Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 20 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 230 253 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.83% 7.13% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.25% 7.55% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 165 175
Manchester median daily rate £540 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -1.81%
10th Percentile £427 £408 £375
90th Percentile £688 £625 £670
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £33.64
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £47.50 £59.50
% change year-on-year +11.58% -20.17% -27.44%

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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Salford +15 12 £600 -
Bolton 0 2 £525 -
Stockport -13 1 £525 +4.47% 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 50 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.96%) Migration
3 35 (15.22%) TOGAF
4 33 (14.35%) Microsoft
5 32 (13.91%) Data Architecture
6 30 (13.04%) Finance
6 30 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 29 (12.61%) Data Modelling
8 27 (11.74%) ITIL
8 27 (11.74%) Management Information System
9 26 (11.30%) SAP
9 26 (11.30%) Information Architecture
10 24 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
11 23 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 22 (9.57%) Windows
12 22 (9.57%) SharePoint
12 22 (9.57%) Data Migration
13 19 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (8.26%) Java
13 19 (8.26%) Data Governance
14 18 (7.83%) DevOps
14 18 (7.83%) Unix
15 17 (7.39%) ETL
15 17 (7.39%) Technical Architecture
16 16 (6.96%) .NET
16 16 (6.96%) Oracle
16 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (6.96%) Collaborative Working
17 15 (6.52%) Ansible

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 22 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.04%) CMS
3 3 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.87%) Drupal
4 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) TPMS
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.43%) SAP CAR
2 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
2 1 (0.43%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.09%) PaaS
4 4 (1.74%) Office 365
4 4 (1.74%) SaaS
5 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.09%) Intranet
2 10 (4.35%) VPN
3 9 (3.91%) MPLS
4 8 (3.48%) WAN
5 7 (3.04%) BGP
5 7 (3.04%) Broadband
5 7 (3.04%) Ethernet
6 6 (2.61%) SAN
7 4 (1.74%) Firewall
7 4 (1.74%) Network Security
8 3 (1.30%) SMS
8 3 (1.30%) Wireless
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.87%) LAN
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.43%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.43%) LDAP
10 1 (0.43%) NFC
10 1 (0.43%) WAAS
10 1 (0.43%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.22%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.91%) Big Data
3 9 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.74%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.30%) Power BI
7 2 (0.87%) DB2
7 2 (0.87%) OLAP
7 2 (0.87%) OLTP
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.87%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.87%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.87%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.74%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.74%) JIRA
2 4 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.87%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.87%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.43%) ERwin
5 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (13.04%) Finance
2 13 (5.65%) Banking
3 11 (4.78%) Retail
4 6 (2.61%) Marketing
5 5 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.74%) Law
7 3 (1.30%) Legal
7 3 (1.30%) Local Government
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.96%) .NET
2 12 (5.22%) Web Services
3 7 (3.04%) JSON
3 7 (3.04%) Middleware
4 6 (2.61%) MSMQ
4 6 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.17%) REST
5 5 (2.17%) XML
6 4 (1.74%) jQuery
6 4 (1.74%) XSLT
7 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.30%) LINQ
8 2 (0.87%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.87%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.87%) SOAP
8 2 (0.87%) Spring
8 2 (0.87%) WCF
8 2 (0.87%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.74%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 14 (6.09%) Taxonomies
5 13 (5.65%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.61%) Social Media
8 5 (2.17%) CMDB
8 5 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.17%) User Experience
9 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.74%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.30%) CESG
10 3 (1.30%) Contactless
11 2 (0.87%) BYOD
11 2 (0.87%) FMCG
11 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.57%) Windows
2 18 (7.83%) Unix
3 7 (3.04%) Linux
4 6 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.74%) AIX
5 4 (1.74%) zOS
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.43%) OS/2
7 1 (0.43%) VME
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.96%) Migration
3 35 (15.22%) TOGAF
4 32 (13.91%) Data Architecture
5 30 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 29 (12.61%) Data Modelling
7 27 (11.74%) ITIL
8 26 (11.30%) Information Architecture
9 22 (9.57%) Data Migration
10 19 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (8.26%) Data Governance
11 18 (7.83%) DevOps
12 17 (7.39%) ETL
12 17 (7.39%) Technical Architecture
13 16 (6.96%) Collaborative Working
14 15 (6.52%) Data Management
14 15 (6.52%) Open Source
14 15 (6.52%) Project Management
15 14 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (6.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.26%) Java
2 13 (5.65%) SQL
3 10 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.04%) C++
4 7 (3.04%) Python
5 6 (2.61%) Go
6 5 (2.17%) C#
6 5 (2.17%) Scala
7 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.74%) XPath
8 2 (0.87%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) COBOL
9 1 (0.43%) Fortran
9 1 (0.43%) Pascal
9 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (3.91%) Degree
1 9 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.04%) JNCIE
3 6 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.17%) CCIE
5 4 (1.74%) JNCIP
5 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) CCNP
8 1 (0.43%) CISM
8 1 (0.43%) CISSP
8 1 (0.43%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.22%) COBIT
3 7 (3.04%) GMP
3 7 (3.04%) QA
4 4 (1.74%) GDPR
5 2 (0.87%) HL7
5 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.87%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.04%) Docker
2 7 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.30%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.52%) Ansible
2 7 (3.04%) Puppet
3 6 (2.61%) Mesos
3 6 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.17%) SCCM
4 5 (2.17%) SCOM
5 2 (0.87%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.87%) Terraform
5 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Salt
6 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.30%) SAP
3 16 (6.96%) Oracle
4 12 (5.22%) Cisco
4 12 (5.22%) Juniper
5 10 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.04%) BT
6 7 (3.04%) VMware
7 5 (2.17%) IBM
7 5 (2.17%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.17%) SendGrid
7 5 (2.17%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.74%) Citrix
8 4 (1.74%) F5
8 4 (1.74%) JDA
8 4 (1.74%) WSO2
9 3 (1.30%) Apple
9 3 (1.30%) Google
10 2 (0.87%) Informatica
10 2 (0.87%) Red Hat