Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £600 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.

Software Architect
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 222 243
Rank change year-on-year +22 +21 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.015% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.016% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
North West median daily rate £600 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +15.00%
England median daily rate £600 £478 £525
% change year-on-year +25.65% -9.05% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.50 - £31.44

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%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the North West

Software 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 Software Architect in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architect in the North West

Software 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 Software Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architect in the North West

Software 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 Software 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
Manchester - 2 £600 - 2
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Issue Tracking

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible