Period
to 25 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 219 379 458
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 8.94% 7.81% 8.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.58% 8.33% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 239 340
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £438 £425
90th Percentile £738 £690 £750
England median daily rate £570 £581 £575
% change year-on-year -1.89% +1.04% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 4
Median hourly rate £57.50 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.49% +6.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £53.75 £49.25 £39.35
90th Percentile £61.25 £65.84 £64.85
England median hourly rate £57.50 £60.00 £55.50
% change year-on-year -4.17% +8.11% +5.71%

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 2,285 4,551 5,383
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 93.82% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,559 2,912 3,437
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £173 £206 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £465
% change year-on-year +2.70% -0.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 252 309
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.00 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.84% -0.91% +9.57%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.17 £11.28
90th Percentile £45.40 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +11 134 £550 +4.27% 64
Cheshire 0 26 £575 -2.95% 5
Lancashire -4 25 £500 -4.76% 8
Merseyside -6 12 £575 +9.52% 7
Cumbria +10 8 £498 -11.63%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 76 (34.70%) Azure
2 48 (21.92%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (18.26%) Microsoft
4 38 (17.35%) AWS
5 33 (15.07%) Data Modelling
5 33 (15.07%) Analytics
6 32 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (14.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (14.16%) Security Cleared
8 30 (13.70%) Migration
9 27 (12.33%) Data Architecture
10 26 (11.87%) Public Sector
11 25 (11.42%) Finance
12 24 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (10.50%) SC Cleared
14 22 (10.05%) TOGAF
15 21 (9.59%) Windows
15 21 (9.59%) SQL
15 21 (9.59%) Data Lake
16 20 (9.13%) Big Data
16 20 (9.13%) Windows 10
17 19 (8.68%) Active Directory
17 19 (8.68%) Power BI
17 19 (8.68%) Power Platform
18 17 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (7.76%) Manufacturing
18 17 (7.76%) Data Management
19 16 (7.31%) SAP
19 16 (7.31%) TOGAF Certification
19 16 (7.31%) 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 14 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.28%) IIS
2 5 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) CICS
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.28%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.91%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.91%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 76 (34.70%) Azure
2 38 (17.35%) AWS
3 19 (8.68%) Power Platform
4 14 (6.39%) PaaS
5 12 (5.48%) Office 365
6 10 (4.57%) SaaS
7 7 (3.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.74%) GCP
9 5 (2.28%) Boomi
10 4 (1.83%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 4 (1.83%) IaaS
11 3 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.37%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.91%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.48%) Firewall
1 12 (5.48%) WAN
2 10 (4.57%) LAN
3 8 (3.65%) VPN
4 7 (3.20%) DNS
5 6 (2.74%) Wireless
6 5 (2.28%) MPLS
6 5 (2.28%) Network Security
6 5 (2.28%) WAAS
7 4 (1.83%) Broadband
7 4 (1.83%) Converged Networks
7 4 (1.83%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.91%) DHCP
9 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.46%) SAN
9 1 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.46%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.59%) Data Lake
2 20 (9.13%) Big Data
3 19 (8.68%) Power BI
4 17 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (5.48%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.11%) HDInsight
7 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.91%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.91%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.46%) Presto
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) ER Studio
2 4 (1.83%) ERwin
3 3 (1.37%) Hudson
4 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.91%) MorphX
5 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (11.87%) Public Sector
2 25 (11.42%) Finance
3 17 (7.76%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.11%) Marketing
5 8 (3.65%) Retail
6 7 (3.20%) Banking
6 7 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.74%) Electronics
8 4 (1.83%) Police
9 3 (1.37%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.91%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.11%) .NET
1 9 (4.11%) Web Services
2 7 (3.20%) REST
3 6 (2.74%) Middleware
3 6 (2.74%) SOAP
4 4 (1.83%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.91%) SAML
6 1 (0.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) JSON
6 1 (0.46%) Node.js
6 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.65%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.74%) Reference Data
6 5 (2.28%) Clustering
6 5 (2.28%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.83%) Robotics
8 3 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.59%) Windows
2 20 (9.13%) Windows 10
3 12 (5.48%) Linux
4 8 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.74%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.28%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.91%) Unix
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.92%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (15.07%) Analytics
2 33 (15.07%) Data Modelling
3 32 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (14.16%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (13.70%) Migration
6 27 (12.33%) Data Architecture
7 24 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (10.05%) TOGAF
9 17 (7.76%) Data Management
10 16 (7.31%) DevOps
11 12 (5.48%) Business Case
11 12 (5.48%) Data Governance
11 12 (5.48%) Data Transformation
11 12 (5.48%) Product Roadmap
12 11 (5.02%) Data Migration
12 11 (5.02%) Machine Learning
13 10 (4.57%) Metadata Management
13 10 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (4.57%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.59%) SQL
2 7 (3.20%) Java
3 6 (2.74%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.83%) Python
5 3 (1.37%) C#
6 2 (0.91%) R
6 2 (0.91%) X++
7 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.31%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.83%) CCNA
7 3 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.37%) CCNP
8 2 (0.91%) CCIE
8 2 (0.91%) CISSP
8 2 (0.91%) CITP
8 2 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.91%) MCSA
8 2 (0.91%) MCSE
8 2 (0.91%) MCTS
9 1 (0.46%) Degree
9 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.46%) PMP
9 1 (0.46%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.37%) NCSC
3 3 (1.37%) NIST
3 3 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.91%) GMP
4 2 (0.91%) QA
5 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (8.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.46%) Docker
4 1 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.48%) SCCM
2 9 (4.11%) Terraform
3 7 (3.20%) Ansible
3 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.28%) IBM BigFix
4 5 (2.28%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.28%) Prometheus
4 5 (2.28%) Puppet
5 4 (1.83%) Graylog
6 3 (1.37%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 40 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.31%) SAP
3 14 (6.39%) Cisco
4 13 (5.94%) Databricks
5 11 (5.02%) Pega
5 11 (5.02%) VMware
6 10 (4.57%) Cloudera
6 10 (4.57%) Oracle
6 10 (4.57%) Sparx
7 8 (3.65%) Verint
8 7 (3.20%) Dell
8 7 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.74%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.74%) Remedy
10 5 (2.28%) EMC
10 5 (2.28%) Meraki
11 4 (1.83%) Informatica
11 4 (1.83%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.83%) Splunk
12 3 (1.37%) Genesys