Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 172 165 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.60% 6.16% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 6.49% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 93 173
Manchester median daily rate £550 £525 £497
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.63% +4.63%
10th Percentile £454 £413 £408
90th Percentile £750 £650 £770
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £499
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.32% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £47.91
% change year-on-year - +35.67% -3.21%

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 2,932 2,542 3,471
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 94.92% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,875 1,538 1,999
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £398
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.58% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 77 73
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.82% +22.57%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.50 £11.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% -5.95% +16.67%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +4 10 £700 +33.33%
Bolton +2 1 £400 -25.58%
Stockport -1 1 £850 +30.77% 1
Cheadle - 1 £850 - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 63 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (19.19%) DevOps
4 29 (16.86%) Java
4 29 (16.86%) Microsoft
5 24 (13.95%) SOA
6 22 (12.79%) SQL
7 21 (12.21%) Finance
7 21 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (11.05%) REST
8 19 (11.05%) TOGAF
8 19 (11.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
9 18 (10.47%) Scrum
9 18 (10.47%) .NET
10 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
10 17 (9.88%) Windows
10 17 (9.88%) Python
10 17 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.88%) SaaS
11 16 (9.30%) Open Source
11 16 (9.30%) Hadoop
11 16 (9.30%) Oracle
12 15 (8.72%) ITIL
12 15 (8.72%) Data Architecture
12 15 (8.72%) Migration
12 15 (8.72%) PaaS
12 15 (8.72%) Microservices
13 14 (8.14%) Big Data
13 14 (8.14%) TDD

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 7 (4.07%) Apache Spark
1 7 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.49%) SAS
3 3 (1.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.16%) WildFly
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 38 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (9.88%) SaaS
4 15 (8.72%) PaaS
5 13 (7.56%) IaaS
6 7 (4.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (3.49%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (2.33%) iPaaS
9 2 (1.16%) Office 365
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.58%) Serverless
10 1 (0.58%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.07%) Firewall
2 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.33%) BGP
3 4 (2.33%) OSPF
3 4 (2.33%) VPN
4 3 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.74%) Converged Networks
4 3 (1.74%) DWDM
4 3 (1.74%) HTTP
4 3 (1.74%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.74%) Network Security
4 3 (1.74%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (1.74%) SSL
4 3 (1.74%) VLAN
4 3 (1.74%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.16%) SAN
5 2 (1.16%) SMS
5 2 (1.16%) WAN
5 2 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.30%) Hadoop
3 14 (8.14%) Big Data
4 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.23%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (3.49%) Apache Hive
7 6 (3.49%) HBase
8 5 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.91%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.91%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.91%) Pentaho
9 4 (2.33%) MySQL
10 3 (1.74%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.16%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.81%) JIRA
2 9 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.91%) ERwin
5 3 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.74%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.74%) MSI
5 3 (1.74%) ReSharper
5 3 (1.74%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.74%) Subversion
5 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.74%) WinDbg
6 2 (1.16%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (12.21%) Finance
2 10 (5.81%) Banking
3 7 (4.07%) Legal
4 5 (2.91%) Retail
5 4 (2.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.74%) Back Office
6 3 (1.74%) Law
7 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.05%) REST
2 18 (10.47%) .NET
3 14 (8.14%) Web Services
4 9 (5.23%) SOAP
4 9 (5.23%) XML
5 7 (4.07%) CSS
5 7 (4.07%) JSON
5 7 (4.07%) Middleware
6 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (3.49%) JMS
6 6 (3.49%) Node.js
7 5 (2.91%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.91%) HTML
7 5 (2.91%) J2EE
7 5 (2.91%) OAuth
7 5 (2.91%) Spring
8 4 (2.33%) Ajax
8 4 (2.33%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.65%) Social Media
4 7 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.58%) Contactless
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.58%) New Media
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.88%) Windows
2 10 (5.81%) Linux
3 6 (3.49%) Unix
3 6 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.74%) Android
6 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.19%) DevOps
3 24 (13.95%) SOA
4 19 (11.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 19 (11.05%) TOGAF
5 18 (10.47%) Scrum
6 17 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.30%) Open Source
8 15 (8.72%) Data Architecture
8 15 (8.72%) ITIL
8 15 (8.72%) Microservices
8 15 (8.72%) Migration
9 14 (8.14%) TDD
10 13 (7.56%) SFIA
11 12 (6.98%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.98%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.81%) Performance Management
12 10 (5.81%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.86%) Java
2 22 (12.79%) SQL
3 17 (9.88%) Python
4 9 (5.23%) C#
4 9 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.91%) Scala
7 3 (1.74%) Ruby
7 3 (1.74%) XPath
8 2 (1.16%) Java 9
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) COBOL
9 1 (0.58%) Go
9 1 (0.58%) Groovy
9 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.49%) CCIE
5 5 (2.91%) CCNP
6 4 (2.33%) CISM
6 4 (2.33%) CISSP
6 4 (2.33%) Degree
6 4 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.33%) MCSE
6 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.16%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.58%) IISP
9 1 (0.58%) MBA
9 1 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.33%) COBIT
4 2 (1.16%) GDPR
4 2 (1.16%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.16%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.58%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Docker
1 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.58%) HDFS
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.33%) Terraform
3 3 (1.74%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.74%) SCOM
3 3 (1.74%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.16%) Ansible
4 2 (1.16%) Mesos
4 2 (1.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.58%) Oozie
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.30%) Oracle
3 10 (5.81%) Cisco
4 7 (4.07%) Google
4 7 (4.07%) Informatica
4 7 (4.07%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.91%) CA
5 5 (2.91%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (2.91%) Tableau
5 5 (2.91%) webMethods
6 4 (2.33%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.33%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.74%) Blue Prism
7 3 (1.74%) Citrix
7 3 (1.74%) HP
7 3 (1.74%) VMware
8 2 (1.16%) hybris
8 2 (1.16%) SAP
8 2 (1.16%) Symantec