The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Senior Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Architect
Rank 104 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.28% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.29% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £456 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £600 £538
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £61.00
Senior 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
1735 1725 1285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.96% 95.20% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 1019 751
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 66 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Senior 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 Senior Architect in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) ISMS
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SCCM
6 2 (13.33%) Information Security
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM
6 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 1 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Extranet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) AppScan
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) EJB
1 1 (6.67%) Flash
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) JNDI
1 1 (6.67%) JSTL
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) Information Security
1 2 (13.33%) ISMS
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (13.33%) SIEM
2 1 (6.67%) BDD
2 1 (6.67%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) OWASP
2 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) VMware