The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 17 9 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 262 398 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.23% 9.51% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.71% 10.12% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 245 116
Median daily rate £600 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £678 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £30.19 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £39.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+27.38% -7.64%
Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3008 3931 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.89% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 2365 1804
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 178
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the North West region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -6 103 £525 +10.52% 22
Cheshire -2 82 £650 +30.00% 7
Lancashire -17 20 £600 -
Merseyside -11 12 £500 -4.76% 4
Cumbria +13 2 £723 +106.42%
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 North West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 95 (18.10%) Migration
1 95 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 81 (15.43%) Security Cleared
3 75 (14.29%) Finance
4 72 (13.71%) TOGAF
5 71 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (11.24%) SC Cleared
7 58 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (10.86%) Oracle
9 52 (9.90%) SOA
10 51 (9.71%) LAN
11 50 (9.52%) WAN
11 50 (9.52%) Windows
12 47 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 47 (8.95%) Active Directory
13 41 (7.81%) Microsoft
14 40 (7.62%) Java
14 40 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 39 (7.43%) Data Modelling
16 38 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (7.05%) Linux
17 37 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (6.67%) Middleware
18 35 (6.67%) Cisco
19 34 (6.48%) CRM
20 33 (6.29%) Service Management
21 31 (5.90%) Web Services
21 31 (5.90%) SQL
22 30 (5.71%) AIX

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 21 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (2.48%) CMS
4 12 (2.29%) SAS
5 9 (1.71%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.52%) JBoss
6 8 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.76%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) Mule
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) IIS
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.76%) MS Office
3 3 (0.57%) MS Project
3 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) SAP ERP
1 7 (1.33%) SAP HR
2 6 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.14%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.24%) PaaS
4 16 (3.05%) SaaS
5 15 (2.86%) Office 365
6 12 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.90%) IaaS
8 6 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.14%) GitHub
9 4 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.38%) Force.com
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.71%) LAN
2 50 (9.52%) WAN
3 35 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (4.00%) Internet
4 21 (4.00%) Network Security
5 16 (3.05%) VoIP
6 14 (2.67%) Wireless
7 13 (2.48%) Ethernet
7 13 (2.48%) Firewall
8 12 (2.29%) DHCP
9 11 (2.10%) DNS
9 11 (2.10%) SAN
10 9 (1.71%) MPLS
11 8 (1.52%) SMTP
12 7 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.33%) FTP
12 7 (1.33%) VPN
13 6 (1.14%) Broadband
14 5 (0.95%) VLAN
15 4 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (4.19%) Big Data
3 20 (3.81%) DB2
3 20 (3.81%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.62%) SQL Server
5 15 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.67%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.29%) Apache Hive
8 12 (2.29%) GIS
9 11 (2.10%) Spatial Data
10 10 (1.90%) HBase
10 10 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.71%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.71%) SAP BW
12 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.57%) OLAP
13 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.57%) Subversion
4 2 (0.38%) Ant
4 2 (0.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.38%) JUnit
4 2 (0.38%) Maven
4 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.19%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
5 1 (0.19%) JBehave
5 1 (0.19%) Mockito
5 1 (0.19%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 75 (14.29%) Finance
2 23 (4.38%) Banking
3 11 (2.10%) Retail
4 7 (1.33%) Billing
4 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.33%) Marketing
5 5 (0.95%) Advertising
5 5 (0.95%) Local Government
6 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
8 2 (0.38%) Law
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.67%) Middleware
2 31 (5.90%) Web Services
3 20 (3.81%) XML
4 15 (2.86%) J2EE
4 15 (2.86%) JSON
5 13 (2.48%) SOAP
6 12 (2.29%) .NET
7 9 (1.71%) RESTful
8 6 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.14%) EDI
8 6 (1.14%) HTML
9 5 (0.95%) JMS
9 5 (0.95%) PostGIS
9 5 (0.95%) REST
10 4 (0.76%) CSS
10 4 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.57%) Backbone.js
11 3 (0.57%) EDIFACT
11 3 (0.57%) jQuery
11 3 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 95 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.43%) Mainframe
5 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.67%) User Experience
7 12 (2.29%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.90%) Data Integration
8 10 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.90%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.71%) Ontologies
10 8 (1.52%) IVR
11 6 (1.14%) Biometrics
11 6 (1.14%) CESG
11 6 (1.14%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.95%) NHS
13 4 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.76%) Replication
13 4 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.52%) Windows
2 37 (7.05%) Linux
3 30 (5.71%) AIX
4 25 (4.76%) Unix
5 14 (2.67%) Solaris
6 10 (1.90%) HPUX
7 8 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.38%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.10%) Migration
2 72 (13.71%) TOGAF
3 71 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (9.90%) SOA
6 40 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 39 (7.43%) Data Modelling
8 38 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (6.48%) CRM
10 33 (6.29%) Service Management
11 27 (5.14%) Business Transformation
11 27 (5.14%) Data Management
11 27 (5.14%) ERP
12 26 (4.95%) Project Management
13 23 (4.38%) Technical Architecture
14 22 (4.19%) Data Architecture
14 22 (4.19%) Data Governance
14 22 (4.19%) Network Architecture
14 22 (4.19%) Network Design
15 21 (4.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.62%) Java
2 31 (5.90%) SQL
3 19 (3.62%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.05%) Python
5 4 (0.76%) C
5 4 (0.76%) PHP
5 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.76%) Ruby
6 3 (0.57%) Perl
7 2 (0.38%) C#
7 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.19%) C++
8 1 (0.19%) Clojure
8 1 (0.19%) COBOL
8 1 (0.19%) Groovy
8 1 (0.19%) JCL
8 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.19%) R
8 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (4.76%) Degree
4 20 (3.81%) CCIE
5 17 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (3.24%) CISSP
6 13 (2.48%) CCNP
7 10 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.71%) CCNA
9 6 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (1.14%) CISM
9 6 (1.14%) CITP
9 6 (1.14%) IISP
9 6 (1.14%) MBCS
10 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.57%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.57%) CCDP
12 2 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.48%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.29%) QA
3 10 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.90%) SLA
4 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.76%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.29%) XenApp
3 6 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.38%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) vCloud
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.71%) SCCM
2 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.57%) Puppet
3 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.38%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.38%) Control-M
4 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.38%) Nagios
4 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.38%) SCOM
4 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.19%) Netcool
5 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) SCSM
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 57 (10.86%) Oracle
2 41 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.67%) Cisco
4 27 (5.14%) SAP
5 26 (4.95%) Citrix
6 22 (4.19%) IBM
7 20 (3.81%) VMware
8 12 (2.29%) EMC
8 12 (2.29%) F5
9 10 (1.90%) HP
10 8 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.14%) ForgeRock
11 6 (1.14%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.95%) AppSense
12 5 (0.95%) ESRI
13 4 (0.76%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.76%) Concur
13 4 (0.76%) Juniper
13 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.76%) Tableau
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