The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 55 45 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 23 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 2.50% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.71% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 1
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£600 £635 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +49.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +158.18%
Technical Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1023 739 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.29% 92.49% 91.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 390 370
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.72 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -50.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the Cheshire region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the Cheshire region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Warrington -14 17 £625 -1.57% 2
Runcorn - 2 £465 -
Crewe - 1 £550 - 1
Daresbury - 1 - -
Technical Architect
North West

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Technical Architect in their job title 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 with Technical Architect in their job title.

1 39 (49.37%) Oracle
2 34 (43.04%) JavaScript
2 34 (43.04%) Big Data
3 33 (41.77%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (40.51%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (39.24%) MongoDB
5 31 (39.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 30 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (37.97%) Citrix
6 30 (37.97%) IaaS
6 30 (37.97%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (37.97%) StatsD
7 29 (36.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 29 (36.71%) Tableau
7 29 (36.71%) R
7 29 (36.71%) Hadoop
7 29 (36.71%) Visualisation
7 29 (36.71%) Teradata
7 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (35.44%) Java
8 28 (35.44%) Machine Learning
9 27 (34.18%) AngularJS
9 27 (34.18%) Apigee
9 27 (34.18%) Mashery
9 27 (34.18%) Node.js
10 26 (32.91%) .NET
11 22 (27.85%) UNIX
12 21 (26.58%) Python
13 20 (25.32%) Linux
14 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Technical Architect in their job title 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 with Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (34.18%) Node.js
2 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (8.86%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.80%) IIS
4 2 (2.53%) CMS
4 2 (2.53%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 32 (40.51%) Cloud Computing
2 30 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (37.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) WAN
1 8 (10.13%) Internet
2 7 (8.86%) MPLS
3 3 (3.80%) VPN
3 3 (3.80%) SSL
3 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.80%) Converged Networks
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.53%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (43.04%) Big Data
2 33 (41.77%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (39.24%) MongoDB
3 31 (39.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (36.71%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.80%) MySQL
7 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Yeoman
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (36.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 27 (34.18%) AngularJS
3 26 (32.91%) .NET
4 7 (8.86%) RESTful
5 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.06%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) XML
7 3 (3.80%) JSON
7 3 (3.80%) SOAP
8 2 (2.53%) Middleware
9 1 (1.27%) SAP MI
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.27%) Django
9 1 (1.27%) REST
9 1 (1.27%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (36.71%) Visualisation
2 12 (15.19%) Reference Data
3 10 (12.66%) Data Integration
4 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
5 7 (8.86%) User Experience
5 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.59%) EMC VNX
7 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) UNIX
2 20 (25.32%) Linux
3 11 (13.92%) Windows
4 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.27%) VME
6 1 (1.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) Machine Learning
3 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.19%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.19%) Data Architecture
5 10 (12.66%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (10.13%) Migration
6 8 (10.13%) PRINCE
7 7 (8.86%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (5.06%) Open Source
8 4 (5.06%) Supplier Management
9 3 (3.80%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.80%) Scrum
9 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.80%) Big Data Analytics
9 3 (3.80%) Analytics
9 3 (3.80%) DevOps
10 2 (2.53%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) JavaScript
2 29 (36.71%) R
3 28 (35.44%) Java
4 21 (26.58%) Python
5 5 (6.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) PHP
7 2 (2.53%) Scala
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) C#
8 1 (1.27%) SQL
8 1 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) CCIE
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.06%) CCNP
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
6 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.27%) CCDP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (37.97%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (37.97%) StatsD
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Oracle
2 30 (37.97%) Citrix
3 29 (36.71%) Teradata
3 29 (36.71%) Tableau
4 27 (34.18%) Apigee
4 27 (34.18%) Mashery
5 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.86%) Lotus
7 6 (7.59%) EMC
7 6 (7.59%) Cisco
7 6 (7.59%) NetApp
8 5 (6.33%) Juniper
9 3 (3.80%) Websense
10 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
10 2 (2.53%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.27%) hybris
11 1 (1.27%) Syclo
11 1 (1.27%) SAP
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