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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 133 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 2 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.77% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 15
Average daily rate
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- £300 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £448
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.78 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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
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 1 August 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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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
Cheshire 0 1 - - 1
Manchester -6 1 - - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
1 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) SOA
3 4 (22.22%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Velocity
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Mingle
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) Velocity
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Linked Data
2 1 (5.56%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
1 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) SOA
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) SPARQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Vertica
3 1 (5.56%) Casewise
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) SAP