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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 284 307 325
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +18
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 449 397 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.90% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 237 210
Median daily rate £525 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
- +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.64% -
UK excluding London median 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
45304 44011 42247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.57% 78.89% 77.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27402 26436
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1284 1210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +11 427 £525 +10.52% 67
London +23 202 £600 +20.00% 33
South East -28 69 £490 +8.88% 11
Yorkshire +30 34 £478 +6.11% 6
South West +1 33 £475 - 1
East of England +11 32 £435 -25.95% 2
City of London +22 29 £550 +4.76% 8
North West -13 25 £513 +7.89% 3
Berkshire -7 23 £463 +2.77%
Hertfordshire +22 18 £400 -23.80% 1
Bristol +9 18 £438 -7.89% 1
West Yorkshire +13 17 £480 +6.66% 3
Leeds +9 16 £480 +15.66% 1
Hampshire +1 15 £561 +24.66% 3
West Midlands -11 15 £550 +12.82% 5
Scotland -11 15 £450 +12.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 13 £400 -23.80%
Cheshire -5 12 £525 +5.00%
West Sussex -22 12 £490 +17.36% 1
South Yorkshire 0 11 £700 - 3
Tyne and Wear -23 11 £550 +37.50% 1
North East -24 11 £550 +37.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £550 - 1
Sheffield - 11 £700 - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £413 +3.12% 2
Milton Keynes +8 10 £413 +3.12% 2
Warrington -4 10 £550 +4.76%
Manchester -8 9 £631 +82.97% 2
East Midlands +16 8 £438 -32.69% 5
Wiltshire +5 8 £540 +5.36%

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 262 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (18.84%) Java
3 171 (18.41%) Finance
4 153 (16.47%) Security Cleared
5 152 (16.36%) TOGAF
6 150 (16.15%) Oracle
7 131 (14.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 128 (13.78%) Microsoft
9 107 (11.52%) Linux
10 104 (11.19%) SOA
11 100 (10.76%) SC Cleared
12 99 (10.66%) Windows
13 88 (9.47%) .NET
14 84 (9.04%) SQL
15 83 (8.93%) CRM
16 81 (8.72%) Migration
17 77 (8.29%) SAP
17 77 (8.29%) Data Centre
18 76 (8.18%) Web Services
19 75 (8.07%) E-Commerce
19 75 (8.07%) LAN
20 74 (7.97%) Data Architecture
21 73 (7.86%) Degree
22 72 (7.75%) Banking
23 71 (7.64%) WAN
24 69 (7.43%) SQL Server
25 68 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
25 68 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
26 67 (7.21%) VMware
27 65 (7.00%) Unix

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 29 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.80%) SAS
3 25 (2.69%) CMS
4 18 (1.94%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.40%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.29%) Confluence
7 11 (1.18%) JBoss
7 11 (1.18%) NetWeaver
7 11 (1.18%) Node.js
7 11 (1.18%) SAP EP
7 11 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.97%) Mule
10 7 (0.75%) Documentum
10 7 (0.75%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.65%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.54%) nginx
12 5 (0.54%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 32 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.83%) MS Project
3 15 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.97%) MS Office
5 7 (0.75%) HipChat
6 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.18%) SAP CRM
2 11 (1.18%) SAP MDM
3 10 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.32%) Summit
5 3 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.22%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 68 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.55%) Office 365
4 24 (2.58%) SaaS
5 18 (1.94%) IaaS
6 16 (1.72%) PaaS
7 14 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.86%) GitHub
10 7 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.65%) Heroku
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.54%) Force.com
13 3 (0.32%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.32%) Yammer
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.07%) LAN
2 71 (7.64%) WAN
3 41 (4.41%) Firewall
4 27 (2.91%) VPN
5 17 (1.83%) Internet
5 17 (1.83%) VoIP
5 17 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (1.51%) HTTP
6 14 (1.51%) Network Security
7 13 (1.40%) SAN
7 13 (1.40%) Wireless
8 11 (1.18%) WLAN
9 10 (1.08%) 3G
9 10 (1.08%) H.323
9 10 (1.08%) NAS
10 9 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.86%) SSL
12 7 (0.75%) CTI
12 7 (0.75%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 59 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (4.09%) Oracle Database
5 36 (3.88%) Hadoop
5 36 (3.88%) MongoDB
6 32 (3.44%) NoSQL
7 30 (3.23%) Big Data
8 24 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (2.15%) Apache Hive
11 16 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.61%) HBase
13 14 (1.51%) DB2
13 14 (1.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (1.40%) Pentaho
15 12 (1.29%) SAP HANA
16 9 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (2.91%) Maven
2 22 (2.37%) JIRA
2 22 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.40%) Subversion
4 12 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.18%) Grunt
6 10 (1.08%) gulp
7 9 (0.97%) ERwin
8 8 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.75%) JUnit
10 5 (0.54%) Hudson
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.54%) Selenium
10 5 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.43%) Ant
12 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 171 (18.41%) Finance
2 72 (7.75%) Banking
3 52 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 50 (5.38%) Retail
5 41 (4.41%) Marketing
