Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 132 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 17 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.60% 0.49% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.52% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 28
Manchester median daily rate £525 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -
10th Percentile £425 £410 £413
90th Percentile £625 £758 £623
North West median daily rate £500 £488 £550
% change year-on-year +2.56% -11.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - £49.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2648 3491 3096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.07% 94.94% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 2058 1733
Manchester median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.86% +4.48%
10th Percentile £214 £225 £213
90th Percentile £546 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 81 119
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.00 £36.50
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £18.99 £18.49
% change year-on-year +15.88% +2.68% +8.76%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Manchester

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Manchester

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Manchester

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Technical 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 Manchester region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Ansible
2 10 (58.82%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 10 (58.82%) Puppet
3 7 (41.18%) Hadoop
3 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) Unix
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Shell Script
3 7 (41.18%) Docker
4 5 (29.41%) PaaS
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (17.65%) Google
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Nagios
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
6 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.76%) Splunk
7 2 (11.76%) Capistrano

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) PaaS
3 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (11.76%) Datadog
6 1 (5.88%) Akamai
6 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Hadoop
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) Physics
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Shell Script
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Scala
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) AWS Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Ansible
2 10 (58.82%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (58.82%) Puppet
3 3 (17.65%) Nagios
4 2 (11.76%) Capistrano
4 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
5 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Google
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) Meraki
3 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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