Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 92 104 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.98% 18.64% 9.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.74% 20.35% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 40
Lancashire median daily rate £490 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £422 £438 £387
90th Percentile £675 £755 £573
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £69.07 £54.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.73% +17.84% -21.94%
North West median hourly rate £69.07 £65.00 £47.91
% change year-on-year +6.26% +35.67% -19.48%

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 624 511 734
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.58% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 282 456
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.75% -4.06%
10th Percentile £255 £300 £224
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 58 75
Lancashire median hourly rate £33.50 £41.25 £36.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.79% +12.95% +45.38%
10th Percentile £10.23 £12.09 £12.10
90th Percentile £64.84 £47.65 £54.64
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.52% +13.51% +0.11%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -11 33 £538 -11.89%
Preston +2 26 £463 -11.90% 3
Chorley -8 17 £467 +37.35% 1
Blackburn +7 4 £550 - 2
Lytham St Annes - 4 £500 -
Fleetwood - 3 - -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
1 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (19.57%) TOGAF
4 16 (17.39%) Windows
5 15 (16.30%) Migration
5 15 (16.30%) Mentoring
6 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
6 14 (15.22%) Unix
7 13 (14.13%) SCCM
7 13 (14.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (13.04%) ServiceNow
8 12 (13.04%) Web Services
8 12 (13.04%) IIS
8 12 (13.04%) Linux
9 11 (11.96%) GAP Analysis
9 11 (11.96%) SAN
9 11 (11.96%) Asset Management
9 11 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (11.96%) Acceptance Criteria
10 10 (10.87%) Data Architecture
10 10 (10.87%) Active Directory
10 10 (10.87%) EMC
10 10 (10.87%) Firewall
10 10 (10.87%) Java
10 10 (10.87%) PHP
10 10 (10.87%) SQL
11 9 (9.78%) Client/Server
11 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.17%) Apache
3 2 (2.17%) TPMS
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.09%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.43%) iPaaS
3 5 (5.43%) PaaS
4 3 (3.26%) Boomi
4 3 (3.26%) Office 365
5 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) SAN
2 10 (10.87%) Firewall
3 7 (7.61%) DMZ
3 7 (7.61%) DNS
3 7 (7.61%) VLAN
4 2 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) Big Data
2 4 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.17%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) HBase
3 2 (2.17%) IDMS
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) ERwin
General
1 2 (2.17%) Back Office
2 1 (1.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) Web Services
2 9 (9.78%) Node.js
3 7 (7.61%) JSON
4 6 (6.52%) CSS
4 6 (6.52%) HTML
5 4 (4.35%) .NET
5 4 (4.35%) OAuth
6 2 (2.17%) Middleware
7 1 (1.09%) J2EE
7 1 (1.09%) Kafka
7 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.78%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) CESG
3 6 (6.52%) Social Media
4 3 (3.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Unix
3 12 (13.04%) Linux
4 8 (8.70%) AIX
4 8 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.70%) Solaris
5 7 (7.61%) Windows 2000
5 7 (7.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 7 (7.61%) Windows NT
6 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.35%) Android
7 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.17%) VME
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) TOGAF
3 15 (16.30%) Mentoring
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
4 11 (11.96%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (11.96%) Asset Management
4 11 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (11.96%) GAP Analysis
5 10 (10.87%) Data Architecture
6 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (8.70%) Visualisation
8 7 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.61%) SFIA
8 7 (7.61%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (6.52%) DevOps
9 6 (6.52%) Information Security
9 6 (6.52%) Information Security Management
9 6 (6.52%) IT Governance
9 6 (6.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) Java
1 10 (10.87%) PHP
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) COBOL
2 8 (8.70%) Python
2 8 (8.70%) Ruby
3 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.17%) C
5 2 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
1 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (6.52%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (6.52%) IISP
4 5 (5.43%) CISMP
5 2 (2.17%) CCA
5 2 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
6 1 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) SCCM
2 8 (8.70%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.17%) Ansible
4 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.17%) Puppet
4 2 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) ServiceNow
2 10 (10.87%) EMC
3 8 (8.70%) BMC
3 8 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 8 (8.70%) Snow
4 7 (7.61%) Hitachi
4 7 (7.61%) IBM
4 7 (7.61%) Palo Alto
4 7 (7.61%) Sun
5 6 (6.52%) Dell
6 5 (5.43%) Cloudera
6 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle
8 3 (3.26%) Xamarin
9 2 (2.17%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.17%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.17%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.09%) Informatica
10 1 (1.09%) MuleSoft
10 1 (1.09%) Tableau