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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 30 45 29
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 16 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.05% 0.23% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 0.29% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
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£588 £575 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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
330 348 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.54% 80.74% 77.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 210 93
Average daily rate £475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £323 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £26.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +43.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £17.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
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 April 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
Luton +12 11 £594 +3.26% 1
Technical Architecture
East of England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (70.37%) E-Commerce
2 15 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (37.04%) SOA
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) Legal
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Retail
7 4 (14.81%) C#
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) ERP
7 4 (14.81%) Solaris
7 4 (14.81%) Linux
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.11%) CMS
8 3 (11.11%) Information Security
8 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
8 3 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (11.11%) Sitecore
8 3 (11.11%) Product Management
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (7.41%) CISM
9 2 (7.41%) Firewall
9 2 (7.41%) Agresso
9 2 (7.41%) CISSP
9 2 (7.41%) SAP
10 1 (3.70%) OO

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (11.11%) CMS
1 3 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Agresso
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Legal
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Architect
2 19 (70.37%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Web Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Solaris
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) E-Commerce
2 15 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (37.04%) SOA
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) ERP
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) Product Management
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.70%) OO
8 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C#
1 4 (14.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CISM
1 2 (7.41%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Sitecore
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) KANA
5 1 (3.70%) hybris