The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Lead Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 100 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.056% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.058% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £525 £533 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £533 £476
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £531
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £70.00

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
1273 1714 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.79% 95.33% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 986 797
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

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
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 Lead Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Salford - 3 £525 -
Lead Architect
North West

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
1 4 (57.14%) ServiceNow
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Actimize
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

Lead 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) ServiceNow
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter
3 1 (14.29%) Actimize