The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 138 134 132
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 17 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.68% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.85% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 10
Median daily rate £625 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £290 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £900 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.50 £21.44
% change year-on-year
+17.80% +70.24%
Technical Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2698 3289 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.76% 79.41% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2013 1500
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture across the North West region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture across the North West region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 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 +27 16 £613 +58.06% 2
Manchester -13 1 £675 +42.10% 4
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Java
3 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
4 14 (35.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (35.90%) JSON
5 13 (33.33%) TDD
5 13 (33.33%) Content Management
5 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (33.33%) RESTful
6 12 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
6 12 (30.77%) HTML5
6 12 (30.77%) hybris
6 12 (30.77%) CSS3
6 12 (30.77%) AngularJS
6 12 (30.77%) Spring
6 12 (30.77%) Pair Programming
6 12 (30.77%) Selenium
6 12 (30.77%) Web Development
6 12 (30.77%) Risk Management
6 12 (30.77%) CMS
6 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 12 (30.77%) HTML
6 12 (30.77%) CSS
6 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
7 11 (28.21%) ATG
7 11 (28.21%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
7 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
7 11 (28.21%) Kanban

Technical Architecture
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 (30.77%) CMS
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) WAN
2 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.13%) FTP
2 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) SMTP
2 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.13%) Wireless
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) MPLS
3 1 (2.56%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 3 (7.69%) Big Data
3 3 (7.69%) DB2
3 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.69%) HBase
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Selenium
2 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Ant
4 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.56%) EasyMock
4 1 (2.56%) JBehave
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) Mockito
4 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Architect
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Domain Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Principal Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Integration Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Data Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Java Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Web Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Junior
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Project Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Rollout Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) JSON
2 13 (33.33%) RESTful
3 12 (30.77%) AngularJS
3 12 (30.77%) CSS
3 12 (30.77%) CSS3
3 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 12 (30.77%) HTML5
3 12 (30.77%) Spring
4 11 (28.21%) Dropwizard
4 11 (28.21%) jQuery
5 8 (20.51%) Middleware
6 6 (15.38%) Web Services
7 5 (12.82%) XML
8 4 (10.26%) J2EE
9 2 (5.13%) EDIFACT
9 2 (5.13%) SOAP
10 1 (2.56%) .NET
10 1 (2.56%) JMS
10 1 (2.56%) JMX
10 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Taxonomies
3 3 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Ontologies
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) CESG
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) AIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
2 14 (35.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (33.33%) Content Management
3 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (33.33%) TDD
4 12 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
4 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 12 (30.77%) Pair Programming
4 12 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) Web Development
5 11 (28.21%) Kanban
5 11 (28.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (28.21%) SDLC
5 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.64%) Business Transformation
7 9 (23.08%) SOA
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Java
2 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) COBOL
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) CITP
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) IISP
4 1 (2.56%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Capistrano
1 1 (2.56%) Nagios
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) hybris
2 11 (28.21%) ATG
3 8 (20.51%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) AppSense
5 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Juniper
5 1 (2.56%) Mercator