The median contractor rate for a Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
England / North West
Rank 24 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 158 353 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.18% 9.20% 8.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.50% 9.76% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 217 177
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £641 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.91 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% -3.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £53.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.39% +23.56%  

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 2431 3618 3289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.24% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 2143 1743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 180 198
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +38.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the North West

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 Architect in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the North West

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the North West

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the North West.

Contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 68 £513 +4.11% 24
Lancashire +19 36 £533 +18.20%
Cheshire -16 33 £450 -10.00% 4
Merseyside -8 14 £575 +15.00% 5
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 69 (19.77%) Migration
2 63 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (17.77%) Finance
4 49 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 46 (13.18%) Data Centre
6 42 (12.03%) Oracle
7 38 (10.89%) SC Cleared
8 37 (10.60%) Web Services
9 36 (10.32%) TOGAF
10 35 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (9.74%) Windows
12 33 (9.46%) Cisco
13 32 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (8.88%) LAN
14 31 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (8.60%) Microsoft
15 30 (8.60%) J2EE
15 30 (8.60%) JavaScript
16 29 (8.31%) WAN
17 28 (8.02%) Java
17 28 (8.02%) SQL
18 26 (7.45%) Network Design
18 26 (7.45%) SQL Server
18 26 (7.45%) SAP
18 26 (7.45%) ITIL
19 25 (7.16%) Data Modelling
19 25 (7.16%) Middleware
19 25 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (7.16%) Network Architecture

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (4.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (2.58%) SAS
3 7 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.86%) Apache
5 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.57%) CMS
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.86%) MS Office
2 3 (0.86%) MS Project
2 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.58%) SAP ERP
2 8 (2.29%) SAP HR
3 6 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.72%) SAP GRC
4 5 (1.43%) SAP MDG
5 4 (1.15%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.15%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.57%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.87%) PaaS
3 10 (2.87%) SaaS
4 7 (2.01%) Office 365
5 6 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.57%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.29%) Force.com
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) IaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Route 53
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.88%) LAN
2 29 (8.31%) WAN
3 25 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (4.87%) Firewall
5 15 (4.30%) Internet
6 14 (4.01%) Network Security
7 12 (3.44%) DNS
8 9 (2.58%) LDAP
9 8 (2.29%) MPLS
9 8 (2.29%) VoIP
10 7 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.43%) 2G
11 5 (1.43%) 3G
11 5 (1.43%) 4G
11 5 (1.43%) Broadband
11 5 (1.43%) Diameter Protocol
11 5 (1.43%) LTE
11 5 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (1.43%) VLAN
11 5 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.73%) Big Data
2 20 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.16%) MongoDB
3 18 (5.16%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.01%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.72%) DB2
7 10 (2.87%) SAP BW
8 8 (2.29%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.72%) GIS
11 5 (1.43%) Spatial Data
11 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.15%) HBase
12 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.86%) MySQL
13 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.86%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.86%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (0.86%) Toad
2 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (0.57%) Ant
3 2 (0.57%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.57%) EasyMock
3 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.57%) JBehave
3 2 (0.57%) JIRA
3 2 (0.57%) JUnit
3 2 (0.57%) Maven
3 2 (0.57%) Mercurial
3 2 (0.57%) Mockito
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.57%) Selenium
3 2 (0.57%) Subversion
3 2 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 62 (17.77%) Finance
2 18 (5.16%) Banking
3 17 (4.87%) Retail
4 8 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.43%) Advertising
6 5 (1.43%) Back Office
6 5 (1.43%) Local Government
7 3 (0.86%) Billing
7 3 (0.86%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.60%) Web Services
2 30 (8.60%) J2EE
3 25 (7.16%) Middleware
4 21 (6.02%) XML
5 14 (4.01%) JSON
6 13 (3.72%) .NET
7 12 (3.44%) HTML
8 8 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.01%) REST
9 7 (2.01%) Spring
10 6 (1.72%) SOAP
10 6 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.43%) Apache Camel
11 5 (1.43%) CSS
11 5 (1.43%) jQuery
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (1.15%) Backbone.js
12 4 (1.15%) Material Design
12 4 (1.15%) RESTful
13 3 (0.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (3.15%) User Experience
5 9 (2.58%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.72%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.43%) CESG
9 4 (1.15%) BYOD
9 4 (1.15%) Social Media
10 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.86%) Fintech
10 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.86%) PKI
10 3 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) NHS
11 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.74%) Windows
2 23 (6.59%) Linux
3 21 (6.02%) Unix
4 18 (5.16%) AIX
5 4 (1.15%) HPUX
5 4 (1.15%) Solaris
5 4 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.57%) Android
6 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.57%) zOS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.77%) Migration
2 63 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.32%) TOGAF
4 32 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (7.45%) ITIL
5 26 (7.45%) Network Design
6 25 (7.16%) Data Modelling
6 25 (7.16%) Network Architecture
7 24 (6.88%) SOA
8 23 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (5.73%) ITIL V3
9 20 (5.73%) Microservices
9 20 (5.73%) Project Management
10 19 (5.44%) CRM
11 18 (5.16%) Data Migration
11 18 (5.16%) Scrum
12 17 (4.87%) Data Architecture
12 17 (4.87%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (4.87%) ERP
13 16 (4.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.60%) JavaScript
2 28 (8.02%) Java
2 28 (8.02%) SQL
3 9 (2.58%) Python
4 5 (1.43%) C#
4 5 (1.43%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.15%) Perl
5 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.86%) C++
6 3 (0.86%) Ruby
7 2 (0.57%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.57%) C
7 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.57%) PHP
7 2 (0.57%) R
7 2 (0.57%) Scala
7 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.30%) Degree
4 14 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.15%) CCIE
6 10 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.58%) CISSP
8 8 (2.29%) CCNP
9 6 (1.72%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.43%) CISM
10 5 (1.43%) CITP
10 5 (1.43%) IISP
10 5 (1.43%) MBCS
10 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.15%) CCNA
12 3 (0.86%) CCDP
13 2 (0.57%) CCA
13 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.58%) QA
2 8 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.57%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.29%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.29%) Puppet
2 7 (2.01%) Ansible
2 7 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.15%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (1.15%) SCCM
4 3 (0.86%) Nagios
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.86%) Terraform
5 2 (0.57%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.57%) SCOM
5 2 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.29%) Kibana
6 1 (0.29%) logstash
6 1 (0.29%) Nmap
6 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.29%) SCSM
6 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (12.03%) Oracle
2 33 (9.46%) Cisco
3 30 (8.60%) Microsoft
4 26 (7.45%) SAP
5 12 (3.44%) F5
6 8 (2.29%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.29%) HP
6 8 (2.29%) IBM
7 7 (2.01%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.72%) Ariba
8 6 (1.72%) Concur
8 6 (1.72%) Dell
8 6 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.43%) Google
9 5 (1.43%) Tableau
9 5 (1.43%) Twitter
10 4 (1.15%) EMC
10 4 (1.15%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.15%) VMware
11 3 (0.86%) Splunk
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Michael Page Technology
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago