Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 24 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 187 177 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.74% 6.18% 8.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 6.53% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 92 214
Manchester median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £442 £425 £400
90th Percentile £728 £680 £725
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £69.07 £65.00 £47.91
% change year-on-year +6.26% +35.67% -19.48%

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 3,099 2,712 3,504
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.66% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,961 1,647 2,091
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £549 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 101 84
Manchester median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +13.79% -
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £36.18
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.52% +13.51% +0.11%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 - 16 £625 - 3
Bolton +4 2 £538 +2.38%
Stockport - 1 £625 - 5
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 48 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (18.72%) DevOps
3 29 (15.51%) Migration
4 28 (14.97%) Java
5 27 (14.44%) Microsoft
5 27 (14.44%) Security Cleared
6 24 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (12.30%) Finance
8 22 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 21 (11.23%) SOA
9 21 (11.23%) Oracle
10 20 (10.70%) SQL
11 17 (9.09%) Linux
11 17 (9.09%) Analytics
12 16 (8.56%) REST
12 16 (8.56%) TOGAF
13 15 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (8.02%) Banking
13 15 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (8.02%) Open Source
13 15 (8.02%) Scrum
13 15 (8.02%) Microservices
13 15 (8.02%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (8.02%) SaaS
14 14 (7.49%) Big Data
14 14 (7.49%) SOAP
14 14 (7.49%) Data Architecture
15 13 (6.95%) ITIL

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 8 (4.28%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.21%) SAS
3 5 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.14%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.14%) WildFly
5 2 (1.07%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.07%) Confluence
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
1 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.02%) SaaS
3 12 (6.42%) IaaS
3 12 (6.42%) PaaS
4 6 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (3.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.14%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (2.14%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.07%) GitHub
6 2 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.07%) Office 365
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) Firewall
1 5 (2.67%) HTTP
1 5 (2.67%) VPN
2 4 (2.14%) Converged Networks
3 3 (1.60%) Network Security
4 2 (1.07%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.07%) LAN
4 2 (1.07%) SAN
4 2 (1.07%) SMS
4 2 (1.07%) WAN
4 2 (1.07%) Wireless
5 1 (0.53%) 802.11
5 1 (0.53%) DKIM
5 1 (0.53%) DMARC
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.49%) Big Data
2 12 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.28%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (3.74%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.67%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.67%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.67%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.67%) HBase
7 5 (2.67%) MySQL
7 5 (2.67%) Pentaho
8 4 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.07%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
1 10 (5.35%) JIRA
2 7 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.67%) ERwin
4 4 (2.14%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.07%) Mockito
6 2 (1.07%) Selenium
6 2 (1.07%) Subversion
7 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.53%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (12.30%) Finance
2 15 (8.02%) Banking
3 5 (2.67%) Legal
3 5 (2.67%) Marketing
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.53%) Front Office
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.56%) REST
2 14 (7.49%) SOAP
3 11 (5.88%) JSON
3 11 (5.88%) OAuth
3 11 (5.88%) Web Services
4 9 (4.81%) .NET
5 8 (4.28%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.21%) CSS
6 6 (3.21%) J2EE
6 6 (3.21%) Spring
7 5 (2.67%) Apache Cordova
7 5 (2.67%) Ionic Framework
7 5 (2.67%) JMS
7 5 (2.67%) Node.js
7 5 (2.67%) OAuth2
7 5 (2.67%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.14%) Ajax
8 4 (2.14%) HTML
9 3 (1.60%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.14%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.14%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.14%) User Experience
6 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.60%) Social Media
7 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.07%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.09%) Linux
2 12 (6.42%) Windows
3 8 (4.28%) Android
3 8 (4.28%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.74%) Unix
5 4 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.07%) CentOS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.72%) DevOps
3 29 (15.51%) Migration
4 24 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (11.23%) SOA
6 17 (9.09%) Analytics
7 16 (8.56%) TOGAF
8 15 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (8.02%) Microservices
8 15 (8.02%) Open Source
8 15 (8.02%) Scrum
9 14 (7.49%) Data Architecture
10 13 (6.95%) ITIL
11 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.42%) Data Modelling
11 12 (6.42%) IT Strategy
12 11 (5.88%) Data Analytics
12 11 (5.88%) SIEM
12 11 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.97%) Java
2 20 (10.70%) SQL
3 9 (4.81%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.81%) Python
4 5 (2.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.07%) C#
5 2 (1.07%) Java 9
5 2 (1.07%) PHP
5 2 (1.07%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.53%) COBOL
6 1 (0.53%) Groovy
6 1 (0.53%) Java 8
6 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) Scala
6 1 (0.53%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.14%) MCSE
3 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.60%) CISM
4 3 (1.60%) CISSP
4 3 (1.60%) Degree
5 2 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.07%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.53%) IISP
6 1 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 8 (4.28%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.07%) GDPR
4 2 (1.07%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.53%) PSD2
5 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.67%) Docker
2 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.42%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.21%) Terraform
3 4 (2.14%) SCOM
3 4 (2.14%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.60%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.07%) SCCM
6 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.53%) Ansible
6 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.53%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.23%) Oracle
3 9 (4.81%) Cisco
4 8 (4.28%) Informatica
5 6 (3.21%) Kony
6 5 (2.67%) CA
6 5 (2.67%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.67%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.67%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.67%) Tableau
6 5 (2.67%) webMethods
7 4 (2.14%) AlienVault
7 4 (2.14%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.60%) SAP
8 3 (1.60%) VMware
9 2 (1.07%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.07%) Google
9 2 (1.07%) Northgate
9 2 (1.07%) Red Hat