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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 132 110 124
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 4 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.93% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 14
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£750 £300 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -34.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £430
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.04 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.56% -
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
2236 2039 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.43% 64.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1033 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 97 109
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £49.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 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 -1 2 £750 +150.00% 1
Manchester -13 2 £575 +15.00% 2
Lancashire -13 1 £750 +172.72%
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
2 6 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) SOA
3 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 5 (27.78%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (27.78%) Retail
3 5 (27.78%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
4 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) Velocity
7 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
7 1 (5.56%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 20 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
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior 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%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Middleware
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (11.11%) Velocity
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (5.56%) Java EE
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Semantic Web
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Linked Data
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
2 6 (33.33%) SOA
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (27.78%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (27.78%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) CMMI
5 1 (5.56%) Security Management
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Casewise
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco