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 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 18 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 263 338 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.52% 8.05% 7.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.96% 8.46% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 218 164
Median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £673 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £490
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £59.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £66.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -9.84%
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
3304 3996 3001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2097 2375 1656
Median daily rate £398 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 202 205
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -1 147 £475 - 18
Cheshire -16 43 £470 -14.54% 6
Lancashire +5 28 £440 -24.78% 1
Merseyside +20 26 £460 +2.22% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 109 (17.25%) Security Cleared
2 101 (15.98%) TOGAF
2 101 (15.98%) Microsoft
3 100 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (15.35%) Migration
5 93 (14.72%) Java
6 92 (14.56%) Data Centre
7 86 (13.61%) Finance
8 85 (13.45%) SC Cleared
9 80 (12.66%) Oracle
10 74 (11.71%) Active Directory
11 71 (11.23%) Linux
12 70 (11.08%) Windows
12 70 (11.08%) SOA
13 67 (10.60%) Enterprise Architecture
14 60 (9.49%) Middleware
15 49 (7.75%) MS Excel
16 48 (7.59%) Banking
17 42 (6.65%) CRM
18 41 (6.49%) IBM
19 40 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (6.17%) Project Management
21 38 (6.01%) VMware
22 37 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
23 34 (5.38%) JBoss
24 33 (5.22%) SOAP
24 33 (5.22%) Citrix
25 32 (5.06%) Data Modelling
25 32 (5.06%) Data Management
26 31 (4.91%) Retail

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 34 (5.38%) JBoss
2 29 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (2.06%) Apache
7 12 (1.90%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.90%) Tuxedo
8 9 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.95%) CMS
10 6 (0.95%) Confluence
11 5 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.63%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle UPK
12 4 (0.63%) SAS
12 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.47%) Mule
13 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.47%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.47%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.32%) SaaS
4 20 (3.16%) IaaS
4 20 (3.16%) PaaS
5 13 (2.06%) Office 365
6 11 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.27%) GitHub
8 6 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.47%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.32%) Route 53
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.96%) WAN
2 23 (3.64%) Firewall
2 23 (3.64%) LAN
3 16 (2.53%) SAN
4 15 (2.37%) HTTP
5 14 (2.22%) Internet
6 12 (1.90%) DHCP
7 11 (1.74%) Skype
8 10 (1.58%) Network Security
9 9 (1.42%) DNS
10 7 (1.11%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.11%) NAS
10 7 (1.11%) SMTP
10 7 (1.11%) VPN
10 7 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.95%) FTP
11 6 (0.95%) SSL
11 6 (0.95%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
1 17 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.53%) MySQL
3 14 (2.22%) GIS
3 14 (2.22%) Spatial Data
4 12 (1.90%) Data Mining
4 12 (1.90%) DB2
5 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.79%) Big Data
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.63%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.63%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.58%) Git (software)
1 10 (1.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.95%) JIRA
3 3 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.32%) Ant
4 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.32%) GitLab
4 2 (0.32%) JUnit
4 2 (0.32%) Subversion
4 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.16%) AppScan
5 1 (0.16%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.16%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.16%) Travis CI
General
1 86 (13.61%) Finance
2 48 (7.59%) Banking
3 31 (4.91%) Retail
4 11 (1.74%) Billing
5 9 (1.42%) Marketing
6 8 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.11%) Law
8 5 (0.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.47%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.49%) Middleware
2 33 (5.22%) SOAP
3 29 (4.59%) Web Services
3 29 (4.59%) XML
4 26 (4.11%) REST
5 25 (3.96%) .NET
6 21 (3.32%) J2EE
7 20 (3.16%) JSON
8 18 (2.85%) CSS
8 18 (2.85%) HTML
9 15 (2.37%) HTML5
10 14 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
10 14 (2.22%) CSS3
10 14 (2.22%) PostGIS
11 13 (2.06%) Apache Camel
12 12 (1.90%) JDBC
13 10 (1.58%) RESTful
14 9 (1.42%) Dropwizard
15 7 (1.11%) ASP.NET
15 7 (1.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.85%) Mainframe
5 16 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.58%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.42%) CESG
7 9 (1.42%) Clustering
7 9 (1.42%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.27%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.27%) User Experience
9 7 (1.11%) IVR
10 5 (0.79%) PKI
10 5 (0.79%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.79%) Replication
11 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.63%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.23%) Linux
2 70 (11.08%) Windows
3 30 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.43%) AIX
5 23 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.16%) Solaris
7 19 (3.01%) Unix
8 17 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.37%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.74%) HPUX
11 10 (1.58%) VME
11 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.47%) MVS
15 2 (0.32%) Android
15 2 (0.32%) zOS
16 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (15.98%) TOGAF
2 100 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (15.35%) Migration
4 70 (11.08%) SOA
5 67 (10.60%) Enterprise Architecture
6 42 (6.65%) CRM
7 40 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (6.17%) Project Management
9 32 (5.06%) Data Management
9 32 (5.06%) Data Modelling
10 29 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
11 28 (4.43%) ERP
12 25 (3.96%) Information Architecture
12 25 (3.96%) Network Design
12 25 (3.96%) Open Source
13 23 (3.64%) Business Analysis
13 23 (3.64%) E-Commerce
14 22 (3.48%) High Availability
15 20 (3.16%) Data Migration
16 19 (3.01%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.72%) Java
2 29 (4.59%) JavaScript
3 25 (3.96%) COBOL
4 24 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 24 (3.80%) SQL
5 15 (2.37%) Python
6 12 (1.90%) C
6 12 (1.90%) C++
7 9 (1.42%) VB
8 8 (1.27%) PHP
9 7 (1.11%) Ruby
10 6 (0.95%) C#
10 6 (0.95%) FQL
11 4 (0.63%) Scala
12 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.16%) Groovy
13 1 (0.16%) JCL
13 1 (0.16%) Perl
13 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (17.25%) Security Cleared
2 85 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.75%) Degree
4 16 (2.53%) CISSP
5 15 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (1.11%) CLAS
9 6 (0.95%) CCIE
10 4 (0.63%) CCNA
10 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.47%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.47%) CCNP
11 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) CISA
12 2 (0.32%) CISM
12 2 (0.32%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.16%) CITP
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.58%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.79%) QA
4 3 (0.47%) ISO20022
4 3 (0.47%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.27%) XenApp
4 7 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.32%) HDFS
8 2 (0.32%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.32%) Squid
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.16%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (4.75%) SCCM
2 16 (2.53%) SCOM
3 8 (1.27%) Puppet
4 6 (0.95%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.47%) Nagios
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.32%) Control-M
8 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.32%) Nessus
8 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.32%) Oozie
8 2 (0.32%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 101 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.66%) Oracle
3 41 (6.49%) IBM
4 38 (6.01%) VMware
5 33 (5.22%) Citrix
6 25 (3.96%) HP
7 23 (3.64%) Cisco
8 21 (3.32%) SAP
9 14 (2.22%) ESRI
10 12 (1.90%) EMC
11 10 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.42%) Juniper
13 8 (1.27%) F5
13 8 (1.27%) Splunk
13 8 (1.27%) Symantec
14 7 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
14 7 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.11%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.95%) CheckPoint
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