Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 172 189
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 40 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.66% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 28
North West median daily rate £563 £600 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +24.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £446 £440 £360
90th Percentile £716 £863 £688
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £21.05
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.58
% change year-on-year - +11.57% +0.18%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,935 4,719 5,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.80% 82.21% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,132 3,013 3,720
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £583 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 211 176
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.72 £11.38
90th Percentile £51.05 £53.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the North West

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in the North West

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in the North West

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in the North West

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Lancashire -8 19 £550 -22.26% 1
Manchester -23 9 £575 -4.17% 6
Merseyside +3 7 £650 +26.83%
Cheshire -5 4 - - 2
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (22.50%) Collaborative Working
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (20.00%) Migration
6 8 (20.00%) Web Services
7 7 (17.50%) UML
7 7 (17.50%) SOA
7 7 (17.50%) Firewall
7 7 (17.50%) SAN
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (17.50%) Workshop Facilitation
8 6 (15.00%) Business Transformation
8 6 (15.00%) Data Privacy
8 6 (15.00%) Data Flow Diagram
8 6 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (15.00%) Replication
8 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
8 6 (15.00%) IDEF
8 6 (15.00%) Network Design
8 6 (15.00%) Project Planning
8 6 (15.00%) Degree
8 6 (15.00%) BPR

Technical Architecture
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 5 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.00%) WildFly
4 1 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
1 7 (17.50%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (10.00%) Broadband
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.50%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.00%) Law
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Local Government
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Architect
2 12 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) User Researcher
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Service Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Chief Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Environment Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Java Technical Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Lead PHP Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.50%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) J2EE
5 2 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (15.00%) Replication
4 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (12.50%) User Experience
5 4 (10.00%) Social Media
6 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.50%) Fintech
7 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (22.50%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (20.00%) Migration
6 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.50%) SOA
6 7 (17.50%) UML
6 7 (17.50%) Workshop Facilitation
7 6 (15.00%) BPR
7 6 (15.00%) Business Transformation
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.00%) Data Flow Diagram
7 6 (15.00%) Data Privacy
7 6 (15.00%) IDEF
7 6 (15.00%) Network Design
7 6 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) Actionable Recommendations
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Terraform
2 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.50%) Curam
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) AlienVault
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.50%) Sybase