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 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 125 102 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 22 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.76% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.09% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
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£550 £650 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £367 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £465
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
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 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 24 December 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 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
Bristol - 10 £550 - 2
Wiltshire -11 6 £550 +83.33% 1
Gloucestershire -15 4 £430 -2.82%
Somerset -8 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) Web Services
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle
5 5 (16.13%) Open Source
6 4 (12.90%) SaaS
6 4 (12.90%) PaaS
6 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (12.90%) Network Management
6 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Java EE
6 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) Middleware
6 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
7 3 (9.68%) H.323
7 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
7 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) LAMP
7 3 (9.68%) Firewall
7 3 (9.68%) Identity Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.23%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) SaaS
1 4 (12.90%) PaaS
2 3 (9.68%) IaaS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) WAN
1 3 (9.68%) Ethernet
1 3 (9.68%) H.323
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) Network Security
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) IPsec
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) IPv4
2 2 (6.45%) IPv6
2 2 (6.45%) MPLS
2 2 (6.45%) OSPF
2 2 (6.45%) BGP
3 1 (3.23%) DPNSS
3 1 (3.23%) QSIG
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (3.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) OLTP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Technical Architect
3 7 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Management Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) Java EE
3 3 (9.68%) LAMP
3 3 (9.68%) J2EE
3 3 (9.68%) XML
4 2 (6.45%) XSD
4 2 (6.45%) WSDL
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) SAML
4 2 (6.45%) OpenID
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) XForms
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) XSL
5 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Open Source
2 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) DTV
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) SOA
3 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
3 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (9.68%) OO
4 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
4 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
5 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) XQuery
3 1 (3.23%) VB6
3 1 (3.23%) XPath
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
2 3 (9.68%) CCNP
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) MCSD
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) CCA
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) Tandberg
3 3 (9.68%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) F5
4 1 (3.23%) Avaya
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