Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 185 178
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 31 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.66% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 32
North West median daily rate £600 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.35% +1.58% -13.64%
10th Percentile £440 £360 £351
90th Percentile £863 £688 £779
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £21.05 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%

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 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +37 17 £600 -2.04% 4
Lancashire +17 5 £708 - 1
Cheshire -11 5 £715 +68.24%
Merseyside +1 2 £513 +11.41% 3
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Service Management
2 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 5 (16.13%) Programme Management
4 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
4 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.13%) CMDB
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 5 (16.13%) SCCM
4 5 (16.13%) SCOM
4 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds
4 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (16.13%) Public Cloud
4 5 (16.13%) SFIA
5 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (12.90%) Microservices
5 4 (12.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
5 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) COBIT
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 4 (12.90%) Information Security

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP CAR
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Architect
2 13 (41.94%) Technical Architect
3 7 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Lead Architect
5 3 (9.68%) SAP Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Domain Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Design
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Digital
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Software Design
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Supply Chain Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Supply Chain Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Unix Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Zachman Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) CMDB
2 5 (16.13%) Public Cloud
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (9.68%) Contactless
4 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (9.68%) Smartphone
4 3 (9.68%) Social Media
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) User Experience
6 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.23%) FMCG
6 1 (3.23%) iPhone
6 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Service Management
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.13%) Programme Management
4 5 (16.13%) SFIA
4 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
5 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (12.90%) Information Security
5 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
5 4 (12.90%) Microservices
5 4 (12.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (9.68%) Data Governance
6 3 (9.68%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (9.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) R
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.23%) CCDP
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CISM
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) COBIT
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) GMP
3 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
1 5 (16.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) JDA
4 3 (9.68%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle