The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 125 83 119
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +36
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 10 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 1.20% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.70% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £439 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.58 - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2110 1472 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.47% 70.46% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1407 939 1272
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 61 114
Average hourly rate £33.84 £21.38 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.31% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.22 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Technical Architecture
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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 9 July 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 9 July 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 5 £300 -17.24%
Gloucestershire - 3 £475 -
Somerset -23 1 £350 -0.70% 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (16.67%) Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) AS400
6 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
6 3 (16.67%) CISSP
6 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security
6 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 3 (16.67%) Content Management
6 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 1 (5.56%) SAS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) IPv4
3 1 (5.56%) IPv6
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) OSPF
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) H.323
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) Xcelsius
2 2 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Architect
2 10 (55.56%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Assurance Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Cognos BI Developer
6 1 (5.56%) TM1 Developer
6 1 (5.56%) TM1 Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) JSP
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) AS400
2 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) VMS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Security Management
2 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 3 (16.67%) Content Management
2 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) vCloud
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.56%) Tandberg