The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 15 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 144 159 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.03% 8.44% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.52% 8.93% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 77 49
Median daily rate £475 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £635 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £37.82 £47.00
% change year-on-year
+13.27% -19.53%
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
1691 1781 1312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.31% 94.53% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 1025 800
Median daily rate £400 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 71 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.25 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport +2 13 £490 -4.38%
Cheadle - 1 £550 - 1
Rochdale - 1 £320 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Manchester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 66 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 65 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 54 (18.88%) Migration
4 46 (16.08%) Microsoft
5 43 (15.03%) Finance
6 37 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 36 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (12.59%) SOA
8 35 (12.24%) Active Directory
9 34 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (10.84%) Banking
11 28 (9.79%) MS Excel
11 28 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (9.44%) CRM
12 27 (9.44%) ERP
13 24 (8.39%) Java
14 23 (8.04%) Project Management
15 21 (7.34%) Business Analysis
16 18 (6.29%) Windows
16 18 (6.29%) Information Architecture
17 17 (5.94%) Security Cleared
17 17 (5.94%) PRINCE2
17 17 (5.94%) Oracle
17 17 (5.94%) Cisco
17 17 (5.94%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (5.94%) Data Management
18 16 (5.59%) Middleware
18 16 (5.59%) GIS
18 16 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
19 15 (5.24%) Spatial Data

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 17 (5.94%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.75%) CMS
3 5 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.05%) JBoss
5 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.70%) Mule
6 2 (0.70%) SAS
6 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) CICS
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Liferay
7 1 (0.35%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.05%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.05%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.90%) PaaS
3 13 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.55%) IaaS
4 12 (4.20%) SaaS
5 8 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.80%) Office 365
6 6 (2.10%) GitHub
7 5 (1.75%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.70%) Force.com
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.90%) LAN
2 12 (4.20%) Firewall
2 12 (4.20%) WAN
3 9 (3.15%) Network Security
3 9 (3.15%) SAN
4 6 (2.10%) NAS
5 5 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.75%) Wireless
6 4 (1.40%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.40%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.40%) VoIP
7 3 (1.05%) DNS
7 3 (1.05%) PBX
7 3 (1.05%) SMTP
7 3 (1.05%) VPN
8 2 (0.70%) CTI
8 2 (0.70%) Internet
8 2 (0.70%) Intranet
8 2 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.59%) GIS
2 15 (5.24%) Spatial Data
3 11 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.05%) Big Data
5 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.05%) DB2
5 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.05%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.70%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.35%) OLTP
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.45%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.70%) Ant
2 2 (0.70%) JUnit
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.35%) AppScan
3 1 (0.35%) Maven
3 1 (0.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (15.03%) Finance
2 31 (10.84%) Banking
3 10 (3.50%) Retail
4 7 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.40%) Billing
5 4 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.70%) Advertising
6 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.59%) Middleware
2 14 (4.90%) PostGIS
3 8 (2.80%) XML
4 6 (2.10%) EDI
4 6 (2.10%) Web Services
5 5 (1.75%) .NET
5 5 (1.75%) SOAP
6 3 (1.05%) HTML
6 3 (1.05%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.70%) Django
7 2 (0.70%) J2EE
7 2 (0.70%) JDBC
7 2 (0.70%) JMS
7 2 (0.70%) JSON
7 2 (0.70%) JSP
7 2 (0.70%) REST
7 2 (0.70%) RESTful
7 2 (0.70%) Servlets
7 2 (0.70%) Spring
7 2 (0.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.50%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.40%) IVR
6 4 (1.40%) Replication
7 2 (0.70%) CESG
7 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.70%) Life Science
7 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.70%) PKI
7 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.35%) CMDB
8 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.35%) FMCG
8 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.29%) Windows
2 13 (4.55%) AIX
3 9 (3.15%) Unix
4 8 (2.80%) Linux
5 6 (2.10%) Solaris
5 6 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.05%) HPUX
8 2 (0.70%) MVS
8 2 (0.70%) zOS
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) OS/400
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 54 (18.88%) Migration
3 37 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
4 36 (12.59%) SOA
4 36 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (9.44%) CRM
6 27 (9.44%) ERP
7 23 (8.04%) Project Management
8 21 (7.34%) Business Analysis
9 18 (6.29%) Information Architecture
10 17 (5.94%) Data Management
10 17 (5.94%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.24%) Domain-Driven Design
12 12 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (3.85%) Business Process Mapping
13 11 (3.85%) Data Modelling
13 11 (3.85%) DevOps
13 11 (3.85%) Security Architecture
13 11 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.39%) Java
2 12 (4.20%) Python
3 9 (3.15%) SQL
4 6 (2.10%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.75%) PHP
6 4 (1.40%) Ruby
7 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.35%) Clojure
8 1 (0.35%) Groovy
8 1 (0.35%) JCL
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) Scala
8 1 (0.35%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 17 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.50%) CISSP
4 7 (2.45%) Degree
5 6 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) CISA
7 2 (0.70%) CISM
8 1 (0.35%) CCIE
8 1 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.35%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.80%) QA
2 5 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.35%) vCloud
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.85%) SCCM
2 5 (1.75%) Puppet
3 4 (1.40%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.40%) Nagios
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.70%) SCOM
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.35%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.35%) Icinga
6 1 (0.35%) SCSM
6 1 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.94%) Cisco
2 17 (5.94%) Oracle
3 15 (5.24%) IBM
4 14 (4.90%) ESRI
4 14 (4.90%) VMware
5 12 (4.20%) Citrix
6 11 (3.85%) SAP
7 8 (2.80%) F5
8 6 (2.10%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.10%) ForgeRock
8 6 (2.10%) HP
8 6 (2.10%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.10%) Splunk
9 5 (1.75%) hybris
9 5 (1.75%) Symantec
10 4 (1.40%) EMC
10 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.05%) NetApp
11 3 (1.05%) Tableau
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