Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 167 152
Rank change year-on-year -19 -15 +15
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 31 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.68% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.82% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 37
South West median daily rate £525 £519 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +9.21% -5.00%
10th Percentile £475 £400 £345
90th Percentile £638 £650 £653
England median daily rate £550 £525 £505
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
South West median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £42.58
% change year-on-year -26.32% +11.57% -0.41%

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 4,654 4,526 4,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.71% 83.43% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,886 2,870 3,157
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £270 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 191 267
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +3.59%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.79 £12.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Wiltshire -1 19 £525 +5.00% 12
Bristol -14 5 £500 +5.26% 5
Gloucestershire +3 2 £500 -13.04% 2
Somerset -1 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) Information Assurance
2 13 (41.94%) DV Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) IT Strategy
3 10 (32.26%) Security Architecture
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) C
5 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (22.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (22.58%) HMG Infosec
6 7 (22.58%) JSP 440
6 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (22.58%) Information Security
7 6 (19.35%) CISSP
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
8 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.13%) Critical Thinking
9 4 (12.90%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
9 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
10 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.23%) DWDM
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) GSM
2 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.23%) LTE
2 1 (3.23%) NGN
2 1 (3.23%) SDH
2 1 (3.23%) UMTS
2 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) VSAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Power BI
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (25.81%) Security Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Azure Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Power BI Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Security Technical Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) SOA Architect
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Architect
7 1 (3.23%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Frameworx
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Information Assurance
1 13 (41.94%) IT Strategy
2 10 (32.26%) Security Architecture
3 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (22.58%) Information Security
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Critical Thinking
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
7 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (12.90%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (9.68%) Microservices
8 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C
2 2 (6.45%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) DV Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) CISSP
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) CEH
5 3 (9.68%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (9.68%) CISA
5 3 (9.68%) CISM
5 3 (9.68%) ISSAP
5 3 (9.68%) ISSEP
6 2 (6.45%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (3.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) HMG Infosec
1 7 (22.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 7 (22.58%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
1 3 (9.68%) SCOM
1 3 (9.68%) vRealize
2 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat