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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 16 13 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 150 156 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.00% 8.73% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.43% 9.17% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 41
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £490
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -2.45%
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
1780 1701 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 95.19% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 1014 732
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 67 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -1 10 £475 - 1
Rochdale - 1 £320 -
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 74 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 61 (20.61%) Microsoft
3 59 (19.93%) Data Centre
4 47 (15.88%) Migration
5 46 (15.54%) Finance
6 44 (14.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (11.82%) Active Directory
8 33 (11.15%) Banking
9 32 (10.81%) MS Excel
9 32 (10.81%) SOA
10 29 (9.80%) CRM
11 28 (9.46%) Java
12 26 (8.78%) Project Management
13 25 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (7.77%) ERP
15 22 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (7.09%) Windows
16 21 (7.09%) Business Analysis
17 20 (6.76%) Oracle
18 19 (6.42%) Retail
19 18 (6.08%) VMware
19 18 (6.08%) PRINCE2
19 18 (6.08%) Information Architecture
20 16 (5.41%) Middleware
20 16 (5.41%) Citrix
20 16 (5.41%) Data Management
21 15 (5.07%) BizTalk Server
21 15 (5.07%) SAP
21 15 (5.07%) SharePoint

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 15 (5.07%) BizTalk Server
1 15 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.69%) CMS
3 5 (1.69%) Oracle UPK
3 5 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.01%) JBoss
5 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.68%) Mule
6 2 (0.68%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.34%) CICS
7 1 (0.34%) Liferay
7 1 (0.34%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.01%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.01%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.39%) IaaS
3 12 (4.05%) PaaS
3 12 (4.05%) SaaS
4 9 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.36%) Office 365
6 6 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.03%) GitHub
7 5 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.72%) Firewall
2 10 (3.38%) LAN
3 8 (2.70%) SAN
3 8 (2.70%) WAN
4 6 (2.03%) NAS
4 6 (2.03%) Network Security
5 5 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.35%) VoIP
7 3 (1.01%) DNS
7 3 (1.01%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.01%) VPN
8 2 (0.68%) Intranet
8 2 (0.68%) LDAP
8 2 (0.68%) MPLS
8 2 (0.68%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.68%) PBX
8 2 (0.68%) Skype
8 2 (0.68%) SMTP
8 2 (0.68%) VLAN
8 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.73%) GIS
1 14 (4.73%) Spatial Data
2 11 (3.72%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.01%) Big Data
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.68%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.34%) HBase
6 1 (0.34%) OLTP
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Ant
3 2 (0.68%) JUnit
4 1 (0.34%) AppScan
4 1 (0.34%) Maven
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 46 (15.54%) Finance
2 33 (11.15%) Banking
3 19 (6.42%) Retail
4 11 (3.72%) Billing
5 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.35%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.41%) Middleware
2 14 (4.73%) PostGIS
3 7 (2.36%) .NET
4 6 (2.03%) Web Services
4 6 (2.03%) XML
5 4 (1.35%) EDI
5 4 (1.35%) SOAP
6 3 (1.01%) CSS
6 3 (1.01%) HTML
6 3 (1.01%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.01%) RESTful
7 2 (0.68%) Django
7 2 (0.68%) J2EE
7 2 (0.68%) JMS
7 2 (0.68%) JSON
7 2 (0.68%) REST
7 2 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.34%) Ajax
8 1 (0.34%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 59 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.38%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.35%) Replication
7 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.01%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.01%) IVR
7 3 (1.01%) Life Science
7 3 (1.01%) User Experience
8 2 (0.68%) CESG
8 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.68%) PKI
8 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.34%) AS400
9 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.34%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.09%) Windows
2 12 (4.05%) AIX
3 9 (3.04%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.70%) Unix
5 7 (2.36%) Linux
6 6 (2.03%) Solaris
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.01%) HPUX
10 2 (0.68%) MVS
10 2 (0.68%) zOS
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) OS/400
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 47 (15.88%) Migration
3 44 (14.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 35 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (10.81%) SOA
6 29 (9.80%) CRM
7 26 (8.78%) Project Management
8 25 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (7.77%) ERP
10 21 (7.09%) Business Analysis
11 18 (6.08%) Information Architecture
11 18 (6.08%) PRINCE2
12 16 (5.41%) Data Management
13 14 (4.73%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (4.05%) Information Security
15 11 (3.72%) Business Process Mapping
15 11 (3.72%) DevOps
15 11 (3.72%) Security Architecture
15 11 (3.72%) Strategic Planning
16 10 (3.38%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.46%) Java
2 12 (4.05%) Python
3 8 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.03%) PHP
5 5 (1.69%) Ruby
6 4 (1.35%) SQL
7 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.68%) Scala
9 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.34%) Clojure
9 1 (0.34%) Groovy
9 1 (0.34%) JCL
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.70%) CISSP
4 7 (2.36%) Degree
5 5 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.68%) CISA
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.68%) CISM
8 1 (0.34%) CCIE
8 1 (0.34%) CCNA
8 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.34%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.34%) MCSE
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (11.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.34%) HDFS
4 1 (0.34%) vCloud
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.72%) SCCM
2 6 (2.03%) Puppet
3 4 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (1.01%) Nagios
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (1.01%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.76%) Oracle
3 18 (6.08%) VMware
4 16 (5.41%) Citrix
5 15 (5.07%) SAP
6 14 (4.73%) Cisco
6 14 (4.73%) ESRI
6 14 (4.73%) IBM
7 7 (2.36%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (2.03%) F5
8 6 (2.03%) hybris
8 6 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.03%) Splunk
9 5 (1.69%) HP
9 5 (1.69%) Symantec
10 4 (1.35%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.35%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.35%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.01%) NetApp
11 3 (1.01%) Tableau
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