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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 13 42 21
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 137 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.47% 3.90% 6.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.11% 4.09% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 34 52
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£475 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £447 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £597 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +100.00%
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
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 77 (31.17%) Finance
2 72 (29.15%) Oracle
3 47 (19.03%) SOA
4 45 (18.22%) Migration
5 44 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (15.79%) Middleware
7 37 (14.98%) VMware
8 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
9 35 (14.17%) Banking
9 35 (14.17%) Oracle Database
10 34 (13.77%) Citrix
11 32 (12.96%) Windows
12 31 (12.55%) Java
12 31 (12.55%) TOGAF
12 31 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (11.74%) Oracle BPM
14 25 (10.12%) EMC
14 25 (10.12%) Oracle Fusion
14 25 (10.12%) Hyper-V
15 24 (9.72%) Data Centre
15 24 (9.72%) UNIX
15 24 (9.72%) Oracle EBS
16 21 (8.50%) Project Management
17 20 (8.10%) SAP
18 19 (7.69%) ERP
18 19 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
18 19 (7.69%) SCCM
19 18 (7.29%) Apache Camel
19 18 (7.29%) JBoss
19 18 (7.29%) J2EE

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (7.29%) JBoss
2 17 (6.88%) IBM Notes
3 8 (3.24%) IIS
4 7 (2.83%) Liferay
5 6 (2.43%) CICS
6 5 (2.02%) CMS
7 4 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.62%) Documentum
7 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.62%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.21%) SAS
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (11.74%) Oracle BPM
2 24 (9.72%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.83%) Oracle TCA
4 5 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.81%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.48%) Office 365
2 5 (2.02%) PaaS
3 4 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.21%) IaaS
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.88%) WAN
2 15 (6.07%) Firewall
3 12 (4.86%) SAN
4 9 (3.64%) NAS
5 8 (3.24%) Internet
5 8 (3.24%) MPLS
5 8 (3.24%) BGP
6 7 (2.83%) EIGRP
6 7 (2.83%) OSPF
6 7 (2.83%) DMZ
6 7 (2.83%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (2.83%) Wireless
6 7 (2.83%) VPLS
6 7 (2.83%) iSCSI
6 7 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.62%) LAN
8 2 (0.81%) VLAN
8 2 (0.81%) Network Security
8 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.17%) Oracle Database
2 15 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.02%) Big Data
6 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.21%) DataStage
8 2 (0.81%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.81%) MySQL
9 1 (0.40%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.40%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.43%) Lombardi
2 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.81%) WiX
3 2 (0.81%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
4 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.40%) Hudson
4 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.40%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.40%) MSI
4 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.40%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.40%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 77 (31.17%) Finance
2 35 (14.17%) Banking
3 13 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (4.86%) Local Government
5 11 (4.45%) Retail
6 9 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.62%) Legal
8 3 (1.21%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.79%) Middleware
2 25 (10.12%) Oracle Fusion
3 18 (7.29%) J2EE
3 18 (7.29%) Apache Camel
4 12 (4.86%) .NET
5 10 (4.05%) SOAP
5 10 (4.05%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.05%) Spring
6 9 (3.64%) Web Services
6 9 (3.64%) REST
7 6 (2.43%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (2.02%) XML
8 5 (2.02%) WSDL
9 4 (1.62%) CSS
9 4 (1.62%) XSLT
9 4 (1.62%) RESTful
9 4 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.21%) CSS3
10 3 (1.21%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.21%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 11 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.64%) PMI
4 9 (3.64%) Informatics
4 9 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.24%) Replication
6 7 (2.83%) Clustering
6 7 (2.83%) Celerra
6 7 (2.83%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.83%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.43%) VSAM
8 5 (2.02%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.62%) Life Science
10 3 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.21%) BYOD
11 2 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.81%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.40%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.96%) Windows
2 24 (9.72%) UNIX
3 10 (4.05%) Solaris
4 9 (3.64%) Linux
5 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.21%) AIX
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) zOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.03%) SOA
2 45 (18.22%) Migration
3 44 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (12.55%) TOGAF
5 21 (8.50%) Project Management
6 19 (7.69%) ERP
7 17 (6.88%) ITIL
7 17 (6.88%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (6.07%) Process Management
9 13 (5.26%) Open Source
10 12 (4.86%) Data Protection
10 12 (4.86%) SDLC
10 12 (4.86%) Data Modelling
10 12 (4.86%) E-Commerce
11 11 (4.45%) UML
11 11 (4.45%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.45%) Data Management
11 11 (4.45%) TDD
11 11 (4.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.55%) Java
2 10 (4.05%) SQL
3 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.02%) COBOL
4 4 (1.62%) C#
4 4 (1.62%) JCL
5 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.81%) R
7 1 (0.40%) Scala
7 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.40%) REXX
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.64%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.62%) ISEB
2 4 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) VCDX
4 2 (0.81%) Degree
5 1 (0.40%) CCIE
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CEH
5 1 (0.40%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.40%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (3.24%) GMP
1 8 (3.24%) GxP
2 5 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) FINREP
System Software
1 31 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.12%) Hyper-V
3 19 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (6.48%) Xen
5 13 (5.26%) Active Directory
6 9 (3.64%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (3.24%) XenApp
8 7 (2.83%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (2.02%) Squid
10 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.40%) RACF
11 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 19 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) StatsD
3 2 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.40%) Cacti
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) OpenView
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.40%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.40%) Icinga
4 1 (0.40%) zSecure
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 72 (29.15%) Oracle
2 37 (14.98%) VMware
3 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
4 34 (13.77%) Citrix
5 25 (10.12%) EMC
6 20 (8.10%) SAP
7 17 (6.88%) Lotus
8 14 (5.67%) IBM
9 13 (5.26%) Cisco
10 8 (3.24%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.83%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.83%) Nortel
12 5 (2.02%) HP
12 5 (2.02%) hybris
13 4 (1.62%) Teradata
13 4 (1.62%) Symantec
13 4 (1.62%) CA
13 4 (1.62%) Hyperion
13 4 (1.62%) Pega
13 4 (1.62%) Sitecore
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