The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / North West
Rank 110 108 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 20 51 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 1.33% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.41% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 50
Median daily rate £450 £500 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -1.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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 +7 9 £530 +11.57% 7
Cheshire +17 8 £438 -10.25%
Merseyside +1 3 £500 +1.01% 2
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 North West region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) J2EE
4 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (25.00%) Microservices
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) Unix
4 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
6 5 (17.86%) High Availability
6 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
6 5 (17.86%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) Ansible
7 4 (14.29%) DevOps
7 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (14.29%) Puppet
7 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
8 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (10.71%) REST
8 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
8 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) Network Security
1 2 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.14%) Big Data
5 1 (3.57%) DB2
5 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) J2EE
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
4 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) REST
4 3 (10.71%) SOAP
5 2 (7.14%) JSON
5 2 (7.14%) OSGi
6 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
6 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (3.57%) Spring
6 1 (3.57%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.57%) Spring Security
6 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Unix
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Microservices
2 7 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (17.86%) High Availability
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) TDD
4 4 (14.29%) DevOps
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Open Source
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.57%) Single Customer View
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (7.14%) CISM
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
1 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow