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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 14 15 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 147 117 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.27% 7.84% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.71% 8.20% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 77 22
Median daily rate £486 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.15 £50.79
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -15.03%
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
1688 1426 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.51% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 840 646
Median daily rate £380 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 62
Median hourly rate £12.58 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 - 9 £530 - 2
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 79 (29.26%) TOGAF
2 53 (19.63%) Finance
2 53 (19.63%) Enterprise Architecture
3 52 (19.26%) Microsoft
4 47 (17.41%) Migration
4 47 (17.41%) Data Centre
5 42 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (14.07%) Banking
7 32 (11.85%) SOA
8 29 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (10.37%) Active Directory
10 27 (10.00%) Project Management
11 26 (9.63%) Java
12 23 (8.52%) CRM
13 22 (8.15%) MS Excel
14 20 (7.41%) AIX
14 20 (7.41%) Retail
15 18 (6.67%) Windows
15 18 (6.67%) Middleware
16 17 (6.30%) Spatial Data
16 17 (6.30%) Domain-Driven Design
16 17 (6.30%) Information Architecture
17 16 (5.93%) Technical Architecture
18 15 (5.56%) Business Analysis
18 15 (5.56%) ERP
19 14 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
19 14 (5.19%) PRINCE2
19 14 (5.19%) Oracle
19 14 (5.19%) Data Management
19 14 (5.19%) VMware

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 12 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.85%) Oracle UPK
5 4 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.11%) CICS
6 3 (1.11%) JBoss
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.74%) Mule
7 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.48%) SAP CRM
4 3 (1.11%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.70%) SaaS
3 9 (3.33%) IaaS
3 9 (3.33%) Office 365
4 5 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.48%) PaaS
6 3 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.33%) Firewall
2 6 (2.22%) Network Security
3 5 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (1.85%) LAN
3 5 (1.85%) SAN
3 5 (1.85%) WAN
4 4 (1.48%) DNS
4 4 (1.48%) VoIP
5 3 (1.11%) VLAN
6 2 (0.74%) Internet
6 2 (0.74%) Intranet
6 2 (0.74%) LDAP
6 2 (0.74%) MPLS
6 2 (0.74%) NAS
6 2 (0.74%) Skype
6 2 (0.74%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.74%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.37%) PABX
7 1 (0.37%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.30%) Spatial Data
2 13 (4.81%) GIS
3 11 (4.07%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.48%) MySQL
6 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.74%) DB2
7 2 (0.74%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) HBase
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.37%) Ant
3 1 (0.37%) AppScan
3 1 (0.37%) JUnit
3 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 53 (19.63%) Finance
2 38 (14.07%) Banking
3 20 (7.41%) Retail
4 9 (3.33%) Billing
5 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.11%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.67%) Middleware
2 13 (4.81%) PostGIS
3 8 (2.96%) .NET
3 8 (2.96%) Web Services
4 5 (1.85%) SOAP
5 4 (1.48%) REST
6 3 (1.11%) CSS
6 3 (1.11%) HTML
6 3 (1.11%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.11%) XML
7 2 (0.74%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.74%) Django
7 2 (0.74%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.74%) J2EE
8 1 (0.37%) Kafka
8 1 (0.37%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) OAuth
8 1 (0.37%) RESTful
8 1 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.37%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.41%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.07%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.85%) Life Science
4 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (1.48%) User Experience
6 3 (1.11%) FMCG
6 3 (1.11%) PKI
6 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.11%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.74%) CESG
7 2 (0.74%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) AS400
8 1 (0.37%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.41%) AIX
2 18 (6.67%) Windows
3 11 (4.07%) Unix
4 8 (2.96%) Linux
4 8 (2.96%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.48%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.11%) Solaris
8 2 (0.74%) MVS
8 2 (0.74%) zOS
9 1 (0.37%) OS/400
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (29.26%) TOGAF
2 53 (19.63%) Enterprise Architecture
3 47 (17.41%) Migration
4 42 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.85%) SOA
6 29 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (10.00%) Project Management
8 23 (8.52%) CRM
9 17 (6.30%) Domain-Driven Design
9 17 (6.30%) Information Architecture
10 16 (5.93%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (5.56%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.56%) ERP
12 14 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.19%) Data Management
12 14 (5.19%) PRINCE2
13 11 (4.07%) Security Architecture
14 10 (3.70%) Business Process Mapping
14 10 (3.70%) Information Security
14 10 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.63%) Java
2 10 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.96%) Python
3 8 (2.96%) SQL
4 7 (2.59%) PHP
5 6 (2.22%) Ruby
6 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.37%) JCL
8 1 (0.37%) Scala
8 1 (0.37%) SOQL
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.33%) Degree
4 4 (1.48%) CISSP
5 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.74%) CISM
5 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.37%) CCIE
6 1 (0.37%) CCNA
6 1 (0.37%) CCNP
6 1 (0.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.37%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.37%) GIAC
6 1 (0.37%) MCSE
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 28 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.74%) Docker
4 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.74%) vCloud
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.70%) SCCM
2 4 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (1.48%) Puppet
2 4 (1.48%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.11%) Nagios
4 2 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.19%) Oracle
2 14 (5.19%) VMware
3 13 (4.81%) Citrix
3 13 (4.81%) ESRI
4 12 (4.44%) SAP
5 11 (4.07%) Cisco
6 9 (3.33%) IBM
7 7 (2.59%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.22%) Splunk
9 5 (1.85%) hybris
9 5 (1.85%) Symantec
10 4 (1.48%) CA
10 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.11%) EMC
11 3 (1.11%) Tableau
12 2 (0.74%) HP
12 2 (0.74%) NetApp
12 2 (0.74%) Riverbed
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