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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 145 131 123
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 25 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.87% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.11% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 10
Average daily rate £513 £475 £479
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £544 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
3277 3055 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.07% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2029 1690 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 143 135
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 12 £525 +5.00%
Manchester -6 9 £631 +82.97% 2
Lancashire +2 3 £400 -26.26%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (21.74%) Web Services
6 9 (19.57%) SOA
6 9 (19.57%) TOGAF
7 8 (17.39%) Open Source
7 8 (17.39%) Finance
7 8 (17.39%) Retail
7 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.22%) Oracle
8 7 (15.22%) .NET
8 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
9 6 (13.04%) OWASP
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.04%) CAML
9 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
9 6 (13.04%) VMware
9 6 (13.04%) Law
9 6 (13.04%) Scrum
9 6 (13.04%) Data Management
9 6 (13.04%) VB
9 6 (13.04%) C#
9 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.04%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) Tuxedo
3 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon Glacier
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
1 3 (6.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (6.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) VPN
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) H.323
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (6.52%) Big Data
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
1 8 (17.39%) Retail
2 6 (13.04%) Law
3 5 (10.87%) Billing
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (82.61%) Architect
2 20 (43.48%) Technical Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Digital Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Digital Technical Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Lead Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.17%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.04%) CAML
4 3 (6.52%) J2EE
4 3 (6.52%) JSON
4 3 (6.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.52%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Telematics
5 2 (4.35%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.17%) Economics
6 1 (2.17%) Health Informatics
6 1 (2.17%) Informatics
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) VME
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (19.57%) SOA
4 9 (19.57%) TOGAF
5 8 (17.39%) Open Source
6 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.04%) Data Management
6 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 6 (13.04%) DevOps
6 6 (13.04%) OWASP
6 6 (13.04%) Scrum
6 6 (13.04%) Service Design
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Case Management
7 5 (10.87%) Document Management
7 5 (10.87%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (10.87%) Microservices
8 4 (8.70%) BPMN
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) C#
2 6 (13.04%) FQL
2 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) VB
3 5 (10.87%) COBOL
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.35%) CCNP
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) CCSP
5 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) CITP
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) ServiceNow
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) hybris
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) BMC
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.17%) Talend