The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 36 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 57 44 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.03% 4.56% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 4.85% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 45
Average daily rate £450 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £299 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £560 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £61.00 £40.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 18 (16.51%) Windows
3 16 (14.68%) SQL
3 16 (14.68%) Cisco
4 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.76%) MPLS
5 14 (12.84%) Juniper
6 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
7 12 (11.01%) Migration
7 12 (11.01%) Management Information System
7 12 (11.01%) Retail
8 11 (10.09%) JNCIE
8 11 (10.09%) Firewall
8 11 (10.09%) Project Management
8 11 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (10.09%) Oracle
8 11 (10.09%) CCIE
8 11 (10.09%) SOA
8 11 (10.09%) Network Architecture
9 9 (8.26%) ETL
9 9 (8.26%) CRM
9 9 (8.26%) HTML
9 9 (8.26%) Data Management
9 9 (8.26%) Banking
10 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
10 8 (7.34%) HP
10 8 (7.34%) ITIL
10 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
10 8 (7.34%) LAN

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.67%) IIS
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.92%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) MPLS
2 11 (10.09%) Firewall
3 8 (7.34%) LAN
4 7 (6.42%) WAN
4 7 (6.42%) DNS
4 7 (6.42%) SAN
4 7 (6.42%) NetScreen
4 7 (6.42%) Wireless
5 6 (5.50%) Network Security
5 6 (5.50%) DHCP
6 5 (4.59%) LDAP
6 5 (4.59%) SNMP
6 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.67%) IPsec
7 4 (3.67%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.83%) SSL
9 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.92%) VoIP
9 1 (0.92%) ATM
9 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.83%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.83%) OLAP
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.92%) Big Data
5 1 (0.92%) DB2
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Retail
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) International Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) HTML
2 6 (5.50%) Microformats
2 6 (5.50%) Middleware
2 6 (5.50%) .NET
2 6 (5.50%) XML
2 6 (5.50%) HTML5
3 3 (2.75%) CSS
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.83%) Velocity
4 2 (1.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.83%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.92%) J2EE
5 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.92%) Spring
5 1 (0.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) JSON
5 1 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) Informatics
2 6 (5.50%) Taxonomies
2 6 (5.50%) Ontologies
2 6 (5.50%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.59%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
5 2 (1.83%) AS400
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.92%) PDA
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.92%) DataPower
6 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Windows
2 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.75%) UNIX
4 3 (2.75%) Linux
5 2 (1.83%) AIX
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.01%) Migration
2 11 (10.09%) Project Management
2 11 (10.09%) SOA
2 11 (10.09%) Network Architecture
3 9 (8.26%) ETL
3 9 (8.26%) CRM
3 9 (8.26%) Data Management
4 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.34%) ITIL
5 6 (5.50%) Data Architecture
5 6 (5.50%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (5.50%) Information Management
5 6 (5.50%) Risk Management
5 6 (5.50%) UML
5 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
5 6 (5.50%) Information Architecture
5 6 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (4.59%) SIEM
6 5 (4.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.68%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.75%) C#
4 2 (1.83%) Java
5 1 (0.92%) C
5 1 (0.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) JNCIE
1 11 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (10.09%) CCIE
2 7 (6.42%) Degree
3 6 (5.50%) CISSP
4 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.67%) JNCIP
5 4 (3.67%) CCNP
5 4 (3.67%) CCDP
6 2 (1.83%) CISA
6 2 (1.83%) CISM
7 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SNOMED CT
2 5 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.75%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) SCOM
2 6 (5.50%) SCCM
2 6 (5.50%) SCSM
3 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.92%) MOM
4 1 (0.92%) Nagios
4 1 (0.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Cisco
2 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.84%) Juniper
4 11 (10.09%) Oracle
5 8 (7.34%) HP
5 8 (7.34%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (6.42%) SAP
7 5 (4.59%) Avaya
7 5 (4.59%) Informatica
8 4 (3.67%) Redback
8 4 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.67%) Business Objects
8 4 (3.67%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.75%) Cognos
9 3 (2.75%) VMware
10 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.83%) Citrix
10 2 (1.83%) IBM
11 1 (0.92%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 1 (0.92%) hybris
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