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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 76 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.71% 0.76% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.01% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
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£500 £495 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
804 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.62% 76.05% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 229
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 - 3 - - 2
Warrington -14 1 £525 +6.06%
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 2 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (28.57%) Windows CE
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) WAAS
3 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Technical Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Technical Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Head of Technology
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows CE
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) VME
3 1 (14.29%) MVS
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCDP
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) NetApp
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) Websense
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco