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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 13 10 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 373 357 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.53% 9.80% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.08% 10.34% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 247 92
Median daily rate £485 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £420 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.71 £59.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.91 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+26.74% -
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
3699 3452 2871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.53% 94.81% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2235 1950 1541
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 204 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 149 £500 +5.26% 13
Cheshire -1 126 £475 -5.00% 8
Lancashire -4 48 £450 -17.80% 4
Merseyside +1 26 £500 +5.26% 2
Cumbria +3 4 £725 +48.71%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 167 (22.63%) Migration
2 149 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (17.62%) Data Centre
4 125 (16.94%) Java
5 120 (16.26%) Finance
6 118 (15.99%) TOGAF
7 106 (14.36%) Enterprise Architecture
8 103 (13.96%) Security Cleared
9 102 (13.82%) Microsoft
10 92 (12.47%) Oracle
11 90 (12.20%) Linux
12 75 (10.16%) Windows
13 73 (9.89%) SC Cleared
14 72 (9.76%) SOA
15 69 (9.35%) Middleware
16 63 (8.54%) VMware
17 60 (8.13%) JavaScript
18 59 (7.99%) Active Directory
19 58 (7.86%) Banking
20 49 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
21 48 (6.50%) MS Excel
22 45 (6.10%) Project Management
23 44 (5.96%) IBM
24 43 (5.83%) Citrix
25 42 (5.69%) COBOL
26 39 (5.28%) CRM
26 39 (5.28%) Web Services
27 37 (5.01%) Technical Architecture
27 37 (5.01%) AIX
27 37 (5.01%) Firewall

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 36 (4.88%) JBoss
2 26 (3.52%) Tuxedo
3 22 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 15 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.76%) Apache
8 12 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.22%) Node.js
10 9 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.08%) CICS
11 8 (1.08%) Confluence
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle UPK
12 5 (0.68%) SAS
13 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 48 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.41%) MS Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.27%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.57%) IaaS
3 19 (2.57%) Office 365
4 14 (1.90%) SaaS
5 11 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.08%) PaaS
7 4 (0.54%) GitHub
7 4 (0.54%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.27%) Route 53
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.01%) Firewall
2 35 (4.74%) Internet
3 28 (3.79%) LAN
4 26 (3.52%) WAN
5 21 (2.85%) DNS
6 19 (2.57%) Network Security
6 19 (2.57%) VLAN
7 15 (2.03%) HTTP
7 15 (2.03%) VPN
8 14 (1.90%) Skype
9 13 (1.76%) DHCP
10 9 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.22%) SAN
11 8 (1.08%) IPsec
11 8 (1.08%) SSL
12 6 (0.81%) Intranet
12 6 (0.81%) SSH
13 5 (0.68%) MPLS
14 4 (0.54%) BGP
14 4 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.98%) MySQL
4 20 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.49%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.22%) Big Data
9 8 (1.08%) GIS
9 8 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.95%) DB2
10 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.54%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.08%) JIRA
1 8 (1.08%) Subversion
2 7 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.68%) ClearCase
3 5 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.54%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.54%) TestComplete
5 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.27%) GitLab
6 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.14%) AppScan
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.14%) MagicDraw
7 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 120 (16.26%) Finance
2 58 (7.86%) Banking
3 35 (4.74%) Retail
4 23 (3.12%) Billing
5 15 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.36%) Marketing
7 6 (0.81%) Law
8 5 (0.68%) Advertising
8 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.54%) Legal
9 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.35%) Middleware
2 39 (5.28%) Web Services
3 36 (4.88%) .NET
4 32 (4.34%) SOAP
5 27 (3.66%) REST
5 27 (3.66%) XML
6 26 (3.52%) J2EE
7 24 (3.25%) CSS
7 24 (3.25%) HTML
8 17 (2.30%) HTML5
9 15 (2.03%) JSON
10 14 (1.90%) CSS3
11 13 (1.76%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (1.76%) JDBC
11 13 (1.76%) RESTful
12 12 (1.63%) Apache Camel
12 12 (1.63%) XSD
13 11 (1.49%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.49%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 130 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.98%) Mainframe
3 22 (2.98%) Visualisation
4 20 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.57%) Private Cloud
6 18 (2.44%) FlexPod
7 17 (2.30%) User Experience
8 16 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.76%) Clustering
10 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.08%) CESG
11 8 (1.08%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.81%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.81%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.81%) PKI
13 6 (0.81%) Social Media
13 6 (0.81%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.20%) Linux
2 75 (10.16%) Windows
3 37 (5.01%) AIX
4 35 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.66%) Unix
6 21 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (2.17%) Solaris
7 16 (2.17%) VME
8 14 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.49%) HPUX
10 10 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.81%) MVS
12 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.27%) zOS
16 1 (0.14%) OS/400
16 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (22.63%) Migration
2 149 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (15.99%) TOGAF
4 106 (14.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 72 (9.76%) SOA
6 49 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (6.10%) Project Management
8 39 (5.28%) CRM
9 37 (5.01%) Technical Architecture
10 36 (4.88%) Network Design
11 34 (4.61%) Data Modelling
12 28 (3.79%) Security Architecture
13 27 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (3.39%) Configuration Management
14 25 (3.39%) Data Management
15 24 (3.25%) Information Architecture
16 23 (3.12%) DevOps
16 23 (3.12%) Scrum
17 22 (2.98%) Open Source
17 22 (2.98%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 125 (16.94%) Java
2 60 (8.13%) JavaScript
3 42 (5.69%) COBOL
4 26 (3.52%) SQL
5 23 (3.12%) Python
6 22 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.44%) C++
8 15 (2.03%) C
9 11 (1.49%) PHP
10 10 (1.36%) C#
11 9 (1.22%) VB
12 8 (1.08%) Ruby
13 6 (0.81%) FQL
14 5 (0.68%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.68%) R
15 4 (0.54%) Lisp
16 3 (0.41%) Scala
17 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
18 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
18 1 (0.14%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 103 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 73 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.93%) Degree
4 18 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 16 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.76%) CISSP
7 11 (1.49%) CLAS
8 10 (1.36%) CCNP
9 9 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.95%) CCIE
10 7 (0.95%) CCNA
11 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.54%) CCEA
12 4 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.41%) CITP
13 3 (0.41%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 15 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.22%) QA
4 6 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) RMADS
7 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 59 (7.99%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.27%) Docker
5 2 (0.27%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.27%) Squid
5 2 (0.27%) vCloud
5 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (3.39%) SCCM
2 15 (2.03%) SCOM
3 10 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.08%) StatsD
5 6 (0.81%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.81%) Puppet
5 6 (0.81%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.41%) Nagios
8 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.27%) Nessus
8 2 (0.27%) Oozie
8 2 (0.27%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 102 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 92 (12.47%) Oracle
3 63 (8.54%) VMware
4 44 (5.96%) IBM
5 43 (5.83%) Citrix
6 35 (4.74%) Cisco
7 28 (3.79%) HP
8 15 (2.03%) SAP
9 14 (1.90%) NetApp
10 12 (1.63%) Juniper
11 11 (1.49%) EMC
12 10 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.22%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.22%) Sun
14 8 (1.08%) Apigee
14 8 (1.08%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.08%) ESRI
14 8 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (1.08%) Splunk
14 8 (1.08%) Teradata
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