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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 37 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 62 93 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.55% 7.65% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 8.14% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 63 52
Average daily rate
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£480 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +13.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.04% +0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
1283 1142 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.99% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 584 659
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (23.81%) Oracle
2 23 (21.90%) Migration
3 22 (20.95%) Finance
4 17 (16.19%) Middleware
4 17 (16.19%) Mainframe
4 17 (16.19%) Windows
5 16 (15.24%) Retail
6 15 (14.29%) SQL
6 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 14 (13.33%) HP
7 14 (13.33%) Java
8 13 (12.38%) IBM
9 12 (11.43%) AIX
9 12 (11.43%) SOA
10 10 (9.52%) DNS
10 10 (9.52%) Telecoms
11 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.57%) SAN
11 9 (8.57%) Solaris
11 9 (8.57%) Linux
11 9 (8.57%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (7.62%) Banking
12 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (7.62%) HTML
12 8 (7.62%) Cisco
13 7 (6.67%) CSS
13 7 (6.67%) HPUX
13 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
13 7 (6.67%) SCCM
13 7 (6.67%) Data Protection

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.81%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.81%) IIS
5 3 (2.86%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (2.86%) Liferay
6 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) IaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Taleo
3 1 (0.95%) PaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.95%) Force.com
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) DNS
2 9 (8.57%) SAN
3 5 (4.76%) Wireless
3 5 (4.76%) LAN
4 4 (3.81%) WAN
4 4 (3.81%) DHCP
4 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.81%) IPsec
5 2 (1.90%) NAS
5 2 (1.90%) FTP
5 2 (1.90%) VPN
5 2 (1.90%) Firewall
5 2 (1.90%) SSL
6 1 (0.95%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.95%) DSL
6 1 (0.95%) DVB
6 1 (0.95%) ATM
6 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) Big Data
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) ERwin
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 16 (15.24%) Retail
3 10 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.62%) Banking
5 6 (5.71%) Local Government
6 3 (2.86%) Back Office
6 3 (2.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.90%) Billing
7 2 (1.90%) Front Office
7 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) Middleware
2 8 (7.62%) HTML
3 7 (6.67%) CSS
4 5 (4.76%) J2EE
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.81%) RESTful
5 4 (3.81%) Drools
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle ADF
5 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.81%) Spring
5 4 (3.81%) JMS
5 4 (3.81%) XML
6 3 (2.86%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.86%) SOAP
6 3 (2.86%) EJB
6 3 (2.86%) .NET
6 3 (2.86%) Java EE
6 3 (2.86%) WebCenter
6 3 (2.86%) JPA
7 2 (1.90%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Mainframe
2 9 (8.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (3.81%) Clustering
4 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.86%) Life Science
5 2 (1.90%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.90%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) STB
6 1 (0.95%) IPTV
6 1 (0.95%) Open Source
6 1 (0.95%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.95%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) AIX
3 9 (8.57%) Solaris
3 9 (8.57%) Linux
4 7 (6.67%) HPUX
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) UNIX
7 1 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.90%) Migration
2 12 (11.43%) SOA
3 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 6 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 6 (5.71%) CRM
6 6 (5.71%) UML
6 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.81%) ETL
8 4 (3.81%) ERP
8 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.86%) Procure-to-pay
9 3 (2.86%) MVC
9 3 (2.86%) ITIL
9 3 (2.86%) EAI
9 3 (2.86%) Data Management
9 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) Java
3 5 (4.76%) Python
4 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.81%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.90%) C#
6 1 (0.95%) Perl
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) X++
6 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.95%) Scala
6 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.95%) XenServer
4 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) SCOM
2 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.81%) SCSM
3 3 (2.86%) Control-M
4 2 (1.90%) Puppet
4 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.90%) OpenView
4 2 (1.90%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) Oracle
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.33%) HP
4 13 (12.38%) IBM
5 8 (7.62%) Cisco
6 6 (5.71%) 3PAR
7 5 (4.76%) CA
8 4 (3.81%) VMware
8 4 (3.81%) JBoss
8 4 (3.81%) Avaya
8 4 (3.81%) Intel
9 3 (2.86%) Adobe
9 3 (2.86%) SAP
10 2 (1.90%) Axway
10 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.90%) Symantec
10 2 (1.90%) StorageTek
10 2 (1.90%) Apple
10 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
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