The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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.

Lead Architect
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 133 144
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 14 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.58% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.61% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
Median daily rate £600 £570 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £635
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.72% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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 +10 9 £563 -19.64% 1
Merseyside - 4 £625 -
Cheshire +17 1 £501 +12.78% 1
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 10 (35.71%) High Availability
4 9 (32.14%) Microservices
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
5 8 (28.57%) J2EE
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (17.86%) OO
8 5 (17.86%) LDAP
8 5 (17.86%) XML
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
8 5 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
8 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
8 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
9 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
9 4 (14.29%) DevOps
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
9 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (14.29%) Workflow
10 3 (10.71%) ITSM
10 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.71%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) Twitter
10 3 (10.71%) Open Source
10 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (10.71%) SDLC
10 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis

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 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) J2EE
3 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
3 5 (17.86%) XML
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.14%) EJB
5 2 (7.14%) JMS
5 2 (7.14%) JSP
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) Servlets
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Contactless
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Online Games
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) AIX
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) High Availability
3 9 (32.14%) Microservices
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) OO
4 5 (17.86%) TDD
4 5 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) DevOps
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 4 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (10.71%) ITSM
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) Data Mapping
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCIE
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 3 (10.71%) Twitter
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Pega
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) NetApp
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 4 days ago