The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Design Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Design Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Design Architect
Rank 610 580 552
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Architect 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.023% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.024% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£469 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £413 -
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Technical Design Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Design Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Design Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Design Architect within the UK.

Technical Design Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Design Architect within the UK.

Technical Design Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Design Architect
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Design Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -39 3 £469 +10.29%
South East -15 2 £513 -2.38%
Hook - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £425 -
Lewes - 1 £513 -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £513 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -

Technical Design Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical Design Architect in their job title 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 with Technical Design Architect in their job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) AIX
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Solaris
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
4 4 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (27.27%) MCSE
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) MCSD
5 3 (27.27%) CCA
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (27.27%) CCEA
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Java

Technical Design Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical Design Architect in their job title 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 with Technical Design Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (18.18%) SAS
4 1 (9.09%) CICS
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) DataStage
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) VSAM
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 4 (36.36%) Solaris
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) MCSD
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) CCA
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCEA
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Informatica
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) F5