Period
to 21 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 178 178
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +25
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 17 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.69% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.81% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 23
North West median daily rate £533 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.18% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £418 £398 £443
90th Percentile £665 £641 £723
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +128.57% -26.32% +11.57%

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 4,521 5,171 4,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.38% 84.88% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,966 3,266 2,903
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £599 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 253 199
North West median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% -33.82% +23.64%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.19 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £52.60
England median hourly rate £24.68 £21.15 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.71% -11.90% +2.13%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +16 6 £550 -5.98% 14
Cheshire +8 4 £650 +8.33% 3
Merseyside -12 3 £400 -38.46% 1
Lancashire -11 1 - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) SOLID
3 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (17.65%) Vue.js
3 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
3 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Kafka
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (17.65%) Laravel
3 3 (17.65%) Games
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Spring
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) IBM

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 1 (5.88%) LiveLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Azure
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (5.88%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) OSPF
2 1 (5.88%) SDH
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Architect
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Presales Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technology Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) Kafka
2 3 (17.65%) Laravel
2 3 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
2 3 (17.65%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Taxonomies
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Cyberattack
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) SOLID
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Project Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Technology Roadmap
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (5.88%) Workforce Productivity
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
1 3 (17.65%) PHP
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) CCDA
1 1 (5.88%) CCDP
1 1 (5.88%) CCIE
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) EMC
2 2 (11.76%) Hyland
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) OpenText
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) SAP