The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 69 56 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 20.41% 12.47% 10.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.23% 12.90% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 30
Lancashire median daily rate £525 £450 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -21.05%  
10th Percentile £434 £407 £453
90th Percentile £615 £590 £638
North West median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.52% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £54.50 £46.25 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.83% -22.26%  
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £46.25 £59.50
% change year-on-year +40.54% -22.26%  

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 297 434 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 87.87% 96.66% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 863 734
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £290 £213 £227
90th Percentile £550 £570 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 80
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £27.00 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +23.23%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.00 £43.43
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Lancashire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Lancashire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 29 June 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 +2 56 £525 +21.03%
Blackpool 0 1 £743 +65.11%
Blackburn - 1 - -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 56 (55.45%) Migration
2 52 (51.49%) Security Cleared
3 48 (47.52%) SC Cleared
4 47 (46.53%) Data Centre
5 22 (21.78%) DNS
6 20 (19.80%) AIX
6 20 (19.80%) Cisco
7 19 (18.81%) Solaris
8 16 (15.84%) Windows
9 15 (14.85%) HPUX
9 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
9 15 (14.85%) HP
9 15 (14.85%) Network Design
10 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
10 14 (13.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (12.87%) SAN
12 11 (10.89%) Data Migration
12 11 (10.89%) Middleware
12 11 (10.89%) Oracle
13 10 (9.90%) EMC
13 10 (9.90%) Forum Sentry
13 10 (9.90%) 3PAR
13 10 (9.90%) F5
13 10 (9.90%) Change Control
13 10 (9.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (9.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (8.91%) Network Architecture
14 9 (8.91%) Linux
14 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
14 9 (8.91%) Brocade

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 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.78%) DNS
2 13 (12.87%) SAN
3 10 (9.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (9.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (8.91%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (7.92%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (5.94%) LAN
6 6 (5.94%) WAN
7 5 (4.95%) VLAN
7 5 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.96%) Internet
9 2 (1.98%) DMZ
10 1 (0.99%) DHCP
10 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.99%) LDAP
10 1 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.95%) TKPROF
3 3 (2.97%) DB2
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) HBase
5 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Toad
2 1 (0.99%) ERwin
General
1 5 (4.95%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
2 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
3 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) Middleware
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.99%) J2EE
3 1 (0.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (46.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) AS400
4 3 (2.97%) Clustering
4 3 (2.97%) iSeries
4 3 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) Social Media
6 1 (0.99%) CESG
6 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) AIX
2 19 (18.81%) Solaris
3 16 (15.84%) Windows
4 15 (14.85%) HPUX
5 9 (8.91%) Linux
6 4 (3.96%) Unix
7 3 (2.97%) zOS
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) Migration
2 15 (14.85%) Network Design
3 11 (10.89%) Data Migration
4 10 (9.90%) Change Control
5 9 (8.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (8.91%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.94%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.95%) BCP
7 5 (4.95%) ITIL
7 5 (4.95%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.95%) Service Management
8 4 (3.96%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (3.96%) Validation
9 3 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.97%) Data Architecture
9 3 (2.97%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.97%) Programme Management
9 3 (2.97%) SFIA
10 2 (1.98%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.98%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) Perl
2 5 (4.95%) PL/SQL
2 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (51.49%) Security Cleared
2 48 (47.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.99%) CISSP
5 1 (0.99%) CITP
5 1 (0.99%) IISP
5 1 (0.99%) MBCS
5 1 (0.99%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (9.90%) Forum Sentry
3 5 (4.95%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.97%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Cisco
2 15 (14.85%) HP
3 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.89%) Oracle
5 10 (9.90%) 3PAR
5 10 (9.90%) EMC
5 10 (9.90%) F5
6 9 (8.91%) Brocade
6 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.92%) IBM
8 7 (6.93%) VMware
9 4 (3.96%) Citrix
9 4 (3.96%) Intel
10 3 (2.97%) SAP
11 1 (0.99%) CA
11 1 (0.99%) Capita
11 1 (0.99%) hybris
11 1 (0.99%) Informatica
11 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.99%) Tableau