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 24 June 2016 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 151 146 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.052% 0.16% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.17% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £444 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £430 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £540 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.58
Technical Solutions Architect
England

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
3609 3538 3005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.60% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2237 2030 1633
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 203 182
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £46.21 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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
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 Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester -8 2 £444 -11.25%
Technical Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) CMDB
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Internet

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) BYOD
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft