The median contractor rate for a Applications Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 102 93
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.34% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.36% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £494 £563 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £531 £475
% change year-on-year -8.23% +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1233 1676 1531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.77% 94.42% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 968 811
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.71 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% +12.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Applications Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in Manchester

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Architect in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in Manchester

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Applications 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 Manchester region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) NFC
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) Material Design
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (33.33%) People Management
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (33.33%) Xcode
2 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
1 2 (33.33%) NFC
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) Material Design
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
1 2 (33.33%) People Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) IBM