Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £533 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 175 216 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.61% 7.62% 7.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.91% 8.02% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 122 201
Manchester median daily rate £533 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £414 £406
90th Percentile £638 £680 £663
North West median daily rate £533 £528 £508
% change year-on-year +0.95% +3.79% -3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -30.77% +40.54% -22.27%

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 2,962 2,692 3,433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.96% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,835 1,671 2,135
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 113 87
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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
Salford +2 13 £575 -1.71% 1
Bolton +3 2 £538 +2.38% 1
Stockport - 2 £631 - 3
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Manchester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 38 (21.71%) Migration
2 34 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (15.43%) Security Cleared
5 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 24 (13.71%) SC Cleared
6 24 (13.71%) DevOps
7 22 (12.57%) Finance
8 21 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (10.86%) Data Centre
10 18 (10.29%) Java
11 17 (9.71%) Cisco
12 16 (9.14%) Windows
13 14 (8.00%) Banking
13 14 (8.00%) Linux
13 14 (8.00%) TOGAF
13 14 (8.00%) Microservices
14 13 (7.43%) Oracle
15 12 (6.86%) SOA
15 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (6.86%) Analytics
16 11 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (6.29%) Single Sign-On
16 11 (6.29%) SIEM
16 11 (6.29%) SOAP
16 11 (6.29%) Firewall
17 10 (5.71%) Big Data
17 10 (5.71%) REST
17 10 (5.71%) SaaS

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 5 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.71%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.71%) SAS
2 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.71%) WildFly
3 2 (1.14%) Confluence
3 2 (1.14%) JBoss
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.71%) IaaS
3 10 (5.71%) PaaS
3 10 (5.71%) SaaS
4 6 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.29%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.71%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.71%) Office 365
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.14%) GitHub
7 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.29%) Firewall
2 8 (4.57%) Wireless
3 7 (4.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 7 (4.00%) HTTP
4 6 (3.43%) DNS
4 6 (3.43%) LAN
4 6 (3.43%) VoIP
4 6 (3.43%) WAN
5 4 (2.29%) Converged Networks
5 4 (2.29%) SAN
5 4 (2.29%) VPN
6 3 (1.71%) DHCP
7 2 (1.14%) NAS
7 2 (1.14%) Skype
8 1 (0.57%) DKIM
8 1 (0.57%) DMARC
8 1 (0.57%) Network Security
8 1 (0.57%) SMS
8 1 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) Big Data
2 5 (2.86%) Data Mining
2 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.14%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.14%) HBase
4 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.71%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.14%) ERwin
5 2 (1.14%) JIRA
5 2 (1.14%) Mockito
5 2 (1.14%) Selenium
5 2 (1.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (12.57%) Finance
2 14 (8.00%) Banking
3 6 (3.43%) Retail
4 3 (1.71%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.71%) Military
4 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.14%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Front Office
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) SOAP
2 10 (5.71%) JSON
2 10 (5.71%) OAuth
2 10 (5.71%) REST
3 8 (4.57%) .NET
4 7 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
4 7 (4.00%) Ionic Framework
4 7 (4.00%) OpenID
4 7 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (3.43%) OAuth2
5 6 (3.43%) Web Services
6 3 (1.71%) J2EE
6 3 (1.71%) JMS
6 3 (1.71%) Middleware
6 3 (1.71%) Spring
6 3 (1.71%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.14%) Celery
7 2 (1.14%) Flask
7 2 (1.14%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.43%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.71%) User Experience
8 2 (1.14%) CMDB
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.14%) Replication
8 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.57%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.14%) Windows
2 14 (8.00%) Linux
3 8 (4.57%) Android
3 8 (4.57%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.86%) Unix
6 2 (1.14%) CentOS
6 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.71%) Migration
2 34 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.71%) DevOps
4 21 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (8.00%) Microservices
5 14 (8.00%) TOGAF
6 12 (6.86%) Analytics
6 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (6.86%) SOA
7 11 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (6.29%) SIEM
8 10 (5.71%) IT Strategy
8 10 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (5.14%) Data Analytics
9 9 (5.14%) ITIL
9 9 (5.14%) Open Source
9 9 (5.14%) Security Architecture
9 9 (5.14%) Service Management
10 8 (4.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.29%) Java
2 9 (5.14%) SQL
3 6 (3.43%) Python
4 3 (1.71%) C
4 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.14%) C#
5 2 (1.14%) Ruby
5 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.57%) Java 8
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
6 1 (0.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.86%) Degree
4 4 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.71%) MCSE
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.14%) CCIE
6 2 (1.14%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (0.57%) CISMP
7 1 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.86%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) PSD2
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.57%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.71%) Docker
3 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.29%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.29%) SCCM
2 4 (2.29%) Terraform
3 3 (1.71%) SCOM
3 3 (1.71%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.14%) Ansible
4 2 (1.14%) OpenView
4 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.14%) Puppet
5 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.71%) Cisco
3 13 (7.43%) Oracle
4 8 (4.57%) Kony
5 6 (3.43%) VMware
6 5 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.29%) AlienVault
7 4 (2.29%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.71%) Informatica
8 3 (1.71%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.71%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.71%) webMethods
9 2 (1.14%) CA
9 2 (1.14%) Citrix
9 2 (1.14%) HP
9 2 (1.14%) Juniper
9 2 (1.14%) SAP
9 2 (1.14%) Veeam
9 2 (1.14%) Veritas