Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 197 223
Rank change year-on-year +3 +26 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 11 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 18
North West median daily rate £550 £555 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +8.82% +13.33%
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,196 5,823 7,905
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 94.38% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,311 3,753 4,755
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £239 £225
90th Percentile £596 £575 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 221 391
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.71 £48.75 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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
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 17 January 2018. 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 +13 5 £550 +2.80%
Manchester 0 2 - - 1
Cheshire -6 2 £525 -22.22%
Merseyside +9 1 - -
Applications Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 3 (27.27%) Node.js
2 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Xamarin
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
2 3 (27.27%) Android
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Siebel
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Hyperion

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (9.09%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Essbase
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
2 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) CESG
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps
1 3 (27.27%) Microservices
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Data Management
2 1 (9.09%) DRM
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (9.09%) CISMP
2 1 (9.09%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Xamarin
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Siebel