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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 87 101 107
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 45 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 0.75% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.81% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 12
Average daily rate
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£550 £570 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +57.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £415 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%
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
2922 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Manchester +9 14 £540 -6.08% 7
Cumbria - 4 £500 - 1
Cheshire -6 2 £600 +6.19% 2
Merseyside - 2 - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.00%) Java
3 21 (23.33%) Oracle
4 20 (22.22%) Finance
4 20 (22.22%) Scrum
5 19 (21.11%) TDD
5 19 (21.11%) Scala
6 18 (20.00%) UNIX
7 16 (17.78%) Linux
7 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.78%) Spring
8 15 (16.67%) Kanban
8 15 (16.67%) Windows
9 14 (15.56%) Hibernate
10 13 (14.44%) Spring MVC
10 13 (14.44%) Open Source
11 12 (13.33%) IBM
12 11 (12.22%) Data Modelling
12 11 (12.22%) CSS
12 11 (12.22%) HTML
12 11 (12.22%) MVC
13 10 (11.11%) MySQL
13 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.11%) REST
13 10 (11.11%) Play Framework
13 10 (11.11%) Ruby
14 9 (10.00%) Django
14 9 (10.00%) JSON
14 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.00%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (8.89%) CICS
2 6 (6.67%) SAS
3 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.22%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) nginx
6 1 (1.11%) Liferay
6 1 (1.11%) TPMS
6 1 (1.11%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.11%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) Firewall
2 4 (4.44%) SAN
3 1 (1.11%) LDAP
3 1 (1.11%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) VoIP
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.11%) DHCP
3 1 (1.11%) FTP
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.67%) DB2
4 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.44%) Easytrieve
6 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.33%) DataStage
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.11%) QlikView
8 1 (1.11%) Big Data
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.11%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) JUnit
1 4 (4.44%) Selenium
2 2 (2.22%) Ant
2 2 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Retail
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) Spring
2 14 (15.56%) Hibernate
3 13 (14.44%) Spring MVC
4 11 (12.22%) CSS
4 11 (12.22%) HTML
5 10 (11.11%) REST
5 10 (11.11%) Play Framework
6 9 (10.00%) Django
6 9 (10.00%) JSON
6 9 (10.00%) HTML5
7 7 (7.78%) Akka
7 7 (7.78%) .NET
8 6 (6.67%) Middleware
8 6 (6.67%) CSS3
8 6 (6.67%) Ajax
9 5 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (5.56%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.44%) Web Services
10 4 (4.44%) RESTful
11 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Open Source
2 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 8 (8.89%) VSAM
4 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.67%) Reference Data
6 5 (5.56%) Data Integration
7 4 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (3.33%) User Experience
8 3 (3.33%) CESG
9 1 (1.11%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.11%) PKI
9 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.11%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) UNIX
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 15 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (5.56%) AIX
5 4 (4.44%) Solaris
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.11%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.22%) Scrum
3 19 (21.11%) TDD
4 15 (16.67%) Kanban
5 11 (12.22%) Data Modelling
5 11 (12.22%) MVC
6 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.89%) Extreme Programming
6 8 (8.89%) BDD
6 8 (8.89%) TOGAF
7 7 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (7.78%) Data Architecture
7 7 (7.78%) Information Security
8 6 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.56%) IT Governance
9 5 (5.56%) Software Architecture
9 5 (5.56%) DevOps
9 5 (5.56%) Pair Programming
9 5 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) Java
2 19 (21.11%) Scala
3 10 (11.11%) Ruby
4 9 (10.00%) COBOL
4 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.67%) Python
6 5 (5.56%) SQL
7 4 (4.44%) JCL
7 4 (4.44%) Assembly Language
7 4 (4.44%) REXX
8 2 (2.22%) C#
9 1 (1.11%) Clojure
9 1 (1.11%) R
9 1 (1.11%) PHP
9 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) CISMP
5 1 (1.11%) CISSP
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 21 (23.33%) Oracle
2 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.33%) IBM
4 7 (7.78%) VMware
5 5 (5.56%) Cisco
5 5 (5.56%) SAP
6 4 (4.44%) HP
6 4 (4.44%) Juniper
6 4 (4.44%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.44%) CA
6 4 (4.44%) Brocade
7 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.11%) Tableau
8 1 (1.11%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.11%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.11%) Informatica
8 1 (1.11%) Cognos
8 1 (1.11%) Avaya
8 1 (1.11%) Genesys