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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 36 16 50
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 57 96 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.32% 8.03% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 8.53% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 66 37
Average daily rate
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£500 £431 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%
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
1254 1125 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.07% 94.14% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 579 626
Average daily rate £325 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 90 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (26.80%) Migration
2 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 25 (25.77%) Oracle
3 18 (18.56%) Retail
4 17 (17.53%) Middleware
4 17 (17.53%) Mainframe
4 17 (17.53%) SQL
5 15 (15.46%) Windows
5 15 (15.46%) HP
6 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.40%) IBM
8 12 (12.37%) AIX
9 10 (10.31%) Java
9 10 (10.31%) Cisco
9 10 (10.31%) DNS
9 10 (10.31%) SAN
9 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
10 9 (9.28%) Solaris
10 9 (9.28%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (8.25%) Linux
11 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
11 8 (8.25%) SOA
12 7 (7.22%) HPUX
12 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.22%) SCCM
12 7 (7.22%) TOGAF
13 6 (6.19%) Banking
13 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
13 6 (6.19%) 3PAR
13 6 (6.19%) Wireless

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (6.19%) WebLogic
1 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.15%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.12%) IIS
3 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.09%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.03%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.03%) Force.com
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) DNS
1 10 (10.31%) SAN
2 6 (6.19%) Wireless
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
4 4 (4.12%) IPsec
4 4 (4.12%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) DHCP
4 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.06%) Network Security
5 2 (2.06%) NAS
5 2 (2.06%) MPLS
5 2 (2.06%) Firewall
5 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.06%) SSL
5 2 (2.06%) VPN
6 1 (1.03%) ATM
6 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.06%) Big Data
4 2 (2.06%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) ERwin
1 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 18 (18.56%) Retail
3 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.19%) Banking
5 3 (3.09%) Back Office
5 3 (3.09%) Marketing
5 3 (3.09%) Local Government
6 2 (2.06%) Billing
6 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.06%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) Middleware
2 5 (5.15%) .NET
2 5 (5.15%) HTML
2 5 (5.15%) CSS
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle ADF
3 4 (4.12%) J2EE
4 3 (3.09%) EJB
4 3 (3.09%) WebCenter
5 2 (2.06%) jQuery
5 2 (2.06%) Velocity
5 2 (2.06%) Spring
5 2 (2.06%) RESTful
5 2 (2.06%) Drools
5 2 (2.06%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.06%) Struts
5 2 (2.06%) XML
5 2 (2.06%) DOM
5 2 (2.06%) XSLT
5 2 (2.06%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Mainframe
2 9 (9.28%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (4.12%) Clustering
4 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.06%) Life Science
5 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) LPAR
6 1 (1.03%) Open Source
6 1 (1.03%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) AIX
3 9 (9.28%) Solaris
4 8 (8.25%) Linux
5 7 (7.22%) HPUX
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Migration
2 8 (8.25%) SOA
3 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (7.22%) TOGAF
4 6 (6.19%) CRM
4 6 (6.19%) ETL
4 6 (6.19%) Data Modelling
5 5 (5.15%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.12%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.12%) UML
6 4 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.09%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (3.09%) ERP
7 3 (3.09%) Scrum
7 3 (3.09%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.09%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.06%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.06%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) SQL
2 10 (10.31%) Java
3 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.09%) Python
5 2 (2.06%) C#
5 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
6 1 (1.03%) PHP
6 1 (1.03%) Scala
6 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.03%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) JNCIP
2 2 (2.06%) JNCIE
2 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.06%) CCIE
2 2 (2.06%) CCNP
2 2 (2.06%) CCDP
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.09%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.03%) XenServer
4 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) SCOM
2 4 (4.12%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.12%) SCSM
3 3 (3.09%) Control-M
4 2 (2.06%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.06%) Puppet
4 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.06%) OpenView
4 2 (2.06%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.06%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 25 (25.77%) Oracle
2 15 (15.46%) HP
3 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.40%) IBM
5 10 (10.31%) Cisco
6 6 (6.19%) 3PAR
7 5 (5.15%) CA
8 4 (4.12%) Intel
8 4 (4.12%) Avaya
8 4 (4.12%) Juniper
8 4 (4.12%) VMware
9 3 (3.09%) Adobe
9 3 (3.09%) SAP
10 2 (2.06%) Axway
10 2 (2.06%) Redback
10 2 (2.06%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.06%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.06%) Symantec
10 2 (2.06%) EMC
10 2 (2.06%) StorageTek
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