Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 92 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.41% 15.20% 11.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.05% 16.08% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 54
Lancashire median daily rate £506 £575 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.96% +10.84% -14.96%
10th Percentile £450 £478 £411
90th Percentile £716 £755 £671
North West median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £45.00 £53.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +14.59% -22.27%
10th Percentile £38.61 £45.80 £43.88
90th Percentile £64.36 £64.60 £50.63
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £59.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -15.25% +27.57% -22.27%

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 655 429 647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 94.49% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 277 432
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £405 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.18% -8.53%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £207
90th Percentile £596 £562 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 37 66
Lancashire median hourly rate £24.50 £42.50 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.35% +7.94% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.54 £11.15
90th Percentile £49.68 £52.55 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.22
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.92% -21.86%

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 14 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Lancashire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 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
Preston +1 28 £485 -7.62% 4
Blackpool -12 25 £585 -4.10%
Chorley -2 15 £470 +33.26%
Blackburn +3 8 £488 - 1
Fleetwood - 3 - -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £475 -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 30 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (31.52%) SC Cleared
3 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (18.48%) Migration
6 15 (16.30%) SAN
6 15 (16.30%) Web Services
6 15 (16.30%) Windows
7 14 (15.22%) TOGAF
8 13 (14.13%) Firewall
9 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (13.04%) Unix
9 12 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 12 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (11.96%) SCCM
11 10 (10.87%) Data Architecture
11 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
12 9 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (9.78%) Big Data
12 9 (9.78%) Linux
13 8 (8.70%) Dell
13 8 (8.70%) EMC
13 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
13 8 (8.70%) Data Quality
13 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (8.70%) PaaS
14 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (7.61%) iPaaS

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 (6.52%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.09%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.70%) PaaS
3 7 (7.61%) iPaaS
4 5 (5.43%) Boomi
5 4 (4.35%) Office 365
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) SAN
2 13 (14.13%) Firewall
3 6 (6.52%) DNS
3 6 (6.52%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (5.43%) DMZ
4 5 (5.43%) VLAN
5 3 (3.26%) NAS
6 1 (1.09%) DHCP
6 1 (1.09%) Network Security
6 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) Big Data
2 5 (5.43%) Data Lake
2 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.26%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.26%) HBase
4 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.17%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.09%) DB2
6 1 (1.09%) IDMS
6 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) ERwin
1 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Back Office
2 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Electronics
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) Web Services
2 4 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) Node.js
4 1 (1.09%) J2EE
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) Kafka
4 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.61%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.52%) Replication
5 4 (4.35%) Social Media
6 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.09%) BYOD
7 1 (1.09%) CESG
7 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) Unix
3 9 (9.78%) Linux
4 6 (6.52%) AIX
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.52%) Solaris
5 5 (5.43%) Windows 2000
5 5 (5.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 5 (5.43%) Windows NT
6 4 (4.35%) Android
6 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.09%) VME
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.48%) Migration
3 14 (15.22%) TOGAF
4 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 12 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (10.87%) Data Architecture
6 9 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.61%) Analytics
7 7 (7.61%) Asset Management
7 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.61%) Business Transformation
7 7 (7.61%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.61%) Network Design
7 7 (7.61%) SFIA
7 7 (7.61%) SOA
8 6 (6.52%) BPR
8 6 (6.52%) IDEF
8 6 (6.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.17%) C
3 2 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (1.09%) COBOL
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) Perl
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (31.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.26%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) CCA
5 2 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.09%) CISSP
6 1 (1.09%) CITP
6 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) IISP
6 1 (1.09%) MBCS
6 1 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.17%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Dell
1 8 (8.70%) EMC
2 6 (6.52%) Pega
2 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.52%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.43%) BMC
3 5 (5.43%) Hitachi
3 5 (5.43%) IBM
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) Palo Alto
3 5 (5.43%) Snow
3 5 (5.43%) Sun
4 4 (4.35%) Cloudera
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.26%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.17%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.17%) CA
6 2 (2.17%) Informatica
6 2 (2.17%) Tableau
6 2 (2.17%) Xamarin