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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 248 310 294
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -16
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 499 345 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.86% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 195 178
Average daily rate £550 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £622 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £520
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £78.00 £43.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.31% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.40 £38.70 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.60 £48.30 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.00 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+28.73% -1.13%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +69 447 £550 +10.00% 110
London +62 211 £550 - 53
South East +61 98 £485 +2.10% 17
Scotland +27 46 £448 -8.20% 2
Hampshire +35 33 £550 - 4
East of England -1 30 £625 +19.04% 3
West Midlands 0 28 £530 +11.57% 9
Glasgow +32 27 £450 +24.13% 1
City of London +34 26 £600 +9.09% 18
South West +1 26 £491 -10.68% 10
Berkshire +4 22 £475 -5.00% 4
Yorkshire -10 20 £550 +10.00% 4
North West -29 20 £475 +56.76% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 19 £450 -7.69%
Bristol 0 17 £495 -10.00% 2
West Yorkshire -3 16 £550 +10.00% 2
Leeds -3 16 £550 +10.00% 1
Bedfordshire +8 14 £625 +12.35% 1
Reading -6 11 £450 -12.19% 3
Milton Keynes +5 10 £513 +5.12%
Manchester -23 10 £475 +58.33% 4
Erskine - 10 £400 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £400 -
Luton -1 9 £625 +13.63% 1
Gosport - 9 £550 -
West Sussex +13 8 £550 +33.33% 2
Surrey -6 8 £450 +38.46% 3
Edinburgh -14 8 £450 -10.00% 1
Lancashire +7 7 £450 -10.00%
Birmingham +1 7 £400 -15.78% 4

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 229 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (20.50%) Finance
3 180 (19.63%) Oracle
4 157 (17.12%) Security Cleared
5 146 (15.92%) TOGAF
6 133 (14.50%) Java
7 121 (13.20%) Microsoft
8 119 (12.98%) Windows
9 113 (12.32%) Enterprise Architecture
10 106 (11.56%) Linux
11 105 (11.45%) SOA
12 101 (11.01%) SC Cleared
13 95 (10.36%) Banking
13 95 (10.36%) Migration
14 91 (9.92%) Project Management
15 89 (9.71%) SQL
16 86 (9.38%) Data Centre
17 84 (9.16%) SQL Server
18 83 (9.05%) VMware
19 80 (8.72%) Unix
20 78 (8.51%) .NET
21 76 (8.29%) Web Services
22 72 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
23 70 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
23 70 (7.63%) WAN
24 67 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
25 66 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
26 65 (7.09%) LAN
26 65 (7.09%) Data Architecture
27 63 (6.87%) SAP

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 30 (3.27%) WebLogic
2 27 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.74%) CMS
3 16 (1.74%) SAS
4 14 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.42%) JBoss
6 10 (1.09%) Node.js
7 9 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 9 (0.98%) Confluence
8 8 (0.87%) Documentum
8 8 (0.87%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.55%) SAP EP
11 5 (0.55%) Tuxedo
11 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.85%) MS Project
4 13 (1.42%) MS Office
5 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) HipChat
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.98%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.44%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.44%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.44%) Summit
4 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.84%) IaaS
3 26 (2.84%) Office 365
4 23 (2.51%) PaaS
5 19 (2.07%) SaaS
6 14 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.65%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.44%) GitHub
11 4 (0.44%) Route 53
12 3 (0.33%) Yammer
13 2 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.63%) WAN
2 65 (7.09%) LAN
3 45 (4.91%) Firewall
4 39 (4.25%) VPN
5 27 (2.94%) VoIP
6 19 (2.07%) SAN
7 16 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (1.42%) NAS
9 12 (1.31%) H.323
9 12 (1.31%) Network Security
9 12 (1.31%) Wireless
10 11 (1.20%) HTTP
10 11 (1.20%) LDAP
11 10 (1.09%) BGP
11 10 (1.09%) Internet
11 10 (1.09%) SSL
11 10 (1.09%) Unified Communications
12 9 (0.98%) CTI
12 9 (0.98%) OSPF
12 9 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 46 (5.02%) Oracle Database
5 34 (3.71%) Big Data
6 30 (3.27%) Hadoop
7 29 (3.16%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
9 22 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
11 18 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.85%) Apache Hive
12 17 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (1.74%) Oracle Discoverer
14 15 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (1.53%) DB2
16 12 (1.31%) HBase
16 12 (1.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (2.73%) Maven
2 19 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.74%) JIRA
3 16 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
3 16 (1.74%) Subversion
4 10 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.98%) JUnit
6 8 (0.87%) Grunt
7 7 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.76%) gulp
8 5 (0.55%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.44%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.44%) Selenium
9 4 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.33%) Ant
10 3 (0.33%) ANTLR
10 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.33%) VisualVM
10 3 (0.33%) YourKit
General
1 188 (20.50%) Finance
2 95 (10.36%) Banking
3 51 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 45 (4.91%) Retail
5 29 (3.16%) Marketing
6 26 (2.84%) Military
7 21 (2.29%) Billing
8 20 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.96%) Front Office
9 18 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.64%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.53%) Law
12 13 (1.42%) Legal
13 8 (0.87%) Publishing
14 6 (0.65%) Automotive
15 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.44%) Electronics
