The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Lead Architect
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 92 84
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 10 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.51% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.53% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £600 £700 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1311 1688 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.94% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 1002 840
Median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.79 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -7.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Manchester

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Architect in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) LDAP
2 5 (31.25%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Twitter
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) JMS
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) DB2
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (12.50%) EJB
5 2 (12.50%) JSP
5 2 (12.50%) Servlets
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum

Lead 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) J2EE
3 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (12.50%) EJB
4 2 (12.50%) JMS
4 2 (12.50%) JSP
4 2 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Contactless
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Online Games
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (18.75%) Twitter
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Pega
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago