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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 272 299 260
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -39
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 406 343 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.84% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 221 194
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +35 384 £500 - 99
London -15 176 £500 -4.76% 43
South East +14 80 £440 -2.22% 19
City of London +19 43 £525 -0.94% 11
North West -4 33 £500 +4.43% 12
South West +21 31 £475 +11.89% 3
Berkshire +26 29 £450 - 3
East of England +14 28 £588 +6.81% 7
West Midlands -22 17 £488 +13.37% 4
Bedfordshire +18 15 £594 +3.26% 2
Hampshire +1 15 £463 +15.62% 4
Reading +18 14 £450 -5.26% 3
Bristol +10 14 £475 +11.89% 2
Cumbria - 12 - - 1
West Sussex - 12 £410 - 1
Luton +14 11 £594 +3.26% 1
Scotland +9 10 £475 +7.95% 1
Surrey +6 8 £325 - 7
Slough +2 7 £450 +53.84%
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £400 -39.62% 2
Edinburgh -5 7 £475 +7.95%
Manchester -8 7 £345 -24.38% 5
Yorkshire -31 7 £450 -12.19% 8
West Yorkshire -17 6 £450 -12.19% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £513 -
Somerset +12 5 - -
Milton Keynes 0 5 £400 -48.38%
Birmingham -6 5 £475 -5.00% 3
Cheshire -11 5 £525 +6.06% 5
Essex -11 5 - - 1

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 208 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (24.97%) Java
3 155 (21.03%) Oracle
4 135 (18.32%) Finance
5 134 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 109 (14.79%) SQL
7 106 (14.38%) Windows
8 102 (13.84%) .NET
9 101 (13.70%) SOA
10 100 (13.57%) SQL Server
10 100 (13.57%) Web Services
11 95 (12.89%) Linux
12 89 (12.08%) JavaScript
13 76 (10.31%) Migration
14 74 (10.04%) C#
14 74 (10.04%) HTML
15 73 (9.91%) Security Cleared
16 72 (9.77%) UNIX
17 71 (9.63%) ITIL
18 69 (9.36%) Degree
19 68 (9.23%) VMware
20 61 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
21 60 (8.14%) SC Cleared
22 59 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
22 59 (8.01%) Enterprise Architecture
22 59 (8.01%) Banking
23 57 (7.73%) SAP
24 53 (7.19%) CSS
25 52 (7.06%) E-Commerce
26 51 (6.92%) MS Excel

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 29 (3.93%) IIS
2 28 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 25 (3.39%) NetWeaver
4 22 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.44%) Apache
6 15 (2.04%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.76%) SAS
8 11 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.49%) CMS
9 9 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.09%) Documentum
10 8 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.81%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.81%) Node.js
12 6 (0.81%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.81%) JBoss
13 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 51 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.04%) MS Office
3 9 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.81%) Mingle
5 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.54%) SPSS
7 3 (0.41%) MS Project
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.27%) Agresso
5 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.27%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.27%) Exstream
6 1 (0.14%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.90%) SaaS
2 13 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.09%) Office 365
4 6 (0.81%) PaaS
4 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.68%) Force.com
6 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.27%) Boomi
7 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.29%) VPN
2 33 (4.48%) SAN
2 33 (4.48%) Firewall
3 30 (4.07%) WAN
4 24 (3.26%) LDAP
4 24 (3.26%) LAN
5 23 (3.12%) SSL
6 17 (2.31%) DNS
7 16 (2.17%) Internet
8 13 (1.76%) MPLS
8 13 (1.76%) IPsec
8 13 (1.76%) Network Security
9 10 (1.36%) Intranet
9 10 (1.36%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.36%) VoIP
10 9 (1.22%) DHCP
10 9 (1.22%) BGP
11 8 (1.09%) DSL
11 8 (1.09%) Unified Communications
12 7 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 38 (5.16%) Oracle Database
5 27 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (2.71%) NoSQL
8 18 (2.44%) SAP HANA
9 17 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (2.17%) MySQL
11 14 (1.90%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.76%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.76%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.49%) MS Access
13 11 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.49%) Big Data
14 10 (1.36%) OLTP
15 9 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (1.09%) DB2
16 8 (1.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.90%) Maven
3 11 (1.49%) JUnit
4 10 (1.36%) Eclipse
4 10 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.09%) VisualVM
5 8 (1.09%) YourKit
6 7 (0.95%) NUnit
7 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.68%) JIRA
8 5 (0.68%) Selenium
9 4 (0.54%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.54%) Subversion
9 4 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.41%) JMeter
10 3 (0.41%) Bower
10 3 (0.41%) Grunt
10 3 (0.41%) Lombardi
General
1 135 (18.32%) Finance
2 59 (8.01%) Banking
3 39 (5.29%) Retail
4 35 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.48%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.04%) Legal
7 13 (1.76%) Marketing
