The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Technical Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Solution Architect
England / North West
Rank - 150 135
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.078% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.082% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £495 £603
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £540
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
2500 3644 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2167 1690
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 168 187
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Technical Solutions Architect in the job title.

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect across the North West region.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect across the North West region.

Technical Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Technical Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Technical Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (44.44%) SaaS
2 4 (44.44%) PaaS
2 4 (44.44%) IaaS
2 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) Big Data
5 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland

Technical Solutions Architect Skill Set
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 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) IaaS
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (44.44%) PaaS
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) IBM