Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 168 112
Rank change year-on-year +26 -56 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 57 42 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 0.69% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.73% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 114
North West median daily rate £600 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £463 £363 £425
90th Percentile £750 £688 £704
England median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £54.50 £60.00 £72.73
% change year-on-year -9.17% -17.50% +123.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,199 5,729 7,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.30% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,314 3,687 4,766
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £596 £575 £561
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 219 392
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -20.56% +29.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical 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 Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester +8 25 £600 +9.09% 20
Cheshire +7 14 £600 - 8
Lancashire +13 13 £698 +13.88% 1
Merseyside +11 1 £650 +53.85% 4
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Technical Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) IT Governance
3 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
5 14 (24.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (22.81%) Java
6 13 (22.81%) Open Source
6 13 (22.81%) Public Cloud
7 12 (21.05%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (21.05%) Social Media
7 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (19.30%) SFIA
9 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
9 10 (17.54%) Domain Models
9 10 (17.54%) SaaS
10 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
10 9 (15.79%) Curam
10 9 (15.79%) SCCM
10 9 (15.79%) ITIL
10 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 7 (12.28%) SCOM
11 7 (12.28%) CMDB
11 7 (12.28%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (12.28%) Service Management
11 7 (12.28%) PaaS
11 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
12 6 (10.53%) Windows
12 6 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
12 6 (10.53%) TOGAF
13 5 (8.77%) Migration

Technical Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.75%) IIS
1 1 (1.75%) JBoss
1 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (17.54%) SaaS
4 7 (12.28%) PaaS
5 4 (7.02%) IaaS
6 3 (5.26%) Office 365
7 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) DMZ
1 1 (1.75%) DNS
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) Network Security
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
1 1 (1.75%) SMS
1 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.75%) MSI
3 1 (1.75%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.26%) Node.js
2 3 (5.26%) Spring
2 3 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) JSON
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) React
3 2 (3.51%) RESTful
3 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) Drools
4 1 (1.75%) Dropwizard
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) JMS
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Public Cloud
2 12 (21.05%) Social Media
3 7 (12.28%) CMDB
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) AIX
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) IT Governance
3 15 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (24.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (22.81%) Open Source
6 12 (21.05%) Collaborative Working
7 11 (19.30%) SFIA
8 10 (17.54%) Domain Models
8 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
9 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.79%) ITIL
9 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.28%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (12.28%) Service Management
11 6 (10.53%) TOGAF
11 6 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
12 5 (8.77%) Migration
12 5 (8.77%) Scrum
13 4 (7.02%) DevOps
13 4 (7.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) Java
2 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) Ruby
3 2 (3.51%) Scala
3 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) COBIT
2 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) GMP
3 1 (1.75%) HL7
3 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) Ansible
3 3 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Curam
2 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Casewise
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) EMC
5 1 (1.75%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Sun
5 1 (1.75%) VMware