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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 119 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 31 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.51% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.70% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 1
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£473 £479 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +32.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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
Manchester 0 9 £315 -30.95% 6
Cumbria - 9 £475 -
Cheshire -8 6 £500 +1.01% 4
Lancashire - 5 £540 -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 24 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
3 20 (34.48%) Windows
3 20 (34.48%) Migration
4 19 (32.76%) UNIX
4 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
5 16 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (25.86%) Linux
6 15 (25.86%) Oracle
7 14 (24.14%) SAP
7 14 (24.14%) ERP
7 14 (24.14%) Finance
8 13 (22.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
8 13 (22.41%) NetWeaver
8 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
8 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (22.41%) High Availability
8 13 (22.41%) SAP HANA
8 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (20.69%) C#
9 12 (20.69%) Citrix
9 12 (20.69%) VMware
10 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
12 9 (15.52%) jQuery
13 8 (13.79%) Matrix Management
13 8 (13.79%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (22.41%) NetWeaver
2 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) CMS
3 3 (5.17%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (5.17%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Mingle
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Agresso
2 1 (1.72%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.72%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.72%) SAP PLM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) SAN
2 3 (5.17%) VLAN
3 2 (3.45%) Intranet
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) SSL
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) WAAS
4 1 (1.72%) DMVPN
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (22.41%) SAP HANA
4 6 (10.34%) RavenDB
5 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.45%) DB2
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) Lombardi
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Publishing
3 1 (1.72%) Military
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Architect
2 18 (31.03%) Technical Architect
3 13 (22.41%) Developer
3 13 (22.41%) SAP Architect
4 9 (15.52%) C# Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Programme Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Manager
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Programme Manager
7 5 (8.62%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Writer
8 4 (6.90%) SAP Technical Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Technical Design Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Procurement Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Systems Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Author
10 2 (3.45%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) jQuery
3 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.34%) Middleware
4 6 (10.34%) SAP Basis
4 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (8.62%) CSS
5 5 (8.62%) HTML
6 3 (5.17%) HTML5
6 3 (5.17%) CSS3
6 3 (5.17%) Ajax
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.45%) XHTML
7 2 (3.45%) XML
8 1 (1.72%) DOM
8 1 (1.72%) Web Services
8 1 (1.72%) JSON
8 1 (1.72%) Itk
8 1 (1.72%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Open Source
2 5 (8.62%) NHS
3 3 (5.17%) Wiki
4 2 (3.45%) Linked Data
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
5 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.72%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Social Network
5 1 (1.72%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) UNIX
3 15 (25.86%) Linux
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.62%) Android
6 3 (5.17%) VME
6 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.17%) AIX
6 3 (5.17%) Solaris
6 3 (5.17%) MVS
7 2 (3.45%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Migration
2 14 (24.14%) ERP
3 13 (22.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) High Availability
4 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
5 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
5 8 (13.79%) Matrix Management
5 8 (13.79%) Scrum
6 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.34%) MVC
7 6 (10.34%) TDD
8 5 (8.62%) CRM
9 4 (6.90%) Workflow
10 3 (5.17%) Project Management
10 3 (5.17%) Pair Programming
10 3 (5.17%) Content Management
10 3 (5.17%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.69%) C#
3 8 (13.79%) Java
4 6 (10.34%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Scala
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
6 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.17%) MCSD
3 3 (5.17%) MCSE
3 3 (5.17%) CCA
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.17%) CCEA
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CCIE
5 1 (1.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) GMP
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle
2 14 (24.14%) SAP
3 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.69%) VMware
4 12 (20.69%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) Juniper
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) NetApp
6 1 (1.72%) Siemens
6 1 (1.72%) Lotus
6 1 (1.72%) Websense
6 1 (1.72%) PTC
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) EMC
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