The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Systems Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 110 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.054% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £398 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.17 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -
Systems 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
1752 1705 1266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.81% 95.20% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1083 999 748
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 £250 £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 56 64 59
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 £11.00 £10.78 £11.50
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%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Systems 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 Systems Architect in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) MVS
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) DB2

Systems 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 1 (20.00%) CICS
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) MVS
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) IBM