Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 6 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 59 106 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.71% 18.93% 10.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.13% 20.78% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 67
Lancashire median daily rate £530 £525 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +8.25% -6.73%
10th Percentile £413 £438 £391
90th Percentile £644 £610 £760
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £497
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.63% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Lancashire median hourly rate - £43.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.03% -21.61%
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £47.91
% change year-on-year - +35.67% -3.21%

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 530 510 832
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 91.07% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 288 519
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.21% +1.33%
10th Percentile £228 £254 £244
90th Percentile £575 £550 £553
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £399
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.88% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 100
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% +70.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.33 £14.63
90th Percentile £51.89 £53.00 £47.72
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% -5.95% +16.67%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +3 36 £535 -6.96% 1
Chorley - 10 £450 - 3
Preston -8 9 £425 -19.05% 3
Lytham St Annes -2 2 £600 +19.88%
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (25.42%) Java
1 15 (25.42%) PHP
2 14 (23.73%) Node.js
3 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) TOGAF
4 12 (20.34%) SC Cleared
4 12 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (20.34%) Data Modelling
4 12 (20.34%) Microservices
5 11 (18.64%) DevOps
5 11 (18.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (18.64%) SLA
6 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
6 10 (16.95%) Co-Creation
7 9 (15.25%) ServiceNow
7 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
7 9 (15.25%) Ruby
7 9 (15.25%) Android
7 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
7 9 (15.25%) Python
7 9 (15.25%) COBOL
7 9 (15.25%) .NET
7 9 (15.25%) IIS
7 9 (15.25%) Windows
8 8 (13.56%) Web Services
8 8 (13.56%) Linux
8 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
8 8 (13.56%) Asset Management

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 9 (15.25%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) TPMS
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) DMZ
2 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) SAN
2 4 (6.78%) VLAN
3 1 (1.69%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) IDMS
2 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) Node.js
2 9 (15.25%) .NET
3 8 (13.56%) Web Services
4 7 (11.86%) JSON
5 6 (10.17%) CSS
5 6 (10.17%) HTML
6 4 (6.78%) OAuth
7 1 (1.69%) Middleware
7 1 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (1.69%) SOAP
7 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.17%) CESG
3 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.78%) Social Media
4 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Contactless
6 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Android
1 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Unix
4 4 (6.78%) AIX
4 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.78%) Solaris
4 4 (6.78%) Windows 2000
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 4 (6.78%) Windows NT
4 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.08%) VME
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.69%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (22.03%) TOGAF
2 12 (20.34%) Data Modelling
2 12 (20.34%) Microservices
3 11 (18.64%) DevOps
4 10 (16.95%) Co-Creation
5 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
6 8 (13.56%) Asset Management
7 7 (11.86%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (11.86%) Data Architecture
7 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (11.86%) GAP Analysis
7 7 (11.86%) Migration
7 7 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (10.17%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.17%) Information Security
8 6 (10.17%) Information Security Management
8 6 (10.17%) Security Management
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) Java
1 15 (25.42%) PHP
2 9 (15.25%) COBOL
2 9 (15.25%) Python
2 9 (15.25%) Ruby
3 7 (11.86%) SQL
4 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.08%) Perl
5 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) C#
6 1 (1.69%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) Fortran
6 1 (1.69%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (10.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (10.17%) IISP
5 5 (8.47%) CISMP
6 4 (6.78%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) SCCM
2 6 (10.17%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.39%) Ansible
3 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.39%) Puppet
3 2 (3.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) ServiceNow
2 8 (13.56%) Xamarin
3 6 (10.17%) BMC
3 6 (10.17%) Snow
4 4 (6.78%) EMC
4 4 (6.78%) Hitachi
4 4 (6.78%) IBM
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.78%) Palo Alto
4 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.78%) Sun
5 3 (5.08%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.39%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.69%) VMware