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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 319 269 321
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +52
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 338 471 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.85% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.05% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 273 227
Median daily rate £525 £523 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £378 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £21.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +98.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.50 £21.44
% change year-on-year
+17.80% +70.24%

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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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
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 2 December 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 -52 317 £525 - 73
London -19 178 £575 +4.54% 38
South East -46 39 £500 +6.95% 8
City of London -9 29 £575 -4.16% 11
East of England -2 18 £388 -13.88% 2
North West -8 18 £613 +44.11% 7
North East -18 18 £548 - 1
Cheshire +22 17 £600 +50.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -22 17 £525 - 1
West Midlands -22 15 £500 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 15 £525 - 1
South West +6 11 £418 -20.47% 6
Essex -1 11 £350 -12.50%
Berkshire -13 11 £538 +19.44%
Yorkshire +9 10 £484 +0.78% 3
Warrington +5 10 £650 +57.57% 2
Scotland +6 9 £420 +5.00% 2
West Yorkshire +7 8 £493 +2.60% 3
Leeds +4 8 £493 +2.60% 1
West Sussex +16 7 £513 -2.61%
Bristol +8 7 £550 +15.78% 1
Surrey +6 7 £450 -16.27% 2
Woking -7 7 £450 -5.26% 1
Wales - 6 £675 - 2
Worthing +2 5 £513 -8.88%
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £600 +37.14% 1
Hertfordshire -7 5 £500 +11.11% 2
East Midlands -8 5 £375 -16.66% 5
Milton Keynes -8 5 £600 +41.17% 1
Renfrewshire -13 4 £465 +16.25%

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 244 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (22.74%) Java
3 141 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 139 (18.48%) Finance
5 125 (16.62%) JavaScript
6 110 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 105 (13.96%) HTML
8 90 (11.97%) .NET
8 90 (11.97%) Oracle
9 85 (11.30%) Security Cleared
10 75 (9.97%) SQL Server
10 75 (9.97%) SOA
10 75 (9.97%) Project Management
11 71 (9.44%) CSS
12 70 (9.31%) SC Cleared
13 69 (9.18%) Windows
14 68 (9.04%) SQL
14 68 (9.04%) Marketing
15 67 (8.91%) Migration
16 65 (8.64%) Scrum
17 64 (8.51%) TOGAF
17 64 (8.51%) CRM
17 64 (8.51%) HTML5
18 63 (8.38%) Data Modelling
19 61 (8.11%) SAP
19 61 (8.11%) Open Source
19 61 (8.11%) Use Case
20 60 (7.98%) Degree
20 60 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
20 60 (7.98%) Active Directory

