Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 181 177
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 34 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.65% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 32
South West median daily rate £625 £450 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -9.55% -9.55%
10th Percentile £491 £269 £364
90th Percentile £744 £623 £741
England median daily rate £525 £525 £533
% change year-on-year - -1.41% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £5.00 £25.48 £43.00
% change year-on-year -80.38% -40.74% +14.67%

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 4,154 4,474 5,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.21% 81.91% 81.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,582 2,986 3,470
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £515
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 279 251
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £39.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -4.51% +33.12%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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
Bristol -9 12 £548 -6.81% 2
Wiltshire +22 11 £713 +139.50% 2
Gloucestershire +20 5 - - 2
Somerset -2 3 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) .NET
4 9 (26.47%) Data Protection
5 8 (23.53%) BS25999
5 8 (23.53%) SaaS
5 8 (23.53%) PaaS
5 8 (23.53%) Business Continuity
5 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (23.53%) Law
5 8 (23.53%) IaaS
6 7 (20.59%) QA
6 7 (20.59%) Velocity
7 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) Web Services
7 6 (17.65%) ETL
7 6 (17.65%) Open Source
7 6 (17.65%) DevOps
8 5 (14.71%) Docker
8 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
9 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Validation
9 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.76%) HTML
9 4 (11.76%) CSS

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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) IaaS
1 8 (23.53%) PaaS
1 8 (23.53%) SaaS
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.88%) Office 365
4 1 (2.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) EDRMS
2 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Ant
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Buildr
2 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.82%) Gradle
2 3 (8.82%) IntelliJ
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) jMock
2 3 (8.82%) JUnit
2 3 (8.82%) Maven
2 3 (8.82%) Mercurial
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (23.53%) Law
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Automotive
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Architect
2 19 (55.88%) Technical Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Architect
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (5.88%) C# Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Digital Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (5.88%) SAP Manager
7 2 (5.88%) SAP Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Online Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) Velocity
3 6 (17.65%) Web Services
4 4 (11.76%) CSS
4 4 (11.76%) HTML
4 4 (11.76%) RESTful
4 4 (11.76%) Spring
5 3 (8.82%) Ajax
5 3 (8.82%) EJB
5 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.82%) JSF
5 3 (8.82%) JSON
5 3 (8.82%) JSP
5 3 (8.82%) SOAP
5 3 (8.82%) Struts
5 3 (8.82%) XML
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) RIA
1 3 (8.82%) Web 2.0
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Data Protection
3 8 (23.53%) Business Continuity
3 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (17.65%) DevOps
4 6 (17.65%) ETL
4 6 (17.65%) Open Source
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
4 6 (17.65%) TDD
4 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.76%) User Stories
6 4 (11.76%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Change Management
7 3 (8.82%) CRM
7 3 (8.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) BS25999
2 7 (20.59%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) ATG
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Dell
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) VMware