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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / North West
Rank 117 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 19 65 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.72% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.81% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 46 24
Median daily rate £450 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £688 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+3.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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
2496 3594 3102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.87% 94.98% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 2142 1701
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 195 198
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +48.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +5 11 £540 +13.68% 4
Cheshire +9 7 £438 -27.08% 1
Merseyside -3 1 £500 +2.04% 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) Windows
3 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
4 8 (19.51%) J2EE
5 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (17.07%) Unix
6 6 (14.63%) OO
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
6 6 (14.63%) Microservices
7 5 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
7 5 (12.20%) SCCM
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Web Services
7 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (12.20%) Finance
7 5 (12.20%) CMS
7 5 (12.20%) Biometrics
7 5 (12.20%) Smartcard
7 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.76%) TDD
8 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
8 4 (9.76%) Linux
8 4 (9.76%) Oracle
8 4 (9.76%) Hadoop

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 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) Office 365
4 2 (4.88%) PaaS
5 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) LDAP
1 2 (4.88%) Network Security
1 2 (4.88%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) J2EE
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) Apache Camel
4 3 (7.32%) REST
4 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) OSGi
6 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.44%) Middleware
6 1 (2.44%) Spring
6 1 (2.44%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.44%) Spring Security
6 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Smartcard
2 4 (9.76%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.63%) Microservices
2 6 (14.63%) OO
2 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
3 5 (12.20%) Biometrics
3 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) DevOps
4 4 (9.76%) High Availability
4 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) TDD
5 3 (7.32%) Business Transformation
5 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) CRM
6 2 (4.88%) Migration
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) C++
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.88%) CISM
2 2 (4.88%) CISSP
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) APMP
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Ansible
2 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.76%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Icinga
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago