The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 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.

Software Architect
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £600 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
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 1292 1741 1427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.83% 94.98% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 1032 817
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.54 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -9.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in Manchester

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architect in Manchester

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible