The median contractor rate for a Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 31 10
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 31 22 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.20% 5.13% 11.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.06% 5.39% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 28
Median daily rate £535 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £368 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £680 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 193 408 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 94.61% 95.10% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 247 218
Median daily rate £385 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 30
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.25 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Lancashire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Lancashire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Lancashire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Lancashire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Preston +12 18 £500 -
Fleetwood - 7 £638 -
Lytham St Annes +14 2 £501 +30.00%
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Lancashire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 25 (44.64%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (33.93%) Migration
4 17 (30.36%) Network Architecture
5 15 (26.79%) Data Centre
6 13 (23.21%) ITIL V3
6 13 (23.21%) TOGAF
6 13 (23.21%) ITIL
6 13 (23.21%) Windows
7 12 (21.43%) LAN
7 12 (21.43%) Network Design
8 11 (19.64%) Cisco
8 11 (19.64%) Oracle
8 11 (19.64%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (19.64%) Middleware
9 10 (17.86%) BCP
9 10 (17.86%) Service Management
9 10 (17.86%) AIX
9 10 (17.86%) WAN
9 10 (17.86%) Linux
10 9 (16.07%) SQL
10 9 (16.07%) J2EE
10 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
11 8 (14.29%) Degree
12 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 7 (12.50%) DNS
13 6 (10.71%) VoIP
13 6 (10.71%) SOA
13 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
13 6 (10.71%) SQL Server

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (10.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) LAN
2 11 (19.64%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (17.86%) WAN
4 7 (12.50%) DNS
5 6 (10.71%) Internet
5 6 (10.71%) VoIP
6 5 (8.93%) Network Security
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (5.36%) Broadband
9 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.79%) LDAP
9 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.71%) Big Data
2 6 (10.71%) DB2
2 6 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.36%) TKPROF
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Toad
General
1 4 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Middleware
2 9 (16.07%) J2EE
3 6 (10.71%) JSON
3 6 (10.71%) Web Services
3 6 (10.71%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (5.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) Social Media
5 1 (1.79%) CESG
5 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) AIX
2 10 (17.86%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 4 (7.14%) HPUX
4 4 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Migration
2 17 (30.36%) Network Architecture
3 13 (23.21%) ITIL
3 13 (23.21%) ITIL V3
3 13 (23.21%) TOGAF
4 12 (21.43%) Network Design
5 10 (17.86%) BCP
5 10 (17.86%) Service Management
6 6 (10.71%) SOA
7 5 (8.93%) Microservices
7 5 (8.93%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.14%) Change Control
8 4 (7.14%) Validation
9 3 (5.36%) B2C
9 3 (5.36%) OO
9 3 (5.36%) OOP
10 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.57%) Data Architecture
10 2 (3.57%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.36%) Perl
3 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) Degree
4 6 (10.71%) CCIE
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.93%) CCNP
6 4 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (5.36%) CCNA
8 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.79%) CISSP
9 1 (1.79%) CITP
9 1 (1.79%) IISP
9 1 (1.79%) MBCS
9 1 (1.79%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Cisco
1 11 (19.64%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) F5
3 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) hybris
5 2 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.79%) Brocade
6 1 (1.79%) Capita
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) Juniper