8 6 (0.81%) French Language
8 6 (0.81%) Publishing
8 6 (0.81%) Billing
9 4 (0.54%) Local Government
9 4 (0.54%) Games
9 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.41%) Back Office
10 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 389 (52.78%) Architect
2 173 (23.47%) Technical Architect
3 125 (16.96%) Developer
4 111 (15.06%) Solutions Architect
5 57 (7.73%) Consultant
6 45 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 44 (5.97%) Designer
8 40 (5.43%) Analyst
9 35 (4.75%) Senior Developer
10 30 (4.07%) C# Developer
11 28 (3.80%) Java Developer
12 24 (3.26%) Solutions Designer
12 24 (3.26%) Technical Developer
13 23 (3.12%) Technical Consultant
14 22 (2.99%) SAP Architect
15 20 (2.71%) ITSM Consultant
15 20 (2.71%) ServiceNow Consultant
15 20 (2.71%) ServiceNow Developer
15 20 (2.71%) .NET Developer
16 18 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (13.84%) .NET
2 100 (13.57%) Web Services
3 74 (10.04%) HTML
4 53 (7.19%) CSS
5 49 (6.65%) XML
6 47 (6.38%) SOAP
7 46 (6.24%) ASP.NET
8 42 (5.70%) Middleware
9 31 (4.21%) Ajax
10 29 (3.93%) J2EE
11 27 (3.66%) HTML5
12 25 (3.39%) REST
12 25 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (3.39%) Spring
13 23 (3.12%) JMS
14 20 (2.71%) COM
14 20 (2.71%) jQuery
15 18 (2.44%) RESTful
15 18 (2.44%) JSP
15 18 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.26%) Open Source
5 20 (2.71%) CMDB
6 18 (2.44%) Data Integration
6 18 (2.44%) User Experience
7 16 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.76%) DataPower
10 12 (1.63%) iPad
10 12 (1.63%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.63%) GIS
10 12 (1.63%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.36%) NHS
13 9 (1.22%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 106 (14.38%) Windows
2 95 (12.89%) Linux
3 72 (9.77%) UNIX
4 27 (3.66%) AIX
5 26 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.71%) Solaris
8 19 (2.58%) Windows 7
9 16 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.49%) Android
11 8 (1.09%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.81%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.41%) MVS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.41%) VME
15 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.27%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (13.70%) SOA
3 76 (10.31%) Migration
4 71 (9.63%) ITIL
5 59 (8.01%) Enterprise Architecture
6 52 (7.06%) E-Commerce
7 44 (5.97%) Project Management
8 43 (5.83%) ERP
8 43 (5.83%) TOGAF
9 42 (5.70%) Service Management
10 39 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (5.02%) Scrum
11 37 (5.02%) CRM
11 37 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (4.61%) Data Modelling
14 33 (4.48%) Mentoring
15 29 (3.93%) Analytics
16 28 (3.80%) MVC
16 28 (3.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 184 (24.97%) Java
2 109 (14.79%) SQL
3 89 (12.08%) JavaScript
4 74 (10.04%) C#
5 35 (4.75%) Python
6 19 (2.58%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.31%) Scala
8 13 (1.76%) C
8 13 (1.76%) VBA
9 12 (1.63%) VB
10 11 (1.49%) C++
10 11 (1.49%) Ruby
11 7 (0.95%) R
11 7 (0.95%) PHP
12 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.81%) VB6
13 5 (0.68%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.54%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 73 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.36%) Degree
3 60 (8.14%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.17%) CISSP
4 16 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.63%) CCNP
5 12 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.09%) CCIE
7 8 (1.09%) CISM
8 6 (0.81%) MCSE
8 6 (0.81%) CCNA
8 6 (0.81%) CCDP
9 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.68%) ISSAP
9 5 (0.68%) JNCIS
10 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.54%) CCIP
10 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.26%) QA
2 14 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.22%) COBIT
4 9 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.95%) SLA
6 2 (0.27%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.36%) vSphere
4 5 (0.68%) HDFS
4 5 (0.68%) XenApp
5 4 (0.54%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.41%) GPFS
6 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.27%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (2.71%) HP UCMDB
2 12 (1.63%) SCCM
3 8 (1.09%) SCOM
4 5 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.68%) Puppet
5 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.41%) Nessus
5 3 (0.41%) Nmap
6 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.27%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.27%) Graphite
7 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 155 (21.03%) Oracle
2 134 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 68 (9.23%) VMware
4 57 (7.73%) SAP
5 31 (4.21%) Citrix
6 29 (3.93%) Cisco
6 29 (3.93%) IBM
7 24 (3.26%) HP
8 20 (2.71%) ServiceNow
9 17 (2.31%) Business Objects
10 15 (2.04%) Informatica
11 14 (1.90%) Adobe
12 13 (1.76%) Juniper
12 13 (1.76%) Pega
13 12 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.22%) Tandberg
16 8 (1.09%) hybris
16 8 (1.09%) Sybase
16 8 (1.09%) Telerik
City, London
Consol Partners
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits (FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PHM Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 25 days ago
Crawley
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago