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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 134 115 129
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 8 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 12
Average daily rate £425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £542 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £424
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2493 1634 2527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.96% 69.65% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1005 1501
Average daily rate £375 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 151
Average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £18.28 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -15 6 £425 -24.02% 1
Devon -9 1 £475 +35.71%
Somerset - 1 £350 - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Technical Architecture
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Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) SOA
5 7 (29.17%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Firewall
7 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
8 4 (16.67%) Process Management
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (12.50%) JSP 440
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
9 3 (12.50%) IBM
9 3 (12.50%) VMS
9 3 (12.50%) ISO 9001
9 3 (12.50%) JSP
9 3 (12.50%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (4.17%) SAS
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Summit
2 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) OSPF
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) IPv4
4 1 (4.17%) IPv6
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) WLAN
4 1 (4.17%) LDAP
4 1 (4.17%) IPsec
4 1 (4.17%) H.323
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Architect
1 9 (37.50%) Head of Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Assurance Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Manager
5 1 (4.17%) ERP Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.17%) SAS Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) JSP
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Grid Computing
2 2 (8.33%) AS400
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) VMS
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 8 (33.33%) SOA
5 7 (29.17%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) Process Management
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
9 2 (8.33%) Security Management
9 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
9 2 (8.33%) Information Security
9 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (8.33%) Data Management
9 2 (8.33%) Content Management
9 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Time Management
10 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) CISSP
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) JSP 440
1 3 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 3 (12.50%) ISO 14001
2 2 (8.33%) P3O
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Sun
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Tandberg
5 1 (4.17%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) CA
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