The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
England / North West
Rank 114 138 140
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 14 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.50% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.52% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
Median daily rate £450 £525 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £423 £461
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £525 £538
% change year-on-year -12.38% -2.32%  
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 2439 3620 3389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.05% 94.34% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2156 1777
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Cheshire +29 6 £438 -27.08%
Manchester +18 6 £500 +4.32% 2
Merseyside +2 2 £600 +33.33% 1
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) J2EE
4 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (27.27%) Social Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (22.73%) Apache Camel
5 5 (22.73%) Microservices
5 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
5 5 (22.73%) High Availability
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Internet
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) ServiceNow
7 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (13.64%) Twitter
7 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) ITSM
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 3 (13.64%) LDAP

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) J2EE
3 5 (22.73%) Apache Camel
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (13.64%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 6 (27.27%) Social Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) High Availability
3 5 (22.73%) Microservices
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
7 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) ServiceNow
2 3 (13.64%) Twitter
3 1 (4.55%) Actimize
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
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