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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 80 85 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 20 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.22% 0.28% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.31% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 4
Average daily rate
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£481 - £268
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £471
% change year-on-year
- +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £71.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-30.28% +163.20%
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
1522 1305 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.69% 92.82% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 679 419
Average daily rate £363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 65 89
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.54 £17.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% -15.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - 3 £475 -
Oldham - - - -
Technical Architect
North West

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
3 13 (31.71%) Oracle
4 11 (26.83%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) TOGAF
5 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
5 10 (24.39%) Citrix
6 9 (21.95%) UNIX
6 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 9 (21.95%) Ruby
6 9 (21.95%) Kanban
6 9 (21.95%) REST
7 8 (19.51%) Software Architecture
7 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (19.51%) Firewall
7 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco
8 7 (17.07%) WAN
8 7 (17.07%) Windows
8 7 (17.07%) Solaris
8 7 (17.07%) VMware
8 7 (17.07%) Django
9 6 (14.63%) Celerra
9 6 (14.63%) iSCSI
9 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
9 6 (14.63%) NAS

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.88%) CICS
2 2 (4.88%) Documentum
2 2 (4.88%) JBoss
2 2 (4.88%) Liferay
2 2 (4.88%) Node.js
2 2 (4.88%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.88%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) WAN
3 6 (14.63%) iSCSI
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (14.63%) NAS
3 6 (14.63%) VPLS
3 6 (14.63%) Wireless
3 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
3 6 (14.63%) MPLS
3 6 (14.63%) OSPF
3 6 (14.63%) BGP
3 6 (14.63%) SAN
3 6 (14.63%) DMZ
3 6 (14.63%) Internet
3 6 (14.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) VoIP
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) MongoDB
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.32%) MySQL
6 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.88%) Big Data
7 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
7 1 (2.44%) DB2
7 1 (2.44%) Easytrieve
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) REST
2 7 (17.07%) Django
3 6 (14.63%) JSON
3 6 (14.63%) Ajax
3 6 (14.63%) CSS
3 6 (14.63%) HTML
3 6 (14.63%) HTML5
4 5 (12.20%) Play Framework
4 5 (12.20%) CSS3
4 5 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (7.32%) .NET
5 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 3 (7.32%) Middleware
5 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.32%) Spring
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.63%) Celerra
2 6 (14.63%) Clustering
2 6 (14.63%) Replication
3 5 (12.20%) Open Source
4 2 (4.88%) VSAM
4 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.88%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Life Science
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
5 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) UNIX
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Solaris
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
3 11 (26.83%) TDD
3 11 (26.83%) TOGAF
4 9 (21.95%) Scrum
4 9 (21.95%) Kanban
5 8 (19.51%) Software Architecture
5 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (14.63%) Business Continuity
6 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (14.63%) Migration
7 5 (12.20%) Change Control
7 5 (12.20%) SOA
8 4 (9.76%) UML
8 4 (9.76%) Information Governance
9 3 (7.32%) Process Management
9 3 (7.32%) Product Management
10 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
10 2 (4.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Ruby
2 6 (14.63%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) Scala
3 4 (9.76%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) COBOL
5 2 (4.88%) R
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.44%) REXX
6 1 (2.44%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
2 6 (14.63%) XenApp
2 6 (14.63%) VMware ESX
2 6 (14.63%) Terminal Services
2 6 (14.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (4.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (4.88%) StatsD
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 10 (24.39%) Citrix
3 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.07%) Cisco
4 7 (17.07%) VMware
5 6 (14.63%) EMC
5 6 (14.63%) Nortel
5 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.76%) Avaya
7 2 (4.88%) Teradata
7 2 (4.88%) Tableau
7 2 (4.88%) Apigee
7 2 (4.88%) Mashery
8 1 (2.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.44%) Genesys
8 1 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (2.44%) CA