Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Architect
England > North West
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 428 432 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.11% 7.62% 7.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.51% 7.99% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 290 346
North West median daily rate £550 £558 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +1.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £462 £413
90th Percentile £725 £723 £700
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% - -
England median hourly rate £53.79 £49.15 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.43% +9.22% -10.00%

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 5,700 5,405 6,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 95.28% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,580 3,427 3,931
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £239 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 260 215
North West median hourly rate £19.63 £19.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +7.64% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.53 £48.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the North West

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 December 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
Manchester -8 190 £525 -4.55% 60
Lancashire 0 91 £593 -2.87% 6
Cheshire +7 81 £550 +4.76% 16
Merseyside -3 35 £575 -4.17% 8
Cumbria - 9 £700 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 86 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (16.59%) Security Cleared
4 68 (15.89%) Migration
5 67 (15.65%) Finance
6 64 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
7 62 (14.49%) SC Cleared
8 56 (13.08%) Data Centre
9 51 (11.92%) Windows
10 50 (11.68%) Microsoft
11 42 (9.81%) TOGAF
12 38 (8.88%) Oracle
13 37 (8.64%) Firewall
14 34 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (7.48%) DevOps
16 31 (7.24%) Linux
17 30 (7.01%) Retail
18 28 (6.54%) Cisco
18 28 (6.54%) PaaS
19 27 (6.31%) Banking
20 26 (6.07%) ITIL
20 26 (6.07%) Unix
20 26 (6.07%) Java
20 26 (6.07%) SQL
20 26 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
21 25 (5.84%) Office 365
21 25 (5.84%) IaaS
21 25 (5.84%) Web Services
21 25 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
22 24 (5.61%) Analytical Skills

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 (1.40%) IIS
1 6 (1.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.17%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.93%) Confluence
3 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.70%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.70%) SAS
4 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.47%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.47%) Apache
5 2 (0.47%) JBoss
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.47%) WildFly
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.70%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (6.54%) PaaS
4 25 (5.84%) IaaS
4 25 (5.84%) Office 365
5 18 (4.21%) SaaS
6 12 (2.80%) Serverless
7 11 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (2.34%) Boomi
9 8 (1.87%) iPaaS
10 7 (1.64%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.70%) GitHub
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.64%) Firewall
2 19 (4.44%) SAN
3 16 (3.74%) LAN
4 14 (3.27%) WAN
5 12 (2.80%) DNS
6 10 (2.34%) NAS
7 8 (1.87%) Network Security
7 8 (1.87%) Wireless
8 7 (1.64%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (1.64%) HTTP
9 6 (1.40%) VoIP
10 5 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (1.17%) VLAN
10 5 (1.17%) VPN
11 4 (0.93%) DHCP
11 4 (0.93%) DMZ
11 4 (0.93%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.70%) Skype
13 2 (0.47%) VSAN
14 1 (0.23%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.67%) Big Data
2 18 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.40%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.17%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.17%) HBase
7 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.70%) MySQL
8 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.47%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.47%) Power BI
9 2 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.04%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.17%) GitLab
3 5 (1.17%) JIRA
3 5 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.93%) Subversion
5 3 (0.70%) ERwin
5 3 (0.70%) Selenium
5 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.47%) JUnit
6 2 (0.47%) Mockito
6 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.23%) MSI
7 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.23%) Toad
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (15.65%) Finance
2 30 (7.01%) Retail
3 27 (6.31%) Banking
4 18 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.64%) Law
7 6 (1.40%) Marketing
8 4 (0.93%) Back Office
8 4 (0.93%) Electronics
8 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.70%) Military
10 2 (0.47%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.84%) Web Services
2 15 (3.50%) JSON
2 15 (3.50%) Middleware
3 14 (3.27%) .NET
4 12 (2.80%) Node.js
5 10 (2.34%) SOAP
5 10 (2.34%) XML
6 7 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.64%) Apache Cordova
6 7 (1.64%) Ionic Framework
6 7 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (1.40%) REST
8 5 (1.17%) Spring
8 5 (1.17%) YAML
9 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.93%) J2EE
9 4 (0.93%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.70%) OAuth
11 2 (0.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (3.27%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.34%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.34%) Replication
6 9 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.40%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.17%) Social Media
9 5 (1.17%) User Experience
9 5 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.93%) IVR
10 4 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.92%) Windows
2 31 (7.24%) Linux
3 26 (6.07%) Unix
4 18 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.27%) Android
5 14 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.10%) Solaris
7 6 (1.40%) AIX
8 4 (0.93%) CentOS
8 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.93%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (0.93%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.93%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (15.89%) Migration
3 42 (9.81%) TOGAF
4 34 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (7.48%) DevOps
6 26 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (6.07%) ITIL
7 25 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (4.91%) Analytics
8 21 (4.91%) Technical Architecture
9 20 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (4.67%) Microservices
9 20 (4.67%) Network Design
10 19 (4.44%) ERP
11 18 (4.21%) Risk Management
12 17 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (3.97%) Data Architecture
12 17 (3.97%) Data Modelling
13 16 (3.74%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.07%) Java
1 26 (6.07%) SQL
2 16 (3.74%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.34%) Python
4 7 (1.64%) Ruby
5 6 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.40%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.17%) C#
7 4 (0.93%) C
7 4 (0.93%) PHP
8 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.47%) Java 8
10 1 (0.23%) ABAP
10 1 (0.23%) VB
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
10 1 (0.23%) X++
10 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 71 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 62 (14.49%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.50%) Degree
4 11 (2.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.87%) CCIE
7 7 (1.64%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.64%) CCIE Data Center
8 5 (1.17%) CISSP
9 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.93%) CCNP
10 3 (0.70%) CCA
10 3 (0.70%) CISM
11 2 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.47%) CISMP
11 2 (0.47%) ISEB
11 2 (0.47%) MCSE
11 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.23%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.74%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.87%) QA
3 4 (0.93%) GDPR
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) SLA
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.47%) PSD2
6 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.04%) Docker
3 9 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.70%) XenApp
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.23%) HDFS
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.74%) SCCM
2 12 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.64%) Ansible
4 7 (1.64%) Puppet
5 5 (1.17%) OpenView
6 4 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.70%) Kibana
7 3 (0.70%) logstash
7 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.47%) SCOM
8 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.47%) Terraform
9 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.23%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.88%) Oracle
3 28 (6.54%) Cisco
4 21 (4.91%) SAP
5 20 (4.67%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.74%) VMware
7 14 (3.27%) Dell
8 13 (3.04%) Cloudera
9 9 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.87%) IBM
10 8 (1.87%) Pega
11 7 (1.64%) EMC
11 7 (1.64%) F5
11 7 (1.64%) Juniper
11 7 (1.64%) Kony
11 7 (1.64%) Riverbed
12 6 (1.40%) Citrix
12 6 (1.40%) Hortonworks
12 6 (1.40%) HP
13 5 (1.17%) Veeam