Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 166 144
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 86 40 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 0.70% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.74% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 26 74
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -11.36%
10th Percentile £413 £419 £364
90th Percentile £649 £644 £688
England median daily rate £550 £544 £525
% change year-on-year +1.10% +3.62% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% -20.63% +61.62%

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 5,891 5,391 7,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 94.38% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,661 3,265 4,459
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £231 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 286 305
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.59% +15.88% +2.68%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +6 40 £550 +4.76% 15
Lancashire +13 27 £475 -9.52% 2
Cheshire -4 14 £450 +2.86% 3
Merseyside +18 3 £500 -
Cumbria -5 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
3 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
3 23 (26.74%) Linux
4 22 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (22.09%) Windows
7 17 (19.77%) Web Services
8 16 (18.60%) Java
9 15 (17.44%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (15.12%) Migration
10 13 (15.12%) Unix
11 12 (13.95%) Finance
11 12 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (12.79%) Open Source
12 11 (12.79%) Social Media
12 11 (12.79%) IT Governance
12 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
12 11 (12.79%) SFIA
12 11 (12.79%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (11.63%) Red Hat
13 10 (11.63%) Firewall
13 10 (11.63%) Oracle
13 10 (11.63%) VLAN
13 10 (11.63%) TOGAF
13 10 (11.63%) DevOps
13 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
13 10 (11.63%) Data Centre
14 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
14 9 (10.47%) SCCM

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 8 (9.30%) IIS
2 5 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.65%) WildFly
4 2 (2.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.16%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.98%) SaaS
2 6 (6.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (4.65%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (4.65%) IaaS
3 4 (4.65%) Office 365
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.33%) GitHub
5 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.33%) PaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.16%) Boomi
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) Firewall
1 10 (11.63%) VLAN
2 9 (10.47%) SAN
3 8 (9.30%) DMZ
3 8 (9.30%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) BGP
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.33%) MPLS
5 1 (1.16%) NAS
5 1 (1.16%) SMS
5 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 2 (2.33%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.33%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.16%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.65%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.16%) Mockito
5 1 (1.16%) Selenium
5 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Front Office
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) Web Services
2 7 (8.14%) J2EE
3 4 (4.65%) CSS
3 4 (4.65%) REST
3 4 (4.65%) Spring
4 3 (3.49%) Ajax
4 3 (3.49%) SOAP
4 3 (3.49%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Wicket
5 2 (2.33%) DWR
5 2 (2.33%) HTML
5 2 (2.33%) Java EE
5 2 (2.33%) jQuery
5 2 (2.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.16%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.16%) Middleware
6 1 (1.16%) Node.js
6 1 (1.16%) RESTful
6 1 (1.16%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Social Media
2 10 (11.63%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.14%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.65%) User Experience
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.16%) CMDB
7 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Linux
2 19 (22.09%) Windows
3 13 (15.12%) Unix
4 12 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.47%) AIX
5 9 (10.47%) Solaris
6 8 (9.30%) Windows 2000
6 8 (9.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 8 (9.30%) Windows NT
7 7 (8.14%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.65%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.49%) Android
9 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.33%) CentOS
10 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (17.44%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (15.12%) Migration
5 11 (12.79%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (12.79%) IT Governance
5 11 (12.79%) Open Source
5 11 (12.79%) SFIA
6 10 (11.63%) DevOps
6 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 10 (11.63%) TOGAF
7 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (9.30%) Microservices
7 8 (9.30%) Scrum
7 8 (9.30%) Visualisation
8 7 (8.14%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (8.14%) Analytics
8 7 (8.14%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.14%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) Java
2 8 (9.30%) Python
3 4 (4.65%) SQL
4 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) C
5 2 (2.33%) Java 8
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) Groovy
6 1 (1.16%) Java 9
6 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
6 1 (1.16%) Scala
6 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) GCP
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.81%) Terraform
3 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.49%) Ansible
5 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.16%) Consul
6 1 (1.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
1 10 (11.63%) Red Hat
2 9 (10.47%) EMC
3 8 (9.30%) Hitachi
3 8 (9.30%) IBM
3 8 (9.30%) Palo Alto
3 8 (9.30%) Sun
4 7 (8.14%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.65%) AlienVault
5 4 (4.65%) BMC
5 4 (4.65%) Cisco
5 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.65%) Snow
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.33%) Dell
7 2 (2.33%) Google
7 2 (2.33%) McAfee
7 2 (2.33%) Symantec
7 2 (2.33%) Xamarin