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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 13 11 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 352 326 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.38% 8.83% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.91% 9.33% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 217 113
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £405 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £46.25 £59.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.15 £50.79
% change year-on-year
+10.08% -15.03%
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
3552 3495 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 94.66% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2024 1614
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 177
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 +1 143 £488 -2.50% 22
Cheshire +2 104 £473 -5.50% 6
Lancashire +1 56 £450 -21.05%
Merseyside +2 26 £510 +7.36% 2
Cumbria +5 2 £725 +30.63%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 140 (20.00%) Migration
2 124 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (17.43%) Finance
4 117 (16.71%) Data Centre
5 113 (16.14%) Security Cleared
6 109 (15.57%) Java
7 107 (15.29%) TOGAF
8 104 (14.86%) Microsoft
9 93 (13.29%) Oracle
10 89 (12.71%) Enterprise Architecture
11 82 (11.71%) SC Cleared
11 82 (11.71%) Linux
12 74 (10.57%) Windows
13 64 (9.14%) SOA
14 61 (8.71%) Banking
14 61 (8.71%) Middleware
15 60 (8.57%) Active Directory
16 50 (7.14%) MS Excel
17 48 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (6.71%) JavaScript
19 45 (6.43%) Project Management
20 43 (6.14%) VMware
20 43 (6.14%) CRM
20 43 (6.14%) IBM
21 42 (6.00%) Citrix
21 42 (6.00%) AIX
22 40 (5.71%) .NET
23 39 (5.57%) JBoss
24 36 (5.14%) Web Services
24 36 (5.14%) 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 39 (5.57%) JBoss
2 25 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.29%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.00%) Tuxedo
6 13 (1.86%) Apache
7 10 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.14%) CICS
9 8 (1.14%) Confluence
10 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle UPK
11 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.43%) MS Office
2 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.57%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.43%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.29%) 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%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.00%) IaaS
4 18 (2.57%) Office 365
5 16 (2.29%) SaaS
6 13 (1.86%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.29%) PaaS
9 5 (0.71%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.29%) GitHub
11 2 (0.29%) Route 53
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.14%) Firewall
2 29 (4.14%) LAN
3 27 (3.86%) Internet
4 24 (3.43%) WAN
5 15 (2.14%) DHCP
5 15 (2.14%) HTTP
5 15 (2.14%) Network Security
6 14 (2.00%) DNS
6 14 (2.00%) Skype
6 14 (2.00%) VLAN
6 14 (2.00%) VPN
7 12 (1.71%) SAN
8 8 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.14%) SSL
9 6 (0.86%) Intranet
9 6 (0.86%) IPsec
9 6 (0.86%) MPLS
10 5 (0.71%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (2.86%) MySQL
4 17 (2.43%) DB2
5 16 (2.29%) Spatial Data
6 15 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.14%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.71%) Data Mining
7 12 (1.71%) GIS
8 10 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.86%) Big Data
12 6 (0.86%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.86%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.57%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.43%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.14%) JIRA
2 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.86%) Subversion
4 5 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.57%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.29%) GitLab
7 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.14%) Ant
8 1 (0.14%) AppScan
8 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.14%) MagicDraw
8 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 122 (17.43%) Finance
2 61 (8.71%) Banking
3 33 (4.71%) Retail
4 15 (2.14%) Billing
5 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.14%) Marketing
7 7 (1.00%) Law
7 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.71%) Advertising
9 4 (0.57%) Legal
10 3 (0.43%) Local Government
10 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
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 61 (8.71%) Middleware
2 40 (5.71%) .NET
3 36 (5.14%) Web Services
4 28 (4.00%) SOAP
4 28 (4.00%) XML
5 27 (3.86%) REST
6 26 (3.71%) J2EE
7 20 (2.86%) CSS
7 20 (2.86%) HTML
8 16 (2.29%) JSON
9 15 (2.14%) HTML5
10 14 (2.00%) CSS3
11 13 (1.86%) ActiveMQ
12 12 (1.71%) Apache Camel
12 12 (1.71%) JDBC
12 12 (1.71%) PostGIS
12 12 (1.71%) XSD
13 11 (1.57%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 117 (16.71%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.86%) Mainframe
4 18 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.43%) Visualisation
6 15 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.86%) User Experience
9 10 (1.43%) Smart Meter
10 9 (1.29%) CESG
10 9 (1.29%) Clustering
11 6 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.86%) PKI
11 6 (0.86%) Social Media
12 5 (0.71%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.71%) Life Science
12 5 (0.71%) PMI
12 5 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.57%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 82 (11.71%) Linux
2 74 (10.57%) Windows
3 42 (6.00%) AIX
4 35 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 33 (4.71%) Unix
6 23 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.57%) Solaris
8 14 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.71%) VME
10 11 (1.57%) HPUX
11 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.86%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.57%) MVS
14 4 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.29%) zOS
16 1 (0.14%) OS/400
16 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (20.00%) Migration
2 124 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (15.29%) TOGAF
4 89 (12.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 64 (9.14%) SOA
6 48 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (6.43%) Project Management
8 43 (6.14%) CRM
9 34 (4.86%) Technical Architecture
10 31 (4.43%) Network Design
11 26 (3.71%) Data Modelling
12 25 (3.57%) Data Management
12 25 (3.57%) Information Architecture
12 25 (3.57%) Open Source
13 24 (3.43%) E-Commerce
14 22 (3.14%) ERP
14 22 (3.14%) High Availability
15 19 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (2.71%) PRINCE2
15 19 (2.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 109 (15.57%) Java
2 47 (6.71%) JavaScript
3 34 (4.86%) SQL
4 32 (4.57%) COBOL
5 22 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 18 (2.57%) Python
7 15 (2.14%) C
8 13 (1.86%) C++
9 9 (1.29%) C#
9 9 (1.29%) PHP
9 9 (1.29%) VB
10 8 (1.14%) Ruby
11 6 (0.86%) FQL
12 5 (0.71%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.43%) Lisp
13 3 (0.43%) R
13 3 (0.43%) Scala
14 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 113 (16.14%) Security Cleared
2 82 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.57%) Degree
4 16 (2.29%) CISSP
5 14 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.57%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (1.57%) CLAS
8 8 (1.14%) CCNP
9 7 (1.00%) CCIE
10 5 (0.71%) CCNA
10 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.57%) CCEA
11 4 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.43%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.43%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.29%) CISM
13 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
13 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.43%) QA
7 2 (0.29%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) RMADS
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 60 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.29%) Docker
7 2 (0.29%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.29%) Squid
7 2 (0.29%) vCloud
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (3.57%) SCCM
2 15 (2.14%) SCOM
3 10 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.14%) StatsD
5 6 (0.86%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.86%) Puppet
5 6 (0.86%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.43%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) Control-M
8 2 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.29%) Nessus
8 2 (0.29%) Oozie
8 2 (0.29%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 104 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 93 (13.29%) Oracle
3 43 (6.14%) IBM
3 43 (6.14%) VMware
4 42 (6.00%) Citrix
5 26 (3.71%) Cisco
6 23 (3.29%) HP
7 21 (3.00%) SAP
8 17 (2.43%) EMC
9 12 (1.71%) ESRI
9 12 (1.71%) Juniper
10 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.14%) Apigee
12 8 (1.14%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.14%) Mashery
12 8 (1.14%) Splunk
12 8 (1.14%) Teradata
13 7 (1.00%) NetApp
13 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow
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