6 33 (3.55%) Law
7 23 (2.48%) Billing
7 23 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.26%) Front Office
9 19 (2.05%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.72%) Military
11 10 (1.08%) Legal
12 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.75%) Publishing
14 6 (0.65%) Electronics
14 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.54%) Advertising
15 5 (0.54%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) Back Office
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 609 (65.55%) Architect
2 187 (20.13%) Solutions Architect
3 185 (19.91%) Technical Architect
4 94 (10.12%) Enterprise Architect
5 82 (8.83%) Developer
6 69 (7.43%) Senior Architect
7 57 (6.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 42 (4.52%) Consultant
9 40 (4.31%) Analyst
10 39 (4.20%) Designer
11 36 (3.88%) Cloud Architect
12 34 (3.66%) Data Architect
13 33 (3.55%) Project Manager
14 30 (3.23%) Java Architect
14 30 (3.23%) Lead Architect
14 30 (3.23%) Senior Developer
15 29 (3.12%) Digital Architect
15 29 (3.12%) Senior Solutions Architect
16 27 (2.91%) Java Developer
16 27 (2.91%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.47%) .NET
2 76 (8.18%) Web Services
3 62 (6.67%) HTML
4 60 (6.46%) Middleware
5 56 (6.03%) REST
6 43 (4.63%) AngularJS
6 43 (4.63%) CSS
7 40 (4.31%) Spring
8 36 (3.88%) HTML5
9 34 (3.66%) SOAP
10 33 (3.55%) XML
11 27 (2.91%) JSON
12 26 (2.80%) RESTful
13 23 (2.48%) J2EE
14 20 (2.15%) ASP.NET
15 19 (2.05%) SAP Basis
16 18 (1.94%) Java EE
17 16 (1.72%) .NET Framework
17 16 (1.72%) JMS
17 16 (1.72%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.29%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.77%) Data Integration
5 34 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.58%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.15%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.94%) Social Media
10 16 (1.72%) User Experience
11 14 (1.51%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.40%) Cryptography
12 13 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.40%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.29%) CMDB
13 12 (1.29%) Reference Data
14 10 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 107 (11.52%) Linux
2 99 (10.66%) Windows
3 65 (7.00%) Unix
4 19 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.51%) Android
8 12 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.86%) HPUX
10 8 (0.86%) Solaris
11 6 (0.65%) MVS
12 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
13 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.22%) VME
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (16.36%) TOGAF
3 131 (14.10%) Enterprise Architecture
4 104 (11.19%) SOA
5 83 (8.93%) CRM
6 81 (8.72%) Migration
7 75 (8.07%) E-Commerce
8 74 (7.97%) Data Architecture
9 68 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 65 (7.00%) Open Source
11 63 (6.78%) Project Management
12 57 (6.14%) Zachman Framework
13 54 (5.81%) Mentoring
14 52 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
15 51 (5.49%) Business Analysis
15 51 (5.49%) Data Management
16 50 (5.38%) Data Modelling
17 49 (5.27%) ITIL
18 48 (5.17%) Scrum
18 48 (5.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 175 (18.84%) Java
2 84 (9.04%) SQL
3 54 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 46 (4.95%) C#
5 33 (3.55%) Python
6 24 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 20 (2.15%) Perl
9 13 (1.40%) Scala
10 11 (1.18%) VB
11 10 (1.08%) PHP
12 9 (0.97%) FQL
13 8 (0.86%) COBOL
14 7 (0.75%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.75%) Ruby
15 6 (0.65%) Groovy
16 5 (0.54%) ABAP
16 5 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.54%) SOQL
17 4 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 100 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 73 (7.86%) Degree
4 22 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.72%) CISSP
6 13 (1.40%) ISEB
7 11 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.54%) CCNA
10 5 (0.54%) MCSE
10 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.54%) PMP
11 4 (0.43%) CCNP
12 3 (0.32%) CCIE
12 3 (0.32%) CISA
12 3 (0.32%) CISM
12 3 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 13 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.40%) QA
3 11 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.86%) ISO27002
5 4 (0.43%) GMP
5 4 (0.43%) SLA
6 3 (0.32%) ISO27005
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.22%) COBIT
7 2 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) MiFID
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 45 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.65%) HDFS
5 6 (0.65%) KVM
5 6 (0.65%) XenServer
6 5 (0.54%) vSphere
7 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) Docker
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.26%) Puppet
2 14 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.97%) NetBackup
3 9 (0.97%) SCCM
3 9 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (0.65%) Ansible
4 6 (0.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.43%) Nagios
5 4 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.22%) OpenView
7 2 (0.22%) Salt
7 2 (0.22%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.11%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 150 (16.15%) Oracle
2 128 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 77 (8.29%) SAP
4 67 (7.21%) VMware
5 39 (4.20%) Cisco
6 38 (4.09%) HP
7 34 (3.66%) IBM
8 30 (3.23%) Citrix
9 18 (1.94%) Adobe
9 18 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.83%) NetApp
11 16 (1.72%) EMC
11 16 (1.72%) Informatica
11 16 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.61%) CA
13 12 (1.29%) Pega
14 11 (1.18%) Avaya
15 10 (1.08%) Google
15 10 (1.08%) Sitecore
15 10 (1.08%) Tableau
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £425.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago