Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 176 180
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 38 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.68% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 28
North West median daily rate £463 £600 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.92% +31.87% -4.21%
10th Percentile £355 £425 £360
90th Percentile £720 £750 £688
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £21.05
England median hourly rate - £5.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year - -76.24% -51.06%

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 4,729 4,535 5,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.63% 83.36% 85.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,993 2,945 3,398
North West median daily rate £413 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.61% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 207 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.05 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.08 £50.15 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -7 13 £425 -24.44% 11
Lancashire -16 12 £513 -16.33% 4
Merseyside +1 7 £650 +44.44% 1
Cheshire +2 5 £463 -33.93% 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (26.32%) Windows
4 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.05%) CRM
5 8 (21.05%) TOGAF
5 8 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
6 7 (18.42%) Web Services
6 7 (18.42%) Replication
6 7 (18.42%) SAN
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (18.42%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (15.79%) Quantitative Research
7 6 (15.79%) Qualitative Research
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
7 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.79%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) MySQL
7 6 (15.79%) UML
7 6 (15.79%) SOA
8 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence

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 (13.16%) CMS
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (18.42%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (7.89%) Office 365
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.26%) IaaS
5 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) SAN
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) EDRMS
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.63%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.63%) CA Release Automation
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Law
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Technical Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) User Researcher
5 4 (10.53%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) AWS Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Chief Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead PHP Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Head of Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Head of Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Migration Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Office 365 Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Replication
3 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.16%) User Experience
4 3 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.26%) Clustering
5 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.63%) Social Media
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (21.05%) CRM
3 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps
5 6 (15.79%) Qualitative Research
5 6 (15.79%) Quantitative Research
5 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 6 (15.79%) SOA
5 6 (15.79%) UML
6 5 (13.16%) BPR
6 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
6 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 5 (13.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
2 4 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) Actionable Recommendations
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Hyperic
2 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Capita
4 3 (7.89%) Curam
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) NetApp
5 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (2.63%) Sybase