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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 296 307 270
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -37
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 378 324 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.82% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 198 172
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £646
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 358 £475 - 103
London -10 153 £500 - 49
South East +25 92 £450 -4.00% 23
City of London +24 48 £539 +13.72% 23
South West +32 31 £500 +24.22% 5
Berkshire +9 29 £450 +20.00% 2
North West -13 21 £470 -1.82% 8
East of England +7 19 £581 +8.13% 3
Hampshire +4 16 £450 -2.70% 7
West Midlands -19 16 £463 -2.63% 5
West Sussex - 15 £425 - 3
Surrey +15 12 £505 - 2
Yorkshire -18 12 £425 +3.03% 7
Reading +16 11 £388 -40.38%
Somerset +26 10 £485 +38.57%
Bedfordshire +15 10 £594 +3.26% 1
Bristol +5 10 £475 +58.33% 4
Scotland -3 10 £475 +7.95% 3
West Yorkshire -16 10 £423 +2.42%
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £400 -44.82% 2
Manchester -7 9 £315 -30.95% 6
Oxfordshire -17 8 £525 +150.59% 4
Worthing - 8 £450 -
Slough +3 7 £450 +45.16%
East Midlands -9 7 £650 -
Cheshire -10 7 £500 +1.01% 2
Leeds -20 7 £420 +1.81%
Luton +11 6 £594 +3.26%
Milton Keynes +2 6 £400 -46.66%
Wiltshire - 6 £513 -

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 203 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (23.07%) Oracle
3 171 (22.80%) Java
4 139 (18.53%) Microsoft
5 138 (18.40%) Finance
6 119 (15.87%) SQL Server
6 119 (15.87%) SQL
7 117 (15.60%) SOA
8 115 (15.33%) Windows
9 112 (14.93%) .NET
10 96 (12.80%) Web Services
10 96 (12.80%) Linux
11 88 (11.73%) JavaScript
12 85 (11.33%) Migration
13 76 (10.13%) C#
14 75 (10.00%) HTML
14 75 (10.00%) UNIX
15 74 (9.87%) Enterprise Architecture
15 74 (9.87%) Degree
16 73 (9.73%) Security Cleared
17 67 (8.93%) ITIL
18 65 (8.67%) Banking
19 64 (8.53%) SAP
20 60 (8.00%) TOGAF
20 60 (8.00%) VMware
21 59 (7.87%) SC Cleared
21 59 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (7.47%) MS Excel
22 56 (7.47%) E-Commerce
23 52 (6.93%) ASP.NET

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (4.53%) IIS
2 32 (4.27%) WebLogic
3 28 (3.73%) NetWeaver
4 23 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.13%) Apache
6 14 (1.87%) SAS
6 14 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.33%) CMS
9 10 (1.33%) Documentum
9 10 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (1.07%) JBoss
12 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.93%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.80%) Node.js
14 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.67%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 56 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.13%) MS Office
3 9 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.80%) Mingle
5 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.53%) SPSS
7 3 (0.40%) MS Project
8 1 (0.13%) Windchill
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.07%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.80%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.67%) Agresso
5 5 (0.67%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 5 (0.67%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.53%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.13%) Unica
9 1 (0.13%) AWD
9 1 (0.13%) SAP PLM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.27%) SaaS
2 13 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.33%) Office 365
4 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.80%) PaaS
6 5 (0.67%) Force.com
7 4 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.27%) Boomi
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.13%) Taleo
9 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.07%) Firewall
2 35 (4.67%) VPN
3 32 (4.27%) SAN
4 27 (3.60%) WAN
5 24 (3.20%) LAN
6 22 (2.93%) LDAP
7 21 (2.80%) DNS
8 19 (2.53%) SSL
9 18 (2.40%) Internet
10 15 (2.00%) Network Security
11 12 (1.60%) IPsec
11 12 (1.60%) Intranet
11 12 (1.60%) MPLS
12 9 (1.20%) DHCP
12 9 (1.20%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.07%) VoIP
13 8 (1.07%) BGP
14 7 (0.93%) HTTP
15 6 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 43 (5.73%) Oracle Database
4 42 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (3.20%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 18 (2.40%) SAP HANA
10 17 (2.27%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.87%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.73%) Big Data
14 11 (1.47%) MySQL
14 11 (1.47%) Data Mining
14 11 (1.47%) MS Access
15 10 (1.33%) DB2
15 10 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.27%) Maven
3 16 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.73%) JUnit
6 11 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.33%) YourKit
7 10 (1.33%) VisualVM
8 9 (1.20%) NUnit
9 8 (1.07%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.80%) Subversion
10 6 (0.80%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.67%) JIRA
11 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.53%) Rational Rose
12 4 (0.53%) Lombardi
12 4 (0.53%) Selenium
12 4 (0.53%) Grunt
12 4 (0.53%) Bower
General
1 138 (18.40%) Finance
2 65 (8.67%) Banking
3 43 (5.73%) Retail
4 36 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.53%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.40%) Marketing
7 13 (1.73%) Legal
8 9 (1.20%) French Language
8 9 (1.20%) Billing
9 6 (0.80%) Publishing
10 4 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.53%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 381 (50.80%) Architect
2 158 (21.07%) Technical Architect
3 132 (17.60%) Developer
4 120 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
5 57 (7.60%) Consultant
6 43 (5.73%) Designer
7 39 (5.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 38 (5.07%) Analyst
9 34 (4.53%) Senior Developer
10 32 (4.27%) C# Developer
11 29 (3.87%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.73%) .NET Developer
13 27 (3.60%) SAP Architect
14 25 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
15 18 (2.40%) Technical Developer
16 17 (2.27%) Lead Architect
17 16 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
17 16 (2.13%) Security Architect
18 15 (2.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
18 15 (2.00%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (14.93%) .NET
2 96 (12.80%) Web Services
3 75 (10.00%) HTML
4 52 (6.93%) ASP.NET
5 51 (6.80%) CSS
5 51 (6.80%) Middleware
6 47 (6.27%) XML
7 40 (5.33%) SOAP
8 33 (4.40%) J2EE
8 33 (4.40%) HTML5
9 30 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (3.73%) Ajax
10 28 (3.73%) Spring
11 26 (3.47%) REST
12 24 (3.20%) JMS
13 22 (2.93%) jQuery
14 20 (2.67%) RESTful
14 20 (2.67%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.53%) XACML
16 18 (2.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.33%) Open Source
5 21 (2.80%) Data Integration
6 19 (2.53%) User Experience
7 18 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 16 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 15 (2.00%) CMDB
11 13 (1.73%) DataPower
12 12 (1.60%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.60%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.60%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.47%) Wiki
13 11 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (1.47%) Mainframe
14 10 (1.33%) NHS
15 9 (1.20%) iPad
15 9 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 115 (15.33%) Windows
2 96 (12.80%) Linux
3 75 (10.00%) UNIX
4 31 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.33%) AIX
7 20 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.40%) Solaris
9 14 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.47%) Android
12 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.40%) VME
15 3 (0.40%) MVS
15 3 (0.40%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.27%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (15.60%) SOA
3 85 (11.33%) Migration
4 74 (9.87%) Enterprise Architecture
5 67 (8.93%) ITIL
6 60 (8.00%) TOGAF
7 56 (7.47%) E-Commerce
8 48 (6.40%) CRM
9 47 (6.27%) Project Management
10 45 (6.00%) ERP
11 41 (5.47%) Data Modelling
12 39 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (5.20%) Analytics
13 36 (4.80%) Scrum
14 34 (4.53%) Information Security
15 32 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (4.13%) Service Management
16 31 (4.13%) TDD
17 30 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 171 (22.80%) Java
2 119 (15.87%) SQL
3 88 (11.73%) JavaScript
4 76 (10.13%) C#
5 42 (5.60%) Python
6 19 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 14 (1.87%) VB
8 13 (1.73%) VBA
9 12 (1.60%) C
10 11 (1.47%) Scala
11 10 (1.33%) Ruby
11 10 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.20%) C++
12 9 (1.20%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.07%) PHP
13 8 (1.07%) R
14 6 (0.80%) VB6
15 5 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.67%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (9.87%) Degree
2 73 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 59 (7.87%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.27%) CISSP
6 14 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.73%) CCNP
8 10 (1.33%) MCSE
9 8 (1.07%) CISM
10 7 (0.93%) CCIE
11 6 (0.80%) JNCIS
11 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.80%) CCDP
11 6 (0.80%) CCNA
11 6 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.67%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.53%) MCSD
14 3 (0.40%) MCITP
14 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.93%) QA
2 15 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.20%) COBIT
5 9 (1.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.27%) GMP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.87%) vSphere
4 11 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.67%) XenApp
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.40%) vCloud
7 3 (0.40%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.40%) HDFS
7 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.27%) GPFS
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.13%) IAG
9 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (2.00%) HP UCMDB
2 11 (1.47%) SCCM
3 9 (1.20%) Puppet
4 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.93%) SCOM
5 5 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.40%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.40%) Nessus
6 3 (0.40%) Nmap
6 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.27%) Graphite
7 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.13%) WMI
8 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 173 (23.07%) Oracle
2 139 (18.53%) Microsoft
3 64 (8.53%) SAP
4 60 (8.00%) VMware
5 35 (4.67%) Cisco
5 35 (4.67%) IBM
6 30 (4.00%) Citrix
7 27 (3.60%) HP
8 21 (2.80%) Adobe
9 19 (2.53%) Pega
9 19 (2.53%) Business Objects
10 18 (2.40%) Juniper
11 16 (2.13%) Informatica
12 15 (2.00%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.47%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.33%) Telerik
14 10 (1.33%) NetApp
14 10 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.20%) hybris
15 9 (1.20%) Dell
London
PCR
Rate: £400.00 - £415 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: N/A
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: N/A
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago