Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 134 126
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 25 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.89% 0.50% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.53% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 27
Manchester median daily rate £600 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +15.79% -3.80%
10th Percentile £463 £380 £413
90th Percentile £750 £550 £643
North West median daily rate £600 £550 £585
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.98% +10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,692 3,016 3,636
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 94.37% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,740 1,927 2,067
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.53%
10th Percentile £225 £233 £225
90th Percentile £575 £548 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 62 138
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.17% -13.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.28 £11.09
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%

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 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Manchester

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 5 £600 -
Technical Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (36.00%) Open Source
4 8 (32.00%) Social Media
4 8 (32.00%) SFIA
4 8 (32.00%) Domain Models
4 8 (32.00%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (32.00%) IT Governance
4 8 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (32.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (24.00%) Public Cloud
5 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (20.00%) COBIT
6 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (20.00%) SCCM
6 5 (20.00%) SCOM
6 5 (20.00%) CMDB
6 5 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (20.00%) Service Management
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Spring
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum

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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) PaaS
3 2 (8.00%) SaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (12.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) J2EE
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) React
2 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.00%) Dropwizard
3 1 (4.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.00%) Spring Security
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Social Media
2 6 (24.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (20.00%) CMDB
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (36.00%) Open Source
4 8 (32.00%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (32.00%) Domain Models
4 8 (32.00%) IT Governance
4 8 (32.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (32.00%) SFIA
4 8 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) Service Management
5 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) COBIT
2 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) GMP
3 1 (4.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
1 5 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle