The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 31 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 68 86 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.89% 7.37% 5.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 7.91% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 49
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1297 1087 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.24% 93.14% 90.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 543 599
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 78 96
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.31 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 30 (26.32%) Finance
2 29 (25.44%) Migration
3 22 (19.30%) Mainframe
4 20 (17.54%) Oracle
4 20 (17.54%) IBM
5 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.16%) Retail
6 15 (13.16%) Middleware
6 15 (13.16%) Windows
7 14 (12.28%) Java
7 14 (12.28%) IBM Mainframe
8 13 (11.40%) SQL
8 13 (11.40%) AIX
8 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
8 13 (11.40%) Telecoms
9 12 (10.53%) HTML
9 12 (10.53%) Data Protection
10 11 (9.65%) Local Government
10 11 (9.65%) Linux
11 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
11 10 (8.77%) Solaris
11 10 (8.77%) CSS
11 10 (8.77%) Banking
12 9 (7.89%) SOA
12 9 (7.89%) HP
13 8 (7.02%) Python
14 7 (6.14%) HPUX
14 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (5.26%) TOGAF

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.26%) CICS
2 4 (3.51%) JBoss
3 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.63%) Liferay
3 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.63%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Office
1 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) SaaS
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Taleo
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) DNS
2 4 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (1.75%) DSL
3 2 (1.75%) DVB
3 2 (1.75%) Firewall
3 2 (1.75%) NAS
3 2 (1.75%) SSL
3 2 (1.75%) FTP
3 2 (1.75%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.26%) MySQL
3 4 (3.51%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.75%) DataStage
5 2 (1.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) ERwin
1 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (26.32%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Retail
3 13 (11.40%) Telecoms
4 11 (9.65%) Local Government
5 10 (8.77%) Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Back Office
6 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Marketing
7 2 (1.75%) Front Office
7 2 (1.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.16%) Middleware
2 12 (10.53%) HTML
3 10 (8.77%) CSS
4 5 (4.39%) J2EE
4 5 (4.39%) JSON
4 5 (4.39%) Django
4 5 (4.39%) HTML5
4 5 (4.39%) REST
5 4 (3.51%) CSS3
5 4 (3.51%) Drools
5 4 (3.51%) Spring
5 4 (3.51%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.51%) XML
5 4 (3.51%) JMS
5 4 (3.51%) RESTful
6 3 (2.63%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.63%) Play Framework
6 3 (2.63%) EJB
6 3 (2.63%) .NET
6 3 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.30%) Mainframe
2 14 (12.28%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.26%) Open Source
5 5 (4.39%) VSAM
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Life Science
6 3 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.75%) STB
7 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.75%) IPTV
7 2 (1.75%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.16%) Windows
2 13 (11.40%) AIX
3 11 (9.65%) Linux
4 10 (8.77%) Solaris
5 7 (6.14%) HPUX
6 4 (3.51%) UNIX
7 2 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.44%) Migration
2 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 9 (7.89%) SOA
5 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 6 (5.26%) ETL
6 6 (5.26%) UML
6 6 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.39%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.39%) ERP
7 5 (4.39%) Scrum
7 5 (4.39%) TDD
8 4 (3.51%) CRM
8 4 (3.51%) Change Management
8 4 (3.51%) ITIL
8 4 (3.51%) Kanban
9 3 (2.63%) Procure-to-pay
9 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.63%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.28%) Java
2 13 (11.40%) SQL
3 8 (7.02%) Python
4 6 (5.26%) COBOL
4 6 (5.26%) Ruby
5 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.51%) Assembly Language
5 4 (3.51%) REXX
5 4 (3.51%) JCL
6 3 (2.63%) Scala
7 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.75%) C#
8 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) XenApp
3 1 (0.88%) XenServer
3 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Control-M
2 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (1.75%) OpenView
2 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (17.54%) Oracle
1 20 (17.54%) IBM
2 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.89%) HP
4 6 (5.26%) CA
5 4 (3.51%) Citrix
5 4 (3.51%) Cisco
5 4 (3.51%) VMware
6 3 (2.63%) Pega
6 3 (2.63%) Intel
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe
7 2 (1.75%) Sun
7 2 (1.75%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.75%) SAP
7 2 (1.75%) EMC
7 2 (1.75%) Juniper
7 2 (1.75%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.75%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.75%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.75%) Axway
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