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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 302 405 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.52% 9.03% 7.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.04% 9.50% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 249 149
Median daily rate £525 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £670 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £59.50 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £37.82 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+13.27% -27.61%
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
3340 4264 3012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.22% 95.05% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2598 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 214 196
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -3 146 £475 +0.52% 14
Cheshire -11 59 £650 +23.80% 7
Lancashire +7 35 £538 -10.41% 3
Merseyside +9 19 £425 -5.55% 2
Cumbria +13 2 £723 +92.66%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 106 (16.16%) Security Cleared
1 106 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 104 (15.85%) TOGAF
3 102 (15.55%) Migration
4 96 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (13.41%) Oracle
6 87 (13.26%) Finance
7 80 (12.20%) SC Cleared
8 79 (12.04%) Java
9 76 (11.59%) SOA
10 75 (11.43%) Linux
11 73 (11.13%) Microsoft
12 65 (9.91%) Active Directory
12 65 (9.91%) Middleware
13 64 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
14 59 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (8.69%) Windows
16 48 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (7.01%) Banking
18 43 (6.55%) Data Modelling
19 42 (6.40%) IBM
20 41 (6.25%) CRM
21 40 (6.10%) Project Management
22 39 (5.95%) Data Management
22 39 (5.95%) WAN
23 38 (5.79%) MS Excel
24 37 (5.64%) LAN
25 35 (5.34%) JBoss
25 35 (5.34%) SOAP
25 35 (5.34%) VMware

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 35 (5.34%) JBoss
2 22 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.83%) Apache
5 12 (1.83%) CMS
5 12 (1.83%) Tuxedo
6 10 (1.52%) SAS
7 9 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.76%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.61%) Confluence
10 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.46%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.46%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.20%) IaaS
4 20 (3.05%) Office 365
4 20 (3.05%) PaaS
5 19 (2.90%) SaaS
6 13 (1.98%) Amazon S3
6 13 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.22%) GitHub
8 4 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.30%) Force.com
10 2 (0.30%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.95%) WAN
2 37 (5.64%) LAN
3 22 (3.35%) Firewall
4 21 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
5 19 (2.90%) Network Security
6 17 (2.59%) SAN
7 15 (2.29%) Internet
8 14 (2.13%) HTTP
9 11 (1.68%) DNS
9 11 (1.68%) Wireless
10 10 (1.52%) DHCP
10 10 (1.52%) Ethernet
10 10 (1.52%) VoIP
11 8 (1.22%) SMTP
12 7 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.07%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.07%) VPN
13 6 (0.91%) MPLS
13 6 (0.91%) NAS
13 6 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.44%) GIS
4 15 (2.29%) Big Data
4 15 (2.29%) DB2
4 15 (2.29%) MySQL
4 15 (2.29%) Spatial Data
5 14 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.83%) SQL Server
7 11 (1.68%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.22%) Apache Hive
9 8 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.91%) HBase
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.61%) JIRA
4 2 (0.30%) Ant
4 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.30%) GitLab
4 2 (0.30%) JUnit
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.30%) Subversion
4 2 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.15%) AppScan
5 1 (0.15%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 87 (13.26%) Finance
2 46 (7.01%) Banking
3 25 (3.81%) Retail
4 9 (1.37%) Billing
5 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.22%) Marketing
6 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.61%) Advertising
7 4 (0.61%) Law
8 2 (0.30%) Electronics
8 2 (0.30%) Local Government
8 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.15%) Legal
9 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.91%) Middleware
2 35 (5.34%) SOAP
3 33 (5.03%) XML
4 30 (4.57%) Web Services
5 26 (3.96%) REST
6 24 (3.66%) J2EE
7 23 (3.51%) JSON
8 19 (2.90%) HTML
9 17 (2.59%) CSS
10 16 (2.44%) .NET
11 15 (2.29%) HTML5
12 14 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (2.13%) CSS3
12 14 (2.13%) JDBC
12 14 (2.13%) PostGIS
13 13 (1.98%) Apache Camel
14 7 (1.07%) RESTful
14 7 (1.07%) XSD
15 6 (0.91%) Dropwizard
16 5 (0.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 106 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.05%) Mainframe
5 15 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.52%) Clustering
8 9 (1.37%) CESG
8 9 (1.37%) User Experience
9 8 (1.22%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.22%) IVR
10 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.07%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.91%) Biometrics
11 6 (0.91%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.91%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.76%) Replication
12 5 (0.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.43%) Linux
2 57 (8.69%) Windows
3 32 (4.88%) AIX
4 23 (3.51%) Unix
5 20 (3.05%) Solaris
6 17 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.29%) Windows 10
8 14 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 11 (1.68%) HPUX
10 10 (1.52%) VME
11 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.07%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.46%) MVS
16 2 (0.30%) Android
16 2 (0.30%) zOS
17 1 (0.15%) CentOS
17 1 (0.15%) OS/400
17 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.85%) TOGAF
2 102 (15.55%) Migration
3 96 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (11.59%) SOA
5 64 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 59 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (6.55%) Data Modelling
8 41 (6.25%) CRM
9 40 (6.10%) Project Management
10 39 (5.95%) Data Management
11 31 (4.73%) ERP
12 27 (4.12%) Service Management
13 26 (3.96%) Network Design
14 24 (3.66%) Information Architecture
14 24 (3.66%) Open Source
15 23 (3.51%) Business Analysis
15 23 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (3.20%) ITIL
17 20 (3.05%) High Availability
17 20 (3.05%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 79 (12.04%) Java
2 31 (4.73%) JavaScript
3 30 (4.57%) SQL
4 25 (3.81%) COBOL
5 17 (2.59%) Python
6 14 (2.13%) C
7 12 (1.83%) C++
8 9 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.07%) PHP
9 7 (1.07%) Ruby
10 4 (0.61%) VB
11 3 (0.46%) Perl
11 3 (0.46%) Scala
12 2 (0.30%) C#
12 2 (0.30%) FQL
12 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.15%) Clojure
13 1 (0.15%) Groovy
13 1 (0.15%) SOQL
13 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 80 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.27%) Degree
4 20 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.05%) CISSP
5 18 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (2.13%) CCIE
7 9 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (1.22%) CCNP
9 6 (0.91%) CCNA
9 6 (0.91%) CLAS
9 6 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.46%) CISM
12 2 (0.30%) CISA
12 2 (0.30%) CITP
12 2 (0.30%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.30%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.52%) SLA
4 9 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.07%) QA
6 4 (0.61%) ISO20022
System Software
1 65 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.83%) XenApp
4 7 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.30%) HDFS
8 2 (0.30%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (3.35%) SCCM
2 7 (1.07%) Puppet
3 6 (0.91%) Data Guard
3 6 (0.91%) SCOM
4 5 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.61%) Nagios
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.30%) Control-M
7 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.30%) Nessus
7 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.30%) Oozie
7 2 (0.30%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 88 (13.41%) Oracle
2 73 (11.13%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.40%) IBM
4 35 (5.34%) VMware
5 31 (4.73%) Cisco
5 31 (4.73%) Citrix
6 25 (3.81%) HP
7 21 (3.20%) SAP
8 14 (2.13%) ESRI
9 13 (1.98%) EMC
10 11 (1.68%) F5
10 11 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.52%) Juniper
12 9 (1.37%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.22%) Splunk
13 8 (1.22%) Symantec
14 5 (0.76%) AppSense
14 5 (0.76%) FireEye
14 5 (0.76%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.76%) hybris
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