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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 134 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 10 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.49% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £395 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-38.66% -
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
2479 1631 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.80% 72.17% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1109 1228
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 85 147
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -19 5 £650 +60.00% 1
Wiltshire -9 2 £400 -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) SOA
3 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) SaaS
6 3 (15.00%) PaaS
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (15.00%) Network Management
6 3 (15.00%) IaaS
6 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (15.00%) LAMP
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (15.00%) Content Management
6 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.00%) Cordys
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
1 3 (15.00%) PaaS
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WLAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) OLAP
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.00%) Xcelsius
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Architect
2 11 (55.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos BI Developer
5 1 (5.00%) TM1 Developer
5 1 (5.00%) TM1 Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) LAMP
2 3 (15.00%) Java EE
2 3 (15.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
3 2 (10.00%) SAML
3 2 (10.00%) OpenID
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) XSD
4 1 (5.00%) XSL
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) WSDL
4 1 (5.00%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) AS400
2 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) SOA
2 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Network Management
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) Content Management
3 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (15.00%) Security Management
3 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) XPath
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) HNC
3 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) CA
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