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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 18 22 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 139 106 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.68% 6.39% 3.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.11% 6.73% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 58 30
Average daily rate £500 £473 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.91 £42.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+14.07% -5.08%
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
1714 1576 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.64% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 824 680
Average daily rate £395 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 £413 - 1
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 65 (24.34%) Finance
2 63 (23.60%) TOGAF
3 52 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
4 48 (17.98%) Migration
5 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (15.73%) Banking
7 37 (13.86%) Microsoft
7 37 (13.86%) Data Centre
8 31 (11.61%) Java
8 31 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (9.74%) Retail
10 24 (8.99%) SOA
11 22 (8.24%) Windows
12 19 (7.12%) CRM
13 18 (6.74%) AIX
13 18 (6.74%) Project Management
13 18 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (6.37%) Mainframe
15 16 (5.99%) Active Directory
15 16 (5.99%) Data Modelling
15 16 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (5.62%) Oracle
16 15 (5.62%) Information Architecture
16 15 (5.62%) Domain-Driven Design
17 14 (5.24%) MS Excel
18 13 (4.87%) Web Services
18 13 (4.87%) Scrum
18 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (4.87%) Microservices
19 12 (4.49%) BDD

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (4.12%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.25%) CICS
3 6 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.87%) Oracle UPK
5 4 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.12%) JBoss
6 3 (1.12%) SAS
6 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) Mule
8 1 (0.37%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.12%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.75%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.75%) SaaS
2 9 (3.37%) Office 365
3 6 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.87%) IaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) DNS
2 7 (2.62%) Firewall
2 7 (2.62%) Internet
3 6 (2.25%) DHCP
4 5 (1.87%) Network Security
5 3 (1.12%) Extranet
5 3 (1.12%) VLAN
5 3 (1.12%) VoIP
6 2 (0.75%) Intranet
6 2 (0.75%) LAN
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
6 2 (0.75%) WAN
7 1 (0.37%) H.323
7 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.37%) LDAP
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) POP3
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.75%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.37%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.50%) Big Data
5 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.50%) GIS
5 4 (1.50%) MySQL
5 4 (1.50%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.75%) HBase
6 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.75%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.37%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.37%) Ant
4 1 (0.37%) AppScan
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.37%) JUnit
4 1 (0.37%) Maven
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 65 (24.34%) Finance
2 42 (15.73%) Banking
3 26 (9.74%) Retail
4 10 (3.75%) Billing
5 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
7 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.87%) Web Services
2 11 (4.12%) Middleware
3 8 (3.00%) .NET
3 8 (3.00%) HTML
4 7 (2.62%) SOAP
5 6 (2.25%) CSS
5 6 (2.25%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (1.87%) J2EE
6 5 (1.87%) REST
6 5 (1.87%) RESTful
7 4 (1.50%) PostGIS
8 3 (1.12%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.12%) XML
9 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.75%) HTML5
9 2 (0.75%) jQuery
10 1 (0.37%) OAuth
10 1 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.37%) Mainframe
3 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.12%) Visualisation
5 9 (3.37%) User Experience
6 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.50%) Contactless
7 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.12%) Life Science
9 2 (0.75%) CMDB
9 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.75%) FMCG
9 2 (0.75%) New Media
9 2 (0.75%) PKI
9 2 (0.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.24%) Windows
2 18 (6.74%) AIX
3 10 (3.75%) Unix
4 9 (3.37%) Linux
4 9 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.62%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) MVS
8 1 (0.37%) OS/400
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (23.60%) TOGAF
2 52 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
3 48 (17.98%) Migration
4 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (8.99%) SOA
7 19 (7.12%) CRM
8 18 (6.74%) Project Management
8 18 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
9 16 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (5.99%) Data Modelling
10 15 (5.62%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (5.62%) Information Architecture
11 13 (4.87%) Microservices
11 13 (4.87%) Scrum
12 12 (4.49%) BDD
13 10 (3.75%) B2B
13 10 (3.75%) E-Commerce
13 10 (3.75%) Service Delivery
14 9 (3.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.61%) Java
2 12 (4.49%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.00%) Python
4 7 (2.62%) PHP
5 6 (2.25%) Ruby
5 6 (2.25%) SQL
6 3 (1.12%) C#
6 3 (1.12%) R
7 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) C
8 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.37%) Scala
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (3.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.62%) Degree
4 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.50%) CCIE
6 3 (1.12%) CCNP
7 2 (0.75%) CISM
7 2 (0.75%) CITP
7 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) CCNA
8 1 (0.37%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) GIAC
8 1 (0.37%) IISP
8 1 (0.37%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.37%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.37%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.12%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.37%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) Docker
5 2 (0.75%) vCloud
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (2.62%) SCCM
2 6 (2.25%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.50%) Puppet
4 3 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (1.12%) Nagios
5 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) Proventia
6 1 (0.37%) QRadar
6 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.62%) Oracle
3 9 (3.37%) Citrix
3 9 (3.37%) SAP
3 9 (3.37%) VMware
4 7 (2.62%) CA
5 6 (2.25%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (1.87%) Cisco
6 5 (1.87%) IBM
6 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.50%) ESRI
7 4 (1.50%) hybris
7 4 (1.50%) Tableau
8 3 (1.12%) Splunk
9 2 (0.75%) HP
9 2 (0.75%) Juniper
9 2 (0.75%) NetApp
10 1 (0.37%) Avaya
10 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.37%) EMC
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