Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £593 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 67 67 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.82% 10.18% 8.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.62% 10.67% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 91
Lancashire median daily rate £593 £535 £610
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -12.30% +19.61%
10th Percentile £500 £410 £475
90th Percentile £755 £680 £740
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £53.00 £46.25 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.59% -22.27% -27.44%
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £46.25 £59.50
% change year-on-year +14.59% -22.27% -27.44%

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 429 628 852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.44% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 423 585
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -10.92% +24.29%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £210
90th Percentile £571 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +64.65%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £18.73
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +3 37 £528 +21.61%
Blackpool +16 21 £610 +14.02%
Chorley - 2 £353 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (47.76%) Migration
2 31 (46.27%) Security Cleared
3 30 (44.78%) SC Cleared
4 22 (32.84%) Data Centre
5 16 (23.88%) Oracle
5 16 (23.88%) Solaris
6 12 (17.91%) AIX
7 11 (16.42%) SQL
8 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
8 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
9 9 (13.43%) Finance
9 9 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (13.43%) DNS
9 9 (13.43%) Unix
9 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (11.94%) Curam
10 8 (11.94%) HPUX
10 8 (11.94%) Metadata Management
11 7 (10.45%) Big Data
11 7 (10.45%) Linux
11 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (10.45%) Data Security
11 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
11 7 (10.45%) Data Management
11 7 (10.45%) Data Integration
12 6 (8.96%) QA
12 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
12 6 (8.96%) Information Assurance
12 6 (8.96%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (8.96%) Pentaho

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 (8.96%) SAS
1 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) JBoss
2 3 (4.48%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) DNS
2 6 (8.96%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.99%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
2 9 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.45%) Big Data
4 6 (8.96%) Apache Hive
4 6 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (8.96%) Data Lake
4 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
4 6 (8.96%) HBase
4 6 (8.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.96%) Pentaho
4 6 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) ERwin
2 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) JSON
2 1 (1.49%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) OAuth
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) Clustering
3 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.46%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.48%) CESG
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Solaris
2 12 (17.91%) AIX
3 9 (13.43%) Unix
4 8 (11.94%) HPUX
5 7 (10.45%) Linux
6 6 (8.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Migration
2 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (11.94%) Metadata Management
4 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (10.45%) Data Integration
4 7 (10.45%) Data Management
4 7 (10.45%) Data Security
5 6 (8.96%) Data Architecture
5 6 (8.96%) Data Governance
5 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.96%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (8.96%) High Availability
5 6 (8.96%) Identity Management
5 6 (8.96%) Information Assurance
5 6 (8.96%) IT Governance
5 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.96%) Open Source
5 6 (8.96%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (8.96%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (8.96%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) SQL
2 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) COBOL
4 1 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) Perl
4 1 (1.49%) PHP
4 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (44.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.48%) IISP
5 2 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.99%) CISMP
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) CISM
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) Data Quality
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
3 8 (11.94%) Curam
4 6 (8.96%) CA
4 6 (8.96%) IBM
4 6 (8.96%) Informatica
4 6 (8.96%) Tableau
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) F5
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.49%) Brocade
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) Sun