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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 109 57 106
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 58 101 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 2.74% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 2.90% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 82 16
Median daily rate £453 £560 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.19% +9.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £37.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+62.16% -47.88%
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
3705 3487 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.61% 94.65% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2255 1980 1583
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 208 205
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Cheshire -21 36 £453 -26.12%
Manchester -15 14 £444 -5.33% 3
Merseyside -5 3 £500 +5.26%
Lancashire -23 3 £675 +18.42%
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.90%) Java
3 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 36 (29.27%) Oracle
4 30 (24.39%) Linux
5 25 (20.33%) SOA
5 25 (20.33%) Migration
6 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 22 (17.89%) TOGAF
7 22 (17.89%) .NET
8 19 (15.45%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (14.63%) Security Cleared
9 18 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (13.82%) Finance
10 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
11 16 (13.01%) Python
11 16 (13.01%) Middleware
12 15 (12.20%) Internet
12 15 (12.20%) Banking
12 15 (12.20%) J2EE
12 15 (12.20%) C++
12 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
14 13 (10.57%) XML
14 13 (10.57%) Open Source
15 12 (9.76%) Unix
15 12 (9.76%) MySQL
15 12 (9.76%) JBoss

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 12 (9.76%) JBoss
2 11 (8.94%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.13%) Apache
4 9 (7.32%) Node.js
4 9 (7.32%) Tuxedo
5 8 (6.50%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.63%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.63%) CICS
8 2 (1.63%) Confluence
8 2 (1.63%) Drupal
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.63%) SAS
8 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.50%) IaaS
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.88%) SaaS
5 4 (3.25%) PaaS
6 3 (2.44%) Office 365
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.63%) GitHub
7 2 (1.63%) Route 53
7 2 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.20%) Internet
2 11 (8.94%) HTTP
3 6 (4.88%) Network Security
4 4 (3.25%) Firewall
5 3 (2.44%) SAN
6 2 (1.63%) Intranet
6 2 (1.63%) LDAP
6 2 (1.63%) NAS
6 2 (1.63%) OpenVPN
6 2 (1.63%) Skype
7 1 (0.81%) DHCP
7 1 (0.81%) DNS
7 1 (0.81%) LAN
7 1 (0.81%) VLAN
7 1 (0.81%) VoIP
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (9.76%) MySQL
3 10 (8.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.44%) Big Data
9 2 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.63%) DataStax
9 2 (1.63%) DB2
9 2 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.63%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.63%) GitLab
1 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.63%) JIRA
1 2 (1.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 15 (12.20%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Law
3 6 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.89%) .NET
2 16 (13.01%) Middleware
3 15 (12.20%) J2EE
4 13 (10.57%) XML
5 11 (8.94%) CSS
5 11 (8.94%) CSS3
5 11 (8.94%) HTML
5 11 (8.94%) HTML5
5 11 (8.94%) JSON
6 10 (8.13%) REST
6 10 (8.13%) SOAP
7 9 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.32%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (7.32%) AngularJS
7 9 (7.32%) Apache Camel
7 9 (7.32%) JDBC
7 9 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (7.32%) Web Services
8 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.88%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.32%) User Experience
4 8 (6.50%) FlexPod
5 7 (5.69%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.88%) Social Media
7 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.25%) CESG
8 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.25%) Digital Media
8 4 (3.25%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.44%) PMI
10 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.63%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.81%) CMDB
11 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.81%) Economics
11 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.39%) Linux
2 12 (9.76%) Unix
3 10 (8.13%) Windows
4 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) AIX
5 3 (2.44%) VME
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.63%) Solaris
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.33%) Migration
2 25 (20.33%) SOA
3 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 22 (17.89%) TOGAF
5 19 (15.45%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (10.57%) Open Source
7 11 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.13%) CRM
8 10 (8.13%) High Availability
8 10 (8.13%) Web Accessibility
9 9 (7.32%) E-business
9 9 (7.32%) Microservices
10 8 (6.50%) ArchiMate
10 8 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.69%) Re-Platforming
11 7 (5.69%) Service Design
12 6 (4.88%) Defect Management
12 6 (4.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.90%) Java
2 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.01%) Python
4 15 (12.20%) C++
5 11 (8.94%) COBOL
6 10 (8.13%) C
7 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.50%) SQL
7 8 (6.50%) VB
8 7 (5.69%) C#
9 6 (4.88%) FQL
10 4 (3.25%) PHP
11 3 (2.44%) R
12 2 (1.63%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.63%) Ruby
12 2 (1.63%) Scala
13 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.07%) Degree
4 3 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (2.44%) CISSP
4 3 (2.44%) CLAS
4 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.81%) CCNA
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MCSE
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO27005
3 1 (0.81%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.63%) Squid
4 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (6.50%) StatsD
2 3 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.63%) Nessus
3 2 (1.63%) Oozie
3 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 36 (29.27%) Oracle
2 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.94%) IBM
3 11 (8.94%) VMware
4 8 (6.50%) Apigee
4 8 (6.50%) Citrix
4 8 (6.50%) Mashery
4 8 (6.50%) NetApp
5 6 (4.88%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) Tableau
7 3 (2.44%) Teradata
8 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.63%) Axway
8 2 (1.63%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.63%) BT
8 2 (1.63%) EMC
8 2 (1.63%) Endeca
8 2 (1.63%) HP
8 2 (1.63%) Qualys