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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 102 119 114
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 35 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.71% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 21
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 £450 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
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
2943 2692 3024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.14% 92.48% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1324 1552
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 203 219
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 22 August 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
Cheshire +21 27 £500 +17.64% 3
Manchester -10 3 £563 +60.71% 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (43.14%) CRM
2 22 (43.14%) Data Modelling
3 21 (41.18%) Data Architecture
4 20 (39.22%) Reference Data
5 19 (37.25%) Oracle
6 18 (35.29%) Windows
7 16 (31.37%) UNIX
7 16 (31.37%) Data Integration
7 16 (31.37%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (31.37%) Information Security
7 16 (31.37%) Finance
8 13 (25.49%) MVS
8 13 (25.49%) Middleware
8 13 (25.49%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (23.53%) Workflow
10 11 (21.57%) Management Information System
10 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (19.61%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (15.69%) PRINCE
13 7 (13.73%) WAN
14 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
15 3 (5.88%) Retail
15 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
15 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
15 3 (5.88%) SAN
15 3 (5.88%) HP
15 3 (5.88%) VMware
16 2 (3.92%) Cisco
16 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (3.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) nginx
2 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (19.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) WAN
2 3 (5.88%) SAN
3 2 (3.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.96%) NAS
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) SSL
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) RESTful
3 1 (1.96%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.96%) Drools
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.96%) EJB
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) Struts
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) XSLT
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Reference Data
2 16 (31.37%) Data Integration
2 16 (31.37%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (21.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) UNIX
3 13 (25.49%) MVS
4 1 (1.96%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) CRM
1 22 (43.14%) Data Modelling
2 21 (41.18%) Data Architecture
3 16 (31.37%) Information Security
4 12 (23.53%) Workflow
5 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.69%) PRINCE
7 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) ERP
8 2 (3.92%) IT Governance
8 2 (3.92%) Migration
9 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) Information Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) Software Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) Website Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
9 1 (1.96%) Network Management
9 1 (1.96%) SIEM
9 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) Apex Code
2 1 (1.96%) X++
2 1 (1.96%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.96%) OpenView
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (37.25%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.96%) Axway
5 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) StorageTek
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.96%) EMC
5 1 (1.96%) Juniper
5 1 (1.96%) Sun
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