Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 166 163
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3 +29
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 88 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.39% 0.68% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 25
South West median daily rate £550 £588 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +27.72% -8.00%
10th Percentile £510 £389 £313
90th Percentile £635 £741 £595
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South West median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.58
% change year-on-year - +11.57% +0.18%

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 5,429 4,697 4,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.87% 83.47% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,417 2,964 3,181
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 197 274
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.10 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +21 72 £550 -18.52% 8
Bristol -7 5 £375 -6.25% 6
Dorset - 3 £525 - 1
Somerset -2 2 £563 -
Gloucestershire -16 2 £515 -10.43% 1
Devon +1 1 £625 - 3
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 67 (76.14%) Security Cleared
2 49 (55.68%) IT Strategy
3 42 (47.73%) DV Cleared
4 38 (43.18%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (39.77%) Critical Thinking
5 35 (39.77%) Linux
6 28 (31.82%) HMG Infosec
6 28 (31.82%) JSP 440
6 28 (31.82%) Information Security
6 28 (31.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 28 (31.82%) Information Assurance
7 27 (30.68%) Python
8 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
9 25 (28.41%) Finance
9 25 (28.41%) Security Architecture
9 25 (28.41%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
10 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
11 19 (21.59%) C
12 17 (19.32%) Java
12 17 (19.32%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (18.18%) TOGAF
13 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
14 15 (17.05%) Red Hat
15 14 (15.91%) Banking
16 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
16 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (14.77%) JSON
16 13 (14.77%) C++
16 13 (14.77%) DSDM

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 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.14%) Apigee
2 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.14%) npm
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (6.82%) Firewall
2 6 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (6.82%) Unified Communications
2 6 (6.82%) WAN
3 4 (4.55%) VSAN
4 3 (3.41%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.14%) DNS
5 1 (1.14%) OpenFlow
5 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.14%) Big Data
3 1 (1.14%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
1 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 14 (15.91%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Military
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Back Office
5 2 (2.27%) Electronics
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (2.27%) Publishing
5 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (70.45%) Architect
2 46 (52.27%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (19.32%) Security Architect
4 10 (11.36%) Applications Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Designer
5 8 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Lead Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.41%) SOA Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.27%) Applications Specialist
9 2 (2.27%) Consultant
9 2 (2.27%) Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) JSON
1 13 (14.77%) JSP
1 13 (14.77%) SOAP
1 13 (14.77%) Web Services
1 13 (14.77%) XML
2 4 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.27%) Java EE
3 2 (2.27%) Kafka
4 1 (1.14%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.14%) COM
4 1 (1.14%) HTML
4 1 (1.14%) Middleware
4 1 (1.14%) Node.js
4 1 (1.14%) RESTful
4 1 (1.14%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (43.18%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Linux
2 12 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Windows
3 11 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.68%) IT Strategy
2 35 (39.77%) Critical Thinking
3 28 (31.82%) Information Assurance
3 28 (31.82%) Information Security
4 25 (28.41%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (28.41%) Security Architecture
5 20 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
6 17 (19.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (18.18%) TOGAF
8 13 (14.77%) DSDM
8 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
8 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (13.64%) Configuration Management
9 12 (13.64%) Data Protection
9 12 (13.64%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (10.23%) Microservices
11 8 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
11 8 (9.09%) ITIL
12 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (7.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.68%) Python
2 19 (21.59%) C
3 17 (19.32%) Java
4 13 (14.77%) C++
4 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby
6 1 (1.14%) Scala
6 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (76.14%) Security Cleared
2 42 (47.73%) DV Cleared
3 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.64%) CISSP
4 12 (13.64%) RHCE
5 11 (12.50%) Degree
6 9 (10.23%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (10.23%) CISA
6 9 (10.23%) CISM
6 9 (10.23%) ISSAP
6 9 (10.23%) ISSEP
7 3 (3.41%) CEH
7 3 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.82%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (31.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (31.82%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Docker
3 1 (1.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) Puppet
2 9 (10.23%) SCCM
2 9 (10.23%) SCOM
3 6 (6.82%) vRealize
4 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.36%) Cisco
4 6 (6.82%) VMware
5 3 (3.41%) IBM
5 3 (3.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) Apple
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.14%) Informatica
6 1 (1.14%) Juniper
6 1 (1.14%) Ruckus Wireless