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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 51 112 103
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 106 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.89% 0.53% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 0.57% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 9 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-47.88% +158.18%
Technical Architect
England

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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Cheshire +40 58 £600 - 6
Lancashire +27 28 £570 +3.63%
Manchester +1 15 £481 - 6
Merseyside - 3 £475 -
Cumbria - 2 £488 -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 66 (40.00%) UNIX
2 64 (38.79%) Java
3 62 (37.58%) Oracle
3 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (26.06%) Microsoft
4 43 (26.06%) Citrix
5 40 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 38 (23.03%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (22.42%) MongoDB
8 35 (21.21%) Big Data
9 34 (20.61%) Linux
10 33 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 33 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 32 (19.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 31 (18.79%) Visualisation
12 31 (18.79%) IaaS
12 31 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
12 31 (18.79%) R
12 31 (18.79%) Tableau
12 31 (18.79%) StatsD
13 30 (18.18%) Node.js
13 30 (18.18%) Hadoop
13 30 (18.18%) Teradata
14 29 (17.58%) Machine Learning
14 29 (17.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (16.97%) Apigee
15 28 (16.97%) Mashery
15 28 (16.97%) Security Cleared
15 28 (16.97%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (18.18%) Node.js
2 9 (5.45%) IIS
3 5 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.03%) JBoss
3 5 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.42%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (2.42%) CICS
4 4 (2.42%) NetWeaver
4 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.42%) Liferay
5 3 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (1.82%) Documentum
5 3 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) TPMS
7 1 (0.61%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) MS Visio
1 8 (4.85%) MS Excel
1 8 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 8 (4.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 31 (18.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) Internet
2 14 (8.48%) WAN
3 13 (7.88%) Firewall
4 12 (7.27%) MPLS
5 11 (6.67%) SAN
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (4.24%) iSCSI
6 7 (4.24%) NAS
6 7 (4.24%) VPLS
6 7 (4.24%) DMZ
6 7 (4.24%) OSPF
6 7 (4.24%) BGP
6 7 (4.24%) EIGRP
6 7 (4.24%) Wireless
6 7 (4.24%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.82%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.82%) VLAN
7 3 (1.82%) LAN
8 2 (1.21%) DMVPN
8 2 (1.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.03%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (22.42%) MongoDB
3 35 (21.21%) Big Data
4 32 (19.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 30 (18.18%) Hadoop
6 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
7 10 (6.06%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.42%) SAP HANA
9 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.82%) MySQL
10 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.21%) DataStage
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.61%) QlikView
12 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.61%) VLDB
12 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.61%) DB2
12 1 (0.61%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) JUnit
1 4 (2.42%) Selenium
2 2 (1.21%) Ant
2 2 (1.21%) Maven
General
1 28 (16.97%) Finance
2 2 (1.21%) Law
2 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.61%) Banking
3 1 (0.61%) Retail
3 1 (0.61%) Marketing
3 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.61%) Electronics
3 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 29 (17.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 24 (14.55%) Middleware
4 23 (13.94%) .NET
5 15 (9.09%) Spring
6 13 (7.88%) Hibernate
7 11 (6.67%) Spring MVC
7 11 (6.67%) REST
8 8 (4.85%) Play Framework
8 8 (4.85%) Web Services
8 8 (4.85%) RESTful
9 5 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.03%) SOAP
9 5 (3.03%) HTML
9 5 (3.03%) Akka
10 4 (2.42%) Apache Camel
10 4 (2.42%) CSS
10 4 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.42%) JSON
10 4 (2.42%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.79%) Visualisation
2 19 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.30%) Open Source
4 13 (7.88%) Reference Data
5 11 (6.67%) Data Integration
6 9 (5.45%) Mainframe
6 9 (5.45%) User Experience
6 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.85%) Replication
8 7 (4.24%) Celerra
8 7 (4.24%) Clustering
9 4 (2.42%) VSAM
10 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.21%) BYOD
12 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.61%) CESG
12 1 (0.61%) PKI
12 1 (0.61%) Life Science
12 1 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (40.00%) UNIX
2 34 (20.61%) Linux
3 25 (15.15%) Windows
4 14 (8.48%) Solaris
5 11 (6.67%) MVS
6 8 (4.85%) VME
7 7 (4.24%) AIX
8 5 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.58%) Machine Learning
3 23 (13.94%) Migration
4 18 (10.91%) TDD
4 18 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
5 17 (10.30%) Data Modelling
5 17 (10.30%) Scrum
6 15 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 14 (8.48%) Data Architecture
8 13 (7.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (7.27%) Workflow
9 12 (7.27%) TOGAF
9 12 (7.27%) Kanban
10 11 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (6.67%) CRM
11 10 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.45%) SOA
13 8 (4.85%) Service Management
13 8 (4.85%) PRINCE
13 8 (4.85%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 64 (38.79%) Java
2 40 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.79%) R
4 25 (15.15%) Scala
5 21 (12.73%) Python
6 14 (8.48%) SQL
7 9 (5.45%) Ruby
8 5 (3.03%) COBOL
9 4 (2.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) C#
10 1 (0.61%) JCL
10 1 (0.61%) REXX
10 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.03%) Degree
3 5 (3.03%) CCIE
3 5 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.42%) CCNP
5 3 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.82%) MCSE
5 3 (1.82%) MCSD
5 3 (1.82%) CCA
5 3 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.82%) CCEA
5 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) CISMP
7 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.61%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.61%) CCDP
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 8 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.24%) XenApp
3 7 (4.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (4.24%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.42%) Squid
Systems Management
1 31 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
1 31 (18.79%) StatsD
2 4 (2.42%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.21%) Puppet
3 2 (1.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (37.58%) Oracle
2 43 (26.06%) Microsoft
2 43 (26.06%) Citrix
3 31 (18.79%) Tableau
4 30 (18.18%) Teradata
5 28 (16.97%) Apigee
5 28 (16.97%) Mashery
6 18 (10.91%) Cisco
7 16 (9.70%) VMware
8 11 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 11 (6.67%) EMC
9 9 (5.45%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.85%) Juniper
11 7 (4.24%) Nortel
11 7 (4.24%) IBM
11 7 (4.24%) SAP
12 5 (3.03%) Avaya
12 5 (3.03%) Lotus
13 4 (2.42%) HP
13 4 (2.42%) NetApp
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