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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 34 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 65 81 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.48% 7.25% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 7.86% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 35
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £470
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 £65.35 £47.00
% change year-on-year
-31.14% +39.04%
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
1358 1030 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.59% 92.13% 91.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 510 616
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 85
Average hourly rate £13.47 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.04% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 November 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 November 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
Stockport - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 36 (29.75%) Migration
2 28 (23.14%) Finance
3 23 (19.01%) Oracle
4 21 (17.36%) Windows
5 20 (16.53%) Mainframe
6 18 (14.88%) IBM
6 18 (14.88%) Middleware
7 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
7 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (13.22%) Retail
9 13 (10.74%) Data Protection
10 12 (9.92%) IBM Mainframe
10 12 (9.92%) Local Government
10 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
10 12 (9.92%) AIX
10 12 (9.92%) Linux
10 12 (9.92%) Java
10 12 (9.92%) SQL
11 11 (9.09%) HTML
11 11 (9.09%) HP
12 10 (8.26%) Solaris
13 9 (7.44%) SOA
13 9 (7.44%) CSS
13 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (6.61%) Python
14 8 (6.61%) Banking
15 7 (5.79%) VMware
15 7 (5.79%) TOGAF
15 7 (5.79%) HPUX
15 7 (5.79%) SQL Server

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (4.96%) SharePoint
1 6 (4.96%) CICS
2 5 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.31%) JBoss
4 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.48%) Liferay
4 3 (2.48%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.65%) IIS
5 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Office
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.83%) Taleo
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) Force.com
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) DNS
2 5 (4.13%) SAN
3 4 (3.31%) Firewall
4 3 (2.48%) NAS
5 2 (1.65%) DSL
5 2 (1.65%) DVB
5 2 (1.65%) SSL
5 2 (1.65%) LAN
5 2 (1.65%) WAN
5 2 (1.65%) FTP
5 2 (1.65%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) MySQL
3 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.31%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.65%) DataStage
5 2 (1.65%) DB2
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.83%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (23.14%) Finance
2 16 (13.22%) Retail
3 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.92%) Local Government
4 8 (6.61%) Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Back Office
6 2 (1.65%) Front Office
6 2 (1.65%) Billing
6 2 (1.65%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) Middleware
2 11 (9.09%) HTML
3 9 (7.44%) CSS
4 6 (4.96%) Django
5 5 (4.13%) HTML5
5 5 (4.13%) REST
5 5 (4.13%) JSON
5 5 (4.13%) .NET
6 4 (3.31%) J2EE
6 4 (3.31%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.31%) XML
6 4 (3.31%) JMS
6 4 (3.31%) Spring
6 4 (3.31%) CSS3
6 4 (3.31%) Drools
6 4 (3.31%) RESTful
7 3 (2.48%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.48%) Play Framework
7 3 (2.48%) JPA
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Mainframe
2 12 (9.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.96%) Open Source
5 5 (4.13%) VSAM
6 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.31%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.48%) Life Science
8 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.65%) Replication
8 2 (1.65%) STB
8 2 (1.65%) IPTV
8 2 (1.65%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.65%) User Experience
8 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.36%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) AIX
2 12 (9.92%) Linux
3 10 (8.26%) Solaris
4 7 (5.79%) HPUX
5 4 (3.31%) UNIX
6 2 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.75%) Migration
2 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.74%) Data Protection
4 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.44%) SOA
5 7 (5.79%) TOGAF
6 6 (4.96%) UML
6 6 (4.96%) CRM
6 6 (4.96%) ERP
7 5 (4.13%) Scrum
7 5 (4.13%) TDD
7 5 (4.13%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.13%) ITIL
7 5 (4.13%) ETL
8 4 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.31%) Change Management
8 4 (3.31%) Kanban
8 4 (3.31%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.31%) Data Modelling
9 3 (2.48%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.92%) Java
1 12 (9.92%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) Python
3 6 (4.96%) COBOL
3 6 (4.96%) Ruby
4 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.31%) Assembly Language
4 4 (3.31%) REXX
4 4 (3.31%) JCL
5 3 (2.48%) Scala
6 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.65%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) X++
7 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) Degree
3 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.83%) MCSE
3 1 (0.83%) CCNA
3 1 (0.83%) CCDA
3 1 (0.83%) CCDP
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.48%) XenApp
3 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.83%) UAG
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.83%) XenServer
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) SCCM
2 3 (2.48%) Control-M
3 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.65%) OpenView
3 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.65%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 23 (19.01%) Oracle
2 18 (14.88%) IBM
3 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.09%) HP
5 7 (5.79%) Citrix
5 7 (5.79%) VMware
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco
6 5 (4.13%) SAP
7 4 (3.31%) CA
7 4 (3.31%) Pega
8 3 (2.48%) Adobe
9 2 (1.65%) Sun
9 2 (1.65%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.65%) StorageTek
9 2 (1.65%) Juniper
9 2 (1.65%) EMC
9 2 (1.65%) Intel
9 2 (1.65%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.65%) Axway
9 2 (1.65%) Apple
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