The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 67 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.95% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.55% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £495 £360 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 543 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.50% 73.58% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 249 220
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Technical Architecture
North West

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 5 £495 -
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (65.00%) Service Management
2 12 (60.00%) Strategic Planning
3 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (45.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
5 7 (35.00%) MVS
5 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
5 7 (35.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) VME
5 7 (35.00%) PaaS
5 7 (35.00%) Big Data
5 7 (35.00%) IaaS
5 7 (35.00%) High Availability
6 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (15.00%) SMTP
9 3 (15.00%) HTML
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) CSS
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) PaaS
1 7 (35.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Architect
2 13 (65.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 9 (45.00%) Senior Architect
3 9 (45.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) Spring
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) jQuery
2 3 (15.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) CSS3
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) JDBC
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) MVS
1 7 (35.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Service Management
2 12 (60.00%) Strategic Planning
3 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (45.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
4 7 (35.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) High Availability
5 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
7 3 (15.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Vertica
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) ATG
2 1 (5.00%) hybris