Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 192 219
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 18 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 24
North West median daily rate £610 £625 £681
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.40% -8.26% +16.45%
10th Percentile £600 £448 £572
90th Percentile £755 £726 £818
England median daily rate £610 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £60.46

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 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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
Lancashire +17 6 £610 +7.02%
Cheshire -2 6 £664 +2.12% 1
Manchester +19 5 £600 +9.09% 1
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (50.00%) Open Source
3 8 (44.44%) Data Management
3 8 (44.44%) SFIA
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 6 (33.33%) SAS
5 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (33.33%) CA
5 6 (33.33%) Informatica
5 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (33.33%) ERwin
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (33.33%) Data Security
5 6 (33.33%) Data Governance
5 6 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 6 (33.33%) HBase
5 6 (33.33%) Apache Hive
5 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 6 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (33.33%) Tableau
5 6 (33.33%) Big Data
5 6 (33.33%) Analytics
5 6 (33.33%) Metadata Management
5 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software

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 6 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 6 (33.33%) Big Data
1 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (33.33%) Data Lake
1 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (33.33%) HBase
1 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (33.33%) Pentaho
1 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) ERwin
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 3 (16.67%) Social Media
4 2 (11.11%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Open Source
2 8 (44.44%) Data Management
2 8 (44.44%) SFIA
3 6 (33.33%) Analytics
3 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Data Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) Data Governance
3 6 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 6 (33.33%) Data Security
3 6 (33.33%) Data Strategy
3 6 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
3 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 6 (33.33%) Metadata Management
3 6 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 5 (27.78%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) CA
2 6 (33.33%) Informatica
2 6 (33.33%) Tableau
3 5 (27.78%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) VMware