Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 46 77 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.77% 13.07% 10.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.19% 13.90% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 64 94
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £550 £593
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.17% +18.50%
10th Percentile £478 £455 £425
90th Percentile £665 £675 £768
North West median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £53.00 £42.50 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.71% -28.57% -27.44%
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +24.71% - -27.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 411 554 909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 94.06% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 389 592
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.21% +9.47%
10th Percentile £232 £225 £210
90th Percentile £579 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 74 110
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +39.77%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.27 £16.84
90th Percentile £62.78 £53.00 £49.85
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £17.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.73% -21.11% +36.36%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Lancashire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +14 24 £610 +6.09%
Preston -4 12 £555 +11.00%
Chorley - 6 £420 - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 12 (26.09%) Migration
3 12 (26.09%) Data Modelling
4 11 (23.91%) Oracle
4 11 (23.91%) Red Hat
5 10 (21.74%) Solaris
5 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (19.57%) Microservices
6 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
6 9 (19.57%) SLA
7 8 (17.39%) Firewall
7 8 (17.39%) IBM
7 8 (17.39%) Co-Creation
8 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
8 7 (15.22%) Node.js
8 7 (15.22%) Linux
8 7 (15.22%) AIX
8 7 (15.22%) Java
8 7 (15.22%) PHP
8 7 (15.22%) SQL
8 7 (15.22%) Finance
9 6 (13.04%) Clustering
9 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (13.04%) WebSphere
9 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (13.04%) Android
9 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
9 6 (13.04%) .NET

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 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) Tuxedo
4 2 (4.35%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) DMZ
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.52%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) Data Lake
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.35%) HBase
4 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.35%) Pentaho
4 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) IDMS
5 1 (2.17%) QlikView
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) ERwin
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Node.js
2 6 (13.04%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) Middleware
5 1 (2.17%) OAuth
5 1 (2.17%) RESTful
5 1 (2.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.04%) Clustering
4 5 (10.87%) N-Tier
5 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.52%) CESG
7 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.35%) Social Media
8 1 (2.17%) Contactless
8 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Solaris
2 7 (15.22%) AIX
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) Android
3 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.04%) Unix
4 4 (8.70%) HPUX
4 4 (8.70%) Windows
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
5 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.17%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Data Modelling
1 12 (26.09%) Migration
2 9 (19.57%) Microservices
3 8 (17.39%) Co-Creation
4 6 (13.04%) DevOps
4 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (13.04%) High Availability
4 6 (13.04%) Identity Management
4 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.87%) Analytics
5 5 (10.87%) Data Architecture
6 4 (8.70%) Data Governance
6 4 (8.70%) Data Management
6 4 (8.70%) Metadata Management
6 4 (8.70%) SFIA
7 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
7 3 (6.52%) Information Security
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Java
1 7 (15.22%) PHP
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.35%) COBOL
3 2 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (2.17%) C
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) Fortran
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) Pascal
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
4 4 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.52%) IISP
6 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.35%) CISMP
7 1 (2.17%) CISM
7 1 (2.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle
1 11 (23.91%) Red Hat
2 8 (17.39%) IBM
3 6 (13.04%) Xamarin
4 4 (8.70%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) CA
5 2 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) Hitachi
5 2 (4.35%) Informatica
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.35%) Sun
5 2 (4.35%) Tableau
6 1 (2.17%) Fujitsu