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 49 (6.52%) CMS
2 24 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 24 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.79%) NetWeaver
4 20 (2.66%) MS Exchange
5 19 (2.53%) SAP EP
5 19 (2.53%) SAS
6 15 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.33%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.06%) Apache
9 8 (1.06%) Apache Pig
9 8 (1.06%) IIS
9 8 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.93%) JBoss
11 6 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.39%) MS Office
3 12 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.27%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Pixelapse
7 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (3.32%) Eloqua
2 22 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (2.13%) SAP MDM
4 15 (1.99%) SAP CRM
5 14 (1.86%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.66%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.27%) assyst
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (4.12%) PaaS
4 27 (3.59%) IaaS
5 23 (3.06%) Office 365
6 21 (2.79%) SaaS
7 11 (1.46%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.66%) Bluemix
9 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.27%) CallidusCloud
11 2 (0.27%) Force.com
11 2 (0.27%) G Suite
11 2 (0.27%) GitHub
11 2 (0.27%) Heroku
11 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.26%) Firewall
1 32 (4.26%) WAN
2 27 (3.59%) LAN
3 16 (2.13%) SMS
4 15 (1.99%) LDAP
5 14 (1.86%) Network Security
6 11 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.33%) Skype
8 8 (1.06%) MPLS
8 8 (1.06%) SMTP
9 7 (0.93%) HTTP
9 7 (0.93%) Internet
9 7 (0.93%) PBX
10 6 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.80%) DMZ
10 6 (0.80%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.66%) AMQP
11 5 (0.66%) Intranet
11 5 (0.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.85%) Big Data
2 44 (5.85%) Relational Database
3 36 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 29 (3.86%) Hadoop
5 29 (3.86%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.32%) MySQL
6 25 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.66%) SAP HANA
9 16 (2.13%) Apache Hive
9 16 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.73%) Cloudera CDH
12 13 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.33%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 27 (3.59%) Git (software)
1 27 (3.59%) Selenium
2 23 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.66%) Cucumber
5 18 (2.39%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.46%) Grunt
7 10 (1.33%) Maven
8 9 (1.20%) gulp
9 8 (1.06%) JIRA
10 7 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.80%) JUnit
11 6 (0.80%) Mocha
11 6 (0.80%) Subversion
11 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.66%) Mockito
12 5 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.66%) Toad
13 4 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 139 (18.48%) Finance
2 68 (9.04%) Marketing
3 58 (7.71%) Banking
4 53 (7.05%) Retail
5 24 (3.19%) Legal
6 21 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.80%) Back Office
10 5 (0.66%) Automotive
10 5 (0.66%) Front Office
11 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 472 (62.77%) Architect
2 169 (22.47%) Technical Architect
3 124 (16.49%) Solutions Architect
4 122 (16.22%) Developer
5 47 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 42 (5.59%) Consultant
7 38 (5.05%) Digital Architect
8 36 (4.79%) Java Developer
9 31 (4.12%) Data Architect
9 31 (4.12%) Security Architect
10 28 (3.72%) SAP Architect
11 26 (3.46%) Analyst
12 25 (3.32%) Cloud Architect
13 23 (3.06%) Enterprise Architect
14 22 (2.93%) ServiceNow Developer
15 21 (2.79%) Designer
16 20 (2.66%) .NET Architect
17 19 (2.53%) Salesforce Architect
17 19 (2.53%) Technical Leader
18 18 (2.39%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (13.96%) HTML
2 90 (11.97%) .NET
3 71 (9.44%) CSS
4 64 (8.51%) HTML5
5 54 (7.18%) AngularJS
6 47 (6.25%) J2EE
6 47 (6.25%) XML
7 43 (5.72%) REST
8 41 (5.45%) RESTful
9 38 (5.05%) Web Services
10 37 (4.92%) Spring
11 34 (4.52%) JSON
12 33 (4.39%) Middleware
13 28 (3.72%) .NET Framework
14 27 (3.59%) CSS3
15 26 (3.46%) jQuery
16 25 (3.32%) Ajax
17 23 (3.06%) ASP.NET
18 22 (2.93%) OAuth
19 21 (2.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.85%) Management Information System
2 53 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.52%) Data Structures
4 29 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.72%) User Experience
6 27 (3.59%) Algorithms
7 22 (2.93%) CMDB
7 22 (2.93%) Virtual Team
8 20 (2.66%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.39%) Social Media
10 17 (2.26%) Data Integration
10 17 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.86%) Equities
13 13 (1.73%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.60%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.20%) CESG
15 9 (1.20%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.18%) Windows
2 58 (7.71%) Linux
3 37 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.06%) Unix
5 22 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.60%) Android
8 11 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.06%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.66%) AIX
11 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.27%) HPUX
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
3 75 (9.97%) Project Management
3 75 (9.97%) SOA
4 67 (8.91%) Migration
5 65 (8.64%) Scrum
6 64 (8.51%) CRM
6 64 (8.51%) TOGAF
7 63 (8.38%) Data Modelling
8 61 (8.11%) Open Source
8 61 (8.11%) Use Case
9 59 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 58 (7.71%) Analytics
11 57 (7.58%) ITIL
11 57 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 54 (7.18%) SDLC
13 53 (7.05%) Configuration Management
13 53 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (7.05%) TDD
14 51 (6.78%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (22.74%) Java
2 125 (16.62%) JavaScript
3 68 (9.04%) SQL
4 55 (7.31%) C#
5 35 (4.65%) Python
5 35 (4.65%) Ruby
6 19 (2.53%) Scala
7 17 (2.26%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.86%) Apex Code
8 14 (1.86%) PHP
9 12 (1.60%) C
9 12 (1.60%) R
10 11 (1.46%) ABAP
10 11 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.20%) C++
12 8 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.93%) Perl
14 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.40%) SPARQL
15 3 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 70 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 60 (7.98%) Degree
4 18 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.33%) CCNA
6 10 (1.33%) MCSA
7 9 (1.20%) CISSP
7 9 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.93%) CLAS
10 6 (0.80%) ISEB
11 5 (0.66%) CCNP
11 5 (0.66%) MBA
11 5 (0.66%) MCTS
11 5 (0.66%) PMP
12 4 (0.53%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.05%) QA
2 16 (2.13%) COBIT
3 13 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 8 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.53%) SLA
9 2 (0.27%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.13%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 60 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.99%) Docker
4 9 (1.20%) HDFS
4 9 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.06%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.66%) XenApp
8 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.27%) Ceph
10 2 (0.27%) Snort
10 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.27%) vSphere
10 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.13%) vCloud
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.26%) Ansible
2 16 (2.13%) Puppet
3 10 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.20%) Nagios
4 9 (1.20%) OpenAM
4 9 (1.20%) OpenIDM
5 7 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.53%) Ambari
7 4 (0.53%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.53%) Oozie
7 4 (0.53%) SCCM
8 3 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.40%) Control-M
8 3 (0.40%) Terraform
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.27%) Mesos
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 141 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 90 (11.97%) Oracle
3 61 (8.11%) SAP
4 47 (6.25%) VMware
5 43 (5.72%) Cisco
6 37 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (3.86%) IBM
8 27 (3.59%) Adobe
9 22 (2.93%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.53%) Hyperion
11 18 (2.39%) ATG
11 18 (2.39%) CheckPoint
11 18 (2.39%) Citrix
11 18 (2.39%) hybris
12 16 (2.13%) Cloudera
13 13 (1.73%) Google
13 13 (1.73%) Pega
14 12 (1.60%) Splunk
15 10 (1.33%) Platfora
16 9 (1.20%) Apigee
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