The first table below looks at the demand for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 24 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 North West 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 119 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 17 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.29% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £479 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.98% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £360 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £360 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £424
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2179 1704 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.93% 70.50% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 839 992
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 84 87
Average hourly rate £25.25 £28.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architecture across the North West region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the North West region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 8 £495 +37.50% 1
Manchester - 6 £456 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (46.88%) Service Management
2 14 (43.75%) Strategic Planning
3 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (28.13%) LAN
4 9 (28.13%) WAN
4 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
5 8 (25.00%) VME
5 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 8 (25.00%) ITIL
5 8 (25.00%) MVS
6 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (21.88%) TOGAF
6 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) PaaS
6 7 (21.88%) High Availability
6 7 (21.88%) Big Data
6 7 (21.88%) IaaS
7 6 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
7 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 6 (18.75%) SOA
8 5 (15.63%) .NET
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle
9 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
9 4 (12.50%) Middleware
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (12.50%) Scrum

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (3.13%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.13%) Summit
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) PaaS
1 7 (21.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) LAN
1 9 (28.13%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) SMTP
3 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Big Data
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
1 2 (6.25%) Selenium
1 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Architect
2 17 (53.13%) Enterprise Architect
3 13 (40.63%) Senior Architect
3 13 (40.63%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.13%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (9.38%) RESTful
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) JDBC
4 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 2 (6.25%) JSON
4 2 (6.25%) Velocity
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (3.13%) Regular Expression
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) LINQ
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Linked Data
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) MVS
1 8 (25.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Service Management
2 14 (43.75%) Strategic Planning
3 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (21.88%) TOGAF
5 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) High Availability
5 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (18.75%) SOA
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) TDD
8 3 (9.38%) Pair Programming
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Web Development
9 2 (6.25%) Refactoring
9 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.25%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Vertica
3 1 (3.13%) Casewise
3 1 (3.13%) SAP