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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 67 129 98
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 89 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 0.24% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 0.26% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 0 10
Average daily rate
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£500 - £355
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £474
% change year-on-year
- +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £71.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-30.28% +163.20%
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
3401 2671 2203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.92% 92.39% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1385 1044
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 215 179
Average hourly rate £19.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Cheshire +32 39 £600 - 4
Manchester +8 22 £500 - 4
Cumbria - 5 £500 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £490 -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 66 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.29%) Oracle
3 48 (34.29%) Java
4 47 (33.57%) UNIX
5 37 (26.43%) Linux
5 37 (26.43%) Citrix
6 33 (23.57%) JavaScript
6 33 (23.57%) MongoDB
7 29 (20.71%) AngularJS
8 28 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (19.29%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (19.29%) Microsoft
10 26 (18.57%) Finance
10 26 (18.57%) Node.js
10 26 (18.57%) Big Data
11 25 (17.86%) IaaS
11 25 (17.86%) Tableau
11 25 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 25 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (17.86%) StatsD
11 25 (17.86%) R
11 25 (17.86%) Windows
12 24 (17.14%) Hadoop
12 24 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (17.14%) Teradata
13 23 (16.43%) Scrum
13 23 (16.43%) Machine Learning
14 22 (15.71%) Security Cleared
14 22 (15.71%) Scala
14 22 (15.71%) Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 26 (18.57%) Node.js
2 9 (6.43%) CICS
3 7 (5.00%) IIS
4 5 (3.57%) SAS
4 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.86%) NetWeaver
5 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.14%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.71%) JBoss
8 1 (0.71%) Documentum
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.71%) TPMS
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.86%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.71%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.71%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.86%) IaaS
2 24 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.43%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) Internet
2 13 (9.29%) Firewall
3 11 (7.86%) SAN
3 11 (7.86%) WAN
4 10 (7.14%) MPLS
5 7 (5.00%) OSPF
5 7 (5.00%) BGP
5 7 (5.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (5.00%) DMZ
5 7 (5.00%) Wireless
5 7 (5.00%) VPLS
5 7 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 7 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (5.00%) NAS
5 7 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.14%) VLAN
7 2 (1.43%) LAN
8 1 (0.71%) VoIP
8 1 (0.71%) DHCP
8 1 (0.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (23.57%) MongoDB
2 28 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 27 (19.29%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (18.57%) Big Data
5 24 (17.14%) Hadoop
6 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
7 9 (6.43%) MySQL
8 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.57%) Easytrieve
9 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.86%) SAP HANA
10 4 (2.86%) DB2
11 3 (2.14%) DataStage
12 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.71%) QlikView
13 1 (0.71%) SAP BI
13 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) JUnit
1 4 (2.86%) Selenium
2 2 (1.43%) Maven
2 2 (1.43%) Ant
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (18.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.43%) Law
4 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.71%) AngularJS
2 25 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 20 (14.29%) .NET
4 13 (9.29%) Spring
5 12 (8.57%) Spring MVC
6 11 (7.86%) Hibernate
6 11 (7.86%) REST
6 11 (7.86%) Play Framework
7 10 (7.14%) Web Services
8 9 (6.43%) HTML
9 8 (5.71%) CSS
9 8 (5.71%) JSON
9 8 (5.71%) HTML5
10 7 (5.00%) Akka
10 7 (5.00%) Django
11 6 (4.29%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.29%) Middleware
11 6 (4.29%) Ajax
12 5 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Visualisation
2 14 (10.00%) Open Source
2 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 9 (6.43%) VSAM
4 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.71%) User Experience
5 8 (5.71%) Replication
6 7 (5.00%) Clustering
6 7 (5.00%) Celerra
7 6 (4.29%) Reference Data
7 6 (4.29%) Data Integration
8 5 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (2.14%) CESG
9 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.71%) PKI
10 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.57%) UNIX
2 37 (26.43%) Linux
3 25 (17.86%) Windows
4 15 (10.71%) Solaris
5 8 (5.71%) AIX
6 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.71%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.43%) Scrum
2 23 (16.43%) Machine Learning
3 20 (14.29%) TDD
4 19 (13.57%) Migration
5 17 (12.14%) Configuration Management
5 17 (12.14%) Kanban
6 15 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (9.29%) TOGAF
8 11 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (7.14%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.43%) MVC
10 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (5.71%) Web Accessibility
11 8 (5.71%) Software Architecture
11 8 (5.71%) BDD
11 8 (5.71%) Extreme Programming
12 7 (5.00%) Business Continuity
13 6 (4.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.29%) Java
2 33 (23.57%) JavaScript
3 25 (17.86%) R
4 22 (15.71%) Scala
5 17 (12.14%) Python
6 11 (7.86%) Ruby
7 10 (7.14%) COBOL
8 5 (3.57%) SQL
8 5 (3.57%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.57%) REXX
8 5 (3.57%) JCL
9 2 (1.43%) C#
10 1 (0.71%) C
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.14%) MCSD
3 3 (2.14%) MCSE
3 3 (2.14%) CCA
3 3 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (2.14%) CCEA
3 3 (2.14%) Degree
4 1 (0.71%) CISSP
4 1 (0.71%) CISMP
4 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) VMware ESX
1 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.00%) XenApp
3 7 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 25 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
1 25 (17.86%) StatsD
2 4 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.43%) SCCM
3 2 (1.43%) Puppet
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 55 (39.29%) Oracle
2 37 (26.43%) Citrix
3 27 (19.29%) Microsoft
4 25 (17.86%) Tableau
5 24 (17.14%) Teradata
6 16 (11.43%) VMware
7 13 (9.29%) Cisco
7 13 (9.29%) IBM
8 11 (7.86%) CheckPoint
9 10 (7.14%) SAP
10 9 (6.43%) EMC
10 9 (6.43%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.00%) Nortel
12 5 (3.57%) Avaya
12 5 (3.57%) Juniper
13 4 (2.86%) CA
13 4 (2.86%) HP
13 4 (2.86%) Brocade
14 3 (2.14%) Lotus
15 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
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