Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 81 184 188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 6.80% 6.52% 5.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.26% 6.89% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 117 114
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.27%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £427
90th Percentile £650 £675 £725
North West median daily rate £575 £550 £540
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate £57.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +62.86% - -

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 1,115 2,670 3,050
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 94.58% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 1,713 1,920
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £182 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 76 134
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £18.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -14.85% +21.23%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.90 £40.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.41
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.23% -12.77%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in Manchester.

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 10 July 2020. 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
Dukinfield - 3 - -
Salford - 2 £500 - 1
Bolton - 2 - - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 24 (29.63%) Azure
2 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 15 (18.52%) AWS
5 14 (17.28%) Active Directory
6 13 (16.05%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (14.81%) Windows
7 12 (14.81%) Finance
8 11 (13.58%) DevOps
8 11 (13.58%) Windows 10
9 10 (12.35%) Skype
9 10 (12.35%) Analytics
9 10 (12.35%) VMware
10 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (11.11%) .NET
10 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (11.11%) Public Sector
11 8 (9.88%) Application Virtualisation
11 8 (9.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 8 (9.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 8 (9.88%) SaaS
11 8 (9.88%) VoIP
11 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (9.88%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (9.88%) McAfee
12 7 (8.64%) Scrum
12 7 (8.64%) TOGAF
12 7 (8.64%) SCCM
13 6 (7.41%) PaaS

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 2 (2.47%) Mule
1 2 (2.47%) SAS
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Magento
1 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Azure
2 15 (18.52%) AWS
3 9 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (9.88%) SaaS
5 6 (7.41%) PaaS
6 5 (6.17%) Serverless
7 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.70%) IaaS
8 2 (2.47%) AWS CodeBuild
8 2 (2.47%) AWS CodeCommit
8 2 (2.47%) Office 365
8 2 (2.47%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.47%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.23%) Amazon Cognito
9 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.23%) Coveralls
9 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.23%) Force.com
9 1 (1.23%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) Skype
2 8 (9.88%) VoIP
3 5 (6.17%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) LAN
4 4 (4.94%) Network Security
5 3 (3.70%) X.509
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (1.23%) HTTP
6 1 (1.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Big Data
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.70%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (2.47%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.47%) Katalon Studio
3 2 (2.47%) MSI
3 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (1.23%) Gradle
4 1 (1.23%) Hudson
4 1 (1.23%) JUnit
4 1 (1.23%) Maven
4 1 (1.23%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.41%) Retail
4 5 (6.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.70%) SAML
4 1 (1.23%) MDX
4 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) NHS
2 5 (6.17%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.70%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.70%) TM Forum
4 1 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.70%) Unix
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.23%) Android
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.05%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (13.58%) DevOps
4 10 (12.35%) Analytics
5 8 (9.88%) Application Virtualisation
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 8 (9.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.64%) Scrum
6 7 (8.64%) TOGAF
7 6 (7.41%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
8 5 (6.17%) Data Architecture
8 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.17%) Security Architecture
9 4 (4.94%) CRM
9 4 (4.94%) Data Analytics
9 4 (4.94%) ITIL
9 4 (4.94%) Migration
9 4 (4.94%) SOA
9 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) C#
2 3 (3.70%) Java
2 3 (3.70%) Python
2 3 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.23%) PHP
3 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.23%) CCIE
3 1 (1.23%) CCNP
3 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.23%) CISSP
3 1 (1.23%) VCP6
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) GDPR
2 3 (3.70%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) Docker
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.64%) SCCM
3 4 (4.94%) Ansible
3 4 (4.94%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.94%) SCOM
3 4 (4.94%) WSUS
4 3 (3.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.47%) Terraform
6 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.23%) Puppet
6 1 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) VMware
3 8 (9.88%) McAfee
3 8 (9.88%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle
4 4 (4.94%) Pega
5 3 (3.70%) Amdocs
5 3 (3.70%) Google
5 3 (3.70%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.70%) NetCracker
5 3 (3.70%) Siebel
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) SAP
7 1 (1.23%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.23%) F5
7 1 (1.23%) ForeScout
7 1 (1.23%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.23%) Veeam