The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 94 122 115
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 37 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.43% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.47% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £544
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 £32.50 £41.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-21.68% -17.00%
Technical Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2990 2528 2827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.97% 90.29% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1248 1433
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 185 191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 18 £500 +33.33% 2
Cheshire +8 5 £450 +5.88% 4
Cumbria - 2 £500 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Oracle
3 16 (25.00%) Windows
3 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (21.88%) Finance
5 12 (18.75%) Java
6 11 (17.19%) Data Modelling
7 10 (15.63%) Linux
7 10 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (15.63%) Scala
7 10 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (14.06%) Open Source
8 9 (14.06%) Data Architecture
8 9 (14.06%) Scrum
8 9 (14.06%) Information Security
9 8 (12.50%) TDD
9 8 (12.50%) MySQL
9 8 (12.50%) UNIX
9 8 (12.50%) HTML
9 8 (12.50%) CSS
9 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 8 (12.50%) Reference Data
9 8 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (10.94%) Ruby
10 7 (10.94%) BDD
10 7 (10.94%) IBM
10 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
11 6 (9.38%) Retail
11 6 (9.38%) Python

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (7.81%) SAS
1 5 (7.81%) CICS
2 2 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) nginx
3 1 (1.56%) Liferay
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.56%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) WAN
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) NAS
3 1 (1.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.56%) FTP
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) DB2
3 4 (6.25%) Easytrieve
4 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) DataStage
5 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) HTML
1 8 (12.50%) CSS
2 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) HTML5
2 6 (9.38%) REST
2 6 (9.38%) Play Framework
2 6 (9.38%) JSON
2 6 (9.38%) Django
3 5 (7.81%) Hibernate
3 5 (7.81%) Spring
4 3 (4.69%) Akka
4 3 (4.69%) CSS3
4 3 (4.69%) Ajax
4 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 3 (4.69%) J2EE
4 3 (4.69%) Middleware
5 2 (3.13%) JMS
5 2 (3.13%) XML
5 2 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (14.06%) Open Source
3 8 (12.50%) Reference Data
4 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
5 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (9.38%) Data Integration
6 5 (7.81%) VSAM
6 5 (7.81%) Mainframe
7 4 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (3.13%) CESG
8 2 (3.13%) User Experience
9 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (3.13%) AIX
4 2 (3.13%) Solaris
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.19%) Data Modelling
3 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.06%) Data Architecture
4 9 (14.06%) Scrum
4 9 (14.06%) Information Security
5 8 (12.50%) TDD
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (10.94%) BDD
7 5 (7.81%) Kanban
7 5 (7.81%) IT Governance
7 5 (7.81%) PRINCE
8 4 (6.25%) MVC
8 4 (6.25%) Change Management
8 4 (6.25%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.25%) SOA
8 4 (6.25%) ERP
8 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Java
2 10 (15.63%) Scala
3 7 (10.94%) Ruby
4 6 (9.38%) Python
5 5 (7.81%) COBOL
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) REXX
6 4 (6.25%) JCL
6 4 (6.25%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.13%) SQL
7 2 (3.13%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.56%) Clojure
8 1 (1.56%) X++
8 1 (1.56%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) CCIE
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (1.56%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.56%) OpenView
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Oracle
2 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.94%) IBM
4 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (4.69%) SAP
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) Juniper
7 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.56%) Axway
7 1 (1.56%) Brocade
7 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.56%) CA
7 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.56%) StorageTek
7 1 (1.56%) EMC
Burnley, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago