The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 86 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% - 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £663 £558
% change year-on-year
-16.98% +18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead 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
1427 1154 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.14% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 605 415
Average daily rate £360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £193 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 76
Average hourly rate £13.94 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Architect across the Manchester region.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Lead Architect
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Lead 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 Lead Architect in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL
3 1 (16.67%) BYOD

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Lead 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 Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (16.67%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) COBOL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) CA