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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 48 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 28 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.86% 2.01% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 2.13% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 1
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£650 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £485 £445
% change year-on-year
+2.57% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
903 750 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.33% 94.34% 91.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 396 281
Average daily rate £400 £375 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 47
Average hourly rate £16.92 £15.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -50.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 19 £650 +30.00%
Runcorn - 3 £465 -
Chester - 1 £575 -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Technical Architect
North West

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (47.50%) Oracle
2 34 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 33 (41.25%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (41.25%) Big Data
4 31 (38.75%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (37.50%) MongoDB
5 30 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 30 (37.50%) Java
6 29 (36.25%) Citrix
6 29 (36.25%) IaaS
6 29 (36.25%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (36.25%) StatsD
7 28 (35.00%) R
7 28 (35.00%) Tableau
7 28 (35.00%) Hadoop
7 28 (35.00%) Visualisation
7 28 (35.00%) Teradata
7 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (33.75%) Machine Learning
9 26 (32.50%) Node.js
9 26 (32.50%) AngularJS
9 26 (32.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 26 (32.50%) Apigee
9 26 (32.50%) Mashery
10 24 (30.00%) .NET
11 22 (27.50%) UNIX
12 21 (26.25%) Python
13 20 (25.00%) Linux
14 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (32.50%) Node.js
2 7 (8.75%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (38.75%) Cloud Computing
2 30 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (36.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) WAN
1 8 (10.00%) Internet
2 7 (8.75%) MPLS
3 3 (3.75%) VPN
3 3 (3.75%) SSL
3 3 (3.75%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.75%) Converged Networks
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
4 2 (2.50%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.50%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (41.25%) Data Warehouse
1 33 (41.25%) Big Data
2 30 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 30 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 28 (35.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) AngularJS
1 26 (32.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 24 (30.00%) .NET
3 9 (11.25%) RESTful
4 8 (10.00%) Web Services
5 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.00%) JSON
7 3 (3.75%) REST
7 3 (3.75%) XML
7 3 (3.75%) SOAP
8 2 (2.50%) Middleware
8 2 (2.50%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.25%) Django
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.25%) HTML
9 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.00%) Visualisation
2 12 (15.00%) Reference Data
3 10 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (8.75%) User Experience
5 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.50%) EMC VNX
7 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.25%) Replication
9 1 (1.25%) CESG
9 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) UNIX
2 20 (25.00%) Linux
3 11 (13.75%) Windows
4 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.25%) VME
6 1 (1.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Machine Learning
3 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.00%) Data Architecture
5 9 (11.25%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (10.00%) Migration
6 8 (10.00%) PRINCE
7 7 (8.75%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.00%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.00%) Supplier Management
9 4 (5.00%) Open Source
10 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.75%) Big Data Analytics
10 3 (3.75%) Analytics
10 3 (3.75%) DevOps
10 3 (3.75%) Scrum
10 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 30 (37.50%) Java
3 28 (35.00%) R
4 21 (26.25%) Python
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby
6 4 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) CCIE
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.00%) CCNP
5 3 (3.75%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.25%) CCDP
7 1 (1.25%) CISSP
7 1 (1.25%) CISMP
7 1 (1.25%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.25%) JNCIE
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (36.25%) Opscode Chef
1 29 (36.25%) StatsD
Vendors
1 38 (47.50%) Oracle
2 29 (36.25%) Citrix
3 28 (35.00%) Teradata
3 28 (35.00%) Tableau
4 26 (32.50%) Apigee
4 26 (32.50%) Mashery
5 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.75%) Lotus
7 6 (7.50%) EMC
7 6 (7.50%) Cisco
7 6 (7.50%) NetApp
8 5 (6.25%) Juniper
9 3 (3.75%) Websense