Period
to 29 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Architect
England > North West
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 214 199
Rank change year-on-year +33 -15 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 19 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 20
North West median daily rate £513 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £437 £423 £388
90th Percentile £555 £569 £508
England median daily rate £550 £515 £450
% change year-on-year +6.80% +14.44% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £59.00
England median hourly rate - £60.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5407 7265 7333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.35% 94.69% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 4454 4094
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £225
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £442 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 295 416
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.99 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% +3.28% +5.04%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +1.45%

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Applications Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in the North West

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Architect in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in the North West

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 29 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Architect in the North West

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 29 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +23 9 £525 -6.67%
Manchester +3 4 £494 -1.25%
Cheshire +31 2 £525 +20.69%
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2017, Applications 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 North West region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
4 3 (15.79%) Private Cloud
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) Intel
5 2 (10.53%) Apple
5 2 (10.53%) Middleware
5 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) NFC
5 2 (10.53%) Google
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Development
5 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (10.53%) Android
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
1 2 (10.53%) NFC
1 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
1 2 (10.53%) Material Design
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
1 2 (10.53%) REST
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
1 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
2 3 (15.79%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) AIX
1 2 (10.53%) Android
1 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Development
2 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Apple
2 2 (10.53%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Intel
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) IBM