17 3 (0.33%) Back Office
18 2 (0.22%) Advertising
18 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 564 (61.50%) Architect
2 195 (21.26%) Solutions Architect
3 163 (17.78%) Technical Architect
4 90 (9.81%) Developer
5 76 (8.29%) Infrastructure Architect
6 75 (8.18%) Enterprise Architect
7 55 (6.00%) Analyst
8 50 (5.45%) Consultant
9 39 (4.25%) Senior Architect
10 38 (4.14%) Designer
10 38 (4.14%) Project Manager
11 36 (3.93%) Oracle Architect
12 35 (3.82%) Java Developer
13 34 (3.71%) Data Architect
14 33 (3.60%) Senior Developer
15 31 (3.38%) Business Analyst
16 26 (2.84%) Digital Architect
16 26 (2.84%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
16 26 (2.84%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
17 25 (2.73%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.51%) .NET
2 76 (8.29%) Web Services
3 56 (6.11%) HTML
4 49 (5.34%) Middleware
5 48 (5.23%) REST
6 45 (4.91%) CSS
7 41 (4.47%) J2EE
8 40 (4.36%) SOAP
9 30 (3.27%) AngularJS
9 30 (3.27%) HTML5
10 28 (3.05%) XML
11 24 (2.62%) Spring
12 21 (2.29%) JSON
12 21 (2.29%) RESTful
13 19 (2.07%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.53%) Java EE
14 14 (1.53%) JMS
15 12 (1.31%) SAP Basis
16 11 (1.20%) COM
16 11 (1.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 72 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.82%) Data Integration
5 25 (2.73%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.62%) User Experience
7 21 (2.29%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.85%) Social Media
10 16 (1.74%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.64%) CMDB
11 15 (1.64%) N-Tier
12 14 (1.53%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.42%) Cryptography
14 12 (1.31%) Clustering
15 11 (1.20%) Mobile App
16 10 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (0.98%) Reference Data
18 8 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 119 (12.98%) Windows
2 106 (11.56%) Linux
3 80 (8.72%) Unix
4 43 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.18%) Solaris
6 19 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.74%) HPUX
8 15 (1.64%) AIX
8 15 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.53%) Android
9 14 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.65%) MVS
11 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.33%) zOS
13 2 (0.22%) CentOS
13 2 (0.22%) SUSE
13 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (15.92%) TOGAF
3 113 (12.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 105 (11.45%) SOA
5 95 (10.36%) Migration
6 91 (9.92%) Project Management
7 66 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (7.09%) Data Architecture
9 62 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (6.22%) CRM
10 57 (6.22%) E-Commerce
11 53 (5.78%) Service Management
12 52 (5.67%) ITIL
13 51 (5.56%) Data Modelling
14 50 (5.45%) Analytics
15 49 (5.34%) Open Source
16 46 (5.02%) Business Analysis
16 46 (5.02%) Scrum
17 45 (4.91%) Zachman Framework
18 43 (4.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 133 (14.50%) Java
2 89 (9.71%) SQL
3 51 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.27%) C#
4 30 (3.27%) Python
5 15 (1.64%) Scala
6 14 (1.53%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.53%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.42%) C
8 12 (1.31%) COBOL
9 9 (0.98%) ABAP
9 9 (0.98%) Perl
9 9 (0.98%) PHP
9 9 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 9 (0.98%) Ruby
10 4 (0.44%) C++
10 4 (0.44%) R
10 4 (0.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.44%) VB
10 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 157 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 101 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.22%) Degree
4 32 (3.49%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.42%) CISSP
6 11 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.76%) MCSE
9 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.65%) CCNP
10 6 (0.65%) ISEB
11 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.44%) CCNA
12 4 (0.44%) PMP
13 3 (0.33%) CAPM
13 3 (0.33%) MCSA
14 2 (0.22%) MCTS
14 2 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.29%) QA
2 17 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.42%) ISO27002
5 10 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.09%) SLA
6 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.33%) TickIT
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
9 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.11%) GMP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 67 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.98%) HDFS
4 9 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.76%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.55%) KVM
6 5 (0.55%) XenServer
7 4 (0.44%) GPFS
7 4 (0.44%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.44%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.44%) vSphere
8 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.53%) Puppet
2 9 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.98%) SCCM
3 7 (0.76%) Nagios
4 6 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (0.55%) Ansible
5 5 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 5 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.22%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.22%) OpenView
8 2 (0.22%) SCOM
8 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 180 (19.63%) Oracle
2 121 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 83 (9.05%) VMware
4 63 (6.87%) SAP
5 45 (4.91%) Cisco
6 44 (4.80%) HP
7 42 (4.58%) Citrix
8 33 (3.60%) IBM
9 21 (2.29%) EMC
10 17 (1.85%) NetApp
11 15 (1.64%) Juniper
12 14 (1.53%) Adobe
12 14 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.53%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.42%) Google
14 12 (1.31%) Cognos
15 11 (1.20%) Sitecore
16 10 (1.09%) Avaya
16 10 (1.09%) Teradata
17 9 (0.98%) Intel
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: Up to £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £720 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £300 - 360 per day + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 20 days ago