Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £518 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 191 217 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.53% 7.72% 7.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 8.06% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 138 135
Manchester median daily rate £518 £550 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +8.80% +6.42%
10th Percentile £411 £450 £402
90th Percentile £650 £680 £650
North West median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £53.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.66% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,766 2,692 2,984
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 95.77% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,763 1,737 1,903
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £233 £228 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 60
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.01% +16.20% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.26 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.30 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.51% +0.69% -18.60%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Salford -3 14 £475 -20.83% 1
Bolton +6 4 £513 -2.38%
Stockport +7 1 £638 -25.00% 3
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 Manchester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 34 (17.80%) Migration
1 34 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (16.23%) Finance
3 30 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (15.71%) Data Centre
4 29 (15.18%) TOGAF
4 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
5 26 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (12.57%) Security Cleared
7 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
8 21 (10.99%) Windows
9 19 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.42%) Cisco
10 18 (9.42%) DevOps
11 16 (8.38%) Active Directory
11 16 (8.38%) Retail
12 13 (6.81%) E-Commerce
12 13 (6.81%) Java
12 13 (6.81%) Firewall
12 13 (6.81%) Microservices
12 13 (6.81%) IT Strategy
13 12 (6.28%) Windows Server
13 12 (6.28%) Degree
14 11 (5.76%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (5.76%) Banking
14 11 (5.76%) VMware
14 11 (5.76%) LAN
14 11 (5.76%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (5.76%) High Availability
15 10 (5.24%) TOGAF Certification

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.57%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.05%) JBoss
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Magento
2 2 (1.05%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.76%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (4.71%) Office 365
5 5 (2.62%) IaaS
5 5 (2.62%) PaaS
5 5 (2.62%) SaaS
6 4 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.52%) G Suite
8 1 (0.52%) GitHub
8 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.52%) Route 53
8 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.81%) Firewall
2 11 (5.76%) LAN
3 9 (4.71%) WAN
4 8 (4.19%) Wireless
5 7 (3.66%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (3.14%) DNS
6 6 (3.14%) VoIP
7 5 (2.62%) HTTP
8 4 (2.09%) SAN
9 3 (1.57%) DHCP
9 3 (1.57%) Skype
10 2 (1.05%) NAS
11 1 (0.52%) 802.11
11 1 (0.52%) DKIM
11 1 (0.52%) DMARC
11 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.52%) Network Security
11 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.09%) MySQL
3 3 (1.57%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.05%) Big Data
4 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.52%) Power BI
5 1 (0.52%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Mockito
3 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.52%) Selenium
3 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (16.23%) Finance
2 16 (8.38%) Retail
3 11 (5.76%) Banking
4 10 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.14%) Law
6 5 (2.62%) Legal
7 3 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.57%) Back Office
7 3 (1.57%) Military
8 2 (1.05%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.05%) Marketing
8 2 (1.05%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.24%) Web Services
2 8 (4.19%) JSON
3 7 (3.66%) .NET
3 7 (3.66%) Node.js
3 7 (3.66%) SOAP
4 5 (2.62%) Middleware
5 4 (2.09%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.09%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (2.09%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.09%) Ionic Framework
5 4 (2.09%) REST
5 4 (2.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.05%) OAuth
6 2 (1.05%) OAuth2
6 2 (1.05%) OpenID
6 2 (1.05%) Spring
6 2 (1.05%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.52%) Java EE
7 1 (0.52%) LINQ
7 1 (0.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.19%) User Experience
3 7 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.09%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.09%) Replication
6 4 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.05%) Clustering
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.05%) IVR
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) PKI
9 1 (0.52%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.99%) Windows
2 12 (6.28%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.62%) Linux
4 4 (2.09%) Android
4 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.57%) Unix
5 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) CentOS
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.80%) Migration
2 30 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (15.18%) TOGAF
4 19 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (9.42%) DevOps
6 13 (6.81%) E-Commerce
6 13 (6.81%) IT Strategy
6 13 (6.81%) Microservices
7 11 (5.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (5.76%) High Availability
8 10 (5.24%) CRM
8 10 (5.24%) Service Management
9 9 (4.71%) Network Design
10 8 (4.19%) ITIL
10 8 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (4.19%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (3.66%) Analytics
11 7 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (3.66%) Security Architecture
12 6 (3.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.81%) Java
2 6 (3.14%) SQL
3 5 (2.62%) C#
3 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.62%) Python
4 3 (1.57%) C
5 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
5 2 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.52%) Java 8
6 1 (0.52%) VB
6 1 (0.52%) VBScript
6 1 (0.52%) X++
6 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) Degree
4 10 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.24%) TOGAF Certification
5 8 (4.19%) CCIE
5 8 (4.19%) CCIE Data Center
6 4 (2.09%) CCNP
7 2 (1.05%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) CISMP
8 1 (0.52%) CISSP
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.52%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.09%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) GDPR
2 2 (1.05%) PSD2
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 16 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.09%) Docker
4 3 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) SCCM
2 4 (2.09%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.05%) Hyperic
3 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.05%) OpenView
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.42%) Cisco
3 11 (5.76%) VMware
4 8 (4.19%) F5
4 8 (4.19%) Juniper
4 8 (4.19%) Riverbed
5 6 (3.14%) Oracle
6 5 (2.62%) Citrix
6 5 (2.62%) IBM
6 5 (2.62%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.09%) HP
7 4 (2.09%) Kony
7 4 (2.09%) SAP
8 3 (1.57%) Capita
8 3 (1.57%) Google
8 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.05%) NetApp
9 2 (1.05%) Northgate
9 2 (1.05%) Veeam