Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Lead Architect
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 164 190
Rank change year-on-year -35 +26 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 19 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.69% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 25
North West median daily rate £563 £610 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.79% +22.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £421 £513 £386
90th Percentile £753 £755 £745
England median daily rate £621 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £81.50 - -

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 5,639 5,515 6,977
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.60% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,505 3,374 4,373
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 250 258
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +11.76% -8.68%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.07 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead 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 Lead Architect in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead 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 Lead Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead 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 Lead Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -23 6 £488 -18.75% 6
Cheshire -8 4 £475 -28.44% 1
Lancashire -13 3 £700 +14.75%
Merseyside +9 1 £600 -4.00% 1
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
2 5 (26.32%) Apache Hive
2 5 (26.32%) HBase
3 4 (21.05%) Apache Spark
3 4 (21.05%) Cloudera
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Network Design
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) SFIA
4 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
4 3 (15.79%) Open Source
5 2 (10.53%) Office 365
5 2 (10.53%) ArchiMate
5 2 (10.53%) Workload Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Design
5 2 (10.53%) Social Media
5 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (10.53%) Wardley Maps
5 2 (10.53%) Domain Models
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds

Lead 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 4 (21.05%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (21.05%) VoIP
1 4 (21.05%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Apache Hive
1 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
1 5 (26.32%) HBase
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Pentaho
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (5.26%) Ionic Framework
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
1 2 (10.53%) Social Media
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (21.05%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
2 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 3 (15.79%) SFIA
2 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.53%) ArchiMate
3 2 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (10.53%) Domain Models
3 2 (10.53%) IT Governance
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Design
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) Wardley Maps
3 2 (10.53%) Workload Management
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Cloudera
3 2 (10.53%) McAfee
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (5.26%) Kony
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Tableau