Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 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.

Software Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 - 146
Rank change year-on-year - +146 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.068% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Manchester median daily rate £600 - £575
North West median daily rate £600 £500 £575
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +15.00%
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 2785 3343 3619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.46% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2136 2088
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 79 144
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.72% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.20 £10.58
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 24 November 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (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 2 (100.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible