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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 120 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 19 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.85% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 23
Average daily rate
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£323 £663 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £470 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £42.75 -
% change year-on-year
-49.84% -
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Manchester -4 11 £300 +4.34% 6
Cheshire -6 1 - - 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) C#
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) Mentoring
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) jQuery
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) MVC
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Java
5 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (32.00%) Pair Programming
5 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (32.00%) Mingle
5 8 (32.00%) RavenDB
6 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (20.00%) NHS
7 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (16.00%) Open Source
8 4 (16.00%) Ruby
8 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (12.00%) CSS
9 3 (12.00%) Linux
9 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) Ajax
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Mingle
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
1 1 (4.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) RavenDB
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) Architect
3 10 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Technical Architect
5 7 (28.00%) Senior Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Network Technical Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Technical Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Software Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) jQuery
3 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.00%) CSS
4 3 (12.00%) Ajax
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (8.00%) JSON
5 2 (8.00%) HTML
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware
5 2 (8.00%) CSS3
6 1 (4.00%) HTML5
6 1 (4.00%) REST
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) Web Services
6 1 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (4.00%) XHTML
6 1 (4.00%) LINQ
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) NHS
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) Linked Data
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Semantic Web
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Mentoring
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) MVC
5 8 (32.00%) Pair Programming
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.00%) Operations Management
8 1 (4.00%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.00%) Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
8 1 (4.00%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Ruby
4 3 (12.00%) Scala
5 1 (4.00%) Clojure
5 1 (4.00%) SPARQL
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCIE
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GMP
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
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