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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 275 275 264
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 378 345 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.91% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 208 189
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £364 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £654 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 £44.50 £44.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% +0.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.23% -

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +8 363 £500 -4.76% 100
London -9 166 £525 -0.56% 42
South East -13 50 £450 - 21
East of England +29 45 £550 +18.27% 3
North West +6 39 £303 -55.11% 16
South West +2 30 £430 -29.21% 4
City of London -6 26 £565 +2.72% 12
Berkshire +17 24 £495 +4.21% 4
Manchester +8 20 £300 - 9
West Midlands -1 18 £475 +11.11% 8
Bedfordshire - 18 £575 - 1
Bristol -1 14 £475 +11.76% 2
Reading +11 13 £475 +16.56% 2
Luton - 13 £563 -
Cumbria - 12 - - 3
Surrey +3 9 £319 -36.25% 7
Wiltshire +5 8 £550 - 1
Scotland +4 8 £492 +11.81% 3
Yorkshire -16 7 £500 -4.76% 5
Norfolk - 7 £475 - 1
Slough - 7 £500 -
Warwickshire -2 6 £350 -26.31% 1
Leeds -16 6 £500 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire -23 6 £500 -4.76% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 5 - -
Essex -2 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 5 £465 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £450 -
Ipswich - 5 £450 -
Edinburgh 0 4 £509 +15.68%

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 220 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (25.75%) Java
3 157 (21.27%) Oracle
4 138 (18.70%) Microsoft
5 132 (17.89%) Finance
6 121 (16.40%) SQL
7 111 (15.04%) .NET
8 102 (13.82%) SQL Server
9 100 (13.55%) Web Services
10 99 (13.41%) Linux
10 99 (13.41%) SOA
11 96 (13.01%) JavaScript
12 94 (12.74%) Windows
13 82 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 81 (10.98%) C#
15 80 (10.84%) HTML
16 77 (10.43%) UNIX
17 74 (10.03%) E-Commerce
17 74 (10.03%) SC Cleared
18 69 (9.35%) ITIL
19 68 (9.21%) VMware
20 67 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
21 65 (8.81%) Degree
22 64 (8.67%) Migration
23 61 (8.27%) Banking
24 59 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
25 58 (7.86%) Scrum
26 55 (7.45%) CSS
27 54 (7.32%) XML
27 54 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (3.39%) WebLogic
1 25 (3.39%) IIS
2 22 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.71%) CMS
4 19 (2.57%) Apache
5 16 (2.17%) NetWeaver
6 14 (1.90%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.76%) Drupal
8 10 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.22%) SAS
9 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.08%) Node.js
11 6 (0.81%) Documentum
11 6 (0.81%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.68%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 52 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.76%) MS Office
3 9 (1.22%) Mingle
4 7 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Project
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.41%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) InDesign
7 1 (0.14%) Windchill
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.41%) Exstream
5 3 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.76%) SaaS
2 10 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.08%) Office 365
3 8 (1.08%) Force.com
4 7 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.81%) PaaS
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.14%) Taleo
9 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.74%) VPN
2 29 (3.93%) Firewall
3 28 (3.79%) WAN
4 25 (3.39%) SAN
5 22 (2.98%) LAN
6 20 (2.71%) LDAP
7 18 (2.44%) Internet
8 16 (2.17%) SSL
9 15 (2.03%) DNS
10 14 (1.90%) IPsec
11 12 (1.63%) VoIP
11 12 (1.63%) MPLS
12 11 (1.49%) Intranet
13 10 (1.36%) BGP
13 10 (1.36%) Ethernet
13 10 (1.36%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.22%) Network Security
14 9 (1.22%) DHCP
15 8 (1.08%) OSPF
15 8 (1.08%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.05%) Relational Database
3 39 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 26 (3.52%) MySQL
6 23 (3.12%) RDBMS
6 23 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.30%) SAP HANA
8 17 (2.30%) Big Data
9 14 (1.90%) DB2
10 12 (1.63%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.49%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.22%) RavenDB
12 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (3.52%) Maven
2 17 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.03%) Ant
4 14 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.76%) Eclipse
5 13 (1.76%) Selenium
6 12 (1.63%) JUnit
7 9 (1.22%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.22%) ClearCase
8 8 (1.08%) VisualVM
8 8 (1.08%) YourKit
8 8 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.95%) JMeter
10 6 (0.81%) NUnit
10 6 (0.81%) JIRA
10 6 (0.81%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.68%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.54%) MSI
12 4 (0.54%) JBehave
General
1 132 (17.89%) Finance
2 61 (8.27%) Banking
3 39 (5.28%) Retail
4 34 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.76%) Legal
7 12 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.49%) Marketing
9 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.68%) Publishing
10 5 (0.68%) Military
10 5 (0.68%) Billing
10 5 (0.68%) Local Government
10 5 (0.68%) French Language
11 4 (0.54%) German Language
11 4 (0.54%) Games
11 4 (0.54%) Advertising
11 4 (0.54%) Back Office
11 4 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 386 (52.30%) Architect
2 171 (23.17%) Technical Architect
3 121 (16.40%) Developer
4 93 (12.60%) Solutions Architect
5 59 (7.99%) Consultant
6 42 (5.69%) Designer
7 33 (4.47%) Senior Developer
8 32 (4.34%) Infrastructure Architect
9 31 (4.20%) Analyst
10 30 (4.07%) C# Developer
11 27 (3.66%) Java Developer
12 25 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
13 22 (2.98%) Security Architect
13 22 (2.98%) Technical Consultant
13 22 (2.98%) Solutions Designer
14 19 (2.57%) Technical Developer
14 19 (2.57%) SAP Architect
15 18 (2.44%) Technical Leader
16 16 (2.17%) ITSM Consultant
16 16 (2.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (15.04%) .NET
2 100 (13.55%) Web Services
3 80 (10.84%) HTML
4 55 (7.45%) CSS
5 54 (7.32%) XML
6 45 (6.10%) SOAP
7 37 (5.01%) ASP.NET
8 33 (4.47%) Middleware
8 33 (4.47%) Spring
9 32 (4.34%) Ajax
10 30 (4.07%) jQuery
11 28 (3.79%) J2EE
12 27 (3.66%) RESTful
13 25 (3.39%) JSP
14 24 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (3.12%) Silverlight
16 22 (2.98%) HTML5
17 21 (2.85%) REST
18 20 (2.71%) .NET Framework
18 20 (2.71%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.25%) User Experience
5 21 (2.85%) iPad
6 16 (2.17%) CMDB
7 15 (2.03%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.03%) Open Source
7 15 (2.03%) Thin Client
8 14 (1.90%) NHS
8 14 (1.90%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.90%) DataPower
9 13 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.63%) GIS
11 11 (1.49%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.49%) CESG
12 10 (1.36%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.36%) Social Media
12 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (13.41%) Linux
2 94 (12.74%) Windows
3 77 (10.43%) UNIX
4 31 (4.20%) AIX
5 22 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.71%) Solaris
8 14 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.68%) Android
10 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.27%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (13.41%) SOA
3 74 (10.03%) E-Commerce
4 69 (9.35%) ITIL
5 64 (8.67%) Migration
6 58 (7.86%) Scrum
7 54 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 45 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (6.10%) Project Management
9 44 (5.96%) TOGAF
10 41 (5.56%) CRM
10 41 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 39 (5.28%) ERP
12 37 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (5.01%) Service Management
13 36 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 36 (4.88%) TDD
14 35 (4.74%) MVC
15 27 (3.66%) Analytics
16 26 (3.52%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 190 (25.75%) Java
2 121 (16.40%) SQL
3 96 (13.01%) JavaScript
4 81 (10.98%) C#
5 42 (5.69%) Python
6 20 (2.71%) Scala
7 19 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.30%) C
9 15 (2.03%) C++
10 14 (1.90%) PHP
11 12 (1.63%) Perl
11 12 (1.63%) Ruby
12 10 (1.36%) VB
12 10 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.22%) VBA
13 9 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.22%) PHP5
14 6 (0.81%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.68%) Groovy
15 5 (0.68%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 82 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 74 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 65 (8.81%) Degree
4 17 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.63%) CCNP
6 11 (1.49%) CCIE
7 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.36%) CISSP
7 10 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.22%) VCP4
8 9 (1.22%) CCDP
9 8 (1.08%) MCSE
10 7 (0.95%) CCNA
11 6 (0.81%) CCIP
11 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.81%) ISSAP
12 5 (0.68%) CISM
12 5 (0.68%) ISEB
12 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.12%) QA
2 11 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.22%) COBIT
4 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.81%) SLA
6 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.27%) GMP
7 2 (0.27%) UCITS
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) FATCA
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 59 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.08%) vSphere
5 7 (0.95%) XenApp
6 5 (0.68%) HDFS
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.54%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.41%) XenServer
8 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.41%) Nmap
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.27%) vCloud
9 2 (0.27%) GPFS
9 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.14%) Varnish
10 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
2 15 (2.03%) SCCM
3 9 (1.22%) SCOM
4 8 (1.08%) Puppet
5 6 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.41%) Nessus
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.27%) Graphite
9 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 157 (21.27%) Oracle
2 138 (18.70%) Microsoft
3 68 (9.21%) VMware
4 49 (6.64%) SAP
5 32 (4.34%) Citrix
6 29 (3.93%) Cisco
7 25 (3.39%) HP
8 22 (2.98%) IBM
8 22 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (2.17%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.76%) Splunk
11 12 (1.63%) Business Objects
12 11 (1.49%) Juniper
12 11 (1.49%) Pega
13 10 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.36%) Tandberg
14 9 (1.22%) Sybase
14 9 (1.22%) Telerik
15 8 (1.08%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.08%) hybris
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