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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 130 101 119
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +18
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 14 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.62% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.90% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
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£550 £455 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £340 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £700 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
-48.33% -
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
2460 1562 1832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.39% 69.70% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1680 1028 1080
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 105 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 - 5
Gloucestershire -17 2 £600 +35.59%
Wiltshire -18 1 - - 2
Avon - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 12 (57.14%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) SOA
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Network Management
6 3 (14.29%) SaaS
6 3 (14.29%) PaaS
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 3 (14.29%) Java EE
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) IaaS
6 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 3 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) J2EE
6 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 3 (14.29%) Middleware
6 3 (14.29%) Identity Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.76%) Cordys
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
1 3 (14.29%) PaaS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) VLAN
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Architect
2 9 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Java EE
2 3 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) J2EE
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) LAMP
3 2 (9.52%) SAML
3 2 (9.52%) OpenID
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) XForms
4 1 (4.76%) XSD
4 1 (4.76%) XSL
4 1 (4.76%) XSLT
4 1 (4.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Network Management
4 3 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (14.29%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) XPath
3 1 (4.76%) XQuery
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) CCA
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCEA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software
4 1 (4.76%) VMware