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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 12 36 16
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 165 57 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.91% 4.35% 7.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.60% 4.58% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 41 65
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£475 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £445 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £499 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.64 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +54.28%
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
1718 1245 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.81% 95.11% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 741 579
Average daily rate £375 £326 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - 1
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 93 (34.19%) Finance
2 67 (24.63%) Oracle
3 53 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (18.01%) SOA
5 46 (16.91%) Middleware
6 42 (15.44%) Java
7 41 (15.07%) Banking
8 38 (13.97%) Migration
9 35 (12.87%) TOGAF
10 30 (11.03%) Oracle BPM
11 28 (10.29%) Microsoft
12 27 (9.93%) Oracle EBS
13 26 (9.56%) VMware
13 26 (9.56%) Retail
13 26 (9.56%) Oracle Fusion
13 26 (9.56%) Oracle Database
14 24 (8.82%) ERP
15 23 (8.46%) Project Management
16 22 (8.09%) Windows
16 22 (8.09%) IBM
17 20 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (6.99%) Apache Camel
18 19 (6.99%) ITIL
18 19 (6.99%) J2EE
19 18 (6.62%) Data Modelling
19 18 (6.62%) JBoss
19 18 (6.62%) Citrix
20 17 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
20 17 (6.25%) Data Governance
21 16 (5.88%) Technical Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (6.62%) JBoss
2 13 (4.78%) IBM Notes
3 10 (3.68%) CMS
3 10 (3.68%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.57%) CICS
5 6 (2.21%) Liferay
5 6 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.47%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.47%) Documentum
7 3 (1.10%) SAS
7 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.74%) Node.js
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 30 (11.03%) Oracle BPM
2 27 (9.93%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.57%) Oracle TCA
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.10%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.37%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.41%) Office 365
2 5 (1.84%) PaaS
3 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.68%) Firewall
2 7 (2.57%) WAN
3 5 (1.84%) VoIP
3 5 (1.84%) SAN
4 4 (1.47%) LAN
4 4 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.10%) Internet
6 2 (0.74%) BGP
6 2 (0.74%) HTTP
6 2 (0.74%) VLAN
6 2 (0.74%) Network Security
6 2 (0.74%) NAS
7 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.56%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.68%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.84%) Big Data
6 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.10%) DataStage
7 2 (0.74%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.74%) MySQL
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.37%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.37%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Lombardi
2 5 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.74%) WiX
3 2 (0.74%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.37%) JUnit
4 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) Hudson
4 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.37%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.37%) MSI
4 1 (0.37%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.37%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.37%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 93 (34.19%) Finance
2 41 (15.07%) Banking
3 26 (9.56%) Retail
4 12 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.94%) Local Government
8 4 (1.47%) Marketing
8 4 (1.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.91%) Middleware
2 26 (9.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (6.99%) Apache Camel
3 19 (6.99%) J2EE
4 16 (5.88%) Web Services
4 16 (5.88%) HTML
5 14 (5.15%) .NET
6 13 (4.78%) SOAP
7 12 (4.41%) REST
7 12 (4.41%) HTML5
8 11 (4.04%) Spring
9 10 (3.68%) Hibernate
9 10 (3.68%) JSON
10 9 (3.31%) Java EE 5
11 8 (2.94%) SAML
12 7 (2.57%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (2.21%) XML
13 6 (2.21%) OAuth
14 5 (1.84%) WSDL
15 4 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.51%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.15%) User Experience
3 13 (4.78%) Mainframe
4 11 (4.04%) Data Integration
4 11 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.94%) PMI
6 8 (2.94%) Informatics
6 8 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.57%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.57%) VSAM
8 5 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.10%) Replication
10 3 (1.10%) BYOD
11 2 (0.74%) FMCG
11 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.74%) Clustering
11 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.09%) Windows
2 15 (5.51%) UNIX
3 8 (2.94%) Linux
4 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.84%) Solaris
5 5 (1.84%) AIX
6 2 (0.74%) HPUX
6 2 (0.74%) zOS
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.01%) SOA
3 38 (13.97%) Migration
4 35 (12.87%) TOGAF
5 24 (8.82%) ERP
6 23 (8.46%) Project Management
7 19 (6.99%) ITIL
8 18 (6.62%) Data Modelling
9 17 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (6.25%) Data Governance
10 16 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (5.15%) Process Management
12 13 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (4.78%) Open Source
13 12 (4.41%) SDLC
13 12 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (4.41%) Scrum
13 12 (4.41%) CRM
13 12 (4.41%) E-Commerce
13 12 (4.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.44%) Java
2 14 (5.15%) SQL
3 6 (2.21%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.21%) C#
3 6 (2.21%) COBOL
4 5 (1.84%) JCL
5 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.74%) R
7 1 (0.37%) Scala
7 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.37%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.47%) ISEB
4 2 (0.74%) CCIE
4 2 (0.74%) VCDX
4 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.74%) Degree
5 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CCDP
5 1 (0.37%) CISSP
5 1 (0.37%) CISA
5 1 (0.37%) CEH
5 1 (0.37%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.37%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (2.57%) GMP
1 7 (2.57%) GxP
2 5 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) FINREP
System Software
1 20 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.15%) Hyper-V
2 14 (5.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (4.41%) Xen
4 8 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.84%) Squid
6 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.37%) RACF
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.15%) SCCM
2 5 (1.84%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 3 (1.10%) Puppet
3 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.74%) StatsD
4 2 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) Cacti
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) OpenView
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.37%) Icinga
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.37%) zSecure
Vendors
1 67 (24.63%) Oracle
2 28 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.56%) VMware
4 22 (8.09%) IBM
5 18 (6.62%) Citrix
6 15 (5.51%) SAP
7 13 (4.78%) EMC
7 13 (4.78%) Lotus
8 7 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.57%) EPiServer
8 7 (2.57%) Cisco
9 5 (1.84%) HP
9 5 (1.84%) Pega
9 5 (1.84%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.84%) NetApp
9 5 (1.84%) hybris
10 4 (1.47%) Symantec
10 4 (1.47%) Teradata
10 4 (1.47%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.47%) Juniper
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