The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
North West / Lancashire
Rank 7 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 41 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.95% 10.05% 11.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.23% 10.31% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 32
Median daily rate £535 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £52.56 £49.50
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +6.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
238 417 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.61% 97.43% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 267 238
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 62 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +53.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Architect in the job title.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Lancashire region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Lancashire region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Preston +12 19 £528 +17.22% 1
Blackpool +7 7 £575 -17.85% 1
Fleetwood - 7 £638 -
Lytham St Annes +6 2 £501 +10.97%
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) LAN
3 19 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 19 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 18 (23.68%) ITIL V3
4 18 (23.68%) WAN
4 18 (23.68%) ITIL
5 16 (21.05%) Oracle
5 16 (21.05%) Cisco
6 15 (19.74%) Migration
7 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (17.11%) CCIE
9 12 (15.79%) Middleware
9 12 (15.79%) BCP
9 12 (15.79%) Windows
9 12 (15.79%) Degree
10 11 (14.47%) Service Management
11 10 (13.16%) CCNP
11 10 (13.16%) AIX
11 10 (13.16%) Linux
11 10 (13.16%) VoIP
11 10 (13.16%) Network Design
12 9 (11.84%) SQL
12 9 (11.84%) J2EE
12 9 (11.84%) Internet
12 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
13 8 (10.53%) SQL Server

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.32%) LAN
2 19 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 18 (23.68%) WAN
4 10 (13.16%) VoIP
5 9 (11.84%) Internet
6 8 (10.53%) Network Security
7 6 (7.89%) DNS
8 4 (5.26%) Broadband
8 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (2.63%) Intranet
10 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.32%) LDAP
10 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) Big Data
3 6 (7.89%) DB2
3 6 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.95%) TKPROF
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Toad
General
1 4 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Middleware
2 9 (11.84%) J2EE
3 7 (9.21%) XML
4 6 (7.89%) JSON
4 6 (7.89%) Web Services
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (3.95%) Spring
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) NHS
4 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) RIA
5 2 (2.63%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) CESG
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) AIX
2 10 (13.16%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Unix
4 4 (5.26%) HPUX
4 4 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 19 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 18 (23.68%) ITIL
2 18 (23.68%) ITIL V3
3 15 (19.74%) Migration
4 12 (15.79%) BCP
5 11 (14.47%) Service Management
6 10 (13.16%) Network Design
7 7 (9.21%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.89%) SOA
9 5 (6.58%) Microservices
10 4 (5.26%) Change Control
11 3 (3.95%) B2C
11 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.95%) OO
11 3 (3.95%) OOP
11 3 (3.95%) SFIA
11 3 (3.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.95%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (17.11%) CCIE
5 12 (15.79%) Degree
6 10 (13.16%) CCNP
7 7 (9.21%) CCNA
8 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) APMP
10 1 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.32%) CISSP
10 1 (1.32%) CITP
10 1 (1.32%) IISP
10 1 (1.32%) MBCS
10 1 (1.32%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Cisco
1 16 (21.05%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) F5
3 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.95%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) hybris
5 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.32%) Brocade
5 1 (1.32%) Capita
5 1 (1.32%) EMC
5 1 (1.32%) Juniper