The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 117 120 110
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 31 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.49% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.68% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Average daily rate
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£345 £495 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.30% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £430 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Technical Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Cumbria - 12 - - 1
Manchester -4 11 £315 -31.89% 5
Cheshire -8 1 - - 6
Lancashire - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - - - - 2
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 27 (49.09%) SQL Server
2 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (34.55%) Security Cleared
4 18 (32.73%) Migration
5 17 (30.91%) Windows
5 17 (30.91%) Linux
6 16 (29.09%) UNIX
6 16 (29.09%) C#
6 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
6 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
6 16 (29.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (27.27%) Mentoring
7 15 (27.27%) .NET
7 15 (27.27%) Oracle
8 14 (25.45%) SAP
8 14 (25.45%) ERP
9 13 (23.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (23.64%) NetWeaver
9 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (23.64%) SAP HANA
9 13 (23.64%) High Availability
9 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (21.82%) Scrum
10 12 (21.82%) VMware
10 12 (21.82%) Citrix
10 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.00%) Finance
11 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (20.00%) jQuery
12 10 (18.18%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (23.64%) NetWeaver
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) Orchard CMS
3 3 (5.45%) CMS
3 3 (5.45%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Mingle
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.82%) ENOVIA
1 1 (1.82%) SAP PLM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) SAN
2 3 (5.45%) VLAN
3 2 (3.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (49.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (29.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (23.64%) SAP HANA
4 9 (16.36%) RavenDB
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Architect
2 16 (29.09%) Developer
3 15 (27.27%) Technical Architect
4 13 (23.64%) SAP Architect
5 12 (21.82%) C# Developer
6 9 (16.36%) Senior Developer
7 8 (14.55%) Programme Manager
7 8 (14.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Senior Programme Manager
8 5 (9.09%) Senior Manager
9 4 (7.27%) Technical Writer
9 4 (7.27%) SAP Technical Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Technical Design Architect
11 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Specialist
11 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Author
11 2 (3.64%) Systems Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Technical Author
11 2 (3.64%) Software Architect
12 1 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 11 (20.00%) jQuery
3 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis
6 4 (7.27%) CSS
7 3 (5.45%) Ajax
7 3 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (5.45%) HTML
8 2 (3.64%) CSS3
8 2 (3.64%) XML
8 2 (3.64%) XHTML
8 2 (3.64%) Middleware
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.82%) RESTful
9 1 (1.82%) Itk
9 1 (1.82%) HTML5
9 1 (1.82%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) NHS
2 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) Open Source
4 3 (5.45%) Wiki
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Linked Data
5 2 (3.64%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.64%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.82%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.82%) Social Network
6 1 (1.82%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
1 17 (30.91%) Linux
2 16 (29.09%) UNIX
3 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) Android
5 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.45%) AIX
5 3 (5.45%) Solaris
6 1 (1.82%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Migration
3 15 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 14 (25.45%) ERP
5 13 (23.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (23.64%) High Availability
6 12 (21.82%) Scrum
7 10 (18.18%) MVC
7 10 (18.18%) TDD
8 9 (16.36%) Pair Programming
9 8 (14.55%) Matrix Management
9 8 (14.55%) Programme Management
9 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.91%) BDD
11 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
12 2 (3.64%) Line Management
12 2 (3.64%) Software Deployment
12 2 (3.64%) Project Management
12 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) C#
1 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) Ruby
4 4 (7.27%) Scala
4 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.45%) SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Clojure
6 1 (1.82%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) MCSD
3 3 (5.45%) MCSE
3 3 (5.45%) CCA
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.45%) CCEA
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) GMP
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) SAP
3 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.82%) Citrix
3 12 (21.82%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) PTC
4 1 (1.82%) Siemens
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco
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