The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 106 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 18 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 1.29% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.36% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 40 55
Median daily rate £525 £458 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -15.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £642 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +9 11 £513 +15.49% 8
Cheshire -1 3 £350 -22.65% 1
Lancashire +6 2 £553 -18.14%
Cumbria - 2 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (31.58%) Java
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (26.32%) Puppet
2 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (26.32%) Ansible
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) DevOps
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) ITIL
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) J2EE
5 7 (18.42%) Hadoop
5 7 (18.42%) PaaS
5 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
5 7 (18.42%) Migration
5 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
5 7 (18.42%) Unix
5 7 (18.42%) Windows
6 6 (15.79%) Web Services
6 6 (15.79%) OO
6 6 (15.79%) Docker
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (15.79%) Microservices
6 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
7 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Apache Camel
7 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
7 5 (13.16%) High Availability
7 5 (13.16%) TDD

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 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Primavera
1 1 (2.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) PaaS
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
4 3 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (7.89%) IaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (5.26%) Datadog
5 2 (5.26%) Office 365
5 2 (5.26%) SaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Skype
1 2 (5.26%) VPN
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Hadoop
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.63%) Advertising
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) J2EE
2 6 (15.79%) Web Services
3 5 (13.16%) Apache Camel
4 4 (10.53%) .NET
5 3 (7.89%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) SOAP
6 2 (5.26%) OSGi
7 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.63%) Ember.js
7 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.63%) JSON
7 1 (2.63%) Spring
7 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.63%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) AIX
3 2 (5.26%) HPUX
3 2 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (26.32%) DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Microservices
4 6 (15.79%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) High Availability
5 5 (13.16%) TDD
6 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.89%) Network Design
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
9 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.63%) Kanban
9 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.63%) Open Source
9 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Ansible
1 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (26.32%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) Nagios
3 2 (5.26%) Capistrano
3 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Google
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.26%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Meraki
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
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