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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 109 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 23 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.52% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.72% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 15
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£308 £685 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +95.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £646 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +14 18 £300 - 5
Lancashire -15 3 £500 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 14 (41.18%) .NET
2 14 (41.18%) Mentoring
3 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
4 12 (35.29%) Scrum
5 11 (32.35%) Finance
5 11 (32.35%) jQuery
6 10 (29.41%) TDD
6 10 (29.41%) MVC
7 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (26.47%) Programme Management
7 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (26.47%) RavenDB
7 9 (26.47%) Mingle
8 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (23.53%) Matrix Management
8 8 (23.53%) Pair Programming
8 8 (23.53%) SAN
8 8 (23.53%) Java
8 8 (23.53%) VMware
8 8 (23.53%) Citrix
9 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
10 6 (17.65%) NHS
11 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
11 5 (14.71%) Ruby
11 5 (14.71%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.82%) CMS
1 3 (8.82%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Mingle
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
1 1 (2.94%) SoftLayer
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (26.47%) RavenDB
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) C# Developer
3 10 (29.41%) Architect
4 8 (23.53%) Senior C# Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Programme Manager
4 8 (23.53%) Senior Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Technical Architect
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Programme Manager
7 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) jQuery
3 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
3 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (11.76%) Ajax
4 4 (11.76%) CSS
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.88%) CSS3
6 2 (5.88%) JSON
6 2 (5.88%) XHTML
6 2 (5.88%) Middleware
6 2 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) Web Services
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE
7 1 (2.94%) LINQ
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.94%) Java EE
7 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
7 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) NHS
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Linked Data
3 2 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.88%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Mentoring
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
4 10 (29.41%) TDD
4 10 (29.41%) MVC
5 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (26.47%) Programme Management
6 8 (23.53%) Matrix Management
6 8 (23.53%) Pair Programming
7 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
9 2 (5.88%) Line Management
9 2 (5.88%) Information Management
9 2 (5.88%) Web Development
9 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.94%) B2B
10 1 (2.94%) B2C
10 1 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) C#
1 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby
4 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.82%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) Clojure
6 1 (2.94%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
1 2 (5.88%) GMP
2 1 (2.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
2 8 (23.53%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
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