The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 136 87 123
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +36
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 7 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.95% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.34% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 5
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£513 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architecture across the South West region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the South West region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol -23 4 £650 +73.33%
Wiltshire -26 1 £400 -
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) SOA
3 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 3 (17.65%) SaaS
5 3 (17.65%) PaaS
5 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) Java EE
5 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
5 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Network Management
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (17.65%) IaaS
5 3 (17.65%) Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) AS400
5 3 (17.65%) LAMP
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
1 3 (17.65%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) OLAP
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) Xcelsius
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Architect
1 10 (58.82%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) TM1 Developer
4 1 (5.88%) TM1 Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) LAMP
1 3 (17.65%) Java EE
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) OpenID
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) AS400
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) SOA
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (17.65%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.88%) BPR
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) HNC
3 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos
3 1 (5.88%) MobileIron