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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 133 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 22 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.61% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.78% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 10
Median daily rate £531 £460 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.48% -3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £290 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £542 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
3189 2937 2329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.77% 77.55% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 1690 1233
Median daily rate £422 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.51% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 143 114
Median hourly rate £36.26 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.40 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.32 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 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 -1 12 £525 +5.00%
Manchester -9 9 £631 +82.97% 3
Lancashire +1 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (26.83%) Java
4 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
5 9 (21.95%) SOA
6 8 (19.51%) Open Source
6 8 (19.51%) Retail
6 8 (19.51%) TOGAF
6 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.07%) Web Services
7 7 (17.07%) .NET
7 7 (17.07%) Oracle
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
8 6 (14.63%) Law
8 6 (14.63%) Internet
8 6 (14.63%) VB
8 6 (14.63%) C#
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
8 6 (14.63%) Scrum
8 6 (14.63%) VMware
8 6 (14.63%) Data Management
8 6 (14.63%) FQL
8 6 (14.63%) OWASP
8 6 (14.63%) CAML
8 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
8 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
8 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008

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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) Tuxedo
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) LAN
2 3 (7.32%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) VPN
3 2 (4.88%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) H.323
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) SSL
4 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (19.51%) Retail
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 6 (14.63%) Law
4 4 (9.76%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (90.24%) Architect
2 19 (46.34%) Technical Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Senior Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Digital Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Digital Technical Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Technical Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Business Architect
9 1 (2.44%) Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
2 6 (14.63%) CAML
3 3 (7.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.44%) Economics
5 1 (2.44%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.44%) Informatics
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) VME
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (21.95%) SOA
5 8 (19.51%) Open Source
5 8 (19.51%) TOGAF
6 6 (14.63%) Data Management
6 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
6 6 (14.63%) OWASP
6 6 (14.63%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) Service Design
7 5 (12.20%) BDD
7 5 (12.20%) Case Management
7 5 (12.20%) Document Management
7 5 (12.20%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (12.20%) Microservices
8 4 (9.76%) BPMN
8 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
9 3 (7.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) C#
2 6 (14.63%) FQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) VB
3 5 (12.20%) COBOL
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCSP
5 1 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) CITP
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) ServiceNow
3 6 (14.63%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) hybris
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Juniper
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya
7 1 (2.44%) BMC
7 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.44%) Talend