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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 15 48 27
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 119 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.77% 3.00% 5.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.23% 3.16% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 23 35
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£488 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £598 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £462
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +30.22%
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
1446 1171 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.39% 94.89% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 629 471
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
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 59 57 79
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 3 July 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 67 (28.51%) Finance
2 66 (28.09%) Oracle
3 47 (20.00%) Migration
4 40 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (17.02%) SOA
5 37 (15.74%) Microsoft
6 33 (14.04%) Banking
7 32 (13.62%) VMware
7 32 (13.62%) Citrix
7 32 (13.62%) Oracle Database
8 30 (12.77%) Middleware
9 29 (12.34%) Windows
9 29 (12.34%) TOGAF
10 28 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (11.06%) Java
12 25 (10.64%) EMC
13 24 (10.21%) Hyper-V
13 24 (10.21%) Data Centre
14 23 (9.79%) Oracle BPM
15 21 (8.94%) SAP
15 21 (8.94%) UNIX
16 19 (8.09%) Project Management
16 19 (8.09%) Capacity Planning
16 19 (8.09%) Oracle Fusion
16 19 (8.09%) SCCM
17 18 (7.66%) WAN
17 18 (7.66%) Microsoft App-V
17 18 (7.66%) Oracle EBS
18 17 (7.23%) IBM Notes
18 17 (7.23%) Lotus

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (7.23%) IBM Notes
2 16 (6.81%) JBoss
3 8 (3.40%) IIS
4 7 (2.98%) SAS
4 7 (2.98%) Liferay
5 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.70%) Documentum
6 4 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.70%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.28%) CMS
7 3 (1.28%) CICS
8 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (9.79%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (7.66%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.98%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.81%) Office 365
2 5 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.70%) PaaS
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.66%) WAN
2 14 (5.96%) Firewall
3 9 (3.83%) SAN
4 8 (3.40%) Internet
4 8 (3.40%) MPLS
4 8 (3.40%) BGP
4 8 (3.40%) NAS
5 7 (2.98%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (2.98%) EIGRP
5 7 (2.98%) OSPF
5 7 (2.98%) DMZ
5 7 (2.98%) Wireless
5 7 (2.98%) VPLS
5 7 (2.98%) iSCSI
5 7 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.70%) LAN
7 3 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.85%) VLAN
8 2 (0.85%) Network Security
8 2 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.62%) Oracle Database
2 15 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.53%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.85%) Big Data
6 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.43%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.43%) DataStage
7 1 (0.43%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.55%) Lombardi
2 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.85%) WiX
3 2 (0.85%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) JUnit
4 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.43%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.43%) MSI
4 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.43%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.43%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 67 (28.51%) Finance
2 33 (14.04%) Banking
3 13 (5.53%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.11%) Local Government
5 10 (4.26%) Retail
5 10 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.70%) Legal
8 3 (1.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.77%) Middleware
2 19 (8.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (6.81%) Apache Camel
4 15 (6.38%) J2EE
5 10 (4.26%) SOAP
5 10 (4.26%) Web Services
5 10 (4.26%) Spring
5 10 (4.26%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.26%) REST
6 7 (2.98%) .NET
7 6 (2.55%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (2.13%) XML
8 5 (2.13%) WSDL
8 5 (2.13%) CSS
9 4 (1.70%) HTML
9 4 (1.70%) CSS3
9 4 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.28%) RESTful
10 3 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.96%) Mainframe
3 13 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.26%) Informatics
5 9 (3.83%) PMI
6 8 (3.40%) Replication
6 8 (3.40%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.98%) EMC VNX
7 7 (2.98%) Clustering
7 7 (2.98%) Celerra
8 6 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.70%) Life Science
10 4 (1.70%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.70%) VSAM
11 3 (1.28%) BYOD
12 2 (0.85%) NHS
12 2 (0.85%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.34%) Windows
2 21 (8.94%) UNIX
3 10 (4.26%) Linux
4 9 (3.83%) Solaris
5 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) AIX
7 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.00%) Migration
2 40 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.02%) SOA
3 29 (12.34%) TOGAF
4 19 (8.09%) Project Management
4 19 (8.09%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (6.38%) Process Management
5 15 (6.38%) Data Management
6 14 (5.96%) Data Modelling
7 13 (5.53%) ERP
7 13 (5.53%) ITIL
7 13 (5.53%) Configuration Management
7 13 (5.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (5.53%) Data Migration
7 13 (5.53%) SDLC
8 12 (5.11%) Data Protection
9 11 (4.68%) Validation
9 11 (4.68%) UML
10 10 (4.26%) CRM
10 10 (4.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.06%) Java
2 8 (3.40%) SQL
3 4 (1.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.28%) COBOL
5 2 (0.85%) JCL
5 2 (0.85%) Scala
5 2 (0.85%) R
6 1 (0.43%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.43%) REXX
6 1 (0.43%) C#
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.83%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.28%) Degree
2 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.85%) ISEB
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.43%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.43%) JNCIE
4 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (3.40%) GMP
1 8 (3.40%) GxP
2 7 (2.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) FINREP
System Software
1 28 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.21%) Hyper-V
3 18 (7.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (6.81%) Xen
5 11 (4.68%) Active Directory
6 8 (3.40%) XenApp
7 7 (2.98%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.98%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.98%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (2.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (2.13%) Squid
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (8.09%) SCCM
2 3 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.85%) Puppet
3 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.85%) StatsD
3 2 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Cacti
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) OpenView
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.43%) Icinga
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 66 (28.09%) Oracle
2 37 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 32 (13.62%) Citrix
3 32 (13.62%) VMware
4 25 (10.64%) EMC
5 21 (8.94%) SAP
6 17 (7.23%) Lotus
7 11 (4.68%) IBM
8 10 (4.26%) Cisco
9 8 (3.40%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.98%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.98%) Nortel
11 5 (2.13%) HP
12 4 (1.70%) hybris
12 4 (1.70%) Pega
12 4 (1.70%) Teradata
13 3 (1.28%) Symantec
13 3 (1.28%) Hyperion
13 3 (1.28%) Avaya
13 3 (1.28%) Juniper
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