Period
to 29 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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.

Architect
England > North West
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 198 373 439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 9.86% 6.95% 7.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.52% 7.41% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 272 288
Median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% -2.10%
10th Percentile £410 £425 £425
90th Percentile £688 £699 £675
England median daily rate £563 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -2.17% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.71% +2.50% -15.25%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -51.72% +31.82% +4.27%

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 1,883 5,034 5,639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 93.74% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,163 3,269 3,509
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £176 £225 £235
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 257 346
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.17 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.20 £52.70 £45.50
Median hourly rate £27.75 £19.64 £18.50
% change year-on-year +41.27% +6.16% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the North West

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the North West

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the North West

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in the North West

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 Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 29 October 2020. 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
Manchester +13 119 £550 +4.76% 75
Cheshire +8 40 £575 - 9
Lancashire -4 16 £500 -4.76% 8
Cumbria +11 7 £495 +1.54% 1
Merseyside +11 4 £419 -20.24% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 73 (36.87%) Azure
2 50 (25.25%) Microsoft
3 38 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (18.69%) AWS
5 36 (18.18%) Migration
6 32 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (16.16%) Security Cleared
7 28 (14.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 27 (13.64%) Analytics
9 26 (13.13%) SC Cleared
9 26 (13.13%) Windows
10 24 (12.12%) Windows 10
10 24 (12.12%) DevOps
11 21 (10.61%) Data Modelling
11 21 (10.61%) Finance
11 21 (10.61%) Big Data
12 20 (10.10%) Active Directory
13 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (9.60%) TOGAF
13 19 (9.60%) Data Architecture
14 18 (9.09%) Public Sector
15 17 (8.59%) Data Lake
15 17 (8.59%) Data Migration
16 15 (7.58%) SQL
17 14 (7.07%) Power BI
17 14 (7.07%) Power Platform
17 14 (7.07%) TOGAF Certification
18 13 (6.57%) .NET
18 13 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (6.57%) Data Management

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 6 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.51%) CICS
4 1 (0.51%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.53%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 73 (36.87%) Azure
2 37 (18.69%) AWS
3 14 (7.07%) Power Platform
4 13 (6.57%) PaaS
5 12 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (4.55%) AWS CodeBuild
6 9 (4.55%) AWS CodeCommit
6 9 (4.55%) Serverless
7 8 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.04%) Office 365
8 7 (3.54%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (2.53%) Boomi
9 5 (2.53%) SaaS
10 4 (2.02%) GCP
11 3 (1.52%) Logic Apps
12 2 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (1.01%) IaaS
12 2 (1.01%) OneDrive
12 2 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.05%) Skype
1 10 (5.05%) WAN
2 8 (4.04%) VoIP
3 7 (3.54%) Firewall
3 7 (3.54%) LAN
4 6 (3.03%) Network Security
5 4 (2.02%) Broadband
5 4 (2.02%) Converged Networks
5 4 (2.02%) VPN
6 2 (1.01%) X.509
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.51%) DNS
7 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.51%) HTTP
7 1 (0.51%) MPLS
7 1 (0.51%) SAN
7 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.61%) Big Data
2 17 (8.59%) Data Lake
3 14 (7.07%) Power BI
4 13 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.55%) HDInsight
6 8 (4.04%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.54%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.01%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.01%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.01%) HBase
9 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.01%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.51%) Presto
Development Applications
1 9 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.53%) ERwin
4 4 (2.02%) ER Studio
5 3 (1.52%) Hudson
6 2 (1.01%) MSI
7 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.51%) GitLab
7 1 (0.51%) Gradle
7 1 (0.51%) JUnit
7 1 (0.51%) Maven
7 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (10.61%) Finance
2 18 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.06%) Law
4 10 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.54%) Banking
5 7 (3.54%) Police
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.57%) .NET
2 9 (4.55%) Web Services
3 7 (3.54%) SOAP
4 6 (3.03%) REST
5 4 (2.02%) CGI
5 4 (2.02%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.52%) SAML
7 1 (0.51%) J2EE
7 1 (0.51%) JSON
7 1 (0.51%) Kafka
7 1 (0.51%) Matplotlib
7 1 (0.51%) Middleware
7 1 (0.51%) Node.js
7 1 (0.51%) RESTful
7 1 (0.51%) Shiny
7 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.53%) NHS
2 5 (2.53%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.02%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.02%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.02%) User Experience
4 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.01%) Robotics
6 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) PKI
6 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.51%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.13%) Windows
2 24 (12.12%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.01%) Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (18.18%) Migration
3 32 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (14.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 27 (13.64%) Analytics
6 24 (12.12%) DevOps
7 21 (10.61%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.60%) Data Architecture
8 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (9.60%) TOGAF
9 17 (8.59%) Data Migration
10 13 (6.57%) Data Management
11 12 (6.06%) Architecture Roadmap
11 12 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (6.06%) Data Transformation
11 12 (6.06%) Product Roadmap
11 12 (6.06%) Strategic Roadmap
12 11 (5.56%) Business Case
12 11 (5.56%) Scrum
13 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.58%) SQL
2 8 (4.04%) Java
3 6 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.02%) C#
5 3 (1.52%) Python
5 3 (1.52%) R
6 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.07%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.02%) CCNA
5 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.02%) Degree
6 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.52%) CCNP
7 2 (1.01%) MCSA
7 2 (1.01%) MCSE
7 2 (1.01%) MCTS
7 2 (1.01%) PMP
8 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.02%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) GMP
3 2 (1.01%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.56%) Docker
3 8 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (6.06%) Kubernetes
1 12 (6.06%) SCCM
2 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.55%) Ansible
4 7 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.02%) SCOM
5 4 (2.02%) Terraform
5 4 (2.02%) WSUS
6 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.56%) Databricks
3 10 (5.05%) SAP
4 9 (4.55%) Cloudera
4 9 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (4.04%) Cisco
5 8 (4.04%) McAfee
5 8 (4.04%) Pega
5 8 (4.04%) Verint
5 8 (4.04%) VMware
6 7 (3.54%) Dell
7 5 (2.53%) Oracle
8 4 (2.02%) Splunk
9 3 (1.52%) Genesys
9 3 (1.52%) Sparx
10 2 (1.01%) Google
10 2 (1.01%) IFS
10 2 (1.01%) Juniper
10 2 (1.01%) NetApp
11 1 (0.51%) Blue Coat