The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 34 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.96% - 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% - 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 5
Average daily rate
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£600 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £42.75 -
% change year-on-year
-49.84% -
Technical Architecture
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
334 204 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.27% 74.45% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 125 114
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Bedfordshire region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Technical Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Luton - 9 £600 - 2
Bedford - 1 £575 -
Technical Architecture
East of England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region 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 16 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) SOA
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Retail
4 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (25.00%) Sitecore
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) CMS
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Product Management
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Database Security
7 3 (15.00%) SABSA
7 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) ISSAP
7 3 (15.00%) COBIT
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) Information Security
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Tandem
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) CISSP
8 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (10.00%) Content Management

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region 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 5 (25.00%) CMS
1 5 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
General
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Online Betting
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Architect
2 13 (65.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Web Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Chief Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Web Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Tandem
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) SOA
4 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) Product Management
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) CRM
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Database Security
6 3 (15.00%) SABSA
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Content Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) People Management
7 2 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISSAP
2 2 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) COBIT
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.00%) hybris
3 1 (5.00%) KANA
3 1 (5.00%) Unica
3 1 (5.00%) IBM