The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 63 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 0.13% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.17% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£488 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.58 -
Technical Architecture
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
787 579 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.89% 73.95% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 309 243
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 24
Average hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Cheshire region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Runcorn - 2 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Android
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (21.43%) EMC VNX
5 3 (21.43%) NetApp
5 3 (21.43%) Lotus
5 3 (21.43%) EMC
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) IIS
5 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) Websense
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (21.43%) IIS
1 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Route 53
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon Glacier
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) WAAS
3 1 (7.14%) DMVPN
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) CouchDB
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 9 (64.29%) Technical Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Technical Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Head of Technology
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
1 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) EMC VNX
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Telematics
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Android
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows CE
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) MVS
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) BDD
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) ATDD
3 1 (7.14%) Android Development
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) CCDP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIE
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Juniper
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) EMC
2 3 (21.43%) NetApp
2 3 (21.43%) Lotus
2 3 (21.43%) Websense
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco