The median contractor rate for a Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 29 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.

Architect
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 18 7
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 19 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 21.84% 2.08% 11.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.75% 2.13% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 7
Median daily rate £500 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.96 £52.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -31.50% +12.90%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Preston. 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
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80 94 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 91.95% 97.92% 89.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 48
Median daily rate £415 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £135 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £483 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.42 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.42 £47.33 £34.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Preston

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Preston

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Preston over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Preston

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Preston

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Preston region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (70.83%) Migration
3 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 6 (25.00%) DNS
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.83%) Middleware
5 5 (20.83%) F5
6 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 4 (16.67%) Network Design
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) AIX
7 3 (12.50%) HPUX
7 3 (12.50%) Solaris
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
7 3 (12.50%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (12.50%) Change Control
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (8.33%) PKI
8 2 (8.33%) PowerShell

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (8.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) AIX
2 3 (12.50%) HPUX
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) Network Design
2 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Adaptive Security
4 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) F5
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.17%) Brocade
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper