The median contractor rate for a Architect was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 69 123 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.23% 6.88% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 7.28% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 61
Median daily rate £506 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £430 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £658 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

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 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Salford - 6 £525 -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 35 (22.15%) Finance
2 33 (20.89%) Migration
3 26 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (12.66%) SAP
5 19 (12.03%) Data Centre
6 17 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (9.49%) Firewall
8 15 (9.49%) Java
8 15 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
9 14 (8.86%) Windows
10 13 (8.23%) Web Services
11 12 (7.59%) Data Modelling
11 12 (7.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (6.96%) CRM
12 11 (6.96%) ITIL
12 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
12 11 (6.96%) Active Directory
12 11 (6.96%) Banking
12 11 (6.96%) Retail
12 11 (6.96%) Data Architecture
13 10 (6.33%) Data Migration
13 10 (6.33%) Degree
13 10 (6.33%) SAP BW
13 10 (6.33%) Oracle
13 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
13 10 (6.33%) ERP
13 10 (6.33%) IT Strategy

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 3 (1.90%) Apache
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (1.90%) SAS
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Foundation
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.90%) MS Project
2 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.70%) SAP ERP
2 8 (5.06%) SAP HR
3 6 (3.80%) SAP GRC
4 4 (2.53%) SAP BPC
4 4 (2.53%) SAP MDG
4 4 (2.53%) SAP Retail
5 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.27%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.70%) SaaS
3 8 (5.06%) PaaS
4 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.80%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.27%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.63%) Force.com
8 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.63%) IaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Office 365
8 1 (0.63%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Route 53
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.49%) Firewall
2 9 (5.70%) LDAP
3 6 (3.80%) LAN
3 6 (3.80%) WAN
4 5 (3.16%) 2G
4 5 (3.16%) 3G
4 5 (3.16%) 4G
4 5 (3.16%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (3.16%) LTE
4 5 (3.16%) MVNO
4 5 (3.16%) Network Security
4 5 (3.16%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (2.53%) DNS
5 4 (2.53%) MPLS
5 4 (2.53%) VoLTE
6 3 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.90%) VLAN
6 3 (1.90%) VPN
7 2 (1.27%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.33%) SAP BW
3 7 (4.43%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.80%) Big Data
4 6 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.16%) GIS
5 5 (3.16%) Spatial Data
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.90%) MySQL
7 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.27%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.27%) DB2
8 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.27%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.27%) Subversion
2 2 (1.27%) Xcode
3 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 35 (22.15%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Banking
2 11 (6.96%) Retail
3 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.23%) Web Services
2 9 (5.70%) HTML
3 8 (5.06%) J2EE
3 8 (5.06%) XML
4 6 (3.80%) .NET
4 6 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (3.16%) REST
5 5 (3.16%) SOAP
6 4 (2.53%) jQuery
6 4 (2.53%) Middleware
7 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.90%) CSS
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.90%) React
8 2 (1.27%) Aurelia
8 2 (1.27%) EJS
8 2 (1.27%) Jinja
8 2 (1.27%) Material Design
8 2 (1.27%) Pug
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.80%) User Experience
5 4 (2.53%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) IVR
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.86%) Windows
2 9 (5.70%) Unix
3 6 (3.80%) Linux
4 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.90%) AIX
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) zOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.89%) Migration
2 26 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.59%) Data Modelling
5 12 (7.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (6.96%) CRM
6 11 (6.96%) Data Architecture
6 11 (6.96%) ITIL
7 10 (6.33%) Data Migration
7 10 (6.33%) ERP
7 10 (6.33%) IT Strategy
8 9 (5.70%) Project Management
8 9 (5.70%) SAP Implementation
8 9 (5.70%) Scrum
8 9 (5.70%) TOGAF
9 8 (5.06%) DevOps
9 8 (5.06%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (5.06%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) Java
2 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.06%) Python
4 6 (3.80%) SQL
5 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.90%) C++
6 3 (1.90%) PHP
6 3 (1.90%) Ruby
7 2 (1.27%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.27%) C
7 2 (1.27%) C#
7 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.27%) R
7 2 (1.27%) Scala
7 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.33%) Degree
2 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.16%) CISSP
4 4 (2.53%) CISM
5 3 (1.90%) CCDP
5 3 (1.90%) CCIE
5 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) CCA
7 1 (0.63%) CCDA
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CRISC
7 1 (0.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.63%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.63%) MCPD
7 1 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) Ansible
2 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.16%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.63%) Graphite
4 1 (0.63%) Kibana
4 1 (0.63%) logstash
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) Nmap
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
4 1 (0.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) SAP
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.33%) Oracle
4 9 (5.70%) Cisco
5 7 (4.43%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.80%) Ariba
6 6 (3.80%) Concur
6 6 (3.80%) F5
6 6 (3.80%) HP
7 5 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.16%) Tableau
7 5 (3.16%) Twitter
8 4 (2.53%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.90%) Google
9 3 (1.90%) IBM
10 2 (1.27%) Apple
11 1 (0.63%) Avaya
11 1 (0.63%) Juniper
11 1 (0.63%) NetApp
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