The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Architect
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 269 356 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.11% 9.44% 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.71% 9.96% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 263 220
Median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £395 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £720 £689
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £65.00 £46.25 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.54% -22.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £43.15
% change year-on-year +27.77% +4.28%  

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 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 7967 7165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £256 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 401 618
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 -2 101 £550 +10.00% 32
Lancashire +5 70 £525 +16.66% 1
Cheshire -11 45 £475 - 6
Merseyside -11 18 £588 +16.91% 3
Cumbria +3 4 £500 -31.03%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 101 (23.93%) Migration
2 74 (17.54%) Data Centre
3 71 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (16.59%) Finance
5 62 (14.69%) Security Cleared
6 56 (13.27%) SC Cleared
7 52 (12.32%) Microsoft
8 48 (11.37%) Cisco
9 46 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
10 40 (9.48%) Banking
11 39 (9.24%) Network Design
11 39 (9.24%) Java
11 39 (9.24%) Windows
12 35 (8.29%) Active Directory
13 34 (8.06%) Retail
13 34 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
14 32 (7.58%) DNS
14 32 (7.58%) ITIL
15 31 (7.35%) SQL
16 30 (7.11%) SQL Server
16 30 (7.11%) SAP
17 28 (6.64%) Unix
17 28 (6.64%) DevOps
18 26 (6.16%) Web Services
18 26 (6.16%) Data Migration
18 26 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (5.92%) PaaS
19 25 (5.92%) Oracle
20 24 (5.69%) AIX
21 23 (5.45%) CRM

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 9 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.66%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.42%) SAS
4 5 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.95%) IIS
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.71%) Apache
6 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.47%) CMS
7 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.47%) JBoss
7 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.18%) SAP Retail
2 3 (0.71%) Maximo
2 3 (0.71%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.47%) Primavera
3 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Actimize
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.92%) PaaS
4 17 (4.03%) Office 365
5 10 (2.37%) IaaS
6 8 (1.90%) SaaS
7 6 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.42%) Force.com
8 4 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.71%) Yammer
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.47%) Datadog
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.58%) DNS
2 21 (4.98%) Firewall
3 19 (4.50%) WAN
4 18 (4.27%) LAN
5 16 (3.79%) SAN
6 13 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (2.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (2.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (2.37%) LDAP
8 10 (2.37%) Wireless
9 9 (2.13%) BGP
9 9 (2.13%) Internet
9 9 (2.13%) VPN
10 8 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (1.90%) MPLS
11 7 (1.66%) VLAN
11 7 (1.66%) VoIP
12 6 (1.42%) Network Security
12 6 (1.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.74%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.32%) Big Data
5 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.90%) DB2
6 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.42%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.18%) TKPROF
10 4 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.71%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.71%) MySQL
12 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.42%) JIRA
4 5 (1.18%) Toad
5 3 (0.71%) Selenium
6 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.47%) Xcode
7 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.24%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.24%) ERwin
7 1 (0.24%) JBehave
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.24%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) Mockito
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (16.59%) Finance
2 40 (9.48%) Banking
3 34 (8.06%) Retail
4 12 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.90%) Marketing
6 8 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.95%) Local Government
8 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.16%) Web Services
2 22 (5.21%) .NET
3 21 (4.98%) XML
4 17 (4.03%) Middleware
5 14 (3.32%) J2EE
6 13 (3.08%) REST
7 12 (2.84%) HTML
7 12 (2.84%) SOAP
8 8 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (1.66%) JSON
10 6 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.42%) CSS
10 6 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.18%) Apache Camel
11 5 (1.18%) MSMQ
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.95%) CSS3
12 4 (0.95%) HTML5
12 4 (0.95%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.55%) Virtual Team
3 14 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.32%) Mainframe
4 12 (2.84%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.90%) User Experience
7 7 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.95%) Clustering
9 4 (0.95%) Replication
9 4 (0.95%) Social Media
10 3 (0.71%) AS400
10 3 (0.71%) iSeries
10 3 (0.71%) PKI
11 2 (0.47%) Blog
11 2 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.24%) Windows
2 28 (6.64%) Unix
3 24 (5.69%) AIX
4 19 (4.50%) Solaris
5 16 (3.79%) Linux
6 15 (3.55%) HPUX
7 6 (1.42%) zOS
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.71%) Android
9 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.93%) Migration
2 71 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (9.24%) Network Design
4 34 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 32 (7.58%) ITIL
6 28 (6.64%) DevOps
7 26 (6.16%) Data Migration
8 23 (5.45%) CRM
8 23 (5.45%) TOGAF
9 22 (5.21%) Information Security
9 22 (5.21%) Scrum
10 21 (4.98%) Data Architecture
11 19 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (4.27%) IT Strategy
13 17 (4.03%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.03%) Network Architecture
14 16 (3.79%) Change Control
15 15 (3.55%) Analytics
15 15 (3.55%) High Availability
15 15 (3.55%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.24%) Java
2 31 (7.35%) SQL
3 15 (3.55%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.32%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.08%) C#
6 12 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.84%) Python
7 7 (1.66%) C++
7 7 (1.66%) Perl
8 6 (1.42%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.18%) Go
9 5 (1.18%) Scala
10 3 (0.71%) Ruby
11 2 (0.47%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.47%) AWK
11 2 (0.47%) Korn
11 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.47%) sed
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
12 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (14.69%) Security Cleared
2 56 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.08%) Degree
4 12 (2.84%) CISSP
5 11 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.37%) CISM
7 9 (2.13%) CCNP
8 7 (1.66%) CCIE
9 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.47%) CCDP
10 2 (0.47%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CITP
11 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.24%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.24%) MBCS
11 1 (0.24%) MCPD
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.71%) COBIT
3 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.71%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.47%) GDPR
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 35 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.90%) Docker
3 7 (1.66%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.71%) UAG
7 2 (0.47%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (4.74%) Ansible
2 19 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.27%) Puppet
4 14 (3.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (2.37%) Forum Sentry
6 7 (1.66%) Nagios
7 6 (1.42%) Terraform
8 5 (1.18%) Mesos
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.95%) SCCM
10 3 (0.71%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.47%) Graphite
11 2 (0.47%) Kibana
11 2 (0.47%) logstash
11 2 (0.47%) Nmap
11 2 (0.47%) SCOM
11 2 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 48 (11.37%) Cisco
3 30 (7.11%) SAP
4 25 (5.92%) Oracle
5 22 (5.21%) VMware
6 21 (4.98%) HP
7 20 (4.74%) IBM
8 16 (3.79%) CheckPoint
9 15 (3.55%) F5
10 11 (2.61%) EMC
11 10 (2.37%) 3PAR
12 9 (2.13%) Brocade
12 9 (2.13%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.90%) Google
13 8 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.66%) Citrix
15 6 (1.42%) Splunk
16 5 (1.18%) Twitter
17 4 (0.95%) Intel
17 4 (0.95%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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