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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 143 129
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 11 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.42% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.51% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 16
Median daily rate £600 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.37% +1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 -
% change year-on-year +11.56% -  

Technical Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 6 £625 -
Manchester +13 4 £550 -12.87% 2
Cheshire +14 1 £715 +52.94% 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (46.15%) Microservices
2 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) JBehave
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
5 1 (7.69%) Office 365
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Express
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Ionic Framework

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 1 (7.69%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
2 1 (7.69%) EasyMock
2 1 (7.69%) JBehave
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Mockito
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (46.15%) Lead Architect
4 5 (38.46%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SAP WM Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) Express
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (7.69%) JMS
2 1 (7.69%) JMX
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Material Design
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Contactless
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Microservices
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) ABAP
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Capistrano
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) SAP
1 1 (7.69%) VMware
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