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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 306 284 286
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 324 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.63% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.85% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 169 183
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £675 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £44.00 £44.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -14 299 £500 -3.84% 108
London -19 127 £550 +4.76% 62
South East +4 54 £475 -3.06% 13
East of England +13 34 £500 +11.11% 4
South West -1 30 £550 -17.29% 6
Berkshire +14 27 £500 +2.56% 1
North West -2 23 £308 -55.10% 7
City of London -3 22 £550 +2.32% 8
Manchester +14 18 £300 - 5
Bristol +11 18 £550 +29.41% 5
West Midlands +9 16 £463 -7.50% 6
Scotland +6 16 £500 - 1
Reading +8 13 £513 -
Bedfordshire - 11 £550 -
Milton Keynes -6 10 £398 -23.55%
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £398 -20.50% 1
West Yorkshire -16 8 £500 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire -17 8 £500 -4.76% 5
Edinburgh - 8 £500 -
Wiltshire -4 7 £550 +83.33%
Leeds -19 7 £500 -4.76% 2
Luton - 7 £550 -
Slough - 7 £500 -
Warwickshire - 7 £418 - 1
Norfolk - 7 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £465 - 1
Docklands, London +7 5 £555 -12.94%
Glasgow 0 5 - - 1
Surrey -2 5 £338 -32.50% 2
Wales -10 5 £550 -8.33% 2

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (23.96%) Java
3 135 (19.37%) Microsoft
4 134 (19.23%) Finance
5 122 (17.50%) Oracle
6 112 (16.07%) .NET
7 106 (15.21%) SQL
8 92 (13.20%) JavaScript
9 91 (13.06%) SOA
10 89 (12.77%) Web Services
11 80 (11.48%) Linux
12 78 (11.19%) HTML
13 77 (11.05%) SQL Server
13 77 (11.05%) Windows
14 76 (10.90%) Security Cleared
15 75 (10.76%) C#
16 73 (10.47%) ITIL
17 70 (10.04%) Scrum
18 68 (9.76%) E-Commerce
19 66 (9.47%) SC Cleared
20 65 (9.33%) TOGAF
21 63 (9.04%) Enterprise Architecture
22 61 (8.75%) VMware
23 60 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
24 57 (8.18%) UNIX
25 54 (7.75%) CSS
25 54 (7.75%) Degree
26 52 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
26 52 (7.46%) Banking
27 48 (6.89%) SOAP

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.30%) IIS
3 20 (2.87%) Apache
4 17 (2.44%) CMS
5 15 (2.15%) Drupal
6 13 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.58%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.72%) SAS
9 5 (0.72%) Node.js
9 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 45 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.29%) MS Office
2 9 (1.29%) Mingle
3 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.86%) MS Project
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) SPSS
4 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.29%) Exstream
7 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.14%) Endur
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) RMDS
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.44%) SaaS
2 10 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (1.43%) Office 365
3 9 (1.29%) PaaS
4 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.86%) Force.com
6 5 (0.72%) IaaS
7 3 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.29%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.14%) Taleo
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.60%) Firewall
2 32 (4.59%) WAN
3 31 (4.45%) VPN
4 28 (4.02%) LDAP
5 26 (3.73%) LAN
6 25 (3.59%) SAN
7 23 (3.30%) DNS
7 23 (3.30%) Internet
8 17 (2.44%) DHCP
9 14 (2.01%) IPsec
9 14 (2.01%) VoIP
9 14 (2.01%) SSL
10 13 (1.87%) Unified Communications
10 13 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.58%) Intranet
11 11 (1.58%) MPLS
12 10 (1.43%) BGP
12 10 (1.43%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.15%) VPLS
13 8 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.16%) MySQL
4 21 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.73%) RDBMS
5 19 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.44%) DB2
7 16 (2.30%) Big Data
7 16 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.87%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.29%) SAP BW
10 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.29%) RavenDB
10 9 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.00%) OLTP
11 7 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 25 (3.59%) Maven
2 19 (2.73%) Ant
3 14 (2.01%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.87%) Selenium
5 12 (1.72%) ClearCase
6 10 (1.43%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.43%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.15%) JUnit
8 7 (1.00%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.00%) JIRA
9 6 (0.86%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.86%) VisualVM
9 6 (0.86%) YourKit
9 6 (0.86%) NUnit
9 6 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.72%) JMeter
10 5 (0.72%) JBehave
10 5 (0.72%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (0.57%) LoadUI
General
1 134 (19.23%) Finance
2 52 (7.46%) Banking
3 38 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.59%) Retail
5 17 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.01%) Marketing
7 12 (1.72%) Legal
7 12 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.86%) Billing
8 6 (0.86%) Local Government
8 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.72%) Military
9 5 (0.72%) Law
9 5 (0.72%) Front Office
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Automotive
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
11 3 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 369 (52.94%) Architect
2 161 (23.10%) Technical Architect
3 108 (15.49%) Developer
4 91 (13.06%) Solutions Architect
5 54 (7.75%) Consultant
6 39 (5.60%) Designer
7 34 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 33 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
9 32 (4.59%) Analyst
10 30 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
11 26 (3.73%) C# Developer
12 23 (3.30%) Security Architect
13 21 (3.01%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.01%) Senior Architect
14 20 (2.87%) Technical Consultant
15 18 (2.58%) Solutions Designer
16 17 (2.44%) Technical Leader
16 17 (2.44%) Technical Developer
17 14 (2.01%) ITSM Consultant
17 14 (2.01%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (16.07%) .NET
2 89 (12.77%) Web Services
3 78 (11.19%) HTML
4 54 (7.75%) CSS
5 48 (6.89%) SOAP
6 46 (6.60%) XML
7 37 (5.31%) ASP.NET
8 35 (5.02%) Ajax
9 33 (4.73%) Middleware
10 31 (4.45%) jQuery
11 30 (4.30%) RESTful
12 27 (3.87%) Spring
13 25 (3.59%) J2EE
14 24 (3.44%) REST
14 24 (3.44%) Silverlight
14 24 (3.44%) JSP
15 23 (3.30%) .NET Framework
15 23 (3.30%) HTML5
16 21 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (2.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (3.44%) User Experience
6 23 (3.30%) CESG
6 23 (3.30%) iPad
6 23 (3.30%) Open Source
7 17 (2.44%) NHS
8 15 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (2.15%) DataPower
9 14 (2.01%) RMADS
9 14 (2.01%) CMDB
10 13 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.43%) Social Media
12 9 (1.29%) GIS
12 9 (1.29%) Replication
12 9 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
12 9 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.48%) Linux
2 77 (11.05%) Windows
3 57 (8.18%) UNIX
4 31 (4.45%) AIX
5 11 (1.58%) Solaris
5 11 (1.58%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.86%) Android
8 6 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.29%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (13.06%) SOA
3 73 (10.47%) ITIL
4 70 (10.04%) Scrum
5 68 (9.76%) E-Commerce
6 65 (9.33%) TOGAF
7 63 (9.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 46 (6.60%) Mentoring
9 45 (6.46%) CRM
9 45 (6.46%) Migration
9 45 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (5.88%) Project Management
11 38 (5.45%) TDD
11 38 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (5.31%) Service Management
12 37 (5.31%) MVC
13 33 (4.73%) Information Security
14 29 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (4.16%) BDD
15 28 (4.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (23.96%) Java
2 106 (15.21%) SQL
3 92 (13.20%) JavaScript
4 75 (10.76%) C#
5 34 (4.88%) Python
6 22 (3.16%) Scala
7 15 (2.15%) PHP
8 14 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.72%) Perl
9 12 (1.72%) C++
10 11 (1.58%) C
11 9 (1.29%) VB
11 9 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.29%) PHP5
12 8 (1.15%) Ruby
13 6 (0.86%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.72%) Groovy
15 4 (0.57%) Pascal
15 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 54 (7.75%) Degree
4 17 (2.44%) CISSP
5 16 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.72%) CCNP
7 11 (1.58%) ISSAP
8 10 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.43%) CCIE
9 7 (1.00%) CCNA
9 7 (1.00%) CCDP
9 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.00%) ISEB
10 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.86%) CCIP
11 5 (0.72%) MCSE
11 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.02%) QA
2 15 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.87%) SLA
4 12 (1.72%) COBIT
5 10 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.29%) UCITS
7 2 (0.29%) GMP
8 1 (0.14%) FATCA
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 52 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.00%) vSphere
4 7 (1.00%) XenApp
5 6 (0.86%) Terminal Server
6 5 (0.72%) HDFS
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.43%) Nmap
7 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.43%) XenServer
7 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.29%) vCloud
8 2 (0.29%) GPFS
8 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (2.01%) HP UCMDB
2 12 (1.72%) SCCM
3 9 (1.29%) SCOM
4 8 (1.15%) Puppet
5 7 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.43%) Nessus
8 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.29%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 135 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 122 (17.50%) Oracle
3 61 (8.75%) VMware
4 38 (5.45%) Cisco
5 30 (4.30%) SAP
6 28 (4.02%) Citrix
7 23 (3.30%) IBM
8 22 (3.16%) HP
9 21 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.58%) Juniper
11 14 (2.01%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.58%) Splunk
13 10 (1.43%) Tandberg
13 10 (1.43%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.15%) NetApp
15 7 (1.00%) Wyse
15 7 (1.00%) Telerik
16 6 (0.86%) Business Objects
16 6 (0.86%) Sybase
17 5 (0.72%) Cognos
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £130 - £140 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £640 per day
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