The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 87 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 9 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.61% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.64% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 14
Median daily rate £488 £581 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +20.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £750 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 1309 1715 1573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.38% 94.75% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 981 815
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 59
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.60 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.01% -1.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.27 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
1 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (31.58%) Ansible
1 6 (31.58%) DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
4 3 (15.79%) Docker
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (15.79%) PaaS
4 3 (15.79%) Apache
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
5 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (10.53%) Scala
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture

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 3 (15.79%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 2 (10.53%) Datadog
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Akamai
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) J2EE
1 3 (15.79%) REST
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) OSGi
3 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.26%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Single Customer View
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CISM
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Ansible
1 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Capistrano
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Splunk
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Meraki
3 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.26%) VMware