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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
England / North West
Rank 19 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 178 359 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.85% 9.54% 7.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 10.06% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 224 156
Median daily rate £530 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £675 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.21 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% -8.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.56 £49.50
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +6.18%

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
2466 3570 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 94.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 2138 1737
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 190 204
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 76 £525 +10.52% 28
Lancashire +6 41 £535 +9.74% 3
Cheshire -13 35 £470 -10.47% 7
Merseyside +2 18 £588 +19.89% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 80 (17.70%) Migration
2 78 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (15.04%) Security Cleared
4 65 (14.38%) Finance
5 64 (14.16%) Data Centre
6 54 (11.95%) TOGAF
7 52 (11.50%) Oracle
8 50 (11.06%) SC Cleared
9 47 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (10.18%) LAN
11 45 (9.96%) Windows
12 44 (9.73%) WAN
13 41 (9.07%) Wi-Fi
14 40 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 38 (8.41%) Cisco
15 38 (8.41%) Web Services
16 37 (8.19%) SQL
16 37 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
16 37 (8.19%) Data Modelling
17 36 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
18 35 (7.74%) Middleware
18 35 (7.74%) Microsoft
18 35 (7.74%) JavaScript
19 34 (7.52%) J2EE
19 34 (7.52%) Service Management
20 33 (7.30%) SQL Server
21 32 (7.08%) SOA
22 31 (6.86%) Active Directory
22 31 (6.86%) Java

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 18 (3.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (2.88%) SAS
3 10 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.77%) CMS
5 7 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.88%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.66%) Apache
8 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.44%) JBoss
9 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.22%) Confluence
10 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 12 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.66%) MS Office
2 3 (0.66%) MS Project
2 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.77%) SAP ERP
1 8 (1.77%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.11%) SAP GRC
3 5 (1.11%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.88%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.88%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.10%) Office 365
4 10 (2.21%) PaaS
5 9 (1.99%) SaaS
6 8 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.44%) Force.com
9 2 (0.44%) GitHub
9 2 (0.44%) IaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.18%) LAN
2 44 (9.73%) WAN
3 41 (9.07%) Wi-Fi
4 25 (5.53%) Network Security
5 19 (4.20%) Internet
6 18 (3.98%) Firewall
7 14 (3.10%) DNS
8 12 (2.65%) VoIP
8 12 (2.65%) Wireless
9 11 (2.43%) Ethernet
10 9 (1.99%) LDAP
11 8 (1.77%) MPLS
12 7 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (1.33%) Broadband
13 6 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.11%) 2G
14 5 (1.11%) 3G
14 5 (1.11%) LTE
14 5 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.64%) Big Data
3 25 (5.53%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (5.09%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.98%) Hadoop
8 17 (3.76%) DB2
9 13 (2.88%) Apache Hive
10 10 (2.21%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.99%) HBase
11 9 (1.99%) SAP BW
12 8 (1.77%) GIS
13 7 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.33%) Spatial Data
14 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
17 3 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Git (software)
1 8 (1.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.66%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (0.66%) Toad
2 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.66%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (0.44%) Ant
3 2 (0.44%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.44%) EasyMock
3 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.44%) JBehave
3 2 (0.44%) JUnit
3 2 (0.44%) Maven
3 2 (0.44%) Mercurial
3 2 (0.44%) Mockito
3 2 (0.44%) Selenium
3 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.44%) Subversion
3 2 (0.44%) Xcode
General
1 65 (14.38%) Finance
2 16 (3.54%) Banking
2 16 (3.54%) Retail
3 8 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.55%) Advertising
4 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.11%) Back Office
5 5 (1.11%) Billing
5 5 (1.11%) Local Government
6 3 (0.66%) Marketing
7 2 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.41%) Web Services
2 35 (7.74%) Middleware
3 34 (7.52%) J2EE
4 28 (6.19%) XML
5 18 (3.98%) JSON
6 15 (3.32%) HTML
7 12 (2.65%) .NET
8 8 (1.77%) SOAP
9 7 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.55%) REST
9 7 (1.55%) Spring
10 6 (1.33%) CSS
10 6 (1.33%) jQuery
10 6 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.88%) Apache Camel
11 4 (0.88%) Backbone.js
11 4 (0.88%) Material Design
11 4 (0.88%) RESTful
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (0.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 47 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (3.32%) User Experience
5 14 (3.10%) Visualisation
6 12 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.65%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.43%) Taxonomies
8 9 (1.99%) Ontologies
9 7 (1.55%) CESG
9 7 (1.55%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.33%) Biometrics
10 6 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.33%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.11%) NHS
12 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.88%) PKI
12 4 (0.88%) Social Media
12 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.96%) Windows
2 30 (6.64%) Linux
3 27 (5.97%) Unix
4 23 (5.09%) AIX
5 7 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.88%) HPUX
7 4 (0.88%) Solaris
8 2 (0.44%) Android
8 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.70%) Migration
2 78 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (11.95%) TOGAF
4 47 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (8.19%) Data Modelling
6 34 (7.52%) Service Management
7 32 (7.08%) SOA
8 31 (6.86%) ITIL
9 30 (6.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 30 (6.64%) Network Architecture
10 25 (5.53%) Business Transformation
10 25 (5.53%) ITIL V3
10 25 (5.53%) Project Management
11 24 (5.31%) Data Architecture
11 24 (5.31%) Network Design
12 23 (5.09%) CRM
12 23 (5.09%) Microservices
13 22 (4.87%) Data Migration
14 21 (4.65%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.19%) SQL
2 35 (7.74%) JavaScript
3 31 (6.86%) Java
4 12 (2.65%) Python
5 6 (1.33%) Perl
6 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.88%) C
7 4 (0.88%) PHP
7 4 (0.88%) Ruby
7 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.66%) C++
9 2 (0.44%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.44%) C#
9 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.44%) R
9 2 (0.44%) Scala
9 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 50 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.97%) Degree
4 24 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (3.98%) CCIE
6 15 (3.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (3.10%) CCNP
7 14 (3.10%) CISSP
8 9 (1.99%) CCNA
8 9 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (1.55%) CITP
9 7 (1.55%) IISP
9 7 (1.55%) MBCS
10 6 (1.33%) CISM
11 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.66%) CCDP
13 2 (0.44%) CCA
13 2 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (2.65%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.65%) QA
3 8 (1.77%) SLA
4 6 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) ISO20022
System Software
1 31 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.33%) XenApp
3 5 (1.11%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) Docker
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.77%) Puppet
1 8 (1.77%) SCCM
2 7 (1.55%) Ansible
2 7 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.11%) Forum Sentry
4 4 (0.88%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.66%) Terraform
6 2 (0.44%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.22%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.22%) Graphite
7 1 (0.22%) Icinga
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
7 1 (0.22%) Nmap
7 1 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.22%) SCSM
7 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (11.50%) Oracle
2 38 (8.41%) Cisco
3 35 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 29 (6.42%) SAP
5 13 (2.88%) F5
6 10 (2.21%) CheckPoint
6 10 (2.21%) HP
7 8 (1.77%) IBM
7 8 (1.77%) VMware
8 7 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.55%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.33%) Citrix
10 5 (1.11%) Ariba
10 5 (1.11%) Concur
10 5 (1.11%) EMC
10 5 (1.11%) Google
10 5 (1.11%) Tableau
10 5 (1.11%) Twitter
11 4 (0.88%) AppSense
12 3 (0.66%) Hyperion
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago