The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 103 143 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.38% 8.09% 7.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.88% 8.53% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 99 78
Median daily rate £550 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £412 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £43.15
% change year-on-year +21.05% +10.08%  

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 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £525 -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 30 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.87%) Migration
3 24 (13.87%) SQL Server
3 24 (13.87%) DevOps
4 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (13.29%) ITIL
5 22 (12.72%) Java
6 21 (12.14%) Windows
7 19 (10.98%) Cisco
7 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
7 19 (10.98%) Ansible
8 18 (10.40%) Unix
8 18 (10.40%) SAP
9 17 (9.83%) Network Design
10 15 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (8.67%) SQL
10 15 (8.67%) .NET
10 15 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (8.67%) Puppet
10 15 (8.67%) Data Centre
11 14 (8.09%) PaaS
11 14 (8.09%) Firewall
11 14 (8.09%) Banking
12 13 (7.51%) Retail
12 13 (7.51%) Telecoms
12 13 (7.51%) Shell Script
12 13 (7.51%) Hadoop
12 13 (7.51%) IT Strategy
13 12 (6.94%) Web Services

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 (2.31%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.73%) Apache
2 3 (1.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.16%) JBoss
3 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) SAP MDG
1 4 (2.31%) SAP Retail
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Actimize
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.09%) PaaS
3 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.47%) IaaS
5 3 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.73%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.16%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.16%) Datadog
6 2 (1.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.58%) Akamai
7 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.58%) Office 365
7 1 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Route 53
7 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.09%) Firewall
2 9 (5.20%) LDAP
3 8 (4.62%) Wireless
4 7 (4.05%) BGP
5 5 (2.89%) OSPF
5 5 (2.89%) VoIP
5 5 (2.89%) WAN
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.31%) DNS
6 4 (2.31%) LAN
6 4 (2.31%) Network Security
7 3 (1.73%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.73%) MPLS
7 3 (1.73%) NFC
7 3 (1.73%) VPN
7 3 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.16%) 2G
8 2 (1.16%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.51%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.05%) Big Data
5 3 (1.73%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.73%) DB2
5 3 (1.73%) MySQL
5 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.16%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.16%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Xcode
3 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.58%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 14 (8.09%) Banking
3 13 (7.51%) Retail
3 13 (7.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.73%) Local Government
4 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.67%) .NET
2 12 (6.94%) Web Services
3 9 (5.20%) XML
4 8 (4.62%) J2EE
4 8 (4.62%) REST
5 7 (4.05%) HTML
6 6 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (3.47%) SOAP
7 5 (2.89%) MSMQ
7 5 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.31%) Middleware
9 3 (1.73%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.73%) Material Design
10 2 (1.16%) CSS
10 2 (1.16%) EJB
10 2 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.16%) JMS
10 2 (1.16%) JSP
10 2 (1.16%) OSGi
10 2 (1.16%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.78%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.05%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.89%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Contactless
7 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Online Games
7 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.14%) Windows
2 18 (10.40%) Unix
3 7 (4.05%) Linux
4 4 (2.31%) AIX
5 3 (1.73%) Android
5 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.73%) zOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.87%) DevOps
2 24 (13.87%) Migration
3 23 (13.29%) ITIL
4 17 (9.83%) Network Design
5 15 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (7.51%) IT Strategy
7 9 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.20%) E-Commerce
7 9 (5.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (4.62%) Data Architecture
8 8 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.05%) Open Source
9 7 (4.05%) Scrum
9 7 (4.05%) TOGAF
9 7 (4.05%) Workflow
10 6 (3.47%) Change Control
10 6 (3.47%) Data Modelling
10 6 (3.47%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.47%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.72%) Java
2 15 (8.67%) SQL
3 13 (7.51%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.78%) Python
5 7 (4.05%) C++
5 7 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.47%) C#
7 5 (2.89%) Go
7 5 (2.89%) Scala
8 2 (1.16%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.16%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) R
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.62%) CCNP
2 8 (4.62%) Degree
3 6 (3.47%) CCIE
4 3 (1.73%) CISSP
4 3 (1.73%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) CCDP
5 2 (1.16%) CCNA
5 2 (1.16%) CISM
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.58%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.58%) MCPD
6 1 (0.58%) MCSE
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.16%) GDPR
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.62%) Docker
3 7 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.16%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 19 (10.98%) Ansible
2 15 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (8.67%) Puppet
3 5 (2.89%) Mesos
3 5 (2.89%) Nagios
4 3 (1.73%) Terraform
5 2 (1.16%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.16%) Graphite
5 2 (1.16%) Kibana
5 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.16%) logstash
5 2 (1.16%) Nmap
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.58%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (10.98%) Cisco
1 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.40%) SAP
3 10 (5.78%) VMware
4 9 (5.20%) Oracle
5 7 (4.05%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.47%) Google
6 6 (3.47%) HP
7 5 (2.89%) F5
7 5 (2.89%) Twitter
8 4 (2.31%) Splunk
9 3 (1.73%) Apple
9 3 (1.73%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.16%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.16%) hybris
10 2 (1.16%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.16%) IBM
10 2 (1.16%) Juniper
10 2 (1.16%) NetApp
10 2 (1.16%) Pega
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