The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 86 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.54% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
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£315 £463 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.89% -15.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Technical Architecture
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1214 925 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.25% 72.78% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 477 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Oldham - 1 - -
Bolton - - - -
Technical Architecture
North West

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 13 (48.15%) C#
1 13 (48.15%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) jQuery
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
5 9 (33.33%) Citrix
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 9 (33.33%) MVC
5 9 (33.33%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (33.33%) Mingle
5 9 (33.33%) RavenDB
5 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 8 (29.63%) Matrix Management
6 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (29.63%) Programme Management
6 8 (29.63%) SAN
7 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (22.22%) NHS
8 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
9 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
10 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
10 4 (14.81%) Ruby
11 3 (11.11%) Wiki

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) CMS
1 3 (11.11%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Mingle
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) RavenDB
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Senior C# Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Programme Manager
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Manager
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Programme Manager
6 4 (14.81%) Technical Writer
7 2 (7.41%) Author
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Author
7 2 (7.41%) Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) jQuery
3 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 2 (7.41%) XML
6 2 (7.41%) XHTML
6 2 (7.41%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) Ajax
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware
7 1 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) NHS
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (11.11%) Wiki
4 2 (7.41%) Linked Data
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.70%) Interactive TV
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) Life Science
5 1 (3.70%) Social Network
5 1 (3.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
1 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Scrum
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) TDD
2 9 (33.33%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 8 (29.63%) Programme Management
3 8 (29.63%) Matrix Management
4 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Content Management
7 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) RDF
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
4 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) SPARQL
5 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 9 (33.33%) Citrix
1 9 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco