The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank - - 95
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - - 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £510 £438
% change year-on-year +7.84% +16.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.25

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 1256 1684 1531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.45% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 977 803
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
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 42 34 46
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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