
4 9 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (1.07%) OpenAM
4 9 (1.07%) OpenIDM
5 7 (0.83%) SCCM
6 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.36%) Terraform
9 2 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.24%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 148 (17.64%) Microsoft
2 130 (15.49%) Oracle
3 57 (6.79%) SAP
4 48 (5.72%) Cisco
5 47 (5.60%) VMware
6 38 (4.53%) IBM
6 38 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (3.10%) Adobe
8 19 (2.26%) Hyperion
9 18 (2.15%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.91%) Pega
11 14 (1.67%) Cloudera
12 13 (1.55%) CA
12 13 (1.55%) Informatica
13 12 (1.43%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.43%) Tableau
14 11 (1.31%) ArcSight
14 11 (1.31%) hybris
14 11 (1.31%) Platfora
15 10 (1.19%) Atlassian
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago