Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Architecture
England > South West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 167 197
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30 -10
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 40 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.81% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 16
South West median daily rate £588 £425 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.24% -17.07% -6.82%
10th Percentile £396 £292 £284
90th Percentile £750 £591 £747
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.50 - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4571 4548 5209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.15% 80.13% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2884 3069 3519
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £240 £255
90th Percentile £560 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 271 261
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +41.82%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the South West

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architecture in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in the South West

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in the South West over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in the South West

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +9 20 £675 +46.74%
Bristol -22 6 £444 +21.58% 1
Gloucestershire +21 5 £575 +27.78%
Somerset -2 5 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (30.00%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) .NET
3 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (22.50%) Finance
4 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) Office 365
5 7 (17.50%) IT Strategy
5 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) ETL
5 7 (17.50%) Banking
5 7 (17.50%) Velocity
6 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 6 (15.00%) TDD
6 6 (15.00%) Scrum
6 6 (15.00%) QA
6 6 (15.00%) Open Source
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 5 (12.50%) DevOps
7 5 (12.50%) RIA
7 5 (12.50%) Retail Banking
7 5 (12.50%) Web Services
7 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.00%) Unisys
8 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (10.00%) Change Management

Technical Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DHCP
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
1 3 (7.50%) Intranet
2 2 (5.00%) Extranet
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.50%) VLAN
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.00%) EDRMS
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Ant
2 3 (7.50%) Apache Buildr
2 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.50%) Gradle
2 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) jMock
2 3 (7.50%) JUnit
2 3 (7.50%) Maven
2 3 (7.50%) Mercurial
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Architect
2 12 (30.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 11 (27.50%) Technical Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Architect
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Office 365 Manager
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Data Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Implementation Project Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) Velocity
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) CSS
4 4 (10.00%) HTML
4 4 (10.00%) RESTful
4 4 (10.00%) Spring
5 3 (7.50%) Ajax
5 3 (7.50%) EJB
5 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.50%) JSF
5 3 (7.50%) JSON
5 3 (7.50%) JSP
5 3 (7.50%) SOAP
5 3 (7.50%) Struts
5 3 (7.50%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) Flask
6 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) RIA
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Web 2.0
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) CentOS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.50%) ETL
4 7 (17.50%) IT Strategy
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 6 (15.00%) Open Source
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) TDD
5 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.50%) DevOps
6 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Service Design
7 4 (10.00%) User Stories
7 4 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) Samba
2 2 (5.00%) Squid
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) Nagios
2 2 (5.00%) Webmin
2 2 (5.00%) Xymon
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Unisys
3 3 (7.50%) ATG
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Veeam
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) Juniper