The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 83 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 6 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.84% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.91% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
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£475 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.49 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+109.04% +1.85%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1268 1102 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.93% 93.07% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 563 657
Average daily rate £330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 81 102
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Technical Architect
North West

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) JBoss
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Django
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) Drools
3 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Liferay
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Website Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Batch

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (16.67%) Liferay
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Django
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) Drools
3 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Batch
3 1 (16.67%) JAX-RS
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (16.67%) JPA
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Web 2.0
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Website Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) X++
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Afaria
1 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (16.67%) Axway
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) StorageTek
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco