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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 117 84 110
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 42 71 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.91% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 2.01% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 17
Median daily rate £453 £570 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.61% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £476
% change year-on-year
- +4.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £71.00
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
3564 3529 2932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 94.92% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2051 1580
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 190 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -15 24 £453 -27.60% 2
Manchester -3 11 £444 -1.38% 5
Lancashire -19 3 £675 +17.90%
Merseyside 0 2 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 46 (48.94%) Java
2 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
4 27 (28.72%) Oracle
5 22 (23.40%) Linux
6 20 (21.28%) .NET
7 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
8 17 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (17.02%) TOGAF
9 16 (17.02%) J2EE
10 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
10 15 (15.96%) SOA
11 14 (14.89%) Internet
11 14 (14.89%) Finance
11 14 (14.89%) Banking
12 13 (13.83%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (13.83%) Open Source
12 13 (13.83%) XML
13 12 (12.77%) MySQL
13 12 (12.77%) HTTP
13 12 (12.77%) JBoss
13 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
13 12 (12.77%) JSON
13 12 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (11.70%) HTML5
14 11 (11.70%) REST
14 11 (11.70%) High Availability
14 11 (11.70%) CSS3
14 11 (11.70%) Tomcat
14 11 (11.70%) IBM

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 (12.77%) JBoss
2 11 (11.70%) Tomcat
3 10 (10.64%) Apache
4 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.13%) CICS
7 2 (2.13%) Confluence
7 2 (2.13%) Drupal
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (2.13%) SAS
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.13%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.57%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (7.45%) IaaS
4 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.38%) SaaS
5 4 (4.26%) PaaS
6 3 (3.19%) Office 365
7 2 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.13%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.13%) GitHub
7 2 (2.13%) Route 53
7 2 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.89%) Internet
2 12 (12.77%) HTTP
3 6 (6.38%) Network Security
4 4 (4.26%) Firewall
5 3 (3.19%) SAN
5 3 (3.19%) VPN
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) Intranet
6 2 (2.13%) LDAP
6 2 (2.13%) MPLS
6 2 (2.13%) NAS
6 2 (2.13%) OpenVPN
6 2 (2.13%) Skype
6 2 (2.13%) SSL
7 1 (1.06%) DHCP
7 1 (1.06%) FTP
7 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.06%) LAN
7 1 (1.06%) VLAN
7 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) MySQL
2 11 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (9.57%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.32%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.19%) Big Data
9 2 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.13%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.13%) DataStax
9 2 (2.13%) DB2
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (2.13%) Spatial Data
10 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.13%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.13%) GitLab
1 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.13%) JIRA
1 2 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (14.89%) Banking
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Law
3 1 (1.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.28%) .NET
2 16 (17.02%) J2EE
3 13 (13.83%) XML
4 12 (12.77%) JSON
5 11 (11.70%) CSS
5 11 (11.70%) CSS3
5 11 (11.70%) HTML
5 11 (11.70%) HTML5
5 11 (11.70%) REST
6 10 (10.64%) SOAP
7 9 (9.57%) .NET Framework
7 9 (9.57%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (9.57%) Apache Camel
7 9 (9.57%) JDBC
7 9 (9.57%) Middleware
8 8 (8.51%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.51%) Node.js
8 8 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (6.38%) CAML
9 6 (6.38%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.51%) User Experience
3 5 (5.32%) Social Media
4 4 (4.26%) CESG
4 4 (4.26%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.13%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.13%) PMI
6 2 (2.13%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.06%) BYOD
7 1 (1.06%) CMDB
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.06%) PKI
7 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.40%) Linux
2 11 (11.70%) Windows
3 10 (10.64%) Unix
4 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) AIX
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) Solaris
6 2 (2.13%) VME
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.02%) TOGAF
3 15 (15.96%) SOA
4 13 (13.83%) Open Source
4 13 (13.83%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (11.70%) High Availability
7 10 (10.64%) CRM
7 10 (10.64%) Migration
8 9 (9.57%) E-business
8 9 (9.57%) Web Accessibility
9 7 (7.45%) Microservices
10 6 (6.38%) Data Management
10 6 (6.38%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.38%) OWASP
10 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.32%) MVC
11 5 (5.32%) SDLC
12 4 (4.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) Java
2 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.64%) C
3 10 (10.64%) C++
3 10 (10.64%) Python
4 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.51%) SQL
4 8 (8.51%) VB
5 6 (6.38%) C#
5 6 (6.38%) FQL
6 4 (4.26%) COBOL
6 4 (4.26%) PHP
7 3 (3.19%) R
8 2 (2.13%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.26%) Degree
5 3 (3.19%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (3.19%) CISSP
5 3 (3.19%) CLAS
6 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CCNA
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.06%) MCSE
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) ISO27005
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.13%) Squid
3 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (7.45%) StatsD
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.13%) Nessus
3 2 (2.13%) Oozie
3 2 (2.13%) Puppet
3 2 (2.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Oracle
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.70%) IBM
4 7 (7.45%) Apigee
4 7 (7.45%) Citrix
4 7 (7.45%) Mashery
5 6 (6.38%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.26%) Cisco
6 4 (4.26%) VMware
7 3 (3.19%) Tableau
7 3 (3.19%) Teradata
8 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.13%) Axway
8 2 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.13%) EMC
8 2 (2.13%) Endeca
8 2 (2.13%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.13%) HP
8 2 (2.13%) Qualys