Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 149 180
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 88 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 0.91% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.96% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 39
North West median daily rate £550 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £450 £463 £368
90th Percentile £638 £750 £690
England median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% +8.33% +42.64%

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 5,625 5,333 6,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.94% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,493 3,308 4,327
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £554
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 251 259
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £46.80 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +1 41 £550 -4.35% 9
Lancashire -7 26 £481 -37.50% 2
Cheshire +2 16 £575 -19.58% 5
Merseyside +7 3 £500 -23.08% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
3 24 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (21.59%) Migration
6 19 (21.59%) Windows
7 18 (20.45%) Linux
8 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (17.05%) Finance
10 14 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (14.77%) Java
12 12 (13.64%) Firewall
12 12 (13.64%) IaaS
13 11 (12.50%) SaaS
13 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
13 11 (12.50%) Unix
14 10 (11.36%) Web Services
15 9 (10.23%) Service Management
15 9 (10.23%) EMC
15 9 (10.23%) SAN
15 9 (10.23%) Red Hat
15 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
15 9 (10.23%) PaaS
15 9 (10.23%) Open Source
16 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (9.09%) Office 365
16 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
16 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (9.09%) VLAN

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 6 (6.82%) IIS
2 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.41%) WildFly
4 2 (2.27%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.64%) IaaS
4 11 (12.50%) SaaS
5 9 (10.23%) PaaS
6 8 (9.09%) Office 365
7 6 (6.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.27%) GitHub
9 2 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) Firewall
2 9 (10.23%) SAN
3 8 (9.09%) VLAN
4 6 (6.82%) DMZ
4 6 (6.82%) DNS
5 2 (2.27%) BGP
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.27%) MPLS
5 2 (2.27%) Network Security
5 2 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.14%) NAS
6 1 (1.14%) SMS
6 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) Big Data
2 5 (5.68%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) DB2
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.41%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.27%) JIRA
4 2 (2.27%) Mockito
4 2 (2.27%) Selenium
4 2 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) Web Services
2 4 (4.55%) J2EE
2 4 (4.55%) REST
3 3 (3.41%) Spring
3 3 (3.41%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.27%) Celery
4 2 (2.27%) Flask
4 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.27%) Middleware
4 2 (2.27%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (1.14%) JSON
5 1 (1.14%) Node.js
5 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) Social Media
3 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.68%) User Experience
4 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) CMDB
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) BYOD
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Unix
4 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.95%) AIX
5 7 (7.95%) Solaris
6 6 (6.82%) Windows 2000
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 6 (6.82%) Windows NT
7 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.27%) CentOS
11 1 (1.14%) Android
11 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (21.59%) Migration
4 14 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
5 9 (10.23%) Open Source
5 9 (10.23%) Service Management
6 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (7.95%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (7.95%) DevOps
7 7 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (7.95%) IT Governance
7 7 (7.95%) SFIA
7 7 (7.95%) Visualisation
8 6 (6.82%) Microservices
8 6 (6.82%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (6.82%) SIEM
8 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) Java
2 5 (5.68%) Python
3 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) Apex Code
4 2 (2.27%) C
4 2 (2.27%) Java 8
4 2 (2.27%) Ruby
4 2 (2.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) Docker
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (6.82%) SCCM
3 4 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.41%) Terraform
5 1 (1.14%) Ansible
5 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) EMC
1 9 (10.23%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.82%) Hitachi
2 6 (6.82%) IBM
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle
2 6 (6.82%) Palo Alto
2 6 (6.82%) ServiceNow
2 6 (6.82%) Sun
3 5 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.55%) AlienVault
4 4 (4.55%) BMC
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.55%) Snow
5 3 (3.41%) Dell
6 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) SAP
7 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.14%) Zscaler