The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Technical Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 124 82 106
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 32 87 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.94% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.04% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 71 21
Median daily rate £550 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.73 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -53.90%
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
3340 4264 3012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.22% 95.05% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2598 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 214 196
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +4 9 £600 -4.00% 2
Manchester -11 9 £525 +5.00% 4
Cheshire -13 8 £650 +4.00% 1
Merseyside +4 1 £423 -23.18%
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 32 (41.03%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) Oracle
4 21 (26.92%) SOA
5 17 (21.79%) Linux
6 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
7 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (17.95%) J2EE
9 13 (16.67%) Banking
9 13 (16.67%) JSON
10 12 (15.38%) High Availability
10 12 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 12 (15.38%) Middleware
11 11 (14.10%) HTTP
11 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.10%) MySQL
11 11 (14.10%) CSS
11 11 (14.10%) SOAP
11 11 (14.10%) XML
11 11 (14.10%) HTML
11 11 (14.10%) TOGAF
11 11 (14.10%) CSS3
11 11 (14.10%) REST
11 11 (14.10%) HTML5
12 10 (12.82%) Finance
12 10 (12.82%) IBM
12 10 (12.82%) Windows

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.54%) Apache
1 9 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (11.54%) JBoss
1 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.69%) CMS
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.56%) SAS
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.28%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.54%) SaaS
3 8 (10.26%) PaaS
4 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (7.69%) IaaS
6 5 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.85%) Office 365
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.56%) GitHub
8 2 (2.56%) Route 53
8 2 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) HTTP
2 4 (5.13%) Network Security
3 3 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (3.85%) VPN
4 2 (2.56%) FTP
4 2 (2.56%) Internet
4 2 (2.56%) LDAP
4 2 (2.56%) MPLS
4 2 (2.56%) NAS
4 2 (2.56%) OpenVPN
4 2 (2.56%) SAN
4 2 (2.56%) SSL
4 2 (2.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.28%) SMTP
5 1 (1.28%) VLAN
5 1 (1.28%) VoIP
5 1 (1.28%) Wireless
5 1 (1.28%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (14.10%) MySQL
3 3 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.56%) DataStax
4 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.56%) GitLab
1 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 13 (16.67%) Banking
2 10 (12.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) J2EE
2 13 (16.67%) JSON
3 12 (15.38%) Middleware
4 11 (14.10%) CSS
4 11 (14.10%) CSS3
4 11 (14.10%) HTML
4 11 (14.10%) HTML5
4 11 (14.10%) REST
4 11 (14.10%) SOAP
4 11 (14.10%) XML
5 9 (11.54%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (11.54%) Apache Camel
5 9 (11.54%) JDBC
6 7 (8.97%) .NET
7 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.13%) Dropwizard
8 3 (3.85%) Web Services
9 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.56%) CAML
9 2 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.41%) Biometrics
2 5 (6.41%) Smartcard
2 5 (6.41%) User Experience
3 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) CESG
4 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Linux
2 10 (12.82%) Windows
3 4 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) AIX
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
5 2 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) SOA
3 12 (15.38%) High Availability
4 11 (14.10%) TOGAF
5 9 (11.54%) E-business
5 9 (11.54%) Microservices
5 9 (11.54%) Open Source
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (7.69%) Migration
7 6 (7.69%) TDD
8 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.41%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.41%) OO
9 4 (5.13%) CRM
9 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.13%) MVC
9 4 (5.13%) Validation
10 3 (3.85%) Data Management
10 3 (3.85%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) Java
2 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.54%) C
3 9 (11.54%) C++
4 8 (10.26%) SQL
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) VB
7 2 (2.56%) C#
7 2 (2.56%) FQL
7 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
7 2 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (3.85%) CISSP
3 3 (3.85%) CLAS
4 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) APMP
5 1 (1.28%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.56%) Nessus
2 2 (2.56%) Oozie
2 2 (2.56%) Puppet
2 2 (2.56%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.28%) Icinga
3 1 (1.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.82%) IBM
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) VMware
6 2 (2.56%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.56%) Axway
6 2 (2.56%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.56%) EMC
6 2 (2.56%) Endeca
6 2 (2.56%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.56%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.56%) Juniper
6 2 (2.56%) Qualys
6 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.28%) AppSense
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