Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 26 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 196 183 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.29% 6.11% 7.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.65% 6.48% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 110 146
Manchester median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £439 £425 £411
90th Percentile £680 £650 £644
North West median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £33.64
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +24.71% - -14.14%

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 2,561 2,826 3,644
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.33% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,645 1,820 2,072
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 54 122
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% -16.43% +26.17%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.23 £36.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £17.50 £23.20
% change year-on-year +2.97% -24.57% +40.61%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +13 5 £625 +19.05% 2
Bolton -1 2 £463 -13.95% 1
Stockport -8 2 £850 +61.90% 6
Cheadle -1 1 £850 +54.55% 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 56 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.80%) TOGAF
3 29 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (13.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 26 (13.27%) Migration
6 22 (11.22%) Java
7 20 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (10.20%) Data Architecture
8 19 (9.69%) .NET
8 19 (9.69%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.69%) Management Information System
9 18 (9.18%) Finance
9 18 (9.18%) SQL Server
9 18 (9.18%) Web Services
10 17 (8.67%) Open Source
11 16 (8.16%) Data Migration
11 16 (8.16%) Information Architecture
11 16 (8.16%) DevOps
11 16 (8.16%) SAP
11 16 (8.16%) SharePoint
11 16 (8.16%) Cisco
12 15 (7.65%) Python
12 15 (7.65%) Oracle
12 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (7.65%) Collaborative Working
13 14 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 14 (7.14%) ITIL
13 14 (7.14%) SOA
14 13 (6.63%) Big Data

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 16 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.57%) CMS
3 6 (3.06%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.04%) Apache
5 3 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.02%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) Confluence
7 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.51%) TPMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.02%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (3.06%) PaaS
4 5 (2.55%) IaaS
5 4 (2.04%) Office 365
5 4 (2.04%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Serverless
6 1 (0.51%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.08%) BGP
1 8 (4.08%) Firewall
1 8 (4.08%) VPN
2 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.06%) Intranet
3 6 (3.06%) MPLS
4 5 (2.55%) OSPF
5 4 (2.04%) Broadband
5 4 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.04%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.04%) VLAN
5 4 (2.04%) Wireless
6 3 (1.53%) DWDM
6 3 (1.53%) HTTP
6 3 (1.53%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.53%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (1.53%) SSL
6 3 (1.53%) WAN
6 3 (1.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.63%) Big Data
3 12 (6.12%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.02%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.02%) DB2
8 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.02%) OLAP
8 2 (1.02%) OLTP
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.02%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.02%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.02%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.06%) Bitbucket
2 6 (3.06%) JIRA
3 5 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.04%) ReSharper
4 4 (2.04%) SonarQube
4 4 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.53%) MSI
5 3 (1.53%) Subversion
5 3 (1.53%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.51%) ERwin
6 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.18%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Retail
3 5 (2.55%) Banking
3 5 (2.55%) Legal
4 4 (2.04%) Law
4 4 (2.04%) Local Government
4 4 (2.04%) Marketing
5 3 (1.53%) Back Office
5 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.69%) .NET
2 18 (9.18%) Web Services
3 13 (6.63%) XML
4 12 (6.12%) Middleware
5 10 (5.10%) REST
6 9 (4.59%) JSON
7 7 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.06%) XSLT
9 5 (2.55%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.55%) jQuery
9 5 (2.55%) LINQ
9 5 (2.55%) XML Schema
10 4 (2.04%) ADO.NET
10 4 (2.04%) Node.js
10 4 (2.04%) Spring Boot
10 4 (2.04%) WCF
11 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.53%) React
11 3 (1.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.69%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.10%) Social Media
3 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.59%) Taxonomies
4 8 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.57%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.53%) CESG
6 3 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) Contactless
7 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) Life Science
7 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.51%) RIA
8 1 (0.51%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.63%) Windows
2 7 (3.57%) Linux
3 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.55%) Unix
4 5 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.53%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.02%) zOS
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.51%) OS/2
8 1 (0.51%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.80%) TOGAF
3 27 (13.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 26 (13.27%) Migration
5 20 (10.20%) Data Architecture
6 19 (9.69%) Data Modelling
7 17 (8.67%) Open Source
8 16 (8.16%) Data Migration
8 16 (8.16%) DevOps
8 16 (8.16%) Information Architecture
9 15 (7.65%) Collaborative Working
10 14 (7.14%) ITIL
10 14 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 14 (7.14%) SOA
11 12 (6.12%) Content Management
11 12 (6.12%) ETL
11 12 (6.12%) Scrum
11 12 (6.12%) SFIA
11 12 (6.12%) Validation
12 10 (5.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.22%) Java
2 15 (7.65%) Python
3 13 (6.63%) C#
4 11 (5.61%) SQL
5 8 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.06%) XPath
7 5 (2.55%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.55%) Scala
8 2 (1.02%) C
8 2 (1.02%) C++
8 2 (1.02%) R
8 2 (1.02%) Ruby
8 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) COBOL
9 1 (0.51%) Fortran
9 1 (0.51%) Go
9 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.51%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (5.61%) CCIE
3 10 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.06%) CCNP
5 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.04%) JNCIE
6 4 (2.04%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.53%) Degree
7 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) CISM
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
8 2 (1.02%) MCSE
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.06%) GMP
2 6 (3.06%) QA
3 5 (2.55%) COBIT
4 2 (1.02%) GDPR
4 2 (1.02%) HL7
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.02%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.51%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.55%) Docker
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.04%) Ansible
1 4 (2.04%) Puppet
2 3 (1.53%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.53%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.53%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.02%) Mesos
3 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.02%) Terraform
4 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) Oozie
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Salt
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.16%) Cisco
2 16 (8.16%) SAP
3 15 (7.65%) Oracle
4 11 (5.61%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.06%) Citrix
5 6 (3.06%) Google
6 5 (2.55%) Juniper
7 4 (2.04%) BT
7 4 (2.04%) SendGrid
7 4 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.53%) Apple
8 3 (1.53%) F5
8 3 (1.53%) HP
8 3 (1.53%) hybris
8 3 (1.53%) IBM
9 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.02%) Informatica
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.02%) VMware