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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 69 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.38% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.52% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
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£425 £750 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +150.00%
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 - £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%
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
898 582 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.76% 73.95% 75.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 305 300
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.42 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Warrington -14 4 £425 -43.33%
Chester - 1 - - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Android
4 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (16.67%) EMC VNX
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Websense
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) IIS
5 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 3 (16.67%) Lotus
5 3 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) SSL
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Windows CE

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Route 53
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon Glacier
1 1 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) WAAS
3 1 (5.56%) DMVPN
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.56%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Architect
2 10 (55.56%) Technical Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Head of Technology
5 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) HTML5
1 2 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) SAP MI
2 1 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Android
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows CE
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) VME
5 1 (5.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Office Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) ATDD
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) Android Development
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) CCDP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
2 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Juniper
2 3 (16.67%) NetApp
2 3 (16.67%) Lotus
2 3 (16.67%) Websense
2 3 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Syclo