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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 84 68 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.98% 5.89% 3.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 6.36% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 24
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +29.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £575 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
1314 1070 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.52% 92.64% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 554 580
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 86
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (28.77%) Migration
2 27 (18.49%) Finance
3 26 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 26 (17.81%) Oracle
4 23 (15.75%) Windows
5 22 (15.07%) Mainframe
6 21 (14.38%) SQL
7 19 (13.01%) Java
8 18 (12.33%) Linux
8 18 (12.33%) Middleware
8 18 (12.33%) IBM
8 18 (12.33%) Data Protection
9 17 (11.64%) Local Government
9 17 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.96%) Retail
10 16 (10.96%) .NET
11 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
11 15 (10.27%) SOA
12 14 (9.59%) Telecoms
13 13 (8.90%) AIX
14 12 (8.22%) Python
14 12 (8.22%) IBM Mainframe
15 11 (7.53%) Ruby
15 11 (7.53%) Banking
15 11 (7.53%) Solaris
15 11 (7.53%) HTML
15 11 (7.53%) Web Services
15 11 (7.53%) Open Source
15 11 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (6.85%) XML

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.79%) CICS
2 7 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.74%) JBoss
5 3 (2.05%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.05%) IIS
5 3 (2.05%) Liferay
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.11%) MS Office
3 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.37%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.37%) MS Project
4 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Office 365
2 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.05%) SaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.68%) Taleo
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Force.com
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) DNS
2 6 (4.11%) Firewall
3 3 (2.05%) NAS
3 3 (2.05%) WAN
3 3 (2.05%) SAN
3 3 (2.05%) LAN
4 2 (1.37%) FTP
4 2 (1.37%) VPN
4 2 (1.37%) SSL
4 2 (1.37%) DSL
4 2 (1.37%) DVB
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.16%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.11%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.11%) Big Data
3 6 (4.11%) MySQL
4 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.74%) Redis
5 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.74%) Easytrieve
5 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.05%) QlikView
6 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.05%) DB2
6 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.37%) DataStage
7 2 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.37%) ERwin
General
1 27 (18.49%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Local Government
3 16 (10.96%) Retail
4 14 (9.59%) Telecoms
5 11 (7.53%) Banking
6 3 (2.05%) Back Office
6 3 (2.05%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.37%) Front Office
7 2 (1.37%) Law
7 2 (1.37%) Publishing
7 2 (1.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.33%) Middleware
2 16 (10.96%) .NET
3 11 (7.53%) HTML
3 11 (7.53%) Web Services
4 10 (6.85%) XML
5 9 (6.16%) CSS
6 7 (4.79%) REST
7 6 (4.11%) XSLT
7 6 (4.11%) Django
7 6 (4.11%) JSON
7 6 (4.11%) Spring
7 6 (4.11%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.42%) SOAP
8 5 (3.42%) HTML5
9 4 (2.74%) RESTful
9 4 (2.74%) CSS3
9 4 (2.74%) Play Framework
9 4 (2.74%) J2EE
9 4 (2.74%) JMS
9 4 (2.74%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Mainframe
2 12 (8.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (7.53%) Open Source
3 11 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.11%) VSAM
5 4 (2.74%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.74%) Life Science
5 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.37%) IPTV
6 2 (1.37%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.37%) Replication
6 2 (1.37%) STB
7 1 (0.68%) CESG
7 1 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Windows
2 18 (12.33%) Linux
3 13 (8.90%) AIX
4 11 (7.53%) Solaris
5 8 (5.48%) UNIX
6 7 (4.79%) HPUX
7 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.37%) Android
8 2 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.77%) Migration
2 18 (12.33%) Data Protection
3 17 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.27%) SOA
5 10 (6.85%) OO
5 10 (6.85%) TOGAF
6 9 (6.16%) MVC
6 9 (6.16%) CRM
7 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.79%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.11%) ITIL
9 6 (4.11%) UML
9 6 (4.11%) ERP
9 6 (4.11%) TDD
9 6 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.11%) Scrum
10 5 (3.42%) Kanban
10 5 (3.42%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.42%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.74%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.38%) SQL
2 19 (13.01%) Java
3 12 (8.22%) Python
4 11 (7.53%) Ruby
5 7 (4.79%) COBOL
5 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.42%) C++
7 4 (2.74%) Scala
7 4 (2.74%) Assembly Language
7 4 (2.74%) JCL
7 4 (2.74%) REXX
8 3 (2.05%) C#
9 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) X++
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.37%) MCSE
2 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.37%) CCNA
2 2 (1.37%) CCDA
2 2 (1.37%) CCDP
2 2 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.74%) XenApp
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.37%) UAG
5 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) SCCM
2 3 (2.05%) Control-M
3 2 (1.37%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (1.37%) OpenView
3 2 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft
1 26 (17.81%) Oracle
2 18 (12.33%) IBM
3 10 (6.85%) Citrix
4 9 (6.16%) HP
5 8 (5.48%) VMware
6 7 (4.79%) Pega
7 5 (3.42%) CA
7 5 (3.42%) SAP
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco
9 3 (2.05%) Cognos
10 2 (1.37%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.37%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.37%) StorageTek
10 2 (1.37%) EMC
10 2 (1.37%) Intel
10 2 (1.37%) Juniper
10 2 (1.37%) Sun
10 2 (1.37%) Apple
10 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
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