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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 77 80 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 0.60% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.71% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Average daily rate £525 £500 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £480 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £520 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
934 840 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.52% 84.08% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 530 309
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.82 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
Warrington -1 10 £550 +4.76%
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) FQL
2 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Internet
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (40.00%) VB
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) CAML
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) OWASP
3 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 5 (33.33%) Data Management
3 5 (33.33%) Law
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
4 4 (26.67%) BPMN
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Amazon Glacier
5 3 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (20.00%) Route 53
5 3 (20.00%) Big Data

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon Glacier
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (20.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (20.00%) Big Data
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 5 (33.33%) Law
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Senior Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Technical Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Technical Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Technical Architect
4 2 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Digital Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (40.00%) CAML
2 3 (20.00%) J2EE
2 3 (20.00%) JSON
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) Telematics
3 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Android
1 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Open Source
3 5 (33.33%) Data Management
3 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 5 (33.33%) OWASP
4 4 (26.67%) BPMN
4 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Android Development
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) ITSM
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) FQL
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) VB
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware