The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 28 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.

Architect
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 57 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 24.05% 10.91% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.67% 11.54% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 2
Median daily rate £525 £434 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.03% -9.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £405 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £563 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £43.15
% change year-on-year +27.77% +4.28%  

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 206 104 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 86.92% 94.55% 92.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 57 39
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £122 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 13
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.37% +59.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 46 (61.33%) Migration
2 42 (56.00%) SC Cleared
2 42 (56.00%) Security Cleared
3 39 (52.00%) Data Centre
4 19 (25.33%) AIX
4 19 (25.33%) DNS
5 15 (20.00%) Windows
5 15 (20.00%) Cisco
5 15 (20.00%) Solaris
6 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
7 13 (17.33%) HPUX
8 12 (16.00%) HP
8 12 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (13.33%) SAN
10 9 (12.00%) Oracle
10 9 (12.00%) Middleware
10 9 (12.00%) Network Design
11 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.67%) F5
11 8 (10.67%) Change Control
11 8 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (10.67%) Forum Sentry
11 8 (10.67%) Linux
11 8 (10.67%) CheckPoint
11 8 (10.67%) IBM
12 7 (9.33%) EMC
12 7 (9.33%) 3PAR
12 7 (9.33%) Data Migration

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 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) DNS
2 10 (13.33%) SAN
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (6.67%) VLAN
5 2 (2.67%) DMZ
5 2 (2.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.33%) DHCP
6 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.33%) TKPROF
3 3 (4.00%) DB2
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Toad
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
1 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Middleware
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (52.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.00%) AS400
3 3 (4.00%) Clustering
3 3 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.00%) iSeries
3 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) AIX
2 15 (20.00%) Solaris
2 15 (20.00%) Windows
3 13 (17.33%) HPUX
4 8 (10.67%) Linux
5 3 (4.00%) Unix
5 3 (4.00%) zOS
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (61.33%) Migration
2 9 (12.00%) Network Design
3 8 (10.67%) Change Control
4 7 (9.33%) Data Migration
5 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.33%) Validation
7 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.67%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (2.67%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (2.67%) Time Management
9 1 (1.33%) Adaptive Security
9 1 (1.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Perl
1 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
1 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (56.00%) SC Cleared
1 42 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (10.67%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Cisco
2 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.00%) HP
4 9 (12.00%) Oracle
5 8 (10.67%) CheckPoint
5 8 (10.67%) F5
5 8 (10.67%) IBM
6 7 (9.33%) 3PAR
6 7 (9.33%) EMC
7 6 (8.00%) Brocade
7 6 (8.00%) VMware
8 4 (5.33%) Citrix
9 3 (4.00%) Intel
9 3 (4.00%) SAP
10 1 (1.33%) Red Hat