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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architecture
England / North West
Rank 134 134 114
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 3 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.50% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.60% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 14
Median daily rate £380 £475 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +57.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £410 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £538 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £56.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year
-46.57% +13.13%

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
2135 3149 2659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.33% 77.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1894 1519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 143 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 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
Cheshire - 2 £450 - 1
Manchester 0 1 £310 -34.73% 3
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) JSON
4 10 (45.45%) Web Development
4 10 (45.45%) Content Management
4 10 (45.45%) Spring
4 10 (45.45%) Selenium
4 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (45.45%) RESTful
4 10 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
4 10 (45.45%) HTML5
4 10 (45.45%) CSS3
4 10 (45.45%) AngularJS
4 10 (45.45%) HTML
4 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 10 (45.45%) CSS
4 10 (45.45%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Scrum
5 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
5 9 (40.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (40.91%) Business Transformation
6 8 (36.36%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) Dropwizard
6 8 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 8 (36.36%) hybris
6 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 8 (36.36%) Kanban
6 8 (36.36%) jQuery

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 8 (36.36%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.64%) HBase
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Ant
3 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
3 2 (9.09%) EasyMock
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) JBehave
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Mockito
3 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Domain Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Java Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Principal Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Data Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Java Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Java Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Principal Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Web Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Principal Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Principal Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Digital Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) JSON
2 10 (45.45%) AngularJS
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
2 10 (45.45%) CSS3
2 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 10 (45.45%) HTML5
2 10 (45.45%) RESTful
2 10 (45.45%) Spring
3 8 (36.36%) Dropwizard
3 8 (36.36%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) J2EE
5 3 (13.64%) Middleware
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) Express
6 2 (9.09%) JMS
6 2 (9.09%) JMX
6 2 (9.09%) Material Design
6 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) User Experience
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.55%) CESG
5 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) NHS
5 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 10 (45.45%) Content Management
2 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) TDD
2 10 (45.45%) Web Development
3 9 (40.91%) Business Transformation
3 9 (40.91%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
4 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 8 (36.36%) Kanban
4 8 (36.36%) Pair Programming
4 8 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (36.36%) SDLC
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Data Governance
5 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) CITP
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) IISP
3 1 (4.55%) MBCS
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Capistrano
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) ATG
1 8 (36.36%) hybris
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) AppSense
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Mercator
4 1 (4.55%) VMware