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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 68 68 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 1 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.61% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.79% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 18
Average daily rate
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- £550 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £465 £435
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £42.75 -
% change year-on-year
-49.84% -
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
607 756 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 76.83% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 344 310
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014. 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
Chester +11 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) CMMI

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Network Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Network Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) CMMI
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco