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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
England / North West
Rank 20 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 192 392 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.30% 10.01% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.67% 10.56% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 238 141
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £36.13
% change year-on-year
- +52.24%

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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 92 £550 +15.78% 28
Cheshire -10 36 £500 -9.09% 5
Lancashire -5 31 £550 +12.58% 2
Merseyside -5 16 £575 +15.00% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 88 (16.92%) Migration
2 84 (16.15%) Data Centre
3 79 (15.19%) Security Cleared
4 75 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (14.23%) Finance
6 66 (12.69%) TOGAF
7 57 (10.96%) SC Cleared
8 55 (10.58%) Oracle
9 52 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (9.81%) SOA
11 49 (9.42%) LAN
11 49 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 47 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
13 45 (8.65%) WAN
13 45 (8.65%) Windows
14 44 (8.46%) Web Services
14 44 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (8.46%) Microsoft
15 43 (8.27%) Wi-Fi
15 43 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
16 42 (8.08%) Data Modelling
17 41 (7.88%) Middleware
18 40 (7.69%) Cisco
19 37 (7.12%) Service Management
20 36 (6.92%) Active Directory
21 34 (6.54%) JavaScript
22 33 (6.35%) Java
23 32 (6.15%) SQL
23 32 (6.15%) XML
23 32 (6.15%) Linux

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 20 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (2.69%) CMS
3 14 (2.69%) SAS
4 8 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.15%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.77%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.58%) Apache
8 3 (0.58%) Confluence
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.38%) JBoss
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) Mule
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.19%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 20 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.58%) MS Office
2 3 (0.58%) MS Project
2 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) SAP ERP
1 8 (1.54%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.96%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.77%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.58%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.27%) Office 365
4 14 (2.69%) SaaS
5 13 (2.50%) PaaS
6 10 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.54%) IaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.15%) GitHub
9 5 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.42%) LAN
2 45 (8.65%) WAN
3 43 (8.27%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (4.23%) Network Security
5 21 (4.04%) Internet
6 17 (3.27%) Firewall
7 15 (2.88%) VoIP
8 13 (2.50%) Wireless
9 12 (2.31%) DNS
9 12 (2.31%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.54%) LDAP
10 8 (1.54%) SMTP
11 7 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (1.35%) SAN
12 6 (1.15%) Broadband
12 6 (1.15%) FTP
12 6 (1.15%) MPLS
13 5 (0.96%) DHCP
13 5 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.96%) Big Data
2 30 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 25 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.23%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.08%) DB2
7 16 (3.08%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.50%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.73%) HBase
9 9 (1.73%) SAP BW
10 8 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.35%) GIS
11 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.15%) Spatial Data
13 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.58%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (2.69%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.58%) Ant
3 3 (0.58%) JIRA
3 3 (0.58%) JUnit
3 3 (0.58%) Maven
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.58%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (0.58%) Subversion
3 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (0.38%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.38%) EasyMock
4 2 (0.38%) JBehave
4 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.38%) Mockito
4 2 (0.38%) Selenium
4 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
General
1 74 (14.23%) Finance
2 17 (3.27%) Banking
2 17 (3.27%) Retail
3 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.15%) Advertising
5 6 (1.15%) Billing
5 6 (1.15%) Marketing
6 5 (0.96%) Back Office
6 5 (0.96%) Local Government
7 2 (0.38%) Electronics
7 2 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.19%) Law
8 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.46%) Web Services
2 41 (7.88%) Middleware
3 32 (6.15%) XML
4 28 (5.38%) J2EE
5 20 (3.85%) JSON
6 16 (3.08%) SOAP
7 13 (2.50%) HTML
8 11 (2.12%) RESTful
9 9 (1.73%) .NET
10 8 (1.54%) REST
10 8 (1.54%) Spring
11 7 (1.35%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.96%) CSS
13 5 (0.96%) JMS
14 4 (0.77%) Backbone.js
14 4 (0.77%) EDI
14 4 (0.77%) jQuery
14 4 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
15 3 (0.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 47 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (2.88%) User Experience
5 14 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.69%) Visualisation
6 13 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (2.12%) Taxonomies
9 10 (1.92%) Data Integration
9 10 (1.92%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.73%) Ontologies
11 6 (1.15%) Biometrics
11 6 (1.15%) CESG
11 6 (1.15%) IVR
11 6 (1.15%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.96%) BYOD
12 5 (0.96%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.96%) NHS
13 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.65%) Windows
2 32 (6.15%) Linux
3 25 (4.81%) Unix
4 22 (4.23%) AIX
5 8 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.96%) Solaris
9 3 (0.58%) HPUX
10 2 (0.38%) Android
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.92%) Migration
2 75 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (12.69%) TOGAF
4 52 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (9.81%) SOA
6 44 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
8 42 (8.08%) Data Modelling
9 37 (7.12%) Service Management
10 32 (6.15%) Network Architecture
11 30 (5.77%) ITIL
12 29 (5.58%) Project Management
13 28 (5.38%) CRM
14 27 (5.19%) Data Architecture
15 26 (5.00%) Business Transformation
15 26 (5.00%) Data Management
15 26 (5.00%) ERP
15 26 (5.00%) Network Design
16 25 (4.81%) ITIL V3
17 23 (4.42%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.54%) JavaScript
2 33 (6.35%) Java
3 32 (6.15%) SQL
4 15 (2.88%) Python
5 4 (0.77%) C
5 4 (0.77%) Perl
5 4 (0.77%) PHP
5 4 (0.77%) Ruby
6 2 (0.38%) C#
6 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.38%) R
6 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.19%) C++
7 1 (0.19%) Clojure
7 1 (0.19%) COBOL
7 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.19%) Scala
7 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.96%) Degree
4 24 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.65%) CCIE
6 15 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (2.69%) CCNP
8 13 (2.50%) CISSP
9 10 (1.92%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.73%) CCNA
11 6 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (1.15%) CISM
11 6 (1.15%) CITP
11 6 (1.15%) IISP
11 6 (1.15%) MBCS
12 5 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.58%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.58%) CCDP
15 2 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (2.69%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.69%) QA
3 9 (1.73%) SLA
4 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.77%) ISO20022
System Software
1 36 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.12%) XenApp
3 10 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.15%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.12%) SCCM
2 4 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) Nagios
3 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.38%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.19%) Icinga
5 1 (0.19%) Netcool
5 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.19%) SCOM
5 1 (0.19%) SCSM
5 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 55 (10.58%) Oracle
2 44 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.69%) Cisco
4 29 (5.58%) SAP
5 18 (3.46%) VMware
6 17 (3.27%) F5
6 17 (3.27%) IBM
7 13 (2.50%) Citrix
8 10 (1.92%) HP
9 8 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.96%) AppSense
11 5 (0.96%) Ariba
11 5 (0.96%) Concur
11 5 (0.96%) EMC
11 5 (0.96%) Tableau
11 5 (0.96%) Twitter
12 4 (0.77%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.77%) Sitecore
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