Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 147 145
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.17% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Manchester median daily rate £600 £550 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.67% -
10th Percentile £550 £469 £718
90th Percentile £670 £600 £783
North West median daily rate £610 £625 £681
% change year-on-year -2.40% -8.26% +16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2776 3367 3572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.34% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 2147 2066
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £238 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 83 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £39.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Contactless
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle